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Carlo Ratti Associati designs MAE Museum dedicated to carbon fibre

August 3, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
MAE Museum exterior rendering by Carlo Ratti Associati

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota have designed a museum dedicated to carbon fibre, which will be partially made from the material. Created for carbon-fibre manufacturers MAE, the museum will feature objects from the company’s 53-year history that show how the ultra-strong, lightweight material is used across the automotive, cycling and fashion

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AAU Anastas aims to challenge “imperial ideas” with vaulted stone pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

July 12, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
All Purpose installation by AAU Anastas at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Palestinian studio AAU Anastas has created an installation with a vaulted stone ceiling at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of an ongoing project challenging the origins of stone architecture. Titled All-Purpose, the pavilion has a roof made of Palestinian limestone, cut into pieces that fit together like a jigsaw and arranged to dome upwards in

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Barbican celebrates Matrix feminist design group in How We Live Now exhibition

June 16, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
How We Live Now exhibition at The Barbican

The pioneering work of 1980s group the Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative is the subject of How We Live Now, an exhibition at The Barbican that looks at the biases in architecture and the built environment. Active in London from 1981 to 1994, Matrix were a non-hierarchical collective of female architects, designers, builders and activists who

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Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects marries indoors and outdoors with Half Barn in Hashimoto

June 4, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Half Barn house in Japan

A simple gabled barn structure frames half interior, half exterior spaces in this rural Japanese home by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects. The Half Barn in Hashimoto is a single-family residence located among mountain ranges, barns, houses and persimmon fields in the Wakayama prefecture. Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects used a simple form with a gabled roof and straightforward

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California students build Arroyo Bridge using collaborative robotics

June 4, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Arroyo Bridge by University of Southern California students with Madworkshop

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have designed and built a complex bridge in Los Angeles using a semi-robotic process that slashed construction waste. The 70-foot Arroyo Bridge began life as a speculative project in a University of Southern California design-build studio, headed by lead researcher R Scott Mitchell. It is

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Cobe reveals design for Gothenburg University Library with facade curved like book pages

June 2, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Gothenburg University library by Cobe

Danish architecture studio Cobe has won the competition for the new University of Gothenburg library, with a design that evokes the pages of a book being opened. The 16,000-square-metre library will be situated in the university area of Näckrosen near the centre of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Cobe’s design for the building has a

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Japan creates exhibition from dismantled old house at Venice Architecture Biennale

June 2, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Japan Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

Japan has sent the dismantled remains of a 65-year-old house as its contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale, staging an exhibition that explores the potential for material reuse. Titled The Co-ownership of Action: Trajectories of Elements, the exhibition on the terrace of the Japanese Pavilion features benches made from the old house’s roof and screens

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Mounds of surplus soil form walls in Japanese house by ADX

May 31, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Soil House by ADC architects

Architect studio ADX made a feature of the soil excavated from the building site of this Minamisōma home, Soil House, created for a client who was displaced by the 2011 Japan earthquake. The owner of Soil House in Fukushima Prefecture had to move to temporary housing and manage the separation of his family after the

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VATRAA adds pink plaster walls in south London council house renovation

May 26, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Council House Renovation by VATRAA

Architecture studio VATRAA has won a Don’t Move, Improve! award with this London council house renovation featuring pink-toned plaster walls and an oversized window. Called Council House Renovation, the project involved a full refurbishment and remodelling of the two-bedroom home in Bermondsey, south London. VATRAA’s design was a joint winner in the 2021 Compact Design

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BIG unveils design for Västerås Travel Center with curved timber ceiling

May 25, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Vasteras Travel Center render by BIG

Architecture firm BIG has updated its plans for a transport hub designed for Swedish city Västerås, which will feature a building with a dramatically sweeping roof. BIG envisions the Västerås Travel Center as a hub that brings together all of the city’s transport infrastructure under one roof and in one continuous landscape. The building will

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