Ideas # Construction
An interactive online architecture database that allows the user to browse trough the topics of concern.
Conceptional city in old drillships
The conceptional city it is where offshore drills become the center of new , selfsufficient floating communities.
Political Space Matters
I would like to know what characterises good, contemporary urban political spaces.
The Design Incubator
The Design Incubator aims to help Romanian Young Architectural practices grow in a smart and healthy way.
Decolonizing Portuguese Architecture
How austeritarianism is producing an hegemonic view on architecture produced from Portugal
The conscious building
The project explores a new building technology that is synced to the mind of the occupant . The architecture thus morphs, grows and evolves according to the needs , emotions and requests of the user.
Using digital flow simulations as an inherent part of the computational design process, which allows to create spaces of high thermal comfort and intrictate formal articulation.
Architecture of Limitations
We believe in limitation as a chance for an architecture that appears as logical consequence of a creative process
Post Temporary is a talk on temporary architecture and on whatever is left past its existence.
The Plastic Co-op
Turning recycled plastic waste into a building material of the future.
A temporary structure of audio and visual special effects that celebrates the act of dreaming.
Territories of Territory Extraction
Territories of Territory Extraction studies the political agency of material in the world of global architecture.
Unesco Stewardship School
An exploration of the built environment in the Polish countryside.
It's the story of an architect whose work is inspired by the human inability of reading in dreams.
Lagos Wooden Tower
Build Africa, Shaping The World With Cultural Heritage | The First Proposed Mass Timber In Africa
Crowdsourcing allows to activate spaces, by leveraging the energy and resources of their audiences
Architecture between Life and Death
Research addresses the breakdown of critical issues in urban sociology and residential modules on immaterial and material attributes, which are defined as the main components of this study.
African Fabbers Factory [AFF]
advanced african manufacturing initiative for improving european constructions
Performing Spatial Structures
A future in which traditional knowledge and techniques would be sustainable and iterated in order to create new architectural shapes.
Operational Center "Estafeta" San Pablo Xalpa
Develop a project that entails Efficiency, Cleanliness, Speed and Security, implicit concepts in the way in which the company "Estafeta" carries out its operations.
Algaponics is a new way of collaborating with the nature as new gardens of the future cities.
Informality for (Re)Construction
How can the making of the built environment be more inclusive to everyday builders?
Letters from 2050
"Letters from 2050 - Rotterdam Stories" is a collection of four fictional letters that describe impacts of the transformation Rotterdam is going through today.
Standardisation and Modularity with Flexibility
Contemporary, flexible and dynamic living for everyone
The Permanently Temporary
The project investigates the future of urban environments and proposes a new ephemeral (flying) infrastructure which while provides climatically controlled temporary spaces, becomes integrated with the existing urban-fabric to increase the city’s dynamism, adaptivity and by that also its capacity.
Rediscover the hypogeal dimension as a monumental response to the architecture of the 21st century.
We believe that young people getting their own homes, will always be an important issue for starting-up a good life. In most cases budget for every type of home among young people is very tight, sometimes even too tight.
Architecture for (and by) the people
Architecture should be an available and accessible value for communities around the world.
An architectural model of a house for ‘patriarchal joint-families’ in India.
Ken Saro Wiwa Educational Centre, Nigeria
A quick-to-fabricate School prototype well suited for an African climate region; Region, Nigeria, to be constructed and inhabited in 2 weeks & established as a national standard for natural disaster housing or IDP Camp Housing across the world
Fragments of Sound
Temporary structure generates new experience interacting with sound context.
Glass Roof Earth Homes
Glass roof earth homes are for northern people who enjoy light.
Creating ecological spaces using sustainable, local materials crafted with local communities.
It`s a big bell ..... If nobody is thinking about the environment and the future of mankind
DNA of the City
The new space must fit organically into the existing urban context, carry information and shape the attitude to the locality. Therefore, from the very beginning we tried to understand what kind of "genetic" information our territory already carries in itself?
The Computer Resort
A visual exploration of Cancun as a new city, after the newness has worn off.
Path of Reverence
The memorial is envisaged as a journey into the time, a walk into the landscape, where one passes by the memories of the wars of India.
A transitional city that shifts and evolves over time and moves from one country to another to create social and natural change
A land locked house boat that has the ability to close then protecting the structure from wild fire , hurricane, typhoon , and flooding
CROSS SOUTH 'How to redirect the world policy through the Antarctic realm'
A self-organizing structure based on an algorithm that generates personalized housing units.
The idea is to prove a simple lo-tech system that detoxicates and depolutes indoor environments by means of a special material combined with few climatizing devices.
The absence of materiality is one of the key challenges in architecture. Minimal structures are more flexible and mobile to suit modern urban needs.
We imagine architecture as sensitive systems, capable of adjusting itself to different natural and social conditions, while serving to individual and collective needs and being open to be inhabited in various ways.
Space, perception, learning
Architecture as learning space, where body and mind can find a new balance into a dynamic dimension.
Reinterpretation of the existing
Architecture focused on developing and producing efficient construction systems
A Concrete Paradise: Petrified Carpets
Material expression for an architecture of experience and joy
Vignola Archives of Architecture
A five-year program aims to pay tribute to the renowned manual by Giacomo Barozzi -regola delli cinqve ordini d'architettvra- published for the first time in Rome, in 1562.
tuning up architecture
The research of a well-tuned balance between architecture and environment
Cranes as THE Architecture
Have you ever looked up at the starry sky and seen nothing but crane-red lights?
New New Territories
A project for a city between temporality and permanence, infrastructure and public spaces, landscape and city.
Local Identity in Social Community
Compilation of architectural data, works of the trade of construction, applied in projects of social order
Small-scale community living is regarded as secluded hippy life, but some communities are actually highly innovative and have lessons to offer to the mainstream world regarding climate, food, energy, democracy, society and eco-contruction.
The future of architecture is a rich use of (low-cost) eco-materials combined with hi-tech solutions
Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity
Italo Calvino envisioned some of the relevant values for this millennium; architecture can translate them into a physical space and experience
We propose to design miniature inhabitable architectures, representing today’s built environment
The project is located in Buenos Aires City, in the area of Catalinas Norte. This building is the result of the necessities that the contemporary megalopolis presents, the needs for a new typology such as hybrid buildings: structures capable of relating different uses and combine them.
Reassess and restructure space in the cities to improve its quality and our wellbeing, and not to create further irreversible damage to nature by urban sprawl.
Building empty polarities and defining spaces without borders as a method for urban regeneration
Lagos's Wooden Tower
Culture, a solid inspiration to build cities / Impact of Cultural Identity on the shaping of the future
Uchronia Space of Becoming
Immersed as we are in what Mark Fisher described as 'Capitalism Realism', we need to think on a radical alternative
Future architecture must explore design processes as an open system of interrelated issues ranging from technology, typology, sustainability, materiality, tactility, and use embedded in larger networks of the social, cultural, and environmental.
A case for Custom Build
With population growth and a housing crisis, Custom Build offers a disruptive innovation that can change how we procure housing; combining the benefits of production line efficiency, customer affordability and choice, ultimately resulting in mass customisation and a self-empowered home-owner.
Processes: the XXII Century Museum
Future architecture is about the life of buildings, placing value on processes instead of forms. We need spaces to feeling more creative. Future architecture is a new ‘more with less’: it is the society making a better world to use it
Spazio sequenza significa pensare al futuro delle nostre metropoli e dell'architettura come una nuova integrazione tra costruzione e sistema differenziato di giardini e parchi.
Reconciliation for the Street of the Future...
Compassion advanced through participatory design and construction from a young age is seen to aid an agonistic conflict, which generates equitable development and helps to curtail the effects of inequality and social-spatial polarization in the city.
DIY- do it yourself
Our aim is to create a reusable, temporary structure that can be used in the execution of refugee camps. The structure can involve the creation of temporary houses or other facilities that are needed in a refugee camp. DIY (do it yourself) is our main aim.
Low cost construction blending with the natural environment to then provide increased levels of protection with easy of construction.
Using the triangular coordinates of a longstanding territorial dispute between Chile and Perú, "No-man’s-Land" explores the subtraction of territory as a subversion of the current politicize rhetoric towards the possibility of re-think border condition.
Stripped to the bone
To express political resistance with architecture which fundamentally means through act of building
Life on Earth still perform the functions, the basic sources is still sufficient, but the planet is just before he starts to destroy himself. To enable our planet the time it needs for the rehabilitation, the residents move on without gravity point of the universe.
«Each one is every time in conversation with those who have gone before, perhaps even more and more secret with those who will follow him» (M. Heidegger)
Look around: there are as many possible futures as there are designers, all valid. Although the idea of future was declared dead in 1969, how can today’s architecture still question it, through open procedures that enable rather than impose and determine?
The idea grows up thinking about the crisis and the future overcrowding of the human population. The concept is about looking for a building where emptiness is the logical way to manage the project, allowing other users to modify and create the future building.
Our approach to Architecture, understood as a form of knowledge, intend to reinforce its autonomy through a deep dialogue with complementary disciplines or contexts such as in this particular situation: a direct participation in a social and political concern.
For ages, architects, artists and sculptors used plaster, glass and other fluid materials to create forms, spaces by casting. My idea is to change the way of forming and to liberate fluid material. To open a new possibility for space formation by fluid material computation.
Walk and Hórreo
Create an infrastructure able to make profitable hórreos preservation. The use of trusts flows that Camino de Santiago provides consistently it is a key strategy for this goal. By the creation of an APP, backpackers would localize hórreos and overnight on them for a symbolic price.
our interest within projects lies in developing spatial types that are open to various uses by means of their own particular neutrality. SOFTSPACE refers not necessarily to the geometric characteristics but rather looks for softness in: program and use, cognition, connectivity and the social.
Lines of Forces
The future human presence (formal and social) will become economical and smart with increasing integration with the environment , using the knowledge obtained by analyzing diferent natural technologies and forces, and all that with software support .
The project is an investigation of the possibility of synthetic biology, in a speculative design scenario estimated to be possible within 20 years. A Reality where we can program and modify organisms into objects, where your possessions grow at home instead of being manufactured in a factory.