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The Cabin / h2o architectes

© Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard © Julien Attard

Holistic Housing: Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes / Hans Drexler + Sebastian El Khouli

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien: 'Head/Hand' Lecture

Taking place Wednesday, October 24th, at Cooper Union in New York, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien will be delivering their ‘Head/hand’ lecture highlighting their current work. Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union as part of the program put on by the Architectural League, the body of work presented ranges from large cultural institutions to new skating rinks for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, and the recently awarded commission to design the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City. “To see architecture as profound optimism” is the foundational principle behind the work of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. The husband-and-wife firm began working together in New York in 1977, establishing their firm nine years later in the same Central Park South studio where they work today. For more information, please visit here.

Reddy House / Khosla Associates

© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham

Architects: Khosla Associates Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A. and Aditi S Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham
© Bharath Ramamrutham

JA+U Interviews Japanese Architect Shinichi Ogawa

In this video, JA+U interviews minimalist Japanese architect Shinichi Ogawa of Shinichi Ogawa and Associates.  Ogawa describes the “austerity” and “organization” of minimalist design in regard to different projects.  In residences, where flexibility and options are important, he says that the minimalistic approach grants a wide range of possibilities, providing open and flexible spaces that connect with the site. Ogawa describes the a range of projects that use simple forms and expressions to interact with the environment and accentuate the surroundings.

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© Wojtek Gurak
© Wojtek Gurak

RIBA awards architecturespossibles with 2012 Manser Medal

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

Maison L, the dramatic addition that transformed an 18th century orangery into an innovative contemporary house on the outskirts of Paris, has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) 2012 Manser Medal for best newly designed private house. The major restoration and extension was designed by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), a well-published practiced based in Paris whose portfolio ranges from small private homes to large scale urban design. The French home was selected over four other impressive residences, seen here on the 2012 Manser Medal shortlist. Continue reading for more. 

Swimming Pool in “Bola de Oro” Sports Centre / José Luis Rodríguez Gil

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Architects: José Luis Rodríguez Gil Location: Granada, Andalucia, Spain Design Team: José Luis Rodríguez Gil, Jorge G. Molinero Sánchez Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

© Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency Area: 42,000 sqm Project Year: 2010 – 2012 Photographers: Moreno Maggi, Studio Fuksas

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Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica Location: Puerto de Castellón, Spain Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Films & Architecture: "The Lake House"

The Lake House is a film that shows many of the daily issues of architects’ lives. A successful architect whose two children decided to follow the same path but in really different ways. The movie presents architecture as a transmitted skill through generations, a kind of familiar heritage. Which is actually a repetitive situation in our practice.

Have you seen it already? Let us know if you feel touched by any of these subjects. What generation of architect you are?

La Isla House / Llosa Cortegana Architects

Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Architects: Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos Location: Lima, Peru Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 269.65 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Architects

Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Update: MOCA / Farshid Moussavi

© Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA Cleveland
© Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA Cleveland

Just a short time since its public opening celebration, Farshid Moussavi’s Museum of Contemporary Art is already a dynamic hub of activity for the city of Cleveland.  A three-day festival in early October welcomed museum members, out-of-town guests and the general public with a series of art installations, music and entertainment, to showcase the city’s newest icon.  Moussavi joined in the festivities and was honored for her sleek faceted form at the museum’s three-tiered party.   Although we have been following the progress of the project since its conceptual phases, we have yet to see what the mysterious black cube has to offer in terms of interior gallery spaces and public gathering zones… until now! Check out a great series of interior photos plus beautiful exterior photos by photographers Dean Kaufman and Duane Prokop to compliment our set from the summer time. More after the break. 

Re:think Housing Competition Entry / Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey

With the aim to generate a broader discussion of possibilities for Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis, Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey submitted their Meta Vancouverism and Vancouver Islands proposal for the Re:think Housing competition held by the City of Vancouver. These concepts are focused on on being grenade projects in response to perceived contradictions within dominant themes of Vancouver urban planning – affordability, sustainability, nature, speculative urbanism, sprawl and the condo rush. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Haileybury Astana School / Çinici Mimarlık

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Architects: Çinici Mimarlık Location: Astana, Kazakhstan Project Manager: Mert Göktürk, Birkan Küçük Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / PRAUD

With the role of the library changing in recent years, a library functions as more of a community center with less concern in collection space. In their proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library, PRAUD‘s concept focuses on creating flexible and generous space in user oriented space, and on housing collection space into certain area. Basically, collection spaces are located in between two major cores, that are also major structural supports of the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 50,000 sqm Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

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© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

In Progress: Theatre at Nathan Phillips Square / Perkins+Will

  • Architects: Perkins+Will
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area: 910.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Steven Evans

© Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans