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Cape Russell Retreat / Sanders Pace Architecture

01:00 - 20 January, 2010
Cape Russell Retreat / Sanders Pace Architecture, © Jeffrey Jacobs
© Jeffrey Jacobs

© Jeffrey Jacobs © Jeffrey Jacobs © Jeffrey Jacobs © Jeffrey Jacobs + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States
  • Project Team

    Brandon F. Pace, John L. Sanders, Michael A. Davis
  • Client

    Suzanne Shelton & Corinne Nicolas
  • Budget

    $47.200
  • Area

    16.3 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Backbone Village Houses / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 20 January, 2010
Backbone Village Houses / OFIS arhitekti, © Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

© Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Podpec, Slovenia
  • Project Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Janez Martincic, Katja Aljaz
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Folded House / x Architekten

01:00 - 20 January, 2010
Folded House / x Architekten, © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger
© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger

© Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger © Max Nirnberger & Lorenz Prommegger + 24

Hua Qiang Bei Road / Work AC

20:01 - 19 January, 2010
© Work AC
© Work AC

WORKac‘s design for a 1-kilometer section of Hua Qiang Bei Road in Shenzhen was awarded first prize.  The design responds to the area’s growing commercial character which has unfortunately created traffic problems. For the proposal, the road becomes a series of “strategic interventions” where “five iconic lanterns”, (twisting bands of required program) create unique, visible destinations through a process of “urban acupuncture”.

More images and more about the design after the break.

AD Round Up: Stadiums Part II

18:30 - 19 January, 2010
AD Round Up: Stadiums Part II

Designing a place for 50,000 people to enjoy a sports event may be quite a difficult task. In this second part of stadiums (check the first one here), we include a Winter Olympic Games, Asian Games and the biggest and most spectacular stadium ever built for an NFL team. Enjoy!

Europan 10 Results

18:30 - 19 January, 2010

Europan is a biennial competition for young architects that looks for innovative housing solutions in sites across Europe, incorporating social and economic variables specific to each territory. Several renowned practices have participated on this competition in the past, becoming a platform for emerging architects. Abitare just posted that the results for Europan 10 are out.

Suurupi House extension / Arhitektid Muru & Pere

01:00 - 19 January, 2010
Suurupi House extension / Arhitektid Muru & Pere, © Tarvo Varres
© Tarvo Varres

© Tarvo Varres © Tarvo Varres © Tarvo Varres © Tarvo Varres + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Project Team

    Urmas Muru, Peeter Pere, Anna -Maria Erik
  • Interior Design

    Kaido Kivi
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Aveleda's House / Manuel Ribeiro

01:00 - 19 January, 2010
Aveleda's House / Manuel Ribeiro, © Ivo Tavares
© Ivo Tavares

© Ivo Tavares © Ivo Tavares © Ivo Tavares © Ivo Tavares + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Braga, Portugal
  • Project Team

    Manuel Ribeiro
  • Structural Engineer

    Alberto Fernandes Ribeiro
  • Landscape Architect

    Manuel Ribeiro, Architect
  • Contractor

    William Kent Development Inc.
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Bungoma Housing Project / Samantha Kollmeyer + Kit Kollmeyer

00:02 - 19 January, 2010

Construction for Change, a non-profit in the United States, focuses on building the necessary infrastructure to sustain impoverished communities’ needs.  Kit and Samantha Kollmeyer were asked by the CFC to design housing for the One Acre Fund in Bungoma, Kenya to provide a new facility for the growing organization.  The One Acre Fund hopes to expand the number of families they provide aid to, from 12,000 families to 33,000 families in the next two years, so this husband and wife team was brought in to design a new headquarters consisting of office and classroom space, and two-bedroom housing units for in-country volunteers.

More about the Kollmeyer’s project after the break.

ArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 Award

21:03 - 18 January, 2010

2009 has been a great year for ArchDaily, and all thanks to you: We have tripled our visits, great debates have been conducted on the articles, our Facebook page has grown to almost 40k fans, our Twitter community is very active and growing fast… and what a better way to celebrate this with an award chosen by you.

For this, we have partnered with Floornature to bring you the Building of the Year 2009 award, an award given by our readers to the best buildings featured during the last year at ArchDaily. Your nominations will result in a short list of 5 buildings per category, after which you will vote to select the best buildings.

We have chosen Facebook and Twitter as the authentication platforms for the award, so we can assure that the nominating and voting processes are conducted by the community. You can nominate once per day, so you can propose your favorite projects from Jan 18th to Feb 7th, after which 5 buildings per category will continue to the voting round, between Feb 8th and until Feb 28th, after which the winners will be announced.

Once again I’d like to thank all our readers for your support in 2009, and rest assure that we are working on new ways to improve ArchDaily in 2010.

You can start nominating at the awards page.

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ArchDaily a+t's Hybrid Series contest: The winners

13:55 - 18 January, 2010

As announced last week, we have the winners of the Hybrids Series contest, thanks to our friends from a+t.

Open Source House Design Competition

12:30 - 18 January, 2010

The creators of Sustainable Dance Club and Hybrid Tuktuk present a new Wow! project – Open Source House. The design competition starts on January 15th, 2010 and is open for team or individual participation. The challenge is to design a sustainable, flexible and locally embedded one family house for a specific location in Ghana. The modular construction should be suitable for local implementation and affordable for its future owners. The winning design(s) will be built in Ghana.

In Progress: Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer Architects

11:16 - 18 January, 2010
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

The Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, Spain, is the result of a competition in 2004, awarded to Jürgen Mayer Architects.

© Jürgen Mayer Architects
© Jürgen Mayer Architects

The sinuous structure is proposed to be a landmark in the middle of the old city fabric, while serving as an observation deck to discover the upper level of the compact urban context, a new view of the city. The project has been criticized by the citizens because of the contrast with the existing constructions, as you can see on the renderings.

Architecture photographer Pedro Pegenaute shared with us some photos of the current status of this impressive structure, from which we can see a preview of what the observation deck will be:

Passive Houses / Kjellgren Kaminsky

08:00 - 18 January, 2010

In the spring of this year, Malmo will receive a series of passive houses designed by Kjellgren Kaminsky in collaboration with the local builder Hölleviksnäs förvaltning.  The winning proposal included 4 apartments where the units could be combined with a small store or office, a public micro park or roof top greenery.  “Architecturally we aim to create a small scale and diverse formal language, in harmony with both the surrounding houses and the future tenants,” explained the architects.

More about the homes after the break.

Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects

01:00 - 18 January, 2010
Caverhill Residence / SPF Architects, © John E. Linden
© John E. Linden

© John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden © John E. Linden + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects

    Studio Pali Fekete architects
  • Project Team

    Zoltan Pali, FAIA, Judit Fekete, Siddhartha Majumdar, Brian Di Maggio, Mark Meyer, Matt Lunn, Yvonne Wong, Gregory Fischer, Richard McNamara
  • Structural Engineer

    John Labib and Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Korn Randloph Landscape Architects
  • Contractor

    William Kent Development Inc.
  • Area

    418.0 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

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

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.