Griffintown Interrupted is an international ideas competition which invites speculation on the value of the temporary, the urban promise of postindustrial lands, and the possibility of dynamic, incremental architectures.
Submit a proposal for a temporary, flexible and disassemblable structures on one of five sites across Griffintown, an evolving district in Montréal, Canada. Finalist proposals will be featured in a digital exhibition and digital publication exploring the potential of indeterminacy in urban transformation.
Deadline is November 10 at 11:59 pm. Visit the competition’s official website for more information.
The Santa Caterina Market is Barcelona’s oldest market, built in 1848. Nearly the entire market was recently renovated by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Associated Architects. The very expressive arc roof, mosaic tiled designed by artist Toni Comella, displays vivid colors and figures that represent vegetables and fruit.
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Architects: Neostudio Architects
Location: Poznan, Poland
Project team: Bartosz Jarosz, Pawe≥ åwierkowski
Interiors: Bartosz Jarosz, Pawe≥ åwierkowski, Magda Nowak
Structural Engineer: Marcin Bielecki
Project area: 224 sqm
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Pawe≥ åwierkowski
Our friends from Visiondivision shared their latest summer house in Singö, Sweden with us. The architects were limited to designing the small summer house within the confines of an existing shed because the site is exposed every tens years to the overflows of the Baltic Sea. Constructed as a lizard’s tail, the house utilizes a pragmatic strategy where if one part of the building gets exposed to water, that part can easily be replaced without affecting the rest of the building.
More about the summer house after the break.
Partners of America Illinois-Sao Paulo chapter in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Brazilian Consulate of Chicago are hosting Real Cities: A Symposium on Brazilian Urbanism from October 28th-October 30th in Chicago, IL. The Symposium will take place at 3 different venues and bring in important figures on Brazilian architecture/urbanism scene such as Jaime Lerner and Jorge Wilheim.
- October 28th – Building Connections: Brazilian Design for Real Cities with Jaime Lerner at the Instituto Cervantes
- October 29th – Building Connections: Brazilian Design for Real Cities with Jorge Wilheim, Rosa Kliass and Fernanda Barbara at the Graham Foundation
- October 30th – Learning from Informal Cities & 1.99 Real Housing at the South Side Community Art Center.
More information can be found here.
The IFLA World Congress is an international professional congress to be held in Zurich that is expected to be attended by more than 700 professionals and students from the fields of landscape architecture, landscape planning, research and associated professions from throughout the world to discuss current topics, exchange experiences and establish contacts.
During the three days of the Congress, keynote lectures will take place in the morning and in depth sessions in the afternoon.
Please find the “Call for Abstracts” and more information on the official website.
Enric Ruiz-Geli created the Villa Nurbs in the coastal town Empuriabrava at the Costa Brava, Spain. The mixture of ceramics and plastics try to optimize the surface and structure, which is important for the temperature regulation inside the house. The wavelike ceramic plates decorate the facade and protect against strong solar radiation.
The complex geometry is stabile but adaptable, and the completion of Villa Nurbs will express all Ruiz-Geli’s aim to optimize building resources and to harmonize nature with technology. The energy-saving roof consists of inflatable plastic bubbles.
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Korean creative director Byung Ju Lee of Planning Korea announced a new paradigm in bridge called ‘Paik Nam June Media Bridge’ in Seoul, Korea. Connecting Dangi-li Power Plant (which has a plan to be redeveloped into public cultural space) in the north and The National Assembly Building in the south, this bridge shows the first example of ‘a city expanded to the river’. Similar to the Thames River and the Seine River, the Han River in Seoul crosses the center of a city, however is of a much larger scale. There are almost 30 bridges over the Han River, but most of them were made of steel and concrete construction. Paik Nam June Media Bridge approaches the concept of crossing the Han River in a more sculptural, futuristic, and eco-friendly way. Inspired by the water strider, the overall shape is organic, with a sleek streamlined outline. This mega structure bridge is covered with solar panels to generate energy by itself, and totals a length of 1080m.
Architects: Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseno
Location: Santiago, Chile
Project Architects: Cristián Fernández Eyzaguirre, Christian Yutronic V., Sebastián Baraona R.
Collaborators: Marcelo Fernández, Carlos Ulloa, Hernán Vergara H., Loreto Figueroa A., Nicolás Olate Vásquez. Natalia Le-Bert, Nicolás Carbone, Juan Pablo Aguilera, Rodrigo Herrera, Eduardo Cid, Sebastián Bravo, Sebastián Medina, Ximena Conejeros, Irene Escobar, Ricardo Álvarez, Sebastián Bórquez, Rodrigo Carrión
Structural engineering: Luis Soler P & Asociados
Project Area: 44,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Nicolás Saieh
As we told you earlier, Autodesk for Mac is now shipping and you can download a free trial.
After the break you will find more videos to get started on this new version. Happy drafting!