New retractable roof for Vancouver Whitecaps

November 1st, 2009

The Vancouver Whitecaps move into a refurbished world-class soccer venue next year, as the BC Pavilion Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, hopes its retractable fabric roof will give fans an intimate yet light-filled experience. The gathered synthetic roof fabric will effectively limit the capacity of the stadium to 22,000 seats, but allow end-zone draping to be […]

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Retrospective exhibition honors Herman Miller designs

November 1st, 2009

The Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Mich., in collaboration with The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mich., organized a retrospective exhibition of designs from the Herman Miller furniture and office systems manufacturer. The exhibition is called Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller and will travel throughout the U.S. into 2013. The exhibition of designed objects and equipment […]

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Exhibition highlights structural innovations from Mamoru Kawaguchi

November 1st, 2009

A recent exhibition “Mamoru Kawaguchi—Structural Engineer: Innovation and Tradition in Structural Design” opened at the Sala Exposicions of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The exhibition runs through Nov. 17, 2009. Kawaguchi is a leader in the field of structural conception and design. The exhibition is organized around a set of 30 models from the office […]

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Populous to design Olympic stadium in Russia

November 1st, 2009

The sports facility designers, Populous (formerly HOK Sports) has been selected to design the 40,000-seat main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games in Sochi, Russia. The design’s sweeping form—somewhat reminiscent of the Beijing Olympic’s “Water Cube”—responds to “both its coastal location and mountainous backdrop, whilst its crystalline skin engages with its surroundings […]

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Wave form awnings and fabric panels add class to condos

November 1st, 2009

A Miami upscale condominium carries classy details through to its car park North Bay Village, Fla., is a handmade place from top to bottom. A three-island community created in Miami’s boom time of the 1940s, today North Bay Village is traversed by a major causeway across Biscayne Bay linking the manmade islands with Miami Beach […]

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Light canopy

November 1st, 2009

Students and teacher explore the possibilities of CNC-driven fabrication By Mason Riddle “The question is, how do we make surfaces perform optimally?” asks Mark Parson, visual artist and director of Production and Technology for the Architecture Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. “We looked at fabric as shape in relationship to its performance.” The […]

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