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DBALP Consortium's airport design faces plagiarism claims for copying Kuma's Yusuhara Museum

WA Contents • Aug 29, 2018 • 118399

DBALP Consortium's airport design faces plagiarism claims for copying Kuma's Yusuhara Museum

DBALP Consortium's competition-winning design for Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Terminal 2 has faced with plagiarism claims for copying Kengo Kuma's Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan.DBALP Consortium, along with Nikken Sekkei, EMS Consultants, MHPM, MSE and ARJ Consortium, has recently been announced as the winner of the competition for the new Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal 2, organized by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT).

Kengo Kuma's Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in southern Japan. Image © Takumi Ota Photography

Duangrit Bunnag, the architect of the project and principal of the firm DBALP Consortium, has faced with online plagiarism claims, as his design majorly evokes the pro (...)

Snøhetta+SANAA win first place for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2015 • 78071

Snøhetta+SANAA win first place for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest

proposal by Snøhetta for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum;image © Snøhetta

The New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum announced that Snøhetta, with its entry Above the Horizon, has been awarded first place the Liget Budapest Project, an international invited design competition for the design of the museum building of the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum.

The first price is shared with Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates (Sanaa), and the proposals will be further evaluated.

Above the Horizon:view from Napozoret;image © Snøhetta

image © Snøhetta

image © Snøhetta

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EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Science City Cairo International Competition Winners Are Announced!

WA Contents • Sep 7, 2016 • 77604

EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Science City Cairo International Competition Winners Are Announced!

The winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition have been announced by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This competition was a one-stage open international competition for a comprehensive plan and conceptual design; organized in accordance with the UNESCO regulations for international competitions in architecture and town-planning upheld by the International Union of Architects (UIA).The organization has announced the winners of the Science City International Architectural Competition today and held at the Small Theater of the BA Conference Center, together with the press conference and opening the exhibition for the public till 30 August.The main approach of design of science city was to create a set of buildings and sp (...)

OMA’s New Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at MNBAQ will open to the public on June 24

WA Contents • Jun 23, 2016 • 70146

OMA’s New Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at MNBAQ will open to the public on June 24

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has officially announced that MNBAQ will open its fourt building 'The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion' designed by Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) on June 24, 2016. MNBAQ also presents 3 days of celebrations and free activities you won't want to miss.

MNBAQ is the first museum established by the government of Québec—while drawing together as never before the street life of central Québec City and the landscape of the scenic Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. OMA's new design Increases the museum’s exhibition space by 90 percent, the new 14,900-square-meter pavilion that will provide a spacious and distinctively contemporary (...)

The Cybertecture Egg in India by James Law

Aarushi Mathur • Oct 2, 2020 • 68532

The Cybertecture Egg in India by James Law

What do we understand by Cybertecture?

18th century witnessed a seminal shift towards Roman architecture, making it a prime focus around the world. The highlight was the new architectural style reflecting the tomb structures by the Afghans and Turks, till date are personifying earth’s beauty by their existence.

Since then we have evolved as humans in all spheres of life, as well as in terms of architectural preferences. When we talk about cybertecture, a 21st century innovation, which marks the zenith of architectural work around the world. Barring the evolution of building materials to concrete, steel and glass, human intelligence has also entered the field of structural design and its intricacies. Technology, multimedi (...)

World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors/Reporters

berrin chatzi chousein • Dec 29, 2017 • 68358

World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors/Reporters

We are delighted and very excited to announce the Country Editors/Reporters Program World Architecture Community launched as of 2017. We are actively seeking fellow community members from all around the World, to volunteer as the face of their country on World Architecture Community while being the voice of World Architecture Community in their country.

The idea is very simple: we call for volunteer community members to join the World Architecture Community’s news team. By enrolling these community members scattered around the globe and interested in sharing their countries’ architecture news, we are now expanding our ability to share exclusive and local news, which we trust will be a great addition and benefit to our Com (...)

15 movies worth watching in the quarantine

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2020 • 67584

15 movies worth watching in the quarantine

We are aware of that everyone is staying at home due to the global pandemic and all of you have shifted your regular work patterns to online. Working from your home can take most of your time, but adding some fun to your daily routine by watching a good movie is also unavoidable part of a self-isolation. We have picked up 15 movies that are worth watching to help on your movie selection and take you a historical journey to online movie climate.

Although the 15 movies we selected are not directly related to architecture itself, they tell something more about their strong interior backdrops, styles and places they were shot. Enjoy the movies!

See the 15 movies in chronological order:

1. Parasite (2019)

Parasite is (...)

Didi Contractor: A Self-Taught Architect Who Builds In Mud, Bamboo & Stone

Sarbjit Bahga • May 11, 2018 • 52133

Didi Contractor: A Self-Taught Architect Who Builds In Mud, Bamboo & Stone

Profession of architecture does not necessarily need any formal education or degree. This may seem strange to many present-day architects but it is a reality. There are many architects in the world who are/were self-taught and did not have any formal education in architecture. Prominent among these are Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Buchminister Fuller, Luis Barragan, and Tadao Ando. These are the names of just a few stalwarts who dominated the profession of architecture but there are many more who are comparatively lesser known or even not known.

One such name is Didi Contractor who is down-to-earth, self-taught architect based in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India. Unlike the millions of for (...)

10-must see architecture movies and documentaries on Netflix

WA Contents • Dec 2, 2019 • 51149

10-must see architecture movies and documentaries on Netflix

Recently, Netflix is not just an entertainment platform to watch a series of exclusive movies, TV shows or documentaries, it is also an alternative digital source to find some selective architecture movies, documentaries revealing architecture and urbanism as a learning tool.

Nowadays, as a growing digital entertainment platform, Netflix offers to its members various choices for TV shows, movies and documentaries, even for kids section. But the platform is not only limited with pop-culture contents. The platform also presents some movies and documentaries on architecture, urbanism and interior designs in which they can be used as a different learning tool by focusing on real-life experiences and travel.

Established in 1997, N (...)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition Results Announced

WA Contents • Mar 19, 2014 • 50230

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition Results Announced

Competition Sponsor: SuperSkyScrapersCompetition Title: Singapore Bamboo SkyscraperCompetition Objective

The objective of this competition is to create an investigation into the design and construction ideas of high-rise or very tall architecture and the dynamic communities within and around them with attention to aesthetics, material, technology, innovation, flexibility, adaptability and sustainability.

The Challenge

The program challenged participants to design a NEW Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper in Singapore city that takes into account the need for a contemporary approach of bamboo construction in such an urban setting and also today’s ever-increasing need for ecological design principles. The de (...)