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Venice Biennale 2014: Antarctica to be First Continent Represented

This year, as the first continent ever to be represented at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Antarctica will bring together leading international architects and artists to explore present and future models of living in the South Polar region. The exhibition, Antarctopia will feature projects and ideas by participants, such as Hugh Broughton, Juergen Mayer H. and Zaha Hadid. 

The curatorial statement and complete list of participants, after the break...

British Council Launches Open Call for First Ever Exhibition of Antarctica Architecture

In order to illustrate the ingeniuity and innovation of contemporaray architecture, the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica has declared an open call for an international touring exhibition that will feature architecture of Antarctica.  With one of the most extreme and desolate environments on the planet, the facilities must be laboratories and residences for scientists working in this distant terrain. The exhibition will feature five designs for Antarctica research stations: British Antarctic Survey's Halley VI by Hugh Broughton Architects; Princess Elisabeth Antarctic by International Polar Foundation; Bharati Research Station by bof Architekten / IMS; Jang Bogo Korea by Space Group; and the Iceberg Living Station by MAP Architects.

Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition 1st Place / Estúdio 41

  • Project Architects: Emerson Vidigal, Eron Costin, Fabio Henrique Faria e João Gabriel Moura Rosa Cordeiro.
  • Localização: Península Keller
  • Area: 3200.0 m2
  • Ano do projeto: 2013
  • Fotografias: Cortesia de Estúdio 41

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Estúdio 41 shared with us the winning proposal for the Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition. All the details after the break.

Eden House / The Practice of Everyday Design

  • Architects: The Practice of Everyday Design
  • Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Architects: The Practice of Everyday Design
  • Design Team: Antoine Morris, David Long, Melanie Morris
  • Area: 550.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Chris Shepherd, Courtesy of the practice of everyday design

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Museum of Medical History and Innovation / Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects

  • Architects: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
  • Location: 2 N Grove St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, EEUU
  • Architects: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, Inc
  • Principal In Charge: Jane H. Weinzapfel, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Alan Christ, AIA LEED AP
  • Design Architect: Tom Chung, Senior Assoc., AIA LEED AP
  • Project Team: Kevin Bell AIA, Susan Crowe Knight, Laura Duncan, Shih-Min Hsu AIA, Hannah Jackson RA, Irene Kang AIA LEED AP, Matt Petrie AIA, Jared Ramsdell, Marley Wright RA
  • Project Manager: Winifred A. Stopps, Senior Assoc. AIA LEED AP
  • Area: 12270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Anton Grassl/Esto

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Quinte West YMCA / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

  • Architects: Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson
  • Location: Quinte West, ON, Canada
  • Principal In Charge: Scott Robinson
  • Design Architect: Scott Robinson
  • Collaborators: Smith and Andersen Consulting Mechanical Engineers
  • Client: Ron Riddell General Manager
  • Final Cost: $ 11.000.000
  • Area: 49.92 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Shai Gil

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CAI Perifericos / EDU

  • Architects: EDU
  • Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architects: Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano EDU - Medellin Taller de Diseño Gerencia de Proyectos Urbanos
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of edu

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Beach House E-3 / Vértice Arquitectos

  • Architects: Vértice Arquitectos
  • Location: Palillos Beach, Lima, Peru
  • Architects: Vértice Arquitectos - Arch. Hernani Canessa, Arch. Luis Miguel Becerra, Arch. Sandro Moro
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 296.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Juan Solano

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Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica

  • Architects: Ædifica
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canadá
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of aedifica

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Rock Executive Suite Synopsis / Rossetti

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Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

  • Architects: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
  • Location: Wilson, NC, USA
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
  • Client: Barton College
  • Project Area: 12.000 SF/200 seats
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of JWest Productions, Mark Herboth

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Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University / Architecture Research Office

  • Architects: Architecture Research Office
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architects: Architecture Research Office (ARO)
  • Project Team: Stephen Cassell, Principal; Kim Yao, Associate/Principal; Neil Patel, Project Manager; Gustavo Colmenares
  • Project Area: 18.100 sqf (GSF)
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Michael Moran

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See Through Townhouses / Suzane Reatig Architecture

  • Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs:  Robert Lautman & Suzane Reatig

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Louver House / LSS

  • Architects: LSS
  • Location: Long Island, NY
  • Architects: Leroy Street Studio
  • Size: 7.400 sf House, 1.900 sf Wood Shop and Garage
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Paul Warchol

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UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy / JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Location: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady
  • Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Associates
  • Design Builder/Structural: Ghafari
  • Electrical & Mechanical Consultant: Primera
  • Owner: United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)
  • Project Area: 63.300 sf
  • Photographs: Courtesy of jgma

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La Face Cachée de La Pomme / Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes

  • Architects: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et Associés Architectes
  • Location: Hemmingford, QC J0L, Canada
  • Structural Engineer: Roberto Filippi
  • Landscape Architect: Michael Hodges paysagiste
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of fournier gersovitz moss drolet et associés architectes

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Indiana Convention Center Expansion / RATIO Architects

  • Architects: RATIO Architects
  • Location: : Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Associate Architects:  Blackburn Architects, Inc., BSA LifeStructures, Inc., Domain Architecture, Inc.
  • Structural Engineers:  Fink Roberts & Petrie, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Structural Alliance, LLC, KIVA Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineers:  Circle Design Group, Inc., Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., AV Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Civil Engineers:  The Schneider Corporation, Infrastructure Engineering, Inc., McComas Engineering, Inc.
  • Programmer:  Conventional Wisdom
  • Signage/Graphics:  Two Twelve Associates, Inc.
  • Lighting:  Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Code Consultant:  RTM Consultants, Inc.
  • Accessibility:  Fehribach Group
  • Audio/Visual:  Bowen Technovation
  • Acoustical:  Shiner + Associates
  • Contractor/Cm:  Shiel Sexton, Powers & Sons
  • Associate Interiors: D2p
  • Interiors/FFE: Lohr Design
  • Area: 0.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs:  Bill Zbaren Photography

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