Mecanoo . CCDI

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Mecanoo  . CCDI
Longgang Cultural Centre . Shenzhen Mecanoo . CCDI . + photos: © Zhang Chao Shenzhen has been growing rapidly since being named a ‘special economic zone’ in 1980. High-rise structures have transformed the city’s skyline as its population has grown to over 12 million. Located in the city’s eastern Longgang district, the Cultural Centre contributes … Continue reading Mecanoo . CCDI
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Carlos Monsiváis Personal Library / JSª Arquitectura

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Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura Cortesía de JSª Arquitectura
  • Architects: JSa
  • Location: Plaza de La Ciudadela, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Category: Library
  • Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Jimena González-Sicilia, Juan Jesús Pérez, Gerardo Fonseca, Jorge González
  • Artistic Participation: Francisco Toledo, Instituto de artes graficas de Oaxaca
  • Structural Project: Hector Margain y Asociados
  • Lighting: Gustavo Avilés
  • Client: CONACULTA
  • Area: 225.0 sqm
  • Photography: Courtesy of JSª Arquitectura

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Ágora arquitectura

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HUT FOR THE WEEKEND Ágora arquitectura . photos: © Joan Casals Pañella . + AV The commission requires the construction of a hut to enjoy free time. The project proposes to review an often practice associated to Do It Yourself construction not very sensitive to the environment, which continues using elements of sporadic occupation in … Continue reading Ágora arquitectura
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LOCALARCHITECTURE

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LOCALARCHITECTURE
HOUSING . Renens LOCALARCHITECTURE . photos: © Matthieu Gafsou This project, located moments from the centre of Renens, is part of a process of urban densification currently underway in western Lausanne. It meets the challenge of integrating within a disparate context of open blocks via a shift of scale which structures the cityscape, connecting neighbouring … Continue reading LOCALARCHITECTURE
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Mirage: Mirrored House Reflects Snow-Covered Landscape in Switzerland

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[ By SA Rogers in Art & Installation & Sound. ]

Mirrored inside and out, a new installation set in a snowy valley in Switzerland will never look exactly the same twice. Created as part of this year’s alpine arts festival Elevation 1049 by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken, “Mirage Gstaad” almost disappears into the stark landscape when gazing at it from a distance, while inside its prismatic reflective planes produce somewhat of a disorienting effect.

Bent, folded and multiplied, the scenery around the cabin is the star of the show, constantly evolving depending on the time of day, the weather and the quality of the light. On a sunny day, the mirrored ranch-style cabin can be intensely dazzling, and its facades are equally striking at sunrise and sunset. Aitken describes it as “chameleon-like.”

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Hono Izakaya / Charléne Bourgeois

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Located on St. Joseph Street in Quebec City, Honō Izakaya continues the tradition of Japanese taverns, a place where food and alcoholic beverages are a pretext for having a good time with family and friends. Although the locale underwent major renovations, the transformation integrates and highlights several elements of the original historic building. Since the restaurant occupies two levels, customers are struck, on entering, by the high ceilings. A few steps inside guide you towards the bar and kitchen, creating a threshold to a more intimate space. Giving depth to the locale are the two alcoves arranged behind the bar, permitting a view into the kitchen and favoring exchanges with the kitchen staff.

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Sol89

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T. Culinary workshop . Sevilla Sol89 . María González y Juanjo López de la Cruz . photos: © Fernando Alda THE MEMORY OF THE CITY This delightful little locale where the culinary workshop takes place has a particular volume in which everything relates to the central cast-iron column that presides over the premises. From the … Continue reading Sol89
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Casa Lasso / RAMA estudio

4 days 15 hours ago
© Jag Studio © Jag Studio
  • Architects: RAMA estudio
  • Location: San José, Ecuador
  • Category: Houses Interiors
  • Architects Authors Of The Work: Carolina Rodas, Felipe Donoso, Carla Chávez
  • Design Team: Carolina Rodas, Carla Chávez, Felipe Donoso, Eduardo Pullas, Diego Vélez Karla Velásquez, Diego Chaglla, Matías Carpio, Alejandro Araujo
  • Area: 350.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographer: Jag Studio, Courtesy of RAMA estudio

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Urbanity / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos

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© Ana Mello © Ana Mello
  • Architects: aflalo/gasperini arquitetos
  • Location: Marginal Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Category: Residential
  • Directors: Luis Felipe Aflalo, Roberto Aflalo, Grazzieli Gomes e José Luiz Lemos
  • Project Team: Mariana Ginesi, Bruno Taiar,Beatriz Baffi, Ana Carolina Aipp, George Ferreira, Renata Lopes, Paulo Massao, Daniel Doatti, Eduardo Mizuka, Reginaldo Okusako, Daniela Mungai, Juliana Baldocchi, Marcelo Nagai, Reinaldo Sigueta e Raquel Rodrigo
  • Area: 95402.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ana Mello

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Barcelona Pavilion Transformed into Grid of Lasers by Luftwerk & Iker Gil

4 days 18 hours ago
Geometry of Light. Image © Kate Joyce Geometry of Light. Image © Kate Joyce

A new laser light installation by Luftwerk and Iker Gil has transformed the Mies van der Rohe's famous Barcelona Pavilion. Dubbed Geometry of Light, the installation was designed to highlight the materials and architecture of the structure using light and sound. Taking cues from the pavilion's gridded plan and vertical planes, the light project was designed to create a new interpretive layer that traces, highlights and reimagines the pavilion itself.

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Studio Joy Works

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Studio Joy Works
Rick Joy
Princeton Architectural Press, October 2018



Paperback | 9-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches | 208 pages | # illustrations | English | ISBN: 9781616897550 | $55.00

Publisher Description:
Rick Joy's reputation as one of the country's most gifted designers, whose
mining of materials and site create transcendent, even poetic buildings, was
established in his first book,
Desert Works. This follow-up, Studio Joy Works,
marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of his firm's founding and continues the
careful documentation of the growing body of his important work, including
houses in Vermont and California, his first public project, a train station in
Princeton, New Jersey, and residences abroad in Mexico and Turks and
Caicos. The projects in this book are further contextualized with an essay by
Joy and spectacular photographs.
dDAB Commentary:

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Call for Entries: Pachacamac Park — Landscape Competition in Lima, Peru

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With less than three years before the Bicentennial celebration of the Independence of Peru, the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Lima and the Centenario Group are proud to announce the launch of an international architecture and landscaping contest for the design of a metropolitan park in the perimeter of the Pachacamac Sanctuary in the district of Lurín, Lima.

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MPAVILION 2018 / Estudio Carme Pinós

4 days 19 hours ago
© John Gollings © John Gollings
  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Location: Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
  • Category: Landscape Architecture
  • Lead Architect: Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Architect Project Director: Samuel Arriola Clemenz
  • Collaborating Architects Of The Project: Holger Hennefarth, Blanca González Sainz
  • Collaborating Architects Of Melbourne: Leanne Zilka
  • Area: 2690.98 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: John Gollings

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Jardín Cyborg para Matadero Madrid

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Del 11 al 16 de febrero Matadero Madrid acoge un taller para idear un entorno ajardinado y que responda a la dureza del clima de Madrid dentro del marco de un programa más amplio denominado Matadero Acción Mutante, que tendrá un desarrollo mínimo de dos años organizado por Matadero Madrid, el Ayuntamiento y la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, orientado a la reflexión sobre sostenibilidad y adaptación al cambio climático.

Las conclusiones de este primer taller, del que surgirá un proyecto de Jardín Cyborg, se compartirán durante una jornada de puertas abiertas (Sala de Columnas de la Central de Diseño de matadero, sábado 16 de febrero de 12:00 a 15:00 h).

Este primer Taller Mutante está organizado por Matadero Madrid y DIMAD/Central de Diseño y está dirigido por elii [oficina de arquitectura]. En él participan los artistas Nelly Ben Hayoun, Neil Harbisson, Moon Ribas, Ishmael Butler, Takk (Mireia Luzárraga + Alejandro Muiño), uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde), Orkan Telhan y Double Happiness (Joyce Hwang+Nerea Feliz), que servirán de guía a 100 estudiantes procedentes de 12 escuelas de diseño de Madrid.

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Architecture Students Imagine a Moon Base with the European Space Agency

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The European Space Agency has teamed up with a group of architecture students to speculate on the future design of sustainable lunar habitats. From the ESA’s astronaut center in Cologne, Germany, the organization challenged the students to draw on extreme environments in remote places, and speculate on sourcing and producing materials on the Moon to build a sustainable habitat.

Giving consideration to sunlight, temperature, and terrain, the design team developed a system of inflatable modules that can land at the base of a small crater on the South Polar Region of the Moon, where they will gradually fill the cavity with lunar soil until the modules are effectively buried.

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Isla de Flores St. offices / Pedro Livni

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© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli
  • Architects: Pedro Livni
  • Location: Isla de Flores Street 1727, Palermo, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Category: Renovation
  • Lead Architects: Pedro Livni
  • Structural Engineer: Ing. Alberto Catañy
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ing. Luis Lagomarsino & Asoc.
  • Plumbing: Arq. Ana Rodrigo
  • Area: 13993.08 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Federico Cairoli

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