The studio was set up in Barcelona (Spain) in 2013 by Alba Vallvè and Pineda Vallvè. What characterizes VVA is it’s freshness of the youth combines with the professional experience of its founders that combine, extraordinarily well, the respect for a place’s culture and history with ravishingly modern forms that create contrast in their work. (more…)
Have we ever thought about what would happen if architects learned form life and not from a bunch of different classes in architecture school? Would the containers be more aware of it’s surrounding rather than of the architectural society that every modern city has? There is beautiful designs in fancy design magazines. However, which of these have really changed after the crisis. Even, have architecture schools changed?
This Spanish writer from Sant Adria grown in an active community neighborhood, has just published this amazing book that gathers the conversations with his mother. Beautifully in this book he realizes the power streets have nowadays. How, due to the crisis we have suffered, the city has been the place where we have defended our private homes. A reminder that younger generations that had forgotten.
Despite these of many examples, the comfortable way of acting is still dominant.Will we be courageous enough to change things?
A project that allows interoperability between 10 popular construction toys with 80 adapter bricks, opening the otherwise closed systems. You can download the files and print them with you 3d printer. If someone doesn’t fit you can design your own one and upload it.
2- Open Structures (OS)
|Photographs from OpenStructures.net|
Print whatever house you want (designed by a “open” designer), draw it in SketchUp and click to MAKE A HOUSE button of program’s pluggin and PRINT in a CNC machine.
4- Lamassu. Bitcoin Ventures
|Image from lamassu.is|
The future’s easiest way to get money without the corrupt banks taking away your money with every transaction. Takes over notes from 200 different countries.
5- Statigraphic Manufactury
We could keep on going forever, these are just some examples. There are other we use EVERYDAY like Wikipedia that also collaborative projects and we don’t even realize.
But at the end what matter is our personal contribution to this global project. Buying in local stores, being responsible with what we use, and take care, not only of the final result of what we do, but of the process we go through to get there.
Are we going to be able to change the world?
To me Hipster are those Portlanders who are really true to their values and not just their look. They care about the sustainability of EVERYTHING they use, eat or buy. They ride bikes, recycled bikes, to prevent pollution. They are vegan to safe animals. They buy housemade cosmetics to avoid animal experimentation. And they also avoid “made in China” to ensure the protection of Human Rights.