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A closer look into the “Wilshire Tower” by PAR, from SHELTER at the A+D Museum

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015
What if there was a gleaming, 80-floor residential tower haphazardly placed along L.A.'s Wilshire Boulevard? That's what the Platform for Architecture + Research — or PAR — imagined for the "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles" exhibition, currently at the A+D Museum until November…

Re-imagining new forms of Los Angeles “Shelter”, opening today at the A+D Museum

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Like several major cities in the U.S., Los Angeles faces increasing density, skyrocketing rent prices, and decreasing amounts of buildable land — among other problems. Opening at the A+D Museum tonight in downtown L.A., the "Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles" exhibition explores new possibilities of…

The winning Himalayan Mountain Hut designs

Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015
For the Himalayan Mountain Hut competition, HMMD Architecture Competitions teamed up with Samarth Nepal Market Development Programme to create plans for a safe and comfortable shelter for mountain trekkers visiting Nepal's Himalayan region. At the end of the competition, three prize winners shared a cash prize of…

“Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter” exhibition + talk this Friday at Harvard GSD

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Currently on display at Harvard GSD's Gund Hall, the "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition focuses on architectural solutions for extreme climates. The exhibition showcases the investigative work of the students who took an option studio this past fall led by OFIS arhitekti's Spela Videcnik…

Winners of Warming Huts v.2015

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Warming Huts competition is back with its 2015 edition! The blind jury sifted through over 100 submissions from around the world for this season's most creative warming huts. The top three winning designs will be constructed at the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada.…

Warming Huts Competition v. 2014 winners

Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013
It's that time of year again — when the Warming Huts Competition winners are announced, that is. Every year, the competition invites architects around the globe to develop their most innovative warming-hut designs. With no theme for v. 2014, the competition was met with a variety of submissions.…

Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
KREOD, a portable wooden structure revealed in London last September, has recently been recognized with a Surface Design Award for Temporary Structure. Designed by Pavilion Architecture, KREOD is constructed of Kebony, a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood and preservative treated wood. The…

Warming Huts v.2013 - Five Winners Selected

Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has unveiled the five winning projects of its 2013 edition. Like in previous winters, the selected huts will be built in early January on site and placed on the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail in Winnipeg, Canada - the…

High Tech Bus Stop in Paris by Patrick Jouin

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012
French designer Patrick Jouin has shared with us his latest project for client JCDecaux – a high tech bus stop (free Wifi anyone?) situated at the corner of Boulevard Henry IV and Place de la Bastille in Paris. Jouin has collaborated with JCDecaux on urban furniture since…

Warming Huts Competition: „POLAR HEN“ by mjölk architekti

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Czech firm mjölk architekti has shared with us their fascinating proposal "POLAR HEN" which was - under the title "ICE PILLOWS" - just recently named one of the five winners in the internationally acclaimed Warming Huts v.2011, An Art +Architecture Competition on Ice (...with one…

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