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Glenn Murcutt to Design Sixth Edition of Melbourne's MPavilion

18:00 - 17 February, 2019
Image Courtesy of MPavilion. ImageGlenn Murcutt
Image Courtesy of MPavilion. ImageGlenn Murcutt

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the sixth edition of the MPavilion will be designed by Australian architect and Pritzker laureate architect Glenn Murcutt AO. Murcutt's announcement comes as the 2018 edition of the MPavilion, designed by Spanish architect Carme Pinos, closed after a record-breaking season that saw more than 133,000 visitors. Murcutt will be the second Australian to design a pavilion for the Melbourne-based program; Sean Godsell designed the inaugural pavilion in 2014.

© Anthony Brownell. ImageSimpson - Lee House / Glenn Murcutt © Anthony Brownell. ImageWalsh House / Glenn Murcutt © Anthony Brownell. ImageMange House / Glenn Murcutt © Anthony Brownell. ImageBoyd Centre / Glenn Murcutt + 11

Yangliu County Community Primary School and Kindergarten / gad

21:00 - 17 February, 2019
Yangliu County Community Primary School and Kindergarten / gad, © Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang
© Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang

West kindergarten's relationship with the site. Image © Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang West kindergarten facade. Image © Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang © Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang © Yi Fan, Jinrong Huang + 29

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    no. 660 , Jiuhe road , Jianggan district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
  • Category

  • Design Team_East kindergarten

    Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Ling Wang
  • Design Team_West kindergarten

    Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Dan Wu
  • Design Team_Primary school

    Xiaoxia Wang, Lei Wang, Jiyu Zhang
  • Area

    17286.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

V House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

19:00 - 17 February, 2019
V House / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows + 26

BMW Artville / G2 Architecten

13:00 - 17 February, 2019
BMW Artville / G2 Architecten, © The Oval Office
© The Oval Office

© The Oval Office © The Oval Office © The Oval Office © The Oval Office + 25

Green Roofs: How to Detail Waterproofing Using Liquid Membranes

12:00 - 17 February, 2019
Green Roofs: How to Detail Waterproofing Using Liquid Membranes, House M / Plan:b arquitectos
House M / Plan:b arquitectos

Green roofs are composed of a series of layers that allow vegetation to grow correctly, avoiding leaks that may cause damage to the structure of the building. Although there is a wide variety of options to build them, we're presenting a system composed of a mortar base, a layer of asphalt emulsion, two waterproof asphalt membranes, a drainage layer, and the substrate that will allow the growth of plant species.

To waterproof the areas of parapets and other 'critical' points, the system includes a liquid polyurethane membrane, which allows the entire system to be sealed. Below, you can see some application keys of the different components of a green roof, and the benefits of this liquid impermeable layer.

Cortesía de Sika Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant / Centerbrook Architects and Planners. Image © David Sundberg/Esto Cortesía de Sika Cortesía de Sika + 11

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Slender Strength: The Mighty Grace of the Stainless Steel AIRTable

10:00 - 17 February, 2019
Slender Strength: The Mighty Grace of the Stainless Steel AIRTable, © Carlos Banon
© Carlos Banon

A sturdy featherweight table? Sounds... contrary to reason. But this contradiction was the very impetus for the design. Created for a research center that’s pushing the boundaries of design and manufacturing using technology and science, the designers--AIRLab, in collaboration with DManD-- sought to dematerialise the typical structure of a table, creating a sense of instability with the visual counterpoint of a solid surface.

© Aurelia Chan © Carlos Banon © Carlos Banon © Carlos Banon + 12

La bouteillerie / Architecture Cotugno Thiry

09:00 - 17 February, 2019
La bouteillerie / Architecture Cotugno Thiry, © Johnny Umans
© Johnny Umans

© Johnny Umans © Johnny Umans © Johnny Umans © Johnny Umans + 23

7 Rejected Proposals for Sydney Opera House

08:00 - 17 February, 2019
7 Rejected Proposals for Sydney Opera House, Sydney Opera House. Image © Budget Direct via NeoMam Studios
Sydney Opera House. Image © Budget Direct via NeoMam Studios

An iconic piece of architecture recognized around the world, the Sydney Opera House was designed by Jørn Utzon, following a 1956 competition that attracted 222 competition entries. Since its opening in 1973, the building has redefined the ambitions of Australia and only last September celebrated its latest milestone: turning completely carbon neutral.

The history behind the Opera House and its creation is as rich as the architecture itself. In 1956 the New South Wales Government called an open competition for the design of two performance halls, for opera and for symphony concerts, hoping to establish Sydney as a major city. Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the competition with an entry that consisted of a few simple sketches that intrigued the jury.

"Architecture from Someone's Imagination is not Enough": Interview with Junya Ishigami

06:00 - 17 February, 2019
Junya Ishigami's works at the 2008 Venice Biennale. Image © junya.ishigami+associates
Junya Ishigami's works at the 2008 Venice Biennale. Image © junya.ishigami+associates

I think that the conversation with Junya Ishigami at his experimental (and very international) studio in Tokyo was one of the most memorable experiences of my recent trip to Japan. Junya's visions for not just of his own architecture but for the profession were wholeheartedly inspiring. He thinks that architecture today is “not free enough.” He wants to diversify it, liberate it from so many architects’ insistence on following particular building types and, in general, our narrow expectations. He wants his architecture to be soft and loose and finds inspiration in such improbable metaphors as clouds or the surface of water. “We need to introduce more varieties of architecture to better address peoples’ dreams…I want to expand architecture into the future by creating new comfortabilities,” says Ishigami, whose two recent manifesto-like exhibitions in Paris questioned the very nature and purpose of architecture. He is a visionary and essential voice in what is perhaps the most unsettled of all professions.

Cartier Foundation Exhibition / Junya Ishigami. Image © junya.ishigami+associates Cartier Foundation Exhibition / Junya Ishigami. Image © junya.ishigami+associates Junya Ishigami's works at the 2008 Venice Biennale. Image © junya.ishigami+associates Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT) / Junya Ishigami. Image © Giovanni Emilio Galanello + 33

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Gallo-roman Museum Vesuna / Jean Nouvel

05:00 - 17 February, 2019
Gallo-roman Museum Vesuna / Jean Nouvel, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault + 23

  • Architects

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    Parc Gamenson, 30 Rue Bacharetie, 24000 Périgueux, France
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Chihilsitoon Garden Project / Aga Khan Trust for Culture

02:00 - 17 February, 2019
Chihilsitoon Garden Project / Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Courtesy of Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Courtesy of Aga Khan Trust for Culture

© Simon Norfolk / AKTC © Simon Norfolk / AKTC © Simon Norfolk / AKTC © Simon Norfolk / AKTC + 61

  • Architects

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    Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Category

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    Ajmal Maiwandi & Sekandar Seradj
  • Design Team

    Farhad Alawi, Rizaq Batoor, Shahwali Ghaznawi, Ayaz Hosham, Firoz Jami, Khalid Khan, Abdullah Mahmood, Koukaba Mojadidi, Rashid Mushkan, Shahab Mushref, Naweed Nahel, Nehmat Nayab, Ikram Rahimzay, Abdullah Safi, Shaiq Sarwari, Omid Shams, Najib Stanikzay, Waris Qaimizada, (Construction) Mustafa Ahmadi, Mustafa Asghari, Shafiq Furqani, Basir Langari, Hamid Rahimi, Wahidullah Sabawoon, Tahir Shafaq, Waheed Stanikzai, Naeem Wahidi
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  • Area

    10200.0 m2
  • Project Year

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  • Photographs

Pusu Hostel / JiHua Atelier

23:00 - 16 February, 2019
Loft. Image © Hongxiao Liu
Loft. Image © Hongxiao Liu

Bedroom 1. Image © Hongxiao Liu Loft. Image © Hongxiao Liu Exterior Perspective. Image © Hongxiao Liu Living Room. Image © Hongxiao Liu + 24

  • Architects

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    Hang San Gong Lu, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Category

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    Huibiao Wu
  • Other Participants

    Wei Luo
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Goede Doelen Loterijen & Dutch Charity Lotteries Head Offices / Benthem Crouwel Architects

21:00 - 16 February, 2019
Goede Doelen Loterijen & Dutch Charity Lotteries Head Offices / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders + 18

Teringa / FGR Architects

19:00 - 16 February, 2019
Teringa / FGR Architects, © Peter Bennets
© Peter Bennets

© Peter Bennets © Peter Bennets © Peter Bennets © Peter Bennets + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toorak, Australia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Feras Raffoul, Andrew Karabatsakis, Williams Liau
  • Area

    942.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
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Civic Center in Lohr am Main / Bez+Kock Architekten

13:00 - 16 February, 2019
Civic Center in Lohr am Main / Bez+Kock Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González + 15

Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble

11:00 - 16 February, 2019
Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble, Cortesia de Bubud
Cortesia de Bubud

Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at Arquitetos Associados, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the Bubud brand.

Do You Think About How Your Architecture Project Will Age? We Want to Hear from You!

10:00 - 16 February, 2019
Do You Think About How Your Architecture Project Will Age? We Want to Hear from You!, Historical photo: Courtesy of Retrieve the Ariston, Flickr user: ladyandrux. ImageArador Ariston / Marcel Breuer
Historical photo: Courtesy of Retrieve the Ariston, Flickr user: ladyandrux. ImageArador Ariston / Marcel Breuer

When the work finally comes to an end, the cleaning is done and preparations for the opening are underway, everything looks perfect. Coatings are all in their proper place, shining and with the intended color; wood surfaces are as yet unmarked and there is even a feeling of freshness and new life. Photographs mean that, for many, this vision of perfection is all that will ever be seen. 

But this perfection can be superficial. Failing to consider the damaging power of time during design and specification stages means can hasten the appearance of inevitable imperfections. Small fissures, stains, and scuffs among many other problems (that we have all dealt with at some point) begin to appear. The beautiful wood frame, so lovingly chosen, starts to look greyish. The paint fades where the sun hits the strongest. Boards begin to warp and fall  from the facade.

ERTLER Apartment Refurbishment / Alexandru SZUZ POP

09:00 - 16 February, 2019
ERTLER Apartment Refurbishment / Alexandru SZUZ POP, © Kinga TOMOS
© Kinga TOMOS

© Kinga TOMOS © Kinga TOMOS © Kinga TOMOS © Kinga TOMOS + 40

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