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Evaluation + Tools + Best Practices Terms and Conditions Only 21 years old and above is eligible for loan application. To preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us we maintain the following Privacy Principles. Why Frank Gehry Is The Perfect Architect For Facebook Facebook’s future Menlo Park outpost is one step closer to reality this week, after Frank Gehry’s “toned down” design was unanimously approved by the city council. What exactly does toned down mean, you ask? According to Gehry partner Craig Webb, Mark Zuckerberg was a little put off by Gehry’s original design. "Facebook told us they wanted a building that’s very anonymous, a building that blends into the neighborhood, that doesn’t call a lot of attention to themselves,” Webb reported.

CUAC ARQUITECTURA, Fernando Alda - www.fernandoalda.com · Gabba Hey Rock and Roll Music School This slogan, rescued from the cult movie Freaks 1928, was fixed to a huge banner to reclaim the pride of the marginal. The whole band starred the musical Rock and Roll High School (1979), centered in the crazy disintegration of an american high school where the students would take the total control of institution turning the Ramones in their new improvised teachers. 35 years after this funny and educational pionering experience a well known group of musicians from Granada musical scene have decided to move the same spirit to their own city. The local selected, a former diagnosis clinic, is transformed from the demolition of layers of plasterboard to discover the harshness potential present in an enclosure in which the whole process of building work has been left patent.

Promoting Architecture Qurratulain Poonawala (international partner - PAKISTAN) - qp.design@ymail.com Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1982, Qurratulain graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. In 2009 she undertook a course on ‘Interior Design for Retail’ from the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London UK Qurratulain has also been involved in architectural writing/journalism and often contributes to national press. She won the First Prize in the Eighth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architecture Design Excellence 2006 after which her work was published in the Almanac of Architecture & Design 2007. Real life “Constructicon” quadcopter robots being developed Update December 14: There’s now a video of the robots actually constructing the tower/art exhibit embedded at the bottom of the story. While scientists are not creating evil robots that are hell bent on destruction (as far as we know), they are working on drones that will have the ability to autonomously build the structures that we both work and live in. The day of driving around your city and seeing swarms of nanobots or robots capable of flight building a new office building may not be far off.

Mecanoo, Michael Van Gessel, Pedro Kok · Villa 4.0 A simple bungalow dating from 1967 on a hexagonal ground plan had been radically altered and modi ed through the years. Although this had made the house bigger, it had also become increasingly inward-looking. The expanding wings were steadily enclosing the heart of the house with the hall and living quarters, and direct contact between the house and the magni cent surroundings was largely lost. The original detailing and material form were consistently adhered to during all previous interventions but the result was now thoroughly outmoded and of a poor technical quality.

A.I.D. about Architecture In Development Architecture In Development (A.I.D.) is a non-profit organization initiated at the end of 2009. Our mission is to re-connect sustainable development to architecture by developing a user-generated knowledge platform. The main feature of the web platform is the interactive architectural map where building information (related to a location's -contexts) can be added & edited easily by the users. Our homepage features articles carefully selected to encourage on-going discourses. Further, there is a bulletin-board for community members to share local and global visions on sustainable developments. CUAC ARQUITECTURA, Javier Callejas Sevilla - www.javiercallejas.com · The Route of Balconies. Isabel the Catholic The still black and white photo in which the nation of Sylvania appears, comes from an image from the 30´s of the city of Loja. An image that shows the superb situation of this beautiful Andalusian town, located between the two sides of the valley of river Genil, in the East part of the province of Granada. Topography defines the particular scenery of the city of Loja. To understand this characteristic, it´s necessary to connect all of the city´s district topographical features that are combined to make up the city´s identity. The need of recovering different abandoned places in the city of Loja, arised the opportunity of creating a network of public areas, designed as balconies to leant out to the city. The project here presented shows a group of areas, or as we said before, balconies, places to leant out, but also to be looked at, places the city, is scenery and its history.

Competitions « TheArchitectureRoom Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world [... more] The ISARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. Closing date for entries 30th June 2014 The aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture [... more] This international competition calls on and challenges participants to design or present a fresh concept for an Organic Skyscraper – a skyscraper that grows or changes form according [... more] Closing Date for Submission: 24th April 2014

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