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Cafebrería el Péndulo San Angel by Eduardo Aizenman
In the early 1990s, following his graduation from Rice University’s School of Architecture and a stint at Ricardo Bofill’s office in Barcelona, Eduardo Aizenman returned to Mexico City, which still had not recovered from the devastation of the 1985 earthquake. Wanting to create community, breathe new life into the city, and just have a place to hang out, Aizenman and his friends conceived a bookstore-café (or Cafebrería) in the historic Condesa neighborhood, which had been particularly hard hit. The move helped fuel a local renaissance and, over the years, the partners brought their Cafebrería El Péndulo concept to various precincts, with Aizenman designing unique bookstore- cafés for each location.
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[Chrononauts Stories] Aidan Sartin Conte
If we could travel into the past, it’s mind-boggling what would be possible. For one thing, history would become an experimental science, which it certainly isn’t today. The possible insights into our own past and nature and origins would be dazzling. For another, we would be facing the deep paradoxes of interfering with the scheme of causality that has led to our own time and ourselves. I have no idea whether it’s possible, but it’s certainly worth exploring. - Carl Sagan
Rhino, Sketch-Up and Revit.
As a student, focus on the first two but the third one will be the critical one in the professional world.
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Retrofuturism Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar
Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar creates towers and high-rise buildings out of famous, low Iranian monuments in his ‘Retrofuturism’ series. traditional Iranian architecture is usually low-rise due to the lack of beam and column technology, and their use of arches as structure.
Forouzanfar’s photomontage project simulates the renowned buildings made into tall buildings, following their aesthetic and keeping their structure. the result is imaginary constructions, made of tall towers with Iranian architectural characteristics, giving a completely different read of the traditional style. Starting from famous monuments, it enables viewers to identify the original buildings, yet understand them as astonishing new pieces.
Starting from famous monuments, it enables viewers to identify the original buildings, yet understand them as astonishing new pieces.
Optical Illusion by Peeta
Created for the Stadt-Wand-Kunst
Street Art Festival, this project is an optical illusion painted by Peeta, as he explains “I loved this building since the beginning and I tried my best to combine multidisciplinary skills to transform it while keeping its original taste.”
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The Colorful Rooftops of China Alex Qian
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort MAD Architects
Among a flurry of critiques aimed at the project organizers, the report states that changes performed to the building’s outward material configuration have been so transformative as to effectively nullify the iconic postmodern tower’s historical significance.
The report warns: “Despite the importance of historic preservation, there was no minimum requirement identified for this project principle. The project team [only] identified an aspirational goal and anticipated benefit to ‘maintain the historic and iconic status of the building.’”
Giuliana Flavia Cangelosi
Check out some of the amazing ink sketches by Giuliana Flavia Cangelosi recently featured on MyModernMet. “The drawings are a continuous technical and representative research,” they told My Modern Met. You can see more of their work following the link to their instagram.
Inside-out Anis office block in Nice is covered in outdoor work spaces
Nicolas Laisné Architectes and Dimitri Roussel have turned a traditional office layout inside-out by putting staircases and workstations on the facade of an office in Nice.
Called Anis, the office block was designed to improve workplace well being by prioritizing outdoor spaces and greenery.
The phenomenon is sped by automation, which usurps routine tasks, leaving employees to handle the nonroutine and unanticipated—and the continued advance of which throws the skills employers value into flux. It would be supremely ironic if the advance of the knowledge economy had the effect of devaluing knowledge. But that’s what I heard, recurrently, while reporting this story. “The half-life of skills is getting shorter,” I was told by IBM’s Joanna Daly, who oversaw an apprenticeship program that trained tech employees for new jobs within the company in as few as six months. By 2020, a 2016 World Economic Forum report predicted, “more than one-third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations” will not have been seen as crucial to the job when the report was published. If that’s the case, I asked John Sullivan, a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser, why should anyone take the time to master anything at all? “You shouldn’t!” he replied.
Site Shack: a mobile, off-grid, corten steel workspace
Developed by and for the project managers at Powers Construction, the ‘site shack’ is a prototype for a ‘premade’ mobile workspace — not to be confused with pre-fab. Pre-fab products require onsite assembly. power construction’s ‘premade’ concept ships to site fully constructed, ready for focused seclusion for PMs in need of a digital detox. ‘For this office, we wanted to design and build an iteration from scratch, thus removing the structural constraints of the shipping container module,’ the team say. ‘The goal was to create a seamless corten steel form reminiscent of a traditional pitched roof house. the roof pitch was calculated so truck transportation would not require over-height permits. The interior was to be heated with a traditional wood stove. one end was to be fully glazed, the other incorporated a hidden steel door. Throughout construction the design details were refined. This allowed fulfillment of the initial desire for a seamless, finely detailed exterior.’
The idea to build a very very large TV and radio communication structure originated in 1968. After 5 years of planning, construction on the CN Tower began in 1973 and at a cost of $63,000,000 CDN, the 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft) tower was completed in 1976 and became the world’s tallest free standing structure, a record it held for 34 years.
Original photography from 2015 using a Canon EOS 60D body with a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8 DC Macro OS lens. Reprocessed using Silver EFEX Pro as a Lightroom plugin for the Black and White conversion.
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