Small House with the View / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: David Maštálka, Lenka Křemenová
Collaborator: Jakub Filip Novák
Project Area: 115 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: A1 Architects

Browne Street House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Brisbane,
Design Principal: Shaun Lockyer
Project Architect: Lucy Hyndman
Interiors: Crinne Bolton
Projecdt Year: 2011
Project Area: 330 sqm
Photographs: Aperture Photography

AD Classics: Chilehaus / Fritz Höger

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The idea for the Chilehaus came when Henry B. Sloman left for Chile a poor man and returned to the city decades later with his newfound fortune. Upon his return, he decided that he wanted to give something back to his hometown, and so he commissioned architect Fritz Höger to design the Chilehaus, named for Sloman’s success in Chile. Completed in 1924, the Chilehaus quickly became a symbol of both Expressionism architecture and Hamburg’s economic revival post World War I. More on the design of the Chilehaus after the break.

Twins: Houses in Five Parts / William O’Brien Jr

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Architects: William O’Brien Jr. LLC
Location: Upstate
Design Principal: William O’Brien Jr
Project Team: Bhujon Kang
Project Year: 2009-2011
Visualization: Peter Guthrie

Gotham City’s Architecture Portrayed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Director Christopher Nolan is preparing to shoot his third and final Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which promises to bring the events of its blockbuster predecessors full circle. The filmmaker will experience new ground with the conclusion to his trilogy by shooting a portion of the film in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Shooting locations for Nolan’s Batman installments are shot all over the world, in places such as, India, Iceland, Romania, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, , , and now Pittsburgh. Each location offers unique elements of architecture to create the look and feel of Gotham City and Batman’s world. More information after the break.

Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects

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Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
Location: , Texas,
Project Team: Ted Flato, FAIA, Bill Aylor, AIA
Consultants: Lundy & Associates, Stonefox
Project Area: 557 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Hester + Hardaway, Atelier Wong 

Video: New Holland Island by WORKac

As we reported last week, WORKac provided the winning entry for the invitation-only competition New Ideas for New Holland. The proposed city within a city concept is an exciting redevelopment and design of in St. Petersburg, which takes shape in this video by Eric Lane with music by Darkstar.

St. Emanuel House / Ronnie Self

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Architect: Ronnie Self
Location: , , United States
Consultants: CBM Engineers Inc., ASA Consulting Engineers Inc.
Project Area: 150 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Hester


Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Winning Proposal / Ager Group

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AGER Group’s Boston Studio won an Excellence Award winning first prize for the Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition initiated by the Urban Development Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government in . The 15.42 hectare site is located between the Hamasen and Yenchen historic commercial centers of the 1920’s and 40’s and at the intersection of three of Kaohsiung’s thriving neighborhoods home of the recent Maritime Music Center and Port Terminal competitions. The competition aimed at transforming the historic rail yard and port station into a new city destination, creating a progressive model for local urban renewal. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kona Residence / Belzberg Architects

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Nestled between cooled lava flows, the residence situates its axis not with the linearity of the property, but rather with the axiality of predominant views available to the site. Within the dichotomy of natural elements and a geometric hardscape, the residence integrates both the surrounding views of volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons westward.

Architect: Belzberg Architects
Location: Kona, Hawaii,
Project Team: Hagy Belzberg, Principal; Barry Gartin, Project Manager; David Cheung, Barry Gartin, Cory Taylor, Andrew Atwood, Chris Arntzen, Brock DeSmit, Dan Rentsch, Lauren Zuzack, Justin Brechtel, Phillip Lee, Aaron Leppanen
Landscape Architect: Belt Collins Hawaii
Project Area: 7,800 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Benny Chan (Fotoworks), Belzberg Architects

Garage Unit / LZT Architects

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Architect: LZT Architects
Location: Austin, Texas,
Project Team: Murray Legge, AIA, Kenny Grossman, David Carroll, Julie Williams
Project Area: 30 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Murray Legge


Call for Entries: 2011 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

North Bend House / Johnston Architects / © Will Photography

Perspective provides us the vision to see our work and how we shape our surroundings with increasing clarity as we aspire to evolve and seek ever better answers to the challenges of our world. Our perspective begins with the most personal of the individual, to ever expanding rings of reference and community. This year’s 2011 AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture recognizes the transformative potential of vision in shaping our work and our communities.

We invite the design community to engage in the conversation of the Awards and submit your perspective whether realized, latent, or an idea in the pursuit of design excellence. This year’s esteemed jury and moderator will share their perspective in an engaging evening of dialogue at Benaroya Hall.

The Sixth Jaap Bakema Fellowship

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The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) and the A10 new European architecture magazine are launching the Bakema Fellowship 2011/2012. This fellowship is a grant of €10,000 for research, through design, at the cutting-edge of architecture, technology and society. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2011. Application criteria and other fellowship information after the break.

h8s House / aoydesign


Architects: aoydesign
Location: , Japan
Constructor: Eishin construction Co., Ltd.
Site area: 45 sqm
Project area: 52 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: aoydesign

modeLab Parametric Design Workshop

Studio Mode/modeLab is pleased to announce the upcoming modeLab Parametric Design Workshop in City over the weekend of August 20/21, 2011. In response to the overwhelming interest and success of last month’s workshop, will conduct one last Parametric Design Workshop this summer. The workshop will include a newly redeveloped curriculum and series of supporting lectures as a means to engage both the conceptual, as well as technical domains of applied parametric design.

Emphasis will be placed on workflows that utilize constraint-based design, associative modeling techniques, and environmental influencers to discover novel and inventive design solutions through the use of Grasshopper. Rhino, in conjunction with the parametric modeling plug-in Grasshopper, offers the possibility to explore parametric and computational design with unprecedented fluidity. Leveraging this capacity, we have structured this workshop around a series of architectural design strategies with supporting content to foster a fast-paced and productive learning environment.

As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this collection of Strategies, Primers, and Utilities provides workshop participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning. Attendance will be limited to provide each participant maximum dedicated time with instructors. To register or for more information click here.

Google to build sustainable Headquarters in Mountain View with Ingenhoven Architects

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The award winning sustainable German architecture firm, Ingenhoven Architects, has been hired by Google Inc to design their new headquarters in Mountain View, California. Expected to begin construction in 2012, Ingenhoven approached the design with the idea that ‘the architecture should be an expression of the „corporate culture” and at the same time a model for sustainable architecture in the broadest sense surpassing the LEED-Platinum-Standards with its holistic concept’.  Jordan Newman, a Google spokesman shared about Ingenhoven, “we’ve asked them to build the most green, sustainable building possible.”

Google’s offices in Milan, previously featured on ArchDaily can be viewed here. More about this exciting news from the architects following the break.

Paletz Moi Residence / Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects

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Architects: Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects
Location: , , USA
Architect: Kenneth Hobgood, FAIA
Photographer: James West

AD Classics: Landhaus Lemke / Mies van der Rohe

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The Landhaus Lemke private residence by Mies van der Rohe exudes the crisp, clean and formal aesthetics that are characteristic of his architectural proclivity. Built in 1933 for Karl and Martha Lemke, the house is rich with history and encompasses a storied past. More details after the break.