Cite’ de l’architecture et du Patrimoine: Architecture for Children in Paris, France, in collaboration with Eduardo Benamor Duarte, is hosting an event showing two projects: Onion Pinch and Napping Pod which started December 8th, 2010 and runs until February 27th.
The design is a Babies and Adult Rest Station designed for the Cais du Sodre Lisbon Subway Station.
Napping pod is a proposal for boarding schools and collective napping spaces. Imagine a branching tree, a babies tree, babies growing in the space like flowers and fruits. More images and project descriptions after the break.
Rice University’s School of Architecture has shared with us their Spring 2011 Lecture Series which will feature several international architects and professors. All lectures begin at 5:30pm and are free and open to the public and take place in the RSA’s Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, unless otherwise noted. Below are the dates of the lectures:
Co-Director, Doctoral Programs, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Juergen Mayer H.
Principal, J. Mayer H., Berlin
Professor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York
Principal, Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Madrid
Brown Auditorium 7:00pm
Landscape/Interior Designer, Amsterdam, Inside-Outside
Situated in one of the best shoppingmalls in the city centre, L’Illa Diagonal, the new flagship store from Lurdes Bergada is divided into two clearly defined areas linking technical aspects of a clothing store behind a “wooden skin” and keeping clothes as the main focus.
Architects: Dear design
Location: L’illa Diagonal Shopping Mall, 557, Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Ignasi Llauradó, Eric Dufourd, Dorien Peeters
Client: Lurdes Bergada & Syngman Cucala
Project Area: 63 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pol Cucala
DawnTown Miami is an annual architecture ideas competition meant to bring creative and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami. Now in its fourth year, DawnTown is partnering with a local historic preservation group to help bring prominence to an early piece of Miami’s modern architecture period. This year’s contest topic is to design a complimenting structure to the Miami Marine Stadium in an effort to allow the historic site to become a great event space once again: The new structure will be The Floating Stage.
The competition seeks out fresh and inventive designs that will help promote not only downtown but the City of Miami, and it’s historical connections to modern architecture.
To enter, please visit the official website to download the competition brief. Registration is free and open to all designers, professionals or students.
The challenge for the Arkansas House was to reassemble a fire-damaged home and introduce possibilities for re-thinking the house’s spatial character by adding new elements. The design had to be completed in three weeks and the details were resolved after construction began – one fragment at a time. The architects were allowed to work only in the fire-damaged zones of the existing house (exterior and interior), leaving the remainder untouched beyond new windows and a new HVAC system.
Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: Northwest Arkansas
Project Team: Marlon Blackwell, Yume Rudzinski, Tony Patterson, Chris Baribeau, Matthew Griffith, Meryati Blackwell
Structural Engineer: Jim Gore
Mechanical Engineers: Tim Geary and Associates
Contractor: JW Enterprises
Interiors: Meredith Boswell, Ante Prima, Oscar Glottman
Photographs: Tim Hursley
Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah / Studio Arco, -Scape, Michael Gruber & Kulapat Yantrasast
The collaboration of Studio Arco -scape architects with Michael Gruber and Kulapat Yantrasast shared with us their project, Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah, for an international competition open to the European community. Upon believing that a museum is an object for the city, the MEIS is a Memorial, as well as a place where one can experience the presence of Jewish culture in Italy. At the same time, it is a symbol: the symbol of the city, of an historically involved territory, but also a testimony of common cultural roots, becoming a monument recognized by any citizen and religious community. More images and architects’ description after the break.
POST2000TALKS is cycle of conferences architecture related in Lisbon. Its purpose is the display and exchange of different architecture experiences worldwide. The guests represent a generation of young professionals whom started their own office/research practices after the year 2000. The program is defined by a continuous line-up of lectures, presentations and debates. POST2000TALKS is a collaboration between JA-Project and the think-tank NOGO, and hosted by Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos, all based in Lisbon.
The conferences will continue on February 22 with speaker Christian Gausepohl, architect at West 8, the award winning international office for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The conference will take place at the Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos, Lisbon, Portugal from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
STL Architects shared with us their UNO Master Plan in the Gage Park community on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. This Master Plan not only offers an opportunity to revitalize the existing neighborhood and make it more vibrant and pedestrian oriented, but it also acts as a catalyst by attracting new business and investments such as educational facilities, a civic center and open green space. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Dallas is hosting both the Super Bowl this coming Sunday and this weeks Architecture City Guide! If you are heading there for the big game be sure to take a look at our list of buildings featured after the break. We want to hear from you, so take a minute to add your favorite can’t miss buildings in Dallas in our comment section below.
The Architecture City Guide: Dallas list and corresponding map after the break!
After two weeks and more than 15,000 nominations, we are proud to announce the finalists for the 2010 Building of the Year Award, a selection of the finest architecture made by our readers.
70 projects in 14 categories are running for the award, and the finalists list is incredible. From headquarters of large corporations, luxury hotels and incredible museums, to a temporary bar, a parking building and small apartments. The list of offices includes renowned international practices such as Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners, REX, BIG, to small young firms from Sweden, Portugal, Slovenia and more.
I’d like to thank everyone who participated during the nominations round, the selection is amazing!
You can vote for your favorite projects starting today and until Feb 13th at midnight EST (all the rules here):
Your votes will give you the chance to win an iPad, same as Cody McNeal who just won one for voting during the nominations round.
Remember: the office of the project with most votes during the final round will receive an HP Designjet T2300 eMFP printer.
And the finalists are: