Infoversum / ARCHIVIEW

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Architects: ARCHIVIEW
Location: Vrydemalaan, , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Jack van der Palen
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of ARCHIVIEW

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Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

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Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a “symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók” as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects’ approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings ”thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a ‘total work of art’).”

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Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: Xiasha, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Archtiecture Team: Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
Landscape Team: Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He

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Wenatchee Valley College Music and Arts Center / Integrus Architecture

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Architects: Integrus Architecture
Location: Valley College, 1300 5th Street, , WA 98801, USA
Architect In Charge: Mark Dailey, AIA, NCARB
Project Manager: Martin Sweet, AIA
Project Lead: Ty Miller, Associate AIA
Interior Designer: Stephanie Ogram, IIDA Associate
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lara Swimmer Photography

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Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: , Japan
Area: 5002.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa, Kouichi Satake, Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Kadare Cultural Centre / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: Yurihonjō, Akita,
Area: 11750.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Akiha Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: 4 Shineicho, Akiha Ward, Niigata,
Area: 2997.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre / Project Meganom

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Location: Barvikha, Moskovskaya oblast, Russia
Architects In Charge: Yu. Grigoryan, A. Pavlova, I. Kuleshov, P. Ivanchikov
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Marco Zanta, Yuri Palmin

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Manuelle Gautrand to Revamp Paris’ Alésia Cinema with Hundreds of LED “Pixels”

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Renovated numerous times during its history, Gaumont-Alésia, a Parisian cinema housed in a structure that is over 80 years old, will now be revamped by firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. With a design that emphasizes filmography’s presence in modern culture, the Gaumont-Alésia is set to become an inviting cultural hub for the surrounding city, showcasing cinema’s influence on both the interior and exterior.

Both street facades will be composed of glass curtain walls shaded by pleated metal panels. These panels will be perforated by hundreds of LED “pixels” which will create an image across the pleats. Both entrances to the building become animated walls, broadcasting film stills, movie trailers, and advertisements, all meant to entice passersby.  The LEDS are spaced fewer and farther apart toward the edges of the building, creating a stippling effect around the border of the images. At the entrances these animated panels will peel upwards, creating a canopy under which patrons can walk.

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NL Architects Chosen to Design Arnhem’s ArtA Center

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Amsterdam-based firm NL Architects have been selected to design Arnhem‘s new ArtA Center, a new public arts cluster that will house the Arnhem Museum and Focus Cinema. Coming out on top in a shortlist which included BIG, Kengo Kuma & Associates and SO-IL, NL Architects’ terraced design features a rooftop urban park with views over the Rhine, subterranean movie halls and an adaptable, open plan stepped museum.

The jury’s decision commends the design for the way it “radiates enthusiasm”, and the “simple and clear” concept, as well as praising the “inventive and innovative” mentality of the architects.

More on the design and the jury’s selection after the break

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Asymptote Architecture to Design “Park of Angels” in Italy

Asymptote Architecture has been commissioned to design a park with a collection of cultural buildings on the outskirts of Peccioli, Italy.  Called the “Parco Degli Angeli,” Italian for Park of Angels, this urbanized complex will be carefully grafted into the picturesque Tuscan countryside to create a dialogue with the surrounding farmland and historical sites.  The park will include museums, interactive sculpture installations, and an amphitheater that can host 800 people.

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Auditorium And Congress Center Expo 2008 / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

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Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Project Architect: Patricia Grande
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Fernando Alda

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Anhembi Space / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos

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Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Design Team: Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana Assali, Bruna Hashimoto, Giulia Sofia Galante, Zeno Muica
Area: 5079.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pedro Kok

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LITTLE Designs Locally-Inspired Cultural Campus for Anqiu

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The fertile Anqiu region of China’s Shangdong Province is known locally as the land of “cultivation, stone hills, and creeks.” Thus, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting’s (LITTLE) design for Anqiu’s new cultural campus and fitness center is based upon these very elements.

The campus will host five buildings raised on a plinth: a multi-functional citizen’s center, a 10,000 square meter performing arts building, a central public library, and two museums devoted to Anqiu’s history and urban development. Each of these buildings will be clad in a thin veneer of local stone, transforming them into rocky outcrops that reference the local hills.

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AD Classics: New York State Pavilion / Philip Johnson

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It is rare to find an architectural project whose history makes such strange bedfellows as the State Pavilion: a master architect and millions of exhibition patrons, roller skaters and rock stars, stray cats and Iron Man [1]. For three hours on April 22, in honor of the fifty year anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the city of Queens will open the long shuttered gates to Philip Johnson’s most futuristic work.

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AD Classics: Kresge Auditorium / Eero Saarinen and Associates

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Kresge Auditorium, designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen, was an experiment in architectural form and construction befitting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s focus on technology and innovation. This feat of sculptural engineering serves as a meeting house and is part of the cultural, social, and spiritual core of MIT’s campus. Kresge Auditorium is one of Saarinen’s numerous daring, egalitarian designs that captured the optimistic zeitgeist of Post-war America.

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3XN Designs “DreamCenter” Entertainment Hub for Shanghai

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Danish practice 3XN Architects will begin construction this year on an IMAX theater, retail and creative office complex for the massive DreamCenter entertainment district on Shanghai’s West Bund. Stressing the importance of the “red carpet” experience, 3XN will incorporate a “Shanghai version of the Spanish steps” which will be used for film premieres, festivals and other cultural events.

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Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

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Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Area: 13800.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Stavanger Aftenblad, Sindre Ellingsen , Jon Ingemundsen, Dirk schoenmacher

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