ARCHITECTURE
DOCOMOMO US ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ''MODERNISM IN AMERICA AWARDS''
Docomomo US has the pleasure to announce eleven winners of the 2015 Modernism in America Award program. These exceptional projects are emblematic of the work going on all over the country and represent buildings and building typologies of postwar society in the United States. 
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EVENTS
LATIN AMERICA IN CONSTRUCTION: ARCHITECTURE 1955-1980 / MOMA, NY
On the 60th anniversary of its last major survey of modern architecture in Latin America, The Museum of Modern Art returns its focus to the region with Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, from Mexico to Cuba to the Southern Cone, between 1955 and 1980.
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ARCHITECTURE
HOUSE N BY SOU FUJIMOTO / A FILM BY VINCENT HECHT
Vincent Hecht  is a 26 year-old  French architect and filmmaker and lately has received international attention for his japanese collection of short films about proclaimed buildings located in Japan.
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ARCHITECTURE
OMA WINS AMSTERDAM'S RAI HOTEL COMPETITION
OMA, NH Hotel Group, and the developer COD have been announced by the City of Amsterdam, and Amsterdam RAI convention and exhibition centre as the winners of a tender to build the largest hotel in the Netherlands, the nhow Amsterdam RAI. This reflects the need for an on-site, headquarter hotel for Amsterdam RAI, as well as increasing its visibility and integration within the growing Zuidas business district.
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ARCHITECTURE
THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS [TIMELINE]
How much do you know about the tallest buildings of the world? If you believe that they were constructed only within the last two centuries, probably you will be surpised. The BurjKhalifa celebrates its 5th birthday this year and this timeline made by Cliona Moynihan highlights this special occasion.
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ARCHITECTURE
MATHEMATICS GALLERY, SCIENCE MUSEUM / ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
The Mathematics Gallery design explores the many influences of mathematics in our everyday lives; transforming seemingly abstract mathematical concepts into an exciting interactive experience for visitors of all ages.
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ART
ED MOSES: DRAWINGS FROM THE 1960s & 70s / LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s, the first museum presentation of the artist’s drawings in nearly 40 years. Ed Moses has been a significant figure in the development and history of art in Los Angeles since his first monographic exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in 1958. 
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ARCHITECTURE
LE CORBUSIER / MESURES DE L’HOMME, 29 APRIL - 3 AUGUST 2015, CENTRE POMPIDOU
The Centre Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective, featuring some three hundred works, to the output of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architecture and the way it is «inhabited». His international career flourished long before globalisation made its appearance.
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LIGHTING
THE 1st PRIZE OF THE 6TH SALONE SATELLITE AWARD 2015 / CLOUD SERIES BY XUBERANCE
This 3D-Printed lighting series is inspired from the cloud patterns of stone sculptures in ancient Chinese royal gardens. 
Designers extracted the traditional pattern and translated it into 3D modeling language. It is a re-interpretation of the rich Chinese art culture using cutting-edge digital sculpting modeling techniques. 
The design process employs designers visual experience of the ever-changing clouds for the inspiration of the 36 different versions of the “Cloud Series”.
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EVENTS
APPLY NOW FOR AGRO.DESIGN WORKSHOP / ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
The agro.design workshop is an initiative of the Industrial Design Laboratory of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, AUTH in collaboration with the laboratories of the School of Agriculture, AUTH. This interdisciplinary partnership has as an ambition to start a fundamental research process to redefine the relationship between agronomy and design.
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EVENTS
APPLY NOW FOR DMY INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL BERLIN, JUNE 11-14, 2015
DMY International Design Festival Berlin, June11-14, 2015
 
The motto of the 13. Edition of the DMY International Design Festival Berlin is „ Back to the Future “. This implies a step „back to the roots“ while at the same time moving towards a further development of the festival content. New exhibition moduli, a new internet address, more content and last but not least, a change of location all promise to make this year´s festival a very exciting event.
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ARCHITECTURE
1st PRIZE AWARD / YOUNG ARCHITECTS COMPETITION / E. KARAOLI, C. LAZOU, A. RACHIOTI, E. ZIOVA
Rome is the setting of the contest. In partnership with La Sapienza University and Progetto Forti, Rome municipality undisclosed a debate over one of its precious treasures: Forte Portuense. How to transform a former military architecture into a leisure time and cultural focal point? That was the question for the designers to respond, with a multi-scale approach.
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EVENTS
IMPRESSIONISM - EXPRESSIONISM, ART AT A TURNING POINT / MAY 22 - SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 AT ALTE NATIONALGALERIE, BERLIN
From May 22 to September 20, 2015, the Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin presents a groundbreaking exhibition at Alte Nationalgalerie comparing the two art movements for the first time. From 1896, Berlin's Nationalgalerie was the first museum to begin collecting Impressionist paintings under the leadership of museum director Hugo von Tschudi, ahead of museums in Paris and other cities. Tschudi's successor, Ludwig Justi, went on to assemble a renowned collection of works by Expressionist artists in the former Kronprinzenpalais from 1918 onwards.
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ARCHITECTURE
SILVERWOOD HOUSE 3R ERNESTO PEREIRA ARCHITECTURE
The SilverWood House. The remodelling work was one of a soulless house of typical construction , interior distribution and rural exterior interpretation.
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ARCHITECTURE
BUILDING Z FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP / DOMAIN
The University of Antwerp’s amalgamation of multiple institutions has resulted in four detached campuses and their distribution throughout the city has left the Universitywithout a true center or “heart”. If connected, the University stands to assert its presencethroughout the entirety of Antwerp.
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ARCHITECTURE
SHANGHAI NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OPENS IN CHINA
With a strong reference to China's gardens design, this new Natural History Museum aims to highlight the qualities and the importance of nature without performing an immitation of it. Despite the fact that the museum's resemblance to the nautilous' cell is more than obvious, this facilitates the function of a rock-formated stepped garden, a vital element of the museum, just as the nautilous' cell fosters its vital system.
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ARCHITECTURE
BLUEPRINT / SO-IL
Curated by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, and artist Sebastiaan Bremer, Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture invited artists and architects to reflect on the theme of origination through the medium of the blueprint. The notion of the blueprint - a nostalgic medium - implies a plan and intention. The show is an assessment of the past and suggests a trajectory for the future.
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ART
GET HOME BY HERMÈS AT SAATCHI GALLERY OF LONDON
Flânerie or flaneuring, this wonderful art of urban exploration and sometimes reckeless wandering through the city streets, seeing the unseeable and touching the remoteless untouchable is the main idea behind the exhibition ''Hermès Wanderland'' that takes places inSaatchi Galery these days (9 April - 2 May 2015).
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EVENTS
AA ATHENS VISITING SCHOOL 2015 / SYMMETRY SENTIENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH AKTO
In 2015, the AA Athens Visiting School initiates its’ agenda to challenge the phenomenon of perceptual constancy through the design of architectural prototypical families. In line with the basic principles of the Gestalt principles, a diversity of shapes and sizes models will be designed through means of digital computation. Various morphologies will be derived through a bottom-up approach via various coding techniques. To bridge the gap between the digital and physical aspect of the design iterations, AA Athens makes use of digital fabricating machines to produce its’ architectural prototypes and adds mechanics to amplify their communicative characteristics. A complete 1:1 scale structure will be constructed, enabling interaction via sight, hearing and touch as a result of a series of initial testing models. These proposals will be formulated through the combination of different design software.
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DESIGN
ZAHA HADID COLLECTION FOR CITCO 2015 / TAU VASES & QUAD TABLES
Not long after the Loa and Vesu Vases, Zaha Hadid strikes back with these new objects. Tau Vase is crafted by four different types of marble and is available in five sizes, just like the Quad Tables.
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GREEN DESIGN
DENMARK'S LARGEST SEWAGE PUMPING STATION / C.F. MØLLER ARCHITECTS
Denmark's largest sewage pumping station on Kløvermarksvej in Copenhagen will set new standards for how to create large-scale sustainable utilities solutions in Danish cities, where the best operational conditions are combined with safe and inspiring working environments.
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THEORY
LEGISLATING ARCHITECTURE / LECTURE BY JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL: ON FREEDOM, INVENTION & THE POSSIBILITY OF A DIFFERENT URBANISM
Jean-Philippe Vassal, co-founder of the multiply awarded Paris-based office, Lacaton & Vassal, in this lecture states from the very beginning his rather provocative opinion that masterplans cannot produce freedom or cities any more. His presentation discusses the possibilities of a different urbanism that takes into account the fact that all changes are strongly associated with politics and respects the housing needs not only in an economic basis.
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ARCHITECTURE
BATROUN RESIDENCE / CARLOS MOUBARAK ARCHITECT
The residence is located in Batroun, 50km north of Beirut, Lebanon, in the vicinity of this ancient coastal town that is quite representative of the traditional regional architecture. Positioned on a hill overlooking the shoreline and the old city, the site is a typical Mediterranean natural environmbatrout ent.
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INTERIORS
BOOK IT / BOOKSTORE IN IOANNINA (PROPOSAL) / VP ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO / VICKY PORIKI
The store has been designed to create a modern interactive environment with an alternative exhibition of books and a large open space which the customer can actually use. The wide open window in conjunction with the interactive space inside the bookstore expands the road and store limits in an effort to attract the passenger in the “game” of reading.
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INTERIORS
RESIDENCE IN AGIA PARASKEVI / DO DESIGNERS
The open-plan ground floor comprises of the kitchen, the dining room and the sitting area, including an audio-visual entertainment sector. With a view to harmonizing and balancing out the spaces and utilities, so that they function both in unison as well as separately, the creation of repeated architectural volumes was selected throughout the floorplan, conjointly serving a functional and an aesthetic role.
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DESIGN
UNX2 SHOES FOR UNITED NUDE IN MILAN 2015 BY UNSTUDIO
The international architectural practice of UNStudio, founded by Ben van Berkel presented UNX2 shoes by which the office ''wanted to dress the foot in such a way as to make its form partially visible, to highlight the mechanics of the foot and the visual effects that can be created by the shoe in motion'', states van Berkel.
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DESIGN
LOA & VESU VASES BY ZAHA HADID FOR WIENER SILVER MANUFACTUR
A team assembled by Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher and another four designers of the London based firm, created these 40cm tall vases, which seem to be parts of a volcanic explosion as results of all the underground forces of distortion and expansion. Vesu and Loa Vases were crafted from pure silver in the Viennese studio Wiener Silber Manufactur and they weight a little less than 4kg.
 
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / RENA SAKELLARIDOU / SPARCH ARCHITECTS
New Building for the Athens Academy_Behind the Scenes
 
Rena Sakellaridou of SPARCH Architects will present the new building of the Academy, in Sina Street, Athens. She will attempt a ''behind the scenes'' approach, talking about what a complex building means, while she analyzes the specificities of  architecture in Greece and sharing her thoughts on design and creativity.
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / YIORGIS YEROLYMPOS
The narrative of the building: architecture and photography
 
Landscape photography offers us three qualities: geography, autobiography and metaphor. What the traditional landscape photographer is trying to achieve, is to show a picture of the past, present and future together.
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / MARIANTHI TATARI / UN STUDIO
Today, there are many complex restrictions on architecture, which go hand in hand with technology, economy, ecology and politics. In UNStudio, by redefining a compositorial set of ingredients, we discipline these complex questions in a more radical manner. 
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / PRODROMOS NIKIFORIDIS & BERNARD CUOMO
From country to country, from one city to another, travelling, meetings, Toulouse, common routes, stopping in Paris, throwing the anchor in Thessaloniki. From the first winnnig of the Europan competition in 1991, until the completion of the redevelopment of Thessaloniki New Beach in 2013, we focus on human beings, history and landscape. The landscape or the genius loci, the landscape and the interaction with the built environment, the porous border between the natural and the artificial, in public and in private.
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