June 28, 2013

La Valencia

The sustainable story behind La Valentina designed by David Baker Architects

June 26, 2013

House of the Week 167: Temple Hill Residence

Temple Hills Residence is a two-story house located on a 5,000 ft2 site in Laguna Beach, California. Designed by Schola Architecture Studio, the contemporary house is a renovation of an older hillside home built in the 1940s. The final product utilizes renewable building materials and sustainable design practice and the interiors are airy with a vibrant mix of materials.

June 24, 2013

blog wunderlust: 24th June 2013

The best solution to an architectural problem may not necessarily be a building
Cedric Price

How Green Building Standards Can Actually Change People's Behavior | Kanye West, The Corbusier Of Rap? | Are Design Professionals Functioning as Unlicensed Contractors? | A Call for Equal Recognition of Women in Architecture | Science for Designers: The Meaning of Complexity | One park to Bind them All | How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity | Balancing Architecture And Family Life

controversy: No Pritzker Prize for Denise Scott Brown and [maybe] It’s Time To Shut The Pritzker Down!

last word: Construction starts on Six Senses resort in St Lucia

June 21, 2013

I'm an Architect

turn the volume up and get down to this one

June 20, 2013

On the Boards: Helsinki Central Library competition

(c)ALA Architects

The Helsinki-based ALA architects with Arup engineers has won a design competition for the new Helsinki Central Library with their entry “Käännös”. The open international two-stage competition attracted over 540 entries from all over the world. The 16,000m2 library building in the heart of Helsinki will consist almost entirely of public spaces. It will serve as the new central point for the city’s impressive public library network. The Central Library is slated to open in 2018.

June 17, 2013

blog wunderlust: 17th June 2013

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence

Come and have ‘Tea Coffee with an Architect’ | Awesome Illustrations Of Fragmented Future Cities And Layered Labyrinths | It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | Are Renderings Bad for Architecture? | Turkey government freezes Gezi Park project until ruling | Pritzker-Winning Architect Buck China’s Megacity Trend | Menil announces architect firm for expansion project | Architect-Friendly notebook

last word: Sustainable Caribbean - Corporate Social Responsibility and Caribbean Tourism

June 10, 2013

blog wunderlust: 10 June 2013

I want people to live and work in an environment that stimulates my senses.
Sue Courtenay

Meet the urban designer shaping Ottawa’s future | Photographer Transforms Entire Rooms Into Large-Scale Camera Obscuras | Aberrant Architecture: Roaming Market | Detroit Plans Massive Garage Sale | Towering folly: why architectural education in Britain is in need of repair | Motoi Yamamotos incredible saltscapes | A Streetcorner Serenade for the Public Plaza | A Cardboard Food Truck for Kids

protest: Pee-Wee's Plea

last word: Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) against overregulation

June 4, 2013

New Work ::: The Shack at Cloudy Bay Winery

© Mike Rolfe Photography

The Cloudy Bay Shack is an artfully built four-bedroom guesthouse overlooking the rural landscape of the Wairau river in Blenheim, New Zealand. Designed for the Cloudy Bay Winery by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects with project architects Paul Rolfe Architects the structure was built using local builders, craftsmen, joiners and engineers. The restrained timber detailing and material expression throughout the interior is warm and inviting. The elongated dining and lounge leads guests of the Cloudy Bay Vineyards out to the sloping lawns and landscape beyond.

New Work ::: St. Cuthbert's College Performing Arts Centre

(c) Patrick Reynolds

The new 3000m² Performing Arts Centre in Auckland, New Zealand designed by Architectus provides specialised teaching and rehearsal facilities for both music and drama education at St Cuthbert’s College. The facility is laid out as a series of elements around a central atrium space that present themselves at street level as an abstraction of the scale, form and rhythm of the adjacent residential context. The programme includes aside from specialised facilities for instrument teaching and rehearsal spaces for choirs, orchestras and drama performance, general teaching spaces for music and drama.

June 3, 2013

blog wunderlust: 3rd June 2013

Critics build nothing.
Robert Moses

Inside Iraq's Imam Hussein mosque (video) | Peek Inside the Winners of the 2013 AIA Housing Awards | Mirrored cityscapes from around the world | Crystal Palace Football Club, New Ground – AFL Architects | What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age | Prince Charles urges ‘harmony with nature’ | In China, 'cancer villages' a reality of life | Richard Saul Wurman: Seek Opposites | Skyscraper as Symbol |

last word: Highlights from the End of Year Exhibition 2013 [Caribbean School of Architecture]

June 1, 2013

4th Izmo International Summer School - Public Art and (semi)Public Space

Izmo has organized the fourth edition of the Izmo International Summer School in Turin, from 22nd July to 1st August 2013, which focuses on public art and the (semi)public space. The course is aimed at students, graduates, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in sustainable art and creative design. The lectures (in English) will be held by experts, professors and artists involved in the field of art work, urban design, cultural management, with the aim to provide broad and multidisciplinary insights into the topic. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of methods of sustainable and interactive design that will enable them to work creatively with different materials and to approach participatory design practices
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