Architects: Agustín Landa Ruiloba, Rolando Martínez Rodríguez
Location: San Pedro Garza García, México
Project Architects: Manuel Martínez, Eugenio Adame, Nicolas von Wuthenau, Antonio Chávez, Jorge Corcuera, Enrique Yañez, Mónica Suberville, Estela Alvarado
Engineer: Ing. Victor Molina (Instalaciones Electromecánicas), Ing. Ricardo Nieto, DARE de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. (Instalaciones Hidrosanitarias)
Technical Architects: Jorge Alberto Guajardo Leal
Project area: 700 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2006
Photographs: Javier Orozco, Gerardo Almaguer y Francisco Rodarte
Burke Culligan Deegan’s design for the Aoibhneas Children’s Centre won the international competition administered by by the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland). The new children’s centre is an addition to the existing women’s refuge in Dublin, Ireland. The philosophy of the design was to aid growth and recovery in an uplifting environment for women and children who were temporary residents in the refuge.
Read on for information and images after the break.
A small-housing development, eight houses in total, make up this complex situated at the edge of Oslo’s suburbs and city center. The architects blended detached house, row house, and apartment concepts to create inventive row houses that could meet a range of different needs. Versatility, multiple exterior spaces, communal courtyard, submersed parking, and balconies are just some of the features. More photographs and drawings after the break.
Architects: Dahle Dahle Breitenstein AS (Einar Dahle Arkitekter and Dahle & Breitenstein AS )
Location: Oslo, Norway
Project Team: Einar Dahle, Christian Dahle and Kurt Breitenstein
Collaborators: Joachim Dahle, Christine Engh, Ane Maja Sollid
Client: Backe Prosjekt AS
Project Area: 1,868 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Nils-Petter Dale
Situated at the based of a steep field, the Chapel of Eternal Light offers views to the water beyond, an ideal location. With its slanted walls, the inverted pyramid shape is anchored by a concrete slab and formed from a metal structure. Follow the break for more construction photographs, drawings, and model pics of this in progress project.
Architects: Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto
Location: Ponta Garça, San Miguel, Azores
Project Team: James Grainger, Peter Mosca, Natasha Viveiros, Malheiros Nuno, Nuno Rodrigues
Specifications: Ana Fortuna
Structures: HDP Engineering
Mechanical: Maria Odette de Almeida, Paulo de Faria Queiroz Ltd
Electrical: Fernando Gomes
Project Year: 2003-2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Bernardo Rodrigues Arquitecto
Wansoo Lee shared with us his proposal for the Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design International Competition, sponsored by the Tiachung City government. The design competition aimed to create a symbol for the new Taiwan spirit while serving as a model of green building for the 21st century. Additionally, the tower also stands as a new-age landmark to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan. More images and project description after the break.
Architects: Rogers Marvel Architects
Location: Scarsdale, NY
Client: Westchester Reform Temple
Mechanical Engineer: Collado Engineering
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering and Environmental Design
Landscape Designer: Dirtworks, Inc.
Lighting Designer: Jim Conti Lighting Design
LEED Consultant: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
NYSERDA Representative: SAIC
Energy Modeling Commissioning: EME Group Consulting Engineers
Contractor: E.W. Howell Co., Inc., Kane Contracting
Cedar Supplier: Woodbury Supply Company, Inc.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Warchol Photography
Architects: Filipe Borges de Macedo
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Budget: 79,000 €
Project area: 220 sqm
Photographs: Filipe Borges de Macedo
This just in from UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, in collaboration with DP Architects, has been chosen to design the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Selected from a shortlist of five practices, UNStudio + DP Architects have created a proposal that reflects the university’s curriculum by “using the creative enterprise of the school to facilitate a cross-disciplinary interface; interaction is established between the professional world, the campus, and the community at large.”
More images and more about the proposal after the break.
Scott Draves (aka SPOT) produces software art that makes my brain melt. I’m almost positive it’s doing something neurological similar to the pink beam of light fired at Horselover Fat’s brain in Philip K. Dick’s novel, VALIS. These self-generative, evolving, extremely beautiful and complex images are encoded with information words do not adequately capture. Moreover, they warp conventional understandings of computer-generated imagery.
It’s appropriate to mention VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) because Draves’ art operates like some crazed living system, a rhizomatic artificial intelligence bouncing through space and beamed off-world. What will the aliens think of us when they receive these transmissions millions of years from now? If NASA ever does Voyager 3, this should be in its memory.
More after the break.
Architects GilBartolome ADW won the first prize in the competition Smart Future Minds Award with the project Lighting Device which aimed at anticipating technological and environmental aspects for the future of the city. Jurors selected this project for its viability, its vision for the future and the exclusive use of renewable energies and its potential as a social activator in the urban realm.
Read on after the break for more images and information.
Architects: UOSarchitects / Jung Ki Jung
Location: Jecheon-si, Chungbuk, Korea
Client: Dongdaemun_gu office
General Contractor: Seyang Engineering
Project area: 17,972 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Park Wan Soon
We received this interesting competition which proposes a new concept. The aim is to build a know-how on running alternative, open license-based two-phase architectural competitions. Participants of the first phase are required to submit their works under Creative Commons licenses – this allows in the second phase to feel freely inspired by and reuse others’ designs without critical legal restrictions.
Organizers intend to develop a methodology to organize such competitions while examining its sociocultural, economical and political aspects and necessities. As a result they would prepare this methodology so it can be tested later in real life conditions and become a starting point of a open license driven public building processes.
For more information go to the competition’s official website.