constructed #forest for exhibition space

Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed this pavilion from bamboo for the 30th anniversary exhibition “The Asian Everyday: Possibilities in the Shifting World” at TOTO GALLERY MA, Tokyo. Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN) chose a species of bamboo local to Vietnam to display the accustomed process of realizing their bamboo structures. The bamboo stalks were treated using

#blue is the future

It is fascinating to think that colour could not only affect the aesthetics of our architecture but also the environmental performance. A new blue pigment, YInMn Blue has been developed and now licensed by Shepherd Colors for commercial use. Mas Subramanian, has been credited with the discovery and is based at Oregon State University as

#parametric brickwork the old way

Sstudionmm is an architecture practice based in Iran have developed a digital solution to using brick as part of parametric architecture without resorting to complex construction techniques. Utilizing three dimensional modelling, the firm has developed articulated and detailed patterned brickwork that is the vernacular in their region. Sstudiomm – Negative Precision Share this reboot

Cities safer by design

The World Resources Institute has published the design guide, Cities Safer by Design. In summary, Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by changing the design of their streets and communities. Where public streets have been designed to serve primarily or even exclusively private motor vehicle traffic, they can be made immensely safer