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REARC participated in Salon d’Automne 2017 exhibition in Paphos

REARC has participated with the New Cyprus design to Salon d’Automne 2017 exhibition which took place in Pafos, linking thus the European Capital of Culture with Paris. The Salon d’Automne is a exhibition of historical significance, held on an annual basis in Paris. Is an association of artists, non-profit-making, founded in 1903, recognized for its public utility since 1920, whose aim is to encourage and develop fine arts in all its events and particularly through exhibitions both in France and abroad. The Salon d’Automne organizes in Paris a major annual meeting which highlights several hundred works of art in all disciplines.

So this time held in Paphos, the 3rd largest city in Cyprus and the European Capital of Culture for 2017 will host a collective work by 60 artists selected by the Salon d’Automne together with 30 cypriot artists (20 grec cypriot and 10 turc cypriot for a symbolic exhibition in December 2017.
Thanks to the generous initiative of Michèle Ansermet-Papadopoulos, painter and member of the Salon d’Automne, the theme of this exhibition is ‘the diptych’. This theme symbolises the reconciliation of the two parts that constitute the island. This unique artistic event is supported by the French Institute and the Republic of Cyprus.

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Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roof

Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.

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Digitizing building environmental behavior

All these diagrams are well explained the environmental analysis process and how the data translated to a unique shell protection element to our design for Medical School of the University of Cyprus.

The bioclimatic design of the building develops the environmental behavior of it, aiming to ensure conditions of heat and yet operating comfort of the users. The investigation and afterwards design applied specific digital methodology thoroughly implement the key issues that affect the configuration of the building. Aim the maximum optimization of the parameters for a correct and sensitive climate approach which recognizes the seasonal changing climate ultimately transforming the building into a smart and dynamically adaptive to its environment organization.

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Licenses granted for first superstructure in Cyprus

Limassol is set to welcome a new addition to its skyline with the construction of the very first superstructure building in Cyprus. Licenses have been obtained and the green light has been given to begin building the Ventus Limassol.

The 3000 square meter business center is set to host more than 200 employees, and is the epitome of cutting edge architectural design. A completely avant-garde concept, the structure will boast a futuristic façade and state-of- the-art features, which will make it ideal for the business looking to establish their headquarters in one of Cyprus’ most unique buildings.

Its distinctive outer shell is inspired by the nearby traffic flows, mimicking the speed and movement of vehicles on the motorway. The building itself is one of the first with aerial foundations in Cyprus, which will give the illusion of it floating almost in mid-air.

Located just off one of Limassol’s busiest motorways, Ventus Limassol will allow for a 360 view of the city, as well as the coastline. Despite its close proximity to the highway traffic, the building itself will be sited on a quiet, secure street with minimal traffic.

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Dynamic suspended Ceiling

Thanks to the ground-braking characteristics of the Wood-Skin material, gives the ability to create an innovative dynamic suspended ceiling that adapts and actively change its shape accordingly to the acoustic needs of the space.
The Wood-Skin surface becomes smarter and responsive, revealing unlimited possibilities for the smart and connected home.

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Transforming a great project into a toy

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The architectural projects is a complex process, particularly intricate in terms of their geometry, in which knowledge management should link to design with an operational way. We moving beyond the geometry and form, through design a digital system which taking all variables / elements involved in the process with the aim of understanding them.

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REARC design for Cyprus museum

Cyprus, was known in history as the crossroad of three continents. This historic context acted as inspiration for the design strategy of the New Cyprus Museum as the site was manipulated as a “core” of a crossroads highlighting the key elements of the urban fabric.The site’s central “core” resulted from the intersection of the most significant elements of the site; the Venetian Walls and Pedieos River / Cultural Zone. These traversing access points promote flows in and out of the museum site and define the form / volume of the museum. They also give the sense of continuity between the city, the museum, and the park providing an uninterrupted transition between the urban and natural landscape.
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Concrete that can heal itself

Self-Healing Concrete may be a solution to crack repair cost issues

In the hope of achieving sustainability in the architecture engineering and construction industry, the research for the development of “self-healing” materials is ongoing. One of its latest innovations is the self-healing concrete. Concrete is a widely used construction material, for its durability, practicality, and high thermal mass. However, due to problems with mixing or pouring of the composite material during manufacturing or on site, cracks may start to show. While concrete may be a low maintenance material, those surfacing cracks could be very problematic and they cost a lot to fix. This might not be the case, though, with the development of this new self-healing concrete, which uses bacteria to fill the forming cracks with limestone, when it comes in contact with water. Check out this video to find out more.

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The Nest, a signature tower

THE NEST, A SIGNATURE TOWER

The architecture is respond to the need for achievement, with several experiencing of nature, under the modern economy and social development. The proposal seeks to upgrade capabilities of a region, and indirectly of the city, enjoy or not, in the implementation of an ambitious project such as the tall building, and establishment of a landmark for it, with all the positive benefits of this.

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Robotically woven carbon-fibre structure

Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart have used robots and drones to weave this carbon-fibre pavilion, which is based on the silk hammocks spun by moth larvae.

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REARC reveals SCALETT villas

The villas, have been developed to define a unique architectural style for the new organized residential master plan located at Panthea in Limassol city. The development area is located on the north High Hills of the city with approximately 200m above sea level that allows magnificent views in all directions.  Read more

REARC trademark

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The Core management and members are pleased to announce the official recognition of REARC as international trading brand-name (Trademark).

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The new tool is called Virtual Reality

In architectural practice, designers can rapidly prototype and more effectively convey architectural concepts throughout schematics and design development.

People have a very hard time visualizing architectural concepts.  It’s nearly impossible for most people to fully understand what an architectural space will be like by viewing 2D floor plans, illustrations, animations or scale models.  These are all ultimately abstract and distorted ways of visualizing a design, and not at all representative of how we experience architecture in the real world.

With virtual reality, we can gain a very holistic understanding of what the building will feel like before investing the massive amount of resources it takes to make it a reality.  It’s a lot easier to change a pixel than it is to move a brick wall after it’s built. VR helps people understand architecture in a way nothing else comes close to, which we believe will ultimately lead to the creation of better, more efficient built environment.

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is a computer simulated environment, accessed through stereoscopic goggles that include a variety of different tracking mechanisms that track the viewer’s movement in physical space, and matches those movements within the simulated 3D environment.  Headsets display a stereoscopic image, viewed through built-in lenses that creates the illusion of looking out into a space.  3D renderings of the environment are captured in ‘real-time’ – which means the computer is processing and presenting a new rendering of the scene 60 to 120 times per second.  This provides the viewer with a very realistic sense of what it would be like to actually inhabit the simulated environment, which is what makes it such a powerful opportunity for architectural visualization.

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New year new concept

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In search to establishing definition of High-rise building.

This is our new concept design in surprising and privilege location. Further will follow.

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Winter is here

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For reARC illustrations are processed with a poetic approach. It brings to Ventus project the winter and attracting the eyes through the foggy horizon.

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REARC just entered this year’s A+ Awards

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The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Imagine your best work in front of a global audience of 400+ million.

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The power of open-source in design

The design commune has witnessed a tremendous inflow of new tools and technologies in the last few years. New software, platforms and even coding languages have infiltrated in the ever-evolving design process. Computational design emerges as one of the most powerful methods of designing in the 21stcentury. With this fairly new, yet dominant methodology, comes an array of tools and platforms for designers to use and exploit for solving the inherent complexity of design. Within this vast domain are many platforms that emerge with an open-source nature and continue to grow with an impulse by the global community of computational designers and programmers. A vast sector in the software development industry is focussed on research and development for creation of new parametric tools that can offer the impossible. Parameterization of design, process and data has been the core focus of such tools.

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Local meets supralocal

Mediterranean-Pharos

The society and the city lives and grows with achievements that require overcoming the manpower to implement the other (perhaps the most important are those of architecture and culture). The architecture is respond to the need for achievement, with several experiencing of nature, even the concept of morality. Sometimes achievements have not only yielded well, e.g. nuclear energy, or the costs of the space exploration. This effort to reach the ends, means ensuring the progress of the significant and perhaps gains unprecedented knowledge. Besides, it is in human nature to be pressed in these directions.

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REARC presents new project EXCEL commercial

The project is about a commercial office building located in Limassol – Cyprus. The plot is situated next to the main highway which links Limassol with other cities, close by and fast access to the international airports of Larnaca and Pafos.

The main idea and functionality are expressed by a logic of emergent geometry that can fills and organize the program and needs of the users based on the flexibility of space, giving friendly office area that can be adjustable according to the employees needs and visitors. The Iconic view from outside is referred to new design techniques as the facade giving an appropriate effect and unique composition of elements that makes the building stand out from its surroundings. Read more

INTERNSHIP AT REARC

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We are looking to join the Core members with talented and passionate graduates who want to practice in all fields of architectural design and construction for our projects, proposals and competitions in Limassol.

If you are interested in joining the Core you can find more info at our people department page:
http://www.rearc.eu/become-a-rearc-member/

or contact us directly via email at:
people@rearc.eu

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REARC / architects research core, is an international and contemporary design core, consisting of awarded architects, engineers, designers and thinkers.

Inspiration elements

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reARC produce architecture through research and analysis of each one’s project specified parameters, focused to combine the fundamentals of architecture, technology features and digital revolution to emerge out unique geometric forms and shapes improving user experience through futuristic and extraordinary dynamic spaces.

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An introduction of generative design methods

What if instead of using the computer to draw what you already know, you could tell the computer what you want to accomplish? Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski discusses the astonishing results driven by generative design.

Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. Designers or engineers input design goals into generative design software, along with parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. Then, using cloud computing, the software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t.

With generative design, there is no single solution; instead, there are potentially thousands of great solutions. You choose the design that best fits your needs.

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