Posts tagged ‘architecture’

October 13, 2013

WAF and Inside Festival 2013

Dezeen’s new Pinterest board features all the winning projects of this year’s World Architecture and Inside festivals, including the Auckland Art Gallery voted as the World Building of the Year and a tiled Barcelona apartment named as the World Interior of the Year.

January 20, 2013

Dutch architects to use 3D printer to print a house

Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars from Universe Architecture in Amsterdam designed a one-piece building which will be built on a 3D printer. He hopes the so-called Landscape House can be printed out latest in year 2014.
Ruijssenaars plans to print every piece in size of 6 x 9 meters using a massive 3D printer called D-Shape. Designed by Italian inventor Enrico Dini, the D-Shape is potentially capable of printing a two story building using thin layers of sand and an inorganic binder to build up its constructions. Will the result be strong enough?

Ruijssenaars says Dini has suggested to print out the form only. And this “contours” of the house will be then filled with fiber reinforced concrete to get the desired strength.

Together with a Dutch construction company, Ruijssenaars is working with Dini to realize the idea. “It will be the first 3D printed building in the world. I hope it can be opened to the public when it’s finished. “says Ruijssenaars.

The landscape house is developed for joining Europan, a European competition of ideas for young spatial designers. Europan organises this competition once every two years in fifteen countries. Taken together, on average, these countries make 50 real sites available for young designers to develop a plan.

The landscape house will be a landscape in the landscape. “It was a house in Ireland,” says Janjaap Ruijssenaars. “The location on the coast is so beautiful that we want the design to reflect the nature. Landscapes are endless and our question was whether we can design a home that has no beginning and no end.”

read the full article at Dutch architects to use 3D printer to print a house. and

May 17, 2011

Miami’s Urban Renaissance

Second most popular gallery on over the weekend? Miami’s Urban Renaissance 

The pumped up Hip Hop that accompanies the Ferraris or SUVs cruising up and down Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, has been joined by some more melodious sounds.

In a brand new building designed by Pritzker prize winning architect Frank Gehry – the New World Symphony is home to some of the top young classical musicians in the country. All of the members of the NWS’s symphony orchestra are non-professional students aged between 20-30 years old, who have been selected for their talent from a series of country-wide ‘American Idol’ style auditions

via Miami’s Urban Renaissance | Architecture | Wallpaper* Magazine.

April 14, 2011

RADAR volume 2

Welcome to RADAR, the Review of Art, Design and Architecture Research, University of Huddersfield

“This RADAR is part of a series, which is published annually by the school. RADAR is intentionally compiled to highlight the growing range of researchers and their broad research work and experiences from early career to established researchers. Its intention is to communicate and signal our research both internally and more importantly externally. We hope that RADAR acts as an open invitation for further collaborations in the education and creative industry sectors.”

April 4, 2011

Design Council examines future of design review

Fri, 1 Apr 2011 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Council is launching a consultation on the future of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment’s design review, on the day the Design Council and Cabe officially merge and assume charitable status.

via Design Council examines future of design review | News | Design Week.

March 26, 2010

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010by Jean Nouvel

“In its 40th anniversary year, the Serpentine Gallery is delighted to announce that the 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion July – October 2010 is being designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This year’s Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK.

The Pavilion commission has become an international site for architectural experimentation and follows a long tradition of Pavilions by some of the world’s greatest architects. The immediacy of the commission – a maximum of six months from invitation to completion – provides a unique model worldwide.”… read the full article Serpentine Gallery: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010by Jean NouvelJuly – October 2010.

February 9, 2010

Tactility Factory

Tactility Factory is an innovative company that mainstreams tactility in the built environment.

It does this through a range of innovative products and processes that can be used in a variety of contexts.

via Tactility Factory.

.. “the use of innovative and high tech technologies results in a materials of substance with unique antique qualities and high levels of visual and tactile qualities.”

January 15, 2010

Does economic hardship increase innovation? A look at the Bauhaus

“Why does every designer start to sketch with a geometric shape? And why are circles the most popular? Just as much if not more than Gestalt theory, the Bauhaus must be responsible for these preferences and behaviors. It’s fascinating how profoundly Bauhaus shaped our contemporary visual world and the rules of what we call “design” today, in the mere 14 years of its existence.”…… follow the link to read more

Does economic hardship increase innovation? A look at the Bauhaus The Bauhaus retrospective and archives from the school—“Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity”—will be on display until January 25 at the New York MoMA. Please check out the exhibition web site—it features the original Bauhaus pieces, and has impressive information architecture.

November 30, 2009

CONCRETE CLOTH: Flexible Material Makes Durable Disaster Shelters | Inhabitat

When a disaster strikes, it’s often difficult to get shelters up in time for displaced residents. Enter Concrete Canvas’s new Concrete Cloth, a durable waterproof building material made of cement sandwiched between fabric. The cloth, which won Material ConneXion’s Material of the Year 2009 award, can be molded into any shape when bonded with water — and it takes just two hours to set!

via CONCRETE CLOTH: Flexible Material Makes Durable Disaster Shelters | Inhabitat.

November 19, 2009

Of Dreams and Cities /BFI/19 – 29 November

Blogged from Of Dreams and Cities | BFI.

following on from the previous post here are some more details

“A delicious array of architectural treats, offered in celebration of the RIBA’s 175th year, looks at architects, architecture, cities and therefore me and you: the real, the imagined, the oblique, the dream and, sometimes, the nightmare.”

19 – 29 November

A delicious array of architectural treats, offered in celebration of the RIBA’s 175th year, looks at architects, architecture, cities and therefore me and you: the real, the imagined, the oblique, the dream and, sometimes, the nightmare.

The Fountainhead


Howard Roark is an idealistic architect who struggles in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic vision.

Model Shop

  • Sun 22 Nov 15:50 NFT3 book
  • Tue 24 Nov 20:40 NFT2 book

Demy brings a sadder but no wiser Lola to a Los Angeles not usually depicted on screen.

Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House + Architectural Millinery

  • Wed 25 Nov 18:00 NFT1 book
  • Sat 28 Nov 15:20 NFT1 book

Advertising executive Cary Grant dreams of escaping the cramped city with Myrna Loy and the kids.

Of Time and the City + Proud City: A Plan for London

• 19 – 26 November
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Chekhov, Mahler and Peggy Lee underpin a melancholy eulogy for the people and places of a vanished Liverpool.


  • Fri 27 Nov 20:30 NFT3 book
  • Sun 29 Nov 15:00 NFT1 book

Jacques Tati builds a giant cityscape set to illustrate the soullessness of modern architecture and modern French life.

Sketches of Frank Gehry + Manhatta

  • Sat 21 Nov 20:45 NFT2 book

An examination of the life and career of architect Frank Gehry.