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A guest house in Le Marche, Italy…
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This past summer, the Griffis Sculpture Park in Western New York became the testing ground for a project called “The Living Wall.” 100 freshmen architecture students at the University of Buffalo designed and build 14 inhabitable structures in plywood.
ニューヨーク州立大学バッファロー校で建築を専攻する一年生達の、この夏の年度末課題を御紹介。学生時代は母校東京芸大に於いてすら、金槌を持った美術学部建築科の学生を目にしたことがなかったことと比べると、さすがはDIY(ドゥ イット ユアセルフ)の国、一般大学の一年目にこんなことをしてしまうのかと感心させられる。大工でもないのに自分で家を建ててしまうよう人がたくさんいるのも頷ける。
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Roman baths inspired aquatic centre is a true modern icon…
Icons usually become as such over many years, probably decades, but occasionally there’s design that is so blisteringly captivating that it can achieve that status pretty much overnight, Les Bains Des Docks – Jean Nouvel’s Roman thermal baths inspired aquatic centre in Le Havre, France – is very much an example of such a thing, a true modern icon.
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Nice house. Nice setting.
When the architect is Frank Gehry, renovation suddenly becomes more complicated. How a Broadway producer writes his house’s second act with one question foremost on his mind.
To some design aficionados, altering landmark architecture can be as perverse as painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa; any departure from the original tampers with its integrity.
Frank Gehry, not surprisingly, takes a contrarian view.
“I don’t have a compulsion to preserve things like that,” the architect said. “People have to live in buildings. You have to roll with the changes. To get locked into a straitjacket of design seems to me counterproductive to one’s life.”
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One of the shortlisted projects for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010
Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely bamboo. They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of bamboo plants through presenting bamboo seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of bamboo as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.
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