OMA and Inside Outside "Honor Generosity" with a Field of Engraved Columns in Dubai

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© OMA and Inside Outside © OMA and Inside Outside

OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on the design of a vast monument in Dubai, titled “Ethar – Honoring Generosity.” The installation consists of a field of 1,680 triangular-shaped recycled aluminum columns arrayed like a magnetic field, engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists, and thinkers.

The installation was designed to celebrate the “unique culture of charitable giving in the United Arab Emirates with a physical installation that is part of the urban landscape of Dubai.” Designed for a site on Jumeirah Beach, the monument’s character can also be adapted for various contexts, whether dispersed throughout the city or appearing in key urban locations as a symbol of Emirati culture.

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Explore the potential of the human figure in architectural representation

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© Frances Edith Cooper © Frances Edith Cooper

The human figure is fundamental in order to understand scale in illustrations, hyper-realistic renders, collages and three-dimensional representations. However, it often seems to be one of the last elements to be incorporated, when it should be a thoughtful decision, intrinsically related to the project. What do human figures transmit beyond the scale of a project?

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Illuminating the Future: How Bluetooth Mesh will Fundamentally Change Lighting Systems

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Image by Alexandre Zveiger Image by Alexandre Zveiger

Imagine light fixtures that act as Bluetooth beacons, allowing smartphones to help visitors find their way around a building. Imagine a lighting system which can pinpoint the location of people and physical assets within the building. Imagine an automation system which can use occupancy data and personal preferences to orchestrate an optimized and personalized building environment.

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Access Your Portfolio Anytime, Anywhere

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There may be times when you remember an old project you did, perhaps at uni, that you want to show someone. The one that had the amazing render that took 10hrs of Photoshopping. But no, it’s at home on hard-drive no.2 of 5. If only you had uploaded that one to SiteSupervisor, you could be showing it off right... about... now.

SiteSupervisor is your new pocket portfolio. No, not the portfolio that you keep in the drawing tube that only ever sees the light of day at a job interview, but a real, live portfolio that you can access on your phone anytime, anywhere. It's time to take pride in the work you do and have done, and really use what you have to not only bring in more work, but also solve problems.

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Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre / Haworth Tompkins

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019: Architectural Fees

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Architectural Fees are a mystery to most people and there is no shortage of methods that architects charge for their services. How do you make sense of the options, which method works best for you, and how do you provide a method that suits the needs of both the architect and their clients.

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Before we get into today’s topic, I should let everyone know that Andrew and I attended the International Builder’s Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry show in Las Vegas from March 19 through March 22nd. I had some advisory board meetings to attend and Andrew came along because this is singularly the most amazing design and construction show in the country. We decided to take advantage of being in the same place at the same time and we recorded today’s podcast from inside one of the show homes that was built in the Professional Builder Show Village.

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Brandlhuber+

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keibelst 6 . Berlin Brandlhuber+ . + Euroboden Project in Berlin commissioned by Euroboden. _ Nördlich des Alexanderplatzes soll ein 110 Meter langes und 45 Meter hohes Gebäude mit großzügigen Lofts und einem Sockelgeschoss voller Läden und Cafés entstehen. Die kompromisslos zeitgenössische Architektur sieht Wohnungen mit offenen Grundrissen in einem langen, 12-geschossigen Zeilenbau vor. Kleinere … Continue reading Brandlhuber+
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David Adjaye

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CRALSHEIMAUFT . Munich Adjaye Associates . renders: © FORBESMASSIESTUDIO . + euroboden Project in Munich commissioned by Euroboden. _ Nach seiner viel beachteten Werkschau im Haus der Kunst entwickelte Sir David Adjaye mit Euroboden ein Mehrfamilienhaus für ein Grundstück am Englischen Garten. Ganz aus den lokalen Gegebenheiten entstanden, ist der Entwurf doch in einem internationalen … Continue reading David Adjaye
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Miguel Ubarrechena . I2G

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Banco de España refurbishment . San Sebastián Miguel Ubarrechena . I2G Arquitectos The old Bank of Spain in San Sebastian is a building that has lived back to the city, in a kind of urban camouflage in which discretion was the value to be preserved. From the urban point of view it remains almost invisible … Continue reading Miguel Ubarrechena . I2G
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Worker Be: 10 “We’re Hiring” Signs of the Times

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[ By Steve in Design & Graphics & Branding. ]

This eclectic selection of “We’re Hiring” signs illustrate some of the unusual ways companies offer jobs in a booming economy with low unemployment.

“We’re still hiring humans”, declares this billboard ad for Carnegie Robotics in “The City of Bridges” (presumably Pittsburgh, PA), and that’s good news, right? Right?? Indeed, there’s something more than a little sinister about this pitch and the image of a vaguely Bender-ish robot doesn’t help. At least they didn’t give him a goatee. Flickr member Nick Amoscato snapped a couple shots of the jumbo hiring ad in June of 2018.

Hirers Gonna Hire

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Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light

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Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light
Richard Pare
Phaidon, January 2000 (Mini Edition)



Hardcover | 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches | 284 pages | 350 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0714839998

Publisher Description:
An exquisite work of art in its own right, this book is the result of ten years' collaboration between the English photographer Richard Pare and the internationally renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. This new edition features all the same extraordinary photographs, completely remastered from the original negatives, bringing this beautiful volume back to life. Pare's remarkable images shed new light on this important body of work, while Ando's original line drawings and sketches provide unparalleled insight into his creative process.dDAB Commentary:

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Why is Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' an Important Part in the Collective Memory of Mexico City?

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Actual view of Col. Roma Sur. Image © Zaickz Moz Actual view of Col. Roma Sur. Image © Zaickz Moz

Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City, is well known among locals for its art galleries, restaurants, bookstores and museums - it is a hotspot of contemporary art and culture. However, this cultural tradition actually dates back to the Porfirian Era in the early twentieth century. The area was a way to present Mexico City as a modern city by creating the first colony, along with Colonia Condesa, with all basic services available to the residents. Drawn with Parisian boulevards and tree-lined streets, Roma is an exemplar of art nouveau architecture, eclectic and French-ified – an attractive area that immediately led to the arrival of wealthy families.

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