formascriticas:

Maquetas, maquetas e mais maquetas…

As maquetas são um dos mais antigos meios de representação em Arquitetura. Estas são tão importantes como os desenhos técnicos, no entanto, sinto que têm perdido expressão em relação aos 3D´s e foto-montagens. Atualmente, só os grandes ateliers é que as produzem e isso… é muito mau!

Em Portugal, graças a alguns gabinetes como: ARX Portugal, spaceworkers, Aires Mateus, EMBAIXADA entre muitos outros, a “tradição” mantém-se viva e diariamente, somos confrontados com excelentes e inspiradoras maquetas. 

É neste contexto, que hoje, decidi partilhar com vocês, alguns dos mais interessantes e bonitos exemplos que tenho visto. Todos os modelos tem algo de especial (materiais, formas, etc)… por isso, estejam atentos e aprendam com os melhores. Take a look

Legenda: 1) Mercado Municipal de Abrantes por ARX Portugal. 2) Jussie Library por OMA. 3) Hill House por W Architecture. 4) Casa dos cubos por Embaixada Arquitetura. 5) Dance & Music Center por OMA. 6) Auditório Municipal de Paredes por spaceworkers. 7) Casa Cien por Pezo Von Ellrichshausen. 8) Escola Secundária António Arroio por Aires Mateus.



cjwho:

Bunker 599, The Netherlands by RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon

In a radical way this intervention sheds new light on the Dutch policy on cultural heritage. At the same, it time makes people look at their surroundings in a new way. The project lays bare two secrets of the New Dutch Waterline (NDW), a military line of defence in use from 1815 until 1940 protecting the cities of Muiden, Utrecht, Vreeswijk and Gorinchem by means of intentional flooding.

A seemingly indestructible bunker with monumental status is sliced open. The design thereby opens up the minuscule interior of one of NDW’s 700 bunkers, the insides of which are normally cut off from view completely. In addition, a long wooden boardwalk cuts through the extremely heavy construction. It leads visitors to a flooded area and to the footpaths of the adjacent natural reserve. The pier and the piles supporting it remind them that the water surrounding them is not caused by e.g. the removal of sand but rather is a shallow water plain characteristic of the inundations in times of war.

The sliced up bunker forms a publicly accessible attraction for visitors of the NDW. It is moreover visible from the A2 highway and can thus also be seen by tens of thousands of passers-by each day. The project is part of the overall strategy of RAAAF | Atelier de Lyon to make this unique part of Dutch history accessible and tangible for a wide variety of visitors. Paradoxically, after the intervention Bunker 599 became a Dutch national monument.

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cjwho:

Wooden Hut by Kawahara Krause Architects | via

KAWAHARA KRAUSE ARCHITECTS is a Hamburg based German-Japanese architect’s practice. Multiple international experiences are the driving force to our open and unprejudiced design approach, always questioning the given conditions of context, function, construction, material and perception. Interpretation and integration of these conditions lead us to a conceptual and project-oriented architecture. Our attitude towards architecture is based on a continuous design process as well as academic research and teaching

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throughjo:

serenity…

st moritz church restoresd bt john pawson



onsomething:

onsomething

 Pether Zumthor | Thermal baths, 1996 Vals
Photos by Margherita Spiluttini
«Mountain, stone, water – building in the stone, building with stone, into the mountain, building out of the mountain, being inside the mountain – how can the implications and the sensuality in the association of these words be interpreted, architecturally? The whole concept was designed by following up these questions; so that it all took form step by step.»Via Peter Zumthor Therme Vals, edition Scheidegger&Spiess, p. 57

onsomething:

onsomething

Pether Zumthor | Thermal baths, 1996 Vals

Photos by Margherita Spiluttini

«Mountain, stone, water – building in the stone, building with stone, into the mountain, building out of the mountain, being inside the mountain – how can the implications and the sensuality in the association of these words be interpreted, architecturally? The whole concept was designed by following up these questions; so that it all took form step by step.»
Via Peter Zumthor Therme Vals, edition Scheidegger&Spiess, p. 57







fuckyeahbrutalism:

"Brutal & Beautiful: What is Brutalism?"

In association with a small exhibition in London, Elain Harwood and the folks at English Heritage have produced a series of short videos on listed Brutalist buildings. The first — an overview that features Alison & Peter Smithson’s house for Derek Sugden, and Ernö Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower — is embedded here. The other two videos feature Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians and Peter Aldington’s Turn End houses, respectively. The results are delightful and well worth your 15 minutes.