July 31, 2010
"e²: the economies of being environmentally conscious" is an ongoing PBS documentary series about solutions to the world's most pervasive environmental challenges. The series continues its flagship coverage of sustainable architecture with "e² design season three," featuring innovations in green building and planning from around the globe.
July 30, 2010
Hemeroscopium in Greek is the place where the sun sets, an allusion to a setting that exists only in our mind and senses. The Hemeroscopium house designed by Antón García-Abril (Ensamble Studio) is a balanced assemblage of oversized prefabricated parts that suggest inhabitation that was constructed in only 7 days.
July 29, 2010
Ignacio Montaldo sought to resolve this by placing the archives underground with the public interface floating above and wrapped with an open veiled brick work.
July 28, 2010
Paul Raff Studio the Biosphere Sustainability Centre is 14,000 m2 multi-use and cultural facility proposed for a site in Ontario, Canada that aims to be a catalyst for environmental, social and economic sustainable development with a programme that demonstrates to the public how renewable energy technologies can provide heating, cooling, electricity and waste management.
Located in the old village at Sugarbowl, California sits a cedar-clad house with a simple bent planar roof. The residence designed by architect John Maniscalco (m-architecture) is perched on a concrete plinth to take in views to the mountain are captured through framed openings.
found via the Architect's List, the best in modern residential home design
July 27, 2010
Dialect Design a design and build practice in Charlotte, North Carolina; the Schönberg Project is a modern second story addition to the couple's existing home containing a reading room that both evokes the intimacy of reading and adventure with it's hovering red boxes.
UKIGUMO – floating clouds by architects MoNoThe city of Montpellier hosted the 5th Festival of Lively Architecture (see previous). For the duration of the festival the historical town is transformed into a mass gallery by teams of architects and artists aiming to capture the theme "between shadow and light."
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July 26, 2010
The blog wunderlust is a weekly round up summarizing the architectural highlights, news and web links, that don't otherwise fit the format of this blog. If you have any to share feel free to drop me an emailbuilds green in Trinidad because it's easy being green | city wide mazes in Inception | a house too big to sell | more on Rem's new title | Mozambique to build new bridge over the Zambezi | how space affects well-being | Underground Missile Silos as a Home | Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple, in São Paulo | another dose of architecture
Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe
July 24, 2010
July 23, 2010
July 22, 2010
Gensler architects will showcase the entire collection of James Bond vehicles and the culture that surrounds them & hopes to be catalyst for the revitalization of the historic and once-vibrant city of Momerce, Illnois. Scheduled to open in 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie, Dr. No.
modostudio married the structures with complementary façades of pre-cast concrete.
July 21, 2010
dbnyc] has carefully located a 5400 ft2 residence on a wooded site in New Fairfield, Connecticut. The house in part floats, much a tree canopy on the site providing both shelter and the cast of light as of coming through gaps in tree branches.
July 20, 2010
Peter Rose is part of the master plan to reshape the Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health. The ecologically innovative design sits on 300 acres of dense forest in the Berkshire Mountains. The design in plan, is arranged along a tapering axis that reveals views through the slatted cypress cladding of the landscape and funnels breeze to the spartan concrete structure within.
July 19, 2010
don't like people, we are sexy and we box too | green streets for all | sfumato | movable palaces | architecture + gastronomy | Rem Koolhaas wins the Golden Lion | compact urban woodland oasis | the Insect Hotel | Living Architecture : holidays in modern architecture | top ten cardboard projects (Dezeen)
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
July 17, 2010
V&A) is staging an exhibition of contemporary architecture that explores the power of small spaces, from 15 June - 30 August 2010. A number of international architects have been asked to design structures which explore notions of refuge and 'retreat'. These buildings examine themes such as play, work, performance and study were built at full-scale in various spaces within the V&A.
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July 16, 2010
Studio Banana TV interviews Andrés Jaque, architect for the controversial Tupper home housing project. The project was proposed as an alternative to the official line of urban planning, instead is based on door to door marketing such as tupperware and the first prototype was recently built in the centre Madrid.
July 15, 2010
All Australian Architecture, the Ranu House in Manly, Sydney is a 185 m2 extension to a 1930s two-story bungalow. The renovation ripped and gutted the interior and exterior walls creating a more engaging relationship with the landscape.
seeking to participate and to understand the economics, of time and money works partnership architecture attempted to use the same ingredients to cook a better cake, one slice at a time, collaborating on a new model of tract house, a new American bungalow. The metrics were simple: 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms minimum, 2 car garage mandatory.
The house needed to meet or exceed the economics of the competition. For more visit the suburban tract house
acla:works in the Trincity Millennium Park Industrial Zone in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. The 2,800 m2 facility was designed with sustainability as paramount to serve as an exemplary project and was measured and guided by the new LEED (V2.2) rating system.
July 13, 2010
Enrique Norten, 580 Carroll is a recently completed a five story 17 unit multi-family dwelling in the historic district of Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. The façade of the building is finished in angular glass and has a private 3,500 square foot landscaped garden flanked by a cedar boardwalk adding a natural warmth in contrast to the raw concrete of the residence.
July 12, 2010
Skateboarding The City: Deconstructing Architecture | is the profession of architecture corrupt? | Vanity Fair’s World Architecture Survey | Heat islands: Cities heat quickly, cool slowly | more than skin deep | Architects voted sexiest professionals (again) | NYC 10 ugliest buildings | emotional architecture | As Rome Modernizes, Its Past Quietly Crumbles |
oh and a little recognition via Critique this!
oh and a little recognition via Critique this!
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul
July 9, 2010
72 Hour Urban Action Project is an international rapid architecture and design festival. Defined by community needs, a deadline, a tight budget and limited space the competition invites teams of architects, students, designers, artists and craftspeople to respond to community needs. Selected teams will have three days to plan and realize their projects. Selected projects will remain on site permanently. Winners will be selected by a professional jury.
Before the excitement of the World Cup Finals, being played this weekend between the Netherlands and Spain, Architecture for Humanity sponsored the production of a film about the creation of the Football For Hope Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa.
July 8, 2010
Maxwan in collaboration with landscape architects Lola have won the first prize in a competition inviting proposals for the revitalization of the Marstall area in the heart of German city of Hannover.
Studio Bellcour). The portico extends from the corner of south-eastern elevation twisting to become the façade creating the allusion of a entry courtyard.
Woods Bagot as a temporary solution for stalled building sites where financing has slowed building development. The proposal made from EFTE & steel creates "a quality scheme that can go in quickly, and be taken away even quicker."
July 7, 2010
ai-architects) presents itself as a solid play of massing from the entry. The programme is expressed in two major volumes, the smaller for sleeping and utility, the larger for respite and contemplation. The 855 ft2 retreat ultimately reveals itself as a subtle garden feature echoing the colour and breezes of the grass reeds of the surrounding Beverly Hills landscape.