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Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Article source: Office for Design & Architecture
The ParaSol is a rooftop shading structure that produces a constant shadow by tracing the sun’s rays. Through advanced technology, ODA calculated and predicted the solar exposure for the site while taking into consideration all the contextual parameters of the surrounding buildings. The ParaSol form emerges through a process of sculptural optimization where 90 models (each one producing an ideal shadow for a different day) were tested to form a hybrid prototype. This outcome creates a high performance shading structure in a singular, spectacular object, shaping the identity for the rooftop while improving its micro-climate.
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Article source: José María Sánchez García
The Rowing and Canoeing Centre is located near the Alange reservoir and tries to be as neutral as possible with the environment. It is configured by a large pedestal and a light deck, creating between them a platform that dialogues with the landscape, looking over the water, the shore, the boats. It’s like a big veranda, a balcony, which focuses on the movements toward the reservoir, with paths that are created to “look” and to “stay”.
Images Courtesy Roland Halbe
- Architect: José María Sánchez García
- Project title: Rowing Center in Alange
- Location: Alange, Badajoz, Spain
- Construction: February2008 – September 2010
- Total floor area: 1959,81 m2
- Budget: 1.682.519,13 €
- Photographer: Roland Halbe
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Article source: Manasaram Architects
This Project is shortlisted in World Architecture Festival,2011
Development and environment are inextricably linked and must be nourished by a change in the means, the content and the uses of growth. Three criteria€™s to be necessarily retained are: social justice, ecological prudence and economic efficiency. As the repercussions and downsides of the western culture and architecture are being discovered and the world is turning towards regional technologies – two definite categories of Development are emerging -one based on the principle of recycling and the other on the use of natural materials capable of being used without requiring industrial processing. Mud and BAMBOO figure prominently in the second category of Development. Bamboo is a premiere building material in the new architectural movement with Sustainability and Integrative approach as its two important criteria. HIGH SCIENCE AND SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY!
Exterior View (Image Courtesy Mr.Krishnau Chaterjee)
- Architects: Manasaram Architects
- Project: Bamboo Symphony
- Location: Plot #7,Aditigreenscapes,Bangalore,India.
- Client : Manasaram Architects,Bangalore,India.
- Built -up area : 210.00 SQ
- Completed Year : Dec. 2010
- Photographer: Mr.Krishnau Chaterjee
- Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Corel, Photoshop
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Barcelona, November 7, 2011 – Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain, designed by Cloud 9 based in Spain , has beaten off competition from hundreds of buildings around the globe to win the ‘World Building of the Year 2011’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Barcelona.
The presentation of the WAF Awards took place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which took place at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.
This is the 4th year the World Architecture Festival Awards have been presented. Previous winners include ‘World Building of the Year 2008’ – Luigi Bocconi University, Milan, designed by Irish practice Grafton Architects; ‘World Building of the Year 2009’ – Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects of Johannesburg, and ‘World Building of the Year 2010’ – MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) in Rome, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Hanimaadaoo International Airport, Maldives, designed by Integrated Design Associates Limited was awarded the ‘Future Project of the Year 2011’ award and the iconic 76-story Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street, New York, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, won the ‘Structural Project of the Year 2011’ with the prize going to engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk.
The WAF Awards see unsung local buildings take on internationally acclaimed projects in what is the world’s biggest architecture contest. Unlike other architectural competitions, architects present their work in front of leading industry judges and a live public audience as they compete for the accolade of ‘World Building of the Year’.
The list of WAF Award winners are below:
World Building of the Year Award 2011
Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain, Cloud 9, Spain
The project was commissioned by The Consortium of the Zona Franca CZFB and @22Barcelona, an experimental district in the city. The architects were extremely interested in the digital city model based on information, communication and technology, with the idea of a city where what matters is knowledge, added value and patents.
Media-TIC - World Building of the Year
Friday, November 11th, 2011
Article source: Mirco Bianchini
The project of an environmental enhancer for the Nogara mare highway in Veneto (Italy) provides the unique chance to bring together ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials. Its location (an open country planar area among cultivated fields) enucleates as critical variables the impact of pollutants and the phenomenon of dazzling.
- Architect: Mirco Bianchini
- Name of Project: Interwoven landscape
- Location: Veneto, Italy
- Thesis supervisors: Alessio Erioli, and co-supervisors Mirko Daneluzzo, Enrico Fontanari and Alberto Bertagna
- Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Script c#, Cinema4d, illustrator and photoshop
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Article source: Light – Shadow
TWINS is an installation by Lawrence Lek and Onur Ozkaya. Two identical wings are captured at the moment of splitting apart. Floating out of the darkness, the suspended skins form an S-shaped route into an artificial cave, where two projectors cast shadows that draw the viewer towards the enclosure within.
The twins float together
- Architects: Light – Shadow
- Project: Inhabitable Installation Structured
- Location: New York City
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Article source: X Architekten
Corporate Golf Space
The golf course as an integrated design landscape and topography nestles up to the soft downs of the Mühlviertel. The club house merges with the landscape and integrates consistently into the natural surroundings, almost being completely absorbed by it. Its outer and inner rooms are designed as a seamless transition into the golf course and become one with the surrounding sports grounds. The inner court offers possibilities for multi-functional activities in a sheltered atmosphere – as a garden for visitors as well as a location for events and award ceremonies. Towards the south west the court opens up into a covered terrace as far as the driving range. On the northern side, it serves as a reception area for players returning from the 18th Hole. The inner court presents itself as the “19th Hole” and the club house as the “19th Green” of the golf course and they resemble the Start as well as the Finish in the movement of club members and visitors.
Image Courtesy Dietmar Tollerian
- Architects: X Architekten
- Project: Hole 19 – Golfclub St. Oswald
- Location: Am Golfplatz1, A-4271 St. Oswald, Upper Austria
- Client: Golf und Tourismusförderung
- Planning data: Architecture Competition 2002
- Start of planning: 2002
- Start of construction: May 2003
- Handing over: June 2004
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Article source: Eriksen Skajaa Architects + Pushak Architects + Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects
1st prize in a competition for new gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park. Nordland, Norway.
”Saivu” is a sami word for a portal to another world. Based on the magic realism of the sami people and their understanding of nature, the construction system of their ”lavvo”, and an interpretation of old sami signs, we made the proposals for three gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park. The park has a focus on children and the jury found the proposal’s focus on the mythical fit suitable to enrichen children’s experience of nature. It is a dramatic and beautiful landscape close to Bodø in northern norway between fjords and snow covered mountain peaks.
The golden information disc
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Article source: OKRA
OKRA realizes architectonic intervention in Moscow at Sretenka Design Week
At the opening of the Sretenka Design Week two objects, designed by OKRA are placed on a prominent spot on Tsvetnoy Bul’var in Moscow. The objects are designed as a demonstration model for interventions in public realm in Sretenka, one of Moscow’s oldest neighbourhoods. The objects are exemplary for the way interventions in public realm can take place, being a catalyst for development of spaces.
- Architect: OKRA
- Name of Project: Sretenka Design Week
- Location: Moscow, Russia
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Article source: Kieran Donnellan
‘Chapel’ Student Workshop Description:
This project was built as part of the student event MEDS, Meeting of European Design Students, during a two week period in August 2011 by a team of 18 students. This team was led by tutors Kieran Donnellan, Darragh Breathnach and Paul O’Brien. The concept for the pavilion involved the exploration of spatial concepts relating to religious typologies from the Western and Eastern cultures that have shaped Istanbul. This was in response to the event theme of ‘Bridging Cultures’. The name of the project is inspired by its origins in religious typologies, but the intention was simply to create a space that offers repose.
Beach (Images Courtesy Chapel Workshop Team)
- Architect: BREATHNACH DONNELLAN O’BRIEN + MEDS
- Name of Project: Chapel Student Workshop, MEDS 2011, Istanbul
- Location: Istanbul, Turkey
- Credits: Breathnach Donnellan O’Brien with MEDS Participants
- Year: August, 2011.
- Area: 6m2
- Photo Credits: Chapel Workshop Team – (Kieran Donnellan, Jirayr Iskenian, Lana Petrak and Paul O’Brien)
- Software used: Student edition of AutoCad and a basic elements version of Photoshop