How Art Can Use Architecture to Spill Beyond the Gallery Space

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In their latest video from the Time-Space-Existence series, PLANE—SITE features acclaimed conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner and his ideas regarding the relationship between people and material objects, language as a gesture, and making art accessible to the public. Lawrence Weiner is known for his typographical art applied onto elements of the built environment, and he describes how architecture itself can become an alternative space to present art.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 2017. Image© John Magnoski Milwaukee Art Museum, 2017. Image© John Magnoski

Made in collaboration with the GAA Foundation, the video discusses how Weiner's art explores alternative value structures, changing people's impression of the world around them. He describes how art should be of its time, rather than "timeless," as it is the role of art to create a "conversation with the culture." His art is aimed at disrupting the everyday and the ordinary, its location rendering it accessible to all, rather than confined within the limits of gallery or museum

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Mural, Boston 2015. Image© Geoff Hargadon
Zocalo Mexico City. Image© Gobierno de la Cuidad de Mexico
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Daniel Libeskind On the Poetics of Memory and Time in Architecture

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In PLANE-SITE's latest video from their Time-Space-Existence series, Daniel Libeskind describes his work in relation to Shakespeare's quote that "time is out of joint." Weaving in his philosophy regarding time, memory and architecture, Libeskind discusses his seminal works such as the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Ground Zero master plan. These ideas will be transferred to his new project named Facing Gaia, an architectural sculpture to be located in Giardini Marinaressa, which explores the connections between climate, time, space and existence.
Facing Gaia Sketch. Image© Studio Libeskind Facing Gaia Sketch. Image© Studio Libeskind

Made in collaboration with the GAA Foundationthe ECC and GRIP Metal, Facing Gaia is reminiscent of ancient forms, its center a sheet of convex mirror bound to its steel structure with pioneering GRIP Metal technology. The reflective surface of the mirror marks the tension, the "joint" between the finite and the infinite, the name taking its origins from

Facing Gaia Visualization. Image© Studio Libeskind
Jewish Museum Berlin. Image© Hufton+Crow
Denver Art Museum. Image© Alex Fradkin
Mons International Cogress Xperience. Image© Georges de Kinder
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Take a 360 Video Tour of Zaha Hadid Architects’ New Building on the High Line

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© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow In a recent video published by Metropolis Magazine, Ed Gaskin, a senior associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, takes us on a comprehensive tour of ZHA's 520 West 28th Street, the late architect's only project in New York City. The video describes the project's interesting relation to the adjacent High Line, as well as taking us through the lobby, courtyard and inside the residential units of the building.

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One of the most beautiful aspects of the project is its materiality, and Gaskin goes into detail about the materials used and how the interior walls were constructed to create a "suspended moment of fluidity." The 360-degree video tour works to capture and provide more information on Zaha Hadid's flowing and fluid forms.

Watch the video published by Metropolis Magazine here to find out more about this iconic project by ZHA. 

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Agoraphobic Traveller Takes Incredible Photos Through Google Street View

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The Instagram account @streetview.portraits presents stunning images of people and architecture from Arizona to Kyrgyzstan. At first glance, it seems to be the work of a professional photographer gallivanting across the globe, but the owner of the account is actually Jacqui Kenny, a woman who suffers from agoraphobia and anxiety, capturing these beautiful images through Google Street View.  Through her alternative method of travel, Kenny discovered incredible scenes that displayed the magic of the ordinary: "I found a surprising and unique refuge in the creative possibilities of Google Street View. I began clicking through Google Maps to navigate to faraway countries like Mongolia, Senegal, and Chile. I found remote towns and dusty landscapes, vibrant architectural gems, and anonymous people, all frozen in time. I was intrigued by the strange and expansive
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6 Tips for Designing and Building a Tiny House

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<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/420623/portable-house-aph80-abaton-arquitectura'>Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura</a>. Image © Juan Baraja <a href='https://www.archdaily.com/420623/portable-house-aph80-abaton-arquitectura'>Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura</a>. Image © Juan Baraja Tiny houses have become popular in recent years as housing prices continue to soar. Whether as an off-the-grid retreat or a way to live more simply and economically, tiny homes offer a more flexible way to live. They are even being used by charity organizations such as the Tiny Homes Foundation in Australia as a way to tackle the issue of homelessness in cities and the need for social housing. As the popularity and need for tiny homes become ever more prevalent, knowing the necessary skills to design a tiny house for yourself or a client is a useful skill to have. Below are 6 tips to keep in mind when designing and building a tiny house:

1. Check Local Laws Before You Start Designing

Often, tiny houses are built on trailers to eliminate the need for building
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/484584/quebrada-house-unarquitectura'>Quebrada House / UNarquitectura</a>. Image © Natalia Vial
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/379927/micro-house-studio-liu-lubin'>Micro-house / Studio Liu Lubin</a>. Image Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/785103/colorado-outward-bound-micro-cabins-university-of-colorado-denver'>Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins / University of Colorado Denver</a>. Image Courtesy of University of Colorado Denver
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/785103/colorado-outward-bound-micro-cabins-university-of-colorado-denver'>Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins / University of Colorado Denver</a>. Image © Jesse Kuroiwa
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/420623/portable-house-aph80-abaton-arquitectura'>Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura</a>. Image © Juan Baraja
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/396082/diogene-renzo-piano'>Diogene / Renzo Piano</a>. Image © Renzo Piano
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/476916/minimod-mapa'>Minimod / MAPA</a>. Image © Leonardo Finotti
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/790996/koda-kodasema'>KODA / Kodasema</a>. Image © Paul Kuimet
<a href='https://www.archdaily.com/785103/colorado-outward-bound-micro-cabins-university-of-colorado-denver'>Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins / University of Colorado Denver</a>. Image © Jesse Kuroiwa
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Tiny (Yet Incredibly Detailed) Sketches of the Eiffel Tower and Historic Cathedrals

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Duomo Di Colonia. Courtesy Lorenzo Concas Duomo Di Colonia. Courtesy Lorenzo Concas Lorenzo Concas, an architect, photographer and light designer based in Florence, creates tiny sketches which are layered with an incredible amount of detail. The width of these drawings only spans the length of a fineliner, yet Concas manages to fit in detailed recreations of elaborate ornament. His drawings accentuate the play of light and dark on these Gothic cathedrals and other famous monuments.  Using fineliners and Copic sketch markers, Concas captures these works of architecture from unique angles, allowing us to see the beauty and potential of these buildings in new ways. From intimate details of the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella to low angles which bring attention to the awe-inspiring height of the Eiffel Tower, these drawings exhibit the power of the sketch and how architecture can come alive through pen and paper. 
Campanile di Giotto. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas Campanile di Giotto. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas
Chiesa di San Matteo. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas Chiesa di
Cattedrale di Beauvais. Courtesy Lorenzo Concas
Basilica di Santa Maria Novella. Courtesy Lorenzo Concas
Cupola di Santa Maria del Fiore. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas
Cattedrale di Valencia. Courtesy Lorenzo Concas
Basilica di San Petronio. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas
Tour Eiffel. Courtesy of Lorenzo Concas
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Digital Scaling Ruler Works as a Perfect Architect’s Tool

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Courtesy of Joanne Swisterski Courtesy of Joanne Swisterski Unproductive meetings attempting to work with drawings that have been printed at the wrong scale, not dimensioned, or in a unit of measurement you’re not comfortable with is a frustration we can all relate to. These frustrations are what inspired one designer to create the Smart Scale Ruler, a physical, digitalized ruler that changes to suit your chosen unit of measurement or even work to a scale that doesn’t exist. 
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Joanne Swisterski, the inventor of the Smart Scale Ruler, describes that although the design industry works with more and more advanced technology, the need to use paper drawings in client meetings and at construction sites is still essential: “Despite living in a largely digital world, it will always be a tactile one.” The Smart Scale Ruler combines the familiarity of a physical ruler with the expanded possibilities of being digitalized.

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MAD Architects’ Harbin Opera House Through the Lens of Andres Gallardo

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© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo Andres Gallardo, a self-taught photographer from Spain, captures the poetry and theatricality of MAD ArchitectsHarbin Opera House in a series of photos which display the building's undulating interiors and the sense of ethereal calm it takes on through the night—and through the snowstorm that took place between Gallardo's two photoshoots.

A winner of ArchDaily's Building of the Year Awards in 2016, the Harbin Opera House is inspired by the frozen wilderness of its surrounds and is saturated in local identity, culture, and art. The sculpted forms seem to grow and emerge from the snow, leading one into its poetic stillness within. Gallardo's photo series highlights the beauty in its stillness, as if the serpentine forms of the architecture have been frozen in time and are waiting to move once more.

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Construction of the Tallest Statue in the World Continues in India

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Section of the Statue and Surrounds. Courtesy of Michael Graves Architecture & Design Section of the Statue and Surrounds. Courtesy of Michael Graves Architecture & Design The Statue of Unity, to be the world’s tallest statue when completed, has made significant headway with its construction. Designed by Michael Graves Architecture & Design, the Statue of Unity will be 182-meters tall and depict Vallabhbhai “Sardar” Patel, the first deputy Prime Minister of India. Standing at almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, the Statue of Unity project will also consist of a hotel, memorial garden, visitor’s center and miles of roadways and bridges to connect the statue to the town of Kevadia, India.

The Statue of Unity is currently being built at the Sadhu-Bet Island, approximately 3.5 km south of Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district of Gujarat. The project is spearheaded by the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to promote the significance of Sardar

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Construction Progress. Courtesy of Michael Graves Architecture & Design
Construction of Micro-Panel. Courtesy of Michael Graves Architecture & Design
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Four Finalists Announced for Harvard’s 2018 Wheelwright Prize

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© Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has announced the four finalists for the 2018 Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 travel research-based grant available to early-career architects worldwide. 

Selected from over 125 applications from nearly 40 countries worldwide, the four finalists are from Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. This year’s jury includes 2014 Wheelwright Prize Winner Jose Ahedo, Edward Eigen, Frida Escobedo, K. Michael Hays, Mark Lee, Mohsen Mostafavi, and Michelle Wilkinson. A winner will be named in April. 

Read more about the four finalists below: 

Aude-Line Duliere: “Crafted Images: Material Flows, Techniques, and Reuses in Set Construction Design”

Duliere holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard GSD and studied in Brussels at the Institut Superieur d’Architecture La Cambre and at Sint-Lucas (KU Leuven). She has worked as an architect and movie production designer assistant since

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John McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot Deliver Sydney Metro Upgrade

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Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners John McAslan + Partners and Woods Bagot are the architectural partners delivering the Sydney Metro upgrade to Central Station, a key component of Australia’s largest public transport project. The multi-disciplinary, international design team have revealed a design that will preserve heritage qualities of the 112-year-old station while adding contemporary and innovative touches to create wider civic and commercial renewal within the space.  The upgrade to Central Station is a major part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, a $20 billion project which will deliver faster and more efficient public transport for customers across the network. The renewal of Central Station, the backbone of Sydney’s public transport network and Australia’s largest railway station, aims to better connect customers to trains, buses, light rail and the new Sydney Metro. With more than 250,000 people passing through the station each day
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New Tower Typology Uses Steel Cables to Wrap Itself Together

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Courtesy of RB Systems Courtesy of RB Systems A speculative project, the “New York Super Slender” created by RB Systems, is a futuristic skyscraper that presents a potential new tower typology. With ever-diminishing land space in major cities and a vastly growing population, the project rises to the challenge of optimizing occupancy in a constrained and dense city center.
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The tower has an approximately 30-meter x 30-meter footprint and rises 400 meters into the sky. It explores the elimination of perimeter columns, instead replacing their structural purpose with a series of steel cables that run and twist along the height of the tower. The cables are anchored in a deep foundation and tied back to the core at the upper structural ring, creating a force of surface tension that can be likened to the way candy is held in a wrap when the ends are twisted. This use

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Entrance Lobby and Observation Deck. Image Courtesy of RB Systems
Ergonomic Furniture. Image Courtesy of RB Systems
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New Plan for LA River Revitalizes and Connects Community

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Courtesy of KG&A Courtesy of KG&A In recent years, many ambitious proposals have been brought forward to revitalize and improve the area around the Los Angeles River. The Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan (LLARP), proposed by Perkins + Will Architects in conjunction with various community groups and public institutions, aims to connect residents to the river and improve the environment surrounding it.
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The proposed plan aims to transform 19 miles of the Lower LA River. The surrounding communities have long suffered from a lack of investment and public space, as well as a polluted environment. The plan aims to solve these issues through improving access to the river, which in turn creates public space and recreational areas for the community. The area around the river becomes an environment for exploration and play, with open spaces, streetscapes and multi-use paths woven together to create a vibrant extension of the public

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New Plan for LA River Revitalizes and Connects Community

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Courtesy of KG&A Courtesy of KG&A In recent years, many ambitious proposals have been brought forward to revitalize and improve the area around the Los Angeles River. The Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan (LLARP), proposed by Perkins + Will Architects in conjunction with various community groups and public institutions, aims to connect residents to the river and improve the environment surrounding it.
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The proposed plan aims to transform 19 miles of the Lower LA River. The surrounding communities have long suffered from a lack of investment and public space, as well as a polluted environment. The plan aims to solve these issues through improving access to the river, which in turn creates public space and recreational areas for the community. The area around the river becomes an environment for exploration and play, with open spaces, streetscapes and multi-use paths woven together to create a vibrant extension of the public

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Landscape and Building Merge in New Czech Forestry Commission Centre

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Estimated Forest Growth. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Estimated Forest Growth. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof A design team under the direction of Chybik + Kristof has won the international competition to design a new administrative center for the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec Králové. The project focuses on a symbiotic relationship between the building and the adjacent forest, where the natural landscape outside begins to mingle with the office spaces within.
Exterior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Exterior Visualisation. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof

Ondřej Chybík, a founding partner of Chybik+Kristof, explains that the inspiration for the design came from their initial site visit, where they explored the adjacent Hradec forest after visiting the current headquarters of the Forestry Commission. They noticed a stark difference between the hot indoor offices and the cool environment of the forest, which led to their design philosophy of creating a space where the workplace relates to and is reminiscent of the forest in which it

Education Opportunities. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof
Courtyard Interior. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof
Office Spaces. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof
Nature Trail. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof
Tree Types. Image Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof
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