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Post By Sara Mekinc
on 30. Jan 2009

Houses made of what now?

We are probably all familiar with the Three Little Piggies story in which we learn the importance of a solid-built house. But in these trying times of unstable economy and enviromental issues we should consider using economical, non-standard materials in building and construction - forgetting the "homo homini lupus" premise, since we don't want any Big Bad Wolves coming huffing and puffing at our door.

The project that caught a lot of the spotlight this month was definitely The Wall Paper House project, designed by Gerd Niemoller. His houses, 36 sq m in size and weighing 800 kilos are primarily intended for Third World countries but could easily be adopted anywhere (traditional Japanese use of paper comes to mind).

Surfing the web I found some other awesome examples of alternative - and
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Post By Bojan Koncarevic
on 23. Jan 2009

"THE LIGHT IS THE KEY" (Le Corbusier)

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Editorial note: The post below is a submission by Bojan Koncarevic, who won 3rd place and a special recognition in last year’s competition.
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What initially drew me to the Trimo Urban Crash 2007 competition was an urge to explore, since the topic had awoken in me a great curiosity. By that time I did not know Ljubljana from its socio-economical and geographical point since I had to draw conclusions from given photos and maps. So my architectural approach had to rely on my intuition and
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Post By jelena grujic
on 08. Jan 2009

Jelena's London Diary - part 6: Meditation

It’s really hard to meet a real Londoner in London, since people from all around the world are constantly coming to this multi-cultural city with many layers of history and traditions. The city is bustling with tourists throughout the whole year, so you can’t really walk from the hotel on one side of Oxford Street to the AA school on the other side of the street. Instead, you are carried by a crowd of people (a regular stampede) with about a 1000 different languages ringing in your ear. 

That might be the first impression but what London was for me afterwards were all the more hidden aspects of the city. It was interesting to visit a city for the first time and not to be just a tourist. We got to know the different side of London thanks to the projects we were working on. We visited

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