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El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
El Rancho Relaxo / Wolveridge Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mt Martha VIC 3934, Australia
  • Architects

    Wolveridge Architects

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S Cube Chalet / AGi architects

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
S Cube Chalet / AGi architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architects

    AGi architects
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +18

Casa en Etura / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
Casa en Etura / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura, © César San Millán
© César San Millán

© César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán +23

City Gallery / architecture +

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
City Gallery / architecture +, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queens Drive at Central Library, Wellington 5010, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Stuart Gardyne, Michael Bennett, Arnie Makan, Damon Peachey, Belinda Tuohy, Nick Whiting, Chloe Phelps, Rachel Logie
  • Client

    Wellington Museum’s Trust
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +25

House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura

01:00 - 26 June, 2012
House in Itaipava / Cadas Arquitetura, © Denilson Machado
© Denilson Machado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaipava, Petrópolis - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Lighting design

    Maneco Quinderé
  • Construction

    PH de Aquino
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado +14

Klaksvik City Center Proposal / StudioWOK

23:00 - 25 June, 2012
Courtesy of StudioWOK
Courtesy of StudioWOK

The proposal for the Klaksvìk City Center by StudioWOK starts from a thorough study of the natural elements of the place and from a study of the context. The two qualities of the bay and the natural character of the isthmus are key factors in the project. The new masterplan for Klaksvík strives to build a new way of living in the open public spaces through “spatial ecology”: the project wants to restore continuity to residential space at all scales of the project, from the design of the sidewalk up to design of urban systems on a regional scale. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Birthdays Abound! Happy Birthday Alvaro Siza and Robert Venturi!

20:02 - 25 June, 2012
Pavilhão de Portugal by Alvaro Siza © Flickr User paulu
Pavilhão de Portugal by Alvaro Siza © Flickr User paulu

It seems that those born on June 25th were born under some Architectural star…

Top 250 U.S. Architectural Firms

19:00 - 25 June, 2012
Shanghai Tower, currently in progress. Courtesy of Gensler
Shanghai Tower, currently in progress. Courtesy of Gensler

Architectural Record has published their annual list of the “Top 250 Architecture Firms” in the United States. The companies are ranked according to architectural revenue from the prior year. Gensler claimed the number one spot, with a record high of $764 million in revenue, over the long-standing leader AECOM, whom brought in $445 million in 2011.

The firms classify themselves by:

  • A = Architect
  • AE = Architect-Engineer
  • AP = Architect Planner
  • EAL = Engineer Architect Landscape
  • AEC = Architect-Engineer-Contractor

Continue after the break to review the top 25.

Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi!

17:19 - 25 June, 2012
© Wikipedia
© Wikipedia

Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), the Catalán architect best known for his whimsical style and his inimitable masterpiece, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, would have turned a ripe 160 years old today.

The Green Building Council of Australia Launches Community Ratings for Sustainable Practices

15:00 - 25 June, 2012
Courtesy of Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou
Courtesy of Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou

The Green Building Council of Australia has released Green Star – a new comprehensive rating system that can assess the degree to which communities, as a whole, succeed in creating livable and sustainable environments. This is a new and dynamic way to look at the culture of sustainability. “Green building” is not only reflected in individual buildings; it is the accumulation of the buildings, the infrastructure, the urban planning and design, the amenities of the community and the lifestyles that communities live. Projects such as DIY Urbanism in the Netherlands by MVRDV and “e_co_llectiva” by Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou have this kind of regard for the development of holistic community.

Read on for more after the break.

A Bright Future for Willets Point - Redevelopment on an Environmentally Marred Peninsula

13:00 - 25 June, 2012
© NYC EDC
© NYC EDC

The New York Economic Development Corporation and Mayor Bloomberg of NYC announced the completion of the final plan for Willets Point - a peninsula on the Flushing River in Northern Queens, New York. The development of Willets Point is part of the urban renewal project associated with Citi Field – the Mets’ new stadium. Nicknamed the Iron Triangle, the project will include housing for mixed incomes, retail and entertainment amenities, a hotel, a convention center, office space, parks and open space, and a new public school, all of which falls under the umbrella of LEED-certified buildings and infrastructure. As with every redevelopment plan, there are positives and negatives to restructuring the community.

Read on for more after the break.

Cristobal Palma Filmmaker

12:26 - 25 June, 2012

After his architecture studies at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), Cristobal Palma worked as an assistant in London for a couple years, a time where he honed his photography skills. After this experience he took a more independent route working for some of the best architects in Chile and most renowned publications in the world.

As you may have noticed, since last year we’ve featured a series of Architecture Videos by Palma, the latest of his artistic endeavours that enable us to experience the projects in a different way. Considering this type of media offers a completely new range of opportunities for both architects and publications, we think it’s worth getting to know Palma and his professional journey incorporating audio-visual elements to the representation of architectural projects. The video above, Cristobal’s first completed video and now published online for the first time, presents the España Library in Medellin-Colombia, one of the most iconic buildings of this city’s renovation.

You can read an interview with Palma after the break.

Green Carceri (Highline 4.0) / TARQUITECTOS

11:00 - 25 June, 2012
Courtesy of TARQUITECTOS
Courtesy of TARQUITECTOS

The Green Carceri, designed by TARQUITECTOS, arises as a natural extension of the High Line Park, connecting himself with the High Line and flying over the river, thus enabling a continuation of the public space underneath with the neighborhood to the height of the street and the docks. Winding around a series of vertical communication cores, the building allows both internal transit users and visitors to descend to the level of the street without having to enter the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Life of Gerhard Kallmann

09:00 - 25 June, 2012

At 97 years of age, the architect Gerhard Kallmann passed away on Tuesday in Boston.  Kallmann’s career was ignited with the design of Boston City Hall, a neo-brutalist building that received mixed feelings of criticism and praise upon its completion.  After escaping Nazi Germany in 1937, Kallmann studied at the Architectural Association in London before moving to the United States and teaching in Chicago and New York.  It was in Columbia University where Kallmann met Michael McKinnell and the two would grow to co-found Kallmann, McKinnell & Knowles in 1962 – the same year they won the competition for City Hall.

More about Kallmann after the break.

Cycling Center / We Are You + Erik Hallberg

07:00 - 25 June, 2012
Courtesy of We Are You + Erik Hallberg
Courtesy of We Are You + Erik Hallberg

Presented at the bike festival of Gothenburg just about a week ago, the Cycling Center by We Are You + Erik Hallberg aims to promote cycling and bring together different cycling communities in the city. With Gothenburg being a city strongly dominated by cars, more than other large Swedish cities, this project has started to turn this around and make Gothenburg a ‘bike city’ with role models such as Amsterdam and the neighboring and great example Copenhagen. In this work of switching over from cars to bikes, their proposed cycling stadium would act as a catalyst. To become a ‘bike city’, the perception of the bike and the cyclist among city inhabitants is crucial. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: NA House by Sou Fujimoto Architects

04:00 - 25 June, 2012

Above is a video by Vincent Hecht, an architect and filmmaker in France, which highlights the NA House by Sou Fujimoto Architects. The video is part of a new collection of architecture movies about Japanese architecture. Designed for a young couple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, the 914 square-foot transparent house contrasts the typical concrete block walls seen in most of Japan’s dense residential areas.

Green Forest Athletic Complex / Modus Studio

01:00 - 25 June, 2012
Green Forest Athletic Complex / Modus Studio, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    Green Forest, Arkansas, USA
  • Architectural Team

    Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA (principal in charge), Chris M. Baribeau, AIA (principal architect), Chris M. Lankford
  • Site Area

    200.000 SF
  • Owner

    Green Forest Public Schools, John Calaway, Superintendent
  • Construction Costs

    $1.600.000
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +14

RING / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 25 June, 2012
RING / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architecture

    APOLLO Architects & Associates - Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Structural Engineer

    Kenta Masaki
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Zenei Shimada
  • Area

    104.36 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +23