Troyes Business School Proposal / SCAU Architectes

04:00 - 2 May, 2012
© SCAU architectes. Architecte associé : SCP Peiffer Freycenon architectes. Perspecteur : RSI
© SCAU architectes. Architecte associé : SCP Peiffer Freycenon architectes. Perspecteur : RSI

The winning proposal for the extension project for the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Troyes (Troyes Management School) by SCAU Architectes provides a new image, thanks to a highly pertinent concept that marries convivial spaces, clear circulation, modern energy and, above all, a great simplicity of architectural style. The extension, necessitated by its exceptional growth, is a real opportunity to confirm the establishment’s image and assert its identity at a national and international level, among the diverse colleges in this field. In this respect, the building’s architectural expression has today become the flagship of the Troyes ESC’s dynamism and energy. More images and architects’ dsescription after the break.

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente, © Rui Correia
© Rui Correia

© Rui Correia © Rui Correia © Rui Correia © Rui Correia +61

House 11 x 11 / Titus Bernhard Architekten

00:00 - 2 May, 2012
House 11 x 11 / Titus Bernhard Architekten, © Titus Bernhard Architekten
© Titus Bernhard Architekten

© Titus Bernhard Architekten © Titus Bernhard Architekten © Titus Bernhard Architekten © Titus Bernhard Architekten +19

Tiltpanel House / Irving Smith Jack Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
Tiltpanel House / Irving Smith Jack Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +14

House on the Bluff / Edward Suzuki Associates

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
House on the Bluff / Edward Suzuki Associates, © Yasuhiro Nukamura
© Yasuhiro Nukamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yamate,Yokohama, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba
  • Structure

    RC
  • Site Area

    767.54 m2
  • Area

    384.59 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura © Yasuhiro Nukamura +32

Coverage of Archaelogical Ruins of the Abbey Of St. Maurice / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
Coverage of Archaelogical Ruins of the Abbey Of St. Maurice / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +14

Tonstad School And Publich Bath / Filter Arkitekter

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
Tonstad School And Publich Bath / Filter Arkitekter, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tonstad,Sirdal, Norway
  • Collaborator

    Richard Engelbrektsonmnal
  • Landscape Architect

    Bar Bakke as
  • Artist

    Christian Sunde
  • Client

    SirdalKommune
  • Contractor

    Br. Reme as
  • Area

    6690.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale +28

Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor, © Åke Eson Lindman
© Åke Eson Lindman

© Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman +20

The Weston Family Learning Centre / Hariri Pontari Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
The Weston Family Learning Centre / Hariri Pontari Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +21

VIP Wing / Erich Gassmann Architekten - Tina Assmann

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
VIP Wing / Erich Gassmann Architekten - Tina Assmann, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +19

NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOM

01:00 - 2 May, 2012
NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOM, ©  William McDonough + Partners
© William McDonough + Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moffett Field, California
  • Architect of Record / Landscape Architect of Record / MEP / Structural / Civil Engineering

    AECOM
  • Landscape Architect

    Siteworks Studio
  • Daylighting / Lighting / Energy Consultant

    Loisos + Ubbelohde
  • Materials Assessment

    McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
  • Client

    NASA Ames Research Center
  • Program

    Office Building
  • General Contractor

    Swinerton Builders
  • Area

    50000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

©  William McDonough + Partners ©  William McDonough + Partners ©  William McDonough + Partners ©  William McDonough + Partners +18

'Modernism in Architecture & Urbanism: China, India & the West' Conference

23:00 - 1 May, 2012
Courtesy of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Courtesy of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

One hundred years have passed since Le Corbusier’s Voyage to the Orient. Although he didn’t venture into the Far East, his influence – and that of Modernism – is recognizable across the world. This conference, hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University October 18-19, looks at modernism’s significance to architecture and urbanism from Europe to India. It will explore its lasting, or fading, influence on China; and China’s influence on it. Architecture, and indeed the world, has changed massively over the last century, so this conference will explore what contemporary ideas can be drawn from different historical periods and different social circumstances. More information on the conference after the break.

OMA to design new home for Garage in Moscow

19:00 - 1 May, 2012
Garage Gorky Park - Image Courtesy of OMA
Garage Gorky Park - Image Courtesy of OMA

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture – a non-profit international arts space based in Moscow founded by Daria Zhukova – has unveiled plans for a new building in Gorky Park. Designed by OMA, Garage Gorky Park will renovate the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete structure that has been derelict for more than two decades. Garage is expected to complete and occupy this 5,400-square-meter building sometime next year, with plans to later expand to the nearby Hexagon pavilion (or Machine Pavilion).

Rem Koolhaas: “We were able, with our client and her team, to explore the qualities of generosity, dimension, openness, and transparency of the Soviet wreckage and find new uses and interpretations for them; it also enabled us to avoid the exaggeration of standards and scale that is becoming an aspect of contemporary art spaces.”

Continue after the break for more.

Entrance to the Pavilion - Image Courtesy of OMA Garage Gorky Park - Image Courtesy of OMA Vremena Goda Pavilion March 2011 - Image Courtesy of OMA Hinged Panels raised - Image Courtesy of OMA +17

Bus Station in Osijek / Rechner

18:00 - 1 May, 2012
© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic
© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

Architects: Rechner Location: Osijek, Croatia Client: Osijek koteks Team Architects: Predrag Rechner, Bruno Rechner, Ines Pelzer Site area: 21,199 sqm Built area: 11,066 sqm Completion: 2011 Photographs: Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic +28

PUBLIC / C.F. Møller Architects

17:30 - 1 May, 2012

In this book, C. F. Møller Architects, one of Scandinavia’s most renowned practices, founded in 1924, presents a wide range of their award-winning public design. It includes hospitals, universities and schools, public administration, masterplans, and housing, all conceived with a constant eye to social innovation through architecture.

Stocking the City: A new ArchDaily series

15:30 - 1 May, 2012

Chris DeHenzel is one of 2012 lucky recipients of a John K. Branner traveling fellowship, awarded by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Architecture. Throughout the year, Chris will be visiting more than 25 cities in 5 continents to research on alternatives to our resource-intensive industrial food system, represented at retail level by the corporate supermarket.

¿How could an alternative system of physical markets support an alternative food system? Chris will dispatch for ArchDaily from Latvia to Calcuta, in this new series about how to design better ways to sustainable stock hungry global cities. If you want to join him, you are welcome.

Read Chris first dispatch after the break

Six Visions for the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

15:00 - 1 May, 2012
Grimshaw / Gruen Via The Source
Grimshaw / Gruen Via The Source

Metro officials have released six conceptual visions that suggest how the historic Los Angeles Union Station could be transformed by 2050. Preliminary “Vision Boards” were released in a public forum at Union Station last week, and although they are not part of the formal evaluation process, they have ignited an immense amount of public interest in the competition.

In an article posted on The Source, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa described that this competition is “about preparing for the future.” As plans for the California High-Speed Rail System evolve, it is imperative that Union Station is redeveloped to meet the standards of a 21st century transportation hub.

Continue after the break to view each Vision Board provided by the six well-known practices shortlisted for the competition.

Video: London Aerial / Jason Hawkes

13:00 - 1 May, 2012

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes captures London’s hazy skyline in both day and night. Although still under construction, The Shard appears to already dwarf most to the city. The building is designed by Renzo Piano and is slated to become the tallest in Europe. In addition, Norman Foster’s infamous Gherkin, formally known as the Swiss Re Building, is instantly recognizable in nearly every frame as it is a landmark within the dense metropolis.