Last week, thanks to the courtesy of Populous we gave you the chance to win a signed copy of: ‘‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide“. To participate, we asked you to answer the following question:
Which is your favorite stadium and what makes it so special?
We now have the winner: Gregory Horen. Congratulations, you will be contacted through your email. Thanks everyone for participating and stay alert… more giveaways to come!
Just to be clear.. this was after all our April Fools ;)
We know a good idea when we see it. That’s why as soon as we heard about Google Nose we decided to call our friends at Google and work something out between us. Google has the power to bring you the scent of food, animals, and all sort of things. But what about buildings? That’s where we come in.
You won’t have to travel to Sydney to smell the Opera House. Or fly thousands of miles to Pisa to catch the smell of “leaning”. Starting today, you will be able to smell every building in the world from your computer. So far, we’ve been trying Google Nose with the following:
- High Line Park on a rainy day (smells like wetness)
- Any of our AD Classics (smell old)
- Kumutoto Toilets (smells like crustaceans… what were you thinking?)
- Burj Khalifa (smells like gold)
- Barbie Shanghai Store (smells like cotton candy)
We only have one problem. There are probably dozens… or even hundreds of buildings worldwide! So we do need your help. Prepare your noses and get out there. Smell those buildings and share your scents with us in the comments. We will do our best to replicate the smells and share them with the world.
The Young Architects Program is an annual collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that fosters innovative design research and promotes emerging talent. Besides New York, it has now international versions in Istanbul, Rome, and Santiago.
The Garden of the Forking Paths, designed by Beals & Lyon Architects is the latest winner from YAP_Constructo, in Santiago, Chile. Cristobal Palma shot this beautiful video on this pavilion in the park.
You can check some more videos by Cristobal Palma at ArchDaily:
Thanks to the courtesy of our good friends at Populous we are giving you the chance to win a signed copy of ‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide’, the fifth edition on this essential and long-established guide to stadia design (see our review here). All you have to do to participate is become a registered user (if you’re not one already) and answer the following question in our comments:
Which is your favorite stadium and what makes it so special?
You have until Monday, April 1 to submit your answer. Winners will be announced and contacted the same day!
Location: New York, USA
Project Team: Guido Furlanello, Peter L. Gluck, Thomas Gluck, Jason Kreuzer, Scott Scales, Jeff Straesser, Robert Holton, Shlomit Levav, AB Moburg-Davis, Jason Walls
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates P.C.
Mep Engineer: Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers P.C.
Photographs: Raimund Koch, Erik Freeland
Last week, along with our friends from The Mobile Engineer, we started a giveaway so 15 iOS users and 3 Android users could win $30 worth of apps for architects. All you had to do was answer the following question:
How much time did you spend working in your smartphone a year ago, how much time do you spend today, and how much time do you think you’ll spend one year from today?
And the winners are:
iOS users: Daniel, Borysewicz, Andres Lopez, Karel Sucaet, Gina Chavarriaga, Esther Slagter, Anthony Barsi, Mikkel Nikolajsen, Bruno de Moura Eufrásio, Joao Silva, Cincu Dan, Michael Mydlarczyk, Tyler Whaley, Makoto Iwamoto, Jonathan Sadka, R. Sean Darwell.
Android users: Hoorakhsh Pourbahrami, Manuel Falcon, Jonathon Harriman.
iOS users will receive the code later today. Remember you have 4 weeks until the code expires so use it soon! Android users will receive an email from David Homes at The Mobile Engineer with instructions to download the apps.
Stay alert for future giveaways!
One of Toyo Ito’s most iconic building is undoubtedly the Sendai Mediatheque. The latest Pritzker laureate completed the building in 2001, a cultural media center allowing complete visibility and transparency to the surrounding community.
French director Richard Copans made this documentary on the Sendai Mediatheque that you can’t miss. You can watch part II and III after the break. And don’t forget to check our complete coverage on the 2013 Pritzker Prize winner.
Toyo Ito, recipient of the Pritzker Prize 2013, along with Cecil Balmond and Arup were in charge of the design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion back in 2002. What appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern was in fact derived from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The intersecting lines formed different triangles and trapezoids, whose transparency and translucency gave a sense of infinitely repeated motion.
You can see more images of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 after the break. And don’t forget to check ArchDaily’s exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pritzker Prize.
Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.
The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate 1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.
Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.
Architects: Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados
Location: Nova Lima, MG, Brazil
Project Architects: Denise Macedo, in partnership with Jr Piacesi
Collaborators: Patrícia Takamatsu, Ana Beatriz Cançado, Renato de Pieri, Bárbara Impelizieri, Alexandre Vasconcelos
Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Gustavo Xavier