Hornsbergs Strandpark / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm,
Landscape Architect: through Bengt Isling (Project architect), Jacob Almberg, Ronny Brox, Magdalena Franciskovic, Cecilia Jarlöv. Ulrika Lilliehöök, Staffan Malm, Peter Kinnmark Architect MAA
Constructor Park: Omniplan Cornelis Oskamp
Year: 2012
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

AD Round Up: Classics Part VII

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For today’s AD Round Up we have five great AD Architecture Classics. The main image belongs to Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasilia. Check out, one of the most inspiring housing project of all times, the Unite d’ Habitation in Marseille by Le Corbusier or the great Church on the Water designed by Tadao Ando. Revisit, one of the icons of New York, the Chrysler Building by William Van Alen. Finally, you can’t miss the particular structure of Johnson Wax Building by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Daycare Center for Disabled Children / Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
Location: Cahors,
Associated Architect: F. Martinez
Assistants Architects: S. Nichele, A Tajerrashti
Collaborators: J.Avignon, P.J.Artins, Y.Chereau, I.Roig, N.Arnal
Engineers: IES
Client: APAJH
Area: 1,390 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié

Michael Maltzan to Design Inuit Centre

Michael Maltzan, an award winning American architect and founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc., was recently selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing as the winning architect from 65 prospective teams from 15 countries. This recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval from the WAG Board of Governors. The Centre houses one of the largest and most celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world; it’s also home to Studio Art and Learning programs. More information after the break.

Corten Apartments / 3ndy Studio

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Architects: 3ndy Studio
Location: Via Veneto 5d, 30030 Vigonovo Venice,
Design Team: Marco Mazzetto, Alessandro Lazzari, Massimiliano Martignon
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG

UPDATE: Complications for Snohetta and Aecom’s Warriors’ Arena

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Complications could be on the rise for Snøhetta and AECOM, who were recently announced as the Golden State Warriors’ architects of choice to design their new sports and entertainment complex on the waterfront. Despite the complications, however, the architects still have time to execute the hoped-for ‘slam dunk’. More information after the break.

Domus Civita / Studio F

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Architects: Studio F
Location: Civita di , Italy
Design Team: Patrizio Fradiani
Area: 3,500 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bob Coscarelli

Video: GAD Architects, The Istanbul Series


Global Architectural Development is an award-winning practice based in Istanbul and New York. Though the majority of their projects are based in Turkey, the practice is truly global, with work in Paris, Libya and the . GAD’s projects have been exhibited at the Miami Bienal, the Musuem of Architecture in Rotterdam and the Royal Art Academy in London. Here, Gokhan Avcioglu principal and founder of GAD, discusses the complexity of maintaining Istanbul’s rich architectural history while also creating modern buildings.

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© Laura Rimayati

Flux Cocoon for Lausanne Lumieres (Urban Light Festival) / Allegory

Designed for Lausanne Lumieres (Urban Light Festival), Flux Cocoon was selected as one of the winning projects of the the city’s first Light Festival, which inaugurated on November 23rd and will run until early January. Designed by Allegory…, the

Fillmore Park / David Baker + Partners Architects

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Architects: David Baker + Partners Architects
Location: San Francisco,
Design Team: David Baker, Peter MacKenzie, Ian Dunn
Site Area: 26,708 sqf
Landscape Architects: Fletcher Studio
Client: Michael Simmons Property Development
Area: 44,330 sqf
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

The architect at work: 425 Park Ave

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A few months ago we informed you about a competition to re develop the massive “wedding-cake” style building at 425 Park Ave in NY, near Mies’ Seagram Building and SOM’s Lever House. The objective of the developer, L&L Holding, was to turn this project into the next iconic building of the city, and for that they invited a group of eleven renowned practices, including ten Pritzker laureates.

The shortlist was announced in October, and included , , Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners, which was later announced as the winner of the competition a few weeks ago.

Over the last days, the presentations of the architects to the clients appeared on YouTube, and now we have the opportunity to see these interesting group of architects doing a fundamental part of their work. In the videos we see each architect using their own presentation style, either a PPT, video or just physical boards, connecting it to the practice’s research and discourse, projecting their passion about certain features of their projects and engaging with the client around their main objective: to turn this into an iconic project.

Four videos that take us further into how we understand projects, showing insights that we often don’t have access to, turning the competition into a particular moment of architecture this year.

Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners presentations after the break:

JA 87: Kumiko Inui

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This special monographic issue of ‘Japan Architect’ features , who is perhaps best known for her facades, each one a visual pun or optical illusion. It is the first time that almost all of her work has been collected in book form. The magazine “carefully traces Inui’s reference and study process with the idea of conveying the joy derived from the creative process,” exploring 26 of her projects in chronological order, from early proposals and competition entries to high-profile projects such as Dior Ginza, Louis Vuitton Taipei Building and the Shin-Yatshushiro Monument. Includes essays by Tom Heneghan, Taira Nishizawa and .

House M / monovolume architecture + design

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Architects: monovolume architecture + design
Location: Meran,
Area: 360 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

Framework Sculpture / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

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Artist Gijs Van Vaerenbergh shared with us his recent project, Framework, a monumental geometric sculpture, which was recently on display in , above the ring road on the Artoisplein. With this sculpture, Vaerenbergh has once more produced a work in the public space that is based on the language and expertise of the architecture to create an autonomous art object. The result has become a tangible spatial drawing that plays on the visual experience of the object in space as well as the environment. Both interact and determine each other’s ‘view’. More images and artist’s description after the break.

154 Rental Social Housing and Public Building for the Barcelona Municipal Housing / ONL Arquitectura

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Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Llorenç Vallribera, Sílvia Ocaña, Martin Álvarez, Leonardo Fernández, Gianluca Giaccone
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 11,347,427
Promotor: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge de Barcelona
Area: 18,790 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone

Domus Vitae Winning Proposal / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Designed by Tomas Ghisellini Architects, the first prize winning proposal for the Domus Vitae, a new city morgue and social facilities complex, is aimed at being a new architectural presence with a continuous but porous body. The design includes balconies, porches, patios, terraces, overhangs and suspended volumes which capture, tame or magnify natural light. These features create spaces for which the atmospheric quality is supposed to be a decisive added value. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Applied Data Trees in Grasshopper

Moving from concept sketch to parametric model, this webinar by modeLab, which takes place this Friday at 2:00pm-4:30pmEST, will cover the ins and outs of working with and managing data trees in Grasshopper for real world design applications. Through a…

Qingtao Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Qingtao,
Landscape Architects: E Design
Client: Qingtao Vanke
Area: 1,850 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa