August 2021

Swarming Colonies / Digital Ecology – Generative City

Swarming Colonies is a generative design project and is one of the projects to come out of the DIGITAL ECOLOGY– GENERATIVE CITY studio workshop by PAACADEMY and tutored by Soomeen Hahm and Hanjun Kim. Designed by two talented students, Simina-Ioana and Deeksha Basawaraj, the project is rooted in a synergy of traditional Indian and Romanian patterns derived from traditional architecture of both countries and is envisioned within a dying coniferous forest situated in a post apocalyptic world by Simina- Loana Dimcea and Deeksha Basawaraj.

Lankuaikei Agriculture Development Headquarters Visualized by MVRDV

Imagine a building of terraces and garden composing a stimulating and enriching space to work and cherish. Lankuaikei Agriculture Development Headquarters (LAD) in Shanghai, visualized and stacked as an 11-storey terraced office building by MVRDV imbues so much to explore and rejoice. Knitting high and low-tech sustainable strategies woven by a swooping parametric roof showcasing the agriculture technology company in lustre. At the centre of Lingang New Town, the building embellishes as an agricultural oasis surrounded by a lake in a rapidly developing urban area in Shanghai.

PA Talks 39 – Alexander Josephson

In this episode of PA Talks, we were delighted to invite Alexander Josephson, a Toronto-based architect and cofounder of PARTISANS. Hosted by PA’s founder, Hamid Hassanzadeh, the interview covered topics like Alexander’s architecture career, and Partisans’ recent projects including 55 Yonge and Orbit. Alex also shared some reflections on the future of architecture and architectural practice in a post-COVID world.

One Thousand Museum Residential Tower Erected by Zaha Hadid Architects

When architecture blends with the flowing wave of the wind and the sea, it sparks an amusing character and definition. One Thousand Museum, a masterpiece project by Zaha Hadid Architects, revealed as a monumental architecture and structural play soaring 62-stories of the residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami. Exposing flourishing views across Biscayne Bay, the 30-acre Museum park rechristened in 2013 as one of downtown Miami’s prime public zone, integrates the city’s new art and science museums.

EMPAC Exhibit an Ellipsoid Inside a Cuboid by Grimshaw Architects

A peculiar sight enthrals your imaginative mind to wonder and gasp in awe! EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) facility captivates you with an avant-garde expression of a wooden ellipsoid inside a glazed cuboid designed by Grimshaw Architects. The vision crafts the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an innovative immersive performance environment, housed in a singular structure that conveys the project’s momentous contribution to the campus.

Drift Bridge Crafted in Timber and Steel by Volkan Alkanoglu

A bridge aspires to be a passage, a bond, a way to join hands and become united. Drift, a timber-and-steel pedestrian bridge designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, in Fort Worth presents a simplistic vision that crosses beyond boundaries. Drift unveils as an innovative example of plug-and-play urbanism, an emerging sustainable and affordable design strategy that proposes to execute infrastructural elements off-site and dropping them onto the site. Volkan and his design team fabricated the bridge off-site with a projected installation time of a few hours.

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