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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Wed May 19, 2010 6:44 am

looks like the new york guggenheim


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Re: Architecture

Post by weedguru_animal » Mon May 24, 2010 8:19 am

where is the most barren and dangerous place in the world, mate????? Somalia????

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Mon May 24, 2010 2:48 pm

Sierra Leone?
Somalia?
Siberia?
Antarctica?

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Re: Architecture

Post by weedguru_waffles » Thu May 27, 2010 4:45 am

Roll It Experimental Housing

http://www.detail.de/artikel_roll-it_25050_De.htm

The structure consists of an outer shell that is composed of four support rings, a torsion inner shell membrane as well as a covering.
Two movable furniture roll within the solid bowl, can be positioned differently through the middle wheel, allowing for different functions.

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Re: Architecture

Post by Blunt Docta » Thu May 27, 2010 8:09 pm

^
wow that is amazing.
would absolutley love to toke in that
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Post by Bubbles » Fri May 28, 2010 4:42 am

Blunt Docta wrote:^
wow that is amazing.
would absolutley love to toke in that
my god high minds think alike.
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Re: Architecture

Post by bumblebee » Fri May 28, 2010 6:42 pm

omggg im trippin out on these photos!!! great pictures man

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Sat May 29, 2010 2:14 pm

waffles that is sweet... i have a new love for flexible architecture... good find girl
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Re: Architecture

Post by beatricetr » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:14 am

These all are very amazing and outstanding!! Specially I like unique buildings! What an architecture of the buildings! and I've never seen that bridge over bridge!! Thanks for sharing these pictures.

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:46 am

Its been a while since construction

Brittle / Nicolas Fayad
ecent Harvard graduate, Nicolas Fayad, was awarded the Boston Society of Architects’ James Templeton Kelley Prize, an honor recognizing the most successful graduating project. Fayad’s “Brittle”, a School of Arts, is an exploration of responsive and adaptive form. Fayad’s programmatic elements have been organized and molded in response to the changing typography of Chongqing, China – making the design quite flexible as it can easily adapt to any change of land within the city.
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Izmir Opera House / Ozel Office
Ozel Office a practice based in both LA, California and Istanbul, Turkey, has designed a competition proposal for an Opera House for Izmir, a port town off the Aegean Coast. The competition challenged participants to see architecture as a “catalyst” that could potentially help the city re-center itself as a hub of economic activity and source of cultural significance. The collaborative effort within the office, especially led by Guvenc Ozel and Erdim Kumkumoglu, produced a proposal where the ”architecture becomes a catalyst that reinforces the relationship between the old city, the new city, the waterfront and urban culture. In short, our vision is a synergy of spatial, cultural as well as practical and contextual aesthetics.”
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Navarro Correas Winery / aft Arquitectos
The wine industry generates admiration. On the one hand the process is conceptually simple with centuries of tradition, but today it reaches amazing levels of sophistication by paying attention to even the smallest details. On the other hand it is an activity that intermingles the passion required by the craft traditions, with the excellence and professionalism that industrial activities demand.

Today’s viticulture world encloses this duality: the rigour of the industrial production combined with the conglomeration of little details that build up the identity of a winery and the wines it produces.
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New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS
The Holmenkollen hill plays a significant part identifying Oslo. In the Oslo panorama its characteristic profile is a clear icon, up close its majestic steepness rises towards the sky, making heads tilt and from the top, the panorama view towards the fjord are fantastic. It is a building beyond conventions, and it is no wonder that it is one of Oslo’s most visited tourist attractions. To create a new slope on the soil of the old requires full awareness of its traditions.
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Fakro House / Tim Stephens'
A few weeks ago, we shared Tim Stephens’ urban farm model – an organized set of plots for people to grow their own food – and, today, we feature his Fakro House. For this small residence, Stephens incorporated the local vernacular into a modernist retreat in the Whangaripo valley. By acknowledging the site’s importance, in terms of views and ecological values, Stephens’ design is a smart fit for the New Zealand location.
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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:11 pm

Been far too long
here are some that i admire for location, context, inspiration to challenge, and my favourite... the 3.94x13 m Japanese house
which shows that small footprints can be spacious and beautiful.... enjoy...

House in Ubatuba / SPBR Arquitetos
This 55m x 16m ground plot, located at the far right end of Tenório’s Beach, borders on the seashore at one side and goes up a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters.

The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. They have inspired the entire strategy used in the conception of the project.
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36 The Calls / Externalreference
The competition site is located close to the main transport, cultural facilities and, at the same time, a five minute walk to the old industrial area. The location has good potential as a center for offices, business, conferences and leisure. Commercial and catering activities, which are intense in the city center, start to fade along the borders of the river. New commercial programs together with bars and restaurants will attract both the people who work on the opposite side of the river and those who live and work in the center. Before the Brewery wharf was built there were few conference venues close to the site. The introduction of new conference spaces will establish the area as an ideal place for business and meetings. There are few Spa centers in Leeds and new ones close to the site are reported to be lacking in service. Wellness activities integrate perfectly in business and city center environments.
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Tehran Business Hotel / Bonsar Architecture Studio
Tehran Business Hotel was a private competition held in the spring of 2010. Despite the routine of competitions, the process for getting the building permit was done before it’s initiation. Since the owners weren’t satisfied with the design, they decided to start a competition in order to achieve a better one. As a result, the competition was to improve the previous design to get the building permit from the municipality rather than designing from the beginning.

Regarding the history of the project, we should find the weaknesses and constrains of the primary design based on the competition brief and try to take them as the starting point of the design process.
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Batumi Aquarium / Henning Larsen Architects
Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach – the residue of dynamic seas continually shaping the shorefront throughout millennia. The building will be situated in the Georgian port of Batumi and will stand out as an iconic rock formation – visible from both land and sea.

The formation constitutes four self-supporting exhibition areas where each of the four stones represents a unique marine biotype – the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Black Sea & the Red Sea and finally the more interactive exhibition.
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Kolumba Museum / Peter Zumthor
Special thanks to our reader Jose Fernando Vazquez from Urbana Arquitectura (view his work previously featured on AD) who has shared these images of Zumthor’s amazing Kolumba Museum with us. Situated in Cologne, Germany, a city that was almost completely destroyed in World War II, the museum houses the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s collection of art which spans more than a thousand years. Zumthor’s design delicately rises from the ruins of a late-Gothic church, respecting the site’s history and preserving its essence. ”They [the Archdiocese] believe in the inner values of art, its ability to make us think and feel, its spiritual values. This project emerged from the inside out, and from the place,” explained Zumthor at the museum’s opening.

More about the project and more of Vazquez’s images after the break.

Zumthor, consistently mindful of the use of the materials, and specifically their construction details, has used grey brick to unite the destroyed fragments of the site. These fragments include the remaining pieces of the Gothic church, stone ruins from the Roman and medieval periods, and German architect Gottfried Böhm’s 1950 chapel for the “Madonna of the Ruins.”
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Student Center & Public Square Architectural Competition proposal / Onat Öktem & Ziya Imren
Turkish architects Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren shared with us their proposal for the Student Center & Public Square Architectural Competition at the Middle East Technical University, for which they received an honorable mention. See more images and architect’s description after the break.
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World Sustainability Center / Studio Shift
Studio Shift’s proposal for the World Sustainability Center in Afsluitdijk, Netherlands offers flexible environments to accommodate an educational conservation facility for both students and researchers, as well as the general public. The strong geometric complex emphasizes different connections on the macro scale, by relating to other major metropolises, infrastructures, educational facilities and park systems, and the micro scale by fusing its own new “sphere of influence” with its immediate community.
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Perceptual Twist / Parabol Studio
This proposal for the new art gallery in Maribor, Slovenia is based on a relationship where the new building creates a dialog between its local environment and the larger urban context of Maribor. The project sets to create a dynamic relationship between the old city of Maribor and the new Art Gallery by creating a constant state of fluidity through the site, becoming a vital cultural hub along the Drava River. The building is composed of four continuous loops that merge into one space. Each loop contains it own separate program-the Children’s Museum, the Architecture Museum, the Creative Industrial Museum, and the Digital Arts Museum.
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House in Showa-cho / Fujiwaramuro Architects
Showa-cho is a quiet place even though it is downtown. There are many people residency from a long time ago. The design of the residence has a narrow frontage, which is a part of a row house (17.89m x 3.94m). The design of the residence is that the street in front of the house could be a part of scenery rather than to be closed towards the street.
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B8 House / 56.02
The B8 House is located 270km north of Santiago, in an area characterized for strong winds that run through the pacific coast.
The original scheme was a house of about 50m2, with a flexible floor plan capable of reconfiguring itself to different uses and conditions
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Hanimaadhoo Airport / Haptic Architects + Narud Stokke Wiig Architects
Those flying to the Maldives, a nation in the Indian Ocean comprised of amazing coral islands, will be welcomed by a gently undulating airport designed by UK based Haptic Architects and Norway based Narud Stokke Wiig Architects. The firms have collaborated to create this curvaceous terminal that sits in the lagoon so as not to detract from any of the islands’ beautiful coasts.
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Re: Architecture

Post by Weedguru Higher » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:37 am

Unique house in Shimane, Japan is famous for its cool roof made of stairs.

Open spaces between the stairs are covered with clear glass that lets in light and protects the house from rain.

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:00 am

the japanese do things well
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Re: Architecture

Post by Weedguru Higher » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:28 am

Unique shoe shaped house, constructed by Mahlon Haines back in 1948, is located in Hallam, Pennsylvania.

The building, modeled after a work shoe, consists of a wooden frame covered with wire lath and cement

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Re: Architecture

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:02 pm

haha otherwise known as duck.... :)
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