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Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:49 pm


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Trace Architecture Office transforms abandoned residence into village bookstore in rural China 

Trace Architecture Office (TAO), led by Hua Li, has transformed a long-abandoned residence on the outskirts of a rural village into a contemporary bookstore. Surrounded by paddy fields, the building is located on the north side of Xiadi, a village in China’s Fujian province. as the structure’s rammed earth walls remained intact, the architects were able to keep most of the house’s original architecture.

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Additional images via taoarchitects instagram.

Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:46 pm


Trace Architecture Office transforms abandoned residence into village bookstore in rural China 

Trace Architecture Office (TAO), led by Hua Li, has transformed a long-abandoned residence on the outskirts of a rural village into a contemporary bookstore. 

Surrounded by paddy fields, the building is located on the north side of Xiadi, a village in China’s Fujian province. as the structure’s rammed earth walls remained intact, the architects were able to keep most of the house’s original architecture.

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Additional images via taoarchitects instagram.

Posted: January 16, 2020, 2:06 pm


Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold

Le Corbusier is a Modernist icon whose buildings and theories have influenced structures the world over. With the help of Marc Hagan-Guirey’s new book, Le Corbusier Paper Models, you can create 10 of his most important works in paper using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding). 

Each project features step-by-step instructions, cutting tips and a template that you can remove from the book. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. When you are done, simply display your model and admire your handiwork!

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Images via Dezeen

Posted: January 15, 2020, 1:36 pm
Man Leaves Behind 20-Year Career in Finance to Become Photo Manipulation Artist:

When Hansruedi Ramsauer left behind a 20-year career in finance to start his own web design company, he never could have imagined where it would lead him. After mastering Photoshop, he let his creativity take over and has become a well-regarded digital artist with a large following on Instagram. From cityscapes that seem ripped from Inception to surreal compositions combining people and nature, his photo manipulations are expertly blended and full of detail.

Posted: January 14, 2020, 4:24 pm


The Sweet Proposal: A Cautionary Tale of The Corporate City 

The English city of York is transformed into a giant Nestlé sweet factory in this concept by Bartlett graduate Elliott Bishop, set in a post-Brexit Britain. The Sweet Proposal: A Cautionary Tale of The Corporate City explores how a city could function as a private and politically autonomous economic zone.

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Posted: January 13, 2020, 6:07 pm


Ivrea: Industrial City of the 20th Century 

Italy now has its 54th UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Ivrea industrial city of the 20th century”, an acknowledgement of the entire system based on Adriano Olivetti’s humanistic concept, not just the individual buildings. 

A small town in Piedmont, Ivrea has always been associated with renowned Italian industrialist Adriano Olivetti, maker of the famous typewriters and, later, computers, and above all a profound innovator in Italian industry. 

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Ivrea offered fertile ground for experimentation with Adriano Olivetti’s ideas, which were considered visionary in his day and opposed by other business leaders, but are still highly relevant today. In his model of “capitalism with a human face”, Olivetti considered research, education and culture fundamental keys to business.

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In addition to the big factory and administrative offices, he built other buildings and financed services in support of the local community, such as nursery schools and housing for both workers and management.

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Olivetti commissioned some of the most important Italian architects of the day for these projects. Those who worked with Olivetti include architects Luigi Figini and Gino Pollini, urban planner Luigi Piccinato and, in the seventies, Roberto Gabetti and Aimaro Isola.

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 4:52 pm
Social Equity Can't Be Just Another Add-On - Metropolis:

“Communities of color and low income communities bear the brunt of the impacts of unhealthy, energy inefficient, and disaster vulnerable buildings,” reads the NAACP’s statement. “Yet, as one looks around the tables or worksites of the sustainable and regenerative building sector, there is little representation of the populations most impacted by our current proliferation of unsustainable, inefficient, sometimes unsafe, and often unhealthy building stock.”

Posted: January 10, 2020, 1:32 pm
New Smart City in Cancun Will Include Over 7 Million Plants:

Italian architecture firm Stefano Boeri is expanding its vertical forest concept into an entire urban center with the new Smart Forest City in Mexico. Located just outside of Cancun, this sprawling environment is thoughtfully designed so that nature sits in perfect harmony between green areas and built architecture. 

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Smart Forest City will sit on 1,376 acres of land that had previously been designated for a shopping center. Now, 130,000 inhabitants will be able to enjoy living in the revolutionary, sustainable city that Boeri has envisioned.

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Posted: January 10, 2020, 1:22 pm

In my opinion, these are some of the highlights of Azerbaijan‘s architecture:

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Sheki Khan’s Palace

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Turbe of Shirvanshahs

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku Autoban

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Bibi-Heybat Mosque

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Heydar Aliyev Center Zaha Hadid Architects

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Ismailiyya Palace

We would love to hear from others about their favorite architecture in Azerbaijan.

Posted: January 9, 2020, 5:05 pm


Peace Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar 

The new decade kicked off with renewed political conflict between the US and Iran. Following the assassination of Iranian General Gasem Soleimani, and Iran’s vow to take ‘severe revenge’, on January 4th 2020, US President Donald Trump escalated tensions with a tweet that threatened to target 52 Iranian cultural and historical centers.

In response to this tweet, Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has envisioned ‘Peace’. The conceptual project, which follows the architect’s typical style, imagines white flags raised over UNESCO-listed and historic world heritage sites in Iran, highlighting the importance of these irreplaceable buildings and landscapes.

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Posted: January 9, 2020, 1:36 pm


New Architecture Reshaping Tradition in Peru

Peru is home to a wide range of new cultural architecture. Strongly tied to the country’s megadiverse geography, Peru’s modern projects reinterpret past building techniques. 

Taking inspiration from the vernacular and varied landscapes, these contemporary buildings arise from long traditions rooted in ancient cultures and civilizations. 

Read more about each project following the source link.

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Posted: January 8, 2020, 3:01 pm

I am not as well verse as I would like on the subject, but some time ago I featured the book African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia on the blog.

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I would also recommend a book that focuses on a specific architect, Francis Kéré: Radically Simple.

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tumblrverse, any other recommendations?

Posted: January 7, 2020, 7:58 pm


A wrought iron Volkswagen by Rafael Esparza-Prieto celebrates the iconic Beetle 

A Volkswagen Beetle with a wrought iron body celebrates the iconic car. Created by artist and master blacksmith Rafael Esparza-Prieto, it is one in a limited series he created, some of which were commissioned by the German automaker over the course of his life.

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The design features 2,600 individual floral-inspired curlicue designs and was crafted using only a hammer and an anvil prior to being painted white. Its wrought-iron body sits over a 1970 Beetle interior, chassis, and powertrain, which is stock down to the blaupunkt am radio and 90 mph speedometer.

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Posted: January 7, 2020, 3:21 pm


Phoebe Atkey

Based in Bournemouth Phoebe is a young, self-taught artist with a particular passion for architecture and cityscapes and more recently, botanical illustration. 

Phoebe works primarily with pen and coloured pencil. Her work has been seen in various publications and she is often commissioned for her individual style and ability to depict a variety of subject matter.

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Posted: January 6, 2020, 1:44 pm
Posted: January 6, 2020, 12:54 pm
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There are many, check the tag #architecturebooks for previous posts including links to books and online courses.

Posted: December 23, 2019, 3:51 pm
Posted: December 23, 2019, 3:49 pm

 

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