Eco-innovation Appeal Many consumers purchase goods without consiously thinking about where they were made, how far they have travelled or who made them. Globalisation in many cases, has increased the length of production chains encouraging a disconnection between producer and consumer. Farmers markets, community gardens, local brands, fresh organics and buying produce directly from the producer..
autor/autor Mathias Klotz (Klotz&Asociados) colaboradores/colaborators baltasar sanchez / carolina pedroni / m iguel rossi ing. calculista/engineers patricio stagno ano de construccion/construction date 2005 fecha termino/completion date 2006 Superficie de terreno/terrain surface 800 m2 Superficie construida/built surface 300 m2 ubicacion/location punta del este, uruguay La Casa La Roca es un re..
Zoran Radivojevic (Cazenove Architects) wowed the judges to take first place in the Robin Hood Gardens competition with his treatment of the buildings as giant carcasses. Explore Radivojevic's design in more depth. What the architect says… In the 'City through Buildings' proposition the Robin Hood Gardens are seen as a s structure of cumulated encapsulated social and physical energies, a previou..
The AA’s 2008 summer pavilion lands in Bedford Square Photos by Sue Barr and AA students Designers: AA students Location: Architectural Association, Bedford Square, London London’s Bedford Square is once again being transformed by the arrival of a dynamic timber structure. The Swoosh is this year’s winner of the AA’s summer pavilion competition. Working from an original concept by student Valeri..
masterplan, cultural A group of architects have joined forces to examine how key West End sites could be knitted into one overarching infrastructural plan. The workshops, led by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, looked at the redevelopment of four sites in west London: the land around Ralph Erskine’s Ark building, The Apollo theatre in the West End; St Paul’s Green and the Hammersmith Bridge appro..
예로부터 라디오 부터 티브이 까지 본래의 구조와 기능을 은폐시키는 것도 디자인의 큰 역할이었다. 요즘 많이 보이는 유선형, 곡면형의 디자인은 왠지 이러한 측면을 의도하든, 하지 않았든 크게 부각시키는 듯 하다. 물론 예전 라디오 소파를 만들던 시절의 껍데기를 만드는 것과는 다른 생각과 이유를 가지고 있을텐데 그 시간의 간극과 다른 이유들이 쉽게 손에 잡히진 않는다. 프로그램, 기능과 외피의 관계는 더 이상 종속적인 것이 아닌, 외피 자체만으로도 의미를 전달 할 수 있다는 자신감에 대한 표현이라고만 생각하기엔 뭔가 부족한. 한번쯤 생각해 볼 만 한 이슈가 아닐까.
Casa 11 Mujeres by Mathias Klotz Photographer Cristobal Palma has sent us these images of Casa 11 Mujeres (Eleven Women House), a cliff-top house near Santiago in Chile by architect Mathias Klotz. Designed as a holiday home to accommodate a family with eleven daughters, the house is built on a 45 degree slope. “ELEVEN WOMAN” house is a vacation home at Beranda. It stands on a site sloping down t..
King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture by Snøhetta June 27th, 2008 Construction has begun in Saudi Arabia on the King Abdulaziz Centre for Knowledge and Culture by Norwegian architects Snøhetta (via Bustler via Dezain). The centre, commissioned by Saudi oil giant Aramco and designed to “reflect the history of oil in Saudi Arabia” - will incorporate a museum, library, theatre and cinema...
Bronze Glory June 22nd, 2005 + del.icio.us +digg A little while ago I mentioned that I posting was going to be a little slow as I had a competition to work on. If you don’t remember, I believe my exact words were that I had masterpieces to design. The competition was for a National Police Memorial in Canberra. The results were announced today and I came equal third. Which I am happy with. The th..
PRIVATE MUSEUM Museum. México City. 2007 The challenge of this visionary project is that it will become the first Art Museum in Mexico city with such an avant garde form, breaking by this with all the paradigms in our country. It will also create a state-of-the-art facility to house and display artwork that meets the standard of International Art Institutions. There will be an auditorium, librar..
Studio Dror design statement - Nurai: On an island of limited proportions, how is it possible to realize a measure of solitude among a community of users? Even with amenities “swept under the carpet,” the fact of other individuals interrupts the expectation of being languorously alone. The carpet is an elegant and simple solution and native to the arts and crafts tradition of the Persian Gulf. W..