Archive for April, 2010

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

francisca viegas and isaura fonseca

The most topical entry, not afraid of speaking their minds.  It reflects the viewpoint of a lot of architects in the industry at the moment, perhaps an element of bitterness, although only natural following the diffculties in the sector over the past year or two.

The submissions also reflect the humour that architects need from time to time, an energy that can become fused into great architecture.  Although the entry is more like a proposal of thoughts we must reflect to society how the industry has suffered and even better when it is tongue in cheek.

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

filipe magalhães

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple entry that deals with the mathematics of architecture not only is there beauty in the aesthetics, the square reflects perfect scale and proportions as well as symmetry.  However the entry still leaves a lot of unanswered questioned.

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

arnaud zein el din

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautifully written entry and extremely interesting approach, there is as much beauty in destruction as in construction and the aspect of the end of the industry is a question on everybody’s lips.

However, the entry is very theoretical, the language needs to be applied to practical architecture such as the test of time, how the form of a building’s materials can change in colour, how the new becomes old through age and much like trends the old becomes the new.

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

angel esteban baez rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestrian walkways are a key aspect to the urban development of cities, we must design around humans and their behaviours.  Therefore creating a better experience for people to enjoy the public realm.  This submission, however brave, seems unecessarily expensive?? surely planting a row of trees and landscaping the route would be most effect.  Still the aesthetics of the roof panels contribute an interesting effect as well as shading to the walkway. 

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

tomé caupers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scheme is very flexible and can possibly be integrated into most public spaces to generate temporary exhibition space or shelter.  However it would be more interesting to understand how the unit can become a flat pack much like you would buy in IKEA, if prefabrication is the future then the consideration of the packed unit is fundamental in terms of delivery of the unit as a whole to be assembled or perhaps the unit can self-assemble, like pop up tents.

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

eng song yun

A very simple approach, however, we find the idea stimulating and very educational.  As can be said “you give a man fish for a day and he will not go hungry for a while, however you give a man a fishing rod and show him how to fish and he will have enough food fot the rest of his life” 

This practicality allows children to develop the play area more subjectively as they would choose to use and potentially change rather than what is already provided for them.  However, perhaps the idea is beyond the limitations of small children??

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

cornelia szustka

Should we not be concentrating more on reducing the use of automobiles rather than encouraging it?? however, we understand that reducing the number of traffic will not occur overnight and therefore the project takes a positive twist upon a common feature located along the highway.

City petrol stations have begun to remove any structure completely which could be the simple solution to provide the basic petrol pump and remove any potential monstrosities.

Non-the-less a well developed design, though here the technology is nothing new the petrol station is very much an underdeveloped aspect of architectural design, more as a move away from petroleum and towards alternative sources such as electricity and even alcohol powered automobiles

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

cheng ning

A well thought design particularly as it encourages the integration of modern technologies and social networking such as facebook, and image exchange into the public realm and not only on the private computer.

We think the project perhaps is too flexible, and would work in several public spaces but perhaps not other, however we are extremely interested in the contextual integration of the building skin as a chameleon like structure to reflect its location and themed used, e.g. for a sporting event.

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

thomas stonehouse

This concept has existed in Barcelona for almost 5 years now, while has recently been integrated in other cities such as Dublin, Paris and Stockholm.

Not an original design however, bicycles are very much the future with the new development of the electric bike this is an area very much to become the concentration of city and rural design

Unemployed Architect Competition Submissions

April 11, 2010

werryson eka heksades wijaya

An alternative to the unsightly problems created by advertisement, although often companies have used coloured flowers to create more positive advertisement campaigns. 

Today buildings are beginning to become the new landscape as buildings have integrated green roofs and green walls.  Perhaps this was the real question, how do we develop more positive building advertisement??