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  • Floatyard – housing for hurricane prone areas.

    How would you solve the problem of creating housing in areas that are susceptible to hurricanes? Design firm Perkins+Will recently submitted a design that won a 2013 P/A Award. Their design proposes a floating multifamily housing on a 72,000- square-foot pier in Charlestown, Mass., at the edge of Boston Harbor called, Floatyard. Ed Nardi, President [...]

  • A Rolling Pig Pen – Studio North

    “An architectural education is best experienced through engagement in all aspects of the building process. (Studio North) is a fully immersive design experience,” Keith Moskow. You may remember Robert Linn’s and Keith Moskow’s Studio North from one of our blog posts last year. The summer of 2011 was their inaugural session of Studio North, where [...]


    ZIG-ZAG* presents Metal Foundation, the black building-with-a-red-touch, among the five finalists for “Industrial Architecture” ArchDaily awards of 2011. According to its architect Sergio Baragaño, and founder of [baragaño] architecture firm, located in Madrid “the architecture was conceived from the memory of the place.” Image 01. Black building-with-a-red-touch. Image source: [baragaño] Image 03. “An industrial building that links the old [...]

  • Announcing the Winners of the Passive House Design Competition in Bulgaria

    Here is the winner and honorable mentions from the Passive House Competition in Bulgaria! Passive House Bulgaria challenged the architectural community to design a schematic design proposal for an affordable, low energy, single-family houses, focus the public attention to this new type of energy efficient buildings, and promote the design and construction of Passive Houses [...]