Proyecto Roble / Équipe Voor Architectuur En Urbanisme

© René de Wit I Équipe

Architects: Équipe Voor Architectuur En Urbanisme
Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Huib van Zeijl, Daniëlle Segers
Employees: Adam Murray
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: René de Wit I Équipe

Vilnius University Library, Science Communication and Information Center / Paleko Arch Studija

© Raimondas Urbakavicius

Architects: Paleko Arch Studija
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Rolandas palekas, Bartas Puzonas, Alma Palekiene, Petras Isora, Matas Siupsinskas, Monika Zemlickaite, Lina Suziedelyte, Aidas Barzda, Jurga Garsvaite, Vilmantas Bavarskis.
Area: 13,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Raimondas Urbakavicius

Courtesy of Organizing Committee of Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
Courtesy of Organizing Committee of Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

First Press Conference of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

The Organizing Committee of the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture recently announced that the 2013 Biennale, which will open December 6, will be delivered by two curatorial teams, consisting of Team Ole Bouman and Team Li Xiangning + Jefferey Johnson….

Branksome Hall Asia Jeju Global Education City / Samoo Architects & Engineers

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Architects: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Location: , Jeju-do,
Collaboration: MKPL Architects, Sun Architects & Engineers
Area: 69,604 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Young Chae Park

Courtesy of H&P Architects
Courtesy of H&P Architects

Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 Competition Entry / H&P Architects

The concept proposal for Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan focuses on mixing settlement and settled agriculture to create the future’s space – the space where settlement and settled agriculture include each other. Titled the Pavilion of dream terraces…

Ziggo Dome / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders

Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Architect: Jan Benthem, Job Schoën
Area: 49,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jannes Linders

Energy Environment Experiential Learning / Perkins+Will + DIALOG

© Tom Arban

Architects: Perkins+Will + DIALOG
Location: , AB, Canada
Area: 24,531 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban

Sheikh Zayed Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects by Hufton+Crow

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Becoming a destination in itself and potential catalyst in the future urban growth of , the Zaha Hadid designed Sheikh Zayed Bridge was conceived in a highly mobile society that requires a new route around the Gulf south shore, connecting the three Emirates together. Hufton+Crow shared with us their photos as they capture the many viewpoints of this sinusoidal waveform structure. A complete gallery of images after the break.

Vi-Sang House / Moon Hoon

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Architects: Moon Hoon
Location: , Korea
Architect In Charge: Moon-Hoon
Design Team: Lee Juhee
Area: 10,775.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

New Canaan Residence / Specht Harpman

© Elizabeth Felicella

Architects: Specht Harpman
Location: , Connecticut, USA
Architect In Charge:
Interior Decoration: Carrier & Co.
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Elizabeth Felicella

Lumber Shaped-Box House / Atelier Riri

© Fietter Chalim

Architects: Atelier Riri
Location: Jakarta,
Architect In Charge: Riri Yakub
Design Team: Arga Putra Rachman, Anindita Taufani, Ricco Ananto
Landscape Architects: TSLA
Main Contractor: Aqila Contractor
Civil & Structural Engineer: Dhian Puspitasari
Area: 296.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fietter Chalim

Remembering Paolo Soleri 1919-2013

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Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93.

Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project he founded, Arcosanti, 65 miles north of Phoenix, was described by NEWSWEEK magazine as “…the most important urban experiment undertaken in our lifetimes.”

His own lifetime of work is represented in models, drawings, books, lectures and museum exhibits throughout the world. Soleri’s exhibition in 1970 at the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC – and the concurrent publication of his landmark book, CITY IN THE IMAGE OF MAN – changed forever the global conversation about urban planning on our living planet. His term, “Arcology” joining the words architecture and ecology to represent one whole system of understanding human life on the earth is meant to serve as the basis for that conversation.

More on the life of Paolo Soleri after the break…

Firenze Che Sarà: Screenings and Conversations

Courtesy of Che Sarà

Firenze Che Sarà (A Florence That Will Be) are a series of screening and conversations involving changes in cities, attempting to stimulate the Florentine administration, which has repeatedly show interest in promoting change. The first two screening already took place, but the sessions will continue on the following dates:

- April 18 (A Gavinana. Architecture in Wait)
- May 16 (At the Uffizi. The cityless museum)
- June 13 (At the Cascine. On the search for landscapes)

All videos part of the “Firenze Che Sarà” program are selected by Image ARCHIVE. The program is organized by Image in collaboration with the Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze

One of the 9 videos included in the screening is J. Mayer. H.’s Metropol Parasol, filmed by Pedro Kok

Nirvana Film Office / SJK Architects

© Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri

Architects: SJK Architects
Location: , India
Design Team: Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Roshni Kshirsagar, Poonam Sachdev
Area: 8,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri

Three-Family Home / Romano Adolini

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Architects: Romano Adolini
Location: , Italy
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Romano Adolini

Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse Rooftop to Host Contemporary Art Center

Restored Rooftop Terrace of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse © MAMO

When the gym and solarium on the 20-century’s most famous rooftop terrace – elevated 18-stories above Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse - went up for sale in 2010, French designer Ito Morabito of immediately jumped on the opportunity and purchased the space. With the support of the Foundation Le Corbusier, Ora-ïto initiated a campaign to restore the 1950‘s structure to its original state, by removing an addition that blocked the spaces 360-degree views of the city, and transform it into a contemporary art center, named the MAMO for “Marseille Modulor” – as a nod to New York’s MOMA.

More about MAMO after the break…

IFC Guangzhou / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

© Christian Richters

Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: ,
Structural Engineers: Arup
Hotel Operator: Four Seasons
Hotel Fit Out Designer: Hirsch Bedner Associates
Area: 448.371 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Christian Richters, Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Will Pryce

Herzog & de Meuron Breaks Ground on Public “Bathing Lake” in Riehen

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In 1979, just a year after founding their practice, Herzog & de Meuron won a competition to design a public swimming pool for the Swiss municipality of . After developing several unrealized iterations over the following years, the project was put on hold indefinitely in 1982. Twenty-five years later, in 2007, Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to rethink the project and proposed to abandon the conventional pool concept with its mechanical and chemical water treatment systems in favor of a pool closer to natural condition with biological filtration.