ARCHITECTURE
CLASSIC JAPAN / EPISODE 2: KYOTO CONFERENCE HALL BY SACHIO OTANI - 1966 / A FILM BY VINCENT HECHT
Second Episode of new Architecture Film Collection focus on Japanese 50 to 80's Architecture Master Pieces.
Project : Kyoto Conference Hall - 1966
Architect : Sachio Otani
Location : Kyoto, Japan
Filmed & Edited by : Vincent Hecht
Music : Morning " - Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Equipments : Canon 5D MkII + 24mm TS-E f/3.5 + 50mm f/1.4 + 100mm f/2.8/+ Konova Slider
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ARCHITECTURE
THE TECHNICAL FACULTY / UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, ODENSE / C.F. MØLLER ARCHITECTS
The Technical Faculty is part of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, and constitutes a shared research and education environment for four different institutes. The building is designed as one big envelope consisting of 5 buildings connected by bridges at multiple levels crossing the heart of the complex, a "piece of furniture" containing common functions and meeting-rooms, and giving access to a roof garden/café/lounge area. The many connections allow for more fluid boundaries, and more community and knowledge sharing. 
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EVENTS
HAC LAB PITTSBURGH: IMAGINING THE MODERN
The city of Pittsburgh encountered and was transformed by modern architecture in an ambitious program of urban revitalization in the 1950s and ’60s. HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern untangles Pittsburgh’s complicated relationship with modern architecture and urban planning. This experimental presentation at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center includes abundant archival materials from the period, an active architecture studio, and a salon-style discussion space, unearthing layers of history and a range of perspectives.
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ARCHITECTURE
GUGGENHEIM HELSINKI DESIGN COMPETITION WINNING PROPOSAL: ''ART IN THE CITY'' / MOREAU KUSUNOKI
The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, which began in June 2014 and generated a record-making 1,715 submissions from more than 77 countries, reached its conclusion today, as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced the winning concept: a design that invites visitors to engage with museum artwork and programs across a gathering of linked pavilions and plazas organized around an interior street.
 
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ART
FUTOPIA / STUDIO JOB / FAENA ART CENTER BUENOS AIRES
A new exhibition opening at Faena Art Center Buenos Aires (FAC) on July 23rd, presents the story of four years of collaboration between Faena and the renowned Antwerp-based design duo Studio Job, with an immersive roller disco installation and a selection of highlights from the collaboration, including never-before-seen process drawings, renderings and sculptural models.
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DESIGN
IKO / THE PROSTHETIC ARM BUILT WITH LEGO / VIDEO
IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way. What if kids could use their imagination to create their own tools according to their own needs; disabled kids needs are not always related to physical activity but often alternatively the social and psychological aspect; what if kids could make their own prosthetics and have fun at the same time? Learning. Creating. Being kids.
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DESIGN
ICD / ITKE RESEARCH PAVILION INSPIRED BY SUBAQUATIC SPIDERS' NEST
The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 demonstrates the architectural potential of a novel building method inspired by the underwater nest construction of the water spider. Through a novel robotic fabrication process an initially flexible pneumatic formwork is gradually stiffened by reinforcing it with carbon fibers from the inside. The resulting lightweight fiber composite shell forms a pavilion with unique architectural qualities, while at the same time being a highly material-efficient structure.
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ARCHITECTURE
THE (UN)REALSHIT / BIG SHOW
The(Un)RealShit is an ongoing investigation on current practices of architecture marketing based on video communication. Recurring to video editing as critical tool, The(Un)RealShit aims at unveiling some of the new ways in which architectural ideology is being constructed and disseminated through the web.
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MATERIALS
BIO-KNIT 3D PRINTED TRAINERS BY AMMO LIAO
Through textile biomimicry, single material can provide multiple functions, simultaneously displaying soft, flexible and robust textures. Creating one  product completely without composites will dramatically reduce the recycling cost of current multi-material products.
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EVENTS
HOSPITALITY: SUMMER STUDENT WORKSHOP FOR ART & ARCHITECTURE / ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS & NTUA
24-30 August 2015 / Loutraki / Festivart 2015
Registrations will be open until the 10th of August
 
Festivart organizes a weekly summer student workshop from 24 to 30 August 2015, on Hospitality. The workshop will explore the possibilities of public space as a place of communication and reception of contemporary art. Starting with a theoretical reflection on the social and institutional characteristics of contemporary public space regarding the meaning of Hospitality, 30 students of Schools of Fine Arts and Architecture will stay in the city of Loutraki interfering with their personal trace in order to achieve the transformation of public experience.
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ARCHITECTURE
NEST PROJECT / ARTEMIS MERKOUREA, IOANNA BOUDOUVA & MARIA PACHI / HONORABLE MENTION AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
This design project is a competition entry for the self – construction competition organized by archiSTART and was awarded with an honorable mention. The archistart team allocated a budget for the creation of an installation which will be exhibited in the workshop ‘International Architecture Holiday – IAH Summer 2015’ situated in Ostello del Sole in San Cataldo, close to Lecce.
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EVENTS
PICTURE - TOWER - BUILDING / RICHARD MEIER & ULM MINSTER
In 1986 the city of Ulm and the jury it appointed commissioned Richard Meier (*1934), one of the leading architects for museums at the turn of the 21st century, to build the Stadthaus Ulm. The building was completed 1993 and it is a manifestation of the design principles that were developed from the modern architecture of the 20th century and which Richard Meier consistently followed and perfected since the late 1960ies.
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EVENTS
THE BRUTALIST PLAYGROUND / RIBA
Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. 
The Brutalist Playground is a new commission by Turner Prize nominees Assemble and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play.
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ART
JEPPE HEIN: PLEASE TOUCH THE ART / BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, NYC
Public Art Fund announces Please Touch the Art, a major new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Engaging visitors through pieces that are both accessible and surprising, the show includes three distinct bodies of work.
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ARCHITECTURE
THE SHORTLIST FOR THE 2015 RIBA STIRLING PRIZE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
The shortlist for the prestigious 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, now in its 20th year, has been announced. The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 15 October 2015.
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CITY ISSUES
ALAIN DE BOTTON: LONDON IS BECOMING A BAD VERSION OF DUBAI
Alain de Botton, Swiss writer, philosopher, and television presenter who currently lives in the United Kingdom, explains why in his opinion London is turning into a very unpleasant city for someone to live in. The renowned author of the bestsellers including How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006), claims that ''property developers and the mayor's office commit crimes against beauty to create fun buildings''.
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ARCHITECTURE
THEATRE ON THE PARADE / UNSTUDIO
Following a competition in which the inhabitants of Den Bosch were invited to vote for one of two finalists, UNStudio’s design for the new city centre theatre was selected for realisation, having received 57% of the votes. In total 2681 people (over the age of 12) cast a valid vote. In addition, the municipality conducted a survey among 5,000 people, while around 400 residents in the immediate area and other stakeholders received an invitation to vote.
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ARCHITECTURE
CLASSIC JAPAN / EPISODE 1: YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM I & II BY KENZO TANGE / A FILM BY VINCENT HECHT
First Episode of new Architecture Film Collection focus on Japanese 50 to 80's Architecture Masterpieces.
Project : Yoyogi National Gymnasium - 1964
Architect : Kenzo Tange
Location : Yoyogi, Shibuya, Japan
Filmed & Edited by : Vincent Hecht
Music : Fern and Robin " - Loscil
Equipments : Canon 5D MkII + 24mm TS-E f/3.5 + 50mm f/1.4 + 100mm f/2.8/+ Konova Slider
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EVENTS
SNØHETTA IS MOVING TO COPENHAGEN / EXHIBITION
Snøhetta is a mountain in Norway – and it is Scandinavia's most renowned architecture firm. Starting 18 June, Snøhetta will open an office at the Danish Architecture Centre with the exhibition 'World Architecture Snøhetta'. Most people are familiar with the Opera House in Oslo, but Snøhetta is worth getting to know for many other reasons. The exhibition is an opportunity to meet the talented people, see the crazy projects and experience the alternative thinking that have gained the Norwegian architecture firm worldwide fame and acclaim.
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ARCHITECTURE
ANNENHEIM KUBEN / PRIVATE APPARTEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN TREFFEN AUSTRIA / BUERGER KATSOTA ARCHITECTS

The apartment development is situated in Annenheim, on the foothills of the Gerlitzen mountain in Carinthia - Austria. The steep south-facing elongated site offers spectacular views towards the Lake Ossiach and the Landskron Castle beyond. 

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EVENTS
ECOWEEK 2015 ΙΝ THESSALONIKI, GREECE / NOVEMBER 1-7, 2015
With the theme of ‘Sustainability in Urban Space’ the ECOWEEK international conference and sustainable design workshops are taking place for the third time in Thessaloniki. ECOWEEK is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, with workshops in Greece, Turkey, Kosovo and Albania, with an ecological festival in Australia and a young designers’ competition in China. 
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INTERIORS
CLINKER HOME / VP ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO / VICKY PORIKI
The apartment is located in a residential complex in the boundaries of Ioannina, Greece and was designed to host a three-member family. The plan of the apartment favors district separation of the functions of the residence, which is utilized to create a single day use space, where the living room, the dining room and the kitchen, as well as the vertical link to the loft area take place.
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LIGHTING
OKAPI LIGHT / DESIGN METHODOLOGY
Okapi design team was established by the lighting designers Galani Mariza & Macha Rania, after the MSc at KTH, Sweden. Technical expertise is combined with an attentive eye to design and art, realizing projects in Greece and around the world.
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EVENTS
DESIGN LAB SHOW HIGHLIGHTS / ARCHISEARCH.GR PARALLEL EVENTS
Archisearch.gr was the strategic partner and curator for all the parallel events that included among others the Mies van der Rohe Awards Exhibition, BIG Architects Senior Designer Kostas Poulopoulos Lecture & Workshop, the amazing show 25 under 25 in partnership with Archstudies.gr platform.
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DESIGN
MOORMANN TAKES THE CHAIR / JÄGER & JÄGER
Moormann takes the chair
Nils Holger Moormann GmbH
Every two years Nils Holger Moormann GmbH publishes a company brochure, which has only two common stipulations: It has to be a hardback in A6 format and deal with the products in an entertaining manner. 
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ARCHITECTURE
BEN VAN BERKEL / UNSTUDIO QINGDAO WORLS HORTICULTURAL EXPO THEME PAVILION
The World Horticultural Expo 2014 takes place the Chinese city of Qingdao (from April to October 2014) and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. The main theme of the expo is ‘From the Earth, For the Earth’ and aims to encourage the exchange of culture, technology and horticultural knowledge.
 
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DESIGN
ARTWORKS BY RYOTA MATSUMOTO
The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the hybrid/multi-layered process, where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones are applied to reflect the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in our notions of cities, socities and cultures.
His drawings explore a hybrid drawing technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software ).
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ARCHITECTURE
TYRSETHECAL SM RESIDENTIAL DUPLEX by ARISTOTHEKE EUTECTONICS [Æ]
As sister to our former “Tyrsethecal Exhibition Lounges,” this steeply diverting project studies the paranoiac coexistence of two overlapping – though separate – worlds that never really intersect. Within a uniform shell, this is a schizoid residential duplex of two entirely independent houses visually sharing a single interior universe. Triggered by the fantastical impossibility of Piranesian interiors involving endless stairs, this is a surrealist attempt to rework the Palladian conceptual legacy of 9-square patterns into a dual domain of habitation. 
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ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM OF THE MYTHICAL SHIP ARGO / KATERINA DASKALAKI , FOTIS ZAPANTIOTIS
This design project concerns the Architectural Competition for the «Museum of the mythical ship Argo» in the city of Volos.

The new Museum is offered to the community and its visitors as a means of a gradual introduction to and participation with the time and space of the Myth and the journey of Argo as well as the multitude of its allegories.

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EVENTS
A HISTORY. ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN FROM THE 1980S UNTIL TODAY / CENTRE POMPIDOU
A History. Art, architecture, design from the 1980s until today, a new presentation of the contemporary collections of the Centre Pompidou, provides an overview of contemporary art since the Eighties through a circuit of almost 400 works and objects by nearly 200 artists, architects and designers. 
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EVENTS
KAM WORKSHOPS 2015 / ARTIFICIAL NATURES / CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Theme: Artificial Natures appear in a broad spectrum of scenographic representations in post-internet culture. Within the anthropocene discourse, nature is described as a system which integrates critical human interventions. Nature has lost its significance as the opposite of human technology. It is a hybrid of the two spheres. The relationship between technology and nature, and the dialectics between them, organizes both concepts through a strong philosophical opposition.
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ARCHITECTURE
STUDENT LODGE 3 / CARLOS CHEN, STEPHANIE CRAMER, SARINA DA COSTA GOMEZ, IOSIF DAKORONIAS-MARINA, ELISABETH LAWRENCE
Student Lodge 3 (SL3) is part of Architectural Association’s Hooke Park campus in rural Dorset.
Hooke Park is the experimental woodland of the Architectural Association where architects and architecture students are given the opportunity to test and build innovative ideas and buildings.
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ARCHITECTURE
CASA BRUTALE / OPA
Casa Brutale is a geometrical translation of the landscape. It is an unclad statement on the simplicity and harmony of contemporary architecture. It is a chameleonic living space, created to serve its owner and respect the environment. It is the inverted reference to Casa Malaparte, encased and protected by the tender earth that has hosted the human civilization for millennia. It is a complete study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, which thoroughly detailed, awaits solely its realisation.
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ARCHITECTURE
CHEMELOT CENTRE COURT / DOMAIN
The Chemelot Campus is located in the post-industrial city of Sittard-Geleen, in the southern region of the Netherlands. The invited competition asked for a new campus icon, the Chemelot Centre Court (CCC), which would function as a catalyst at two scales. It would ignite a large-scale campus transformation, unifying otherwise fragmented rural & suburban areas into a cohesive campus dedicated to innovation. 
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ARCHITECTURE
THE ANDY WARHOL TEMPORARY MUSEUM / LIKE ARCHITECTS
The Temporary Andy Warhol Museum is a cultural space within a commercial space. It was designed to host the exhibition 'Andy Warhol - Icons | Psaier Artworks and the Factory' and included a total of 32 original works by the American artist.
The museological space avoids the idea of having neutral white exhibition spaces and relates to the exhibited artworks through the creation of a strong visual context that refers to the artist's imaginary. It recreates an environment that is both pop and industrial, through an unusual materiality resulting from the use of metal paint cans. The expository structure, set in the mall’s central plaza, features an appealing abstract exterior and assumes an iconographic identity with links to the Pop Art.
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(LAND)SCAPE
AWARD ON THE 6TH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION IN BELGRADE / KATERINA ANDRITSOU, PANITA KARAMANEA, THANASIS POLYZOIDIS
The project “time tissue” by the architects – landscape architects Katerina Andristou, Panita Karamanea and Thanasis Polyzoidis has been chosen for an Award in the Category of Non Implemented Landscape Architectural Projects at the 6th International Landscape Architecture Exhibition 2015. The Exhibition of International character is organized by the Serbian Association of Landscape Architects (SALA) every two years in Belgrade.
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THEORY
ESW [έσω] CONFERENCE 2015 / DIMITRIS KOLIADIMAS
The dialogue developed during the branding design process gives priority to human values. This presentation explores the basic design principles followed and implemented by the speaker. The design core that he supports and represents forms an interactive relationship with the space in which it grows.
 
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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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