Designers at French automotive manufacturer, Renault, have ceated a concept
car to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of France’s best-known 20th
century architect Le Corbusier, dubbed the Coupé Corbusier. With a long, high-level
hood, a low glasshouse cockpit, and dihedral doors hinged at the
rear, the Coupé Corbusier is a melange of geometric shapes and rounded angles that reflect the signature style of the great architect.
Architects and designers who attended the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New York this past week got a first hand look at how augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can be used in their respective industries. For the first time in the festival’s seven year history, an AR/VR lounge was set up separate from the traditional film screenings to showcase short films that illustrated the immersive abilities of both of these technologies.
The Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) has whittled down its selection of 37 National Awards winners to just six for this year's Stirling Prize Shortlist. An overall winner will be declared the best British building of 2015 later in the year, and receive the prestigious Stirling Prize.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has revealed the winners of 2015's Best Tall Building competition. Comprising four categories: Americas, Asia and Australasia, Europe, and Middle East and Africa, the awards highlight some of the best new skyscrapers around the globe.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winners of its 2015 National Awards. While last year was dominated by massive projects like the Shard and the Library of Birmingham, this year is marked by an increase in housing projects, which make up a quarter of the overall winners.
Australian Architect Stephen Sainsbury has spent decades researching materials to reduce environmental impact. This has culminated in the development of the Ecoshelta prefabricated modular building system. Based on an extensive evaluation of the environmental impact of building materials and other factors, the Ecoshelta Pods are constructed using a combination of eco-friendly timber, a composite panel roof, the latest wall and floor technologies and marine grade structural aluminum alloy.
Full Scale Studio, which is based at Stockholm's KTH School of
Architecture, hit upon a novel plan to sidestep Swedish planning laws
when constructing an inexpensive studio. Rather than build one large
structure, Friggatto features two smaller buildings, one of which is set
on wheels. It must be pushed a little way from its larger counterpart
at least once every six months to avoid requiring a permit.