Paris-based Influx_Studio shared with us a project they are currently developing: a new concept of artificial urban tree which absorbs Co², called TREEPOD. More images and architect’s description on this project after the break.
Uchiko is the sister restaurant to one of Austin’s most respected restaurants, Uchi, which is operated by renowned chef Tyson Cole. The design evokes the atmosphere of a simple Japanese farmhouse with an emphasis on natural materials and evidence of craftsmanship.
Project description, images, and drawings after the break.
Architect: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Project Team: Michael Hsu, Jay Colombo, Maija Kreishman
Location: 4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX, USA
Contractor: Blue and Associates
Landscape Design: D-Crain
Contributing Decorator: One Eleven Design
Project Area: 4,995 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Bardagjy
eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. The award seeks to discover young talent, whose ideas will change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.
The first place was awarded to Atelier CMJN (Julien Combes, Gaël Brulé) from France for their ‘LO2P Recycling Skyscraper’ in New Delhi, India. The project is designed as a large-scale wind turbine that filters polluted air with a series of particle collector membranes, elevated greenhouses, and mineralization baths. More images and descriptions of winning entries after the break
Architects: Circa Architecture – Circa Morris-Nunn Walker
Location: Coles Bay, Australia
Client: The Federal Group
Builder: Fairbrother Construction
Project Management: Stanton Management Group
Structural Engineering: Gandy + Roberts
Services Engineering: Wood + Grieves
Facade Engineering: Hyder Consulting
Interior design: Chhada Simbiada Interior Design (in collaboration with Circa Morris-Nunn Walker)
Landscape design: Inspiring Place
Lightning: Point of View
Project area: 3,640 sqm internal + 1,225 sqm outdoor
Photographs: Peter Whyte, George Apostolidis
The clients of this 1954 bungalow asked Randy Bens Architect to add a new floor to the existing structure. Located in a post war suburban neighborhood that sits at the prow of a hill in New Westminster, British Columbia, the bungalow is surrounded by rich modernist architecture from that era. The existing house was an L-shaped bungalow that was too small for the clients, an artist and psychologist, who have three boys ages 17 to 26. The new floor would be the domain of the parents, and the boys would acquire main floor bedrooms of a more suitable size. The addition would be composed of a studio, master suite, and a deck to take advantage of the view. Architecturally, the goal was to knit together the old and new with simple gestures and materials that would be sympathetic to their context, yet fresh.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.
Architect: Randy Bens Architect
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Contractor: Basil Restorations Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Ennova Structural Engineers Inc.
Millwork: Topal Custom Cabinets
Project Area: 3,500 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Roger Brooks Photography
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is constructing a new facility to replace the existing NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) located in La Jolla, California, which is threatened by continuing bluff erosion. Designed by Gould Evans, the new facility will include approximately 124,000 sqf with an additional 90,000 sqf of under building parking, and is located on a site east of the existing SWFSC property. The proposed 3.305 acre site enables NOAA to continue its long-term partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) of UC San Diego, but constrains the design, construction and available development due to its steep grade.
Project description, video, and images following the break.
Architect: Gould Evans
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Associate Architect: Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer and Prime Consultant: Gibbens Drake Scott
Structural Engineer: TranSystems Corporation
Specifications, Laboratory Consultant, Security Consultant, and Sustainability Consultant: HDR Architecture
Life Support Systems Consultant: MWH Americas
Civil Engineer: RBF Consulting
Landscape Architect: Wimmer Yamada & Caughey
Vegetated Roofs Consultant: Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company
Project Area: 214,000 sqf
Project Year: estimated 2011
Renderings: Gould Evans
Caen was destroyed during the Second World War and has been restored since, the Presqu’ile project is considered its second restoration. The 300ha Presqu’ile de Caen is located between the city centre and the sea and occupied by industrial structures among which some industrial monuments. MVRDV joined forces with French architect Diagram experienced in the site, landscape architect Territoires and engineering firm IOSIS. The project is a vision of the future based on research and for this the team also comprises of Swiss sociologist Philippe Cabane and Pro-Developpement, a company specialist in development strategy.
The city of Caen seleceted MVRDV along with two other offices to collaborate for the coming four years in the project. According to Le Moniteur the city has selected the three offices in a strategic mix: MVRDV was chosen for its innovative urbanism and involvement in Grand Paris, Djamel Klouche with SLETH for the Copenhagen port extension and François Leclercq for his involvement in the Euromediterranee project in Marseille.
Hosted at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston, Vlad Tenu’s winning entry to REPEAT: digital fabrication competition, Minimal Complexity, was the highlight of the lively TEX-FAB 2.0 and REPEAT exhibition. The event included a distinguished group of speakers from the academic, professional and fabrication communities that took place from February 10th to the 13th. More images and exhibition highlights after the break.
Architects: Lacoste + Stevenson Architects
Location: Sydney, Australia
Design Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Angela Rowson, Sasha Jovanovic, Adam Grasso, Alicia Bayl, Bart Dewilde, Sergio Corona, Chloe Lanser, Djibraan Hossen, Leonard Wong, Felicity Gill, Louise Parsonage, Lucie Hybnerova
Landscape Architect: JMD Design: Anton James, Kathryn Stewart
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates: Andrew Simpson, Scott Baty
ESD, Hydraulic Engineer Harris Page: Scott Johnson, David Page, Philip Restifo
Electrical / Lighting Engineer Lighting, Art & Science: Peter McLean
Heritage Architect Urbis: Steven Davies, Jennifer Faddy
Mechanical Engineer Erbas & Associates: Ken Erbas, Sylvia Enders
BCA Advance Building Approvals: Ian Pickering
PCA BCA Logic: Stuart Boyce
Access Accessibility Solutions: Mark Relf
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Lacoste + Stevenson Architects
Choosing to live, work and sell his art in one location, the Artist-Owner wanted to bring these program elements together, while keeping their architectural expression distinct. Teeple Architects’ solution came in the form of three long spatial volumes stacked on top of each other, shifted laterally and longitudinally to allow light penetration into the spaces. Each volume houses one aspect of the program; the ground floor volume is the studio, the second floor; the gallery, and the top floor is the residence. The clarity and directness of the concept brings dramatic expression to the sculptural form of the building.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.
Architect: Teeple Architects
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Principal in Charge: Stephen Teeple (OAA, FRAIC)
Project Team: Bernard Jin, Mark Baechler
Structural Engineer: R Villa Associates
General Contractor: Golden Hammer Renovations
Project Area: 3,200 sqf
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Tom Arban
“Material beyond Materials: A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing” combines progressive presentations in the fields of architecture, the arts, engineering and materials research. The conference participants will present and discuss their most innovative ideas, projects and positions concerning materials, technology and the impact on the architecture and construction disciplines and professions.
Taking place on the SCI-Arc campus in downtown Los Angeles, the two-day forum open to the public and the community at large will explore technological advances in composite materials, innovations in construction, and current design discourse—with some of the most important names in today’s building, fabrication and design industries.