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Modern Design at Loft BAUHAUS in Brazil

Modern Design at Loft BAUHAUS in Brazil | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Designed by Ana Paula Barros and located in Brazil, Loft Bauhaus is an example of modern architecture in its purest form. Inspired by the famous Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe, the residence is said to explore five points of contemporary architecture: open plan, pilotis, free facade and ribbon windows.

According to the architects, “the project is composed by a large living room / dining room, which also works as a balcony. The room and the bathroom are in the same environment, having only the toilet hidden. The bath is open to the outdoor garden with a huge glass panel. The kitchen, which has no divisions, is located on the opposite side of the room and it is integrated with the dining room”.

 

Sustainability was not left aside when developing Loft Bauhaus. Suspended 60 cm above the ground, and constructed using mainly organic materials, the house has a minimum impact on the environment.


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Le pont social. OF TWO Installation lumineuse | Futur en Seine 2012

Le pont social. OF TWO Installation lumineuse | Futur en Seine 2012 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Studio de recherche artistique, OIDEM investit aujourd’hui les courbes de la Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir afin d’y proposer pour une durée de 3 mois et demi son installation lumineuse interactive OF TWO.

 

Situé au cœur de l’ouvrage, à la croisée des chemins, cet objet de lumière raconte la Rencontre, celle que l’on vit, celle à venir… celle que l’on attend…

 

OF TWO devient par l’utilisation de la technologie développée par le studio de design numérique norvégien NULLOHM, matière vivante, univers onirique, cœur battant de la passerelle dont les pulsations ne sont autres que celles de ces visiteurs. L’installation déploie son corridor lumineux, au gré des trajectoires de ces derniers, comme l’extension de la rencontre des corps à l’échelle de la ville.

OF TWO accueillera de nombreuses manifestations artistiques (lectures, danse, performances, créations sonores…) tout au long de sa résidence.

 

La compagnie KARINE SAPORTA offrira une création inédite pour la soirée d’inauguration, le 23 juin 2012. Deux performances de 30 min seront proposées entre 21h00 et 22h30.

 

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72 Hour Urban Action is the world’s first real-time architecture competition

72 Hour Urban Action is the world’s first real-time architecture competition | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Reblogged from WANDERLUST:

 

72 Hour Urban Action is the world’s first real-time architecture competition, where 10 international teams have 3 days and 3 nights to design and build projects in public space in response to local needs.

The teams design, build, sleep and party on site to generate interventions in public space within an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space. 72 Hour Urban Action invites professionals and residents to become active agents of change, from the bottom-up, and to leave a lasting impact on the urban landscape.

 

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le blog du pôle Espaces Publics de l'option Design & Scénographie de l'ESAD de Strasbourg

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'Breeze': Innovative towers by Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop

'Breeze': Innovative towers by Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
three towers emerge from an undulating topography of artificial hills which encases a 7-storey podium of retail and outdoor promenades.

Japanese practice Riken Yamamoto & Field shop has designed 'breeze', a cluster of three towers for the R2 block of the emerging yongsan international business district in Seoul, Korea. Three 47-storey tall buildings grow from a hilly landscape. The curving facades respond to the geography of the adjacent Han river and create unrestricted vistas of the waterfront. The positions in relation to each other, support cross ventilation and natural daylight.

Inset within the artificial topography, footprints emerge from the sloping rooftop park, starting wider and becoming more slender at the 20th floor. Offices and shopping at the base are linked with the elevated green public plaza, forming a secondary ground level for activity. Within the interior forum, 25 meter high spaces link the city side of the plan facing the river...


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5 Ways Architecture Can Respond To Rising Sea Levels

5 Ways Architecture Can Respond To Rising Sea Levels | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
With water levels set to rise, how will buildings adapt to this changing environment? Here's a roundup of some innovative solutions.

 

One of the many problems that will accompany this catastrophe is a rise in sea levels due to the melting polar ice caps. Coastal cities and towns are obviously the ones under the greatest threat but so are low-lying lands. We could be saying goodbye to the Netherlands as we know it. So, unless our next evolutionary step is to grow gills then we’re going to have to face up to the facts and find new ways to live within our watery environment.

Before we all run for the hills there are ways that architecture can integrate the design of buildings into their aquatic surroundings, giving us the possibility of living with this new world. So, with that in mind, lets take a look at some potential architectural solutions...


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Eco-Sustainable Housing – Parametric Design - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Eco-Sustainable Housing – Parametric Design - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This project focuses on the development of new housing typology in Oman, generated through the accumulation of independent variables into a system of relationships, where the interdependencies generate a variation of possibilities that is able to adapt to local conditions. The development of inhabitable units will be dependent on environmental variables and eco-sustainable principles to achieve new spatial and per formative configurations.

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The Velodrome may be London 2012’s most sustainable venue | SmartPlanet

The Velodrome may be London 2012’s most sustainable venue | SmartPlanet | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
In just eight short months, London will kick off the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Like every city on the eve of hosting a major world event, London has been unveiling building after new building from stadiums to restaurants.

The shiny new Queen Elizabeth Olympic park is almost finished, which almost all of the main buildings finished on time, and includes Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Center. On top of a turf field over looking the rest of the campus is the new London Velodrome, one of the four permanent fixtures of the park.

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Jean Nouvel imagine la rénovation de la gare du Midi à Bruxelles

Jean Nouvel imagine la rénovation de la gare du Midi à Bruxelles | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
La gare du Midi à Bruxelles sera bientôt rénovée par Jean Nouvel, il s’agit de la plus grande gare de la Belgique.
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Whitney Museum of American Art; New York, NY; ca. 1963-1966

Whitney Museum of American Art; New York, NY; ca. 1963-1966 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Whitney Museum of American Art / Architect: Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith, Architects; Michael H.

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Vis[LE] : LES TROUVAILLES DU NET | #21 COMMENT TRAVAIL UN ARCHITECTE

Vis[LE] : LES TROUVAILLES DU NET | #21 COMMENT TRAVAIL UN ARCHITECTE | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Je suis sur que tous ceux qui passent sur ce site et qui ne sont pas eux-mêmes architectes, se posent cette question.

 

En effet, comment est-ce que d’un terrain, d’un programme et de quelques idées propres à l’architecte, ce dernier arrive à penser un bâtiment, lui donner corps, volume et texture ?

Ici l’agence d’architecture : ACDF ARCHITECTURE (www.acdf.ca) nous propose de rentrer dans leur démarche conceptuelle, pour la nouvelle bibliothèque de la ville de Saint-Eustache.

 

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Conférence - "La tour Phare" par Charles Lamy, Morphosis - Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture

Conférence - "La tour Phare" par Charles Lamy, Morphosis - Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
L’École Spéciale d’Architecture reçoit Charles LAMY, architecte de l’agence Morphosis, Paris - France.

En savoir plus : http://www.morphosis.com/

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XMS Media Gallery by Moxie Design

XMS Media Gallery by Moxie Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This is a special work mode of a design team. Every day, the team constructs dialogues, communicates, interacts, and compromises with one another. Such a work mode has become a starting point of a challenge to design an innovative living space using mixed media.

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exquisite corpse _arthur ovaska, werner goehner,...

exquisite corpse _arthur ovaska, werner goehner,... | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
exquisite corpse _arthur ovaska, werner goehner, o.m. ungers, h.h.

 

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studio albori: CASA SOLARE in vens, italy

studio albori: CASA SOLARE in vens, italy | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
oriented to overlook a mountain range and absorb solar gain, this dwelling's south-facing facade is comprised of an exposed weight-bearing frame made from locally sourced larch timber and glazing.

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The World MANHATTANIZED: website allows visitors to find out for every geographical location Read more: http://popupcity.net/2011/11/the-world-manhattanized/#ixzz1xOYvrPCV

The World MANHATTANIZED: website allows visitors to find out for every geographical location  Read more: http://popupcity.net/2011/11/the-world-manhattanized/#ixzz1xOYvrPCV | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
ExtendNY is an interactive project by Harold Cooper that extends the Manhattan street grid to every place on Earth.

 

The Google Maps-based website allows visitors to find out for every geographical location where it would be in case the characteristic urban lay-out of Manhattan would fill the entire world. The Pop-Up City office, for instance, is located at 10,766 Ave 68,249 Street. Click here to find out what your address would be in a Manhattanized world!

 

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South Korea’s Expo 2012 Pavilion: Active Facade Design

South Korea’s Expo 2012 Pavilion: Active Facade Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Opened last month in the coastal city of Yeosu, South Korea, the 2012 International Exhibition’s theme, “The Living Ocean and Coast,” is a way for attendees to examine challenges and solutions to development on oceans and coastlines. As the architect of the expo’s thematic pavilion, Vienna-based Soma Architecture designed a kinetic media facade to act as a counterpart to the show’s location by the water and to its multimedia presentations. Working with Stuttgart- and New York-based structural engineering firm Knippers Helbig as facade consultant, the team developed a constructible solution for building one of the largest adaptive structures in the world...


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What do you do with an outdated elevated train line running through a crowded neighborhood in New York City?

What do you do with an outdated elevated train line running through a crowded neighborhood in New York City? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line...

 

What do you do with an outdated elevated train line running through a crowded neighborhood in New York City?  In the 1980s, residents called for the demolition of the line as the eyesore since it was blamed for economic struggles of the community and increased criminal activity.  Unfortunately demolition is extremely expensive.  However, this one particular abandoned line has recently been converted into an elevated green space that has economically revitalized the local real estate.  Find out more about this innovated park and project.


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OPENARCH smart home: a real prototype of digital living

OPENARCH smart home: a real prototype of digital living | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Openarch is a real prototype of a smart home.
The first home designed from scratch to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet.
Its inhabitants lead a new digital and connected life. It is flexible and thanks to its ability to transform, it can adapt to any condition that the user requires.

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The Cool Hunter - Red Bull's New Headquarters - Amsterdam

The Cool Hunter - Red Bull's New Headquarters - Amsterdam | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The office was designed by Sid Lee Architecture of Montreal and Amsterdam. The theme of the space is duality and polarity -- reason and intuition, light and dark, art and business, public and private.

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House in Jalisco [Mexico] / Alfonso Farias Iglesias

House in Jalisco [Mexico] / Alfonso Farias Iglesias | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects: Alfonso Farias Iglesias Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Completion: 2011 Constructed area: 185 sqm Photographs: Carlos Diaz...

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100 000 m2 à bâtir à Massy pour réaliser le cœur du nouveau quartier Atlantis - Projets - LeMoniteur.fr

100 000 m2 à bâtir à Massy pour réaliser le cœur du nouveau quartier Atlantis - Projets - LeMoniteur.fr | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
La Ville de Massy (Essonne) et son aménageur, la SemMassy, ont dévoilé, le 7 juin, le projet « Atlantis Grand Ouest».
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Blob vs structuralisme, par Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH

Blob vs structuralisme, par Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH has won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house the University of Applied Arts, as well as the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria.

 

Comme si le Centre Pompidou avait muté aux portes du 22e siècle, L'agence viennoise Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH a proposé ce projet audacieux pour l'extension de l'université des Arts Appliqués de Vienne. Plutôt adepte d'une architecture capable de faire ce qu'elle justifie et de justifier tout ce qu'elle fait, je ne suis pas convaincu par ce mélange de structuralisme et de blob architecture. Mais comme je suis un garçon ouvert je vous en parle, voilà tout.

 

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Architectural Membrane for New York when Sea Level Rises - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Architectural Membrane for New York when Sea Level Rises - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

To confront with the sea level rising of New York, Tingwei Xu and Xie Zhang from the University of Pennsylvania designed an idea for protecting certain areas against water by wearing a “membrane’. Deriving from the intelligent components, we created a surface system that can reveal a continually changing expression. The transforming surface can combine the multiple functions such as waterproof, lighting and agricultural planting. Rather than a traditional hierarchy design thinking, each component on the surface has equal essentiality. It is a irreducible integrity.


As the surface serves as a waterproof for the buildings, in turn, the building provides structure support to the surface. To blur the boundary, the surface seamlessly dissolves the old and rigid layer system of the buildings. Thus, the space between the old building and the new surface is totally fluid. Then, all sufaces form a new lattice system on the site. Finally, the system simultaneously evolves into an unprecedented ecological area in New York.

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A House That Morphs To Fit Different Family Sizes And Work Patterns | Co. Design

A House That Morphs To Fit Different Family Sizes And Work Patterns | Co. Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Cook + Fox’s Live Work Home is a flexible residence designed for the "new, urban context" in which living and working can walk hand in hand.

Architects and contractors like to congratulate themselves for designing sustainable housing out of goodies like solar panels and low-flush toilets and the occasional green roof. Noble stuff. But take away the green bling--an all-but inevitability as homes change hands over the years--and your building is probably just as wasteful as any other.

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