University Grove spotlights Minnesota architecture

In their backyard, under a grand canopy of old oak trees, spouses Miranda Joseph and Erin Durban come upon a turkey feather. Durban plucks it from the grass, holds it in the air.

“A good one,” Durban declares, bigger than those they’d collected in a jar upstairs.

The couple love that their backyard — which blends into their neighbors’ backyards — is frequented by turkeys, by deer, by the neighborhood’s children.

On occasion, architecture buffs stop by, too.

The two professors live in University Grove, a collection of 103 architect-designed houses tucked into Falcon Heights, not far from the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus. In 1928, U vice president William Middlebrook set aside the slice of rolling landscape, arguing that the neighborhood could help recruit star faculty members and administrators.

Custom-built through the late 1960s, along curved streets and without fences, the houses differ in style and era.

There

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King Charles’s endless meddling in architectural politics has accomplished nothing | Phineas Harper

Of all the speeches Charles III will give as king, none will be as incendiary as one he gave as prince. Speaking at a 1984 gala dinner celebrating the Indian architect Charles Corea, the then Prince of Wales launched, to the horror of his hosts, into a devastating evisceration of contemporary architecture. He labeled a new tower, still on the drawing board, designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe as “yet another giant glass stump” and likened a proposed extension to the National Gallery by ABK Architects to “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend”. Both projects were aborted. ABK never fully recovered. British architecture changed for decades.

What can we learn about our new King from his meddling with architecture during his long stint as heir apparent? A decade after the carbuncle speech, Prince Charles launched his own architecture magazine titled Perspectives

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Oslo Architecture Triennale returns in 2022 with Mission Neighborhood

Promotions: the Oslo Architecture Triennale will return in September 2022 with “Mission Neighborhood”, a program exploring how to create diverse, inclusive and sustainable urban development.

The 8th Oslo Architecture Triennale will run from 22 September to 30 October at the Old Munch Museum and other venues across Oslo.

Directed and curated by Christian Pagh, it aims to bring professionals and citizens together to imagine ways to build fair and thriving neighborhoods.

Bird's eye view of a landscape
The program explores how to create diverse and sustainable urban developments

“Current development in the city makes it clear that we need to find a new understanding and approach to how to build and develop neighborhoods,” said Pagh. “Where if not the Nordic cities can be the role model for better, more sustainable and social neighborhoods?”

“How can Oslo meet those expectations?” he continued. “Mission Neighborhood goes beyond criticism and represents an optimistic call for action.”

Textile colorful installation with children playing inside
The 8th Oslo
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Glass Brick Townhouse / ZenVillas Vietnam

Glass Brick Townhouse / ZenVillas Vietnam

Glass Brick Townhouse / ZenVillas Vietnam - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Minq Bui

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  • Area Areas of this architecture project Areas:
    180 m²

  • year Completion year of this architecture project

    Years :


    2022


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project

    Manufacturers : An Cuong, INAX, Jotun, Panasonic, Vietceramics, Xinfa

Glass Brick Townhouse / ZenVillas Vietnam - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Minq Bui

Text description provided by the architects. Go Vap Townhouse – Unique and impressive design – A house is “mix and match” unique, showing off impressive and outstanding spatial lines. Possessing the characteristics of the open design trend, Go Vap Townhouse has the ability to self-regulate the air and create a multi-space connection, bringing a liberal and inspiring beauty to the owner. Instead of pouring walls like other normal houses, the architect chose a design that makes use of flexible mirror tiles. Making a house

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Casa de arce / A.LUGAR

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  • Area Areas of this architecture project Areas:
    280 m²

  • year Completion year of this architecture project

    Years :


    2022


  • Lead Architect :

    Julian Otálora

Casa de arce / A.LUGAR - Exterior Photography, Forest, Garden
© Simon Bosch

Text description provided by the architects. The essence of the house was to find a balance between nature and architecture through durable materials that would allow this constant connection. The main task of the couple that was going to inhabit the house was to find a refuge from the dynamics to which they are accustomed to in a city. They searched for peace, nature, silence and freedom.

Casa de arce / A.LUGAR - Interior Photography, Beam
© Simon Bosch

This is how Casa de Arce came about, architecturally it develops through two main volumes, the private and the social, which are initially hidden from the main entrance of the lot. At the access, a timid jewel is revealed,

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