الأحد، 26 يونيو 2011

House in the outskirts of brussels

House in the outskirts of brussels
Samyn and partners:

'house in the outskirts of brussels' by samyn and partners, brussels, belgium
image � marie-fran�oise plissart

belgian practice samyn and partners has created 'house in the outskirts of brussels', a contrasting, two-fold structure
that seeks to integrate itself into the surrounding landscape. designed for a cinematographer and his family,
the house is composed of mixed use professional studios and private quarters.


Os presentamos el proyecto de hotel que A-cero ha diseñado en "The World", un emblemático resort residencial formado por 300 islas artificiales en la costa de Dubai. Este post se publicó hace unos meses, pero hoy lo cumplimentamos con más propuestas e imágenes para todos vosotros.

فريق بحثي يعلن عن أول قمر اصطناعي مصري فائق الصغر

فريق بحثي يعلن عن أول قمر اصطناعي مصري فائق الصغر

شهد افتتاح معرض ومؤتمر برنامج البحوث والابتكار أمس الإعلان عن طرح عدد كبير من الابتكارات العلمية المصرية حيز الإنتاج والتصنيع، حيث أعلنت هيئة الاستشعار عن بعد عن إطلاق أول نموذج لقمر اصطناعي يعمل بالتقنية فائقة الصغر (Nano-Satellite).

وقالت الدكتورة آمال زكي أستاذة برنامج الفضاء ومديرة المشروع إن هناك 4 تقسيمات للأقمار الصناعية طبقاً لوزنها، حيث لا يتعدى وزن القمر الاصطناعي المصري هذا واحداً ونصف كيلو جرام، وبالتالي يصنف فما يعرف بفئة الأقمار فائقة الصغر، ومن المقرر إطلاق هذا القمر أواخر هذا العام وهو يتميز بقدرة عالية على تصوير الأراضي المصرية بدقة تراوح بين 60 و80 متراً، ما يتيح مراقبة الأراضي الزراعية والتوسع العمراني فى المدن الجديدة ودراسات الاستشعار عن بعد.
أما العمر الافتراضى للقمر فيراوح مابين 6 أشهر وعام واحد، وهو مزود بألواح لاستقبال الطاقة الشمسية وتحويلها إلى طاقة كهربائية ليعمل القمر طوال ساعات دورانه حول الأرض. وبشكل عام يمثل هذا المشروع طفرة كبيرة لعلماء أبحاث الفضاء فى مصر، نظراً لنجاحهم فى تصميم وتنفيذ قمر اصطناعي، كما أن المردود العلمي والبحثي من إطلاق القمر سيكون بالغ الأهمية، خاصة أنه سيسهم فى الحصول على دراسات أفضل لخبراء الاستشعار عن بعد والعاملين فى القطاع العمراني والزراعي.

Call for Papers : Traffic Safety: The Reality, Experiences and Hope , December 12-13, 2011, University of Dammam

The First Forum on Traffic Safety, Call for Papers
Traffic Safety: The Reality, Experiences and Hope , December 12-13, 2011, University of Dammam
Abstracts are invited for the 1st Forum on Traffic Safety "Traffic Safety: the reality, Experience and Hope, to be held on December 12-13, 2011.
The forum is organized by the university of Dammam, Saudi Aramco, Eastern Province Traffic Safety Council and the Saudi Society for Traffic Safety. Saudi ARAMCO is the prime sponsor for the forum.

الثلاثاء، 21 يونيو 2011

Pebbles Batumi Aquarium | Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects designed A Pebbles Aquarium in Batumi City  as An Iconic Rock Formation

Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach – the residue of dynamic seas continually shaping the shorefront throughout millennia. The building will be situated in the port of Batumi and will stand out as an iconic rock formation – visible from both land and sea.

New Super Bus in Dubai – Pictures

New Super Bus in Dubai – Pictures


الأحد، 12 يونيو 2011


Prague, August 29-September 1, 2012
Deadline: Oct 1, 2011

Deadline: October 1, 2011

11th International Conference on Urban History
Cities & Societies in Comparative Perspective, Prague (29 August-1
September 2012)


The Renaissance era is often said to be a significant turning point in
European history, as a period of cultural and economic reformations
that were shaping the identity of the "West." This new identity was
based on a revolutionary shift in knowledge about the world in this
period. Cultural discovery of the non-Western lands, triggered after
the 16th century by European travelers, opened new doors for cultural
and economic exchanges. The "discovery" of new territories by the
Western-eye transformed the 'mystical' orient into immanent
geographies to be visited, explored, recorded, and something to be
depicted. The 'voyage to the Orient', once an exceptional adventure,
evolved into a habit of the Western intellectual. In the corresponding
period of time, the civilizations in Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia,
and Mughal India were experiencing diverse socio-political and
cultural developments. The complex layers of political, economic, and
religious struggles, alliances, and rivalries among these empires
gradually impacted on the development of cities in this region. The
progress in geographic discoveries and the ascending habit of
travelling led to inevitable result of the definition of the "other"
as opposed to the identification of the "self". Following this
construction of the "other" and the creation of "non-Western"
cultures, some civilizations were sub-categorized under a homogenizing
term, "Islamic" and the cities in these territories were started being
defined as the "Muslim city". Distinctions between the Muslim city and
the Muslim society against the European city and the European society
were sharply defined. Travelers' accounts played a major role in the
split of the world into East and West. This session aims to discuss
the West/non-West divergence from a different perspective, which is
based on analyzing the travelers' accounts on the "Orient" in the
early modern era. We are searching an answer for how the Muslim city
was defined and depicted by the Western gaze before the heyday of
Orientalism; and proposing to discuss the issues of urban
representation before the invention of photography.
mohammad@gatech.edu; and Nilay Ozlu,
Bogazici University; Department of History;

All abstracts, maximum 500 words, and a short CV should be submitted
by October 1,
2011.  For more information, please visit the website of the
conference on

الأربعاء، 8 يونيو 2011

Adamos Residence by Varda Studio

Varda Studio designed the Adamos Residence in Limassol, Cyprus.
Description from the architects:
The luxury residence, located in Limassol, attracts attention with elegant proportion of intersected volumes. The variety of materials- white paint, fair face concrete, wood- highlights an architectural composition, that converges with the yard area. Playful unexpected division of the walls between the yard and the garage entry visually closes relax zone, at the same time it is see-through.

Samaranch Memorial Museum | Tianjin | Holm Architecture Office

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Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in collaboration with Archiland Beijing and Kragh & Berglund landscape architects, has won first prize in a competition to design the Samaranch Memorial Museum in TianjinChina.

Need Help: 3D technologies for the historical reconstruction of historic cities and Early Modern Festivals.


From: Early Modern Architecture Listserv <emalistserv@gmail.com>
Subject: 3D technologies for the historical reconstruction of historic cities and Early Modern Festivals.
Please see below the message from Laura Fernandez Gonzalez (Architecture, The University of Edinburgh).

Dear all,

I would like to hear your opinion concerning a topic very close to one 
of the lines of my own research: the use of 3D technologies for the 
  historical reconstruction of urban environments. In this context, the 
first preoccupation (I presume) for most of us is the historical 
accuracy of these 'recreations'.
One of the most challenging issues I encountered when I developed the 
first version of the virtual model for Lisbon in 1581 was the 
  inadequacy of the software available in the market. These applications 
are generally design for a different kind of work, like modern 
architecture for example.

Villa Kiani by Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati , Iran.

Iranian architects Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati designed the Villa Kiani in Iran.

البوابة الجيومكانية لإمارة أبو ظبي تفوز بالجائزة العربية للمحتوى الإلكتروني

البوابة الجيومكانية لإمارة أبو ظبي تفوز بالجائزة العربية للمحتوى الإلكتروني

 فاز مركز أبوظبي للأنظمة الإلكترونية والمعلومات بالجائزة العربية للمحتوى الإلكتروني 2011، فئة الحكومة الإلكترونية عن البوابة الجيومكانية لإمارة أبوظبي وذلك في النسخة الثانية من الجائزة التي عقدت مؤخراً ضمن فعاليات منتدى البحرين الدولي للحكومة الإلكترونية بحضور أكثر من 800 خبير ومسؤول وصانع قرار في مجال تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات من مختلف أنحاء العالم.

EDP Foundation Cultural Centre by AL_A.May 20th, 2011

EDP Foundation Cultural Centre by AL_A

EDP Foundation Cultural Centre by Amanda Levete Architects
Amanda Levete Architects have sent us these images of their proposals for a new cultural centre in Lisbon with a roof that spirals around from the existing riverfront pathway.

AL Light & Architectural Design Awards | Deadline Alert!

2011 AL
Light & Architecture
Design Awards
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The 8th Annual AL Light & Architecture Design Awards honoring outstanding and innovative projects in the field of architectural lighting design.
Winning projects are published in the July/Aug 2011 issue and featured on archlighting.com. The awards program is open to design professionals worldwide. Projects must have been completed after July 2009.
Full details and entry forms available at archlighting.com.
May 23, 2011 (regular)
June 3, 2011 (late)
How to Enter
Enter online at archlighting.com
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House in osaka, Keiichi hayashi architect,

House in osaka, Keiichi hayashi architect:
'house in osaka' by keiichi hayashi architect in osaka, japan
all images courtesy keiichi hayashi architect
photographer: yoshiyuki hirai

japanese architect keiichi hayashi has sent us images of 'house in osaka', a three-storey
private house in a dense residential area of the city. featuring a home for a pet tortoise on
the roof, the design features an outdoor pond and tree which can be seen in the interior as
projections of steel cubes on the ceiling.

Honda smart home system - e-kizuna project agreement

Honda smart home system - e-kizuna project agreement
honda smart home system is set to be tested in spring of 2012

japanese car producer honda has signed with the e-kizuna project in an agreement with the city of saitama,
to test the urban use of electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric scooters.

Initiator Blue Award, International Student Competition for Sustainable Architecture 2012

International Student Competition for Sustainable Architecture


Building an environment worth living in

from Prof. Françoise-Hélène Jourda
Initiator Blue Award
We, as architects, carry a particular responsibility in the building industry:  we want to set an example, one using alternative construction methods and innovative planning strategies.  For quite some time, we possess the know-how and building materials necessary to answer, in an unconventional yet professional way, the needs of our environment and climate.

جوجل تحدث خرائطها الخاصة بالهواتف المتحركة

جوجل تحدث خرائطها الخاصة بالهواتف المتحركة

  • قامت شركة جوجل بتحديث النسخة الخاصة بالهواتف المتحركة من خدمة "خرائط جوجل" التي تعد من أكثر خدماتها شعبية على إنترنت، عن طريق تزويدها بمزايا كانت متوفرة فقط في نسختها المخصصة للحواسيب الشخصية، وذلك بدعم منصتي هواتف آيفون والهواتف العاملة بنظام أندرويد.

أبوظبي للثقافة والتراث تقوم بعمليات مسح بالليزر لمواقع أثرية في العين

أبوظبي للثقافة والتراث تقوم بعمليات مسح بالليزر لمواقع أثرية في العين

  •  بدأت هيئة أبوظبي للثقافة والتراث باستخدام المسح بالليزر للحفاظ على موقع هيلي 17 في مدينة العين، من خلال التوثيق الكامل لهذا الموقع لتسجيل تضاريسه والملامح المتبقية منه، حيث تضم الهياكل الترابية في الغالب جدرانا منحنية وأسطحاً غير منتظمة يصعب تقديمها في استعراض ثنائي الأبعاد، علاوة على هشاشة الجدران والأرضيات والملامح الأخرى التي تتطلب استخدام أساليب للتوثيق تتطلب الحد الأدنى من التماس بين المساح وطراز البناء.