House extension / Christophe Nogry


Architect: Christophe Nogry architect
Location: Nantes,
Designer: Jean François Godet
Project Area: 57 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Eisenhower Memorial / Frank Gehry

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Last year Frank Gehry won the design competition for the Eisenhower Memorial, which included six other firms (Perkins & Will, Krueck & Sexton, Rogers Marvel Architects, Moshe Safdie & Associates, Natoma Architects and PWP Landscape Architecture). After that, the firm was asked to produce three options for the members of the Eisenhower Memorial Commision to choose from, from which the final design was chosen a few days ago.

LA Time’s Culture Monster has more info about the project:

The design, which Gehry and his colleagues will flesh out in the months to come, combines a grove of oak trees, two parallel colonnades of limestone pillars and loosely piled limestone walls carved with sculptural reliefs — elements common to all three proposals — with a series of woven -mesh tapestries that will feature images of Eisenhower and his presidency. There is a gap in the colonnade as it runs along Independence, creating an opening framing views of the Capitol and also marking an informal pedestrian entry into the memorial site.

While the oak trees should provide plenty of shade — along with pockets of contemplative space — the tapestries will give much of the memorial the feeling of an expansive outdoor stage set. Gehry came up with the idea for the steel-mesh panels while exploring the tapestry collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where his firm has been working on an expansion.

More images after the break:

10EPK / Spaceworkers

Portugal-based architects Spaceworkers shared with us their proposal for a competition sponsored by the city of Maribor in within the European Capital of Culture.

The challenge was to create a footpath and cycling bridge in a place where the first bridge in this city once existed.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

House in Tinos / mX Architecture

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Architects: mX Architecture / Emmanuel Choupis
Location: Tinos,
Project Managers: Romain Braida and Maud Henriot
Civil Engineer: Nikiforos Delasoudas
Site Area: 210 sqm
Project Area: 110 sqm
Budget: $300,000 Euro
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Elias Handelis

Moliner House / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Javier Callejas

Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Avda. Ilustración, Urbanización Montecanal, Zaragoza,
Collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre López, Emilio Delgado Martos
Structure: María Concepción Pérez Gutiérrez
Rigger: José Miguel Moya
Contractor: Construcciones Moya Valero – Rafael Moya, Ramón Moya
Structure: Coral Tarabidau d´Aragon – Ricardo Aranda
Project Area: 216 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2008
Photographs: Javier Callejas

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© Javier Callejas

Have you been on a vacation for the past week? Turned off your computer and coming back today? Either way, there may be some great posts we featured last week we don’t want you to miss. Check them all after the break.

The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory /
We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.” (read more…)

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Philip Johnson (1906-2005), one of the most influential American architects portrayed by .

Philip Johnson received the back in 1979.

This and another photo at LaChapelle Studio.

Vertical Omotesando / Wai Think Tank

Wai Think Tank have shared with us their proposal for the Fashion Museum Competition in Omotesando Street in , Japan. The challenge consisted in designing a 100 meters high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for .

See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Julio Mario Santo Domingo Building / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

© Andres Arenas

Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Location: Bogotá,
Project Team: Daniel Bonilla, Juliana Lozano, Mauricio Morales, Jaekson Baez, Keily Jaramillo, Manuel Mendoza, Marcela Albornoz, Pedro Pulido, Rodrigo Montoya, Mauricio Ortega and Germán Ortega
Client: Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá
Project Area: 24,876 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila & Andrés Arenas

Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Restoration / Krueck & Sexton Architects

© William Zbaren

Location: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, , Illinois, USA
Original Architect: Mies van der Rohe
Original Completion Date: 1951
Restoration Architect: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Restoration Completion Date: 2009
Client: 860-880 Condominium Association
Photos: William Zbaren

d3 Natural Systems 2010 International Architectural Design Competition

Exploration of natural systems from the microscopic to the universal unearths vast design potential for overlaying cultural, ecological, and life cycle flows toward determining new architectonic strategies.

The d3 Natural Systems Competition for 2010 invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects. The competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows.

For more information, go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.

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2010 Pritzker Prize: SANAA

SANAA 2010 Pritzker Prize laureate
Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima, Photo by Takashi Okamoto, Courtesy of SANAA

Today, the laureate has been announced: Japanese practice SANAA formed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

SANAA was following Steven Holl on the polls (my favorite for next year), a name that was very strong for the award since last year.

The awarded duo will receive the prize at a formal ceremony May 17 at Ellis Island, New York.

Works by SANAA at ArchDaily:

Jade Bamboo Culture Plaza / Urbanus

© Meng Yan

Architects: URBANUS Architecture & Design Inc.
Location: Shenzhen,
Design Director: Meng Yan
Project Manager: Xing Guo
Designers: Ding Yu, Wu Kaimao, Liao Zhixiong
Client: Luohu Development & Reform Bureau, Shenzhen
Site Area: 6,870 sqm
Design Period: 2005-2006
Construction Period: 2008-2009
Photographs: Meng Yan

Heating Infrastructure Building / Levitt Bernstein Associates

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Architects: Levitt Bernstein Associates
Location: Liverpool,
Client: University of Liverpool Energy Company (ULEC)
Structural Engineering: Curtins Consulting
Main Contractor: Emcor Engineering Services Ltd
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Eddie Jacob

Zollverein School of Management and Design / SANAA

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Client: Zollverein School
Location: Essen,
Construction start: March 2005
Completed: July 2006
Project architect: Nicole Berganski
Associate architects: Böll & Krabel
Built area: 5.000sqm
Masterplan: Rem Koolhaas, OMA
Landscape: Agence Ter
Photos: Iwan Baan

Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art / SANAA

© Iwan Baan

Location: Toledo, , USA
Client: Toledo Museum of Art
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue NishizawaSANAA
Team: Toshi Oki, Takayuki Hasegawa, Keiko Uchiyama, Mizuki Imamura, Tetsuo Kondo, Junya Ishigami
Built area: 7,000sqm
Site area: 20,000sqm
Opening: 2006
Structure: Guy Nordenson & Associates / SAPS
Glass consultant: Front Inc
Lighting: Arup / Kilt Planning
Photos: Iwan Baan

Sz House / Miyahara Architect Office

© Teruo Miyahara

Architect: Teruo Miyahara / Miyahara Architect Office
Location: Ibaraki,
Structural Engineer: Toyohito SHIBAMURA
Constructor: Toshikazu Onuma / Aoi Kensetsu Kougyou
Building area: 105.50 sqm
Project Year: 2007–2008
Construction Year: 2008–2009
Photographs: Teruo Miyahara

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2010 IIDA Pioneers in Design Award for Architecture for Humanity

The Pritzker will be announced in a few minutes. It will probably go to one of the figures you have already voted for in our 2010 Pritzker poll, but deep in our hearts we wish Architecture for Humanity to be awarded.

With the purpose of the Prize being “to honor a living architect whose built work demostrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced a consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture“, don´t you agree with me?

Anyway, has been awarded with the 2010 IIDA Pioneers in Design Award, and we congratulate them once again.

Let’s hope we can probe Cameron Sinclair wrong in the future:

@casinclair: @archforhumanity will never be awarded the but we do have this awesome new video

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