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Robinson-School Linz / Schneider & Lengauer

01:00 - 27 August, 2012
Robinson-School Linz / Schneider & Lengauer, © Kurt Hoerbst
© Kurt Hoerbst

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    primary school 49, Kaltenhauserstraße, 4040 Linz
  • Building Site Area

    5,269 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area

    3,472 sqm
  • Volume

    12,994 sqm
  • Client

    Immobilien Linz GmbH & Co KEG
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

CB71 / La Proyectería

01:00 - 27 August, 2012
CB71 / La Proyectería, © Iván de la Cruz
© Iván de la Cruz

© Iván de la Cruz © Iván de la Cruz © Iván de la Cruz © Iván de la Cruz +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    México City, Mexico
  • Project Leader

    Alejandra Elizarrarás, Marisol Quevedo
  • Project Team

    Miguel Guzmán
  • Engineers

    Manuel Hernández Rivera
  • Construction Team

    La Proyectería
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Tokyo Fashion Museum Proposal / MUS Architects

23:00 - 26 August, 2012
Courtesy of MUS Architects
Courtesy of MUS Architects

Designed by MUS Architects, their proposal for the Tokyo Fashion Museum was recently named the winner of the World Architecture Awards 20+10+X. The whole structure of the building, from the entry yard to the top of the tower has been wound with a homogenic lether relating to the basic fabric of every fashion designer and constituting the base of every collection. Fibers of the fashion museum are lead in two rows – one layer of fiber winds around the building clockwise, the other one counter-closkwise thus resulting in a kind of a plaiting. Due to the small dimensions of the parcel being located in the intensely urbanized city tissue of Tokyo, the wide program of the fashion museum has been set up vertically on 22 levels (19 of which above the ground level). The result is a functional ‘pile’ of layers – ‘program squares’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House KE12 / SoHo Architektur

20:00 - 26 August, 2012
© Rainer Retzlaff
© Rainer Retzlaff

Architects: SoHo Architektur Location: Memmingen, Germany Design Team: Alexander Nägele Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Rainer Retzlaff

© Rainer Retzlaff © Rainer Retzlaff © Rainer Retzlaff © Rainer Retzlaff +13

Venice Biennale 2012: FAT presents ‘The Museum of Copying’

15:00 - 26 August, 2012
Installation View - Courtesy of FAT
Installation View - Courtesy of FAT

Invited by David Chipperfield, director of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, FAT has contributed an exhibition to the Arsenale titled The Museum of Copying. Responding to the curator’s theme of “Common Ground”, The Museum of Copying explores the idea of the copy in architecture as an important, positive and often surreal phenomenon. The exhibit will be centered around FAT’s installation, “The Villa Rotunda Redux” – a five meter high facsimile of Palladio’s Villa Rotunda that explores the Villa as both a subject and object of architectural copying.

Sam Jacob, a director of FAT said: “There is a history of copies of the Villa Rotunda that have been important staging posts for architectural culture. We hope to extend this history and explore how copying something is, strangely, a way of inventing new forms of architecture. It also seems sweet to return a bastardised form of the Villa to its original home in the Venito.”

Alongside this, the London-based practice will also present San Rocco’s “The Book of Copies”, an investigative look into four architectural doppelgängers (remember this fake Austrian village in China?) , and Ines Weizman’s “Repeat Yourself”. Continue after the break to learn more.

Venice Biennale 2012: Estonian exhibition looks into the fate of Linnahall

13:00 - 26 August, 2012
Linnahall in Tallinn. Photo: Dmitri Bruns (1980)
Linnahall in Tallinn. Photo: Dmitri Bruns (1980)

The Estonian exhibition for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale investigates the relationship between time and space by discovering how venues once important have been abandoned and how these tendencies may carry on today and in the future. The exhibition poses a question as its title: “How long is the life of a building?”. The answer is sought based on the example of Linnahall – a dignified Modernist legacy in the heart of Tallinn that only a few decades ago was a renowned and requisite construction, yet is closed today. What’s happening to Linnahall speaks volumes in a more general context as well – similar tendencies are becoming prominent everywhere in the world where multitudes of architectural masterpieces less than 50 years old stand unused.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Staircase for Dogs / 07BEACH

11:00 - 26 August, 2012
© Hiroyuki Oki / Decon Photo Studio
© Hiroyuki Oki / Decon Photo Studio

The staircase for dogs, by 07BEACH, was part of the design method for this simple house in Vietnam. The architects envisioned not just a comfortable place to live, but a space where daily life will be more fun than usual. Therefore, as a unique design feature, the house represents the client’s affection for their two dogs. More images of the project after the break.

Bauwelt Prize 2013 Competition

07:00 - 26 August, 2012
Courtesy of Bauwelt
Courtesy of Bauwelt

Open to architects and landscape architects all over the world, as well as individuals and teams, the Bauwelt Prize 2013 applies to all categories of “First Work” – from the interior design of shops and stores to prototypal constructions, from public housing projects to the restructuring of a public space and to temporary interventions. Qualified for submission is every first work the submitter has realized on his or her own responsibility and which has been completed after October 15th, 2009. All award-winning projects as well as a selection of further entries will be published in Bauwelt1–2.2013 and shown at the BAU 2013 on the Munich fairgrounds from January 14th to 19th. The deadline for submissions is October 22. For more information, please visit here.

Climate Adapted Neighborhood / Tredje Natur

04:00 - 26 August, 2012
Sankt Kjelds square 01
Sankt Kjelds square 01

Copenhagen based architecture firm Tredje Natur recently presented their plans to develop Denmark’s first climate adapted neighborhood, which transforms Saint Kjeld’s Quarter into Copenhagen’s greenest neighborhood. The comprehensive urban development project seeks to demonstrate how the city can be arranged so rainwater can be managed in the streets in a more natural and effective way. Their project offers a wide range of pragmatic strategies to meet the many expectations in the area. As a key principle the architects reclaim 20% of the street area by optimizing the infrastructure and parking lots according to current standard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

U House / Jorge Graca Costa

02:00 - 26 August, 2012
© FG + SG
© FG + SG

Architects: Jorge Graca Costa Location: Ericeira, Portugal Project Area: 300.0 sqm Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +22

Ep Es Cremat / Duch Pizá Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2012
Ep Es Cremat / Duch Pizá Architects, © Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia +13

Unify L.A.: A Radical Urban Intervention Proposal / Mikey Nitro

23:00 - 25 August, 2012
Courtesy of Mikey Nitro
Courtesy of Mikey Nitro

Mikey Nitro shared with us his proposal for a people’s park in the financial district of Los Angeles; a Radical Urban Intervention that questions our public realm. It reshapes our humanistic and democratic ideals; to awake and avenge our dusted nation. he based the programs of this intervention by the essence of Los Angeles: City of Entertainment, City of Hybridity (Culture), City of Agriculture (Opportunity). Each program is porous and adaptable through different times of the day. Since downtown L.A. is a becoming a new trend for residency, this park will provide locals a place to exercise, walk their dogs, picnic, place for theater night life, and a community garden. More images and Nitro’s description after the break.

Slipstream / FreelandBuck

19:00 - 25 August, 2012
Courtesy of FreelandBuck
Courtesy of FreelandBuck

“Inspired by Lebbeus Woods’ Slipstreaming drawings, this installation is made from over one thousand CNC cut plywood pieces that notch together to create an undulating, dynamically patterned and brightly colored wall. Developed as the extrusion of a 2-dimensional drawing through the gallery space in New York, the structure is then cut away to produce a set of interconnected 3-dimensional spaces. The project develops novel forms of digital drawing, ‘egg-crate’ type assemblies typical in stick built construction, and our ability to describe and produce the dynamics of flow and turbulence, a phenomena that have fascinated artists at least since Leonardo Da Vinci.”

FreelandBucks installation Slipstream (previously mentioned on AD) has been on view at New York’s Bridge Gallery since mid-July. However, the exhibition has come to an end and Slipstream is in need of a new home. Interested? You have less than 24 hours to place a bid on Ebay now!

Frank Gehry designs Facebook HQ Expansion

15:00 - 25 August, 2012
Photo: Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg
Photo: Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg, the 28-year-old co-founder of Facebook, has commissioned Frank Gehry to design a new campus headquarters on the outskirts of San Francisco Bay, California. Located across the highway from Facebook East, the company’s current headquarters, Facebook West will provide every luxury expected from a modern office space, from a flexible open floor plan, to arcade-filled lounge areas and a massive roof garden.

Venice Biennale 2012: Ruta del Peregrino responds to "Common Ground"

13:00 - 25 August, 2012
The Crosses Lookout Point, Las cruces / Elemental - Courtesy of Elemental
The Crosses Lookout Point, Las cruces / Elemental - Courtesy of Elemental

Each year, approximately two million Mexican residents take part in the religious phenomenon Ruta del Peregrino (Pilgrim’s Route) – a 117 kilometer pilgrimage through the mountain range of Jalisco that is centered around and moved by the adoration to the Virgin of Talpa. This religious voyage has been taking place since the 17th century and represents the pilgrim’s act of faith carried to penitence. Although conditions are harsh, this sacrifice carried with austerity is an essential part of the promise or offering that become the ritual of purification.

In an effort to provide the historical route with better conditions, nine architecture firms and design offices collaborated to build seven architectural landmarks that provide shelter, services and outlook points for the pilgrims. By establishing a strong relationship with both the extraordinary landscape and the religious rituals of Ruta del Peregrino, the architectural pieces have become the “imaginary landmarks” of a deeply rooted phenomenon.

Continue reading to learn about how this project is contributing to the 2012 Venice Biennale.

Harton Staithes / Plus Three Architecture

12:00 - 25 August, 2012
Harton Staithes / Plus Three Architecture , © Steve Mayes
© Steve Mayes

© Steve Mayes © Steve Mayes © Steve Mayes © Steve Mayes +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Harton Quay Station Road South Shields NE33 1SJ
  • Director de Proyecto

    Tuner and Townsend
  • Ingeniero Estructural

    Aecom
  • Contratista

    Miller Construction Ltd.
  • Area

    5495.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

EXPO Booth / Design Initiatives

11:00 - 25 August, 2012
Courtesy of Design Initiatives
Courtesy of Design Initiatives

The EXPO Booth, designed and built by Design Initiatives, presented their Not Just a Chair furniture collection which was displayed at the Outdoor Lifestyle Hangzhou Fair from March 21-24 of this year. Two wings curve out of the advertising wall with the company’s logo – the lower one becomes a platform to showcase the furniture objects, the upper one light up the exposed objects. The lower platform can be multi-functionally used as a meeting table. More images and architects’ description after the break.

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Pavilion / Aalto University Wood Studio

11:00 - 25 August, 2012
© WDC Helsinki 2012
© WDC Helsinki 2012

Together with the surrounding Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Pavilion is the heart of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. An open and easy to approach building designed by Aalto University Wood Studio students and specialists, their design enables the organization and integration of many types of functions and events through its physical shape and function. The pavilion, which will be open until September 16, offers free of charge program and recreation for everyone during the 105 days it will be open. More images and project description after the break.