Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates… recently announced the launch of their KPF DesignCloud, the first global design charrette involving all 6 of the firm’s offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. The web-based vehicle for interaction
Aiming to provide a meeting place for information, knowledge, skills, and stories, the proposal by Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW… for the Helsinki Central Library competition reflects the creativity, innovation and interaction for the people of Helsinki. Resulting in
Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain
Collaborators: Llorenç Vallribera
Constructor: Construcciones J.A. Barbany, S.L.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Installations: Font I Armengol Enginyers
Promotor: Ajuntament de sant Cugat del Vallès
Budget: € 1,577,896
Area: 1,250 sqm
Photographs: Marcela Grassi
Designed by AAIMM…, the project of the Solar Towers is based on the analysis of the urban fabric of the city Sabadell, Barcelona. A medium-scale, self-sufficient and productive infrastructure promoting energy production from renewable and clean sources, the project
Bjarke Ingels…, who heads up the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), was in Sydney recently and did a talk at the Australian Institute of Architects, which was sponsored and organized by HASSELL. With the common design values and easy fit
This year’s 50 recipients included visual artists, dancers, musicians – and 4 architect/designers. Check out the lucky 4, after the break…
Glithero are a progressive London-based practice made up of designers, Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. Their latest work, entitled ‘Lost Time’, was recently unveiled at Design Miami. Created in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët, the installation takes inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement and a trip to the Champagne region of France, where they were invited into the Perrier-Jouet cellars in Epernay. In the past year Glithero has presented solo shows in London, Paris and Rotterdam, as well as exhibitions in Milan, Berlin and Basel. In 2011 the studio was shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Award and the Dutch Design Awards. Filming the installation, we gain an insight into its creation and into Glithero’s design ethos.
The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), whose mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government in U.S. foreign policy objectives, has shortlisted eleven design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction A/E (Architecture/Engineering) Design Services solicitation. The shortlist of firms, selected out of 88 prospective offers, presented projects that were “well conceived and executed, displayed innovation, and showed strength in identity and public image.” A complete list of the shortlisted teams are listed after the break.
By now, there’s no architect in the world unaware of Oscar Niemeyer’s passing, or the legacy he left over his 104 years.
In honor of the greatest Brazilian architect of our time, we invite you to enjoy this interesting documentary, which shows how Neimeyer’s work, which changed the paradigm of architecture and went beyond any stereotype, was just as unique as his noble perspective on life.