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The Column
March 16, 2017 /

As Robots and Humans Race to the Moon, Architects Plan Robotic Construction of First Lunar Settlement

With a new race - stretching across the globe - to explore the Moon, and even proposals to begin colonizing the Earth’s celestial companion, one group of architects has emerged at the forefront of designing the first human habitats on the lunar surface.

Features
March 15, 2017 /

The Taubman Complex
Morphosis
Southfield, Michigan, USA

The A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex is a new academic laboratory building that provides advanced facilities for robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, life sciences and related programs.

Features
March 13, 2017 /

Naoshima Hall
Sambuichi Architects
Naoshima Island, Japan

The Naoshima Hall project, by Hiroshi Sambuichi, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is at once a work of art, an astonishing piece of architecture, and a symbol of Sambuichi’s research into this island’s many ‘flows.’

Articles
March 09, 2017 /

What's New On The Bookshelf? March 2017

This month in 'What's New on the Bookshelf' we recommend five different books including topics as politics, architecture tradition and representations within architecture. Firstly, we'll take a look on postcolonial Nigeria and the political struggles that arose in the wake of city planning. Also, we'll provide insight in Japanese domestic architecture after World War 2 - the first comprehensive study made on the topic. And eventually, we'll take a closer look on representations and the use of photography as a means of creating architecture. Finally, the ETH Studio Basel presents their research conducted on the processes of urbanization in six different territories.

Features
March 08, 2017 /

The Experimentarium
CEBRA
Copenhagen, Denmark

Learning combined with great amusement is the main concept behind the newly reopened Experimentarium centre north of Copenhagen. As an inclusive and playful counterpart to curriculums in primary schools and known for its profound focus on science and technology, the centre brings scientific matters to an eye level for the youngest.

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