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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Gawel Tyrala from Wroclaw, Poland

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+eu:abierto

Within the IAAC Thesis projects series we started last year, we continue today by presenting the work by Gawel Tyrala, an architect from Wroclaw, Poland. As a thesis project he developed a project to enter a competition on Vistula River banks. Permanent activities around Vistula River banks forced the need to create temporary infrastructure for going on events. continue reading

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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Pablo Rica, Barcelona, Spain

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+eu:abierto

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Today we present the work by Pablo Rica: Compact – Fabric Forming Component .
Fabric is a flexible and adaptable material with a soft appearance. In combination with a fill in material, the properties change from supple to hard, gaining structural and thermal qualities. The hardened material turns to have a soft appearance in reverse. This is where the ambiguity and discrepancy from solid fabric to elastic stone becomes interesting. And in that process of changing condition is where new possibilities of design arise. Compact is a research project about examining the potential of fabric as a construction technique and developing a modular system, in which material properties and environmental aspects are involved. continue reading

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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Brynhildur Guðlaugs from Reikiavik, Iceland

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

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Today we present the work by Brynhildur Guðlaugs, an architect from Reikiavik, Iceland. Her proposal, called Sensual landscape, is a bathing facility for the hiking people who travel around the Torfajokull region in Iceland, an uninhabited area in the south and one of the most powerful thermal areas in the country, named after a glacier, Torfajokull. The structure of the facility is an adaptation of the already existing hot springs that are situated all around the area. continue reading

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PROYECTOS DE TESIS EN EL IAAC (The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia ) Rodrigo Toledo de Medellín, Colombia

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura

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Jose Luis Vallejo y Belinda Tato han sido tutores de uno de los grupos de tesis en el IAAC el pasado mes de junio. El grupo contaba con 16 estudiantes de paises distintos tales como Rusia, Polonia, Colombia, Turquía, India, etc…Ha sido muy interesante trabajar con un grupo tan heterogéneo y multicultural. Los temas de tesis han sido seleccionados por cada uno de ellos y varían en su escala y emplazamiento. Vamos a publicar en las próximas semanas los resultados de algunos de estos trabajos. Hoy os presentamos el trabajo de Rodrigo Toledo, arquitecto de Medellín, Colombia. Se trata de una propuesta para la ciudad de Medellín en la que aborda aspectos económicos y sociales relacionados con la configuración y el uso del espacio público. continue reading

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IAAC THESIS PROJECTS 2009. Rodrigo Toledo from Medellín, Colombia.

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+downloads

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Jose Luis Vallejo and Belinda Tato have been tutors of one of the thesis projects group at the IAAC last June. There were 16 different students from many different countries such as Russia, Poland, Colombia, Turkey, India and so on. It has been very interesting and exciting to work with architects with such different backgrounds. The topics were chosen by them and there is a whole range of different ones from a very small scale to a large one.
We will be presenting some of these thesis works in the following weeks. Today we present the work by Rodrigo Toledo, an architect from Medellín, Colombia. His proposal is for his home city Medellín and he deals with the economic and social issues related to public space scene. continue reading

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Superuse: a big database of recycling-related projects

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+art+design+internet

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Superuse is based on a simple but effective concept. For the viewer, it is a big database of recycling-related projects in various fields (design, architecture, art, etc) and for its registered users it is a community whose members can submit stuff and vote other people’s sumissions. continue reading