October 29, 2008

October 27, 2008

Spanish Pavillion

Created for the 2008 Zaragoza Expo, the Spanish Pavillion by architects Francisco Mangado is a grove of ceramic columns supporting a large shading roof. The columns rise from shallow pools and only are interrupted by glazed exhibit spaces and curious pedestrians.

(more info in Spanish)

October 25, 2008

Building of the Year

Grafton Architects wins the first World Building of the Year Award as part of the World Architecture Festival recently held in Barcelona, with the yet unopened faculty building for the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

more images after the jump

October 23, 2008

Icon's 50th

October 22, 2008

AJ chats with Stirling prize winners | another Corb apprentice passes | Corb in Iraq | more from your boy Banksy | Future Systems has split | Out there - Architecture beyond Building | Prince Charles attacks architects (again) |

October 21, 2008

the BIG lecture

recently attended lecture by Bjarke Ingels of BIG for the Idea Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

there's one to music too

October 20, 2008

Ecological Design In The Tropics (EDITT) is a proposal by TR Hamzah & Yeang for a 26-story high-rise constructed of recycled and recyclable materials featuring photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, and a biogas generation plant all wrapped within an insulating living wall that covers half of its surface area. The eco-tower is designed to collect rainwater and re-distribute its grey-water for both irrigation and toilet flushing with an estimated 55% self-sufficiency and a photovoltaic system that can supply 40% of its energy needs.


poop house

As an alternative to waste, Andrew Maynard is proposing a novel way of utilising otherwise discarded material to effortlessly create structure over time.

October 18, 2008

mayne does housing

Morphosis has recently completed a housing project in a suburban neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain that explores a social model recalling village topologies, as an alternative to the faceless block of flats. The outcome appears to be a project out of scale with its context, with the privacy created in the narrow streets contradicted by the scale of the row of flats place on the perimeter. The use of heat stacks, as passive climate control is keenly integrated into the design as are the porusity of walls, staggered openings and the landscaped trellis.

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Student Film Competition

Story about a Place” is a student design competition sponsored by the Society for Moving Images about the Built Environment


With its first annual student competition, SMIBE brings together a growing body of moving image stories about the built environment. We hope the competition will become a forum for the exchange and discussion of persuasive issues about the built environment. For this competition, SMIBE welcomes moving image stories that investigate, explore, and entertain our communities about social, environmental, political, technological, and economic issues that designers of the built world should be discussing. What are issues that we should be addressing in our built world?

October 16, 2008

The Matiatia House by New Zealand architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan, is one of a handful of modern yet ecologically sensitive residences designed by the firm.

October 7, 2008

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
Originally uploaded by architechnophilia.
Raphel Vinoly's expansion to the Cleveland Museum of Art

more in progress photos

October 1, 2008

blog wunderlust: 1st October 2008

A rare sighting, on AD no less | a final measure of funny | architecture reference: the daily show | 20+10+X World Architecture Community Awardees | more wearable architecture | HdM Christmas tree | falling in love with Venice | Massimiliano Fuksas interview
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