السبت، 30 أكتوبر، 2010

AS House by Guilherme Torres

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 03:05 PM PDT
Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres designed the AS House in Cornélio Procópio , Brazil.
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An expressive architecture in terms of volume that takes advantage of the existing topography, structurally and economically wise.  Through a pragmatic, but also poetic perspective, the young Brazilian architect shows how neat and rational an elegant house can be.
"Less is more" are the words that best translate the building. Using the sloping site for its own benefits, the 600m² house was embedded, like an uncovered box, inside 7, 5 meters high walls, which is ideal to keep the family's privacy and security from the busy streets of this small city in south Brazil. The steep site granted two stories to the house, both located around the patio and pool. By the street level, the intimate area, consisted of 4 suites and an office can be discreetly accessed. The social and services areas are located in the basement level, inside a big rectangular volume, covering the lot from end to end and facing the patio in its totality. To obtain natural light in the basement area, skylights were strategically placed all over the roof, filling the needs for artificial light during the day.

الجمعة، 29 أكتوبر، 2010

Modern Furniture For Children by Alessandro Di Prisco

Modern Furniture For Children by Alessandro Di Prisco

Do you want to help your kids understand what a good furniture design is? Alessandro Di Prisco has created a set of beautiful furniture for children The shape of each letter serves as the inspiration for the design. The letter "S" is a swing for recreational activity, "A" and "M" are a chair and table, and "G" is a chair-desk that becomes a corner where both working and relaxing.To see more please visit their site.

Modern Furniture For Children by Alessandro Di Prisco

Chengdu to build world's biggest standalone complex, Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid

Chengdu to build world's biggest standalone complex

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Chengdu's Exhibition and Travel Group (ETG/会展旅游集团) announced plans to build the "world's largest standalone structure," to be unveiled next year. The complex will be built adjacent to ETG's Century City and will house commercial offices, shopping centers, cultural and tourism venues, and leisure and entertainment complexes and feature design by renowned Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

House in Meco / Jorge Mealha

House in Meco / Jorge Mealha

By Kelly Minner


Located on a woody site at Meco beach nearby Sesimbra in the outskirts of , this house aims to create close relationship with its  surrounding space, a beautiful natural landscape.
Architect: Jorge Mealha
Location: , ,
Project Team: João Sítima, Luís Banazol, Pedro Pereira, Rita Melância, Teófilo Raposo, Ricardo ManaiaClient: Paula RibeiroProject Area: 388,50 sqmProject Year: 2010Photographs:


Y-House

Y-House
 
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The forms and organizations of the urban single-family house (along with a variety of other building types) have been driven toward extreme versions of efficiency by an ever-increasing metropolitan density. In a city like Tokyo, increasing land values, proximity to public transportation and the recognized value of maintaining a maximum amount of undeveloped open space outside of the city limits have produced models of 'existence minimum' that eclipse any western precedents; we marvel at the phenomenon of the 'Tokyo dwelling', where the most is made with the least. Objects are both miniaturized and multi-functional, and even the most modest condition of outdoor space is captured as a commodity of light, air and view. At its best the result is creative solutions driven by extreme constraint, at its worst the production of almost inhumane living conditions.

الاثنين، 25 أكتوبر، 2010

خطاط مبدع من مدينة الموصل .. المهندس عبد الرزاق الحمداني

خطاط مبدع من مدينة الموصل .. المهندس عبد الرزاق الحمداني

سيرة خطاط مبدع من مدينة الموصل .. المهندس عبد الرزاق الحمداني
سيرة خطاط مبدع من مدينة الموصل .. المهندس عبد الرزاق الحمداني

Claudio Silvestrin, la esencia arquitectónica



Nacido en 1954, Claudio Silvestrin estudió con A.G. Fronzoni en Milán y posteriormente en la Architectural Association de Londres, ciudad donde comenzó su carrera profesional y abrió su primer estudio en 1989.

Desde entonces este artista italiano ha ido labrándose una importante trayectoria de reconocidas obras y premios hasta convertirse en uno de los máximos exponentes del minimalismo arquitectónico y abrir un segundo despacho de arquitectura en Milán hace 4 años.
Su integridad, lucidez, inventiva y su atención por los detalles se reflejan en su arquitectura sencilla, elegante y rigurosa, aunque sin llegar a ser extrema.
Sus obras abarcan galerías de arte y museos, pisos de nueva construcción, residencias unifamiliares, innumerables interiores y piezas de mobiliario y decoración. De hecho, entre sus clientes se encuentran empresas tan internacionales como el Grupo Giorgio Armani (para el que ha diseñado sus tiendas por todo el mundo), Calvin Klein o Illycaffé.

Kaban

Kaban
Renaud morel and dans mon arbe:


 

'kaban' at the kapellerput country estate in heeze by renaud morel and dans mon arbe
all photos by peter venema


الجمعة، 22 أكتوبر، 2010

3D-ARCH - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures

3D-ARCH - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures

***************  3D-ARCH - 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures
***************  2-5 March 2011
***************  Trento, Italy
***************  http://www.3d-arch.org/

Dear friends and colleagues,
we are pleasure to invite you to the 4th 3D-ARCH International Conference on
"3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures"
which will be held in Trento (Italy) on 2-5 March 2011 (http://www.3d-arch.org/).
It is a ISPRS / CIPA event organized by
- FBK Trento, Italy - 3DOM unit (http://3dom.fbk.eu/)
- Univ. Carlton, Canada - Dept. Architecture
- ISPRS Working Group V/4 (http://www.commission5.isprs.org/wg4/)
The event is the fourth in a row, after the successful 2005 event in Venice (http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVI/5-W17/), the 2007 in Zurich (http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVI/5-W47/) and 2009 in Trento (http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVIII/5-W1/).
The main focus of the workshop will be the steps and process of creating virtual environments from multiple data sources.

The 2010 Winners Small World Photomicrography Competition صور رهيبة سبح الخالق


  صور رهيبة سبح الخالق

The 2010 Winners

The annual Small World Photomicrography Competition sponsored by Nikon aims to showcase "the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope."
Indeed, the 2010 winning photographs reveal what's not seen or visible to the human eye. While many of the stunning images were taken to advance science, some are just simply beautiful to look at.
The following photos were amongst this year's 20 winners, but you can see hundreds of gorgeous photos featured from previous years as well. Some winning photographs are on display at museums across the country. You can also learn how to create your own masterpieces.
  • 1st Anopheles gambiae (mosquito) heartJonas King
  • 2nd 5-day old zebrafish headHideo Otsuna
  • 3rd Zebrafish olfactory bulbsOliver Braubach

Esculturas para vivir




Hoy os presentamos un proyecto inédito de una vivienda unifamiliar situada en un municipio de las afueras de Madrid.
 Buscando aunar calidad, diseño y funcionalidad A-cero ha proyectado esta residencia cuyos volúmenes y líneas escultóricas manifiestan el lenguaje propio y cada más consolidado de A-cero.

Life On the Edge: Four Visions For Inhabiting a World Transformed By Climate Change

Life On the Edge: Four Visions For Inhabiting a World Transformed By Climate Change

Conceptual shelters that will protect us all from the perils of our rapidly changing environment: rising waters, extreme heat, rampant pollution and overpopulation
Wake of the Flood Circa 2080, New Yorkers could live in some 600,000 modular apartments strung along structural cables and held in place by powerful electromagnets. The support cables would be attached to the city's existing skyscrapers. Kevin Hand

MAD Architecture Goes Green

 MAD Ltd.


الأربعاء، 20 أكتوبر، 2010

The Walensee House by K_M Architektur


K_M Architektur designed this house overlooking Lake Walensee in Switzerland.



Adelaide Zoo wins BPN Sustainability Award

Adelaide Zoo wins BPN Sustainability Award

The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct has been awarded a Highly Commended BPN Sustainability Award, announced in Sydney on 13 October 2010. Now in its fourth year, the Awards continue to reward designers, builders and manufacturers for best practice in sustainability.

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct Adelaide Zoo Precinct
photos : Peter Bennetts

Incorporating a number of leading environmental sustainable initiatives, the Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct competed in the Public Building & Urban Design Category and was commended by the judges for its achievements in one of Australia's driest cities.

The judges stated that: 'The complete integration of appropriate landscape with buildings makes an environment that is not only energy and water efficient, but which also provides a renewing and inspiring experience for visitors. They will be stimulated whilst there and will come away saying, "I can do that". This will encourage more people to engage with the incredible opportunities the Australian landscape offers.'

11 Aug 2010

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct

Design : HASSELL

The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct breathes new life into a once neglected part of the city of Adelaide. Dispensing with the traditional boundary between the Zoo and its surrounds, the new entrance invites visitors to view the sights and sounds of the Zoo from public forecourts. The Zoo boasts Australia's first purpose-designed 'green roof' to support wildlife shelter and extensive 'living walls' of native plants, making it a significant horticultural park and research centre as well as a world class zoo.

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct Adelaide Zoo Precinct Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct Adelaide Zoo Precinct
photos : Peter Bennetts

The result of an ambitious integration of physical, cultural and organisational strategies, the Entrance Precinct was designed around the core drivers of conservation, environment, education, and research.
The Precinct comprises a series of interlinked forecourts that unfold over 2000 square metres to create a natural transition and physical connection with surrounding roads, parklands and waterways. These new links through the forecourts provide access to cafes and exhibitions via safe, lit pathways, remediating a once unsafe part of Botanic Park and demonstrating the transformative capacity of urban design to promote safe, healthy and liveable cities.

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct Adelaide Zoo Precinct Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct Adelaide Zoo Precinct
photos : Peter Bennetts

Landscape and built form for the project have been considered as a single interwoven environment to create a unique Australian civic space. The external colour palette and materials reflect the Australian landscape, incorporating charcoal, spotted gum timber and native plants.
The project will become a platform for ongoing research into potential alternative models for built form to support and promote urban ecology, manage stormwater appropriately and enable more efficient performance in solar power generation.

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Adelaide Zoo  Entrance Adelaide Zoo Entrance
images from the architects

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct images / information from HASSELL

Another Adelaide Zoo building designed by HASSELL:

Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest
2010
Adelaide Giant Panda Forest

HASSELL - Selected Projects:

Western Grandstand Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
2009-
HASSELL JV with Cox Architects
Western Grandstand  Adelaide Oval
image from the architects

Kolling Research Building, Royal North Shore Hospital Campus, Sydney
2009
Kolling Research Building
image from the architects

Another Australian Zoo Building:

Perth Zoological Gardens Orang-utan Enclosure, Western Australia
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Perth Zoo Orang-utan Enclosure
photo © Shannon McGrath



 
Dr. EMAD H. ISMAEEL

                  Dept. of Architecture E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                  University of Mosul
                  Mosul - Iraq
                  emadhanee@gmail.com
                  http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74
                 

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
2010

ikon.5 architects

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Building The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Building Montclair The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center New Jersey
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center needed to upgrade and expand its exhibition and support space for the museum that uses the life lessons of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees and baseball to teach and promote good sportsmanship, respect, integrity, social justice and the pursuit of excellence. The museum also wished to transform its solid, opaque, unwelcoming road side appearance. The challenge, for this non-profit organization, was to expand space for exhibiting baseball's finest memorabilia, to create space for collaborative teaching, to create flexible space for hosting rental functions and gatherings and to transform the exterior entrance appearance within a very modest budget.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Olson Kundig's Lightcatcher Brightens Downtown Bellingham
Source: ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2010
By Mimi Zeiger
"Bellingham is famous for being a city that craves daylight," says architect Jim Olson, half jokingly, of the small Washington city located on the Pacific coast between Seattle and the Canadian border. As principal of the Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, Olson knows first-hand the vagaries of Pacific Northwest weather—the rain, the pea soup fog, and the low winter sun. The cool, gray climate proves a challenge for contemporary architectural designs that feature glassy expanses and bright spaces. So, maximizing sunlight was Olson's first priority when the firm submitted a proposal to the design competition in 2004 held by the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum for a new museum building.
The museum staff and city leaders selected Olson Kundig's project from a number of international entries. The committee was looking for a design that would stand tall alongside two other civic landmarks: the red-brick Old City Hall, built in 1892, and the Art Deco Mount Baker Theatre, built in 1927. Because each features a tower, Olson wanted to create a contrasting structure. "They wanted this building to be a third icon," he explains. "Both of those structures stuck up into the air. But rather than create an object, we wanted a building that surrounded a public space." The outcome is the Lightcatcher, a 37-foot-tall, 180-footlong translucent wall that curves around a public plaza, and creates the entry point to the new two-story, LEED Silver museum. The building houses Whatcom's expansive collection of art, which focuses on the Pacific Northwest and its artists. (This becomes the third building in the museum's campus, along with the Old City Hall and the Syre Education Center.) It is a design that is both suitable for postcards and ready to foster community participation in the museum's activities.

Call for Papers, FIG Working Week 2011, Marrakech, Morocco, 18-22 May 2011


 Call for Papers, FIG Working Week 2011, Marrakech, Morocco, 18-22 May 2011
www.fig.net/fig2011 and www.onigt.ma/fig2011
Paper submission and questions on technical program:
Web site:

 
It is our privilege and honour to invite you to the
Morocco
The overall theme of the Working Week is "
theme addresses the changes in current world and the importance of cultures and
understanding the differences in different parts of the world including professional
development, traditions and legislation at the same time when the world is more harmonised
with common standards and global markets. These issues face also the surveying profession
in all its fields. Marrakech and Morocco as cross roads of cultures for centuries is a perfect
venue to focus on this topic. The Working Week will bring surveyors and land professionals
from all over the world together to meet while specific focus will be given to the Arabic
countries and the Francophone Africa.

The UFO-like Domespace rotating wooden house

The UFO-like Domespace rotating wooden house



On show at Viv'expo in Bordeaux - a cutaway model of a Domespace home

Taking up a large section of the Eco Habitat zone at the recent Viv'expo exhibition in Bordeaux was a walk-in cutaway model of a rotating wooden house known as Domespace. Built on a central concrete pedestal, the Domespace home benefits from little or no damp penetration, and its aerodynamic shape has been found to be resistant to cyclonic winds of up to 174mph (280kph). It also makes the most of passive solar energy, has a central chimney with a designer open fire and is surprisingly spacious.

Marine research centre, bali



Marine research centre, bali

Solus4


marine research center in bali, indonesia by solus4
all images courtesy solus4



the recent international design competition for a marine research center in bali, indonesia
gave firm solus4 an opportunity to study and architecturally interpret the structure of tsunami
waves. the competition, co-sponsored by arquitectum and universitas pelita harapan in indonesia,
sought to address the need for tsunami research and preparation in response to the devastation
caused by the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami.

السبت، 16 أكتوبر، 2010

OM House by Studio Guilherme Torres



Studio Guilherme Torres have designed the OM House in Londrina, Brazil.
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Musashino Art University Library by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, Japan

Musashino Art University Library by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo, Japan

  • From the grand stair, Fujimoto's 'forest of books' uses large apertures to connect with the cherry blossom trees that line the campus avenues

    A beautiful study model from Anne Holtrop

    A beautiful study model from Anne Holtrop

    One of two exhibition pieces exploring the notion of 'retreat' from the young Dutch architect
    Commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment at The Hague, Anne Holtrop has completed a theoretical study concerning safety within embassies. 'The work originated out of the need for safety issues in embassies,' says Holtrop. 'What I tried to do is to develop two ideas in models to give a broader insight in this question.' The pair of models - Retreat I & Retreat II - explore the dual meaning of the word retreat, that can have both positive (relaxation) and negative (defensive) connotations. The models will be will be on show at TU Delft later this month, from 31 August. Visit here for the exhibition details.
    www.anneholtrop
     


     
    Dr. EMAD H. ISMAEEL
                      Dept. of Architecture E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                      University of Mosul
                      Mosul - Iraq
                      emadhanee@gmail.com
                      http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
    Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74