Mellet & Human Architects, based in Pretoria, received awards of Merit and Excellence from the South African Institute of Architects in 2012 for the design of “A South African Home for Art” situated inGroenkloof. Recently the office was in Dubai to receive a prestigious African Property Award for the design. This award for Best Architecture Single Residence South Africa, forms part of the global International Property Awards, the world’s richest competition when measured by the value of projects entered.
The project, developed in collaboration with Vanke, is located in Yantian District, Shengzhen, strategically situated along Dapeng Bay waterfront, opposite to the new tourist port currently under construction, pivot point and first phase of big future mixed use development including residential and commercial medium and high-rise.
An optimal natural construction, built by a complex patterning process, developed through evolution as a response to force flows and material organization.
Being the dragonfly wing a highly dynamic structure, vibration studies were necessary to obtain realistic deformation patterns and thus, understand its structural behaviour. Ten vibration modes were extracted from the modal analysis performed in GSA. Our eyes have difficulties distinguishing the third, fourth and fifth vibration modes (which occur almost simultaneously), due to the high frequencies exhibited. In our case, slow motion pictures featuring the real flight of the dragonfly, allowed us to identify up to the third mode of vibration by comparison with that calculated in the analysis.
Image courtesy Maria Mingallon & Sakthivel Ramaswamy
Sited near a quiet countryside site in Beijing, the Artist Village Gallery consists of a private museum and two private houses. The inspiration of the architecture originates from a Chinese watercolor painting, aiming to develop an environment that blurs architectural boundaries with natural surroundings, resulting in a series of fluid spaces that provide the visitor a unique experience. This project attempts to express an architecture that captures the beauty of Chinese ink paintings.
While society is becoming more complex, two social dynamics could have an enormous incidence in the way that public space will perform in the future. People have a growing concern about environmental matters while an increasing access to information in real time ( and to the mobile media technologies that make it possible) are defying the classical conception of public space, redefining our expectations and confronting it to evolving demands for a wide range of new social experiences.
When Olafur Eliasson created his sun he proposed a celebration of the day. For this year’s Nuit Blanche / Bring The Night to Light Festival in Brooklyn, New York, we propose a similar celebration, this time of the night.
The Double Moon installation aims to inspire imagination and focus attention on things that, while often taken for granted, define our daily—and nightly—lives.
Chromatic Screen states LIKEarchitects’ presence in the space ‘Point of View’ in Oporto Show’12, by invitation of ‘design factory*’.
For this annual design show, the Portuguese architects’ collective designed an intervention representative of their (ephemeral) work that lies on the border between Architecture, Design, Urban Installation and Art.
Daphne is a site-specific installation situated within the tunneled stairway that interplays with the notion of concealing and revealing the ancient interior surfaces of the tunnel leading to the peak of Pyrgos. Made entirely of self-supporting paper panels, Daphne creates an enclosure that intervenes the visitors’ perception of the existing conditions as a container of conglomerated memory as the paper panels age and take their shape accordingly to the local condition. The installation is part of Santorini Biennale of Arts that will take place until September 30, 2012.
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.
Reframe was created by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit for the 7th annual ‘Le Festival des Architectures Vives ’ in Montpellier, France. The festival is comprised of an architectural walking tour through the historic city center where heritage sites are opened up to modern architecture. This years theme was ‘surprise’.