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Valdemar Coutinho Architects completes brutalist sports pavilion in Portugal

WA Contents • Sep 24, 2018 • 143

Valdemar Coutinho Architects completes brutalist sports pavilion in Portugal

Portugese architecture firm Valdemar Coutinho Architects has completed a brutalist sports pavilion in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Named the Atlantic Pavilion, the building is situated next to "Avenida do Atlântico" in Viana do Castelo, north of Portugal.

An avenue facing the sea, in which a series of buildings are constructed, which, on a first impression, the urban front, in which the building is inserted, transmits a rather insipid image due to the nature of the programs and options taken in its projects. A characteristic which has become an asset in the conceptualization of the project of the Atlantic Pavilion.

Besides the necessity of the City Council of Viana do Castelo having a sports pavilion, the building gives (...)

Wutopia Lab Created a 3D Green Landscape with Perforated Aluminum Panels in Shanghai

Sophia T • Sep 23, 2018 • 312

Wutopia Lab Created a 3D Green Landscape with Perforated Aluminum Panels in Shanghai

Located in the northeast corner of Shanghai, this old building is a typical product during the transition from a typical industrial economy to service economy. The client Go High Fund invited Wutopia Lab to transform this a 9-story office building, by simply draping it with a new overcoat, it becomes a new office community that blends life and sociality. Comprising a sequence of different layers of cloud, developed around the lobby, reading room and rooftop garden, Wutopia Lab created a three-dimensional green landscape with perforated aluminum panels in the old industrial area of Shanghai.

Wutopia Lab has identified three key moments in the office, a multifunction lobby, a co-working place and a rooftop garden. They explained that, (...)

MAD reveals its "Living Garden" for futuristic homes melting boundaries between indoor and outdoor

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2018 • 554

MAD reveals its

MAD has revealed its vision for futuristic homes that break boundaries between indoor and outdoor and give inhabitants the feeling that they are living in nature.

The design scheme, led by MAD's founder Ma Yansong, is exhibited at the 2018 China House Vision Exhibition, adjacent to the Bird’s Nest,(inside Beijing’s Olympic Park) will run from September 21st to November 6th, 2018.

Image © Tian Fangfang

Called Living Garden, the installation is being developed as the "home of the future" and conceived in partnership with Hanergy, to break down the boundaries between interior and exterior.

Image © Zhao Chunhui

"Defying notions of the traditional home, where walls and roofs form boun (...)

WAC Announces Sahar Keshmiri As Iran's Country Reporter

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2018 • 504

WAC Announces Sahar Keshmiri As Iran's Country Reporter

Sahar Keshmiri - IranSince September 18, 2018Sahar Keshmiri has been appointed as Iran's Country Reporter, as part of the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Sahar Keshmiri was born in Iran and graduated from the Art University of Tehran. Sahar completed her Master's Degree on "Designing a Cultural Complex Based On Semiotic Analysis of Iran's Contemporary Architecture" at the University of Tehran in 2017. Due to her interest in the theoretical and historical realm of architecture, she has researched on contemporary architecture of Iran from a semiotic perspective. She has also worked as an architecture Journalist with Iran’s architecture magazines.

You can follow Sahar on LinkedIn and Instagram.

If y (...)

MVRDV completes entertainment complex featuring imprinted white and gold façade in Seoul

WA Contents • Sep 22, 2018 • 410

MVRDV completes entertainment complex featuring imprinted white and gold façade in Seoul

MVRDV has completed a new 2-building art-entertainment complex in close proximity to Seoul’s Incheon Airport, in South Korea. The most distinguished features of the complex are composed of three key elements: the buildings include imprints of the façade features of surrounding buildings, lifted entrances, and a golden entrance spot covering one corner of the nightclub building.

Named The Imprint, the new complex includes a 6,200-square-metre nightclub in one building and indoor theme park in the other. The project was developed as part of the larger Paradise City complex of 6 buildings in total, which will provide a full suite of entertainment and hotel attractions less than a kilometre away from South Korea’s larg (...)

Carlos Monleón reveals "A Colloquy of Vessels for "Digestion School" at Istanbul Design Biennial

WA Contents • Sep 21, 2018 • 434

Carlos Monleón reveals

Carlos Monleón, known with his complex processes on body sensations and awareness, has installed "a colloquy of vessels" and "faciality machine" that refer to the "Digestion School", a sub-theme of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial.

This year's biennial, curated by Jan Boelen, is themed as "A School of Schools" and exhibited under six sub-titled themes in six venues: Yapı Kredi Culture Centre - Currents School, Pera Museum - Scales School, Arter - Earth School, SALT Galata - Time School, Studio-X Istanbul - Digestion School and Akbank Sanat - Unmaking School.

Exhibited at the Studio-X Istanbul, Digestion School explores from metabolic systems, patterns of consumption, cultural rituals, and food infrastructure to co (...)

"A Commonplace Book" takes you a non-linear journey in time at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

WA Contents • Sep 21, 2018 • 334

The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial is set to be opened to the public tomorrow with a series of immersive installations at six venues of Istanbul, Turkey. Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the biennial brings together projects from more than 200 interdisciplinary practitioners from across the globe.

Presented under the theme of "A School of Schools", the biennial, curated by Jan Boelen and associate curators Vera Sacchetti and Nadine Botha, delves into different norms of design education as a transdisciplinary and experimental base. The biennial will be on view until November 4, 2018 in Istanbul.

As Magazine Sponsor of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, World Architecture Community has taken an ex (...)

Sulsolsal+Contributors reveal alternative learning strategies from catastrophes at Istanbul Biennial

WA Contents • Sep 20, 2018 • 365

Sulsolsal+Contributors reveal alternative learning strategies from catastrophes at Istanbul Biennial

Amsterdam, Cape Town & São Paulo-based multidisciplinary research and design studio Sulsolsal+Contributors have revealed alternative learning strategies experienced through catastrophes, disasters or crises across the world at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, themed as "A School of Schools".

The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial has been opened to press and professionals at the Yapı Kredi Culture Centre in Istanbul today. The biennial's theme, titled "A School of Schools", investigates different norms of design education as a transdisciplinary and experimental base.

Curated by Jan Boelen and associate curators Vera Sacchetti and Nadine Botha, the exhibition will reflect the role of design and the role design educati (...)

Post-Modernism Pioneer Robert Venturi Passed Away At 93

Pappal Suneja • Sep 20, 2018 • 809

Post-Modernism Pioneer Robert Venturi Passed Away At 93

I like Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureI like elements that are hybrid rather than pureI am for messy vitality over obvious unityI prefer “Both”- and” to “either-or”

An Inversion of Le Corbusier's Vers une architecture 1923 by Robert Venturi

Robert Charles Venturi Jr., a pioneer of postmodern architecture passed away on Sep 18, 2018, at the age of 93. He was perhaps one of the most successful architects that world has witnessed in the postmodern era who bluntly rejected modernism. He was founder chairman of architectural firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures of the twentieth century. Some of the notable projects undertaken by his firm (...)

"Transitional School" investigates local learning networks at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

WA Contents • Sep 20, 2018 • 387

The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial has been opened to press and professionals at the Yapı Kredi Culture Centre in Istanbul today. The biennial's theme, titled "A School of Schools", investigates different norms of design education as a transdisciplinary and experimental base.

Curated by Jan Boelen and associate curators Vera Sacchetti and Nadine Botha, the exhibition will reflect the role of design and the role design education, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond by testing and revising a variety of educational strategies through the exhibition.

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the biennial houses projects from more than 200 interdisciplinary practitioner (...)