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Holmfirth exhibition


B.S. Johnson, “The Smithsons on Housing,” BBC, 1970

"Architects have always felt the need to build not for the occupying generation but to body out the ideals of their period in a way that they could be felt by generations that follow… we feel an obligation that is outside the present financial or economic situation to build for successive occupying generations." - Peter Smithson

"Unless a building outlasts its first users, we get no body of choice, no pool of housing from which people can choose how to live and where they want to live. More important, you get no build-up of a comparable body of quality… Therefore, maintenance of a quality object is a real cultural necessity." - Alison Smithson

(via plusarchitekt)


House within a House | Hiromi Fujii | Socks Studio

In his built project for the Todoroki residence (1976), the radical use of the grid produces an evolution of the traditional Japanese interior planning, where spaces were combined in layers. Every element which composes a conventional house is reinvented and relocated. The façades are just the exterior container of the multiple sequences of spaces nesting one within another. The openings are multilayered: they don’t just connect the interiors with the exteriors, but penetrate right into the core of the building. Their location and dimension, as well as for every interior wall, always refer to the three-dimensional main grid and its sub-divisions.

Exhibition of BA2 projects in Holmfirth

Exhibition of BA2 projects in Holmfirth

3D printed house constructed by student team from Huddersfield and UCLA

An interdisciplinary student team, comprising of students from the University of Huddersfield and the University of California (UCLA), have developed a 3D printed house that offers mobile and comfortable accommodation for its inhabitants. The team, headed by professor and architect Peter Ebner, worked with 3M futureLAB and Voxeljet, worked in Munich, Germany in the autumn of 2013.

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