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World Architecture Community opened WA Awards 31st Cycle for entries until May 31, 2019

WA Contents • Apr 18, 2019 • 2578

World Architecture Community opened WA Awards 31st Cycle for entries until May 31, 2019

World Architecture Community has opened the WA Awards 10+5+X 31st Cycle to accept innovative projects from all around to be judged by a panel of star jury, including world-renowned architects, high-profiled academics and top design leaders and World Architecture Community Members. All architects and students can send their entries until May 31, 2019, start your registrations from here.

In previous Cycle, Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects, Sanjay Puri, Gianni Ranaulo Design, Group GSA, Jinman Jo hit the WA Awards with innovative projects varied in size, scale and function regardless of their geography.

Now in its 31st Cycle, WAC is accepting new innovative and contemporary projects from all around - from architect (...)

Anarchitect nestles this earth color hotel and spa building into the prehistoric of UAE

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 775

Anarchitect nestles this earth color hotel and spa building into the prehistoric of UAE

Dubai and London-based architecture practice Anarchitect has transformed the two single-story, stone-built buildings from the 1960s, into a new hotel and spa, nestled into the UAE’s prehistoric crimson desert landscape.

Set at the foot of Mount Alvaah, the building, called Al Faya Lodge & Spa, is designed as a new addition to the Sharjah Collection - a group of distinctive boutique hotels and eco-retreats purposefully located in key locations throughout the Sharjah Emirate.

The buildings, previously occupied as a clinic and grocery store, have been re-imagined as a contemporary boutique lodge and restaurant. While interpreting the program, the architects used some strong interior interventions contrasting the origina (...)

SOM releases its concept for Moon Village, the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 717

SOM releases its concept for Moon Village, the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has released its conceptual design for the "first full-time human habitat" on the lunar surface. Developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new community project, named Mon Village, intends to create a permanent space on the moon.

The Moon Village concept was presented by ESA Director General Jan Woerner for the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. ESA and MIT, SOM will be developing all master planning, designing, and engineering the settlement phases throughout the project.

The new masterplan will try to solve the problems of permanent habitation on the moon which requires a cross-disciplinary (...)

David Chipperfield Architects to design elliptical university campus in Padua

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 648

David Chipperfield Architects to design elliptical university campus in Padua

David Chipperfield Architects' Milan office, in collaboration with the engineering company Steam, has won an international design competition to design the new campus of Social and Economic Sciences, PiaveFutura.

The studio has beaten other top architecture offices in the competition, including Bak Gordon, Barozzi Veiga, Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, Foster + Partners and Sauerbruch Hutton.

The competition called for the recovery of the former Caserma Piave complex to accomodate the new campus. These former barracks comprise approximately 50,000 square meters of land in the south-west of Padua’s historic centre and between the two city walls.

The existing structure also includes buildings of the former Sant&rsqu (...)

3GATTI designs "green spaceship" for a new municipal library in Madrid's Villaverde

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 732

3GATTI designs

Rome, Shanghai and London-based architecture firm 3GATTI has proposed a new municipal library that looks like "a green spaceship" with its exploded green cladding. Named as "The Green Spaceship", the building aims to be a new landmark with bulky and planted skin which will make the structure easy recognizable in the district.

The new building will attract visitors' attention with its iconic presence, as the lush vegetation will make the building unique to identify. The elongated structure is a two-storey library building, the architects design the ground floor completely transparent and open to the public.

The ground floor will accommodate the "noisy" and all public aspects of the program, while the first floor is present (...)

Mecanoo unveils design for two gridal residential towers in the Hague

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 618

Mecanoo unveils design for two gridal residential towers in the Hague

Dutch architecture studio Mecanoo has unveiled a pair of towers for the city of The Hague, Netherlands, the two towers will be realised at Rijswijkseweg near the city centre and overlook the Trekvliet canal, which will be transformed into a waterfront park for pedestrians and cyclists in the coming years.

Named The Grace, the ensemble of two residential towers, one reaching 150 and the other reaching 180 meters, on a seven-storey plinth with 1500 dwellings, composed of 30% social housing, 20% mid-range housing and 50% free-sector rental properties.

The tower will also include a wide range of communal facilities, 6,000-square-metre offices, 2,500-square-metre commercial functions, bicycle storage with shared bicycles and 50 s (...)

Major fire substantially destroyed Paris' historic Notre-Dame Cathedral

WA Contents • Apr 16, 2019 • 791

Major fire substantially destroyed Paris' historic Notre-Dame Cathedral

A massive fire has engulfed Paris' historic Notre-Dame Cathedral yesterday, causing its spire and roof to be collapsed. The fire explored approximately 7pm local time and hundreds of people spilled out into the streets to pray for the 850-year-old structure.

Although the reason of the fire has not yet officially been determined, it is reported by BBC News that the fire may have been exploded due to extensive renovation works currently underway at the cathedral.

During the fire, firefighters could save the 850-year-old Gothic building's main stone structure, including its two (North and South) towers, but the spire and roof collapsed.

In addition, its stained-glass windows and the wooden interior has seriously (...)

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Is Under Fire

WA Contents • Apr 15, 2019 • 769

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Is Under Fire

A huge fire has broken out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. It is not yet confirmed, but the fire is said to be related to renovation work. Details coming soon...

Top image: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

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8 art installations not to be missed at Coachella 2019

WA Contents • Apr 15, 2019 • 1080

8 art installations not to be missed at Coachella 2019

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2019 has kicked off this weekend and will continue to be hosting its second music activities on April 19-21, 2019 in Indio, just east of Palm Springs, in California.

Known as the United State’s best annual music festival, alongside its tremendous musical performances, the festival also hits the music and art-lovers with its fantastic art installations, developed by world-renowned artists every year.

From Coachella 2019 - Day 2. Image courtesy of Coachella

While Janelle Monáe, DJ Snake, Childish Gambino, BLACKPINK, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande headlining the two-weekend experience, Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, Dedo Vabo, Poetic Kinetics, Do LaB, Robe (...)

Architecture Of The Future releases its second edition with "The Inevitable" conference theme in Kyiv

WA Contents • Apr 15, 2019 • 860

Architecture Of The Future releases its second edition with

Architecture of the Future, the biggest European architecture conference on emerging technologies, has announced its second edition for the new conference which will be held on October 9-11, 2019, in Kyiv, Ukraine.

After the successful release of the first edition of the conference, the second edition of the Architecture of the Future conference on emerging technologies will bring together more than 2,000 architects from 25 countries. "The future of architecture relies completely on emerging technologies," said the Architecture of the Future.

The topic of the second edition, which is called "The Inevitable. Disruptive technologies shaping the future of the AES industry", will unite 3 thematic days that fully reveal the latest (...)