The Ilma / LABOTORY

3 days 20 hours ago
© Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon
  • Architects: LABOTORY
  • Location: Cheongdam Square G12-ho, 1,3-beonji, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Jung Jin Ho, Park Kee min
  • Area: 78.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Choi Yong Joon
  • Other Participants: Yoo Seul Gi, Ahn Jin Hee
© Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon

Text description provided by the architects. Ilma means “weather, air” in the Finnish language.
All spaces clearly have harmonious air, and our client wanted to have that kind of air’s positive energy lingering in the space.

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Catskill Keep: An Abandoned Cursed Castle In Upstate NY

3 days 21 hours ago
[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

Abandoned Dundas Castle in upstate New York is said to be cursed: its builder died and his family were committed to asylums before they could even move in.

Ralph Wurts-Dundas (1871-1921) was a wealthy recluse who, since he could not BE a Scottish laird, did the next best thing by living like one… at least, that was the plan. In 1907, Dundas bought a log cabin on the banks of the Beaverkill River, deep in New York’s lush and forested Catskill Mountains. The cabin, known locally as “Beaverkill Lodge”, featured many comfort and convenience features but for Dundas only a stone-walled and luxuriously furnished castle would do.

Highlands Fling

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Cais do Sertão Museum / Brasil Arquitetura

4 days 2 hours ago
© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon
  • Architects: Brasil Arquitetura
  • Location: Av. Alfredo Lisboa, 10 - Recife, PE, 50030-030, Brazil
  • Authors: Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz
  • Co Authors: Pedro Del Guerra, Cícero Ferraz Cruz, Luciana Dornellas
  • Area: 5000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon
  • Collaborators: Anne Dieterich, Beatriz Marques, Fabiana Paiva, Felipe Zene, Fred Meyer, Gabriel Mendonça, Gabriel Grinspum, Julio Tarragó, Victor Gurgel
  • Interns: Guilherme Tanaka, Laura Ferraz, Roberto Brotero, William Campos
  • Publication Drawings: Bruno Veiga, Francielle Lopes
  • Manager: Colméia
  • Construtor: Consórcio Gusmão/Concrepoxi
  • Landscape: André Paoliello
  • Structure: Fabio T. Oyamada
  • Electric Installations: MBM Engenharia
  • Hydraulic Instalations : MBM Engenharia

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Brazilian Houses: 9 Examples of Residential Vernacular Architecture

4 days 3 hours ago
Wattle and daub house. Image © Pedro Levorin Wattle and daub house. Image © Pedro Levorin

The regional expressions of a country’s culture are vital in helping us understand the relation between context and specific conditions of social manifestations. These nuances and singularities inside the realm of construction are translated into what can be called vernacular architecture. Although it has always existed, this universe of local exemplars of architecture with their particular materials, techniques and regional constructive solutions came to be well studied in the second half of the twentieth century in Brazil, in a project that traced national architecture history, headed by Lucio Costa.

It is a type of architecture that, besides being an undeniable knowledge that is passed down through generations, it is usually highly sustainable as it incorporates low energy materials and local techniques with solutions made to be passively adapted to the local climate and conditions.

Just as in most countries, vernacular architecture in Brazil is predominantly residential. Learn more about the different residential typologies, from North to South, that have contributed to forming regional identities in the country.

Oca (or Oga)

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Venturi Scott Brown's Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery London Receives AIA 25 Year Award

4 days 4 hours ago
© Valentino Danilo Matteis © Valentino Danilo Matteis

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Venturi Scott Brown's Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery of London as the recipient of the 2019 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown in an international competition, AIA commended the project for its ability to “...make its context better than it found it” - a citation borrowed from Venturi himself.

The award is presented annually to a project that has "stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years."

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Library de Kimpel / Adem Architecten

4 days 6 hours ago
© Adem Architecten © Adem Architecten
  • Architects: Adem Architecten
  • Location: Eikenlaan 25, 3740 Bilzen, Belgium
  • Lead Architects: Adem architecten bv bvba – Donald Nijssen - Maarten Van Eyck
  • Area: 1.9 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Adem Architecten
  • Engineering: AGB Bilzen - JC Engineering – Stubeco - Thijco
© Adem Architecten © Adem Architecten

Text description provided by the architects. The new Bilzen library is part of an integral renovationprogram for the recreation site De Kimpel in Bilzen.

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Manufactured Cities: A Case Study of the First Smart City in Brazil

4 days 8 hours ago
Aerial view of Smart City Laguna. Image by TecMundo Aerial view of Smart City Laguna. Image by TecMundo

In 2017, ArchDaily Brazil reported that Smart City Laguna would become the first “smart city” in Brazil. With its inauguration scheduled for that same year, the venture opened with 1,800 units in its first phase, and in its final phase, 7,065 units divided between residential, commercial and technological uses.

Located in the Croatá district of São Gonçalo do Amarante, the first Brazilian smart city occupies 815 acres directly connected to the federal highway BR-22, which crosses the states of Ceará, Piauí, and Maranhão, starting in Fortaleza towards Marabá, in Pará. Its location has economic reasons: the proximity to Pecém Harbor, in Fortaleza, the Pecém Steel Company (CSP) and the Transnordestina Railroad make Croatá a strategic hub that has been recently occupied by technological companies, becoming a “digital belt” a little over 50 kilometers from the state’s capital.

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Kitchen Coffee Roasters / ZROBYM architects

4 days 10 hours ago
© Tatiana Sibas © Tatiana Sibas
  • Architects: ZROBYM architects
  • Location: Minsk, Belarus
  • Lead Architects: Andrus Bezdar, Roman Mohamad
  • Clients: Kitchen Coffee Roasters
  • Area: 230.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tatiana Sibas
© Tatiana Sibas © Tatiana Sibas

Text description provided by the architects. Interior project of the production facility. The company Kitchen Coffee Roasters is engaged in the roasting coffee process in Minsk, Belarus. We increased the space of almost 200 square meters by building the second floor. Kitchen Coffee Roasters team holds training workshops there. It was necessary to repair almost two hundred square meters with a ceiling height of seven meters in a limited budget.

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Chalmers Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering / White Arkitekter

4 days 13 hours ago
© Kalle Sanner © Kalle Sanner
  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Lead Architect: Ulla Antonsson
  • Area: 25000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Kalle Sanner
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Brick House in Unjung-dong / Architects601

4 days 18 hours ago
© Young-Chae Park © Young-Chae Park
  • Architects: Architects601
  • Location: Seongnam-si, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Keun-Young Shim
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Young-Chae Park
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EMTEK / ZONES DESIGN

4 days 20 hours ago
© SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop
  • Interiors Designers: ZONES DESIGN
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Lead Architects: Qiwei Dai
  • Design Team: Hui Wang, Weijun Li, Qian Lai
  • Area: 566.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: SHANR Workshop
© SHANR Workshop © SHANR Workshop

Text description provided by the architects. The letter testing exhibition hall is a multi-functional quality testing center for "clothing, food, and accommodation". It is located in the heart of Shenzhen Bay. The public houses were invited to create this minimalist space with black, white, and gray as the main color of science and technology, and tried to use the concept of "home". Create space.

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DIY Pop-Up Prefab: Whole House Anyone Can Assemble with a Screwdriver

4 days 21 hours ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

Designed to be simple enough for anyone to build in just a few days, the Pop-Up House is made of lightweight and recyclable materials and can be assembled using a simple wireless screwdriver.

Developed by Multipod Studio, the first prototype was erected in the South of France, a working proof-of-concept with 1,600 square feet of space on a wood floor mounted on micro-piles. Since then, other models have been developed, too, using the same simple materials and construction principles.

The structure, compiled of insulating blocks and wooden panels, features affordable thermal insulation, reducing costs and environmental impact. The look is cozy and modern, featuring sleek lines and contrasting materials — fresh out of the box.

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Anchoring

4 days 22 hours ago
Anchoring: Steven Holl, Selected Projects, 1975-1991
Steven Holl
Princeton Architectural Press, January 1996 (third edition)



Flexicover | 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches | 172 pages | 205 b/w illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1878271518 | $40.00

Publisher Description:
One of our most popular titles, Anchoring presents New York architect Steven Holl's projects from 1975 to the present. Among the works featured are Void Space/Hinged Space Housing, Fukuoka; School of Architecture, University of Minnesota; Pace Showroom, New York; Stretto House, Dallas; and the Berkowitz House, Martha's Vineyard.
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AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee

4 days 23 hours ago
© David Shankbone © David Shankbone

It may be the single most important architectural detail of the last fifty years. Emerging bravely from the glassy sea of Madison Avenue skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan, the open pediment atop Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1984 AT&T Building (now the Sony Tower) singlehandedly turned the architectural world on its head. This playful deployment of historical quotation explicitly contradicted modernist imperatives and heralded the mainstream arrival of an approach to design defined instead by a search for architectural meaning. The AT&T Building wasn’t the first of its type, but it was certainly the most high-profile, proudly announcing that architecture was experiencing the maturation of a new evolutionary phase: Postmodernism had officially arrived to the world scene.

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Dry Creek Poolhouse / Ro I Rockett Design

5 days 2 hours ago
© Adam Rouse Photography © Adam Rouse Photography
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Berlin in Miniature: Tilt-Shift Video Transforms Perspective on the German Capital

5 days 2 hours ago

MiniLook Berlin from Okapi on Vimeo.

When we get wrapped up in everyday life, it can be easy to take the place we live for granted. In the MiniLook Berlin video, Okapi Creative Studio takes a step back to show the beauty of daily life in the city of Berlin via a stop-motion, tilt-shift technique that makes the city appear as if in miniature. The video highlights everyday street scenes and picturesque shots of nature, while some famous buildings make appearances as well.

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Brandlhuber+ . Michalski&Wagner

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Brandlhuber+ . Michalski&Wagner
Guardia di Finanza . Castellammare del Golfo Brandlhuber+ . Michalski&Wagner . photos: © Erica Overmeer Built in the 1970s as a guesthouse, the building in Castellamare del Golfo in northeastern Sicily was later used by the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian Economic law force. Because the building contained more volume and surface area than was … Continue reading Brandlhuber+ . Michalski&Wagner
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Helen Mirra

5 days 3 hours ago
Helen Mirra
February . 2018 + Peter Freeman I’ve been thinking about asterisks lately, both as typographic marks and as actual small stars in the sky (asterisk being the diminutive of aster [star]). As a symbol it is particularly multivalent: it can been used in proofreading to mark repetition, it is sometimes enlisted simply for emphasis, and … Continue reading Helen Mirra
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