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Rose Bay Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

  • Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
  • Location: Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Engineers: Acor Constultants, TC Group
  • Area: 609.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

Pavilion 2012 / Pitsou kedem architects

  • Architects: Pitsou kedem architects
  • Location: Shoham, Israel
  • Design Team: pitsou kedem, Irene Goldberg, raz Melamed
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

Galería Kurimanzutto / Alberto Kalach

  • Architects: Alberto Kalach
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architect: Alberto Kalach
  • Project Team: Héctor Módica
  • Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Pedro Rosenbleuth

© Pedro Rosenbleuth © Pedro Rosenbleuth © Pedro Rosenbleuth © Pedro Rosenbleuth

modeLab Grasshopper Webinar

Courtesy of modeLab
Courtesy of modeLab

The Grasshopper Webinar, presented by modeLab, is a free event that will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts and essential skills necessary for effectively designing with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. They will cover concepts such as object attributes/parameters, data types, data structures, and designing with algorithms. Specifically, this webinar will focus on creating and manipulating both lists and data trees as well as best practices for integrating Grasshopper into your professional workflow. Also, due to the high demand, they opened up a second date, which is set for September 24. To register and for more information, please visit here.

E+ Green Home / Unsangdong Architects

Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: Kyeong Gi, South Korea
Project Architect: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon, Kim Youn Soo
Project Team: Choi Young Eun, Kim Ho Jin, Ahn Hye Joon Partner
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone

eVolo 04: Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space

This issue of eVolo studies the most innovative examples of performance and exhibition architecture today. These are projects that revolutionize architecture on many levels, including sustainability, aesthetics, technology, and urban design. It is interesting to point out that these works are not concentrated in one specific region, but are located in every corner of the globe; from MVRDV’s Comic and Animation Museum in China, to the new Broad Museum in Los Angeles by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, or Kengo Kuma’s Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

Video: The late Pedro E. Guerrero speaking at the Julius Shulman Institute

Last April, we announced the opening of Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life – a retrospective exhibition organized by the Julius Shulman Institute (JSI) at Woodbury University that honored the incredible life and career of the great 20th century architectural photographer, Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012). JSI was thankful to have Guerrero join the exhibition’s opening night, where he entertained the crowd with his charismatic personality as he shared fascinating stories from his life.

Sadly, the world is still in mourning over Guerrero’s passing last week, as he died at the age of 95 on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his home in Florence, Arizona.

Woodbury University and the Julius Shulman Institute would like to share a few words from JSI director Emily Bills:

“The Julius Shulman Institute is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pedro E. Guerrero. We were honored to host a retrospective of his work last April, which included the lively, and often hilarious, conversation he shared with Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Guerrero will be remembered as one of the great architectural photographers of the twentieth century, capturing the essence of work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Durell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Joseph P. Salerno, and many others. He will be dearly missed.”

Read Guerrero’s obituary in the New York Times and the LA Times to learn more about his epic life and career. Continue after the break to view some of his best photographs that were featured at the exhibition. 

House Extension in Prague / Martin Cenek Architecture

Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture

Architects: Martin Cenek Architecture Location: Veleslavín, Prague, Czech Republic Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture

Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture
Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture

Venice Biennale 2012: Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa

© Andrea Piovesan
© Andrea Piovesan

Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa, on display at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia through the duration of the Venice Biennale, narrates the most personal aspects of Álvaro Siza’s work in architecture and his concept of life. In response to Siza being announced as the recipient of the 2012 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, curators Greta Ruffino and Raul Betti, along with organizer MedicinaMentis Cultural Association, began to work closely with the Portuguese master to put together this one-of-a-kind retrospective. The exhibition features an exclusive collection of 53 works, personally selected by the architect himself, that were developed from travel notes and sketches, along with a 38-minute video interview. Continue after the break for more images of Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa and check out our previous coverage for more information.

RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist

Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain
Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2012 shortlist for the UK’s pre-eminent private housing design award, the Manser Medal. These five houses, chosen from winners of RIBA Awards and RIBA regional awards, are competing for the UK’s “best new house”. The 2012 Manser Medal shortlist includes: The Dune House in Thorpeness, Suffolk / Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects & Mole Architects Private house in Gloucestershire / Found Associates Private house in East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects Two Passive Solar Gain Houses, Porthadown, Cornwall / Simon Conder Associates Maison L, Ile de France / Christian Pottgiesser – Architecture Possibles The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize dinner October 13, 2012 in Manchester. This year’s judges include Michael Manser CBE, architect; Lady Jill Ritblat; and Tony Chapman, Hon FRIBA, RIBA Head of Awards. Learn more about each project after the break.

AD Interviews: Renzo Piano - Part III

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Video: Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS Architects

Created by Carniolus, the video above very elegantly gives you a pretty good description of the Baroque Court Apartments, designed by OFIS Architects. A residential block in the historic city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, the project is positioned to feature an internal courtyard and open-air contemporary glass light well. The inward-facing transparent enclosure was revitalized to create opportunities for communication between apartments at different levels.

RIBA International Design Competition to Influence the Future of York's Historic Guildhall

The City of York Council recently launched a competition seeking nationally and internationally renowned architects to submit their design proposals which clearly demonstrate potential future uses for York’s historic Guildhall and riverside complex. Registered architects are invited to develop their ideas for the Guildhall, the associated office accommodation, river frontage and boat yard, as part of an ‘Open Ideas’ competition, run by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Entries will be sought from architects putting forward innovative ideas on how the potential of the Guildhall site and riverside could be maximized for the benefit of the city and its residents. The competition submission deadline is November 6th and the results will be announced early December. For more information, please visit here.

Nowa Huta of the Future Proposal / Basic City A+U

The design for the Nowa Huta of the Future focused on the exploitation of the close relation to the nature and the nearby river landscape, fresh food supply from the local agriculture production fields, and a variety of recreational activities to add to the distinctive quality to the plan. Designed by Basic City A+U, in collaboration with Felixx  landscape architects, and Ania Molenda & Magdalena Szczypka (mo.st),  they believed Nowa Huta should become a city where the entrepreneurial spirit and optimism are combined with an active and healthy lifestyle in close relation to the nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.