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The Principals’ Dynamic Sanctuary Pulses in Time to Visitors’ Heartbeats

12:00 - 30 May, 2015
The Principals’ Dynamic Sanctuary Pulses in Time to Visitors’ Heartbeats, © Mike Vorrasi
© Mike Vorrasi

Brooklyn design studio The Principals have completed the Dynamic Sanctuary, an interactive installation at Sight Unseen OFFSITE, during the 2015 NYCxDESIGN festival. Commissioned by Ford Motors, the light-based installation detects and pulses with the biorhythms of its visitors, creating a dynamic space in both name and nature.

The modular installation was manually constructed by The Principals in their Brooklyn studio. Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.  

© Pippa Drummond © Mike Vorrasi © Pippa Drummond © Pippa Drummond +12

Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture

11:00 - 30 May, 2015
Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    17 Rue Gustave Geffroy, 75013 Paris, France
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Unified Architectural Theory, Chapter 13

09:30 - 30 May, 2015
Unified Architectural Theory, Chapter 13, The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects. "Eisenman explains how he creates forms that make him feel high in his own mind, instead of considering the mundane needs of the user. Thus it comes as no surprise that he wants to express a stressed conception of life through his buildings’ twisted and unbalanced forms". Image © Duccio Malagamba
The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects. "Eisenman explains how he creates forms that make him feel high in his own mind, instead of considering the mundane needs of the user. Thus it comes as no surprise that he wants to express a stressed conception of life through his buildings’ twisted and unbalanced forms". Image © Duccio Malagamba

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. In Chapter 13, Salingaros begins to conclude his argument by discussing its counterpart, explaining how post-modern theorists such as Peter Eisenman came to eclipse the ideas of Christopher Alexander – and why Eisenman’s theoretical hegemony is not based upon sound architectural thinking. If you missed them, make sure to read the previous installments here.

Natural and Unnatural Form Languages

The concept of living structure, and the support for the theory offered by both direct experience and science, offers a basis for designing and understanding architecture. This platform is a sensible way of approaching design and building, because it is beholden neither to ideology, nor to individual agendas. Moreover, it should be contrasted to the irrationality of other schemes that currently appear in and seem to drive architectural discourse.

Sports And Show Hall Na Skarpie / Maćków Pracownia Projektowa

09:00 - 30 May, 2015
Sports And Show Hall Na Skarpie / Maćków Pracownia Projektowa, © Krzysztof Smyk
© Krzysztof Smyk

© Krzysztof Smyk © Krzysztof Smyk © Krzysztof Smyk © Krzysztof Smyk +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bytom, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Zbigniew Maćkówm Bartłomiej Witwicki, Agata Kowalczyk, Eliasz Matuła, Magdalena Paprotna, Zuzanna Wojtasiak
  • Area

    3285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Gurten Pavilion (Gupa) / :mlzd

09:00 - 30 May, 2015
Gurten Pavilion (Gupa) / :mlzd, © Alexander Jaquemet
© Alexander Jaquemet

© Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet © Alexander Jaquemet +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gurtenkulm, 3084 Köniz, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Roman Lehmann, Stefan Leiseifer, Claude Marbach, Pat Tanner, Daniele Di Giacinto, Julia Wurst, Johannes Weisser, Moritz Werner
  • Area

    760.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Chemical Brothers "Go" Brutalist in Paris for Their Latest Music Video

08:00 - 30 May, 2015

In The Chemical Brothers’ “Go” music video, seven women carrying two poles march through Paris’ Front-de-Seine neighborhood in perfectly synchronized choreography by Michel Gondry. The area is located in the 15th district, beside the Seine river, and is characterized by its Brutalist buildings, the result of an urban project in the 1970s that rehabilitated the former industrial area through the construction of 20 towers nearly 100 meters high. 

The buildings were designed by Henri Pottier and Raymond Jules Lopez, and rise around an elevated platform, which features a series of geometric patterns that are best seen from the top of the towers. The video not only highlights several of these buildings, but also integrates the choreography into the remarkable urban setting. 

This post was originally written by José Tomás Franco for Plataforma Arquitectura. 

Panoramic of Front-de-Seine neighborhood, in Paris. Image via Wikipedia CC
Panoramic of Front-de-Seine neighborhood, in Paris. Image via Wikipedia CC

KWIECO Shelter House / Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects

05:00 - 30 May, 2015
KWIECO Shelter House / Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects, © Juha Ilonen
© Juha Ilonen

© Juha Ilonen © Juha Ilonen © Juha Ilonen © Juha Ilonen +12

Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

05:00 - 30 May, 2015
Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg, © Cleris+Daubourg
© Cleris+Daubourg

© Cleris+Daubourg © Klapisch+Claisse © Klapisch+Claisse © Cleris+Daubourg +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jupilles, France
  • Museographe

    Museographe
  • Scenographic Design

    Klapisch & Claisse
  • Structural Engineering

    Brizot-Masse Ingénierie
  • Elec & Hvac Engineering

    Louis Choulet, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Maurice Virtz
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Designs Superyacht

02:00 - 30 May, 2015
Zaha Hadid Designs Superyacht, © Unique Circle Yachts / Zaha Hadid Architects for Bloom+Voss Shipyards
© Unique Circle Yachts / Zaha Hadid Architects for Bloom+Voss Shipyards

Zaha Hadid has collaborated with the Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss to design a new concept for a family of superyachts: a 128-meter master prototype that will  eventually spawn five, fully-engineered, 90-meter “Unique Circle Yachts.” According to Hadid, the overall design is informed by “fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems, with hydrodynamic research shaping the design of the hull.”

More from the architect, after the break. 

Arxiu Pla Urgell / Valor - Llimos

02:00 - 30 May, 2015
Arxiu Pla Urgell  / Valor - Llimos, © Lluís Sans
© Lluís Sans

© Lluís Sans © Lluís Sans © Lluís Sans © Lluís Sans +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Tossal Blanc, 25230 Mollerussa, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaume Valor, with Marc Obradó and Elisabeth Sadurní
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Xi'an Westin Museum Hotel / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

02:00 - 30 May, 2015
© Pegenaute
© Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shaanxi, China
  • Principals In Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Associate

    mariarosa doardo
  • Sr Interior Designer

    Briar Hickling, Candice-Lee Browne
  • Architectural Designer

    Willow Zhang, Amy Hu, Kevin Azanger
  • Interior Designer

    Eva Wieland, Qi xiaofeng, Alena Fabila
  • Project Manager

    Joy Qiao
  • Area

    80000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeremy San Tzer Ning © Pegenaute © Pegenaute © Jeremy San Tzer Ning +22

Haringey Brick House / Satish Jassal Architects

22:00 - 29 May, 2015
Haringey Brick House / Satish Jassal Architects, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle

© Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    London Borough of Haringey, Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Satish Jassal Architects, Aleck Associates
  • Area

    51.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

L.S.G. HEad Office Building / Urban Office

22:00 - 29 May, 2015
L.S.G. HEad Office Building / Urban Office, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Lilian & Iana Captari
  • Structural Engineering

    Mircea Neacsu, Incona
  • Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and H V A C

    Gerhard Lipcovich, LSG
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

20:00 - 29 May, 2015
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill, Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Area

    42.818 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Avellaneda Project / LOF / Colectivo de Arquitectura

19:00 - 29 May, 2015
Avellaneda Project / LOF / Colectivo de Arquitectura, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avellaneda 3264, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project and Site Supervision

    Lucas Condal, Martín González, Mary Rotman
  • Structures

    Enrique Chiappini
  • Project Area

    602.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes

19:00 - 29 May, 2015
48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Torrelles de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain
  • Authors

    Antoni Barceló y Bàrbara Balanzó
  • Architects Collaborators

    Luis Alegre, Lluís Lloveras
  • Architects

    Daniel García, Francesc Trillo
  • Technical Architect

    Lluís Miquel Bonastre
  • Structures

    Crack Ingeniería Catalana
  • S L , Facilities

    Kalok Empresarial
  • Telecommunications Engineer

    Rubén Gómez
  • Area

    7530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Las Nieves Technical Vocational School / WRL Arquitectos

17:00 - 29 May, 2015
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Concha Y Toro 2188, Puente Alto, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Francisco León Ross, Alicia Ross Amunategui, Tomás Weisser Mengdehl
  • Project Area

    5800.0 m2
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre  © Pablo Casals-Aguirre  © Pablo Casals-Aguirre  © Pablo Casals-Aguirre  +36

Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes

17:00 - 29 May, 2015
Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12