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STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine: Call for papers - HERETIC

WA Contents • Mar 2, 2021 • 205

STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine: Call for papers - HERETIC

Unconventional / Unorthodox / Unlikeness / Breaking the grid / Different / Alternative / Outside the box / Countercultural.

HERETIC is anything or anyone who does not conform to an established attitude or principles.

What happens when architecture is demolished and doubted, when it is so fragmentary that it calls for a reinvention of its fundamental categories and practices?

In contemporary practice, there are innumerable minor actions able to produ- ce just a chaotic variety rather than a proper direction in the architectural discourse.

What does it mean for architecture and urbanism to be labeled as a HERETIC?

Is it different from the status quo comparable to being HERETIC?

How can a HERETIC Archi (...)

Populous unveils its design for state-of-the-art performance venue for Toronto

WA Contents • Mar 2, 2021 • 163

Populous unveils its design for state-of-the-art performance venue for Toronto

Populous, the world’s leading sports stadium architecture practice, has unveiled design for its "state-of-the-art performance venue" for Toronto, Canada.

Conceived as a multi-purpose performance venue, the 7,000-seat stadium is designed to be a global hub for major international esport events, alongside premium concerts and live events.

Set to be completed in 2025, the near $500 million project, described as "a theatre-style entertainment venue", will include a hotel complex, which will be the first new sports or entertainment venue built in Toronto since BMO Field in 2007.

Located in the heart of the historic CNE Grounds, the new venue promises to be "an unparalleled experience" for fans and performance artists (...)

Foster + Partners shares updates about the refurbishment of historic building in Madrid

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Foster + Partners shares updates about the refurbishment of historic building in Madrid

Foster + Partners has shared new updates and images about the refurbishment of a historic building to turn into an office complex in Madrid, Spain.

Designed for a Spanish sustainable infrastructure and energy company Acciona, construction is in full swing at site. Foster + Partners' project revitalizes an abandoned old industrial building built in 1905 to convert it into a sustainable office building, breathing new life into the surrounding area.

Covering a total of 10,000 square-metres of new office space, the project will unify a unique mix of private and public land with green landscaping that extends all the way to the adjoining Méndez Álvaro metro station.

"This project offers the rare opportunit (...)

Suppose Design Office completes cave-like concrete home in Tokyo

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Suppose Design Office completes cave-like concrete home in Tokyo

A cave-like concrete house in central Tokyo is standing as a monolithic concrete piece in an old neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan, which was designed by Japanese architecture studio Suppose Design Office.

Named House T, the 285-square-metre house was designed for the founder of the studio Tanijiri Makoto to serve for his own home and a commercial space that could be rented in the future.

Previously, the architect was living in a rental place and he would never believed that he would have his own house in central Tokyo, as the prices of lands are highly expensive for him. Then he searched for specific sites that are small, deformed or sloping lands reducing the price of land.

He thought that even if the amount of money var (...)

Sou Fujimoto will talk about his performative architecture in WAC's live talk  

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Sou Fujimoto will talk about his performative architecture in WAC's live talk  

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, founder of Sou Fujimoto Architects, will be WAC's new guest architect in WAC's Live Interview Series.

Fujimoto, known with his project L’Arbre Blanc (White Tree) in Montpellier, France completed in 2019, will talk about his performative architecture which takes people movement and nature into the center of design.

Titled Discovering Performative Architecture of Sou Fujimoto, Fujimoto will discuss the participatory role of architecture to explore how the buildings can act more apart from being a standalone object.

In the session Fujimoto’s nature-driven philosophy and his creative process will be at the core of the discussion. The discussion will be shaped around th (...)

Zozaya Arquitectos built beachfront residences creating sculpted details in surf villa of Troncones

WA Contents • Mar 1, 2021 • 535

Zozaya Arquitectos built beachfront residences creating sculpted details in surf villa of Troncones

Zozaya Arquitectos has built luxurious beachfront residences made of curved walls, smooth corners and sculpted details in Troncones, Mexico.

Named Punta Majahua, the 7,773-square-metre residences are situated in the magnificent surf villa of Troncones, which was designed as a residential complex strategically located in a spectacular ten thousand square meter piece of land on a peninsula, north of Troncones, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Image © Cesar Belio

Conceived as beachfront residences, architectural language of the villas is very organic, and defined in fluid architectural style that would integrate the best way possible to adapt to the site.

Image © Daniel Zozaya

In the masterplan, t (...)

Studio Eiraji reveals its competition proposal for Abbasabad Memorial in Tehran

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Studio Eiraji reveals its competition proposal for Abbasabad Memorial in Tehran

Studio Eiraji, led by Javad Eiraji, has revealed its competition proposal for Abbasabad Memorial (Sarbaz-e-Vatan) in Tehran, Iran.

The studio tried to combine tradition and modernity in this proposal, which emerges as one of the main goals of design and creation studio, in which Studio Eiraji tried to create and join many national and international competitions and events to reach this aim.

How to be updated and using new technologies, forms and all the things which today generation likes in one hand and keeping the tradition and identity in the other hand, is the factor that Studio Eiraji is searching for it in its architecture and urban design projects.

Abbasabad is one of the most important regions of the capital ci (...)

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation presents its program of activities for 2021

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The Mies van der Rohe Foundation presents its program of activities for 2021

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation presents its program of activities for 2021, which is a hybrid between the proposals in an on-site format at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and the online proposals on the Fundació's different websites and social media.The incorporation of new digital formats into the daily lives of a growing number of people makes it possible to involve larger and more geographically distant audiences in certain activities while still inviting them to the unique space of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.

After a year in which the anticipated 100,000 in-person visitors were reduced to a quarter, Fundació Mies van der Rohe is nevertheless celebrating the great success of the open days implemented as a n (...)

International Illustration Competition

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International Illustration Competition

The competition aims to celebrate and promote exceptional work of young creative illustrators around the world. There are no limitations as to what you can create, your imagination is the limit.

Deadlines

Registration Deadline: 20th April 2021, 12:00 A.M. IST

Submission Deadline: 25th April 2021, 12:00 A.M. IST

Prizes

Total prize money: INR20,000

Certificate and Publication to 10 honorable mentions.

Appreciation certificates to all participants.

Submission Guidelines

1. The participants are free to choose any theme for their illustration. They must provide a 50-100 word write-up explaining their illustration.

2. Illustrations are to be made on a square artboard, with yo (...)

Nax Architects created pop-up shop that features pinkish time tunnel for tea cosmetics brand

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Nax Architects created pop-up shop that features pinkish time tunnel for tea cosmetics brand

Nax Architects has created a pop-up shop that features a pinkish and mirrored time tunnel inside of the structure for a tea cosmetics brand Cosmetea in Shanghai, China.Named Cosmetea Pop-up Shop, the store is located on Yuyuan Road, a hundred-year-old road that has undergone many changes and represents the essence of Shanghai's history and culture.

"Today's Yuyuan Road has gained further recognition as Shanghai's trendy gathering place, demonstrating the power of innovation to influence the organic micro-regeneration of old neighborhoods," as the studio explains.

Designed for a tea cosmetics brand Cosmetea, the company subverts the previous definition of cosmetics by innovatively integrating tea with trendy cosmet (...)