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Limelight Projects Psychedelic Augmented Reality Lightshow onto the Romanian Parliament Building

16:30 - 3 October, 2016

Installation art collective Limelight has transformed the Parliament Building of Romania into a eye-popping, psychedelic light show for the iMapp Bucharest International Video Mapping Competition. Titled “Interconnection,” the video utilized projection mapping (also known as spatial augmented reality) techniques to render the world’s third largest building in a blaze of shape-shifting, technicolor graphics and animations. Taking home top honors at the event, the projection required the use of 104 video projectors to cast the 23,000 square meter surface of the Parliament’s front facade in over 1 million ANSI lumens.

According to its creators, “the projection mapping shows the interconnectedness of all things from micro to macro as well as the outer and the inner universe. Conjuring emotions and feelings, the amazing display of color, light and sound aims to reopen the dialogue between the internal and the external, through a cinematic journey from the state of separation to the state of eternal openness.”

Check out animation stills and the full video performance after the break.

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White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

09:50 - 26 September, 2016
White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

18:00 - 28 April, 2016
Call for Entires: East - Centric Architecture Triennale

On Tuesday, January 26, Arhitext Design Foundation launched the second edition of East Centric Architecture Triennale, which will take place in Bucharest between September 15 and October 9, 2016. The theme of this year's edition is Drifting. The Triennale features three modules – Drifting Architecture (thematic projects exhibition), Critical Discourses (essay contest), and Arhitext East Centric Awards (projects contest) – and a special project named Agora Experiments (a workshop based on an international idea contest and multimedia exhibition).

Hotel Mercure in Bucharest / Arhi Group

10:00 - 24 December, 2015
Hotel Mercure in Bucharest / Arhi Group, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    George Mihalache, Bogdan Stoica
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

LAMA House / LAMA Arhitectura

03:00 - 30 November, 2015
© Radu Malașincu
© Radu Malașincu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    Dan Enache, Calin Radu
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu © Radu Malașincu +29

Schuco Showroom / Mânadelucru

13:00 - 5 November, 2015
Schuco Showroom / Mânadelucru, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Arh. Dorin Stefan Adam, Arh. Mădălina Iftimi
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

L.S.G. HEad Office Building / Urban Office

22:00 - 29 May, 2015
L.S.G. HEad Office Building / Urban Office, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Lilian & Iana Captari
  • Structural Engineering

    Mircea Neacsu, Incona
  • Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and H V A C

    Gerhard Lipcovich, LSG
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Juice Bar Cabin / Not a Number Architects

14:00 - 16 May, 2015
Juice Bar Cabin / Not a Number Architects, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    NaNA / Ermis Adamantidis, Dominiki Dadatsi
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Under the Attic / ahaa

21:00 - 24 March, 2015
Under the Attic / ahaa, Courtesy of ahaa
Courtesy of ahaa

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Andreas Heierle, Cristina Trofin
  • Area

    74.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ahaa

SHIFT Restaurant / Lama Arhitectura

06:00 - 15 March, 2015
SHIFT Restaurant / Lama Arhitectura, © RaduMalasincu
© RaduMalasincu

© RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Dan Enache,CalinRadu
  • Design Team

    AliceIonita, Ioana Stan
  • Landscape Architect

    Alexandru Gheorghe-Poteca Studio
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Entourage 3 / Re-Act Now

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Entourage 3  / Re-Act Now, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    Mario Kuibus, Viorel Zoicas
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

O House / SYAA

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
O House  / SYAA, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +20

Cantilevered Abstract Product / Re-Act Now

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Cantilevered Abstract Product / Re-Act Now, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Mario Kuibus, Andrei Cebotaru, Laurentiu Coceanga, Adela Antoniu, Alina Stoica, Maria Ungureanu, Raluca Genoiu, Andrei Egl
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Doctor Grigore Mora, Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Adrian Untaru, Andrei Șerbescu, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Marius Dumitrașcu, Ruxandra Bardaș, Carmen Petrea
  • Area

    2020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Joao Xavier +67

Dogarilor Apartment Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Dogarilor Apartment Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Dogarilor 30, Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Andrei Șerbescu, Adrian Untaru, Claudiu Forgaci, Valentina Ţigâră, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Simina Ignat
  • Interior Design

    ADN BA, Simina Ignat
  • Area

    8537.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Dinca C House / SMAA

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Dinca C House / SMAA, Courtesy of SMAA
Courtesy of SMAA

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Project Architects

    Silviu Mihailescu, Asociatii
  • Project Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of SMAA

Studio Hermes / Corvin Cristian

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Studio Hermes / Corvin Cristian, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +25