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3rd Coast Atlas – Call for Submissions

Great Lakes Map

3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion. 3CA was initiated in 2009 by Clare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago; Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, and Mason White, University of Toronto.

The research and collection of submissions will lead to a publication manuscript. Please upload your submission to the 3rd Coast website, where details will be published on the website soon. Submissions are due August 30. Seen at Bustler.

AD Round Up Special: Germany vs. Spain

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The second semifinal of South Africa’s World Cup has kicked off. and are fighting to play The Netherlands in Sunday’s final game. So we decided to choose a few amazing projects from both sides for you to realize that as in soccer, both countries have excellent teams. Check them all after the break.

Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architects
The distinctive feature of the property lies in its north-facing slope, which has to be negotiated over two storeys to reach the almost flat garden level. This gives rise to the leitmotiv of a “house winding up the slope”, with a quarry-stone façade which is corresponding to the ultrathin Frames of the façade (read more…)

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Pitch House / Iñaqui Carnicero
The house is located in a small neighbourhood on the west boundaries of Madrid in a place called “los Peñascales”, that mean something as well as great stones. The plot is characterized to have a great slope oriented to the south and have two great granite rocks partially covered by moss. The structure of the house at a functional level as formal is explained perfectly in section. The underground level is used to solve the encounter with the slope of the land (read more…)

Material Intelligence: Intensive Design and Prototyping Workshop

Studio Mode/modeLab and Tietz-Baccon are pleased to announce the upcoming Material Intelligence: Intensive Design and Prototyping Workshop in City, August 16-20, 2010. Over the course of five days participants will examine the cultural as well as technological domains of associative practices within architecture and its related fields.

Participants will develop projects through iterative workflows with an emphasis placed on material prototyping as a vehicle for design innovation. The workshop will be conducted in a fast-paced and hands-on studio environment where participants will have access to digital fabrication equipment including an industrial CNC 3-axis Mill and CNC High-Force Cutter.

The format of the workshop includes daily instructional, design, and fabrication sessions in addition to lunch time and evening lectures by leading practitioners in the field. The primary CAD platform will be Grasshopper for Rhino3D, supported by a suite of associated programs including RhinoCam, RhinoNest, and Brazil Render. The workshop will culminate in a public exhibition and opening reception on the evening of Saturday, August 21. More information can be found here.

Life & Power Press Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects

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Location: Paju book city, Gyoha-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do,
Design Team: Jang Yoon-Gyu, Shin Chang-Hoon
Site area: 727.2㎡
Building area: 352.5㎡
Gross floor area: 995.77㎡
Construction period: June 2005 – February 2006
Photography: Namgoong Sun

Agence Commerciale Opac de l’Aube / Colomès + Nomdedeu Architectes

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Architects: c. Colomès + f. Nomdedeu architectes
Location: Troyes,
Cost: € 1,000,000
Project Date: 2007
Project Area: 500 m2
Photography: Courtesy of Colomès + Nomdedeu Architectes

Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant

Helen Fotopulos, Executive Committee Member responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design and the Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant will be awarded for a third consecutive year. Created for young design professionals, this grant aims to acknowledge and promote the talent of emerging Montréal designers and foster their professional recognition.

The winner will receive a $10,000 award to fund a professional development project in one of the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Montréal is a member. A promotional campaign will also be organized to raise awareness of the winner among his or her industry peers as well as the general public.

Interested candidates are invited to complete the registration form available on the website, and submit their application packages no later than 4:30 p.m., August 16, 2010. For complete information click here. Seen at Bustler.

AD Round Up: Offices Part IV

Offices from , England, Mexico, Norway and . Out of all of these, in which one would you like to work? Check them all after the break.

Winters Studio / MOS Architects
This project explores the idea of creating a space for both painting and drawing set against an intense landscape of shale cliffs, forest and ponds. Overlooking the hills of the Taconic State Park, this isolated site is one of several free standing structures making up a compound for an artist and a curator/writer (read more…)

“The Building: Problem or Solution” Competition

The Building: Problem or Solution? is hosted by Faith in Place, with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. It is an architecture competition to inspire new ideas in the design of religious buildings, and greater creativity in the re-use and modification of existing structures. Winning solutions will generate ideas that a congregation will find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring, that preserve a sense of the sacred, and a space for contemplation and worship, but that integrate completely into their communities and that lend themselves to diverse and efficient use in ways that serve those communities. Submissions will be judged for excellence in design, sustainability and quality of presentation.

For more information go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

FORMCities: Urban Divide Design Competition

To rethink the future of mid-size cities, and their role in the overlapping economic and environmental challenges that the 21st century brings, State Universityʼs Jackson Community Design Center (JCDC) will host a design competition and symposium focused on the inherent challenges and immense potential for socioeconomic and environmental reconciliation by addressing barriers created by an urban divide.

FORMCities calls for design proposals to address the negative impacts of urban forms and transportation thoroughfares which have created visual, physical, and psychological, barriers that have sorted cities along the lines of race, income, and class.

Visit the competition’s official website for more information. Seen at Bustler.

Cliff House / Khosla Associates

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Architects : Khosla Associates
Location: Chowara, , India
Project Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand and Praveena A.
Client: Mike Manwaring
Structural Engineering: Manjunath & Co.
Landscaping: Hariyalee Consultants
Interior Design: Khosla Associates
Site Area: 4,046 sq m.
Built up Area: 1,397 sq m.
Photography: © Bharath Ramamrutham, Courtesy of Khosla Associates

Earl’s Gourmet Grub / FreelandBuck

Photo: Lawrence Anderson/Esto

Architects: FreelandBuck
Location: Blvd, , USA
Client: Yvonne McDonald and Dean Harada
Contractor: Vandermeer Contractors
Proyect Year: 2010
Photography: Lawrence Anderson/Esto

URBZ Mashup Workshop in Istanbul

URBZ continues its experimentation with local knowledge production, collective creativity, individual expression and radical pedagogy in with the Mashup Workshop, which will bring together local residents, travellers, thinkers, creators, doers and other enthusiasts in the neighbourhood of Sishane-Galata.

Just as many other parts of Istanbul, Sishane-Galata needs to redefine itself in a context that keeps on expanding. Well known for its bazaar-like atmosphere and tight social networks, Sishane-Galata is a not-so-global neighbourhood in a city that seems to constantly grow and stretch itself. Just as Istanbul is being celebrated as a global city at the centre of a vast sphere of economic and cultural influence, the same global, regional and metropolitan powers are forcing so many localities to redefine their functions and identities.

he workshop’s output will be a multimedia portrait of the neighbourhood and its broader context, using all forms of expression available, including video, photo, sound, design, drawing, fiction, performance, and painting. The material produced will be published on and The workshop will raise awareness locally and globally, promote the neighbourhood and its residents, assist them in their advocacy, and hopefully influence planning and policy-making. For more information, click here.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

An amazing building in progress, a yellow loft, a Japanese institute, a classic building by SOM, and taxes on S-Corporations. That’s our latest selection of every post we had last week, just in case you missed them. Check them all after the break.

In Progress: Shenzhen Stock Exchange by OMA tops out
We first heard about the new Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) building by OMA during the peak of the new chinese construction revolution. Then we saw Rem Koolhaas breaking ground together with the Chinese government, and capitalism in China started to have a tangible representation. The new building for the NASDAQ equivalent (730 high tech companies & startups, moving over US$500 billion) has now topped out at 246m (read more…)

GSAPP Summer Lecture Series 2010 – July Events

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservations (GSAPP) at Columbia University have announced its Summer Lecture Series 2010. Here are July events:

July 7 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘What We Do’
July 8 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: 07/08: John Cassavetes, Husbands (1970)
July 13 / Visual Studies Symposium – Interactive City: Reading the Metropolis
July 14 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘Urban Food Networks’
July 15 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Woody Allen, Annie Hall (1977)
July 21 / Rising Currents: Projects for ’s Waterfront
July 21 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘City as a Living Laboratory’
July 22 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Martin Scorsese, Mean Streets (1973)
July 27 / Arguments Lecture Series: Cynthia Davidson
July 28 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: ‘City as a Living Laboratory’
July 29 / METROPOLIS FILM SERIES: Chantal Akerman, Toute une nuit (1982)

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The European Architecture Prize Nominations

In 010, the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies will inaugurate the first “.” The European Architecture Prize is to be given annually to any living architect whose built work exemplifies the highest ideals of European civilization and embodies vision, commitment, and a profound respect for humanity and for the social and physical environment.

Nominations are encouraged from all nations inside the European Union, as well as non EU states. Nominations are invited from architects, writers, critics, academicians, government officials, architectural societies and associations, museums, developers, corporate executives, professionals in the building industry, and the general public at large —and any individual who has an interest in advancing great architecture. The prize is awarded irrespectively of nationality, gender, race, creed, or ideology.

Candidates for the Prize are drawn from the professions of architecture,landscape architecture or urban planning who have profoundly impacted or influenced contemporary architecture philosophy and design ideas today. Nominations are submitted to the Chairman of The European Centre for consideration by the jury of The European Architecture Prize. For more information on the submission, click here.

Ecole Maternelle de Chaource / Colomès + Nomdedeu Architectes

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Architects: c. Colomès + f. Nomdedeu architectes
Location: ,
Cost: € 1,500,000
Project Date: 2008
Project Area: 1,000 m2
Photography: Guilhem-Ducléon

“Felicity: Change your city, change your life” International Competition

The aim of the project is to encourage reflections about the life in a community, an occasion for graphic designers and architects from all over the world to express, demonstrate and imagine possible solutions for a city, capable to improve the life of its inhabitants.

The graphic works (poster 70 x 100 and 100 x 70) will be selected by a jury of experts and will be exhibited in October in together with Expo and The Biennial of Architecture. For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

AIA New England Design Awards

This design awards program recognizes and honors excellence in architectural design by all architects and by architects throughout the world who wish to submit projects in . Entry deadline July 27. For more information click here. See at Bustler.