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The EyeWriter project is an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people who are suffering from ALS with creative technologies.



We are very happy to announce that our design team, led by Heerim Architects & Planners, won first prize for the design competition of PASSENGER TERMINAL 2 for the Incheon Int. Airport.



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A few weeks ago there was a real buzz around electric pylons, their design and their future relationship with the landscape. On twitter, @ballardian, @ethel_baraona were tweeting links, contents and ideas about this topic and at the same time Hugh Dutton sent me this link and Dezeen was asking for high-resolution images for a publication of Pylons of the future – Dancing with Nature -, a project that we are building in Italy for Terna company (images below).


E-waste Marquetry Project from christy oates on Vimeo.

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We are glad to announce that our La Roche-sur-Yon Footbridge (Bernard Tschumi & Hugh Dutton Associates) is the winner of the Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation and Design Awards 2011 for the INFRASTRUCTURE category.

We’ll soon share more details about the Event Award that took place on Tuesday the 10th of May in London.
You can see the full list of winners here and read more about the competition in our previous post.

Many thanks to all of you who supported our project.


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“Some people travel simply to enjoy sunshine, sea and sand, some for cultural or culinary adventures; others choose to focus on seeing the world’s natural wonders. Regardless of where and why you travel, the experience is enhanced by design and innovative thinking: applied to airplanes, trains, museums and restaurants, the shops we seek out, the gadgets we tap on or tune into.” Condé Nast Traveller

We are happy to announce you that our La Roche-sur-Yon Footbridge (Bernard Tschumi & Hugh Dutton Associates) has been shortlisted in the Infrastructure category in Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation and Design Awards 2011.


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Tronic Studio tapped into their architecture backgrounds for the film they created for Herzog & de Meuron’s 57-story hi-rise residential tower in Tribeca. Combining a live action helicopter shoot with extensive CG modeling, the film shows the poetic beauty of how the building was conceived, beginning with the elements of each floor descending from the Manhattan sky and landing into place on top of the Anish Kapoor sculpture.



Nous vous présentons aujourd”hui certains des projets étudiant de l”atelier dirigé par Hugh Dutton à l”Ecole Speciale d”Architecture de Paris ( Semestre Automne 2010 | assistante Elisa Querub)

Il s”agit d”un programme pour un stade de performance basé sur le concours pour le stade rugby Arène 92 dans le grand axe à la Défense.


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Nous avons souvent parlé dans notre blog de culture libre, communication transparente et de technologie Open Source, et depuis quelques années nous essayons d’appliquer au maximum ces réflexions à notre travail, en partageant des contenus par le biais de notre blog, notre flickr, le compte twitter et d’autres médias.

Aujourd’hui, nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la publication du premier projet d’architecture entièrement Creative Commons par l’agence espagnole Ecosistema Urbano: il s’agit de l’Air Tree (Arbre d’Air) dessiné pour le pavillon de la ville de Madrid à l’Expo Shanghai 2010.

Cela signifie que désormais n’importe quel architecte, agence d’architecture, mairie ou institution, pourra librement télécharger tout les dessins d’exécutions de l’Arbre d’Air et ensuite modifier le projet, le construire et, bien sur, le revendre.

Voici les liens de téléchargement des dessins d’exécution du projet (en anglais):

Ecosistema Urbano – Air Tree Commons | Index
Ecosistema Urbano – Air Tree Commons | Architecture
Ecosistema Urbano – Air Tree Commons | Facilities
Ecosistema Urbano – Air Tree Commons | Structure

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PROJECT | Lanternen Sandnes

LOCATION | Sandnes, Ragna Stakland, Norway

CLIENT | Sandnes kommune and Norwegian Wood Group of Reference

DESIGN | AWP Architects and Atelier Oslo

YEAR | 2009