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50 Strange Buildings of the World (Part II This is the part II of the very popular 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 ( as the source article. I hope you enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking arcitechture! After looking at this magical collection of buildings, don’t forget to check Part III (and also Part I if you haven’t seen it yet) of this very popular architecture post series. 1. Office center “1000″ a.k.a.

Pinay architect designs a bahay-kubo inspired mall in Arizona Arizona, USA -- US-based Filipino architect Lira Luis, a nominee for the upcoming Philippines 21 Young Leaders Forum this September, recently designed a $4 million dollar (P204 million) shopping mall in Arizona inspired by Filipino culture. Architect Luis drew inspiration from the traditional Philippine bahay kubo for this project. She relates: “I have utilized strong design elements, the stilts, which are ubiquitous in native houses in the Philippines. The rest of the design elements are anchored on this, creating a series of double-acting features of sunshade-and-signage that engages a casual observer’s attention.” The angled stilts give the impression of movement and activity, which are important elements in any restaurant or retail environment.

House building stats CLG The national statistics on house building (new build) starts and completions, seasonally adjusted, are released every 3 months. Links are given below to the latest statistical release and a range of data tables. The quarterly publication consists of a report and a set of accompanying excel data tables detailing key high level changes since the previous quarter. The tables and report are together known as the statistical release and are always listed at the top, with the most recent first. The new data published in the release are also incorporated into the detailed data tables (known as ‘live tables’) which provide further breakdowns, including house building statistics for local authorities.

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, at SOAS - University of London Centre for Development, Environment and Policy Welcome Welcome to the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy. Pirihueico House / Alejandro Aravena Alejandro Aravena was selected as one of the 20 essential young architects by Icon. Architects: Alejandro Aravena, Jorge Christie, Victor Oddó Location: Pirihueico lake, Chile Built Area: 350sqm Construction start: 2003 Completion: 2004 Materials: Stone, Wood, Glass Budget: 1.000 US$ / m2 Photos: Cristobal Palma We were asked to design a summer/winter house in a remote landscape in the most southern part of Chile. More than a design, the client wanted, first of all, an equation that included every possible aspect that one could consider to be included; the design then had to be just the resolution of that equation. Being the weather condition very extreme, we started taking as less risk as possible; that’s why we began from the double sloped conventional roof.

World Health Design About World Health Design World Health Design is published in print and online four times a year by the International Academy for Design & HealthTo access all previous issues of World Health Design, click here. WHD also publish special reports on Healthy City Design and Sustainable Healthcare Design, follow the links to the right to view the publications. Design & Health is a global, interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to creating and sharing research findings concerning the interaction between architecture, science, technology and culture in the promotion of human health, wellbeing and quality of life. Our vision: Improving health through designTo create social, economic and cultural value within global communities through the promotion and advocacy of high quality research based design and professional practice in the development of salutogenic built environments and technologies that improve human health, wellbeing and quality of life. Chairman of Scientific Review

Define RFP, Definition RFQ, RFI process Find information on RFP's, RFQ's, RFI's, & RFT's. RFP (Request For Proposal) A RFP (Request For Proposal) is a document that an organization posts to bring out bids from potential vendors for a product or service. An RFP is part of an organization's procurement process, which begins with an assessment of needs and ends with delivery and/or support of the finished product or service. Hanse Colani Rotor House Designer Luigi Colani has created a space-saving house with a six square meter cylinder inside that contains a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. + The cylinder rotates left or right bringing the room you want into view of the main living room. 66 Most Popular Architecture Websites The other day I was wondering if ArchDaily updated its YAMoPo -- Yet Another Most Popular Site Ranking -- of architecture websites. Well, apparently the last one was in 2009 (the same year as Eikongraphia's last MoPo ranking of architecture blogs), and since things have changed a good deal in these short two years I figured it was time somebody did a new ranking. Like ArchDaily, the rankings are based on Alexa, so I could use one resource for compiling the below list of 66 English-language websites*. The rankings are based on Alexa's Global Traffic Rank for July 11, 2011; their rank is a measure of a site's popularity over the past three months based on the combination of visitors and pageviews**. A more thorough ranking may have taken other things into account (Facebook fans, Twitter followers, RSS subscribers, etc.), but I'll leave that to somebody else willing to spend the time and effort on such a list.

Rafael Viñoly Architects Rafael Viñoly Architects is proud to announce the completion of the University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute New Building opening on October 3, 2013. An innovative and architectural tour-de-force, the new 24,400 gsm building will serve as a single collaborative environment within a world-class facility designed to adapt to continued growth and foster interaction between mathematics research groups in Oxford. The Mathematics Institute had originally been dispersed across four different sites when Rafael Viñoly Architects was hired to design a new building for the department. The department’s existing buildings were significantly crowded and offered no further space for expansion, and its dispersed community was in short of a clear focal point for undergraduate teaching, and also made it difficult for the various research groups and individuals to collaborate.

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