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SkyCottage / archimania

01:00 - 30 July, 2009
SkyCottage / archimania

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Memphis, TN, United States
  • Architect

    archimania
  • Structure

    Poe Engineering
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Haltom Engineering
  • Lighting Advisor

    Benya Lighting Design
  • Client

    Barry Alan Yoakum, AIA, LEED AP
  • General Contractor

    Barry Alan Yoakum, AIA, LEED AP
  • Electrical Consultant

    De Pouw Engineering
  • Leed For Homes Provider

    AEC
  • Budget

    US$ 416,387
  • Area

    238.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

Vallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 July, 2009
Vallecas 51 / SOMOS Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architect

    SOMOS Arquitectos
  • Project Architects

    Luis Burriel Bielza, Pablo Fernandez Lewicki, Jose Antonio Tallon Iglesias
  • Structural Engineer

    Deroman S.L.
  • Engineering

    GD Inco S.L.
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Miguel Asensio Rivera & Maria Jose Lapuerta Morante
  • Budget

    $6,115,627.97 Euro
  • Area

    14934.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

Canada Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010

13:07 - 29 July, 2009

The 6,000-square-meter Canada Pavilion, among the biggest at the site, will feature an exhibition themed “The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative.” It is expected to welcome up to 5.5 million people or 30,000 visitors per day during the six-month Expo period.

The pavilion will be anchored by an open public place and surrounded by three large structures. The square will be a performing area, where visitors can watch the performances of Cirque du Soleil before checking out the pavilion, said Gregson.

The overall budget for the Canadian pavilion will be 45 million Canadian dollars (US$43.57 million), she added. Canada has also given environmental protection consideration into the pavilion. Part of the pavilion’s exterior walls will be covered by a special kind of greenery and rainwater will be collected by a drainage system for use inside the pavilion.

Cirque du Soleil created the concept design for the Pavillion and will also create public performances, organize cultural programs and develop strategic corporate alliances for the pavillion.

Seen at archtracker. More images after the break.

Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum / Trahan Architects

12:30 - 29 July, 2009

The new Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum designed by Trahan Architects has just entered its construction phase.   The museum’s donated memorabilia 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.”  Principal Trey Trahan, FAIA, describes the project as “an incredible opportunity to create a place that will celebrate the deep history of North Louisiana, as well as the indelible influence sports have had on our state’s culture.”

More images and more about the Hall of Fame and the Museum after the break.

Salburúa Nature Interpretation Centre / QVE Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2009
Salburúa Nature Interpretation Centre / QVE Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • Architect

    QVE Arquitectos
  • Architects In Charge

    José María García del Monte, Ana María Montiel Jiménez & Fernando García Colorado
  • Structure Consultant

    José Luis Fernández Cabo
  • Services Consultant

    GEA S.L.
  • Cost Consultant

    José Luis Montoya & Luis Alberto Martinez de Sarriá / Construction Phase
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003

Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge / CA-DESIGN

01:00 - 29 July, 2009
Quingpu Pedestrian Bridge / CA-DESIGN

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingpu, Shanghai, China
  • Architects

    CA-DESIGN / Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Director In Charge

    Pedro Pablo Arroyo Alba
  • Collaborators

    Yki Fo (project leader), Chen Junquan, Yang Yixiu, Wang Fan, Wang Xin, Pablo Sendra Fernández, Eva Jiménez del Río, Luo Wei.
  • Engineering

    Bridge Structures Department of Tongji University
  • Client

    Shanghai Qingpu New City Construction Development (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Contractor

    Shanghai Greenland Construction (Group) Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Municipal Market Of Pinhal Novo / Silva Dias Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2009
Municipal Market Of Pinhal Novo / Silva Dias Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pinhal Novo, Portugal
  • Architects

    Silva Dias Arquitectos
  • Architect In Charge

    Tiago Silva Dias
  • Collaborators

    Susana Pombeiro, João Ferraz, Susana Pereira
  • Construction

    ACF S.A.
  • Budget

    $1,840,000 EURO
  • Area

    2075.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

ORDOS 100 #43: Tatiana Bilbao

00:00 - 29 July, 2009

This villa is located in plot ORDOS project.

Architects: Tatiana Bilbao Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009-2010 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Pitch House / Carl Hampson & Eunike Design

21:00 - 28 July, 2009

Carl Hampson and Eunike Design recently designed the Pitch House for Belmont, Massachusetts.   The home is the reinterpretation for the ideals of early European modernism as it “evolves the universal machine for living concept into a site-specific contemporary dwelling shaped by the local forces of climate, culture, and sustainability.”  The main living spaces sit under a pivoting roof that responds to the changing seasons by providing the correct amount of sunlight and shade to the interior throughout the year.  The constantly changing roof “provides a centerpiece for year round outdoor activities.” An open ended site strategy responds “to the transformation of suburban ideals facilitated by the influx of information technology” while the home’s orientation, active and passive solar strategies, thermal mass, and earthen berms collectively reduce year round energy loads.

More images after the break.

AD Round Up: Awarded Competitions Part I

18:30 - 28 July, 2009

Many great projects are a result of important competitions around the world. So to start this week’s Round Up, we bring you previously featured awarded competitions from Croatia, Denmark, France, Spain, and Norway.

Urban Fade / Visiondivision

14:00 - 28 July, 2009

Visiondivison shared their entry for the Koivusaari Idea Competition to create a new city district on an island just outside Helsinki, Finland.  The competition asked participants to organize a master plan for the island that would provide the framework for further planning.  Visiondivison’s proposal, Urban Fade, is comprised of a highly efficient city grid that allows users the option of moving around the district to interact with the different areas.

More about the proposal after the break.

Gensler Architects entry for Open Architecture Challenge video

13:00 - 28 July, 2009

Gensler Architects

Afterparty, P.S.1 2009 Installation / MOS Architects

10:33 - 28 July, 2009

© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

A few months ago we presented you the winning entry for this years YAP competition for the P.S.1 summer installation, awarded to MOS Architects (Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample) as we reported earlier.

This competition has been a field for experimentation on digital manufacturing, new materials and new construction techniques -all under a tight budget-, as we saw in 2008 with the P.F.1 by WORKac.

To keep the courtyard fresh, a series of “hut” like structures conformed by inverted catenaries (part of an on going research by the practice) acting as chimneys: The faux fur that covers them collects heat from the sun, transfering it to the air inside the huts creating a chimney effect that keeps air flowing to cool the lower level.

© Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

The resulting space corresponds to the after-party concept envisioned by MOS:

The main purpose of the afterparty is to provide a relaxing environment, as compared to the earlier venue, where the atmosphere is usually more frenetic. During an afterparty people often sit down, relax, and chat freely, meet new people in a more controlled setting. If the original party was one that continued until late at night, the afterparty will often include a morning snack, which usually counts as breakfast. …. Possibly in contrast to relaxation, the afterparty can provide a chance for people to get away from the eyes of people who were overseeing the main party. This tends to be more common in events such as school balls where alcohol consumption is not allowed, and provides a location where the partygoers will be allowed to drink. In this case, the afterparty may turn out to be more lively than the main party, as the people are freed from the restrictions that were placed on them during the main party.

All photos by Florian Holzherr. See more after the break:

Viewing Tower / ateliereenarchitecten

01:00 - 28 July, 2009
Viewing Tower / ateliereenarchitecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    5541 Reusel, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    ateliereenarchitecten, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Client

    assigned partial by local government, partial by merchant for outdoor sports
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

Raffles City / UNStudio

21:27 - 27 July, 2009

UNStudio‘s new mixed-use Raffles City is situated near the Qiangtan River in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, China.   This Raffles City marks CapitaLand’s sixth large-scale shopping center, including those in Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Bahrain.  For UNStudio’s design, a sleek twisting tower will provide residential and hotel accommodates in its 300,000 square meter total floor area.  The project aims to highlight the area and attract visitors, “In the chain of events and attractions of Hangzhou, like the West Lake area and the commercial centre, the Raffles City project will be at the core of the Qianjiang New Town area and contribute to the recognition of this area as a new destination in the city,” explained the architects.

More about Raffles City and more images after the break.

In Progress: Diagonal 80 / AMID (Cero9)

14:00 - 27 July, 2009

Architects: AMID (Cero9) Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efrén García Grinda Location: San Agustín del Guadalix, Madrid, Spain Project Leader: Jorge Saz Semolino Project Team: Iñigo González-Haba, José A. Quintanar, Julia Gómez Candela, Mireia Luzárraga, Alejandro Muiño, Jaime Bartolomé, Javier Casado, Paula Ferruz, Ana Miret, Miguel Paredes, Marta Alonso, Bruno Gomes y Giacomo Beccari Structure: BOMA (Brufau, Obiol, Moya & Ass, sl). Robert Brufau, Xavier Aguiló, María José Camporro, Raquel Álvarez Client: Diagonal 80 SL Program: Exhibition and Production Building for Diagonal 80 Project Year: 2006-2008 Photographs: Ignacio Bisbal & AMID (Cero9)

Call for entries for The 2009 AIA Seattle Honor Awards

13:04 - 27 July, 2009

In this era of change, how do architects remain inventive, agile and break boundaries? Submit your project to the 2009 AIA Seattle Honor Awards. Jurors include: Nigel Dancey, RIBA Foster + Partners, London, Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, Rios Clementi Hale, Los Angeles, and Teddy Cruz, eStudio Cruz, San Diego.

National Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

12:46 - 27 July, 2009

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten recently designed a 77,000 square meter library extension to accommodate the existing National Library of Beijing.  The new addition will hold approximately 12 million books and be used by an estimated 12,000 people per day.

More about the library after the break.