July 30, 2006
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July 25, 2006
The MID Awards have been conceptualized and organized by Premier Events Caribbean Limited with the endorsement of the Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects (TTIA), the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago (APETT) and the Joint Consultative Council (JCC). The MID Awards are intended to encourage and celebrate innovation in regional design work.
Design professionals and students in the Caribbean. Entries are
encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships, and companies.
July 24, 2006
July 21, 2006
BusinessWeek surveys green architecture around the world. Renzo Piano's J.M. Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia, combines technology as well as culture - utilising local timbers and traditional construction methods reflecting sustainable attitudes & the local economy. The buildings mimic the island's traditional Kanak huts, blending into their surroundings, and allowing natural ventilation into the interiors.
July 20, 2006
thanks to all the regular viewers (melon, John, Iz, et al) that make it worth while -
in honour of this we'll be going through a redesign...nothing too fancy. Look out for it.
Keeping with the Island theme Apartment Therapy has a post on Bermudian Roofs. I'm not a big fan of these roofs so I'm not showing an image...but it is worthwhile posting nonetheless becaus this one has an eco side to it, capturing and filtering water for personal use. Go green!!
July 19, 2006
Wallpaper* features Michael Jantzen latest design proposal, a wind shaped pavilion. The wind slowly and randomly rotates each of the six lightweight fabric segments around a central support frame, ever-changing the pavilion's shape, and generating electricity for use at night.
July 18, 2006
July 17, 2006
"The exterior is a composition of metal and glass that evokes industrial forms, rendered in a modern way. The large circular form of the thrust theater echoes the area’s adjacent grain silos, while the towering rectangular structure of the proscenium theater is in harmony with nearby flour mills." - Arcspace
photos: Philippe Ruault
July 16, 2006
July 14, 2006
A new open-air interactive installation at Materials & Applications called "bubbles" will soon spring to life. This site-specific installation will also represent the first large-scale interactive installation of its kind.
Ideologically, the installation builds upon the legacy of the late-sixties counter-cultural "immaterial" architecture and art installations of the Utopie group, who were inspired in their time by Guy Debord and the Situationists. Now the technology of our times has caught up with the goals of this airy socio-political revolution.
Bubbles is a collaborative effort of the offices of Foxlin, NonDesigns and Axel Kilian.
July 13, 2006
The competition is based on sketching - not fully developed designs. We are looking for the initial ideas that capture the essence of creativity and mark the point when those ideas take shape.
Four winning entries from each brief will go on to the grand final event in October. For this, we will ask the designers to work up their submissions in greater detail and present their ideas to the judging panel. From the final twelve the overall winner will be selected.
co-sponsered by SketchUp
July 12, 2006
Coroflot to relaunch this weekend
The Torres Siamesas designed by Alejandro Aravena
see link via
July 10, 2006
Indochine Decor - fine handmade contemporary furniture and decor online
Sustainable Living2 by Dominique Gauzin-Muller
World Beer - via Boing Boing (really good article and bloody good reason to drink more beer)
"Think critically. Live creatively. Choose
good quote right? thanks sis
July 9, 2006
Architects -- "Angel and a Devil"
Architects -- "Black Guitar Kalashnikov"
Architects -- "Damn Sight Better"
Architects -- "Don't Call It A Ghetto"
Architects -- "Heat Shield"
Architects -- "Manuhkin"
Architects -- "Reciprocity"
Architects -- "Reciprocity"
Architects -- "Seat 6"
Architects -- "Sixty-Eight Gold"
Architects -- "Someday Driver"
Architects -- "Tell Yourself"
Architects -- "Windows Walk"
its a weekend post, forgive the informality