House R / Sharon Neuman Architects

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: ,
Plot: 550 sqm
Built Area: 205 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Gosher

Courtesy of Pablo Pita Architects

Badel Block Winning Proposal / Pablo Pita Architects

With a key concept for the Badel Block proposal of creating the core as a living icon, the existence of such a rich structure as the old distillery building defines this approach. As an opportunity to develop a new structure…

Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA

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Architects: JVA – Vigsnaes AS Architects MNAL
Location: Gullesfjord, Troms,
Design Team: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Kazuhiko Yamada
Client: Statens Vegvesen, region Nord v/Frits Karlsen
Size: 308 sqm
Completion: 2011
Consultants: AS Frederiksen, Union Consult BORO VVS og Miljø AS, Malnes og Endresen AS.
Photographs: Håkon Aurlien, Nils Petter Dale, Stian Schelderup

  

Stockholm Stacked / Visiondivision

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Our friends from Visiondivision have envisioned a creative solution to respond to ’s lack of housing.  While the city is growing rapidly, the pace of new construction for residences is quickly falling behind demand.  Due to this lack of housing, the core of has grown to be defined by expensive apartments, while the outer edges for those who can’t afford such prices.  For Stacked, Visiondivision responds to this segregated city by proposing a change in planning regulations to eliminate height restrictions on courtyard typologies, so as to utilize the urban spaces for efficiently and effectively.   After all, “Who wants to move to a city where it is impossible to get an apartment? Which companies wants to invest in a city where their employees may have a hard time to find a place to stay? Which exchange students wants to study in a city where all the free time available will go to find a small flat with a decent rent?” asks the firm.

More about the project after the break.

RGB / Girod+Anton Arquitectos

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Architects: Girod+Anton Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Project Team: Jorge Girod, Jose Luís Antón
Collaborator: Beatriz Coloma
Area: 1,071 sqm
Budget: 650,000€
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

   

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‘Designing Action’ Competition

Designing Action, an international design competition, was recently launched by the Nashville Civic Design Center to re-imagine an industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River. With emphasis on creating active spaces for healthy citizens, and highlighting alternative sports and related…

Villa Ladybird / Johan Sundberg

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Architects: Johan Sundberg
Location: Nyckelpigevägen, Beddinge Strand,
Structural Endgineering: Anders Sandgren, Ramböll Malmö
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kasper Dudzik

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‘Roof House’ Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes

In the competition for eight houses in Chiba, Japan, Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes… aimed for an original architecture that would invent new lifestyles. Drawing inspiration from the analysis made by Junichiro Tanizaki in his famous work, ‘The Praise of Shadows’, the eight

Le Mon House / Fabian Tan

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Architects: Fabian Tan
Location: , Malaysia
Project Team:
Project Area: 1,900 sqft
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Eiffel Chong

modeLab Screening Workshop

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Taking place the weekend of July 21-22, Studio Mode / modeLab is putting on the Screening Workshop which will focus on the performative capacity of screening devices to regulate light and view while simultaneously producing both ornamental as well as material effects. The workshop will make extensive use of our digital fabrication equipment, coupled with parametric patterning techniques in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, participants will explore issues pertaining to the coordination of fabricated parts through unique object attributes, baking objects with user-defined attributes, nesting optimization with Rhinonest for Grasshopper, as well as the precise creation and manipulation of computational geometry through parametric modeling interfaces. For more information, please visit here.

In Progress: Wuzhen Theater / Artech Architects

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Architect: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: , China
Clients: Wuzhen Tourism Development Co., Ltd
Design Team: Taipei: Kuo-Chien Shen, Winnie Wang, Wen-Li Liu, Jake Sun, Andy Chang, Kevin Lin, Shanghai: Wen-Hong Chu, Fei-Chun Ying, Nai-Wen Cheng, Chu-Yi Hsu, Qi-Shen Wu, Jane jiang, Lei Feng
Architect of Record: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co. Ltd
Total Floor Area: 21,750 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Artech Architects

Video: Venice in a Day

As you enjoy your Sunday, watch this short-film and become inspired by the beautiful city of . Vimeo user Joerg Niggli shot this timelapse from sunrise to sunset in hopes to capture the magic of “The Floating City”.

Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling

, Michael Wilford and Associates. B. Braun Melsungen AG Headquarters and Industrial Complex, Melsungen, Germany, 1993. Giovanni Chiaramonte, photographer. . Gift of Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mirko Zardini, and Giovanna Borasi on the occasion of Phyllis Lambert's 80th birthday © Giovanni Chiaramonte.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is currently exhibiting the work of British architect James Frazer Stirling in their Main Galleries from May 15 – October 14, 2012. In addition to practicing, Stirling was a Yale School of Architecture professor as well as a Pritzker Prize laureate. The work showcased encompasses a variety of mediums employed by Stirling throughout his career. See samples of the exhibition after the break.

The University of Wollongong AIIM / SKM – S2F

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Architects: SKMS2F
Location: Wollongong,
Client: The University of Wollongong
Photographs: Courtesy of SKM – S2F

   

Well Building 2050 Competition

Well Building 2050 Competition

The Well building 2050, an international design contest for housing in the strategic area of “La défense” Paris, is giving additional time to apply until Wednesday, June 13 at 12h00 GMT Paris. The competition challenges students worldwide to place quality…

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“Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” Exhibition

Taking place June 6 – July 31 at Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama’s Monastery of St. Jorge de Milréu in Coimbra, Portugal, the “Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” exhibition shows 50 works made for tenders launched in the last 31…

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“Flip/City” / PinkCloud.DK

“Flip/City”, a proposal by PinkCloud.DK… which was shortlisted in the 2012 Rethinking Shanghai competition, proposes a new urban identity for Shanghai as a model for the development of future cities. By flipping the horizontal cityscape to the vertical, footprints of

Disappeared Stream Back in Wijkeroogpark / Bureau B&B

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Architects: Bureau B & B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Location: Wijkeroogpark, ,
In cooperation: Atelier de Lyon
Total m2 Built Surface: 19 ha
Client: Municipality of Beverwijk
Photographs: Bastiaan Kwast, Frederica Rijkenberg