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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EVENTS
GUGGENHEIM HELSINKI / PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN FINALISTS GO ON VIEW IN HELSINKI
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s immersive exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled will open to the public on Saturday, April 25, at the Kunsthalle Helsinki in Finland, revealing for the first time the fully developed designs from which a winner will be selected in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition
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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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