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User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:43 PM (UTC)
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DOS Architect’s envisioned an “Urban Cabin,” a 3D printed 1:1 scale model, or, if you will, “architectural beta test” to create ephemeral experience with the public domain. Located near the waterfront in Amsterdam, the Summer House was the first prototype developed by the firm’s 3D printing technology and a part of their over-arching aim to create customizable housing solutions in fast growing cities.
Photo by Ossip van Duivenbode.

#architecture #cabinporn #3dprinting #amsterdam

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User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 16, 2018 7:44 PM (UTC)
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Local Minneapolis architects BWBR have designed Minneapolis/Saint Paul’s largest teaching hospital, and clad the building in weather-resistant panels that combine the texture of wood with the color of corten steel. By starting with metal panels and taking high-resolution scans of wood grain and rust textures, the final design was printed on with weather-resistant, vividly red and orange Lumiflon ink. See more at
#steel #hospital #minneapolis #facadefriday
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:37 PM (UTC)
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Harvard Graduate School of Design–based architect Volkan Alkanoglu recently completed work on a new 2,000-square-foot cloud-inspired playscape installation at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The playscape takes after Verner Panton’s Visiona 2 installation from 1970 (shown first), also postulating an ethereal multi-sensory fantasy landscape, this one filled with pint-sized bubbly geometries and rounded nooks and crannies that can be occupied, climbed over, and enjoyed by traveling children of all ages.
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#fantasy #florida #airports #playground
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 14, 2018 11:04 PM (UTC)
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British Architect David Adjaye designed a museum in Manhattan solely dedicated to espionage: a spy-themed museum aptly dubbed Spyscape. Inside, dimly light corridors and self-contained exhibitions include observation areas, screens and transparencies between floors. AN’s senior editor visited last week and shared a few photos before his formal review. Stay tuned for more!

#spies #light #newyorkcity #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 12, 2018 9:09 PM (UTC)
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Mexico City-based architect Frida Escodebo has been selected to design the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion in London, making her both the youngest architect selected for the commission, as well as the first solo woman to take on the project since Zaha Hadid in 2000.
Pictured here: Escodebo’s 2010 El Eco Pavilion in Mexico City.
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#cement #light #serpentinepavilion #architecturo
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 9, 2018 5:10 PM (UTC)
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Designed by Marlon Blackwell / @marlonblackwellarchitects the Lamplighter School will be the focus of a panel discussion at upcoming Facades+AM Dallas on February 20, 2018. Michael Friebele, the conference co-chair, will be moderating a conversation about how client requirements, site considerations, context, and history can improve building envelope design. Read more on
Photo courtesy Marlon Blackwell Architects
#facadefriday #marlonblackwell #dallas #facade #facadesplusam
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 8, 2018 7:46 PM (UTC)
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As excitement around the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea builds for the February 9th opening ceremony, London-based architecture firm Asif Khan Ltd. has revealed a pitch-black pavilion sponsored by Hyundai Motor. Coated in Vantablack VBx2, the world’s blackest black paint, the exterior of the parabolic pavilion is lit with thousands of point lights and resembles a field of floating stars.

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#pyeongchang2018 #light #southkorea #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 7, 2018 9:12 PM (UTC)
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The Javits Center boasts a 6.75-acre extensive green roof—the second largest in the country. The green roof helps to lower the facility's annual energy consumption saving millions in electric bills annually. Learn the key elements of green roof design and installation at the New York City Green Roof Professional Training February 28 - March 2, 2018, hosted by @grhcna.
#greenroof #livingroof #javitscenter #greenbuilding
The Designing Material Innovation exhibition—co-presented by the California College of the Arts (CCA) and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the CCA campus in San Francisco—aims to utilize contemporary architectural research in an effort to envision potential futures for the school’s backlot. The exhibition consists of five experimental architectural pavilions built to test new conceptual approaches in the realms of materiality, fabrication, and design. Designs for the expansion are still in the works, but the scheme is expected to rely on a network of socially-driven outdoor workspaces and venues.

Picture here: A vaulted pavilion by Aptum Architecture and Cemex Research Group.

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#california #CCA #cncrouter #play
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 6, 2018 5:05 PM (UTC)
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Addressing conservation of modern architecture, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) will host a workshop series on the three—and only—museums designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier. The organization will present a number of issues outside of ideological restraints while discussing the care and keeping of Sanskar Kendra Museum and the Government Museum and Art Gallery (in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, India, respectively), as well as the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo.

Pictured here: The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo completed in 1969. (Xia Zhi)

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#modernarchitecture #lecorbusier #conservation #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:17 PM (UTC)
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Sir Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman reconsider postmodernism’s legacy in their new, amply illustrated book, Revisiting Postmodernism from RIBA publishing. The architects construct a cross-generational account of postmodern architecture’s birth, evolution, and eventual decline in America and Europe, placing special emphasis on the movement’s development in their native UK in the 1980s, ’90s, and early 2000s. As the title suggests, the work revisits—and is thus a revision of—a well-known disciplinary narrative.

Pictured here: Inntel Hotel by WAM Architecten in Delft, the Netherlands, was completed in 2010. (Peter Barnes)

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#postmodern #adamnathanielfurman #hyperspace #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 5, 2018 6:30 PM (UTC)
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Iker Gil of MAS Studio and Julie Michiels of Perkins + Will spoke with architect Michel Rojkind of Rojkind Arquitectos about designing the remarkable Foro Boca concert hall, which opened to the public on December 1, 2017. When asked to discuss the main aspects of the building, he talked about using concrete to create a dramatic space defined by a cantilevered volume: “It was important for us to make a building that had no front and back.” Photos by Jaime Navarro

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#mexico #concrete #bocadelrio #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 2, 2018 8:53 PM (UTC)
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Constructed adjacent to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the new Palace of Justice in Cordoba, Spain, delivers a contemporary take on the traditional courtyard typology and Moorish screening techniques found throughout the city. Led by Dutch firm @mecanoo_ and Spanish-based AYESA.
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#facadefriday #mecanoo #ayesa #cordoba #spain #palaceofjustice
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 2, 2018 6:03 PM (UTC)
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AN profiled the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices award winners in our Feb print issue. Mexico-based winner Luis Aldrete, founded in 2007, works across a variety of scales and types, from small public facilities to housing towers. We detailed how his practice approaches the design process: with a hand-in-glove relationship with the workers who build his projects. Aldrete synergizes his design sensibilities with what his workers can produce. “We don’t believe in detail drawings,” Aldrete said. “For us, [overwrought] construction details represent a type of over-design. Instead of producing complicated detailing, we like to focus on precision in construction.” Pictured here: A design that shows off the precision, Rinconada Margaritas, a three-building vertical housing development enveloped in concrete. (Photos by Onnis Luque)


#mexico #concrete #emergingvoices #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:47 PM (UTC)
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AN profiled the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices award winners in our Feb print issue. Of those, we enjoy Mexico City–based Fernanda Canales take on uncertainty in architecture. As the story goes, after studying architecture at prestigious schools in Spain and Mexico, Fernanda Canales quickly discovered that the rigorous techniques she had learned had little relevance in the real world. Since starting her firm, in 2002, she has opted for a more flexible, thoughtful, personal approach.

Pictured here: One of her Reading Rooms, built for the Mexican Ministry of Culture for use around the country, modular concrete structures that function as meeting and recreational spaces. (Photo by Jaime Navarro/Courtesy Fernanda Canales)


#mexico #concrete #emergingvoices #mexicocity
User Image archpaper Posted: Feb 1, 2018 5:56 PM (UTC)
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AN profiled the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices award winners in our Feb print issue. Of those, we detailed the spatial planning at Davidson Rafailidis. The small husband-and wife-run studio is focused on designing tight projects with equally tight budgets that can be adapted for long-term use.

Pictured here: Selective Insulation enclosed an artist's studio in Hexham, England, within an uninsulated building. (Steve Mayes Photography/Davidson Rafailidis)


#archleague #buffalo #emergingvoices #light
User Image archpaper Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:00 PM (UTC)
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It’s official: The AT&T Building lobby is gone. It is—or rather, was—one of the best-preserved public postmodern interiors in New York. Last night Manhattan Community Board 5’s (CB5) Landmarks Committee unanimously approved a resolution in support of protecting the AT&T Building, Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1984 postmodern tower on Madison Avenue. Although the objective was primarily to discuss building’s historic merit and landmark eligibility, the committee’s wide-ranging conversation returned repeatedly to the owner’s decision to sledgehammer the building’s lobby in the midst of talks with preservation groups, CB5, and other stakeholders.

Picture by Addison Godel


#newyork #historicpreservation #postmodern #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:50 PM (UTC)
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The two-phased Mo1ES and NanoES buildings at the University of Washington, programmed and designed by The Seattle offices of @zgfarchitects. 📷: @aaronleitz #facadefriday #facadesplus #zgfarchitects #aaronleitzphotography #universityofwashington
User Image archpaper Posted: Jan 30, 2018 6:29 PM (UTC)
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The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza donated his substantial personal archive in 2014. Now, the three institutions that jointly steward his work have made it possible to access it from anywhere in the world. Among 60,000 drawings, 500 models, and almost 300 sketchbooks, the online database will include entries for projects from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as materials related to the Bonjour Tristesse (shown), the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, the Boa Nova Tea House, and other projects.

Photo by Marta Caruso.


#canadiancentreforarchitecture #alvarosiza #free #database
User Image archpaper Posted: Jan 29, 2018 10:03 PM (UTC)
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His first major retrospective, the most complete exhibition of his oeuvre, Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing is at the Mori Art Museum. The last and most dramatic work of the show, Building (shown), appears entirely dependent upon photography. First created in 2004, the work depicts a classic Parisian apartment block laid out on the floor, and visitors are encouraged to strike poses and disport themselves on the facades while a giant angled overhead mirror reflects them in defiance of all gravity. As the title of the exhibition makes clear, however, you really have to see Building yourself, and enjoy the actual physical interaction for it to mean anything, to transcend Photoshop trickery and move beyond the flat photographic plane.

Photo Courtesy: Mori Art Museum


#art #tokyo #trickery #architecturephotography
User Image archpaper Posted: Jan 26, 2018 3:48 PM (UTC)
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Charles Cunniffe Architect (CCA)designed this treehouse on a wildlife preserve in Roaring Fork Valley in Aspen, Colorado for the Center for Environmental Studies. Fashioned from local cottonwood, the four pillar structure was designed for viewing the local ecology and wildlife. The design features vertical jagged planks that wind and curve around in a completely asymmetrical fashion—almost like it has some sort of inner life force of it’s own.

#architecture #aspen #colorado #treehouse