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Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Kaminoge House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15

Urban Intervention Winners Built in Abrantes, Portugal for Canal 180’s Creative Camp

00:00 - 8 August, 2014
Urban Intervention Winners Built in Abrantes, Portugal for Canal 180’s Creative Camp, "The 12 Thousand Pairs of Shoes From Abrantes" by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Image Courtesy of Canal 180
"The 12 Thousand Pairs of Shoes From Abrantes" by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro. Image Courtesy of Canal 180

Twelve thousand pairs of shoes and stacked, rotating geometric forms were installed in the city centre of Abrantes, Portugal from July 13th-20th. The installations were the two winning projects of Portugal’s 180 Creative Camp 2014, which was designed by the country's Canal 180 to promote Urban Interventions Projects.

The competition received 72 entries from 18 countries and was created in partnership with Archdaily, Canal 180, and the Municipality of Abrantes. The contest ran until June 8th with a jury that included Archdaily Executive Editor Becky Quintal, the Executive Director of Canal 180, and the President of the Municipality of Abrantes. The two winning projects each received 2,500 Euros to realize and install their work in Abrantes.

See photos and read more about the winning projects of 180 Creative Camp after the break.

GVSU Pew Library / Stantec

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Courtesy of Stantec
Courtesy of Stantec
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 West Campus Drive, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Janice Suchan
  • Project Manager

    Jennifer Durham
  • Principal Designer

    Tod R. Stevens
  • Area

    75150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Stantec

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Y7-House / Architect Show

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
Y7-House / Architect Show, © Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii
  • Architects

  • Location

    Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiko Sato
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +21

WIX Lithuania / Inblum Architects

01:00 - 8 August, 2014
WIX Lithuania / Inblum Architects, © Darius Petrulaitis
© Darius Petrulaitis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Architects in Charge

    Dmitrij Kudin, Laura Malcaite
  • Wall graphics

    Artemij Brutov
  • Area

    370.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Darius Petrulaitis © Darius Petrulaitis © Darius Petrulaitis © Darius Petrulaitis +30

CurrentSet: A Digital Drawing App That Fosters Collaboration

00:00 - 7 August, 2014

CurrentSet, one of a number of cloud-based digital apps for managing construction drawings on the go, seeks to foster collaboration among architects, project managers and on-site professionals. Uniquely, the app is offered free of charge before allowing users to add features as and when they require them. 

T-House / NOTDS

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
T-House / NOTDS, © Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine  Thassanopas
© Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine Thassanopas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiwanon 38, Tha Sai, Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
  • Architect in Charge

    Ekaphap Duangkaew
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine  Thassanopas © Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine  Thassanopas © Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine  Thassanopas © Ketsiree Wongwan, Apinine  Thassanopas +51

House Isogo / Be-Fun Design

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
© Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Isogo, Isogo Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tsuyoshi Shindo
  • Area

    98.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +36

Casa Rupanco / duval+vives arquitectos

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Casa Rupanco / duval+vives arquitectos, Courtesy of d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos
Courtesy of d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Rupanco, Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Lead Architects

    Antonio Duval, Pablo Vives
  • Area

    245.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de d+vA | Duval + Vives Arquitectos

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Landscape Design Unveiled for West Kowloon Cultural District Park

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Landscape Design Unveiled for West Kowloon Cultural District Park, Courtesy of West 8
Courtesy of West 8

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has recently unveiled the landscape design plans for the West Kowloon Cultural District, a scheme that will activate the waterfront and create a dynamic green space in what will be one of the largest cultural developments in the world. Developed by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, with West 8 and ACLA, the concept plan features outdoor areas for exhibitions and performances, recreational lawns, and a waterfront promenade.

AD Interviews: Rahul Mehrotra / RMA Architects

01:00 - 7 August, 2014

On his recent visit to Santiago, Chile we caught up with Rahul Mehrotra, founder of Mumbai-based RMA Architects and a professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Mehrotra is known for his advocacy work in Mumbai and has carried out projects on a myriad of scales including interior design, architecture, urban design, conservation and planning. His projects include everything from a house on a tea plantation to a campus for NGO Magic Bus, the KMC Corporate Office in Hyderabad and housing for mahouts and their elephants. Mehrotra has also written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation and urban planning in Mumbai and India.

O House / Wangstudio

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Courtesy of Wangstudio
Courtesy of Wangstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    tt. Đô Lương, Đô Lương, Nghe An, Vietnam
  • Designer

    Le Vu Wang
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Wangstudio

High School Thazin / Ackermann+Raff

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
High School Thazin / Ackermann+Raff, © Julia Raff
© Julia Raff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ngwesaung, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Cost

    90.000 USD, financed by donations
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Julia Raff © Julia Raff © Julia Raff © Julia Raff +31

OPSO / K-Studio

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
OPSO / K-Studio, © Tom Gildon
© Tom Gildon
  • Architects

  • Location

    10 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5QL, UK
  • Photographs

© Tom Gildon © Tom Gildon © Tom Gildon © Tom Gildon +16

CincoMdos / JSa

00:00 - 7 August, 2014
CincoMdos / JSa, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Interior (Av. Rio Mixcoac) 73 Piso 7, Insurgentes Mixcoac, Benito Juarez, 03920 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Javier Sánchez, Juan Ignacio Reyes, Sofía Villarreal, Lucía Villers, Silvia Mejía, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Elí
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +29

Two Architecture Firms Represent Chile at Time Space Existence Exhibition

00:00 - 7 August, 2014

The only Chilean architects selected by Rem Koolhaas to participate in the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale were Ortuzar & Gebauer and Simonetti & Stewart. The architecture firms teamed up to showcase two singular projects – a hotel on stilts and an open plan office building – that mark the beginning of renewal in different neighborhoods. The exhibition, which runs until 23 November 2014, looks at how architects influence our daily existence through our understanding of time and space. To learn more about the Chilean team’s contribution to the event, keep reading after the break.

Inside "Arctic Adaptations" - Special Mention Winner at the Venice Biennale 2014

01:00 - 7 August, 2014

UPDATE: Our interview with Lateral Office is now up!

For this year's Venice Biennale, the Canadian Pavilion explored the ways modernity was absorbed in the extreme environment of Nunavut, Canada. As Nunavut is the newest, northernmost, and largest territory (with an area of over 2 million square kilometers) in Canada, Lateral Office hoped to shed on light on what Mason White called "modernity at an edge." Wowing the jury with their research and design, Arctic Adaptaptions: Nunavut at 15 garnered Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Matthew Spremulli, and their team a Special Mention during Saturday's awards ceremony. 

The geographic and cultural "edgeness" of Nunavut is examined over different parts of the exhibition in three mediums: a recent past, a current present and a near future. Matthew Spremulli explained that Arctic Adaptions sought to "look beyond standards" to see how the fundamentals of architecture are impacted in an area like Nunavut. Given the specific and acutely unique challenges to building and designing in an environment that, understandably, resists being colonized by southern models, the curators presented a case for adaptation.

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AD Classics: Casa "Il Girasole" / Luigi Moretti

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
AD Classics: Casa "Il Girasole" / Luigi Moretti, © Gabriele Basilico
© Gabriele Basilico

As one architectural scholar described it, Luigi Moretti’s 1950 Casa “Il Girasole” is “a bit of madness on the solidity of Roman walls.” [1] Yet, this clever apartment building in the heart of Rome is far from the work of a madman. Its subtle historical allusions and deliberately ambiguous composition betray the genius of the architect’s creative and analytical mind. Moretti, whose notable commissions include Villa La Saracena (1957), Montreal’s Stock Exchange Tower (1964), and the Watergate Complex (1971), achieves a complexity of form and materiality in “Il Girasole” that distinguishes the project from its mid-century contemporaries and has earned it recognition as one of the earliest forerunners of postmodern design.

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