Czech leading architect Josef Pleskot gives a videolecture on a unique project of a huge industrial complex conversion (European Heritage monument).
The video is interactive, you can select from the list of projects or from the list of themes and create thus your own version of the video. Each project is accompanied by photographs of the present state, archive photographs, plans and texts by Josef Pleskot.
You can see the video here.
FUTUREPROOF, a dynamic architecture firm that combines design, communication and strategy, was commissioned in September 2010 by Østfold Fylkeskommune to design a master plan for the surrounding areas of Moss Airport Rygge in Norway. The proposal incorporates a regional strategy of physically developing the region surrounding the airport itself and strengthening the airport as a main infrastructural hub without contributing to urban sprawl.
The architects were able to accomplish this by maximizing the density of development with necessary functions, such as hotel and conference facilities. The regional strategy emphasizes that future development should be interventions in the existing city centers.
More images and information about this project after the break.
We featured a review of PRAXIS’ eighth issue, and within the next few weeks, we’d like to bring you up to speed with their most recent publications. Today, we’ll take a look at their ninth issue which focuses on the surface. The issue is particularly interesting as we cannot deny that the term “surface” has been tossed around in many projects, and yet the meaning behind the word can become so general and all-encompassing that it soon becomes meaningless. The editors’ note expresses the division of architects based on the concept of surface; those who designed formally expressive buildings with materially mute surfaces versus those where the materiality was fully developed on a formally mute surface. The issue seeks to highlight projects of our era that reach a compromise. The projects presented illustrate formal projects with articulated surfaces, and materially intensive projects manifested on a developed form.
More about the issue after the break.
Woliatta Village is a collaborative project designed by Ethiopia Studio, eleven ASU graduate students led by a practicing architect. The project includes an orphanage, chapel, medical clinic and guest house for the community of Soddo, in Ethiopia, Africa. More images, a video and information after the break.
buijsenpennock architects has shared with ArchDaily their competition entry for a water sport pavilion. Additional renderings and a brief architects description after the break.
Architects: nkA (Nelson Kwong Architect)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Architect team: Nelson Kwong, Neal Prabhu, Leroy Shum, Eline Lu
Collaborators: Red Box Design – Branding, Signage, Packaging Design, Graphics(Amy Czettisch, Tatjana Green)
Project area: 2,600 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Abel Gill
Leawood, Kansas, is a typical mid-ring suburb characterized by modest, well-built homes, a leafy hardwood tree canopy and good public schools that make it an attractive location for young families. Current trends (economic downturn notwithstanding) lean towards tearing down existing homes (arguably historical, with most homes in this part of Leawood having been built in the early 1940’s) and maximizing new designs to allowable build lines and volumes.
More photographs and drawings of Tyler Residence following the break.
Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Leawood, Kansas, USA
General Contractor: C+G Construction
Structural Engineering: Genesis Structures
Project Area: 625 sqf (Garage Playroom), 145 sqf (Edmund’s Bedroom)
Project Year: 2010
Renderings: el dorado inc
Photographs: Mike Sinclair
Ervin Garip shared with us his competition entry for the Urban Design Competition for the shoreline of Izmit, Turkey where he was awarded the first prize. For this competition, his main goal was to improve the daily social life by creating urban squares, seafront recreation, new urban parks and annotating the required program with a holistic approach. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: LAND Arquitectos (Cristóbal Valenzuela Haeussler + Ángela Delorenzo Arancibia)
Location: Avenida del Valle, Colina, Santiago, Chile
Collaborator Architects: Javier Lorenzo, Pablo Andrade
Master Plan and Landscaping design: LAND arquitectos + Karl Yunis (Ecology)
Project area: 1,300 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: LAND Arquitectos
The annual make-over of PS1′s courtyard is one of our favorite summertime events, as the competition brings fresh, crazy and creative proposals to the table. The NYTimes recently shared that the MoMA and PS1 have asked MAXXI – the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome – to be the third partner in their Young Architects Program. MAXXI will take part in transforming the Long Island City site, but there will also be a separate installation displayed in Rome.
Logistically, a New York jury and a Rome jury will chose the winning architects in February. The short list for MAXXI includes Raffaella De Simone and Valentina Mandalari of Palermo, Ghigos Ideas of Lissone and stARTT of Rome, Asif Khan of London and Langarita Navarro Arquitectos of Madrid (we’ve covered several Langarita Navarro works previously on AD here).
As we featured several weeks ago, the MoMA/MoMA PS1 finalists include Interboro Partners of Brooklyn, Matter Architecture Practice of Brooklyn, and FormlessFinder also of Brooklyn, MASS Design Group in Boston and IJP Corporation Architects of London.
You can expect full coverage of this exciting new partnership, especially the new proposals for the summer. We are looking forward to seeing if these proposals top last summer’s ideas.