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CRA's Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 explores recycling, circularity, reconfigurable architecture

WA Contents • Oct 21, 2019 • 212

CRA's Italian Pavilion for Expo 2020 explores recycling, circularity, reconfigurable architecture

International design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled its final design for the Italian Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020 which will be opened to the public on October 20th, 2020 and will remain open until April 10th, 2021.

Carlo Ratti Associati, in collaboration with Italo Rota Building Office, F&M Ingegneria and Matteo Gatto & Associati, won an international competition to design the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 earlier this year.

CRA, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.A.E, has now released a final design of the pavilion which is made out of three boats, and will embark on a figurative journey to Dubai and will be converted into the roofscape of the (...)

BIG releases design details for penthouses for "mountainous" KING Toronto complex

WA Contents • Oct 21, 2019 • 242

BIG releases design details for penthouses for

BIG has released design details for the eight penthouses which will sit atop of the new KING Toronto complex, which received planning approval in September last year.

The new images show a detailed look and materialistic approaches to penthouses in which each offer in their own way and the core themes that have come to define a Westbank home.

The penthouses feature the deep integration of nature through the integration of trees, foliage and outdoor terraces, meaningful sustainability, a commitment to artistry and stunning, panoramic views of the city.

Called KING Toronto, the 57,000-square-metre complex was first unveiled in 2016 and then received the planning approval in September last year. The giant mountainous-like (...)

PHTAA creates flexible wedding venue with half-arch modular elements and white curved walls

WA Contents • Oct 21, 2019 • 292

PHTAA creates flexible wedding venue with half-arch modular elements and white curved walls

Bangkok-based architecture firm PHTAA Living Design has completed a new wedding venue featuring half-arch modular elements and white curved walls, which becomes the procession itself in Thailand.

Called Aube Wedding Venue, the 1,500-square-metre space emerges as a new typology that elevates traditional wedding spaces to another dimension. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the space functions as a wedding avenue and multi purpose space.

Half-arched modular elements, white curved walls and long walkways bring guests to different atmospheric assemblages filled with green gardens.

The overall program of the venue includes: outdoor gallery, reception, drop-off, procession walkway, foyer, bouquet throwing court, engagement room (...)

Dezeen Announces The Best 10 Design Projects For Dezeen Awards 2019

WA Contents • Oct 21, 2019 • 363

Dezeen Announces The Best 10 Design Projects For Dezeen Awards 2019

Dezeen has announced the best 10 winning projects in Design category for Dezeen Awards 2019, the award program - now in its second edition - identifies the world's most outstanding new architecture, interiors, design and studios.Dezeen Awards' each category identifies the 10 winning projects which are named as the best projects in the world. The winning design projects include: the world's first silent wireless breast pump by Elvie; 3D-printed protective public seating by Joe Doucet and a self-cleaning water bottle by LARQ.

The Design category winning projects were first judged by a panel of 25 leading architects, then were selected by Dezeen's master jury, comprising French designer Philippe Starck, Atelier NL co-fo (...)

World Architecture Community launches Interior Design section for WA Awards 10+5+X

berrin chatzi chousein • Oct 21, 2019 • 428

World Architecture Community launches Interior Design section for WA Awards 10+5+X

World Architecture Community is happy to announce that WA Awards 10+5+X is now accepting interior design projects from around the world for the 33rd Cycle of WA Awards.

Following WAC's previous announcement, all Interior Designers and/or Interior Design Offices can send their entries to the WA Awards 33rd Cycle before December 15, 2019.

Submission procedure, selection process, participation fees and eligibility criteria are the same with the Architecture section that the WAC follows for its members. WA Awards 10+5+X is a unique and unprecedented opportunity for interior designers to get the recognition it deserves across the world since WAC covers a quite different geographical space and reaches quite different audience (...)

Leading Indian Architects in opposition to the bidding terms of the Central Vista makeover

Aarushi Mathur • Oct 21, 2019 • 326

Leading Indian Architects in opposition to the bidding terms of the Central Vista makeover

The Government of India has proposed a makeover of the Central Vista at New Delhi, on the three-kilometre stretch from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate and development of Common Central Secretariat along with several buildings like Shastri Bhawan, Transport Bhawan, Udyog Bhawan, Nirman Bhawan and Krishi Bhawan.

Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the prime construction agency of the central government, will execute the entire project by 2024 as per the ambitious plan, erecting temporary structures to shift various government offices on four prime locations so far identified in areas such as Gole Market, KG Marg, near Africa Avenue and near Talkatora Stadium.

Satellite image of the Central Vista in Lutyens' Delhi. Image (...)

Restoration Of Vikram Sarabhai Library & 3 More Indian Projects Bag UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards

Sarbjit Bahga • Oct 19, 2019 • 892

Restoration Of Vikram Sarabhai Library & 3 More Indian Projects Bag UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards

Restoration and conservation of Vikram Sarabhai Library at Louis Kahn-designed Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad bags UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2019. This project has already been featured on WAC on June 5, 2019. Somaya & Kalappa Consultants (SNK) which spearheaded the restoration work received the Award of Distinction at an award ceremony conducted at the 20th UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 20/20 Forum held in George Town in Penang, Malasia on October 14, 2019.

The Vikram Sarabhai Library conservation work was a part of the 16 projects which were selected by a jury from among 57 entries from 14 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

India's other entries that won award (...)

MVRDV's WERK12 building in Munich features expressive art façade addressing to German comics

WA Contents • Oct 18, 2019 • 911

MVRDV's WERK12 building in Munich features expressive art façade addressing to German comics

MVRDV has played with giant verbal expressions to make this mixed-use building as "an urban art piece" in Munich, Germany. MVRDV has completed this 7,700-square-metre building in the heart of Werksviertel-Mitte district in Munich.

Named WERK12, the building forms the nucleus of the Werksviertel-Mitte district and it has been realized as part of an urban regeneration plan on a former industrial site, the building stands out with its bold and expressive art façade featuring five-metre-tall verbal expressions found in German comics.

The design of WERK12 combines a simple form, honest materials, and transparent façades. Users can move around the building in multiple ways: the design’s external circulation core (...)

Invisible Studio creates large window for a gymnasium overlooking to a productive garden in Somerset

WA Contents • Oct 18, 2019 • 899

Invisible Studio creates large window for a gymnasium overlooking to a productive garden in Somerset

Invisible Studio has created a large window for a gymnasium for a hotel in Somerset in the grounds of Hadspen House. The window comprises only one room overlooking to a productive garden and the low-rise structure gives a sense of calmness and peace while guests making their sports activities inside.

Named Room in a Productive Garden, the 150-square-metre gymnasium has also been designed to leave the minimum environmental impact as much as possible - the room is located in the vegetable garden of Hadspen House, opened as The Newt in Somerset. The project was led by Piers Taylor, founder of Invisible Studio, and Tara Breen.

"Conceived in a manner as ‘no building’ – more, a window on to a mature productive gar (...)

Call for registrations to 24H's "lighshadow" competition

WA Contents • Oct 18, 2019 • 351

Call for registrations to 24H's

24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, is calling for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "lightshadow" in its 32nd edition.

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 24H is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. 24H wants to break mental borders and put all the visions on the table. Here, you can try an experiment, everything is possible!

World Architecture Community is Media Partner for 24H Competitions and will announce the results on World Architecture Community news.

Aim of the Competition - 2 (...)