Atelier Zarate / OC4 Constructores

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© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes
  • Architects: OC4 Constructores
  • Location: Av. 37 Poniente No. 705 Interior 7 Colonia Gabriel Pastor 1era Sección 72420 Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge: Juan José Orta Montes, Juan José Orta Cabrera
  • Collaborating Architects: Sandra Vivanco, Andres Archundia, Marizol Moreno, Leorlyne Shankey, Mariana Ruiz
  • Site Area: 738.00 m2
  • Area: 594.35 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Patrick López Jaimes
© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes

Text description provided by the architects. The guiding idea of the project arises from the specific need of the chef Fernando Zarate to create a place to host his cooking studio in which to experiment with ingredients, techniques and technology to present his guests with unique dishes.

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Spotlight: Alejandro Aravena

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Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh

As founder of the “Do Tank” firm ELEMENTAL, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena (born on June 22, 1967) is perhaps the most socially-engaged architect to receive the Pritzker Prize. Far from the usual aesthetically driven approach, Aravena explains that “We don’t think of ourselves as artists. Architects like to build things that are unique. But if something is unique it can’t be repeated, so in terms of it serving many people in many places, the value is close to zero.” [1] For Aravena, the architect’s primary goal is to improve people's way of life by assessing both social needs and human desires, as well as political, economic and environmental issues.

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The Benefits of Mass Timber Building on Show at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

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Brock Commons Tallwood House | Photo: KKLaw; Prefabricated panels aid in a project’s efficiency. Brock Commons Tallwood House | Photo: KKLaw; Prefabricated panels aid in a project’s efficiency.

Wood as a building material is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Though elemental and deceivingly simple, applied technology has transformed the building material. If you have questions about how to choose and use wood, Think Wood's mission is to provide access to the expanding pool of research and information.

In support of this year’s AIA theme, Blueprint for Better Cities, Think Wood is at the AIA Conference on Architecture to share research and resources on the benefits of wood and how it offers better solutions for the communities where we work, live and play. If you're at the conference be sure to stop by the Wood Pavilion at booth 757. If you can't make but are interested in learning more, read on to see the benefits of wood.

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Oasis House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos

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© Joana França © Joana França
  • Architects: Esquadra Arquitetos, Yi Arquitetos
  • Location: SMPW, Brazil
  • Authors: Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy
  • Team: Manuela Dantas, Silvana Moraes, Carolina Dumay
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Joana França
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Photographic Gallery Captures the Rough Brutalism of Toronto's Andrews Building

3 days 11 hours ago
© Ruta Krau © Ruta Krau

Toronto-based photographer Ruta Krau has captured stunning photographs of the Andrews Building, one of Canada’s most noted brutalist buildings, and a celebrated part of Toronto's concrete architecture. Designed by John Andrews, architect of Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, the Andrews Building embodies the Modernist ethos of connecting with the surrounding environment, balanced above a ravine and emerging as a stepped pyramid from a natural ridge.

Krau’s photographs capture the rough, natural aesthetic of the Modernist building, with béton brut concrete stamped with the patterns of the timber used to mold the poured-concrete structure. Visible on both the interior and exterior, this texture compliments terra-cotta-colored floor tiles and wood-paneled feature walls.

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8 Treasured Historic Architecture Sites That Have Hosted Huge Rock Concerts

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Thanks to their loud, brash, and nocturnal nature, rock concerts are often held in dark bars and nightclubs designed to withstand the abuse of rowdy fans and guitar-smashing rockers. But as musicians earn a following, they eventually graduate from beer-soaked basements to prestigious theaters, outdoor amphitheaters, arenas, and stadiums. For performers and music fans alike, playing or attending a show in a space like Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden or Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater can be a momentous, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that ties together the sublime power that great music and architecture can both evoke.

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Steligence®

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Arranque de pilar doble de acero en el Leadenhall Building.Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Londres. Foto: ©Berta Blasco

ArcelorMittal ha lanzado una nueva y ambiciosa plataforma llamada Steligence® con el fin de ofrecer respuestas a la transformación de la manera de construir y cómo afecta esta actividad a nuestro entorno y al futuro del planeta en un momento en el que la transformación de las megaciudades supone un reto de repercusiones globales. Lograr una construcción creativa, flexible, sostenible y posible desde el punto de vista económico es una búsqueda vital.

Steligence® incorpora el concepto de deconstrucción y reutilización de los componentes de acero de un edificio en una nueva construcción.

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Adobe Recreates Lost Typography from the Masters of the Bauhaus

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Bauhaus Dessau. Image © Nate Robert via Flickr Licença CC BY-SA 2.0 Bauhaus Dessau. Image © Nate Robert via Flickr Licença CC BY-SA 2.0

The idea of a total work of art - Gesamtkunstwerk - guided several schools and movements in the 19th century, including the Bauhaus, which brought the term into the modern era. With the school's unstructured architecture and avant-garde furniture design came new ways of designing clothing, graphics and painting, etc. In the Bauhaus different fields influenced each other, diluting the border between art and industry as they evolved together. When the school was closed 1933 many projects were left unfinished.

In order to revive some of the work begun at the Bauhaus, Adobe launched the Hidden Treasures project to revive five fonts inspired by the original designs of five of the school's masters: Joost Schmidt, Xanti Schawinsky, Reinhold Rossig, Carl Marx and Alfred Arndt.

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Forest Fairy / Mjölk architects

3 days 14 hours ago
© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice
  • Architects: Mjölk architects
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Lead Architects: Jan Mach, Jan Vondrák, Lukáš Holub
  • Area: 322.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: BoysPlayNice
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Text description provided by the architects. Villa stands at the corner of huge, deep floodplain forest close to Prague. Our clients picked awesome place, in the middle of the woods, situated close to very old village, which was historically used as source of workers for emperor forests.

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Zuidblok / Kollhoff & Pols architecten

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© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer
  • Contributors: Daan Brolsma, Willem Bos, Jan Beelen, Elmar Koers
  • Urban Planner: West8 (Edzo Bindels), Rotterdam
  • Contractor: Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop
  • Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Amsterdam
  • Building Services Consultant: DGMR, Den Haag; Techniplan, Rotterdam
  • Construction Management: IQNN Vastgoed, Den Haag
  • Interior Designer: MBDS, London (hotel); Ninetynine, Amsterdam (proeflokaal)
  • Landscape Architect: Copijn, Utrecht
  • Area Including Parking Garage: 12500.0 m2
  • Area Excluding Parking Garage: 5400.0 m2

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Spotlight: Alison and Peter Smithson

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The Economist Building. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/5426468934/'>Flickr user seier</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> The Economist Building. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/5426468934/'>Flickr user seier</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>

Wife and husband pair Alison (22 June 1928 – 16 August 1993) and Peter Smithson (18 September 1923 – 3 March 2003) formed a partnership that led British Brutalism through the latter half of the twentieth century. Beginning with a vocabulary of stripped down modernism, the pair were among the first to question and challenge modernist approaches to design and urban planning. Instead, they helped evolve the style into what became Brutalism, becoming proponents of the "streets in the sky" approach to housing.

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Ensamble Studio

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Big Bang Towers . Miami Ensamble Studio Designing a tower is reduced in many cases to a boring exercise of cleverly resolving a central core and a more or less fancy façade. And between the two, a monotonous pile of identical floors, and identical spaces. Big Bang Towers explore the spatial and structural opportunities that … Continue reading Ensamble Studio
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