Is there anything that can’t be convincingly reproduced to scale with LEGOs? Enthusiasts of these plastic toy bricks are constantly taking their creations to the next level, and full-scale (and often functional) vehicles continue to rank among the most impressive competitive LEGO projects in the land. Just a few months after a unique LEGO trailer made its debut at the British National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, LEGO certified master model maker Rene Hoffmeister and Pascal Lenhardbuilt present an incredible LEGO Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi camper van.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has revealed it's ranking of the world’s top universities for the study of Architecture / Built Environment for 2019, based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
On this edition, the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL (University College London) has been named the best university for studying architecture, taking MIT's place, which has topped the rankings for the past four years .
Keep reading and check out the complete ranking.
Kengo Kuma, Kenneth Frampton
Thames & Hudson, October 2018 (Second Edition)
Hardcover | 9-3/4 x 12 inches | 352 pages | 420 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0500343425 | $75.00
Since establishing his practice in 1990, Kengo Kuma has brought contemporary vigor to Japan’s already rich modern architectural heritage and developed projects far beyond his native country. Influenced by a period at Columbia University in New York and by the lessons of his mentor, Hiroshi Hara, Kuma has forged his own pared-back language: responsive to local nature and traditional construction, entirely contemporary in its execution, yet rooted in a Japanese sensibility.
The experience of his buildings is hypnotic and highly sensory. Much of this powerful effect is achieved by Kuma’s deft, sometimes dramatic, use of materials. Projects in the past five years alone include two museums in France, landscape projects in Italy, hotels and large- scale retail and commercial projects in China, and numerous projects in Japan, including a kindergarten.
- Architects: Obraestudio
- Location: Bogota, Colombia
- Category: Sustainability
- Lead Architects: Arq. Juan Melo Lozano
- Design Team: Bio.Mateo Hernández / Arq. Lorena González / Arq. Lucas Nieto / Arq. Juan Camilo Arias
- Area: 91493.24 ft2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Daniel Segura, Andrés Valbuena, Jairo Llano
Antonio Serrano and Madrid-based Mad Lab have designed a collection of everyday objects inspired by Renaissance concepts of “Utopia.” The set of trays, boxes, and centerpieces are made from inlay maple and cedar wood, each telling “stories of entrepreneurship, design, craft, and technology.”
The collection, which manifests as a form of “scaled-down city,” considers Utopia as an imagined reflection on reality, rather than a yearning for an ideal city. The objects are full of “nods, winks, and gestures that leave us trapped in an illusion of a dream” conveyed through Renaissance architectural elements such as arches and spires.
2019 has been an unprecedented year for the ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Awards.
But before we get to shortlisted nominees, we want to emphasize the values embodied by this awards process. As the world’s largest platform for architecture we are acutely aware of our responsibility to the profession, and to the advancement of architecture as a discipline. Since our mission is directly related to the architecture of the future—in inspiring and educating the global community of architects who will design the urban fabric of the future—the trust placed in us by our readers to reflect architectural trends from regions around the whole world creates challenges that we are eager to rise to. The democratically-voted, user-centered Building of the Year Awards is one of the key pillars of our response to these challenges, aiming to tear down established hierarchies and geographical barriers.
By participating in the process, the ArchDaily community decides what it means to push architecture forward. So without further ado, these are the most inspiring building, according to ArchDaily readers.
- Architects: Cor Asociados Arquitectos
- Location: Alicante, Spain
- Category: Renovation
- Lead Architect: Miguel Rodenas Mussons y Jesús Olivares Casado
- Design Team: Nadia Canet, Judit Lastres, Alfredo Ortega, Marta Blanco, Cristian Francés, Mario Rodríguez
- Collaborators: Jose Verdú Montesinos
- Clients: Universidad de Alicante
- Photographs: David Frutos
Los próximos 23 y 24 de mayo de 2019 se va a celebrar en el Palacio de Congresos Baluarte (Pamplona) el 1er Fórum Internacional de Construcción con Madera, organizado por la plataforma Forum Holzbau, en colaboración con la Cátedra Madera de la Universidad de Navarra. Es una cita fundamental para todo aquel que quiera conocer de primera mano el desarrollo que está teniendo el mundo de la construcción con madera en nuestro país y en todo el mundo. Se trata de un congreso centrado eminentemente en cuestiones técnicas y prácticas, enfocadas al mundo profesional.
El programa se organiza en torno a cinco bloques que se desarrollan de manera consecutiva: Madera: el material del s. XXI, Nuevos horizontes para la construcción con madera, Proyectar y construir con madera, Madera y ciudad sostenible e Innovación y desarrollo, en los que participan como ponentes ingenieros y arquitectos que exponen su experiencia en investigación, procesos, tratamientos y construcción.
“Form-Generating is Similar to Music – You Try to Compose Music and Suddenly the Melody Comes”: In Conversation with Kevin Roche
American architect Kevin Roche passed away this past Friday, March 1 at the age of 96. He was born in 1922 in Dublin, Ireland, educated at the University College Dublin (1945) and Illinois Institute of Technology (1948). In 1966, he formed Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates (KRJDA). He has designed more than 200 buildings, including renovation to the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012), National Conference Centre in Dublin (2010), Lafayett Tower in Washington DC (2009), J.P. Morgan Headquarters in Manhattan (1992), Central Park Zoo in Manhattan (1988), The Knights of Columbus Building Headquarters in New Haven (1969), The Ford Foundation in Manhattan (1968), and Oakland Museum of California (1966).
Asif Khan to Bring a Future Focus to the German Design Council's 2019 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture
With his delicate designs for spatial structures and innovative concepts, Asif Khan is considered one of the world’s most exciting architects. He constructed the VantablackPavilion for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea – thanks to nano-technology, the building's innovative paint absorbs 99 percent of visible light, which creates an impression similar to the vastness of space.