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Futuristic cellular structure

The fact that architecture is deriving inspiration from the foam-like membrane structures of cells is ironic since the word cell in biology derives from the architecture of monks cells in monasteries. Cell structures have come full circle with innovative structures at all scales, from metalized foam or ceramic foam structural materials to computer derived lattices based on mathematical cell properties.

Emergent Architecture, Stockholm City Library

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The Xi’an World Horticultural Expo


London-based Plasma Studio has won the first prize in the competition for the International Horticultural Fair in Xi’an, China. The ‘Flowing Gardens’ project comprises of the redevelopment of a large area between the airport and the ancient city center of Xi’an, known as the home of the Terra Cotta Army.

Plasma Studio proposes three distinct buildings of 10,000 m2 in total within a proactive and sustainable landscape. The project is a collaboration of Plasma Studio (building design) with Groundlab (landscape and urban design) and will be completed by 2011.

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Peter Zumthor

El Premio Pritzker 2009,  se acaba de anunciar que el premio (equivalente al Nobel de la arquitectura) es para el arquitecto suizo Peter Zumthor (1943).

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