TVZEB Zero Energy Building / Traverso Vighy

© Alessandra Chemollo

Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: Vicenza,
Architects In Charge: Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy, Giulio Dalla Gassa, Elena Panza
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo, Francesco Castagna

Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

© David Sundberg/Esto

Architects: Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Location: Lakeville, Connecticut, of America
Architect In Charge: Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA
Project Manager: Alan D. Paradis, RA
Project Team: Mark A. Herter. AIA, Erik Lübeck. Associate AIA, Peter Cornell. AIA
Area: 16500.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Sundberg/Esto

AD Round Up: Flickr Part XC

Photo by Burçin YILDIRIM –

We are over the 100,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above is the great Zollverein School of Management and Design  by japanese practice SANAA and was taken by Burçin YILDIRIM. Check the other four after the break.

Kengo Kuma's competition winning design for the V&A at Dundee. Courtesy V&A.
Kengo Kuma's competition winning design for the V&A at Dundee. Courtesy V&A.

And the Winner Is… Competitive Advantages?

Architectural competitions may be regarded as an opportunity or a burden. There are numerous architectural practices that have gained significant attention for their submissions and winnings in highly publicized competitions, but the reality is that architectural competitions are expensive and…

Green Dot Animo Leadership High School / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

© John Linden

Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Location: 11044 South Freeman Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90304, USA
Principal In Charge: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
Project Architect: Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk
Project Design Team: Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural
Area: 53500.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Linden

Vegetation Room Inhotim / Cristina Iglesias

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Architects: Cristina Iglesias
Location: , Minas Gerais,
Area: 81 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristina Iglesias

Video: WikiHouse co-founder Alastair Parvin at TED@London

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Alastair Parvin, co-founder of WikiHouse gave his TED Talk last week (one of the many architecturally relevant talks at TED 2013). Although the video of his latest talk is not yet available, to whet your appetite we present you with his speech from last year at TED@. In it he explains the conditions of architectural and material culture that led to the foundation of WikiHouse, an open source database of house designs that can be manufactured with a CNC cutter and assembled in a day.

Parvin says: “If design’s great project in the 20th century was actually the democratization of consumption… I believe design’s great project in the 21st century is the democratization of production.” Last year, the WikiHouse project was one winner of TED’s City 2.0 Awards.

New Leme Gallery / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos


Architects: Metro Arquitetos, Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Location: Sao Paulo,
Authors: Paulo Medes da Rocha, Martin Corullon e Gustavo Cedroni, Anna Ferrari
Area: 592.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Johnnie Walker House in Beijing / Asylum + LOVE

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Interior Designers: Asylum
Location: , China
Client: Diageo
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diageo

Postcard from Roosevelt Island, New York

© Hassan Bagheri

This text was provided by San Francisco-based writer Kenneth Caldwell. Photos by Hassan Bagheri.

One friend said, “It looks a bit austere.” At first glance, it probably is. But like so many great minimal environments, it asks for patience and generosity. You give, and in turn it gives back.

This is also what the artists Mark Rothko, Richard Serra, Donald Judd, and, more recently, Olafur Eliasson ask. Trust them with your time and you may be rewarded with a small measure of serenity—perhaps even with the connection between art and the divine that Dominique de Menil was so focused on.

Designed by Louis Kahn, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is an outdoor sanctuary at the southern tip of what is now called Roosevelt Island, created as a memorial to FDR. The park opened last fall. Kahn’s gift took 40 years to be realized, but it presents a path for human beings to treat each other to peace.

Continue reading after the break…

Ita House / Taller5 Arquitectos

© Roberto Ortiz

Architects: Taller5 Arquitectos
Location: La Piedad, Michoacan,
Architect In Charge: Octavio Arreola Calleros, Elisa Lerma G. de Q, Mariano Arreola Calleros
Collaborators: René Torres Márquez, Julio Cesar Rivera Pedroza
Construction: Salvador Carrillo C
Area: 680 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Roberto Ortiz

Video: Russian For Fish, Notes From A Small Practice

This exciting architectural newcomer stands out for more than its quirky name.

© Joseph Jiau
© Joseph Jiau

Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork

Exhibited at the ‘Next Play: Shifting Ground’ Exhibition in Taipei, the Tower of Colony is the Hong Kong project by Groundwork…, which responds to a theme of ‘Displacement’, to transform a one acre site at Huashan, a cultural district

Behind the Scenes of OMA’s Latest Tower with Sustainability Consultant Arpan Bakshi

Essence Financial Building. Image © OMA

Last month, we reported on OMA’s latest competition winner: the Essence Financial Building, a building that OMA Partner David Gianotten described as “a new generation of office tower” for the city of , China. To talk us through the building’s cutting edge sustainable features, we spoke with Arpan Bakshi, an architect, engineer, and Manager at YR&G, OMA’s sustainability consultants, who led the environmental design for the project.

Learn more about the Essence Financial Building, OMA’s collaborative approach, and Bakshi’s views on the future of sustainable design – for both China and the world – after the break…

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion / University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Designers: University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Location: , Germany
Area: 29 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Video: Bridge of Light

The NY Times published this amazing video of a spectacular art installation on the Oakland- Bay Bridge. Thousands of computer controlled LED lights can be seen during the night with this fantastic display. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Aétrangère
Courtesy of Aétrangère

Event: “Putting Public Space in its Place” / Harvard GSD

Who should design public spaces? Can public space make a meaningful contribution to solving the world’s environmental problems? How should the success of a public space be measured?
These questions, as well as many more, will be discussed by public space…

Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant / LEAD

© Dennis Lo Designs

Architects: LEAD
Location: Causeway Bay,
Project Management: 4N Architects, Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd. ()
Design Team: Kristof Crolla, Sebastien Delagrange
General Contractor: Kin Wah Decoration Co
Area: 25 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dennis Lo Designs