April 29, 2013

blog wunderlust: 29th April 2013

Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.

Artist and architects pay homage to Brazilian Modernist | Lost in Translation | Akihisa Hirata and Toyo Ito installation at Lexus Design Amazing 2013 | The 10 Truths about BIM (Building Information Modeling) | Three Buildings: Emilio Fuscaldo | 'Problems' as Maracana stadium reopens in Rio | Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture? | Harpa wins European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

last word: Peter Williams for Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE)

April 26, 2013


Grounded from GLUCK+ on Vimeo.

What is the function of a vacation house? Escape the city to escape a hectic pace of life. Find peace in a lakeside retreat designed by architects Gluck+

April 25, 2013

On the Boards: National Maritime Museum

(c)Terry Pawson
The competition proposal for the National Maritime Museum for Bremerhaven, Germany designed by architects Terry Pawson. The design is composed of three new buildings that reference the form, scale and materiality of a boatyard and are connected by a timber board-walk leading directly to the water's edge by the dock.

April 22, 2013

blog wunderlust: 22nd April 2013

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
Tadao Ando

Unexpected Costs ~ Big ticket design software versus alternate methodologies | Architecture Students Compete to Create Largest Cardboard Structure in the US | Q&A: Architecture’s Early Riser | Flaunting the Spirit of Support for the Arts | The Imagination of Playgrounds | Whole Foods to Build First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse Atop Brooklyn Store | Halevy Simmons dies; architect who helped build Adam's Mark Hotel

controversy: the outcry towards the demolition of the TWBTA designed Folk Art Museum continues with their alternate proposals

last word: WIHCON Developing Offices For Professionals

April 19, 2013

Visual Acoustics

Trailer for Visual Acoustics a film that celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, arguably the world's most renown architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.

April 17, 2013

House of the Week 164: S House

(c) Patrick Reynolds

The S House in Mount Eden, New Zealand was designed for a family of five by architects Glamuzina Paterson. The house derives its name from the fluid and winding circulation that divides the long, thin site into two gardens to the east and west of the lot. The perimeter of the home is finished in stained cedar in contrast to the black oxide concrete through the floors of the interior. The lush gardens compliment the palette of materials in a landscape composition of reeds, waterways and rocks.

April 15, 2013

blog wunderlust: 15th April 2013

People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming.
Rem Koolhaas
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David Walsh talks about the Future of Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) | Against Homogeneity | Building a better big box | A do (not think) tank: People for Urban Progress | Does architecture media matter? | Shigeru Ban: ‘People’s architect’ combines permanence and paper | 30 abandoned places that look truly beautiful | New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First | A New Humanism: Part 15 | Modernism isn’t a “Style”

last word: Former Chevening scholar building a career in architecture

April 12, 2013


Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio with interviews with architects, historians and educators to help illustrate this unique teaching methodology.

Casa Mirador / Wine tasting pavilion

Casa Mirador / Wine tasting pavilion from Estudio Palma on Vimeo.

A visually stunning film capturing the Casa Mirador, Viña Casas del Bosque in Casablanca, Chile directed and filmed by Cristobal Palma and edited by Francisco Jullian. The wine tasting pavilion was designed by Arquitecto Matías Zegers

Competition ::: Instanthouse @ School

On the occasion of MADE expo (Milano Architettura Design Edilizia), the trade event due to take place at the Milan Fairgrounds from 2 to 5 October 2013, Federlegno Arredo S.r.l. is promoting a competition to find the most to novel projects for residential cityscapes and urban society.

The focus of the 2013 Instanthouse @School competition is Kindergartens & Nursery schools. The competition is looking for architectural ideas relating to the many ways that children perceive and interpret the world around them through the multi-sensory experience of space and architecture.

All Winners and honourable mentions will be put on display at MADE expo 2013. The Competition Organisers will build a full-scale prototype of projects whose architectural originality, construction technique and economic value are of particular interest to the manufacturers.

Eligibility: the competition is open to Italians and non-Italians who are studying or have studied architecture, engineering and industrial design.

April 11, 2013

Conference: Forum on Caribbean Architecture

The Federation of Caribbean Associations of Architects (FCAA) is hosting a conference and forum on Caribbean Architecture entitled, Caribbean, beyond architectural and urban characteristics in the culture of our people. The conference will be held in Santiago de Cuba from the 5th to 7th July 2013.

Sessions will include

  • Caribbean Vernacular Architecture. Conservation Strategies
  • Contemporary architecture in the Caribbean

For more details

On the Boards: Floating Cinema Square

The Multiplex Cinema square designed by architects Konstantinos Tsamis & George Dimitrakopoulos includes various cinematic arenas located in a floating square in the waterfront of the city of Patras, South West Greece. The proposal creates a space dedicated to cinematography with both indoor and outdoor viewing venues.

On the Boards: Australian Pavilion

The national design competition entry for the Australian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale to be located in Venice, Italy designed by Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

April 10, 2013

Competition ::: International Olympic Committee Campus

The International Olympic Committee is hosting a two-stage international design competition for a new headquarters to be located at a site in Lausanne-Vidy, Switzerland. The proposed structure will house 450 staff members on site on a footprint no larger than 18,000m2. The “Olympic campus” is programmed not only administrative facilities but should provide accommodation and services as well.

For more information follow the link.

April 8, 2013

blog wunderlust: 8th April 2013

(c) Cornerstone.design Ltd

The Irrational Exuberance of Rem Koolhaas | 4 Lessons the UK Should Take from Denmark | Architectural-Firm Names: The Ridiculous and the Regrettable | Q&A with Denise Scott-Brown | First We Stake Manhattan | Architecture Fiction: early CAD renderings by famous architects | Lives lived in parallel | 12-Year-Old Building at MoMA Is Doomed

last word: "Casting Architecture" Examines the Humble Ventilation Block in Tropical Design and Chinese Kingston Hotel targets 2014 opening

April 5, 2013

Casa 2G

Casa 2G - S-AR stación-ARquitectura from S-AR stación-ARquitectura on Vimeo.

Casa 2G, San Pedro Garza García, N.L. México by S-AR (stación-ARquitectura)

2013 Home of the Year

HOME New Zealand magazine's Home of the Year 2013 is located on a picturesque headland on Waiheke Island, near Auckland was designed by Stevens Lawson Architects

April 1, 2013

blog wunderlust: 1st April 2013

Architecture is about understanding the world and turning it into a more meaningful and human face.
Juhani Pallasmaa

Couple Builds Home Out of Shipping Containers in Williamsburg | The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office | The Risk of Being Too Nice | The Unexpected Beauty of Car-Free City Streets | Chastened, Folk Art Museum Puts Down Healthier Roots | Kickin' it - Sneakers Inspired by Concrete | Four Architecture Firms Challenged To Redesign Penn Station | China's copycat architecture boasts 'we can do this'

controversy: Fix the Pritzker, Denise Scott Brown Demands Recognition from Pritzker and a response, more than an asterisk, please

last word: Make buildings energy, water efficient
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