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Olson Kundig's Hydro-Solar Generator Proposal Could Power 200 Melbourne Homes

12 October, 2018 - 11:00
© Olson Kundig © Olson Kundig

Seattle-based Olson Kundig has released details of their second-place winner from the 2018 Land Art Generator competition, set in Melbourne, Australia. The “Night & Day” scheme combines solar energy with a hydro battery, generating enough power for 200 Australian homes, 24 hours per day.

The St Kilda-situated infrastructure proposal doubles as an artwork and pedestrian bridge, with a flagship 5,400-square-meter solar sail suspended above the St Kilda Triangle in Port Phillip city. After sunset, further electricity is generated through two turbines capturing the kinetic movement of water released through them.

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Dezeen's drone documentary Elevation wins two Lovie Awards

12 October, 2018 - 10:55

Elevation wins two Lovie Awards 2018

Elevation, Dezeen's documentary about how drones will transform cities, has received two accolades at the Lovie Awards 2018, which celebrates the best content on the internet. Read more

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House on Clifden Bay / Tierney Haines Architects

12 October, 2018 - 10:00
© Stephen Tierney © Stephen Tierney

One For Hundred plants 100 trees for every piece of wooden furniture sold

12 October, 2018 - 09:00

One For Hundred plants 100 trees for every piece of wooden furniture sold

One for Hundred is a furniture brand based in Austria that produces more wood than it uses. Read more

Apartment B9 / Ema Butrimaviciute

12 October, 2018 - 08:00
© Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj

Text description provided by the architects. This 100 m2 apartment is located in modern housing that borders Vilnius old town and cozy park. Laconic architecture of the building inspired to design an airy and light apartment-gallery, where art objects play the main role. White and neat facade of the housing perfectly reflects a leitmotif of interior architecture.

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Gensler and RKD Architects create digital waterfall for Microsoft Ireland's HQ

12 October, 2018 - 07:00

Microsoft Ireland by Gensler

Microsoft Ireland's new campus in Dublin is designed around the concept of an island, complete with a digital waterfall cascading through the atrium. Read more

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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam Explores "Building Happiness" in Historic and Contemporary Design

12 October, 2018 - 07:00

In recent years, architecture film festivals have erupted around the globe providing critics, theorists, and all architectural thinkers with an additional median for architectural expression and discussion. The symbiotic relationship between architecture and film stems from architecture’s effect on its built environment and its determined social/cultural impact.

As the international audience grows and new genres emerge, architecture film festivals have come to encompass more than just the film’s initial viewing; programs, lectures, and discussions are organized, enhancing the intellectual impact of the viewing material. Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) is celebrating its tenth edition this October by exploring the concept of “building happiness” in an age when we seek to build a more sustainable world - a challenge for both historic and contemporary design.

1. Mole Man

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This Moss-Covered, Octagonal Micro-Cabin Combines Luxury and Rustic Aesthetic

12 October, 2018 - 06:00
© Madeline Lu © Madeline Lu

Jacob Witzling may lack formal architectural training, but his passion for nature and cabin architecture has provided him with all the tools needed to both design and construct idyllic living spaces. Witzling’s cabins can be found throughout the United States; these structures are often sequestered to the woods, providing a remote escape from urban centers and suburban sprawl.

Witzling’s interest in cabins began at the age of 16. His father, an architect and engineer, provided him with a preliminary exposure to the world of designing and building. “I needed to exist in the woods, and even though I had never built anything other than a blanket fort, I knew that my passion to create would be sufficient,” says Witzling. “I remember pouring over the pages of my dad’s favorite book, 'Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher’s Art.' I would gaze at the pictures from inside my blanket fort and daydream about building one of my own.”

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Orange Architects + KCAP Create a Golden City Block for St. Petersburg in Russia

12 October, 2018 - 05:30
Golden City. Image Courtesy of KCAP and Orange Architects Golden City. Image Courtesy of KCAP and Orange Architects

Orange Architects + KCAP have created a Golden City Block for St. Petersburg, Russia. Bordering the Finnish Gulf, the new urban development is part of Vasilievsky Island. Three of Orange and KCAP's projects in the development are already underway, including the towers of block 6, as well as construction for block 7 and block 8. Inspired by the morphology and structure of St. Petersburg’s city center, the design utilizes urban blocks with enclosed gardens and courtyards.

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Karamuk Kuo

12 October, 2018 - 05:15
Karamuk Kuo
new Secondary School. Nidau Karamuk Kuo Architects . renders: © Maaars Invited Competition entry. _ Project Nidau School Year 2018 Location Nidau Program Secondary School Client City of Nidau Size 5’140 m2 Team Jeannette Kuo, Ünal Karamuk, Christos Chontos, Andreas Papadantonakis, Noé Cuendet, Konstantinos Tzioras Consultants Structural Engineering: Pirmin Jung Ingenieure

Issa Megaron / PROARH

12 October, 2018 - 05:00
© Damir Fabijanić © Damir Fabijanić
  • Architects: PROARH
  • Location: Croatia
  • Lead Architect: Davor Matekovic
  • Design Team: Vedrana Jancic, Bojana Benic
  • Area: 420.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Damir Fabijanić, Miljenko Bernfest

Tadashi Kawamata

12 October, 2018 - 04:15
Tadashi Kawamata
Barrel . 2017 + Art Agency Eine begehbare Installation im Garten eines neu erstellten Apartmenthauses in Kilchberg. «Barrel» ist ein in den Boden gegrabener und mit Holz ausgekleideter Zylinder, eine Art überdimensioniertes, begehbares Fass, das mit scheinbar wild übereinander gelegten Fenstern und Fensterrahmen überkuppelt und innen mit Brettern aus Lärchenholz ausgekleidet ist. Er schafft einen … Continue reading Tadashi Kawamata

D3 House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

12 October, 2018 - 04:00
© Amit Geron © Amit Geron
  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
  • Location: Hertsliya, Israel
  • Architect In Charge: Raz Melamed
  • Design: Irene Goldberg, Pitsou Kedem
  • Area: 670.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

Reading Room - Atlibrary / Sher Maker

12 October, 2018 - 03:00
© Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu
  • Architects: Sher Maker
  • Location: Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Provincia de Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Lead Architects: Patcharada Inplang
  • Area: 75.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu
© Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu

Text description provided by the architects. The project start with try to put the reading program in local community area between group of commercial building for business and investment purposes.   With the simply idea to built a building under budget constrains.

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Nha Nhim Homestay / A+ Architects

12 October, 2018 - 02:00
© Quang Tran © Quang Tran
  • Architects: A+ Architects
  • Location: Đà Lạt, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects: Vu Hoang Kha
  • Area: 262.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Quang Tran
  • Other Participants: Truong Nguyen Uyen Thu, Tu Phan Nguyen Truong, Tran Van An, Nguyen Long An, Tran Thi Ly Na, Hoang Quang Dong
© Quang Tran © Quang Tran

Text description provided by the architects. The site challenged the architects with its narrow and prolonging parameters, where the length significantly overshadowed the 8-meter width. It was located on a slope of a mountainous area with deserted scenery from the surrounding neighborhood. Regarding the tricky shaped site, the specific solution for a beautiful homestay for travelers was to create viewports from and within the premises.

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Cierto Estudio

12 October, 2018 - 01:36
Cierto Estudio
18 St Social Housing . Ibiza Cierto Estudio Competition entry. Honorable Mention. _ La estrategia urbana La estrategia parte de un volumen de tres plantas de vivienda con un generoso patio central, que desliza su sección en busca del máximo asoleo. Así, la vivienda del ala sur toca el suelo en planta baja de manera … Continue reading Cierto Estudio

Maya Somaiya Library, Sharda School / Sameep Padora & Associates

12 October, 2018 - 01:00
© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner
  • Architects: Sameep Padora & Associates
  • Location: Kopargaon, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team: Vami Seth Koticha, Archita Banerjee, Manasi Punde, Aparna Dhareshwar
  • Area: 575.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Edmund Sumner

Villa in Zealand by C.F. Møller | Detached houses

12 October, 2018 - 00:00

New construction of a villa which reinterprets the English country home with a modern and more Nordic expression. A lightning strike caused the original structure to burn down, therefore the owners chose not to reconstruct a thatched house due to the inflammable nature of the roof. However, features of the original house are retained by proposing a classical approach and symmetry in the new house. The new proposal is smaller than the original house and, with its division into a main house and annex wings, is less dominating and in greater harmony with the scale of neighbouring buildings. The relative positions of the building volumes also maintain the classical country home atmosphere and a cohesion with the site’s large park-like character. The buildings are located on the footprint of the original house, thus directly inserted in the existing garden. The roof is metal with vertical seams and recessed gutters. Pre-weathered materials are used to ensure surfaces that are comp… continue

AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

12 October, 2018 - 00:00
via OMA via OMA

This article was originally published on April 22, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)—led by Rem Koolhaas—to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex’s accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament’s long history.

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