Peeled to Reveal: Condemned Building Neatly “Unzipped” Along its Facades

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Cracked open like a coat (or pair of pants), the walls of this structure in England, have been opened up to expose its abandoned interior ahead of its scheduled demolition.

“Open to the Public” is an art installation by Alex Chinneck located in Kent that deconstructs a mid-century tannery to create a mind-bending, giant-sized illusion of flexibility alongside solid surfaces.

Wood columns, glass windows and plaster walls all seem to bend and morph in uncanny ways. Along one face, the building is zipped down the center — along another, a zipper seems to slide sideways just below the roof.

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Casa Rosales / Israel Espin

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© Zaickz - Francisco Mosqueda © Zaickz - Francisco Mosqueda
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STUDIO 17

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STUDIO 17
House C . Léchelles STUDIO 17 architectes . photos: © Dylan Perrenoud Some houses are built without specific considerations of their surroundings, built like object in the middle of a plot. This was the case with “House C”, a suburban villa in the countryside of Fribourg, Switzerland. Therefore, its extension is a very precise device, … Continue reading STUDIO 17
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Deployable Bamboo Structure Pavilion / Bambutec Design

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© Juan Dias © Juan Dias
  • Architects: Bambutec Design
  • Location: Av. Octávio Gama, 100 - Portal de Paraty, Paraty - RJ, 23970-000, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Mario Seixas, João Bina, Patrick Stoffel, José Luiz Mendes Ripper
  • Design: Tomás Lanzarini, Hector Tabet, Mariana Celnik, Monique Roque, João Brum
  • Area: 345.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographer: Juan Dias
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Premios de la Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura

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La Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos (SCA) ha entregado los XXVI de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

Los premios, de carácter bienal, atestiguan la importancia que ha adquirido el valor patrimonial en Colombia. La arquitectura y el urbanismo han sido ejes vertebradores de una nueva realidad en el país. El jurado de esta edición ha estado formado por Iñaqui Carnicero (España), Alejandro Beals (Chile) y Fabián Farfán (Bolivia), junto a los arquitectos colombianos Germán Fonseca, Julián Rincón, Sara Giraldo y Diego Aguilera. Los Premios de la Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura se dividen en 8 categorías y los proyectos o trabajos que han recibido el primer premio han sido:

Categoría Proyecto Arquitectónico: Centro de Convenciones Ágora-Bogotá de Estudio Herreros + Bermúdez Arquitectos. Foto: Enrique-Guzmán.

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House RP in San Crisanto / David Cervera Arquitectos

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© David Cervera © David Cervera
  • Architects: David Cervera Arquitectos
  • Location: San Crisanto, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: David Cervera
  • Interior Design: David Cabrera
  • Area: 380.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: David Cervera
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Meis Architects Design FC Cincinnati Stadium with ETFE Pillows

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FC Cincinnati. Image Courtesy of Meis Architects FC Cincinnati. Image Courtesy of Meis Architects

Meis Architects have released new renderings of the FC Cincinnati soccer stadium in Ohio. After FC Cincinnati won their bid to become a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, the design was made to seat 26,500 people at a cost of $200 million. The stadium will be built with a retractable roof canopy and ETFE pillows that can be lit with the soccer club’s blue and orange colors.

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PR Apartment / pianca+urano

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© Manuel Sá © Manuel Sá
  • Architects: pianca+urano
  • Location: República, São Paulo - SP, 01045-001, Brazil
  • Authors: Guilherme Pianca, Rafael Andrade
  • Architect In Charge: Guilherme Pianca
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Manuel Sá
© Manuel Sá © Manuel Sá

Text description provided by the architects. Architecture and furniture project for the renovation of an Eiffel building’s, project of Oscar Niemeyer and Carlos Lemos, inaugurated in 1956, located in São Paulo’s downtown. The renovated apartment was very materially disfigured before the intervention, keeping as original elements only the wooden floor in the intimate areas and the granilite of the internal staircase.

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Five geoengineering solutions proposed to fight climate change

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If humans can't reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, can we design our way out of climate-change catastrophe? Last week's UN report shone a light on geoengineering, a discipline that proposes large-scale interventions to counteract global warming. So what ideas are geoengineers proposing? Read more

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The World’s Largest Performing Arts Center Opens in Taiwan, Designed by Mecanoo

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© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

The opening ceremony has taken place for the world’s largest performing arts center in Taiwan, designed by Mecanoo. The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts comprises five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof measuring 35 acres (140,000 square meters).

Opened on October 13th 2018, the scheme is set across a subtropical park in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, occupying a former military training base to symbolize the city’s transition from a major international harbor into a rich, diverse, cultural hub, connecting local and international artistic talent.

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La Negrita / Morini Arquitectos

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© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte

"La negrita" is a very special house like its inhabitants, who have a very good beginning in the query that does not. For an architect happiness.

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Life after Serpentine: Second Lives of Architecture's Famed Pavilions

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Serpentine Pavilion 2016 / Bjarke Ingels. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Serpentine Pavilion 2016 / Bjarke Ingels. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

If the surest sign of summer in London is the appearance of a new pavilion in front of the Serpentine Gallery, then it’s perhaps fair to say that summer is over once the pavilion is taken down. The installations have gained prominence since its inaugural edition in 2000, acting as a kind of exclusive honor and indication of talent for those chosen to present; celebrated names from the past names include Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Olafur Eliasson.

The premise is simple: an architect who has not built in the UK is invited to design a pavilion, with the intention of sharing their talent amongst a new and influential audience. Chosen designers are given a mere six months to design and construct their pavilion; a compressed timeline that encourages experimentation and quick thinking.

But, despite all the pomp, circumstance, and famous faces involved in the yearly event,  the pavilions are temporary installations. So what happens to them once their time in the Serpentine Park is up?

Here, in reverse chronological order, the second lives of the Serpentine Pavilions:

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