For today Ad Round Up, we have some great footbridges previously featured in ArchDaily. Here’s five you can’t miss: The Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge, based in Chinese tradition to be a room over the water, more than an engineering device that solves a communication problem. Pedestrian Bridge in Zapallar designed by Enrique Browne. Check out, Pushak’s Lillefjord Rest area & footbridge in Norway. Also you can revisit Knokke Footbridge by Ney & Partners and Turin Footbridge, an arch structure footbridge designed by French architects HDA Paris.
Five great projects for our 5th selection of previously featured Beach Houses. In the main image is Paraty House designed by the talented brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. Don’t miss again Kuressaare Beach House our one of our AD Classics, the amazing Palais Bulles by Antti Lovag. Revisit Beached House located in Coastal Victoria, Australia. And finally check out the great Casa na Areia by portuguese architect Aires Mateus.
If Eyjafjallajökull volcano and Björk sound familiar to you, probably you know something about the amazing Iceland. So for today’s AD Round Up we have our first selection dedicated to this secluded country architecture. In the main image is Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center by ARKÍS architects. Check out the interesting Geothermal Pump Stations designed by PK Arkitektar or the Hof Residence by Studio Granda, a house located in Skagafjörður fjord, less than 100km from the Arctic Circle. Look again at Superstring, a proposal for a new type of structure for the high-voltage electric transmission in Iceland from korean architect Yong ho Shin. Finally revisit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects & Batteriid Architects.
Seeing as it’s the 4th of July, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on the state of Architecture in our country today. Where are we? What’s important to us now, July 4th, 2012? And what does the future look like?
Undoubtedly, the Architecture profession is still hurting from the Recession. Thousands remain unemployed and, as Andrew Maynard pointed out in his popular Work/Life/Work Balance, those who are employed are overworked and undervalued. However, there are some glimmers of hope: in After the Meltdown, we discussed the inevitable rise of Public-Interest Design and the opportunities it will offer; in a guest post, Steve Sanderson of CASE championed the diversification & expansion of the architecture profession, which will better prepare architects for the realities of our Post-Meltdown economy.
As for Architecture today, there has been a rise in community-oriented projects that seek to better the quality of life in our fast-growing cities – from Productive Landscapes (which we explored at length in our Urban Agriculture Series) to Reclaimed Parks, a la the High Line and Low Line. While Green Design is of course on the rise, we discussed the boons & pitfalls of following LEED to the letter. We also took a look at the role technology will play in guiding urban design, wondering “Can you Crowdsource a City?” and “Can you replicate the magic of Silicon Valley?”
Despite the economic struggle, Architects are expanding their definition of architecture and coming up with innovative solutions for a more sustainable, responsible future.
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As you probably know, the London 2012 Olympic Games are just around the corner. To get you in the Olympic mood, we have some great projects for our 6th selection of previously featured stadiums. In the main image we have Four Sports Scenarios, a stadium for the IX ODESUR Games in Medellin designed by the talented Colombian Architects Giancarlo Mazzanti and Felipe Mesa from Plan:b. Check out the Universiade Sports Center and Bao’an Stadium by gmp architekten or Diamond Arena in Beijing by Atelier 11. Don´t miss Stadium du Littoral – a 4, 000 seat stadium designed by OLGGA Architects. Also, take another look at the main stadiums from last year’s Copa America, Estadio Único de La Plata by Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados.
For today’s Round Up we have our 4th selection of Wooden Houses. In the main image is T House by Sou Fujimoto. Look again at Surfhouse from XTEN Architecture, an abstract block of ebonized cedar near Hermosa Beach. You must check out the work of Claudio Vilarinho in House 1 in Penafiel and the amazing Floating House by Mos Architects, located over Lake Huron in Canada. Last, but not least, revisit Cabin Verdehaugen from Fantastic Norway, a cabin with a variety of sheltered outdoor spaces that relates the volume to its surrounding landscape.
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For today’s AD Round Up we’ve compiled a few previously featured ArchDaily Interviews. It’s never too late to watch these interviews, which offer various points of view from these outstanding architects. You must watch the interview of Pritzker Prize winner, Richard Meier. Don’t miss the Thomas Phifer interview, a closer look at one of the winners of the 2010 ArchDaily building of the year. You can also watch an interview with Mark Sexton from Krueck & Sexton firm or an interview with Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner from Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, who have made a name for themselves by designing buildings that engage their users and respond to their culture. Last but not least in today’s AD Round Up, you can see the double interview of Eugene Kohn and William Pedersen from Kohn Pendersen Fox.
It’s time for our 8th round up of previously featured Kindegartens. It’s possible you missed Fagerborg Kindergarden by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, which is a contemporary wood building contrastingly placed in the middle of a 1950′s residential neighborhood. This round up also features Murgles Playhouse, a lovely interior design project for child development and a Kindergarten in Raïmat by BmesR29 Arquitectes. Check out Kindergarten 8Units, an interesting project where circles inspire growing minds. Finally, you must see Daycare Center La Mercè, a building that blurs the line between inside and outside, while contributing to urban space.
For today’s Round Up, we bring you the second part of previously featured projects by one of our favorite studios, OMA. Take this opportunity to check again the unique Prada Transformer. Also you can see OMA’s new landmark for Shenzhen, an interesting group of buildings and open spaces connected by an elevated pedestrian system, the ‘Ring Connector’.Don’t miss the proposal for Rotterdam City Hall or The Rotterdam, the biggest building in the Netherlands. Finally check out The Interlace a 170,000 sqm residential project in Singapore.
For our 9th selection of previously published religious architecture we have a Building of the Year 2010 Winner: the Tampa Covenant Church. We also have one of our AD Classics, the First Unitarian Church of Rochester designed by Louis Kahn. You can’t miss Urbane’s Al-Irsyad Mosque in Indonesia, nor the Ponferrada Church by Vicens + Ramos. Finally, check out the beautiful Westchester Reform Temple by Rogers Marvel Architects.
For those of you currently experiencing the heat of summer, we provide you with this special pool of images where water plays a significant role in the architecture. Continue after the jump to view ten various projects that will refresh your minds during this warm season.
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The photo above was taken by Gerhard R. in Vienna, Austria. Check the other four after the break.
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The photo above was taken by kwikzilver in Venlo, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break.
Five great healthcare projects published early 2011 for our 9th selection! Waldron Health Centre was designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison in London and was completed in 2010. The Moerkerke Medicare And Neighborhood Facility by Krill Architecture answers the following question: How to implement a necessary, but impopular program in a run down neighbourhood? You can’t miss the beautiful Fonderie, designed by Atelier Zündel & Cristea in France. And to finish this one, we have two dental clinics: Smile Designer Dental Office Interiors by Antonio Sofan and Dental INN by Stasek.
We now know Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. While we waited for it, we decided to prepare a small Round Up with our previous coverage on the famous London’s Hyde Park pavilion. This includes the designs of Peter Zumthor, Jean Nouvel, and SANAA. To complete the Round Up, we have our post announcing the upcoming pavilion, and the special infographic we prepared earlier this year.
We have five great industrial projects from early-2011 for today’s Round Up. Like the Breathing Factory in Osaka, Japan. Or Gonzalez Goodale Architect’s Pasadena Water and Power. The Krauss Maffeir operating facilitie was built inside an industrial building that could not be structurally touched. What about the New Pumping Station in Stockholm, designed by UD Urban Design AB? Finally, the Miranda Winery in Oxley, Australia.