German architecture studio Architektur3 has built a slim tower and viewpoint that complements a gothic and modern church ensemble in the centre of three Black Forest valleys in Bleibach, Germany.
Named Church Tower, the triangular structure was added as the final piece of the church tent from the 1970s, which serves as the nave and spans the Gothic choir from 1514.
The 23-square-metre tower consists of steep roof pitch, triangular basic form and materiality, which are all derived from the church inventory.
"The result is a building that bundles so many of the influences found that it could not stand in any other place," said Architektur3.
"The basic shape of the church tower is based on an equilateral triangle (...)
Danish architecture studio 3XN has won a design competition to develop a new office building in Östra Hagastaden, Stockholm, Sweden.
The new office building will feature an elevated pathway for pedestrians and cyclists that links the old "quarry" to the public Hagaparken park and lake Brunnsviken.
In addition, the new building, named Kvarter 15, will become a catalyst for revitalization in the area through the incorporation of carefully incorporated site lines, cafes, restaurants, and shops.
Kvarter 15 will be a modern, flexible office building that will provide a new connection to Stockholm's northern city gate between the motorway, the city and the public park, Hagaparken.
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World Architecture Community has announced the strong shortlist for the World Architecture Community Awards 10+5+X 34th Cycle, including a wide range of innovative and striking projects submitted from 41 different countries across the world in Architecture, Interior Design and Student sections.
These countries include Turkey, Mali, China, UAE, India, Vietnam, Denmark, Georgia, Iran, Kuwait, Argentina, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Rwanda, South Korea, France, Mexico, Italy, Cambodia, Taiwan, Albania, USA, Finland, Netherlands, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Togo, Canada, Burkina Faso, Germany, Switzerland, Burma, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Spain. A great mix and global coverage, to say the least!
Montpellier-based architecture studio (ma!ca) has completed a tiny extension to an existing white-coloured house in Montpellier, South of France.
Called MON house & brick extension, the 2,200-square-feet (204-square-metre) house follows the existing window layout of the old house, but the new arch windows provide more airy and light space towards the outside pool in the garden.
The house, with its large north-facing garden, had very little natural light and the living space on the ground floor was segmented into too many sections with low ceilings. Load-bearing walls and partitions have been removed in order to create a homogeneous and airy place.
The new choreographed sequence of the spaces results from the regular (...)
An Online Live Webinar is scheduled for an interactive discussion on “Architectural Journalism” coming Saturday : May 30, 2020, 5 pm IST/1:30 pm CEST. The webinar is fourth in the Series organized by the ArchiStudent portal. ArchiStudent tends to impart knowledge to aspiring architects, students, and designers. It is an online portal for architecture and design facts, information related to books, and competitions for students in India & abroad.
The session is hosted via Zoom and will stream live through YouTube. The initiative is to connect the enthusiasts and answer their queries on the subject matter. The programs are designed for 30 minutes of discussion and post that, 15 minutes of Q/A Session.
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Kolkata-based architecture practice Abin Design Studio has completed a private residence in Bansberia, West Bengal, India with a 12-foot-tall boundary wall to ensure privacy and create a noise-free house requested by the client.
Abin Design Studio was founded in Kolkata and it is directed under the leadership of Abin Chaudhuri, Chaudhuri was WAC's first guest architect speaking in the WAC's Video Interviews series.
Named Wall House, the 640-square-metre house is located at a busy intersection in Bansberia were three adjacent plots that one gentleman had procured over time.
Visiting the Pool House and House of Sweeping Shadows (both previous residential projects handled by Abin Design Studio in the same localit (...)
The Architects Act, 1972 India was brought into action to designate the registration of Architects and formulate an assigning body for the same, termed as the Council of Architecture. In the last 50 years, numerous incidents and requirements of the architects' fraternity has led to the proposition of a few amendments to this law, namely in 2010 and then in 2018 as ‘Architects Amendment Bill’. However, most of these have been disapproved by the Government as it did not seek to look after ‘the greater good of the society’.The recent Supreme Court judgment, ruled on 17th March 2020, negated the need of a professional degree for the practice of Architectural Activities; thus provoking a new stream of thought for Arch (...)
MEAL*, a sister online initiative of MEAN*, has launched "Live Academy" - a Virtual Design Learning Program, to bring together the brightest minds in architecture and design from around the world, to meet and exchange their ideas of the future.
Developed by Dubai-based architect, entrepreneur and researcher Riyad Joucka, Founder of MEAN*, Live Academy is an online project, focusing on emerging trends in technology and design, both in academia and in practice.
Gilles Retsin will deliver a public lecture on May 31, 2020.
Aimed at democratizing the use of technology in design, MEAL* (Middle East Architecture Laboratory) is a research repository of emergent technologies in design and was established as an open- source noma (...)
"All the time, with the experimentation what we are saying in the public domain is; design is more than what you think it is and it is very very important," says Ravi Naidoo, founder of South African design event Design Indaba, at the reSITE REGENERATE Conference.
"With Design Indaba, what we're wanting to do with design is to give it a higher purpose," adds Naidoo in his talk.
In our new video lecture, Ravi Naidoo's talk is released from reSITE's REGENERATE Conference, which was held at the Forum Karlin in Prague in September 2019.
In his 30-minute talk, Naidoo discusses the importance and power of design, as well as the mission of Design Indaba festival which is annually held in Cape Town to drive a bette (...)
The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has shared its fifth keynote of Sir Peter Cook, British architect, Professor, writer and founder of Archigram, from the WAF 2019 stage. WAC releases these exclusive lectures each week as part of WAC's media partnership with WAF.
WAF's 2019 talks & keynotes series bring exclusive talks of outstanding architects to audience who was not able to participate to the festival in 2019.
Following the releases of Elizabeth Diller, Massimiliano Fuksas, Eva Franch and Ben van Berkel's keynotes, British architect delivers a discussion of "lost souls, forgotten souls, and some new kids on the block… including a sideways glance at the significance of being in the irritatingly righ (...)