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

#sustainable power from green wall

Elena Mitrofanova is a graduate of the the Moscow Institute of Architecture and collaborated with Dr Paolo Bombelli (Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge) to design a green wall facades that has the potential to generate electricity from it’s planting. Moss Voltaics The design is composed of modular clay “bricks” planted with moss and utilizes new scientific