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Precedent | Koi Cafe in Hanoi | Farming Architects

Love this Hanoi cafe!  The materiality of the space is brilliant and it has an aquaponics farm in it.

This has given me a more solid idea of how more permanent new features built into and around the ruins may be formed, in contrast to the delicate touch where elements navigate the ruins elsewhere.   56 more words

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Maquette tests

A late post of a test I did looking into a hyperboloid and how it behaves.  If you’re wondering what one is and where you might have come across one before, think of a stretched Chinese finger trap.   455 more words

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Precedent | Sichuan province homes | Rural Urban Framework

Great Dezeen article on these homes in China built for disaster relief zones that incorporate urban agriculture into the roofs of the houses.  Seems they employed recognisable, replicable simple local building techniques too.

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Precedent | Gando School Library by Francis Kéré

This should have made it into my report too, but again, not enough space to write about it.  Should have probably just dropped the images in in an appendix maybe, along with the other precedents. 133 more words

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Precedent | Brockholes Visitor Centre by Adam Kahn Architects

Extract from the draft of my project-related cultural context report – word count was too large so had to delete it from the final export (images via e-architecture using this link… 149 more words

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Precedent | Neues Museum by David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap

Extract from my project-related cultural context report (David Chipperfield Architects images seen on their website using this link):

The Neues Museum in Berlin illustrates how a variety of conservation processes may be employed harmoniously to complement each other where a variety of different conditions exist on the same site. 201 more words

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Precedent | Hedmark Museum by Sverre Fehn

Extract from my project-related cultural context report  (images from the Architecture Norway website via this link):

A couple of parallels can be drawn between the brief and the work of Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn.  272 more words

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