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FF House / Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

  • Architects: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos
  • Location: Zapopan, México
  • Architect in Charge: Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
  • Design Team: Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Diana Quiroz Chávez, Roberto Peña, Leslie Chávez Sánchez, Andrea Assad Álvarez
  • Area: 587.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona

DawnTown Design Build Competition

DawnTown, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting architecture in Miami, is announcing an open call for portfolios for their Design Build competition. Now in its fifth year, Dawntown seeks the talents of a designer or design team to create a low cost, innovative, and temporary installation in Miami. The competition is open to architects, artists, and all creative professionals. Designers can work individually or collaboratively in teams, with the requirement that at least one team member is located in the United States. Dawntown Design Build is made possible by the generous grant of the John S and James L Knight Foundation and The Miami Downtown Development Authority. Don’t miss out on a chance to be a part of this inaugural architectural event for Miami! Entries will be collected from September 17th 2012 to October 31st 2012, with finalists being announced on November 15th 2012. To register and for more details, please visit here.    

100% Terschelling / Studio Elmo Vermijs

© Gemma van Linden
© Gemma van Linden

Architects: Studio Elmo Vermijs Location: Island Terschelling, The Netherlands Design: ElmoVermijs and Arievan Ziel Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Gemma van Linden

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© Gemma van Linden
© Gemma van Linden
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© Gemma van Linden
© Gemma van Linden
© Gemma van Linden
© Gemma van Linden

Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects

Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects © Bill Timmerman
Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects © Bill Timmerman

Architect: Wendell Burnette Architects Location: Ellington, Wisconsin Project Size: 5,000 square feet Photography: Bill Timmerman

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AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part IX

Datagrove / Future Cities Lab

© Peter Prato
© Peter Prato

Design:  Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno at Future Cities Lab Team: Ripon DeLeon (lead), Osma Dossani, Jonathan Izen, assisted by David Spittler
 Client: ZERO1, San Jose Public Art Program, National Endowment for the Arts Consultant: Elliot Larson created the Twitter trends [xml link]
 TechnologyText to Speech Module by TextSpeak, Arduino Mega and Uno, WiFly Shield by Sparkfun, Verizon Mifi, LCD panels by Sparkfun, LEDS by superbrightleds.com, IR sensors by Sharp Photography: Peter Prato

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Venice Biennale 2012: GREENHOUSE TALK interviews leading architects

As we announced earlier, Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture (China), Rahul Mehrotra of RMA architects (India) and Francine Houben of Mecanoo (The Netherlands) participated in GREENHOUSE TALK at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The informal discussion focused on the current reality of design culture in the great countries of Eastern Asia and Europe.The video begins with an introduction (in Italian) by architect and Senior curator of MAXXI Roma, Pippo Ciorra, which then leads into some fascinating commentary (in English, with Italian subtitles) by the highlighted protagonists.The GREENHOUSE TALK event was promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, in collaboration with MAXXI and NAi. 

Admissions Center, Brandeis University / Charles Rose Architects

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© John Linden

Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc. Location: Waltham, MA, USA Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 24,000 sq ft Photographs: John Linden, Peter Vanderwarker

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© John Linden
© John Linden
© John Linden
© John Linden
© John Linden

Films & Architecture: "Brazil"

This week we propose a classic from the ’80s by Terry Gillian. Brazil is a film where he shows his vision of the future generated by societies’ bureaucracy and organisation entities. In many ways, it depicts some, nowadays, facts of rigid urban spaces that do not allow individuality or any kind of freedom.

What do you think about architecture representing or being the result of social organisations? Let us know your ideas about this subject, as always, we’re waiting for your comments and suggestions.

1966-1976 Museum in Anren / Atelier FCJZ

© Yang Cao
© Yang Cao

Architects: Atelier Feichang Jianzhu Location: Dayi, Sichuan, China Architect In Charge: Liu Lubin Project Team: Wu Xia, Guo Qingmin, Liang Xiaoning, Feng Bo Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 2114.0 sqm Photographs: Yang Cao

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© Yang Cao
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© Yang Cao

AD App Guide: Morpholio Trace

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more.

Today we introduce you Morpholio Trace, an intuitive  drafting tool that brings one of the most frequent tools from our desk to a mobile touch device: the tracing paper. The app, developed by our friends from The Morpholio Project, lets you draw on top of images (imported from your iPad camera or other sources) as if you were using tracing paper. A collapsible menu provides you basic set of  tools (add more layers, choose from two colours, three widths, save) that enable you to to draft, sketch and review. No fancy fatures, just what you need. Functional minimalism that is not often found in many apps, related to the architectural background of Trace’s creators.

Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.  

I tested the app, which is available at the App Store, and it was very intuitive to use. I used it with both my fingers and with a my Pogo Sketch pen, and it was very easy to grab a photo, put a tracing paper on top of it, start sketching on different layers and send it via email.

The app won’t replace the good old tracing paper we have in our boards, but will rather extend its functions and make it more collaborative.

More info from the creators after the break.

Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2013

The call for entries was recently announced for the ninth annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards. Honoring the best design in the world across twelve categories completed in the past year, the winners are honored in a feature spread in our March issue as well as online. Winners will be chosen by a panel of outstanding experts in their fields, including architect Deborah Berke, chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and fashion designer Reed Krakoff. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1. To register and for more information, please visit here.

St. Josef Parish Centre / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Courtesy of Frei + Saarinen Architekten
Courtesy of Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten Location: Zurich, Switzerland Design Team: Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen; Nicolaj Bechtel, Stefan Wülser, Corina Trunz, David Winzeler, Bastien Turpin Client: Roman-Catholic Church Zurich Build Area: 1,200 m2 Usable Area Finishing Material: Floor / Wall / Ceiling Floor: Brushed, Coloured and Sealed Parquet (Oak) Completion: 2010 Photographs: Hannes Henz & Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Heathfield Primary School / Holmes Miller Architect

  • Architects: Holmes Miller Architect
  • Location: Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Structural Engineer: Goodson Associates
  • Services Engineer: Wallace Whittle
  • Quantity Surveyor: Brown and Wallace
  • Main Contractor: Mansell Construction Services
  • Breeam Consultant: BRE Scotland
  • Area: 4183.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Andrew Lee

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee

University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus / Cannon Design + CDG Architects

  • Architects: Cannon Design, CDG Architects
  • Location: Arizona, United States
  • Architect in Charge: Michael J. Smith
  • Design Team: Angena Chang, Jenna Wittenberg, Norena Florendo, Arlene Sanchez, Aileen Du, Joe Lafo, Dimitri Contoyannis, Shannon Bartch, Jhiah Chang, Grant Getz, Glenn Jonas, John Waller, Ryan Repucci, Jean Luc Cuisinier, Alex Victa, Carey Woo, Mark Herman, Steve Copenhagen, Greg Degiusti, Jeff Nudi, John Swift
  • Landscape Architect: Wheat Scharf
  • Structural Engineer: Holben, Martin, White Consulting Engineers, Inc
  • Civil Engineer: RS Engineering
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Bill Timmerman

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Infinity Tower / KPF

  • Architects: KPF
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Collaborators: Aflalo & Gasperini
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti