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Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r

01:00 - 17 February, 2009
Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r

Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r Kiev L'oreal Academy / m2r +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
  • Architects

    m2r
  • Contractor

    Denza Workspace
  • Client

    L'OREAL Ukraine
  • Project Year

    2008

Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect

01:00 - 17 February, 2009
Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect

Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    AD300, Ordino, Andorra
  • Architect

    ARTEKS Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect
  • Architects In Charge

    Elisabet Faura & Ester Pascal
  • Collaborators

    Gemma Roca, Dalila Pregal, Alvaro Briceño, Malte Ruckert, Ruper Maurus, Carlos Cobreros, Cecilia Vázquez , Alex Miralles
  • Artistic Collaborator

    Victor Pérez Porro
  • Structure

    GETCE BEAL_ Xavier Beal Vilaginés
  • Acoustics

    Higini Arau
  • General Contractor

    COIMA S.A
  • Area

    9714.0 sqm

ORDOS 100 #19: Work AC

00:00 - 17 February, 2009

This villa is located in plot ORDOS project.

Architects: Work AC / Dan Wood and Amale Andraos Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

New prefab recently built by architecture students

21:00 - 16 February, 2009

Our green friends from Inhabitat sent us this interesting project. A new prefab recently built by the students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Their goal was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape.

In Progress: Z Towers / NRJA

12:59 - 16 February, 2009

This project by young Latvian architects NRJA (previously featured on AD) is currently under construction. The complex, in Riga, Latvia, includes 2 towers (29 and 30 stories each), connected by a floor bridge. It also includes a 4-stories podium. Completion is expected durin 1st quarter 2010.

Architect´s description, more renderings and construction photos after the break. You can also watch the construction site via webcam.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects wins competition for a mixed-use masterplan in Denmark

12:30 - 16 February, 2009

The masterplan will transform a site of a former slaughterhouse in the city of Horsens, Western Denmark into a mixed-use commercial, office and cultural complex that will include residential areas. Shla’s masterplan received particular praise for its dynamic design which will create a sense of cohesion between the city’s existing urban identity and the new retail and recreational areas.

More details, after the break.

AD Futures #3: NRJA / No Rules, Just Architecture

09:03 - 16 February, 2009

This week on AD Futures, NRJA:

I found this practice thanks to the recommendation of one of our readers who sent me this video. After watching it, I had a good feeling about next generations.

Fresh ideas, a young team (average age is 25)… actually building those ideas! That´s NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) a practive based in Riga, Latvia, founded by Uldis Luksevics in 2005. As a young office they have a very strong statement, that can be seen (or felt?) on their projects. They feel passionate for what they do, while being professional and always trying to go beyond than  is allowed or required – hence “No Rules Just Architecture”.

But I think their statement describes it better:

Body House / Monolab

01:00 - 16 February, 2009
Body House / Monolab

Body House / Monolab Body House / Monolab Body House / Monolab Body House / Monolab +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects

    Monolab architects (Rotterdam)
  • Engineers Construction

     K-constructies (Rotterdam),  Ove Arup (London)
  • Engineers Specifications/Costs

    Ingenieursbureau Multical (Rotterdam)
  • Client

    Tijs van Ruiten & Paula Colenbrander
  • Advisor Installations

    Schwagermann (‘s-Gravenzande)
  • Contractor

    Bouwbedrijf Hofman (Maasdijk)
  • Budget

    238.000 euro incl. tax
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2001

House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA

01:00 - 16 February, 2009
House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA

House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA House of Ruins (Drupas) / NRJA +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saka, Latvia
  • Architects

    NRJA (Uldis Luksevics, Martins Osans)
  • General Constructor

    RBS Skal
  • Client

    Una and Andris Vitolins
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002

In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01

21:00 - 15 February, 2009

Architects: PLAN 01 architects Location: Rennes Métropole, France Project team: Jean Bocabeille, Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Christophe Ouhayoun, Stéphane Pertusier, Ignacio Prego, Dominique Vitti, Anne-Charlotte Zanassi, Julien Zanassi and Nicolas Ziesel Project manager: Daniela Miccolis Project year: 2005-2009 Site Area: 1,100 sqm Budget: US $2,72 M Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01 In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01 In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01 In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01 +23

Flight 93 National Memorial

12:30 - 15 February, 2009

Paul Murdoch Architects, with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, won the 2-stage competition for a national memorial and park to occur at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The memorial will honor the passengers and crewmembers of Flight 93.

Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

01:00 - 15 February, 2009
Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pinnacles QLD 4815, Australia

The Yorkshire Diamond / Various Architects

14:30 - 14 February, 2009

Our friends at Various Architects, authors of the innovative Mobile Performance Venue,  just shared with us a new inflatable project, currently running up for the Yorkshire Renaissance Pavilion competition. From a total of 87 submissions, the jury selected 5 projects and then narrowed down to 3 finalists. Final results aren´t announced yet – we´ll keep you posted on that.

Their project, named “The Yorkshire Diamond“, has a very particular structure with inflatable tubes forming a diamond-lattice structure, forming a box with an excavated interior, which allows for different configurations.

The architect´s description:

Times Square celebrates Valentine's Day

12:30 - 14 February, 2009

A heart-shaped sculpture by Gage Clemenceau Architects will land on Times Square today. It will stay on Duffy Square until March 1st. The sculpture is constructed with DuPontTM Corian® strawberry ice and welded steel tubes. The heart is lit from within using color changing LED lighting.

For more information, go to Times Square website.

More pictures after the break.

Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

01:00 - 14 February, 2009
Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Architects

    Jorge Hernandez de la Garza, Gabriel Covarrubias González, Gerardo Broissin Covarrubias
  • Collaborators

    María Teresa de la Torre Gorráez, Carlos Rubio, Jessica Vega
  • Structural Engineering

    Arq. Fernando Castillo
  • Construction

    GDI / Ing. José Hinojosa
  • Project Year

    2006

Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

01:00 - 14 February, 2009
Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caviano, Switzerland
  • Architects

    Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
  • Project Year

    2008

Housing Designs from Young Designers Competition

21:00 - 13 February, 2009

Sponsored by the BSA/Boston Society of Architects and Architectural Record, “In the Pursuit of Housing”, is a competition that invites architecture students and recent graduates to think critically about the housing issues facing their generation. The BSA challenged submitters to design housing that they themselves could afford. The submission deadline is March 3.

AD Round Up: Interiors Part I

18:30 - 13 February, 2009

Following with our round ups of works by categories, this week we bring you a selection of Interiors previously featured in ArchDaily.