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CASsAPANCA in Ameno, Italy by Enrico Scaramellini architetto

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Article source: Enrico Scaramellini architetto

The “Paesaggi Mirati” exhibition 5th edition  place itself in continuity with previous editions,  inviting architects and designers to work on the idea of “diffuse museum”.

The aim is transforming  for two days the town of Ameno in a centre where spaces, art and sociality could guide people through the territory. It’s the experience of a journey dedicated to multisensible tourism, made by cultural, responsible, sustainable and artistic choices.

Image Courtesy ES arch

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AIANC Center for Architecture and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina by Frank Harmon Architect PA

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Article source: Frank Harmon Architect PA

After seven years of planning and fundraising in the midst of a national recession, construction of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA NC) thoroughly sustainable Center for Architecture & Design was completed this summer in Raleigh.

Located on an oddly shaped, previously unused lot in downtown Raleigh near the State Capitol and Government Complex, the new Center is the first AIA headquarters facility to be built from the ground up expressly for this purpose, and AIANC hopes it will serve as a flagship for modern, sustainable urban design in North Carolina’s capital city.

AIANC Center for Architecture and Design

  • Architects: Frank Harmon Architect PA
  • Project: AIANC Center for Architecture and Design
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Client: North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Greg Bleam, FASLA, Charlottesville, VA
  • Contractor: Clancy + Theys Construction Co, Raleigh, NC

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Disorderly Conduct in Greensboro, North Carolina by Patrick Dougherty

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Article source: Patrick Dougherty

“Disorderly Conduct” is a sapling sculpture by Patrick Dougherty at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. The sculpture was created over a three-week period, using saplings of red maple, gum, and persimmon harvested nearby. Students and other volunteers assisted Patrick in its construction. The final work stands sixteen feet high and covers a footprint that is 35′ x 25′. The inspiration for the work was a wasp nest found during the harvesting. Patrick noted the interlocking cells, and saw them as a symbol for community befitting the Quaker school.

Bird Eye View

  • Architect: Patrick Dougherty
  • Name of project: Disorderly Conduct
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

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Bug Dome in Shenzhen, China by the WEAK!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: the WEAK!

The building is realized on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. The design is inspired by insects. The bamboo construction methods are based on local knowledge from rural Guanxi brought into the city by the migrating construction workers.

The space is used during the SZHK Biennale for underground bands, poetry reading, discussions, karaoke and as a lounge for the illegal workers from the neighboring camp. The building offers a shade, a stage and a fireplace. After the Biennale the Bug Dome will act as an un-official social club for illegal workers from the Chinese countryside.

Bug Dome

  • Architect: the WEAK!
  • Name of Project: Bug Dome
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: Hsieh Ying-chun, Marco Casagrande and Roan Ching-yueh
  • Project Manager: Nikita Wu
  • Biennale Cordinator: Ya-Zhu Xu

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Cut + Fold: Gillis Library + Study in Berkeley, California by VeeV Design

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Article source: VeeV Design

An existing study/bedroom of a 1950’s modern house is transformed into a private working library for two. Conceptually, two distinct surfaces run along or perpendicular to the two opposing wall while creating spatial volume by multiple cuts and folds. These cuts and folds increase possible practical space through their operations, creating visual hierarchy and continuity. Color is used to give clues to the surface folding assembly, to trace the method of fabrication, and to project possible surface operation.

View of bookshelf

  • Architect: VeeV Design
  • Name of Project: Cut + Fold:  Gillis Library + Study
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Design team: Raveevarn Choksombatchai (principal), Emily Gosack (assistant designer)
  • Awards: AIA Design Honor Award in Interior Architecture, SF Chapter, 2007
  • Exhibits: 2006-2007 AIASF Design Awards Exhibition, AIA, San Francisco 05.07-06.01 2007

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TransReflex in Magdeburg, Germany by realities:united

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Article source: realities:united

The artists group realities:united is creating the art installation TransReflex at the art museum in the Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg.

After the façade installation was unveiled on Sunday, 19 Feb. 2012 in the framework of the ceremony reopening the museum, the artists will present the project at 7 p.m. on 22 Feb. 2012 in the framework of a discussion with the artists in Magdeburg’s art museum.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy realities:united, studio for art and architecture)

  • Architect: realities:united – Jan Edler & Tim Edler
  • Name of Project: TransReflex
  • Location: Magdeburg, Germany
  • Credit of All images: realities:united, studio for art and architecture

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Table Cloth in Los Angeles, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Table Cloth was a performance space in the courtyard of Schoenberg Hall at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in Los Angeles. Ball-Nogues Studio designed and fabricated the installation. The project was a result of ongoing research into the reuse of temporary structures and installations.

Images Courtesy Scott Mayoral

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Sandworm in Wenduine, Belgium by Marco Casagrande

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Marco Casagrande

Sandworm is an organic structure/space/creature realized on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline, Belgium. The 45 meters long and 10 m wide and high installation moves freely in-between architecture and environmental art and is constructed entirely out of willow following the local knowledge of a continuing interaction between work and environment. Casagrande worked hard with his team of young architects and local experts for 4 weeks in order to create something that he describes as “weak architecture” – a human made structure that wishes to become part of nature through flexibility and organic presence.

Beaufort Triennial (Images Courtesy Nikita Wu)

  • Architect: Marco Casagrande
  • Name of Project: Sandworm
  • Location: Wenduine, Belgium
  • Project Manager: Nikita Wu / C-LAB
  • Beaufort Triennial Curator: Jonas Vandeghinste
  • Photos: Nikita Wu

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Fragments in Milan, Italy by Silvio De Ponte Architect in collaboration with La Perla

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Silvio De Ponte Architect in collaboration with La Perla

For 51st edition of the Salone del Mobile of Milan, 2012 April 17th-22nd, De Ponte Studio |DPSA+D with La Perla, presents the event “Frammenti” in the Temporary Museum for New Design.

The Concept event in the La Perla showroom, created by Silvio De Ponte, is based on the concept of Fractal, generating a unique and homogeneous mix, becoming a sort of great embroidery products and establishing a new spatiality. The Fractal is a system constituted by a component module that is multiplied to generate a new complex and articulated scenario, comprising a set of fragments on different scales. The Fragment is the essential element of a piece of work, and it is an important part of the space.

Rendering

  • Architect: Silvio De Ponte Architect in collaboration with La Perla
  • Name of Project: Fragments
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Partner: Akanto Design, Bencore, Cleaf, Delled, Energy Solution, Giovannetti, Incontroardito, Ixbond, Luoni, Mioblu Special Wellness, Omnidecor, Pimar
  • Technical Partners: Alce Nero, Biò Fireplace, Domus Stone, Lumen Center Italia, Oikos Fragrances, PTL srl, Sampietro 1927, Walber

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PennRose by Han Tang

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Han Tang

Pennrose combines the zest of a joyful event space with rigorous research into new material and digital fabrication.

Pennrose will immerse the viewer in kaleidoscopic pattern of color created by sunlight filtering through an array of translucent, tinted mylar petals that resemble blossoming flowers of stained glass. the piece functioned as a shade structure. the interior of this experimental installation created a beckoning outdoor room for social interaction and contemplation by changing the space, color and light. during the day as the sun passed overhead, the canopy cast colored fractal light patterns onto the ground while during the night, when standing underneath and gazing upward, the visitor could see the infinite sky.

PennRose

  • Architect: Han Tang
  • Project name: PennRose

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