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Casa en Komaba / Soichi Yamasaki

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 22:00
© Shigeo Ogawa

Descripción de los arquitectos. Esta casa de tres pisos se encuentra en una zona urbana de Tokio y el sitio está ubicado en el extremo de un cruce. Existe una amplia vista desde el sitio hacia los parques con vegetación en el sur y el oeste. Los clientes solicitaron a la máxima utilización del sitio y aprovechar las vistas hacia los alrededores.

© Shigeo Ogawa

En primer lugar, el espacio máximo permitido fue delimitado a través de muros dispuestos alrededor del lote pentagonal, mientras que la forma del techo está regida por el código de construcción y el equilibrio del entorno. A continuación, el volumen fue excavado para dirigir las vistas, configurando un balcón exterior.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/627064/casa-en-komaba-soichi-yamasaki

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Firm Faces #20: LWPB Architecture

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 21:30
This week's Building of the Week – a feature I curate at American-Architects, where each week a recent building from a different state is highlighted – is the Patience S. Latting Northwest Library in Oklahoma City designed by LWPB Architecture. While researching the firm and their projects for the "50x50" feature, I couldn't help noticing the way the firm faces are represented:

[Screenshot from LWPB Architecture website]

Moving the mouse across the screen (sorry, doesn't work on mobile devices) results in the people moving back and forth, retracting of the screen like two-dimensional cutouts on a virtual Rolodex:

[Screenshot from LWPB Architecture website]

The technique is reminiscent of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's flip-up project grid on their website, which was designed by Pentagram:

[Screenshot from DS+R website]

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DIY: How to Make a Bird Feeder From a Plastic Bottle!

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 21:00

The cooler half of the year is right around the corner (though most of us don’t want to admit it!), and all over the northern hemisphere, little feathered friends will be looking for food to help them survive the winter. You can help to supplement their diet of dried berries and seed heads by creating a simple feeder from materials you probably already have lying around the house. If you have an empty plastic jar, juice jug, or soda bottle, you can whip a feeder together in less than an hour.

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Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=686350

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Segundo Lugar XVIII Concurso CAP 2014, Vivienda Social de Altura Media / U. Finis Terrae

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 21:00

Como ya les hemos estado anunciando, ya fueron publicados los resultados oficiales del XXVlll Concurso CAP 2014, cuyo primer lugar recayó en la propuesta de los estudiantes Simón Echavarría, Christian Paredes y Marcelo Valenzuela (USACH) -guiados por el profesor Rodrigo Aguilar- y quienes propusieron un bloque de viviendas multicultural en el barrio multicultural de Patronato en Santiago de Chile.

Mientras el segundo lugar fue para el proyecto de los estudiantes María Fernanda Vargas, Enzo Céspedes, Matías González y María Ignacia Domínguez, todos de la Universidad Finis Terrae y quienes propusieron el Paseo Mirador Cerro La Virgen, en uno de los cerros de Vaparaíso afectados por el incendio de abril pasado.

A continuación, conoce esta propuesta premiada en el concurso chileno.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/627063/segundo-lugar-xviii-concurso-cap-...

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Open House's opening move - a 3D London chess set

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 20:03
Bespoke architectural chess designer Skyline Chess unveiled a one-off a collaboration at the launch party for this year’s Open House Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/open-houses-opening-move-a-3d-london-che...

“We Are Running Out of Time” – New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 20:00

Two new reports have been released this week that demonstrate the consequences of inadequate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tuesday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its report on current greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, and on Monday PwC released its Low Carbon Economy Index 2014. The WMO report states atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations “reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide,” and the PwC report argues that current efforts to reduce carbon emissions actually have us on track for a 4°C warmer world by 2100, instead of the only 2°C (3.6°F) increase we are aiming for.

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=686559

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Joyce Klein Rosenthal publishes on heat-related mortality in New York City

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 20:00
Examining urban heat vulnerability, assistant professor of urban planning Joyce Klein Rosenthal recently published “Intra-Urban Vulnerability to Heat-Related Mortality in New York City” in the journal Health and Place.

Colour me rad

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 20:00

The confident colour palette on the Waterview Wharf Workshops in Sydney was awarded top honours in the Resene Total Colour Awards for its bold colour choices cementing it as a new landmark on Sydney Harbour.

Winners were announced at a gala evening in Auckland 4 September 2014. Awards were given for the best colour use in: Residential Exterior, Residential Interior, Commercial Exterior, Commercial Interior Office, Commercial Interior Public + Retail Space, Display + Product, Education Junior, Education Senior, Neutrals, Heritage, Rising Star Collaborative (student), Rising Star Individual (student) and Lifetime Achievement, with the Colour Master Nightingale Award for the best overall colour use.

Forum Sintra / ARX

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 20:00
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Descripción de los arquitectos. El proyecto del Forum Sintra consiste en una compleja intervención sobre un centro comercial preexistente adosado al supermercado Feira Nova, que se encuentra adosado a la carretera IC-19 en la llegada a Sintra (Abrunheira). El espacio ocupado por tiendas y cine fue demolido para dar lugar al nuevo edificio, mientras que el supermercado se mantuvo en funcionamiento, subiendo después de esta intervención a otro nivel comercial, para comenzar a operar como Pingo Doce.

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

La relación establecida con la ruta IC-19 es evidente, como se establece con la montaña de Sintra y su silueta reconocible y ondulante, coronada por la reinvención romántica del rey Fernando II, el Palacio da Pena. El nuevo diseño de la arquitectura tenía sus puntos de partida en estas condiciones, y su objetivo era conciliar estas unidades, tan diferentes en tiempo y espacio, en una invención contemporánea.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/627059/forum-sintra-arx

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PRP wins planning for Croydon towers

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 19:48
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] PRP has won planning for a pair of residential towers in Croydon Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/prp-wins-planning-for-croydon-towers/866...

Can Cloud Power Provide Clean Water and Electricity for the World?

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 18:38

Wind, water, solar are common sources of renewable energy, but what about the clouds? Can cloud power provide our clean energy and water needs? A Russian scientist is aiming to do just that with the Air HES (Hydro Electric Station) — a tethered blimp that captures water from the clouds with a mesh that hangs vertically in the air and sends water to a hydropower plant on the ground via conduit attachments. A turbo generator then produces clean water and electricity. Andrew Kazantsev and his St. Petersburg-based team have built a prototype that captures around five liters (one gallon) of water from low-level clouds in about an hour.

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=686248

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DA trying to derail transformation of higher education - HETN

SA Politics - September 9, 2014 - 17:19
Lucky Thekisho says the racist practices in the universities are the result of so-called institutional autonomy

Win tickets to Shard with Open House London

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 17:11
Tweet the AJ to win tickets to the Shard Futurology talk and the Archi-bus tour as part of Open House London Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/aj-building-studies/win-tickets-to-shard-with...

Watch the World’s Happiest Dog Plunge into the Ocean with a GoPro Strapped to His Back (Video)

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 17:07

Have you ever dreamed of coming back as a happy dog? Now you can get a taste of this happiness thanks to the new Fetch harness by GoPro. The adventure camera company has unveiled an awesome sample reel by Fetch’s guinea pig, Walter, an energetic dog who can’t wait to jump into the ocean! With the new accessory, viewers can enjoy life from a dog’s perspective – and it is so much fun!


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Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=686503

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Hombre de mimbre: una entrevista con Salvador Gilabert de EMBT

archiWEB 3.0 - September 9, 2014 - 17:00

Como uno de los Directores de EMBT, Salvador Gilabert ha ayudado a guiar la realización de algunos de los mayores proyectos de la oficina en los últimos años - incluyendo la dirección del proyecto del Pabellón de España para la Expo Shanghai 2010 y el Bloque de Viviendas Sociales de Barajas, recientemente completado.

El mes pasado, se tomó una semana de su agenda para liderar un proyecto en Hello Wood, donde con una energía e intensidad casi fuera de lugar en el entorno relajante del campo húngaro, lideró un grupo de estudiantes para construir una plataforma elevada ambiciosa sin tornillos que emergía de un grupo de árboles y ofrecía vistas de la puesta de sol. ArchDaily se encontró con Salvador Gilabert durante la semana para averiguar más acerca de su trabajo.

Lee la entrevista completa, después del salto.

Salvador Gilabert. Imagen © Géza Talabér

Rory Stott: Primero quería hablar con usted acerca de su trabajo en EMBT, ¿cuál es su filosofía de trabajo?

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/627055/hombre-de-mimbre-una-entrevista-c...

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COSATU's influence over govt is throwing a spanner in wheels of growth

SA Politics - September 9, 2014 - 16:58
Chris Whelan notes that one of the key conditions for creating a favourable climate to attract FDI is a flexible, well-functioning labour market

COSATU's influence over govt is throwing a spanner in wheels of growth

SA Politics - September 9, 2014 - 16:58
Chris Whelan notes that one of the key conditions for creating a favourable climate to attract FDI is a flexible, well-functioning labour market
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