Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Wang Shu, le roi du « slow build » Pour la première fois, un architecte de Chine continentale se voit décerner le prestigieux Pritzker Prize 2012.
Pour son architecture humaniste et proche de l’environnement, Wang Shu rejoint le panthéon des Norman Foster, Franck Ghery, Renzo Piano et autres Jean Nouvel… Il n’y a rien de plus éloigné de la Chine d’aujourd’hui et de ses forêts de tours que ces œuvres économes et durables, il n’y a peut être rien de plus proche finalement des villes chinoises de demain que ces étranges bâtiments sortis de l’imagination d’un artiste. Wang Shu était écrivain avant de dessiner des maisons. Il a surtout été parmi les premiers à sortir du système des agences publiques d’architecture. Nous sommes en 1997, il fonde avec son épouse son propre un studio sur les bords du lac de Hangzhou.
L'intitulé est déjà un programme :« Amateur Architecture Studio ». Retour vers le futur Légèreté du déclin. Kringloop brengt nieuwbouw tot leven. MAASTRICHT - Hergebruik van bouwmaterialen zorgt voor architectonische meerwaarde, is de overtuiging van architect Jeroen Bergsma van het Rotterdamse bureau Superuse Studios.
Het ontwerp voor de nieuwbouw van kringloopcentrum Kringloop Zuid in Maastricht laat hij tegelijk naadloos aansluiten bij de principes van de opdrachtgever. De 2000 vierkante meter grote winkel in aanbouw op een Maastrichts bedrijventerrein is zowel qua omvang als vorm een opvallend project. Big Dig House. Lexington, MA | 2006 [AIA/BSA Housing Design Award, Metropolis Magazine Feature, Boston Globe Arts Feature, CNN Money Feature] As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig utilizing over 600,000 lbs of salvaged materials from elevated portions of the dismantled I-93 highway.
Planning the reassembly of the materials in as if it were a pre-fab system, subtle spatial arrangements are created. These materials however are capable of carrying much higher loads than standard structure, easily allowing the integration of large scale roof gardens. Within 2 days, the house is framed: reusing steel structure and roadway panels from the big dig has sped up this phase of construction from 2 weeks to 12 hours. To minimize fabrication time and expense, the structural pieces were reused as-is.
Michael Reynolds Lands Self-Sufficient Earthship at the End of The World. Garbage warrior Michael Reynolds has built his famous Earthships in many different locations, and his latest landed right at the "end of the world.
" Located in Ushuaia, Argentina, "Tol-Haru, la Nave Tierra del Fin del Mundo” is a self-sufficient shelter powered by the elements. Made from natural and repurposed materials, it comprises 333 tires, 3,000 aluminum cans, 5,000 plastic bottles and 3,000 glass bottles! Architect Michael Reynolds’s latest Earthship sits near the center of “the southern city of the world”, just in front of Antarctica. The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats : The Salt. Hide captionArchitects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent incorporated materials salvaged from boats into the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley.
Courtesy of Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent incorporated materials salvaged from boats into the Vena Cava winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley. Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins with old and new bricks. Behind the brickwork exterior of the new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, England, architecture studio Haworth Tompkins designed a curved auditorium built from 25,000 reclaimed bricks (+ slideshow).
Haworth Tompkins was tasked with designing a new home for the popular theatre, previously housed in an nineteenth-century chapel, to make room for an expanding programme. Working on the same site, the architects tried to retain some features of the original building. "The biggest challenge was to win over those who were worried the character of the Everyman would be lost in a new building," project architect Will Mesher told Dezeen.
"The original Everyman had an informal character, described as somewhere you didn't have to dress up to go to, but could wear a ball gown if you felt like it," he said. "We tried to retain this spirit in the new spaces. " Artist Creates Iconic Masterpieces with Garbage. © Bernard Pras Imagine a world in which the manufacturing of all things new just stopped.
We'd be forced to rely on the inconceivably vast amount of objects and detritus that we've already created. Reuse and recycling would become the only way to make things - it would usher in a whole new way of thinking, creating, and living. But not for French artist, Bernard Pras, the man who turns trash into masterpieces. As is, he requires no freshly minted media. Working from photographs to recreate, from discarded debris, his iconic images -- classic paintings, pop star portraits, famed movie stills -- he calls his work 'anamorphosis.' That the 60-year old spent his early childhood in a toy store is evident in the imaginative and playful nature of his work, that he has spent decades as a painter and sculptor is evident in the amazing way he puts his media to work with such dazzling results. For more, visit the website of the artist.