Estudio: Barbosa e Guimarais
domingo, 31 de julio de 2011
"...We slice the volume horizontally dividing the daily functions from the private ones. Then we cut, rotate and translate the lower walls so as to gain contact with the exterior at ground level, without giving away the required privacy..."
"...The new extension of the San Telmo Museum will modify its appearance with the passing of the seasons: it will fade on occasions and blend with the vegetation on the hill, and will reappear on other occasions evoking a long unfinished wall: an unexpected metaphor – perhaps – of the difficult relation which architecture establishes with the pass of time..."
Estudio: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Estudio: Barozzi y Veiga
sábado, 30 de julio de 2011
"ShapeShift is an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization. This project explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale. EAP offers a new relationship to built space through its unique combination of qualities. It is an ultra-lightweight, flexible material with the ability to change shape without the need for mechanical actuators. As a collaboration between the chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ETHZ) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), ShapeShift bridges gaps between advanced techniques in architectural design/fabrication and material science as well as pushing academic research towards real world applications"