Whiting Architects take a holistic approach to the entire design process for their project The Pod
House for P by LOW Architecten
"The roof structure is tangible everywhere in the house, there are no straight lines when you look at the ceiling. The result is an extraordinary spatial perception when you enter the living area."
Bring Back the Brick curated by Randwick and Associates
"Brick is one of the longest lasting and oldest building materials. However, in recent years, brick has been pushed aside in the construction process, mainly for technological reasons. Construction of a brick wall takes time, but perhaps more importantly we have developed a tendency to cover, and not to expose, structural elements of the building. Brick has become an expensive material. For that reason it is not often that we get a chance to use masonry in our design, but when we do, we find it fascinating how this simple choice of construction technique somehow slows the whole design process and shifts focus to the construction site."
Casa Lude by Grupo Arananea creates a unique, continuous and rich space on different levels with various heights and directions; a space that Lude fills with music. This space extends to the roof as a natural continuation of the interior life. It is a complex space full of light where a lot of secrets are hidden.
Elements of Architecture: The Roof
In line with the Venice Biennale entitled Fundamentals curated by Rem Koolhaas, Archello will publish a series of Collections about the fundamental elements that make up architecture. The third element in the series is the roof.
The roof gives architecture its most primal function; that of giving shelter. Although in modernist design it is exactly that function that so often loses importance from the higher goal of aesthetic, leading to famously leaky designs like Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall and Rem Koolhaas’ Kunsthal. In contemporary design the roof still overwhelmingly an aesthetic element, sometimes as the defining element in the design and most often disappearing in the overall shape.
Most buildings in the collection show an expressive use of the roof like the Kilden performing arts center, Glasgow riverside museum and Rotterdam station. Some twist along with the building like the China wood sculpture museum and Xintiandi installation. Stacking a function on top in the case of Bike Pavilion and Marina Bay creates optimal usage of the roof. Recently no design seems to be possible without the usage of a green roof like that of earlier examples Acros Kukuoka and the Academy of Science.
By Tom Kolnaar, Managing Editor Archello
BOX HOUSE by 1:1 arquitetura:design:
Box house is a conceptual project that experiments with a new way to occupation of the space and form. The volume was created as a concrete box, with enough personality and the entries of the box are marked with a rusty steel form.
M House was conceived as a weekend house for a family. This project was carried out in a single plant. All the walls were done in exposed concrete, as well as the interior ceiling. Inside and on the gallery floors were done in white smooth concrete.
Mobile Home curated by ÁBATON
"What attracts us to designing a mobile home is its architecture; we seek an architecture that can melt into any place without raucousness and that engages freely with nature. ÁBATON thinks this is possible when pursuing the pure shape." by ÁBATON
Museums Connecting Through Design curated by fjtm
"The public buildings are important and significant in a city which is dominated by private interests. The architecture and design of museums and galleries is a key example of public buildings which inherently reflect and express something about society’s aspirations. We are attracted to designing museums and galleries as they are an integral part of representing the ‘cultural aspects’ of the city."
By Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
The Full Story: Statoil Regional and International Offices
A project is never created by only one author. This week we show all sides of the building process for the Statoil Regional and International Offices. Discover the different stories from a wide variety of companies that come together in this single project.
Read more and see the full story of Statoil Regional and International Offices here
World Cup 2014 Stadiums curated by Populous
"What I love about stadium design is facilitating the crescendo of tens of thousands of strangers who join together for one night under a common cause. The most important part in designing this type of architecture is weaving together layers of complexity. These buildings require an inside to outside approach that marries the science of seating bowl design with the emotion and aesthetic of a community icon."
By Phil Kolbo, Senior Architect Technician Populous
Read more and see the full collection on World Cup 2014 Stadiums here
Elements of Architecture: The Window
In line with the Venice Biennale entitled Fundamentals curated by Rem Koolhaas, Archello will publish a series of Collections about the fundamental elements that make up architecture. The second element in the series is the window.
Read more and see the full collection of amazing windows here
The Full Story: Fogo Island Inn
A project is never created by only one author. This week we show all sides of the building process for the Fogo Island Inn. Discover the different stories from a wide variety of companies that come together in this single project.
Read more and see the full story of Fogo Island Inn here
Creative Canopies curated by Vehovar and Jauslin Architektur
"Canopies have an excellent potential of providing shelter. A canopy can adapt to individual locations and provide shelter from rain and sun. On the other hand their iconic appearance can serve to distinguish an important place. We chose projects that are relevant within public space and that tell a story. The structures should be more than pure fulfilling of necessity."
By Mateja Vehovar and Stefan Jauslin, Founders Vehovar and Jauslin Architektur
Read more and see the full collection on Creative Canopies here