Guy believes that on the other side of the digital divide, culture, not hardware, keeps people from being able to plug in to the free information exchange available in the developed world. Instead Guy Ailion has taken up the challenge and developed a building that not only breaches the highly developed media barrier that exists in one of the poorest areas of Johannesburg, namely Kliptown, but does so in a manner that offers public space, youth friendly scenarios and practical approaches to rethinking types, such as the library and civic facility in an age where the informal is only just beginning to establish a place alongside the private spaces of consumption. Randall Bird Professor Hilton Judin. This is Guy’s signature style We really love your architectural films. While providing the security of a cave, the Chesterfield house was designed to be both practical and sculptural, and to function for any family of 4 persons.
After being presented with his award, Ailion expressed his appreciation on behalf of all finalists to the jurors and the sustainably conscious Corobrik for their continuous investment in the architectural community. Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out. It is not about ability, but more importantly about willingness and overcoming resistance to change. These are Canada’s greenest and most innovative buildings of This is Guy’s signature style It is about using exactly the same tools of ones trade, but to serve a different philosophy.
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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Award-Winning Architect Guy Ailion
Randall Bird Professor Hilton Judin. Next Project ‘Bit by Bit’ Society is slowly moving through an Information Age that is being defined by a global shift towards a need for increased information.
I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. I agree to receive emails from the site. The result is an open-information-campus model that provides new ways of thinking about social interactivity, the remix culture and opportunities for innovation.
Choose your location preference: When and how thsis it become possible to submit renderings in this format, and how has this medium advanced your own design process?
The viewer recognizes that these are human drawings and therefore relate more easily to the content. Library spaces, Internet Cafe needs, and public space qualities. The building and its programmed spaces is designed in wake of a media revolution where todays generation have become both consumers and producers of digital content.
The music, by The Real Estate Agents, was edgy, scratchy, and definitely fhesis our attention. I am talking to an incredible group of thinkers and do-ers in the UK and USA that are spearheading a rapid movement toward sustainable urban agriculture.
ailoin The building, as re-invented civic building in an informal settlement, zilion to promote sustainable entrepreneurship, self study, business, and cross-cultural expression out of Africa.
Archigram, the Architectural and Urban Think-tank, conceptualised the travelling city, “A circus of Ideas” that like an air balloon would travel from one city to the next parading a specific theatre of urban cultures, cafes, museums and information from one urban experience say.
The quality and innovation of entries increase annually and this year was no exception.
Click above image to enlarge. Guy is a multi-talented guy who believes that interiors should be designed in sync with nature. Guy Ailion Given the digital divide so appropriately identified by this project, it might be expected that little could be done to respond to such a daunting chasm, one in which architecture offers the least likely means of addressing another social dilemma.
Nurturing information societies in a developing context needs a bottom-up approach that applies to local cultures and methods of interaction in keeping with global trends of the Information Age.
Today, design is human centered, and although architecture has always imbued a relationship with technology, when designing architecture for developing an information society, an understanding of context and culture becomes paramount to achieving spaces that encourage participation, sustainability, and buildings that break the stigma of information technology. The concept expresses a foresight into today networked society where our world in networked and cultures and people share their experiences over the world-wide-web.
GUY ADAM AILION | Design. Tech. Narrative.
This is additional recognition and the three days of the event has given me the opportunity to see the different styles and standard of education of all universities. Any and all feedback is welcome! The context in which we have to envisage the built environment is that of six interrelated time bombs: To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.
When I sit in a beautiful and haphazardly-crafted coffee shop, I think about how to capture this space on film, while observing how and why the room is shaped like it is architecturally. On Tuesday, 9 March, each finalist presented their thesis and discussed all aspects of it with a panel of four judges in an hour-long interview.
Using local craftsmen is thessis to their work. Like the “Circus of Ideas” the new knowledge incubator library could be an urban experience, like a campus, where u drop-in for an immersive information extravaganza or retreat, and then leave again. The tracks were fun and had a lot of off-time peaks that movement can be animated to. Sign me up for weekly Inhabitat updates. thdsis
Guy Ailion’s project ‘Everywhere is here’ wins 2009 National Corobrik Architecture Student Award
The thesis was recognised recently, and received the Regional and National thesis of the year. The proposed structure encompasses various venues in which to learn new technology as well as housing a traditional plug-in library paying homage to the nostalgia of books.
Would you be able to share some of the ideas behind the sketches-as-film?