Shelters on the move

Off site fabrication and modular design taken to the extreme… Skýli is the name of a trekking cabin designed by Utopia Arkitekter. The original concept was developed to be easily transported to remote locations along some of the most famous trekking trails on Iceland. Skýli of course means shelter in Icelandic, but this charcteristic building…

#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster + Partners for another example of exemplary craftsmanship and technology. The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability.…

Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect ArchDaily article

Photoshop 9 4 #architects

9 of the best… A powerful software like Photoshop can turn an average looking image or drawing into a stellar asset for a project. The trick is to learn to use some of its best features and optimize your workflow for maximum efficiency. Over the years Photoshop has become the go-to tool for architects for…

Gateway to South African innovation

Jeremy Steere Architect created this landmark design at the entrance to a new RBIDZ industrial estate in Richards Bay, South Africa. The folding concrete roof line references the KwaZulu-Natal’s symbolic fish eagle, part of the municipality’s emblem. Commissioned by the provincial KwaZulu-Natal government as its business entity, the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is a…

Moving walls in Shanghai

The Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai employs a unique facade that moves to reveal new spaces in the building’s interior. This screen design was a collaboration between Foster & Partners, Heatherwick Studio and local engineers form Tongji University. The screen is layered in three tracks with “tassels,” between 2 and 16m in length and symbolic…

From grain to modern art #sustainability

Heatherwick Studio have redeveloped a former grain silo to create the “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa,” the world’s largest museum of African contemporary art. The silos were connected to rail infrastructure and the port and stored corn from all over the country for over nine decades since their construction in 1921. Standing 57m tall…

an exquisite landscape

LANDAU international design have created an exquisite park at Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, that harmonizes architecture with a carefully crafted landscape epitomizing a rare natural beauty. Read the Archdaily.com article here