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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’
05/10/2017

Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ is the first major exhibition devoted to the British architect in Spain, with over 30 models and 160 drawings. On view from 6 October to 4 February 2018.

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Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings
03/10/2017

Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings

"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. She uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures...

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Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona
29/09/2017

Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona

A work of the Catalan firms Sarrablo & Colom + Roviros & Castelao, the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona is wrapped in a ceramic lattice that uses the Flexbrick system conceived by Vicente Serrablo.

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‘Reflections’ at the Barcelona Pavilion
28/09/2017

‘Reflections’ at the Barcelona Pavilion

The audiovisual creation by Fernando Ayuso fills the building that Mies van der Rohe designed to represent Germany at the 1929 International Barcelona Exhibition.

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Forum - Future is Now
25/09/2017

Forum - Future is Now

On June 1st 2017, the Norman Foster Foundation officially launched in Madrid with the forum, ‘Future is Now’. The forum successfully challenged preconceived ideas about the future of our cities through diverse points of view.

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Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house
16/09/2017

Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house

MAC

Internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, who applies scientific principles in order to explore our relationship to time and space... (Vídeo)

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Jaguar | E-type Zero
15/09/2017

Jaguar | E-type Zero

Introducing E-type Zero – a Series 1.5 Roadster fitted with a bespoke electric powertrain. E-type Zero is totally original in specification, driving and handling like an original Jaguar E-type but with a 21st century...

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Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo
09/09/2017

Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo

With a scheme of twelve staggering skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network and a beautiful green urban park, Mecanoo architecten has been named the winner of the urban design competition for the Shenzhen North Station business district...

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‘Visual Sounds of the Amazon’ by Andy Thomas
08/09/2017

‘Visual Sounds of the Amazon’ by Andy Thomas

"Last year I took my artwork to the next level by travelling to the Amazon rain forest to collect the sights and sounds of one of the worlds most amazing jungles, with the hope of spreading awareness about its plight...

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What Is a Robot?
04/09/2017

What Is a Robot?

Wired

This is the first entry in a new video series, HardWIRED: Welcome to the Robotic Future, in which we explore the many fascinating machines...

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Apple Campus 2 hosts its first event
04/09/2017

Apple Campus 2 hosts its first event

Duncan Sinfield

The launching of iPhone 8 is set to take place on 12 September in the Steve Jobs Auditorium within Apple Park, Apple Inc.’s new campus designed by Foster + Partners in Cupertino, California.

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Drone footage of LEGO House architecture
01/09/2017

Drone footage of LEGO House architecture

Designed by architect Bjarke Ingels, LEGO House in Billund (Denmark) will open on 28 September. Made from 21 interlocking parts, with an amazing LEGO brick shaped keystone on top...

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"Wěndìng fánróng”, (stability & prosperity)
21/08/2017

"Wěndìng fánróng”, (stability & prosperity)

Thank you to drones this video shows a different image of Hong Kong, one of the largest cities in the world characterised for its hyperdensity and extreme compactness...

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Dubai Frame: An icon in the making
11/08/2017

Dubai Frame: An icon in the making

Khaleej Times

Dubai´s newest attraction will be ready by the end of 2017, consisting of two 150 m towers connected by a 93 m long bridge...

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251 First Street, Brooklyn, NY by ODA Architecture
21/07/2017

251 First Street, Brooklyn, NY by ODA Architecture

Imagen Subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán

The only thing constant in life is change, and Brooklyn’s evolution from sleepy outer-borough to cultural epicenter is best seen and felt along bustling 4th Avenue...

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Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library in Tokyo
12/07/2017

Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library in Tokyo

Inspired in a cavern, the framework of arcades arranged in a seemingly randowm way graduates the building’s atmosphere and opens the inner space to participation by the readers.

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Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard
11/07/2017

Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard

Marking World Earth Day, John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 stands as a symbol of climate change and modern society’s dependence on oil.

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Petit Pli, clothes that grow with your child
09/07/2017

Petit Pli, clothes that grow with your child

This kids' clothing line designed by Royal College of Art graduate Ryan Mario Yasin has a pleat system that lets garments stretch to fit even after growth spurts. Yasin, who was part of the school's masters programme in Innovation Design Engineering...

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Theory of Relativity
06/07/2017

Theory of Relativity

Inspired by the Theory of Relativity from Albert Einstein, this is a visual essay about perception and knowledge as reflection of our reality. Mass curves space and time...

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GilBartolomé, enlargemtent of Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore (Pakistan)
29/06/2017

GilBartolomé, enlargemtent of Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore (Pakistan)

The Madrid practice of Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé, in collaboration with the engineering firms Typsa of Spain and Asian Consulting of Pakistan, will be building a new passenger terminal at Allama Iqbal Airport. Construction is to begin during the second half of 2017.

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OMA, MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne (Australia)
29/06/2017

OMA, MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne (Australia)

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, who works with Koolhaas at OMA, have designed the fourth MPavilion. This is a temporary pavilion raised yearly by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It includes an amphitheater...

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Singapore Largest Luxury Car Vending Machine
14/06/2017

Singapore Largest Luxury Car Vending Machine

The Autobahn Motors building in Singapore features a multi-storey window facade with 15 levels and 4 columns of exotic and luxury cars on display. With over 27 years in the business, Autobahn Motors specializes in pre-owned Luxury, Sports, Convertibles...

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Foster + Partners: Apple Dubai Mall opens to visitors
03/05/2017

Foster + Partners: Apple Dubai Mall opens to visitors

Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates...

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Precipitation3
01/05/2017

Precipitation3

Beauty of Science

A short film featuring 8 precipitation reactions shot with a microscope. This film is part of an education resource called Envisioning Chemistry...

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BIG Time Trailer
28/04/2017

BIG Time Trailer

Good Company Pictures

Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, BIG Time is a new documentary staring Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect and BIG founder.

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17
20/04/2017

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon...

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Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God
14/04/2017

Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God

Louisiana Channel

The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture – have earned him the prestigious...

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Olafur Eliasson on his set design for Tree of Codes
31/03/2017

Olafur Eliasson on his set design for Tree of Codes

Creative Review

Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx and Wayne McGregor’s touring ballet Tree of Codes has arrived in London for a week-long run at Sadler’s Wells...

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer
28/03/2017

Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer

Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters nationwide on March 31. In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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