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LCC1301 in Medellin, Colombia by Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Article source: Land+Civilization Compositions

URBAN CURRENT[S]

A conceptual framework for the development of the city of Medellin

AN INTRODUCTION

Multiple intertwined streams of issues

Medellin is wealthy city; wealthy in terms of its ambitions and its potential. Further, this project is a rare opportunity the ability to reform the ENTIRE riverfront that runs through a major city is rare. Therefore, this opportunity must be thought of as being even bigger than just a public space design, it must be taken as a chance to reform and set the framework for Medellin’s future. Obviously the riverfront is the key element in this project, but its influence and importance is much larger than the given project site boundaries. This proposal uses this competition to set forth principals for redevelopment, the use of funds, the city and its history, the relation to ecology, the movement of people, and so forth. Clear thinking about the further evolution of the city and how this project can be a trigger in this process is not overlooked by this project.

Image Courtesy © Land+Civilization Compositions, Taller 301, openfabric

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion in Orleans, France by Achim Menges Architect

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Achim Menges Architect

Meteorosensitive Architecture

Climate-responsiveness in architecture is typically conceived as a technical function enabled by myriad mechanical and electronic sensing, actuating and regulating devices. In contrast to this superimposition of high-tech equipment on otherwise inert material, nature suggests a fundamentally different, no-tech strategy: In various biological systems the responsive capacity is quite literally ingrained in the material itself.

Image Courtesy © ICD University of Stuttgart

  • Architects: Achim Menges ArchitectOliver David Krieg & Steffen Reichert
  • Project: HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion
  • Location: Orleans, France
  • Photography: ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Project Team: Achim Menges Architect, Frankfurt, Achim Menges, Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov, (Project Development, Design Development)
  • Institute for Computational Design: University of Stuttgart, Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (Scientific Development, Detail Development, Robotic Fabrication, Assembly)
  • Project Funding: FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Kiess GmbH, Cirp GmbH, Holzhandlung Wider GmbH
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper for design, and RoboLab and Kuka KRC2 for fabrication

OPENING OF SIBLINGSFACTORY in Brussels, Belgium by JDS architects

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: JDS architects

JDS invites you to join Siblingsfactory for the opening of their new concept store in downtown Brussels today!  We’re excited to have designed this new space in the heart of Brussels.

The store’s opening will be paired with the 100th anniversary of Le Mont Saint Michel.

Image Courtesy © JDS architects

  • Architects: JDS architects
  • Project: OPENING OF SIBLINGSFACTORY
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, 3ds max and photoshop

STUDIO V to design Empire Stores in New York City

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: STUDIO V Architecture

Brooklyn Bridge Park awarded the development and re-design of the historic Empire Stores to Midtown Equities, a leading real estate investment and development firm led by Brooklyn native and Chairman Joe Cayre and his two sons Jack and Michael. Midtown Equities selected STUDIO V Architecture, led by Jay Valgora, to create the architectural design for the adaptive re-use and addition to seven Civil War era buildings.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO V Architecture

  • Architects: STUDIO V Architecture
  • Project: STUDIO V to design Empire Stores
  • Location: New York City , U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino with Maxwell and Vray

Ring of Celestial Bliss in Hsinchu, Taiwan by J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan)

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan) 

The Lantern Festival is the last of the series of spring festivals that celebrate the Chinese New Year (Feb. 9 ~24, 2013). During this time, people come together to offer good wishes and pray for more blessings in the coming year.

In this spirit, the main lantern for this year’s Taiwan Lantern Festival, is aptly themed the “Ring of Celestial Bliss”. Its concept, based on the Chinese saying of “Blessings as high as the sky”, is vividly conveyed in all aspects of the design.

Image Courtesy © JJPan

  • Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners(JJPan)
  • Project: Ring of Celestial Bliss
  • Location: Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Photography: Delta, JJPan
  • Design team: Joshua Jih Pan, Chungwei Su, Steven B.J. Chen, Ian Y.C. Tseng
  • Client: Delta Electronics Inc.
  • Materials: Steel Structure, Bamboo, Fabric
  • Dimensions: 30m diameter
  • Height: 10 m
  • Completion: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino, SketchUp

Echoviren in California by Smith | Allen

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Smith | Allen

Smith|Allen participated in the Project 387 Residency, located in Mendocino Country from August 4-18, 2013. In the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest, Smith|Allen has created a site responsive, 3D printed architectural installation (the largest of it’s kind): Echoviren. The project merges architecture, art and technology to explore the dialectic between man, machine and nature. The Project 387 open house and reception was Saturday, August 17.

Image Courtesy © Smith | Allen

  • Architects: Smith | Allen
  • Project: Echoviren
  • Location: Gualala, California, U.S.A
  • Involved companies: Type A Machines
  • Commissioned by: Project 387
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Rhino 5, grasshopper, weaverbird, and paneling tools for design, and KISSlicer+Pronterface with our Type A Machines Series 1 Printers for the 3D printing fabrication

CASA CL in Saladillo, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina by BAM! arquitectura

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: BAM! arquitectura

The project arises from the premise of the client to expand and modernize an existing country house, thus allowing him to invite over all of his family and friends.

The starting point was to reinterpret architecture in rural areas, generating a proposal of simple lines and intricate details.

Image Courtesy © PerdoUrruti

  • Architects: BAM! arquitectura
  • Project: CASA CL
  • Location: Saladillo, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: PerdoUrruti
  • Project team: Gonzalo Bardach ,MatíasMosquera
  • Area: 160m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCad

Transportation Center Redevelopment in Stamford by Studio V Architecture

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: Studio V Architecture

STUDIO V Architecture’s design for the Stamford Transportation Center and surrounding area was chosen the preferred scheme in a $500 million redevelopment competition put forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Stamford’s station has grown to become the second largest in the region after Grand Central Terminal, rendering its current disjointed infrastructure and surrounding architecture obsolete. STUDIO V teamed with developer Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures (SMDV) to transform this traffic-congested station into a dramatic new 24-hour community that reconnects Downtown Stamford to the South End and the city’s waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Studio V Architecture

  • Architects: Studio V Architecture
  • Project: Stamford Transportation Center Redevelopment
  • Location: Stamford, U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, and Grasshopper

Trish House in Yalding, England by Matthew Heywood

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: Matthew Heywood

The design of the house developed in direct response to the site and its location within the beautiful village of Yalding in Kent. The building’s structure is composed to reflect the surrounding woodland with the raking columns representing the irregular angles of tree trunks and branches. Large expanses of glass fill the gaps between the structure and allow you to appreciate the landscape and setting as if you were peering out from between the trunks and branches of the trees.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Heywood

  • Architects: Matthew Heywood
  • Project: Trish House Yalding
  • Location: Yalding, Kent, England
  • Engineer: Fothergill & Company
  • Main Contractor: Ecolibrium Solutions
  • Software used: Autocad LT and Rhino 3D

White Forest in Ehrisman House, Yokohama, JAPAN by MoNo

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: MoNo  

MoNo designed the art work “White Forest” which was exhibited in Ehrisman house , one of old western-style houses authorized as a historical architectures by Yokohama city government, as a formal program of The Festival Harmony of Flower and Table  in Yamate of Yokohama-city JAPAN. This event has been held every June for 13 years by the cooperation of 7 city-owned historical Western style houses in this area. In this event, 7 artist-teams exhibit their own art world, under the theme of view of fresh-flower design and table decoration, treating the interior space of designated one among 7 old houses. We MoNo won the competition for this festival and was designated as the artist for one historical house Ehrisman house . So this art work was created as our latest one in our career of contemporary art for historical spaces.

Image Courtesy © MoNo

  • Architects: MoNo
  • Project: White Forest
  • Location: Ehrisman House, Yokohama, JAPAN
  • Designer: Fumiaki Nagashima (MoNo), Mami Maruoka Nagashima (MoNo), Madoka Shimazu (M Lily)
  • Organizer: Harmony of Flower and Table, Executive Committee
  • Site: Ehrisman House in yamate naka-ku Yokohama JAPAN
  • Dates: 01- 09. June. 2013
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
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