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Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form

15:30 - 5 December, 2011

Thom Mayne recently sent us his latest book, Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form.  MIT Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Alan Berger, hails this book as “nothing short of a tour de force and should be required reading for landscape urbanists and landscape architects. Students and general audiences of design and planning will find it difficult to go back into their disciplinary silos.” The twelve projects featured in this book “were generated over a ten-year period. They are assembled here for the first time as a single collection of our urban work. Ranging from sixteen acres–the World Trade Center–to fifty-two thousand acres–the New New Orleans Urban Redevelopment–these proposals are situated on different parts of the architecture-to-urban-design-scale continuum. Each project inhabits an ambiguous in-between territory in which physical scale exceeds architecture but the manifestation still requires architectural qualities in order to make sense in its context.”

Cebra Files 02

15:30 - 28 November, 2011

We recently received a monograph of Cebra’s work. This young firm is energetic, pushes the boundaries, goes after competitions, and has been successful in pushing many projects into reality. We are fan their work and have featured Cebra 16 separate times here on archdaily. Additionally, David Basulto, co-founder of ArchDaily, has become good friends with Mikkel Frost through an email correspondence  interview that took place over the 4 months. The interview is prominently featured in the introduction of the book and makes for an interesting read.

eVolo Skyscrapers

10:00 - 25 November, 2011

We recently received one of the limited editions (n=500) of eVolo Skycrapers. At 1224 pages (9″ x 11.5″ x 2.5″), it is less of a coffee table book than it is an actual table.  The book grew out of the 2006 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. “The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities. Over the last six years, an international panel of renowned architects, engineers, and city planners have reviewed more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries around the world. Participants include professional architects and designers, as well as students and artists. This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding projects selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments.”

Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago's Waterways / Jeanne Gang

15:30 - 23 November, 2011

Our friends from Studio Gang Architects recently sent us their new book Reverse Effect. ”The culmination of a yearlong collaboration between Studio Gang Architects and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Reverse Effect is dedicated to exploring the importance of the Chicago River and the possibilities for its 21st-century transformation. Both an information-rich resource and a catalyst for action, this book’s diverse content, perspectives, and visions illuminate potential trajectories for the future of our city.”

Grödians / Richard Gibson Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2011
Grödians / Richard Gibson Architects, © Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects
© Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects

© Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects © Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects © Phatsheep Photography and Richard Gibson Architects +9

KieranTimberlake: Inquiry

15:30 - 18 November, 2011

We recently received KieranTimberlake’s newest book, Inquiry. Instead of listing one project after the next, as in most monographs, this book is organized around ten gerunds: bending, coupling, filtering, inserting, offsetting, outlining, overlapping, puncturing, reflecting, and tuning. This is a lovely and informative way to view their work. The reason behind the book’s organized is explained by Karl Wallick in the preface. Wallick writes, “Architecture is not exactly whole: we remember instances, elements, and details, but rarely are the experiences and sensations in architectural experience comprehensive. The context of what we do as architects is also fragmentary, even as it seeks to be resolved comprehensively. Rather than insisting on the totality of complete works, architecture might be better understood as an infinite matrix of detailed moments.”

FIDM San Diego Campus / Clive Wilkinson Architects

01:00 - 18 November, 2011
FIDM San Diego Campus / Clive Wilkinson Architects, © Benny Chan/Fotoworks
© Benny Chan/Fotoworks

© Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, CA, United States
  • Mechanical And Plumbing Engineer

    Walsh Engineers
  • Structural Engineer

    KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Security Consultant

    Ashland Integrated
  • Client

    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Building Owner

    Cisterra Development
  • Av Consultant

    Signal Integration Technologies
  • General Contractor

    Steiner Construction
  • Area

    31000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Airbnb San Francisco Headquarters / Garcia Tamjidi

01:00 - 15 November, 2011
Airbnb San Francisco Headquarters / Garcia Tamjidi, Courtesy of  airbnb
Courtesy of airbnb

Courtesy of  airbnb Courtesy of  airbnb Courtesy of  airbnb Courtesy of  airbnb +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Architect

     Garcia Tamjidi (Michael Garcia and Farid Tamjidi)
  • Client

    Airbnb Inc.
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of airbnb

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp / Atelier Kempe Thill

01:00 - 15 November, 2011
Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp / Atelier Kempe Thill, © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz
© Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz

© Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz © Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Reimerswaalstraat 101, 1069 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners
  • Project Team

    André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck, with Andrius Raguotis, Blanca Sanchez Babe, Ruud Smeelen, Giorgio Terraneo
  • Urban Planner

    De Architecten Cie, Rotterdam
  • Building Physics

    Adviesbureau Nieman, Zwolle
  • Structural Engineer

    BREED Integrated Design, Den Haag
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Client

    Ymere Ontwikkeling
  • Supervisor

    Volker Ulrich
  • General Contractor

    ERA Contour, Zoetermeer
  • Area

    285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

JWT Headquarters / Clive Wilkinson Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2011
JWT Headquarters / Clive Wilkinson Architects, © Eric Laignel Photography
© Eric Laignel Photography

© Eric Laignel Photography © Eric Laignel Photography © Eric Laignel Photography © Eric Laignel Photography +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Executive Architect

    HOK NY
  • Project Management

    WPP Group Inc., Tower Hill Incorporated, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Programming Consultant

    DEGW
  • Mep Consultant

    Syska Hennessy
  • Structural Engineer

    The Office of James Ruderman
  • Lighting Consultant

    Johnson Schwinghammer
  • Client

    JWT NY, formerly J. Walter Thompson NY
  • Food Service Design

    Antico Service Design
  • Av/Security/Telcom Consultant

    Constantine Walsh-Lowe
  • General Contractor

    Structuretone, GC Contracting
  • Fabric Structures

    J. Miller Canvas
  • Millwork

    Scanga Architectural Woodworking, Ilan Dei Studios, Kundig Contracting
  • Environmental Graphics & Wayfinding

    EGG Office
  • Area

    250000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2011
The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects, © Simon Winstanley Architects
© Simon Winstanley Architects

© Simon Winstanley Architects © Simon Winstanley Architects © Simon Winstanley Architects © Simon Winstanley Architects +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalry, Castle Douglas. DG7 3UB, Scotland
  • Architect

    Simon Winstanley Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Asher Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Paterson Landscape
  • Main Contractor

    3b Construction Ltd.
  • Area

    182.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Exploratorium Relocation to Piers 15 & 17 / GLS Landscape | Architecture with EHDD

10:00 - 12 November, 2011
rendering by zum
rendering by zum

The Exploratorium is an interactive science museum that is moving from its current home of 40 years near the park-like Presidio to a prominent waterfront site in downtown San Francisco. The project involves the renovation of two decrepit piers, and the removal of a large parking lot/loading dock on pilings to provide net zero energy buildings (LEED Gold) and 2 acres of newly accessible public open space to accommodate large scale outdoor exhibits.

Lørenskog, central square / Østengen & Bergo AS

15:30 - 11 November, 2011
© Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS
© Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

Landscape architect: Østengen & Bergo AS landscape architects MNLA Location: Lørenskog, Norway Architect: L2 architects AS Design: Collaboration between architect and landscape architect Budget: 1,630,000 Euro Project Area: 1,8 daa Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

© Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS © Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS © Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS © Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS +13

Video: Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer Architects

10:00 - 11 November, 2011

Montrose Duplex / Warren Techentin Architecture

01:00 - 11 November, 2011
Montrose Duplex / Warren Techentin Architecture, © Nicholas Alan Cope
© Nicholas Alan Cope

© Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope +11

VCU Adcenter (Brandcenter) / Clive Wilkinson Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2011
VCU Adcenter (Brandcenter) / Clive Wilkinson Architects, © VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones
© VCU Creative Services, Allen T. Jones

© VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones © VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones © VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones © VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Executive Architect

    Baskervill
  • Landscape Architect

    Higgins and Gerstenmaier
  • Historic Architect

    Sadler Whitehead
  • Structural Engineer

    Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman and Vaughan
  • Civil Engineer

    Draper Aden
  • Lighting/Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer

    Baskervill
  • Client

    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • General Contractor

    Kjellstrom and Lee
  • Fabric Structure

    J. Miller Canvas
  • Millwork

    Karn Custom Woodwork
  • Area

    32000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Private House / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

01:00 - 8 November, 2011
Private House / Weinstein Vaadia Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +17

K House / Alroy Hazak architects

01:00 - 8 November, 2011
K House / Alroy Hazak architects, © Amit Giron
© Amit Giron

© Amit Giron © Amit Giron © Amit Giron © Amit Giron +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herzliya, Israel
  • Project Team

    Amir Hazak Ronnie Alroy Bathelle Unger Alon Goldberg
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs