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Friday, June 19, 2009

IDA Poster of the year Competition

The International Design Awards invite designers worldwide to showcase their creative talents! The poster competition is open to graphic designers as well as architects and designers of products, fashion, and interiors. Whether the poster is your creation, or your work was featured in it, you are invited to enter your noteworthy designs for the Poster of the Year Competition!

The Prizes
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250
People’s Choice: $250
In addition, the top 20 posters will be featured on the IDA website, and recognized at the annual awards gala. You will also receive an IDA winners seal to post on your website announcing your winning status, along with a personalized press release.

eVolo's 2010 Skyscraper Competition

eVolvo invites students and professional architects, engineers, and designers to take part in the 2010 Skyscraper Competition. The main idea of this contest is to examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community and the skyscraper and urban living.

In the last few years we have seen hundreds of new skyscrapers been developed around the world without careful consideration to the context or environment. There is a constant lack of urban planning and poor architectural design without intellectual or perceptual enjoyment. The aim of the competition is to push our imagination to redefine the term skyscraper through the use of new materials, technology, aesthetics, programs, and spatial organizations. Globalization, environmental warming, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are just some of the multi-layered elements that should be taken in consideration.

There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to propose the most innovative projects for this fascinating architectural genre. Ultimately, the designs should help the environment, restructure our cities and improve our way of life. Immediate.

Registration All students, architects, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. It is encouraged to have multidisciplinary teams.

Participants must register by January 12, 2010 at

Registration fee US $60 until November 17, 2009 (early registration)
US $85 from November 17, 2009 to January 12, 2010 (late registration)

One registration = one project. Participants may submit various projects but they must register each entry.

Awards 1st place US $2000 2nd place US $1000 3rd place US $500


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Susulan Kejadian Bumbung Stadium Sultan Mizan Runtuh

>>Bumbung tempat duduk utama termasuk Pentas Diraja ranap

KUALA TERENGGANU: Sebahagian bumbung Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin di Kompleks Sukan Gong Badak di sini, runtuh semalam menyebabkan timbul pelbagai persoalan kerana stadium bernilai RM292 juta itu baru setahun digunakan. Dalam kejadian jam 9.30 pagi itu, struktur bahagian bumbung di tempat duduk utama termasuk Pentas Diraja ranap dan menimpa sebuah kereta, tiga motosikal serta sebuah jentera berat yang diletak berhampiran kawasan itu, tetapi tiada kemalangan jiwa dilaporkan.


Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  • Dibina Mei 2006; siap 2008

  • Kos RM292 juta

  • Sebahagian daripada Kompleks Sukan Gong Badak bernilai RM500 juta

  • Kapasiti 50,000 orang

  • Mempunyai prasarana sukan bowling dan skuasy

  • Dimajukan beberapa kontraktor tempatan; kerja pemasangan bumbung dilakukan syarikat Korea Selatan

  • Stadium pertama di Asia guna sistem bumbung tanpa sokongan tiang

  • >>'Tiada maklumat lengkap rekaan bumbung stadium'

    Oleh Sean Augustine

    KUALA TERENGGANU: Butiran terperinci berhubung rekaan dan bahan binaan bumbung tanpa sokongan tiang atau ‘space frame’ untuk Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin yang runtuh Selasa lalu, tidak pernah diberikan kepada arkitek utama projek itu, Raja Datuk Kamarul Baharin Shah Raja Ahmad. Raja Kamarul Baharin berkata, walaupun syarikatnya Senibahri Arkitek tidak bertanggungjawab terhadap struktur bumbung itu, beliau sudah menyuarakan kebimbangan mengenai ketidakstabilan rekaan itu kepada Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) tahun lalu dan sekali lagi pada awal tahun ini.

    >>Bumbung stadium tiada sijil siap kerja: JKR

    KUALA TERENGGANU: Bumbung Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin dekat sini yang runtuh pagi semalam tidak memiliki Sijil Siap Kerja yang dikeluarkan Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR).

    Timbalan Pengarah Kerja Raya Negeri, Ghazali Hashim, ketika mengesahkan perkara itu, berkata bumbung berkenaan adalah antara kemudahan di stadium itu yang belum diberikan sijil berkenaan.

    Mengikut amalan kerja, katanya, JKR akan mengeluarkan Sijil Siap Kerja terhadap bangunan milik kerajaan yang sudah siap dibina.

    Ruj: B.Harian

    Sonnet 18

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

    And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

    Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

    And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;

    And every fair from fair sometime declines,

    By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;

    But thy eternal summer shall not fade

    Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;

    Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

    When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

    So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

    So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    arthur erickson 1924 - 2009

    ‘museum of anthropology’, 1971 (photo: christopher erickson)

    ‘fire island house’, 1977 (photo: ezra stoller / esto)

    ‘christopher cohan center’, 1989 (photo: richard jw wright)

    ‘roy thompson hall’, 1976 (photo: geoffrey erickson)

    evergreen building’, 1978 (photo: geoffrey erickson)

    ‘hilborn house’, 1974 (photo: simon scott)

    ‘waterfall building’, 1996

    Ars Electronica Center, Linz Treusch architecture

    Ars Electronica Center, Linz
    Treusch architecture

    Linz, the 2009 European Capital of Culture, has been enriched with a new space entirely dedicated to computer arts. A complex architecture and 5100 m2 faced covered with LEDs.

    A culture space to develop new procedures for the process of design, production and representation, the Ars Electronica centre has the most important archive of computer art over the last 25 years. Particularly on biotechnology, robotics, the future of design or the material of the Ars Electronica festival catalogues, founded in 1979 to underline the emerging computer revolution. A new wing has just been created next to the first building opened in 1996 to give a useable area of 6500 m2. Generously sized, the exhibition spaces are located under the esplanade. This museum of the future now has a hall on two floors connecting the old and new parts of the museum. The extension is divided into three sectors: a main building in several floors, immediately next to the existing AEC, exhibition areas on the underground level, an open multifunctional area connected by a flight of stairs to the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

    On the town planning level, the concept is based on the principle of dialogue with the environment to maintain a free view over the Danube and to try to preserve the historical town fabric. The guiding idea of the project was to include an architectural sculpture so that the two edifices are seen as a homogenous unit. To do this, the architects have united them in a structural steel and glass "shell." Everything seems askew. The different elements seem to separate and join at the same time. The structure is constantly unveiling new forms according to the viewpoint.

    Surfaces, part in transparent and part in mat glass, can be back lit in the interstice between the wall and the shell. The structure is spectacular at night. The 5000 m2 fa├žade is built with 1100 high power LED light bands (red, green, blue and white). Each of the 4400 channels is individually accessible and can be regulated between 0 and 100%. The result is striking, an echo of the architectural opposites of the Lentos museum of modern art, on the opposite bank of the river. This daring architectural relationship represents the culminating point of the Linz urban landscape.

    new psp unveil!!