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Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio‘s Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) realised and receives Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) is a prime example of what I like to refer to as ‘attainabilty’. The building combines the affordable with the sustainable through a combination of its compact […]

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New National Stadium for Football-loving Ethiopians \ Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

New National Stadium for Football-loving Ethiopians \ Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

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• June 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology. LAVA, the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, and Designsport collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports […]

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COODO Modular Units

COODO Modular Units

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• June 18, 2012 • Comments (0)

COODO has developed the group of the modular units which consists of multifunctional pavilion, pergola, summer kitchen, mobile living units and residential building. COODO MODULAR UNITS Nowadays we are noticing growing changes in people’s lifestyles that call for new forms of dwelling. The space is becoming more and more valuable and residential architecture is rapidly […]

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New Book by Thomas Heatherwick: Making

New Book by Thomas Heatherwick: Making

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• June 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

Thomas Heatherwick: Making is the first comprehensive monograph on one of the world’s most innovative designers. Only two decades into his career, Briton Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents in years. His retrospective solo exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum runs from May 31 – September 30 […]

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PARKPRAXIS  \ x architekten

PARKPRAXIS \ x architekten

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• June 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

Austria-based architectural firm x architekten recently has completed PARKPRAXIS, which is a country doctor’s practice with in-house pharmacy located in Austria. Task Dr. Fehrmann decided to build her new practice in the centre of the lower Austrian community of Kasten. The community’s centre consists of buildings which surround a green park on three sides. On its […]

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Bambooline berlin \ Peter Ruge Architekten

Bambooline berlin \ Peter Ruge Architekten

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• June 14, 2012 • Comments (0)

“Bambooline berlin” by Peter Ruge Architekten is a sustainable development strategy for Berlin, it is exhibited and supported by the GALLERY DEN. Brief The bambooline berlin explores the cities urban development and proposes a new approach for the temporary, interim use of sustainable urban wasteland. A new, imaginary band complements the historically developed lines of […]

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Proposal of Architecture Pavilion \ Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo

Proposal of Architecture Pavilion \ Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo

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• June 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo proposed the Architecture Pavilion for the competition of Arhitekton magazine. + Project statement Our intention was to forget about formal aspects of the skin of the pavilion, we were interested more in what could happen inside of that relatively small container (12.0 x 3.60 x 4.0 mts), in their surroundings […]

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House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

House in Kyobate \ Naoko Horibe

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• June 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

Japanese architect Naoko Horibe recently has completed the House in Kyobate, Japan. This home for a family with young children centers around a Japanese-style mezzanine with tatami flooring. Extending out into the first floor living/dining/kitchen area, and with a view of both that room and the second floor children’s rooms, the mezzanine serves to link […]

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Female Prison in Iceland \ OOIIO Architecture

Female Prison in Iceland \ OOIIO Architecture

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• June 11, 2012 • Comments (1)

OOIIO Architecture recently has designed the Female Prison in Iceland. How to build a prison that doesn’t look like a prison? For designing this project we decided to start asking to people that lives and work on real prisons. That was the first step on the design process!. And we end up with the conclusion […]

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House in Cattolica \ Ghirardelli Architetti

House in Cattolica \ Ghirardelli Architetti

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• June 10, 2012 • Comments (2)

HOUSE WITH ONE WINDOW The project consists of a single compact and clear volume divided into three indipendent units; is a three storeys building and a basement. The idea of this residential building is to have block with the aim of creating the feeling of being as a piece of solid wood; idea that comes […]

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