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Eyal Weizman on Forensic Architecture: ''Mapping is Power''

“Since I remember myself, I have wanted to be an architect… I could see the way that neighborhoods were organized. I could see the separation. I could see the frontier areas between the Palestinian community and the Jewish majority,” expresses Eyal Weizman in conversation with Louisiana Channel, in regards to understanding the ‘political significance’ of architecture and the potential of the occupation as a critical tool for understanding the world.

Eyal Weizman was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at Forensic Architecture’s studio in London, in April 2022. As the head of Forensic Architecture, he is renowned for his part within the multidisciplinary research group, using a combination of architectural technologies and techniques to investigate instances of state violence and violations of human rights across the globe. Growing up in Haifa, Israel he developed an understanding of the political connotations within architecture from an early stage.

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Is Fake the New Real? Searching for an Architectural Reality

Excerpt from the book: Real and Fake in Architecture–Close to the Original, Far from Authenticity? (Edition Axel Menges)

The term “fake” has been in the media frequently in the early 21st century, referring to headlines and fictional statements that are perceived as real and are influencing public opinion and action. Replacing the historically more common term “propaganda,” fake news aims at misinformation and strives to “damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines.” Tracing fake news and differentiating “real” information from personal opinions and identifying intentional (or unintentional) deceit can be complicated. It is similarly complex to trace the duality of fake and real in the built world. To explore the larger context of fake statements in architecture and environmental design, a look at the definition of fake and related terms might be necessary.

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Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

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Zürich, Switzerland

Not Experienced with Rendering? 4 Techniques you Can Use Instead

If there is any word that describes what architectural renders look like nowadays, it would be: impressive. The immense world of rendering has allowed people to engage in virtually-built environments, exploring each space and experiencing what they might hear or feel as they walk by one room to another without being physically present in the project.

The main purpose of a render is to help viewers visualize what the final result of the project will look like. Whether it is for presentation or construction purposes, architects need to translate their visions in a way that helps people who were not involved in the ideation process understand the space and the experiences that come with it. However, not all architects have the proper skills or the time to create such hyper-realistic environments, but with the exceptional quality of visuals being produced nowadays and the rising demand, it has become somewhat mandatory for every project to be presented as a realistic 3D render. So if you are one of those architects who don't have the skills nor time, here are ways you can present your project as an immersive visual experience that translates its identity without resorting to 3D software. 

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Green House / Sean Godsell Architects

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Melbourne, Australia

Loke Thye Kee Residences / Ministry of Design

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OB Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

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Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus / Haworth Tompkins

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Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  490
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  test unificacion 2

Vegan House / Block Architects

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architects: Block Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2014

Refugia Hotel / Mobil Arquitectos

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Dalcahue, Chile

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten

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  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  50
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Accoya

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

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Town House in Antwerp / Sculp[IT]

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  • Architects: Sculp[IT]
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Jansen