If we define “deconstructivism” (although it is not a verified word in the dictionary), it literally translates to the breaking down, or demolishing of a constructed structure, whether it being for structural reasons or just an act of rebellion. It is perhaps for this this reason that many misunderstand the Deconstructivist movement.
Deconstructivism is, in fact, not a new architecture style, nor is it an avant-garde movement against architecture or society. It does not follow “rules” or acquire specific aesthetics, nor is it a rebellion against a social dilemma. It is the unleashing of infinite possibilities of playing around with forms and volumes.
- Architects: Studio Morison
- Location: Wittelsbacherpl., 80333 München, Germany
- Area: 200.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Rainer Viertlböck
Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of income and access to education, health, sanitation, and infrastructure generate ruptures more or less visible - although drastically felt.
Although a daily reality for some, socio-spatial inequalities can often go unnoticed. Photographer Johnny Miller states, "Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground... Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings." Miller's photo series 'Unequal Scenes' seeks "to portray the most 'Unequal Scenes' in [the world] as objectively as possible."
Miller's aerial photographs taken from a drone highlight ruptures in physical space. The photographer began his project in Johannesburg, South Africa where he photographed the scars of apartheid.
- Project Management: Erzdiözese München, Freising KdöR
- Landscape Architects: fischer heumann landschaftsarchitekten, München
- Structural Engeneers: lieb obermüller + partner, ingenieure für bauwesen, München
- Client: Katholische Kirchenstiftung St. Nikolaus
- Architects: Park + Associates
- Location: Singapore
- Lead Architect: Lim Koon Park
- Design Team: Christina Thean, Yin Wing Yong, Nuntawat Tasanasangsoon, Adrian A. Gesmundo, Chua Shi Yi Fiona, Achawin Laohavichairat
- Area: 39443.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Edward Hendricks, Frank Pinckers
- Builder/ Construction Company: Santarli-Zheng Keng JV (Santarli Construction Pte Ltd and Zheng Keng Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd)
- Civil And Structural Engineer : KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
- M&E Engineer: Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte Ltd
- Quantity Surveyor: Group Survey 4
- Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd
- Client: Nanyang Girls' High School
- Architects: Borrmeister Architects
- Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
- Area: 250.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Sarah Rowlands
Text description provided by the architects. An exciting rock-face / hillside home located in Scarborough, Christchurch. It is a modestly sized, relaxed, playful and environmentally conscious home on an extremely difficult hill site overlooking Sumner beach.
- Architects: DJRD, Lacoste + Stevenson
- Location: Blackfriars St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
- Architects Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Daniel Beekwilder, Tasmin Dunn, Edward Dieppe, Arash Engineer, Jessica Santos
- Area: 1650.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Brett Boardman
- Services Engineers: Umow Lai
- Structural + Civil Engineering: Henry & Hymas
- Landscape Design: Ric McConaghy
- Heritage Architect: Paul Davies
- Acoustic Consultant: Acoustic Logic
- Project Management: Angie Clements, UTS FMO
- Builder: Ichor Constructions
- New Building Area: 760 m2
- Refurbished Building Area: 240 m2
- Playground Landscaping Area (Includes Verandahs): 650 m2
Architects, carpenters and other design and construction professionals often carry measuring tape wherever they go, but this small wheel makes for a much less bulky companion tool.
Measuring trundle wheels used to determine distances by rolling on a surface are not new, but they are big, and this design miniaturizes their function while maintaining a critical advantage: it can measure up to effectively any length as long as its operator keeps track of the number of spins.
The Rollbe comes in various sizes, but at its smallest it is just a few inches in circumference (around an inch in diameter), making it fit like a coin and easy to carry on the go. It also comes with a pouch, turning it into a keyring.
Joshua Prince-Ramus (born 11th August, 1969) has made a significant mark as one of the most promising young architects working today. Named one of the five greatest architects under 50 in 2011 by The Huffington Post, Prince-Ramus made a name for himself as one of Rem Koolhaas' many protégés before forming his practice, REX, in 2006.