May 31, 2013
May 27, 2013
The essential role of the architect is to exceed expectations
Calatrava projects encounter issues with water and structure | Super-Shiny Renzo Piano Designed Condos Force Nasher Sculpture Centre to Close | Astounding Street Art in Beco do Batman, Sao Paulo | Urban Renewal in Maryland | Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners | Prefab Lives! | Solar-Powered Hospital in Haiti Yields Sustainable Savings | An Architect's Tool Bag | Why Manhattan's Green Roofs Don't Work--and How to Fix Them |
last word: ‘Sea-ing’ the view from Stella
May 25, 2013
Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses?
May 24, 2013
May 23, 2013
ENOTA the multi-gabled roof references the immediate surroundings and the arched facade opens to the square. The play of elements and materials of monolithic polished and impregnated concrete creates an opportunity for an interplay of light and shadows on the interiors.
May 20, 2013
Even plain structures have moments of drama - through the right eyes.
Dr. Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis
'Architecture has become too mundane' says Charles Correa | Bastard Chairs: Photo Series on Makeshift Chairs in China and Hong Kong | Abandoned Urban Spaces: A Photo Series by Lori Nix | Why Architecture's Identity Problem Should Matter to the Rest of Us | Tools For Life by Rem Koolhaas for Knoll | When Modernism Lost its Way | São Paulo May Lose Cup Games | Homes Designed By Architects For Their Moms | Why Africa Should Be Wary of Its ‘New Cities’
last word: Building on a grand design
May 17, 2013
May 15, 2013
Designed by the late Argentine architect Clorindo Testa in the late 80s, La Tumbona is located on the beaches of Ostende, Argentina. The distinct cubic forms of the house appear as a tumble of red concrete boxes dancing over the dunes. The proximity to the sea allow in high tides the waves to wash underneath the home.
May 13, 2013
Testa undoubtedly spoke the language of Brutalism, he did so with an Argentine accent
Architect Clare Cousins provides a 'buffer' against the stress of renovating | The legacy of Argentine architect Clorindo Testa, 1923-2013 | Humanitarian intent: Urgent Architecture from ecohomes to shelters – in pictures | House conversions just part of an evolving downtown, Black Iris architect says | Five things every architect should know about copyright | Cities on a Hill | A blueprint for green living
last word: The cost of inaction
May 6, 2013
The answer to some problems is not design/architecture
An Integrated Home Power/Transportation Solar Installation That Does It All | photographic illusions of falling up into the sky | A blueprint for women architects to overcome doubt, discrimination | 'They may as well be in Dubai' | MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry | Belfast architect Dawson Stelfox: the first Irish man to climb Everest 20 years ago | Architect turned woodworker turns reclaimed wood into furniture |
last word: Wanted - Robust, enforced building codes
May 5, 2013
May 2, 2013
A proposal for the Madrid Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo designed by architects 3Gatti. The facade was inspired by an umbrella, the metal screens can open and close to adjust the amount of light in the building.
The proposed courthouse in Saint Malo, France designed by French atelier LAN Architecture is to play a key part in the growth of the city from being a simple port town. The exterior of the proposed building is a simple rectangular object with a large atrium that lightens up the structure and creates a pleasant atmosphere. The walls are made of thin layers of onyx that allows light to pass through in the daylight, whilst the interior lighting allows the box to glow at night.
May 1, 2013
images (c) Yasuhiro Nukamura