Video: La Coruña Center For The Arts / aceboXalonso studio, by 24studio

Above is a video put together by 24studio on what today we call the National Museum of Science andTechnology – MUNCYT – which was born in 2001 as A Coruña Center for the Arts designed by aceboXalonso studio. The video coincides with the article written about the politically controversial building which was conceived as a single container to house two buildings of diverse nature: the new Dance Conservatory of the provincial Council of A Coruña and a Provincial Museum of ambiguous content. More info can be viewed here.

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Young Architects Forum Summit20

Coming up in March, the AIA Grassroots Conference will be featuring the Young Architects Forum (YAF), a knowledge community of AIA composed of architects licensed less than 10 years, who will be holding ‘Summit20′ at the District Architecture Center in…

The National World War II Museum / Voorsanger Mathes LLC

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Architects: Voorsanger Architects PC, New York, NY
Location: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Owner/Client: The National World War II Museum Foundation, Inc.
Design Principal: Bartholomew Voorsanger
Lead Design: Martin Stigsgaard, Masayuki Sono
Museum Consultant: Peggy A. Loar
Design Team: Peter Miller, James Macdonald, Radoslaw Krysztofiak,Andrea Wiedemann, Mark Wagner, Reema Pathak, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao, Issei Suma, Won Jun Jung, Anastasiya Konopitskaya
Additional Competition Staff: Chieko Takahashi, Yoonkee Hong, Sabrina Schollmeyer, Victor Viera, Omar Renteria
Associate Architect: Mathes Brierre Architects, New Orleans, LA
Co-Chairman: Edward C. Mathes
Project Team: Peter Priola, Tony Alfortish, Nichole Chauvin, Scott Evans, C. H. Palm Jr., Frank Herdliska, Joyce Bergman, Johannah Fernandez, Vivien Yu, Vicki Cusimano, Robert Swan, Jim Opitz
Exhibition Design: Gallagher & Associates
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership
Programming: Lord Cultural Resources
Photographs: Thomas Damgaard

BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Space / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

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The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) recently opened its new headquarters, BSA Space, Boston’s leading cultural institution on architecture and design. The design of the new headquarters by Boston-based firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture is centered around a highly visible “cloud” ceiling and an iconic stair. These two architectural elements act as brand markers for BSA Space and an invitation into the exhibits and meeting spaces above. More images and project description after the break.

Parkveien 5b-c / KIMA

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Architects: KIMA
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Client: Infill AS
Project Team: Martin Dietrichson, Kristoffer Moe Bøksle, Haukur Morthens, Inge Hareide, Erlend Seilskjær
Gross Area: 945 sqm
Photographs: Dag Alveng, Ivan Brodey, Finn Ståle Feldberg, Magne Risnes

Nanshan Wedding Center / Urbanus

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Architects: Urbanus
Location: Nanshan Distrit, , China
Design Director: Meng Yan, Zhu Jialin 
Project Director: Zhang Zhen, Fu Zhuoheng, Wei Zhijiao
Architecture Designers: Wang Jun, Yin Yujun, Hu Zhigao,Li Qiang, Zhang Xinfeng 
Landscape Designers: Liao Zhixiong, Lin Ting, Yu Xiaolan, Liu Jie
Collaborator: Guoqun Studio (Interior Design); Shenzhen Keyuan Construction Group co.,Ltd (Curtain wall Design)
Client: Construction Bureau of Nanshan District
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 3,002.5 sqm
Floor Area: 977.5 sqm
Photographs: Meng Yan, Wu Qiwei

Rio Carnival 2012 kicks off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated Sambadrome

Aerial Image of Carnival

Brightly colored confetti and sequined samba queens covered the newly renovated Sambadrome in , marking the beginning of the 2012 world-famous annual Carnival. Designed by Brazil’s legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Sambadrome was originally constructed during the first government of Leonel Brizola (1983 – 1987) in an effort to provide Rio with an urban facility that would serve as the permanent location of the traditional spectacle of the samba school’s parade. Inaugurated in 1984, the Sambadrome is also known as the Catwalk Professor Darcy Ribeiro out of respect to the man who moved the parade to its current site. Continue for more.

Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

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Architects: Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés + Atela Architectes
Location: Sophia Antipolis,
Completion: 2011
Consultants: SETOR (engineering), Peutz ET Associés (acoustics), Anne-Lise Leymarie (environmental engineering)
Client: Nice–Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3.8 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

Arriva Heaquarters / RVDM

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Architect: RVDM
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Ricardo Senos, Liliana Simões, Stela Pervanova, Damião Santos, Nuno Marques
Client: Arriva – Portugal
Building Company: Combitur, Lda
Total Area: 3010 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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If you haven’t visited us in a while, you may have missed Ministry of Design’s amazing show gallery in China. Maybe, you didn’t look closely enough at BLK2 Architekten latest mixed use project in Hamburg, Germany, or La Pallaresa, designed by Terradas Arquitectos and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Now you have a chance to look at the best from last week, including Arquitecnica’s housing project and Kengo Kuma’s incredible Bridge Museum.

Villa Rotterdam / Ooze

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Architect: Ooze - Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg
Location: , The Netherlands
Site Area: 2,500. including water
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

   

LINA & GIO: THE LAST HUMANISTS: An Exhibit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture

Sesc Pompéia / © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Opening on February 24th at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in Lina & Gio: The Last Humanists will explore for the first time the relationship between two seminal figures in twentieth-century design: Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and Gio Ponti (1891-1979). More details after the break.

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Call for Proposals: Completed Building Projects & Research that Engage Innovative Approach to Seismic Design

Curators Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure of McGill University, Department of Civil Engineering, are seeking completed building projects and research that engage innovative approach to seismic design for an exhibit that will be held at the internationally renowned…

White Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi Futatsumata

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Architect: Koichi Futatsumata from CASE-REAL
Location: , Japan
Project Director: Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa
Completion: July 2011
Structure: wood frame
Scale: 1 story
Site area: 127.9m2
Building area: 94.2m2
Photographs: Hiroshi Mizusaki

   

Multiple Natures / soma

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Placing second, behind Sou Fujimoto Architects’ winning proposal, the Austrian practice soma proposed a new tower typology, titled Fibrous Tower of Multiple Natures, for the Taiwan Tower International Competition in Taichung, . The conceptual drive for this tower comes from the desire to create a cultural landmark whose associations are multiple and dynamic, adapting with changing ideas about the nature of a skyscraper in an urban environment. Soma writes, “the tower should not state a fixed message, but trigger people to invent their own interpretations of the tower’s meaning”. How does soma accomplish this? Read on to find out.

Horizon Roof House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: Osaka,
Structural System: Reinforced concrete
Site Area: 288.06 sqm
Building Area: 144.87 sqm
Total Floor Space: 144.87 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

House BM / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu

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Architects: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu – Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu in collaboration with Joris Van Huychem
Location: Ghent,
Design Team: Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu, Joris Van Huychem, Sander Rutgers, Lauren Dierickx
Area: 304 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Vennesla Library and Culture House / Helen & Hard

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For their new library and community center in Vennesla, Norwegian architects Helen & Hard bring a sophisticated elegance to the public facility in .  The project links an existing community house and learning center, and seeks to become an extension of the main city square with its transparent facade and urban loggia.   The expressive ribs combine structure, technical infrastructure, and functionality into one architectonic element that creates a dynamic aesthetic identity for the project to meet the client’s original intent to mark the city’s cultural center.

More about the project after the break.