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Diné College Library / DLR Group

  • Architects: DLR Group
  • Location: Shiprock, NM, USA
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs:  Courtesy of DLR Group

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Housing Units in Salburúa / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Urban Intervention Seattle Center Competition Proposal / Hoshino Architects

With a challenge to make a series of random ephemeral public spaces using a simple structure in the Seattle Center, the intervention by Hoshino Architects proposes areas of such spaces to be transformed to voids and purely leave the circulation spaces on the ground level. In contrast, the public contents circles are randomly scattered on the field level. As normal urban spaces, the circulation spaces sometimes change to unexpected functions, such as a viewing gallery for the event staged at the field level. This dual layer structure intertwines and creates the complex ‘Porous-scape’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Patricia Urquiola

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXI

We have more than 80,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features. The photo above was taken by CarlosCoutinho in New York, USA. Check the other four after the break.

Architecture according to Seth Godin

I just found this interesting reflection about architects on Seth Godin‘s blog, “A lesson from a great architect”:

Kickstarter: Fresh Punches //// Experimental Architecture Prototypes

Courtesy of suckerPUNCH
Courtesy of suckerPUNCH

Help kick start the suckerPUNCH + land of tomorrow exhibition that will feature twenty student projects from around the United States that explore the possibilities of fabrication and material experimentation at the start of the 21st century. Slated for Fall 2012, this exhibition will have it all – “transmogrifications, strange sensations, primal textures, unfamiliar geometries, self-propagating architectural species, augmented atmospherics, vicissitudinous juxtapositions, reinvented building typologies, sensual pleated skins, a crisis or two, physiologically responsive interfaces, threshold blurring gizmos, and plenty of robots”. If funding is successful, this exhibition will provide the rare opportunity to display the exploration and research from multiple U.S. architecture schools in one location. The three top projects will have prototypes fabricated by Drura Parrish at PR&vD. Support this project here. Continue reading for more information. 

Foster to redesign Fidel Castro's School of Ballet

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© toml1959

Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta has selected Norman Foster to redevelop one of Fidel Castro’s unfinished spaces – the School of Ballet on the outskirts of Havana. Acosta studied ballet at the Cuban National Ballet School and has danced with the Royal Ballet since 1998. The stunning, derelict building was never completed during the Cuban revolution, as the design and architects of the Cuban National Art Schools (las Escuelas Nacionales de Arte, or ENA) were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. However, in March 1999, the three architects – Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti and Roberto Gottardi – were called to lay out a budget to preserve the languished schools. These preservation efforts include the School of Ballet, whose cluster of domed volumes, designed in 1961 by Italian Vittorio Garatti, are connected by an organic layering of Catalan vaults that follow a winding path. As reported on bdonline, Norman Foster told the Sunday Times: “Carlos is a great dancer who is inspiring the regeneration of an iconic ruin of early modernism outside Havana.”

New Computer Worm Targets AutoCAD Drawings

As if it weren’t enough that The New York Times just wrote a story on computer programs making architects obsolete, now it seems that computers are actually on the Architect-attack.

A new computer worm, known as ”ACAD/Medre.A,” has surfaced, and it has a very specific goal: find AutoCAD drawings, send them to China.

Find out how the worm works, and if you could be affected, after the break…

'Heredity' Workshop / 2:pm Architectures + CUAC Arquitectura

Organized by Europan Europe, 2:pm Architectures & CUAC Arquitectura met for a 4-days long international workshop to explore how agriculture and architectural development are in symbiotic relationship. In analyzing the growth of Vienna and Oberlaa, they can easily understand how architecture born on agricultural results in footprints so they offered a system to develop Oberlaa. It’s a system which is able to offer countryside qualities within contemporary city density. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Grow Dat Youth Farm & SEEDocs: Mini-Documentaries on the Power of Public-Interest Design

If you read our infographic, then you know that Public-Interest Design is one of the few growing sectors of the architecture industry. From the prevalence of Design-Build curriculums in Architecture Schools to the rise of the 1% program and non-profits like Architecture for Humanity, Public-Interest Design (PID) is hitting its stride.

Which is why we’re so excited that two of PID’s biggest players, Design Corps and SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design), have teamed up to create SEEDocs, a monthly series of mini-documentaries that highlight the inspirational stories of six award-winning public interest design projects.

The latest SEEDoc follows the story of the Grow Dat Youth Farm - a brilliant example of what we call “Urban Agri-puncture” (a strategy that uses design & Urban Agriculture to target a city’s most deprived, unhealthy neighborhoods) that is changing the lives of New Orleans youth.

More on this inspiring story, after the break…

Badel Block Complex Proposal / Luka Anic, Danko Balog, Tamara Baresic, Srdan Gajic

Presenting an opportunity, remaining largely unbuilt and mostly unburdened by heritage, the proposal for the Badel Block Complex by Luka Anic, Danko Balog, Tamara Baresic, and Srdan Gajic introduces new spatial configurations to the city center, opening the block area to public access and use. The large demanded gross built area quoted in the competition brief (65 000 m2) instils initial reproach. However, its justification can be found, apart from the apparent economical argument, in the term of density. A dense city is a live, vibrant city. Multiplicity of people, events, and spaces makes a city. And high quality density is what Zagreb lacks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Administrative Building of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. / Coarchitecture

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau

In Vitro Diagnostic Centre / Peter Kovacs DLA + Istvan Lengyel

  • Architects: Peter Kovacs DLA + Istvan Lengyel
  • Location: Debrecen, Hungary
  • General Design: Archiko Kft. and Lengyel Epiteszmuterem Kft.
  • Associate Architects: Ottó Ferenczi, György Kazamér, Éva Molnár, Lajos Barabás, Tibor Bartha, István Kecskés
  • Client: University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Centre
  • General Contractor: Hunep Universal Zrt., Magyar Epito Zrt.
  • Cost: 7,758,333 €
  • Area: 6260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky

Kooyong Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture

  • Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architects:  Matt Gibson Architecture
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: SMG

© SMG © SMG © SMG © SMG

Lamar Advertising Corporate Headquartes / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Consultants: Henderson Engineers Inc. Fox-Nesbit Engineering, Spackman, Mossop+Michaels, ABMB Engineers, Inc.
  • Client: Lamar Advertising Company
  • Area: 115000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley