A group of students of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University, Denmark, finished a Digital Design Miniproject. Originally Art615 is meant as an art pavilion for a crime-related park in Aalborg, Denmark. The concept mainly focused on drawing attention from the unsafe park, and ensuring the feeling of a safer environment for the visitors.
More images, a video, and the students’ description after the break.
Integrated habitat design ensures that development maintains the health of the natural systems that we all depend on. The focus of the IHDC competition is to ensure that working with nature, adapting to climate change and enhancing biodiversity is integral to the design of new urban, suburban and rural built developments.
Submissions can be for any built environment design project in an urban, suburban or rural location, of any size, anywhere in the UK and must take into account each of the Design Criteria (Ecosystem Services, Nature, Water, Energy & low-carbon, Livability, Economics).
Designs can be for new-builds, retro-fits, open spaces, public spaces, transitional-spaces, residential, commercial, mixed-use, brown-field etc. Seen at Death by Architecture. For more information, visit the competition’s official website.
The Jewish Museum Berlin held a press conference yesterday to reveal the design by Daniel Libeskind for the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy. Mr. Libeskind designed both the Jewish Museum Berlin (completed 2001) and the Glass Courtyard (completed 2007) which is an extension to the original building.
More images and complete press release after the break.
‘Sukkah City: New York City’ will re-imagine this ancient phenomenon, develop new methods of material practice and parametric design, and propose radical possibilities for traditional design constraints in a contemporary urban site. Twelve finalists will be selected by a panel of celebrated architects, designers, and critics to be constructed in a visionary village in Union Square Park from September 19-21, 2010.
One structure will be chosen by New Yorkers to stand and delight throughout the week-long festival of Sukkot as the Official Sukkah of New York City. The process and results of the competition, along with construction documentation and critical essays, will be published in the forthcoming book “Sukkah City: Radically Temporary Architecture for the Next Three Thousand Years.”
For more information, visit the competition’s official website.
Mantownhuman hosts Critical Subjects, Architecture & Design Winter School on 17-18 November. Critical Subjects is a unique opportunity for 20 or so of the keenest students in the country to engage in a series of intellectual architectural design challenges facilitated by leading names in the field.
Over the course of a day and a half, they will explore topics such visionary architecture, social criticism, historical-thinking and the nature of Good Design. Workshops will provide an open dialogue on classic texts and film, as well as sessions on measured drawing, the politics of design, human creativity, culture, development and the role of expertise. This experimental event will take place at The Kowalsky Gallery, Great Sutton Street, London EC1.
For more information click here.
To participate, you can send any work, any size, and any format that responds to the theme. All the works received will be featured on ICARCH Gallery’s official website.
DETAIL Magazine is a very good reference to understand the details of contemporary buildings, grouped by materiality/program.
In DETAIL offers a compilation of works grouped under a given theme, in book format. In this case, Exhibitions and Displays covers a wide selection of projects (with highly detailed drawings, as usual in DETAIL) ranging from museums to a supermarket, along with articles on branding, sustainability on temporary projects, and more.
More info after the break.
CCCWall is an installation realized by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the important Milanese Fuorisalone 2010 event. The installation is an anticipation of Kengo Kuma’s first actual architecture ever done in Italy, currently about to be completed near the headquarters of Casalgrande Padana, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
After having been one of the first places in the world to be hit by a catastrophic event as a result of global warming, Indonesia has managed to recover from such devastation and chaos. In the wake of the images which were broadcast around the world just a few years ago, we have been witnesses to how tsunamis, contrary to what we might have believed, have become more frequent –as in the recent case of the earthquake in Chile- and this fact has led us to the conclusion that more than ever planning is needed for a prevention and research center.
That is why, for this competition, Arquitectum, together with the Pelita Harapan University, has proposed a proper Marine Research Center which would fulfill this need. But the idea is not simply to locate it at an ad-hoc site, but instead to select a paradisiacal and beautiful place, thereby eradicating that paradigm under which research centers must always be located far from civilization or located at isolated spots, be it far from cities or the many wonderful scenic places which the world has to offer.
Architect Daniel Libeskind (see his projects here) will discuss the symbolism and architectural expression of commemoration. The Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture is part of the National Building Museum Symposium “Power, Architecture and Politics: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Design of Washington”.
The lecture will take place next Wednesday, May 19 at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. More information here.
The Territorial Agency for Residential Housing (ATER) for the Commune of Rome hereby invites tenders for the international planning competition “PASS – Project for social and sustainable housing” for requalification of the social housing complexes comprised within Area Plan No. 15-bis Tiburtino III, lots situated between via Grotta di Gregna and via Mozart in Rome.
The primary aim of the invitation to tender is to promote quality in transformation of the buildings and urban requalification by providing:
a) 120 new homes, that is to say 40 new homes (approximately 3000 m2) through recovery of the ground floor levels and 80 new homes (approximately 4200 m2) through recovery of the attic service areas;
b) new services in the area, for a total of approximately 1200 m2;
c) requalification of public spaces;
d) integrated operations to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings (comprising approximately 450 homes).