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Snarkitecture’s "The Beach" is coming to Tampa on August 5, 2016

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 663

Snarkitecture’s

Snarkitecture's giant interactive installation will now be exhibited at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida starting August 5. After 'The Beach' exhibited at the Washington DC Museum with 750.000 recyclable plastic balls in 2015, new place of the installation will be much bigger than before spanning 15,000 square foot immersive environment at the beach in downtown Tampa.

The Beach Tampa will feature an “ocean” of 1.2 million recyclable and antimicrobial white balls and admission to the public will be free, The Beach Tampa begins August 5, 2016 and runs through August 25, 2016 at Amalie Arena.

The Beach will be staged in an all-white enclosure made of construction materials including scaffolding, wall (...)

WA Awards 23rd Cycle Deadline Extended: July 31, 2016

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 4670

WA Awards 23rd Cycle Deadline Extended: July 31, 2016

Since 2008 and for over 20 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 20+10+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.Now, after seven years and thousands of participating projects from all around the Globe, time has come for us to re-think the WA Awards to better reflect both participants profiles and participating projects.

WA Awards 23rd Cycle, Extended Deadline: July 31, 2016

WA Awards accepts submissions in 3 distinct categories:

WA Designed Award: Projects that were (...)

London Design Festival Announces Design Destinations Activity 2016

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 688

London Design Festival Announces Design Destinations Activity 2016

London Design Festival (LDF) is a platform for innovative design initiatives, showcasing ideas from more than 300 partners who represent the best of London’s design community and LDF 2016 will be held between 12-25 September, 2016 at Trafalgar Square, London. Widespread participation reflects the role of creative businesses as a leading force in the city’s economy, which represents the UK’s fastest growing sector.

The LDF is an essential platform for the capital’s major trade shows taking place across London, featuring work from a local and international network of both new and established exhibitors. These shows comprise 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/16 and The London Design Fair (...)

A series of red-permeable structures proposed for London by Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell+Tuomey

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 355

A series of red-permeable structures proposed for London by Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell+Tuomey

New images of Stratford Waterfront masterplan have been released by Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell+Tuomey, featuring the world’s leading cultural and educational institutions to reach out into the east London boroughs that hosted the Olympic Games.

The new envisioning plan proposes new venues for Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London College of Fashion and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as a significant number of new homes, retail space, a high-quality public realm and additional cultural/community spaces that extend the Park’s reach while inviting residents and visitors alike to participate in an exciting cross-pollination of culture, education and research. The masterplan achieves this through ac (...)

Wolfgang Buttress’ bee-inspired Pavilion moved to Kew Gardens

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 284

Wolfgang Buttress’ bee-inspired Pavilion moved to Kew Gardens

British artist and creative lead Wolfgang Buttress' bee-inspired honeycomb Pavilion called 'The Hive Pavilion' has now been moved to Kew Gardens and reopened to the public on June 2016. Buttress' pavilion was originally created for the Milano Expo 2015 and will be on view until November 2017 at the Kew Gardens. The honeycomb structure attracted over 3.3 million visitors at the Milano Expo 2015 and became one of the main attractions.

The Hive Pavilion is a volumetric open-air structure standing at 17 metres tall and weighing in at 40 tonnes, The Hive encapsulates the story of the honey bee and the important role of pollination in feeding the planet, through an immersive sound and visual experience.

The Hive (...)

Discover Scottish Architecture through The Festival of Architecture 2016

berrin chatzi chousein • July 28, 2016 • 437

Discover Scottish Architecture through The Festival of Architecture 2016

Directed by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and working with a wide range of partners, the Festival of Architecture 2016 is designed to be an engaging, inclusive and Scotland-wide celebration. The Festival is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.The Festival of Architecture 2016 will share Scottish design and creativity internationally and highlight the richness and breadth of Scotland’s architecture and the world quality of Scottlan's built landscape. Across Scotland, there will be hundreds of exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, musical celebrations and other events, involving many thousands of participants from home and abroad.The Festival is a partnership of over one hundred (...)

AA Students’ fabrication jagged-red brick wall interprets new innovative architectonic spaces

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 266

AA Students’ fabrication jagged-red brick wall interprets new innovative architectonic spaces

'InFlux' is a new wall prototype produced by AA School of Architecture recent graduates and current tutors at the AA within the scope of Summer DLAB: ORANGE, which will be exhibited at London's Hooked Park between Monday 25 July – Friday 12 August 2016. Program directors of Summer DLAB are Elif Erdine and Alexandros Kallegias.

Summer DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda, Summer DLAB immerses in ‘orange’ for its 2016 cycle, as a starting point to investigate principles of natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces. These concepts are caref (...)

Never Built New York is a new publication covering New York’s unbuilt but speculative projects

WA Contents • July 28, 2016 • 359

Never Built New York is a new publication covering New York’s unbuilt but speculative projects

Metropolis Books will release a new book on October 1, 2016 in the U.S., covering 200 proposals - bridges, skyscrapers, master plans, parks, transit schemes, amusements, airports, plans to fill in rivers and extend Manhattan, and much, much more. The authors of the book are Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, address to New York's unbuilt, aborted and the most speculative projects from the last two centuries.

With Daniel Libeskind's foreword, the projects in the book include; alternate visions for Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, MoMA, the UN, Grand Central Terminal, the World Trade Center site and other highlights such as: Alfred Ely Beach’s system of airtight subway cars propelled via atmospheric pressure; Fra (...)

Architectural studio Chado designs a stone hulk-like hotel complex in Russia

WA Contents • July 27, 2016 • 1775

Architectural studio Chado designs a stone hulk-like hotel complex in Russia

Architectural Studio Chado has proposed a bridge-like hotel complex in Russia, created in the framework of the Don Gulf&Country club project. Architectural Studio Chado's design consists of a giant structure made up of stone and wood, which is divided into several volumes in order to differentiate hotel rooms and common areas in the building.

The hotel complex is situated near stanitsa Starocherkasskaya where they have their own architectural language; one of the main tasks of the future complex is to put this building in the formed architectural context.

The studio's design approach is based on the stylized stone hulk which remained after Cossack ancient complex in which a wooden, modern complex with the centra (...)

Judd-Hume Prize launched for art writers, philosophers and architects at Edinburgh University

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Judd-Hume Prize launched for art writers, philosophers and architects at Edinburgh University

A new annual international prize has been launched for art writers, philosophers and architects at Edinburgh University. The Judd-Hume prize is a new fellowship program spanning £30,000 for the grantee that will be chosen in the program every year and will invite them to a two-month residency to take up a research post at Edinburgh University. The Judd-Hume Prize named after the American artist Donald Judd and the Scottish philosopher David Hume.

Architect Gottfried Boehm, a professor emeritus at the University of Basel, is the first awardee and will take up the first post, which runs from March to April next year, followed by a symposium in May and the publication of Boehm’s research. Alva Noë, a professor of philo (...)

The Iconic Flintstone House’s price goes down $585,000 on the market, still searching its own buyer

WA Contents • July 26, 2016 • 3216

The Iconic Flintstone House’s price goes down $585,000 on the market, still searching its own buyer

The iconic Flintstone House on the hills of Hillsborough, California is the embodiment of 'Yabba Dabba Do' house featured in the cartoon, titled as 'The Flintstones', which is the first animated primetime American television series. The Flinstone House designed by Bay Area architect William Nicholson in 1976 and Hillsborough's bulbous landmark, seen from highway 280, come into the market for the first time in 19 years.

Apparently, this exceptional single family residence is comprised of multiple domes that were constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons. Wayne Da San Martino, San Francisco builder, managed the project from the beginning of the constr (...)

Farshid Moussavi, Hani Rashid, Michel Rojkind and many more to judge at WA Awards

WA Contents • July 26, 2016 • 546

Farshid Moussavi, Hani Rashid, Michel Rojkind and many more to judge at WA Awards

Only 5 days left to submit your projects to WA Awards 23rd Cycle!

World Architecture Community is seeking exceptional buildings in 3 different categories for WA Designed/Realised/Student Awards - from master planning to the small scale buildings. World Architecture Community's judges are not temporally judging your works based on the current cycle of WA Awards Competition.

They are very prominent names, loyal Honorary Members of World Architecture, taking part in academia and well-known architecture practices worldwide including; President of World Architecture Community Prof. Suha Ozkan, Phyllis Lambert, Massimiliano Fuksas, Emre Arolat, Deniz Incedayi, Michael Sorkin, Kenneth Frampton, Stefan Krummeck, Wolf D.Prix, Far (...)

Beomki Lee’s COLORWAY proposes a new passageway in urban fabric shaped by the public interaction

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Beomki Lee’s COLORWAY proposes a new passageway in urban fabric shaped by the public interaction

COLORWAY is a new passageway created by the community efforts, proposed by New York-based designer and artist Beomki Lee. Beomki Lee's project seeks to redefine the notion of passageway and to find a way for revitalizing negative spaces in urban fabric, by offering human scaled architecture and encouraging the public to create their own spaces.

The passageway in urban fabric has been considered as remnant space in-between adjacent architectures rather than occupiable space within urban fabric. This restrained way of thinking has curtailed its nature as activity-negative space in the city. However, COLORWAY not only offers architecture designed in human scale but also fosters a method for creating activity-positive space by allo (...)

Danila Tkachenko photographs derelicts of Soviet infrastructures as restricted areas

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Danila Tkachenko photographs derelicts of Soviet infrastructures as restricted areas

Danila Tkachenko is a Russian photographer whose series Restricted Areas crystallises the tendencies of many artists working on themes of the post-Soviet space. As Calvert 22’s Power and Architecture season demonstrates, there is a healthy interest in the abandoned or neglected buildings that once served as landmarks of Soviet ambition: the rack and ruin of utopia. What sets Tkachenko apart is the unforgiving simplicity of his compositions......Continue Reading

Tkachenko's "Restricted Areas" focuses on utopian strive of humans for technological progress. ''Humans are always trying to own ever more than they have - this is the source of technical progress, which was the means to create various commodities, standar (...)

Works-in-Progress(ive) Urbanism: Terreform released upcoming books

WA Contents • July 25, 2016 • 450

Works-in-Progress(ive) Urbanism: Terreform released upcoming books

Are you obsessed with progressive urbanism?

Then, check out Michael Sorkin's Urban Research (UR) Books, the imprint of Terreform, is a series of books examining the world’s cities. Understanding that no single approach is adequate to the promise and problems of the urban, UR publishes a wide range of designs and analyses.

We know, its summer, hot and lazy days are waiting for us, but don't be unconcerned with the world that we are shaping so Terreform passionately suggests that ''that time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Take a book (or two) to the park or beach. Discuss of Olympic urbanism over wine, or debate the politics and implications of zoning and segregation with friends and strangers. O (...)

Jeanne Gang spoke about Tall Buildings at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference

WA Contents • July 25, 2016 • 420

Jeanne Gang spoke about Tall Buildings at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference

Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang and the prominent name for Women in Architecture, spoke about 'tall buildings' at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference, which held on July 18-19 in the Times Center, New York. The experts from The New York Times convened the world’s foremost thinkers, policymakers, developers, entrepreneurs, industry stars and others at Cities for Tomorrow, the must-attend event for leaders who are shaping the urban environments of the future.

In a conversation between the NYTimes' Ginia Bellafante and Jeanne Gang, the architect explained the key components of the tall buildings making connection with people and public such as balconies, common areas make it possible to have it con (...)

LUKSTUDIO presents new concept ‘Modular Lilong’ for fashion designers in China

berrin chatzi chousein • July 25, 2016 • 310

LUKSTUDIO presents new concept ‘Modular Lilong’ for fashion designers in China

China-based boutique design practice LUKSTUDIO envisions new concept called 'Modular Lilong' for fashion designers in response to issues of space shortage. The ‘Modular Lilong’ was designed for Value Retail China to showcase ‘Chuang x Yi’; a concept brand that provides a platform for Chinese fashion designers.

Covering the 150 square-meters site in the interior, the project is located in Yioulai Shanghai Village, a sister to Bicester Village in London - both global shopping developments. The intent of ‘Chuang x Yi’ is to create a retail experience specifically related to the context of Shanghai.

The term lilong refers to an urban typology, organized around meandering lanes, which (...)

David Geffen Makes $100 Million Gift to The Museum of Modern Art

WA Contents • July 25, 2016 • 439

David Geffen Makes $100 Million Gift to The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announces that Los Angeles-based philanthropist David Geffen has given a $100 million gift toward the Museum’s renovation and expansion, the largest gift to the institution’s Campaign.

In recognition of Mr. Geffen’s extraordinary gift, three floors of new galleries, created as part of the Museum’s expansion into the tower being constructed immediately to the west of the Museum at 53 West 53rd Street, will be named The David Geffen Wing. In addition, the fourth- floor suite of galleries in the current museum building will be named The David Geffen Galleries this spring. The building project will add 50,000 square feet of gallery space, allowing the Museum to reconceive the prese (...)