Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archiv designed by Walter Gropius for “a vivid encounter with the Bauhaus”

November 21, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin is next in our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the influential school. Featuring a distinctive sawtooth roof, the gallery and archive was envisioned by Walter Gropius but not completed until after his death. The building, which has the full name Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, holds a collection of of archival material from the school.

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dutch sandstone quarry begins transformation with scenic staircase route

November 21, 2018 macnadusa 0

after a century of industrial excavation a sandstone quarry in the netherlands will be transformed into a natural reserve and a public recreational landscape. rademacher de vries architects (RDVA) completes the luikerweg staircase, a milestone in the gradual, transformative reclamation of the country’s first and only cement quarry. with the motto, ‘reconciling the irreconcilable,’ the studio […]

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Spark’s Big Arse toilet could generate electricity in remote Indian villages

November 21, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Architecture studio Spark has developed a concept for an easily transportable 3D-printed toilet that could convert human waste into electricity. The module is designed for use in India where the UN is trying to tackle the severe hygiene and sanitation issues associated with open defecation. Called the Big Arse toilet, it would be 3D-printed from readily available bamboo

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Mugs House / HUM arquitetos

November 21, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The house project is divided in two blocks. The social area is located at the front section as a kind of porch with large dimensions (12m width and 3,5m height), which opens to the outside area where are located the pool, deck and lawn. The intimate block, at the back section is lower than the social, creating a variation on the house volume, which guarantees a lower height to master suite and other two bedrooms.