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EVENTS
BARCELONA RESET EXHIBITION / THE WORK OF ENRIC MIRALLES FOUNDATION AT AEDES BERLIN
The exhibition documents the work of the Enric Miralles Foundation with the focus on the urban intervention project BCN RE.SET which has been created for the occasion of the 300 anniversary of the siege and conquest of the city of Barcelona by the monarchy. Architect Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) together with the Miralles Foundation and the stage director Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus) invited six international architects to create ephemeral installations, as significant interventions in the city of Barcelona this year. Each associating different themes linked to the commemoration of Tricentenari BCN, organized by the City Council and curated by Toni Soler: Identity, Diversity, Freedom, Democracy, Memory and Europe.
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DESIGN
GOLD AND SILVER WINNERS OF THE DESIGN AWARD OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY 2014
The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the most prestigious official German design award. The award is endowed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. At the ceremonial award show which took place last night, on September 25, 2014 at the assembly hall at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the ten awardees of 2014 were announced.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
GEORGE MESSARITAKIS ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER
George Messaritakis was born in Crete, Greece in 1976. He holds a Bsc in Computer Science and an Msc in Software Engineering. He began to photograph as an amateur in 2003. In 2012 he had a solo exhibition in Athens and in the same year he started to work as a professional architectural photographer. He has collaborated with the preeminent architects of Greece and his work is regularly published in printed architectural periodicals in Europe and the Far East. He is a contributor to the Arcaid Images photographic agency. Since 2014 he is based in Berlin, Germany.
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DESIGN
LLATRA LAMPS BY MARIO MARTÍNEZ
Llatra is an outcome of an investigation and experimentation throughout crafted and traditional techniques historically valuable. In fact, by choosing palmetto, the aim was to look back in time, using the most traditional weaving technique as a starting point in order to create new objects. Caring more for warmth than shapes, being them a result of an evolution in the process, thinking of imperfections as a value and not as a fault, taking them as an expression of the material finally being an important feature of the objects.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
CASA ENZO FERRARI PHOTOGRAPHY BY PYGMALION KARATZAS / MUSEUM SERIES II
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena Italy is designed by Jan Kaplicky of Future Systems, after winning the competition in 2004. After the passing of Jan Kaplicky in 2009, Andrea Morgante, a former associate of Future Systems and now director of Shiro Studio, was appointed to complete the interiors and oversee the construction, which began in April 2009. 
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DESIGN
FIBER CHAIR BY ISKOS-BERLIN AND AIRY TABLE BY CECILIE MANZ FOR MUUTO
“One of the most difficult and noble disciplines is to design without eccentricity. To create simple, well-functioning, almost ordinary objects that nevertheless have strong identities. We designed FIBER CHAIR to do just that with a clear sculptural language that refuses to compromise on comfort. It’s a chair stripped of all unnecessary layers leaving the chair with a seat, back and armrests that is integrated in one harmonious shell, perfect for nesting yourself into. The iconic form marries soft, embracing curves with an environmentally friendly wood fiber composite, giving FIBER CHAIR a distinctive tactile texture while also keeping it 100% recyclable.”


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EVENTS
BEIJING DESIGN WEEK 2014 / SMART CITY INNOVATION CENTER LAUNCH
The Launch of Smart City Innovation Centre will be held in China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts (CMoDA) on Sept. 26th. As the first Smart City Innovation Centre in Beijing, it bears the responsibility of "Innovation drives the industry and service creates the ecology" and creates the resource platform facing projects and products in the smart industry. The Launch of Smart City Innovation Centre will showcase projects of Joint Lab and pilot cities, and enterprises of innovation strategic alliance. The Smart City Innovation Centre Preview presents the mission of the innovation center as a hub oriented with design driven innovation across industries to cope with the complexity of smart city pilot projects to achieve breakthrough in solutions.
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FEATURED ARCHITECT
LoT ARCHITECTS
LoT is an award winning architecture and design studio based in Greece and operating internationally, developing ideas that engage architecture and design, arts and culture, nature and artifice. With a global range and international experience in both architecture and art, LoT focuses on applying strong design concepts with consciousness and pragmatism. Founding partners Leonidas Trampoukis and Eleni Petaloti hold a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University in New York and from Aristotle Polytechnic University in Greece. LoT works on an array of projects ranging in scale and complexity from objects and installations to spaces and buildings of high-capacity architecture.
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THESSALONIKI IN THE EXTREMES - INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN MASTERCLASS OCT. 24-31/2014
“Thessaloniki in the Extremes” comes as a sequel of “Volos in the Extremes” Urban Design master class, under the same concept. It is an international Urban Design master class open to students towards the end of their studies, recent graduates, and professionals, in architecture and urban design. It is organised by Urban Transcripts and through the collaboration of an international team of professionals and academics. It is hosted by the Department of Architecture of the polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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ARCHITECTURE
BUDAPEST NATIONAL GALLERY / LoT ARCHITECTS+PHORMIN
LoT and Prormin have collaborated on an entry for the international architecture competition of Liget-Budapest for the design of the new National Gallery and Ludwig Museum complex.A prominent landmark building for the city of Budapest, the museum building complex is conceptually conceived as a monolithic Park Pavilion whose design approach blends concepts of classical references with contemporary abstract forms and architectural notions. The architectural concept presents a seemingly simple volumetric exterior that reveals a rich and spatially complex interior, with a variation of spatial experiences based upon the programmatic conditions.
The museum’s geometry stems from the most simple, economic and ergonomic form, a box. The box is then bent and molded into an embracing form reminiscent of classical architecture’s semi-circular formations.
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DESIGN
ECOWEEK PRISHTINA 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN WORKSHOPS 12-19OCTOBER 2014 PRISHTINA KOSOVO SUSTAINABILITY & GREEN ARCHITECTURE
The nongovernmental organization ECOciety, in cooperation with Municipality of Prishtina and Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, is organizing ECOWEEK Prishtina 2014 International Conference & Sustainable Design Workshops. This event will be held from 12th to 19th of October 2014 in Modelarium – Faculty of Architecture in Prishtina. ECOWEEK is a nongovernmental organization concerned with the education and raise of awareness on environmental issues, and promoting principles of sustainability.
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ARCHITECTURE
SHIMIZU PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BY MAKI AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
As part of the Shimizu Station East redevelopment zone, the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center is destined to become a new landmark on the developing Shimizu waterfront. Its glazed foyer faces the port and affords views of Mount Fuji in the distance. Surrounding the large and small auditoria inside, this highly transparent façade reflects the building’s open atmosphere and invites Shizuoka citizens and visitors alike to participate in a variety of planned programs.
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ARCHITECTURE
QATAR INTEGRATED RAILWAY PROJECT (QIRP) BY UNSTUDIO / DOHA, QATAR
The project for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP) comprises around 35 stations in phase 1 and around 60 stations in phase 2 for the new Doha Metro Network (planned to comprise 4 lines) and will serve as the backbone of the public transport system in the Greater Doha Area. UNStudio’s design forms a bridge between the past and the future of Qatar, drawing inspiration from the vast regional architectural lexicon, whilst simultaneously representing an effective vision of modernisation and preservation. The design further aims to incorporate and integrate all functional and technical aspects of the network and stations into a coherent architectural expression.
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ARCHITECTURE
EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE - MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015
Archisearch.gr is delighted to be invited as an independent expert - nominator at the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. Our editorial team will nominate 5 buildings constructed from 1/1/2013 to 31/12/2014, for the Prize Jury's consideration.
The buildings may be located in Greece or designed by Greek architects in Europe.
 
If you wish to submit a building for consideration, please send 4 high-resolution images (including drawings), a short description (max. 300 words), dates of design and construction as well as your contact details to editorinchief@archisearch.gr, until September 25th, 2014.
 
Best,
The Archisearch team. 
 
 
 
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THEORY
VIDEO / THOMAS DOXIADIS / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / POST ASPHALT
Video of Thomas Doxiadis talk at ESW Conference for Interior Design and Architecture, on February the 11th  2014. Τhe title of his speech is Post Asphalt. The outdoor space of the Greek city is an asset and by reexamining it we can change the city. Through the lens of ecology and landscape doxiadis+ are presenting proposals and realized projects. The project 5-15-50 is based on the principles of landscape ecology and thus reconfigures the road network of the city. For Salaminos Street, which belongs to a shady yet beautiful neighborhood, they envision a street bridging the past and the future. A park was developed within a week of design and a week of construction at the Dimosio Sima. They also collaborate with students in Thessaloniki to make a parking lot in Toumpa blossom.
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THEORY
VIDEO / MINAS KOSMIDIS TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 11 2014, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
VIDEO of Minas Kosmidis presentation at the Onassis Cultural Centre during ESW Conference
 
«… an architect is called to enact the role of a director in a play where the script is written by the heroes-clients, and which takes place in a particular space and time scene».
 
Studio Minas Kosmidis [Architecture In Concept], establishes his first architectural studio in the town of Komotini in 1993, and his second in the town of Thessaloniki in 1998, with operations around Greece. The studio undertakes private projects, both housing and professional, with a specialization in Hotels, Shops, and mainly in the area of dining and entertainment establishments. Architect Minas Kosmidis graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1988 and in 1991 he completed his postgraduate studies in “Industrial Design” with a state scholarship from “EOMMEX”, at the École d’ Architecture de Paris-Conflans in the department of “Étude et Creation de Mobilier” in Paris, France.  Using the abstraction, the neatness of lines, the clarity, the transparency, the symmetry, the flow, the balance of volumes, the elements of nature and the light as tools, he is inspired to create unique projects, which combine full functionality and unique aesthetics.
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THEORY
VIDEO / STEPHAN BUERGER AND DEMETRA KATSOTA TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
Stephan Buerger and Demetra Katsota established buerger katsota architects in 2005 with offices in Ath- ens and Vienna. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of international projects, as well as aca- demic research on architecture. buerger katsota archi- tects’ work has been awarded prizes in several archi- tectural competitions, widely published in reviews and publications and exhibited internationally. ‘House A+B’ was shortlisted for the 2013 Mies van den Rohe Award European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. ‘Patras Student Studios’ has been awarded by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture in the ‘public and common use’ category [2012 Awards], while ‘Villa S’ in Vienna - AT was awarded by the Union of Greek Archi- tects in the ‘architecture beyond borders’ category [2011]. In 2012, the practice participated in the 13th Architecture Biennale of Venice with the project ‘PXATHENS’.
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THEORY
VIDEO / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / BEETROOT DESIGN GROUP / ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS
Video from Esw conference of Beetroot Design Group about Environmental Graphics. Esw [eso] Conference is one of the largest Conferences in Europe about Architeture & Design organized annually by ARCHISEARCH.gr & DESIGNMAG.gr
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