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Call for registrations to HOME: Design Your Dream competition

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 107

Call for registrations to HOME: Design Your Dream competition

"’Home is where the heart is."

Our home will always be the place for which we feel the deepest affection, no matter where we are. Home is our ‘little world’ where we dream of getting condensed after a hard day at work.’ Home is the place where we desire to be after a long vacation, to be able to feel the warmth of the walls surrounding us. Home is a very important link between a man and his idea of safety. It is the envelope that represents privacy, comfort and stability in our lives. It is that one place of permanence and consistency where we can ‘slow’ down and shield ourselves from the onslaught of a fast, chaotic world.

A man starts to fantasize about his ‘dream home’ from his childhood. Be it the candy covered “Gingerbre (...)

AA Visiting School's "Resilient Skin Code" explores relationship between architecture and fashion

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 212

AA Visiting School's

Architectural Association Visiting School Milan has released works of its "Resilient Skin Code" research workshop, exploring new relationships and links between different disciplines, specifically between architecture and fashion design.

AA Visiting School Milano was held in Milano between October 7-18, 2019, in conjunction with the Fall Milan design week. Resilient Skin Code was developed in collaboration with the Architectural Association and Politecnico di Milano.

The programme was directed by tutors Arantza Vilas, Francesca Silvi and Mattia Santi, while Gisella Veronese and Francesco Scullica were named as tutors for the Politecnico di Milano.

A wearable mask design is one of the most challenging projects, which d (...)

CL3 Architects completes a community-friendly building in Hong Kong

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 194

CL3 Architects completes a community-friendly building in Hong Kong

CL3 Architects has completed a community-friendly building in Hong Kong. Called H Code, the 12,635-square-metre building is located at the 45 Pottinger Street in central Hong Kong.

H Code is a unique architecture project that provides an urban design solution. Located near the top of Pottinger Street, the long side of the site is along Ezra Lane, a narrow back lane that connects Pottinger Street to Cochrane Street where the Central escalator is located.

At the heart of Soho, the entertainment and art district of Hong Kong, this project aims to integrate the urban texture with a low rise block on the historic Pottinger street and a dense highrise block behind.

The project is designed as a lifestyle building that compleme (...)

Patricia Bustos Studio creates fully pinkish utopian interior for Metanoia Installation in Madrid

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 193

Patricia Bustos Studio creates fully pinkish utopian interior for Metanoia Installation in Madrid

Madrid-based interior design practice Patricia Bustos Studio has created a pinkish utopian interior space for its Metanoia Installation in Madrid, Spain.

Wrapped by ice cream-like furnitures and fixtures, the whole interior space take visitors to retro-futuristic era - blues, pinks, cave-like openings, colorful translucent additions are like a model interpretation of stone age.

Named Metanoia Installation, the room is described as a heaven and a "retreat", and a stairway to a utopian world where inner peace and connection with our environs are the true path of conversion. Every object and furniture has a special meaning in design.

Image © Juan Carlos de Marcos

"An awakening to the beauty of the essential (...)

Estudio Herbera completes Casa En Mendiolaza in Córdoba, Argentina

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 287

Estudio Herbera completes Casa En Mendiolaza in Córdoba, Argentina

Estudio Herbera has completed a concrete private villa, named Casa En Mendiolaza, in Córdoba, Argentina. Located in a neighbourhood in Córdoba mountains, on a large plot of land, the studio wanted to design a single-family home that meets the needs of the client.

The project is implemented on an uneven surface, so one of the main design premises was not to interrupt the general views of the neighbourhood with the construction. In addition, taking advantage of the steep slope to implant the house in a way that allows the studio to frame the views towards the mountains and its abundant vegetation.

One of the main characteristics of the project is the garden terrace that is generated over the garage, thus creating a (...)

It takes 4 (+1) Easy Steps to Participate to the WA Awards

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 10602

It takes 4 (+1) Easy Steps to Participate to the WA Awards

As the deadline is fast approaching, World Architecture Community team has created 4 (+1) easy steps to make you help to send your projects to the WA Awards.

If you want to send your projects in Realised, Designed and Student categories, it is enough to follow these steps below. Architects, interior designers, students should send their entries before April 20, 2020 (23:59 GMT) to WA Awards 10+5+X 34th Cycle.

Highlights> Sign-In to World Architecture Community.> Upload your project.> Upgrade to Professional membership.> Participate to the WA Awards.> Win and get the recognition your project deserves.

Sign-In to WAC

If you are a registered member of World Architecture Community, please make sure to sign-in by cl (...)

RIBA survey shows 45% of architects lose their personal income in UK due to the pandemic

WA Contents • Apr 8, 2020 • 396

RIBA survey shows 45% of architects lose their personal income in UK due to the pandemic

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has released its recent survey to show the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the profession and its business.

A survey, conducted by 1001 architects and 83% of RIBA members, revealed that 45% of architects have lost their personal income and a third of respondents reported a drop in household income. In addition, almost a quarter is struggling with mental health.

RIBA's survey reveals some serious findings to show how the profession is being affected during the pandemic. The report, specifically, highlights that "the business of architecture is under stress".There is a 58% drop in new business inquiries

According to the RIBA's report, 59% of respondents repo (...)

AAd built self-sustainable residence with perforated facade and steel rods in Thailand

WA Contents • Apr 7, 2020 • 550

AAd built self-sustainable residence with perforated facade and steel rods in Thailand

Bangkok-based architecture practice Ayutt and Associates design (AAd) has built a self-sustainable residence by using all-white perforated facade and steel rods in Thailand.

Called Shade House, the 950-square-metre house has its individual ecosystem in response to a critical question raised by the architects: "how can we adjust ourselves to live peacefully and privately in this speedily changed environment?".

Living amidst the rapid growth of urban population and high rises in Bangkok, the architects asked: "how can we avoid losing contact with the amenities that mega-city provides us and accessibility to the green space?".

Then the studio has proposed an alternative design solution to mitigate this urban-dwelling probl (...)

John Marx unveils design for "Museum of No Spectators" for Burning Man 2020

WA Contents • Apr 7, 2020 • 466

John Marx unveils design for

San Francisco-based architect John Marx has unveiled its proposal for this year's Burning Man, which is planned to be held in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada from August 30 to September 7, 2020 event though the event still keeps its uncertainty.

Named Museum of No Spectators, the project has been designed by John Marx AIA, Absinthia Vermut together with Jerry James as a collaborative project.

Museums are not neutral spaces. They position art and artists in powerful ways and are often perceived as elitist and exclusive.

The standing they have in the art world can make it difficult to challenge the notion of "museum grade art", yet anyone who has been to Burning Man will know that exceptional and powerful w (...)

Call for registrations to Tinker Project- Designing a waste recycling facility

WA Contents • Apr 7, 2020 • 231

Call for registrations to Tinker Project-  Designing a waste recycling facility

As the world urbanizes, the challenge to manage waste becomes more acute, as more people means more garbage. While large cities are struggling with their waste management strategies, people of Manshiyat Naser are mastering the ‘resist throwaway culture’. The Zabaleen -a derogatory term for garbage pickers, collects waste from the Egyptian capital, Cairo and carry it back to the neighborhood. It is remarkable to see that the Zabaleen recycles almost 90% of the collected garbage.

Challenge

Manshiyat Naser or more famously known as ‘garbage city’, is notable for having nearly every space covered in garbage including streets and rooftops of the settlement. Zabaleen have been bridging the gap for the lack of efficient waste collect (...)