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Huellas Artes:A splash of colour for Santiago centre by 100architects

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photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

Huellas Artes interprets the human footprint as an artistic trail in Santiago city. It is a cultural engine fueled by the passing flow of citizens and visitors from around the Bellas Artes metro station, a highly cultural area of downtown Santiago.

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

It is an architectural intervention that proposes a new use scene in a fully unclosed outdoor space.

The project was developed over a metro station, which currently operates as a non-functional plaza. The idea is to revitalize this site as a catalyst of activities related to the constant flow of people that the station attracts.

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

It establishes a series of functions and encourages social relationships, evidencing the possibilities of spatial transformation by colors, words, photographs and lines.

The material used is cloth tape coated with polyethylene in various colors and sizes. The design had no additional elements. It acted as a costume, a dress for the plaza placing itself on top of the existing and awakening new spatial possibilities on a given structure.

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

Within the proposed functions are a “selfies” wall, an artist spot, and a meeting point such as other informal spontaneous uses, like the “street vendor spot”, “directional arrows”, “seating benches” and more. The project provided opportunities of constant transition between the virtual and the material space.

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

The “selfies” wall it is a revealing example from where more than 1000 photos in less than 2 days where uploaded in the social networks for virtual interaction. It became a shortly yet significant landmark of the virtual.

 

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

The project had an ephemeral spirit, as it lasted only 3 days. In the morning the impact was striking when the users noticed that something had drastically transformed the space. A colorful,playful and renewed image invited to experience the space from an unexplored perspective.

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

The ephemeral nature of the work enhances the excitement of having lived a particular experience, which encourages greater attention to spaces that are used daily and on which people rarely stop. 

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

It is an invitation to discover the places where we usually believe there is nothing else. 

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

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photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

photography:Ines Subtil/Subtilography

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Landscape Architects:100architects

Firm:100architects

Location:Merced Rd. Mosqueto Rd. Santiago, Chile

Area: 744 m2

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Buy a home at Harrods

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Exterior of the Manhattan Loft Gardens in Hackney, where flats start at £615,000 image:Telegraph

The world's most famous department store also sells property; and not just Knightsbridge mansions. Zoe Dare Hall visits Harrods Estates

You know what they say about Harrods, that there is nothing this store cannot procure – for a price. Rare foods, strange pets, flats in Stratford.... Whooah, what?

Yes, indeed, the world’s most famous department store is also the world’s only department store to sell property. And should you wander past its windows before the 31st January, rather than some priceless display of haute couture you will see its pop-up property shop run by the store’s dedicated property arm, Harrods Estates.

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Exhibit highlights architecture as product of its environment

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A rendering of the Amager Resource Center, a waste-to-energy plant in construction. (BIG and MIR)“Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation,” at the National Building Museum, is obligatory for anyone who cares about architecture and museums. The exhibition, which opened Saturda ...

SITU Studio to Design Brooklyn Museum Entry Areas in Connection with Technology Initiative

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The present Brooklyn Museum Lobby, including the Visitor Center, will be completely redesigned by SITU studio to accommodate a New Technology Initiative. Photograph by Cat Guzman.SITU Studio is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the Brooklyn Museum to create a new environment and visi ...

Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014:Art Museums

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This year private art museums have been topical in Finland:Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Pavilion was opened in Mänttä, Amos Andersson Art Museum is planning new premises in the centre of Helsinki, and the small Didrichsen Art Museum renovated its premises originally designed by Vil ...

Jane Wilson,Artist of the Ethereal,Dies at 90

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Jane Wilson in 1960.Credit John Jonas GruenJane Wilson, a painter whose best-known works were landscapes that occupied a niche nestled between representation and abstraction, died on Jan. 13 in Manhattan. She was 90.The cause was heart failure, Bridget Moore, the president of the DC Moore Gallery in ...

Disney Invents an Adorable Robot for Making Giant Sand Drawings

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Disney's newest robot is designed to bring characters to life on beaches.photo © Eth ZürichDisney has long been a hotbed of robotic innovation, from the audio-animatronic Abraham Lincolns in its theme parks to the vision of drones in Wall-E. The Mouse’s latest electromechanical ...

Joseph Kwan Obstacle-Free Architecture

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Universal Design & AccessibilityThere are over 360,000 people with disabilities in Hong Kong who face the challenge of physical barriers almost every day.Joseph Kwan, an architect and access consultant who specialize in barrier-free design, is a forerunner in universal design and accessibility in Ho ...

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