2013 AIA National Convention
2013 AIA National Convention

Registration now open for 2013 AIA National Convention

It’s that time of year again: the 2013 AIA National Convention is gearing up to provide architects with the latest technological, conceptual and design innovations over the course of a three-day conference in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s theme: Building Leaders, is an opportunity for…

Flashback: Mills Museum / Flores Prats

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Flores Prats
Location: de Mallorca, Spain
Collaborators: Manuel Arguijo, Miquel Bouzas, Paola Vallini, Frank Stahl, Érica Checcucci, Armin Schmidt, Soledad Revuelto, Fabián Asunción, Cristina Treviño, Merlin Ellis, Ankur Jain, Michella Mezzavilla, Cristian Zanoni
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Courtesy of Studio One
Courtesy of Studio One

‘Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation’ Competition Entry / Studio One

A finalist entry in the Transiting Cities – Low Carbon Futures competition, Studio One…‘s proposal, titled, ‘Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation’ a variety of programs ranging from landscape / mining remediation, to urban agriculture are defined. These “in-between” sites will

23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 2,911 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier

© Samuel Ludwig

Created as a microcosm of Brazilian life and culture, Maison du Bresil is a significant example of Le Corbusier’s high-density residential design. Inaugurated in 1959, it is one of twenty-three international residences at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de , located in the heart of . As the “House of Brazil”, the building acts as both a residence hall for Brazilian academics, students, teachers, and artists, and as a hub for Brazilian culture, by providing exhibition spaces and archival resources. Notably, the building has provided residence to famous Brazilians, such as the renowned journalist Barroso Zózimo do Amaral.

Courtesy of Spark Architects
Courtesy of Spark Architects

‘Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark Architects

Standing at 170m and 110m tall, the twin ‘Arte s’ residential towers sit at the base Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain located at the heart of Penang Island in the Indian Ocean off the Western coast of Malaysia. Designed by…

Harold Street Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

© John Gollings

Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: , VIC, Australia
Design Team: Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Simon Topliss, Peter Forsyth
Area: 405 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Maja’s House / Ultra Architects

© Mariusz Jagniewski

Architects: Ultra Architects
Location: , Poland
Architect In Charge: Marcin Kościuch and Tomasz Osięgłowski
Collaborators: Adriana Ronżewska-Kotyńska, Agata Ostrowska
Area: 6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Mariusz Jagniewski, Łukasz Zandecki, Courtesy of Ultra Architects

Joe Clark, BFLS, RWCMD, view from Bute Park 10cms
Joe Clark, BFLS, RWCMD, view from Bute Park 10cms

World Stage Design 2013 Festival: Sustainable Theatre Design Competition

Online application is now open for a competition to design a temporal sustainable theatre, to be built in Cardiff, as part of the World Stage Design 2013 festival. Open to students and emerging practitioners from across all related disciplines, the…

Kashi-Kobo Yodogawa / aoydesign

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Architects: aoydesign
Location: Komatsu, Japan
Project Team: Shigeo Aoyama, Yukiko Sumitani
Contractor: Support Plus
Area: 39 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of aoydesign

Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen

© John Girdlestone

Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen
Location: , Wellington, New Zealand
Main Contractor: Duncan Construction Ltd.
Property Owners: Heather and Trevor Lloyd
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs: John Girdlestone

In Progress: Schwäbischer Verlag / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 20, 88212 Ravensburg,
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Student Housing (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) / H Arquitectes + dataAE

© Adrià Goula

Architects: H Arquitectes + dataAE
Location: , Barcelona,
Design Team H Arquitectes: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
Design Team Data Ae: Claudi Aguiló, Albert Domingo
Collaborators: Aleix Enguix, ÀBAC Enginyers, Societat Orgànica, DSM arquitectes
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula, Courtesy of H Arquitectes + dataAE

Breathing Prototypes Workshop

Parametrica [Digi Fab School] invites you to BREATHING PROTOTYPES Workshop (19-25 February 2013) to participate in the digital design build workshop, seeking to create an inventive collaborative environment. The workshop is part of a series of PARAMETRICA events aimed in promoting and exploring the world of parametric design.

The workshop is aimed at: students, postgraduates, architects, interior, product and urban designers, engineers, anybody interested. All the details after the break.

Yacht House / Robin Monotti Architects

© Ioana Marinescu

Architects: Robin Monotti Architects
Location: , Ukraine
Design Team: Robin Monotti Graziadei, Fannar Haraldsson
Structural Engineer: Gennadiy Gyrushta
Main Contractor: Igor Shutkin
Area: 875 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

Kengo Kuma Designs New Museum at China Academy of Art in Xiangshan

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

To further the promotion of art education, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and Academy of Art in Xiangshan have announced plans to construct a new university within the hilly suburbs of by the Spring of 2014. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the Museum at the China Academy of Art will harmonize with the lush topography and resist modifying any existing slopes to accommodate the 4,936 square meter facility. Instead, the museum’s configuration will mimic the lozenge shaped pattern that was discovered within the contour lines, generating a fluid exhibition space with linear and altering floor levels buffered by partially external galleries.

In addition, Kengo Kuma is investigating the possibility of reusing clay tiles and stones from Hangzhou’s old house district so the body of the museum may appear as if the “soil of the tea gardens” were “transformed into architecture”.

More images after the break.

Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter) in Selb / TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos
Location: , Germany
Area: 510.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Alda 

bam! Wins YAP MAXXI 2013

Courtesy of MAXXI

With an intention to attract and impress viewers with his massive scale, He has been selected as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in Rome, an annual competition that promotes and supports young and emerging architects in collaboration with MAXXI Architettura, /MoMA of New York, Constructo of Santiago and, for the first time, Istanbul Modern, Turkey.

Turin-based studio bam! bottega di architettura sostenibile, designed He as a grandiose and buoyant installation that transforms the concrete MAXXI facade and expansive piazza into a visual spectacular, while offering a shady escape from the Summer heat.