VIDEO: I LIKE Green

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal’s Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 7, I LIKE Green, which features Vallo Sadovsky‘s BA_LIK, Jacques Ferrier‘s Overfly in Choisy, LAVA‘s Green Void, AVA ArchitectsCentro Antas Educative Center and qui es IN, qui es OUT by Yes We Can Architects.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world.

Next week ArchDaily will premier the eighth installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

Previous episodes in the I LIKE series:

Episode 1 – I LIKE Black
Episode 2 – I LIKE Pink
Episode 3 – I LIKE Purple
Episode 4 – I LIKE Multicolor
Episode 5 – I LIKE Blue
Episode 6 – I LIKE Yellow

Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite / PTW + LAVA

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Architects: LAVA + PTW
Location: 115 Bathurst Street, Sydney, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Peter Murphy

Venice Biennale 2014: Australia to Showcase 11 Unbuilt Projects

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’s creative team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennalefelix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, has announced 11 unrealized projects that will be showcased as part of the Augmented Australia 1914-2014 exhibition. Ranging from an inner-city cathedral to a treetop activist shelter, the country-wide selection of projects will be brought to life using three-dimensional augmented models, images, voice overs and animations.

EIGHT Point.One S / LAVA

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Architects: LAVA
Manufacturing: Prinzing
Planning: Designtoproduction (Arnold Walz and Fabian Scheurer )
Structural Engineering: Consuplan
Year: 2013
Photographs: EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG.

Tehran Stock Exchange Competition Entry / LAVA

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Designed by LAVA, the proposal for the Stock Exchange fuses visionary geometries and forms with traditional elements of Persian culture. The vision seeks to define a new typology for the next century, mixing virtual and human interaction. Inspired by the local morphology such as cave houses, the building is envisioned as an urban rock, with smartly carved ovoid shapes enhancing natural light, panoramic views, interior spaces and the relationship with the surroundings. An interior light void maximizes fresh air and sunlight, while roof terraces add to the amenity of workers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Martian Embassy / LAVA

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Architects: LAVA
Location: Sydney NSW,
Project Manager: Berents Project Management
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 150 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Peter Murphy

National Stadium and Sports Village / LAVA

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LAVA, the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, and Designsport collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, held by the Federal Sport Commission, . Now, football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a design that combines local identity with new technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Green Climate Fund Headquarters / LAVA

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The Federal Republic of recently chose the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) as the designers for their bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in Bonn, Germany. With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, and with curvilinear forms, nature light wells, roof top gardens and a large sunken terrace for the restaurant, the three level structure will comply with the latest energy and building ecology standards, meeting the highest demands in terms of sustainability (German gold certificate), ecology and energy efficiency (net zero energy). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Classroom of the Future / LAVA

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Designed as a learning space for the future, LAVA‘s design focuses on an environment that is sustainable, integrates with the landscape, connects with the school environment, and is suitable for prefabrication and mass customization.  Relocatables are the decades old solution to changing demographics, remote community needs, and natural disasters. Unsightly, they are perceived as cheap and unpleasant spaces. This idea is upturned with spaces that are sustainable, practical, cost effective whilst making learning fun and exciting. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel / LAVA

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Architects: LAVA
Location: , Germany
Client: Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk, Landesverband Bayern e.V., München
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of LAVA

Origami Cave (Emergency Shelter) / LAVA

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Architect: LAVA
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Photographs: Courtesy of LAVA

Home of the Future / LAVA

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The Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA] has shared with us their proposal for the Home of the Future. Additional images and a project description are available after the break.

Digital Origami / LAVA

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LAVA has shared with us their current window installation, Digital Origami a product of parametric modeling experiments and digital fabrication methods. Additional images of this sculptural work, a brief video and a description from LAVA after the break.

Masdar Sustainable City / LAVA

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The future well being of cities around the globe depends on mankind’s ability to develop and integrate sustainable technology.

LAVA designed the Masdar City as the city of the future; positioned at the forefront of integrating sustainable technology into modern architectural design. Rome, Athens, Florence; most great historical cities have had the plaza, forum, or square at their epicentre – where the life, values, ideals, and vision of the population evolved. Equally, the centre of Masdar must be an iconic beacon that attracts global attention to sustainable technology.

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