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Pitsou Kedem Architects creates interior with arched doorways in a historic apartment in Israel

WA Contents • Jan 25, 2020 • 253

Pitsou Kedem Architects creates interior with arched doorways in a historic apartment in Israel

Tel-Aviv-based architecture studio Pitsou Kedem Architects has designed interiors of an historic apartment with multiple arched doorways in Jaffa, Israel.

Named Old Jaffa House 4, the 250-square-metre building tries to combine ancient building traditions and innovative technologies by using glazed arches without divisions in axial opening and roofs containing modern infrastructure.

The building is situated adjacent to the side of the hill rock on the edge of ancient Jaffa Port, this apartment is a collection of 300-year-old spaces built around a central patio.

The architects tried to create a continuous flow inside by designing each space with a fresh look and modern furnitures. "In the design of the apartment, an eng (...)

Bjarke Ingels issues statement explaining the reason of his meeting with Jair Bolsonaro

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 563

Bjarke Ingels issues statement explaining the reason of his meeting with Jair Bolsonaro

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels issued a statement, explaining the reason of his meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last week. Ingels defended his decision and said his firm BIG plans to invest a sustainable tourism and a holistic socially and environmentally masterplan in Northeast Brazil.

Last week, Ingels, together with a delegation from the Be-Nômade group, attended a meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio.

"Creating a list of countries or companies that BIG should shy away from working with seems to be an oversimplification of a complex world," said Bjarke Ingels, Founder of Bjarke Ingels Group, in a statement.

"Dividing (...)

Protruding glass boxes form mixed-use housing in a narrow plot in Melbourne

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 1123

Protruding glass boxes form mixed-use housing in a narrow plot in Melbourne

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Matt Gibson Architecture + Design has created a new mixed-use housing typology in a narrow and underutilised plot in Melbourne, Australia.

Called Wellington St Mixed Use, the two-storey building was designed as "an adaptable building model housing" adapting to the municipality's requirements for business on one or more levels.

Proposed by an open-minded client, the client wanted to renew an awkward, narrow & underutilised site in inner Melbourne. The clients are from a property industry and interior designer who live here with their two adult children & partners and a young daughter.

"They saw it as an opportunity to embrace inner city living &ch (...)

OMA unveils images for new design galleries of Denver Art Museum

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 386

OMA unveils images for new design galleries of Denver Art Museum

OMA has unveiled images for the new design galleries of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) as part of the phased reopening of the newly renovated Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building.

Led by OMA Partner Shohei Shigematsu, the new galleries will be released as part of a larger campus transformation and OMA has designed nearly 10,000 square-feet (929,03-square-metre) of new and renovated space within the building’s original footprint.

The project is part of an overall campus reunification and building renovation project led by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will open its new galleries and hands-on design studio on June 6, 2020 to the public, but the rest of the campus is expected to be compl (...)

Pierce Widera uses various tones of peach in this cocktail bar in the heart of Melbourne

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 400

Pierce Widera uses various tones of peach in this cocktail bar in the heart of Melbourne

Melbourne-based architecture and design practice Pierce Widera has designed a cocktail bar by using different tones of peach starting from floors to ceiling and furnitures in the interior.

Named Peaches Bar and Rooftop, it is located on the second floor of an existing building on Swanston Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Australia.

The architects explained that it is part of a larger 3 level hospitality project by the client. On the first floor, there is a restaurant and on the second floor, it offers a cocktail bar Peaches and the rooftop extending the offering.

"It is the result of a collaboration between client and designer and is a mixture of ingredients - just as you would expect in a tasty colourf (...)

Norman Foster calls for design competition for a new House of Lords

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 541

Norman Foster calls for design competition for a new House of Lords

Norman Foster has pushed the UK government to hold an architectural competition for a new House of Lords chamber outside London, if it is moved from London to York.

In a letter published by The Times on January 22, Norman Foster - writing as Lord Foster and president of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust - said: "If the House of Lords is to be relocated north we must use the power of architecture to express our political and economic ambitions."

Foster's statement came in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to move the upper chamber of parliament outside of London. Even if there has been no specified place for its new place, York is being considered as a possible place.

"If we are to build a new (...)

Kaira Looro Competition 2020 launches new edition to design Emergency Operations Center in Africa

WA Contents • Jan 24, 2020 • 360

Kaira Looro Competition 2020 launches new edition to design Emergency Operations Center in Africa

The Balouo Salo No Profit Organization has launched the new edition of the Kaira Looro Competition 2020, which aims to design Emergency Operations Center for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa.

Kaira Looro Competition is an international architecture competition with the aim of raising awareness among the international community of architectures for emergencies in developing countries.

Registrations are open to competition and early registrations will continue until February 15, 2020. Participants are expected to register to the competition latest on March 31st, 2020.

World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of the competition and will share the results when is announced by the competiti (...)

Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay named curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 400

Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay named curators of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022

Lisbon Architecture Triennale has announced Portuguese architects Cristina Veríssimo and Diogo Burnay as the Chief Curators for the 2022 edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

The duo will now prepare Triennale 2022, dedicating themselves over three years to this task, starting with an exploratory period and definition of a curatorial team for its programme development.

Planned to take place in the fall of 2022, the Triennale highlights the main phases of development: an exploratory period for research, a team definition phase, a phase of structuring the programme design, ending with its implementation.

"For Cristina and Diogo, the invitation was extremely valuable," stated the Triennale.

"To participa (...)

International Open Public Competition For The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center In Banja Luka

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 239

International Open Public Competition For The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center In Banja Luka

The city of Banja Luka has launched an international competition for the conceptual design for The Multifunctional Hall / Congress Center in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.The idea that Banja Luka should be given a multifunctional facility, where the mentioned purposes would be connected, is precisely one step in the strategic vision of the city. In addition to local, its function and capacities should meet wider, regional needs for this type of a facility. The cultural offer is therefore expanding and creating optimal conditions for the development of concert, ballet and opera arts, since the existing capacities in the city have long been exceeded in technological and parametric aspects.

In addition to the cultural offer, the fu (...)

Competition: A New Wood – Re-imagining Red Riding Hood’s Journey through Architecture

WA Contents • Jan 23, 2020 • 185

Competition: A New Wood – Re-imagining Red Riding Hood’s Journey through Architecture

The spontaneous and natural tangle of forest formations is the exact opposite of the organized reality of built and urbanized spaces, dictated by reason and therefore perfectly decodable by it. NATURE AND META-NATURE

In its double symbolism, the nocturnal one of impenetrable, disturbing, hostile and dangerous and diurnal, luxuriant teeming with life and uncontaminated, pleasant and restful, the woods are both: the place of nothing, the labyrinth or the labyrinthine inner loss and the place of transitions. The place of life and that of death.

Between physical forest and inner forest is the woods in the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood even if according to the original fairy tale, the forest is necessarily a transition point (...)