STUDIO 630

Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming that currently influence me. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
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Kengo Kuma urges architects to “be humble”
Interview: on the anniversary of the Japanese tsunami of 2011, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma explains how the catastrophe made him rethink his attitude to architecture.
Speaking to Dezeen at London’s Royal Academy of Arts where his work is on show as part of the high-profile Sensing Spaces exhibition, Kuma said architects must realise that their power is limited.
"The problem of twentieth century society was the arrogance of designers and engineers," he said. "Every architect and engineer thought that architecture was much stronger than nature. After the tsunami, we finally found that we were weak in front of the power of nature."
The destruction that followed the tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku three years ago made apparent the “extreme imbalance” of power between nature and buildings, said Kuma, leading him to “think that we couldn’t use industrial materials anymore”.
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Kengo Kuma urges architects to “be humble”

Interview: on the anniversary of the Japanese tsunami of 2011, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma explains how the catastrophe made him rethink his attitude to architecture.

Speaking to Dezeen at London’s Royal Academy of Arts where his work is on show as part of the high-profile Sensing Spaces exhibitionKuma said architects must realise that their power is limited.

"The problem of twentieth century society was the arrogance of designers and engineers," he said. "Every architect and engineer thought that architecture was much stronger than nature. After the tsunami, we finally found that we were weak in front of the power of nature."

The destruction that followed the tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku three years ago made apparent the “extreme imbalance” of power between nature and buildings, said Kuma, leading him to “think that we couldn’t use industrial materials anymore”.

See the rest of the article at Dezeen 

every now and then we receive mindblowing contents about concepts and newest inventions. This time we received a link to a sunshade from Wouter a former student from us. Hey what a cool concept, but its a rendering and the time the louvers start flipping outwards raised directly questions we have to ask every day in our studio…what about wind loads, what about the forces on the axles and do you really think you are able to control each of the flaps individually…

Never the less a great looking proposal, still questionable but maybe some time we are able to build it in reality …

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EXISTENTIAL SENSITIVITY    

Jeffrey Kipnis & Steven Holl

Matthew Alderman

Matthew Alderman is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s distinguished classical design program, a published illustrator and designer, and a frequent speaker on liturgical planning, churchbuilding and sacred art.”

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Paint my city

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For my individual project at Transsolar Academy I’d like to generate a low-tech, high-impact building skin typology, by studying climate, material properties, form, angle, orientation, design innovation etc., that can be used for both residential and commercial buildings to optimize thermal and visual comfort.

An architect plays a very important role is people’s lives. He/she can make or break lifestyles. I feel that architecture in Bangladesh is now at a crossroads. It is moving either downhill from here or towards augmenting the quality of life and upholding our culture with the built environment.

Vernacular architecture in Bangladesh is very adaptive of climate. In the early ‘60s, architecture giant Mazharul Islam designed and developed articulate and inspirational architecture in Bangladesh that had a sense of place. But recently there are so many choices of global architectural styles and materials, it seems that the resulting typology of built forms are not really our own. Additionally, as a result of skyrocketing land prices, the building skin is tremendously economized in order to maximize net square footage. However, the building skin can play a major role in providing thermal and visual comfort and decreasing cooling loads considerably. With sources of energy diminishing day by day, it should be a priority for architects to recognize and research how they can contribute to making efficient and sustainable buildings. Learning to incorporate regional climate into building design, rather than fighting it, should be the first step towards gaining basic comfort and increased energy efficiency. So with the help of everything I learn at Transsolar Academy, I’d like to work towards revolutionizing the norm of building skin design and construction in Bangladesh. © ESHITA RAHMAN

 

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BUILDING ALONGSIDE THE HIGHWAY

While the space in the city gets more and more scarce, you have to deal with the fact that we have to build next to the city highways. Freshly graduated TU Delft student Ron Valkenet imagined a clever as also attractive solution. He used trees to filter the pollution from the highway, set up a double facade towards the highway to allow the people to have a comfortable apartment with a great view, and opened the complex for the public by an open park in the middle.

What a great solution for a problem we have to face, seeing this, we would love to live there.

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IMAGROD: a doorway sculpture by Nick Ervinck

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SMS Arquitectos - IES school extension, Mallorca 2011. Photos (C) Jose Helvia.

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Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (b. 1986, L’Arbresle, France) From Facades Series 1, 2 and 3 (In Progress)

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In Vereda Infant School Student / Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

Architect: Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos
Location: Leganés, Madrid
Architect in Charge: María José Pizarro, Oscar Rueda
Contributors: Alberto Galindo, Juan Navarro, Pablo Sáez, Laura Montero, Miguel Chillerón
Technical Architect: Alfonso Prieto
Construction: Peyber
Year: 2012
Photographer: Courtesy of Rueda Pizarro, Miguel de Guzmán

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Now that’s a bench!

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"You can change everything about your house except the location," the old adage goes. The owners of Modern on Meadow loved everything about their Leawood neighborhood. It was the house that needed changing. The couple desired spaces that were open, modern and bright, and their 1950s single-story ranch home afforded them none of these things.

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We set out to renovate it to fit their lifestyle. When it became clear early on that the program they needed wouldn’t fit inside the existing footprint, the renovation became an addition.

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