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Spider-shaped tiny robot could be the future of micro-surgery

14 August, 2018 - 13:37

Harvard University Tiny Robot

Centimetre-sized soft robots could one day be used to perform surgery and enter other tight spaces, using a method devised by researchers at Harvard University. Read more

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Reebok's gel-infused PureMove sports bra firms up in response to movement

14 August, 2018 - 13:15

Reebok's gel-infused PureMove sports bra firms up in response to movement

Sportswear brand Reebok has applied a texture-changing gel used in NASA's spacesuits to make a bra that adapts to support different levels of movement. Read more

Sjöblom Freij

14 August, 2018 - 13:00
Sjöblom Freij
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · housing development . Kalmar Sjöblom Freij Arkitekter Proposal for a housing development in Kalmar, Sweden. _ Rävspelet Date : 2016 Location : Kalmar, Sweden Status : Competition Client : OOF

Desert Wash / Kendle Design Collaborative

14 August, 2018 - 13:00
© Chibi Moku © Chibi Moku © Michael Woodall © Michael Woodall

Text description provided by the architects. Desert wash. A home where the line between inside and out is so blurred that nature sometimes comes crawling into your room. Take a moment and watch the video on Desert Wash, a home designed by Kendle Design Collaborative. It will change your perspective about what site sensitive modern architecture can be.

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Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

14 August, 2018 - 12:30
son Lindman Nordic Pavilion in Venice. Image © Åke E:son Lindman

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His work has an intuitive confidence in how to use the Nordic landscape and its particular light conditions within the built culture, and yet throughout his career each period has reflected a refined sensitivity to international changes and attitudes in architecture,” said his close collaborator Per Olaf Fjeld. “It can be compared to a poetic work conceived on an isolated mountain by a writer with an uncanny, intuitive sense of what is going on in the towns below.” [1]

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Revealing the Mystery Behind the Architect: What Was James Stirling Really Like?

14 August, 2018 - 11:30
© Evan Chakroff © Evan Chakroff

James Stirling  (1926-1992) was a British architect who is considered by many as the premier architect of his generation and an innovator in postwar architecture. Some of his most famous projects include the Sackler Museum, No 1 Poultry, and the Neue Staatsgalerie. Through the influence of his teacher Colin Rowe, Stirling had a deep understanding of architectural history, yet never adopted a singular doctrine. His career began with designs that were more aligned with what would later be labeled as the deconstructivist style, but evolved into buildings that were a series of dynamic and often colorful arrangements. Stirling’s aesthetic tropes ultimately gave the final push that broke architecture free from the clutch of post-war European Modernism as he turned the Modernist canon of “form follows function” into a hyperbole by celebrating the expression of a building’s program with his over-the-top details.

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South 5th Suttles Residence / Alterstudio Architecture

14 August, 2018 - 11:00
© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn
  • Architects: Alterstudio Architecture
  • Location: Austin, United States
  • Principals: Kevin Alter, Ernesto Cragnolino, Tim Whitehill
  • Team: Matt Susarek, Daniel Shumaker
  • Area: 2990.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Casey Dunn, Nick Simonite

Tham & Videgård

14 August, 2018 - 10:00
Tham & Videgård
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · House on Krokholmen . Värmdö Tham & Videgård Arkitekter . photos: © Åke E:son Lindman . + archdaily The site is a promontory on the relatively small island of Krokholmen in Stockholm’s outer archipelago: a typical archipelago landscape with windswept dwarf pines and soft mountain outcrops produced by the inland … Continue reading Tham & Videgård

Peter Zumthor's Kolumba Museum Uses Local Materials to Reframe Historic Experience

14 August, 2018 - 10:00
© Laurian Ghintiou © Laurian Ghintiou

Peter Zumthor's quiet, technically pristine, and beautifully detailed work has long been an inspiration for architects. His Kolumba Museum, located in Cologne, Germany, a city that was almost completely destroyed in World War II, houses the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s collection of art which spans more than a thousand years.   Zumthor’s design delicately rises from the ruins of a late-Gothic church, respecting the site’s history and preserving its essence. 

The facade of grey brick integrates the remnants of the church’s facade into a new face for the contemporary museum. Articulated with perforations, the brick work allows diffused light to fill specific spaces of the museum.  As the seasons change, the”mottled light shifts and plays across the ruins,” creating a peaceful ever-changing environment.

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The Stadiums That Could Host the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada, and Mexico

14 August, 2018 - 10:00
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I hope you’ve caught your breath after this year’s FIFA World Cup. France’s win in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium marked the end of an era; the last World Cup with a classic format. After the 2022 Winter tournament in Qatar, the competition will be expanded to 48 teams (rather than the current 32).

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Atelier Deshaus

14 August, 2018 - 08:00
Atelier Deshaus
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Contemporary Art Museum . Taizhou Atelier Deshaus . photos: © Tian Fangfang . + swiss-architects Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum is situated inside the Shamen Grain Depot Cultural and Creative Park with unique historical context. Taking advantage of a large area of existing factories and warehouses in the former Soviet Union … Continue reading Atelier Deshaus

How is Burning Man Built?

14 August, 2018 - 08:00
Satellite Image. Image © NASA Satellite Image. Image © NASA

Ever wonder how Burning Man’s famous Black Rock City rises from the dust of the Nevada Desert every year? A video by vlogger Shalaco Sching offers an insight, documenting the process undertaken by the team of surveyors tasked with creating a temporary city from scratch, year after year.

As Shalaco documents through his video below, his Instagram, and a written account on the Burning Man Journal, a team of 21 surveyors spend seven days laying the lines and waypoints of a 5.62-mile plan, creating the largest and most iconic art installation at Burning Man – the city itself.

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New Sancho de Avila’s Funeral Home / JFA – Estudio de Arquitectura

14 August, 2018 - 07:00
© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Buchner Bründler

14 August, 2018 - 06:00
Buchner Bründler
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · KIRSCHGARTEN house . BINNINGEN Buchner Bründler Architekten . photos: © Georg Aerni Das Wohnquartier zeichnet sich durch eine Mischform aus Mehrfamilien- und Einfamilienhäusern aus, die von dichtem Grün, den Ausläufern des nahen Allschwiler Waldes, umgeben sind. Auf einer Parzelle in Hanglage soll ein Haus entstehen, das grosse Privatheit bei maximaler … Continue reading Buchner Bründler

Lux Park Hotel / PROMONTORIO

14 August, 2018 - 05:00
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects: PROMONTORIO
  • Location: R. Padre António Vieira 32, 1070-197 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Lead Architects: Paulo Martins Barata, João Luís Ferreira, Paulo Perloiro, Pedro Appleton, João Perloiro
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Herreros . Bermúdez

14 August, 2018 - 04:00
Herreros . Bermúdez
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · ÁGORA-BOGOTÁ . Bogotá Estudio Herreros . Bermúdez Arquitectos ÁGORA-BOGOTÁ no debería conformarse con ser un mero centro de convenciones utilizado por visitantes esporádicos que apenas tienen contacto con la ciudad, sino ascender a la categoría de edificio público incorporado al imaginario de todos los ciudadanos. Para ello, los esfuerzos del … Continue reading Herreros . Bermúdez

Four Primary Schools in Modular Design / wulf architekten

14 August, 2018 - 04:00
© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

Text description provided by the architects. The pedagogical concept of the “Munich Learning House” (Münchener Lernhaus) is the starting point for the development of an intelligent and constructively mature learning house module that consists of four classrooms each, two interconnected rooms for full-day care and a working area for teaching and support staff which are arranged in a circle around a central communal space. All rooms have a direct exit to the outside area through the walkways surrounding the rooms which creates an unrestricted use of the entire learning house in compliance with fire protection policy.

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