Unlike a text, the act of whispering to one's ear illustrates the fragile boundary between words and space. In the current social paradigm, this fragile boundary separates truth and realization. This demonstrates the power that all of us have; our voice. "Say something" entices visitors to convey their individual voices intimately through a red pipe to a listener as if whispering right next to their ear.
Tirana Architecture Week and the Albanian Ministry of Culture invite architects and architecture students up to 40 years old in an open ideas competition for the Pyramid Square of Tirana. Positioned in an emblematic location, formally a symbol of Communist Heritage in Albania this space in the present day has no future and identity, placed where most of the significant historical periods of the city overlap the organic origin from the autoritarian regime through 20 years of transition. A solution for a harmonious coexistence is yet to be found.
The island of Poveglia was once a defensive fort built to protect the Venetian lagoon, but has been abandoned for almost half a century. Filled with eerie tales, Poveglia is now a derelict island disconnected from the mainland. The aim of this project is to bring this forgotten place into the embrace of the Venetian lagoon once again, reestablishing its place among the islands as a dynamic and vibrant university campus as well as a destination for local communities and tourists. Through its embrace of history and culture while looking forward to the future, "One Poveglia" seeks to become a landmark that celebrates the its origin, while instilling a sense of belonging, and providing a memorable academic experience.
Regardless of its negative impact on the environment, it is hard to imagine the automobile disappearing from our cities in the foreseeable future. In recent years there has been anincrease in cycling as well as train travel, but the car is still the transport mode that keepshaving the biggest impact on how cities are shaped.And although modern-day economy relies hugely on vehicular transport (of either peopleor goods), the link between the two is often forgotten about.
The futuristic Techtopia of Tenderloin is a neighborhood like no other. Walking on a solar panel powered street, asking for assistance from artificial intelligence operated tech-booths anywhere, discovering the latest technology products in a parklet, experiencing a holographic tour of Mars in a playground, getting service from robots in a restaurant, and joining the Tech Expo Events – yes, this is Tenderloin, the world’s first prototype high-tech showcase neighbourhood in San Francisco.
This competition is an architectural design competition for the realization of the Gosan Library in Suseong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City Library which is expected to start construction in 2013.
Surrounded by Quartier Gianicolense and Portuense, Fort Portuense is enclosed by Rome’s reserved residential neighborhoods. With street retails, simple local markets and large apartment complexes, the sedate neighborhoods are made for residents. This proposal will unfold the fort to public, both physically and culturally. It will transform the fosse into a well-connected pedestrian and jogging path, which is like a ring.
The unique landscape of Lanzarote tells the story of its origin, where from earth and fire was the islands created. Beneath the surface of the lands, the heart of Lanzarote still beats in the form of volcanic activities.
The question that begs to be asked is then: what if this could all be captured within frame?
Where the cross-section of the landscape is architecture, and its heart is music. The pristine white walls reflecting local architecture would contrast greatly with the landscape that is captured.
Much of the beauty lies in the unexpected: enjoying a moment of warmth in frozen lake front; seeing an oasis in withered winter; and touching the many snow flakes in splendid summer... Unexpected moments are the magic enzyme, catalyzing the winter into a summer. The pavilion stands in the snow as if made of solid ice, reflecting and melting into the surroundings. As the frozen surrounding wraps around the lifeguard post, the image of summer appears in front of people's eyes, where they would see the image the lovely summer beach. Every now and then, as the snow falls into the summer scenery, the visitors are then transported into the magical realm of where summer merges with winter.