SEB Bank & Pension by Lundgaard and Tranberg
Well-lit work areas surround the cylindrical cores, where stairs, elevators, restrooms and technical shafts are located.
Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut
Asian Cairns takes aim at recurring mass rural exodus and unrestrained urbanization by proposing sustainable ‘farmscrapers’ that produce more energy than they consume via food production, wind harnessing and solar power.
Love a good vertical garden. Also loving the solar power and wind turbines, very cool.
You find a black artline in your back pocket with no memory of how it got there.
Because I don’t feel like working on my form z for the half hour i have before studio…
Getting a new project:
“Brainstorming” (aka procrastinating):
Brilliant idea hits:
Realize you only have a week until your review:
Someone touches the model you have been working on for 48 hours straight:
In class after an all-nigher:
Your professor looking at your work:
Finally reaching your bed again:
- there is a sustainable treehouse community
- in the middle of the costa rican rainforest
- people can zipline from house to house
- they have wi-fi ARE YOU SHITTING ME WHY DON’T I LIVE THERE RIGHT NOW
This Nigerian school is set to rise. The floating structure was built by Dutch and Nigerian architecture, design and urbanism firm NLÉ to serve the slum neighborhood of Makoko, much of which exists on stilts above a lagoon in the port city of Lagos. Looking to mitigate the compounding problem of massive population movements to urban areas and the realities of climate change, NLÉ built the school as a prototype for a broader urban planning initiative called Lagos Water Communities Project.
Their design conforms to the local necessity of building houses on stilts above the lagoon with flotation platforms crafted from 256 common plastic barrels. This will allow the three-story primary school to rise along with sea level due to climate change or rainfall. The architects also designed it to provide natural ventilation, water from a rain collection system and power from rooftop solar panels to occupants. The almost 2,400 square-foot bamboo and wood building can safely hold up to 100 students.
Leave it to a Dutch firm to take the lead on a sea level rise adaptation project! Hopefully more coastal cities see projects such as this and get inspired to start experimenting with adaptive design.
Architects from Salto created a performance piece called ‘Fast Track’ – a 170 foot long track made of a trampoline!