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Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis. Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis Over the past two years alone, more than a million people have fled the Syrian conflict to take refuge in Europe, strenuously testing the continent’s ability to respond to a large-scale humanitarian crisis.

Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis

With the Syrian Refugee Crisis still unresolved, and temporary refugee camps now firmly established on the frontiers of Europe, architects and designers are devoting energy to improving the living conditions of those in camps fleeing war and persecution. Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-Brutalist Revival"? Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-Brutalist Revival"?

Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-Brutalist Revival"?

During his frequent travels to Seoul, Hong Kong- and Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier noticed a new trend taking the South Korean capital: a crop of geometric, concrete buildings of all genres. He calls the new style Neo-Brutalism, after the modernist movement that proliferated in the late 1950s to 1970s, in which raw concrete was meant to express a truth and honesty. Architectural Details: Emoticon Façade. Architectural Drawings: 8 Circular Plans That Defy Convention. It may come as a surprise, then, that some of the most popular projects in this year’s A+Awards possessed a circular or ring-shaped layout, or a plan consisting of several circular spaces linked together in a chain.

Architectural Drawings: 8 Circular Plans That Defy Convention

What drew voters to these projects in spite of — or perhaps because of — their convention-busting curves? We explore the evidence below, and also look at a couple of iconic plans from yesteryear that broke the mold by going full circle. 18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids. 18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids Designing for kids is certainly not child’s play.

18 Cool Examples of Architecture for Kids

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like. 8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system.

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education. " However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. All over the world, there are many pioneering schools that have decided to take the extra step and move towards the future of education. These Photographs Capture the Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations. These Photographs Capture the Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations Known as one of the world’s grandest subway systems, the Moscow Metro is filled with materials more commonly associated with palaces or museums – marble and granite walls, bronze columns, and lavish chandeliers are just a few of the opulent textures you’ll find beneath the streets of Russia’s largest city.

These Photographs Capture the Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations

Despite their renown, the Moscow government almost never allows professional photographers to capture the beauty of the stations. But in 2014, photographer David Burdney was finally given that opportunity. Visiting the system late at night after the metro had closed, Burdney was able to capture each station in its best light, and completely devoid of people. Burdney’s original interest in the metro came from their unique role in Russian history. Today, the Moscow Metro transports up to 9 million people daily through 200 stations. Lanzan crowdfunding para RCCC, un revolucionario centro comunitario y sostenible de reciclaje en Costa Rica. Lanzan crowdfunding para RCCC, un revolucionario centro comunitario y sostenible de reciclaje en Costa Rica 13 familias, 4.000 habitantes y alrededor de 10.000 turistas en Costa Rica se podrían ver beneficiados por la construcción de RCCC, un centro comunitario de reciclaje en la Isla de Chira, cuyo diseño es liderado por A-01 -curadores del primer Pabellón de Costa Rica en la Bienal de Venecia 2014- junto a estudiantes de la Universidad Latina y la Universidad Nacional, y ADATA, la Asociación de Damas Trabajando para el Ambiente.

Lanzan crowdfunding para RCCC, un revolucionario centro comunitario y sostenible de reciclaje en Costa Rica

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Material. Stairs. Tropical Modernism: 10 Cultural Projects Enveloped by Nature. All architecture mediates context.

Tropical Modernism: 10 Cultural Projects Enveloped by Nature

Whether designed to embrace or enclose, every building exists within unique cultural and environmental conditions. Specifically designed to address a range of natural elements, tropical architecture focuses on issues of ventilation, integration and climate. Made to reorganize and contrast their surroundings, these projects showcase the tension between functional structures and organic contexts. They are designs that are defined by materials and building envelopes.

Exploring tropical architecture through the lens of modernism, the following collection draws together 10 cultural projects from the Architizer database. Perez Art Museum Miami by ArquitectonicaGEO and Herzog & de Meuron, Miami, Fla, United States Reinterpreting and embracing the surrounding context, the Perez Art Museum was designed with careful attention to nature, public space and climate. Orquideorama by plan:b, Medellín, Colombia.

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