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Mon 25.8.

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Australia’s PointOfView has completed the lighting design for Hotel Hotel, a hotel by architects Fender Katselidis located in NewActon, the cultural center of Canberra.

 

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Sun 24.8.

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

French designer Arnaud Lapierre has updated his cubic mirror Ring installation that “breaks the perception of the place”.

 

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Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Bricks in contemporary architecture may well be saddled with a reputation for retrograde traditionalism – after all, the oldest discovered bricks date from before 7500 BC. For some, they conhure up images of architecturally unimaginative housing estates, but today, many forward-looking architects can’t get enough of the humble brick. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Wed 20.8.

Architonic Newsletter 08.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as:

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

For almost 10,000 years – whenever natural stone has been unavailable – man has resorted to using brick wherever the aim was to create buildings that would be enduring, monumental and symbolic in character.

 

It is therefore appropriate that we should dedicate a newsletter to this ‘material’, especially as contemporary architecture seems to have rediscovered its enthusiasm for brick. Our leading article itself demonstrates that brick – in all its variations in size, colour and surface finish, as well as in the nature of the craftsmanship with which it is worked – has established a firm place for itself in modern architecture, in each case revealing its superiority over a wide range of younger materials.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our August Newsletter:

 

Agenda September-October 2014
Piling Them High: Why Architects Are Rediscovering the Humble Brick
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 32: Parasols
Inspiring Spaces N° 24: Detached houses
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for August 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

'Breath Box' installation by NAS Architecture, photos: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

‘Breath Box’ installation by NAS Architecture, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

The main wall of ‘Breath Box’, an ephemeral installation created by NAS Architecture for the 2014 edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte, France, is reflective and faces the horizon.

 

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Wed 6.8.

Heading into Virtual Worlds: Audio-visual Technologies

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.08.2014 - Tagged as:

A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

Without realising it, we’re on autopilot almost all of the time, filtering information aurally, physically and visually at an amazing rate. Our nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 250 miles per hour, faster than a Formula 1 car!

 

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Mon 4.8.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.08.2014 - Tagged as:

Chongqing is one of China’s hottest, most humid cities in summer, but at Palm Island breezes blowing over the water and its buildings’ reflective facades help to reduce temperatures

Chongqing is one of China’s hottest, most humid cities in summer, but at Palm Island breezes blowing over the water and its buildings’ reflective facades help to reduce temperatures

This newsletter is devoted entirely to the element of water. Various urban projects are currently making use of its diverse aesthetic and psychological effects. Water surfaces sometimes serve as a mirror, in which the reflected buildings seem to float; at other times, they act as a link between nature and the built environment, or as a public attraction, but whatever use is made of water, it is always eye­­catching.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our July Newsletter:

 

Creating an Urban Splash: Innovative Water Features in Cities
Heading into Virtual Worlds: Audio-visual Technologies
Inspiring Search Results N° 31: Bath taps for mounting onto bathtubs
Inspiring Spaces N° 23: Landscape design
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for July 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Onde Sensuelle Installation by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

Onde Sensuelle Installation by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

Onde Sensuelle is an ephemeral installation created by architects Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens for the 2014 edition of the Festival of Lively Architecture (Festival des Architectures Vives) at La Grande Motte in France.

 

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