Jilin CBD Master Planning Project / AECOM

17:15 - 26 January, 2012
Courtesy of AECOM
Courtesy of AECOM

The master planning of the CBD of Jilin city is a collaborative project by AECOM, a team formed by architects, urban designers, landscape designers and economists. Its collaboration across different disciplines was highly affirmed by the client and the government officials, which led to the project situated in the historical city in northeastern China. Their design is proposed to be the future CBD area by the government and has high-value natural and historical resources like the Songhua River and the Xiaobai Mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Round Up: Projects from ACXT

17:00 - 26 January, 2012

Spain-based ACXT have been featured in ArchDaily several times, and even won a Building of the Year Award for their BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center back in 2010. Here’s our selection of five great projects from ACXT. Enjoy them all after the break.

BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center BTEK is an interpretation centre for new technologies, aimed at student visitors. The site’s location, on one of the highest points of the Vizcaya Technology Park and close to the Bilbao airport’s flight path for takeoffs and landings, helps with the aim of making the building a landmark in its landscape (read more…)

Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot

15:00 - 26 January, 2012
The Montansier / Paris 2011 © Franck Bohbot
The Montansier / Paris 2011 © Franck Bohbot

French photographer Franck Bohbot has shared with us a series of photographs based on the interiors of historical Parisian theaters. Bohbot strived to capture the cultural life of the architecture with the absence of people, paying homage to the empty theater. Naked, the photographs reveal a sense of grandeur and intimacy. Continue after the break for more images.

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In Progress: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects

13:00 - 26 January, 2012
Courtesy of Trahan Architects - Renders by By-Encore
Courtesy of Trahan Architects - Renders by By-Encore

The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame (LSMSHOF) celebrates two seemly disconnected subjects within one contemporary venue, combining North Louisiana’s profound history with its influential world of sports. Designed by Trahan Architects, in coordination with Method Design and CASE, the new $12.6 million venue will house donated memorabilia that embodies “the contributions of the diverse cultures that have shaped the state and are crucial to understanding the unique traditions and legacy of Louisiana and the Gulf South.” A complex design, generated with the help of BIM technology, reflects the disparate subjects in one fluid structure encased within a locally inspired facade.

Continue reading for more information and images.

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Oath of Modernism

11:30 - 26 January, 2012

I, modernism, being of sound mind and having a firm understanding of what should be, do solemnly swear to ignore the needs of poor people and democrats.

I, modernism, will not knowingly or unintentionally promote the excessive ornamentation favored by the nostalgic and simple-minded.

I, modernism will remain pure, and separate, loosening my tie, only after a few drinks, or when feeling comfortable, or under the influence of a potential high-profile client.

Video: Isleta Tribal Services Complex / RMKM Architects

11:00 - 26 January, 2012

Kirk Gittings recently created a video for the Isleta Tribal Services Complex, a multi-award winning project by RMKM (Rohde May Keller McNamara) Architects. The video illustrates the construction of the building’s unique architectural facet located in Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico. The building was constructed by Jaynes Corp. and the structure was built by Pace Ironworks. This building recently won an AIA honor award.

The 243 Building / Hyun and Jeon Architectural Office

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
  • Architects

  • Location

    243, Tanbeol-Dong, Gwangjoo, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
  • Architects in charge

    Goon-Bo; Hyun; Phil-Gyou; Jeon of Hyun and Jeon Design Partners
  • Client

    Woon-Ok Jo
  • Area

    593.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

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Wind-dyed House / acaa

01:00 - 26 January, 2012

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Synagogue / SeARCH

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ámsterdam, Países Bajos
  • Project Design

    Bjarne Mastenbroek & Uda Visser
  • Architectural Assistant

    Remco Wieringa, Ton Gilissen, Louis Toebosch, Stefano Tropea, Thomas van Schaick, Wesley Lanckriet, Marie Louise Mejlholm, Laura Álvarez Rodríguez, Pedro Carvalho dos Santos, Alexandra Schmitz
  • Client

    Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Contractor

    Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs & Zn. B.V
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

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Soul Box bar restaurant / a01 Architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
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Courtesy of a01 architects

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Marronier Court / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten

01:00 - 26 January, 2012

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VL Office / Vanessa Larrère

01:00 - 26 January, 2012

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LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch + Rune Fjord

01:00 - 26 January, 2012

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The University of Nottingham - The Gateway Building / Make Architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
© Make Architects
© Make Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nottingham, UK
  • Collaborators

    Couch Perry & Wilkes, Herbert Baggaley Construction Ltd, Price & Myers, Sand Project Management
  • Client

    The University of Nottingham
  • Strawbale Specialists

    Eurban
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

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CERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELL

23:00 - 25 January, 2012
Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL, an international design practice, was recently awarded for their entry in both categories of the international Public Realm competition for CERN in Geneva. The competition entry, which was produced by the London studio of HASSELL, was the sole UK based design practice to be recognized with an award. The open international competition, run by the Canton of Geneva, was launched in May 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architecturally Inspired Ties

19:00 - 25 January, 2012
© William Mullins
© William Mullins

We recently came across a Kickstarter project headed by Chattanooga architect William Mullins for architecturally inspired ties. Appropriately called Architectie, the initial run of designs feature abstracted designs based on four classics of architecture; the Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier, the Yale University Art Gallery by Louis Kahn, Tomba Brion by Carlo Scarpa and the Case Study house #8 by Charles and Ray Eames. Manufactured in the USA, the ties are the first in Mullins’ series, which he hopes to expand to include other lines of ties featuring abstracted designs of modern architectural icons. To see more of the ties visit his Kickstarter site here.

Venice Biennale 2012: U.S. Pavilion launches Website and Open Call for Projects

15:00 - 25 January, 2012
Via Spontaneous Interventions
Via Spontaneous Interventions

The U.S. Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale has announced their theme Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good with the launch of a new website dedicated to share information about the exhibition as well as broaden the call for projects to be considered for inclusion. Organized by the Institute for Urban Design, Spontaneous Interventions will “examine the nascent movement of architects, designers, planners, artists and everyday community members initiating their own projects to bring positive change to the urban realm – from temporary architecture and crowd sourced urban planning to guerilla bike lanes and urban farms.” Those who have realized an intervention in a U.S. city, both tangible and digital, are encouraged to submit their projects by February 6 in order to be reviewed in time for the next curators’ meeting. Visit the Spontaneous Interventions website for more information.