Saturday, January 26, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 1:07 PM

3 videos of Tom Wiscombe - LA Forum for Architecture from Sci_arc.


Thursday, January 24, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 4:24 PM

Project team: Andreuzza, Coi, De Paolis, Tolomeo
Model makers: Massimiliano De Leo, Carola Pedrazzo

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posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 3:38 PM

Monday, January 21, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 1:49 AM

BMW Welt -- the new BMW experience and delivery centre -- opens its doors to the public. Located next to the plant, the BMW Group headquarters and the BMW museum, the BMW Welt is a new attraction for the company and the city of Munich. Here, BMW will take the dialogue between customers, visitors and the brand to a new dimension. 850.000 visitors are expected at the venue each year, 45.000 of them to collect their brand new BMW.

info and video by BMWwebTV
more info at dag' post
(Wolf D. Prix - Coop Himmelb(l)au)


Sunday, January 20, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 2:59 PM

The “Circolo della Sedia”, with the cooperation of “Vibiemme”, organises the competition “ Dynamicamente 2008” for university students.
This competition lets university students with great capacities and inventiveness distinguish themselves in the design range.
Moreover it makes others know the “Distretto della sedia”, an area leader in the world for the chair’s production, situated near Udine.
This competition it's only for the students regularly registered for the academic year 2007/2008 at “corso di laurea triennale” (first degree), “corso di laurea specialistica” or at “corso di laurea a ciclo unico” ( bachelor degree) at one of the European Universities .

You can participate like single student or like a group composed by max 2 people.

Designers can decide among 3 classes:
1) COMMUNITY: design a chair, which can be used in meeting places, like conference halls, universities, library or in other places where a lot of people can meet.
2) HAPPY HOUR: design a dynamic chair, which can be used by youth in pubs, discos or fast food.
3) COMFORTABLE: design a chair, which can be used in restaurants, hotels or in other places, where comfort and elegance should be emphasized.
Every kind of material can be used, nevertheless projects, which use wood or iron material (iron, steel, carbon, etc.) are preferred.
The project has to be sent within the peremptory date March, 15th 2008.
You can download here the rules and the application form of this competition.

thanks to Carlo Piemonte for the reporting

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posted by massimiliano de leo at 1:06 PM

10 persons for 3 weeks
Construction of a straw bale pavilion

video by dhvdl

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Saturday, January 19, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 4:32 PM

A day a Rem Koolhaas' office


Friday, January 18, 2008
posted by dag at 8:44 PM

Discussion: Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm in the Lecture Hall

Jeffrey Kipnis is professor of architectural design and theory at the Knowlton School of Architecture of The Ohio State University. His writings on art and architecture have appeared in such publications as Log, hunch, Harvard Design Magazine, Quaderns, 2G, El Croquis, Art Forum, Assemblage, and his books include Choral Works: The Eisenman-Derrida Collaboration, Perfect Acts of Architecture, and The Glass House. As architecture/design curator for the Wexner Center for the Arts, he organized the design survey, “Mood River” with co-curator Annetta Massie and “Suite Fantastique,” a compilation of four exhibitions: Perfect Acts of Architecture; The Furniture of Scott Burton; The Predator, a collaboration between Greg Lynn and Fabian Marcaccio; and Imaginary Forces – Motion Graphics.

His film, A Constructive Madness, produced in collaboration with Tom Ball and Brian Neff, looks at the architect’s work on the unbuilt but seminal Peter Lewis house project. His most recent study of Stephen Holl’s Bloch Addition to the Nelson Atkins Museum appears in his new book, Stone and Feather.

The lecture will be about *happy*, *zany* and other important political trends.

Jeffrey Kipnis
GSAPP at Columbia University

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Thursday, January 17, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 11:31 AM

A short video about four of Beijing's new mega buildings:

- Rem Koolhaas' new CCTV building
- Paul Andreu's National Theater
- The National Swimming Center or 'Water Cube' designed by PTW
- The Olympic Stadium designed Herzog & de Meuron

Shot and edited by Luke Mines
presented by Jeremy Goldkorn
video and info by Danwei


Wednesday, January 16, 2008
posted by DAVIDE DEL GIUDICE at 12:33 AM

If you are near Bedford Square in these days, don't lose the jury of the students' work of the Unit 10, with Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto as tutor.


The jury is composed besides from Federico Rossi (zaha hadid architects) Marco Vanucci (AKT engineers) Marco Guarnieri (Kga) and Federico Rabolli Pansera (Inter5 tutor).

Italians do it better!!!!!

flyer and news via EcomachinesINTER10.


Monday, January 14, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 1:36 AM

The Weekend Architectural Workshop (WAW) is a workshop for architects and architect students from Spain and for the entire world. It is organized by Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña (IaaC), and it's about advance digital manufacture technologies for the production of Architect. This workshop use systems such us Laser Cut, 3D Printers and a Numeric Milling Machine CNC. The WAW_ETSAM objective has been the manufacture prototypes based and constructed with Laser Cut System.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:11 PM

All members and friends will be present!

Friday, 11-01- 2008.
9.00 pm
Corso Casale 287 - 10132 - Torino
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 2:55 PM

thank to dontworrybecreative
(Giuseppe Casto+Davide Colombo) for the report!
posted by massimiliano de leo at 12:02 PM

The task was to build a tower out of 500 sheets of A4 (package of printer) paper and glue, that should be as strong, high and aestethic as possible and carry at least 0,5 kg.

By Keren, Lior, Or, Uli

video by nebo3003
Sunday, January 06, 2008
posted by massimiliano de leo at 3:31 PM

This video show how the university research in Robotics and electronics can be applied in architecture.
The best results are available with a close collaboration between engineers and architects.

video by: aTT
Engineers at Cornell University