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Unterholz and Oberholz Installations / Christoph Hesse Architects

March 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Unterholz Installation. This installation is located on the multigenerational square of Referinghausen. In the lower part, seating possibilities for the young and elderly have been cut out from two concrete cubes. During the manufacture, the villagers attached old windows, doors, and memorabilia to the concrete formwork in order to leave a permanent imprint for future generations.

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Unterholz and Oberholz Installations / Christoph Hesse Architects

March 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Unterholz Installation. This installation is located on the multigenerational square of Referinghausen. In the lower part, seating possibilities for the young and elderly have been cut out from two concrete cubes. During the manufacture, the villagers attached old windows, doors, and memorabilia to the concrete formwork in order to leave a permanent imprint for future generations.

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Happy Stripe Installation / SomePeople

March 13, 2021 Pilar Caballero 0

The Downtown Frederick Partnership in cooperation with the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation, AIA Potomac Valley and the Frederick Arts Council sponsored a design competition in November of 2019 for spatial installations in specific alleys that would better link the downtown urban fabric. SomePeople’s proposal called “Happy Stripe” was one of the three selected projects for implementation. The installation will be in place through November 2021 encouraging locals and visitors to safely visit Downtown Frederick.

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Rooftop Prim / PRODUCTORA

February 18, 2021 Clara Ott 0

The project is located on the rooftop of an early twentieth-century palace where cultural and festive events are held, in the center of Mexico City. In order to prevent the occasional rains to interrupt the activities organized in the courtyards, the owner of the property required to cover the three existing patios. Instead of making three independent interventions, we generated one single proposal: a continuous roof structure, measuring more than 50 meters in length, connecting the patios in a straight line, and generating new covered surfaces in between the patios. The structure consists of 45 lightweight metal trusses, each 1.2 m apart, dividing the weight evenly over the existing construction and accentuating rhythm and perspective along the roof. The triangular roof section is designed asymmetrically so that one side could incorporate a covered circulation.

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Boudoir Babylon Café / Adam Nathaniel Furman + Sibling Architecture

February 17, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

This project, by Adam Nathaniel Furman and Sibling Architecture, transforms NGV’s Gallery Kitchen for NGV Triennial 2020 by drawing inspiration from three spatial typologies – the boudoir, the salon, and the club – to challenge and rethink norms of how people come together and socialise. The existing cafe is transformed with ludicrously vibrant scenography that plays with the appearance of how people gather and socialise. At the centre, a column becomes a circular catwalk. For those not prepared to strut, modesty screens, with bodily motifs, ruptures divisions between dinners, including as these modesty screens can be rearranged in the space. The oculi, or peepholes, provide a moment to peer through to a queer world.

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Rotating Triumf Arch / KATARSIS ab

February 9, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The district of Kolomna, where many of Dostoevsky’s novels are set, is one of the oldest — and, probably, the most distinctive — in St. Petersburg. The Nikolsky Rows is a brilliant example of a gostiny dvor, a very distinctive Russian building type combining a shopping arcade and an inner courtyard used as an open market and storage and maintenance area. The building fell into disrepair and was then restored. However, until the present day, it failed to become an active city space in its own right. The former arcade now houses a hotel, while the market courtyard remained inaccessible to the public. We created a small architectural landmark to trigger the return to life for this historically vibrant location.

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Face, Pool, Two Towers and Ruin Installation / Paradigma Ariadné

February 8, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Modernist housing estates are rejected, just as the Haszkovó housing estate in the city of Veszprém, Hungary. Their stories are understood as the stories of failed urban developments, they are grey, sad, and soulless. Can something be soulless and grey which gives home to 20.000 inhabitants? Instead of letting our prejudices drive our view on modernist housing estates, is that possible to reconsider our relationships and think about them as “real cities” and to complete them with creative ideas?

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V&A Bags: Inside Out Exhibition / Studio MUTT

January 26, 2021 Valeria Silva 0

Bags: Inside Out at the V&A is the UK’s most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the ultimate accessory. Curated by Dr. Lucia Savi and designed by Studio MUTT, with graphic design by Heather Whitbread at V&A Design Studio, and lighting by Studio ZNA, the exhibition features 300 items from designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks and explores our longstanding fascination with the bag.

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Bambow Suspended Flying Bridge / Atelier LAI

January 7, 2021 罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo 0

Here & Now
Two years ago, Atelier LAI constructed a bridge in an old village in Huizhou, named “Suspended Flying Bridge” for it spanning the two ends of the bank and hanging above the river. The material is taken from the local bamboo. The design utilized modern structural knowledge and picturesque conceptions to bring out the resilience of bamboo, showing a tectonic scenario of the countryside. Here and now, the material and the technique are interwoven into an organic and self-contained object.