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Minnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design


Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design
Location: Minnetonka, MN,
Project Area: 3700 sf
Project Year: 2008
Photography: ALTUS Architecture + Design

Menjarosa / dooa arquitecturas

© Pepe Pascual Fuentes

Architects: dooa arquitecturas
Location: Torrevieja, ,
Project Team: Asunción Díaz García, Vicente Pascual Fuentes, Miguel Pérez de Sarrió Fraile
Contributors: María Amorós Gonzálvez (engineers), José María Vidal Coves (engineer), Santiago Lloret Fuentes (structure)

Client: Consellería de Educació de la Generalitat Valenciana
Constructor: JOST S.A.
Building Area: 344,24 m2
Project Year: July 2009
Photography: Pepe Pascual Fuentes

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards

This year’s Emirates Glass LEAF Awards entry categories have been announced. This prestigious event, once again sponsored by Emirates Glass, will take place on 10 September 2010. Following the success of last year’s event which took place in Berlin, the 2010 , now in their seventh year, move to London, where it will attract entries from around the world.

The awards are open to individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the world of architecture. Previous winners have included Woods Bagot, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, SOM, Steven Holl and Terry Farrell. There are 9 categories and the closing date for entries is July 1. For more information, visit the LEAF Awards official website. Seen at Bustler.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Haven’t been in ArchDaily for a while? Maybe you missed some great posts, like newest restaurant at Ground Zero, a movable pod that brings lunch to the workers. Check the other four in our selection after the break.

Ground Zero’s Newest Restaurant
As workers labor over the newest development at Ground Zero, moving, bolting and welding the 46,074 tons of steel can be tiresome and, well, make a person hungry. With an allotted 30-minute lunch break, workers wait anxiously for the hoist that descends dozens of stories, making their 30 minutes often times extend to 60. The solution – bring the lunch to the workers (read more…)

Spiral Housing / OBRA Architects

OBRA Architects shared with us their project Spiral Housing: IBA Smart Price Houses, a 3000 m2 residential apartment complex with community outdoor . See more images and architect’s description after the break.

The Canada Hotel / Hayball

© John Gollings

Architects: Hayball
Location: , Australia
Developer: Plough & Harrow C/o Mider Developments
Principal Contractor: Galvin Construction
Principal Engineer: Wallbridge & Gilbert
Specialist Concrete Subcontractor: Westkon
Photography: Rob Stent, John Gollings, Tony Miller

Prospect.1 Welcome Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

© Steve Dumez

Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Location: , LA,
Consultants: Canal Construction of Louisiana LLC – General Contractor
Client: U.S. Biennial, Inc.
Project Size: 300 sf
Completion Date: 2008
Photography: Will Crocker Photography, Steve Dumez

Final departure lounge Terminal 2 Mexico City International Airport / SPACE

© Willem Schalkwijk

Architects: SPACE – Juan Carlos Baumgartner
Location: City,
Area: 1,000 m2
Photography: Willem Schalkwijk

World Cities Summit 2010

World Cities Summit is a premier event that brings together practitioners and policy makers with leading experts in their field to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing cities today. The inaugural summit in June 2008 brought together 800 senior delegates including leaders, mayors, policy makers and the civil society. To build on its success, the next Summit in 2010 will offer a strategic platform comprising a high-level summit, plenary sessions, networking forums and technical workshops.

The theme for the second Summit is Liveable and Sustainable Cities for the Future. World Cities Summit 2010 will be a four-day event focusing on leadership and governance and building liveable and sustainable communities. Through the exchange of ideas and knowledge, cities can learn from each other to create a good environment that is sustainable and forward-looking.

More information on the event’s official website.

Aarhus Gymnastics and Motor Skills Hall / C. F. Møller Architects

© Poul Nyholm

Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
Location: Hvidkildevej, ,
Client: VIK Gymnastik
Engineering: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Size: 1,600m2 (1,200m2 new building and 400m2 refurbishment)
Year: 2009-2010
Photography: Poul Nyholm, Julian Weyer

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards winners announced

Architecture Design Award / KieranTimberlake / Photo: Halkin Photography LLC

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 11th annual National Design Awards program. Yesterday, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 2010 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. The Award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 14, at Cipriani 42nd Street in . First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.

See the winners after the break.

Rome 2010: Vertical Spa Competition

Arquitectum and the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura want to bring a new element to the city’s debate and enigma: a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum, which would present itself as an “important” element, but not necessarily monumental, which would expose ’s complexity by being a “vertical” , which would assemble the facts and the enigmas lived and surviving in the Eternal City.

The challenge of this competition is, of course, to discover this “belonging” to Rome, the hidden beauty and exposed all over the city as a mendicant spirit, wandering lost, waiting for the architect willing and able to capture it. Therefore the suggested tower will serve as an element demonstrative of this spirit, projecting it in the present time and the uncertain future of a city which has survived every kind of buildings and can always take in a new one: refreshing, renewing and exposing of the constant rebirth of its vital structure. More information at the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.

Paulo Mendes da Rocha discusses soccer and architecture

These days, everything seems to be about soccer. Our friends from abitare knew this, so some months ago they conducted a series of short interviews with four Brazilian architects so they could share their ideas about soccer and architecture.

This week, Pritzker Prize winner Paulo Mendes de Rocha explains his project for Serra Dorada Stadium as an interesting solution where popular entertainment and social comfort coexist.

Pavilion Project Design Competition

Graduate architects and designers are invited to create an innovative, easily constructed shelter for remote communities affected by natural disaster as part of The University of Western ’s 2010 Pavilion Project Design Competition.

The successful designer will oversee the construction of their prototype pavilion designed to provide economical shelter for remote communities around the Indian Ocean. The winning entry is likely to be constructed and displayed on Whitfeld Court in front of UWA’s Winthrop Hall during the Perth International Arts Festival celebrations in 2011.

For more information go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Deat by Architecture.

AD Round Up: Kindergartens Part III

© Domagoj Blazevic

It’s the place where your little kid will spent most of their time outside your house. Shouldn’t it be nice? Here’s our third selection of previously featured kindergartens. Check them all after the break!

Medo Brundo Kindergarten / njiric+ arhitekti
How to design a kindergarten on a too small plot ? What if the plot is overshadowed by a massive nine-story block on it’s south side ? What if the plot is surrounded by the heavy traffic? The kindergarten is initially conceived as a single-story mat building – compact, introverted, autocatalytic, with clearly defined borders. Due to the context, the mat is pushed away from the shadow and folded up towards the sun (read more…)

GSAPP Summer Lecture Series 2010 – June Events

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

June 23 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: Shaping the City / Edith Hsu-Chen + Charles McKinney
June 24 / Metropolis Film Series: Michelangelo Antonioni, Blow Up
June 29 / Arguments Lecture Series / Iwan Baan
June 30 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: Where and How does Economic Development happen? / Josh Wallack and Vishaan Chakrabarti

For more information go to

L Residence / Min|Day

© Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Architects: Min|Day
Location: , NE,
Project team: Jeff Davis, Kristine Mummert, Natalie Kittner, Matt Cavin, Christina Kaneva
Structural Engineer: Shaffer & Stevens, PC
General Contractor: Boyd Jones Contractor
Developer: Shamrock Development Inc.
Size: 3000 sqf
Photographs: Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Castle Cove House / TERROIR

Designed by Australian architects TERROIR, the history of the single-family house in Sydney during the last century is a record of changing conditions in regard to their relationship with the landscape. Previous responses range from ignorance, to mimicry, to contrast. Responses have involved the importation of ideas from elsewhere and the futile quest to develop a ‘vernacular’. It is in this context, and aware of this history, that this house has been designed.

More images and complete architect’s description after the break.