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first image 'algarrobos house' by jose maria saez + daniel moreno flores, puembo, ecuador image © sebastian crespo all images courtesy of jose maria saez and daniel moreno flores not all projects have the luck or the privilege of being located on a breathtaking site, this is not one of those projects. situated at the top of a valley overlooking the mountains of puembo, ecuador, amongst deep crevices, snow-covered caps, plateaus and native vegetation is the 'algarrobos house' designed by local architect jose maria saez and ecuadorian architect daniel moreno flores for a private family. the peculiar context posed a great challenge: to bring the grandiose presence of the landscape to a relatable, digestible human scale; as a result, the residence is based around three points: the user, the function, and the surroundings. the structure then follows these principles, with a concrete foundation embedded into the hillside setting the floor areas and dimensions of different rooms.
Maison de Verre' s umbrella stand (at the entry) typical of the hand-crafted machine looking interior Coordinates : Maison de Verre (front left facade) The Maison de Verre ( French for House of Glass ) was built from 1928 to 1932 in Paris , France .
The problem of a great flood in London has been selected by Ángel Martínez García as the main problem to resolve with his architectural final project for the University of Alicante this year. The history of floods in London has been disastrous and repetitive over the years. The first great flood in London in the 20th Century happened in 1901, as reported by the London Daily Graphic that year, much damage was done in the town and they reported that the lower parts of Coventry were completely submerged, the water in some cases rised to the numbers upon the doors. Steve Orland shared an amazing image of that flood here .
Two years ago, Greenpeace UK launched an idea competition (see also the video after the break) to fortify the piece of land they acquired in order to prevent a third runway to be built on London Heathrow Airport. The idea was to build an architecture that would prevent the accomplishment of construction. Most teams designed some sort of bunkers (see here and here ) or towers (see here ), but the Medellin (Columbia) based architecture office Paisajes Emergentes proposed a very peculiar idea whose sense of spectacular is as important as its fragility.
Children Health Resort, Krvavice, Croatia, 1961; architect: Rikard Marasović (© Wolfgang Thaler) For hardcore Modernists visiting Slovenia between the 10 th February and the 22 nd March the exhibition Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia and Pragmatism at the Maribor Art Gallery looks to be something of a treat. A number of exhibitions, lectures and books have recently spawned that look at the architectural legacy left behind the Iron Curtain. This exhibition concentrates on the former Yugoslavia and looks to understand the role architecture and urban planning played in defining Socialism itself. Modernisation of the country was considered a collective achievement during the Socialist period. This attitude tended to engender megalomaniac projects that fit the perceived scale of the national ego.
© Miguel de Guzmán Arquitectos: Langarita Navarro Arquitectos - María Langarita y Víctor Navarro Ubicación: Nave 15, Matadero, Madrid Colaboradores: Gonzalo Gutierrez, Tonia Papanikolau, Paula García-Masedo, Juan Palencia Aparejador: Javier Reñones Paisajismo: Jerónimo Hagerman Estructuras: Mecanismo S.L. Acústica: Imar Sanmartí Acousthink Estructuras ligeras: Arquiges, Cuatro50 Instalaciones: Úrculo Ingenieros Fecha finalización: 2011 Fotografías: Miguel de Guzmán , Luis Díaz Díaz En muchos sentidos este es un proyecto que comparte la lógica de una matrioska. No solo en el sentido físico más literal, en el que uno queda incorporado en otro, sino también en un sentido temporal, en el que uno se da dentro de otro. Las condiciones de partida configuraban un escenario propicio para esta condición:
An amazing combination between sculpture and architecture, the splendid expression of Auroville's chiefarchitect Roger Anger breaks the mould of the conventional code of 'four walls and a roof habitation'. A graduate from the classical 'Beaux Arts' in Paris, Roger came to India in 1956. Home to him and hiscompanion Jacqueline, the house has an incredible timelessness about itself. A product of the 60's movement in architecture, with Roger's background as a sculptor, painter, artist, architect, planner and above all a visionary, this house built in the early seventies even today is as contemporary as contemporary can be. As I approach the gate, beyond, there appears a fantasy arising out of the ground in the characteristic red earth of Auroville. The path winding around, the water body, the landscaping with its sculptures are subtly orchestrated mutually enhancing the interplay of ideas as it culminates into the grand finale….. the abode itself.
Architect Kyu Sung Woo designed this house in Vermont for him and his family. The site on the southwestern slope of Putney Mountain is characterized by heavily wooded terrain, large outcroppings of ledge, and dramatic sweeping views. Three clearings in the woods frame the approach to the house from the east and open up the site to the surrounding landscape. The house consists of three simple volumes arranged around a large outcropping of exposed ledge. A living volume faces the western mountains, sleeping quarters face a southern meadow, and a shed volume houses storage and mechanical equipment.
A partir del 15M se han realizado diferentes tipos de construcciones informales en las concentraciones por todo el mundo y estoy seguro de que dentro de un tiempo serán motivo de análisis. Bernard Tschumi comentaba cómo aquella construcción se convirtió en arquitectura porque era ocupada por las personas, porque la gente lo entendía como un lugar donde poder reunirse, un espacio acotado donde la utopía podía hacerse realidad. Massimo Mazzone me manda esta sencilla cúpula cargada con un ideario utópico y libertario de las movilizaciones en Roma.
2010 : Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto, NY : Ashford Hollow Foundation Design and construction made possible with an Independent Projects Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Van Alen Institute as the project’s Fiscal Sponsor; Installation made possible with a grant from the New York State/United University Professions’ Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Program (Design collaborators: T.
Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos Location: Malpica Port, La Coruña, Spain Project + Work Directors: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Belén Salgado, Alexandre Antunes, Bárbara Mesquita, Laura Coladas Completion: January 2009 Total Cost: 2,843,239.43 euros Intervention Area: 13,710 sqm Photographs: CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos , Xoan Piñón This harbour redevelopment project, developed in conjunction with the Port Authority, is primarily focused on zones where public space can be created. The harbour was analysed as a place for interrelations and shelter, with the appeal of its fishing industry and its views; a unique location that makes its presence felt in the town with ramps, stairs and balconies.
I set out late Saturday morning to do my Luminato Circuit. I had plotted a walking route from my house up to Yorkville Village by way of the Red Ball Project Installation on Queen St. West, then south on Yonge Street to the art installations at the Brookfield Place Galleria and then down to Harbourfront to see Cirque du Soleil.
El proyecto consiste en la transformación de un garaje en una vivienda de planta baja, resuelta como una única habitación de 41m2. El inmueble se encuentra en el pasadizo Buhan, cerca de la plaza Stalingrad de Burdeos. El acceso se produce a través de dos salidas principales a las calles Monméjean-la Bastide y Benauge. La fachada del edificio mide exactamente lo que la ruta privada de acceso, con lo que el propietario posee de alguna manera la mitad de ese espacio.
This weekend we learned of the impending auction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1948 Kenneth Laurent House, a home Wright built for a wheel-chair bound veteran. Continue . Wright created a graceful, one-story ellipse-shaped home for Laurent and his wife, who became close friends to the architect.