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Pratt Institute is presenting two architectural symposiums that are free and open to the public: “An Inventory of What’s Possible“ on April 10 and “The Language of Architecture and Trauma” on April 11, 2015. “An Inventory of What’s Possible” will focuse on the history of America’s affordable housing emerging from the research, architectural prototypes, and financing that occurred in New York, as well as the city’s future potential in response to

Architects: SCA design (a member of the ONG&ONG Group) Location: Singapore Project Director: Micah Valenzuela Year: 2014 Photographs: Bai Jiwen From the architect. Leo Burnett incorporates ‘WE’ spaces, local culture, geometric motifs and art installations that fuse east and west, old and new, to create a collaborative, innovative workspace – a ‘crucible of creativity’ that drives business results. Upon entering the lobby, one is greeted by a simple, striking ceiling lighting juxt

Brise’s House is a project completed by Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 1,245-square-meter (13,401 square foot) house is situated in a bustling area which meant that factoring in noise control was critical. The tall vegetation at the front of the house helps with that. The pivoting front door is set back within a raised corridor creating a dramatic entrance. The walkway to the entrance is lined with frosted glass panels that let you see the p

Posted by ArchDaily on Monday, March 30, 2015 Earlier today, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an announcement onto his own Facebook page that the company had moved into its brand new, 430,000-square foot Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. In the post, Zuckerberg offers a photo of the building from above, showing off its 9 acre green roof, with a promise of interior images – of what is essentially the building’s giant, single room – “once we’re fully un

Architects: Hunter Leggitt Studio Location: Wofford Heights, CA, USA Area: 1100.0 ft2 Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio Collaborators: Jonathan & Victoria Watts, Owners Structural Engineer: Lawrence Ho Builder: Hunter Leggitt Studio Site Area: 8,630 SF From the architect. In 2011, Hunter Leggitt Studio temporarily relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert near Lake Isabella, CA to design and build a custom, highly crafted, modern cabin.  Designed to regu

SHSH Architecture + Scenography took an old storage warehouse in Brussels and turned one floor of it into a modern loft with an art studio for a family with three children. Working with a limited budget, their goal was to incorporate plenty of textures and colors, as well as architectural details and a blend of the old with the new. Plus, there’s a swing! The design team was inspired by the ocean since the loft itself was so large. Within that large, open space, they planned th

CTRL+SPACE has launched its Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition. Seeking designs from students and professionals (developed individually or in teams of four or less), the competition challenges participants to create a site-specific, multi-functional market with a strong public element. Submissions are welcomed now until June 27 and winners will be announced on July 17, 2015. Three winning designs will receive monetary prizes from 500€ to 3500€, and five merit award recipients will als

Architects: Team Green Architects Location: Dalefield 9371, New Zealand Architect In Charge: Mark Read Area: 106.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Sam Hartnett From the architect. Designed as guest accommodation in the grounds of an existing rural property in Dalefield, the Brief was to provide a place to retreat, that offers a simple and relaxing experience for the owners’ family and friends. The requirement was for a two bedroom modern ‘Villa’ offering robust but comfortable accommodat

Wave is a minimalist house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by Apollo Architects & Associates. The 1,118-square-foot home is situated on the beach, purchased by an individual working in an advertising firm with an affinity for surfing. The second floor overhangs above the entrance approach, providing a sheltered parking space for two vehicles. The residence is characterized by a U-shaped floor plan surrounding a courtyard on the ground floor. The courtyard, which can be direc

This minimal view spiral staircase planner becomes one of the most attractive side of this modern suburban house design. That unusual application is show the contradiction style of the design of the house and the house application inside out. The landscape of this house is simple while the performance of the spiral staircase is dynamic and shows the unique harmony between the main design of the house and the furnishing system of the house. Spiral staircase is looking shocking and gives a modula

What possible use could architects have for a supercomputer? Well, of course it would be nice to produce that ultra-high-quality render in a matter of seconds rather than hours – but this post on the XSEDE blog recounts another use that is (arguably) much more important. XSEDE, an organization that helps researchers by providing them with access to supercomputers, has been working with a group from the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department to simulate wind flow in

Architects: Studio JCI Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering Area: 392.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Scott Norsworthy From the architect. Set atop a hilly site in an established North Toronto neighborhood and surrounded by traditional homes, the project is the result of a mixed brief from a professional couple keen on building a family home. While one partner is drawn to contemporary design, the other prefers traditional. This dichotomy surfaces throug

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