© Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau
- Architects: Dost
- Location: Merishausen, Switzerland
- Architect In Charge: Dominic Meister
- Area: 218.0 m2
- Project Year: 2012
- Photographs: Andrin Winteler | bürobuerau
From the architect. This single family house is on a steep southern slope that leads to the centre of the village.
The polygonal shape of the building is determined by its pitched roof, which is set by the area’s regulations, and by its position on a hill.
An introvert north facade contrasts strongly with the other facades, which are symmetrical and open to the views. The windows on the south, east and west façade are carefully designed and positioned in a dialogue with the slope.
As for the interior, the program is split vertically: the public area is on the first floor and the private
From the publishers. The April 2017 issue of a+u is devoted to the work of MVRDV, the architectural office based in the Netherlands. This is the third of the MVRDV FILES series by a+u, following MVRDV FILES 1 in 2002 and MVRDV FILES 2 in 2007.
As was done in the first two volumes, the projects in this issue are organized by the project number, which corresponds to the starting dates of the projects. In the past decade, MVRDV has completed some of their world-famous projects including the Book Mountain and Market Hall. These projects were featured in the second volume when they were still in the planning phase. Back then, many of us thought these projects were visionary. After 24 years since the establishment of the office, MVRDV is now realizing many of their “visions”. They believe in the positive possibilities that architecture can show to
From hearts to pizza, many industries have been eager to investigate the potential usages of 3D printing since the technology first became an obsession. In the realm of architecture, companies have experimented with everything from 3D printed homes to bridges. However, the limitations – mainly that the process is too slow, difficult for large-scale adaptation, and the materials are of low quality – have kept the technology from being used on a commercial level. Here to change that is MIT and furniture-giant, Steelcase, whom have teamed up to work on a new process of 3D printing that solves many of these issues. The innovation is Rapid Liquid Printing, in which a giant tub Continue reading "MIT and Steelcase reveal a new process of 3D printing"
© Zhi Xia
- Architects: CM design
- Location: Futian village, ShenZhen, China
- Design Team: Jun Liao, Danping Chen, Qingji Mao, Chong Wang, Shaofeng Zhu, Heng Yang
- Area: 194.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Zhi Xia
Village in the city - city in the village: Urban village in Shenzhen as a product of the rapid development from rural area to mega city, and in the era of the planned economy system urban and rural conflict it is also a fusion product of market economy and planned economy, high density residential environment is carrying many people's dream when they firstly arrived Shenzhen. Therefore, urban village is also an important part of city development and ecological balance.
Futian village is a typical urban village in Shenzhen. It is located in the east of Futian District, to the north is the popular digital shopping district, Huaqiang North, to the South is Huanggang area. This
Here's a glimpse of the proposals: “Algae Dome” by Aleksander Wadas, Rafal Wroblewski, and Anna Stempniewicz “Paper Pavilion” by Kazumasa Takada, Yuriko Yagi and Yohei Tomioka “Stick Box” by Miki Morita, Suguru Kobayashi and Keita Shishijima “Sunday Temple” by Mia Frykholm and Astrid Gabrielsson “Adapt” by Harry Clover, Jack Cripps, Sebastian Gatz and Fabrian Puller
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"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city — and not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: “This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.”"
© Parham Taghioff + Farshid Nasrabadi
- Architects: Aleshtar Architectural Office
- Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
- Architect In Charge: Hamed Moradi Aleshtar
- Area: 490.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Parham Taghioff + Farshid Nasrabadi
From the architect. That’s really a mouthful expression but it’s true. In every corner of this historical city you can find inner beauty and jay sheer is one of this inner beauty which is in contrast to other architectural part of new and modern city of Isfahan. The reason will be unveiled to you in just a moment in the mean time let’s find out more about jay sheer.
“Jay sheer” residential building is taken its name from its neighborhood “Jay Sheer”. (Jay is one of the previous historical names of Isfahan). The design of building is based on internal relationship with the traditional
In this interview conducted by Christopher Hawthorne as part of his pithy Building Type column, the soon-to-be-Dean of USC's School of Architecture Milton Curry talks about reintroducing a theoretical emphasis to the school's programs. Curry, who in his time at University of Michigan experienced Detroit's imploding urbanity first-hand, also wants to build greater connections between underserved students in Los Angeles and the university. "Los Angeles metro region is huge in its economic footprint, its land footprint," Curry explains. "I believe cities to some degree have Continue reading "New USC Dean Milton Curry shifts pedagogical focus toward theory"
"The list will be sent to an advisory council formed of architects, including Annabelle Selldorf, designers and critics, who will advise the WMF on the next phase of the Modern Century programme." The sites included on the initial list of 30 nominees are: Hall of Nations (pictured in the cover photo above, demolished on April 23, 2017), New Delhi, India Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building), Chicago, Illinois,