Aiji Inoue / Doyle Collection

01:00 - 11 April, 2012
Aiji Inoue / Doyle Collection, © Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architects

    Doyle Collection - Aiji Inoue, Yuki Kanai
  • Collaborators

    Tully's Coffee Japan
  • Seats

    75 seats
  • Area

    161.9 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners +10

Branch Office In Bursa / Yalin Architectural Design + Denge Architecture

01:00 - 11 April, 2012
Branch Office In Bursa / Yalin Architectural Design + Denge Architecture, © Cihan Pocan
© Cihan Pocan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osmangazi, Bursa, Turkey
  • Architects

    Yalin Architectural Design - Ömer Selcuk Baz + Denge Architecture - Emine Didem Durakbasa
  • Design Consultant

    Walter Stelzhammer
  • Collaborators

    Structure, Probi Project; Mechanic, Öcen Project; Electric, Öneren Engineering
  • Client

    Central Bank of Turkish Rupublic
  • Contractor

    Ordem
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Cihan Pocan © Cihan Pocan © Cihan Pocan © Cihan Pocan +28

Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 11 April, 2012
Terraustral Oeste School / Marsino Arquitectos Asociados, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maipú, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Marsino Arquitectos Asociados - Jorge Marsino P., María Inés Buzzoni G.
  • Design Team

    Alfonso Kunstmann, Vallerie Haquin, Angela Castro, Francisca Valenzuela, Jaime Fuentes
  • Structural Engineering

    Claudio Hinojosa Torra
  • Budget

    U$ 7.237.440
  • Budget Surface Ratio

    U$ 540
  • Client

    Inmobiliaria España
  • Contractor

    Empresa Constructora Guzmán & Larraín
  • Site Surface

    20.300 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area

    13.400 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +26

Curatorial Opportunities at the CCA 2012

23:00 - 10 April, 2012
Philippe Rahm. Interior Weather installation made for the CCA exhibition environ(ne)ment. 2006
Philippe Rahm. Interior Weather installation made for the CCA exhibition environ(ne)ment. 2006

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is launching the 2012 program to stimulate curatorial opportunities for students and young professionals: the Young Curator Program and the Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Internships Program. The Young Curator Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project on the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design, from exhibition in the octagonal gallery or online, publications, seminar, series of events and more, during a residency of 3 months at the CCA. The Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Internships Program encourages students and recent graduates in design disciplines, arts and humanities to become acquainted with the CCA’s collection, exhibition, and research programs through an internship of 6 to 9 months in Montréal.

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part IX

19:11 - 10 April, 2012

AIA Pennsylvania awards Spillman Farmer Architects for ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

19:00 - 10 April, 2012
© Paul Warchol Photography
© Paul Warchol Photography

The American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania Chapter has awarded a Silver Medal, the institute’s highest honor, to Spillman Farmer Architects for their highly successful ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Located on the landmark Bethlehem Steel site in eastern Pennsylvania, the dynamic performing arts, media and cultural center has served as an anchor for the revitalization effort in the City of Bethlehem that is transforming the once-abandoned historic industrial core into a dynamic, sustainable and livable mixed-use community. The 200-foot industrial ruins towering above the ArtsQuest Center is part of the country’s largest privately-owned brownfield.

AIA jurors praised the project saying, “The design captures the energy and utilitarian beauty that the best of the industrial revolution once offered. At the same time it demonstrates the power that a truly successful marriage of architecture and program can exert in bringing new purpose and hope to the most abandoned parts of our community.”

Continue reading after the break for more information and images.

© Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography © Paul Warchol Photography +12

National Mall Finalists Exhibit Designs

15:00 - 10 April, 2012
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect & Paul Murdoch Architects
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architect & Paul Murdoch Architects

The ten finalists competing in the final phase of the National Mall Design Competition are dreaming big. Proposals to restore the National Mall include flourishing lakeside gardens, contemporary cafés hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions exposed at the foot of the Washington Monument. Since the announcement of the finalists, the teams have been refining there proposals behind closed doors.

Now, the Trust for the National Mall has released the highly anticipated proposals to the public. From now until Sunday, at the Smithsonian Castle and the National Museum of American History, you can view each proposal in its entirety. If you don’t live in the D.C. area, no need to worry. Continue after the break to catch a glimpse of each submission and learn how you can help the jury decided who will revamp America’s “front yard”.

Largest Rooftop Farm Coming to Brooklyn, NY

13:00 - 10 April, 2012
© BrightFarms
© BrightFarms

BrightFarms CEO, Paul Lightfoot is obsessed with efficiency.  Spending most of his career improving market supply chains he has now turned his attention to the market supply chains of America’s produce.  BrightFarms is an innovative and straight forward program whose goal is to eliminate the wasted energy expended on travel times between the farm and the shelf, to provide more nutritious and safer produce that is grown for the table and not for the endurance of days and weeks of transport, and to create a local market where consumers know their farmers and where the food is coming from and who is responsible for growing it.  Littlefoot describes the blatant problems with the food industry today – efficiently factory farming and preserving produce that moves from one and end of the country to the other and inefficiently providing nutritious and tasty produce.

The challenge is to create a model that ensures quality while keeping costs down and BrightFarms appears to have found a strategy that works: hydroponic rooftop gardening near supermarket distribution centers or local markets.  The newly renamed Federal Plaza #2, soon to be known as Liberty View Industrial Plaza to be developed by Salmar Properties, in Brooklyn, NY is set to be the world’s largest rooftop garden which will reportedly grow “1 million pounds of local produce per year, including tomatoes, lettuces and herbs”.  Find out how it works after the break!

Schools in the Sky / Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, André Vergueiro

11:00 - 10 April, 2012
Courtesy of Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, André Vergueiro
Courtesy of Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, André Vergueiro

The proposal, Schools in the Sky, by Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, and André Vergueiro for the ‘Rooftops, Why Not?’ competition asks the question, ‘What if suddenly the education would become the highest, most visible value of a society?’ The American education system is sustained by the private sector. As a result, many colleges and schools have become, over time, ghettos for rich people, leaving a huge part of the students out of options. Assuming the will to fix, or at least to discuss, a biased system, it is proposed to offer public schools in places that are usually closed to society. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal / LETH & GORI

07:00 - 10 April, 2012
Courtesy of LETH & GORI
Courtesy of LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI was recently awarded the third prize in the open international competition with their proposal for an extension to Music Gymnasium Salzburg. Their design creates a new extension to the school without stealing space or light from the existing densely built site which is done by digging out the northern part of the site and inserting the extension as a one storey building with courtyards and skylights. Furthermore, the roof of the building becomes a new playful urban landscape for the students. More images and architects’ description after the break.

"Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory" Symposium

04:00 - 10 April, 2012
Le Corbusier, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille (1952), Phaidon (ed.), Le Corbusier Le Grand, New York 2008; S. 422
Le Corbusier, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille (1952), Phaidon (ed.), Le Corbusier Le Grand, New York 2008; S. 422

Organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Chair of Architectural Theory, the “Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory” symposium will be taking place in Berlin May 10-11. Their position on this topic is that Brutalism’s critical review of classical modernism and post-war modernism gave rise to a unique laboratory situation, in which modern architectural trends still of relevance today were developed and tested for the very first time. More information on the event after the break.

Heatherland Pool House / Satellite Architects

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
Heatherland Pool House / Satellite Architects, Courtesy of Satellite Architects
Courtesy of Satellite Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Woodhouse Ln, Devon DT7, UK
  • Architects

    Satellite Architects
  • Satellite team members

    James Harper, Stewart Dodd
  • Landscape Architect

    Tony Benger Landscapers
  • Contract Value

     £600,000
  • Contract Type

    JCT Intermediate w. Contractor Design
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Satellite Architects

Courtesy of Satellite Architects Courtesy of Satellite Architects Courtesy of Satellite Architects Courtesy of Satellite Architects +26

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan
  • Architects

  • Location

    2621 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, USA
  • Architects

    Corgan Associates
  • Area

    152000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan +10

Day Care Center / LÜPS

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
Day Care Center / LÜPS, © ATELIER LÜPS
© ATELIER LÜPS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Múnich, Alemania
  • Architects

    ATELIER LÜPS - Mauritz + W-E. Lüps
  • Collaborators

    Claudia Peter, Martina Machova
  • Structure

    Planungsgesellschaft Dittrich MBH
  • Elecrical engineering

    IBM-TGA GmbH
  • Construction Management

    Silke Neugebauer, CLMap GmbH
  • Hvacr

    GFI mbH
  • Contractor

    Mickan mbH&Co.KG
  • Photographs

© ATELIER LÜPS © ATELIER LÜPS © ATELIER LÜPS © ATELIER LÜPS +13

Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ontario, Canada
  • Architects

    Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson - Scott Robinson
  • Collaborators

    Design build project with EPOH; associate architects and Ellis Don; construction firm
  • Cost

     $21.000.00
  • Client

    Sault College Academic Building
  • Area

    75.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +11

RF Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
RF Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar, © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra +26

Dental Office / Estudio Arquitectura Hago

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
Dental Office / Estudio Arquitectura Hago, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Malaga, Andalusia, Spain
  • Architects

    Estudio Arquitectura Hago - Emilio Delgado Martos & Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio
  • Engineering

    Estudio Sinergia
  • Construction Company

    Millangar Construcciones Costa del Sol
  • Budget

    350,000 €
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla +19

MedaTeca / Alterstudio Partners

01:00 - 10 April, 2012
MedaTeca / Alterstudio Partners, © Alterstudio Partners
© Alterstudio Partners

© Alterstudio Partners © Alterstudio Partners © Alterstudio Partners © Alterstudio Partners +33