Film: Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Taliesin’ directed by Bruce Beresford

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Most of us have heard stories about the life of , including the scandalous tale of his mistress Martha “Mamah” Cheney and the tragic murder that took place in their Wisconsin home. The legendary architect has also captured the attention of veteran filmmaker Bruce Beresford and producers J. Todd Harris and Ed Bachrach, as they have signed on to create a film about Frank Lloyd Wright entitled Taliesin.

Beresford told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a very good script. It doesn’t cover his whole life, just a small section of it, and it doesn’t whitewash him into some sort of saint.”

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Flashback: Casa Equis / Barclay & Crousse Architecture

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Architects: Barclay & Crousse Architecture
Location: “La Escondida” Beach, province of , Peru
Project authors: Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Paris – France)
Site Architect: Edward Barclay
Engineer: Llanos & Flores S.A
Contractor: Constructora E. Barclay
Project Area: 174 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Courtesy of Barclay & Crousse Architecture

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Future Proofing Schools Competition Proposal / Architectus

With the aim to provide a portable building solution that is tailored to suit the site, climate and desired learning outcomes in an efficient, sustainable and adaptable way, Architectus… designed a system titled, eMOD (Educational Modular Offsite Design). It is

Windermere Steamboat Museum Proposal / Carmody Groarke


Carmody Groarke were recently announced as the winners of the RIBA competition to redevelop the Steamboat Museum in the Lake District National Park. Earlier this year, the Lakeland Arts Trust secured initial support for a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid*, including £494,000 development funding, to take the project forward. The project aims to create an exciting and active museum which will use the lake and the stunning lakeside setting to display the nationally significant collection of steam launches, motor boats, yachts and other vessels which are all associated with . More images and project description after the break.

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Mariko Mori’s “Journey to Seven Light Bay” Exhibition

Journey to Seven Light Bay, Mariko Mori’s anticipated exhibition is now on view on the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) as of Dec. 6, 2011. This digital exhibition can be viewed entirely online here, and also corresponds with the…

‘And then it became a city…’ Film Series at the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

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‘And then it became a city…’ is a film series featured at the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. The Biennale is curated by Terence Riley and just opened last week – on view in through February 18, 2012. And then it became a city… shows the everyday life and activity of six planned cities under sixty years old. The cities featured include Gabarone, Chandigarh, , Almere, Las Vegas, and Brasilia. More trailers on the films about their corresponding cities can be viewed after the break.

Firestation 30 / Schacht Aslani Architects

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Architects: Schacht Aslani Architects
Location: , WA, USA
Year completed: 2011
Area: 9,120 sf
Photographs: Mike Jensen

Hytten 4 / Metro Architects

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Architects: Metro Architects
Location: , Malmö
Client: NCC living, Malmö
Area: 5000 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographers: Rafael Palomo


Apple Bay House / Parsonson Architects

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Architects: Parsonson Architects Ltd
Location: Apple Bay, , New Zealand
Completed: 2006
Design Team: Gerald Parsonson, Craig Burt, Daniel Watt
Structural Engineers: Smart Alliances
Builder: Ken Anderson Building Ltd
Photographer: Paul Mcredie


Apartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & Partners

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Architects: Zucchi & Partners
Location: ,
Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Nicola Bianchi, Andrea Viganò with Leonardo Berretti, Ivan Bernardini, Juarez Corso
Client: Iter Cooperativa Ravennate Interventi Sul Territorio
Structures: Studio di Ingegneria Due esse, Michele Berti
Area dimension: 7,434 sqm
Dimensions: 4,754 sqm
Photographs: Cino Zucchi

Video: Mies van der Rohe’s Czech Masterpiece: Tugendhat House

Built in Czechoslovakia in 1930 by German architect , the Tugendhat House is an architectural masterpiece built for a Jewish family who was forced to flee in 1938 shortly before the Munich Agreement. The video shares interviews with the Tugendhat daughter and Mies’s grandson about the historical villa now owned by the government in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2001, the Tugendhat House was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is referred to as one of the most important residential buildings of the 20th century.

View ArchDaily’s publication on the iconic Villa Tugendhat here.

Video: Ultra Light Village / Clavel Arquitectos, by Cristobal Palma

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us this short clip of the Ultra Light Village installation by , on view at the Civic Square. This is part of a series of installations for the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Urbanism / Architecture Biennale, open until February 18th, 2012.

More videos by Cristobal Palma at ArchDaily:

Zenale Building Renovation / FTA

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Architects: Filippo Taidelli Architetto (FTA)
Location: Milan,
Program: Building renovation
Client: Immobiliare Zenale
Size: 2.500 sqm
Budget: € 4.000.000
Partners: Arch. Piero Castellini Baldissera
Consultants: Manens Intertecnica S.r.l., Enco Engeneering Consulting, S. Sesana, Studio Tre, Falegnameria Ori e Bonetti, LDW Lighting Design Workshop
Photographs: Courtesy of Filippo Taidelli Architetto

2012 Driehaus Prize / Michael Graves

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Michael Graves has been chosen as the 2012 Driehaus Laureate, honoring his lifetime contributions to classical and traditional architecture in the modern world. The jury praised Graves for his “brilliant combinations of tradition and imagination” within his architecture and product design, stating that his deep understanding and respect of the past allows him to enrich the architectural process.

“Michael Graves has enhanced not just the architecture profession with his talent and scholarship, but everyday life itself through his inspiring attention to beautiful and accessible design,” says Michael Lykoudis, Jury Chair and Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. “The quality and scope of his work have enhanced how people work, live, and interact in public and private realms, making a profound impact on American life.”

View ArchDaily’s interview with Michael Graves here and continue reading for more information on the Driehaus Prize.

Zen Garden House / David Jay Weiner

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Architect: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.
Location: , CO, USA
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
Contractor: Keith Teahen Construction
Photographer: Bill Ellzey


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School for Burmese Refugees / 2bw Studio

This design proposal by 2bw Studio… for the School for Burmese Refugees, an international competition put on by Building Trust International, responds to its situation by providing a series of sheltered spaces and enclosures that encourage children to learn, play

Shore Vista Boat Dock / Bercy Chen Studio

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Architects: Bercy Chen Studio, LP
Location: Austin, Texas,
Design Principal: Thomas Bercy and Calvin Chen
Project Architect: Thomas Bercy, Calvin Chen, and Dan Loe
Project Manager: Daniel Loe
Project Team: Brad Purrington, Daniel Arellano, Fred Hubnik
Completion: 2011
Area: 1600 sf
Photography: Paul Bardagjy and Ryan Michael

Helsinki South Harbor Proposal / Macyauski Research & Design

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This ’s new South Harbor proposal, designed by Macyauski Research & Design, is envisioned as the iconic gateway into the heart of the city that serves its tourists and travelers aesthetically and effectively. Its strong urban connection between the waterfront and the city has been simplified to efficiently activate Helsinki’s South Harbor. More images and architects’ description after the break.