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The Tailored Home / Lloyd Hartley Architects

13 November, 2018 - 19:00
© David Straight © David Straight © David Straight © David Straight

Text description provided by the architects. Presented with a client holding a prominent position within the New Zealand couture fashion industry, we explored the metaphor of tailoring to provide an altered silhouette and 'clothing' for an existing plastered home with Modernist intentions.  As such, this project became a study in finding methods to express hems, darts and trims to create a crafted and bespoke re-clad solution.

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KAAN Architecten

13 November, 2018 - 18:56
KAAN Architecten
Crematorium Siesegem . Aalst KAAN Architecten . + archdaily Located in the countryside bordering the western ring road of the Belgian city, the crematorium, with its 74 x 74-meter footprint, merges with trees and shrubs that line the perimeter of the surrounding park, which was conceived by landscape architect Erik Dhont. Approaching the entrance at … Continue reading KAAN Architecten

The DNA of Planned Communities

13 November, 2018 - 18:48

[The Sea Ranch Lodge, Photo by BUILD LLC]

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Thai's Apartment / INÁ Arquitetura

13 November, 2018 - 18:00
© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba

Sackett Hill House / Deborah Berke Partners

13 November, 2018 - 16:00
© Catherine Tighe © Catherine Tighe

Amazon Selects Both New York City and Arlington for HQ2

13 November, 2018 - 15:00
Amazon Seattle HQ. Image © Flickr user Joe Behr licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Amazon Seattle HQ. Image © Flickr user Joe Behr licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Amazon has selected New York City and Arlington for it's next headquarters, set to become two of the biggest economic development projects in the United States. Instead of choosing one site, Amazon will spread over $5 billion in construction and investments across the two locations. The tech giant will house at least 25,000 employees in each city, and could receive more than $2 billion in tax incentives. The new announcement ends a 14-month competition among cities across the country.

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Emma Sicher makes eco-friendly food packaging from fermented bacteria and yeast

13 November, 2018 - 14:27

Emma Sicher creates eco-friendly food packaging from bacteria and yeast

Italian designer Emma Sicher has combined food waste with bacteria and yeasts to create disposable packaging, in a bid to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic. Read more

espacioSOLO / estudio Herreros

13 November, 2018 - 14:00
© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas
  • Architects: estudio Herreros
  • Location: Plaza de la Independencia, 5, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Author Architects: estudio Herreros, Juan Herreros - Jens Richter
  • Area: 1300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

13 November, 2018 - 13:42
Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Six Vaults Pavilion . Hooglede Gijs Van Vaerenbergh . photos: © Matthijs van der Burgt . + archdaily In the frame of the centennial commemoration of World War I, the architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was commissioned by the municipality of Hooglede (BE) to realize a reception pavilion for the German Military Cemetery. More than … Continue reading Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

The First "Maidan Tent" is Built to Aid Refugees in Greece

13 November, 2018 - 13:00
© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

In an effort to aid the plight of refugees around the world fleeing war and persecution, two young architects in 2016 embarked on a project designed to improve the mental health of refugees in camps. Led by Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner, and supported by the UN International Organization for Migration, “Maidan Tent” allows refugees to benefit from indoor public space – a communal area to counteract the psychological trauma induced by war, persecution, and forced migration.

Two years on, the first tent has been installed at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece, currently hosting more than 800 refugees. The camp which now hosts the inaugural Maidan Tent was also the subject site where the design team made eight visits to throughout the past two years.

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10 books that tell you everything you need to know about the Bauhaus

13 November, 2018 - 13:00

Bauhaus books

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we've picked out 10 must-read books about the most influential art and design school in history, from classic volumes written by teachers, to contemporary titles that reveal its international influence. Read more

Sesc Avenida Paulista / Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados

13 November, 2018 - 12:00
© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi
  • Architects: Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Av. Paulista, 119 - Paraíso, São Paulo - SP, 01311-903, Brazil
  • Author: Gianfranco Vannucchi
  • Collaborators: Vera L. Tusco, Karina Kohutek, Albert Sugai, Sandra Dellarole, Daniel Port, Isadora Citrin
  • Area: 128761.9 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi

Competition: win a Reverse watch from Simpl

13 November, 2018 - 11:58

The latest Dezeen competition offers readers the chance to win a Reverse, a watch with no hands, from Thai brand Simpl. Read more

MAD Architects Begin Construction on Floating Kindergarten above Historic Beijing Courtyard

13 November, 2018 - 11:00

Construction has begun on MAD Architect’s “Courtyard Kindergarten” in Beijing. Located on the site of a traditional siheyuan courtyard dating from 1725, MAD’s proposal sees a new building inserted to protect the surroundings, and reinvigorate the existing buildings into use.

The courtyard will be surrounded by a “dynamic floating roof” offering a “multi-layered urban narrative, where old and new co-exist.” The rooftop element is envisioned as a “place full of magic – a playful escape for the children that is a symbol of freedom and endless imagination.”

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Crematorium Siesegem / KAAN Architecten

13 November, 2018 - 10:17
© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme
  • Project Team : Bas Barendse, Dante Borgo, Maicol Cardelli, Timo Cardol, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Michael Geensen, Walter Hoogerwerf, Marco Lanna, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Exequiel Mulder, Ismael Planelles Naya, Giulia Rapizza, Ana Rivero Esteban, Giacomo Rizzi
  • Client: Intergemeentelijke Samenwerking Westlede (IGS)
  • Contractor: Jan de Nul, Hofstade-Aalst (Belgium)
  • Advisor Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft (Netherlands)
  • Project Management: KAAN Architecten, Rotterdam; Bureau Bouwtechniek, Antwerp (Belgium)

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Tate Modern curator selects five of Anni Albers' radical weaving designs

13 November, 2018 - 10:00

Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern

Tate Modern's retrospective of weaver and Bauhaus teacher Anni Albers celebrates the broad range of her work. Curator Briony Fer picks five exhibits that best demonstrate her radical methods. Read more

The Cynical Optimism of Living Architecture

13 November, 2018 - 09:00
Dune House / JVA. Image © Nils Petter Dale Dune House / JVA. Image © Nils Petter Dale

Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project - a joyful, democratically-minded concept to share quality architecture in the UK - was borne out of personal crisis. The Swiss-born philosopher and author gained fame in both popular and architectural circles following the release of his book, "The Architecture of Happiness."

The book was immediately successful (movie buffs may recall its brief cameo in the 2009 film 500 Days of Summer), but the response unsettled Botton. “...However pleasing it is two write a book about an issue one feels passionately about," he explained to Assemble Papers, "the truth is that - a few exceptions aside - books don’t change anything. I realized that if I cared so much about architecture, writing was a coward’s way out; the real challenge was to build.”

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