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Variation Guggenheim 3 in Alicante, Spain by Joaquín Alvado Bañón

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: Joaquín Alvado Bañón

After the collapsed of one of the six-headed palm tree in the center of town in Daya Vieja, Spain, we have designed “El Mirador de la Palmera” with the excuse of a structural support for the tree.

We wanted to connect the town center with the orchards in the surroundings to show the visitors the change of landscape atmospheres along the different seasons. We have created a lookout tower with a spiraling promenade that culminates in a spectacular narrow overpass that juts out and over a major town thoroughfare. El Mirador de la Palmera offers stunning views of the Vega Baja, Rojales and La Marina.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Joaquín Alvado Bañón
  • Project: Variation Guggenheim 3
  • Location: Daya Vieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Collaboration: Salvador Ivorra, Miguel Angel Crespo (Structure), Rafael Guillem (Geometry)
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Frutos

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Re-thinking SuZhou Creek in Shanghai, China by ohm architekti

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: ohm architekti

[0] Prologue

Men distort and bend reality in order to maintain their face. Enhancing our image places us higher on imaginary scale of public opinion. Monotone grayness is covered by fancy facade, pretending to be special, but still empty on the inside. Monoculture fields of unified hi-rise offer forced equality to everyone.

It is in the human nature to shape their surroundings. We adapt it to suit our needs, to identify. But we can also ADOPT the surrounding as it is, give it a new meaning. We create a temporal city, one that changes in time and space. Let’s use empty capacity, and offer it for inhabitation. The city is a result of our will. Do not be afraid to use it as it was never intended to be used.

Aerial View of SuZhou Creek

  • Architects: ohm architekti
  • Project: Re-thinking SuZhou Creek
  • Location: SuZhou Creek, Shanghai, China
  • Team: Jan Karasek, Ondrej Dusek, Lukas Makovsky, Jana Brankova
  • Area: 711 000 m2
  • Year: 2012

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Lotus sculpture for the Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2012 in United Kingdom by Gerry Judah

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Gerry Judah

Six historic Lotus Formula 1 cars were incorporated in a spectacular sculpture by artist Gerry Judah. The sculpture was the centerpiece of last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Britain’s largest car culture event. The 28-metre tall sculpture was the 16th created by Gerry Judah for the Festival of Speed, an annual event held in the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, the family seat of the Earl of March.

Image Courtesy David Barbour

  • Architects: Gerry Judah
  • Project: Lotus sculpture for the Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2012
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Photography: David Barbour

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Membrene in Stratum in Nagoya, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

“Membrane in Stratum” is an installation that wraps around the interior space. The concept of human activity is emphasised by the graduation of translucency through the membrane. The membrane regulates depth and boundaries. We can divide the room in many ways by the penetration, reflectance and absorption of light. We can change the function of the room at our will. A dynamic space is born from the shadows that reflect of the membrane surface and vibrantly decorate the room.

Membrene in Stratum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Membrene in Stratum
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Completion : January 2012
  • Program : Office, Salon, Bar
  • Built area : 100 m²

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ARTEOLOGIE by Atelier 37.2

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Atelier 37.2

The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach, as artists, is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery, the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appears from the volcanic memory.

Image Courtesy atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: ARTEOLOGIE
  • Software used: None. It’s all experimental and made by hand : design and construction

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Sheepstable in Almere, the Netherlands by 70F Architecture

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Article source: 70F Architecture

The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or “bears-breech” that grows in the “vroege vogel” – forest and “kromsloot” – park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The stable is designed with an a-symmetrical homogeneous cross-section. The part of the building where the sheep reside is relatively low; the high part is situated above the (public) pathway and the hay storage section, making it possible to store a maximum amount of hay. This shape also creates a natural flow for the air inside the building, which is refreshed by two slits at the foot of each long side of the building.

Image Courtesy Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: 70F Architecture
  • Project: Sheepstable
  • Location: Muiderweg 8, 1351 GJ, Almere, the Netherlands
  • Design team: Bas ten Brinke (Project Leader) and Carina Nilsson MScA (Project Architect)
  • Photographer: Luuk Kramer, luuk@luukkramer.nl
  • Commissioner: the City of Almere, the Netherlands, DMO NME, Hans Warrink
  • Contractor: Reimert Bouw- en Infra, Almere, the Netherlands, Ben van Nieuwenhuizen
  • Gross floor area: 400 m2
  • Building costs: €300.000,- ex. VAT.
  • Project start: 2003
  • Project finished: 2007
  • Software used: mix of Autocad/3D studio and Vectorworks

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Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project by The Galante Architecture Studio

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

In 2010, the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit arts and educational  organization dedicated to innovation, learning through  multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange, relocated to  Boston. With this transition came the opportunity to create a  custom made space including both open and private offices,  meeting areas, and an intimate performance space. In honor  of the organization’s collaborative motivations, the multi-layered wall is a physical expression of creativity that separates  the performance space from the workplace, yet links the two  through its transparency.

Stacked wall

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VoltaDom by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

VoltaDom is an installation for MIT’s 150th Anniversary Celebration & FAST Arts Festival (Festival of Arts, Science and Technology),  that populates the corridor spanning building 56 & 66 on MIT’s campus.  This installation lines the concrete and glass hallway with hundreds of vaults, reminiscent of the great vaulted ceilings of historic cathedrals.  The vaults provide a thickened surface articulation and a spectrum of oculi that penetrate the hallway and surrounding area with views and light.  VoltaDom attempts to expand the notion of the architectural “surface panel,” by intensifying the depth of a doubly-curved vaulted surface, while maintaining relative ease in assembly and fabrication.  This is made possible by transforming complex curved vaults to developable strips, one that likens the assembly to that of simply rolling a strip of material.

VoltaDom

  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: VoltaDom
  • Quadrant EPP Plastics: Kress Schwartz
  • Philips, Color Kinetics: Fernando Matho & John Warwick
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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MOSQUITO in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

MOSQUITO

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “MOSQUITO”
  • Location: Desio, Milan, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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SHADOWS in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

SHADOWS

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “SHADOWS”
  • Location: Desio, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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