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CUBA: “Unfinished Spaces” Wins SAH Award for Film and Video

CUBA: “Unfinished Spaces” Wins SAH Award for Film and Video | Pralines | Scoop.it

Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray’s Unfinished Spaces has been awarded the 2014Society of Architectural Historian’s (SAH) Award for Film and Video, an award presented annually to the “most distinguished work of film on the history of the built environment.” Initially released in 2011, the critically acclaimed documentary reveals the turbulent past of Fidel Castro’s Cuba and tells the story of his utopian dream to construct the Cuban National Arts Schools. You can learn more about the film and the school’s history


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The ambitious design and construction of the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, or National Art School in Havana, Cuba in 1961, which was to feature schools of ballet, modern dance, music, drama and plastic arts. 

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CA-ASI - EXHIBITIONS : Competition Young Architects in Africa

CA-ASI - EXHIBITIONS : Competition Young Architects in Africa | Pralines | Scoop.it

The CA’ASI is holding an architectural competition which will highlight the dynamic young African architecture. The winning projects of this international competition open to young African architects will be exhibited in 2014 at the CA’ASI during the International Architecture
Biennale, June 7 - Nov 23, 2014. This competition is a unique opportunity to underline the important role played by the African World today, as seen throughout it’s contemporary architecture.

For the 14th International Architecture Biennale, the CA’ASI will open the doors of Palazzo Santa Maria Nova to emerging African architects
in order to emphasize the creativity and originality of new African architecture, and to help it gain world-wide recognition.

With the official «Biennale Collateral Events» accreditation, the Young Architects in Africa exhibition will display a rich and unique
reflection on the African architecture.

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The competition has been launched in October 2013.
All documents must be submitted by February 28, 2014 latest.

Dowload the competition specifications : http://www.ca-asi.com/docs/EN_YAAfrica_concours.pdf

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Palmarès 2013 : les projets de gratte-ciel les plus insolites au monde

Palmarès 2013 : les projets de gratte-ciel les plus insolites au monde | Pralines | Scoop.it

Palmarès du concours Skyscraper 2013 organisé chaque année par EVolo Magazine qui récompense les meilleures idées architecturales verticales.

1- Derek Pirozzi (Etats-Unis) a remporté le premier prix pour son projet Polar Umbrella, un gratte-cieldynamique.
2- Phobia Scraper, de Maïkoff Darius et Elodie Godo (France), remporte le second prix grâce à un système de logements préfabriqués.
3- La troisième place revient à Ting Xu Chen Yiming (Chine) pour le projet Light Park, un gratte-ciel flottant


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aime l'aspect de plus en plus organique de la nouvelle architecture ! 

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Immotopic's comment, July 26, 2013 2:44 AM
En effet plus nous connaissons le corps humain, les espèces végétales ou animales plus ce que nous construisons s'en inspire ;-)
gawlab's comment, July 26, 2013 4:52 PM
@Immotopic voir dans les précurseurs http://www.tuvie.com/futuristic-house-biomorphism-by-ephraim-henry-pavie-architects-and-design/
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Les façades changent de couleur grâce au BÉTON VERT

Les façades changent de couleur grâce au BÉTON VERT | Pralines | Scoop.it

Le béton mis au point par les chercheurs de l’université de Catalogne absorbe une partie de l’eau de pluie pour se recouvrir de mousses et de lichen. Cette couche végétale améliore à la fois l’efficacité énergétique et les qualités esthétiques des bâtiments, tout en favorisant la capture de CO2.


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Exhibition 3D paperArt: Packed pavilion

Packed pavilion takes CAAD drawing to its limits at the exhibition 3D paperArt, part of the final leg of the Shanghai World Expo.

A number of students (Min Chieh Chen, Dominik Zausinger and Michele Leidi) from the Computer Aided Architectural Design Master's course at the ETH in Switzerland have devised a cardboard pavilion with the help of computer technology. The pavilion is situated outside the Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts as part of the exhibition 3D paperArt at the World Expo.

The structure features a number of variable truncated cones made from corrugated cardboard, which were glued together and fastened with tie wraps. The 409 cones that make up the pavilion each have a different size, fitting together like a puzzle to form a network of circles.

The overall goal of the pavilion is to demonstrate how architects can use CAAD to customize the design process. Here, each step was optimized by selfmade computers, from design to production, packing and shipping. 


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"The overall goal of the pavilion is to demonstrate how architects can use CAAD to customize the design process. Here, each step was optimized by selfmade computers, from design to production, packing and shipping. "

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CA-ASI - EXPOSITIONS : Concours Young Architects in Africa

CA-ASI - EXPOSITIONS : Concours Young Architects in Africa | Pralines | Scoop.it

La CA’ASI organise un concours d’architecture pour mettre en lumière la vitalité de la jeune architecture africaine.
Les meilleurs projets de ce concours international ouvert aux jeunes architectes africains seront exposés en 2014 à la CA’ASI dans le cadre de la 14ème Biennale d’Architecture de Venise (7 juin - 23 novembre
2014). Ce concours représente une occasion unique de mettre en valeur le rôle important joué par le monde africain aujourd’hui et dont l’architecture est porteuse d’un renouveau.

Dans le cadre de la 14ème Biennale d’Architecture, CA’ASI ouvre les portes du Palazzo Santa Maria Nova à des architectes africains émergents, l’objectif étant de mettre en avant la créativité et l’originalité de la nouvelle architecture africaine pour l’accompagner dans une
démarche de reconnaissance internationale.

Avec l’agrément de la Biennale d’Architecture de Venise, l’exposition de la nouvelle architecture en Afrique présentera une image riche et neuve de l’architecture africaine.

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Concours Young Architects in Africa

Le lancement du concours a eut lieu en octobre 2013.
La date limite d’envoi des dossiers est fixée au 28 février 2014.

 

Télécharment du cahier des charges : http://www.ca-asi.com/docs/EN_YAAfrica_concours.pdf

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The ABC of Architects


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This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. 
A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.

Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez
Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons)
you can download it here: vimeo.com/musicstore/track/10358

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