Architects: José Javier Gallardo Ortega ///g.bang///
Location: Camino del Abejar, Zaragoza, Spain
Project Team: Daniel Borruey – co-developer, Angélica Fernández
Construction Management: José Javier Gallardo Ortega – co-ordinator/director | Zaira Peinado – co-director | Gabriel Frag – execution assitant
Structure: Guillermo Choliz
Installations Engineering: D3i
Client: Nuestra Señora del Carmen Neuropsychiatric Centre | Hermanas Hospitalarias del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Building status: 2011
Site size: 12,000 sqm
Photograph: Jesús Granada, bis-images
We have been keeping close watch on the progress of Barclays Center, SHoP’s 650,000+ stadium for Brooklyn at Atlantic Yards. The project has an interesting history as the client, Bruce Ratner, originally looked to Gehry to design an urban solution and iconic image for the 22 acre site, prior to teaming with Ellerbe Becket and SHoP. As we’ve reported earlier, SHoP’s response has developed to become a sweeping pre-fabricated volume, with a perforated latticework steel skin and a transparent ground level. Photographer Roger Edwards has shared some recent photos with us of the construction process as the building is quickly beginning to take shape.
Check out more photos after the break.
Architect: Stelle Architects
Location: Bridgehampton, NY, USA
Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Eleanor Donnelly, Greg Tietjen
Contractor: Ken Wright – Wright and Company Construction Inc.
Landscape Architects: Edwina von Gal, Edwina von Gal and Company
Interior Designer: Tom Flynn, Tom Flynn Inc.
Project Date: June 2008
Photographs: Jeff Heatley, Eric Piasecki
The Buell Center will be hosting a public forum entitled What Is Foreclosed? Housing, Suburbanization, and Crisis, which marks the opening of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, an exhibition co-organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Temple Hoyne…
Architects: SPASM Design Architects
Location: Munavali, Alibaug, Maharashtra, India
Design Team: Sangeeta Merchant, Mangesh Jadhav, Thomas Kariath, Mansoor Kudalkar, Sanjeev Panjabi
Contractors: R.K. Construct
Engineers: Mr. Gireesh Rajadhyaksha (structural)
Site Area: 9,800 sqm
Total Built Area: 830 sqm
Completion: Dec 2011
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah
A selection of the Prague Quadrennial 2011 exhibtion: Intersection, Intimacy and Spectacle by MESS architects was presented in Chile in the international theater festival Santiago 2012. In this ocassion, the Festival promoted the displacement of the conventional concept of theater to other forms of art linked to performance, visual arts and architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The School of Visual Arts in New York is hosting their Spring 2012 lecture series which began on February 7 and continues until June 18. Their next lecture, Lunchtime Q&A with Michael Kimmelman, will take place on February 14 at…
Architect: Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: ZAC de Bonne, Grenoble, France
Contractor: Nexity / Vinci Immobilier
Architect of operations: Tomasini Design
Technical Design Engineering: IBSE ( structure, VRD), GECC AICC (fluides) / Adret ( HQE)
Project Surface Area: 12 100 sq.m . net
Project Date: 2011
Cost: 20 M € HT
Photographs: Renaud Chaignet
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architecture for Humanity have announced their new strategic partnership to coordinate advocacy, education and training that will allow architects to become more involved in helping communities prepare, respond and rebuild after a disaster. The new partnership will build upon the well-established, volunteer-led disaster response programs of each organization, allowing for more resources, programs and education to reach out to a larger group of members, professionals and the public.
“Too many communities struggle after a disaster with issues related to the ongoing safety and viability of their built environment,” said Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. “This partnership with Architecture for Humanity will help architects everywhere acquire the tools, training, and leadership skill to make meaningful contributions when their community needs them most.”
“We are excited to work with the AIA and its members to help communities rebuild lives and livelihoods,” said Kate Stohr, Co-Founder of Architecture for Humanity. “Architects are needed most when disaster strikes. Too often disaster response fails to fully address the long-term reconstruction needs of communities. By training architects to work with communities, we can help speed the transition from emergency response to long-term recovery.”
First on the agenda for the new partnership will be the development of a grant program that will be offered to local components and chapters. The grants will help fund members to work with local government agencies on planning, training and other critical initiatives that will better prepare communities for disasters.
Architect: Aires Mateus
Location: Aroeira, Portugal
Design Team: Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
Date of construction: 2009-2010
Collaborators: Francisco Caseiro, Catarina Bello,Serena Santini
Engineer: AFA consult
Surface Area: 1500 sqm
Building Area: 300 sqm
Photographer: Courtesy of Aires Mateus
Aedas Architects, Davis Brody Bond and Martha Schwartz Partners proposal PierESCAPE goes beyond the Navy Pier Centennial Vision as it aims to strengthen the connections between water, land, nature, city, culture, civic space and infrastructure with a “series of dock-like extensions”. The proposal respects the history of the Pier while identifying unique opportunities that will them to create a 21st century waterfront experience that is both a historical and contemporary destination.
Continue reading for more information and video of the team’s presentation.
The AIA recently published a reprint from the National Associates Committee journal Forward by author Wellington Reiter, FAIA. The hot topic essay goes into great detail discussing how three U.S. cities – Detroit, Phoenix, and New Orleans – are serving as examples of the impacts of adverse planning and general continuation of unsustainable behavior. While in times past these cities have flourished, and grew on the assumption that the trend would continue inevitably, they are sharp reminders of the consequences of naivety in regards to long term sustainability. More after the break.