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5710 Society Lecture Series

5710 (Fifty Seven Ten) Society recently announced their lecture series for 2011-2012. The series kicks off with an opening party on September 29th and runs until April 26th.
The lecture series will be held at The Scott Sutherland School of…

Flashback: Sunset Cabin / Taylor Smyth Architects

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Flashback: One of Archdaily’s goals is to bring you up to date information about projects that are being designed and constructed around the world. We’ve created a new category to cover inspiring projects that were constructed between the 1990′s and the early 2000′s.

Architects: Taylor Smyth Architects
Location: , Canada
Partner in Charge: Michael Taylor
Project Team: Mike Lafreniere
Project Year: 2004
Project Area: 275 sqf
Photographs: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Manzana de las Luces and the Environment Proposal / ESTUDIO AISENSON + SMF

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ESTUDIO AISENSON + SMF shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the “National Contest of The Apple of the Lights and his Environment.” The construction of a set edilicio in the Apple of the Lights is one of the historical sites of major importance in . They believe that a look that shoud leave a contemporary stamp in the Apple of the Lights, which has been consolidated across diverse centuries of our history, cannot but to be based in recognizing the preexistences, the patrimonial value of the set and each of his parts and in formalizing the simultaneous need to join to the set and to be outlined as intervention. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rishikesh House / Rajiv Saini

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Architects: Mr. Rajiv Saini
Location: , India
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 640 sqm
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Garden 5 Tool / DeStefano Partners

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Architect: DeStefano PartnersSamoo Architects & Engineers 
Location: ,
Project Year: 2o11
Photographs: Samoo Architects & Engineers 

Originally called the Dongnam Distribution Center (DDC), the recently renamed Garden 5 Tool complex is a mega-shopping center in Seoul, South Korea.  The structure was designed by DeStefano Partners of Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with Samoo Architects & Engineers as the associate architect.

Football Stadium / DATA Architects

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The aim of this project, designed by DATA Architects, goes beyond a simple sport aesthetic, in wanting a full architectural experience. The two terms can not be separated in their minds. It is as much about the definition and sequencing of internal spaces on the transition between outside and inside. They are interested in all the rigor of the building as a skillful play of proportions in the light. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: Xanadu House / Roy Mason

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Heralded as “House of the Future”, the by is a domed structure constructed completely form insulating polyurethane foam. The house was appropriately built less than 30 miles away from Disney World’s “Land of Tomorrow” Epcot Center and the two were opened only a few months apart.

Dragoon / LEVS Architecten

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Architects: LEVS Architecten
Location: Veenendaal,
Client: Rabo Vastgoed BV, Utrecht
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of LEVS Architecten

Ziggy Stardust Dominates Prahran Apartment Facade

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Melbourne’s Prahran neighborhood will soon be home to a five-story block with ’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust emblazoned across the façade. The image will span across four of the levels on the new $10 million Tatu building. Utilizing a perforated metal screen system, the eyes and lips of the facial image will be adjustable when residents shift the screens on their balconies.

Originally rejected by the Stonnington Council, it was overturned by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. While some local residents are speculative of its aesthetics, the bold move made by developer Donald Musto is sure to garner attention.  Whether you are a fan of Bowie or not, the full façade mural is sure to make a mark on Melbourne – even if it does come across as kitschy.

Photographs: Herald Sun

Le Point du Jour Art center / Éric Lapierre Architecture

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Architect: Éric Lapierre Architecture
Location: 107, avenue de Paris, 50100 -Octeville
Project Team : Yon Chau, Amélie Evrard, Inbum Kim, Eric Lapierre, Guillaume Ramillien
Structure: Batiserf, Pierre-Olivier Cayla, Philippe Clément
Cost Estimation: Bureau Michel Forgue, Aybival Avinal, Michel Forgue
Client: Ville de Cherbourg-Octeville
Area: 600 sqm
Cost: 991 000 €HT
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Hélène Binet, Paola Salerno

1100 First Street / Krueck & Sexton Architects

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Architects: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Location: , D.C.,
Client: Tishman Speyer
MEP Engineer: Flack + Kurtz
Structural Engineer: Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates, Inc.
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 355,000 sqf
Photographs: Prakash Patel

Cleveland State University Student Center / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects with Braun & Steidl Architects

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Architect:Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (Design Architect) with Braun & Steidl Architects (Architect of Record)
Location: Cleveland, , USA
Construction Manager: Heery International
Project Area: 138,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Motorhome / Andrew Simpson Architects

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Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects
Location: Port Fairy, ,
Project Team: Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis, Foong Chern Wong
Builder: MM Hearn
Structural Engineer: TGM Engineers and Surveyors
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Christine Francis

Hemeroscopium House / Ensamble Studio


Architects: Ensamble Studio
Location: Las Rozas, Madrid,
Principal in Charge: Antón García- Abril
Collaborators: Elena Pérez, Débora Mesa, Jorge Consuegra, Marina Otero, Ricardo Sanz
Technical Architect: Javier Cuesta
Promotor: Hemeroscopium
Contractor: Materia Inorgánica
Project year: 2005-2008
Constructed Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Ensamble Studio

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Integrated School of Building

The Integrated School of Building (InSB), has recently launched their website in preparation for a 2014 opening.  InSB will be located in Chicago and has established a mission to, ‘by means of a collaborative and innovative platform, advance the knowledge of and educate students in architecture, engineering, and construction’.  Focusing on a collaborative effort, a group of individuals, architects and educators, have united to establish a new way of educating students in architecture, engineering, and construction education.

Follow the break for more about the programs and certifications InSB plans to offer.

Junges wohnen am nordbahnhof / synn architekten

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Architect: synn architekten
Location: Vienna,
Landscape Architect: DI Hannes Batik
Contractor: Arge Gebös Nordbahnhof Mischek/Universale
Master Planning: Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH
Photographs: Manfred Seidl

EXHIBITION: Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret, Low Cost Furniture and Other Items from Chandigarh

Le Corbusier and relaxing on the Shukna Lake on a pedal boat manufactured by , c. 1950. Photo by Sureh Sharma.

GENEVA–Galerie Anton Meier inaugurated the first in Switzerland devoted to the work  Pierre Jeanneret on September 20 at the Palais de l’Athénée. The exhibition, “The Chandigarh Project,” features a selection of furniture created for the Chandigarh capital complex on the border of Punjab and Haryana states in India. Intended to offer the public “clearer public insight into the humanistic work of Pierre Jeanneret, often overshadowed by his illustrious cousin, the show features pieces handcrafted on site for the new capital presented with “rare street furniture” as well as Le Corbusier’s symbols and prints. Highlights include teak tables, cane chairs, wooden armchairs, an a cast iron manhole cover with a recessed reproduction of the Chandigarh master plan as drawn by Le Corbusier in 1951. The exhibition comes after a scandal that erupted in 2010 when UBS decided to pull an ad featuring Corbusier. Debates continue involving the provenance of Chandigarh artifacts such as these, as dealers continue to buy items from Indian officials to resell abroad.

More information and photos after the break.

The New World Trade Center / Piranha NYC

We’ve been covering the quite extensively, sharing documentaries, time lapse videos, renderings and even news the tower’s first major tenant.  And, today, director Gaspard Giroud shared this amazing clip of the progress on the tower.  Commissioned by Silverstein Properties, Piranha NYC, a motion graphic design and visual effects company, wrote, produced, art directed, filmed, and finished all vfx for this inspiring piece marking the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.   The clip was then presented a few days ago at Tower 7 in the presence of Mayor Bloomberg.  We love how the film condenses the building’s time lapse of construction – especially the reflections of the progress in car windows and even through the glass façade of a neighboring building.   And, of course, it’s a beautiful thing to see people occupying the finished tower.   What do you think of the film?