Low-tech Magazine refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech Posted on November 22, at PM in Architecture, Communications. Low cost low tech Architecture. Low-resolution avant-garde inventions and strategies, Alessandro Rocca, Sassi, , pp. , € ULTRA LOW TECH ARCHITECTURE. Edited by Josep Maria Minguet, Instituto Monsa de Ediciones, Barcelona, Chicago Tribune, Chicago IL, January 7.
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In a time of increasing demand for sustainable solutions in technology and design, much has been argued for the reintroduction of low-tech procedures in high-tech environments.
The main premise has been to reconsider old, vernacular or traditional systems and make them again part of our contemporary life. Sandra is co-author of the recently published book Bellvitge 50 low tech architecture. Watch a video interview low tech architecture Sandra on beteve regarding her work as an architect in the creation of accessible spaces, and a more recent interview about her work in Bolivia and on Caladona, a space for women in Barcelona.
The replacement of walls and windows with moveable curtains adds a flexible space - the "Magic Cube" by Peter Gabrijelcic - to a restored villa in Ljubljana. An intimate and comfortable microclimate within the vast space of an art school in Hexham Low tech architecture Rafailidis is created through low tech architecture use of bubble wrap.
Davidson Rafailidis, Acchiappaluce Selective InsulationHexham, Inghilterra, Here, as in several other examples in the book, the ready-made and self-building play key roles, both in terms of executive low tech architecture the tea house by A1 architects in Prague and in the acceleration of processes low tech architecture marginal differentiation and identification social housing projects by Elemental in Chile and Mexico.
In Japan, the exploitation of minimal lot sizes inspires the uniqueness of the realizations by Atelier Tekuto and Shuei Endo.
In Paris, an interior lined with recycled wood contrasts the expensive clothes in the L'Eclaireur by Arne Quinze; while the low tech architecture nonchalance with which the peeling walls of the Rough Luxe Hotel low tech architecture Rabin Hage form the backdrop for refined furnishings immediately tempers its coldness Charles Barclay, Astronomical Observatory Kielder, Northumberland, England, At a time when architecture needs to find the words and ways to cope with its shrinking prospects, these and other projects in Alessandro Rocca's essay show how the need to adopt subtractive practices in terms of time, space, technology, work, operations, variety etc.