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Form Follows Performance | Using digital tools as a catalyst for better and more sustainable design TEDTalks Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin ... TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

DOCUMENTAL - EL CÓDIGO - FORMAS (Canal Odissea) The Competition: a documentary that exposes how 'starchitects' really work | Art and design Sleepless nights, set-tos and screwed-up paper retrieved from the bin – all the stuff great architecture is made of. Right? For anyone with the slightest suspicion of the insidious, futile processes at work behind the glossy facades of the world's so-called 'starchitects', a new documentary by Spanish architect Angel Borrego Cubero makes for compulsive viewing. The Competition, which has its UK premiere at the Barbican tonight, follows the trials and tribulations of five stellar practices competing in a doomed bid to build a new national museum for Andorra, back in 2009. As the global financial crisis hit rock-bottom, no job was too small for architects whose dreams of dotting Middle Eastern deserts with their snazzy signatures had been revealed as a hopeless mirage. It is a routine, familiar to anyone who has worked on competitions of this kind, that jumps and jolts between utterly different proposals: one minute the answer is a ground-scraper; the next it is a willowy tree.

Ways of seeing John Berger CMA CGM Headquarters by Zaha Hadid photographed by Hufton+Crow Zaha Hadid's 142-metre tower for French shipping company CMA CGM in Marseille is documented in these new images by London photographers Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). The 33-storey structure, which was completed in 2011, is currently the tallest building in the city and features a glazed facade with a seam of tinted glass running up through its centre. The darkened glass tapers outwards at the top, creating the illusion of swelling upper storeys although the building actually has a rectilinear body that only curves outwards at its base. Located within Marseille's 480-hectare Euroméditerranée development zone in the north of the city, the CMA CGM Headquarters functions as the primary offices for the transportation company, bringing together over 2400 employees that had previously been located on seven different sites. Zaha Hadid Architects also designed a 135-metre-long annex building, which is joined to the tower with a curving glass bridge.

Best Serbian Street Workout 2013 (Ultimate Motivation) en son de luz | Crónicas de vario lugar | Página 14 He dejado hace rato Montpeyroux y ruedo hacia Vézelay. Así que circulo, pero al revés y motorizado, sobre varias etapas de un importante camino de Santiago. El llamado “camino de Vézelay” arranca desde esta villa y llega a St.Jean-Pied-de-Port. En la Edad Media se iba a pie a Santiago para hacer penitencia, ganar indulgencias y conseguir el cielo. Hoy se emprende la ruta por muchos otros motivos, como nos narra una voz de en off de monja benedictina en un video de youtube: Cuando me alejo de las carreteras principales, son las vacas y terneros los que me saludan en mi itinerario. El camino se abre a horizontes de cereales y lejanas arboledas. Para llegar a Vézelay he dejado la A77 más arriba de Nevers. Al caer la tarde diviso la villa de Vézelay, presidida por La Madelaine. El camping es pequeño pero, al ser el último en llegar, consigo por chiripa el mejor rincón de sus bordes. Por la mañana me alzo temprano. No hay un alma en esta mañana de domingo.

moreAEdesign | Part of AEWorldMap.com O P E N S Y S T E M S Diseño Archives Como todos los años por estas fechas, la casa PANTONE® ha publicado el seleccionado como PANTONE® del año 2014. Si color del 2013 el PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald destacaba por simbolizar el crecimiento y la renovación, la armoniosa combinación de fucsia, morado y rosa que presenta el PANTONE® Radiant Orchid 18-3224 invita a la innovación y anima la creatividad y la originalidad. Como explica en ésta entrevista la directora ejecutiva de Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman, la selección del color Pantone del año es un proceso largo que recoge influencias de todo el mundo, incluyendo cinematograficas, coleciones de arte, nuevos artistas, destinos de viaje, tecnologia, nuevas texturas e incluso proximos eventos deportivos. “It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm… Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination” Eiseman, directora ejecutiva Pantone Color Institute®>

Jennifer K. Gorsche Tweet Elastic deformation of the pavilion's glass-fiber reinforced plastic lamellas gives its facade movement (Soma) A 34,000-square-foot kinetic media facade represents the themes of Korea’s international exhibition Opened last month in the coastal city of Yeosu, South Korea, the 2012 International Exhibition’s theme, “The Living Ocean and Coast,” is a way for attendees to examine challenges and solutions to development on oceans and coastlines. Continue reading after the jump. Arquitectura Archives comenta Luis Fernández Galiano en rueda de prensa en el Museo del Traje el pasado martes 25 de marzo, con el motivo de la experiencia de haber entrevistado a los protagonistas de la próxima edición del DVD: Arquia / Maestros de la Fundación Arquia. Los tres arquitectos protagonistas de esta nueva edición de arquia / maestros, Oriol Bohigas, Rafael Moneo y Juan Navarro Baldeweg se sumergirán en un entorno de penumbra acompañados por un entrevistador, Luis Fernandez Galiano que facilitará la natural expresión de las ideas y la reflexión personal. Las entrevistas están organizadas en seis módulos, “un esquema de malla modular donde se traduce el color de cada arquitecto” destaca el Arq. Fernández Galiano. El primero se centra en la formación e infancia de cada uno de ellos, y los cinco restantes se dedicarán a recorrer el legado arquitectónico a través de quince obras representativas, ilustrando la personalidad, el esfuerzo y el progreso de una vida a través del arte de la construcción.

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