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Arnhem Central - Transfer Hall by UNStudio
The Transfer hall is the central piece of the Arnhem Central Masterplan, linking different programmes and levels. The building shelters the facilities and waiting areas for the trains, trolley buses and bus station, as well as commercial areas and a conference centre, and serves as the linking hub between these transportation modes, the city centre, the Coehoorn area, the parking garage and the office plaza.
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According to the head of Thailand’s National Disaster Warning Center, Meteorologist Smith Dharmasaroja, by 2030 much of Bangkok will lie under 1.5 meters (5 feet) of seawater. With the city sinking 10 cm below sea level, the latter rising by 40 cm annually, the safest place to create architecture is above water. Thus, a Bangkok-based architecture firm S+PBA recently unveiled drawings for a self-sustaining community that can thrive with the ebb and flow of rising tides. Dubbed “A Post Diluvian Future”, the “wetropolis” allows Bangkok to live with natural flooding instead of resisting it while creating a homeostasis that detoxifies the region’s polluted waters.
standing for 'central european time' and the hungarian word for whale, this structure on the banks of the danube takes on the form of the aquatic mammal.
Zaha Hadid is one of the world’s most popular architects and designers. The Iraqi-British architect created landmark buildings such as the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany; the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, Austria; the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion; the MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, Italy; the Guangzhou Opera House in Guangzhou, China; and the London Aquatics Centre in London, UK. In 2004 she became the first female recipient of the renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The exhibition Form in Motion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the first in the United States that features her product designs. On display are works such as her three-wheeled Z-car I, Swarovski crystal–encrusted necklaces and bracelets, and shoes made for Lacoste and Melissa. The Zephyr sofa and the Z-Chair make their US-debut in this show. Zaha Hadid presents the objects in an architectural design that she developed specifically for the exhibition space of the museum.
'The Blue Planet' Europe's largest aquarium in the town of Kastrup in Denmark, designed by local practice 3XN, opens. Have a look at the video... Images © Adam Mørk Denmark's new aquarium inspired by the whirl streams of the sea and shoals of fish.
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Present by HyperBody LAB.Head of HyperBody: Kas OosterhuisResearch Manager of HyperBody: Nimish BiloriaEducation Manager of HyperBody: Henriette BierTutor(PhD Candidate): Jia-Rey Chang
The Interactive-Body workshop is an bio-inspired design workshop which hold the crucial concept of "Hyper-Morphology" stated below. The goal of the workshop is to inspire the participants by the concept and knowledge of natural morphology within the idea of cellular based component.
[Hyper-Morphology]: Hyper-Morphology outlines a bio-inspired evolutionary design process with a primary focus on cellular differentiation, adaptation and self-organization via collective decision-making processes. This idea of Hyper-Morphology will be considered as the main guideline for developing the workshop's design projects. Participants need to know the basic generic process of cellular differentiation to see how the genetic rule sets drive the whole morphologic growing process of organisms in nature. Meanwhile, by understanding the logic of Signal Induction, which refers to cascades of signaling events, during which a cell or tissue signals to another cell or tissue to influence its developmental fate, participants will get the inspiration of how they can implement and experiment this kind of bio-inspired evolutionary design processes for adaptive spaces via collective decision making of autonomous architectural components.
Participants will be separated into 6 groups. Each group will be assigned to different architectural element as a task for developing the project, as: Ceiling, Wall, Floor, Facade, Stairs/Ramp, Opening and combine their own architectural elements with any furniture function (defined by groups) to come up with the transformation result between architectural element and furniture though geometric transformation, such as:Open/Close, Expand/Shrink/Scale, Rotation, Twist, Bend...etc
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