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I suddenly forget What space is like, and time Instead of horizontal Is vertical

I suddenly forget What space is like, and time Instead of horizontal Is vertical | Architecture | Scoop.it

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Alessio Erioli's curator insight, September 21, 2014 11:14 AM

I suddenly forget What space is like, and time Instead of horizontal Is vertical

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Rebel Architecture: Working on Water

Rebel Architecture: Working on Water | Architecture | Scoop.it

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi is no stranger to global starchitecture, having joined OMA in 2001. In 2010, he took off to establish his own office, NLÉ – which means ‘at home’ in Yoruba, the language of Africa’s first truly urbanized population. ‘I am constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities,’ he says. The documentary focuses on his efforts in the slums of Port Haricourt.

Although Makoko was founded as a fishing village in the 18th century, it now has a population of over 85,000. Rising sea level and stronger torrential rains mean that the settlement is under constant threat, whereas Port Harcourt waterfront is being eyed by real-estate developers.

Working against forced clearance and displacement of the slum’s residents, the architects at NLÉ have instead proposed to replace the urban tissue with floating structures. The first prototype, the Makoko Floating School, uses a series of barrels and an A-frame timber structure to create an educational space for 100 local children, and made worldwide headlines when it was photographed by Iwan Baan in 2013.


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India Art n Design Global Hop : Sydney Greenland Centre

India Art n Design Global Hop : Sydney Greenland Centre | Architecture | Scoop.it
Australian architects, LAVA – the Laboratory of Visionary Architecture in collaboration with PTW have risen to the challenge of transforming what could have been a boring estate office selling commercial and residential fit-outs into an interesting connect that leisurely spills the beans – enticing new estate buyers.
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India Art n Design Global Hop : Tipsy Tales

India Art n Design Global Hop : Tipsy Tales | Architecture | Scoop.it
“A tasting room can help sell wine and build brand/ product awareness.” Using this as the basic premise, architect Fran Silvestre designs Vegamar, a wine shop in Valencia, Spain, where both sales and tasting are paired on the same footing.

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India Art n Design's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:27 AM
“A tasting room can help sell wine and build brand/ product awareness.” Using this as the basic premise, architect Fran Silvestre designs Vegamar, a wine shop, where both sales and tasting are paired on the same footing. Read here and leave us your views...
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Jean Prouvé: Modern Craftsmanship | Sustainable Cities Collective

Jean Prouvé: Modern Craftsmanship | Sustainable Cities Collective | Architecture | Scoop.it

House for the Tropics, Niger and Congo, 1949Jean Prouvé was born in Nancy, France, in 1901.

#Mid Century Modern


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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:42 PM

One of the values of the Arts and Crafts Movement, saw potential in craftsmanship for resolving social problems. In 1930, he joined Le Corbusier in founding the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM), which was aimed at fostering connections between the arts and industrial production.

 

Prouvé's structures tended to be light, flexible, and even mobile, combining traditional building materials with aluminum and steel. Prefabricated parts were designed and developed with care in his workshop.

 

Great post from the Sustainable Cities Collective!

 

 

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Warsaw Rotunda Entry by MUS architects | News | Archinect

Warsaw Rotunda Entry by MUS architects | News | Archinect | Architecture | Scoop.it
Polish firm MUS architects has shared with us the concept RTND 2.0, an entry to the ongoing competition Changing the Face 2013 Rotunda Warsaw which seeks to revitalize Zbigniew Karpiński’s iconic 1960s landmark building in central Warsaw.
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Curiosities: The 11 Most Welcoming Airports in The World

Curiosities: The 11 Most Welcoming Airports in The World | Architecture | Scoop.it
Picture of JFK Airport, 1964 No matter our destination, our chances of arriving by air are very high - our first impression of a city starts here. For this reason, airports are one of the architect...

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fc3arch's curator insight, September 1, 2013 9:44 AM
Curiosities: The 11 Most Welcoming Airports in The World
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Une maison... une machine à habiter

L'architecture d'aujourd'hui, the film

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Coca-Cola Launches "Natural, Healthy" Coca-Cola Life Soda

Coca-Cola Launches "Natural, Healthy" Coca-Cola Life Soda | Architecture | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola has launched a new "natural" and “healthy” soda line called Coca-Cola Life. Is Coca-Cola Life really green or is this another case of greenwashing?
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Paramount - Alma Residence by p l a s m a studio

Paramount - Alma Residence by p l a s m a studio | Architecture | Scoop.it

This project was conceived to fulfill a two-part problematic: (1) Residence Alma--a Tyrolean guest house with 6 holiday apartments from the 1960s adorned with a pitched roof--was due for a common circulation and service core, and (2) the project architect, Ulla Hell, was looking for a new home for her young family of five in the mountain community of Sesto, Alto Adige.


The result: an under-utilized roof space gave way to an angular crown, connected to a ground floor reception space and architectural office by the host’s renovated spine.


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Calin Birzu's comment, September 18, 2013 1:40 PM
Lauren, I find out, that your projects is very good. I like it. I m an artist (restorer), and I think that architecture is an art conception. Thanks
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A great shoot: London’s largest living wall breathes fresh life into Victoria – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

A great shoot: London’s largest living wall breathes fresh life into Victoria – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | Architecture | Scoop.it
Why don't you leaf the office early today and take the long root home to see London's largest living wall? The huge new green strip on the side of the exclusive Rubens Hotel in Victoria was planted...

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Architecture That Drives Ecological Innovation

Architecture That Drives Ecological Innovation | Architecture | Scoop.it

A gallery of the buildings that house the industries working to preserve the planet's natural ecology.

 

We constantly hear about the "green revolution" in building, whether it's performative facades that reduce cooling needs or grey water recycling that cuts down on water usage. However, the drive to reduce our environmental impact isn't just about designing the next LEED Gold skyscraper.

Integral to our collective efforts are a unique set of green institutions and industries, all of which require special architecture to function. These organizations not only leave a light ecological footprint, they also find ways for us to do the same: whether reducing carbon emissions or engineering better seeds that can sustain our growing population. 


It's not just green design; it's design that promotes new ways of being green.


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Lili Dávila's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:41 PM

LEED is old news, there are new ways of being green. 

Michaela Jansen's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:48 AM

this is great, i think we all need to step it up and move forward from recycling and substituting materials. "Go big or go home," right? 

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The Futuristic House on the Flights of Birds in Sao Miguel | Decoration for House

The Futuristic House on the Flights of Birds in Sao Miguel | Decoration for House | Architecture | Scoop.it
This highly imaginative household found in Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal is said to be made from a future house design.

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, September 22, 2014 4:34 PM

Excerpt....

"A closer look at the home’s design that will surely awe you with this great work of lines and curves. It is said that the typology follows an almost classical Palladian and Scamossi central plan design with double height on its living room."

 
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Oh Dear! iPhone 6 Plus bending: irate Apple fans report new smartphones bending in pockets

Oh Dear!  iPhone 6 Plus bending: irate Apple fans report new smartphones bending in pockets | Architecture | Scoop.it
In what’s already being dubbed ‘bend gate’, owners of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus are reporting that their new smartphones are being bent out of shape – just from being carried in their pockets.

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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 24, 2014 8:43 AM

It's thought that the issue is simply because the 6 Plus is so much larger and thinner than previous phones

Johncy Matheson's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:54 PM

Still Love my Blackberry!!! may not bend in my pocket but it definitely doesn't break.

 

Janae Barnes's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:43 PM

This article focused on the new IPhone 6 Plus and how users have been complaining about the phone bending out of shape. In the article, it is stated that since the phone has been released there have been multiple complaints about the phone bending while it is in users pockets. Users have been taking to Twitter and other social media outlets such as YouTube, to share pictures and videos of their IPhone 6 Plus bending out of shape. The phone has now even been given the name, bend-gate. It is noted in the article that many believe that this problem comes from the fact that the phone is much larger and thinner and is made out of aluminum, so the strength of the phone is not proportional to the length. People are aware that any smartphone can bend if enough pressure is used but users feel that because of Apple’s prestige, this fault is seen as much more serious. According to the article, Apple has yet to respond to this problem, but many other competing brands have definitely addressed the issue via social media. Samsung responded almost immediately via twitter by posting and picture of one of their new phones with the caption saying, “Curved. Not bent.” The article states other tweets from competitors such as LG, and HTC.

I had been hearing about the IPhone 6 Plus bending because it was all over social media. I found it very interesting that literally as soon as the word got out about this issue, I started to see tweets and videos from competitors. I also saw a spoof vide on Conan about the phone and how it compares to one of Samsung’s phones. Apple’s competition wasted no time at all bringing light to the issue and took the perfect opportunity to promote their new phones. I feel that social media has definitely made this a big issue and that Apple should definitely respond soon to let users know that they are aware and will try to fix the problem to the best of their ability.

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Jyothi’s Beautiful Home Interior Design in Bangalore

Jyothi’s Beautiful Home Interior Design in Bangalore | Architecture | Scoop.it
Jyothi’s Beautiful Home in Bangalore designed by Ashwin Architects.Many interior design styles have evolved to make each home, every room and spaces in them as distinct and as individualistic as the personalities residing therein. Capturing that essence here is a collection of beautiful interior design styles by Ashwin Architects Bangalore.Foyer Interior Design StyleHaving a well designed foyer at the entrance to the house or hallway like the one here makes one happy to be home, isn’t it? This contemporary interior  design of an inviting foyer is at Jyothi’s 4 BHK Apartment at Prestige South Ridge.Interior design style illustrating a Foyer View and door of the Puja Room  that has been designed with a combination of wood and glass.Living ...
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10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design

10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design | Architecture | Scoop.it
What every contemporary house can learn from Mid-Century Modern design.
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Design Museum Holon / Ron Arad Architects

Design Museum Holon / Ron Arad Architects | Architecture | Scoop.it
Architects: Ron Arad Architects Ltd (RAAL) Location: Holon, Israel Principal Designer: Ron Arad Project Director: Asa Bruno Project Architect: James

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:28 PM

I love #architect speak...it's the newest and greatest #romance language!

 

Example:"The greater part of the museum’s external appearance is shrouded by five dominant bands of Corten steel structure which undulate and meander their way in, out and around the museum’s internal volumes. At times in unison, or apart, enclosing space, or notionally defining it. The bands act as a spine for the building – both supporting large parts of it structurally and dictating its posture in relation to its surroundings."

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This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World's Coziest Sushi Roll - Wired

This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World's Coziest Sushi Roll - Wired | Architecture | Scoop.it
This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World's Coziest Sushi Roll Wired The history of modern architecture has been tightly coupled with technological development, from the Bessemer steel that provided structure for Louis Sullivan's skyscrapers to CAD...

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:26 PM

... Denmark, this thoroughly modern house draws its unique feature not from a scientific advance, but from the era of Viking sagas.

Seaweed is incorporated in three ways:

1.The exterior seaweed stuffed cylinders take the place of shingles or clapboard.

2.The algae is also used as insulation.

3.The seaweed additionally is used in the ceiling as insulation and for optimizing the acoustics in the home.

 

The family has sworn off sushi.....enough is enough!

just kidding......LOL

 

The New Seaweed House is a collaboration between architecture firm Vandkunsten and Readania Byg an organization that spends millions of dollars each year preserving Denmark’s material cultural by restoring historical properties and funding the development of new experimental designs that reflect Danish sensibilities.

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Corbu’s CONUNDRUMS | The Sag Harbor Express

Corbu’s CONUNDRUMS | The Sag Harbor Express | Architecture | Scoop.it

I am far from alone in pointing out that the exhibition’s problems begin with its title. In Archinect, Ross Wolfe describes the theme as “superfluous and tacked on,” while Martin Filler, in the New York Review of Books, notes that no amount of curatorial emphasis on how Corbu framed the landscape in views from ribbon windows can counter “his reputation as a megalomaniacal city planner” whose enormous apartment blocks epitomize all that went wrong with 20th century urbanism. Writing in The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman called the show’s premise “tendentious,” since Corbu’s early landscape paintings and the few natural objects he collected, which apparently inspired some of his structural forms, do little if anything to revise his image as a doctrinaire formalist whose buildings often stick out from their surroundings like geometric sore thumbs. Nature was far too chaotic for his taste. Indeed, as envisioned by Corbu, the modern landscape was a product of human intervention, shaped in the service of the built environment.

 

Why not just forget the title and take in the vast scope of Corbu’s accomplishments, presented here in MoMA’s first-ever comprehensive survey? I think that makes sense, although there are still other weaknesses in this panoramic overview of the master’s career. One is the contradictory character of his apparent aims. Adopting a pseudonym derived from a family surname, as Le Corbusier he co-founded an art movement known as Purism, which advocated clarity and rationality. But the paintings on view are hardly distinguishable from the Cubism he denounced as decorative. This reductive impulse translated more effectively into his architectural designs. Although he maintained that the architect creates “in observance of the laws of nature,” he was talking about gravity, tension, weight, and other such physical laws. Nature was a force to be reckoned with, but more as an adversary than an ally.


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association concert urbain's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:38 AM

 

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@rosswolfe

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Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes

Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes | Architecture | Scoop.it

The benefits of using prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

Using modular techniques for construction allows for stronger purchasing power. The process of building on site is also much quicker—and cheaper. Prefabrication is also greener since it uses computer technology to manufacture the modules, which creates 50% to 75% less material waste. The one limitation of prefabrication is that the pieces of the home need to be able to be shipped from the factory to the site of assembly.

But the benefits of prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

 

Check out these 10 examples of prefab architecture at the link.


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ParadigmGallery's comment, September 1, 2013 1:11 PM
That was a wonderful prefab 101 for a novice like me! Thanks so much,,,
Jorge Forero's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:45 PM

10 ejemplos de arquitectura modular, los invitamos a visitar http://inatechservices.com para conocer un poco más de arquitectura modular.

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AD Classics: Church of the Light / Tadao Ando

AD Classics: Church of the Light / Tadao Ando | Architecture | Scoop.it
In the small town of Ibaraki, 25km outside of Osaka, Japan, stands one of Tadao Ando’s signature architectural works, the Church of the Light.  The
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ParadigmGallery's comment, September 3, 2013 7:39 PM
beautiful....
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p l a s m a studio

p l a s m a studio | Architecture | Scoop.it
plasma studio is an award-winning architecture and design practice located in london, beijing and bolzano.
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House in Nanakuma by MOVEDESIGN

House in Nanakuma by MOVEDESIGN | Architecture | Scoop.it

A staircase folds around a double-height bookcase inside this wooden family house in Fukuoka, Japan, by local architects MOVEDESIGN.


Illuminated from all sides by skylights, clerestory glazing and various windows, the staircase was designed to connect all three floors of House in Nanakuma, creating a well-lit study space that is surrounded by books.

On the ground floor, the staircase opens out to a living and dining room where all food preparation and dining is accommodated by a single wooden island. Translucent panels conceal storage areas behind, while a traditional Japanese room sits off to one side.

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