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Introducing Volume #49: Hello World!

04:30 - 13 September, 2016
Introducing Volume #49: Hello World!, © Volume
© Volume

Machines have long been integral to architectural discourse. Vitruvius concluded his ten books with a meditation on war machines, and Le Corbusier published on his industrial muses just over 100 years ago. Yet something is different today. We have always learned from machines—our societies are fundamentally shaped by their processes—but now, machines learn. We live in paradoxical times. Machinic processes, computational algorithms and artificial intelligence have never been so proximate, direct, and intimate to daily life, yet we are many steps removed from their practical operations.

This issue of Volume, the third in our Learning series, seeks to take one small step in the direction towards understanding the contemporary relevance of machines for architecture, and one giant leap for mankind. Volume #49: Hello World! also includes In Loving Support, a 32-page insert produced with Het Nieuwe Instituut on living and working with algorithms.

Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

03:30 - 13 September, 2016
Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

A compendium of essays and projects, that creates a projective document able to set up new scenarios for the architecture of the next decade.

This is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of “thermodynamic beauty”. This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect’s work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition.

The compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Verticalism, Thermodynamic Materialism, Monsters Assemblage, and, summarizing design strategies and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.

Chalet 4.0 / YOD design studio

03:00 - 13 September, 2016
Chalet 4.0  / YOD design studio, © Andrey Avdeenko
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Korean Dandelion Farm / Archihood WXY

02:00 - 13 September, 2016
Korean Dandelion Farm / Archihood WXY, © Woohyun Kang
© Woohyun Kang

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Woohyun Kang, Youngjin Kang
  • Area

    191.63 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

R&F Yingkai Square / Goettsch Partners

22:00 - 12 September, 2016
R&F Yingkai Square / Goettsch Partners, © 1st Image
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Twin House / Poetic Space Studio

20:00 - 12 September, 2016
Twin House / Poetic Space Studio, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    24/56 Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Anusawari, Khet Bang Khen, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220, Thailand
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuthasard Jeendpund, Yupayong Chaikajonpat
  • Engineer

    Wichakorn Pinjan
  • Area

    451.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Kugayama / miCo.

19:00 - 12 September, 2016
House in Kugayama  / miCo., © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mizuki Imamura + Isao Shinohara
  • Area

    119.24 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Llewellyn House / studioplusthree

17:00 - 12 September, 2016
Llewellyn House / studioplusthree, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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Santiago Calatrava's Oculus Opens to the Sky in Remembrance of 9/11

16:00 - 12 September, 2016

On the 15th anniversary of 9/11 yesterday, the skylights at Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus at the World Trade Center opened for the first time, allowing light to fill the massive space as a memorial to the attacks on the twin towers. Following the masterplan laid out by Daniel Libeskind, Calatrava’s design used the angle of light as a guiding principle for orienting the transportation hub – so that at precisely 10:28 am each September 11th (the time of the collapse of the North Tower), a beam of light would pass through the opening in the roof and project all the way down the center of the Oculus floor.

CCF / GOAA

15:00 - 12 September, 2016
CCF / GOAA, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Anglo Brasileira, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Authors

    Guido Otero, Ricardo Gusmão
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

OPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong Art Museum in Shanghai

13:15 - 12 September, 2016
OPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong Art Museum in Shanghai, Rendering 03_ View from Park
Rendering 03_ View from Park

OPEN's competition entry. Image Courtesy of OPEN Rendering 04_Art Plaza Perspective Rendering 05_Bund View from Art Plaza Rendering 01_ Night View from the Bund +32

Recently, Shanghai organized an international competition for the new Art Museum of Pudong. The site of the project is located at a prominent spot on the tip of Pudong’s Lujiazui CBD area directly below the Oriental Pearl Tower. Looking across Huangpu River from the Bund, the iconic skyline of Lujiazui has been such a symbolic image of modern Shanghai that any addition or alteration to this image is extremely sensitive. So the site has been deliberately left vacant for years, awaiting a significant cultural institute and meaningful contribution to the urban life at the megapolis. 

C-Glass House / Deegan Day Design

13:00 - 12 September, 2016
© Taiyo Watanabe
© Taiyo Watanabe

© Taiyo Watanabe © Taiyo Watanabe © Taiyo Watanabe © Taiyo Watanabe +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dillon Beach, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Joe Day, Taiyo Watanabe ,Yo Oshima, Noel Williams, Sonali Patel, Mark Lyons, Bonnie Solmssen, Felicia Martin, Garo Hachigian
  • Area

    2100.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Triplex Apartment in Prague / Lenka Míková & Markéta Bromová

11:00 - 12 September, 2016
Triplex Apartment in Prague / Lenka Míková & Markéta Bromová, © Veronika Raffajová
© Veronika Raffajová

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Dinara Kasko's Design Background Inspires Architectural Desserts & Delicacies

10:30 - 12 September, 2016

Part of the beauty of an architectural education is that it provides you with design skills that can be applied to a wide variety to jobs. So when it came time for Kharkov University Architecture School graduate Dinara Kasko to select a career path, she chose to pursue something a little bit sweeter: architectural pastry chef.

via Dinara Kasko's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dinarakasko/) via Dinara Kasko's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dinarakasko/) via Dinara Kasko's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dinarakasko/) via Dinara Kasko's Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dinarakasko/) +30

The 5 Types of Professors You’ll Have in Architecture School (And Why They’re All Important)

09:30 - 12 September, 2016
The 5 Types of Professors You’ll Have in Architecture School (And Why They’re All Important), © Sharon Lam
© Sharon Lam

Tutors (or professors, depending on where you live). Everyone has horror stories about their tutors, just as everyone has stories about a teacherr they truly adored. Ultimately, your tutors are likely to be the single most important element of your architectural education; no matter how much effort you put into learning through other means, these people will probably become formative figures in not only your education, but your life in general.

It's easy to forget, though, that they are just that: people, with all the flaws and foibles that being a person entails. Some you will love to learn from, while others may be a little more difficult—but like Dickens' Christmas Carol ghosts, each type of tutor has their own lesson to impart. Here are the five different types of tutor you'll deal with in your architectural education, and what you should learn from each of them.

Nida House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

09:00 - 12 September, 2016
Nida House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, © Pezo von Ellrichshausen
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Philip Johnson's Glass House Featuring Yayoi Kusama's Exhibition Will be your New Obsession

08:00 - 12 September, 2016
Philip Johnson's Glass House Featuring Yayoi Kusama's Exhibition Will be your New Obsession , © Matthew Placek
© Matthew Placek

Artist and writer Yayoi Kusama has created an installation for the Glass House that will be on display in celebration of the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth, as well as the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public.

From September 1 through 26, Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be on display, with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots. “Visitors who attend the exhibition during this time will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama.”

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These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

07:00 - 12 September, 2016
These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

Our editors look at hundreds of websites per week. What do they admire and appreciate the most? Organization and simplicity. Sites that are not only clean, but fast. We actively search for projects to include on our platform, so it’s crucial that when we visit a website we not only know where to look, but how to access information. Filters and facets are our best friends. Typological differentiation is important, but perhaps not as important as distinguishing between built and un-built projects (“Is that a render?” is a question that comes up at least once a day).