Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster + Partners for another example of exemplary craftsmanship and technology. The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability.
María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect ArchDaily
This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how obvious it is.
Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada. This design had to attain a design standard worthy of its location next to the Arthur Erikson “Evergreen Building” which is landmark listed. ArchDaily have more images here…World’s Tallest Hybrid
Mecanno’s take on modular furniture integrated with power and data for today’s work. workplace configuration – each unit can have a visual break made from acoustic material.
University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today in the
Concrete is a material that excels in its functionality, providing structure to architecture and engineering across the world. There are other ways that this versatile material can be used to provide texture and detail in design. The following are a sample of some Architect’s approach to detailing with concrete. Follow the link below to get
Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there is still the investment verses the pay back calculation which is further factored by the location and aspect that the panels can be orientated to maximize efficiency. In the same
The University of British Columbia has commissioned the world’s tallest wood building, the Brock Commons, an 18 storey student residence building. Taking wood to new heights…