Built on Taylors’ Island, Kieran Timberlake‘s Loblolly House is nestled into a grove of loblolly pines and responds in an “environmentally ethical” way to its surroundings. Lifted on skewed wooden pillars in order to rest lightly on the site, the residence seems to float amidst the trees and aims to put the focus on the natural environment, such as the sun, the trees and the Chesapeake Bay. The video shares some of the thought process, assembly and construction process as well as the finished project. We find the project extremely thoughtful and hope you enjoy the video!
The next issue of CONDITIONS will be a double issue, exploring the politics of quality management in architecture. The Scandinavian countries are all developing national strategies for their architecture politics, and quality in architecture is the buzzword, as something to be strived for at all levels of planning.
The debate on what constitutes quality in architecture is as old as architecture itself. In architecture the notion of quality can be approached on several levels. Building-technical quality standards are becoming more and more dominant, aiming mostly at avoiding mistakes. When it comes to the quality of the architecture per se, there is less agreement than ever before. How can such a contested notion become the main goal in national architecture politics?
They are looking for speculative, provocative texts as well as projects exploring the politics of architectural quality. Send your abstracts to email@example.com by the 21st of June. Deadline for final submissions is the 2nd of August. For more information, go to Conditions official website. Seen at Bustler.
Apparently, some architects are getting together during the AIA 2010 National Convention in Miami tomorrow for 15 minutes of dancing for education. This is in response to Shakira’s Waka Waka “Let’s All Dance for 1GOAL”.
“1GOAL Education for All” is a campaign and call on world leaders to provide education for 72 million children worldwide by 2015. Learn more about this great initiative here. See more details of Shakira’s campaign here. And join the architects in Miami here.
And remember you can follow the discussion on the Convention through Twitter using the hashtag #aia2010.
Architects: Architekt Stephen Unger
Location: Merano, Alto Adige, Italy
Architect in Charge: Stephan Unger
Assistant: Wolfgang Höllmüller
Site Manager: Martin Geier, Franz Derntl
Client: Dr.Erich Höller
Engineering: Gerhard Derntl
Project Area: 400 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Franz Derntl, Ann-Brigit Hiiller, Fokus Vinschgau, Fokus Etschtal, Ganther Stockklauser
SPLIT Talks, a three day curated discussion focusing on architecture, tourism, and sustainability, will be held June 16-18 in Diocletian’s Palace in Split. The event is a coproduction of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Split and the architecture blog, Pogledaj.to.
The theme of this year’s Split Talks is the relationship of Tourism, Croatia’s primary economic driver, and its relation to local planning legislation as well as notions of sustainability internationally. The current slow-down in development caused by the world economic crisis as well as the impending entry of Croatia to the European Union raise important new questions, problems, and opportunities for design professionals. These issues will be explored through a series of case studies provided by guest lecturers and university faculty and through a series of round tables.
Speakers at SPLIT Talks include international lecturers from the field of architecture, Kees Kaan (Claus en Kaan Architecten), Ralf Lõoke (Salto), Nanne de Ru (Powerhouose Company), David Zahle (BIG), Ricardo Camacho (Casa Granturismo), Croatian architects such as Hrvoje Njirić (njiric+ arhitekti), Silvije Novak (3LHD) and Nikola Bašić as well policy makers and representatives of the tourist indusrty. For the detailed list of lecturers and other information about SPLIT Talks 2010 visit their official website.
Architects: Parque Humano
Location: Morelia, Mexico
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamin Gonzalez Henze with Said Arias, Omar Martinez
Client: Bosque Altozano, CP Francisco Medina, Ing. Jorge Casar, Lic. Jose Carredano
Structure: Ing. Ricardo Camacho
Electrical: Islas Ingeniería
Interior Design: Parque Humano
Landscape Design: Parque Humano
Lighting Design: Parque Humano, Arten Luz, Javier Ten
General Contractor: Bosque Altozano
Project Area: 800 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
On June 24th the easaUK team, backed by SCHOSA, is hosting conference for UK students of architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture. The conference is a chance to return the energy generated by easa010 returning to the country that not only spawned it, but that also has a great, now lost, tradition of Winter Schools. The conference, organised and run by the easa010 team, is intended to spread the experience the team has gained over the last 2 years around institutions unable to be part of the European event, with the aim of creating a similar UK based event.
Talks will cover the history of Winter School and EASA, team building, fundraising, promotion and the media and legal considerations. All talks will draw directly from the experiences the team has gained from working on EASA, running smaller workshops and the easaHQ gallery. Delegates will have the chance to debate all topics and there is a provision in the timetable dedicated to networking, giving the delegates the opportunity to discuss future conferences and events.
More info can be found here.
The AIA 2010 National Convention starts tomorrow in Miami and ArchDaily is there to bring you all the news. But we want you in the conversation also so if you’re there or you’re following the convention online, make sure you tweet using the hashtag #aia2010. All the tweets using it will be featured in our Twitter box located on the top of ArchDaily’s homepage.
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Architects: MMEB Architects
Location: Alphaville, Cuiabá/MT, Brazil
Authors: Márcia Miranda & Éder Bispo Architects
Light designer: Michele Acosta
Structural Engeneering: Paulo Pozzobom
Total Foor Area: 531,00 sqm
Year of the project: 2007
Year of manufacture: 2009
Photographs: Rai Reis & Éder Bispo
The Common Boston Common Build (CBCB) is a design competition that challenges participants to design and implement a project in response to real community needs. Held over 3 days during the Common Boston Community and Architecture Festival, the CBCB is open to teams and individuals from ALL disciplines and experience levels. Common Boston and LostInBoston have partnered to host this year’s event, focused to raise awareness of the built environment, improve wayfinding and inspire connections across Boston’s urban fabric.
Competitors will be asked to work with preselected sites as well as vocal neighborhood members to develop design solutions that address the specific physical and social needs of that community. The CBCB aims to prove that even when created in less than 3 days and with a capped budget, an innovative and influential response to a real problem can alter the way we interact with and understand the built environment of a community while seeking tangible benefits for its inhabitants.
For more information, go to the competition’s official website.