Canadian architects Saucier + Perrotte shared with us their finalist proposal for the Planetarium de Monteral competition, a black mantle connecting the different programatic pieces.
Architect’s description, credits and more images after the break:
On May 22 and 23, as part of the “Il Genio Fiorentino 2009” event promoted by the Province of Firenze, Italy, Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host “Più Design Può” (lit. More Design Can). The symposium is dedicated to the most interesting experiences in the field of political, social and urban communication as they were carried out by institutions around the world.
Our cities manifest very often a total absence of any visual project and present themselves to citizens and visitors as places full of incoherent signs, all to be deciphered, discovered and interpreted. “Più Design Può” points out the importance of visual communication as a formidable instrument in the determination of society’s participative processes.
Visual communication represents a formidable instrument in the determination of society’s participative processes. The promotion of coherent applications of communication projects in the ambit of relations between institutions and citizens is one of the founding elements of the ethics of visual design.
This aspiration originates in the very DNA of graphic design and of Italian graphics in particular, which are, hardly by chance, well known for the particularly fertile years of “public utility” graphic design which characterized the Italian Seventies and Eighties of the Twentieth Century.
Read the full program here.
Zaha Hadid Architects and french company Lacoste collaborated to design this exclusive footwear. Limited to 850 pairs, the boots will be released next July in three exclusive stores from Paris, London and Milan.
“Featuring a digitized version of Lacoste’s famous croc logo and a pliable, coiled strap system, the styles bring Hadid’s signature look to footwear for men (an ankle boot) and women (a calf boot).”
One more image after the break.
Architects: Sadar Vuga Arhitekti (lead architect); KSS, London (consultant in sports architecture); MYSI, Tel Aviv (shopping centre concept); OFIS arhitekti, Ljubljana (architect shopping centre)
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Landscape Architects: AKKA, Ljubljana
Construction Engineering: Gradis; Atelier One, London
Mechanical Engineering: Lenassi; Jelen & Zaveršnik
Electrical Engineering: Elprojekt; UTRIS
Fire Engineering: EKOsystem
Client: Ljubljana City Municipality, Grep
Project year: 2007
Site Area: 182,000 sqm
Constructed Area: 460,720 sqm
Photographs: Sadar Vuga
Dutch practice, Sponge Architects sent us their latest residencial project: Villa Panorama, where you can “enjoy the country life in a home where your dream landscape reveals itself before your own eyes”, as they say.
See some more images and drawings after the break.
A few years ago i started using Ecotect v4 for energy analysis on projects. I gotta say that is a very easy to use tool, with a very short learning curve that lets you conduct several analysis on the design phase of your projects, such as shading, energy consumption, airflow, acoustics, lighting, etc. Also, during the process of analysis, it shows you on a very didactic way new terms and how they affect the project.
Easy, fast and accurate. What else could you ask for?
Well, these software was acquired by Autodesk as of last year and was released as Autodesk Ecotect 2009. And now during the AIA 2009 Convention they announced Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010, the latest version of the software that offers improved integration with Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 and Autodesk Revit MEP 2010.
And continuing with the teaching spirit of the original version of Ecotect, Autodesk has launched the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design, a new free online resource for designers that illustrates sustainable design principles, decisions and technologies for every phase of the building project lifecycle.
More screenshoots of Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 after the break:
British practice Mackay & Partners shared with us this nice residencial building in London, England. You can see some more images after the break.
Architect: Tatiana Bilbao
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Design Team: Tatiana Bilbao con Mariana Tello, Francisco Solórzano & Thorsten Englert
Structural Engineering: Juan F. de la Torre Calvo
Interior Design: Esrawe Studio / Héctor Esrawe con Ricardo Casas , Alain Herrera, Marcela Compean, Ian Castillo, Diego Hernández
Installations: AT Asesores / Carlos Martínez
Artistic Intervention: Marco Roundtree, Jerónimo Hagerman
Belgian practice BURO II designed some new projects around this historic site with a great importance to the city of Ostend. This is, amongst others, determined by its location: the proximity to the sea the Royal Galleries and the historically important Thermae Palace. The former racecourse for horse racing was turned into a collection of projects, and a crossroads of activities, which bring a new urban dynamic to ‘the queen of seaside resorts’.
The last day of Postopolis! LA started a few minutes ago, and it´s already getting crowded as you can see on the photos.
It has been 5 days of intense architectural discussion, with amazing speakers. And please remember that tonight is the official closing party at the rooftop of The Standard Hotel downtown in LA – plase make sure to arrive before 7PM to avoid, otherwise you´ll have to pay. Also, there´s an open bar from 5 to 7.
I´d like to share with you guys all the posts that the other organizing blogs have been writing over this days:
- Postopolis! LA, day two / Los Angeles (City of sound)
- LA Art Weekend 2009 / ForYourArt (Postopolis! LA) (City of sound)
- Patrick Keller / Fabric (Postopolis! LA) (City of sound)
- Fritz Haeg / Edible Estates (Postopolis! LA) (City of sound)
- Postopolis! LA, day one / Los Angeles (City of sound)
- Postopolis! LA update (City of sound)
- L.A. ART WEEKEND (Mudd UP!)
- 75% CUMBIA (Mudd UP!)
- POSTOPOLIS: day 1 (Mudd UP!)
- PRE POSTOPOLIS INFO (Mudd UP!)
- LA DAY & NIGHT (Mudd UP!)
- POSTOPOLIS LOS ANGELES (Mudd UP!)
- Postopolis! LA Update (BLDGBLOG)
- It’s… Postopolis! LA (BLDGBLOG)
- From the Rooftops (BLDGBLOG)
- The Final Stretch (BLDGBLOG)
- Friday Night Lights (BLDGBLOG)
- Postopolis, Day 1 (We Make Money Not Art)
- Getting Ready for Day 3 of Postopolis! LA (Subtopia)