This week (Nov 28-30) top architect practices from around the world will find out which has scooped the coveted World Building on the Year at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards, this year taking place in Amsterdam. The 2018 awards programme, which includes the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Awards, received more than 1,000 entries, with submitted buildings ranging from the research centre in Riyadh, guest houses on stilts in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran.
Month: November 2018
The Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin is playing host to Architecture and Landscape in Norway, an exhibition running until January 17, 2019, showing a selection of photographs depicting the intersection of contemporary architecture and landscape along Norway’s most scenic roads.
The official National Scenic Routes are 18 specially selected roads that run along the coasts and fjords, and over the mountains and plains, which by 2024 will have almost 250 rest areas and viewpoints created by some 60 architectural firms, landscape specialists, designers, and artists.
The photographs are the work of award-winning photographer Ken Schluchtmann, who has traveled more than 25,000km over the past eight years, living in his VW-Bus for weeks to produce more than 10,000 photos. Schluchtmann, working with Berlin creative agency Bluescope, have created an experience that allowed visitors to immerse themselves in Norway’s impassable and impressive landscape. They’ve also used the architecture of the building to be effect – incorporating its various levels and materials, such as exposed concrete, glass, wood and metal, all reminiscent of the architecture depicted in the photographs.
ASCUS Art & Science, a non-profit founded in 2008 and based in Edinburgh, Scotland but serving an international community. It is committed to bridging the gap between art, design and the sciences by exploring how art, design and science can engage new and wider audiences for both fields. Below are a series of examples of art meeting science from around the world.
Spiral stairs are usually used in small spaces, but architects are taking the concept and using it to great effect in show-stopping designs that combine beauty with function. Here’s a handful of projects we’ve discovered that we hope might inspire your own creativity.