La Ville Intelligente : architecture and scenography
“In front of La Geode, an ephemeral structure as designed by the architects Jakob + MacFarlane, hellodemain presents the technologies which will be supporting our cities tomorrow. Enter and project yourself into a welcoming city that interacts with its inhabitants, via new media, communications and mouvements…”
Each fall High Desert Test Sites (http://www.highdeserttestsites.com) invites artists to create experimental projects adjacent to California’s Joshua Tree National Park. This year HDTS invited Ball Nogues Studio (http://www.ball-nogues.com) to create a structure in a remote region of the Mojave Desert. This presents a unique opportunity to draw upon an unfettered landscape at a grand scale. Expanding on theories developed by earthwork artists, our project, entitled Yucca Crater (working title),will re-imagine these concepts through new methods of production linked to our cross-disciplinary artistic, architectural, design and fabrication practice.
Deep wells are technical objects that comprise equipment used for extraction of water at a depth of 200 (and more) meters below the surface and provide its transmission to the water supply system. Usually they are built of ready metal or concrete containers without paying too much attention to the relation with the environment.
In order to engage the youth of today with art and cultural exhibits we first have to take ourselves back to those times and understand what it was that captured our imaginations or what in fact disengaged us with our cultural surroundings and opportunities. in order to attract teenagers to art, they themselves must feel part of the creative process. We are all guilty of, at times, only half acknowledging our surroundings. self involvement with our immediate context allows our minds to absorb and expand.
Aviation Station, City Center Senior Apartments, TLofts and Unical Aviation are Winners
June was “sweeps” month for Withee Malcolm Architects as the firm garnered awards in three recognized programs — The Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, the Industry Manufacturers Council Beautification Award, and the Gold Nuggets awards — for a diverse mix of projects that includes live/work lofts, industrial and office space, mixed-use, multifamily housing and affordable senior apartments.
After meeting at Art Basel in 2008, musical impresario Pharrell Williams and Chad Oppenheim quickly realized they had a shared vision to make the world a better place. What resulted was an inspired youth center in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach. The Pharrell Williams Resource Center (working name) will not only become a place for kids to escape and imagine, but will set a new standard for the way the world builds for its future.
LIGHT DRIFT is a temporary interactive lighting installation along the edge of the Schuylkill River that will draw viewers into a playful engagement with the artwork, the river’s edge, and each other. The project creates a field of lighting elements that are arrayed along the waterfront, with elements on land and in the water.
By the turn of the Twenty-Second century, a new epoch in global survival had emerged. The human race was no longer concerned with sustainability as a trend, because it could no longer deny the fact that the world was in fact dying. The environmental catastrophes that surfaced in the Twenty-First century became increasingly frequent. Barraged with hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, mankind was at the brink of extinction.
Bjarke Ingels has been championing Hedonistic Sustainability – architecture where you don’t sacrifice for the sake of the environment but build sustainable architecture that gives even more hedonistic pleasure to the society.
The theme was picked up by CNN yesterday. Check out CNN’s coverage at:
The project for the Tamina thermal baths is the result of a two-stage competition from 2003. The aim of the first phase of the process was to coordinate the large pending architectural interventions in terms of town planning. Where should the new five-star hotel be located, where should the extension of the medical centre be set, and how should the new public thermal baths be accessed from the site? The plan was to invest and coordinate a total of SFr. 160 million in new constructions and structural alterations.