V12K0102 / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

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Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, F. Sack, H. Vollmuller, L. Pasel Private
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 240 sqm
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

An Architect’s Dress Code

An Architect’s Dress code (Revised 9-12-11)

Employees contribute to the culture and reputation of the SVEHN JØSSANG ATELJE in the way they present themselves. An Architectural appearance is essential to a favorable impression with clients, and company shareholders (ie. Svehn). Good grooming and appropriate dress should reflect an employee’s confidence in his/her aesthetic convictions and inspire others to realize that they are dressed unimaginatively. An Architect’s attire should be minimal yet condescending at the same time.

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MAXXI: Joshua Prince Ramus (REX architects) Event

Architect Joshua Prince Ramus (REX architects), just awarded as one of the five greatest architects under 50 in the world, will hold a main lecture at the MAXXI at 6:00pm on September 16th during the event Y1 – Independent Architecture…

PRD 845 / Studio Ma

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Architect: Studio Ma, Inc.
Design Team: Christiana Moss, Dan Hoffman, Christopher Alt, Robert Des Rosiers, Jonah Busick, Brad Pfahler
Location: , Arizona
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 24,000SqFt
Project Cost: $3.5M
Contractor: UrbanEdge Builders
Client: Greenroof Development Company LLC
Civil Engineer: Evans, Kuhn & Associates
Structural Engineer: Rudow + Berry
Soil Consultant: Foree & Vann
Mechanical Engineer: Associated Mechanical Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Woodward Engineering
Landscape Architect: Levinson Studio
Photography: Michael Weschler Photography


Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture

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Architect: Kere Architecture
Location: ,
Photographs: Iwan Baan

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Un-Competition Project: Invent it, Design it, Build it

Black Spectacles, who has teamed up with the Chicago Architectural Club, has recently created The Un-Competition Project. Invent a project, design it, and post your design on our Facebook page, with a 60 second video. They want to hear how you…

Slice House / Procter-Rihl Architects

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Architects: Procter-Rihl Architects
Location: Porto Alegre,
Collaborators: Dirk Anderson, James Backwell, Johannes Lobbert
Structural Engineer: Glass and Steel: Michael Baigent MBOK
Structural Engineer: : Antonio Pasquali
Foundation Engineer: Vitor Pasin
Services Engineer: Flavio Mainardi
Site Architect: Arq. Mauro Medeiros
Project Area: 210 sqm
Photographs: Sue Barr, Marcelo Nunes

9/11 Memorial and Museum / Handel Architects with Peter Walker, Davis Brody Bond

VIsualization by Squared Design Lab – http://www.911memorial.org/

Ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center in , the National September 11 Memorial was dedicated in a private ceremony with the victims’ families. It was officially opened to the public as of today, September 12th. The opening of the 9/11 Memorial is a first step towards the closing of a long chapter of construction at the World Trade Center site.

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LOFT London Farm Tower Competition Awards

AWR recently announced the winners of the LOFT London Farm Tower Competition. Population growth and urban centralization lead to increased demand for real estate market and for food. One possible solution is vertical farming. AWR therefore proposed the design of…

Solar S. Roque Gallery / Manuel Maia Gomes

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Architects: Manuel Maia Gomes
Location: , Portugal
Project Team: Carla Cruz, Rui Araújo, Artur Alves, Alda Silva, Luisa Lopes, Catarina Magalhães
Engineering: António Costa, Eça Guimarães, Madalena Camões, Márcia Campos
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Barcelona Ecological Center / XV Studio

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The Ecological Center (BEC) is a proposal of XV Studio about the future of the Bullfight Plaza ‘Monumental’ in Barcelona, Spain. The concept is radical: Transforming the bullring into a center of research and leisure regarding to environmentally friendly activities, especially the ones that respect and take care of animals. In other words, to use all the elements that already exist now in the ring to be reused in the opposite way. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

Photo by Jim Hudson - http://www.architectureinberlin.com/

In April of 2010 the architecture community gathered to protect one of the many at risk postmodern buildings of the 1980s. The new owners of the Kreuzberg Tower by drew negative attention from notable architects when they began altering the building’s façade. The Kreuzberg Tower’s façade has now been restored, and the attention it received reflects on its postmodern history, and the prominence of its important designer.

9861BBVR Dr Júlio Teixeira Municipal Library / Belém Lima Architects

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Architects: Belém Lima Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Carla Barros, Sofia Lourenço, Pedro Pinto, Isabel Nunes, Filipe Silva
Client: Câmara Municipal de Vila Real
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 2,911 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

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Map of Architecture Twitter Users

On August 22, 2011 a live map that charts members of interior design, architecture, and related consultants on Twitter was released into the wild. In only three days it had already surpassed 8000 views, and added 120 professionals to the…

In Progress: One World Trade Center / SOM

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Architecture photographer Paul Clemence shared with us a recent photo set of the current status of the One World Trade Center building by SOM.

I was downtown today, checking  out the commotion by Ground Zero and snapped these images of the Freedom Tower. Is for sure going up and we can already glance at its connection to neighborhood buildings, its presence on the skyline and some interesting architectural nuances.

- Paul Clemence

More photos after the break.

Keyhole House / EASTERN Design Office

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Architects: EASTERN Design Office
Location: ,
Project Area: 103.47 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

New York City’s First Ever Urban Design Week

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The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) has organized City’s very first Urban Design Week. In mid September, IfUD will engage the city with a series of public events. Through lectures, tours, and a , IfUD hopes to analyze the city’s collective urbanity and imagine possibilities for the future.

Volume # 28: Internet of Things

This issue of Volume explores architects’ roles in the age of the internet. For us at ArchDaily, this is a topic we find very interesting. We ask all the architects we interview how the internet has changed their practice; their answers nicely complement this issue. (You can check them out in our interview section). I, personally, enjoyed the section titled “Tracing Concepts.” It illustrates the influence design ideas have had on the computing world and vise versa. For example, it details how Christopher Alexander’s ideas about design patterns has spurred on object-oriented programming and bottom-up design solutions.