‘Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx’ Exhibition

© Sandy Agrafiotis Photography

Currently on display at the Portland Museum of Art until May 19, ‘Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx’ showcases the power of design through an interactive exhibition featuring work of some of the world’s leading architects and designers. The display, designed by architects Tim Ventimiglia and Jennifer Whitburn of Ralph Appelbaum Associates, includes a 17-foot-tall tower with three levels of images that alternately reveal themselves and disappear. A dynamic image projection will light up two sides of the tower by using projectors embedded in the interior of the tower and will feature infrared light sensors, creating touch interactivity for visitors. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio

© Kelly Bellis

Architects: Norelius Studio
Location: , Maine,
Structural Engineer: Albert Putnam, PE
Lighting Designer: Peter Knuppel Lighting Design
Builder: Kenneth Thibault
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 130 sqm
Photographs: Kelly Bellis


Wedge House / Min | Day

Courtesy of MinDay

The Wedge House is a seemingly simple, yet efficient three-bedroom house that uses structural insulated panels and stack-effect cooling to reduce energy consumption by the house year-round. It is originally designed for a site in , Maine by Min | Day.

More on this house after the break.

Woodlot House / FreelandBuck

Courtesy of FreelandBuck

This house on a Maine woodlot is designed as a weave of volumes and courtyards that strikes a precise balance between solid and void. Neither a carved solid, nor aggregate volumes within a continuous void, the interior rooms and exterior courtyards are both continuous, but meet only at their upper and lower corners.  More renderings and drawings of the Woodlot House by FreelandBuck following the break.

Architects: FreelandBuck
Location: , Maine,
Project Team: Brennan Buck, David Freeland, Kate Thatcher