Architecture and Urban Planning
6.3K views | +0 today
Follow
Architecture and Urban Planning
our life analized by architects, designers, urban planners and town planners
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Sunken House, Kyson, world architecture news, architecture jobs

Sunken House, Kyson, world architecture news, architecture jobs | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Kyson receives planning permission for 'Sunken House' in Camden, London

The new dwelling will replace a derelict block of garages in the rear garden of a pair of Gothic Villas located on Fitzjohn’s Avenue, described by Harpers Magazine in 1883 as ‘one of the noblest streets in the world’.

The idea of creating the new dwelling was born by Kyson whilst working on the overall restoration of the Gothic Villas; a project that incorporated a structural glass infill and the reinstatement of historic features following the deterioration of a 1950’s makeover.

Tackling arboriculture restraints and tricky planning issues such as ‘back-land development’, amenity, car-parking, design and massing the planning process took a little over 18 months, finally being consented by a unanimous planning committee at Camden’s Town Hall.

The proposed dwelling takes the form of a discreet but elegantly detailed slate clad box partially submerged beneath the ground. Contained within a two storey glazed insertion the living accommodation splits the volume, creating a series of gardens and courtyards of varying hierarchy; a raised terrace at ground level leading to a secluded lawned garden, a South facing Zen garden and a sunken courtyard accessed by the bedrooms.

The solidity of the architecture is broken along the northern flank by a living green wall that softens the divide between public and private amenity space and integrating with landscaping of the garden beyond

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Efisia Cipolloni from Social Media Content Curation
Scoop.it!

Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery

Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article:
"Spotify wasn't built for discovery. The Swedish music streaming company realizes this and instead of trying to natively bake a zillion features into its service, it launched a platform for third party developers about a year ago.

Spotify's app directory now features almost 60 HTML5-based add-ons for the service's desktop client. These apps perform a lot of different functions - some are social, while others sonically augment album reviews from big name publishers. The thing for which they're probably most useful is discovering music you might like but may never have heard otherwise.

1. Moodagent:
it has been one of the most interesting apps on the platform. That's because it takes standard algorithmic music recommendations and beefs them up with emotional intelligence.

2. Last.fm:
the Internet radio and music recommendation service is still a reliable tool for discovering new artists. It works by keeping track of everything you listen to and using a Pandora-style algorithm to recommend related artists and albums. It's a simple concept, but one that apparently holds up quite well over time.

3. Swarm.fm:
another social music-discovery app.
Swarm.fm is pretty useful. It uses data from Facebook to show you what music your friends are listening to, even if they're not signed up for Swarm.fm.
That tag cloud on the home tab might look like just another collection of metadata, but it's actually informed by your social music data.

4. ShareMyPlaylists:
 It's a random conglomeration of curated listening experiences, but one that is well worth browsing. 
ShareMyPlaylists has something for absolutely everyone. Devotees of popular music from the charts can browse the "Top 50" tab while those with more under-the-radar tastes will find plenty of new stuff under the "Recommended" tab, which finds playlists based on the artists you listen to the most.

5. The Hype Machine:
The Hype Machine eschews the complex algorithm in favor of human-curated playlists. Specifically, it aggregates tracks from popular music blogs across a wide range of genres, each of them very heavily populated.


There are plenty of discovery apps on Spotify worth checking out - top charts from We Are Hunted and Billboard and social music from TweetVine, Soundrop and Sifter. Depending on your tastes, the critic-curated recommendations from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME or KCRW can be invaluable..."

Read full original article here:
http://readwrite.com/2012/11/30/top-5-spotify-apps-for-music-discovery


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

SHoP Architects : SHoP ARCHITECTS

SHoP Architects : SHoP ARCHITECTS | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

an interesting parametric architectural facade...designed by an interesting architecture firm of NYC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Design Museum by John Pawson

Design Museum by John Pawson | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

£80m PLANS UNVEILED TO CREATE WORLD’S LEADING DESIGN MUSEUM IN LONDON

 

The Design Museum today unveiled plans to create the world’s leading museum of design and architecture at the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, London. Designs for the site have been produced by two of the world’s most innovative architectural practices: John Pawson has redesigned the interior of the Grade 2* listed building and OMA has planned the surrounding residential development.

 

The move will allow the new Design Museum to become a word class centre for design, nurturing British talent and its international influence on design of all kinds. It will bring the museum into Kensington’s cultural quarter, where it will join the V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art and Serpentine Gallery, creating a platform for the promotion and support of the next generation of creative talent.

 

The new building will open to the public in 2014, giving the Design Museum three times more space to showcase its unique collection. The museum aims to double its visitor numbers to 500,000 a year, and will greatly expand its education and public events programme with state of the art facilities.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Snøhetta submits plans for Aberdeen Maggie’s Center

Snøhetta submits plans for Aberdeen Maggie’s Center | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Sitting near the southern boundary of Foresterhill at the edge of the Westburn field, Snohetta’s plans for Maggie’s Cancer Care Center at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is envisioned as a pavilion within the parkland. The facilities will be mainly on the ground floor with a mezzanine area for office functions.

 

The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation (EMF) and Maggie’s are raising £3m in an attempt to bring a Maggie’s Center to Foresterhill Hospital in Aberdeen to provide for the families of Grampian. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest caner treatment center but is the only clinical center in Scotland not supported by Maggie’s.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

How to transform an ugly university: just don't call it The Condom-inium

How to transform an ugly university: just don't call it The Condom-inium | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
IT IS sometimes described as a giant phallic symbol on Sydney's skyline. It seems fitting, then, that architects have proposed sheathing the unloved pile in a vast, elastic mesh.

 

The Sydney branch of the multinational firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) wants to transform the University of Technology Sydney tower into a ''dynamic sculptural icon'' by wrapping it in a lightweight, composite textile that comes to life at night.

 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/how-to-transform-an-ugly-university-just-dont-call-it-the-condominium-20110618-1g8un.html#ixzz1ihROjhri

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Steilneset Memorial in memory of burned witches in Norway by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Steilneset Memorial in memory of burned witches in Norway by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
rchitect Peter Zumthor designed this memorial on an island in Norway to commemorate suspected witches who were burned at the stake there in the seventeenth century (photographs by Andrew Meredith). The Steilneset Memorial in Vardø comprises two structures, one conceived entirely by Zumthor and a second housing an installation by the late Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Federico Diaz: Geometric Death Frequency-141

Federico Diaz: Geometric Death Frequency-141 | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Beginning October 23, 2010, MASS MoCA will present a new site-specific sculpture by Prague-based artist Federico Díaz. Created from 420,000 black spheres precisely milled and assembled by robotic machines, the 50-feet long by 20-feet high sculpture, Geometric Death Frequency-141, will fill MASS MoCA's entrance courtyard with a fragmented wave seemingly caught between movement and stasis.

 

Architecture critic and curator Jeff Kipnis calls Diaz's work "re-origination," comparing it to the making of a book into a film. In one sense the film represents the book, yet does so in an entirely new medium, and through this becomes something completely different. In the case of Geometric Death Frequency-141, the "book" is a digital photograph of the museum's clocktower entry courtyard as taken by the artist, which the artist then transforms into pure data, and modulates using analytical and fluid dynamic modeling techniques, finally rendering the data stream into a three-dimensional sculpture using state-of-the-art computer-aided manufacturing methodologies. The new work thus combines elements of photographic manipulation, data analysis, and computer programming, utilizing new techniques to produce a sculpture completely untouched by human hands.

 

Visually, Geometric Death Frequency-141 combines Diaz's interest in the built environment, deep natural forces such as cellular growth, physics and fluid dynamics to create a massive wave confined within an invisible 50 by 20-foot tank that penetrates the wall of MASS MoCA's lobby from the exterior of the museum's main entrance courtyard. As the wave hits imaginary boundaries, it splashes back and up as high as the second storey galleries of the museum.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Khan in Venice? | Forum | Archinect

Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Khan in Venice? | Forum | Archinect | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

The Venice project was defined after analysing the designs put forward for the city by the greatest architects of the 20th century, but which never saw the light of day: it's a belated tribute to those abandoned attempts to change the appearance of a place that had remained the same for hundreds of years. With astounding objectiveness, Dionisio Gonzalez photographs the areas that should have housed those buildings and, using modern retouching techniques, inserts the renderings of the buildings to recreate them with the aid of the original drawings and projects of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Khan - a tribute to Palladio and a reinterpretation of Ignazio Gardella's Condominio Cicogna.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Building New York: Biggest Real Estate News in 2011

Building New York: Biggest Real Estate News in 2011 | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Sometimes, New York feels like its own country. Even as the rest of the U.S. struggles in the face of a down housing market, the New York of 2011 saw skyscrapers charge ever upwards, with pricing inevitably following.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

SNEAKERMUSEUM: current exhibition - Stussy - A retrospective of stussy shoe collaborations 1980 - 2011

SNEAKERMUSEUM: current exhibition - Stussy - A retrospective of stussy shoe collaborations 1980 - 2011 | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
SNEAKERMUSEUM: current exhibition - Stussy - A retrospective of stussy shoe collaborations 1980 - 2011...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

A New Norris House: Phase IV Water Supply Sampling

A New Norris House: Phase IV Water Supply Sampling | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Live-In Evaluation and Monitoring of a design/build effort.

 

After several months of research and continued efforts from TDEC and the college of Biosystems engineering we finally collected our first set of water supply samples! We have been working to create a custom list of contaminants to test for based on our source, rainwater, and our goal of providing results to TDEC that may lead to revised regulations concerning the potability of rainwater in Tennessee.

 

On December 6 we met with Tony Wilkerson from the Norris Water Commission, and he guided us on the proper methods for collecting the samples. We were instructed to wear gloves when collecting the samples that will be used to test for bacteria. Furthermore, Tony showed us how to remove the fixtures from the faucets we were collecting water from. Bacteria and other contaminants may collect inside fixtures like faucet aerators and the vacuum breakers found on hose bibs.

 

These fixtures must be removed and the water must be allowed to run for several minutes before the sample can be taken.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Feilden FowleS, London, UK

Feilden FowleS, London, UK | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Feilden Fowles is a leading young architecture practice, committed to sustainable design. We have a hands-on approach to construction and materials, working through models and prototypes. We celebrate the physical qualities and inherent structural properties of materials, an approach that results in a rich and experiential architecture. We are interested in all scales of design, engaging in a multi-disciplinary approach through early collaboration with designers, the trades and complimentary professions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Housing: Are We Seeing A Market Bottom?

Housing: Are We Seeing A Market Bottom? | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Have we hit the bottom in the housing market? The U.S. housing market was in a major boom cycle for almost 20 years, beginning in the late 1980s and lasting until 2007. However, the residential rea...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Efisia Cipolloni from Social Media Content Curation
Scoop.it!

A Curated Library of Resources for Startups: The Startup Library

A Curated Library of Resources for Startups: The Startup Library | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Startup Library is a web-based information resource for startups of all kinds offering content covering many different topics ranging from consumer digital health, to e-commerce and education technology.

 

The Startup Library organizes information and resources on sector-specific accelerators, incubators and funding sources, trend reports and statistics on various geographic regions and markets and information on relevant associations and conferences.

 

From the official site: "...the Startup Library is a collection of highly vetted resources that will enable entrepreneurs to answer common market research questions. The Startup Library is a startup too"

 

"The most valuable quality of the Startup Library is that it is a highly curatorial endeavour. In a given week, the MaRS Market Intelligence team sifts through thousands of sources of market-related information in an attempt to give MaRS clients the most up to date, relevant and usable market research to inform their decisions."

 

The Startup Library is part of the the MaRS COMMONS, a Toronto hub or the hottest technology based companies.

 

 

Source: http://www.marsdd.com/2012/10/31/perfecting-the-art-of-content-curation-with-the-startup-library

 

More info: http://marscommons.marsdd.com/startup-library

 

 

 


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

LONDON UNDERGROUND - T Magazine Blog - NYTimes.com

LONDON UNDERGROUND - T Magazine Blog - NYTimes.com | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

A wonderfully surreal vision comes into view as you walk across Waterloo Bridge: a boat moored atop the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. And this is not just any boat. A collaboration between the architect David Kohn and the artist Fiona Banner, it is part sculpture, part micro-hotel. “A Room for London,” as it is known, is the result of a design competition run by two inspired clients — Living Architecture, which commissions and rents vacation houses designed by cutting-edge architects, and Artangel, which commissions contemporary art projects — to offer a unique, one-bedroom accommodation with some of the best views in London, and a program of live performances and events.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Rowing Centre by José María Sánchez García - I Like ArchitectureI Like Architecture

Rowing Centre by José María Sánchez García  - I Like ArchitectureI Like Architecture | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

The Rowing Centre by José María Sánchez García is located on the Alange reservoir in the province of Badajoz, Spain. This centre for rowing and canoeing provides facilities for elite training and competition, connecting with a nearby race area, pier and car park. 

The centre is a two-storey building and presents two opposite dynamics: lightness and mass, pavilion and cave. The rowing centre is set on a concrete podium capped by a lightweight glazed upper deck. This forms a platform and belvedere overlooking the water, shore and boats.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Bound for Botany ... what's hot, what's not

Bound for Botany ... what's hot, what's not | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
THE sluggish property market weighed on residential land values in Sydney last year, with prices in many areas failing to keep pace with inflation.

 

Updated land value data for 2010-11, to be sent to property owners in the coming weeks, show the Botany local government area led the way in Sydney, with median property values rising by 10.3 per cent, followed by Leichhardt (8.5 per cent) and Marrickville (6.9 per cent).

 

Advertisement: Story continues below

Inner city land values were well supported but values fell in parts of the city's north. Buyer interest slackened, particularly for more expensive properties, as lawyers' and bankers' bonuses were slashed.

 

Woollahra remained the most expensive area for land, with median values reaching an average of $1.38 million. It moved well ahead of its traditional north shore rival, Mosman, where median values rose to an average of $1.33 million.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

BIG Proposes Twisting Timber Eco Tower for the Kimball Art Center in Park City

BIG Proposes Twisting Timber Eco Tower for the Kimball Art Center in Park City | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
BIG unveils its proposal for the green renovation and expansion of the historic Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic

Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist-experimenter. Her projects and those with an artists' collective called the Bureau of Inverse Technology have consisted of creating devices and situations for the purpose of gathering overlooked facts. These data sets and the means by which they were formed range from the Despondency Index (for which the Bureau installed a motion detector camera on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, recorded suicides, and graphed the relation of suicides to stock market and other data) to Tree Logic (1999) at MASS MoCA (in which six live trees are inverted and suspended from a truss, displaying the contrived growth responses of the trees over time). In this age of the commodification of information, Jeremijenko has made data her medium.

 

In Tree Logic, the art of the piece is not found in its condition at any single point in time, but in the change of the trees over time. Trees are dynamic natural systems, and Tree Logic reveals this dynamism. The familiar, almost iconic shape of the tree in nature is the result of gravitropic and phototropic responses: the tree grows away from the earth and towards the sun. When inverted, the six trees in this experiment still grow away from earth and towards the sun - so the natural predisposition of trees might well produce the most unnatural shapes over time, raising questions about what the nature of the natural is.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec | Allied Works Architecture | Art Museum Architecture | Art Museum Buildings | Art Museum Design

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec | Allied Works Architecture | Art Museum Architecture | Art Museum Buildings | Art Museum Design | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec by Allied Works Architecture in Québec, Canada | Part of Art Museum at Architype Review...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Sky Planter by Boskke | materialicious

Sky Planter by Boskke | materialicious | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Defying gravity, our unique upside-down planter encourages abundant greenery at home and at work, without sacrificing floor space.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Art Nation - Outpost street art - Video - ABC Arts

Art Nation - Outpost street art - Video - ABC Arts | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it
Cockatoo Island’s vast abandoned factories and forgotten tunnels are the perfect backdrop for 150 street artists who have come together for Outpost – an exhibition which features site- specific work by Australian and international artists.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Penelope - the emerging patterns of urban texture

Penelope - the emerging patterns of urban texture | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

Penelope is a research project that investigates the narratives, symbolic imagery and organizational practices that shape cities. Since 2008 Penelope has been studying urban controverises related to the city of Trentoadopting an evidential approach that take into account local news, uses of the city and public policies: the aim is to shed light on the patterns of creation of urban spaces, action nets, positions and narratives that are constantly reassembling its own texture.

Penelope recalls the continuous process of urban weaving: the network of practices and narratives defines urban organization and its rules but creates also ways of escapes, unusual uses, gaps generating opportunities for action. Penelope is interested in these networks that are at the same time narrative and organizational patterns: the meanings and the shape of places change in relation to practices and not only according to planning choices, such as when the use of a place put at the test the destination of use that was conceptualized for it or the other way around.

Penelope studies urban narratives in order to challenge the ordinary knowledge about the city and to offer alternative points of view and alternative maps for reading urban transformations. A grounded based approach is fruitful to tackle the distributed nature of urban phenomena and to follow their own transformations, debating on the solidity and utility of traditional connotations. Let's take into consideration for example what is call the 'old town center' of a city and its differentiation from a 'suburb': which are the differences? Which are the mechanisms, the issues, the narratives, the practices connotating them as different and contrasting?

The issue involves the regulation of the uses of public spaces, the creation of limited traffic zones, the prices of rentals, the access to the urban wireless network. The city center turns out to be the product of standards defining what is suitable and what is not thus trying to put each thing in the right place. In this sense the 'wall' dividing the city centre from the suburb is, actually, an interlacement of a multiplicity of material and organizational textures. This effort of re-mapping requires an attempt of re-imagination of the urban, since practices and public policies create byproducts that exceed the original action enacting new meanings and new uses. How do the languages of administration, inhabitants, and local news interact? In which way these languages connote places and put them in relation with other parts of the city?

Our research somehow looks like a noir investigation having not a specific plan to follow but traces and clues that lead to progressive connections between places, events and people, through processes of connotation and localization. As well as in the legend told by Cristoforo Armeno, where the three princes of Serendippo discover things without really seeking them thanks to their curiosity and observation and to their capacity of putting in relation fortuitous clues, Penelope moves between local news and the city mixing newspapers articles with direct stories gathered through interviews or participating to neighbourhood committees, public debates, demonstrations with the purpose of accounting for different versions of the urban texture. In fact, newspapers contribute to orient the public discourse and the imagery. As stated by Robert Park - a journalist turned into urban sociologist - the value of press is not the information in itself, but rather the enactment of a public discourse. Moreover local press is the place of controversies where issues become visible, thus offering a privileged perspective to follow the emersion of positions in action and the process of redefinition of spaces. Finally, local news is a door towards the lived experience, allowing to go into the city's folds, exploring its point of rupture and encounter, creative and spontaneous uses, conflicts. Following park, Penelope looks at news not to seek information but to gather clues that orient the attention and give access to the pre-reflexive and affective dimension of urban experience, to the forms of living and producing, to the new languages of sociality.


http://www.progettopenelope.net/

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Efisia Cipolloni
Scoop.it!

Yale School of Architecture (Susan) | Archinect

Yale School of Architecture (Susan) | Archinect | Architecture and Urban Planning | Scoop.it

 ...If Architects were Punx...

more...
No comment yet.