A+U 550: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

July 2016 issue of a+u is dedicated to the works of Vietnamese architect, Vo Trong Nghia Architects.

The issue features 18 works, from their first bamboo structures to the recent green intervention in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

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A+U April 2016 Special Issue: Sigurd Lewerentz – Drawing Collection 1+2

This special edition of a+u is a comprehensive issue of Sigurd Lewerentz – Drawing Collection, originally published as two issues in January and February 2016.

Consisting of Lewerentz's hand drawings from the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design archive and photographs, the issue covers four of the architect's prominent works throughout his career: Malmö Eastern Cemetery, Social Security Institute, Villa Edstrand, and St. Petri Church.

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Video: Teiga da vaut

by Gion A. Caminada

October 2015 issue of a+u is dedicated to works by the Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada whose work has been mostly in Vrin, the Alpine village where he was born and raised. With newly taken photographs, the edition introduces 26 of his works ranging from early works in Vrin to current on-going projects.

Teiga da vaut is a forest hut located in Domat / Ems, Switzerland. The intention of the project was to use as much of the tree as possible. Caminada’s work is deeply engaged with the local timber construction techniques.

Watch the video after the break to find out more on Teiga da vaut.

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Video: Gasthaus am Brunnen

by Gion A. Caminada

October 2015 issue of a+u is dedicated to works by the Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada whose work has been mostly in Vrin, the Alpine village where he was born and raised.

Our team visited Caminada in Vrin to interview him and visit his works. We also photographed most of the works for this issue. Gasthaus am Brunnen in Valendas – a small village near Vrin – is a guesthouse containing a conference hall, restaurant, and guest rooms. It is a reconstruction of an old derelict barn, situated in the center of the village.

Watch the video after the break to find out more on Gasthaus am Brunnen.

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A City Symbol Loved by Residents

by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2014

In October 2014, the Final Screening for the 49th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition was held in Tokyo. This year’s theme was “A City Symbol Loved by Residents” which sought ideas for an urban symbol that not only has functionality and rationality but is fostered by the city’s people. Seven selected teams gave a presentation in front of the jury. “RE-SYMBOL” by Li Siqi (China) and Chen Xiaoting (The Netherlands) was selected as the winning proposal. The competition for 2015 is now open for entries until August 3, 2015.

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Flux: Encoding the Logic of Design

Interview with Nicholas Chim and Michelle Kaufman (Co-founders of Flux)

A digital version of the November edition of a+u, Data-Driven Cities, is now available via our online store. It includes numerous essays and interviews with leading innovators in the field of technology and urban design, including new writing by Carlo Ratti (MIT), Dan Hill (City of Sound), and Alastair Parvin (Wikihouse). We were granted an exclusive interview with the co-founders of Flux, a San Francisco startup born out of  Google[x], the semi-secret facility run by Google dedicated to making major technological advancements.

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Bringing the Urban Environment into Architecture

by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2013

In October 2013, the Final Screening for the 48th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition was held in Tokyo. The theme for this year’s competition was “Bringing the Urban Environment into Architecture”, focusing on how architecture can contribute to the urban surroundings. Seven selected teams gave a presentation in front of the jury. As a result, URBAN RADIO CARAVAN by Ken Akatsuka and Gaku Inoue (Japan) was chosen as the winning entry.

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