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DS House / Planned Living Architects

17 August, 2018 - 01:00
© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell

Darling Harbour Public Realm | Sydney, Australia | HASSELL

17 August, 2018 - 00:00

The transformation of Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, is the city’s most significant urban renewal initiative in 20 years – a once in a generation opportunity to remake a critical, central neighbourhood.

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Bamboo Long House Restaurant / BambuBuild

17 August, 2018 - 00:00
© Quang Tran © Quang Tran
  • Architects: BambuBuild
  • Location: Đồng Hới, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Tran Ba Tiep
  • Area: 615.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Quang Tran
© Quang Tran © Quang Tran

Text description provided by the architects. Situated next to a river in the middle of Vietnam, Bamboo Long House Restaurant features a large boat-shaped roof, which is covered with forking fern truck, a local popular material for roofing. The building is completely open architecture, connecting to nature harmoniously. The main structure is built in a very simple way and takes advantage of the characteristics of bamboo.

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The You Art Centre / Atelier Global

16 August, 2018 - 23:00
Exterior View. Image © Ice Tan Exterior View. Image © Ice Tan

Book Review: Pictures of the Floating Microcosm

16 August, 2018 - 23:00
Pictures of the Floating Microcosm: New Representations of Japanese Architecture by Olivier Meystre
Park Books, 2017
Hardcover, 240 pages



It's hard to deny the appeal of drawings by Japanese architects. I've succumbed, for instance, to the intricate perspective sections and plans of Atelier Bow-Wow and "Architectural Ethnography," the Japanese exhibition at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, which was co-curated by one-half of Atelier Bow-Wow and focused on drawings by architects and non-architects alike. The two-dimensional output of Japanese architects in the last two decades is evident through their high level of detail, lack of hierarchy in lines, abundance of white space, and sometimes cartoonish qualities. But why is it like this and what are these drawings trying to express? These and other questions are addressed by Olivier Meystre in his analytical, accessible, and lavishly illustrated study on drawings and models produced by well-known Japanese architects over the last few decades.

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An Australian Tiny Home / CABN

16 August, 2018 - 22:00
Courtesy of CABN Courtesy of CABN
  • Architects: CABN
  • Location: Adelaide Hills Council, Australia
  • Lead Designer: Michael Lamprell
  • Area: 15.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Builder: Jake Laidlaw
  • Digital Design: Shane Laidlaw
Courtesy of CABN Courtesy of CABN

Text description provided by the architects. Set in 180 acres of natural scrubland and adjacent to a conservation park boasting incredible walking trails, creeks, dams and breathtaking scenery.

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U Concept Gallery / LUKSTUDIO

16 August, 2018 - 21:00
© Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography © Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

Flat-Pack Night Market: Modular South Korean Vendor Stalls Fold & Stack

16 August, 2018 - 19:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

Perfect for a pop-up market in Seoul that appears only overnight and on weekends, these collapsible and stackable structures take up little space when not in use and can be deployed and stored quickly and easily.

Designed by Motoelasico for the capital city of South Korea, the temporary tents provide space for craftspeople and designers to set up shop and sell wares. Then, during the week, the units can be left on site without taking up public space.

Two site-specific variants were developed for two locals along the Han River. One site is narrow and long, and its design solution consists of a series of foldable ‘V’ structures on wheels covered with orange tarps.

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Casa De Plegado / Rob Paulus Architects

16 August, 2018 - 19:00
© David Olsen © David Olsen

Preservationists and Critics Aim to Save Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

16 August, 2018 - 18:00
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Image © Phillipp Scholz Rittermann Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Image © Phillipp Scholz Rittermann

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego recently released plans to begin demolition on a portion of its La Jolla building designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Aiming to expand and renovate, the museum is facing mounting criticism from a range of architects, critics and historians. The new plan calls for Venturi Scott Brown's exterior colonnade into Axline Court to be removed, and for the museum's neon-accented entry atrium to be repurposed as a public gathering space. With a part of the colonnade already removed, critics have signed an open letter hoping to save VSB's work.

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Botanique Café. Bar. Plantas / Moca Arquitetura

16 August, 2018 - 17:00
© Eduardo Macarios © Eduardo Macarios
  • Architects: Moca Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Brg. Franco, 1193 - Mercês, Curitiba - PR, 80430-210, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Ana Sikorski, Katia Azevedo
  • Area: 170.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Eduardo Macarios

Drawings by Tchoban, Holl, and Calatrava Among Stunning Entries for the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition

16 August, 2018 - 16:00
New Entry 5 / Sergei Tchoban (Gold Medal Winner). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design New Entry 5 / Sergei Tchoban (Gold Medal Winner). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Russian-German architect Sergei Tchoban of Tchoban Voss Architekten has won the Gold Medal in the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design. Participating architects included Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, and Santiago Calatrava.

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Cube House / LSS

16 August, 2018 - 15:00
© Christopher Payne, Esto © Christopher Payne, Esto
  • Construction Manager: LSS BLDG
  • Structural Engineer: Blue Sky Design
  • Environmental Consultants: First Coastal Corporation
© Christopher Payne, Esto © Christopher Payne, Esto

Text description provided by the architects. The site is part of an unpredictable and delicate natural ecosystem on Moriches Bay, exposed to both heavy wind gusts, and ocean and bay tides that frequently flood the site. Successive storms had irreparably damaged the site’s existing, nonconforming 800 square foot shack and deck.

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Raúl Sánchez

16 August, 2018 - 15:00
Raúl Sánchez
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Duplex Tibbaut . Barcelona Raúl Sánchez Architects . photos: © José Hevia The starting point was two independent dwellings on top of each other on the ground floor and mezzanine of a modest, old apartment building between dividing walls in the heart of the Raval (Barcelona). Both dwellings were in … Continue reading Raúl Sánchez

Vollebak launches first graphene jacket that acts as a radiator

16 August, 2018 - 14:21

Graphene jacket by Vollebak

Innovative clothing manufacturer Vollebak has produced a jacket made with graphene that can conduct power, store body heat and repel bacteria. Read more