Social Housing / Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

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Architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos
Location: Paseo de la Cuba, Albacete,
Architects: Francisco Burgos & Ginés Garrido / BGAA
Collaborators: Agustín Martín, María José Arquero, Pierre Banchet, Carlos Carnicer, Myriam López-Rodero, Javier Malo de Molina, Elena de las Moras, Emilio Ontiveros, Recio, Marta Rogado
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9.778,25 sqm
Photographs: Ángel Baltanás

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Daegu Gosan Library Competition Winning Proposal / Gorka Blas

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The winning proposal in the Gosan Library competition, by architect Gorka Blas, conceives the library as a cultural and social space for the local community. For this purpose the project focuses in obtaining a functional, attractive and confortable facility that constitutes an essential element for neighborhood´s everyday life. In order to achieve this objective, the project translates the scale of the domestic space to a public facility, without lack of its public dimension. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hospital in Villeneuve d’Ascq / Jean-Philippe Pargade

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Architects: Jean-Philippe Pargade
Location: Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Nord-Pas-de-Calais,
Project Management: , Egis Nord, Martin et Guiheneuf
Year: 2007
Area: 22,681 sqm
Usable Floor Area: 13,297 sqm
Photographs: Luc Boegly

A.M. Qattan Foundation Bulding Winning Proposal / Donaire Arquitectos

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Last week, Donaire Arquitectos was selected as the winner of the international competition, organized by ArchiFolio, to build the new A.M. Qattan Building, which is a charity that has worked towards the development of culture and education, with a particular focus on children, teachers and young artists. Located in Ramallah, ,  the winning proposal for the Quattan Foundation is perceived as a lighthouse bringing enlightenment to the Palestinian people. This role as flagship of Palestinian culture is in need for a recognizable image worthy to represent its social leadership with a physical landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

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At about the same time as Kenzo Tange’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in , there was built in the southern part of a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.

Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG + Superflex

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Architects: Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex
Location: Nørrebro, Copenhagen,
Client: Copenhagen Municipality, Realdania
Budget: 11 MIO USD
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Hasse Ferrold, Jens Lindhe, Maria da Schio, Torben Eskerod, Mike Magnussen

Beton Hala Waterfront Center / Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Sou Fujimoto Architects have shared with us their first place proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. Contrasting the medieval fabric of the capital city, Sou Fujimoto’s “floating cloud” intertwines an array of social and transportation programs into an organized tangle of suspended ramps that emerge from the static platform of the Beton Hala. It was lauded by the jury to be a “brave proposal” that holds the “highest emblematic potential among all of Beton Hala entries”.

Learn more after the break.

The Qualico Family Centre / Number TEN Architectural

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Architects: Number TEN Architectural
Location: , Canada
Year: 2011
Area: 1,000 sqm
Engineering Consultants: Crosier Kilgour & Partners, MCW/AGE Engineers
Landscape Architecture: Scatliff+Miller+Murray
Photographs: Brent Bellamy

AD Round Up: Building of the Year 2009

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Is time to remember five of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 winners. Like the public facilities category winner: the National Tourist Route Trollstigen by Reiulf Ramstad Architects or the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi designed by Asymptote. Check out 3HLD’s Zamet Centre in Croatia, winner of the sport category. Don’t miss the cultural category winner, BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center by spanish practice ACXT. Finally, revisit the interior category winner, the amazing Bastard Store designed by studiometrico. Check all the 2009 winners, here.

Sky Courts / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

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Architects: Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Location: , China
Year: 2012
Area: 20,000 sq ft
Photographs: Yihuai Hu, Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Zuellig Building / SOM

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SOM recently shared with us their new tower located in Manila’s Central Business District that has been shortlisted for a 2012 MIPIM Asia award. Rising 33 stories to height of 160 meters, the Zuellig Building is the first premium office tower in the Philippines to be erected since 2000. It is also the first building in Makati that has been pre-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the LEED Gold level, and is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification by September 2013. More details after the break.

House in Pilar / Estudio Parysow – Schargrodsky Arquitectos + Estudio Tarnofsky – Wilhelm

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Architects: Estudio Parysow – Schargrodsky Arquitectos + Estudio Tarnofsky – Wilhelm
Location: , Buenos Aires,
Authors: Arq. Roberto Parysow, Arq. Emilio Schargrodsky, Arq. Jessica Parysow, Arq. Tomas Tarnofsky, Arq. Andres Wilhelm
Project: Arq. Emilio Schargrodsky, Arq. Tomas Tarnofsky
Area: 250 sqm
Documentation Of Work: Arq. Fabiana Berman, Arq. Veronica Zuvcov
Calculation Of Structures: Ing. Jorge Rodriguez
Interior: Saban Grin Arquitectas
Photographs: Andres Negroni

Rio 2016: RUA Arquitetos to design Olympic Golf Course Clubhouse

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The Brazilian Institute of Architects and department (IAB-RJ) have announced architects Pedro Évora and Pedro Rivera of RUA Arquitetos as winners of a competition to design the 2016 Olympic golf course clubhouse. The competition, open to professionals who graduated within the last 15 years, attracted entries from 82 teams of architects and landscape architects from across Brazil.

RUA Arquitetos’ winning scheme captures the atmosphere of Rio by showcasing the lush tropical landscape of Barra da Tijuca with a large veranda whose lightweight roof collects rainwater to irrigate the course.

Continue reading for the architects’ project description.

Umwelt Arena / Rene Schmid Architekten

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Architects: Rene Schmid Architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: René Schmid, Gøran Keuchel
Year: 2012
Area: 11,000 sqm
Client: Umwelt Arena AG Spreitenbach
Photographs: Michael Egloff, Bruno Helbling, A Pix Alex Buschor Photography

AD College Guide: University of Tennessee Knoxville

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Architecture schools ideally combines practical, intellectual, and theoretical skills which center on the production of physical projects. The key is to find programs that are able to provide a judicious cross-section of disciplines to develop one’s critical and practical abilities. That is done either within the design program itself, or by providing access to other colleges and school campuses.

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is just such a school. It’s College of Architecture + Design or CoAD has three distinct programs that include the School of Architecture, the Interior Design Program, and the Landscape Architecture Program. Clearly, this program offers students a wide range of design coursework, which is complemented by access to courses in UTK’s colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences.

Read our CoAD profile after the break

Video: Gardens by the Bay / Grant Associates

Grant Associates shared with us their just released short film of a walk round Gardens by the Bay in , which recently received the World Building of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival. One of the largest garden projects of its kind in the world, Andrew Grant, director of UK landscape architects , walks around Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations behind the the design of the spectacular Supertrees, Cooled Conservatories and Themed Gardens. The project is an integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, designed to raise the profile of the city globally whilst showcasing the best of horticulture and garden artistry.

 

 

The Latest SEEDoc: Escuela Ecológica in Lima, Peru

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The latest installment of SEEDocs, the series of fascinating mini-documentaries on award-winning public interest design projects was revealed today. While the first spotlighted an incredible community garden in New Orleans, designed/built with help from the Tulane City Center, and the last on the revitalization of an abandoned, abestos-ridden school in Kansas City, this month’s doc takes us out of the U.S., to a school in a poor neighborhood in the desert city of Lima, Peru.

More info on this incredible project, after the break…

Schlump ONE / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Schlump ONE – Hamburg,
Architect In Charge: Hans Schneider
Design Team: Juergen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Mehrdad Mashaie, Ana Alonso de la Varga
Landscape Architects: Breimann Bruun Simons
Structural Engineers: WTM Engineers
Building Services: Energiehaus Ingenieure
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan Bitter, Ludger Paffrath