Paredes Pedrosa - Characterized by its telluric sense and its tectonic strength, but above all by its inescapable public role.
“The oeuvre of Paredes Pedrosa is characterized by its telluric sense and its tectonic strength, but above all by its inescapable public role”
Richard Ingersoll, 2016.
Ángela García de Paredes (Madrid 1958, ETSAM 1982, PhD 2015) and Ignacio Pedrosa (Madrid 1957, ETSAM 1983, PhD 2015) established the architectural firm PAREDES PEDROSA in 1990, after collaborating with José M. García de Paredes.
Professors at the Architectural Design Department in Madrid School of Architecture, they are also visiting professors in the architecture schools of Pamplona, ESARQ UIC in Barcelona and IUAV in Venice and critics and lecturers at several Universities as GSD Harvard, ETH Zurich, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, EPFL Lausanne, TU München, TU Graz, FADU Buenos Aires e Ibero en México, among others.
Their built work after first prize competitions include: Town Hall in Valdemaqueda, Valle Inclán Theatre in Madrid, Archaeology Museum in Almeria, Peñíscola Congress Centre, Espacio Torner in Cuenca, La Olmeda Roman Villa Museum in Palencia, UPI School in Gandía, Ceuta Public Library, Lugo Auditorium and Córdoba Public Library, the latter under construction. Other first prize competitions are Borghetto Flaminio in Roma and recently the Visigoth Museum in Mérida and Jaén Justice Court.
Awarded by the Government of Spain with the Spain Fine Arts Gold Medal 2014 and Spain Architecture Award 2007. Other Awards: ar+d Award, Europan II y IV, Madrid Architecture Award, COAM Mansilla Award, Gold Medal International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture Award, Eduardo Torroja Award for Engineering and Architecture, AADIPA European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, Special Mention Europa Nostra, Honourable Mention Piranesi Prix de Rome and are Shortlisted Mies Van der Rohe Award and Aga Khan Architecture Award.
Paredes Pedrosa´s work has been selected for Spain Architecture Biennials 2011, 2007, 2003 and 1999, Venice Biennials in 2016, 2012, 2000 and 1996, and Iberoamerican Biennials in 2014, 2010, 2008 and 2000.
Monograph exhibitions:“Paredes Pedrosa Obra desde 1990 em 20 imagens e 40 maquetes” in ESAP Escola Superior Artística do Porto and in Lisbon Galería NOTE 2013.
They have been appointed curators of the Spanish Pavilion with the exhibition “Architecture for Music” at the VI Venice Biennale 1996 and of the Iberoamerican Biennials in Cádiz 2012 and Sao Paulo 2016, and jury in numerous national and international competitions, biennials and awards.
Visit the Website: www.paredespedrosa.com
Founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, TORAFU ARCHITECTS employs a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and film making.
Amongst some of their mains works are 'TEMPLATE IN CLASKA', 'NIKE 1LOVE', 'HOUSE IN KOHOKU', 'airvase' , 'Gulliver Table' and 'BigT'. ‘Light Loom (Canon Milano Salone 2011)’ was awarded the Grand Prize of the Elita Design Award. In 2015, airvase is selected for permanent collection of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Published in 2011 were the 'airvase book' and 'TORAFU ARCHITECTS 2004-2011 Idea + Process' (by BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA CO., LTD.) , in 2012, a picture book titled ‘TORAFU's Small City Planning' (by Heibonsha Limited) and in 2016, ‘TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inside Out' (by TOTO Publishing).
Visit the Website: http://torafu.com
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. By giving form to the needs and desires of clients and communities alike, the architectural solutions that emerge are equal parts purpose and poetry. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life–and made complete–by those who use it.
The firm offers services in architectural design, interior design, exhibition design, master planning, landscape concepts and strategic planning.
Clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Frick Collection, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. The recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential architecture, both at the scale of private homes and multi-family dwelling continues to be an important part of the firm’s portfolio.
Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon in the spring of 2016.
ANNABELLE SELLDORF, FAIA
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2017, Ms. Selldorf was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter.
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Contemporary and modern architecture of Iran will be presented at Archi-Depot, a museum in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to architecture models.
Iranian architect Mehrdad Zavareh-Mohammadi has curated the exhibition of Iranian architecture due to open March 6.
The event is being organized following an invitation from the Architectural Institute of Japan. An estimated 80 architecture models will be displayed at Archi-Depot. The models are from projects that have already been completed and include houses, apartments and villas, ISNA reported.
The two-month exhibit will include three sections. The first will represent architecture from the First Pahlavi period (1941-1979). “This section includes 20 prominent projects such as the iconic Azadi Tower, City Theater, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Carpet Museum, Niavaran Cultural Center and the senate building (all in Tehran),” Zavareh-Mohammadi said.
The buildings will be presented via models, slide projection, videos, documents, graphs and blueprints. About the second section, he said it will comprise projects designed for various Iranian cities by notable architects from Japan and other nations. “The projects were suspended for a variety of reasons including the Islamic Revolution in 1979.”
The third section contains contemporary projects in the four categories of public, infill (rezoning of land in an urban environment, usually open space, to new construction), monad (isolated self-sufficient and smart constructions in nature) and unbuilt projects of large dimensions.
“On the sidelines of the exhibition, scientific and research symposiums will be held, where notable architects such as Arata Isozaki, 86, and Riichi Miyake, 69, from Japan, as well as Ali Kermanian from Iran will speak.
After Tokyo the exhibition will be held in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashhad.
ARCHI-DEPOT Museum serves as storage-archives for preserving the form and the value of architectural models, which represent architec[tural culture of respective epoch and region. It provides the most appropriate protection system by achieving original unique conservation technology.
ARCHI-DEPOT Corporation was founded in 2015 with the intention of preserving and developing the Japanese architectural culture as well as propagating its values to both Japanese and international communities. The Corporation aims at succeeding the architectural heritages and historical materials to the next generations and at diffusing the architectural culture through its various activities within and beyond the border.
Continuous safekeeping and conservation of architectural models and records by the way of appropriate evaluation of such objects are, thus, acknowledged as its main task while the creation of a new platform, on which active communication connects the professional community and the society, contributes for the sharing of the resulting values. To do so, the Corporation supports ARCHI-DEPOT Museum and realizes various types of lectures, conferences and local commitment programs both in Japan and abroad.
Visit the Website: https://archi-depot.or.jp
SuperAdobe is a form of earth bag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags ("SuperAdobe Bags"), barbed wire, on-site earth and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that integrates traditional earth architecture with contemporary global safety requirements, and passes severe earthquake code tests in California.
This technology has been published by NASA, endorsed by the United Nations, featured in countless world media outlets, and awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. It comes from years of meditation, hands-on research and development. Inspired by traditional earth architecture in the deserts of Iran and adapted for modern usage. Simplified so that anyone can build.
CALEARTH AND RUMI
Many find it interesting that there is a strong connection between CalEarth and the poetry of Rumi, a Persian mystic who lived over 800 years ago. There is a Rumi Dome on site, books of poetry for sale in the bookstore, and Rumi stories shared during the Open House, but what's the origin of this connection? The founder of CalEarth, Nader Khalili (1936-2008) looked to Rumi for inspiration through most of his adult life, and remnants of this inspiration can be found in many of the buildings and designs.
For 25 years, Nader Khalili’s specialty as an architect was skyscrapers. Then at thirty-eight, his turning point in life, he “… bought a motorcycle and went to the desert for five years in Iran to see what the solution was for sheltering the poor in the world and to learn from what already existed. There [he] got to know five personalities: earth, water, air, fire and Rumi, the 800 year old Persian mystic poet...." Rumi taught him the unity of these universal elements, forming his "Archemy" — architecture and alchemy. Water is fire, earth is water, and there is a unity in all elements.
In Rumi, Dancing the Flame, Khalili wrote, “I have also discovered, dealing with these universal elements for my own earth-and-fire architecture, that Rumi, more than any other individual has dealt with fire and water, or earth and wind, and yet no one to my knowledge has looked at Rumi’s life and works through these elements. I have been blessed by making my life’s work following this narrow stream springing form the ocean that is Rumi.”
In addition to his revolutionary earth architecture and Superadobe techniques, a great part of his life’s work was translating Rumi’s Rubaiyat and Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrizi. “In the last seven hundred years many millions have lit their candles from Rumi’s fire and I feel I am one of them—awake or dreaming.”
Visit the Website: www.calearth.org
Amanda Levete has won the 2018 AJ/AR Jane Drew Prize, whose previous recipients include Zaha Hadid and Denise Scott Brown. Meanwhile, OMA co-founder and artist Madelon Vriesendorp has won the 2018 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize.
Levete is the seventh winner of the revitalised Jane Drew Prize, an award recognising an architectural designer who, through their work and commitment to design excellence, has raised the profile of women in architecture.
She first made her name as half of Future Systems, a practice she ran with her then-husband Jan Kaplický with whom she designed the Lord’s Media Centre, winner of the 1999 RIBA Stirling Prize, as well as the futuristic Birmingham Selfridges.
She started her solo career less than a decade ago, setting up AL_A. The practice is best known for Lisbon’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, which opened in 2016, and the V&A’s new courtyard and Sainsbury Gallery, which opened last year. Both projects feature complex ceramic tiling and open public spaces, reflecting Levete’s fascination with the sensuality of materials and her concern for the provision of social space in cities.
Visit the Website: www.ala.uk.com
Project Orange - unusual as a practice in placing equal importance on architecture and interior design.
Project Orange is an Architecture and Interior Design Studio with a broad and original portfolio of work in the UK and overseas. Set up by Christopher Ash and James Soane, the practice excels in those projects that seek a seamless marriage of architecture and interior design, be they homes, hotels or offices. We believe that good design is life enhancing. We love our job and have won awards.
We are unusual as a practice in placing equal importance on architecture and interior design and excel in those projects seeking a seamless marriage of the disciplines, be they homes, hotels or offices. The achievements of the studio have been recognized in RIBA Regional and National Awards, Building Design Interior Architect of the Year Awards, a Civic Trust Award, the Housing Design Awards, the British Homes Awards and The European Hotel Awards.
Whilst always contemporary, our approach embraces an inclusive attitude to style and aesthetics apparent in the diversity of our built projects. All our work is informed by research and collaboration with our clients and partners. Through this process we generate a narrative unique to the individual project and create spaces and places that are a joy to inhabit.
Visit the Website: http://www.projectorange.com
Born in Marseilles, Stephane Malka was inspired by urban spaces from a young age. Graffiti, a technique he adopted for over 10 years, lead him to discover the city and its untapped potential.
In the late 80’s, vacant lots were his playgrounds. He painted large-scale frescos in the contemporary ruins of Belleville and in the infamous artist squats of the “Ateliers Frigorifiques,” using various street skills and procesess including graffiti, accumulation, collage, and stencils the skin of walls. Returning to his hometown, he continued to invade the city with his art in numerous places, including art galleries. From this period, he kept a civil insurrection’s spirit, and a significant interest in neglected spaces, and a sense of urgency.
Stephane gratuated of his architectural degree in 2003 and founded his firm on the spot. Then, he started to collaborate with prestigious international firms such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Philippe Starck or Rem Koolhaas among others. The same year, he completed Top-Nest, a panoramic rooftop bar on the Galerie Lafayette installed and built on-site in only three days.
This experiences were a cornerstone for “Le Petit Pari(s)” experimental project, where he has developed theories of urban renewal based on architectural interventions within the city’s porosities, such as urban voids, blind walls, under bridges, or on rooftops. At the same time, he recycled a gas station into the art shop Black Block at the Palais de Tokyo Museum. In March 2014, he released his first book, a manifesto called “Le Petit Pari(s), an Architectural Kamasutra” ( Editions Courtes et Longues, Gallimard ). Multi-awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and the City Hall of Paris, his works are exhibited around the world in Galeries, National Museums such as La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), MoMA (New-York City), Smolny Sobor (St-Petersburg), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) or MUBE and MIS (Sao Paulo).
Stephane Malka’s analysis and productions are focused on architectural productions, art installations, stage-design and lecture cycles.
Visit the Website: https://www.stephanemalka.com
Mark Reigelman's work reevaluates the everyday, reinvigorates public space, and challenges typical urban conditions.
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Running until – 04 MARCH 2018
The exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings focuses on the architectural and artistic works of Louis I. Kahn – architect, thinker, artist, and an “architectural guru” who is considered among the leading figures of 20th century architecture. Curated by Müge Cengizkan, the exhibition brings together drawings and photographs of architectural works from Pennsylvania, where Kahn lived, worked, and lectured – to Dacca and Ahmedabad, as well as his paintings and unique interviews.
The exhibition’s focus is based on photographs that reframe Kahn’s buildings through themes such as “constructing the ground” and “kneading the program.” It also offers new insights into Kahn’s ideas through his visionary writings, which have been translated into Turkish for the first time. The exhibition features video interviews with Middle Eastern Technical University graduate architects and instructors who had been Khan’s students in the States.
For this first Louis I. Kahn exhibition in Turkey, the selection includes Khan’s charcoal and color drawings and paintings as well as his own writings and books in an attempt to frame his intricate personality.
Visit the Website: http://www.peramuseum.org
Designed as an exclusive retreat on a cliffside site, this space is a re-imagination of a contemporary Caribbean bungalow.
The design for the space evolved out of a close relationship with the Client, the Director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA 21), who is also an avid Art Collector and Commissioner, Environmentalist, Intellectual and Philanthropist. The project was commissioned after extensive discussions on the meaning, scale, positioning and materiality of a construct within this particular context. The building’s use is non-specific, its location on a rugged Cliffside site with limited accessibility through a dense forest, identifies it as a Retreat, an escape in architectural contrast with the other buildings on the property. The Retreat is designed and positioned to allow the user to fully experience the natural landscape of rugged limestone rocks and uninterrupted horizons. With a simple palette of poured concrete, stone, wood and glass, the building is intended to be a re-imagination of a contemporary Caribbean bungalow.
Atelier-Vidal Ltd. is an Award winning, design oriented firm founded in 2012 by Architect Vidal Dowding. We are focused on openness of thought, collaborative design and responsive critique, which lead to the generation of new creative ideas.
Vidal Dowding is a registered Architect and member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects. He obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (First Class Honours) and a Master of Architecture Degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology Jamaica. Vidal has lived in a number of Caribbean countries and has developed an appreciation for the multitude of cultural differences that influence the architecture of the tropics. Arriving in Jamaica in 1997, he has worked for acclaimed Architectural Firms Alberga Graham Jamaica, Marvin Goodman & Associates (MDG), and principally at Harold Morrison+Robert Woodstock Associates (HMRW) where he was an Associate between 2010 and 2012.
Since founding Atelier-Vidal Ltd. and US based product procurement company Atelier-Vidal Inc. in 2012, Vidal has led of team of highly talented, motivated and creative individuals, each with degrees in Architecture. Our passion and drive for excellence was recognized in 2014 by the Governor General’s Award of Merit for Resort Design on the Trident Hotel, the Firm’s first project.
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JULY 5, 2018 –JANUARY 13, 2019 THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.
Toward a Concrete Utopia explores themes of large-scale urbanization, technology in everyday life, consumerism, monuments and memorialization, and the global reach of Yugoslav architecture. The exhibition includes more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, and features work by important architects including Bogdan Bogdanović, Juraj Neidhardt, Svetlana Kana Radević, Edvard Ravnikar, Vjenceslav Richter, and Milica Šterić. From the sculptural interior of the White Mosque in rural Bosnia, to the post-earthquake reconstruction of the city of Skopje based on Kenzo Tange’s Metabolist design, to the new town of New Belgrade, with its expressive large-scale housing blocks and civic buildings, the exhibition examines the unique range of forms and modes of production in Yugoslav architecture and its distinct yet multifaceted character.
Organized by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and Vladimir Kulić, guest curator, with Anna Kats, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.
Visit the Website: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/3931
About Studio Arthur Casas
From the object to the landscape, inside out, the creative process of Studio Arthur Casas is intimately connected to a horizontal scale, where the main concern is the dialogue in the conception of programs that can be as diverse as a chair or an entire neighborhood, influenced by a spirit both modernist and contemporary that is Brazilian but also cosmopolitan.
The team of designers, architects and urbanists works from São Paulo and NY, and has built in several cities worldwide such as Tokyo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, NY and São Paulo, creating a vocabulary that is recognized and published internationally.
Visit the Website: http://www.arthurcasas.com
Why an Architecture Fringe?
- to support new work and emerging practice in architecture in Scotland
- to develop a friendly but critical community of voices to connect, support and challenge each other
- to offer a platform to encourage a wider conversation about architecture and design in Scotland in a contemporary socio-political context
- to engage internationally with other people and organisations
We hope you'll join us!
The forthcoming Architecture Fringe will take place in June 2018. Click here to find out how to get involved.
Initiated by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent contributor-led series of projects and events across the arts which explores architecture and its impact.
The very first Architecture Fringe opened on Friday 1st July 2016. The 2017 programme hosted work from around 260 contributors over 50 projects in 37 venues. Over the two years the programme has included new artistic work, events, exhibitions, talks, environmental installations, community self-builds and a summer school.
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Collective Architecture won a limited competition to redevelop a Category B' listed library in Bridgeton, Glasgow for The Glasgow Women’s Library. The library, built in 1903, is one of seven “Carnegie” libraries donated to the city. A local landmark, the building is grand in appearance with feature bays, intricate ornamentation and beautifully carved statues.
Glasgow Women’s Library provides a major resource for the City of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Their reputation extends nationally with a growing membership and volunteer team. The archive collection has steadily expanded, with items on display for public view and has gained growing importance through its accredited museum status. The library, refurbished for the Glasgow Women’s Library, now caters for an organisation with a national reputation, and provides accommodation which is capable of hosting major events, screenings, talks, exhibitions, as well as offering support services for people across Glasgow.
Throughout the design process, key stakeholder, client and community engagement workshops were crucial to the successful delivery of the project. Collective Architecture worked closely with the Glasgow Women's Library to develop informal reading spaces and an open plan mezzanine area, with new lift access, within the former Main Reading Room. The Reading Room is located above a new ground floor cafe and kitchen and a space for exhibitions. A major requirement was for a new strong room archive, designed over two levels at the rear of the gallery. This houses the permanent collections, as well as special pieces of display which required to be climatically controlled to ensure their survival.
Located to the gable fronting James Street, a new stand alone lift shaft provides accessibility to the existing first floor for all. This has been designed as a feature art work, with CNC cut cladding incorporating significant book titles which were chosen by the Glasgow Women’s Library Board Members. The Glasgow Women’s Library was project managed by Clyde Gateway, who are responsible for the wider redevelopment of Bridgeton, where the library is situated. hub West Scotland were involved in the successful delivery of the project.
The building was officially opened to the public on 7th November 2015 by the Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, who described The Glasgow Women’s Library as ‘truly a national treasure’. In addition, on the 14th of December 2015 The Glasgow Women’s Library were awarded the title of ‘Recognised Collections of National Significance’ status by Museum Galleries Scotland, joining Scotland’s elite list of must see museum collections. The title covers the entire collection of museum and archive holdings and further cements Glasgow Women’s Library’s status as the only accredited museum dedicated to women’s history in the whole of the UK.
Visit the Website: http://www.collectivearchitecture.com
Skywalk - Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata is the city which is home to some of the most revered places of worship of Hinduism, the seat of divine female power, Shakti, the “Dakshineswar Kali temple”. Located on the banks of Ganges at the northern tip of the metropolis, this place of worship was originally built by Rani Rashmoni.
Today, Dakshineswar continues to draw huge numbers of devotees all around the year and is one of the most visited places of worship in Kolkata.In the earlier days, visiting by boat was one of the most preferred ways to reach the temple, and by road being the second. The approach road to the temple, that was once predominantly pedestrian, now has to cater to a growing vehicular traffic of private cars, taxis, two wheelers and goods vehicles. Increased footfalls over the years has brought in a lot of shops and kiosks catering to the visitors, offering Prasad, Pooja material, embellishments for the deity and assorted food, sweets, snacks and tea stalls. Finding no other space to occupy, they built over the footpath, pushing pedestrians to the road, jostling for space with rickshaws, cars and goods vehicles. Further, the approach road is extremely slow moving and congested during regular days and a logistics nightmare on festive days.
The Journey Of Success
In the year 1995, 3 young architecture graduates from IIT Kharagpur started an architectural practice called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects. The practice specialized and excelled in developing individual family homes. In 2003, the practice was rechristened as Design Forum International (DFI), with a clear intent to foster an egalitarian organizational ethos where distinctive architectural talent finds self-expression and can contribute in a democratic and collaborative work environment. The practice has since grown from strength to strength and is currently marching ahead with a vibrant team of over 100 professionals; each pursuing a distinctive value based architectural spirit that DFI imbues. DFI executes each piece of work undertaken with a deep sense of optimism, excellence and integrity, keeping in mind that each project is a legacy for our future generations. While DFI plays its role as an agent of change, its efforts are rooted in the principles of responsiveness to local context and sustainable architecture. DFIs prime objective is to achieve excellence in design, perfectly in balance to both time and cost. Our team is committed to emphasize communication and design for the people and environment. Having won many accolades for our works, DFI has emerged as an institution which attracts great design minds; who love to thrive in a professionally charged environment focusing on every detail and exploring new design methodology for every project.
DFI Portfolio Mixed-use and Retail : 8 Million sq ft Group Housing : 51 8 Million sq ft Townships : 2100 Acres Offices and IT Parks : 6 8 Million sq ft
Our Habitats shape and influence our lives profoundly and, therefore, as custodians of the Built Environment where much intervention is necessitated in the name of Capacity upgradation, we feel the need to emphasize inclusion of contextuality and conservation in our thoughts and designs.
If words were a repository of thoughts and ideas then DFIs current thought process is captured thus:
To play-IN into the continuum as opposed to playing OUT an egoistic expression of Disruptivism.
To embellish with thoughtful contemporary interventions echoing the aspirations of our times while discarding architectural vestiges.
To animate with meaningful newness; combining the use of a problem-solving approach with sensitive and delightful Urban Artistry.
To be reverend to the substantive context; both Immediate and Cosmic.
To pursue a practice of Architecture with a Conscience; A Karmic Architecture. that belongs to its PEOPLE and its PLACE.
Visit the Website: http://www.designforuminternational.com
Spaces Architects@ka, an international award winning architectural firm, established with a vision of creating sensible, functional spaces enhanced by the intangible sense of emotion, power and playfulness. This results in architecture that can be extraordinarily responding to the unique needs throughout the design process, is just as much an architect’s mission as shaping aesthetically inspired built environment through communication.
Our work is known for its design quality, imagination and originality. Each project offers an opportunity to pursue new solutions to complex building problems. Our motto is to design, detail and enjoy working in responsive to our client’s need in very honest, efficient and professional manner. We believe that our works follow a unique style based on our ideology and perspective towards the design requirement.
Highly committed in use of computer technology, we offer full scope of design, planning and project management services with our young motivated team. We firmly believe that good design maximizes the value of your investment in the project. Over the years, we have had considerable experience in putting together surprisingly affordable interior.
Implementing a project requires substantial commitment in time, money and resources. It also involves a large team of architects, consultants, suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors & laborers. Our role is to co-ordinate with all these people and to ensure everything to move as smoothly as possible.
We practice tight documentation to minimize variations during construction and ensures contracts and specifications are clear and accurate to provide enough information and incentives for the contractor to complete the work on time and on budget. The firm in past years has executed more than 100 projects ranging from furniture to corporate buildings with numerous publications.
Visit the Website: https://www.spacesarchitects-ka.com
Morphogenesis was founded in 1996 by Manit and Sonali Rastogi with a shared vision of defining a new emergent Indian architecture. Over the past 2 decades, the firm has evolved into a vibrant cross-disciplinary team comprised of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, 3D Visualizers and Researchers, with diverse backgrounds and specializations from universities the world over. With offices in Delhi and Bangalore, our work spans across India, SAARC Countries and South Africa. We aspire to take Brand India global.
Visit the Website: http://www.morphogenesis.org
Check out what clients say:
"Creative, diligent, approachable, patient...are all terms which embody our incredibly positive experience of working with OB Architecture over two years on the renovation and extension of our 1926 home. It took a year and 3 false starts with other architects before we met James, Olly and the team."
"They listened carefully to our requirements and while working within New Forest planning constraints evolved a contemporary design which efficiently meets our needs. OB were also excellent during the construction phase as we worked through day to day challenges of realising the project.
"Having just finished the construction we're now enjoying a transformed modern open plan family home which is both practical and provides visitors with various 'lasting' moments such as a double height glazed entrance, gallery walk way and vaulted master bedroom. I thank the OB team for having that vision."
Visit the Website: http://obarchitecture.co.uk
Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London and Cambridge. Since our founding in 1984, we have developed a reputation for well-crafted buildings and thoughtful place making.
We have completed projects throughout the UK and overseas, and are currently working on projects in the Middle East and in North America.
The work of the practice ranges from architecture, interior design and conservation to planning, consultation and research.
41 of our completed projects have won a RIBA Award and we have twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize – for the revitalisation of the Royal Festival Hall in 2008 and for New Court Rothschilds Bank in collaboration with OMA in 2012.
In 2015, we were awarded the AJ120 Practice of the Year.
Visit the Website: http://www.alliesandmorrison.com
At DJ+DS we use our innovations in architecture, design, and real estate development to attack the root causes of mass incarceration which we believe to be poverty, racism, lack of access to resources and the criminal justice system itself.
Therefore, with our non-profit, government and community partners, we counter the societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of courthouses and prisons by co-creating new prototypes such as peacemaking centers, mobile villages and housing for foster age youth.
Together, we harness the power of the built environment to create triple-bottom-line equity, and support the success and expansion of restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs.
Visit the Website: http://designingjustice.org
DOMO ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN - Proposal for "trump's mexican wall" to be built from 750,000 containers.
DOMO ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN has put forward the idea of "Trump's Mexican Wall" to be constructed from 750,000 containers as a 'people' and 'eco' friendly solution to the controversial plan by the US President.
Francisco Llado and Robert Moehring of Domo Architecture and Design don’t believe their work is political either, as they design a 2,000 mile long wall along the Mexican border, to be built out of shipping containers. They told the website Real Deal:
“This is an eco-friendly, sustainable solution,” principal Francisco Llado said. It would require 750,000 recycled shipping containers, which could be donated, he said….“There are other ways to build a border that is friendly and open instead of building a concrete wall,” Moering added.
They are also quoted in a recent post in Politico, where they describe the wall as having eco-friendly features like solar panels and even micro-housing, again stressing that their work is not political.
About the Firm:
DOMO ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN is a full service boutique design firm with offices in Miami and Europe. Our guiding vision is the pursuit of beauty through means of simplicity.
DOMO’s design is timeless, minimal, sincere, and pure, yet stimulating to all the senses and guided by nature.
Our ultimate goal is to improve quality of life and human behavior through means of design. Our intent is to create landmark architecture that is highly sensitive and responsive to its context and climate while establishing a perfect equilibrium of design, sustainability, and economic viability. Check out some of their other projects below>
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How can we design kinetic, living architecture that engages with visitors during extended interactions and enhances human experience in an immersive environment?
How do humans respond to these evolving interactions, in a process of mutual adaptation?
Can architecture integrate living functions? Could future buildings think, and care? The Living Architecture Systems Group brings together researchers and industry partners in a multidisciplinary research cluster dedicated to developing built environments with qualities that come close to life— environments that can move, respond, and learn, with metabolisms that can exchange and renew their environments, and which are adaptive and empathic towards their inhabitants. Supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funding and contributions from numerous partners, LAS is focused on developing innovative technologies, new critical aesthetics, and integrative design working methods, helping equip a new generation of designers with critical next-generation skills and critical perspectives for working with complex environments.
The research of LAS has the potential to change how we build by transforming the physical structures that support buildings and the technical systems that control them. Intelligent controls, machine learning, lightweight scaffolds, kinetic mechanisms, and self-renewing synthetic biology systems are being integrated in prototypes, exploring how these different systems might be fully integrated into new generations of buildings. Specializations are in advanced structures, mechanisms, control systems, machine learning, human-machine interaction, synthetic biology, and psychological testing. The combined expertise of the group offers unique integrated design, prototyping and public demonstration facilities.
The partnership is structured by six discipline streams: Scaffold led by Philip Beesley (Waterloo Architecture), Synthetic Cognition led by Dana Kulic (Electronic and Computer Engineering, Waterloo), Metabolism led by Rachel Armstrong (Architecture, Newcastle) Human Experience led by Colin Ellard (Psychology, Waterloo) Interdisciplinary Methods led by Rob Gorbet (Knowledge Integration, Waterloo), and Theory led by Sarah Bonnemaison (Architecture, Dalhousie).
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<>GERMANY WEEK<> Barkow LEIBEIGNER - A discursive research-based approach to architecture and design.
Barkow Leibinger is an American/German architectural practice based in Berlin and New York, founded in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger.
Their discursive research-based approach to architecture and design allows Barkow Leibinger’s work to respond to advancing knowledge and technology, locating the practice as an international leader in digital and analogue fabrication techniques. This know-how expands to include new materials and their applications in driving the practice forward, a continuously evolving activity. The office’s focus revolves around a commitment to academic teaching, research and the practice itself — each are autonomous work areas, which simultaneously inform one another. This approach manifests distinctly in each project through the interrelationships within client-architect dialogue, location, aesthetics, and purpose.
Barkow Leibinger’s work is realized over a wide range of scales and building types including building for workplace (industry, office, and master planning), cultural, housing, event spaces, as well as exhibitions and installations in the public realm internationally. Recently completed buildings include the Trumpf Smart Factory in Chicago, the Fellows Pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin, the HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren and the Tour Total office high-rise in Berlin.
Their work was included in the Serpentine Summer House program 2016 in London and will be shown in the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017. It was also shown in the 4th Marrakech Biennale, the 14th and the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice, and is housed in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York, and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt. They have won four National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture and a Global Holcim Innovation Award for sustainability as well as various German architecture awards.
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Our client is planning the construction of a nationwide unique wellness & spa hotel resort in the middle of a forest. The task was to show the specificity of this project and to create images as photorealistic as possible. Our team has given everything and created a unique set of pictures. Images that give the impression that the idea is already reality.
Lichtecht welcomes you to virtual reality
Since 2001, we have impressed customers and competitors with high-end visualizations of planned building projects throughout Europe. The breadth of our task ranges from the building of a family home to the complexity of large-scale projects. For the marketing of these projects, presentations of inside and outside spaces are essential, and we provide many well-known clients with breathtaking single images and impressive films. Our experienced team of architects and designers will implement your specifications so that the result can hardly be distinguished fom a photo.
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