AND-SuperPress-SuperBla Office / Naço Architectures

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Architects: Naço Architectures
Location: ,
Project Area: 80 sqm
Photographs: Xu Wen Lei

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SOILED: Skinscrapers / CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design

Published by CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design…, The semiannual journal SOILED has released its second issue, entitled Skinscrapers. It is now available here, where you can order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as

TRILUX Pavilion / Future Cities Lab

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TRILUX, designed by Future Cities Lab, is an experimental pavilion constructed out of three vertical wooden lattice structures that will be on display in downtown until November 20th . It creates an illuminated beacon anchoring the corner of the site and inviting the neighborhood to participate in the museum activities that take place inside it. More images and project description after the break.

Maritime Station of the See Highway / [baragaño]

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Architects: [baragaño] / Ana López, Inés Suárez
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 358 sqm
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

Place au Changement Public Plaza / Collectif Etc


Architects: Collectif ETC
Location: Saint-Étienne, France
Client: Établissement Public d’Aménagement de Saint-Étienne
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 670 sqm
Photographs: Collectif ETC

After winning a competition commissioned by the Public Urban Planning Agency of (France), the Collectif Etc designed a public square of 670 sqm and built it with the inhabitants in a participative process in July 2011.

Chicago Children’s Museum Out of New Plan for Grant Park

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The glorious feeling of winning an architectural competition may quickly diminish after the realization that the achievement was only the beginning of the battle.

Officials have confirmed that Krueck + Sexton’s winning competition entry for the new home of the Children’s Museum has been removed from the redevelopment plan of the Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza on the northeast corner of Grant Park.

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The Indicator: Zombies

Back from the grave, the first post from The Indicator series by Guy Horton, published in 2010 at AD.

This town, is coming like a ghost town.
This town, is coming like a ghost town.
This town, is coming like a ghost town.
This town, is coming like a ghost town.

- The Specials, “Ghost Town”

When I look back at the events leading up to being laid off, I think of zombies. Of course zombies aren’t real so what I’m really thinking of are movies about zombies. I haven’t seen them all—there are hundreds—so the zombies I’m most familiar with are the pop-locking ones from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or the funny ones from “Shaun of the Dead”. I never thought that that part of my subconscious that identifies with zombies would get triggered. But, then again, I never thought I would get laid off. There is a first for everything.

So, how does one identify zombies? As I learned from “Shaun of the Dead”, by the time you know, it’s too late. Remarkable as it seems, the people you least expect to become zombies are suddenly shuffling along shedding limbs and trying to eat you. They are, as it turns out, usually your close friends and colleagues.

When the economy began to falter back in 2007, architecture was one of those fields that began to experience a steady increase in zombie population. There were many rumors about which firms they worked for, whose softball teams they were playing on, whether they were more likely to be associates or principals. What about that Arch II with the mysterious limp and the foreign accent? Then there was the designer who always looked like he had had too many late nights out. Maybe those strange interns.

Steven Ehrlich Houses

We recently had the pleasure of having Steven Ehrlich visit our office and give a talk about his work. He is as personable as his work is fascinating. He left us with a recently published book of his work titled Steven Ehrlich Houses. We have featured two of the houses that are covered in the book if you would like a preview of what the book has to offer. (Ehrlich Architects’ projects houses and more) The book, of course, offers a far more in-depth look at the projects including a title page for each project with photographs of what inspired the design. As a world traveler who lived in west Africa for 6 years, Ehrlich’s inspirational photographs are captivating and clearly illustrate the driving force behind each project.

Cleaning Facilities Centre / KBP.EU

© Ty Stange

Architect:  (a collaboration between POLYFORM arkitekter and Karres En Brands)
Location: Copenhagen,
Project Team: Thomas Kock, Jonas Sangberg, Nikolaj Frølund Thomsen (POLYFORM), Bart Brands, Charlotte
Ernst, Joost de Natris (KARRES EN BRANDS)
Collaborators: Oluf Jørgensen ingeniører and Ulrike Brandi Licht
Client: Københavns Ejendomme
Total cost: 19 million Danish crones – 2.55 million Euros
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Ty Stange

Frank Gehry Turns to Asia as Development Slows in the U.S.

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Star architect, , attempts to survive the decline of U.S. growth by turning to Asia. The Architecture Billings Index illustrates the decreased demand for design serves in America by plunging from 51.4 in August to 46.9 in September. According to the American Institute of Architects, a score less than 50 indicates a decline in billings.

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Carsten Höller Gives Museum-Goers a New Experience of the New Museum

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Forget stairs, elevators and escalators, Carsten Höller is bringing a new method of circulation through the New Museum in New York City. It will take visitors down a three-storey, 102-foot tunnel, and may require helmets and elbow pads. What is this innovative invention? None other than the age-old, kid-friendly slide. This insallation is part of a survey exhibition of Höller ‘s work over the past twenty years in which he has explored “such themes as childhood, safety, love, the future, and doubt” in with an attitude towards his work that is “equal parts laboratory and test site.” [New] Höller’s pieces explore human sensory experience and perception by creating environments and experiences that over-stimulate or deprive us of our senses. Read on for a preview of what to expect at the New Museum.

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[AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition

The aim of this International competition, hosted by [AC-CA], is to design an Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in the Heart of Amsterdam. The architecture of this new structure should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the…

Flashback: Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum / Safdie 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.

Architect: Safdie Architects
Location: HaZikaron, Jerusalem,
Client: Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority
Total Cost: $90 million
Project Area: 190,521 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Timothy Hursley

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

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Check out this trailer for what promises to be an awesome documentary on the .  This painter and architect duo carved their niche into the history of design, beginning with their famed lounge chair and ottoman, continuing with graphic design, photography, architecture, and visionary ideas for companies such as Westinghouse, Boeing and Polaroid.  Directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey, the documentary will run in New York at the IFC Center on  November 18, and will have its broadcast premiere December 19 as part of the PBS American Masters series.   Narrated by James Franco, is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.  As the clip explains, ”They [The Eames] were introducing people to look at the world differently.” Enjoy!

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Eric Owen Moss Workshop III

As part of As part of the series of Architectural Workshops by Architects and Designers series by Ajman University of Science & Technology, Eric Owen Moss will be presenting a workshop titled, ‘Who Says What Architecture Is?’ from November 14-17.…

Cafe Mo’Better Blues / modo architect office

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Architects: modo architect office
Location: Seoul,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 276.46 sqm (GFA)
Photographs: Yum Seung Hoon

Sir Peter Cook’s 75th Birthday Art Auction and Exhibition

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is 75 and to celebrate the iconic British architect and Archigram co-founder’s birthday, 75 established and emerging international artists have produced a portrait of Sir Peter to auction for charity Architecture for Humanity aiding post disaster relief in Haiti and Japan. Both the auction and exhibition started on October 26th and runs until November 9th. The online art auction can be found at The Adam and Eve Projects while the exhibition is up at Space, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia. More images are included here after the break.

Healthcare Centre IJburg / LEVS Architecten

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Architects: LEVS Architecten
Location: Amsterdam, The
Client: IJ-Delta
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,300 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of LEVS Architecten