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Funky Farm: More Creatively Painted Fuel Storage Tanks

18 March, 2018 - 19:00
[ By Steve in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

Fuel me once, shame on you, fuel me twice and you’ll have to paint these huge storage tanks. You can bet the farm these creative tanks will fuel everybody.

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Latin America's First Earthship is a Sustainable School Built from Found Materials

18 March, 2018 - 18:00
via Earthship Biotecture / Tagma via Earthship Biotecture / Tagma

Seeking to combine traditional education with the responsible use of resources and the development of sustainable human relations, the first sustainable public school in Latin America was created. Designed under a constructive method developed by the North American architect Michael Reynolds, who has now built such schools around the world.

The 270 square meters building is on the coastal portion of Jaureguiberry, Canelones and was raised in only seven weeks. Its construction is made up of approximately 60% recycled materials (covered with plastic and glass bottles, cans, cardboard) and 40% of traditional materials.

From the architects. The Earthship, as Reynolds calls it, seeks to make the most of the energy of the sun, water, wind, and earth. To do this, the surroundings are sensitive to the orientations, opening to the north to make the most of light and solar energy through a wide glass corridor that acts as a distributor of the three classrooms and two wings of the school, projecting to the exterior a simple and forceful facade dominated by glass and wood.

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Ben Storms creates Inhale tables from metal cushions and marble slabs

18 March, 2018 - 17:00

Belgian designer Ben Storms placed huge blocks of marble on top of inflated metal "pillows" to create this range of coffee tables, exhibited at this year's Collectible design fair. Read more

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Greek Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Utopian Visions of Learning

18 March, 2018 - 16:00
Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros Courtesy of Neiheiser Argyros

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Greek Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. 

Xristina Argyros and Ryan Neiheiser have been selected to curate the exhibition of the Greek Pavilion in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia - under the general theme “Freespace,” commissioned by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. Entitled “The School of Athens,” the project will examine the architecture of the academic commons - from Plato’s Academy to contemporary university designs. The selection was made by The Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Secretary-General of Spatial Planning and Urban Design, Eirini Klampatsea. 

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Re-Urbanization of Sapé / Base Urbana + Pessoa Arquitetos

18 March, 2018 - 15:00
© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi
  • Authors: Catherine Otondo (Base Urbana), Marina Grinover (Base Urbana), Jorge Pessoa (Pessoa Arquitetos)
  • Team: Lívia Marquez, Matheus Tonelli, Patricia Mieko, Paula Saad, Julie Trickett, Thaís Marcussi, Juliana Barsi, Tânia Helou, Tiago Testa, Florencia Testa, Luisa Fecchio, Marinho Velloso, Rebeca Grinspum, Cadu Marino, Daniel Guimarães
  • Landscape Design : Base Urbana + Pessoa Arquitetos e Oscar Bressane
  • Drainage: Geasanevita Engenharia e Meio ambiente
  • Soil Containment: Geobrax
  • Structure: FT Oyamada
  • Installations: DMA Instalações
  • Cost Budget: Nova Engenharia
  • Coordination And Management: Consórcio Domus

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OFIS Arhitekti's Glass Pavilion is a star-gazing retreat in Spain's Gorafe desert

18 March, 2018 - 14:00

Glass Pavilion by OFIS Arhitekti provides a platform for star gazing in a Spanish desert

Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti has created an isolated desert retreat in Andalusia, featuring glazed walls that take advantage of the vast landscape and dramatic night skies. Read more

11 Houses with Unique Living Rooms

18 March, 2018 - 14:00
© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

Living rooms are spaces dedicated to sharing time with family, receiving visitors, working, and carrying out a wide range of unpredictable activities. Regardless of their size, the key to an innovative design for this part of a house is in creative spatial organization, in its connection to other parts of the home and, above all, in programmatic flexibility. Here, we present a selection of exceptional living rooms captured by renowned photographers such as Hiroshi UedaDavid Foessel, and Wison Tungthunya.

Akihide Mishima

Tenhachi House / .8 Tenhachi Architect & Interior Design

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Carlos Cachón

18 March, 2018 - 12:30
Telegrama, no tuit Siempre que mantengamos el control sobre la evocación –no es cuestión de ir exponiendo nuestras crisis por ahí- a la larga preferimos rememorar las situaciones traumáticas a mantenerlas ocultas. No se trata exactamente de una inclinación masoquista. Aunque resulte doloroso, solemos acabar prefiriendo conocernos a nosotros mismos a mantener la mentira, que … Continue reading Carlos Cachón

Carlos Cachón

18 March, 2018 - 12:15
Telegrama, no tuit Siguen defendiendo el silencio, condenando todo acto como una expresión de vanidad. Y si alguien se equivoca al publicar su obra y escribe mal su nombre, reclaman con rapidez que se corrija. No vaya a ser que se lleven otros el mérito de ser los que no hacen nada. Carlos Cachón

Carlos Cachón

18 March, 2018 - 12:00
Telegrama, no tuit Igual que esos autores que predican la modestia pero a sus ruedas de prensa no convocan a los medios más humildes o afines, sino justo a aquellos que son más populares. Carlos Cachón

IKEA's latest collaboration with Piet Hein Eek celebrates imperfections

18 March, 2018 - 12:00

IKEA and Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek have created a range of furniture and homeware that showcases imperfections, rather than hiding them. Read more

Refurbishment and Extension of San Juan de Dios Hospital / Ah Asociados

18 March, 2018 - 11:00
© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós
  • Architects: Ah Asociados
  • Location: Calle Beloso Alto, 31006 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
  • Author Architectes: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel, Mikel Zabalza Zamarbide
  • Design Team: Daniel Aziplicueta, Sofía Cacchione, Luis Ayesa Navarrete, Susana Peña, Teresa Ojeda, Itziar Labiano, Eva Araujo, Mateo García, Abraham Piñate, Irantzu Ros, Elixabet Labairu, Lorena Borquez, Pablo Frontini, David Serna, Kathia Saldaña, Miriam Serrano
  • Area: 23178.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Rubén P. Bescós

Tensile Structures: How Do They Work and What Are the Different Types?

18 March, 2018 - 10:00
Munich Olympic Stadium / Behnisch and Partners & Frei Otto. Image <a href=''>© Jorge Royan via Wikimedia </a> License CC BY-SA 3.0 Munich Olympic Stadium / Behnisch and Partners & Frei Otto. Image <a href=''>© Jorge Royan via Wikimedia </a> License CC BY-SA 3.0

Historically inspired by some of the first man-made shelters—such as the black tents first developed using camel leather by the nomads of the Sahara Desert, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, as well as the structures used by Native American tribes—tensile structures offer a range of positive benefits compared to other structural models.

Tensile structure is the term usually used to refer to the construction of roofs using a membrane held in place on steel cables. Their main characteristics are the way in which they work under stress tensile, their ease of pre-fabrication, their ability to cover large spans, and their malleability. This structural system calls for a small amount of material thanks to the use of thin canvases, which when stretched using steel cables, create surfaces capable of overcoming the forces imposed upon them.

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Backyard Cabin Experiments With 3D-Printed Tiles as a Facade Material

18 March, 2018 - 09:20
The cabin is integrated into the landscape thanks to the hundreds of succulents and air plants that comprise the facade and are held by the 3D-printed hexagonal planter tiles. 3D-printed chairs and tables, also designed by Emerging Objects, serve as both indoor and outdoor furniture. Image © Matthew Millman The cabin is integrated into the landscape thanks to the hundreds of succulents and air plants that comprise the facade and are held by the 3D-printed hexagonal planter tiles. 3D-printed chairs and tables, also designed by Emerging Objects, serve as both indoor and outdoor furniture. Image © Matthew Millman

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "Cutting-edge 3-D-printing pushes construction boundaries in an Oakland cabin."

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Therapeutic Community Sananim / SPORADICAL

18 March, 2018 - 07:00
© Jan Kuděj © Jan Kuděj

NParks launches new initiatives to celebrate Singapore’s forests

18 March, 2018 - 05:25 – ©NParks


In conjunction with the International Day of Forests on 21 March, the National Parks Board (NParks) recently launched several new initiatives and activities to celebrate Singapore’s forests, raise awareness, and involve the community in caring for trees in Singapore. A key initiative is a new online platform ( with the most extensive urban treemap in Asia as it showcases the location of and information on over 500,000 trees. Beyond virtual tree engagement, the public can also actively participate in tree-related activities through volunteering with a new community group (Friends of TreesSg) or participating in free guided walks of tree trails (including one featuring the new Chinatown Heritage Tree Trail). At the launch event today, NParks also shared the landscape design concept for the First Botanic Garden at Fort Canning Park and its surroundings, and Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee planted the first trees with the community to mark the start of the heritage landscape restoration works of the garden, also the world’s first botanic garden on urban streets.

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Zero Pavilion: A Zero Carbon Garden Made in Alibaba / Tenio Tianjin Architecture and Engineering Co., Ltd.

18 March, 2018 - 04:00
© Ren Jun, He Zhihan © Ren Jun, He Zhihan © Ren Jun, He Zhihan © Ren Jun, He Zhihan

Text description provided by the architects. A pavilion floating on the water,
with material crystal clear as if nothing was there.

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Colección Brunel

18 March, 2018 - 01:10

La colección de dibujos de Brunel se compone de un conjunto de láminas que permiten conocer con gran detalle la obra de Marc Isambard Brunel. Destacan especialmente los dibujos realizados para la construcción del Túnel del Támesis. Esta construcción fue una de las más relevantes de su época, ya que suponía un gran avance tecnológico.



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