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Middle School Morières Les Avignon / N+B Architectes

01:00 - 18 January, 2010
Middle School Morières Les Avignon / N+B Architectes, © Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +24

  • Architects

  • Project Architect

    Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
  • Project Manager

    Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
  • Client

    Conseil General du Vaucluse
  • Budget

    13M€
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Maison du Béton / Atelier st

01:00 - 18 January, 2010
Maison du Béton / Atelier st, © Bertram Bölkow
© Bertram Bölkow

© Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilkau-Haßlau, Germany
  • Architects

    Atelier st
  • Directors In Charge

    Silvia Schellenberg- Thaut & Sebastian Thaut
  • Structural Engineer

    Mittenzwei GmbH, Werdau
  • Client

    Gerd Pönisch and Heike Hochmuth
  • Area

    232.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Tafoni Floating Home

12:30 - 17 January, 2010

The Tafoni Floating Home is a conceptual project from designer Joanna Borek-Clement.  The primary goal is to change the attitude towards living on a houseboat and promote a lifestyle that limits disruption of the environment. Tafoni is spacious, yet compact. Typical houseboats have low ceilings and often feel cramped, which can detract from comfort many residents desire of their homes. In contrast, even though Tafoni has a relatively small floor plate, it is spacious because of the high ceiling and the minimal amount of full-height interior partitions.

The partial-height sculptural walls divide the space visually and increase the interaction between people without limiting views. Tafoni is a multi-purpose living pavilion that serves as a permanent house, a weekend retreat, a relaxing summer destination or a place to entertain friends and hold business parties. In the current era of overpopulation and decreasing greenfields, building houseboats is a solution we should consider. More after the break.

House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

01:00 - 17 January, 2010
House S / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten, © Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits

© Raphael Drent © Roel van der Laar © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits +23

Pinball House / CEBRA

01:00 - 17 January, 2010
Pinball House / CEBRA, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Denmark
  • Client

    The Andersen family
  • Area

    508.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

KIGA / AllesWirdGut Architektur

01:00 - 17 January, 2010
KIGA / AllesWirdGut Architektur, © Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur
© Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur

© Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur © Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur © Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur © Hertha Hurnaus & AllesWirdGut Architektur +20

Korea Center / SAMOO

20:51 - 16 January, 2010

SAMOO Architecture, the New York studio of SAMOO Architects and Engineers based in Seoul, Korea, was awarded first prize in an international competition for the design of The New York Korea Center.  Set to begin construction at the end of this year, the 8 story, 33,000 square foot facility will provide space for exhibitions, performances, lectures, and administration. The design is said to “embody the modern Korean sensibility of innovation in harmony with tradition.”

More images and more about the design after the break.

Bug Dome / the WEAK!

10:56 - 16 January, 2010

Inspired by insects, the Bug Dome is a small sheltered area used during the SZHK Biennale for underground bands, poetry reading, and discussions, and after the Biennale as an un-official gathering place for illegal workers from the Chinese countryside.  Built on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp, the structure is intended to reveal the connection we share with nature:  ”In large scale, if we learn to understand the connection what the hundreds of millions of hands that are now migrating from the rural China to the modern cities might bring along them, we might be able to ruin the industrial city. We might be able to make the city to be part of nature.”

Suncheon International Wetlands Center / G.Lab*

09:30 - 16 January, 2010

Architect: G.Lab* by Gansam Architects & Associates Location: 540 Ochon Dong Suncheon City, Jeonnam Province, South Korea Project Architect: Chuloh Jung Design team: Dae Hyun Im, Sang Hyun Son, Daniel Da Rocha, Tana Hovland, Alex Cornelius, Lawrence Ha, Lyla Wu Client: Republic of Korea Site Area: 33,000 sqm Building Area: 8,300 sqm Competition Year: 2009 Images: G.Lab*

Chemist's shop in the town wood / Atelier st

01:00 - 16 January, 2010
Chemist's shop in the town wood / Atelier st, © Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse
© Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse

© Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse © Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse © Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse © Bertram Bölkow & Maximilian Meisse +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Marienthal, 08060 Zwickau, Germany
  • Architects

    Atelier st
  • Directors In Charge

    Silvia Schellenberg- Thaut & Sebastian Thaut
  • Collaborators

    Luise Mayer, Marion Mendler
  • Structural Engineer

    Mittenzwei GmbH, Werdau
  • Client

    Uta Münch (Chemist)
  • Area

    215.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part VII

18:30 - 15 January, 2010

10,000 pictures are available through our Flickr Pool! We’ve already features six selections that you can check right here. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

This picture was taken by fdo h in Beijing, China. Check the other four after the break.

Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities International Competition

12:30 - 15 January, 2010

The Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities International Design Ideas Competition invites qualified professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning and surveying and the general public to contribute ideas and concepts on the design for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) for reference and future implementation by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG).

OMA wins first competition for Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong

09:19 - 15 January, 2010
© OMA
© OMA

OMA in association with Leigh & Orange Architects have won the international competition for a 28,000m2 campus for the Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong.

The project consists on two 8-stories tall parallel volumes with a rich public space in between, housing three faculties (arts, science and engineering, business), with 10 departments and 2 research centers.

What I like about this project is how OMA incorporated the multidisciplinary focus of this college, trough a rich public space between these two volumes, a topography with library, cafeteria, gym and lecture theaters, which given its ramps, steps and shaded platforms, generate several different spaces for socializing, meeting, studying, etc. So, students from this 3 faculties will flow into this central public space, mixing together.

This project is led by Rem Koolhaas, General Manager of OMA Asia (Hong Kong) David Gianotten and associate Chris van Duijn.

More images after the break:

Helping Haiti

08:43 - 15 January, 2010

It has been reported that 3 million people (about a third of Haiti’s population) have been affected by the recent earthquake.  With that number expected to climb as the days progress, the number of casualties will be somewhere nearing 50,000.  Many countries are supplying immediate help as millions of dollars, and tons of food, water and medical supplies are rapidly being delivered to the small country.

Alaska Building / KOW

01:00 - 15 January, 2010
Alaska Building / KOW, Courtesy of  kow
Courtesy of kow

Courtesy of  kow Courtesy of  kow Courtesy of  kow Courtesy of  kow +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lange Kleiweg, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    KOW
  • Project Team

    Hans Kuiper, John Chan, Kasper Hauschultz Hansen
  • Client

    Visser & Smit Bouw, Modulus Projectontwikkeling
  • Contractor

    Visser & Smit Bouw
  • User

    Shell International
  • Area

    41210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

Rivas Vaciamadrid Youth Center / Mi5 Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 January, 2010
Rivas Vaciamadrid Youth Center / Mi5 Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Manuel Collado Arpia y Nacho Martín Asunción
  • Collaborators

    Eider Holgado, Richar y Diego Barajas
  • Engineering

    Juan Travesí (Estructuras)
  • Contractor

    Dragados
  • Budget

    2.344.502 €
  • Area

    1834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

Vass Municipal Campground / Julien Boidot Architect

01:00 - 15 January, 2010
Vass Municipal Campground / Julien Boidot Architect, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +29

In Progress: Giant Group Campus / Morphosis

17:43 - 14 January, 2010
© Morphosis
© Morphosis

Morphosis Architects is currently completing a massive project in Shanghai: The Headquarters and offices for Giant Group, including residence for the chairman & all Giant Group employees, hotel, training center and clubhouse, with a total of 258,300 sqf (23,996 sqm).

Thom Mayne’s architecture has pushed building techniques in order to take his organics form to reality, and I think that the best way to understand his projects is not through renders or even drawings, but by watching the structure and the construction progress.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

After the break drawings and several photos during the construction phase of this almost completed project in China: