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This Sketchup Plugin Designs Structures Made From Plastic Bottles and 3D-Printed Joints

09:30 - 24 June, 2017
This Sketchup Plugin Designs Structures Made From Plastic Bottles and 3D-Printed Joints, The CHI'17 Pavilion. Image © Ludwig Wilhem Wall
The CHI'17 Pavilion. Image © Ludwig Wilhem Wall

The capabilities of personal 3D printing and fabrication are only beginning to be tested, but a new system is pushing the boundaries for feasible, structurally-sound large scale structures. Unlike other structures created by 3D printing systems, Trussfab doesn’t require access to specialized equipment, nor specific engineering knowledge, to print and build large-scale structures capable of supporting human weight. The Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany created Trussfab as an end-to-end system allowing users to fabricate sturdy, large-scale structures using plastic bottles and 3D-printed connections, making them easy and relatively quick to construct.

A detailed view of the CHI'17 Pavilion construction. Image © Stephanie Neubert The CHI'17 Pavilion. Image © Ludwig Wilhem Wall A 3D printed hub with embossed ID numbers. Image © Hasso Plattner Institute Digital model of the CHI'17 Pavilion in the Trussfab editor in Sketchup. Image © Robert Kovacs and Oanh Lisa Nyugen Xuan +13

Pantone Apartament / AR Arquitetos

09:00 - 24 June, 2017
Pantone Apartament / AR Arquitetos, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Caconde - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area

    96.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

This Magnetic Drill Screws Through Wood Leaving No Visible Holes

08:00 - 24 June, 2017

Invis Mx2 is a device that allows you to connect screws and bolts easily without leaving any holes. Its cordless screwdriver works through a MiniMag rotary magnetic field, which adapts to any conventional drill, allowing to generate detachable connections with a tensile force of 250 kg per connector. 

The system is designed to be applied to wooden elements and ceramic materials, allowing the construction of furniture, railings, coatings, stairs, among others. 

© Invis Mx2 / Lamello © Invis Mx2 / Lamello © Invis Mx2 / Lamello © Invis Mx2 / Lamello +5

Belsky House / SO Architecture

05:00 - 24 June, 2017
Belsky House / SO Architecture, © Asaf Oren
© Asaf Oren
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ma'ale Gamla, Israel
  • Architects in Charge

    Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier, Alejandro Fajnerman
  • Area

    232.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

LET’s RIDE Lafayette / DAS-studio

02:00 - 24 June, 2017
LET’s RIDE Lafayette / DAS-studio, Courtesy of DAS-studio
Courtesy of DAS-studio

Courtesy of DAS-studio Courtesy of DAS-studio Courtesy of DAS-studio Courtesy of DAS-studio +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    24 Rue Chauchat, 75009 Paris, France
  • Lead Architects

    Felix de Montesquiou, Alexandre Goinard, François Cattoni
  • Area

    260.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Around / studioLOOP

22:00 - 23 June, 2017
Courtesy of studioLOOP
Courtesy of studioLOOP

Courtesy of studioLOOP Courtesy of studioLOOP Courtesy of studioLOOP Courtesy of studioLOOP +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gunma Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Studio LOOP
  • Area

    125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern

20:00 - 23 June, 2017
KPWT Residence  / Julsamano Bhongsatiern, © Beersingnoi
© Beersingnoi

© Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi © Beersingnoi +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rama IX Soi 55, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
  • Owner and Contractor

    Prawit Werakultawan
  • Firm

    Meaning of Design and Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest

19:30 - 23 June, 2017
The Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest, View from the competition site towards Kaunas' Old Town
View from the competition site towards Kaunas' Old Town

This one-stage anonymous design contest seeks concept designs for the new €30m Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Concert Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The Concert Centre will comprise a 1,500-seat Concert Hall of exceptional acoustic quality; a smaller, secondary hall; conferencing facilities; a restaurant, café, and bar; back-of-house and office spaces; and underground parking. The new building will sit within a public park and act as a catalyst for the regeneration of a central area, close to Kaunas’ historic Old Town.

FLOS Scandinavia Showroom / OeO Studio

19:00 - 23 June, 2017
FLOS Scandinavia Showroom / OeO Studio, © Morten Bentzon
© Morten Bentzon

© Morten Bentzon         © Morten Bentzon         © Morten Bentzon         © Morten Bentzon         +34

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Head of Design Thomas Lykke
  • Design Team

    OeO Studio
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Noe Valley House / designpad architecture

17:00 - 23 June, 2017
Noe Valley House / designpad architecture, © Adam Rouse
© Adam Rouse

© Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    27th St, San Francisco, CA 94131, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrick Perez
  • Area

    3046.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Cornell University's Intuitive Push/Pull Furniture Series Blends Asian Sensibility with New York Flavor

16:00 - 23 June, 2017
Cornell University's Intuitive Push/Pull Furniture Series Blends Asian Sensibility with New York Flavor, © NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland
© NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland

Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning has unveiled a 12-piece versatile furniture series designed for the school's New York City space in Manhattan's financial district. Created by Hong Kong-based architecture office CL3 and interdisciplinary design studio Lim + Lu (founding partners of which are Cornell alumni), each piece has been inspired both by their New York context and intuitive operation by a global user.

© NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland © NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland © NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland © NirutBenjabanpot, Garrett Rowland +22

Steam Canoe / OCADU

15:00 - 23 June, 2017
Steam Canoe / OCADU, © Mark Tholen
© Mark Tholen

© Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher © Khristel Stecher +15

World's First Vertical Forest City Breaks Ground in China

14:00 - 23 June, 2017
World's First Vertical Forest City Breaks Ground in China, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Construction has begun on the Liuzhou Forest City in the mountainous region of Guangxi, China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the new ground-up city will accommodate up to 30,000 people in a master plan of environmentally efficient structures covered top-to-bottom in plants and trees.

Liuzhou Forest City will contain all of the essential typologies of the modern city – offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools – housed within a 175 hectare site near the Liujiang River. Employing the firm’s signature vertical forest system, The facades of each building will be covered in plant life, with a total 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants from over 100 species specified.

© Stefano Boeri Architetti © Stefano Boeri Architetti © Stefano Boeri Architetti © Stefano Boeri Architetti +6

Boeddeker Park / WRNS Studio

13:00 - 23 June, 2017
Boeddeker Park  / WRNS Studio, © Matthew Milman
© Matthew Milman

© Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, 246 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    WRNS Studio
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Diébédo Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

12:00 - 23 June, 2017
Diébédo Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Following the opening of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion, designed this year by Diébédo Francis Kéré (Kéré Architecture), photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to London. Designed to mimic a tree, or a canopy of trees, the wooden structure has been designed to fuse cultural references from Kéré's home town of Gando in Burkino Faso with more "experimental" construction techniques. His ambition is that the pavilion becomes a social condenser – "a symbol of storytelling and togetherness."

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +41

Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais

11:00 - 23 June, 2017
Rosa Muerta / ARCO mais, © Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rabo de Peixe, Açores, Portugal
  • Lead Architects

    Paulo Lima, Chiara Bettelli
  • Area

    76.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Francine Houben on Washington D.C.'s Central Library, A Balancing Act Between Mies and Martin Luther King Jr.

10:30 - 23 June, 2017
© GSAPP Conversations
© GSAPP Conversations

In the tenth episode of GSAPP Conversations, Jorge Otero-Pailos (Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia GSAPP) speaks with Francine Houben, founder and creative director of the Dutch practice Mecanoo. Recorded before the school's annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture, their conversation centers on her practice's work to renovate and redevelop the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C., Mies van der Rohe's last building and only library project.

The Demolition of Delhi's Hall of Nations Reveals India's Broken Attitude to Architectural Heritage

09:30 - 23 June, 2017
The Demolition of Delhi's Hall of Nations Reveals India's Broken Attitude to Architectural Heritage, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/33834913@N00/409859817'>Flickr CC user Panoramas</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a>
© Flickr CC user Panoramas licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

On the morning of April 24th, Delhi’s architecture community reacted in shock and disgust to the news that the city's Hall of Nations and the four Halls of Industries had been demolished. Bulldozers had worked through the previous night at the Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds in central Delhi, where the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) razed the iconic structures to the ground, ignoring pleas from several Indian and international institutions.

The Hall of Nations, the world’s first and largest-span space-frame structure built in reinforced concrete, holds special significance in India’s post-colonial history—it was inaugurated in 1972 to commemorate twenty-five years of the young country’s independence. The demolition was met with widespread condemnation by architects and historians alike, not just because of the loss of an important piece of Delhi's heritage, but also for the clandestine manner in which the demolition was conducted.