Schuler Villa / andrea pelati architecte

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: andrea pelati architecte
Location: Neuchâtel,
Project Team: Andrea Pelati, Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 690 sqm
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Courtesy of The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects

B*Sessions: LEEDing Affordable Housing Seminar

Join a critical discussion on the architect’s role in shaping sustainable buildings and communities. Panelists Terrence O’Neal AIA, LEED AP [Terrence O'Neal Architect, LLC]; Victor Body-Lawson AIA [Body Lawson Associates]; and David Danois AIA [Danois Architects] will use case studies…

Flashback: Mar Mediterrâneo & Mar Vermelho Office Buildings / IDF – Ideias do Futuro

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Architects: IDF – Ideias do Futuro
Location: Lisbon,
Partners: Rolinet et Associés
Project Team: Arch. Gabriel Santos, Arch. Mário Salgado Freire, Arch. Ricardo Lopes, Arch. Tiago Corregedor da Fonseca, Arch. Virgínia Gomes
Engineering: Termifrio – Projectos e Planeamento Industrial Lda; Quanti; A2P, Consult Estudos e Projectos, Lda.
Project Year: 2002
Project Area: 17,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of IDF – Ideias do Futuro


Container Architecture Exhibition

Showcasing the most high-profile realized ISO-container projects from all over the globe, the Container Architecture Exhibition, put together by Jure Kotnik…, is offering an insight into one of architecture’s youngest branches until December 9 at the Seattle AIA gallery

National Museum of Scotland / Gareth Hoskins Architects

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Architects: Gareth Hoskins Architects
Location: , Scotland
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
Services Engineer: Max Fordham
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Andrew Lee

Jane Jacobs Forum 2011 Women as Public Intellectuals / The Municipal Art Society

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To honor the 50th anniversary of Jane Jacob’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities, The Municipal Art Society of is hosting the Jane Jacobs Forum focusing on Women as Public Intellectuals. The forum will discuss three prominent female writers: Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) and Betty Friedan (The Female Mystique) all of whom challenged the status quo.  Their voices contributed to discussions about urban planning, environmental responsibility and the role of women in society.  The forum will be moderated by Robin Pogrebin with five other panelists who will address the circumstances of these women’s successes and the role of women engaged in public critique today.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at The CUNY Graduate Center in The Elebash Hall at 6:30 – 8pm and reservations can be made here.

The Wellington Zoo Hub / Assembly Architects Limited

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Architects: Assembly Architects Limited
Location: Wellington,
Project Team: Justin Wright, Louise Wright, James Norman
Structural Engineer: Alistair Cattanach, Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd
Metalwork Fabricator: Fraser Engineering
Services Engineer: SKM & eCubed
Contractor: Naylor Love Limited
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jet Productions Ltd (Mike Heydon)

GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities / estudioSIC

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Architect: estudioSIC
Location: ,
Authors: Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel Jaenicke, estudiosic
Client: GH Genhelix
Collaborators: Alfredo Borgui, Nieves Valle, Matteo Ferrari
Coauthors: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj
Project Team: Fhecor, Jose María Heras, IPD, David García, Gumersindo Fuertes
General Constructor: García de Celis
Budget: 4,890,000 €
Project Area: 8380 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Esaú Acosta. estudiosic

Zaha Hadid is Coming to San Diego

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Planning Commission has approved Zaha Hadid’s La Jolla Residence. Along with the San Diego firm Public, Hadid will demolish an existing house on a half-acre site at 8490 Whale Watch Way, replacing it with a 12,700 square foot home comprised of four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an indoor pool. The firm has described the home as an “introverted sculptural structure.”

The La Jolla Community Planning Association responded to unsupportive neighbors by appealing the owners’ application for a Coastal Development permit. Residents were concerned by the radical appearance in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood homes. Association member Dale Naegle stated, “If we approve this we might as well abandon our La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance…It is a beautiful house, but it doesn’t fit.”

The project still risks being appealed again by the La Jolla Community Planning Association. If that were to occur, the project would then be in the hands of the much more challenging city council.

Reference: The Architect’s Newspaper

House E / Sharon Neuman Architects

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Architect: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Sharonneuman, Sharonwolman
Project Area: 300 sq.m
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Amit Gosher


After the Final Curtain: Abandoned Theaters / Matt Lambros

Loews Palace Theater © Matt Lambros

Photographers allow us to see pieces of the world that we normally miss – historic events, fleeting expressions on people’s faces, the urban fabric of the places in which we live.  Matt Lambros is a -based photographer who does just that. He captures photographs of spaces that have long been abandoned to distant memories – concealed behind decaying walls and “No Trespassing” signs. The subjects of his lens are the abandoned theaters of a time when, as Lambros describes, theater-going was a celebrated social event.

Shore Theater © Matt Lambros

For the past two years Lambros has been photographing theaters for “After the Final Curtain“, a personal project that is a collection of photographs of abandoned theaters throughout the .  Thus far he has photographed approximately thirty theaters and has many more scheduled. He shares with us some of his favorites – join us after the break to see more…

STV House / Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture

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Architects: Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron

Courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates

Reconsidering Postmodernism Conference

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art announces a two-day conference on November 11-12 dedicated to a rigorous examination of Postmodernism both as expressed in theory and as put into practice in the fourth quarter of the 20th century in…

Cornell Plantations Welcome Center / Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

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Architect: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Location: Cornell Plantations, Ithaca, New York,
Project Team: Jon Neuert (Partner-in-Charge),Yves Bonnardeaux (Project Architect) and Project Team: Harvey Wu, Andrea Macecek, Ian Douglas, Teddy Benedicto, Winda Lau, Cyril Charron, Hugh Clark, Jesse Dormody
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,900 sqf
Photographs: Tom Arban

Courtesy of Bruno Bianchi, Damian Bojko, Etcheverry Nelson, Ricardo Etcheverry, Fabbri Juan

Ex-Communications Battalion 121 / Bruno Bianchi, Damian Bojko, Etcheverry Nelson, Ricardo Etcheverry, Fabbri Juan

This project proposal for the Ex-Communications Battalion 121, which won the first prize in the National Ideas Competition, stems from the idea of bringing the Rio Parana to the city district. Following a study of plastic forms generated by the…

Club de Vela / SCT Estudio de Arquitectura

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Architects: SCT Estudio de Arquitectura
Location: Puerto de Andratx, ,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: José Hevia

Courtesy of Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons Launches New Urban Graduate Programs

Parsons The New School for Design has announced new graduate programs including a Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies and a Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice. What makes these programs unique is their focus on…

Tamina Thermal Baths / Smolenicky & Partner Architecture

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Architecture: Smolenicky & Partner Architecture
Location: , Switzerland
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Roland Bernath, Walter Mair