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The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo. The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo Last september, the first-ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale was held in the peaceful village of Baoxi in China's Zhejiang province.

The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo

Curated by local artist Ge Qiantao and architect George Kunihiro, the event saw the construction of 18 bamboo-centered structures designed by 12 architects, including notable names such as Kengo Kuma, Vo Trong Nghia, Anna Herringer, Li Xiaodong and Simon Velez. Aimed at exploring the potential of the sustainable material within contemporary architecture, the structures were built as permanent fixtures that will continue to serve the town after the Biennale’s close. 16 Detalles constructivos de aparejo de ladrillos. See How Frank Lloyd Wright's "Tree of Life" Stained Glass Windows are Assembled. See How Frank Lloyd Wright's "Tree of Life" Stained Glass Windows are Assembled As an architect, Frank Lloyd Wright was known for many things, but perhaps his most famed characteristic was his exceptional attention to detail – in many of his projects, each furniture piece was designed specifically for its intended location.

See How Frank Lloyd Wright's "Tree of Life" Stained Glass Windows are Assembled

This trait carried over into the design of the windows in his houses. Borrowing from organic motifs, Wright created a series of compositions suited for each house, from the tall, triangular stained glass windows of the Hollyhock House to the mahogany Samara clerestory panels of the Bachman-Wilson House. Vo Trong Nghia Architects Designs Bamboo Beachfront Resort in Vietnamese Cove. Vo Trong Nghia Architects Designs Bamboo Beachfront Resort in Vietnamese Cove Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects), has revealed plans for a remote resort located on a private beach on a tiny island in the Ca Ba Archipelago of Vietnam.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Designs Bamboo Beachfront Resort in Vietnamese Cove

The exclusive resort will consist of a series of structures constructed of the firm’s trademark material, bamboo, and will accommodate up to 160 guests. The resort will be located 2 hours from the nearest airport and accessible only by boat, ensuring visitors will be treated to an exclusive experience within the island’s tropical environment. Perched along 32,000-square-foot (3,000-square-meter) private beach, the resort consists of five huts, a restaurant and a pavilion, all designed to fully immerse guests within nature.

The structures are constructed using traditional Vietnamese bamboo lashing techniques, which involves first treating the material by soaking the thin bamboo rods (Tam Vong) in mud and then smoking them. Free: 12 Common Construction Details Fully Modeled in SketchUp. Great architecture is nothing without carefully considered details, and no one understands this better than the architects and engineers of the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

Free: 12 Common Construction Details Fully Modeled in SketchUp

That’s why they have created an extensive series of typical construction details, each fully modeled and freely available to download from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse. IMI’s collection includes many common connection details between two or more architectural elements — walls, roofs, floors and so on — so crucial in ensuring a building envelope is waterproof and well-insulated with clean, aesthetically pleasing finishes. Further to this, clearly illustrated buildups of walls and floors, including those constructed from masonry, stucco, terrazzo and tile, constitute a valuable source of reference for young architects getting themselves familiar with real-world construction. Window details. 16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project. 16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project In the spirit of supporting our readers’ design work, the company Velux has shared a series of .DWG files with us of their different roofing windows models.

16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project

The files can be downloaded directly from this article and include great amounts of detail and information. Check the files below, separated into 'Pitched Roofs', 'Flat Roofs' and 'Light Tube'. Pitched Roofs + Pitched Roofs / Basic Installation Download here. The Totora Cube Investigates the Techniques of Incan-Era Craftsmanship. The Totora Cube Investigates the Techniques of Incan-Era Craftsmanship Developed by the architects of the "think-act tank" Archquid, in connection with the indigenous community and other institutions of the parish of San Rafael de la Laguna (Otavalo, Ecuador), this project revolves around the material research of the totora plant, a subspecies of the giant bulrush sedge.

The Totora Cube Investigates the Techniques of Incan-Era Craftsmanship

The Totora Cube project deepens the understanding of the art and craft with which these fibers have been used since pre-Inca times. From the architects: The “Totora Cube” is an experimental structure and although it has a specific function —to promote the handicrafts created in the local community and to raise awareness of their culture— also has a degree of flexibility that allows different programs. 17 Templates for Common Construction Systems to Help you Materialize Your Projects. 17 Templates for Common Construction Systems to Help you Materialize Your Projects Earlier this year, Chilean architects and professors Luis Pablo Barros and Gustavo Sarabia from the Federico Santa María University released a book (in Spanish) titled "Sistemas Constructivos Básicos" (Basic Construction Systems).

17 Templates for Common Construction Systems to Help you Materialize Your Projects

" The book aims to be a tool to help architects translate their plan diagrams into tangible architectural works, as well as to help students learn the knowledge necessary to build what they plan. The main teaching objective here is for students to gain sufficient knowledge to allow them to select a suitable and coherent construction system for each of their projects. 30 Esquemas y detalles constructivos para una arquitectura sustentable. 16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them) 16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them) A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would all create an entirely different atmosphere if they were, say, a hard glass handle, a cold metal wall and a warm wooden window (which with KTH’s new translucent wood, is not as absurd as it might sound).

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

Materiality is of just as much importance as form, function and location—or rather, inseparable from all three. Here we’ve compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the very familiar (such as concrete and steel) to materials which may be unknown for some of our readers, as well as links to comprehensive resources to learn more about many of them. 16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them) 50 Impressive Details Using Wood. 50 Impressive Details Using Wood.

50 Impressive Details Using Wood

40 detalles constructivos de arquitectura en hormigón. 16 Details of Impressive Brickwork. 16 Details of Impressive Brickwork The wide range in which pieces of masonry can be arranged allows for multiple spatial configurations.

16 Details of Impressive Brickwork

Born in a furnace, the brick adorns and reinforces, protects and—to various degrees—brings natural light into spaces that need slight, natural illumination. Throughout history, traditional brick-laying consisted of predetermined arrangement of parts, and lines of rope to guide the consistency and placement of each individual brick. But there are many other ways to exploit this multi-faceted, timeless material, so we've selected 16 projects that demonstrate the potential of the humble brick. Below find 16 construction details from projects that use bricks in ingenious ways. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

50 Downloadable Digital Joints For Woodworking. 50 Downloadable Digital Joints For Woodworking If you were captivated by these animations of traditional Japanese woodworking joints, here's a chance to try out some intricate joinery techniques for yourself. In the spirit of open access to information, professor Jochen Gros and designer Friedrich Sulzer headed up a research project at the C...Lab of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach in Germany, where they have developed 50 different wood joinery techniques capable of being fabricated digitally, using tools such as a CNC mill or lasercutter. Now these files have been made accessible to the public via downloadable files in various data formats (including several Autocad capable formats). They have also provided each joint with a PDF guide to assembly, to make piecing together the wood elements a snap. Estos increíbles GIFs ilustrados nos muestran el arte japonés de las uniones en madera. Estos increíbles GIFs ilustrados nos muestran el arte japonés de las uniones en madera Durante siglos, antes de la invención de los tornillos y los elementos de fijación, los artesanos japoneses utilizaron complejas uniones para conectar las diferentes piezas de madera para las estructuras y vigas, generando una estética única que todavía se puede ver en las obras de los maestros modernos como Shigeru Ban.

Materiales: Madera / Detalles Constructivos. El catálogo de Plataforma Arquitectura se nutre de una gran cantidad de productos y materiales de construcción, la gran mayoría de ellos acompañados de útiles diagramas y dibujos técnicos elementales que sirven como un excelente punto de partida a la hora de entrar en detalle en nuestros propios proyectos. Hoy nos sumergimos en el catálogo de Arauco, quienes comparten con nosotros parte de sus mejores escantillones, ordenados por: Pisos / Muros / Techo / Ventanas. Corporación Miyasato - Puertas Interiores. Casa Rosselló.