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Zaha Hadid Pavilion might be upwards of £500,000 for sale erected at Chatsworth House for show

WA Contents • August 28, 2016 • 263

Zaha Hadid Pavilion might be upwards of £500,000 for sale erected at Chatsworth House for show

It is still Zaha Hadid's (Serpentine) Pavilion but it's name 'Lilas' any more -a frozen structure was erected at Chatsworth House for Sotheby's 'Beyond Limits' sculpture exhibition, which starts September 10 and will continue until October 30, 2016 in London. Sotheby’s Beyond Limits has firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious platforms for the display and sale of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture, and a key event in the art world calendar.

Sotheby’s eleventh instalment of Beyond Limits, an exhibition of monumental outdoor sculpture at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire will open its doors to the public on September 10, 2016.

An enormous, curvy, mushroom-like (...)

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects combines milky and forested tones with energetic patterns in MOMOM shop

WA Contents • August 28, 2016 • 560

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects combines milky and forested tones with energetic patterns in MOMOM shop

MOMOM is a new shop and restaurant which flows in the interior with its curvaceous energetic patterns -mixed with the colours of milk and forest surrounding the farm on which milk cows are raised. Designed by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, the interior of the shop completed in 2015 and presents a glamorous, natural and toy-like interior as if it was threw from a house-game. MOMOM store includes the company's own dairy farm, featuring products, such as dairy products, sweets and bread, made using fresh milk as the main ingredient.

The client asked the studio to provide a space to attractively display the products by evoking the imagery associated with the farmstead and milk, which is a key ingredient of their dairy products. Moriyuk (...)

New documentary ’Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’ explores the life of urban activist Jane Jacobs

berrin chatzi chousein • August 28, 2016 • 811

New documentary ’Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’ explores the life of urban activist Jane Jacobs

How much do you know about Jane Jacobs, her life or impacts on urban environment?

Undoubtedly, Jane Jacobs put a multifaceted efforts and battles to preserve historic neighbourhoods of New York City, affecting the redevelopment plans of ruthless power broker Robert Moses in 1960s. Now, the efforts of legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs will be documented in a new 92-min film in this year's Toronto Film Festival (TIFF).

Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, helped change the way we look at urban living. Her writing and activism had a direct impact on neighbourhoods in Manhattan and Toronto, and influenced city planners all over the world.Now, in the centenary of her birth, Citizen (...)

Ai Weiwei’s ’Redline’ art project has been cancelled by the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art

WA Contents • August 28, 2016 • 2025

Ai Weiwei’s ’Redline’ art project has been cancelled by the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art

Ai Weiwei, a rock-star of art installations, defending his political view and stand for the sake of humanism and wrong policies through his own productions worldwide, was exposed to another censorship for his stirring works/beliefs/discources. Ai Weiwei's latest artistic installation was going to be installed in the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, just pointed with 'redline' in the picture by the museum authorities to show the exact place of the project. But, Ai Weiwei's art project was cancelled with a cryptic message sent by the artistic director of the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Suchen Hsieh, and he was saying:

''Bose [Krishnamachari, Indian artist and curator of the biennale] and I inv (...)

Acne Studio’s lightbox in Seoul conceals concrete monster inside designed by Sophie Hicks Architects

WA Contents • August 28, 2016 • 5555

Acne Studio’s lightbox in Seoul conceals concrete monster inside designed by Sophie Hicks Architects

A semiepermeable lighbox covers the facade of new store of Acne Studios designed by Sophie Hicks Architects. Even if it looks a very light structure from outside, its real, heavy, brooding and concrete monster emerge inside, rejecting any artificial decoration to create a showcase for men's and women's apparels.

Completed in 2015, the store is located in the narrow, winding side streets of Gangnam house, some of the most exclusive shops in the South Korean capital. It is in this setting – a haven of peace in a fast-moving city – that the studio have built a new store for Acne Studios: a flagship store, in which they will sell both their men’s and women’s collections.

Seoul has a highly distin (...)

Studio MK27’s Catuçaba House in Brazil is made up of local soil and generating its own energy

WA Contents • August 28, 2016 • 1866

Studio MK27’s Catuçaba House in Brazil is made up of local soil and generating its own energy

Catuçaba House is located over the valley of Catuçaba, Brazil, at an altitude of 1,500 meters, touching the ground with its wooden pillars while diminishing the footprint. This local house designed by Brazilian architecture practice Studio MK27 and completed in 2016, presenting a very narrow wooden facade and long structure within a rich vegetation of São Paulo.

The house has a strong relationship with the local nature, abundant throughout most of the year. That allow for autonomy in the house to produce its own energy. The main premise of the project is to make energy consumption efficient while simultaneously offer comfort to the user, beginning with the simplicity of contact with the local nature.

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Airbus Group will release flying autonomous vehicles over urban areas in near future

WA Contents • August 26, 2016 • 1147

Airbus Group will release flying autonomous vehicles over urban areas in near future

Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defence-related services, creating cutting-edge technology, envisions new types of airbuses consisting of flying city airbuses, airbus defence and space and airbus helicopters.

An aerospace company forms the future of urban mobility network with a new vision by inventing new high-tech products solving our traffic problems. Further, Airbus Group first commercial flight A380 landed RIOgaleão at Tom Jobim International Airport successfully on August 22, 2016. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport (...)

Italian museums donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts

WA Contents • August 26, 2016 • 390

Italian museums donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts

The Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, has announced that state museums and archaeological sites across Italy will be donating the proceeds of all ticket sales on Sunday 28 August to help rescue efforts in the regions in central Italy affected by Wednesday’s earthquake. The culture minister Dario Franceschini urged Italians to “go to museums in a sign of solidarity with the populations involved in last night’s earthquake”.In a press conference yesterday, the minister urged Italians to go to museums on Sunday in “solidarity” with the affected population, reports La Repubblica......Continue Reading

Top image: The 16th-century St. Augustin church in Amatrice, central Italy, was partially (...)

New images released for the world’s highest and longest glass-bottom bridge in China

WA Contents • August 26, 2016 • 727

New images released for the world’s highest and longest glass-bottom bridge in China

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon's glass-bottom bridge is the world's longest and highest bridge, welcoming its 8,000 visitors to view the grand bridge from all around. The 430 meters long and 6 meters wide glass-bottom bridge is accepted as the most scariest bridge in the world with its transparent and brittle look structure. Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, the bridge hovers over a 300-meter- deep valley between two cliffs in central China's Hunan province.

A total budget of the bridge is $3.4 million to construct and this apparently 'invisible' bridge was "paved with 99 panes of three-layered transparent glass," according to Xinhua, China's state-run new agency. The bridge can carry up to 800 peo (...)

WA Awards 23rd Cycle Shortlist is announced and YOU have a role to play!

WA Contents • August 26, 2016 • 1549

WA Awards 23rd Cycle Shortlist is announced and YOU have a role to play!

World Architecture Awards 23rd Cycle Shortlist Announced!

The 23rd Cycle of World Architecture Community's WA Awards 10+5 is now closed and ready for your ratings and votes. Like in previous cycles, we have a great selection - some celebrity architects / offices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Emre Arolat Architecture, SHAU and many more..., with quite diverse projects, from some well-known landmarks to single family houses.If you are a Honorary Member or a Winner of a Previous Cycle, you'll notice a VOTE button where you can click to select your preferred projects. The projects with the most votes will be in the first 10 of the WA Awards 10+5.If you are a Regular Member (Associate, Professional or Academic) of World Arch (...)

How did the failures of historical urbanism in black and Latinos create ’Hip-Hop’?

WA Contents • August 26, 2016 • 403

How did the failures of historical urbanism in black and Latinos create ’Hip-Hop’?

Mike Ford, the “Hip-Hop Architect”, is “shedding light on how the historical failures of urban planners and policy-makers working in black and Latino communities actually led to the creation of hip-hop”, according to FADER.

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Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”, Wutang Clan’s “S.O.S”, and Nas’s “Project Window” demonstrate the importance of understanding the role that these conditions created in influencing hip-hop. “Hip-hop lyrics are [filled] with first-hand accounts of living conditions in the projects,” Ford states. “The hip-hop MC used lyrics to create a dialogue, to give commentary and counterpoints to the modernist visio (...)

Sou Fujimoto Architects’ Energy Forest exhibited at the Maxxi Highlights / Vision

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 571

Sou Fujimoto Architects’ Energy Forest exhibited at the Maxxi Highlights / Vision

Highlights/Vision is a special exhibition at the MAXXI Museum, Carlo Scarpa Room running between 11 March 2016 - 6 November 2016. Sou Fujimoto Architects' Energy Forest composed of multiple perforated objects is also exhibited within the scope of the exhibition.

Sou Fujimoto’s vision finds expression in an artificial spatial system whose form and functions are inspired by nature. The Energy Forest is a forest-like energy fuelling station; a great tree on whose branches people, vehicles and animals move and interact in a constant energy flow. The project places living creatures together in a space where light, wind and vegetation are the complex landscape of this future energy distribution station, a place to stop, and spe (...)

Renzo Piano’s giant spaceship Centro Botín nears completion in Spain

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 1260

Renzo Piano’s giant spaceship Centro Botín nears completion in Spain

The Centro Botín located on the waterfront of Botín will serve as a new space for art, culture and the diverse activites of the Botín Foundation designed by acclaimed architect Renzo Piano /Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). This giant structure looks like a spaceship divided into two major parts, including a green promenade at the centre of the building. The building will be constructed in the Jardines de Pereda, on the seafront of the city of Santander in north-western Spain. The project reclaims an area currently used as a car park, restoring it to the city. The site, organized as an extension of the city grid through the existing park, will provide direct access from the historic town centre to the sea and will e (...)

Zuza Mengham turns scents into crystallized sculptures for London Design Festival

berrin chatzi chousein • August 25, 2016 • 448

Zuza Mengham turns scents into crystallized sculptures for London Design Festival

These colourful - looking fake glass sculptures- are not only decorative elements or jewellery standing on your bedroom table. The precious crystallized structures are the special fragrances sculpted by the artist Zuza Mengham for the London Design Festival 2016 exhibited at the Conran Shop.

As part of its ongoing exploration of scent’s relationship with other senses, London-based fragrance maker Laboratory Perfumes has been working with artist Zuza Mengham to consider ways of translating intangible fragrances into solid sculptural forms.

Taking the brand’s four existing scents, Amber, Gorse, Samphire and Tonka – as well as a soon- to-be-launched fifth fragrance Atlas – Mengham created a series of resi (...)

C.DD reimagines a car gallery in China as grey scaled container

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 388

C.DD reimagines a car gallery in China as grey scaled container

C.DD, a China-based design studio, transformed a car gallery in China into a contemporary, minimalist and grey scaled working space, which changes the visitors' attitudes and moods inside of the building. LP Auto Gallery is co-founded by an outstanding young entrepreneur (L) and a professional racing driver (P). The Gallery focuses on redefining the artistic integration of supercars and refitted vehicles.

Covering a total area of 750 square-meters, LP Auto Gallery learns about the needs of the customers based on the advanced mechanical technology to make sure that every vehicle delivered to the customer is bound to be the exclusive one. The aim of the designer is to actualize the above concept of the gallery through language of (...)

Docubyte revives 1950s ten historic computers in modern colour photography

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 492

Docubyte revives 1950s ten historic computers in modern colour photography

Docubyte, led by James Ball, has created ten new images by transforming 1950s historic computers into a colourful, flat and completely new medium. This colourful series of ten historic computers, created in collaboration between Docubyte and retouching studio, INK documents the beginning of our computing history.

Called Guide To Computing, new images featuring such famous machines as the IBM 1401, Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE, the Control Data 6600, the Meda 42TA, the IBM 729 showcases a minimalist approach to design that precedes even Apple’s contemporary motifs.

IBM 729, James Ball, ‘Guide to Computing’ (2016)

What’s more, the combination of photography and retouching techniques has resulted i (...)

David Chipperfield Architects completes first new concept design for Brioni Flagship Store in Paris

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 683

David Chipperfield Architects completes first new concept design for Brioni Flagship Store in Paris

David Chipperfield Architects has completed first new concept design for Brioni in Paris which is an Italian menswear couture house. Brioni opened its Paris flagship store in July 2016 at 370 Rue Saint-Honoré. The 590 square-meters Flagship marks an important step in the development of Brioni’s retail network expansion and the debut of the New Store Concept developed by David Chipperfield Architects Milan in collaboration with Brioni. David Chipperfield Architects created the new brand vision under the creative direction of Justin O’Shea. Chipperfield's design depicts the contemporary essence of Rome where Brioni’s roots and tailoring tradition merge past and present, the design looks to combine ideas of luxury (...)

RIGI Design creates a lovely Medical Clinic in China derived from circular patterns

WA Contents • August 25, 2016 • 1002

RIGI Design creates a lovely Medical Clinic in China derived from circular patterns

China-based design studio RIGI Design's Warm Clinic introduces a different type of medical space composed of numerous circular/colorful patterns both inside and outside. RIGI Design completed this warm, breathable and playful Warm Clinic in 2012 in China. The studio intended to create atypical and non-frightening place for people and kids in this dental clinic.

''Dental clinic is not a happy place to go, or we should say, no clinic could make people feel happy: the cold registration desk, the worrisome waiting chairs and the disturbing doors of the clinic rooms; the whole space is filled with a sense of distrust between doctors and patients,'' said the designers of RIGI.

''However, from spir (...)