Archinect - News 2014-04-25T05:00:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62692155/editor-s-picks-292 Editor's Picks #292 Nam Henderson 2012-12-04T11:42:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T06:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4ktxwegbughgqdcx.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>b3tadine[sutures] concurred "i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world&rdquo;. However, some like accesskb argued "beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61736558/morphosis-designed-perot-museum-of-nature-and-science-to-open-this-saturday-in-dallas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The post announcing the opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, designed by Morphosis Architects and which opened this past Saturday in Dallas, featured some great photos by the photographer Iwan Baan</a>. <strong>Cosmos</strong> commented "<em>Everything about this building is great.&nbsp; Function, construct-ability, massing, circulation, materials, contextual awareness, technology, aesthetics/ design sensibility, etc...</em>&rdquo; and <strong>b3tadine[sutures] </strong>concurred "<em>i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x303/tl/tl3mnmqiovy34yql.jpg"></p> <p> However, some like <strong>accesskb</strong> argued <em>"beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours</em>". <strong>Thayer-D</strong> also believed &ldquo;<em>This type of &lsquo;throw it on the wall and see if it sticks&rsquo; type of builidng is so common that it makes me wonder why this one should elicit so much commentary...Some of their earlier work was truly sensuous and warm, but this bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62416944/onl-s-climbing-wall-system-wins-the-wood-innovation-award-2012 ONL's Climbing Wall System wins the Wood Innovation Award 2012 Archinect 2012-11-29T21:18:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:18:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j24b7li2r94dy6wv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The parametric climbing wall system developed by ONL [Oosterhuis_L&eacute;n&aacute;rd] in cooperation with climbing specialists Mountain Network and engineering firm Arcadis, has won the Wood Innovation Award 2012. The developed parametric design system, in which design and production are directly linked, adds to a more widespread application of wood as a building material, according to the judges. The system has been used for the climbing walls in the two climbing centres of Mountain Network in Dordrecht and Amsterdam.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2hwaqyvh2chebed2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;The parametric design system connects construction and computation techniques. This way it is possible to create complex folded scale structures in wild shapes in a fast and efficient manner. The system is momentarily applied to climbing walls. The jury foresees a wide range of wood applications with the use of this system.&rdquo; With these words, the chairman of the jury and professor of wood structures at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Jos Lichtenberg handed the Wood ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55354420/onl-completes-central-european-time-building-in-budapest ONL completes Central European Time building in Budapest Archinect 2012-08-15T17:50:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T22:04:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0eissd1b3rwogga.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The CET mixed use development in Budapest as designed by the architects of ONL [Oosterhuis_L&eacute;n&aacute;rd] in Rotterdam has recently been handed over to the City of Budapest.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/laoospe98opqqeao.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The CET is the sole building in Budapest that is built directly at the embankments of the Danube river, the terraces separated by a bicycle path only, while elsewhere busy roads disconnect the city from the river.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wy7hbruu257ljo9b.jpg" title=""></p> <p> CET means Central European Time. The City of Budapest has released a contest to find a name for the multifunctional center, which apart from many restaurants and bars also is home to design oriented shops and a large multifunctional event space fit for concerts, congresses and exhibitions. Already over 400 entries are submitted, proving the immense popularity of the design among the inhabitants of Budapest.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de1nyn2c30epyd9y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The CET connects the old warehouses with the new muscular body. The snout of the glass whale as it often referred to in the press and by the general public juts out over the plaza at the S...</p>