Bojan Petković, PlanRadar: Software for the construction documentation and management of tasks and deficiencies - PlanRadar10 | 5 | 2019
An effective quality assurance system is required for building projects and projects related to real estate. PlanRadar ensures that all participants in the project immediately get all relevant information and always be familiar with the current situation. In this way, PlanRadar saves your time, resources, nerves and up to 70% of the cost. So far, quality assurance hasn’t been always easy. Relations between internal and external project teams and experts were often in a mess, which has lead to the loss of important information. The often cause of the unexpected flood of information in managing deficiencies were, primarily, an inefficient system of data collecting with various devices such as digital camera, recorder, and written notes on drafts. In addition, these information were often transmitted and documented through different channels. The consequence of all this was often the existence of different versions of documents, or, in the worst case, the loss of information. With PlanRadar such situations finally become the past.
The exhibition concept rests upon the well-known hospitality of South Tyrol by expressing its cultural and multi-lingual character. As being a three-language speaking region, with a many faceted cultural scene, the exhibition aims to extend an invitation at the common table. Visitors take a seat at the big table, where architectonical and artistic dishes are served (exhibited). Tradition, re-interpretation and creative outwork are listed on the menu. Mahlzeit (German), Buon appetito (Italian), Bun Apetit (Ladin).
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With more than 30 years of experience and 1.700 employees, ALUMIL is one of the most advanced companies globally in the design and production of architectural aluminum systems. At ALUMIL we are building excellence every day. Through our modern production facilities and the strict quality controls along the entire production line, we ensure the creation of superior products of high added value. Our continuous research and development leads to offering unique solutions with many innovative features, which totally meet the needs of our customers
Mapei's production program in Serbia was first introduced in 2004. Over time, we have committed ourselves to high quality within the construction industry. In the role of building materials manufacturers, we have developed a vision of engaging in a creative design process, striving to build a productive relationship with its stakeholders. One of the goals we have set up is providing constant, quality, advisory services to designers. As the main product connoisseur, we also offer the necessary support to contractors, among other things, the training that enables easy understanding of the process of installing Mapei materials. Our cooperation with our customers in the construction industry is not limited to the presentation of materials, but also the upgrading of the concept of a construction professional, as training provides a more detailed perspective of disciplines and areas with which construction comes into interdependence, such as ecology. Bearing in mind that Mapei is permanently committed to the development of green, sustainable products, among others, low-emission products of organic compounds, our mission is to extend their knowledge to this important area.
Nikola Milanović, Hristina Stojanović, Ivana Lovrinčević, URED: “Minimalism in gesture : rethinking”22 | 4 | 2019
Ured studio’s architectural practice is discussed on reference projects of different typologies through the topic of "[...] minimalism in gesture (and material) [...]". The lecture presents several projects selected with the idea to give a brief overview of five-year design work and experience. The constant in the Ured studio’s work is reviewed by rethinking the selected projects through the prism of the quoted comment of the 38. Salon of architecture jury. This acknowledgement was also the first verification of the studio’s architectural practices by the professional public. The question is whether the studio’s opus is characterized by the described manner in architecture, and how it is designed or manifested. Furthermore, the conditionality of minimalism in gesture is discussed through the topic of compromise between the concept and the requirements of the investor (client), where, first of all, frequent reviews are signified as a positive and active relationship between the architect and the client. In this context, rethinking is also seen as an important part of the process in the work of the studio, not only through communication with clients, but also through a specific design methodology. It is developed and challenged through academic experience in teaching and scientific research. Likewise, the achievements and progress of the design practice are questioned and verified by participation in exhibitions and competitions from reference areas.
Bratislav Tošković, Parviainen Architects, Finland: Unintentional aesthetics of electricity, Case Fingrid22 | 4 | 2019
This is a story about Electricity and its visual manifestation: Light, about one uninhabited building providing electricity for 800 000 residents, about an iconic architectural entity on a highly visible location. Electric power stations are generally tiny dots belonging to a large nation-wide grid and as such, in most cases, they very much resemble each other. Usually they are not subjects of any higher architectural demands unless they are placed on highly exposed locations. Fingrid's power station is located in a context where two vital elements of infrastructure: Energy and Traffic intersect. The architectonic concept derives its inspiration from the energy flowing through the power station and the flow of vehicular traffic passing by the site. The suburban areas are abundant in cases like this waiting to be properly integrated into the townscape. With a right approach what is generally a greyish and nondescript transformer building can become a gleaming lantern and an ordinary vertically trussed landscape portal can become a classically arch-shaped icon for the area. Fingrid Power Station is the winner of 2018 World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, category "Production, Energy and Recycling".
Within BINA Seminar Architect, designers, practitioners, AKVS will present their work from user’s perspective, through camera objective – a photograph or a computational simulation of space. At the exhibition and the accompanying lecture, selected projects will be discussed via 7 topics that closely define studio’s approach to architectural design – light, air, material, inside-outside, everyday life scenarios, individual interpretation and free flow. These topics emerged from studio’s broader design agenda that atmospheric spatial elements (light, air, odor, heat, material etc.) along with a specter of potential uses of space, can be designed as open systems where spaces and atmospheres mutually connect and intertwine, resulting in an immersive background to simple, but unforeseen everyday life situations.
The manufacturer of building materials "Xella Serbia", is part of the international company "Xella Group", based in Germany. With its concept of energy-efficient construction and the brands Ytong, Silka and Multipor, the company significantly contributes to better quality of housing, optimal sound insulation, general protection of the environment and energy saving.
Following an outstanding season in which Florim took the lead in an unprecedented experimentation on the materials and stylistic fronts, the brand is relaunching the CEDIT brand. Having been created with the desire to explore new methods of expression that could characterize the culture of lifestyle, this company made its mark on the 20th-century scenario in a unique adventure, associating itself with the prestigious names of Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Sergio Asti, Emilio Scanavino, Mimmo Rotella, Gino Marotta, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and the Gruppo Dam, among others.The CEDIT of today and of the years to come is regaining and relaunching its aptitude for collaboration with some names of major relevance on the contemporarycreative scene, giving rise to a range of ceramic collections devised by Italian artists who pursue design paths – both in project design and in ideas – that are distinct from one another and each defined by an original stylistic hallmark.