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5 Things the Tiny House Movement Can Learn from Post War Architecture

09:30 - 9 August, 2015
5 Things the Tiny House Movement Can Learn from Post War Architecture, © Flickr CC user Tammy Strobel
© Flickr CC user Tammy Strobel

One of the many problems with being deeply engaged in a niche subject such as architecture is that you can easily lose sight of what a "normal" person's perspective is on a topic. Through experience, we often assume that a rising trend that we notice on a daily basis has passed completely unnoticed by the general populace, and it's usually difficult to see when a topic has reached the critical mass to become a genuine social phenomenon. So imagine my surprise when I saw a joke about an architectural trend on a popular webcomic. Two months ago, Toothpaste For Dinner published an image of a character smugly telling his friend "that's cool... my Tiny House is a lot smaller, of course" as they tower over a comically small abode. Suddenly it became clear to me that the Tiny House movement was not just a curiosity for architects.

This realization leads to a number of questions: why are Tiny Houses such a big deal? What promise do they hold for society? And is there anything the movement is failing to address? These questions led me to conclude that, for better or worse, the Tiny House movement might just be the closest thing we have right now to a utopian housing solution - and if that's true, then the movement has a big task on its hands.

Finnish Student Olli Enne's prototype for a small, prefabricated home which can fill leftover space within existing neighborhoods. Image © Marko Laukkarinen A two-story WikiHouse produced for last year's London Design Festival. Image © Margaux Carron www.margauxcarron.com Design for HiveHaus, a modular home featured on the UK television show "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces". Image via Hivehaus Quixote Village in Olympia, Washington. Image © Leah Nash for BuzzFeed +10

Olga Nur Restaurant / Arquitetos Associados

09:00 - 9 August, 2015
Olga Nur Restaurant / Arquitetos Associados, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center

08:00 - 9 August, 2015
Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG

Melike Altınışık and Gül Ertekin have shared with us their proposal for the İstanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center Competition. Hosted by Maltepe Municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, the competition asked participants to design a religious and cultural complex for the Alevi population (a religious minority group practicing Islam) that can serve modern society’s needs and honor past culture.

Houses in Paço de Arcos / Atelier Central Arquitectos

05:00 - 9 August, 2015
Houses in Paço de Arcos / Atelier Central Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paço de Arcos, Portugal
  • Project team

    José Martinez Silva, Miguel Beleza, architects Atelier Central, arquitectos, Lda
  • Area

    754.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

VTB Ice Palace / SPEECH Architectural Office

02:00 - 9 August, 2015
VTB Ice Palace / SPEECH Architectural Office, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Park Legend © Ilya Ivanov © Park Legend +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avtozavodskaya ulitsa, 23, Moskva, Russia, 115280
  • Architects in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Nikolai Gordyushin, Sergey Popov, Alexey Evsikov, Alexey Bolotin
  • Area

    70300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Daebong-dong Commercial Skip Floor / 2m2 architects

20:00 - 8 August, 2015
Daebong-dong Commercial Skip Floor / 2m2 architects, © Shin Kyungsub
© Shin Kyungsub

© Shin Kyungsub © Shin Kyungsub © Shin Kyungsub © Shin Kyungsub +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Lee Junghee, Park joohyun
  • Area

    210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gallaudet University Launches $60M Public Competition to Redesign Its Campus

16:00 - 8 August, 2015
Gallaudet University Launches $60M Public Competition to Redesign Its Campus, Gallaudet Chapel Hall. Image © Flickr CC User Mr.TinDC
Gallaudet Chapel Hall. Image © Flickr CC User Mr.TinDC

Gallaudet University, the world’s only university for deaf and hard of hearing students, has launched an international competition to re-design its historic Washington DC campus. Participants will be challenged to "create a new campus gateway and redefine the University’s urban edge as a vibrant, mixed-use, creative and cultural district." Design proposals are not required during the competition's first stage; teams will be shortlisted based on their "understanding of the institution and project, team composition and past experience."

DETAIL Practice: Colour

13:00 - 8 August, 2015
DETAIL Practice: Colour, Courtesy of DETAIL
Courtesy of DETAIL

From the publisher. Visual spatial effects and communication

Colour in the past, present and future

Colours affect people, induce emotions and often evoke memories, which is why not only artists but also scientists, psychologists, planners, and writers are all preoccupied with colour. Choosing colour is a very demanding task for architects, one that can have an enormous impact if it is carried out professionally.  

The Mirador House / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos

13:00 - 8 August, 2015
The Mirador House  / Víctor Gubbins Browne + Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizábal
© Marcos Mendizábal

© Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal © Marcos Mendizábal +22

  • Architects

    Víctor Gubbins Browne, Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Location

    Tunquen, Casablanca, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Victor Gubbins Browne, Pedro Gubbins Foxley
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations

12:00 - 8 August, 2015
Architecture is the Protagonist in These Intricate Illustrations, © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas
© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas

Through her project "Cities and Memory - the Architecture and the City" Architect Marta Vilarinho de Freitas has created a set of illustrations that focus on architecture and the fantasy worlds it can create. The project arose from her thesis on “Communicating Art” at the Superior Artística School in Porto, and seeks to tell stories of the “cities and the life that inhabits in each of them.”

View more images and a text from the architect after the break. 

© Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas © Marta Vilarinho de Freitas +14

Own a Pied-à-Terre in the Heart of Middle Earth with the "Realise Minas Tirith" Campaign

09:30 - 8 August, 2015
Own a Pied-à-Terre in the Heart of Middle Earth with the "Realise Minas Tirith" Campaign, via Indiegogo Realise Minas Tirith Campaign
via Indiegogo Realise Minas Tirith Campaign

Are you looking for the perfect walled city to lay down your roots? Look no further than Minas Tirith, J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional capital of Gondor, located in mountainous and remote Middle Earth. Except, if an ambitious group of British architects get their way, it might not be fictional for much longer. With their plans to construct a replica of Minas Tirith in the non-fictional hills of southern England, the Lord of the Rings-inspired community promises to be a bustling center of activity occupied by the most diehard Middle Earth supporters. This is only possible, of course, if the founders of Realise Minas Tirith are able to fundraise £1.85 Billion ($2.86bn USD) within 60 days on Indiegogo.

Serra Dourada Club - Alphaville / Gustavo Penna

09:00 - 8 August, 2015
Serra Dourada Club - Alphaville / Gustavo Penna, © Jomar Bragança
© Jomar Bragança

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    MG-010, Km 21,5, Vespasiano - MG, 33200-000, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Gustavo Penna
  • Project Area

    1077.35 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition

08:00 - 8 August, 2015
ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition, First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE
First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE

ARKxSITE has announced the winners of its call for ideas for a hypothetical contemporary Art Centre to be built in the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Open to architecture students and architects under 40 years of age, entrants were challenged to preserve the significant cultural, historical and landscape elements of the Fortress of Cresmina, celebrating the existing ruins to create a unique experience for visitors. The jury comprised Alberto Mottola, (demogo studio di architettura, Italy), Felipe Grallert (Felipe Grallert Arquitectos, Chile) and Rasmus Jessing (COBE, Denmark). See the third, second and first place winners after the break.

Rezekne University Department of Engineering / AB3D

05:00 - 8 August, 2015
Rezekne University Department of Engineering / AB3D, © Ansis Starks
© Ansis Starks

© Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rēzekne, Latvia
  • Design Team

    Juris Mitenbergs, Peteris Spurins, Uldis Tucs, Guna Priede
  • Area

    4916.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq

02:00 - 8 August, 2015
Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum / Studio Odile Decq, © Odile Decq
© Odile Decq

© Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq © Odile Decq +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Client

    Nanjing Tangshan Investment and Development Company Limited
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Paper Folding Space - ELLE Office / feeling Brand Design Co. Ltd

22:00 - 7 August, 2015
Paper Folding Space - ELLE Office / feeling Brand Design Co. Ltd, © He Yuansheng
© He Yuansheng

© He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng © He Yuansheng +18

  • Architects

  • Architect in Charge

    Evan Wu
  • Design Team

    He Yuansheng & feeling Design
  • Area

    205.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Great British Buildings: Pear Tree House, London

19:30 - 7 August, 2015
Great British Buildings: Pear Tree House, London, Pear Tree House, Photographer: Nick Worley
Pear Tree House, Photographer: Nick Worley

An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes talk and tour of this RIBA London Award winning family home by Edgley Design. Discover the stories behind the building, what inspired the architect and what it means to have won this prize.

10 New Burlington Street / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

19:00 - 7 August, 2015
10 New Burlington Street / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, © Rob Parrish
© Rob Parrish

© Rob Parrish © Timothy Soar © Rob Parrish © Timothy Soar +20