Diego Hernandez

Reconstruction of Building Ostrava-Svinov / PROJEKTSTUDIO

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Architects: PROJEKTSTUDIO
Location: -Svinov, Peterkova, 721 00 -Svinov, Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: David Kotek, David Pospiech
Engineer: Jan Müller
Area: 338.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of PROJEKTSTUDIO

A+U 526: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

From the publisher. July issue of a+u is focused on retreats, in particular the places where people spend their free time. Retreats, where functional necessities are not the priority, portray the essential lifestyle that the residents desire. And, from there, an image of a house reflecting back the everyday emerges.

The sites abundant in nature present vast landscape to the residents. At the same time, they lack basic infrastructure, materials, or technology that would be readily available when designing a house in cities. Because of such shortages, architects are encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice.

This issue explores how the ideal image of a house and architect’s experimental concept are unified and conceived as a when the situation is “missing” something.

JA 94: Learning from the Neighborhood

From the publisher. Since the mid-20th century, Japan’s postwar capitalism promoted home ownership, and extensive residential areas were developed around every major city for 70 years. Each area is an aggregation of individual houses – in other words an aggregation of different architectural characteristics and a mixture of residents with their own personalities.

Among the photographs of house exteriors published in the issues of Shinkenchiku and Jutakutokushu since 2001, we selected those that show the relationship between the home and its surroundings. In this issue, we feature the images with an analysis of what “Compositional Factor” of what “Element” has undergone what kind of “Manipulation”.

Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

© Benedikt Redmann

Architects: Furrer Jud Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Architects In Charge: Patric Furrer, Andreas Jud, Frédéric Muller, Christophe Besson
Area: 2014.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Benedikt Redmann

A+U 525: Vienna Transition Of Theory And Expression

From the publisher. Between the late 19th century and early 20th century, was the epicenter of new architectural movements. Architects like Gottfried Semper, Otto Wagner, and Adolf Loos presented pioneering theories and expressions which influenced the world. Furthermore, cityscape of had been the subject of architects’ creation. They form the layers in ’s urban structure, and architects who design in this city must interpret this structure and upon which further form new layers.

June 2014 issue of a+u  introduces the theories and their expressions of architecture in Vienna, and their transition from the pre-modern to the modern to the present, through 60+ newly-photographed works, two essays on “transformation of architectural expression through building facades” and “recent developments for urban expansion zones”, and interviews with contemporary architects.

Lookout / Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler

© Ross Campbell

Architects: Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler
Location: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, , UK
Collaborators: Darran Crawford, Boris Milanov, MAKlab, Russwood, Gillrick Metalwork, Strathcylde University
Client: Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Cost: £5,000
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ross Campbell, Daniel Tyler

Issam Fares Institute – American University of Beirut / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Bliss,
Design : Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Area: 3000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hufton+Crow, Luke Hayes

Maracanã Stadium Roof Structure / schlaich bergermann und partner

© , Marcus Bredt

Engineers: schlaich bergermann und partner
Location: Maracanã Stadium – Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20271-150
Area: 45700.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt

Lone Outdoor Pools / 3LHD

© Siniša Gulić

Architects: 3LHD
Location: Šetalište Lona, 52210, , Croatia
Area: 2473.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Siniša Gulić, Joao Morgado

Arena das Dunas / Populous

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Architects: Populous
Location: Arena das Dunas – Lagoa Nova, – Rio Grande do Norte, 59020-510,
Capacity : 42,000 seats
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Populous

The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

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Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Location: 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore
Client: Rock Productions Pte Ltd and CapitaMalls Asia Limited
Area: 62000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas

A+U 524: New Landscapes of Wooden Architecture

From the publisher. May 2014 issue of a+u is focused on wooden architecture from around the world that creates new landscapes.

In addition to nine built works, the issue features two competitions foreseeing the timber-nization of cities and three essays. The essays discuss different aspects of wood technology: adaptive timber structure of ultra-light shell by University of Stuttgart, harmonizing the joints of prefabricated wooden elements by collaboration of Finland’s timber industry, university and government, and tall wood building technology in Canada and other countries. When these technologies become practical and realized as architecture, we will witness a completely new landscape.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Hong Kong, Hung Hom, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jockey Club Innovation Tower 賽馬會創新樓
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Project Director : Woody K.T. Yao
Project Leader : Simon K.M. Yu
Area: 15000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Virgile Simon Bertrand, Doublespace, Iwan Baan

JA 93: KAZUO SHINOHARA – Complete Works in Original Publications

From the publisher. 93 Spring 2014 issue features 55 works by , one of the most influential architects in the generation after the Metabolists. The issue consists of photographs and drawings which appeared in the original issues of Shinkenchiku and original descriptive texts by the architect.

Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design

© Spencer Lowell

Architects: Commune Design
Location: 929 South Broadway, , CA 90015, USA
Rooms : 180
Year: 2014
Photographs: Spencer Lowell, Courtesy of

Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

© Adrien Williams

Interior Designers: Jean De Lessard
Location: 3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun, Canada
General Contractor: Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
Area: 1,229 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Watch/Watertower Sint Jansklooster / Zecc Architecten

© Stijn Poelstra

Architects: Zecc Architecten
Location: Barsbeek 6, De Weerribben-Wieden National Park, 8326 BN Sint Jansklooster, The
Project Architect : Bart Kellerhuis, Marnix van der Meer
Project Team: Tom Leerkes, Mark Gerritsen
Client: BOEi, Natuurmonumenten & Vitens
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stijn Poelstra

A+U 523: Juliaan Lampens

From the publisher. April 2014 issue of A+U is a monograph of Belgium architect .

Featured works include: House Juliaan Lampens – Van Hove, House Vandenhaute – Kiebooms, and Kerselare Chapel. A+U visited Lampens in Eke, not far from Ghent, last year to interview him. Two essays, one by his former staff and the other by architecture researchers, depict the architect who, throughout his career, often avoided press exposer.