Mandai Courtyard House / Atelier M+A

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Architects: Atelier M+A
Location: Mandai,
Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa, Wang Mei Yee
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 572 sqm
Photographs: Robert Such

Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder
Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder

Two Architects investigate the Evolution of #OWS

Our friends at Design Observer’s Places Journal have shared with us two fascinating articles, written by architects Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder…, that explore the physical and virtual evolution of Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) as it transformed from the

Rose Bay Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

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Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
Location: Rose Bay, Sydney,
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography / John Comazzi

No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than . As one of the period’s most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers, Korab captured images as graceful and elegant as his subjects. His iconic photographs for master architects immortalized their finest works, while leaving his own indelible impact on twentieth century visual culture. In this riveting illustrated biography, the first dedicated solely to his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab’s circuitous path to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the and launching his career as Eero Saarinen’s on-staff photographer.

Neil M. Denari Architects Wins New Keelung Harbor Service Building

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Neil M. Denari Architects has been announced as winner of a two-stage, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in ’s major port city, Keelung. The Los Angeles based practice’s complex, metal-clad terminal was selected over four other competitive schemes provided by the remaining shortlisted teams.

The competition called for a modern passenger and cargo terminal, transfer station, a maritime art plaza, a joint office building and parking structure that would serve as a new “Gateway to the Nation” within the context of the densely built harbor town. The construction of this multi-billion dollar renewal project is expected to accelerate the development of the surrounding areas and promote local prosperity of the region, while improving the quality of services for passengers and cargo.

The jury included Aaron Betsky and Michael Speaks, along with Taiwanese architects and professionals Tsai Yuan-Liang, Jin Guan-Yu, Su Yu-Jer, Wan Ming-Hen, and Wei Si-Jen.

We will provide more details of the design as they become available. In the meantime, check out some snapshots of the winning proposal after the break.

Pavilion 2012 / pitsou kedem architects

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Architects: pitsou kedem architects
Location: Shoham,
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Raz Melamed
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

HelloWood 2012: Social Architecture in Hungary

2012: Landscape Architecture Workshop © Márk Péter Vargha

HelloWood - a creative, professional and social program with a message that mobilizes more and more young people – was organized for the 3rd year by MOMElinedesignworks, together with its new partner Reflekt social architecture studio.  The week-long creative camp included 200 Hungarian and international students who worked together to realize social and cultural spaces for eight north-eastern Hungarian communities.  The social mission of the project was showcased at Sziget, Europe’s Best Major Festival.  Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, commended HelloWood’s inspirational initiative for aspiring to social change with thoughtful design for marginalized communities.

Join us after the break for details on some of the projects.

Archway Studios / Undercurrent Architects

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Architects: Undercurrent Architects
Location: Southwark, , UK
Architect In Charge: Didier Ryan
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Candice Lake

Video: Jacob Jensen, Designer Profile


At their home in Hejlskov, Denmark Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen, father and son, tell us about their design history, dating back to the 1940s. Since starting work in 1947 Jacob Jensen has become somewhat of a living legend in industrial design, best known for his work at Bang & Olufsen. Here, he and his son Timothy Jacob Jensen tell us why good design always has to turn you on.

In Progress: Auto-Family House / KWK PROMES

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Architects: KWK PROMES
Location:
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of KWK PROMES

The Secret Garden / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Location: (Lodi), Italy
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Video: 2012 Yeosu Expo Hyundai Motor Group Hyper-Matrix

Video: 2012 Yeosu Expo Hyundai Motor Group Hyper-Matrix

Created by media artist group : J o n p a s a n g…, the Hyper-Matrix is an exhibition pavilion gathering which plays with the walls of the structure to create three-dimensional effects to the viewers. Designed to

Chinaman’s Beach House / Fox Johnston

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Architects: Fox Johnston
Location: , New South Wales, Australia
Design Team: Conrad Johnston, Emili Fox, Felix Junker
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Brett Boardman

modeLab Data Lab

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Data Lab, a two-day workshop put on by modeLab September 29-30, focuses on advanced topics and data structures in grasshopper for rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, they will cover the fundamental concepts of data structures as well as strategies for working with lists, sequences, and data trees in the newly released version of Grasshoppper 0.9. They will engage a series of design problems which highlight the limitations of standard parametric design workflows and serve as catalysts for discussions related to best practices, linear versus non-linear design processes, and the re-use of files. Each design problem will require either the specific use and manipulation of data structures or the extension of Grasshopper through add-ons. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Commercial Building Islas / Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

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Architects: Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,540 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership / Maddison Architects

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Architects: Maddison Architects
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Principal: Peter Maddison
Design Director: Drew Carling
Project Architects: John Simmons, Jolie Lam
Documentation Team: Kim McLaren, Chris Jones, Petra Mueller, Stephanie Tan, Amanda Blows
Original Architect: Henry Bastow
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: William Watt

modeLab Grasshopper Webinar

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The Grasshopper Webinar, presented by modeLab, is a free event that will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts and essential skills necessary for effectively designing with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. They will cover concepts such as object attributes/parameters, data types, data structures, and designing with algorithms. Specifically, this webinar will focus on creating and manipulating both lists and data trees as well as best practices for integrating Grasshopper into your professional workflow. Also, due to the high demand, they opened up a second date, which is set for September 24. To register and for more information, please visit here.

E+ Green Home / Unsangdong Architects

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Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: Kyeong Gi,
Project Architect: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon, Kim Youn Soo
Project Team: Choi Young Eun, Kim Ho Jin, Ahn Hye Joon Partner
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone