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House Luum / Pedro Domingos

13:00 - 26 January, 2019
House Luum / Pedro Domingos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Cortesia de Pedro Domingos Cortesia de Pedro Domingos © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Cortesia de Pedro Domingos + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Portugal
  • Category

  • Local team

    Estúdio ODS, Bruno Oliveira, Edite Borges
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographer

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Courtesy of Pedro Domingos

12 Online Courses for Architects and Students

08:00 - 20 January, 2019
12 Online Courses for Architects and Students, <a href="">Vecteezy!</a>

Online courses have gained more and more recognition in the past couple of years. In addition to the flexibility and convenience of learning wherever and whenever you want, they provide access to content from well-respected professors and colleges. In the field of architecture and construction, online courses have grown exponentially. Last year, we compiled a list that focused mainly on constructive and material techniques. This time we selected 15 online courses covering a range of subjects. We hope this selection of courses can help you with your next project.

The Tallest Timber Tower in Australia Opens in Brisbane

09:00 - 23 November, 2018
The Tallest Timber Tower in Australia Opens in Brisbane, © Tom Roe
© Tom Roe

Australia’s largest engineered timber commercial building has opened in Brisbane, designed by Bates Smart. At 10 stories, and 45 meters in height, the “25 King” open plan office complex is the tallest timber structure in Australia, and “establishes new frontiers in the design of commercial buildings.

The scheme’s aesthetic is centered on the goal of “bringing a clear expression of its exposed timber structure to the building’s transparent envelope and promoting a warmer, more natural workplace environment of the future.”

© Tom Roe © Tom Roe © Tom Roe © Tom Roe + 13

Tieno Designs an Eco-Friendly City Block Constructed From Timber

14:00 - 20 October, 2018
Tieno Designs an Eco-Friendly City Block Constructed From Timber, Courtesy of Tieno
Courtesy of Tieno

The “Bosco” design schematic utilizes timber construction and ecological design practices to create a multi-sided residential city block. Not only are the private domestic spaces important, but the definition of ‘living space’ is expanded to include private outdoor and shared spaces.

In this way, the wood exterior becomes an extension of the interior. The use of timber, throughout, and the simple language of Bosco’s underlying geometric forms create a well-articulated and homogeneous ensemble of housing components.

Courtesy of Tieno Courtesy of Tieno Courtesy of Tieno Courtesy of Tieno + 17

10 Unconventional Plywood Projects That Show The Bright Future of 20th Century Materials

08:00 - 27 July, 2018
Courtesy of PRODUCE Workshop
Courtesy of PRODUCE Workshop

Sold in standard 4 foot wide sheets since 1928, plywood has been a staple of conventional construction for nearly a century. Dimensionally strong, easily cut, lightweight and capable of creating an effective barrier, plywood and other engineered panels like OSB, particle board, and MDF is ubiquitous, particularly for their use as sheathing material in balloon and timber frame construction systems. Boats, airplanes and even automobile frames have historically been built out of plywood, predating (or replacing) steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. As a simple material capable of being manipulated and shaped in a wide variety of ways, sheet ply was also favored in furniture and architectural designs by modernists including Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, and Marcel Breuer.

Courtesy of Pablo Esteban Zamorano Courtesy of AREA and Electrotexture Lab © Rien van Rijthoven © Rien van Rijthoven + 27