• Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

    As sea levels are on the rise, the need for “Aquatecture” surges. Architects and designers have been implementing ideas that reconsider water for several years. The New Orleans’ FLOAT House designed by Morphosis architects in 2009, for example, is a prefabricated home with a secure chassis made to float in case of...

    Thousands of Europeans are moving from a life by the sea to a life on the sea as floating homes are spreading like water lilies from the canals of Copenhagen to Portugal’s tranquil lakes. House boats have been around for long, but floating homes with the comforts, the stability and the space of a house on land have...

    Under a sparkling horizon and 160 meters off the shores of Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia, a new 2,500-square-meter floating structure remains currently in the design phase. The architectural studio behind the design of the Marine Research Center, Solus4 has come up with a new typology for stationary in-water projects...

    The mere mention of Art Basel ignites excitement in the international art world, and this year’s 47th edition in Basel, Switzerland was no exception. With the work of more than 4,000 artists being exhibited, this year proved to be one of the most successful in the fair’s history. ArchiExpo accepted an invitation to...

    Over the course of the next decade, Middle Eastern governments are expected to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on transport infrastructure. From Doha to Dubai, new metro, light rail transit (LRT) and airport projects are either planned or already underway in a slew of urban centers across the region. It was...

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    The latest proposals are getting higher. An 80-story timber tower in London, 40 stories in Stockholm marked by a distinctive timber façade. Completed and in-process projects are also reaching new heights: the 14-story TREET residential tower in Norway (PDF) (completed in 2015 and surpassing Australia’s 10-story Forte...

    In Myanmar, bamboo is considered a poor material, unfit for large architectural projects. However, the French firm Tangram Architectes chose bamboo for its design of a seven-building school project in Myanmar. Tangram’s strong commitment to local culture gave birth to a highly technical and multicultural human...

    Timber architecture is undoubtedly a global hot topic: it’s been showcased at the Milan Expo, featured in architecture publications, discussed in conferences in Ljubljana, and is being built more and more. As Slovenia-based architect firms OFIS, SONO and Bevk Perović are already making waves abroad, we explore the...

    At the end of 2015, Instituto Inhotim opened its 19th permanent gallery, which is dedicated to the work of photographer Claudia Andujar, born in Switzerland and based in Brazil since the 1950s. Sponsored by Spanish bank Santander, the 1,600-square-meter pavilion is divided into four independent blocks, and will be the...

    Nearly 10 years ago, long before Alejandro Aravena, now 48, received the Pritzker Prize on April 4, the Chilean architect came to light with a social housing project. In a world of outstanding and excessive projects, it’s less common to win such an award for a project rooted in social consciousness. And this could be...

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