Sandra Rein en _2B 

2 days 5 hours ago

Sandra Rein es una artista polifacética que ha llegado al espacio a través del dibujo. En esta exposición en la sala _2B, además de mostrar su obra más reciente, propone un mural  de 6 x 4 m, que irá desarrollando a lo largo de los días de exposición, en el que dibujo transformará la percepción espacial.

 “El dibujo es una herramienta que te permite investigar sobre el espacio y te conduce a hallazgos donde encuentras nuevas formas de mirar.”  Sandra Rein.


_2B Space_to_be  c/ de Benigno Soto 14, bajo izq, Madrid. Del 15 de enero al 5 de febrero de 2019.

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Zandpoortvest by Omgeving

2 days 6 hours ago
OMGEVING: Mechelen is once again a city by the water. In recent years, seven canals have been reopened in the inner city, illustrating a renewed appreciation for the river. Recently, also the Binnendijle at Zandpoortvest has been made visible in the cityscape after being covered for over 40 years. In 2013, De Vlaamse Waterweg NV […]
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Carlo Ratti Associati Designs Self-Driving Robotic Bar

2 days 6 hours ago
Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti Associati has teamed up with Makr Shakr, the world’s leading producer of robotic bartending systems, to design a driverless robotic bar which “aims to propose new on-demand ways to enjoy leisure in cities.” GUIDO (Italian for “I drive”) features two mechanical arms with the ability to precisely prepare and serve drinks in seconds, mounted atop an autonomous vehicular platform.

Self-driving technology allows GUIDO to weave through the built environment, responding to bookings from a customer app. As orders are placed through the app, GUIDO sources the cocktail’s components from bottles stored on the counter, and prepares the drink on site. GUIDO’s system also performs ID age verification and supports paying via mobile phone.

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Amstel Tower / Powerhouse Company

2 days 7 hours ago
© Egbert de Boer © Egbert de Boer
  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Partners In Charge: Paul Stavert, Nanne de Ru
  • Team: Nanne de Ru, Paul Stavert, Ard Jan Lootens, Erwin van Strien, Gert Ververs, Joppe Kusters, Max Tala Nossin, Mitchel Veloo, Nolly Vos, Stefan de Meijer, Alex Niemantsverdriet, Amber Peters, Helena Tse, Jeffrey Ouwens, Luca Piattelli, Luke Vermeulen, Máté Molnár, Maud Gossink, Murtada Al-Kaabi, Paul Rikken, Pim Haring, Ruben van der Spek, Undine Kimmel
  • Area: 27000.0 m2
  • Photographs: Egbert de Boer, Ossip van Duivenbode, Jeroen Musch

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I’m Nine Years Old – The Early Years

2 days 9 hours ago

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.

In my effort to recognize this milestone, I thought I would take this entire week and write a blog post where I will isolate a year (or two or three) and talk about what happened, what was important, and why it matters. Consider it the ultimate peek behind the scenes … you might just be surprised by what you find out.  Today is a look at years two and three.  


Life of an Architect – Year’s Two (2011) and Three (2012)

I will admit that in year two I fell off the writing pace I had set in year one, but not by much. In 2011 I wrote 159 articles and in 2012 that trend continued … I only wrote 96 articles. I have no doubt that this was in part a result of my growing responsibilities in the office and I simply did not have the time to dedicate to writing content. The most likely main reason was that the engagement rate skyrocketed. During the first year, most of my time was spent learning new skills, preparing graphics and writing blog posts. As the popularity of the site grew, I received my invitations for lecturing and presentations, and the comment and email numbers started to become a challenge.

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I’m Nine Years Old – The Teenage Years

2 days 9 hours ago

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect.

In my effort to recognize this milestone, I thought I would take this entire week and write a blog post where I will isolate a year (or two or three) and talk about what happened, what was important, and why it matters. Consider it the ultimate peek behind the scenes … you might just be surprised by what you find out.  Today is a look at years two and three.  


Life of an Architect – Year’s Two (2011) and Three (2012)

I will admit that in year two I fell off the writing pace I had set in year one, but not by much. In 2011 I wrote 159 articles and in 2012 that trend continued … I only wrote 96 articles. I have no doubt that this was in part a result of my growing responsibilities in the office and I simply did not have the time to dedicate to writing content. The most likely main reason was that the engagement rate skyrocketed. During the first year, most of my time was spent learning new skills, preparing graphics and writing blog posts. As the popularity of the site grew, I received my invitations for lecturing and presentations, and the comment and email numbers started to become a challenge.

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Bonpland Building / Adamo Faiden

2 days 9 hours ago
© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas
  • Architects: Adamo Faiden
  • Location: Bonpland 2169, C1425FWA CABA, Argentina
  • Author Architects: Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
  • Collaborator Architects: Paula Araujo Varas, Ezequiel Estepo, Marcos Altgelt, Martinica De Barba
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas

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Takamitsu Azuma

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The Tower House . Tokyo 一条 In 1966, architect Takamitsu Azuma built a triangular house – The Tower House, in Shibuya, Tokyo. Although the house has 6 levels, the indoor floorage is only 12 square meters. The Azuma family lived here for 50 years. Half a century later, the Tower House is still an avant-garde … Continue reading Takamitsu Azuma
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Photographer Yueqi “Jazzy” Li Captures the Dynamism of Mexico City's UNAM Campus

2 days 10 hours ago
© Yueqi "Jazzy" Li © Yueqi "Jazzy" Li

Although the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), south of Mexico City, is home to the well-known O’Gorman murals, it is, in fact, the campus itself, that is quite intriguing. Walking through UNAM, individuals find themselves in an architectural display of modernist buildings that date back 70 years, along with open courtyards, hidden walkways, and pavilions. Uniquely, the campus buildings have a little bit of everything: bold geometry, openness, abstraction, humanistic design, permeability with nature, decaying masonry walls, local lava rocks used as walls, and pavers throughout the campus.

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Retail Architecture from 100 to 1000 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

2 days 11 hours ago

As mentioned in our previous article on retail stores under 100 square meters, the spatial distribution of commercial spaces is a determinant for its success. Not only does it address adequate logistics and the circulation of customers, but the variations and innovations that will enable a more efficient and original space.

Below, we've selected projects from our site, with their plan and section, that can help inspire your next project.

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A+M2A

2 days 14 hours ago
A+M2A
Geoparc Bletterbach . Aldino A+M2A Architects . renders: © SFSight “Strutture che risuonano con l’immensità, la rugosità, il silenzio e la solitudine magica del luogo che amplifica i suoi valori e mette le nostre azioni in una posizione ambigua tra natura, architettura e arte. Possono essere una e tutte o una categoria completamente diversa che … Continue reading A+M2A
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Stoned / ELASTICOSPA+3

2 days 15 hours ago
© Elisabetta Crovato © Elisabetta Crovato
  • Architects: ELASTICOSPA+3
  • Location: San Quirino, Italy
  • Lead Architects: Stefano Pujatti
  • Other Participants: Valeria Brero, Corrado Curti, Daniele Almondo, Marco Burigana, Andrea Rosada, Serena Nano
  • Structural Engineering: Antonio Colonnello
  • Plant Consultant: Proj-system
  • Construction: Bedin e Arrigò
  • Site Area: 2216.0 m2
  • Houses: 420.0 m2 (300.0 + 120.0)
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Elisabetta Crovato, Mattia Balsamini

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OMA

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Terrain Of Light . Milan OMA/AMO For the 2019 Fall/Winter Prada Men’s and Women’s show, AMO has created a theatrical field of lights in the grand hall of the Deposito, the multifunctional venue for performances that is part of the Fondazione Prada complex. · Spectators are seated along the perimeter of the room, occupying several … Continue reading OMA
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Luxe for Less: How to Make Your Discount Furniture Finds Look More Expensive

2 days 18 hours ago

Let’s face it: Furniture can be expensive. To outfit your home with rooms full of quality pieces, you could easily spend tens of thousands of dollars. That’s why most people have a mix of high-end pieces and discount (or free) furniture that they collect over the years.

That doesn’t mean that your less-expensive furniture has to look cheap, though. With a little ingenuity, your hand-me-downs, yard sale finds, and discount store furniture can look like their more expensive cousins. So, whether you’re putting together some Swedish furniture with an Allen wrench or hiring a Houston furniture assembly service to tackle the task for you, try some of these tricks to get a luxe look for less.

1. Paint

The fastest, and one of the least expensive, ways to change the look of your furniture is with paint. A few coats of paint can completely change the look of any piece of furniture, and if you don’t like it, you can just paint over it. Some designer tricks for using paint include:

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