The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. While there is no shortage of design awards out there, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale; with over 100 design categories, each year over 1,000 awards are given to designers from all over the world. The award's 2019 edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.
- Architects: Isay Weinfeld
- Location: Alameda Santos, 2.159 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, 01419-100, Brazil
- Category: Office buildings
- Author: Isay Weinfeld
- Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
- Design Team: Adriana Aun, Gabriel Bicudo, Sebastian Murr, Katherina Ortner, Relbert Amorin, Pablo Resende
- Area: 0.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
When we think of concrete, the color gray generally comes to mind. The traditional mixture of concrete, which comprises cement, gravel, sand, and water may vary in color depending on elements and admixtures but naturally varies from light to dark gray. However, compounds that add pigment to the mixture are becoming increasingly prevalent and popular, as they infuse the concrete with hues more stable than paint. These shades result from the addition of oxides: yellow, red and their derivations (eg. brown) are obtained with the addition of iron oxide; chromium and cobalt oxide create the greens and blues, respectively. For black concrete, it is common to use black iron oxide and carbon oxide combined with pozzolanic cement.
As architects, we often find ourselves as defacto Project Manager on site throughout construction. Whether it’s a small or large project, many of us find ourselves going from documentation to construction. SiteSupervisor provides a seamless transition from design to build that can be easily set up at the beginning of a project without costing your team more transition time, effort and money. The architect can set up the hierarchy of the project and share relevant details with assigned consultants and contractors, who can then easily pass on information to the subcontractors without breaking the communication protocols in place. So, don’t worry, you still remain in control of your project at all times.
Architecture and photography have a symbiotic relationship with one another and every architect knows that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. For today’s episode, Andrew and I sit down with photographer Poul Ober to discuss the role photography plays in telling an architectural story, as well as the evolving impact photography is having on popular culture.
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- Architects: Describing Architecture Studio
- Location: Longbaxiang, Zhuxi, Shiyan, Hubei, China
- Category: Market
- Architect In Charge: LI Wei, YUAN Yuan, HU Xing
- Design Team: ZENG Wenjuan,JIANG Peng,YUAN Shuai, HE Yuqing,MA Wei,DONG Yiping
- Area: 2500.0 m2
- Project Year: 2019
- Photographs: Lian He
- Architects: gad
- Location: no. 660 , Jiuhe road , Jianggan district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
- Category: Elementary & Middle school
- Design Team East Kindergarten: Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Ling Wang
- Design Team West Kindergarten: Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Dan Wu
- Design Team Primary School: Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Jiyu Zhang
- Area: 17286.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang
And it’s still plenty chill right now! Indeed, this well-preserved and still fully-functional relic of the Soviet Union’s heady early years would still invoke double-takes – in a good way – should an architectural clone be unveiled today.
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the sixth edition of the MPavilion will be designed by Australian architect and Pritzker laureate architect Glenn Murcutt AO. Murcutt's announcement comes as the 2018 edition of the MPavilion, designed by Spanish architect Carme Pinos, closed after a record-breaking season that saw more than 133,000 visitors. Murcutt will be the second Australian to design a pavilion for the Melbourne-based program; Sean Godsell designed the inaugural pavilion in 2014.