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House with Bricks / Martín Aloras

09:00 - 17 April, 2017
House with Bricks / Martín Aloras, © Walter Salcedo
© Walter Salcedo

© Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jorge Newbery, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2016
  • Photography

    Walter Salcedo

Easily Reproduced Disaster Relief Constructions in Bamboo

08:00 - 17 April, 2017
Easily Reproduced Disaster Relief Constructions in Bamboo, Cortesía de rOOtstudio
Cortesía de rOOtstudio

In 2015, after the catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, Maria da Paz invited Joao Boto Caeiro from RootStudio to design and build a model house in Nepal. Using local and accessible materials, they built two prototype houses out of bamboo and partitions, via a collaboration between locals and volunteers that came to the region.

The prototypes respond to the need for housing that is able to be built quickly with the goal of providing independence and immediate shelter, while at the same time introducing basic building techniques using bamboo and bricks. In doing so, they're able to create a set of tools that allow for future construction that the community can make themselves.

Cortesía de rOOtstudio Cortesía de rOOtstudio Cortesía de rOOtstudio Cortesía de rOOtstudio +20

This Pottery Printer Explores the Boundary Between Digital and Analog Machines

06:00 - 17 April, 2017
This Pottery Printer Explores the Boundary Between Digital and Analog Machines, Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria
Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria

In celebration of the inaugural Melbourne Design Week, which took place in March 2017, Chilean design studio Great Things to People (gt2P) presented their Catenary Pottery Printer, aimed at exploring the boundaries between digital and analog machines. Throughout the design festival, local designers and students used the pottery printer to create their own custom works, with visitors welcomed to watch the craft in action.

Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria Courtesy of Tobias Titz / National Gallery of Victoria +13

3S Eisgratbahn Gondola Lift at Stubai Glacier / ao-architekten

05:00 - 17 April, 2017
3S Eisgratbahn Gondola Lift at Stubai Glacier / ao-architekten, © Günter Richard Wett
© Günter Richard Wett

© Günter Richard Wett            © Günter Richard Wett            © Günter Richard Wett            © Günter Richard Wett            +29

Study Determines That This is (Probably) What Andrea Palladio Looked Like

04:00 - 17 April, 2017
Study Determines That This is (Probably) What Andrea Palladio Looked Like, Left: seemingly accurate portrait of Palladio purchased at an antiques store in New Jersey, USA. Right: seemingly accurate portrait of Palladio in a private collection in Moscow, Russia. Image via The New York Times / Palladio Museum
Left: seemingly accurate portrait of Palladio purchased at an antiques store in New Jersey, USA. Right: seemingly accurate portrait of Palladio in a private collection in Moscow, Russia. Image via The New York Times / Palladio Museum

In today's culture of narcissism and celebrity it's an assumed expectation that faces can be put to names. Even in 16th Century Europe, the large majority of notable persons had a likeness made of themselves and displayed for posterity – save for architects, it seems. Take, for instance, Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) – the Renaissance style-setter and author of the groundbreaking treatise The Four Books on Architecture, the seminal text of which inspired the likes of Thomas Jefferson. If challenged, could you easily put a face to Palladio's name? There is no accurate, agreed-upon "official" portrait of the architect – until now, that is.

Quartéis de Santa Justa / Carvalho Araújo

03:00 - 17 April, 2017
Quartéis de Santa Justa / Carvalho Araújo, ©  NUDO
© NUDO

©  NUDO ©  NUDO ©  NUDO ©  NUDO +14

  • Architects

  • Localization

    4990 Pte. de Lima, Portugal
  • Area

    23000.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2017
  • Photography

Deskopolitan / MoreySmith

02:00 - 17 April, 2017
Deskopolitan / MoreySmith, © Frédéric Baron-Morin
© Frédéric Baron-Morin

© Frédéric Baron-Morin              © Frédéric Baron-Morin              © Frédéric Baron-Morin              © Frédéric Baron-Morin              +21

SHINMINKA / ISSHOArchitects

20:00 - 16 April, 2017
SHINMINKA   / ISSHOArchitects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    JUN VERA
  • MORTEX

    Bath room Wall floor mortar
  • Miele

    KM6200
  • TOTO

    Shower cock
  • Area

    57.15 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for 360 Videos and Virtual Reality Tours

18:00 - 16 April, 2017

For years people have presaged the game-changing aspects of Virtual Reality in the field of architecture. Head-mounted displays like Oculus Rift, Hololens and others can trick your body and mind into thinking you are somewhere else--standing on the edge of a cliff, riding a rollercoaster, or walking around a building you haven't constructed yet.  

Vertical Village - SOM Leads Design of Major Mixed-Use District in Bangkok

16:00 - 16 April, 2017
Vertical Village - SOM Leads Design of Major Mixed-Use District in Bangkok, One Bangkok will provide retail, hotels, offices, as well as homes for 60,000 people. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain
One Bangkok will provide retail, hotels, offices, as well as homes for 60,000 people. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain

Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16Ha mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Working in collaboration with architects, engineers, sustainability experts and landscape architects, both local and international, SOM seeks to create the single largest private-sector development in Thailand to date - a vertical village providing homes and places of work for an estimated 60,000 people. Through One Bangkok, SOM challenged themselves to translate the vibrancy and energy of Bangkok's neighborhoods into a vertical environment, whilst promoting a 'sense of place' and district-level sustainability. 

One Bangkok will provide retail, hotels, offices, as well as homes for 60,000 people. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain Situated adjacent to Lumphini Park, the scheme offers 8Ha of public space. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain Streetscapes, public plazas and greenspaces all contribute to a welcoming sense of place. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain A variety of towers will feature individual identities such as green terraces and sky gardens. Image Courtesy of SOM via Atchain +4

Looking back on Charles and Ray Eames’ De Pree House

14:00 - 16 April, 2017
Looking back on Charles and Ray Eames’ De Pree House, © Victor Delaqua
© Victor Delaqua

© Victor Delaqua © Victor Delaqua © Victor Delaqua © Victor Delaqua +7

The Eames are mainly known for their furniture and their house in Pacific Palisades, which they also used as an office. Few people are aware of the Max and Esther De Pree House, a rare venture into residential architecture by the Eames.

The Waterdown Library and Civic Centre / RDHA

13:00 - 16 April, 2017
The Waterdown Library and Civic Centre / RDHA, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban               © Tom Arban               © Tom Arban               © Tom Arban               +55

  • Architects

  • Location

    163 Dundas St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7, Canada
  • Project Team

    Tyler Sharp (Design Partner), Bob Goyeche (Managing Partner), Sanjoy Pal, Andrew Cranford, Soo-Jin Rim, Ivan Ilic
  • Area

    23500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

45 Years of Architecture Model Photography in Spain

12:00 - 16 April, 2017
45 Years of Architecture Model Photography in Spain, Concurso Internacional de Anteproyectos para el Monumento a José Batlle y Ordóñez en Montevideo (Uruguay), 1959. Arquitecto: Roberto Puig Álvarez. Escultor: Jorge Oteiza. Image © Fototeca del Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Archivo del Museo Oteiza
Concurso Internacional de Anteproyectos para el Monumento a José Batlle y Ordóñez en Montevideo (Uruguay), 1959. Arquitecto: Roberto Puig Álvarez. Escultor: Jorge Oteiza. Image © Fototeca del Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Archivo del Museo Oteiza

138 images, 14 albums, 20 magazines, 13 original models and one projection are part of Modeling for the Camera: Photography of architectural models in Spain, 1925-1970, the current exhibition of the ICO Museum in Madrid, curated by Iñaki Bergera, PhD of Architecture from the University of Navarra.

The exhibition is tied to the book of the same name that was published in 2016, edited by La Fábrica and the Ministry of Public Works (Spain). In times when 3D visualization software has popularized, accelerated and perfected the rendering industry, both materials choose to value the legacy of architectural model photography in the 20th century.

Club de Táchira, Caracas (Venezuela), 1956. Arquitectos: Eduardo Torroja Miret y José Fructoso Vivas Vivas. Image © Archives de la construction moderne– École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, fonds Alberto Sartoris. © García Moya Anteproyecto de Templete al aire libre para banda de música. Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, 1962. Arquitecto: Juan Daniel Fullaondo Errazu. Image © Archivo Paco Gómez / Fundación Foto Colectania Sede de los Laboratorios JORBA, Madrid, 1965. Arquitecto: Miguel Fisac Serna. Image © C. Jiménez. Fundación Fisac Torres Blancas, Madrid, 1969. Arquitecto: Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. Image © Colección Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya. Fotografía: L. Jiménez +15

How to Use Mindfulness to Escape the Stresses of Architectural Life

09:30 - 16 April, 2017
Studio for Yoga-Kamadhenu / Carolina Echevarri + Alberto Burckhardt. Cundinamarca, Colombia. Image © Juan Cristobal Cobo
Studio for Yoga-Kamadhenu / Carolina Echevarri + Alberto Burckhardt. Cundinamarca, Colombia. Image © Juan Cristobal Cobo

Mental wellbeing is a real topic of concern in architecture. A recent survey by The Architects’ Journal revealed that over 52% of architecture students expressed concern regarding their mental health.[1] When one considers the long hours, the competitive nature of the course, as well as the sheer duration of study, this perhaps isn’t that surprising. The “all-nighter” attitude of most architecture schools exacerbates the problem, as studies show a lack of sleep reduces the mind’s resilience to issues such as anxiety and depression.[2]

Yet this aspect of the architectural education system isn’t showing any sign of changing. What can architectural students (and their professional counterparts) do to minimize the impact that architecture has on their psychological wellbeing? I would argue that the answer, at least partly, can be found in the practice of mindfulness.

7510 Zimple / OJT

09:00 - 16 April, 2017
7510 Zimple / OJT, © William Crocker
© William Crocker

© William Crocker © William Crocker © William Crocker © William Crocker +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    New Orleans, LA, United States
  • Design Team

    Robert Baddour, Rebecca X. Fitzgerald, Lauren Hickman, Kristian Mizes and Jonathan Tate.
  • Area

    0.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum

08:00 - 16 April, 2017
First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum, Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0

It has been confirmed that the museum opening date for the Casa Vicens in Barcelona has been rescheduled for the second half of 2017. Originally scheduled for the second half of 2016, the reopening of Gaudi's first house was not able to be completed due to the complicated and labor intensive renovations. This will be the first time the house, declared World Heritage site, will be open to the public without it being a residential or private space.

The Casa Vicens, located on 24 Carolines Street, was the first house ever designed by Antoni Gaudí. In 1883 Manel Vicens, promoter of the project, commissioned the architect to build what would be his summer home. At that time Gràcia, now a cosmopolitan neighborhood, was a separate town. Therefore, the project did not contemplate the possibility of other buildings being built around it, and so to this day, it remains a completely freestanding building in a neighborhood characterized by its compact character, narrow streets, and high density of population.

Detalle de la Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0 Detalle de la Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0 Detalle de la Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0 Detalle de la Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-ND 2.0 +5

Les écluses / BLAMM Architecture

05:00 - 16 April, 2017
Les écluses / BLAMM Architecture, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Christophe Blamm
  • Client

    Gironde Habitat.
  • Area

    1080.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Arthur Pequin, Courtesy of BLAMM Architecture

CONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

02:00 - 16 April, 2017
CONCRETE / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz, Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz
Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architects in Charge

    Rafal Barycz, Pawel Saramowicz
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz