WAÏF: Double skin coat-facade!
WAÏF. Where architecture likes extremes
Halley VI: Antartic Research center
It is a structure which, like Halley V, is jacked up on legs to keep it above the accumulation of snow. Unlike Halley V, there are skis on the bottom of these legs which allows the building to be relocated periodically.
The Drewry summer accommodation building and the garage from Halley V were dragged to the Halley VI location and continue to be used.
An architectural design competition was launched by RIBA Competitions and the British Antarctic Survey in June 2004 to provide a new design for Halley VI. The competition was entered by a number of architectural and engineering firms. The winning design, by Faber Maunsell and Hugh Broughton Architects was chosen in July 2005.
Halley VI was built in Cape Town, South Africa by a South African consortium. Servaccomm supplied modular accommodation pods for the new station through Galliford Try International. The contract was for the manufacture of 26 pods in total, installed in eight modules, which provides fully serviced accommodation for 32 people. The first sections were shipped to Antarctica in December 2007. It was assembled next to Halley V, then dragged one-by-one 15km and reconnected.
Halley VI Station was officially opened in Antarctica on 5 February 2013. Kirk Watson a filmmaker from Scotland recorded the building of this space age station over a 4-year period. A trailer to show you some more info can be seen at the links below.
WAÏF note : Peter cook should feel proud.
Toilet, Northern Kenya
WAÏF: Where architecture ïs a toilet.
Een bioscoop midden in de woestijn van Egypte. Leuk idee van die Fransman, maar de lokale bevolking was minder enthousiast. Inmiddels is het verlaten.
WAÏF: Where architecture ïs nowhere
WAÏF: We are all human.
In 1950 The White House was gutted of its interiors to undergo a massive restoration set forth by President Truman.
WAÏF: Where architecture gest back to mono.
Phil Spector Studio: Where the magic happens.
WAÏF: Visions from the Apocalypse
Tsunehisa Kimura Visual Scandals by Photomontage
WAÏF: Leisure living is twice the FUN in a second home!
Second Homes for Leisure Living: 1960 | Via
WAÏF: Federico Babina’s archist series
Iconic works from artists including Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Marcel Duchamp and more are reinterpreted as cross-sectional drawings of buildings in this series from Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina.
King Jon il looking and planning the city. PyongyangArchitecture
Ugo La Pietra, Recupero e reinvenzione, Milan, 1975
WAÏF: Architecture without architects
WAÏF: Paper clip
A paper clip (or sometimes paperclip) is an instrument used to hold sheets of paper together, usually made of steel wire bent to a looped shape.
Common to paper clips proper is their utilization of torsion and elasticity in the wire, and friction between wire and paper.
A nail is a pin-shaped object of metal. A nail holds materials together by friction in the axial direction and shear strength laterally.
A zipper, zip, fly or zip fastener, formerly known as a clasp locker, is a commonly used device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible material, as on a garment or a bag.
The method is based on interlocking teeth.
WAÏF: Chema Madoz
Objetos físicos pero extrañamente irreconocibles. By Chema Madoz