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Hiha Studio

19 February, 2019 - 21:46
Hiha Studio
CAL JORDI&ANNA . El Poal Hiha Studio . photos: © Pol Viladoms The project consisted of updating and adapting an existing building to the present, to new materials, to new ways of life. The existing building is the result of the sum of two houses between a rammed earth party walls. They are buildings that … Continue reading Hiha Studio

Noise-Cancelling Doghouse: Quiet Design Soothes Storm-Scared Canines

19 February, 2019 - 20:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]

Between fireworks and thunder, it can be hard to watch your best friend cower and howl when noises beyond your control dominate the soundscape. This noise-cancelling kennel aims to provide shelter from auditory storms, an more robust alternative to hiding in the closet.

Developed by Ford Europe, the structure employs a combination of sound insulation and, critically, the technology used for noise-cancellation in the company’s automobiles.

Adapted to frequencies that most impact canine companions, microphones pick up the sounds of explosions and other loud bursts, then counteracts them with mitigating frequencies.

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David Chipperfield

19 February, 2019 - 18:34
David Chipperfield
RA Schools renewal . London David Chipperfield Architects . Julian Harrap Architects The RA Schools, the postgraduate art school at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, has announced plans for a reconfiguration and refurbishment of their work spaces. The project will create new workshops and more studio space for the Schools; a new library; and … Continue reading David Chipperfield

Gus Wüstemann

19 February, 2019 - 18:26
Gus Wüstemann
Albisrieden housing . Zurich Gus Wüstemann . photos: © Bruno Helbling . + dezeen Affordable apartment block in concrete. _

EJM Terras II / Gálvez & Márton Arquitetura

19 February, 2019 - 16:00
© Paula Monroy © Paula Monroy

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Snøhetta and Heatherwick Design a Timber City for Sidewalk Labs

19 February, 2019 - 15:00
Quayside. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio Quayside. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Sidewalk Labs has released new renderings from Snøhetta and Heatherwick Studio of the Quayside neighborhood development in Toronto. After announcing plans to create a model smart city, Sidewalk Labs has been working to pioneer a new approach to future urban developments. Plans for Quayside were first revealed last summer, designed to be interconnected smart neighborhood for the city. The latest renderings were released with further documents outlining how the company plans to pay for the ground-up development.

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19 February, 2019 - 14:00
© Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati
  • Architects: MD27
  • Location: Av. Angamos 1146, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • Category: Restaurant
  • Lead Architects: Andrea Jiménez Bonifaz, Luciana Cúneo Campodónico, Rodrigo Escardó Cuglievan, Luis Pedro Díaz de Rávago
  • Collaborators: Stephanie Corrales, Silvana Marchena
  • Construction: MD27
  • Structural Calculation: Ing. Luis Flores Mantilla
  • Electrical, Sanitary And Mechanical Installations: Grupo Argenia
  • Area: 4197.93 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Renzo Rebagliati

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Isola 2

19 February, 2019 - 13:13
The effect of furniture in the public domain is frequently underestimated. Good furniture is crucial to an optimal use of public spaces. In turn, properly used public spaces are a prerequisite for busy cities, participation and social integration. Such spaces create genuine encounters and interexchange between people of all ages and thereby increase psychological and […]

A Selection of the Best Architecture Sketches: Alberto Campo Baeza

19 February, 2019 - 13:00
Asencio 1998. Image Cortesía de Alberto Campo Baeza Asencio 1998. Image Cortesía de Alberto Campo Baeza

A while ago I was researching material on the internet for a project about representation in architecture, so I started reviewing the websites of different architecture offices. Several passed quickly, without much notice, however, I found some that kept me completely immersed. I explored and appreciated the sensibilities of their authors, whose penchant for drawings and freehand sketches I hadn’t previously known. Within those libraries of mental excursions, I discovered Alberto Campo Baeza’s drawing library; I loved it so much that I decided to share it with you.

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Casa Praia Vermelha / Nitsche Arquitetos

19 February, 2019 - 12:00
© André Scarpa © André Scarpa

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Schalker Verein by Planergruppe Oberhausen

19 February, 2019 - 11:40
Planergruppe Oberhausen: Due to the long fallowing time there was some ‘second-hand nature’ available on the site of the former steel mill Schalker Verein. In the course of an urban development competition, these natural areas were identified as great potential of the location from which the motto ‘Investor Green’ derived. The free and open spaces […]

Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul

19 February, 2019 - 11:00
© Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects

Turkish practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) has won an international competition for the design of a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the competition called for a “world first” museum to support public education in robotics, and increase public interest in robots.

The principles of robotics, science, technology, and innovation have shaped all aspects of the scheme’s design, from form and structure to material and operation. The main character of the museum is to “create its own universe for robots and their visitors,” manifesting as a non-directional, fluid, spherical structure.

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University of Mpumalanga / GAPP Architects & Urban Designers

19 February, 2019 - 10:00
© Tristan McLaren © Tristan McLaren

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“A Building Created Just to Perform a Particular Function is a Dead Building”: Pei Zhu of Studio Zhu-Pei

19 February, 2019 - 09:00
Minsheng Museum of Modern Art / Studio Zhu Pei. Image Courtesy of Studio Zhu Pei Minsheng Museum of Modern Art / Studio Zhu Pei. Image Courtesy of Studio Zhu Pei

Since the early 2000s, China consistently has been surprising the world as the playground for international superstar architects’ most daring creations. It still does so, but the element of surprise is gone, and with increased concern for building more pragmatically, resourcefully, and overall responsibly, we are much more critical of these spectacular buildings. The script has been flipped: it is the architecture that is produced locally, with humility and social relevance, that attracts attention these days. Nowhere is this process more evident than in China, where the projects led by homegrown talent are by far the most relevant and meaningful architecture that is being built in the country today.

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Patio House / OOAK Architects

19 February, 2019 - 08:00
© Yiorgos Kordakis © Yiorgos Kordakis

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Solve Complex Architectural Details With This 'Contour Duplicator Gauge'

19 February, 2019 - 07:00

Most of the materials that we use in the construction of our projects have shapes and dimensions that seek to facilitate their storage, transfer, and installation, being constituted in its majority by orthogonal modulations. These straight angles don't always fit with the irregularity of our designs, nor do they coincide exactly when encountering more organic materials or other specific elements such as ducts, pillars, or furniture.

This simple tool allows you to copy, duplicate, and measure complex contours so that the materials adapt perfectly to other elements. Its mobile 'teeth' must be pressed against the profile to obtain a mold of its shape, generating templates that will allow cutting and adjusting the original material with precision. Thus, the tool could even be useful for replicating or repairing unique details in restorations or refurbishments.

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OPEN Architects' Chapel of Sound Reimagines the Concert Hall

19 February, 2019 - 06:30
Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects

Nestled in a valley north of Beijing, a building will soon be completed that may appear to have always been there, or to have emerged from and grown out of the surrounding stony landscape. OPEN Architects’ Chapel of Sound in Chengde, China was recently recognized in the 66th annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards, chosen as one of ten projects to receive the commendation. The P/A Awards focus on innovative, ongoing work that promotes new ways of thinking about architecture. The Chapel of Sound was noted for its creation of a new, progressive type of environment and its reimagining of an established typology.

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Eric Lapierre Experience

19 February, 2019 - 06:00
Eric Lapierre Experience
Chris Marker student housing . Paris Eric Lapierre Experience . photos: © Filip Dujardin . + espazium The largest Parisian students housing residence is built upon a public buses amenities : a 200 buses parking lot and a maintenance warehouse. It intends to define a new standard for student housing by improving dramatically spaces dedicated … Continue reading Eric Lapierre Experience

The Beauty in the Imperfections of Ruins in Architecture

19 February, 2019 - 06:00
© José Hevia © José Hevia

If walls could speak, they would have the most stories to tell - stories of antiquity, war, scandal, and reconciliation. Approaches to preservation are as varied as the architects behind them, but many take on the challenge with flair and restraint in equal measure. It is common to see preservation that combines ancient structure with contemporary features, creating beautiful combinations of old and new.

Take a look at some architectures from our projects database that highlight the beauty in the imperfections of ruins and great combinations of used and new materials.

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19 February, 2019 - 05:50
Extension Grieder-Swarovski . Küsnacht AFGH Architects . photos: © valentin jeck In 2015 the clients decided to build an underground extension and undertake a rearrangement of the house, whereby the building was divided into two independent apartments. The clients’ main apartment covered the ground and the first floor orientated both towards the garden encompassed by … Continue reading AFGH