April 2009 Blog Posts (13)

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Added by ar3d on April 30, 2009 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

Interactive architecture

An incredible page where you get to see a variety of interesting work by some marvellous architects, designers, products et cetera.


Added by Farahdeen Khan on April 29, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Life...or something like it...


Added by Farahdeen Khan on April 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Street Musicians


Added by Vishal Charles on April 29, 2009 at 5:28am — No Comments

Bjarke Ingels Group

Added by Milijana Munisic on April 26, 2009 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Jonathan Ive interview

If you've used any apple product, you know Jonathan Ive. He is the head of design at… Continue

Added by Vishal Charles on April 25, 2009 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Final project due in a few days!!!!

back to studio... no sleep today :(

Added by Justin Luzius on April 24, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The politics of data

The ancient Greeks considered the town of Delphi holy. According to them it was at the meeting point of the heaven and the earth, where the oracle of the Greek God Apollo guarded over the navel of the earth.

The priestess of the oracle at Delphi was known as the Pythia. Apollo spoke through his oracle, who had to be an older woman of blameless life chosen from among the peasants of the area. The sibyl or prophetess took the name Pythia and sat on a tripod seat over… Continue

Added by Sabu Francis on April 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects

AIA committee on the environment (COTE) has come up with its list of top 10 green projects of 2009. COTE is doing a fine job but I really want to see the list of projects submitted for consideration. I miss adaptive reuse! Maybe I have a thing for adaptive reuse but I think it the the 'greenest' of all sustainable approaches. what do you think? Click on the link at the end of this post for more information on AIA website.

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Added by Vishal Charles on April 18, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

Living Hill

I stumbled upon this 'living hill' design for a mixed use project (condos/Retail) in Japan by Graft Architects. it's supposed to be completed by 2012. Looks like a few lucky guys will have balconies carved out of the green roof.

I could not get any information from Graft Architects website - it's a… Continue

Added by Vishal Charles on April 10, 2009 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

Shanghai World Expo 2010

The theme for world expo 2010 in China is "Better City, Better Life". A chance to see some really cool pavilion designs that are hopefully also sustainable. Foster + partners recently revealed their sand dunes inspired design for the 32,000 SF UAE pavilion. So far the only significant sustainable 'feature' I'm aware of is that the building will be dismantled and moved back to Dubai to be reused as a cultural center.

I guess moving it… Continue

Added by Vishal Charles on April 7, 2009 at 4:46am — 4 Comments

Modular Home Office is here

So you are burning the midnight oil again! but worry not, home is just a walk across the garden.

Working from home is great! but for people like me who are easily distracted, help is here. OfficePOD (UK) has come up with a modular home office that could be placed in the yard. OfficePOD is touting the environmental benefits of not commuting to work and at the same time providing a quiet comfortable place to work at home without getting distracted… Continue

Added by Vishal Charles on April 3, 2009 at 7:26pm — 6 Comments

2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom

Architecture for Humanity is inviting everyone (teachers, students, architects and designers) to design a classroom of the future. Registration deadline is May 04, 2009 and submission deadline is June 01, 2009. Check out their website for more… Continue

Added by Vishal Charles on April 2, 2009 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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