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LINK TO BBC Iplayer Monty Don celebrates six of the traditional crafts that built our nation and its heritage, ranging from thatching to stonemasonry. Under Monty's watchful eye three hopefuls who are passionate about learning crafts are put through their paces by the country's leading practitioners The humble village smithy was, for centuries, the most important place in the village and it was the craft of the blacksmith, more than any other, that during the industrial revolution transformed Britain into the great workshop of the world. Market trader Dominic Branch, 37, museum educator Gill Fewings, 47, and architectural illustrator Hugh Gallagher, 40, take up their places as enthusiastic beginners in a three-hundred-year-old forge in Humberside to learn this ancient craft.
The Architects’ Journal selects the finest architecture from the worlds of computer and video games Clearly influenced by the work of London architectural practice FAT , Marioland takes the layering of patterned facades in bright colours to another level. The visual vibrancy is further conveyed by the use of rounded forms, echoing the ‘blobitecture’ of Zaha Hadid’s Dubai Opera House .
Gama Network Presents: The Role of Architecture in Video Games By Ernest Adams Gamasutra October 9, 2002 This month's column began life as a lecture I gave to the Ars Electronica festival of electronic and computerized art, in Linz, Austria. They requested the topic, and although it sounded a bit odd at first, the more research I did, the more interesting it got. This month's column is a short version of that lecture. My audience was mostly artists and a good fourth of them had never played a videogame in their lives, so I had to include a lot of background material about game design that isn't included here.
Ductal® es un producto desarrollado por la compañía cementera Lafarge , que debe su nombre a sus singulares propiedades, que le confieren la habilidad flexionarse (hasta cierto punto), algo bastante singular tratándose de un hormigón. Esta capacidad flexible se consigue mediante el uso de fibras metálicas embebidas. Este hecho significa que no se trata de una masa elaborable de forma personalizada, sino que este material ha de adquirirse en planchas prefabricadas. ¿Para que necesitamos doblar un hormigón? Es interesante en ocasiones que el hormigón pueda sufrir deformaciones muy grandes sin agrietarse o fracturarse.
Un nuevo sistema de edificación pide paso. Los tornillos y los módulos pretenden tomar el relevo del ladrillo y el cemento. La construcción mecano, que permite levantar inmuebles desmontables de una forma más económica y eficaz, ya es una realidad. La empresa que la promueve ha desarrollado esta innovadora fórmula, también bautizada como Superslim , en su base de operaciones, un edificio mixto de 340 metros cuadrados, residencial y terciario , en Torrejón del Rey (Guadalajara). Herradura, jefe de obra RMD Kwikform. El inmueble consta de dos alturas y ha sido diseñado por el arquitecto Santiago Cirugeda.
Slums, sadly, look largely the same the world over -- rickety metal roofed huts thrown together on the edges of vast metropolises to provide some rudimentary shelter for the destitute who live there. A model of the new paper house was set up in Kiel in December. But if a newly designed pre-fabricated house developed in conjunction with the Bauhaus University in the eastern German city of Weimar catches on, the world's shantytowns could get a new look. The buildings are cheap, sturdy -- and made out of paper.
Collected here are photo graphs of last-minute preparations in Shanghai as they prepare to welcome the world . (37 photos total) 更多精彩内容，请点击环球网论坛（ http://bbs.huanqiu.com ） Visitors gather in front of a huge animated baby mannequin displayed in the Spanish pavilion at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on April 25, 2010. Expo organizers gave members of the public a preview of the largest-ever World's Fair as they tested facilities and public transportation before the official start on May 1. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) 2 A visitor stands at the South Korea Pavilion at the World Expo site on the trial day Friday, April 23, 2010 in Shanghai, China .
Segovia , Spain ’s School of Architecture at IE University has launched the world’s first Master’s Degree Program that combines advanced design with business management. Influential professionals in the field of architecture met at the Building Center in Central London, where Javier Quintana, Dean of the School of Architecture at IE University, introduced the program. The degree program, M.A.M.D., prompted a discussion on the successes and failures of architecture schools in preparing students for architectural practice post graduation. Editor of The Architect’s Journal, Christine Murray noted that architecture education “is not focused on how to structure your practice, how to start a practice, how to run your practice, how to grow your business and how to be successful in the business of architecture.”
What do you get when you take one 420-square-foot New York apartment, one green living advocate, $70,000 in prizes and a crowdsourced audience of forward-thinking designers? Hopefully an apartment design competition that can help reduce a country's environmental footprint. The concept, called LifeEdited , aims to design an actual apartment that brainchild and guinea pig Graham Hill will inhabit. The apartment, just 420 square feet, must be able to accommodate a sit-down dinner for 12, comfortable lounging for eight people, space for two guests, a home office, a work area, hideable kitchen and necessities like bed, shower and bike storage (it is a green initiative, after all). Hill, founder of Treehugger.com and VP of Interactive Media at Discovery's Planet Green , is trying to live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste on less money, but with more design.
This is the original list of 50 strange buildings which has been and is being copied (stolen) by many bloggers. If you wish to post it on your blog or website, feel free to use up to 20 buildings from this list and give a proper link to our website ( http://villageofjoy.com/50-strange.. ) as the source article. Ok, now enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking arcitechture! After reading it, don’t forget to check Part II and Part III .
A pattern language , a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander , is a structured method of describing good design practices within a field of expertise. Advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. Like all languages, a pattern language has vocabulary , syntax , and grammar —but a pattern language applies to some complex activity other than communication.