Funen Blok K – Verdana / NL Architects

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Architects: NL Architects
Location: Funenpark, 1018 , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Mark Linnemann
Year: 2009
Photographs: Raoul Kramer

Love House / Takeshi Hosaka

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Architects: Takeshi Hosaka
Location: , Kanagawa,
Area: 33.0 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa, Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

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© Daniel Tobin

Daniel Tobin Selected to Design AIDS Memorial in West Hollywood

The West Hollywood City Council has selected Australian designer Daniel Tobin to build an AIDS memorial for West Hollywood Park. As stated by the non-profit Foundation for an AIDS Monument, Tobin’s installation of 341 vertical strands “functions as a destination piece — recognizable as an AIDS monument, leaving no question about the work when you leave the space.” It will represent the 5,000 Americans how had died of AIDS-related causes or who are living with HIV.  You can learn more about Tobin’s selection and design, here

The Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated “Quilt” at Neuehouse

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Commissioned by Sonos to create a sound reactive installation in collaboration with the musician Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), The Principals created a 16-foot-tall canopy, 8-feet-wide by 36-feet-long covering the performance and grand stand seating area of the private workspace collective Neuehouse. Inspired by the work of Arthur Rimbaud, chose the name Ancient Chaos, a phrase from his poem Matinée d’Ivresse which speaks to a basic force of wonder within all of us at the hidden patterns of nature. The installation, both a sonic composition and a physical structure, creates sounds that verge on the architectural and architecture that verges on the fluid.

More information and a video of the installation in motion, after the break. 

Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Sifang Art Museum
Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Sifang Art Museum

BBC Ranks Eight Greatest New Museums

According to the BBC, Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama City, Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, and BIG’s Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør are among the top eight greatest museums recently completed. Do you agree? Let us know which recently completed museums tops your list in the comment section after the break and review the BBC’s complete selection here

The Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico Martins

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Architects: Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Martins
Location: Neckarspitze, 68159 Mannheim,
Authors: Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Martins
Project Team: Frederico Martins, Miguel C. Tavares, Nuno Pimenta, Ricardo Leal, Rui M. Vieira
Project Area: 14.4 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nuno Pimenta

In Progress: Stadskantoor / OMA

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Architects: OMA
Location: Meent 119, 3011 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Partners In Charge: , Reinier de Graaf
Associate: Alex de Jong
Project Team: Philippe Braun, Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Maaike Hawinkels, Andrew Linn, Takeshi Murakuni, Peter Rieff, Tom Tang, Sakine Dicle Uzanyayla, Mark Veldman
Interior Team: Saskia Simon, Andrea Giannotti, Ross O’Connell, Mafalda Rangel, Lucia Zamponi, Grisha Zotov
Area: 43370.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode, Courtesy of OMA

Twitter Reacts to 1,715 Guggenheim Designs

The news that every single one of the 1,715 designs for the future Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki have been released via a new competition website was understandably something of a media storm earlier this week. As the largest ever set of proposals to be simultaneously released to the public, how could anyone possibly come to terms with the sheer number and quality of the designs – let alone all the other issues which the proposals shed light on?

In this instance, the answer to that question is simple: get help. Guggenheim Helsinki will arguably go down in history as the prototypical competition for the social media age, not just for releasing the designs to the public but for their platform which enables people to select favorites, and compile and share shortlists. In the days since the website launched, Twitter users have risen to the challenge. See what some of them had to say after the break.

Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture

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Architects: Rh+ Architecture
Location: 17 Rue Gustave Geffroy, 75013 Paris, France
Area: 1800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luc Boegly

Get Playful on the Streets of Seattle with “Pop-Up! Street Furniture” from LMN Architects

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Downtown Seattle was transformed into a playground for people of all ages in September with Pop-Up! Street Furniture, an creative take on interactivity in the built environment. Eight movable modules combine to create endless configurations capable of forming either seating or play space for a dozen people. The project was realized by Seattle-based LMN Architects, leading an inter-disciplinary team of students, professionals, designers, manufacturers, and contractors, intent on stimulating ordinary streets in the city’s downtown core. Created for the Seattle Design Festival, the project created a temporary hub for conversation, play, and engagement.

Read more after the break on the many uses of Pop-Up! Street Furniture in Seattle

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© Ravensbourne

Bartlett Professor CJ Lim to Launch “Food City” Book at Ravensbourne

As part of the launch of his latest book, Food City, Professor CJ Lim of the Bartlett School of Architecture will present a lecture at Ravensbourne in Greenwich, London on Wednesday October 29th. Food City follows on from professor Lim’s previous book, Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, exploring the role that food production and distribution has historically played in day-to-day life, and how we might once again reinstate it as an integral part of our cities through essays on 25 cities around the globe. Read on after the break for more details of the event.

Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona / TBI Architecture & Engineering

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Architects: TBI Architecture & Engineering
Location: Ronda de Sant Pere, 32, 08010 , ,
Director Tbi: Miguel Jordá
Architecture: Stefan Richter
Design And Interior Design: Gregor Mertens
Area: 4600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Hevia Blach

Balestrate Seafront / AM3 Architetti Associati + Studio Cangemi

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Architects: AM3 Architetti Associati, Studio Cangemi
Location: 90041 Palermo, Italy
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati / Studio Cangemi

Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Location: Yenişehir Mh., Osmanlı Bulvarı No:7, 34912 İstanbul/Istanbul,
Architect In Charge: Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
Design Team: Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
Area: 55359.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Murat Germen , Thomas Mayer

The Courtowers (currently under construction). Image Courtesy of Hashim Sarkis Studios
The Courtowers (currently under construction). Image Courtesy of Hashim Sarkis Studios

Hashim Sarkis Named MIT’s New Dean of Architecture and Planning

Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Middle East – has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January. Sarkis is currently the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). He has been on the Harvard faculty since 1998, and has been a full professor since 2002.

“The energy and forward-looking attitude I have encountered at one of the oldest schools of architecture and planning in the country makes it feel like the youngest,” Sarkis says. Read the complete press release here

Competition Entry: JHK Architecten + Broekbakema’s Proposal for Rotterdam School of Transport

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JHK Architecten and Broekbakema have shared with us their competition entry for a higher education school in the field of transport for . The building, envisioned as part of ’s transport and logistics district, was inspired by the “distinctive sturdy structures of the port.”

Design Your Own Home With MUJI’s Prefab Vertical House

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Japanese design brand MUJI has taken a bold step into architectural territory. A few years after a collaboration with Kengo Kuma to design two prefab houses, the company has come forth with a Vertical House in Tokyo. Streamlined and efficient, the home accommodates all the demands of residential living within a small plot of land.

Interior images and more information, after the break.

Swimming Pool Kibitzenau / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

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Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Location: 1 Rue de la Kibitzenau, 67100 ,
Design Team: Claire Bodenez, Jennifer Goletz
Project Leader: Robert Grimm
Area: 6501.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Boureau