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Architecture and the City Festival | September 1-30 | San Francisco

Architecture and the City Festival | September 1-30 |

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and Center for Architecture + Design present the eighth annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival showcasing tours, films, exhibitions, lectures, family programs and more. Taking place every September 1-30, the month-long celebration offers individuals an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the local architectural community, explore the crossroads of planning and contemporary culture, and experience design in a myraid of ways throughout the city. More information about select events after the jump.

Cluj National Library Extension / manadelucru


Architectural firm manadelucru has shared with us their recent proposal for the Cluj National Library Extension, located in Cluj . Images and text after the break.

New Library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne / A-Lab

Courtesy A-Lab

The construction of the new library and renovation of City Hall in , is starting this September, Architects A-Lab is behind the new project. For images of the future library and renovated city hall, just follow us after the break.

Eleva / BABELstudio


BABELstudio‘s recent project, Eleva, has been selected for the second phase of the international competition for station entrances of the future San Sebastian underground. Also in the second phase, well-known offices as Snohetta, Morphosis and Richard Rogers are active participants. Follow after the break for further images and a brief narrative from the architects.

SCI-Arc Fall 2011 Lectures & Exhibitions

(L to R): Thom Mayne/Morphosis, Jesse Reiser/RUR Architecture, Odile Decq/Odile Decq Benoît Cornette

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce its Fall 2011 schedule of public lectures, discussions and exhibitions. The school welcomes award-winning architects, urban historians, writers, designers, and artists for programs that span from innovative theory to contemporary art to technical practice. Events and exhibitions at SCI-Arc are always free to the public.

Ulcinj Montenegro Hotel / Ital design & Arco projekt


Architects Ital design & Arco projekt recently won second prize with their competition entry for the Ulcinj Hotel. Additional images and lengthy description of their project follows after the jump.

American Institute of Architects New York Chapter organizes international exchange of award-winning designers between New York and São Paulo


Last year, the New Practices Committee of the AIA Chapter recognized seven promising and pioneering new architecture and design firms working in – the New Practices 2010 winners.

This year, AIANY and the Center for Architecture are thrilled to send an exhibition of these firms to São Paulo, and welcome in return an exhibition of São Paulo’s winning new practices. New York’s 2010 winners will be on view at the São Paulo International Architecture Biennial in Oscar Niemeyer’s OCA Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park from November 1 – December 4, 2011 and the young Brazilian firms will be featured in an exhibition opening July 14 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, in New York City.

The exhibition will remain on view at the Center for Architecture until September 10, 2011. More information after the break.

Helios Rehab Sanctuary [Solar + Healing] / Team CLS


Designed by Team CLS, headed by award winning UK Architect Darren Chan, other members including Emily Lau (Architecture Graduate) and Jonas Sin ( Architect), the “Helios Rehab Sanctuary” innovates in application of sustainable technologies to create a new and exciting typology. Additional images and a brief description can be found after the break.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale: September 8-11, 2011

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is a new international architecture forum that brings together theory and practice as well as young and experienced architects in order to arouse rich discussion upon the issues of architecture, urban planning and landscape. The first TAB concentrates on the hybrid issue of Landscape Urbanism.

Our hope is to see landscape urbanism as a ’third way’ which can solve urban problems that have proved too difficult for conventional planning methods. Landscape urbanism could provide answers to the question of how to guide urban processes from the inside so that the system as a whole would maintain its balance and integrity. The term ’landscape’ is here used primarily as a model of consistency, responsiveness and scale, that is, a conceptual tool rather than a direct reference to nature.

For further details on this years , please follow after the break.

LiquidScapes / LEEAD Consulting


LEEAD Consulting entered the recent Gateway Park International Competition and while their proposal did not win, they have shared their design for our review. Images of their proposal, LiquidScapes, and a brief narrative are after the jump.

Shibuya – Newtown Townhomes / Tony Owen Partners

Courtesy Tony Owen Architects

Tony Owen, namesake of Tony Owen Architects has shared with us his firm’s latest project, a pair of townhomes in the in the suburb of . Additional images of the residences and a description of their relationship to contemporary urban Japanese architecture after the break.

South Song Museum Heritage Park / IAPA


The Australian architecture firm IAPA recently won the South Song Museum Heritage Park competition and has wished to share their winning design with out readers here at ArchDaily. Follow after the break for an accompanying description and images from the architects.

Wuxi Elementary School Re-Design / Atelier XÜK

Courtesy Atelier XÜK

Collaborating with Tongji Architecture Design & research Institute , Atelier XÜK has won a design competition for a renovation project of a historical elementary school in . Additional images of XÜK’s winning design after the jump.

Ujpalota Main Square / HMS-Plan

Courtesy HMS-Plan

HMS-Plan has presented ArchDaily with their plans for the 2011 architectural competition of the main square of , in . Images of their proposal and a narrative from the architects after the break.

Ningbo Digital / Synarchitects


Synarchitects has shared with us their forward thinking design for Digital in , China. A skew of images can be seen after the jump in addition to a brief description from the designers.

The Canopy: Student Pavilion Erasmus University / NEXT Architects + MASS Studies

Courtesy + MASS Studies

“The Canopy”, a collaborative project between NEXT Architects, Amsterdam and MASS Studies, Seoul for the invited competition for a student pavilion at the Erasmus University . Additional images of the proposal and a narrative from the designers after the break.

Facade Planning for the Hangzhou Congress Center / Peter Ruge Architekten

© Jan Siefke Photography

After perennial design and construction phase the congress center of the new city administration of ,   is completed. The concept and design of the facade was made by Peter Ruge Architekten in collaboration with Prof Wang Xiaosong from DBH GmbH. Completed images of the facade and a brief description from the architects is available after the break.

BLC Headquarter Landmark / Hapsitus


Beirut based, Lebanese architect firm Hapsitus has presented us their work for the BLC Headquarter Landmark high rise design competition in Beirut. Follow after the break for more images of their winning proposal for this highly visible project.