Liverpool Architectural Society Film Night

The Great Beauty The fourth film night related to architecture and contemporary culture at FACT (contemporary film and art facility) in Liverpool presents the italian movie „La Grande Bellezza“ . Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo – whose entrance in the film is worth the price of admission alone – plays Jep Gambardella, a once acclaimed novelist-turned-columnist, through whose world-weary eyes we witness the decadence of ...

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Exhibition: Creation from Catastrophe

How architecture rebuilds communities “A disaster zone where everything is lost offers the perfect opportunity for us to take a fresh look, from the ground up, at what architecture really is.” Toyo Ito The destruction of cities, whether manmade or natural, can present unique opportunities to radically rethink townscapes. The exhibition ‚Creation from Catastrophe – how Architecture rebuilds Communities‘ explores the varying and sometimes magical ways ...

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Gira: Esprit switch range

The Gira Esprit switch range offers an exceptional diversity in materials. The clear form of the frames is combined with choice surfaces made of Linoleum-Multiplex, glass or various different metals. More than 300 functions which can be installed in the switch system offer maximum flexibility for all requirements of intelligent building technology – from simple sockets and light switches right up to an innovative automation ...

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FSB – the detail makes the design

With the FSB M100 / M300 / T300 system family, a range of unique coordinated systems of electronic fittings has been created to meet all demands on modern digital building organisation. Suitable for use in residential as well as commercial and public buildings, as entry-level solutions or for highly complex demands, for card-based programming or online operation. Electronic access management systems from FSB have ...

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KEUCO: IXMO fittings

Minimalistic, multifunctional design can be found in the new IXMO fittings. The basic idea is to combine several different functions in a puristic design. The reduced number of products with a possibility of free positioning on the wall makes for great freedom in interior design. One IXMO single lever mixer or thermostat is combined with multifunctional IXMO elements, which incorporate in a compact unit connections for one, two or ...

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Elemental – Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual

The publication „Elemental – Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual“ gives a subtle insight into the work of Alejandro Aravena (born in 1967 in Santiago de Chile and Director of the Architecture Biennale 2016 in Venice) on 512 pages with 200 illustrations. Together with the engineer Andrés Iacobelli from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Chile Aravena documents the social work and ...

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Architecture Biennale: About Alejandro Aravena

The Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena takes over the function of the Director of the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice this year. Due to the increasing popularity of the Architecture Biennale – and to make it accessible to as many schools and universities as possible – the period will extend over six months. From May 28th until November 27th, 2016 Giardini and Arsenal open again ...

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Exhibition: Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Alexander Calder is the inventor of the „mobile“. By definition: „A type of sculpture that is formed of delicate components which are suspended in the air and move in response to air currents or motor power.“ Calder travelled to Paris in the 1920s, having originally trained as an engineer, and by 1931 he had invented the mobile. The term was coined by Marcel Duchamp to ...

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REPORTING FROM THE FRONT

Alejandro Aravena is not only the latest Pritzker Prize winner but also the Director of this years Architecture Biennale in Venice. His title is „Reporting from the front“! „There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people’s quality of life. More and more ...

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Exhibiton: Michael Craig-Martin: Transience

Lightbulbs, Laptops, batteries – objects that have become indispensable in our lives. London based artist Michael Craig-Martin pays tribute to them in a graphic way. He is born in 1941 in Dublin he is one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This is the first solo show of Craig-Martin’s work in a London public institution since 1989. From the earliest work in ...

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