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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 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.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services
Convert 3D scanned images of college backyard mechanical house into intelligent BIM with LOD 300 with Architecture & Structure & Equipment spacing.
Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services
- Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services
- Project: Convert 3D Scanned Images Of College Backyard Mechanical House Into Intelligent BIM
- Software Used: Revit, Recap (more…)
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Article source: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP
There are ideas that arise from the need of a particular moment. Such a need – another hot day of summer spent in the office and a thought “if only I could go for a walk” – became inspiration for a project of a path suspended in the air, a balcony Walk-on. It is also one of the ideas to change a sad courtyard, that we overlook every day out of the office windows on the 3rd floor, to give the courtyard a bit of magic. A normal path is tortuous, winds, does not lead directly to the goal, surprises, relaxes, gives contact with nature. Therefore our path should also flow freely in space – giving you a moment of relaxation, rest, allowing you to change the perspective. This influenced its shape – it winds freely and intertwines with itself – it allows for a relaxing walk “from office to office.” Longing for a bit of greenery made us treat the path as a large pot. We filled it with grass that can grow as it wants – after all it’s just a path.
Image Courtesy © ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Article source: Margot Krasojevic
The design for a solar powered, perpetual motion, hydrofoil Trimaran yacht, commisioned by HoldenManz wine estate, Cape Town.
The Fresnel Trimaran has a folding wingsail for a better lift to drag ratio, the sail’s frame is a built up mechanical structure similar to an airplane wing constructed from carbon fibre with a retractable Kevlar sail covered in aero-nautical film. The sail rotates around the mast and has a series of motorised creases which catch the wind, the wingsail is actuated by motors that control these movements using solar cells and wind energy.
Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic
- Architects: Margot Krasojevic
- Project: Fresnel Trimaran Yacht
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Article source: Simon Hjermind Jensen
“We do not know” was the common answer to the passersby, given by Shjworks while they were installing the project and were asked what it was. And it was true; Shjworks could not exactly tell what it was. They knew the project consisted of five white shining objects placed along a stretch of 400 m in the suburb of Husum just outside Copenhagen. They knew the objects would be illuminated from dusk till dawn, and they knew the height of the objects would vary from 4,2 m to 0,6 m. They also knew the project was the winning entry for a competition about urban spaces, arranged by the Copenhagen municipality. Together with the objects they included 7 benches, 3 planters and 95 step stones.
Simon Hjermind Jensen/ SHJWORKS
- Architects: Simon Hjermind Jensen / SHJWORKS
- Project: White Shining Objects 2014
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Project team: Simon Hjermind Jensen- Head of Design, Christian BøckerSørensen- Landscape Architect, Jakob Ingemansson- Architect, Hollie Gibbons- Architect
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
Article source: Jose Salinas Osorio
Project built in 2012 after winning, in collaboration with the cheff owner Josué odríguez.
Singular construction in Adra (Almería), based on parametric design with Grasshopper.
It is a project of modular wooden architecture: OSB waterproof + pineslats over light wooden frame.
Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán & Rafael Bonillo
- Architects: Jose Salinas Osorio
- Project: La Moraga
- Location: Adra, Spain
- Photography: Miguel de Guzmán & Rafael Bonillo
- Competition: First Prize
- Budget: 63 000 €
- Construction: Holtzdesign.es
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Article source: INGO SCHRADER ARCHITEKT BDA
A highly visible white oval roof covers the control area of the main gate of the Frankfurt trade fair, creating a new landmark at the city entrance. The oval form stands out against the orthogonal buildings of the fairground and the diversity of directions focussing at the main gate, enabling easy orientation. The construction consists of an irregular grid of steel lamella, which are oriented according to the loads and forces in the structure.
Image Courtesy © Ingo Schrader Architekt BDA
- Architects: INGO SCHRADER ARCHITEKT BDA
- Project: MESSE FRANKFURT – TOR NORD
- Location: Frankfurt, Germany
- Client: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH/ Marc Legg
- Roof area: ca. 593 square metres
- Clearance: ca. 4,55 m
- Height above street: ca. 5,30 m
- Steel weight: ca. 75 t (metric), 40 and 20 mm steel plates
- Total weight: ca. 110 t (metric)
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Article source: AAIMM
AAIMM has been awarded first prize in the category of unbuilt projects in the area of Urban Planning and Landscape IX 2014 AJAC Awards (Agrupació Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya), sponsored by the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) for its RENATUR project.
Image Courtesy © AAIMM
- Architects: AAIMM
- Project: MILAN RENATUR
- Location: Italy
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Article source: LUC & PIM
Malawi is one of Africa’s least-developed countries. Especially in the rural areas the facilities are very limited. Which does not mean that there are no possibilities.
In co-operation with Sakaramenta, a social business based in the south of Malawi, Designers Pim van Baarsen and Luc van Hoeckel designed a complete playground from scratch. Located at an old parking lot of the side of the BEIT Cure hospital who specialize in orthopedic treatments for children.
Image Courtesy © LUC & PIM
- Architects: LUC & PIM
- Project: AMBULANCE PLAYGROUND
- Location: Malawi
- Software used: Rhinoceros
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Article source: Jantzen studio
For over forty years I have been working as an experimental artist and designer. In all of that time I have become very aware of how important aesthetics are in dictating the amount of the earths resources that are consumed by the human population. Most things, including building, have to look a certain way in order for people to feel good about using them, and most often a lot of resources are consumed just to make these things look a certain way. Much of the stuff we use could be made with much fewer of the earths resources if they did not have to maintain a specific aesthetic, directed toward a specific consumer. As an example buildings, especially houses, in most cases would function very well as places in which we are sheltered from the elements and our basic functional needs are supported without the requirement to maintain a specific aesthetic image. In fact, if we were all blind, it would not matter what our houses looked like as long as they kept us physically comfortable.
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