Dashun Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects

© LV Hengzhong

Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Location: Shanghai,
Design Team: WANG Fangji, YIN Wei, SONG Zhuoer, XIAO Xiao, NIE Xin
Year: 2011
Photographs: LV Hengzhong

Emerging Practices in India: SPASM Design Architects

House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘Practices of Consequence’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at SPASM, a Mumbai-based firm.

An emerging practice, SPASM has a unique and rigorous approach towards architecture. Headed by Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant, the studio has designed and executed projects of varying scale and character.  Experimental in terms of materiality, technical innovations and construction, SPASM’s architecture is imagined in great detail – both technical and experiential. Their work in both India and East Africa is responsive to the context of its locations. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Lyceum Schravenlant / LIAG Architects

© Moni van Bruggen

Architects: LIAG Architects
Location: Hugo de Grootstraat, , The Netherlands
Design Team: Thomas Bögl, Erik Schotte, Carina Nørregaard, Wouter Oostendorp, Peter Donkers, Thomas Witteman, Arie Aalbers
Area: 6,150 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Moni van Bruggen, Sebastiaan Knot

Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

What Urbanists Can Learn From Low-Income Neighborhoods

“For the most part, the way urbanists view black neighborhoods (and other low-income neighborhoods and communities of color) are as problems that need to be fixed. At the heart of what I want to say is what can we as urbanists learn from these neighborhoods?” So asks Sara Zewde, a landscape architecture student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and this year’s Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar, in a fascinating profile on Metropolis Magazine. Read more about Zewde and her work here.

Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion / Images by Hufton+Crow

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Photography studio Hufton+Crow is the latest to capture the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic. Step inside this glass-fibre reinforced plastic shell with Hufton+Crow’s photos after the break.

GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB

© Sarah Blee

Architects: HUB
Location: , Belgium
Design Team: Futureproofed, BAS
Area: 140 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Sarah Blee

Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow

‘Romance of the Sky’ proposal / . Image © Factory Fifteen

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled three proposals to redevelop Heathrow Airport into ‘Heathrow City,’ a new town occupying the site that according to one study “could provide 90,000 jobs and 80,000 homes” in West . Developed in parallel with Foster + Partners‘ proposal to create a new airport in the Thames Estuary, the three possible designs are part of a plan that Johnson believes will not only improve the capital’s aviation capacity, but also the quality of living in the area around the existing Heathrow Airport.

The three proposals, by Rick Mather Architects, Hawkins\Brown and Maccreanor Lavington, all take very different approaches to the brief, which was to create a mixed use residential and commuter town, with a focus on education and technology industries. Find out more about the three different proposals after the break.

House in Peñalolén / Planmaestro

© Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob

Architects: Planmaestro
Location: Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob

JA 94: Learning from the Neighborhood

From the publisher. Since the mid-20th century, Japan’s postwar capitalism promoted home ownership, and extensive residential areas were developed around every major city for 70 years. Each area is an aggregation of individual houses – in other words an aggregation of different architectural characteristics and a mixture of residents with their own personalities.

Among the photographs of house exteriors published in the issues of Shinkenchiku and Jutakutokushu since 2001, we selected those that show the relationship between the home and its surroundings. In this issue, we feature the images with an analysis of what “Compositional Factor” of what “Element” has undergone what kind of “Manipulation”.

House M / Estudio Aire

© Walter Salcedo

Architects: Estudio Aire
Location: Rosario, Santa Fe Province,
Architect In Charge: Juan Germán Guardati, Román Renzi, Virginia Kahanoff
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Walter Salcedo

Aerial Site
Aerial Site

Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

The World Health Organization (WHO, the Commissioning Organization) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU

© Moreno Maggi

Architects: SCAU
Location: Via Provinciale Santa Maria Ammalati, 95024 Acireale Catania,
Architect In Charge: Angelo Vecchio
Year: 2014
Photographs: Moreno Maggi

Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos

© Albano Garcia

Architects: SMF Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Architect: Juan Martín Flores
Project Area: 140 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Albano Garcia

Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre / C’ arch

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Architects: C’ arch
Location: Gerik, Perak,
Architect In Charge: Chris Wong Chee Seng, Wilson Sng, Lina Ooi
Area: 286.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: 807Studio Sdn Bhd

Training Center in Cambrils / Víctor Pujol Hugas

© Mikel Muruzábal

Architects:
Location: Tarragona,
Technical Architect: Aleix Sanz Capdevila
Photographs: Mikel Muruzábal

Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

WorldWide Storefront Winners’ Two-Month Program Begins September 19

Starting September 19th, the ten winners of WorldWide Storefront (WWSf) – an initiative by Storefront for Art and Architecture to create alternative spaces for the expression/exchange of art/architecture – will open across the globe for the next two months. While one winning proposal invites artists to travel the world on commercial freight ships, another will host exhibits and events out of a traveling semi-truck in the United States. For the full list of winners and more information, click here

Mk-Ck5 Production Office / Agaligo Studio

© Spaceshift Studio

Architects: Agaligo Studio
Location: Samut Prakan,
Area: 3,023 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio

AD Round Up: Smiljan Radic

Copper House 2 / . Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Although previously unknown except in his native Chile, architect Smiljan Radic has recently received international attention for his design of this year’s pavilion for London’s Serpentine Galleries. His latest and largest undertaking yet, a winery outside of Santiago, has been featured in this article by the New York Times. And now, his Mestizo Restaurant has been named one of the seven most outstanding 21st century projects in the Americas. If you’re unfamiliar with Radic’s unique works, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of our favorites for you to explore, including his Serpentine PavilionCopper House 2, the Mestizo Restaurant, a bus stop for the town of Krumbach, Austria, and his renovation of the Chilean Museum for Pre-Columbian Art. Enjoy!