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Droneport in Rwanda, Africa by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

Lord Foster has launched proposals for the Droneport project in Africa to support cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. The project is a collaboration between Redline partners led by Afrotech, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); the Norman Foster Foundation; and Foster + Partners. Cargo drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads. Just as mobile phones dispensed with landlines, cargo drones can transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes, and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure. Just a third of Africans live within two kilometres of an all-season road, and there are no continental motorways, almost no tunnels, and not enough bridges that can reach people living in far-flung areas of the continent.

Droneport exterior dropoff, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Droneport exterior dropoff, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners


Horse Stable in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

Replacing an existing structure used as a barn on a farm in the region of Bio Bio, it is requested to rebuild a higher-capacity version with 4 stables, 2 cellars and 1 trough. Because of the distance and the labour shortage, it is devised a mechanized construction system to be assembled on the site by two carpenters on a short time.The system combines a series of galvanized steel precast units with pine wood modular elements and the reuse of old demolition roof tiles.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

  • Architects: 57STUDIO  
  • Project: Horse Stable
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío Bío, Chile
  • Photography: Maurizio Angelini
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architects in charge: Maurizio Angelini / Benjamín Oportot
  • Collaborators: Marcelo Lepín / Josefina Mendoza
  • Construction: 2015
  • Area: 140 sqm
  • Materials: Pine wood, Galvanized steel, Clay tiles


‘home from home’ office space in London, England by align

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: align

align, interior architects and designers and specialists in original workplace thinking, have created a dynamic, 19,000 sq ft, three-storey suite of offices for fast-growing brand and packaging design specialists BrandOpus; a finalist scheme in the Small/Medium Commercial Project of the Year category of the 2015 MIX Magazine Mixology Awards.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

  • Architects: align
  • Project: ‘home from home’ office space
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Thierry Cardineau
  • Interior architects and designers: align
  • Landlord’s architects: Orms Architects
  • Tenant project manager: Ines Stanley for Interactive Space
  • Main contractor: Virtus Contracts
  • Commercial Agent: David Jackson at Pilcher Hershman
  • Landlord: Derwent London
  • M&E Consultant: BSD


Corpus Intra Muros in Bruneck, Bolzano, Italy by Stefan Hitthaler Architekturbüro

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Article source: Stefan Hitthaler

Spaces and objects contain within them the presence of human beings. Human bodies imprint themselves on the very walls between which they live and along which they walk. Landscape can thus be read as a topography of invisible layers left behind by humans.

Image Courtesy © Christof Theurer

Image Courtesy © Christof Theurer

  • Architects: Stefan Hitthaler
  • Project: Corpus Intra Muros
  • Location: Bruneck, Bolzano, Italy
  • Photography: Christof Theurer
  • Year: July 2014


Camera Obscura in Trentino, Italy by Mariano Dallago

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Mariano Dallago 

A short stop-motion of a pinhole camera made to ABADIR academy of design in Catania with whom I work:

  • Architects: Mariano Dallago
  • Project: Camera Obscura
  • Location: Trentino, Italy

The work “Camera Obscura” was created for the competition SMACH.IT a competition of land art in the Dolomites in Trentino, in San Martino in Val Badia, on “Border”

Here the link to my location: and interviews in to the site are of Gustav Willeit) For some time I worked about the idea of ​​using lenses and building works into the landscape.


Cumulus for Mudam by Studio Toer

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: Studio Toer

The autonomous cloud for the Mudam museum is hanging. 37 balloons inflate when the sun starts to shine. creating a big cloud to give shade to the space. The autonomous character of the project gives the installation a feeling of a living organism responding to its surrounding. This project brings liveliness to the space and at the same time protects you from the sun.

Image Courtesy © Studio Toer

Image Courtesy © Studio Toer


Bienenhaus #3 in Canale d’Agordo, Italy by archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Article source: archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto


I have always seen in the community life of bees an urban instruction; something that is very close to the motto \”unity is strength\”.
A Bienenhaus is also this: a macro-structure can accommodate more living cells.
The teaching must have come from the comb itself in those early beekeepers who decided to protect their hives in these small buildings.

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell'Olivo architetto

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto


Meilen Bus Stops in Switzerland by ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Architecture firm ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss* has completed the first five solar-powered bus stops for the town Meilen close to Zurich, Switzerland. The design incorporates site-specific information, based on the rich cultural and historic background of Meilen through perforated panels.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Meilen Bus Stops
  • Location: 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client: Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Back wall panels and structure: Steel (galvanized and powder-coated)
  • Glass: LSG with digital print
  • Bench: Larch (pressure-impregnated)
  • Companies involved:
  • Steel construction: Pletscher + Co.
  • Steel construction planning: psMetalltechnik GmbH


Frei Otto Receives the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Visionary architect, 89, dies in his native Germany on March 9, 2015

Otto was an architect, visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources and a generous collaborator with architects, engineers, and biologists, among others.

Frei Otto -- ©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto –
©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto has received the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. Mr. Pritzker said: “Our jury was clear that, in their view, Frei Otto’s career is a model for generations of architects and his influence will continue to be felt. The news of his passing is very sad, unprecedented in the history of the prize. We are grateful that the jury awarded him the prize while he was alive. Fortunately, after the jury decision, representatives of the prize traveled to Mr. Otto’s home and were able to meet with Mr. Otto to share the news with him. At this year’s Pritzker Prize award ceremony in Miami on May 15 we will celebrate his life and timeless work.”

Mr. Otto becomes the 40th laureate of the Pritzker Prize and the second laureate from Germany.


Convert 3D Scanned Images Of College Backyard Mechanical House Into Intelligent BIM by Hi-Tech CADD Services

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services

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Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

  • Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services
  • Project: Convert 3D Scanned Images Of College Backyard Mechanical House Into Intelligent BIM
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