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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: Plastique Fantastique
Master students from Aalto University have created an art installation “Transpalastik” during the workshop with Plastique Fantastique. The artwork is placed in the courtyard of Kluuvi galleria, where the urban landscape meets with an artificial world.
The concept was developed based on the thought of transitions from one world to another.
Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique
- Architects: Plastique Fantastique
- Project: Transpalastik
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Designers: Marco Canevacci and Yena Young from Plastique Fantastique with master students: Miki Sordi, Andre Vicentini, Pauline Taupin, Jennifer Lipkin, Laura Heino, Tehilah Auramo, Simone Gaglione, Mare Nunez, Dayoung Song, Manuel Arias, Johanna Strand, Laura Hämäläinen, Yi-Chiao Tien, Juliette Fontaine, Elodie Gautier and Ting-Jhen Yang
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: OMA
Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.
Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota
- Architects: OMA
- Project: An Occupation of Loss
- Location: New York, USA
- Photography: Naho Kubota
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
As a consequence of 2004 European enlargement, the Justus Lipsius building becomes too small for the council of the European1 (hereafter named the Council). According to the treaty of Nice, adopted in 2001, all European Council2 sessions are held in Brussels, which also generates new real estate needs. In order to respond to those, the Belgian State offered the Council to cede block A from the complex “Residence Palace” to make it the future seat of both the European Council and the Council, once this building renovated and adapted to its future owners’ needs.
Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts
- Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
- Project: The European Council and Council of the European Union
- Location: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Quentin Olbrechts, Georges MEURANT, Thierry Henrard, Jacques Ceyssens, Marie-Françoise Plissart, POLYGON graphics cvba – Stijn Stragier
- Client: Belgian Buildings Agency
- General Direction: Laurent VRIJDAGHS, Administrateur général
- Design Partner: Dr Ir Ridder Philippe SAMYN, architect & engineer
- Associate Partners: Arch. Mehdi CHTOUROU, Ir-Arch. Jean-Charles PUECHBLANC
- Budget: 240 M€ (value as of index January 2004)
- Area: 53.815 sqm superstructure (including 9.271 sqm conference rooms, 27.163 sqm offices, 3.370 sqm pressroom and 8.375 sqm ceremonial rooms and restaurants)
- Asbestos removal started: January 2008
- Completed: June 2016
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Article source: jantzen studio
Solar Electric Sculptures were designed as functional public art projects that generate electricity from sunlight (for the community in which they are installed) through the integration of a large photovoltaic panel, built into the sculpture.
Image Courtesy © jantzen studio
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Article source: Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
Floating levee piers to trap sediment and divert freshwater:
The idea behind this project attempts to combine an architecture with technology, where by-products of new materials create impossible forms because computer technology has become an inherent part of the design process, such is the application of typology in this project.
Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
- Architects: Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
- Project: Artificial wetland flood preention, broken leveev
- Location: Mexico, USA
- Software used: Autodesk Revit and 3ds max
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architects
The installation conceived by Migliore+Servetto Architects, B&B Italia / The Perfect Density, identifies the concept of density as the narrative fulcrum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of B&B Italia. “Density” is taken as a feature of B&B Italia’s identity in a broad sense: from the product physical and material nature to the conceptual one. Density of ideas and projects, always projecting the company into the future, through a continuous drive for innovation.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Recently Antalya is under a rapid transformation like many other cities in Turkey. These quick transformations usually aim segregated mediocre urban projects rather than balancing the benefits of different actors. Although there are many possibilities for a city like Antalya with much diverse qualities such as forests, sea, history, tourism and culture most of the renovation projects are enclosed mediocre worlds that rather try to exist within their limited environment.
Image Courtesy © Alper Derinboğaz, Salon
- Architects: Alper Derinboğaz, Salon
- Project: Antalya Green Hub
- Location: Antalya, Turkey
- Total Project Area: 1.309.000 sqm
- Construction Area: 1.627.000 sqm
- Total Green Area: 260.584 sqm
- Expected Project Start: September 2016
- Expected Completion Dates: Semptenber 2018 (1. Stage) – June 2019 (2. Stage)
- Software used: Rhino
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Article source: aboim inglez architectos
The 140 ha property is located on the outskirts of Azaruja village, Évora district. One senses this vast plain through its corks trees and the small constructions that punctuate the landscape, making it noticeable and humane. A hundred year old agricultural construction is to be refurbished and enlarged in order to accommodate a small tourism unit.
Image Courtesy © Ricardo Gonçalves
- Architects: aboim inglez architectos (Maria Ana Aboim Inglez + Ricardo Aboim Inglez)
- Project: Monte da Azarujinha
- Location: Azaruja, Évora, Portugal
- Photography: Hugo Santos Silva and Ricardo Gonçalves
- Team: Tiago Pereira
- Structural Engineer: Armando Nunes Martins
- Services Engineer: Acribia
- Quantity Surveyor: perfect
- Contractor: House Pro Era | Abstract space
- Gross Area: 500 M2
- Cost per M2: € 640,00
- Cost: € 320.000,00
- Project: 2012 – 2014
- Construction: 2014 – 2015
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Article source: FRANEK ARCHITECTS
A unique 55 meter high building near the cottage Slaměnka at Dolni Morava, Czech Republic.
Sky walk is located very close to the cottage Slaměnka, at the top station of chair lift Sněžník, at an altitude of 1,116 meters above sea level. Its height is 55 meters and the summit can be easily reached along a wooden path with strollers and wheelchairs. More adventurous visitors can use unique 101 m long stainless slider with windows.
Image Courtesy © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
- Architects: FRANEK ARCHITECTS
- Project: Sky walk
- Location: Dolni Morava, Czech Republic
- Photography: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
- General Designer And Supplier: TAROS NOVA s.r.o
- Concrete foundations: 280 m3
- Volume of steel: 380 t
- Timber: larch, spruce 550 m3
- Connecting material: Over 40,000 pieces of pins, clamps and bolts
- Construction: 15 April – 30 October 2015
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
He practices architecture as an artful endeavor in private commissions and in designs for the public realm and epitomizes the revival of a more socially engaged architect.
Alejandro Aravena of Chile has been selected as the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. The formal award ceremony for what has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor will be at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 4, 2016.
The 48-year-old Aravena is an architect based in Santiago, Chile. He becomes the 41st laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the first Pritzker Laureate from Chile, and the fourth from Latin America, after Luis Barragán (1980), Oscar Niemeyer (1988), and Paulo Mendes da Rocha (2006).
Mr. Pritzker said, “The jury has selected an architect who deepens our understanding of what is truly great design. Alejandro Aravena has pioneered a collaborative practice that produces powerful works of architecture and also addresses key challenges of the 21st century. His built work gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, he shows how architecture at its best can improve people’s lives.”