3 May 2013
Tobias Wallisser recently spoke at Daimler’s ‘Future Talk – How utopian is the future?’ in Berlin.
Experts from Daimler discussed visionary ideas with external specialists from different fields including Philipp Hübl, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, and Martina Mara from the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria.
“Every society shapes its surroundings to meet its needs,” said Wallisser. “Privacy plays a key part in that. Private space is a luxury and implies a need for protection and security. At the same time, we look for a sense of togetherness, and closeness to the community. This is paradoxical, but human….”
More details: Daimler Future Talks
3 May 2013
A new book on paper art, PARADISE OF PAPER ART, features six pages on LAVA projects detailing the Christmas Windows installation at la Rinascente department store in Milan and the Digital Origami workshop in Sydney. There are 66 designers and 1000 works in 512 pages.
More details: DESIGNER BOOKS
26 April 2013
Ljuskultur magazine in Sweden features cover and nine page story on Alexander Rieck and LAVA.
18 April 2013
A new 270 page book on 'creative diagrams' includes seven LAVA projects including Classroom of the Future, Stuttgart University Voxel, Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel, Corniche Tower and Riga Airport.
“The book aims to provide readers with new examples of creative analysis diagrams.”
21 March 2013
CHIC HAUS magazine in Mexico features Martian Embassy in its March issue.
21 Februrary 2013
LAVA and Moritz Gruppe have been nominated for the MIPIM Awards 2013 in the Futura category with THE:SQUARE³.
We’re up against just 3 others - Herzog & de Meuron, Lundgaard & Tranberg and Jahn. Winners will be announced at MIPIM in Cannes on 14th March.
And there is a People’s Choice Award – please vote for us – you have until 11th March 2013. The link will redirect you to our project.
Three skyscrapers of gold, silver, and bronze make up THE SQUARE ³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a beautiful but underdeveloped urban quarter in Berlin.
With a theme of Life, Nature, Sports the development by Moritz Gruppe is just nine minutes from the centre of Berlin and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hot spot.
28 November 2012
LAVA is creating the new interior spaces for an old cabaret theatre dating from the roaring '20s. The abandoned 1920s cabaret theatre has been recently uncovered in the heart of Berlin.
The music hall theatre has been buried in 30 tonnes of rubble since 1934 when it closed, perhaps as part of a crackdown on the cabaret scene by the Nazi regime.
Discovered by accident by Dirk Moritz of the Moritz Gruppe, the three level musical hall and restaurant was a cabaret venue and featured a grand ballroom, a theatre, beautiful wall paintings and vaulted stuccoed ceilings.
Project developers, MORITZ GRUPPE, will renovate the three story building, called the SECRET GARDEN, which will comprise spaces for small scale performances and exhibitions, studios, meetings and conferences, and luxury apartments for short term and executive rental.
They asked LAVA to work with them on the design of the spaces.
WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS previews the project: WAN
12 November 2012
"In the four years of its existence LAVA has rapidly become one of the leading architectural offices of its generation in Germany."
So Jochen Paul introduces a 6 page profile on LAVA in Schüco Magazine ..... and the directors are on the cover!
Story on page 32:
22 October 2012
Alexander Rieck will be speaking at the Future Cleantech Forum, 29-31 October 29, 2012 at Palexpo, Geneva.
Senior researcher for the "city of the future" at the world leading Fraunhofer Institute, he will be speaking on Tuesday 30th October in the 'Energy efficiency - the forgotten renewable energy' session on Urbanisation.
Alexander also recently spoke at the Saudi Green Building Forum on the 15 October.
4 October 2012
Four page piece on the Martian Embassy in Thailand's B-1 design magazine September 2012
18 September 2012
ASK Magazine in Cairo presents the 'top five architectural projects that have made their debut on a global level'.
The four page story features two projects by LAVA.
The ADDIS ABABA STADIUM is a 'structure made to capture the soul of the African spirit'. LAVA won the competition for the new stadium with our partners DESIGNSPORT and local Ethiopian firm JDAW.
And ASTANA RAILWAY is 'a new push for redefining design for transportation facilities'.
7 September 2012
LAVA TALKS AND JUDGES
LAVA talks at a number of upcoming international conferences include:
Chris Bosse will:
Tobias Wallisser will speak at the:
7 September 2012
LAVA's Green Climate Fund headquarter designs feature on the front cover and in a 4 page story in Architecture Update, September 2012 Ecological Infrastructure, published in India.
4 September 2012
LAVA is one of 30 international firms on show at the Global Design NYU in London frrom 20 September - 19 October as part of the London Design Festival.
Global Design NYU is a five-city exhibition and speaker series entitled Elsewhere Envisioned that brings together leading architects, landscape architects, designers, urbanists, historians, and scientists to forge new links to address global climate concerns and to reformat architectural education. 'The GLOBAL [Global Local Open Border Architecture and Landscape] design initiative seeks Global yet still Local design that can Open the sociopolitical Borders that all too often separate Architecture from its Landscape.'
The GDNYU is a partnership of New York University and Gallatin School with New London Architecture at The Building Centre on Store Street, London and is part of a multi-year project hosted by NYU campuses at New York, London, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.
21 July 2012
Today Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales, officially opened the Martian Embassy in Sydney.
She loved the whale/time tunnel interior created by the LAVA team with our amazing partners Will O'Rourke and The Glue Society.
The Martian Embassy was designed as an immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs brought to life by red planet light and sound projections for The Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Sydney. Cath Keenan, pictured with Chris Bosse, is the director of the Factory.
The design is inspired by the stuff great stories are made of - Moby Dick, H. G. Wells' Time Machine and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick.
The concept is to awaken creativity in kids, so the design acts as a trigger, firing up the engines of imagination. It’s an intergalactic journey - from the embassy, at the street entrance, to the shop full of red planet traveller essentials, to the classroom. By the time kids reach the writing classes they have forgotten they are in “school”.
19 July 2012
The latest issue of Dorogoy magazine features LAVA's Masdar project. The magazine is read in Central Asia, Kazakhstan and UAE.
19 June 2012
Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new
LAVA and DESIGNSPORT collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, awarded by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.
Construction is due to start in 2014.
12 June 2012
The Rubrik Freistil section of the June 2012 issue of Baumeister – Das Architektur-Magazin - features LAVA:
"We already work for our dream client and design our dream projects everyday in many places around the world".
6 June 2012
Three page story on Classroom of the Future in 'Walls and Roofs' magazine, South Africa.
23 May 2012
Indesignlive features five minutes with Chris Bosse.
10 May 2012
LAVA's plan for the city centre of Masdar UAE features in a Berliner Zeitung story on cities of the future.
The story also apeared in the Frankfurter Rundschau.
"Die Metropolen der Welt haben mit gewaltigen Problemen zu kämpfen. Deshalb suchen Forscher die ideale Stadt - und arbeiten an Konzepten für die Stadt von morgen. Auch Deutschland will dabei stärker mitmischen."
8 May 2012
LAVA is the featured ‘DESIGNER’ in Workshop magazine issue 03 with 33 pages, including an interview and profiles on 9 projects. published by Choi's Gallery, China.
13 April 2012
Chris Bosse is the inaugural speaker in a new hybrid arts lecture series in Moscow as part of Lexus Hybrid Art project 2012.
1,000 guests will attend the lecture on 19 April and 10,000 on-line viewers are expected to tune into this launch event entitled “Digital Cathedrals and the city of the future - man, technology, nature: synergy in the urban environment”.
Bosse was selected as a ‘leader of the new generation of environmentally responsible architects’ and ‘probably knows what the future will look like because he is building it himself’, according to the organisers marka:ff.
‘I’m really excited about my first trip to Russia. I’m keen to experience first hand the legacy of Russian suprematist and constructivist art and architecture and an extraordinary culture that seems to have undergone significant transformation over the past ten years,’ said Bosse.
‘I look forward to sharing how we intend to develop the urban environment in the coming decades through LAVA’s vision of MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/ energy/time/cost) and meeting members of the local design industry who share LAVA ideas.’
Lexus Hybrid Art, established two years ago, features, in 2012, public lectures by the leading minds in the hybrid world, grants for Russian artists working at the crossroads of art and science, and an international exhibition of hybrid art.
The lecture on April 19th is at ARTPLAY Design Center, a hotspot for contemporary art in Moscow and is free to the public.
There will be a live stream of the lecture aton April 19 at 9:15 p.m. [EST 03:15 am 20 April]
More details: http://lexus-hybrid-art.tumblr.com
16 March 2012
"Vivienda y Decoración", magazine at the newspaper "El Mercurio" in Chile, features LAVA's Masdar City Centre design.
12 March 2012
Chris Bosse is a speaker at the 3rd Annual Building Envelopes Asia 2012 in Singapore.
On 25 April he’ll be talking about LAVA projects, building envelopes and skins, and in particular the UN partnered-Zeroprize award-winning reskinning proposal of the UTS tower in Sydney.
Plastic House, LBBW Immobilien Headquarters, Masdar city centre and Mexico resort each have double page spreads in this great new book published by INTERNATIONAL NEW ARCHITECTURE, China. And we’re on the front cover too!
Plastic House, LBBW Immobilien Headquarters, Masdar city centre and Mexico resort each have double page spreads in this great new book published by INTERNATIONAL NEW ARCHITECTURE, China.
And we’re on the front cover too!
14 February 2012
LAVA designs a learning environment "from Mars" for The Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing center Redfern, Sydney.
Due to be open in mid 2012 the project includes a spaceship like portal system that oscillates through the length of the interior to a leafy rear courtyard. State of the art lighting, sound and fabrication animate a display, shop and writing workshop for up to 30 students and staff. The design also allows configuration of the space to support launches, talks and events that support the not-for-profit program of the space.
23 January 2012
Invitation to Vernissage "LAVA LIVE" with Amber Sayah, facilitation, on 01/25/2012 by 19 clock in the room in the Association of German Architects BDA, Zeppelin Carré (courtyard),our exhibition "TOMORROW NEVER DIES", which was extended up to 13.02.2012.
We appreciate your visit and your questions.
Your LAVA TEAM
29 November 2011
LAVA and ARUP received a ‘Jury Special Mention’ in an Australian competition to design relocatables - classrooms for the future.
LAVA and ARUP`s proposal was one of 116 submissions exploring diverse ideas for future proofing relocatable learning spaces.
Relocatables are the decades old, utilitarian solution to changing demographics, remote community needs, and disasters such as fires, floods and cyclones. However often they are perceived as cheap, dull, unattractiveand unpleasant spaces.
ARUP and LAVA want to turn this idea upside down and create prefabricated spaces, that are sustainable, practical, cost-effective and at the same time fun and exciting to be in.
The aim of the ideas competition was to produce effective spaces for 21st century learning that are sustainable, integrate with the landscape and connect with the school environment, suitable for prefabrication and mass customisation.
The exciting solutions are on show from 12 – 22 December 2011 at the Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
The Future Proofing School competition was funded as an Australian Research Council Linkage Project.
10 November, 2011
LAVA has created a new typology for youth hostels with the revisioning of the Berchtesgaden near Munich, Germany.
Gone are the daggy dormitory rooms and impersonal spaces of your typical hostel.The new design features individualised rooms, bold colours, local materials and craftsmanship, and multipurpose zones. The sustainable makeover includes a low energy facade, floor heating, and the installation of a bimass pellet heating system. Built‐in furniture and integrated storage avoids the ubiquitous barracks style environment.The hostel refurbishment was a unique opportunity to explore some of LAVA's experiments in space and apply sustainable technologies to an existing building.And if you want to sleep in one of LAVA's funky new bedrooms check out the hostel site http://www.design-jugendherberge-berchtesgaden.de/
3 October 2011
LAVA’s digital origami emergency shelter is at Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle during the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival
(www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org ) from 20th-30th October.
August 2, 2011
LAVA's Evolution light is one of 62 designs featured in the August issue of Wallpaper* magazine.The Handmade issue showcased the work of leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers who were commissioned to create new products for the Handmade show in Milan earlier this year.
Photo: Tommy Voeten, 1212‐Studio
June 29, 2011
Green Void, commissioned by Customs House Sydney, received a special mention at The Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building.The prize is promoted by ALA-Assoarchitetti, the Italian association for professional architects, and recognises the client's role as a fundamental partner in generating high-quality work.Chris Bosse was at the presentation at Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Palladio's city.
June 1, 2011
Alexander Rieck accepted LAVA’s Special Mention award in the Sustainability Category of the international Well Tech Award, announced at the Milan Design Fair.The prestigious award, in its 10th annual edition, recognises materials, products, and technologies that bring innovation in sustainability, accessibility and quality of life.LAVA won the award for its Masdar UAE city centre project. LAVA won the international competition to design the centre of the 50,000-person city, parts of which opened last year. The city centre will include a hotel, shopping centre, cinema complex and a conference centred on a plaza of the 21st century.LAVA's model of Masdar was on display with other winning designs at Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan.
1 June 2011
LAVA won a Commendation, Installation Design for two projects: Digital Origami Tigers and Myer Fashion Set with Gloss Creative.
What will the city of the future look like?
Carbon-neutral, no waste, no cars - a city that relies entirely on solar and other renewable energy sources. This is a visionary project that is now becoming reality. In the desert of Abu Dhabi, urban planners, architects and researchers are building the world's first eco city: Masdar City.
ARTS.21 went to take a look.
Summer, sand and seashells were the inspiration for the set designed by LAVA`s Chris Bosse and Amanda Henderson Gloss Creative for the Myer Spring Summer11 Collections Launch in Sydney Australia last night.
The giant seashell set was a sand-coloured plywood installation 18m long and 5m high, digitally designed and CNC cut and consisted of 2000 pieces put together like a puzzle.
“We essentially used the geometry of a triton shell which is strictly mathematical but occurs in many beautiful manifestations. We digitised the idea and sliced it into buildable components. The models moved through the shell and then onto the catwalk,” said Bosse.
The three-dimensional installation is another collaboration between Chris Bosse and Amanda Henderson. They worked together on the award-winning bubble Melbourne Cup Moet Marquee in 2005.
Tobias Wallisser and Ken Hensley talk about the digital revolution in architecture and music at the Creativity World Forum 2009.Distinguished participants from a broad range of creative sectors will be attending the Creativity World Forum in Ludwigsburg, Germany on the 1st and 2nd of December.Tobias Wallisser will be offering insights into the possibilities offered by digital technologies for new designs and spatial concepts. In his opinion, people no longer need the same spaces they did fifty years ago, an idea that becomes apparent in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart where he acted as the project architect. Wallisser teaches digital design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
3 May 2013
LAVA is one of six practices shortlisted in the SMALL PROJECTS CATEGORY of the NSW AIA awards.
From Architecture and Design: "NSW Chapter President Joe Agius said that .. "the juries were confident that the shortlist for this year’s Awards represented the best in current architectural practice from across the state" ..... Notably .. the Martian Embassy by LAVA is in the running for the small project architecture award.'
The 2013 NSW prize winners will be announced on 27 June.
More details: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
NSW Awards AIA awards
26 April 2013
MEHR MIT WENIGER ... BUILD magazine features interview with Tobias Wallisser
Read the full interview here: BUILD 2010
18 April 2013
The Australian's monthly Wish magazine has featured the Secret Garden project in Berlln. Bosse says of the surprise discovery of the 1905 cabaret by Berln developer Dirk Moritz: "It was like finding a train station in Sydney's CBD that no one knew about."
21 March 2013
Four page story on LAVA's Sydney studio in New York based Bullett Magazine
21 Februrary 201
LAVA have realised their first bridge design in Europe, a pedestrian bridge in Rotterdam, inspired by the efficiency and beauty in nature’s geometries.
FDN Engineering and Construction have named it the ‘Bosse Bridge’ and the 19m long bridge made from nine cubes of concrete has just been constructed in Rotterdam.
FDN’s demonstration project aims to show that ultra high strength concrete bridges with a very thin concrete deck are possible. It can carry a twelve tonne vehicle and the modular system means a bridge 30m x 5m can be transported in twenty-foot containers to all parts of the world economically.
LAVA's design references branching structures and the playful railing brings together LAVA's core interest in nature, technology and man.
FDN also have a Bionic Bridge design inspired by LAVA's Bionic Tower.
9 Februrary 2013
LAVA was short listed with 5 other international firms to design the Suzhou Zoo Masterplan.
We were very excited about the opportunity to combine our interest in nature and technology. We didn’t end up winning but thought we’d share this image of the zoo reception and entrance [a 'birds nest' of bamboo] with you.
With our partners Shanghai Landscape Design Institute and Battle McCarthy we took the competition brief from being a 'zoo beside a botanical garden and lake' to becoming a hub for applied bio-tech research.
While we didn’t make special provisions for zodiac animals who knows what snakes may slither into the zoo this year!
We wish everybody a happy 2013 – the year of the snake
22 November 2012
LAVA has won the Interior Design - Public/Institutional for the Martian Embassy at the Sydney Design Awards.
The red planet team: LAVA, Will O'Rourke, The Glue Society and our fabulous client The Sydney Story Factory.
12 November 2012
LAVA was amongst 100 practices from 27 countries in KIA’s “100 Architects of the year 2012” Exhibition. 30,000 visitors attended the 5-day exhibition in October in Seoul with another viewing planned for Seoul in January 2013. Other international practices showcased included UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox(kpf), Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
16 October 2012
LAVA is one of several international firms in the 100 ARCHITECTS OF THE YEAR Exhibition in Seoul, from 18 ~ 23 October @ EXPO Civic Park, Daejeon, South Korea.
The Korean Institute of Architects is responsible for staging the international exhibition as part of the annual Korean Festival of Architecture.
28 September 2012
LAVA's Martian Embassy for the Sydney Story Factory has won an award for excellence in timber panelling at the Australian Timber Awards.
17 September 2012
Workshop magazine, published in Shanghai, has featured a four page story on the MARTIAN EMBASSY in their issue 06.
7 September 2012
Germany's Stadionwelt INSIDE features a four page story on the stadium in Addis Ababa .. article and interview with Chris Bosse.
4 September 2012
COME INTO PLAY - Chris bosse describes its as "by far the weirdest and most absurd brief I've ever seen" .. but we had to ''to engage with what children do best, which is to play and have fun''. The design team, which visited schools to talk to children about their preferences, found that ''thinking like kids'' was a useful tool.
The embassy/shop/learning centre is structured by 1068 oscillating plywood sections - is it a whale? a time-travel tunnel? a space rocket?
Read more and hear interviews with Chris Bosse and our partners Josh [Will O'Rourke] and Pete [The Glue Society].: Sydney Morning Herald
25 July 2012
Glocal Design Magazine, Mexico, showcases LAVA's design for the German Government's bid to host the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund.Glocal
19 July 2012
Chris Bosse discusses why LAVA believes that 'one day all cities will be like Masdar City@UAE' in Surfaces Reporter magazine, India.
7 July 2012
The cover of Turkey's İnşaat Dünyası June issue features BIONIC TOWER and the editor's note explores the Tower and Biomimicry.
Read the magazine via this link Inşaat Dünyası
18 June 2012
'If you know don't who Lady Gaga is, you wont be staying here anytime soon'.
Hinge, the Hong Kong design magazine, has a two page review of the Berchestgaden Youth Hostel in its May issue. The cover features the bright, bold coloured stripes of the hostel foyer.
30 May 2012
Chris Bosse will speak on the Beijing Watercube project in Hamburg on the 7th June as part of Heinze Architek TOUR 2012.
The TOUR asks the question – ‘where are the boundaries of higher, faster and further in this, the year of the Olympics’?
‘Heinze takes these major sporting events as an opportunity to highlight the architectural effect of the field of sports and leisure facilities.'
More details: HEINZE
And Bosse will give the Opening Keynote Address on the 12th June at the Qatar Sustainable Building Forum in Doha.
15 May 2012
The 'Tomorrow Never Dies' catalogue is now available from Amazon. This hardcover 130 page book accompanied an exhibition of LAVA projects at the Wechselraum Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany. Lots of colour images and plans give an insight into a variety of current projects by LAVA.
In his introduction Dieter Ben Kauffmann describes the LAVA work process:
'With effervescent motivation, the team embarks on new discoveries in constant flow – always using the heat to trigger a dynamic process. Today we plan for the future – because tomorrow never dies.'
Publisher: Avedition Gmbh 2012
Language: English and German
10 May 2012
Casas Magazine in Peru features Berchtesgaden Youth Hostel.
5 May 2012
Chris Bosse has won Hong Kong magazine Pespective's 40 Under 40 Award 40 Under 40 Award
The May issue of the magazine features profiles on each of the 40 winners. The award recognises the achievements of the 'region's rising design stars under 40'.
19 April 2012
LAVA's vision for the proposed headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in Bonn is described as having 'maximum impact' and 'an ideal working environment'.
19 April 2012
Chris Bosse on Russia Today in Moscow.
16 March 2012
Tobias Wallisser is a keynote speaker at ALPITECTURE SUMMIT 2012 on 23 March in SÜDTIROL.
Alpitecture is alps, technologies and architecture - the platform for communicating new ideas, methods and models for dealing with architecture in the Alps.
And LAVA's shell set for the 2011 Myer fashion show is featured in 'Landscape Design'.
Both magazines recently published by Dallan University of Technology, China.
12 March, 2012
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start – to finish approx. 8pm.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment and the Newcastle Division of the Australian Institute of Architects have developed a speaker program for local practitioners, architecture students and the wider community on the latest design by some of the leading architects in the industry.
Bosse will speak on LAVA’s design concepts, in particular understanding the link between digital technology and design elements in nature, designing for sustainability and there will be an open forum question time.
Date: Monday 12th March
Venue: The Hotel Delany, Darby Street Cooks Hill Newcastle.
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start – to finish approx. 8pm
10 February 2012
Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck recently spoke at the Architecture foresight conference in Ischgl Austria.The event was held in association with the World architects Masters, the annual architects Ski race.The conference took place at Pardorama 2,620m above sea level at thePardatschgrat.Chris and Alexander spokeabout the City of the future and sustainable large scale projects in China andthe Middle East.“It was great to exchangethoughts with so many amazing minds above the clouds” says Chris Bosse.“Skiing with your friendsand colleagues and discussing the future of architecture with a glass ofgluhwein in front of a fireplace removed from the world has been amazing” addsAlexander Rieck.
11 January 2012
LAVA welcomed 20 students from the UTS DISCOVER ARCHITECTURE summer school in the office today.
Gavin Perin led the group year 11 high school students who are keen to learn more about the profession of architecture into LAVAs laboratory in surry hills to discover the different facets of architecture.
Chris gave an overview of the different activities related to design, such as webdesign, animation, computational design, documentation, model making, masterplanning etc.
the afternoon concluded with a short lecture about LAVAs recent work around the world, adressing topics of sustainability and design and innovation.
23 November 2011
Der WECHSELRAUM präsentiert in der Ausstellung „Tomorrow never dies“ das Büro L A V A – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture – das 2007 von Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck und Tobias Wallisser gegründet wurde. Die drei Grenzgänger arbeiten nicht nur auf drei Kontinenten, sondern auch zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit. So entwickeln sie visionäre Kombinationen aus Hightech und Natur und finden spektakuläre und doch oft einfache Lösungen für ein humanes urban design. Was gestern Zukunft war ist heute schon real. Und wieder gibt es ein neues Morgen…
WECHSELRAUM Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Zeppelin carré (Innenhof), Friedrichstrasse 5
Vernissage 01 Dez, 19 Uhr
Begrüssung: Dieter Ben Kauffmann, Freier Architekt BDA
Vortrag: Tomorrow never dies, L A V A
Finissage 25 Jan 2012, 19 Uhr
L A V A live Moderation: Amber Sayah
Öffnungszeiten: Di–Fr 10–13 und 15–18 Uhr
geschlossen vom 23 Dez 2011 – 09 Jan 2012
zusätzlich geöffnet Sa/So 11–17 Uhr
14/15 + 21/22 + 28/29 Jan 2012
3 November 2011
Just spent the day judging 15 entries in the leisure category.While most of the entries were of outstanding quality, including Australians Kerry Hill and WOHA, and a resort in Tasmania, the Prize went to Indian firm The Lotus Praxis Initiative for the Raas Jodhpur, a luxury boutique hotel in the old city of Jodhpur, which brilliantly combined old and new, showing a new way for contemporary architecture in the existing context of India.A mention went to the Master Isay Weinfeld from Brazil for his resort in Uruguay and Tham & Videgård Arkitekter for their outrageous Treehouse, combining hi-tech and nature lifestyle.Domenic Alvaro blitzed the residential category with his small house in Surry Hills, Sydney – I was on the jury with Howard Tanner and Genevieve Lilley that gave this project an AIA award.
August 4, 2011
LAVA's design for the Myer Spring/Summer Collection Launch 2010/2011 has been shortlisted under the 'event' category at the 2011 IDEA awards.Created with Gloss Creative, LAVA's set, 'Shells, Architects of the Ocean', was a giant shell measuring 18 x 5 metres.Using 2000 precisely cut pieces of pine intricately worked together, the sculptural piece was dramatically silhouetted with striking light effects. Inspired by the geometry of the triton shell it was digitised and sliced into buildable components to create a theatrical setting.
July 10, 2011
A new office fit out in Melbourne features screens designed by LAVA for Schiavello's Climate range.The workspace at 500 Collins St, Melbourne for pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, Hospira, was designed by interior architecture consultancy Artillery and used Schiavello's latest workplace program, Climate, for all 190 work-points.LAVA's 'forest' markers were chosen as the screens to accompany Climate; they were chosen in meadow, a vibrant green shade, invoking the rainforest.
Photo Credit: Andrew Iser
29 June 2011
LAVA's award winning reskinning technology for the UTS tower hit the Australian media this month with stories on Channel Ten News (Sydney).
And on page 3 of the Sun Herald
And in the Straits Times Singapore, and The Star Malaysia:
June 29, 2011
LAVA’s competition design for a new airBaltic terminal in Riga integrated Latvia’s provincial beauty with the future of air travel.
Inspired by regional imagery - linden trees, amber and ladybugs - it is infused with global concerns: sustainability, ease of movement, environmental efficiency, commercial viability, connectivity and leisure.
The terminal’s ovoid form recalls the Latvian ladybug and appears to float above the landscape. Two thirty-metre high amber-coloured ovoid windows flank the main entrance that face stands of oaks and linden trees. Nature and artifice meld in the central courtyard with its grand oak tree.
The geometry of the terminal structure is based on surface tension. Services are located centrally, below the building, designed with long-term operation and maintenance in mind.
Sustainable features abound: low-carbon, geothermal heating/cooling, tri-generation, water collection and circulation for re-use, maximized natural light, passive design principles, flexible solar roof and even resident bees are used as environmental indicators.
This Hub of the Future embraces cutting edge technologies for the 21st century, with a design like a 'piece of amber on the forest floor catching a stray sunbeam'.
LAVA collaborated with Dale Jones Evans and Aspasia Sagiotis on the design.
On November 15th, Berlin was treated to the 1000th TED event worldwide, as the German capital held its second major TEDx conference: TEDx Berlin 2010.
The symposium marked a milestone in the history of the TED organization, proving once more that ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ are a currency with enormously high value.
LAVA`s Chris Bosse has sliced up the 1967 Panton chair as part of the Re-loved: designer stories at the Powerhouse Museum 31 July – 30 September.
Bosse is one of several designers commissioned by the Powerhouse to use a pre-loved chair to tell a story about a piece of furniture they love.
“We’ve chosen to represent this shape as slices, similar to an MRI scan in order to make visible its complex 3dimensional geometry. The chair is metaphorically and physically carved out of a sliced box, ” says Bosse.
“The project retro-digitises the chair design, although it was the chair that preceded the digital design revolution.” Bosse believes that today we understand better how to derive form from geometry, such as the underlying geometries in nature, and can incorporate buildability into the form from the inception through parametric modeling techniques.
Re-loved is on display at the Powerhouse Museum from 31 July – 30 September 2010 during the Sydney Design Festival.
'Tower Skin', LAVA's speculative transformation of the UTS tower in Broadway, has won a prize in the ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards competition.
Zerofootprint, a leading organization in the global fight against climate change, announced the winners in Rio de Janeiro as part of the World Urban Forum 5 taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 22-26, 2010. Partner in the award is the United Nations Habitat, World Urban Campaign.
The ZEROprize Re-Skinning Awards are intended to 'stimulate market-disrupting improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re-skinning technologies that enhance the energy efficiency and liveability of older buildings'.‘Tower Skin’ offers a unique opportunity to transform the identity, sustainability and interior comfort of a once state‐of‐the‐art building and can easily be applied to 1960s icons across the world.
Those were the days:
Chris Bosse was invited to the final reviews at the Institut für Architektur, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien [University of Applied Arts, Vienna].
Greg Lynn, Wolf Prix, and Zaha Hadid. Wow, what a lineup!
Greg’s Studio Giant Robots was situated in Bondi Beach Sydney.
2009 Interior Design Awards Results
Best International Interior Design