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House W / 01Arq

  • Architects: 01Arq
  • Location: Huentelauquen / IV Region - Chile
  • Architects: C.Winckler, P.Saric, F.Fritz
  • Area: 130.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Mauricio Fuertes, Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Mauricio Fuertes

Rehabilitación casas Son Canoves / Duch Pizá Arquitectos + Iciar De Basterrechea

  • Architects: Duch Pizá Arquitectos , Iciar De Basterrechea
  • Location: C/ de Son Canoves, Secar de la Real, Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares
  • Architects: Duch Pizá arquitectos, Iciar De Basterrechea
  • Design Team : Gimena Riveron, Teresa Garau
  • Technique Architect: Daniel Tur-Oscar Menendez
  • Constructor: Construcciones Ortiz
  • Promotor: E.M.O.P. - Ayuntamiento de Palma
  • Budget: 1.407.433
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia

Tokyo-Berlin_Berlin-Tokyo / Florian Busch Architects

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl Courtesy of Florian Busch Architects Courtesy of Florian Busch Architects

Casa Ranco / elton+léniz arquitectos asociados

  • Architects: elton+léniz arquitectos asociados
  • Location: Lago Ranco
  • Architects: Mirene Elton , Mauricio Leniz
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal

Voivodeship Police Headquarters / mode:lina Architekci + Pracownia Architektoniczna Poznań Projekt

Pracownia Architektoniczna Poznań Projekt, in collaboration with mode:lina Architekci, shared with us their design for the main entrance to the Voivodeship Police Headquarters in Poznań, Poland. The building, which is part of a historic urban structure, aims to adjust the entrance for disabled users as well as set a new standard for Police interiors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

OCO – Ocean & Coastline Observatory wins [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS 2011

Courtesy of Manel Espada
Courtesy of Manel Espada

As previously announced, the Portuguese architects behind “OCO – Ocean & Coastline Observatory” have won Habitat for Humanity’s Open Architecture Challenge: RESTRICTED ACCESS 2011. Over 500 teams from 74 countries submitted innovative solutions for the recovery and reuse of disabled and abandoned military sites. These submissions were filtered down to 13 finalists by a jury of 33 esteemed professionals. The Lisbon-based architects of OCO claimed grand prized with their vision to redevelop a desolate military site, that once defended the coast of Trafaria in Portugal, into a civic space that promotes coastal preservation.

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Venice Biennale 2012: Poland Pavilion

The Poland Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale will feature a design exploration into the interaction between sound and architecture in creating our environment.  The project, by Katarzyna Krakowiak, is a sound sculpture that presents architecture as a primary system of listening.  The sculpture collaborates with neighboring pavilions and echos the sounds that reach the Polish Pavilion, highlighting its acoustic qualities.  The exhibit will be on view from August 29th through November 29th.

National Library of Israel Competition Entry / ODA

Courtesy of ODA
Courtesy of ODA

The proposal for the National Library of Israel by ODA takes on special significance as a site where past, present, and future converge. Unlike traditional libraries, often closed fortresses of knowledge, the new library is organized around a variety of platforms of activity that enhance interaction between the users, enabling the library to become a forum for cross-disciplinary conversations. Through the form of a floating monolith that visually connects to the foundations of Parliament, the library underscores the idea that education and learning are the bedrock of democracy. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'PROTO/E/CO/LOGICS 002: The Field is Open' Symposium

Taking place September 1-2, the two-day ‘PROTO/E/CO/LOGICS 002: The Field is Open’ Symposium, put on by the Mediterranean Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Strategies (MLAUS), is envisioned as an open platform for rethinking increasingly complex landscape of architecture and asymptotic cultures. Through expansion in material science, cloud computing, transformations in constructability and manufacturing (such as ongoing revolution with 3d printing) and internet of things, boundaries of architecture are becoming fuzzy and the Field is increasingly Open. In recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events and understanding that the agency spawns beyond human, provides a new ground for addressing design ecology. For more information, please visit their official website here.

“Untold Stories from an Eclectic, Exceptional Practice” Presentation by David Rockwell

In conjunction with its current exhibition The Landmarks of New York, the Parrish Art Museum will host an illustrated presentation by multi-talented, award winning architect David Rockwell titled “Untold Stories from an Eclectic, Exceptional Practice.” A brief discussion between Rockwell, who founded Rockwell Group in 1984 to focus on a diverse array of projects that range from hotels to hospitals, restaurants to airport terminals, and Broadway set designs to consumer products, and exhibition curator Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel will follow the talk. The program will take place Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for Parrish members, $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Table Hat / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japón
  • Ingeniería Estructural: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Productor: Uemura Design Studio
  • Iluminación: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
  • Contratista: Sensyu Ltd
  • Site Area: 341.19 sqm
  • Area: 49.51 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura

Toulouse Rangueil Hospital / Art&Build Architects

  • Architects: Art&Build Architects
  • Location: Tolouse
  • Area: 13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Art&Build

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Hornsey Road / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker

The openAEC Challenge: A Collaboration Competition

The OpenAEC Challenge is an architectural competition where the criteria for winning is based on how well you collaborate with others and not on how well you design in isolation. In that sense, it’s less a competition, and more a challenge. The sole purpose of this Challenge is to abolish a pervasive myth undoubtedly shared by a vast majority of architectural students around the world: That real-world buildings are designed by a sole, mastermind architect, working in isolation. This Challenge will be centered around a real project—a 48 acre (19.5 ha) sustainable, agro-tourism farm, called Flocktown Farm, located an hour outside of New York City. It will be broken down into eight, two-week long phases or charrettes, over the length of the Fall semester, 2012. For more information, please visit their website here.

"Everything I Know": 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller

In January of 1975, Buckminster Fuller sat down to deliver twelve lectures that made up the 42-hour series Everything I Know. The entire event was captured on video, with the most advanced, bluescreen technology of the time. Fuller discusses an array of topics, from “architecture, design, philosophy, education, mathematics, geometry, cartography, economics, history, structure, industry, housing and engineering”, to all his major inventions and discoveries, along with “his own personal history in the context of the history of science and industrialization”.

The embedded video above is recompiled and edited version of the series. You may download the entire 42-hours (for free!) from the Internet Archive. The Buckminster Fuller archive has also made transcripts of Everything I Know - “minimally edited and maximally Fuller” – freely available.

Continue after the break for links to the remaining lectures.