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Black Rubber House / Simon Conder Associates

  • Architects: Simon Conder Associates
  • Location: Dungeness, United Kingdom
  • Design Team: Simon Conder and Chris Neve
  • Structural Engineer: KLC Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor: Charlier Construction Ltd
  • Epdm Sub Contractor: AAC Waterproofing Ltd
  • Project Year: 2003
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates

Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates

Environments and Counter Environments. “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” MoMA 1972 Exhibition

The Graham Foundation recently announced their upcoming exhibition, Environments and Counter Environments. “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” MoMA 1972, which opens to the public on September 18th with a short talk by curators Peter Lang, Luca Molinari, and Mark Wasiuta followed by a reception. This exhibition highlights the lasting significance of MoMA’s groundbreaking 1972 exhibition, Italy: The New Domestic Landscape. Presented for the first time in the United States outside of New York, the Graham Foundation's iteration of Environments and Counter Environments highlights both the dynamic context of radical Italian design and architecture in the 1970s, as well as the innovative exhibition that first presented this work in America. The exhibition will be on view until December 14th. More information provided by The Graham Foundation after the break.

Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

© BIG+WHR+Arup
© BIG+WHR+Arup

The full shortlist has been revealed for the second phase of an international competition to design one of Denmark’s largest hospitals in Hillerød: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland. Competing against the BIG+WHR+Arup team to design the 124,000 square meter, north of Copenhagen, will be C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll and Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

0 a 3 Museo de los Niños Abasto / Gruba

  • Architects: Gruba
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect In Charge: Arq.ConstanzaNuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus
  • Collaborators: Marina Garro, Mara Ceva, HannaHalst, Martina Uribe
  • Lighting Design: all u needis light (Verónica La Cruz y Giuliana Nievas)
  • Structural Advisor: José Blanco
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Maximiliano Bort

© Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects

  • Architects: Enflo Arkitekter, DEVE Architects
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Jens Enflo (Enflo),Morten Vedelsbøl (DEVE)
  • Engineer: Algeba Byggkonsulter
  • Builder: Fide Bygg&Snickeri
  • Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Joachim Belaieff

© Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff

Schaustelle / J. Mayer H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich, Germany
  • Designed For: Pinakothek der Moderne und Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Photographs of Architecture, Rainer Viertlböck, Markus Lanz, Dennis Bangert

© Photographs of Architecture Rainer Viertlböck, 2013 © Fotograf / Pinakothek der Moderne Markus Lanz © Pinakothek der Moderne © Photographs of Architecture

'Conflict and Convergence: Urban informality in Latin America' Symposium

Presented by the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the 'Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality in Latin America' Symposium aims to explore how recent experiences in cities such as Medellín, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, among others, can serve as examples for multidisciplinary models to urban and social revitalization in other parts of the world. Taking place October 4th at 5:00pm until October 5th at 10:00am, the event will bring together participants representing a wide spectrum of disciplines and seeks to generate a conversation between professionals and academics to analyze the goals, methods, achievements and opportunities in Latin America. For more information, please visit here.

A Photographer's Journey Through Zumthor Valley

Our friend and architectural photographer Felipe Camus recently embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to the valley of the Rhein. Located in the Graubünden region in Switzerland, the valley boasts many of the seminal works of Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor, all within a 60-kilometer radius. Born in Graubünden himself, Zumthor designed the works in relation to their location and time by paying special attention to details and materials. As a result, the works all present Zumthor’s unparalleled skills of craftsmanship and his uncompromising integrity. 

Join us for a special AD Architectural Mountain Guide, including a detailed map, photos and descriptions of Zumthor’s works, after the break….

Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus

Cementerio ASIAIN / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

  • Architect Office: Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto
  • Location: Mercaderes Kalea, 36, 31171 Asiáin, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect: Iñigo Esparza
  • Collaborators: Jesús Corera Gutierrez, Proinalsa Proyectos de Ingeniería
  • Builder: Espacios Habitables Sagardoy Hnos, S.L.
  • Area: 157.59 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Berta Buzunariz

© Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz

Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop Results

The Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop, which took place in Bucharest, Romania July 16-29, resulted in five innovative prototypes. The workshop was benefited by the presence of Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, founder of AA Design Research Lab London and one of the most important figures in the world of computational design. The workshop’s purpose was the understanding of how the advancement of digital technology is helping architects respond to the complexity of the environment surrounding them. The five prototypes (Turbillon, Interactive Field, Dynamic Muqarnas, Project 86 and Wind Mapper) are to be exposed in the near future at different fairs or events. More images and information after the break.

Vittra School Södermalm / Rosan Bosch

© Kim Wendt
© Kim Wendt

© Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt

Cabo House / Vanguarda Architects

  • Architects: Vanguarda Architects
  • Location: Avenida Nordelta, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect In Charge: Alejandro Amoedo
  • Area: 452.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Vanguarda Architects

Courtesy of Vanguarda Architects Courtesy of Vanguarda Architects Courtesy of Vanguarda Architects Courtesy of Vanguarda Architects

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For More Livable Cities, Workshop Results

One of the most important parts of the second annual reSITE festival, which is aimed to change the city to a place suitable for life, was an international multidisciplinary workshop with students from all over the world.

The Controversy Regarding The Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027

The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the complex history of E-1027, the house which Eileen Gray designed with her lover Jean Badovici in Southern France: from the murals which Le Corbusier painted on the walls (without Gray's permission) to the murder that happened there in 1996 to the restoration that has been going on for over a decade (a supposed "massacre" of the original). You can read the full article here.

VIDEO: 40 Years On, The Lessons of PREVI

The students of the MSArch in Landscape and Urbanism program at Woodbury University in San Diego have shared this video on Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda (PREVI): a late 1960s social housing experiment in Lima, Peru, which, backed by the Peruvian government and the UN, involved the best social housing architects of the day.

The designs, part of the later, more humanist strain of modernism, were intended to allow families - who were used to holding complete control over the construction of their own homes - to appropriate the houses. However, they were also designed to imply how future construction might prevent the proliferation of chaos present in previous slums. The video asks how residents feel about their experimental homes today, questioning the success of this design strategy, 40 years after the project's completion. 

Find out more about the outcome of the PREVI experiment, after the break...