One month ago, we started searching for new works and offices to feature on ArchDaily. Offices that are not yet famous, but will be in the future. So before you get to see them on traditional magazines and websites, we bring you our first Round Up of AD Futures.
ICE – Ideas for Contemporary Environments ICE stands for Ideas of Contemporary Environments. This practice is in the middle of the most vibrating economies, and has been working on master planning, mixed use developments and corporate buildings in the area. This includes CB3, a very exciting mixed use building in Hanoi, Vietnam set to start construction in late 2009; GSXC Steel Exchange Building in Donguan, China; 3V an interesting mix of villas/business hotel in Shenzhen, China and the recently finished offices for Shenzhen Goldi Trading Co in Foshan, China (read more…)
L.E.F.T This practice is lead by three partners, Makram el Kadi, Ziad Jamaleddine and Naji Moujaes. They all graduated in Beirut between 1995 and 1997, and then got their masters at Parsons, Harvard and SCI-Arc, respectively. After that, they worked on big practices such as Massimiliano Fuksas and Steven Holl Architects, and then founded L.E.FT in 2001. Also, they got invited to the Young Architects Program at P.S.1 2009, an annual competition that invites emerging architects to design a temporary structure (read more…)
NRJA / No Rules, Just Architecture Fresh ideas, a young team (average age is 25)… actually building those ideas! That´s NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) a practive based in Riga, Latvia, founded by Uldis Luksevics in 2005. As a young office they have a very strong statement, that can be seen (or felt?) on their projects. They feel passionate for what they do, while being professional and always trying to go beyond than is allowed or required – hence “No Rules Just Architecture” (read more…)
SPARC SPARC, a team of architects at MIT, is a Boston based research practice dedicated to exploring the world of architecture, design, urbanism and landscape architecture through investigations of design techniques and material technologies with regard to their affect on global culture. We explore the relationships between the body and space through performative designs. SPARC’s commitment to design innovation has its foundation in the accumulative experience of its founders (read more…)
Estudio Barozzi Veiga The studio was formed in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Trento, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago, Spain, 1973). The preactice is based in Spain, but with project all over Europe (and a villa in China). Every one of this projects features a different approach in terms of design, showing a constant experimentation and search for innovation inside the practice. Some of these awarded projects are currently ongoing (ROA Headquarters at Ribera del Duero, Aguilas Concert Hall and the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall), so we are close to see built projects from this practice (read more…)