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eucomics: nanoarch #1

Category: ⚐ ES+eu:comic

¿Alguien recuerda los nanopops? Para los que no, se trataba de unos minidibujos, hechos con unos pocos pixels, en los que se podía reconocer a músicos y artistas famosos, aunque con cierta dificultad (de hecho la gracia consistía en adivinar qué personajes se ocultaban tras esos pixels).

He intentado hacer algo similar, pero con el mundo de la arquitectura. Lo sé, suena muy “friki”, pero creo que puede estar divertido. A ver qué os parece, y quién lo adivina antes!

En esta ocasión se trata de 5 edificios muy famosos.He dibujado cada uno en 20×20 pixels.

Buena suerte.

Jaime Eizaguirre

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#followarch HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés

Category: #follow+#followarch+architecture

Twitter’s users have got into the habit of selecting and suggesting someone interesting to follow. This action has become a weekly international event and it is called #followfriday.

As you probably already know, [Ecosistema Urbano] has been inspired by the Twitter #followfriday to create a new section known as #followarch focused on recommending interesting and innovative architecture offices.

Today we are glad to present the work of the French firm based in Paris HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés that we have been recently following trough their blog and through their twitter @HDA_Paris.

We especially appreciate their approach that focus on an intelligent and poetic combination of architecture and engineering.

In the last months, due to a big “network effect”, some of their projects have been widely published, as well as their recently inaugurated footbridge design in La Roche-sur-Yon, France in collaboration with Bernard Tschumi.

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Rome City Vision Architecture Competition

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

CITYVISION/ROME is a competition of ideas which challenges students, architects, engineers, designers and creative people to present their project proposals with the purpose of stimulating, joining and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome, through innovative ideas which can improve their connection between the historical and future fabric aimed to a correct evolution of the architectural historiography. continue reading

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2011 Open ARchiTecture Challenge: Ghana

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture


Goal of the challenge is to design and build units of a model arts village in Ghana with a budget of $42,000-$62,000 and earth under the feet. The competition is a part of the Foundation’s ongoing project: tapping local resources for sustainable development in the African settings in the 21st century. We are interested in design solutions that integrate art into architecture for a more sustainable future. Join us! A grand prize winner and twenty top finalists and will be chosen. Show the world how to re-invent the African semi-suburb! Establish your name, and contribute your ideas and designs to a real need. continue reading

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#followarch On Office

Category: #follow+#followarch+architecture

Every friday, Twitter’s users have got into the habit of selecting and suggesting someone interesting to follow. This action has become a weekly international event and it is called #followfriday.
[Ecosistema Urbano] has been inspired by this to create a new section known as #followarch. It is focused on recomending architecture offices who are worth following.

If you are interested in being part of this section please send us completed our contact form.

We are pelased to present you this week the Portuguese office: ON OFFICE. continue reading

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The Open Source House Competition

Category: ⚐ EN+competitions

The OPEN SOURCE HOUSE design competition started on January 15th, 2010 and is open for team or individual participation. The challenge is to design a sustainable, flexible and locally embedded one family house for a specific location in Ghana. The modular construction should be suitable for local implementation and affordable for its future owners. The winning design(s) will be built in Ghana.

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Conferencia Espais de trobada, llocs comuns en el Barcelona Institute of Architecture

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura+eventos

Hornos Romanos en Vilassar de Dalt - foto de Adrià Goula

El próximo martes día 15 de diciembre el Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch) organizará la tercera BIArch Open Lecture a cargo de Toni Gironès llamada Espais de trobada, llocs comuns que será presentada por Pere Riera. continue reading

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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Brynhildur Guðlaugs de Reikiavik, Islandia

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura+eu:abierto

Hoy presentamos el trabajo de Brynhildur Guðlaugs, arquitecta de Reikiavik, Islandia. Su propuesta, con el título Sensual landscape (Paisaje Sensual), es un centro de aguas termales o balneario para los excursionistas que practican el senderismo por la región de Torfajokull en Islandia. Esta zona deshabitada ubicada al sur de Islandia es una de las más importantes zonas termales del país y debe su nombre al glaciar Torfajokull. El funcionamiento de las instalaciones es una adaptación de las aguas termales ya existentes en la zona. continue reading

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new life in old walls

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+eu:abierto

This post is by you.

I am an architecture student from Germany and would like to share my last semester\’s urban design project with you. It was a group work focusing on the revitalization of a city quarter in the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Damascus, Syria. We proposed up-to-date housing in the traditional courtyard houses and a new cultural center on what has been urban wasteland for centuries. continue reading

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Architecture and Entropy

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+sustainability

What do we think or talk when we refer to Sustain and Develop in the last years and for the forthcoming future? How can architects confront their work and ideas within the paradox that any new building, any new city will inevitably disrupt the natural ecology? continue reading