Video: Netscape: 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion

As the students finalize their thesis projects each September, they join the faculty in an annual ritual of constructing a temporary pavilion that will host that year’s graduation ceremony. Produced by Them Too Productions, this video documents the development and fabrication of Netscape, the 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion by Oyler Wu Collaborative and the students of SCI-Arc. View ArchDaily’s detailed coverage of the 2011 pavilion HERE.

Panoramabad Gröbming / KREINERarchitektur

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Architect: KREINERarchitektur ZT GmbH
Location: ,
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of KREINERarchitektur

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The Holcim Awards 2011 for Asia Pacific Winners

The Asia Pacific winners of the Holcim Awards for sustainable construction were recently announced in Singapore. The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. The competition is designed to…

Air Apartments / Ian Moore Architects

© Rocket Mattler

Architect: Ian Moore Architects
Location: Broadbeach, , Australia
Principal Architect: Ian Moore
Project Architect: Manuelle Schelp
Project Team: Tina Engelen, Will Fung, Penelope Fuller, Helen Stumbaum, Jeanette Hansen, Katrin Kloetzer, James Curry
Client: Thakral Developments
Builder: Barclay Mowlem
Photographer: Rocket Mattler

The Mobius: Portal to the Point / Weiss/Manfredi

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Our friends from Weiss/Manfredi have shared their Portal to the Point Design Ideas Exploration proposal, a project exploring the connection between city and the environment for Point State Park in the City of , .  Currently, Point State Park, which is located at the geographic epicenter of Pittsburgh, does not take advantage of its potential to bridge the city, which is built on industrial accomplishments, with the river banks of the Allegheny and the Monogahela, both of which have granted Pittsburgh a prosperous ecological history. Weiss/Manfredi’s proposal attempts to stitch the city and its river banks together with a new brigde typology, a Mobius Pathway that is “not about the singular act of connecting two disparate parts, but about the comprehensive connectivity of a larger network.”

More about the Mobius Pathway after the break.

Jardins de l’Arche / AWP


AWP, a -based architecture firm, was named in July the general contractor for the landscaping of the public spaces and follies situated at the foot of the Grande Arche. The site, located near the future Arena 92 in the Jardins de l’Arche neighborhood, serves as a space for genuine interchange between La Défense and Seine-Arche. The urbanists at AWP are equally responsible for a guide plan for Defacto that will enhance the urban space of La Défense’s business district. More images and architects’ description after the break.

SN House / Studio GT

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Architects: Studio GT
Location: ,
Team: Guilherme Torres, Celso Oshiro, Jean Oliveira, Rafael Miliari, Raphael Lima, Vanessa Bercini
Year: 2010
Area: 843 sqm
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Video: Research Centre for University of Jussieu / BIG+OFF

Above is a video for the Research Centre of the University of Jussieu, the competition winning design by BIG and OFF architects. The new multidisciplinary research centre, PARC, located between Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe and the open green park of the Jussieu Campus will become a significant addition to the campus, strengthening the international appeal and openness of the leading French University for Science and Medicine.

N Seattle Community College OCEE / Schacht Aslani Architects

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Architects: Schacht Aslani Architects
Location: , , USA
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 47,450 sqf
Photographs: Doug Scott

San Sebastian Subway Entrance / Snøhetta

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The building of the new metro in San Sebastian Donastia will connect the people and the different areas of the city in a new way. It will set a new standard for the future of the town and its way forward. It will offer donastiarras and visitors a new means of public transpiration, and be a part of the future pulse of San Sebastian Donastia. The entrance design by Snøhetta is based on a continuous movement from underground level to over ground, and vice versa. The design element goes from being a ceiling structure underground to create a roof structure over the stairs and up over ground. The structure describes the transition between the two states and connects the city life with the metro world. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gandra School / CNLL


Architects: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Location: ,
Project: 2009_2010
Client: Paredes’ City Hall
Architecture Coordination: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Architecture Colaboration: CNLL, Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Natália Rocha, Nuna Castro
Specialities: Grupo DAJ
Lot area: 12 267 sqm
Gross Building Area: 4 227 sqm
Constructor: Gabriel Couto
Model: CNLL
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra


Redbull New Headquarters / Sid Lee Architecture

© Ewout Huibers

Architects: Sid Lee Architecture
Location: ,
Clients: Red Bull Netherlands
Acrhitectural Design: Sid Lee Architecture
Visual Identity and Graphics: Sid Lee
Builders: Fiction Factory
Furniture: 2D&W
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 875 sqm
Photographs: Ewout Huibers

Chosen over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture and Sid Lee’s Amsterdam atelier were mandated to create the new Red Bull Amsterdam headquarters. The company agreed to settle in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area, in a site evocative of both an artistic street culture and the intensity of extreme sports. The project landed in an old heritage shipbuilding factory, facing a timeless crane and an old disused Russian submarine.

Interview: Tony Fretton, by Hugo Oliveira

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We are sharing with you an interview of architect Tony Fretton of Tony Fretton Architects conducted by Hugo Oliveira, as seen in Jornal Arquitectos. Prior to founding his firm in 1982, Fretton was Principal Designer at Arup Associates. He is deeply committed to architectural education and has experience teaching worldwide, from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London to Harvard University in Cambridge. He currently serves as a Professor of Architectural Design and Interiors at TU Delft in the Netherlands.

The complete interview following the break.

Kindergarten Ajda / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

© Miran Kambic

Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
Location: Ravne Na Koroškem,
Design Team: Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik, Tjaša Mavrič, Tina Marn
Container System: Conhouse
Producer: Trimo D. D.
Client: Municipality Ravne Na Koroškem
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Miran Kambic

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We recently received a monograph of ’s work. This young firm is energetic, pushes the boundaries, goes after competitions, and has been successful in pushing many projects into reality. We are fan their work and have featured 16 separate times here on archdaily. Additionally, David Basulto, co-founder of ArchDaily, has become good friends with Mikkel Frost through an email correspondence  interview that took place over the 4 months. The interview is prominently featured in the introduction of the book and makes for an interesting read.

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Gymnasium at Mãe Luiza Unveiled / Herzog & de Meuron

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Together with the local Natal organization Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao (Centro Sócio), Herzog & de Meuron released the design for a new gymnasium at the School of Dinarte Martiz. The gymnasium is the “pioneering architectural project” of a larger urban plan for the neighborhood of Mãe Luiza in Natal, .

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Partner: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler, Markus Widmer
Project Architects: Tomislav Dushanov (Associate), Mariana Vilela
Client: Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição
Location: Natal, Brazil
Construction: 2012 - 2013

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City Square Developing / AllesWirdGut

© Roger Wagner

Architects: AllesWirdGut
Location: Esch-sur-Alzette,
Client: Agora, société de développement
Completion: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015
Gross Flor Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Roger Wagner