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Benedict Canyon / Whipple Russell Architects

15 October, 2018 - 16:00
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Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin

15 October, 2018 - 15:00
Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron Museum of the 20th Century. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin's Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.

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Kengo Kuma stacks shipping containers to create drive-through Starbucks in Taiwan

15 October, 2018 - 14:07

Starbucks Drive Thru by Kengo Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has stacked 29 recycled shipping containers to make a Starbucks coffee shop alongside a shopping centre in Hualien, Taiwan. Read more

Industrial Loft II / Diego Revollo Arquitetura

15 October, 2018 - 14:00
© Alain Brugier © Alain Brugier
  • Architects: Diego Revollo Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Dom Armando Lombardi - Vila Progredior, São Paulo - SP, 03178-200, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Diego Revollo
  • Area: 100.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Alain Brugier
© Alain Brugier © Alain Brugier

Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 Loft with structure and apparent installations is located in the noble neighborhood of Morumbi, in São Paulo. Although the aesthetic appeal of New York sheds converted into housing in the 1970s is the main justification for the male audience in explaining their desire for this style of property, Diego Revollo, who is knowledgeable about this repertoire and with some other lofts in his portfolio, knows that this profile prioritizes good materials and functionality. 

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"World's first design-led bank" Anna aims to attract creative businesses

15 October, 2018 - 13:54

Absolutely No-Nonsense Admin bank

A new business-banking service called Anna has launched with a design-first strategy aimed at reducing admin hassle for small UK firms. Read more

Ragna Ragnarsdottir creates objects depicting strange landscapes and oceans

15 October, 2018 - 13:31

Ragna Ragnarsdottir's "mystic" resin objects trick the viewer into believing they're ceramic

Icelandic designer Ragna Ragnarsdottir uses synthetic materials such as acrylic resin, silicone and latex to create her range of design objects. Read more

Refine your Visuals with Toffu's Premium Content Library

15 October, 2018 - 13:00

Online shop Toffu has produced a stylish content library aimed at architects seeking to improve their Photoshop, Illustrator, or CAD drawings. Hosting a range of vector and cad format packs, the library's vibrant content is markedly different from standard black and white line figures.

The content is available in elevation, plan, and isometric format, featuring people, furniture, icons, vehicles, and vegetation. Check out the Toffu site here to explore their full content.

5 Places to Download Free, Ethnically Diverse Render People

The significance of people in architectural rendering is nothing new - the added realism, and addition of narrative elements can make or break whether a render successfully sells its project. With sites like Skalgubbar, architects and architecture students have easier access than ever before to "Render People": PNG cut-outs of people, ready to be photoshopped into buildings.

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ASLA releases statement on the IPCC Climate Change Report

15 October, 2018 - 12:02

ASLA has recently released a statement from Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects, in the wake of the report, released October 8 by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

“Already, the dire effects of climate change are visible in every corner of the globe. But the startling new report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear that if significant actions aren’t taken immediately, the world could see a rise in atmospheric temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040, triggering catastrophic effects worldwide. Landscape architects work at the intersection of the built and natural environments and have embraced their responsibility to design and plan healthy, climate-smart and resilient communities. The ominous U.N. report further reinforces the need for all those responsible for shaping human environments to urgently redouble their efforts to both mitigate climate effects and to ensure the resilience of communities already being threatened by the consequences of inaction.”

American Society of Landscape Architects also released a report earlier in 2018 entitled Smart Policies for a Changing Climate [pdf], spells out design and planning solutions, as well as public policies, that can help engender resilient and climate-smart communities and can be downloaded here [pdf].

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Book Review | Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture

15 October, 2018 - 12:00

Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture edited by Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies provides a series of essays that explore what it means to use, modify and create computational tools in a contemporary design environment.

Cantrell and Mekies in their first chapter,  Coding landscape provide a brief history of the landscape architecture professions relationship with technology including the early adaptation by Design Workshop and the following decades of the profession engaging with GIS, geo-design, mobile data, then moving into the current era of Sidewalk Labs and developing a future vision for urban planning. From the outset, the discussion of analog (hand) and the digital representation is seen as been unproductive as “..neither methodology, analog or digital defines the discipline of landscape architecture.” Cantrel and Mekies continue by stating that computation provides more opportunities and new modes of thinking to expand the design tools, workflows and methodologies of landscape architecture.

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Huaxiang Christian Centre / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

15 October, 2018 - 12:00
© Shikai / INUCE © Shikai / INUCE
  • Architects: INUCE·Dirk U. Moench
  • Location: Fuzhou, China
  • Lead Architect: Dirk U. Moench
  • Design Team: Joshua Cubero, Yuanquan Gao, Shenming Lü, Sisi Zeng
  • Area: 7500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Shikai / INUCE
  • Structure & Engineering: QingFang DI
© Shikai / INUCE © Shikai / INUCE

Text description provided by the architects. Repression and Rebirth: A Christian Minority in a Typical Chinese City

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The 30 Most Influential Architects in London

15 October, 2018 - 11:00
 by Hufton + Crow by Hufton + Crow

As a “global capital,” London is home to some of the world’s most influential people, architects included. This fact has recently been laid bare by the London Evening Standard newspaper, whose list of the 1000 most influential Londoners features 30 architects, big and small, who use the city as a base for producing some of the world’s most celebrated architectural works.

Below, we have rounded up the 30 most influential architects in London, complete with examples of the architectural works which have put them on the city and world map.

Eva Franch i Gilabert

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Top architecture and design jobs this week include the Met and Studio Egret West

15 October, 2018 - 10:50

This week we've selected five of the best opportunities in architecture and design available on Dezeen Jobs, including positions with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Studio Egret West. Read more

Fredriksdalskajen by Nivå Landskapsarkitektur

15 October, 2018 - 10:43
Location and function Fredriksdalskajen (the Fredriksdal Quay) is located at Hammarby Lake in Stockholm, adjacent to one of the city’s main infrastructural veins connecting Stockholm’s southern suburbs with the central island of Södermalm. The quayside project is one of the last phases of a major urban development project, Hammarby Sjöstad, which has been evolving in […]

3BOX92 / Stephane Malka Architecture

15 October, 2018 - 10:00
© Stephane Malka Architecture © Stephane Malka Architecture © Stephane Malka Architecture © Stephane Malka Architecture

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Boulogne Billancourt (district 92), on Paris’s western area, 3Box92 is a 2 floor vertical extension constructed on an 19th century existing building.Entirely built with prefabricated systems, the room units are stacked one to another, creating mass superpositions, voids and double heights.

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Touch It, Smell It, Feel It: Architecture for the Senses

15 October, 2018 - 09:00
Arakawa + Gins' Bioscleave House in East Hampton, New York used non-orthogonal geometries, undulating floors, and even isolation pods in their experiments to create architecture's that would "stop ageing." Image via Metropolis Magazine. Image Courtesy of Dimitris Yeros, © 2008 Estate of Madeline Gins, Reproduced with permission of the estate of Madeline Gins Arakawa + Gins' Bioscleave House in East Hampton, New York used non-orthogonal geometries, undulating floors, and even isolation pods in their experiments to create architecture's that would "stop ageing." Image via Metropolis Magazine. Image Courtesy of Dimitris Yeros, © 2008 Estate of Madeline Gins, Reproduced with permission of the estate of Madeline Gins

This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "Architecture You Can Smell? A Brief History of Multisensory Design."

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“Intervención sobre lo existente”, Fermín Vázquez de b720 en los encuentros organizados por Tectónica en Finsa21

15 October, 2018 - 08:30

b720 – Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. Liceo francés, Barcelona. Conjunto de educación infantil. Foto: Simón García.

Comenzamos esta nueva serie de encuentros de Tectónica en Finsa21 con el hilo conductor de ‘Procesos’, un concepto muy sugerente a través del que se quiere profundizar en la evolución y desarrollo de una idea hasta lograr hacerse realidad en una obra.

En el momento actual la reforma, ampliación y utilización de estructuras previas es un planteamiento que debe ser prioritario para racionalizar el gasto económico y energético de la edificación. El primer estudio invitado a este segundo ciclo, Fermín Vázquez del estudio b720, presenta y analiza el proceso de dos proyectos que comparten esta premisa.

En el nuevo edificio del Liceo Francés de Barcelona propone un diálogo entre la villa que se mantiene y la nueva ampliación. El nuevo edificio aprende valores de la arquitectura histórica y ofrece un nuevo lenguaje que revitaliza el conjunto escolar.

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Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu

15 October, 2018 - 08:00
© Greg Storrar © Greg Storrar
  • Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
  • Environmental Engineer: Integration
  • Main Contractor: Vine House Construction
© Greg Storrar © Greg Storrar

‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.

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