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Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

WA Contents • Sep 18, 2018 • 89

Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

World renowned architecture office Foster+Partners will open its Battersea studio to the public as part of the 2018 London Open House weekend. The visiting days will officially be made between 22 - 23 September 2018 in London, within limited time frames from Saturday: 12pm to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

It is not the first opening of the studio to the public, last year Foster+Partners opened its to the public for the 2017 London Open House and to celebrate Foster + Partners' 50th anniversary.

Across several buildings in the campus, there will be a display of recent projects and an exhibition showcasing the practice’s commitment to sustainability. Visitors will have a view over the 60-metre riverside studio, with in (...)

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

WA Contents • Sep 18, 2018 • 72

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

UK-based architecture firm Ström Architects has received the planning permission for an idyllic holiday home which will be built on the Isle of Wight coast, United Kingdom.

Called Island Rest, the elongated house, partly wrapped by wooden panels on its facade, is designed to give a response to its client’s brief for a contemporary family holiday home.

Situated on a beautiful Isle of Wight creek, the holiday house sits on a spacious site with direct access to the water and views of the Solent beyond.

The design is a low in profile, simple single-storey rectilinear form containing the main living and dining area with a bedroom ‘wing’ leading off it. The master suite is the exception – this is (...)

Call for registrations for "El Parque de la Musica" in Sevilla, Spain

WA Contents • Sep 18, 2018 • 82

Call for registrations for

ArchiContest, platform for research about the architecture, has launched #SevillaCall competition to design "El Parque de la Musica", a contemporary sign for the historic city that can be a place of debate and training for the local community.

Participation is open to architects and engineers, students and professionals from all over the world who can participate in single or group form.

Theme

Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia, best interprets the life style in continuous development of the entire region. The Semana Santa and the Feria de Abril that animate the streets and squares of the city are the most representative monasteries of the year. La Giralda, Placa de Espania, the Casas de Pilatos give value to (...)

Call for registrations to Arquideas' Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway competition

WA Contents • Sep 18, 2018 • 133

Call for registrations to Arquideas' Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway competition

Arquideas is calling for registrations for a new competition titled "Viewpoint Of The Fjords (VOF) Norway", proposing a space for contemplation and admiration of the environment that will produce an exchange between landscape and spectator. A space where nature plays a key role.

Norway is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world thanks to its rugged nature with snaking glaciers, mountain areas in the interior that resemble natural fortresses, rocky islands that emerge from the sea and waterfalls that emanate a sublime and savage energy.

Other natural wonders such as Aurora Borealis, the Midnight sun, the fjords and the tranquillity found in their national parks, showcase Norway’s virtues.

Norway’s mai (...)

We Are Triibe makes IDEA Awards Shortlist 2018

Liz Foo • Sep 18, 2018 • 64

We Are Triibe makes IDEA Awards Shortlist 2018

This year's Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) continues to be Australia’s largest and one of the most closely followed design awards. Inside magazine started the program in 2003 aimed at celebrating the best interiors and products on offer across 13 categories, to top it off, five Special Awards are also given out each year.

With a steady growth since then, emerging and mature practices and designers have all taken a stab at submitting their select designs with hopes of winning. Last year, the annual awards received the most entries recorded.

We Are Triibe's Shortlisted Entry: AJE Perth. Image © Dion Robeson

"Triibe. Designing spaces and products that we love for the like-minded. We guide peo (...)

Street Art 3.0 vs Urban Museum

Antonello Magliozzi • Sep 18, 2018 • 67

Street Art 3.0 vs Urban Museum

“A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with”, says the artist Banksy. A message that can be associated with many "walls" of our modern and post-modern cities. To walls related to anodine buildings or urban areas with no singularity or unique identity, those walls that determine fragmented and squalid environments, those that emphasize at the same time the symptom of a sensory, psychological and social discomforts. Those entities that require attention and reinterpretation to not be left to degradation, but saved before being destroyed or transformed into new infrastructures or new works. Those walls that yearn for a new sustainable life, aiming to reach their own identity, to be c (...)

Architectural Interventions to enhance the liveability aspect of the Cities of India

Pappal Suneja • Sep 18, 2018 • 80

Architectural Interventions to enhance the liveability aspect of the Cities of India

The newer approach for creating a space that demonstrates ground experimentation for future communities that shall inhabit nature harmoniously calls for societies to be an extension of our natural environment. On the Design level, increase in awareness about public issues is important as towns and villages are getting chaotic day by day. People have witnessed the deterioration of cities as the time has lapsed. As the quality of life is at stake, there is a dire attention required on the planning aspects of the city that is continuously evolving. The growth of a city is both inevitable and irreversible as any city is meant for the people and shall grow with them. However, this growth can certainly be directed and controlled. To holistically (...)

Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall gets a psychedelic makeover by Refik Anadol

WA Contents • Sep 17, 2018 • 1313

Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall gets a psychedelic makeover by Refik Anadol

Frank Gehry-designed iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is set to get a psychedelic and colorful makeover by Turkish artist Refik Anadol to mark the commencement of the LA Phil’s 100-year anniversary celebrations.

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Turkish award-winning media artist Refik Anadol will create unprecedented, breathtaking, three-dimensional projections onto the steel exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall, which will start with the first performance at at 7:30 p.m on September 28, 2018. Free and open to the public, nightly performances will be scheduled to occur every half hour, with the first performance at 7:30 p.m., and the last at 11:30 p.m., September 28 to October 6.

To make Walt D (...)

BIG completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York city

WA Contents • Sep 17, 2018 • 424

BIG completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York city

BIG has completed WeWork's first micro-school on West 18th Street in Manhattan, the school aimed at focusing on children's abilities and revaling their talents at early stages.

Called WeGrow, the school officially welcomed students and teachers for the 2018-2019 school year at WeWork's headquarters on September 5, 2018. BIG revealed its first conceptual images last year, announcing its long standing collaboration with billion-dollar coworking company WeWork. Following that announcement, Bjarke Ingels joined the WeWork team as Chief Architect.

WeWork's micro-school embeds the values of a new conscious approach to education for the 21st century child. A field of super-elliptic objects forms a learning landscape (...)

Waugh Thistleton Architects installs modular wooden maze-like sculpture at London Design Festival

WA Contents • Sep 17, 2018 • 394

Waugh Thistleton Architects installs modular wooden maze-like sculpture at London Design Festival

London-based architecture firm Waugh Thistleton Architects has installed an interactive modular maze-like installation in the Sackler Courtyard at the V&A for this year's London Design Festival.

Named MultiPly, the installation, one of the festival's landmark projects, was developed with a global engineering firm Arup and the American Hardwood Export Council to emphasize the fusion of modular systems and sustainable construction materials as a possible solution.London Design Festival is realized to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. London will be transformed with an inspiring programme of landmark projects, installations and events from 15-23 September 2018.

The permeable structure i (...)