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N1 Housing / Studio Simovic

02:00 - 20 April, 2017
N1 Housing / Studio Simovic, © Relja Ivanic
© Relja Ivanic

© Relja Ivanic        © Relja Ivanic        Courtesy of N1 Housing © Relja Ivanic        +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nemanjina, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Architects in Charge

    Petar and Marija Simovic
  • Area

    441.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Relja Ivanic , Courtesy of N1 Housing

Maison d'Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl

01:00 - 20 April, 2017
Maison d'Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl, Cover Maison D'Artiste
Cover Maison D'Artiste

Description via Amazon. Though it was never built, the design for the legendary artist’s house Maison d’Artiste is one of the key works of the Dutch avant-garde movement De Stijl. Created in 1923 by painter Theo van Doesburg and architect Cornelis van Eesteren for De Stijl’s first group exhibition, the Maison d’Artiste was intended to encapsulate what De Stijl aspired to: a new everyday environment achieved through the harmonious fusion of painting and architecture. The scale model presented De Stijl’s ideal space for life and work, with a gym, a music room and a studio, as well as living spaces like guest rooms and bathrooms. Maison d’Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl explores the revolutionary cultural importance of the design, its significance for the history of De Stijl and its place in a history of the unbuilt architecture of the 20th century.

Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture

22:00 - 19 April, 2017
Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture, © Ookura Hideki
© Ookura Hideki

Toodyay Shack / Paul Wakelam Architect - A Workshop

20:00 - 19 April, 2017
Toodyay Shack / Paul Wakelam Architect - A Workshop, © Luke Carter Wilton
© Luke Carter Wilton

© Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton +21

WOXSEN / Designhaaus Solutions

19:00 - 19 April, 2017
WOXSEN / Designhaaus Solutions, ©  Ricken Desai
© Ricken Desai

©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamkole, Sadasivpet, Medak District, Hyderabad, Telangana 502345, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Rajeev Sharma, Gourav Das, Md. Ghouseudeen, Sandeep Kumawat, Ankur Manchanda, Tahseen Sultana
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects

17:00 - 19 April, 2017
Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows Photography
© Scott Burrows Photography

© Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             +56

AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

16:05 - 19 April, 2017
AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017, Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson
Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

GC House / YourArchitectLondon

15:00 - 19 April, 2017
GC House / YourArchitectLondon, © Adrián Vázquez
© Adrián Vázquez

© Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  +24

Éric Lapierre Appointed as Chief Curator of 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

13:30 - 19 April, 2017
Éric Lapierre Appointed as Chief Curator of 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, The Palace of Sinel de Cordes in Lisbon (headquarters of the Triennale). Image © Abinadi Meza
The Palace of Sinel de Cordes in Lisbon (headquarters of the Triennale). Image © Abinadi Meza

The Trienal de Lisboa have today announced that a team of nine, led by Parisian architect Éric Lapierre, has been appointed as the curatorial team of the 5th edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale which will be held from October to December 2019. Lapierre, who runs the Masters in Architecture & Experience at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée, Paris, will collaborate with philosopher Sébastien Marot, who is also a critic in architecture and landscape design. Other members of the curatorial team include Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire, Tristan Chadney, and Vasco Pinelo de Melo. A grand total of 48 proposals were submitted to the organization, comprising 155 participants from 16 countries.

Quiubox / Boano Prišmontas

13:00 - 19 April, 2017

Elevation Illustration Section Master Plan +14

Drone Video Captures Apple Campus 2 as Employees Begin Move-In

12:00 - 19 April, 2017

With employees beginning to move into Apple’s Campus 2 this month, the Foster + Partners-designed main building is down to its finishing touches, as shown in this drone video captured by aerial videographer Matthew Roberts.

Also nearing completion are the solar-panel-covered parking garage and the F&D facility, with the Steve Jobs Theater expected to follow sometime this summer. Landscaping, including the central pond and unprecedentedly ambitious tree planting plan (reported to have caused a shortage of nursery trees in the San Francisco area), are also moving full-steam ahead.

Visualizations of the Most Used AutoCAD, Revit, and 3dsMax Commands

11:05 - 19 April, 2017
Visualizations of the Most Used AutoCAD, Revit, and 3dsMax Commands

The 'Customer Involvement Program' of Autodesk's research department has, over the years, compiled a database of over 60 million individual commands created by anonymized users. Each reveals shortcut paths and thought flows among its customer base. The team have visualized the product usage (here described as the Command Usage Arc project) by ordering known and new commands from the most-frequently-used to the least-frequently. Revealed as a sequence of infographics, the results demonstrate how people work – and how they often deviate from prescribed usage.

La Pajarera Lodge Shangri-La / SAA arquitectura + territorio

11:00 - 19 April, 2017
La Pajarera Lodge Shangri-La  / SAA  arquitectura + territorio, © Sergio Araneda
© Sergio Araneda

© Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda © Sergio Araneda +17

What Will Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" At Hudson Yards Really Add to New York?

09:30 - 19 April, 2017
What Will Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" At Hudson Yards Really Add to New York?, The 150-foot-tall steel structure has been compared to a bedbug, a beehive, and a döner kebab. Its base is 50 feet wide and its upper span measures 150 feet. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie, Heatherwick Studio
The 150-foot-tall steel structure has been compared to a bedbug, a beehive, and a döner kebab. Its base is 50 feet wide and its upper span measures 150 feet. Image Courtesy of Forbes Massie, Heatherwick Studio

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "What do New Yorkers get when privately-funded public art goes big?"

When Thomas Heatherwick—the nimble London-based designer known for work that defies easy categorization—unveiled his design for a new public landmark called Vessel at Hudson Yards to a crowd of reporters and New York City power players in September, questions abounded. What is it? What will it do to the neighborhood? And what does it say that Stephen Ross, the president and CEO of Related Companies, the primary developer of Hudson Yards, is financing the entire $250 million piece by himself?

It’s natural that Ross chose Heatherwick Studio to design his centerpiece, because the office’s creations stun. For the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, it extruded 60,000 clear acrylic tubes from a center space to create a fuzzy, crystalline object whose apparent fragility is as mesmerizing as it is clever. As the studio moves toward ever-larger and ever-more-public commissions, the people who will live with its work will need to seriously consider what it will mean for their neighborhoods and cities.

Mattos House / FGMF Arquitetos

09:00 - 19 April, 2017
Mattos House / FGMF Arquitetos, © Rafaela Netto
© Rafaela Netto

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Area

    358.51 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gothic Construction Techniques Inspire ETH Zurich's Lightweight Concrete Floor Slabs

08:00 - 19 April, 2017
Gothic Construction Techniques Inspire ETH Zurich's Lightweight Concrete Floor Slabs , © ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg.
© ETH Zurich / Peter Rüegg.

With the intention of maximizing available space and avoiding steep construction costs, researchers from ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture have devised a concrete floor slab that with a thickness of a mere 2cm, remains load bearing and simultaneously sustainable. Inspired by the construction of Catalan vaults, this new floor system swaps reinforced steel bars for narrow vertical ribs, thus significantly reducing the weight of construction and ensuring stability to counter uneven distributions on its surface. 

As opposed to traditional concrete floors that are evidently flat, these slabs are designed to arch to support major loads, reminiscent of the vaulted ceilings found in Gothic cathedrals. Without the need for steel reinforcing and with less concrete, the production of CO2 is minimized and the resulting 2cm floors are 70% lighter than their typical concrete counterparts.

via Block Research Group via Block Research Group via Block Research Group via Block Research Group +5

18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids

06:00 - 19 April, 2017

Designing for kids is certainly not child’s play. Whilst the design process is undertaken by adults, the end users are often children, such is the case in kindergarten, schools, and parks. Architects have a responsibility, therefore, to ensure that the built environment offers children the chance to play, explore, and learn in physical space, even in a digital age. With that in mind, here are 18 cool spaces designed especially for children – environments which may perhaps inspire the Fosters, Hadids, and Le Corbusiers of tomorrow.

London Spa / Richard Bell Architecture

05:00 - 19 April, 2017
London Spa / Richard Bell Architecture, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          © Hélène Binet          +10