February 26, 2009

on the boards: Civil Courts of Justice

Zaha Hadid has revealed designs for the Civil Courts of Justice in Spain. The project is intended to be the focal point in the master plan for Madrid’s Campus de la Justicia. The layout comprises of a spiralling atrium around a public courtyard whilst the exterior is wrapped by a double-ventilated façade of metal panels.


February 25, 2009

architecture + travel

Two alternatives of the same theme architecture + travel

Archi-Tourist is a free, Wiki-based travel guide to contemporary architecture that enables multiple users to create and edit the content of the site.


urbArAmA is a collaborative world atlas of architecture and civil infrastructure

House of the Week 011: Raumati House

The Raumati House in New Zealand is a seaside family residence designed by Parsonson Architects that allows view to the beach whilst maintaining protection from the wind and sun with a casual and flexible layout. The elevation mimics the profile of the landscape with a palette of materials that flow from inside to out.

February 24, 2009

The Taliesin Prototype

The Mod.FabTM, although designed by Taliesin, the desert based studio started by Frank Lloyd Wright, the prefabricated units don't bear the typical warmth of material choice typically associated with the master architect. Added the use of colour and minimal interiors reflect a more Bauhaus aesthetic. Nonetheless the 600 sq ft prototype, built at Taliesin West is another intelligent and welcome addition to the host of modern prefabricated structures now available. The prefab structure when built is meant to be "unplugged," relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics.



Artist Darren Cheewah returns mas to the Queen's Park Savannah through the length and breadth of life infused into the 'Old Paddock' wall via his mural "Jouvert tu' las lap".

INDIgroove is an interview series about the Independents. Designers, artist and musicians telling their stories about the things they never expected when they threw out the map, and set out in their own uncharted direction.

February 23, 2009

interview with Sou Fujimoto

ArchDaily interviews Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX

February 21, 2009

what is NRJA? from nrja on Vimeo.

young vibrant architectural practice NRJA (no rules just architecture)

follow the link for more

February 20, 2009

Bering Strait Ideas Competition

This competition is one of ideas attempting to connect two continents. In specific to join both ends of the Bering Strait, by bridge and/or tunnel to connect existing railways of the United States and Russia, and laying a vital cornerstone for a highway around the coasts of the world.

The competition is open to architects and students and is endorsed by the UIA


blog wunderlust: 20 February 2009

Corbusier back in the news, twice | the business of Gehry | La Minatura for sale | Rip Marvin Rand | Top 10 Floating Hotels | I-beam inspired furniture | the illiterate architect |

February 19, 2009

Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana is a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) topical magazine focusing on the architecture, urban design, history and culture of the Greater Caribbean. AAA is published and edited in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Gustavo Luis Moré.

on the boards: Spanish Pavilion

cardboard study model

New Images of the Spanish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Exposition, in China by EMBT (Enric Miralles + Benedetta Tagliabue)

February 18, 2009

House of the Week 010: Haus W

The 130 sqm residence in Hamburg, Germany by Kraus Schonberg Architects is partially submerged to provide privacy yet keep a sense of openness. The glazed lower level contains the living areas with views into garden, whilst the varying upper floor levels - finished in engineered timber on the exterior contain the more private spaces wrapped around the central atrium.

central atrium lined with books

February 17, 2009

mobile solutions for housing

The EDAR company is a charitable organisation that provides unique mobile shelters to those living on the streets. EDAR which stands for "everyone deserves a roof" is designed around a four-wheeled mobile unit which carries belongings and unfolds into a tent-like sleeping enclosure with a bed at night.

follow the link to learn more or donate to the cause.

February 16, 2009

competition: Miami 2009

Arquitectum is hosting an architecture competition to design a “Pier-Museum” to be located at South Beach in Miami, Florida. The design is for a horizontal monument that points out to sea honouring the immigrants (particularly Cuban) that arrived on the shores in search of a better future.

FAV from emilio marin on Vimeo.

February 14, 2009

February 12, 2009

Philipe Starck at TED 2007

February 11, 2009

House of the Week 009: 700 Palms

700 Palms is a family house in Venice Beach, California by Ehrlich Architects. The residence boasts a dynamic series of adjustable canvas sails hung from exposed frames spanning from the eaves to the boundary wall that both shades and creates additional space on the narrow lot. Internal spaces open entirely to the landscape to increase natural ventilation, and the structure is kept to the natural patina of weathered materials.
living room

February 10, 2009

Postopolis! LA

A live 5-day blogathon in Los Angeles with back-to-back discussions, interviews, panels, slideshows, films and parties designed to push the architecture and landscape conversation from virtual to reality.

for more info

February 9, 2009

1965 BBC documentary following modernist Birmingham architect John Madin

February 6, 2009

Competition Entry for the Sandnes Museum, Norway by Dominique Perrault (2004)

February 4, 2009

House of the Week 008: Blackwell House

A modern house in Arkansas designed by architect Marlon Blackwell and his wife Meryati (a partner in MBP) for their young family. The bridge-like structure was built over a seasonal creek.

The façade is finished with horizontally lain redwood strips that act as a rain screen and the elevation is punctuated with long, black framed windows.

February 2, 2009

Caixa Forum - HdM

Herzog de Meuron
's Caixa Forum, Madrid
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