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H2 / 314 Architecture Studio

01:00 - 2 June, 2012
H2 / 314 Architecture Studio, Courtesy of  314 architecture studio
Courtesy of 314 architecture studio

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Extension of the Building Academy Salzburg / soma

01:00 - 2 June, 2012
Extension of the Building Academy Salzburg / soma, © Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salzburg, Austria
  • Architects

    soma architecture (Alex Matl, Jeanin Worndl, Nadine Rossler)
  • Structural Engineer

    Brandstatter ZT GmbH
  • Electrical Engineer

    Istaplan
  • HVAC

    TB Stampfer
  • Acoustic / Building Physics

    Quiring Consultants
  • Client

    Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
  • User

    Building Academy Salzburg
  • Hvac

    TB Stampfer
  • Photographs

© Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer +7

Guangzhou Daily Group Culture Center / IAPA

23:00 - 1 June, 2012
Courtesy of IAPA
Courtesy of IAPA

IAPA shared with us their proposal for the Guangzhou Daily Group of Culture Center, a large multi-purpose building complex, which recently won the excellence award in the International Architecture Design Competition. The center, which includes office, exhibition, commercial, hotel, culture, and service space, creates a building complex with a vivid image, unique content and regional cultural features. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXIX

17:43 - 1 June, 2012

We’ve passed the 80,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! Keep sending yours, as we really enjoy looking for the best of the best to makes this selections. 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 kwikzilver in Venlo, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break.

Walk around the city with the new AIA Broadcastr App

15:00 - 1 June, 2012
via Apple
via Apple

If you happen to be wandering around Los Angeles, New York City or Washington D.C. this weekend, download the pilot AIA Broadcastr App and transform yourself into a multimedia tourist. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is forming a partnership with Broadcastr to create an app that offers in-depth building information, exclusive interviews with architects and a vast library of narratives from local professionals that reveal the stories and facts behind buildings of architectural significance based on your location.

2012 AIA Housing Awards for Architecture

13:00 - 1 June, 2012
Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture - Courtesy of the AIA © Steve King
Nakahouse / XTEN Architecture - Courtesy of the AIA © Steve King

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 12th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

Continue after the break to view the 2012 recipients.

Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

11:31 - 1 June, 2012

Urban Agriculture Part III: Towards an Urban "Agri-puncture"

11:30 - 1 June, 2012
A community in Treasure Hill, in Taiwan, originally slated for demolition, but then preserved as a site for Urban Agriculture. Photo via e-architect.
A community in Treasure Hill, in Taiwan, originally slated for demolition, but then preserved as a site for Urban Agriculture. Photo via e-architect.

Earlier this month, The New York Times’ Michael Kimmelman tackled a common narrative in the architecture and urban planning community. It goes like this: once upon a time, in the 1990s, Medellín, Colombia, was the “murder of the capital of the world.” Then thoughtful architectural planning connected the slums to the city. Crime rates plummeted and, against the odds, the city was transformed.

Well, yes and no.

What happened in Medellín is often called “Urban Acupuncture,” a way of planning that pinpoints vulnerable sectors of a city and re-energizes them through design intervention. But Kimmelman reports that while the city has made considerable strides in its commitment to long-term, urban renewal, it has prioritized huge, infrastructural change over smaller solutions that could truly address community needs.

Urban Acupuncture needn’t be expensive, wieldy, or time-consuming. But it does require a detailed understanding of the city – its points of vulnerability, ‘deserts’ of services, potential connection points – and a keen sensitivity to the community it serves.

So what does this have to do with food? Our food system presents seemingly unsurmountable difficulties. In Part II, I suggested that design could, at the very least, better our alienated relationship with food. But what if we used the principles of Urban Acupuncture to bring Agriculture to the fore of urban planning? What if we used pinpointed, productive landscapes to revitalize abandoned communities and help them access healthy foods? What if we design our cities as points of Urban “Agripuncture”?

What would our cities look like with Urban Agripuncture? Read more after the break…

Missed Part I and Part II? You can find the whole series here.

Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos Proposal / Labor4plus

11:00 - 1 June, 2012
Courtesy of Labor4plus
Courtesy of Labor4plus

In the proposal for the Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos by Labor4plus, the large expanse of the beach offers the unique opportunity to redefine the esplanade and to make better use of the beach as a public space. Their design envisions a landscape park which represents a natural passage from the beach to the city with its dunes and pine groves, which invites users to stay and offers various spaces for recreational activities. These spaces are connected on the one hand to the city and also with each other by beach trails. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: Ktima House / Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins

08:00 - 1 June, 2012
 © Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo
© Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo

Architect: Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins Location: Ilha de Antiparos, Greece Client: Oliaros SA Collaborators: Cristina Chicau, Maria Sofia Santos, Patrício Guedes, Miguel Marques. Photographs: Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo

 © Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo  © Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo  © Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo  © Courtesy of Camilo Rebelo +12

Kobenhavn Student Center / Nicolas Maugery

07:00 - 1 June, 2012
Courtesy of Nicolas Maugery
Courtesy of Nicolas Maugery

Designed by architect Nicolas Maugery, the Kobenhavn Student Center attempts to explore the impact of the development of a student housing project outside a campus. Located in a suburb of Kobenhavn, Denmark, doing so would allow a new daily life with the recreation of small shops and a new public building that creates a sense of cohesion between the generations. More images and architect’s description after the break.

SCI-Arc's Ball-Nogues Studio Installation + 2x8: Taut Exhibitions

04:00 - 1 June, 2012
Yevrus 1, Negative Impression / Courtesy of Ball-Nogues Studio
Yevrus 1, Negative Impression / Courtesy of Ball-Nogues Studio

SCI-Arc will be presenting two main exhibitions this upcoming month. The Ball-Nogues Studio: Vevrus 1, Negative Impression exhibition starting June 1 until July 8 that will host Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Hsinming Fung to discuss the installation on Monday, June 25 at 7pm. The site specific installation is a disposable architecture of literal references that calls into question the contemporary architectural vogue for digital complexity and abstraction. The cast impressions of 1973 Volkswagen Beetles and speedboats unite to form a strong structural whole that serves as a lookout tower. Then, two projects by SCI-Arc students will be featured this year at the AIA LA hosted 2×8 exhibition, opening June 5, 6-9pm at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. Fore more information on the events, please visit here.

Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gia Lai, Vietnam
  • Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects - Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa
  • Contractor

    wind and water house JSC
  • Building Height

    11.5m (3stories)
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +21

29 Apartments in Blaricum / Casanova & Hernandez Architects

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
29 Apartments in Blaricum / Casanova & Hernandez Architects, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    1261 Blaricum, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Casanova & Hernandez Architects
  • Main Architects

    Helena Casanova, Jesus Hernandez
  • Design Team

    Robert Taapken, Rutger Huiberts, Marta Marotta, Isabel Illanes Yerón, Robbert van de Straat, Pablo Viña
  • Client

    Blauwhoed Eurowoningen
  • Cost Of Construction

    € 290,- /cbm
  • Main Responsible For The Development

    Thomas Been
  • Area

    3440.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +18

Fertile House / MU Architects

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
Fertile House / MU Architects, © Sophie Carles
© Sophie Carles

Courtesy of MU Architecture Courtesy of MU Architecture © Mayuco Sakai © Mayuco Sakai +12

New Civil Guard Barracks House in Oropesa del Mar / espegel-fisac arquitectos

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
New Civil Guard Barracks House in Oropesa del Mar / espegel-fisac arquitectos, © David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oropesa del Mar, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Carmen Espegel Alonso & Concha Fisac de Ron
  • Project Team

    Cristina Hernández vicario, Laia Lafuente García-Valdecasas, Syra Abella Bule, Daniel Merro Jonhston, Federico Colella
  • Area

    4146.29 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +15

Social Housing Bon Pastor / SVArquitectura

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
Social Housing Bon Pastor / SVArquitectura, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Santiago Vives © Jordi Surroca © Santiago Vives +8

Coeur Bastide / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture

01:00 - 1 June, 2012
Coeur Bastide / Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +15