Travelling with an architect: discovering Hamburg

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Our contemporary architecture tour in Northen Europe

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SILO 468

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Disused oil silo has been converted into mesmerizing light art piece and a public space with the aid of swarm intelligence and interactive lighting.

The project is a conversion of oil silo into light art piece and a public space designed by Madrid based Lighting Design Collective (LDC). 

It sits by the sea facing central Helsinki, Finland. Prevailing winds well known to residents are strongly present. The natural light, wind and the movement of light on the water formed the principles for the …

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Aula Medica

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Strange enough, no large auditorium was built at Karolinska Institutet when its campus was created in the 1940’s. Yes, there were intentions, but the medical university expanded in numbers as well as ranking without any possibility to assemble neither students nor scientists in large numbers. In the beginning of the new millennia, a donation finally made it possible to complete the compound with the venue it needed so long.
An auditorium at a university, or aula to use the word of the classical …

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Completing the 19th-Century Sagrada Família Using 21st-Century Tech via @ArchitectMag

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Lead architect Jordi Faulí says the seemingly interminable Sagrada Familia project will be finished in 2026, thanks to digital fabrication techniques that allow designers to envision what Antoni Gaudí would have wanted.

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The seemingly interminable Sagrada Familia project will be finished in 2026, thanks to digital fabrication techniques that allow designers to envision what Antoni Gaudí would have wanted.

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A Supreme Minimalist House Extension

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The project started with a 1930’s Sears kit house set upon 3 gently rolling acres overlooking substantial preserves about an hour outside of Boston.

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The project started with a 1930’s Sears kit house set upon 3 gently rolling acres overlooking substantial preserves about an hour outside of Boston. While charmingly renovated, the existing structure offered only very small-scale spaces which couldn’t really accommodate family and guests looking for escape to the countryside. LABhaus doubled the floor space with the addition of two beautifully scaled rooms, much needed utility space, an additional bathroom with outdoor shower, and a 500+ ft2 covered loggia which blends effortlessly with the main living space thanks to multi-panel pocket doors.

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Casa CorManca #Design #Architecture

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2012-2013. On a 12 meters by 13 meters (39ft by 42ft) plot of land, a monolithic volume is transformed in order to attain luminous indoor spaces.

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Tangga House by Guz Architects #Modern #Architecture #Home

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Beautiful contemporary home situated in Singapore.

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Historic @Sears Roebuck and Co. House Is Yours Free, But There’s A Catch….via @NPR #News

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Architects are trying to save the tiny 1920s kit house from demolition.

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 What is a Sears Modern Home? From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 – 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multistory Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, three-room and no-bath cottage for summer vacationers. (An outhouse could be purchased separately for Goldenrod and similar cottage dwellers.) Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets.

Sears was not an innovative home designer. Sears was instead a very able follower of popular home designs but with the added advantage of modifying houses and hardware according to buyer tastes. Individuals could even design their own homes and submit the blueprints to Sears, which would then ship off the appropriate precut and fitted materials, putting the home owner in full creative control. Modern Home customers had the freedom to build their own dream houses, and Sears helped realize these dreams through quality custom design and favorable financing.

 

More: http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/index.htm

 

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Five Reasons To Study Architecture Through Alfred Hitchcock’s Films

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Before he started directing films in 1925, Hitchcock designed sets for films shot in the sophisticated studios in Germany.

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Spooky "Hollywood" Architecture

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Plane House #ModernArchitecture

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Summer in the Greek islands is all about being outside. The aim of the Plane House is to merge internal
and external space, maximising the benefits of both and minimising the impact on the surrounding
landscape.

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