July 29, 2013

blog wunderlust: 29th July 2013

Architecture is not just about materials and software. It's a manifestation of the human spirit made meaningful in spatial memory.
Lira Luis

10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World | The Indicator: Starchitect, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Portmanteau | UK Architect Transforms Decrepit Public Bathroom Into Incredible Private Home | Urban Routines — Everyday Life In The Big City | Interview: Bjarke Ingels | Photos of Abandoned Buildings in Detroit | A Brief History Of Modern Architecture Through Movies | Artist Gives Hermit Crabs Artificial Shells Inspired By Iconic City Architecture

last word: Marriott Breaks Ground in Kingston (Jamaica)

July 26, 2013

The Man Who Prints Houses

Enrico Dini is on a quest to revolutionise the way we view construction. But with his family life in tatters, and his business on its knees – has he sacrificed too much for the greater good? The Man Who Prints Houses is a poignant, funny and awe-inspiring documentary that delves into the troubled mind of a genius intent on changing the world forever.

Richard Serra on drawing as visual note-taking

Artist Richard Serra discusses his sketches of a Le Corbusier building in Ronchamp, France, as an example of an architectural space that has inspired him.

Competition Trailer

The Competition. Trailer from OFFICE FOR STRATEGIC SPACES/OSS on Vimeo.

July 22, 2013

blog wunderlust: 22nd July 2013

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Luis Barragan

What Does Trayvon's Shooting Mean for Architects and Urbanists? | 25 Years After Luis Barragán’s Death, A Look At Mexican Modernists | “Brutalist” Buildings That Should Be Dystopian Movie Sets | These Examples of Surrealist Architecture Will Make You Feel Dizzy | Hand Drawing in the Age of Computers | Cool Architectural Alternatives For Living Without Air Conditioning | When Tokyo Was a Slum | Small is beautiful in 2013

last word: Building Sand Castles - Storm-Resistant Designs for Far Rockaway Revealed

July 20, 2013

July 19, 2013

Up in the Trees

July 17, 2013

House of the Week 168: Serengeti House

This contemporary tropical house, designed Nico van der Meulen Architects sits on the periphery of a popular golf course in Johannesburg, South Africa. Conceived for a family seeking modern amenities, the building interior tempers natural elements of rock and wood, against man-made materials of glass and steel.

July 16, 2013

New Work: Tiroler Festspiele Erl Festival Hall

images (c) Brigida González

The Tiroler Festspiele Erl’s new Festival Hall was designed by Austrian architectural practice Delugan Meissl Associates. Sited against a background of rock formations, the facade of the Festival Hall mimics the surrounding topography. Completed in August 2012 the interior equally borrows from the context with a plane of angular acoustic baffles, finished in rich laminates of timber that gives coherence to the architectural layout.


July 15, 2013

blog wunderlust: 15th July 2013

If we want to live in harmony with the land, we must first engage the land
Juan Calvo

Architect Zaha Hadid's Chrome High Heels Arrive From the Future | Moleskine Publishes New Series on Inspiration and Process in Architecture | Interview: WORK Architecture Company | Sketching in the Digital Age: More Relevant than Ever? | The future of construction: Meet BIM (or else) | Changing Skyline: Pop-up parks perk up dull city spots | Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

Software: ArchDaily App Guide - Sketchfab

last word: Pictures of old houses in Port of Spain, Trinidad

July 8, 2013

blog wunderlust: 8th July 2013

When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially - to put it mildly.
Michael Arad

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'Hannibal' on TV: In decorating, he's a man of good taste that is so good it's scary | The Real (Insanely Talented, Unfairly Ignored) Housewives Of Architecture | Innovation for all the elements | Google's Dublin office is playground for nerds | Workshop “The Building of an Imaginary City” | Exploring Russel Wright's Manitoga | Having fun with architecture | : World architecture festival awards 2013

last word: LSU researchers build
historical architecture app to identify architecture of the South and the Caribbean

July 4, 2013

On the Boards: School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal

The School of Planning & Architecture located in Bhopal, India was designed by Abin design studio. The project was conceived as a series of pavilions laid out along a central landscaped promenade to give students them the freedom to sit, walk, create and imagine at leisure as well facilitates the inevitable future expansion of the school.

On the Boards: Jabi Lake, Abuja, Nigeria

(c)Studio Seilern Architects

This is a proposed mixed use and residential development designed by Studio Seilern Architects on a 31 hectare waterfront site along Jabi Lake in Abuja, Nigeria. The buildings are designed as series of 15m x 15m blocks arranged into clusters of two, three or four high components to vary density and maximize the views.

July 3, 2013

Installation ::: The Little Free Library

The Little Free Library was created as part of the Pen World Voices Festival by Sterotank in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York. The temporary and weatherproof installation allows users to take or return books and has available tables and chairs for users to use. The eventual plan is build 2,500 libraries all around the world & you can order a Little Free Library for your neighbourhood.


July 1, 2013

Call for Papers: AXIS volume 12 - Prototyping

blog wunderlust: 1 July 2013

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
Luis Barragan

The single-family artist colony | Reinventing Opa-locka | SIGNATURE STYLE: Claude Oakland / Modern homes for the masses | Architype Dialogue presents Tim Greer | Bicycle Lanes for Multitudes | Louis Kahn - the Power of Architecture | Architecture and Politics | Eight Independent Architects Taking the Lead | Introducing the new profession of extreme-weather architect | Google doodles Antoni Gaudí's 161st birthday

last word: Chris Blackwell's Jamaican Retreat
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