OST Architekten

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OST Architekten
Stöckli Baar . Zug OST Architekten . photos: © Nadine Andrey Hoch über dem Zugersee liegt das Gut Talacher. Zusammen mit dem Stöckli und den drei Oekonomiebauten, bildet das Betriebsleiterhaus eine kleine Hofgruppe. Das ehemalige Sennenhaus von 1822, welches 1880 zu einem Wohnhaus umgebaut wurde, war die letzten 20 Jahre unbewohnt und wies strukturelle Mängel … Continue reading OST Architekten
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Ed Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan Architects

3 days 11 hours ago
© Steve Hall © Steve Hall
  • Architects: John Ronan Architects
  • Location: Chicago, IL, United States
  • Category: Institute
  • Director, Lead Designer: John Ronan FAIA
  • Project Architect: Marcin Szef
  • Project Team: Danielle Beaulieu, Sam Park, Eric Cheng, Laura Gomez Hernandez
  • Area: 72000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Steve Hall

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TZ Office / AE Architects

3 days 12 hours ago
© Chiara Ye © Chiara Ye
  • Interiors Designers: AE Architects
  • Location: No. 92 Jiukeshu West Road, Tongzhou District, Beijing Donglang Film Television Creative Industrial Park, Beijing, China
  • Category: Offices Interiors
  • Lead Architects: Abel Erazo
  • Design Team: Abel Erazo, Minni Zhong
  • Other Participants: Beiyuan He, CEO Jiazhuo (Beijing) cultural media co., Ltd
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Chiara Ye

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None of Your Beeswax: Urban Anti-Hives Designed for Solitary Bee Species

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Talk of bees usually conjures images of buzzing hives acting in concert, but most species around the world are actually lowners, hence this series of chic abodes for less social bees. Honey bees and bumblebees work together, and get most of the media buzz, while solitary bees work alone — not producing honey or wax, but still playing an important role as pollinators in the global food system.

“When we talk about bees, we usually imagine the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) when in reality, around 90 percent of the bee species are considered solitary,” explains Gabriel Calvillo of MaliArts, who designed these bee condos.

“The fact that solitary bees do not generate any ‘consumable product’ for humans has meant that they are not given much attention, but recent studies point to the fact that they are possibly the most efficient pollinators in nature.”

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Steimle Architekten

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new Library . Kressbronn Steimle Architekten . photos: © Brigida González . + baunetz Dem baulichen Erbe mit Rücksicht und Respekt zu begegnen, dabei den Charakter des alten Stadels im Zentrum von Kressbronn zu erhalten und ihn mit möglichst wenigen, wohldurchdachten Eingriffen in ein modernes, offenes Haus zu transformieren, waren die Leitgedanken für diesen Entwurf. … Continue reading Steimle Architekten
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MVRDV . Desmoulin

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Palais du Commerce . Rennes MVRDV . Bernard Desmoulin . renders: © ENGRAM MVRDV has won the competition to renovate and extend the historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes. Developed alongside co-architects Bernard Desmoulin for developers Frey and Engie Avenue, the 18,000-square-metre redevelopment of the notable Rennes landmark will signify a renaissance for both the … Continue reading MVRDV . Desmoulin
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David Adjaye and Serpentine Galleries Release Call for Augmented Reality Installation

3 days 18 hours ago
Augmented Reality. Image Courtesy of Matt Alderton Augmented Reality. Image Courtesy of Matt Alderton

The Serpentine Galleries, Google Arts & Culture and trustee David Adjaye have released a call for augmented reality (AR) architecture proposals to run alongside the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion this summer. Applicants are asked to propose "imaginary city spaces and speculations on the built environment to be developed and experienced” in AR onsite at the galleries. The call invites applicants to consider AR as a digital layer that offers new opportunities to design, visualize and experience.

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Concrete

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Concrete: Case Studies in Conservation Practice
Catherine Croft, Susan Macdonald (Editors)
Getty Publications, January 2019



Paperback | 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches | 208 pages | 183 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1606065761 | $59.95

Publisher Description:
This timely volume brings together fourteen case studies that address the challenges of conserving the twentieth century’s most ubiquitous building material—concrete. Following a meeting of international heritage conservation professionals in 2013, the need for recent, thorough, and well-vetted case studies on conserving twentieth century heritage became clear. This book answers that need and kicks off a new series, Conserving Modern Heritage, aimed at sharing best practices.

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MVRDV to Transform Historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes

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Shops. Image © ENGRAM Shops. Image © ENGRAM

MVRDV has won a competition to renovate and extend the Palais du Commerce in Rennes, France. Developed in collaboration with co-architects Bernard Desmoulin and developers Frey and Engie Avenue, the transformation of the historic landmark will “signify a renaissance for both the building and its surroundings.”

The MVRDV scheme will reactivate both the Place de la Republique and the Palais, turning a former public building into a centerpiece of the city’s main commercial street as was originally intended. While being respectful to the existing building, the MVRDV proposal adopts a critical approach to its drawbacks, such as transparency and accessibility.

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This Compact "Rolling Ruler" Seeks to Change how Architects Measure

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US-based innovators HOZO Design C.O. have launched an Indiegogo campaign for the “first compact digital rolling ruler.” The “ROLLOVA” seeks to replace traditional measuring tapes with a compact gadget that measures curves and lines. The pocket-sized stainless steel body contains a 10000:1 high-contrast ratio OLED screen, displaying measurements of flat surfaces and curved objects.

With a maximum tolerance of +-0.4%, the rolling device is capable of measuring to a distance of 10 meters (83 feet). When measuring distances between corner to corner, such as window sills, the device’s offset mode adds either the radius or diameter of itself into the measurements, similar to conventional laser measures.

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The Grand Voyeux Regional Nature Reserve by Territoires

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TERRITOIRES: The Grand Voyeux Regional Nature Reserve is a man made park, 40 km from Paris, which has taken shape over thirty years with the quarrying of gravel pits on the banks of the Marne. This complex project’s strategy distanced itself from the usual didactic development standards for natural environments, in a bid to recover […]
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