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Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +25

Belly House / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Belly House / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +23

Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects, © Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

© Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography +15

ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aurelio González, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    José Domingo Peñafiel
  • Area

    2660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tree House / 6a Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Tree House  / 6a Architects, © Johan Dehlin
© Johan Dehlin

© Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom
  • Project Team

    Stephanie Macdonald, Tom Emerson, John Ross, Alice Colverd, Cécile David
  • Area

    57.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos , © Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Felipe Díaz +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario Norte 331-459, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect

    Cristián Fernandez Eyzaguirre
  • Collaborators

    Andrés Parker S., Adolfo Pinto A., Tamara Rodriguez P.
  • Project Area

    51393.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

The Burgeoning Craft of 3D Printing

00:00 - 4 April, 2014
KPF’s models of concepts, facades, and building details. Image Courtesy of John Chu/Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
KPF’s models of concepts, facades, and building details. Image Courtesy of John Chu/Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

This article by Marc Kristal from Metropolis Magazine, originally titled "Digital Details," looks at the work of NRI, a New York company that is leading the way when it comes to 3D Printing (or rather, additive manufacturing) - finding that there is a craft in these machine-produced models after all.

First things first: The term “3-D printing” is a misnomer according to Arthur Young-Spivey, the digital fabrication specialist at NRI—a 116-year-old, New York–headquartered supplier of reprographic services to architects and their tradespeople. “The correct term is ‘additive manufacturing,’” he explains. “People call it 3-D printing because it enables you to wrap your head around it, but in some ways it’s confusing.”

Young-Spivey has a point, as the process by which a digital file is converted into an object isn’t “printing” in the commonly understood sense of applying pigment on a substrate. With 3-D printing, he says, “Instead of using paper, you’re printing with powder or plastics. It’s all one layer at a time.” The thinner the layer, the better the quality, and the longer the process takes. “And there’s always post-production processing, to clean up the model,” he adds. “That’s why ‘additive manufacturing’ is a more accurate description.”

Read on for more on the work of NRI

Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia Courtesy of Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten © José Hevia Courtesy of Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten +36

Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center, Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District
Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District

Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' "ultramodern" SwissTech Convention Center opened its doors today. Housing a 3,000-seat modular amphitheater which can be converted from conference auditorium, to exhibition hall, to banquet room in only fifteen minutes, the convention center is the first large-scale convention hall to use EPFL's dye-sensitized solar cells (also known as Grätzel Cells). 

This latest addition to the campus's northern quarter already contains a collection of commercial stores and over 500 housing units. Its construction puts the finishing touch too what has been described as a "living campus where students can now stay on campus both night and day."

CEIP Mediterráneo de Alicante / Fernandez Soler Monrabal Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
CEIP Mediterráneo de Alicante / Fernandez Soler Monrabal Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +28

Hazukashi House / ALTS Design Office

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Hazukashi House  / ALTS Design Office, Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Gago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Gago House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +25

Learning Center FLA / Studio Marinoni

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
© Giovanni Chiaramonte
© Giovanni Chiaramonte

© Giovanni Chiaramonte © Giovanni Chiaramonte © Giovanni Chiaramonte © Giovanni Chiaramonte +30

AD Interviews: Brendan MacFarlane / Jakob + MacFarlane

01:00 - 3 April, 2014

Paris-based architect Brendan MacFarlane, of the firm Jakob + MacFarlane, spoke to us during our visit to the FRAC Centre in Orléans for the ArchiLab 2013 exhibition and conference. MacFarlane, who studied at Sci-Arc in the 80s and later received a degree from Harvard's GSD, successfully combines theory and form, placing him among the few architects that have been able to harmonize this balance.

Analog Folk / DH Liberty

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Analog Folk / DH Liberty, © Quintin Lake
© Quintin Lake

© Quintin Lake © Quintin Lake © Quintin Lake © Quintin Lake +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Warner Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Dara Huang, Ryan Day, Remo de Angelis and Lisa Hinderdael
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Winka Dubbeldam

01:00 - 3 April, 2014

At last week's Mextrópoli conference we spoke with Winka Dubbeldam about the challenges of architecture education. We also asked her to elaborate on why she thinks architecture should embrace industrial design tools. Watch the short clip to hear Winka's thoughts on making technology a more integral part of our built environment. 

Primary School J.Jaurès II / YOONSEUX Architectes

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Primary School J.Jaurès II / YOONSEUX Architectes, © Fabrice Dunou
© Fabrice Dunou

© Fabrice Dunou © Fabrice Dunou © Fabrice Dunou © Fabrice Dunou +10

AD Classics: Kresge Auditorium / Eero Saarinen and Associates

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
AD Classics: Kresge Auditorium / Eero Saarinen and Associates, Kresge Auditorium at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts © Jorge Salcedo / Shutterstock
Kresge Auditorium at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts © Jorge Salcedo / Shutterstock

Kresge Auditorium, designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen, was an experiment in architectural form and construction befitting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s focus on technology and innovation. This feat of sculptural engineering serves as a meeting house and is part of the cultural, social, and spiritual core of MIT’s campus. Kresge Auditorium is one of Saarinen’s numerous daring, egalitarian designs that captured the optimistic zeitgeist of Post-war America.

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