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Polish Pavilion 'Fair Building'

Polish Pavilion ‘Fair Building’ Shows what Working Conditions at the Building Sites are

Very different from other countries’ pavilions, Poland at the same time has raised very important issues. Pavilion consisted of metal scaffolds and screens placed between them, where different videos from construction sites were running. The composition created by scaffolds occupied the entire room. Videos conveyed the hard life of construction workers, events taking place there […]

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Bjarke Ingels completed VIA 57 West on Manhattan

Star architect’s, Bjarke Ingels (BIG) half-pyramid VIA 57 West is completed on Manhattan and it’s exactly what we expected it to be: sharp, moderately ambitious and filled with the spirit of “ it should be completely different from the city’s other skyscrapers”. Founded in 2005, the Danish company (BIG) consists of architects, designers and builders […]

Photo: Nanuka Zaalishvili

Soviet Bus Stops In Georgia #2

My “hunt” on Soviet bus stops continues in different regions of Georgia. This time I’m presenting the second (and not the last) part of the collected material. First part you can check here: This isn’t a photo project yet, it’s more of a documentation of currently existing material. Photo project turned out to be more […]

Photo Courtesy: Villamartin Museum

Restoration of Castle Matrera in Spain

Built in ninth century castle of Matrera near Villamartin in Spain for a long time had stood firm against enemy and endured numerous invasions and sieges; but no one can withstand time and the building became more like the ruins over time. Over the period of its existence, Matrera has changed its owners for several […]

Photo Courtesy of designdautore.blogspot.com

Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja aka Red Wall in Calpe, Spain                

In Mediterranean coastal city of Calpe “red wall” has been “erected” since 1968. La Muralla Roja’s bright colors contrast with environment , or perfectly compliment it. In this apartment complex of Ricardo Bofill, influence of Arabic Mediterranean architecture can be felt. Construction of La Muralla Roja was completed in 1973 and the design belongs to […]

Jazz Hotel courtesy of Surgula Studio

Jazz Hotel in Tbilisi by Surgula Studio

Architecture/Interior  Design: Surgula Studio   Location: D. Uznadze Str. Tbilisi, Georgia Status: Under construction Total area: 1415 sq.m Planned date of opening: 2018   24 room Jazz Hotel consists of four floors and a functional roof, the premises allocated as listed below: Level -1: Small conference room, technical floor Level 1 outdoor: square with water mirror in front of […]

Photo: James Mollison
Image courtesy of Surface Magazine

The Architecture of Improvement: How Alejandro Aravena Is Changing the World With Beautiful, Practical Buildings

IDAAF PRESENTS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THIS YEAR’S PRITZKER PRIZE–WINNING ARCHITECT, ALEJANDRO ARAVENA, FROM SURFACE — THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF GLOBAL CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. THE ARTICLE APPEARS AS THE COVER STORY OF ITS POWER 100 ISSUE, WHICH LAUNCHED LAST WEEK. READ ON FOR THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY ROCKY CASALE AND REFLECTIONS FROM SURFACE’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, SPENCER BAILEY: […]

© Paulina Lise

Dune – Workshop from EASA NOT YET DECIDED

Tutors: Zak Pulis | Ciara Geary Participants: William O’Donnell | Gavin Campbell | Joe Keohane | Leyla Musayeva | Anastasia Prodromou | Michaela Paschali | George Fergusson | Gio Pkhachiashvili | Ričardas Bertašius | Nanka Bagaturia | Levan Mamsikashvili | Hilda Uusitalo | Magdalena Blok | Karina Picus | Olga Berning | Nuria Cánovas Bernabeu | Danae Tselou | Shreyansh Sett Area: 55m2 Location: Nida | Lithuania Photo: Paulina Lise EASA 2016   The Dune project […]

Tiny apartment at Tabidze

Tiny apartment at Tabidze str. Tbilisi

  Author of project: Bacho Dzagnidze Location: Tbilisi, Tabidze str. Area: 12m2 Year: 2015   Even a very small area can be transformed into a functional and visually attractive space, as it was mentioned in one of our article about a small burger bar, not so long ago. The apartment presented in this time is such type; […]

© Alexandra Kononchenko

Resosseous

  Tutors: Ramin Shambayati | Mehran Davari Participants: Senad Jamini | Ema Velkovska | Diana Ferro | Hristina Sekuloska | Joanna Lewanska | Will Judge | Ela Zdebel | Karina Armanda | Tamara Rangelova | Irena Milojeska | Miisa Lehtinen Dimensions: 3m x 3.4m Location: Nida | Lithuania Photo: Alexandra Kononchenko Video: Resosseous team EASA 2016   Resosseous is the […]

Photo courtesy of PACE

MahaNakhon by OMA/Ole Scheeren is completed in Bangkok        

Construction of MahaNakhon, 314-meter skyscraper in Bangkok is slowly coming to an end; it’s the tallest building in the capital of Thailand, replacing 304-meter Baiyoke Tower II. Its completion was celebrated with big presentation and a dramatic show. The project was announced on July 23, 2009 and is valued at approximately 620 million US dollars. […]

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HIGHLIGHT

  Tutors: Cesar Bazin (FR) | Matthieu Bordreuil (FR) |Octave Giaume (FR) | Thibault Kantok (FR) Participants: Karl Camilleri | Kristina Pundak | Amber de Vrede | Lukas Sinica | Ignas Čeponis | Ania Popielarska | Ana Papiashvili | Angela Steauiviska | Ayse Tugce Pinar | Miha Štefl | Jernej Rojc | Lea Denša | Matilde Scali […]

© Brett Mahon

Collector Gatherer

  Tutors: Rory Rankin | Brett Mahon (NIR) Participants:  Konstantin Evtimov (BGR) Glen Andrews (NIR) Jacob Thompson (NIR) Matthew Scerri (MLT) Dalibor Staněk (CZE) Tobias Hrabec (CZE) Damien Girard (FRA) Katja Marinič (SVN) Katarina Kobale (SVN) Beatriz Ferreira (PRT) Marcos Anton (ENG) Raquel Ocón (ESP) Naima Callenberg (SWE) Kristin Karlsson (SWE) Area: 36m2 Location: Nida […]

© Alexandra Kononchenko

THE LIVING BOOM

Tutors: Miguel Angel Maure Blesa, Spain | Carlotta Franco, Italy | Arian Lehner, Austria | Javier Guerra Gomez, Spain Participants: Alexsei Snetkov, Russia | Andrea Aleksic, Serbia | Andreas Daniel, Cyprus | Anna Brosalova, Russia | Ariane Etienne, France | Daria Kleymenicheva, Russia | Elena Ischimji, Moldova | Georgi Stoyanov, Bulgaria | Gintarė Petkevičiūtė, Germany | Hannah Dalton, England| Jack Vickerman, England | Mark Cauchi, Malta | Marton Peto, Hungary | Michael Hammerschick, Austria | Oana Dăscăloiu, Romania | Tijana Škrivanek, Croatia Area: 50m2 […]

 Photo: NakaniMamasakhlisi

Visitors Center for Architectural Miniatures Park   

Shekvetili village has taken fast pace of development in the last few years and welcomed thousands of tourists. In addition to sandy beaches and eucalyptus forests, there is 10,000-seat concert hall, a five-star hotel, also an amusement park is scheduled to open; they will be joined by architectural miniatures park in August 2016, which include […]

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