In cases where the column loads are large, the columns are close to each other or the regional ground is weak, a single footing is manufactured under the two columns. This single bolt takes the loads from the two columns and transmits them to the ground uniformly. These types of foundations are called "compound foundations". On the side of the column with high axial strength, the footing is made wider, so that the soil stress is uniform under the footing.
Mappano, a small settlement close to the Italian city of Turin, has not yet developed its identity. As designers, we got our motivation to participate in the competition from the transformative effect of the sports complex idea that could make this campus a new center. It was our goal to create a new center of attraction in planning that would add sports, education, culture and recreation facilities to the region, which had spent many years as a swamp, and support the formation of new campuses.
New York-based architecture studio MN DPC transformed an old shipbuilding factory in Brooklyn into a headquarters for a firm that manufactures military supplies and equipment. The 10,000-square-meter facility unites the company's once-dispersed management, design, testing, manufacturing, manufacturing and meeting facilities under one roof.
The Borderless Community of Zi Ni Twelve Portals is a housing project in Guangzhou, China, designed by Fei Architects to show off its occupants.Located in Zi Ni Tang Park, the renovation project, which has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020, carved out wide windows and balconies with a variety of material finishes.
Luxury fashion label Dries Van Noten has opened its first US store in Los Angeles, which boasts interiors filled with artworks from creatives across the globe.Dries Van Noten's LA store takes over two buildings that sit on a huge parking lot along La Cienega Boulevard. The first building is a two-floor property that has been dubbed Big House, the second, called Little House, is a 1950s-era bungalow completely shrouded by ivy.
Architecture studio SO-IL has designed a major installation for Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology that creates a new public route through the middle of the Amanda Levete-designed building via a secret rear entrance.Called Beeline, the intervention allows pedestrians to walk from the city to the waterfront through the centre of the museum's ovoid main exhibition space.
Amanda Levete's firm AL_A is partnering with Canadian energy company General Fusion to design a pioneering power plant that will use nuclear fusion. The prototype plant will act as a demonstration facility for the technology, which uses hydrogen as fuel, with onsite facilities for experts and the general public to visit.
To highlight sustainable and ethical substitutes for animal leather we've rounded up six materials that can rival its textural and performance qualities, from vegan pineapple leather to a leather alternative made of seafood shells.