Monday, August 18, 2008
The AASHE Bulletin is a free weekly e-newsletter with campus sustainability news, events, and opportunities. " to find out more...
Passage from http://www.aashe.org/index.php
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Our world-class resource has in-depth information on design and business issues and opportunities, written by recognised experts, as well as information for students and educators." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/en/About-Design/
Monday, August 11, 2008
Contemporary Architecture Practice has been published extensively in the press-most recently featured in the Harvard Design Magazine, A plus U, Domus and Der Spiegel. Past publications include Architectural Design London, Yale Constructs, Arkiteketen Denmark, Monitor Unlimited Moscow, Slate, Space China, Arhcitectura Milan and the New York Times to name a few. CAP were awarded the OutstANDING Award for FEIDAD 2007 and Architectural Record Product of the Month for their lighting fixture titled ‘Opale’ in 2007. They were also selected for Phaidon Press’s 10x10_2,2005 curates by “10 internationally prominent critics, architects and curators,’ and Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2004, as one of eleven architectural practices worldwide “building the future of architecture”. " to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.c-a-p.net/
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The initiative reflects rapid international developments in the design disciplines. Recent decades have seen an explosive growth in the scale of international contact, resulting in lively exchanges world-wide. Increasing numbers of designers work on commissions abroad, professional journals are published on an international scale, and training colleges are becoming more and more international in their orientation.
Archiprix International intends to become an international platform for training colleges and newly graduated, talented designers. It spotlights international trends in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture and brings designers together.
An independent jury rewards the very best submissions with the Hunter Douglas Awards. The aim of the awards is to stimulate the introduction of starting, talented designers into the world of professional practice." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.archiprix.org/2009/
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
"The library is arranged so that for every two floors of book stacks one sloping ramp, "U" shaped in plan, connects them. The book stacks are as low as possible to avoid the use of ladders to reach the highest shelves and, given the thin floor slab, are made look like a set of bookshelves themselves. They are connected vertically by a staircase set between the containing wall and an interior façade of bookshelves facing the reading ramps dedicated to publications, to form in effect a book tower. The slope of the ramps is determined by joining the regularly spaced floors of the book stacks to the irregular cuts in the façade which creates the reality (not simply the effect) of volumes floating in light.
These ramps are the reading rooms- they are levelled with mahogany platforms that accommodate the reading tables at the level changes. These are also made of mahogany block-wood and house the up-lights for ambient lighting." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.kingroselli.com/projects/pul/pul-txt.html
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
"A methodology new to buildings yet ancient to gardening is introduced in this design - pleaching. Pleaching is a method of weaving together tree branches to form living archways, lattices, or screens. The trunks of inosculate, or self-grafting, trees, such as Elm, Live Oak, and Dogwood, are the load-bearing structure, and the branches form a continuous lattice frame for the walls and roof. Weaved along the exterior is a dense protective layer of vines, interspersed with soil pockets and growing plants. Scaffolds, cut from 3D computer files control the plant growth in the early stages. On the interior, a clay and straw composite insulates and blocks moisture, and a final layer of smooth clay is applied like a plaster to dually provide comfort and aesthetics. Existing homes built with cob (a clay and straw composite) demonstrate the feasibility, longevity, and livability of the material as a construction material. In essence, the tree trunks of this design provide the structure for an extruded earth ecosystem, whose growth is embraced over time. Living examples of pleached structures include the Red Alder bench by Richard Reames and the ‘Sycamore Tower’ by Axel Erlandson." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.archinode.com/Arch9fab.html
Monday, August 04, 2008
I bought a book of 3d modeling and rendering written by Wei Wei Hua during my trip to China, Tianjin 2 months ago. I Only manage got time to browse it last weekends. Some useful and powerful tips and techniques from him with the making of the Green Valley . There is an interview of him from 3dTotal Artist. to find out more...
Image from http://www.3dtotal.com/team/interviews/wei_wei_hua/wei_wei_hua_01.asp
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Passage & Image from http://au.autodesk.com/event/