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Call For Ideas: Moonception 2019 Architecture Competition

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 344

Call For Ideas: Moonception 2019 Architecture Competition

Volume Zero has launched a new competition titled "Moonception 2019". Ever since the beginning of mankind, we have developed an unexplained affinity towards the various celestial bodies around us, our captivation being held by the moon at the center of all of it. This fascination dates back to Stone Age from mankind’s cave illustrations to our latest achievements in literature, astronomy, astrology, architecture and many other fields of studies.

The Moon is an extremely important companion of the Earth, as it makes our planet more livable by moderating its wobble on the axis, relatively stabilizing our climate and building a tidal pattern that has been a navigational guide for humans for thousands of years. Today, the moon is the onl (...)

MVRDV and COBE create colourful "box-in-a-box" concept for high school in Denmark

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 417

MVRDV and COBE create colourful

MVRDV and COBE have transformed an old industrial building into a new high school by creating a colourful "box-in-a-box" concept in the interior. Located in Roskilde, Denmark, the building is situated just new to the golden Rock Music Museum that MVRDV and COBE completed in 2016.

The project, named Roskilde Festival Folk High School, is a one-of-a-kind school designed by MVRDV in collaboration with Danish firm COBE for a formerly industrial site in Roskilde, Denmark.

Located inside an existing factory hall the school, and the new-build student housing that accompanies it, are the final pieces of the ROCKmagneten masterplan, also designed by MVRDV and COBE.

The Roskilde Festival Folk High School is closely linked to th (...)

Henning Larsen Architects reinterprets community model with green public gardens in Sweden

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 259

Henning Larsen Architects reinterprets community model with green public gardens in Sweden

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a 15.5-hectare urban masterplan south of Gothenburg, Sweden. The project, named Humlestaden, reinterprets a community model that refocuses urban energy around green foundations.

Covering a total of 155,000-square-metre plot in Gothenburg’s Högsbo district, formerly home to the Pripps brewery, the new masterplan will accommodate 3,000 residents with a central public garden, and multi-use commercial space. The project will define a new community, which aims to establish outdoor green space as the primary setting of public life.

Described as the new Garden City, Henning Larsen Architects' garden city concept dates back to the turn of (...)

Luciano Kruk uses hanging volume for a vacation house supported by triangular column in Argentina

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 445

Luciano Kruk uses hanging volume for a vacation house supported by triangular column in Argentina

Argentinean architect Luciano Kruk has completed a new vacation house in the town of Cariló in Argentina, Cariló is located in Pinamar, a district in Buenos Aires Province.

Named Cariló House, the building is comprised of two elongated volumed that are overlapped each other, one is resting on the ground and the other hanging volume is supported by a triangular column to support the whole load of structure.

Located on a corner lot one block away from the sea, the building's proximity to the beach makes a less leafy and more arid scenery, which encouraged the architect to intervene the landscape. A steep slope descends from the back of the terrain, just like a dune does towards the sea.

"It withh (...)

U-M Taubman College collaborates with MASS Design Group on International Internship

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 439

U-M Taubman College collaborates with MASS Design Group on International Internship

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning has partnered with MASS Design Group, a nonprofit firm based in Boston and Kigali, Rwanda, to provide academic instruction and internship opportunities that will prepare Taubman College students for mission-driven practice leadership.

MASS is teaching a Winter Semester Master of Architecture studio that leverages architecture to address the issues of mass incarceration. In addition, MASS’s Founding Principal and Executive Director, Michael Murphy, will deliver a public lecture, and this summer, the firm will host architecture students on an international internship.

"Through its dual location in Boston and Kigali, as well as through intentionally (...)

DS+R unveils design for golden building at University of Toronto

WA Contents • Feb 22, 2019 • 383

DS+R unveils design for golden building at University of Toronto

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has unveiled design for a new building at the University of Toronto, the 170,000-square-foot building will be cascading downwards with its golden color.

Named 90 Queen’s Park, the building, reaching nine-storey in total, will act as a cultural and urban hub that will house a number of academic units from the Faculty of Arts & Science, including history, Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, as well as the Institute of Islamic Studies, an arm of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Archaeology Centre. It will also provide facilities for the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Music.

In 2016, DS+R won an international competition to design a new educational building at the (...)

Bohri bazaar; an old Bazaar of Karachi

Sanober Khan • Feb 22, 2019 • 194

Bohri bazaar; an old Bazaar of Karachi

An open space for all the communities who work, live and recreate in the premises of the city centre. Bazaar (Marketplace) considered as a magnetic field for all. Bohri Bazaar is one of the old Bazaar of Karachi city. Bohri Bazaar is situated in the Heart of city, on the main spine of city’s commercial area Saddar, Karachi, Pakistan. It serves as the market of fashionable daily goods. In a brief history, the activity of Bazaar began in 1939. It was designed for serving the British military camps when Britishers had the hold on Walled city Karachi.

The nature of Bazaar is inclusive as it absorbs the neighbourhood context homogenously. The main attraction of Bazaar is their Local and Handmade goods which becomes the source of att (...)

This Brutalist tropical house in Bali completely takes the nature inside

WA Contents • Feb 21, 2019 • 960

This Brutalist tropical house in Bali completely takes the nature inside

You can swing in a hammock, you can relax or you can read a book in a double-height living room which takes place at the center of this brutalist tropical house in Bali, Indonesia. All you need to do is resting and getting pleasure overlooking the nature.

Designed by Bali-based architecture firm Patisandhika and designer Dan Mitchell, the 512-square-metre residence, completed in 2017, presents the Balinese culture in a full green atmosphere with a full joy of nature.

Located in a small valley nestled into a lush valley on the island’s southern coast, the house - named as A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali - embraces nature with only two major materials: concrete and wood.

Arranged on an L-shaped plan, the two-stor (...)

Enota completes a new Central Park with undulating urban elements in coastal town of Slovenia

WA Contents • Feb 21, 2019 • 407

Enota completes a new Central Park with undulating urban elements in coastal town of Slovenia

Ljubljana-based research oriented architectural practice Enota has completed a central park in Koper, coastal town in Slovenia. The central park is completely activated by the monolithic building blocks and undulating urban elements in an innovative layout.

Named Koper Central Park, their controlled placement in the space in combination with a pronounced topography of the green surfaces softly divides the whole of the park's surface into individual introverted programme isles. The planted portion of the landscape design is laid out with indigenous Mediterranean vegetation.

Set between Piranska Road and the Semedela promenade, and between the Grande canal and the area just beyond the city market. "Piranska Road represents (...)

UNStudio will participate in a workshop at Ajman University between 5-7 March 2019

WA Contents • Feb 21, 2019 • 330

UNStudio will participate in a workshop at Ajman University between 5-7 March 2019

Ajman University will host an architecture workshop with internationally renowned architects Caroline Bos, Frans van Vuure, Dana Behrman from UNStudio between 5-7 March, 2019. The workshop's theme will explore "A Vertical Healthy City".

The workshop is being held within the scope of a series of Architecture Workshops by Architects & Designers at the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Ajman University, UAE. Now, celebrating its 13th edition, the workshop program will close with final presentations on March 7, 2019.

Participants will receive participation certificates signed by Caroline Bos and the Dean of College of Architecture, Art and Design. The workshop will be later documented in a bo (...)