IT4FASHION / Studio Lauria

13:00 - 22 May, 2016
IT4FASHION / Studio Lauria, © Studio Lauria
© Studio Lauria

© Studio Lauria © Studio Lauria © Studio Lauria © Studio Lauria +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Manifattura Tabacchi, 50144 Firenze, Italy
  • Client

    PIN and Logis Lab
  • Project by

    Daniele Lauria / Studio Lauria
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Exploring “A Less Idyllic Selfie”: The Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 22 May, 2016
Exploring “A Less Idyllic Selfie”: The Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of The Romanian Pavilion
Courtesy of The Romanian Pavilion

Selfie Automaton, an exhibition for the Romanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, utilizes an automated puppet show to raise the question: “can we—architects—mock ourselves? Can we imagine a less idyllic selfie?”

The exhibit contains seven “mechanical automata” with forty-six built in characters assembled in decided locations for the show. Unlike typical puppets, these wooden marionettes have been removed from their strings, which typically give them the "freedom of movement," and are nailed to various mechanisms that only allow for one repetitive gesture.

Student Proposal for London's Bishopsgate Goodsyard Builds on the Legacy of Zaha Hadid

09:30 - 22 May, 2016
Student Proposal for London's Bishopsgate Goodsyard Builds on the Legacy of Zaha Hadid, Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture
Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture

In their semester-long project at Zaha Hadid’s final studio course at the Yale School of Architecture, students Lisa Albaugh, Benjamin Bourgoin, Jamie Edindjiklian, Roberto Jenkins and Justin Oh envisioned a new a high density mixed-use project for London's Bishopsgate Goodsyard, the largest undeveloped piece of land still existing in central London.

Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture +17

Marquette Residence / NatureHumaine

09:00 - 22 May, 2016
Marquette Residence  / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +22

Spotlight: Marcel Breuer

08:00 - 22 May, 2016
Spotlight: Marcel Breuer , St John's Abbey, Minnesota,1961. Image © Flickr user janmikeuy licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
St John's Abbey, Minnesota,1961. Image © Flickr user janmikeuy licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Known as Lajkó to his friends, Marcel Lajos Breuer (21 May 1902 – 1 July 1981) helped define first the interior contents, then the form, of the modernist house for millions; his influential approach to housing was one of the first to demonstrate modernism on a domestic, practical level. Beginning as a furniture designer at the height of Bauhaus, Breuer was hailed as one of the most innovative designers working in the 1930s, before moving to architecture and helping define the modernist vernacular—most notably as one of America's foremost Brutalist architects.

Chesa Gabriel / Corinna Menn Architekten

05:00 - 22 May, 2016
Chesa Gabriel  / Corinna Menn Architekten, © Franz Rindlisbacher
© Franz Rindlisbacher

© Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher © Franz Rindlisbacher +18

House in Oeiras / Pedro Domingos arquitectos

02:00 - 22 May, 2016
House in Oeiras  / Pedro Domingos arquitectos, © João Carmo Simões
© João Carmo Simões

© João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões © João Carmo Simões +50

RAW Architecture's Office / RAW architecture

20:00 - 21 May, 2016
RAW Architecture's Office  / RAW architecture, © Mario Wibowo
© Mario Wibowo

© Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Realrich Sjarief
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Mario Wibowo , Courtesy of RAW architecture

Unfoldings and Assemblages: Mexico’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

14:00 - 21 May, 2016

Following a competition that received 286 entries from 26 of the 32 states of Mexico, 31 proposals have been selected to be presented at the Mexican Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Narrating the “deep history of social participation in Mexico,” the exhibit, “Unfoldings and Assemblages,” will feature “architectures assembled from fragments, modules, relations, stories, tactics, technologies and construction strategies.” The exhibit will focus on work and experiences that can change, propagate and adapt, rather than closed systems or final products.

A.S. Barbershop / Felipe Hess

13:00 - 21 May, 2016
A.S. Barbershop  / Felipe Hess, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Team

    Lucas Millher
  • Contractor

    Dencati Engenharia
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Students at UIC Barcelona Create 1:1 Plans of Famous Buildings

12:00 - 21 May, 2016

In early 2016, we introduced Vardehaugen, a Norwegian office that created a series of life sized drawings of their projects in their own backyard. After publishing this exercise on our site, Spanish architect and academic Alberto T. Estévez reached out to tell us that this same exercise has been carried out at ESARQ (UIC Barcelona) for the past 10 years with second and third year architecture students. According to Estévez, the exercise "represents something irreplaceable: it brings you closer to experiencing life-sized spaces of classic works of architecture" from the Farnsworth house to José Antonio Coderch's Casa de la Marina.

About 10 years ago I had an idea for a special teaching exercise, one that I thought would be interesting and instructive at the same time. So I started doing the practice class we’ve been talking about with architecture students in their second and third year of study at ESARQ (UIC Barcelona): the School of Architecture, which I founded 20 years ago as the first Director at the International University of Catalonia.

Now, we do the lesson every year in the Architectural Composition class that I teach, which discusses the theory and history of architecture.

Coderch Building. Image © Alberto T. Estévez Coderch Building. Image © Alberto T. Estévez Coderch Building. Image © Alberto T. Estévez Coderch Building. Image © Alberto T. Estévez +25

This Artist is Using Kickstarter to Fund a Floating Bridge to New York's Governor's Island

11:30 - 21 May, 2016

This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "Citizen Bridge, NYC's First Floating Bridge, Reaches Kickstarter Goal."

Governors Island is a small, pedestrian-only island to the south of Manhattan and to the west of Brooklyn. It’s just across from Red Hook, the Brooklyn neighborhood known to many a Manhattanite as the home of New York’s only Ikea. To get there, you have to take the East River Ferry—that’s the only option. No subway, no bus, no rail. But it wasn’t always that way.

Nancy Nowacek is a Red Hook-based artist whose vision, since 2012, has been to create an alternative way to reach this backyard of New York City. She has always had a close relationship with the waterfront, but many, she suggests, do not.  “It’s really hard to get to the water’s edge from most points inland,” she says. “It’s not a part of the New York that the kids in my building...live in, nor many others who live a few miles away geographically, but experientially are a world away.”

Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D

09:00 - 21 May, 2016
Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D

Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D Mood Ring House / SILO AR + D +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fayetteville, AR, United States
  • Design Team

    Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus, Principals; Joseph Weishaar, Project Designer; Esteban Ayala; Thomas Geeslin; Ethan Werkmeister
  • Area

    1920.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014

Greek Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Emphasize Importance of Architectural Collaboration

08:00 - 21 May, 2016
Greek Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale to Emphasize Importance of Architectural Collaboration, © Petra Mara, Nefeli Papanagiotou
© Petra Mara, Nefeli Papanagiotou

The Greek Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale will be hosting an exhibition titled #ThisIsACo-op, which underscores the role of collaboration in architecture. Through a series of displayed research and discussions, the exhibition aims to understand how architects may need to unite on different “fronts” of world crises, including the refugee crisis, the housing crisis, and the crisis of the architectural profession, among others.

Main Stay House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

05:00 - 21 May, 2016
© Allison Cartwright
© Allison Cartwright

© Charles Davis Smith © Allison Cartwright © Charles Davis Smith © Charles Davis Smith +29

Maison Kamari / React Architects

02:00 - 21 May, 2016
© Damien de Medeiros
© Damien de Medeiros

© Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros © Damien de Medeiros +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamari 844 00, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Natasha Deliyianni , Yiorgos Spiridonos
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Spectrum Apartments / Kavellaris Urban Design

22:00 - 20 May, 2016
Spectrum Apartments  / Kavellaris Urban Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Australia
  • Design

    Billy Kavellaris & Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Project Architect

    Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Mr. Homes / design studio INTU:NE

19:00 - 20 May, 2016
Mr. Homes  / design studio INTU:NE, © Hyung-suk Kang
© Hyung-suk Kang

© Hyung-suk Kang © Hyung-suk Kang © Hyung-suk Kang © Hyung-suk Kang +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bongcheon-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Hyung-suk Kang, Seoung-kyung Shin, Soeun Sung
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs