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[Copenhagen, Denmark] AD Interviews: WE Architecture

[Copenhagen, Denmark] AD Interviews: WE Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
WE Architecture is a young firm based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Started by partners Marc Jay and Julie Schmidt-Nielsen in 2009, the practice is focused on
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L’institut Fraunhofer a conçu pour Séoul un bâtiment ZÉRO ÉNERGIE dédié aux énergies renouvelables

L’institut Fraunhofer a conçu pour Séoul un bâtiment ZÉRO ÉNERGIE dédié aux énergies renouvelables | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs allemands ont conçu l'Energy Dream Center, bâtiment zéro énergie qui vient d’être achevé dans la capitale de Corée du Sud, rapporte l’Adit avec l’ambassade de France.

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EffettoBeaubourg _SUBLIMI ATTACCHI IMPLOSIVI_: PLAN OF NINE CIRCLES

EffettoBeaubourg  _SUBLIMI ATTACCHI IMPLOSIVI_: PLAN OF NINE CIRCLES | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
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[Italy] Absolute Box... Humans have always lived in more less articulated boxes

[Italy] Absolute Box... Humans have always lived in more less articulated boxes | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architizer - Project - Absolute Box

 

The human body, as well as the architectural one is an hypothesis to be run, for it involves all the fields of knowledge analyzing changes, associations and alienations (whether they are architectural, social, territorial, philosophical, anthropological etc) which the individual inhabits, runs, changes, crosses, far away from home.

The house, or the box (as a too generic and banal expression used to indicate the more complex  living systems whether they are built in series or just one by one) conceived to satisfy and to protect our being in the world, indeed it can just isolate us taking us away from the surround.

 
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[Sao Paulo, Brazil] Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados

[Sao Paulo, Brazil] Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Shieh Arquitetos Associados
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Leonardo Shieh & Shieh Shueh Yau
Project Team: Débora Zeppelini, Fabiana Almeida, Giovanna Plastina, Wellington Nagano
Structural Engineering: EMAC Projetos
Electrical & Hydraulic Engineering: CZN Engenharia
Site Area: 545 sqm
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Stankuns

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[Baghdad, Iraq] Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition

[Baghdad, Iraq] Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Assemblage has succeeded against a prestigious shortlist – which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Capita Symonds, Fevre Gaucher and ADPI – in an international competition for the new Iraqi parliament complex in Baghdad. The $1Bn USD project challenged contestants to design a new, large scale complex amidst the remnants of a partially built super mosque planned by Saddam Hussein (photos of the existing site here).

 

The London-based practice will be awarded $250,000 USD and asked to produce a master plan for the surrounding city, as well as additional government buildings, a new hotel and public parks. The anonymous jury plans to exhibit the submitted projects, along with the judging committee’s decision. However, a date has yet to be announced.

 

Architects: Assemblage
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Client: Iraqi Government
Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
Iraqi Partner: Al Khan
Engineers: Buro Happold
Design Management: Schumann Smith

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Crystal clear: the case for green building

Crystal clear: the case for green building | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Part office, part exhibition space, a new London landmark aims to challenge our assumptions about green design.

 

A new building in east London’s Royal Victoria Docks aims to change public perceptions of green architecture – while trialling some new sustainable technologies and approaches at scale. There’s not a green roof or thick insulated wall in sight. In fact, the structure, which is called the Crystal, is everything we’ve come to believe a sustainable building shouldn’t be: lightweight, angular, glazed from top to bottom and with a roof made out of steel.

Part office space, part interactive exhibition about the future of cities, the building is intended as a living experiment in sustainability that business leaders, politicians and the general public alike can learn from. “The building is a great demonstration of the ‘art of the possible’”, says Martin Hunt, Head of Networks and Partnerships at Forum for the Future. “It’s refreshing to see an interactive exhibition that visualises what our cities could be like – based on high quality research and thoughtful benchmarking. It brings the big issues of urban living – such as water and energy consumption, public health and safety – to life in a way that engages people and inspires them.”


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Duane Craig's curator insight, January 7, 2013 10:13 AM

It's quite enlightening, as pointed out here, that a lot of glass used correctly can actually yield a zero energy building. But I agree that assessing the true sustainability of the building would have to factor in all the embodied fossil fuel and other energy used to make its components. And when you're talking about glass, that could be huge.

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Inition develops "augmented 3D PRINTING" for ARCHITECTS

Inition develops "augmented 3D PRINTING" for ARCHITECTS | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Inition develops "augmented 3D printing" for architects and use Zaha Hadid's Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum model as an example.

 

News: 3D technology company Inition has developed an augmented-reality iPad app that allows architects to look inside static architectural models, visualise how their building will look at night and track how wind flows around their design proposals (+ movie).


The London-based company used a 3D-printed scale model of The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to showcase the technology, which can also be used to reveal a building's structure and services.

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John Pawson designs high-end apartments for Miami Beach

John Pawson designs high-end apartments for Miami Beach | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
John Pawson has designed high-end apartments for The Miami Beach EDITION leisure complex commissioned by developer Ian Schrager.
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Living in a box: A housing trust in Brighton wants to use the 36 adapted containers as a stop-gap for people without a permanent home.

Living in a box: A housing trust in Brighton wants to use the 36 adapted containers as a stop-gap for people without a permanent home. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Innovation: Shipping containers have been used as homes in the UK before such as this Container City in London
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Six Proposals to Progress in Helsinki Central Library Architectural Competition

Six Proposals to Progress in Helsinki Central Library Architectural Competition | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Six proposals have been selected to progress in the architectural competition of the Helsinki Central Library.
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Stacking Green, la maison verticale et écologique ! … où il faut aimer les escaliers !

Stacking Green, la maison verticale et écologique ! … où il faut aimer les escaliers ! | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Les architectes Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa, de l’agence vietnamienne Vo Trong Nghia, ont un projet à la hauteur de la problématique urbaine : comment faire face à la demande toujours croissante d’habitations en ville, sans pour autant les encombrer et y ajouter une triste grisaille ?

 

Grâce à la Stacking Green, concilier l’un à l’autre est rendu possible ! Avec 4 mètres de large pour 20 mètres de haut, cette maison de trois étages est couverte d’une foisonnante végétation : les façades vertes ont ainsi le triple avantage d’amoindrir le bruit ambiant de la ville, de filtrer les chauds rayons du soleil et de protéger de la pollution. Bien entendu, l’intérieur est construit en matériaux naturels, à savoir au Viêt Nam, du bois exotique : l’allure finale, épurée et minimaliste, se présente comme un havre de paix… où il faut aimer les escaliers !


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[The Netherlands] Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Koppert + Koenis Architects

[The Netherlands] Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Koppert + Koenis Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Koppert + Koenis Architects
Location: Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mark Prins, Petersen Tegl

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Architecture prospective : une maison conviviale pour accueillir plusieurs familles

Architecture prospective : une maison conviviale pour accueillir plusieurs familles | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Conjuguer espaces communs et espaces privés, c’est la problématique choisie par l’architecte Raphaël Masson, qui a remporté le second Prix d’Architecture de l’Académie des beaux-arts et Prix André Arfvidson 2012. Il a baptisé son projet, Biocénose et biotope, en tant que résidence de plusieurs individus sans parenté (directe ou indirecte) dans un milieu déterminé.

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Hommage à Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) - La ville des gens

Hommage à Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) - La ville des gens | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Un regard sur l’histoire du PCF avec ces journées portes ouvertes en hommage à Oscar Niemeyer, l’architecte Brésilien décédé le 5 décembre 2012 qui a construit le Siège du Parti Communiste Français sur la Place du Colonel Fabien dans le 19ème Arrondissement.

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EVOA – Environmental Interpretation Center / Maisr Arquitetos

EVOA – Environmental Interpretation Center / Maisr Arquitetos | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

Architects: Maisr Arquitetos
Location: Lezíria, Portugal
Area: 470 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Filipa Miguel Ferreira

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Is DESIGN outweighing ARCHITECTURE as a service to SOCIETY?... Why design? - interview - Domus

Is DESIGN outweighing ARCHITECTURE as a service to SOCIETY?... Why design? - interview - Domus | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Is design outweighing architecture as a service to society?

 

Is design outweighing architecture as a service to society? Domus discusses the issue with the Dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Mohsen Mostafavi, who recently launched a new series of conferences on the relation between the two disciplines. An interview from Cambridge byJustin McGuirk

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sinarquitectura: Taller abierto de arquitectura y urbanismo. Arquitectura sin arquitectos y sin arquitectura.

sinarquitectura: Taller abierto de arquitectura y urbanismo. Arquitectura sin arquitectos y sin arquitectura. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

sinarquitectura. Taller abierto de arquitectura y urbanismo. Arquitectura sin arquitectos y sin arquitectura. Creado por @bgmps.

 

Málaga, España ·http://arquitecturasinarquitectura.blogspot.com.es/

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the ABC of architects animation by federico gonzalez and andrea stinga

the ABC of architects animation by federico gonzalez and andrea stinga | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
the short jovial animation summarizes some of the most important architects through time, created in a style that alludes to old projector school movies.
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[West LONDON] Design Museum by John Pawson - Dezeen

[West LONDON] Design Museum by John Pawson - Dezeen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

London's Design Museum have unveiled designs by British architect John Pawson for their new home in the former Commonwealth Institute building in west London.

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Pittsburgh's "breathing" building by Gensler aims to be the world's greenest skyscraper

Pittsburgh's "breathing" building by Gensler aims to be the world's greenest skyscraper | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The PNC Financial Services Group hopes to exceed LEED Platinum requirements while promoting a healthy workplace with a recent development – the Tower at PNC Plaza. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the building will be 800,00 sq.ft (74,322 sq.mt) with a construction budget of approximately US $240 million.

 

The "breathing" design created by architecture firm Gensler moves away from the traditional closed air-conditioned environment and has the lofty aim of becoming the greenest skyscraper in the world.

 

Employees in the 33 floor glass tower will access daylight and fresh air. The PNC Tower design recognizes that the Pittsburgh climate can provide increased levels of natural light onto the floorspace along with improved regulation of temperatures for much of the year without using traditional, energy-intensive HVAC systems. The Tower hopes to achieve this with a double-skin facade of two panes of glass separated by an enclosed cavity, allowing external air inside. The facade features operable doors and windows that admit fresh air into the building during optimal conditions, while a solar chimney is another passive system- it pulls air in through the open windows, the air then travels across the floors, is heated and exhaled through the roof shaft.

 

The Tower will consume less than 50 percent of the energy a typical office building uses and will save PNC at least 30 percent on its energy costs...


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Tall buildings have been historically less efficient than smaller squarer buildings to operate, but now with new technologies we are seeing rapid improvements in the taller buildings and FINALLY we are seeing things like operable ventilation once again.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 1, 2013 9:25 AM

SCUP–49, the Society for College and University Planning's 49th annual conference, will be held in Pittsburgh in July 2014.

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IBC INNOVATION FACTORY BY SCHMIDT HAMMER LASSEN | A AS ARCHITECTURE

IBC INNOVATION FACTORY BY SCHMIDT HAMMER LASSEN | A AS ARCHITECTURE | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
IBC Innovation Factory by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Interior Design, Design d'Interni, Kolding, Denmark
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A skyline all their own... ‘What is Chinese architecture?’

A skyline all their own... ‘What is Chinese architecture?’ | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
A new breed of Chinese architects like Li Hu seeks inspiration from inside themselves.
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La potenza espressiva dell’architettura di Pierluigi Nervi

La potenza espressiva dell’architettura di Pierluigi Nervi | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Il cambiamento del pensiero architettonico di Nervi ha ampliato notevolmente gli orizzonti dell'architettura ed è ancora attuale a 34 anni dalla sua morte (avvenuta il 9 gennaio 1979).

Architetto, ingegnere e progettista di fama internazionale, Pierluigi Nervi fu autore di grandi opere architettoniche. Seguendo l’impulso delle esigenze contemporanee le sue ardite realizzazioni hanno destato l’attenzione dei tecnici in tutto il mondo....


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