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San Rocco Summer School

00:00 - 18 May, 2013
San Rocco Summer School, Courtesy of University of Genoa
Courtesy of University of Genoa

Taking place August 28-September 6, the University of Genoa's San Rocco Summer School (SRSS) will teach you to design buildings by making drawings, copying precedents and talking about corner solutions. Each teacher, who is a member of the San Rocco editorial board, and some friends and colleagues, will participate for two days, taking over the work developed by the colleagues that preceded him in the days before. It is the students who will provide the SRSS with consistency, being the only constant. The building to be designed is the new mosque of Genoa. Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 on June 10. For more information, please visit here.

Magma Architecture Wins AIA UK Design Award

00:00 - 18 May, 2013
Magma Architecture Wins AIA UK Design Award, © © J.L. Diehl
© © J.L. Diehl

Magma Architecture's Olympic and Paralympic Shooting Arenas have just been distinguished with a 2013 AIA UK Excellence in Design Award. Driven by the desire to evoke an experience of flow and precision inherent in the shooting sport through the dynamically curving space, the shooting arenas were the only buildings of the London 2012 Games to be selected. While all three ranges were configured in a crisp, white double curved membrane façade studded with vibrantly colored openings, the fresh and light appearance of the buildings truly enhanced the festive and celebratory character of the Olympic event. For more images and information on their award-winning project, please visit here.

ADR18 Housing / LPzR architetti associati

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
ADR18 Housing / LPzR architetti associati, © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria +15

Evolucio / Onionlab

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Evolucio / Onionlab, Courtesy of Onionlab
Courtesy of Onionlab

Projected onto the façade of the Musées d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Onionlab's 'Evolucio' is a piece that revolves around the graphic and sound abstraction of the concept it is named after: evolution. Created with 3D projection mapping techniques, It is construed as transformation, construction and alteration of reality through time; evolution as a discontinuous creation process as well. More images and architects' description after the break.

Update: ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition

00:00 - 18 May, 2013
Update: ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition, Courtesy of Fondazione Bisazza + Richard Meier & Partners
Courtesy of Fondazione Bisazza + Richard Meier & Partners

As an update to our recent post about the ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition currently taking place until July 28 at the Fondazione Bisazza in Vicenza, Italy, the first images have been shared with us. The exhibit includes several iconic, current and recently completed projects by Richard Meier & Partners, in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Also being unveiled at this exhibition is a site-specific installation for the Foundation’s permanent collection. For more information about the exhibition, please visit here. More images after the break.

Israel Museum / James Carpenter Design Associates + Efrat Kowalsky Architects

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Israel Museum / James Carpenter Design Associates + Efrat Kowalsky Architects, © Tim Hursley
© Tim Hursley

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley +26

House in Maitencillo / Patricio Cortese Opazo

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
House in Maitencillo / Patricio Cortese Opazo, Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo
Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo
  • Architect Office

    Patricio Cortese Opazo
  • Location

    Maitencillo, Chile
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo

Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo +22

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom

00:00 - 18 May, 2013
Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom, Courtesy of Kickstarter
Courtesy of Kickstarter

Architecture for Humanity-Denver is seeking to raise money for the transformation of a museum parking lot into an outdoor classroom for children in need. The goal of Denver's Museo de las Americas is to educate the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs, but the museum is lacking the necessary space for its increasingly popular youth summer camp. 

Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH , © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

    TASH - Taller de Arquitectura Sánchez-Horneros
  • Location

    Calle Río Estenilla, 21, 45007 Toledo, Toledo, Spain
  • Design Team

    Emilio Sánchez-Horneros, Antonio Sánchez-Horneros, Álvaro Cabrera
  • Area

    680 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +17

Casa del Viento / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Casa del Viento /  A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +47

Baku White City Office Building Proposal / ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Baku White City Office Building Proposal / ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company, Courtesy of ADEC - Azerbaijan Development Company
Courtesy of ADEC - Azerbaijan Development Company

The Baku White City Office Building Proposal by ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company just received the awards for Office Architecture and Office Development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards event last week. A development of an international level, Baku White City Office Building features offices and commercial areas. A beautiful plaza is planned in front of the building where the foundation stone of Baku White City is situated, and which will become a beginning of a vibrant promenade along the Nobel Avenue. More images and information on the award-winning project after the break.

Paling Fence House / NASA

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
© Nils Koenning
© Nils Koenning
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Aldo Agustin
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning +15

Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has broke ground on a 27,000 square meter, mixed-use development on the banks of Copenhagen’s historic waterfront in the culturally rich Slotsholmen district. Upon its completion in early 2017, Bryghusprojektet will become the new headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), while also providing housing, offices, retail, a restaurant, and an urban park. These programs will be stacked over and under the busy Christians Brygge, providing city dwellers direct and uninterrupted access to the water’s edge. 

OMA Partner-in-charge Ellen van Loon explained: “Instead of stacking a mixed-use program in a traditional way, we positioned the DAC in the centre of the volume, surrounded by and embedded within its objects of study: housing, offices and parking. The urban routes reach into the heart of the building and create a broad range of interactions between the different program parts and the urban environment.”

More images and the architects' description after the break...

'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group, © Tegmark
© Tegmark

Recently named as one of the finalists in the Nordic Built Challenge, Space Group, in collaboration with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS and AJL Engineers, shared with us their ‘PostZERO’ concept. An extension of an existing high-rise building in Oslo, the project aims to identify good ideas for how buildings can be transformed in a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective manner. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Slow Horse / ELASTICOSPA+3

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Slow Horse /  ELASTICOSPA+3, © Jacopo Riccesi
© Jacopo Riccesi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piancavallo, Italy
  • Project Team

    Stefano Pujatti, Alberto Del Maschio, Stefano Trucco, Cesare Roluti, Valeria Brero, Corrado Curti, Daniele Almondo, Serena Nano, Marco Burigana, Andrea Rosada
  • Area

    3450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi +31

Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    SPIEGEL-Haus, Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Design Team

    Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Alexander Fehre, Christine Ackermann, Roger Gasperlin, Katja Heinemann
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +32

The Indicator: The Lure of the Vernacular

00:00 - 17 May, 2013
The Indicator: The Lure of the Vernacular, © Edward Ruscha-The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012.M.2) / Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets and related documentation: Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway and other streets.
© Edward Ruscha-The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012.M.2) / Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets and related documentation: Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway and other streets.

There is something soothing, even easy about vernacular architecture. It’s the territorial and spatial equivalent to Muzak. It evades and pre-dates the self-conscious identity of glitzy, cutting-edge architecture we are so familiar with today. There is an innocence to the vernacular. These are the buildings and environments of childhood.

This is apparent in the exhibition, In Focus: Ed Ruscha, currently showing at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. What captivates about the shots is that they dare to curate buildings that are usually just part of the background. They become objects of curiosity, spectacles, even.

Emergency Station in Alboraya / OMBRA Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Emergency Station in Alboraya / OMBRA Arquitectos, Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos
Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alboraya, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pablo Peñín Llobell, Diego Carratalá Collado, Francisco Miravete Martín y Carmen Mellado Vera
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos

Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos +19