May 17, 2013
May 15, 2013
Designed by the late Argentine architect Clorindo Testa in the late 80s, La Tumbona is located on the beaches of Ostende, Argentina. The distinct cubic forms of the house appear as a tumble of red concrete boxes dancing over the dunes. The proximity to the sea allow in high tides the waves to wash underneath the home.
May 13, 2013
Testa undoubtedly spoke the language of Brutalism, he did so with an Argentine accent
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last word: The cost of inaction
May 6, 2013
The answer to some problems is not design/architecture
An Integrated Home Power/Transportation Solar Installation That Does It All | photographic illusions of falling up into the sky | A blueprint for women architects to overcome doubt, discrimination | 'They may as well be in Dubai' | MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry | Belfast architect Dawson Stelfox: the first Irish man to climb Everest 20 years ago | Architect turned woodworker turns reclaimed wood into furniture |
last word: Wanted - Robust, enforced building codes
May 5, 2013
May 2, 2013
A proposal for the Madrid Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo designed by architects 3Gatti. The facade was inspired by an umbrella, the metal screens can open and close to adjust the amount of light in the building.
The proposed courthouse in Saint Malo, France designed by French atelier LAN Architecture is to play a key part in the growth of the city from being a simple port town. The exterior of the proposed building is a simple rectangular object with a large atrium that lightens up the structure and creates a pleasant atmosphere. The walls are made of thin layers of onyx that allows light to pass through in the daylight, whilst the interior lighting allows the box to glow at night.
May 1, 2013
images (c) Yasuhiro Nukamura
April 29, 2013
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.
Artist and architects pay homage to Brazilian Modernist | Lost in Translation | Akihisa Hirata and Toyo Ito installation at Lexus Design Amazing 2013 | The 10 Truths about BIM (Building Information Modeling) | Three Buildings: Emilio Fuscaldo | 'Problems' as Maracana stadium reopens in Rio | Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture? | Harpa wins European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
last word: Peter Williams for Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE)
April 26, 2013
April 25, 2013
The competition proposal for the National Maritime Museum for Bremerhaven, Germany designed by architects Terry Pawson. The design is composed of three new buildings that reference the form, scale and materiality of a boatyard and are connected by a timber board-walk leading directly to the water's edge by the dock.
April 22, 2013
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
Unexpected Costs ~ Big ticket design software versus alternate methodologies | Architecture Students Compete to Create Largest Cardboard Structure in the US | Q&A: Architecture’s Early Riser | Flaunting the Spirit of Support for the Arts | The Imagination of Playgrounds | Whole Foods to Build First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse Atop Brooklyn Store | Halevy Simmons dies; architect who helped build Adam's Mark Hotel
controversy: the outcry towards the demolition of the TWBTA designed Folk Art Museum continues with their alternate proposals
last word: WIHCON Developing Offices For Professionals