Courtesy of The International Green Roof Association (IGRA)
Courtesy of The International Green Roof Association (IGRA)

3rd International Green Roof Congress 2013

The latest technological developments and new areas of application in the field of Green Roofs will be presented at the 3rd International Green Roof Congress, which will be held in Hamburg. Organized by The International Green Roof Association (IGRA), the…

Wanda Academy / HYHW Architecture Consulting

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Architects: HYHW Architecture Consulting
Location: , Hebei, China
Design Team: HYHW, ove Arup, Hassell, Kekelan, China BCEL
Area: 133300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He Photography

Courtesy of Barcode Architects
Courtesy of Barcode Architects

Multi-Functional Headquarters of Edel AG Competition Entry / Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement

Designed by Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement…, their proposal for the multi-functional headquarters of Edel AG in Berlin contains a strong mix of program with public functions as an art gallery, café, bookshop and auditorium, versus private functions as

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Best from last week, just in case you missed it. The main image belong to Alcácer do Sal Residences by the great portuguese architect, Aires Mateus. Revisit, Lara Rios House & Atelier designed by F541 Arquitectura. Don’t miss  Maja’s House  by Ultra Architects, a beautiful ‘tree house’ based in Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House or the Studio House, designed by german practice, fabi architekten bda. Finally, check out The Curving House by JOHO Architecture.

Coupled House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

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Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: Tokyo,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

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Jury Announced for Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013: Close, Closer

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale has announced the panel of judges for this year’s projects. The panel will be composed of important architects like Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies, Phillippe Rahm of Philippe Rahm Architects and Luis Santiago Baptista… of

Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

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The Getty Trust is partnering with Pacific Standard Time to present 11 individual exhibitions throughout LA’s museums that will explore the history and heritage of the city’s modern architecture and its influential designers.  As musician, photographer and architectural blogger Moby boasts, “LA has the most diverse architecture of any city on the planet”.  Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA will explore this diversity that covers post World War II architecture through today with specific points of view ranging in architectural style, influence and decade.  The exhibitions, which will run from April through July 2013, are a follow-up to last year’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA, 1945-1980. The focus of the exhibitions will range in scale and cover the monumental and everyday architectural moments that make LA unique.  Exhibitions will present iconic modernist homes and cultural landmarks as well as coffee shops, car washes, and the freeways in addition to  the un-built architectural fantasies of modernism and post-modernism.

Follow us after the break for the eleven exhibitions that will be part of PST’s event.

House in Tigre / FILM-Obras de Arquitectura

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Architects: FILM-Obras de Arquitectura
Location: , Buenos Aires
Design Team: Carlos Fernández, Jorge Isaías, Gabriel Lanosa, Claudio Maslat
Collaborators: Pablo Fernandez, Nicolas Waldman, Martin Vallera
Structural: Pedro Gea
Area: 563.46 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura

Kaprys House / Galera Estudio

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Location: , Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect In Charge: Ariel Galera
Design Team: Horacio Riga, Diego Ballario, Veronica Coleman
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diego Medina

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Courtesy of Tekhnê Architects

Beauséjour ZAC: Tropical Town Urban Development Proposal / Tekhnê Architects

Recently honored in the first edition of the ‘OFF du dévelopment durable’ as ‘sustainable and desirable area’ and awarded in the recent ‘Barème carbone’ Prize, Tekhnê Architects…‘ proposal for the Urban Development project of Beausejour ZAC in La Réunion

Navarra Parliament / Otxotorena Arquitectos

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Architects: Otxotorena
Location: , Navarre,
Area: 11,062 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas

Video: Reading Station Redevelopment Update / Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw Architects shared with us their construction update video on the Station redevelopment, which consists of the  existing station facilities being enhanced with two new entrances and by the addition of a new transfer bridge over the tracks, designed to accommodate a 100% uplift in passenger growth.  One of the major interchanges of the south east, and one of the busiest stations outside London, it is also the Great Western Main Line’s biggest constraint in terms of performance and capacity in its current form.

Street House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

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Architects: Seinfeld Arquitectos
Location: San Isidro, Lima,
Architect In Charge: Cynthia Seinfeld
Constructor: Nahum Zaidman
Area: 577 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Juan Solano

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Courtesy of FCHA

Headquarters Building for Small and Medium Enterprises Second Prize Winning Proposal / FCHA

With Shenzhen’s Bao’an District an emerging incubator for entrepreneurs and rapidly growing new businesses, FCHA…’s second prize winning proposal for the Headquarters Building for Small and Medium Enterprises seeks to establish an inclusive hub for start-up enterprises. This building

Housing in Valdemorillo / Otto Medem de la Torriente

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Architects: Otto Medem de la Torriente
Location: Valdemorillo, Madrid,
Collaborators: Laura Portillo Rodríguez, Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo
Structure: JCR
Builder: Construcciones y Reformas Vegamor
Rigger: Andrés Garea Noguerol
Area: 350.88 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Luis H Segovia

SO? Wins YAP Istanbul Modern 2013

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SO? Architecture and IdeasSky Spotting Stop has been announced as winner of the 2013 (YAP) Istanbul Modern in Turkey. Similar to its counterparts - CODA’s skateboard scrap Party Wall in New York and bam!’s buoyant installation He at MAXXI – the shady escape will be constructed in late June in the Istanbul Modern’s courtyard, offering refuge from the busy streets of Istanbul while overlooking the mouth of the Bosphorus.

More on ‘Sky Spotting Stop’ after the break…

Vertebrae Staircase / Andrew McConnell

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Inspired by the spine of a whale, the Vertebrae  is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the design work went into refining the single component, or vertebra, that mate with each other creating a unified spine running from floor plate to floor plate. These interlocking vertebrae create a rigid and self-supporting structure.

More on Andrew McConnells ‘Vertebrae Staircase’ after the break.

My Hair is at MoMA PS1 / TempAgency: Kutonotuk & mcdowellespinosa

2013 PS1 YAP Finalist: TempAgency

“My Hair is at PS1″ is exactly what it sounds like.  TempAgency, composed of architecture firms Kutonotuk and mcdowellespinosa, has designed an installation that uses human hair from hair salons and barbershops as architecture.  The finalist for 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program found inspiration in the material waste to develop a project of cultural and design significance.  Join us after the break for more images.