Ikea is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.
Time travel continues to be, well, a timeless concept. And what better way to think of it as an urban-city setting as seen in the 7th edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: The City as Time Machine.
From Oct. 10-13, more than 100 urban architecture and design films on current trending topics will be screened at the LantarenVenster cinema in Rotterdam. As if that weren't enough to make you want to hop on the next plane to the Netherlands, no film fest can be complete without a series of debates, lectures, and talk shows in the program.
Also presented with institute honors that night were two projects which represent the UK's most excellent small projects: the 2013 Manser Medal for the best new home went to Slip House by Carl Turner Architects, and the 2013 Stephen Lawrence Prize in recognition of fresh talent and smaller construction budgets went to Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects.
The long historical relationship between architecture and photography comes to focus once again in the Getty Center's "In Focus: Architecture" exhibition beginning Oct. 15 until March 2, 2014.
Curated by Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, "In Focus: Architecture" will look into the beginnings of architectural photography when 19th-century photographers documented historical sites and structures. As the cityscape modernized in the 20th century, so did architectural photography as inventive uses of the medium emerged -- and continue to do so in contemporary times.
The upcoming exhibition will showcase more than 20 works from the Getty's permanent collection including recently acquired photos from Andreas Feininger, Ryuji Miyamoto, and Peter Wegner.
Other additions to the exhibit are an accompanying book, "Architecture in Photographs," with an essay by Gordon Baldwin and a lecture by Dietrich Neumann, Royce Family Professor of History o...
Florida State University College of Education's Fengfeng Ke, an assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department, is creating a computer game called Earthquake Rebuild that encourages creativity in design and uses architecture to teach geometry and other math skills. Ke and her team of fellow educators have been awarded a $549,937 National Science Foundation grant to support the creation of this game-based learning platform.
A new video, released by the Sagrada Família Foundation, illustrates what some of those changes might look like. Combining helicopter footage with computer-animated renderings, the structure’s final stages take shape before you eyes. Spires shoot up in succession, the central cupola rises into view, and the Glory facade--the church’s principal entrance as outlined by Gaudí--materializes out of thin air.