Design Notebook by Sias SA


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    Change Through Architecture

    Over the past few years, the city of Rotterdam has been effectively running Urbannerdam, a housing project that aims to boost less favorable parts of the city. In doing so, acquired properties are offered at low cost and new owners are paired with a group of creatives to produce…

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    Re.architecture. RE.cycle, RE.use, RE.invest,, showcases contemporary architectural and urban strategies that question the way modern-day cities are built. From 12 April to 8 July, fifteen agencies will present their original concepts to enact change upon cities and in turn impact on city-life, at the Pavillion de l’ Arsenal…

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    On Repetition & Accumulation

    Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist, whose work obsessively deals with pattern, repetition and accumulation. Over the 60 years of her practice, going back to the late 50’s, Kusama’s oeuvre has engaged performance, film-making, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, fashion, poetry, fiction and public spectacles (or ‘happenings’). The obliteration room,…

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    On Interpretation Skew & Inflation

    The Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition, has found the design by architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG) to be its winning proposal. Kimball Art Center in Park City Utah, started in 1976 and is annually hosting the Sundance Film Festival. A non-profit community center for the visual arts, Kimball…

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    Jana & Js

    The work of Austrian and French artists Jana and Js, can be found in outdoor and indoor urban spaces. Inspired by city landscapes, by inhabitants and observers, and by an architecture that develops in a time continuum, the artists stencil paint images of photographers around cities in the world…

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    On Reappropriation & Reuse

    A growing number of architects and designers are adopting reuse and reclaim material practices as a response to enviromental issues and at the same time a turn to a more rational and conscious approach to building and construction. This project by TYIN tegnestue is such an example, one that…

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    ARCHIZINES is a showcase of new architecture fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. Launched by Elias Redstone, with art direction by Folch Studio, the project celebrates and promotes independent and alternative publishing as an arena for architectural commentary,...

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    Pritzker Architecture Award

    Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008, Ningbo, China Photo by Lv Hengzhong Wang Shu, a 48 year old architect whose architectural practice is based in Hangzhou, The People’s Republic of China, will be the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize, it was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of...

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    Cloud Cities

      Image: Tomás Saraceno Cloud Cities, 2011 Courtesy: Tomás Saraceno Tomás Saraceno’s installations shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture. His works are utopian and invite the viewer to play a part in their impact on a particular space, as...

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    14F/21GR. Young Architects in Greece and France

    14F / 21G Exhibition Poster Benaki Museum will be hosting 14F/21G from 8 February to 24 March 2012, a tribute to the oeuvre of a younger generation of architects in France and in Greece. Presenting architects and creative teams – 14 from France and 21 from Greece – the...

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