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Olympic House & Park / Armon Choros Architects

01:00 - 9 May, 2009
Olympic House & Park / Armon Choros Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Nicosia
  • Architect

    Armon Choros Architects / Eleftheria Serghidou, Vasilis Pashiourtides
  • Structural Engineering

     Nicos Kalathas, George Demetriades
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

    Giannos Zempylas, Kyriakos Ioannides
  • Budget

    US $13.5 M
  • Project Year

    1999

Crossing: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture Exhibition

21:00 - 8 May, 2009

You can see more images and architect’s description, after the break.

Incremental Housing Strategy in India / Filipe Balestra & Sara Göransson

18:55 - 8 May, 2009

Aerial collage: the new archipelago of incremented kaccha houses rising from a context of well built permanent homes in a typical slum.

The problem with social housing has been how to give the most with less money. We have very good examples in Europe, but the constrains are way different than the ones in developing countries. In these countries, almost all the constructions are done by anyone but architects. Clearly, in these countries architects can do something way better than just designing or constructing, developing strategies together with communities to achieve housing solutions that not only address today´s necessities, but that can also be extended over time as families grow, once again by themselves and without architects.

A good example on this is Elemental, lead by Alejandro Aravena, which has been changing not only design aspects of social housing, but also public policy. Currently, they have built and on going projects in Chile, Mexico and more countries.

But also, there´s the work that Filipe Balestra and Sara Göransson have been doing in India, invited by  Sheela Patel and Jockin Arputham from SPARC to develop an Incremental Housing Strategy that could be implemented anywhere.

AD Round Up: Wooden Houses Part I

18:30 - 8 May, 2009

Wood can be a very good material when designing your future house. It can be cheap, energy efficient, and of course, look good. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured wooden houses.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects wins Urban Mediaspace Competition

12:30 - 8 May, 2009

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects was recently announced as the winner to design ‘Urban Mediaspace’, the largest public library in Scandinavia. The 228 million euro project is located in Aarhus, Denmark and is only the latest in the studio’s history of library designs. Other finalist in the competition included Mecanoo, GPP architects and A-team, a collaboration between two danish studios, Aart and Arkitema.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s deisgn aims to re-examine the traditional concept of library design. Rather than focusing on books, the building is envisioned as a hub for social interaction that includes indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, as well as studying, socialising and relaxing areas. Measuring 30,000 square metres, ‘Urban Mediaspace’ is located in Aarhus’s old cargo docks area. The building is heptagonal in shape and features a glazed-facade.

Seen at designboom. More images after the break.

Balancing Barn / MVRDV and Mole Architects

11:27 - 8 May, 2009

Our friends from MVRDV sent us their latest project with Living Architecture, the Balancing Barn, a cantilevered holiday home near the village of Thorington in Suffolk, England. Living Architecture, a British organization devoted to architecture as experience, has commissioned a series of outstanding holiday homes in the UK. MVRDV and co-architect Mole Architects from Cambridge will create a house sympathetic in spirit and materials to the exceptional natural site, which will be available for holiday rental from 2010.

More images and architect’s description, after the break.

Musical Studies Centre / Ensamble Studio

01:00 - 8 May, 2009
Musical Studies Centre / Ensamble Studio

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  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Architects

    Ensamble Studio
  • Principal In Charge

    Antón García- Abril
  • Collaborators

    Bernardo Angelini, Eduardo Martín Asunción, Arantxa Osés, Débora Mesa, Andrés Toledo, Guillermo Sevillano
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Javier Cuesta
  • Developer

    Santiago de Compostela´s Consortium
  • Construction Management

    O.H.L
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002

Rectorate Office Building / Hauvette & Associés

01:00 - 8 May, 2009
Rectorate Office Building / Hauvette & Associés

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de France, Kourou, French Guiana
  • Architects

    Hauvette & Associés
  • Design Project Manager

    Christian Felix
  • Site Project Manager

    Stéphanie de Lajartre, interior designer
  • Collaborators

    Pierre Champenois, Laetitia Delubac, Stéphanie de Lajartre, Marie Menant and Elena Ranaletti
  • Engineering

    CERA Ingénierie
  • Client

    Ministry of National Education
  • Area

    5520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

A house for Art / Luca Selva Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2009
A house for Art / Luca Selva Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Binningen, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Luca Selva Architects
  • Collaborators

    Barbara Andres, Roger Braccini
  • Site Manager

    Sabin Achermann
  • Landscape Architects

    August Künzel Landschaftsarchitekten, Basel
  • Structural Engineer

    Walther Mory Maier, Basel
  • Project Year

    2008

Harvest Green Project / Romses Architects

21:00 - 7 May, 2009

The ‘Harvest Green Project’ by Romses Architects was a winning entry in a recent competition held by the city of Vancouver: ‘The 2030 Challenge’ to address climate change plans and to guide greener and denser development, reducing carbon emissions for the future.

The concept of ‘harvest’ is explored in the project through the vertical farming of vegetables, herbs, fruits, fish, egg laying chickens, and a boutique goat and sheep dairy facility. In addition, renewable energy will be harvested via green building design elements harnessing geothermal, wind and solar power. The buildings have photovoltaic glazing and incorporate small and large-scale wind turbines to turn the structure into solar and wind-farm infrastructure. In addition, vertical farming potentially adds energy back to the grid via methane generation from composting non-edible parts of plants and animals. Furthermore, a large rainwater cistern terminates the top of the ‘harvest tower’ providing on-site irrigation for the numerous indoor and outdoor crops and roof gardens.

Seen at designboom. More images after the break.

Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas designed theater set

12:30 - 7 May, 2009

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas has designed the facility for the dramatic 2009 season of the National Institute of Ancient Drama.

Dakota Residences / PB Elemental Architecture

01:00 - 7 May, 2009
Dakota Residences / PB Elemental Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, United States
  • Architects

    Pb Elemental Architecture
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Little House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

01:00 - 7 May, 2009
Little House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Client

    Private
  • Site Area

    495 sqm
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

Carvallal - Dufey house / Mas y Fernández Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 May, 2009
Carvallal - Dufey house / Mas y Fernández Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    Mas y Fernández arquitectos / Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas
  • Associate Architect

    Clarisa Elton
  • Contractor

    Constructora Fernández Lira
  • Structural Engineer

    Patricio Stagno
  • Landscape

    Verónica Álamos, Sofía Álamos, Isabel Caroca
  • Area

    368.18 sqm

Ski Jumping Hill for Serbian Ski Resort

21:00 - 6 May, 2009

Our friend Djordje Pejkovic from Serbia sent us this interesting project, currently in development. The Ski Jumping Hill is located in the Kopaonik Ski Resort in central Serbia, close to the border with Kosovo. The 120 meter structure is made from cross steel tubes and every detail in the column is visible. The top is horizontally cut to accomodate a viewing platform with a coffee shop in the top deck.

More images after the break.

Kaufhauskanal Metrozone / BIG + Topotek1

14:00 - 6 May, 2009

Architects: BIG Architects Landscape Architects: Topotek1 Location: Hamburg, Germany Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels Project Leader: Ole Schrøder Collaborators: Mitarbeiter – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Oana Simionescu, Christian Alvarez Gomez, Alex Cozma, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Todd Bennett, Gabrielle Nadeau, Frederik Lyng, Ole Storjohann, Hanna Johansson, Sebastian Latz Topotek1 team: Martin Rein-Cano, Lorenz Dexler, Anna Lundquist, Christian Bohne, Lisa Oregioni, Alexandre Mellier, Danielle Choi, Karoline Liedtke Client: IBA Hamburg Project year: 2013 Constructed Area: 33,350 sqm

Past works of Zaha Hadid to exhibit in Italy

12:30 - 6 May, 2009

Our friends from Minimalismi shared with us this info. This October, Zaha Hadid will exhibit her best works in an exhibition at the Salone of the Palazzo della Ragione in the Italian city of Padova.

The Palazzo has presented itself as a vigorous design challenge for Zaha Hadid due to the historical quality of the space. The aim has been both to respect the spatial / contextual characteristics and to intervene in the space at the same time. The undulating blocks, whose forms are defined by the rules of breaking and continuity, generate 6 distinct islands within themselves. Each of these islands define the Conceptual Morphologies of the ZHA exhibition concept, namely: (1) Lines/Bundles/Networks, (2) Waves/Shells/Cocoons, (3) Aggregations/Clusters/Jigsaws, (4) Fields, (5)Landscape & Topography, and (6) Parametricism.

More images after the break.

Vertical House / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2009
Vertical House / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Architects

    LOHA Architects
  • Principal In Charge

    Lorcan O’Herlihy
  • Project Team

    David Thompson, Kevin Tsai
  • Client

    Lorcan O'Herlihy & Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy
  • Area

    223.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004