Archinect - News 2017-08-20T11:38:56-04:00 8,500 bottles of beer in the wall - father and son build office out of beer bottles Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:26:26-04:00 <img src="" width="550" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 300-square foot office, located in Chongqing city, consists of 40 layers of bottles that Li and his father laid out over four months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although full-scale installations in architecture are gaining ground as a method of successfully exploring and testing out spatial, material, and interstitial concepts (see the recent "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>" competition) Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology graduate&nbsp;Li Rongjun's beer bottle office seems less intellectually rigorous than a dare gone to its extreme.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Of course, getting inspired isn't about doing what's proven: it's about taking risks and sometimes falling flat on your face.&nbsp;According to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oddity Central</a>, instead of going to the trouble of presenting his designs via rendering or plan, Li has apparently opted to simply build them.&nbsp;Li said&nbsp;&ldquo;[The beer bottle office] will allow investors to see my products in real life and see my talent."</p> The reUNION Public House Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T21:27:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T21:34:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember how four years ago French architecture collective EXYZT and filmmaker Sara Muzio created the acclaimed Southwark Lido, a temporary bath in the heart of London? Well, they're certainly back - this summer with...BEER! The reUNION Public House sets out to celebrate a "cornerstone of British life" and will be serving a selection of London's finest micro-brewed beers while hosting neighborhood feasts, live music, and film screenings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> According to the organizers, "The reUNION will go further in testing the economic sustainability of pop-ups, and their potential influence on permanent urban development."</p> <p> The reUNION is free and open to everyone. Check the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">event website</a> for opening hours and directions.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to revisit the Southwark Lido Showcase Feature from July 2008.</p> Go Ahead, Have a Beer at the Office Paul Petrunia 2012-04-30T16:43:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T02:56:02-04:00 <img src="" width="575" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New psychological research shows that mild intoxication can actually boost creative problem solving.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Are you bummed that it's Monday again? New research may turn your frown upside down, because it looks like you now have an excuse to get a little buzz on at work, in the name of creativity.</p> Carlsberg creates new attraction in Copenhagen anthony dong 2012-03-27T00:13:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T08:17:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>A strong international team wins Carlsberg&rsquo;s design and architecture competition to create a new Brand &amp; Experience Centre in the Carlsberg District located in Copenhagen</strong></p> <p> It may not be a new Little Mermaid like the one Carl Jacobsen donated to Copenhagen in 1913 but Carlsberg is now ready to create an inspiring attraction in Copenhagen once again.</p> <p> Today, Carlsberg took one step closer towards the realisation of the ambitious Brand &amp; Experience Centre when the winner of the international design and architecture competition was revealed. The winning team was led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates a global cultural attraction planning and design company with offices in New York and London together with Danish PLH Architects among its partners. A total of 240 companies from 20 different countries participated in the competition.</p> <p> It was a satisfied chairman of the jury, Carlsberg Group&rsquo;s CEO J&oslash;rgen Buhl Rasmussen that revealed the results and the winning vision of the competition anno...</p>