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[Architecture FICTION] limestone skyscrapers mould into the natural karst terrain

[Architecture FICTION] limestone skyscrapers mould into the natural karst terrain | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
proposed by malaysian designers, the limestone skyscrapers seeks to intervene with the process of mining by constructing the buildings into the hills.
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Sport Centre in Paris: reconstruction of the stadium Jules Ladoumègue

Sport Centre in Paris: reconstruction of the stadium Jules Ladoumègue | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

DFA/Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes are responsible for the reconstruction of the stadium Jules Ladoumègue and the creation of new space for sport activities that represents the desire to create an urban continuity between Paris and its outskirts.


The upper level with the sport fields gains its architectural power due to the monumental external staircase. Its generous dimension echoes the size of the upper level offering an unlimited view. 

The tennis building is made of double skin facades with cellular polycarbonate panels. The east facade is protected from direct solar radiation by horizontal wooden sun shading devices, while the others are equipped with vertical lamellas that integrate moveable sun shading device. The rotation of these lamellas increases or reduces the solar gain and the intensity of light. The facade facing the peripheral boulevard alternates red and colourless translucent vertical panels reminding of the keys of a piano – a hint to the City of Music located just on the other side of the boulevard. Regular sheds integrate openings orientated towards north, allowing natural ventilation and homogenous natural lighting. The south oriented part is equipped with photovoltaic panels.

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[Esfahan, Iran] Mateusz Pospiech Proposes a MEGASTRUCTURE to Replace Iran’s Dried Up Zayanderud River

[Esfahan, Iran] Mateusz Pospiech Proposes a MEGASTRUCTURE to Replace Iran’s Dried Up Zayanderud River | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Project: RIVERBED – Housing megastructure in dried channel of Zayandeh River in Iran
Architect: Mateusz Pospiech, Poland
Type: Concept Design, Master’s Thesis Project
Thesis supervisor: Jan Kubec, PhD Eng. Arch., Silesian University of Technology
Special thanks: MSc Eng. Arch. Magdalena Halat, MSc Eng. Arch. Michal Wolek
Location: Esfahan, Iran
Year: 2015

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[Le Corbusier] Inde : le rêve ÉVAPORÉ de Chandigarh

[Le Corbusier] Inde : le rêve ÉVAPORÉ de Chandigarh | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Dans le nord du pays, la capitale des États du Pendjab et de l'Haryana célèbre les cinquante ans de la mort de Le Corbusier, qui présida à sa construction de 1951 à 1965. Conçue pour 150 000 habitants, la cité-jardin voulue par Nehru en compte 9 millions et a bien du mal à tenir ses promesses. Reportage.

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El Lissitzky’s SKYSCRAPERS, Wolkenbügel (1924)

El Lissitzky’s SKYSCRAPERS, Wolkenbügel (1924) | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

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s skyscrapers stood on great elevated piers above intersections of radial and ring-rods in Moscow. These piers with their open-faced lift-shafts, support the horizontally cantilevered building. Beneath them are metro stations and bus-stops. The building is supposed to be made of steel and glass, all the parts being standardized so that no scaffolding is needed for its erection.


Emil Roth, the Swiss architect, also helped in working out this design. He, as well as Mart Stam, were extraterritorial members of the Society of New Architects (ASNOVA) founded in Moscow in 1923. This society consisted mostly of architects connected with the VKhUTEMAS school in Moscow. The work of Ladovskii’s pupils from that school was published in the journal ABC.

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Oyster-TECTURE: How Design Can Bring Back Marine Habitats

Oyster-TECTURE: How Design Can Bring Back Marine Habitats | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Some day soon, every day will be “Dollar Oyster Day,” thanks in part to architects.

You never would think that oysters would become a demographic that designers came to rescue, but it is happening through a number of upcycling these days, both designed as temporary pavilions and through other initiatives. Oyster reefs once dominated the harbor — the so-called “sixth borough” — filtering the water, providing a habitat for thousands of marine species, and serving as natural protection from waves like those that Hurricane Sandy unleashed upon us. Unfortunately, industrialization polluted the water, destroying most of that ecosystem by the late 20th Century. In 2015, the water is just starting to be clean enough to bring back the oysters.

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Beomsik Won's IMAGINED architectural scenarios defy gravity and reality

Beomsik Won's IMAGINED architectural scenarios defy gravity and reality | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

beomsik won regards architecture as a language, one that can be expanded upon, manipulated added to. through a series of digital investigations on the theme, the korean artist creates imagined structural scenarios where building fragments are suspended mid-air and exterior façades are collapsed into different dimensions. his three most recent series — ‘archisculpture antigravity’, ‘archisculpture collage’ and ‘dimension finder’ see the photographic montage of various structural sites and selected city fragments from disperate styles, geographical locations and time periods. in their finality, the works express a tension between a structural fascination in the genre of sculpture and a rejection of common trends in a stereotypical society.

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Beomsik won regards architecture as a language, one that can be expanded upon, manipulated added to. through a series of digital investigations on the theme, the korean artist creates imagined structural scenarios where building fragments are suspended mid-air and exterior façades are collapsed into different dimensions. his three most recent series — ‘archisculpture antigravity’, ‘archisculpture collage’ and ‘dimension finder’ see the photographic montage of various structural sites and selected city fragments from disperate styles, geographical locations and time periods. in their finality, the works express a tension between a structural fascination in the genre of sculpture and a rejection of common trends in a stereotypical society.

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eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners

eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo From 480 submitted.


From 480 submitted projects from around the world, three winners and 15 honorable mentions have emerged at the top of eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Recognizing innovative highrise designs of the future, the competition emphasizes the role of technology, material, spatial organization, and their combined contribution to the natural and built environments. This year’s winners showed exceptional promise in adaptive vertical communities, and explored their ideas through imaginative and resourceful means.


The winning proposals were chosen by a jury of leading architecture and design professionals. This year’s jury consists of:

  • Massimiliano Fuksas; principal of Studio Fuksas
  • Michael Hansmeyer; CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Richard Hassell; principal WOHA
  • Alvin Huang; principal Synthesis Design + Architecture
  • Yong Ju Lee; first-place winner of 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
  • Wenchian Shi; project manager MVRDV
  • Wong Mun Summ; principal WOHA
  • Benedetta Tagliabue; principle EMBT Miralles Tagliabue
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Recognizing innovative highrise designs of the future, the competition emphasizes the role of technology, material, spatial organization, and their combined contribution to the natural and built environments. This year’s winners showed exceptional promise in adaptive vertical communities, and explored their ideas through imaginative and resourceful means.

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5 Reasons Architects Should LEARN to Code

5 Reasons Architects Should LEARN to Code | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

In his popular post on how architects can “work smarter, not harder,” Michael Kilkelly suggests that you should ”customize your tools to work the way you work” and “use macros to automate repetitive tasks.” Both sound very helpful of course, but wouldn’t those require you to to write some code? Yes – but according to Kilkelly this should be a tool available in every architect’s toolkit. Originally published on ArchSmarter, here he offers 5 reasons that architects should learn to code.


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Propuesta Heat-Wind-Hang, tercer lugar en concurso IWC África / Sudáfrica

Propuesta Heat-Wind-Hang, tercer lugar en concurso IWC África / Sudáfrica | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Tercer Lugar, International Wildlife Center (IWC), Construido por Daniel Guerra,Ander Ibarra,Gonzalo de Lucas Moratilla ,Julio Salas Rodríguez en Skukuza, South Africa Tal como ya les hemos contado, fueron anunciados los ganadores del International Wildlife Center (IWC), un concurso i...
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[Tsukuba-Tokyo, Japan] Circle House in Japan has a three tiered structure

[Tsukuba-Tokyo, Japan] Circle House in Japan has a three tiered structure | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
A tall white wall wraps around the base of this two-storey house in Tsukuba City, Japan by local studio Kichi Architectural Design,.


This cube-shaped house in Ibaraki Prefecture with small square windows dotted around its facades is the second project we've featured by Japanese studio Kichi Architectural Design (+ slideshow).

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Chandigarh Under Siege: Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex THREATENED by Housing Development

Chandigarh Under Siege: Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex THREATENED by Housing Development | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Chandigarh's Palace of the Assembly in the foreground facing the High Court in the background. Image © Flickr CC user Eduardo Guiot Dr. Vikramāditya
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Shipping container concept would form an affordable studio

Shipping container concept would form an affordable studio | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Daylight would be funnelled through the complex roof design into a central meeting area, surrounded by workspaces
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The FUTURE of Plastics in Architecture | Architect Magazine

The FUTURE of Plastics in Architecture | Architect Magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, explores the potential for the often-overlooked material in his analysis of the 2015 Tex-Fab pavilion winner.
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House With A MISSING Column

House With A MISSING Column | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Every apartment in this house occupies one entire platform of the house. All functions, which are shared by several apartments like staircase and elevator installation shafts stay in front of the facades. They build the load-bearing structure of this house. Their position as additional building parts has to closely follow the restriction of the building code. Regular structural arrangement becomes impossible; therefore the beams holding the slab and prolonging the interior space towards the outside have an enormous weight. The steel structure supporting the individual slabs offers an extraordinarily large scale to each apartment. The glazing and the position of the furniture and side rooms change from one level to the other and give a different interpretation of the monumental structure on each slab. The steel structure lies on the sunken, irregular pedestal of concrete which contains cellar and parking garage.

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Viviendas en París / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + Comte Vollenweider

Viviendas en París  / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + Comte Vollenweider | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Construido por Hamonic + Masson & Associés,Comte Vollenweider en Paris, France con fecha 2015. Imagenes por Takuji Shimmura . Los miembros del Consejo de París revisaron las normas urbanísticas para el sector de Masséna- Bruneseau en el sudeste de París...


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Conceptual SKYSCRAPERS by Brazilian architects Projeto Coletivo would be constructed using rubbish in the city of São Paulo.

Conceptual SKYSCRAPERS by Brazilian architects Projeto Coletivo would be constructed using rubbish in the city of São Paulo. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The architects imagine a series of the buildings beside the rivers Tietê and Pinheiros, with recycling centres in the lower levels and modular apartments for homeless people upstairs.

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The architects imagine a series of the buildings beside the rivers Tietê and Pinheiros, with recycling centres in the lower levels and modular apartments for homeless people upstairs.

 
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This Time Machine Takes You to the BEGINNING of Radical Concrete Architecture

This Time Machine Takes You to the BEGINNING of Radical Concrete Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The beginnings of modernism remain interesting to architects because of the period's old-school cool, but also because that part of history  the advent of reinforced concrete, load-bearing steel, and mass-production  is what sets today's architecture apart from the first 50 or so centuries of architectural history. We still obsess over these formative years, as they contain the underpinnings of the medium with which we still build.

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How to tell if a building is WELL-DESIGNED: Here are the questions to ask

How to tell if a building is WELL-DESIGNED: Here are the questions to ask | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Vitruvius, the author of the Roman treatise on architecture ‘De Architecura’ made a famous statement that is still quoted by architects. He said that a 'well building hath three conditions: firmness, commodity and delight'. Put in the more modern language, we could say this means that a good building should be solid and sturdy, and be useful and pleasing – or perhaps provocative – to the eye.

While these attributes of what makes good architecture will probably always stay the same, when considering new buildings there are other questions experts must ask. These are some of the most important:  


1. What effect will it have on the environment?

2. Does it give more than was asked?

3. Does it meet the test of time?

4. Does it delight and engage passers-by as well as users?

5. Does it represent value for money?

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Shigeru Ban WINS contest to build Tainan Museum of fine arts

Shigeru Ban WINS contest to build Tainan Museum of fine arts | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

distinguished japanese architect shigeru ban has been awarded first prize in an international competition to design and construct the tainan museum of fine arts. the project, which will promote the development of taiwan’s emerging cultural significance, serves as a platform to encourage research and understanding on the themes of art, literature and history.

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[AC-CA] International Architectural Competition - Concours d'Architecture | [DAKAR] Temporary Cinema

[AC-CA] International Architectural Competition - Concours d'Architecture | [DAKAR] Temporary Cinema | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
[TOKYO] Music Centre Competition - The aim of this International Competition is to design a new Music Centre in the heart of Tokyo.
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NEVER BUILT New York: Projects From Gaudí, Gehry and Wright that Didn’t Make it in Manhattan

NEVER BUILT New York: Projects From Gaudí, Gehry and Wright that Didn’t Make it in Manhattan | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Ever since its unprecedented skyward growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,Manhattan has been an icon of construction all over the world, with recent estimates concluding that the island contains some 47,000 buildings. However, as with all construction, completed projects are just the tip of the architectural iceberg; Manhattan is also the home of many thousands of unloved, incomplete, and downright impossible proposals that never made it big in the Big Apple.

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SIGN PETITION – SAVE Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex in Chandigarh! | Chandigarh Urban Lab

SIGN PETITION – SAVE Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex in Chandigarh! | Chandigarh Urban Lab | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Le Corbusier’s famous Capitol Complex in Chandigarh is about to be ruined by the construction of 27 towers (19 in first phase), each between 12 and 36 storeys tall, on land located just to its north. This project, called ‘TATA Camelot’, is being developed by TATA Housing, the real estate wing of TATA Sons, one of the largest industrial houses of India. This petition to stop TATA Camelot is directed at Ratan Tata, Chairman (Emeritus) of TATA Sons, who is an architect (Cornell ’62), and Pritzker Prize jurist.



1. The transparent relationship between the Capitol buildings and the agro-pastoral landscape and the Himalayas to its north, is an integral part of the design of the Capitol Complex. Le Corbusier documented this extensively, and carefully controlled all development in this area to ensure that it did not interfere with this relationship. He even moved the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to prevent the building of a military cantonment within the sightlines of the Capitol. (See Documentation below.)


2. Due to political exigencies (i.e. the redrawing of state boundaries in 1966), a portion of the land just to the North of the Capitol is no longer under the jurisdiction of Chandigarh Administration, but under that of the state of Punjab. The TATA Camelot project exploits this loophole to cash in on the exorbitant real-estate values of Chandigarh by proposing the construction of this high-rise residential tower complex. More than a hundred members of the Punjab legislature are shareholders in the project, raising questions of due process.

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[Madrid, Spain] 360 House / Subarquitectura

[Madrid, Spain] 360 House / Subarquitectura | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects: Subarquitectura
Location: Galapagar, Madrid, Spain
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Frutos


A unique opportunity for us is in reality a problema that’s been posed thousands of times: to construct a house with a public programme of social relation, associated with the prívate life of a numerous family on a sloping plot of land with privileged views of the mountains outside Madrid. It has no one solution, there are many, they’re even catalogued in books about houses of a slope.

We try not to think of domestic spaces. On the contrary, we take as a point of reference works of engineering, motorway intersections, changes of direction. We proceed from generic solutions to the problem of descending, solutions that conceal great plasticity. We seek the poetic in all that seems to have been considered from the merely pragmatic point of view.

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faro | veredes: satisfacer el CONOCIMIENTO de la actividad arquitectónica y tangentes que se generan.

faro | veredes: satisfacer el CONOCIMIENTO de la actividad arquitectónica y tangentes que se generan. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
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