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What Exactly is Matti Suuronen's Futuro House?

04:00 - 12 December, 2016
What Exactly is Matti Suuronen's Futuro House?, © Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

The Futuro House looks more like an alien spacecraft than a building. Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968 as a ski chalet, the radical design was subsequently marketed to the public as a small prefabricated home, easily assembled and installed on virtually any topography. Its plastic construction and futurist aesthetic combined to create a product which is identifiable with both the future and the past.

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AA Summer DLAB Program Applies Computational Design to Concrete

06:00 - 24 October, 2016

Update: We've added a video of the process to the article!

This year's Architectural Association (AA) Summer DLAB program culminated in Weave.X, the final working prototype of three-dimensionally interwoven concrete structures. Designed and fabricated by 21 participants from 11 countries in July and August, the prototype explores computational design, geometry rationalization, material behavior, and robotic fabrication as applied to concrete and robotic rod-bending techniques. The result is a network of self-supporting concrete branches that envelop an amorphous enclosure.

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Globe/Hedron Rooftop Farm / Conceptual Devices

11:00 - 21 June, 2012
Courtesy of Conceptual Devices
Courtesy of Conceptual Devices

The Globe/Hedron Rooftop Farm is a bamboo greenhouse designed to organically grow fish and vegetables on top of generic flat roofs. Designed by Conceptual Devices, the structure is optimized for aquaponic farming techniques: the fish’s water nourishes the plants and plants clean the water for the fish. Using this farming technique, the design is optimized to feed four families of four all year round. More images and designers’ description after the break.

Trop de Bleu / Olivier Bourgeois, In Progress Architecture

14:00 - 10 December, 2009

Architect: Olivier Bourgeois Location: Magdalen Islands, Qc, Canada Visual Artist: Annie Landry Carpenters: Gaston Bourgeois, Cyrice Boudreau Fiberglass specialists: Les Entreprises Leo Leblanc & fils Main partner: Arrimage Project year: 2009 Photographs: Serge Boudreau, Olivier Bourgeois

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