Applied: Research Through Fabrication Competition Results and Exhibition

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The Applied: Research Through Fabrication exhibition which took place the first weekend in March highlighted the winning proposal of their competition, titled ‘Cast Thicket’, designed b yo_cy’s Ken Tracy and Christine Yogiaman. The project was exhibited at the two-day event led by internationally recognized instructors within the field of parametric modeling provided a robust opportunity for participants to be exposed to the highest level of concentrated learning possible. More images and information on the event after the break.

Earth Sciences Building / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: , British Columbia, Canada
Design Team: Peter Busby, Aneta Chmiel, Maginnis Cocivera, Paul Cowcher, Anna Espinoza, Jana Foit, Jeremiah Deutscher, Joerk Gravenstein, Herman Kao, Jon Loewen, Teresa Miller, Soren Schou, Eric Stedman, Julie Wong
Area: 15,794 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Tessler

ANIMA Cultural Center Proposal / Bernard Tschumi Architects

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ANIMA, the first work in by Bernard Tschumi, is a cultural, social, and architectural generator of events. Situated in Grottammare, the project is intended to welcome and encourage a broader expression of creativity and culture. The schematic design highlights the remarkable quality of a building characterized by flexible space and the structure manifests itself to the visitor as both highly permeable and exceptionally receptive. Unveiled just last month, completion is scheduled for 2016, creating stronger ties between the people and the territory. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa Seta / Martín Dulanto Architect

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Location: , Perú
Architect In Charge: Martín Dulanto Sangalli
Area: 136.12 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marco Símola

House in Sayo / Fujiwarramuro Architects

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Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
Location: Hyogo,
Project Architect: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro
Site Area: 262.53 sqm
Building Area: 82.78 sqm
Area: 81.26 sqm
Photographs: Yano Toshiyuki

Courtesy of Zeidler Partnership Architects
Courtesy of Zeidler Partnership Architects

Toronto Union Station: Go Transit Roof Proposal / Zeidler Partnership Architects

As the ‘last piece of the puzzle’ at Toronto’s Union Station, the renovation of the train shed roof covering the passenger platforms and tracks which connects GO Transit’s Union Station Bus Terminal to the station building delivers part of the…

Head Road 1815 / SAOTA


Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Fresnaye, ,
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni
Interior Decor: Client
Year: 2007
Photographs: SAOTA

BoZen Bar / Central Arquitectos

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Architects: Central Arquitectos
Location: Braga,
Area: 465.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Syros House / Myrto Miliou

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Architects: Myrto Miliou Architects
Location: , Cyclades, Greece
Architect In Charge: Myrto Miliou
Special Consultant: Vladimir Levidis (Artist)
Supporting Architects: Christina Georgiadi, Stefanos Petrou (Registered Architects)
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Erieta Attali

Lecture: Designing an Institute for Performance Art

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Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) recently held a lecture featuring performance artist Marina Abromović alongside principle Shohei Shigematsu in the anticipation of the Marina Abromović Institute for the Preservation of Performing Art (MAI) 2014 opening. In the lecture, Shigematsu speaks about the process in which they transformed a former theater in Hudson, New York, into a structure that’s capable of assisting the institute’s mission to develop new kinds of performance, while functioning as a space for preserving and hosting historic performance pieces. Shigematsu references OMA’s history of designing spaces that combine architecture and art, such as the Quebec National Museum and a recent collaboration with Kanye West.

More on this discussion after the break…

Vale de Abelha House / Duarte Pape

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Location: Mação,
Engineering: Eng. Francisco Domingos
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira

La Forgiatura / Giuseppe Tortato

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Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
Location: , Italy
Project Manager: Marco Bettalli
Design Team: Marco Bettalli, Giorgia Celli, Barbara Storchi, Antonio Urru
Project Executive: A&I progetti, Stefano Niccoli
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stefano Topuntoli

Carla Juacaba Wins Inaugural arcVision Women and Architecture Prize

Pavilion Humanidade 2012; © Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has been announced as the winner of the inaugural arcVision – Women and Architecture Prize, an international social architecture award instituted by the Italcementi Group. The prize honors Juaçaba’s work for exemplifying significant qualitative excellence and attention to the core issues of construction, such as technology, sustainability, social and cultural implications.

More on after the break…

Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects

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Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects
Location: Jeollanam-do,
Area: 57 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hwang Hyochel,

Inside Sweden’s Latest ICEHOTEL

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It’s an unusual idea – every year a 5,500 square meter hotel is temporarily ‘borrowed’ from Sweden’s River Torne and come spring, the rooms and suites are returned to the river to be washed out to sea. The temporal Swedish is a complex built from ice, with a different design every year. Each winter it hosts guests and houses a collection of bespoke ice-art, created by selected artists from around the globe.

Read more about ICEHOTEL and see pictures of this year’s hotel after the break…

Muebles Gacitua / DX Arquitectos

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Architects: DX Arquitectos
Location: Santa Rosa 4785, San Joaquín, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architects In Charge: Claudio Aguila, Juan Luzoro
Collaborators: Justyna Skrobanska
Contractor: Pablo Bórquez
Area: 154.0 m2
Year: 2010
Photographer: Pablo Blanco Barros

Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes
Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes

Cinema Hall of Locarno Film Festival Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes

The design of the future Cinema Hall of Locarno Film Festival by Mauro Turin Architectes… was inspired by a strong urban vision. The main goal of the project therefore resulted in the will to create a building that is at

INTERIORS: An Analysis of Space in the Oscar-Winning Film “Amour”

Screenshot from Amour (2012). Image © Sony Pictures Classics

This article was written by Armen Karaoghlanian for Interiors, an online journal run by Armen and Mehruss Jon Ahi, published on the 15th of each month, in which films are analyzed and diagrammed in terms of space. It has been revised and re-published with permission.

Michael Haneke, known for his cold, disturbing and bleak films, such as Funny Games (1997), Caché (2005) and The White Ribbon (2009), goes for a little compassion with his latest, Oscar-nominated Amour (2012). The , which explores the private life of a married couple, Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), is a meditation on how individuals cope with the loss of a loved one.

Haneke sets his film within a single location, a Parisian apartment, which was constructed in a soundstage. The filmmaker, who often obsesses over the sound and production design in his films, had complete freedom with the construction of this space. In The Hollywood Reporter, we learn about how specific he was with the design of the space itself. “The crew had to install and reinstall the parquet floor to make sure it creaked just right.” In lieu of shooting on actual locations, Michael Haneke recreated an entire location according to his specifications to create the space he desired for his film.

Read more about how the spaces in Amour allow for the story to unfurl, after the break…