March 31, 2014

blog wunderlust: 31st March 2014

The current [urban planning] system doesn't allow people to be sensitive to the environment
Professor Ng Mee-kam

Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects

Why Cities Need to Stop Commissioning Calatrava's Fish Skeletons | Why the UK does not need a formal architecture policy | "One Day, The Only People Doing Architecture in China Will Be Chinese Architects" | The world's top 10 most innovative companies in architecture | How to Be an Architecture Critic | Anupama Kundoo’s handmade architecture | Building with Structural Insulated Panels … or SIPs |

last word: Shigeru Ban Wins the Pritzker Prize, Architecture's Highest Honour

March 28, 2014

L. Mies van der Rohe - New National Gallery

Another in the excellent architectural film series by Franco Di Capua, this one on the New National Gallery in Berlin, Germany by Mies van der Rohe

TED talks: Diébédo Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community

March 26, 2014

House of the Week 175: Tellico Cabin

Photography (c) Sara Dario and Harlan Hambright

Located along the Tellico Plains, Tennessee is a cabin designed Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects. The site has fond memories for the client and the banks of the river and the adjoining valley holds historical significance to the Cherokee nation. The cabin with it's standing seams gabled roofs has walls clad in stone and dark stained cedar and a landscape of plants and vegetation indigenous to the Tellico plains. Inside heavy timbers support the steeply pitched roofs of the cabin that provide sleeping lofts for the guest beds in the raised volume.

March 21, 2014

The Ibirapuera Park Marquise in São Paulo, Brazil

Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, Brazil designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape designer Otávio Agusto de Teixeira Mendes.

March 17, 2014

blog wunderlust: 17th March 2014

erin go bragh (Happy St. Patrick's Day)

...there exists a need to objectively evaluate our traditional models for their validity in a changing world
Fida Ali

Collapsible woven refugee shelters powered by the sun | Awards scheme highlights female vision of architecture in today's world & “Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture” Is the Wrong Question | Dutch architects building Amsterdam canal house with 3-D printer | Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes | Avant-garde architect builds "ultra ruin" in Taiwan jungle | Re-design of Serpentine Pavilion

last word: Cape Town to Carve New African Art Museum Out of Former Grain Silo

March 14, 2014

38n9w / Afriplanus (Angola)

Portuguese design and architecture practice 38N9W has partnered with Afriplanus to establish a presence in Angola, to develop a variety of new projects including schools, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and an exhibition centre.

March 10, 2014

blog wunderlust: 10th March 2014

Architecture is all about scale and this is a grandiose scale. It is a grandiose space. It makes you smile when you walk into the space. It makes you feel good. It talks to you.
Shawn Lawrence

The Expansive Designs of Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz | In Indianapolis, a Bike Path to Progress | Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects | We cannot absolve ourselves of responsibility for the implications of a project | Energy efficient villas in china by Vincent Callebaut | Levitating Buildings and Floating Extrusions From A+ Finalists | Time stands still: the empty streets of an abandoned inner mongolian city

last word: Arms wide open

March 3, 2014

blog wunderlust: 3rd March 2014

One of the biggest mistakes in architecture is that we're expecting society to be interested in the specific problems of architecture. [Architects] need to adjust to what society is discussing. We just provide the forms that can translate their problems into solutions.
Alejandro Aravena

The World's Most Successful Model for Sustainable Urban Development? | An Office With Just One Table That Is Long Enough To Seat All 125 Employees | Interview: Bruno Simões | Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification: ‘We Been Here!and Cities Mobilize to Help Those Threatened by Gentrification | This House Is Super Cool On The Inside. Which Is Why The Outside Shocked Me So Much | Architect Rem Koolhaas's Protégés

last word: Car park to replace Art Deco house
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