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WHAT: Design-build camp for learning-by-doing on African architecture
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Jameel Prize 3, V&A Museum
This exhibition presents work by the ten artists and designers shortlisted for the third e
In The Making at the Design Museum
In The Making, curated for the Design Museum by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, captures tw
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined
The Royal Academy of Art's Main Galleries have been transformed by seven architectural pra
Metal skin envelopes white cedar residence in the Charlevoix region of Quebec
Last summer, MU Architecture completed an inviting home at the top of a ridge in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. With extensive views over the St. Lawrence River and raw, undulating landscape, the two-storey residence draws on its close proximity to a forest and reinterprets the traditional barn structure often found in the area.
Designed for Florent Moser and Alain Rajotte, the private home is wrapped in a protective metal skin which is stripped back inside to reveal soft white cedar planks. MU Architecture explains: “As if the metal skin has been stripped off to reveal a more fragile interior, the envelope evokes the idea of a tree’s bark protecting its inner core.” While this arrangement works on a symbolic level, it also protects the building from the elements on its elevated site.
The design team have organised the property to take full advantage of the ruggedly