SUNY / Perkins Eastman

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Architects: Perkins Eastman
Location: New York,
Photographs: David Revette

  

Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center / 2DEFINE Architecture

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2DEFINE Architecture, with local partner Dalian Urban Planning & Design Institute, recently won an assignment to lead the design of an extraordinary new convention center in Yingkou, . The project consists of a four-story, 70,000-square-meter (750,000-square-foot) facility in a city of 2.2 million people located in the northwest province of Liaoning on the Bohai Sea. A unique, sea urchin-shaped building created to reflect its natural environment, the facility will be the centerpiece of a new harbor created off of a satellite central business district in the port city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Barn House Eelde / Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes]

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Architects: Kwint Architects + Aat Vos [silo.shapes]
Location: ,
Living Space: 320 sqm
Contractor: Buiteveld, Oosterwolde
Steel Construction: Graafstra, Oosterwolde
Interior: Linthorst, Lunteren
Landscape Architect: Eric van der Kooij
Photographers: Erik Hesmerg, Jan Bartelsman

  

Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers’ Museum Wins Daylight Award 2012 / Mecanoo Architecten

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This year’s Daylight Award, a prestigious prize awarded by the Living Daylights Foundation that honors projects that reach an optimum result in combining daylight, artificial light and design, has been given to the Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers’ Museum on the Dutch island of Texl. Designed by Mecanoo Architecten, one can almost feel the weather because of the transparency of the building, according to the jury. “Sun, clouds, thunder and rain: outdoors comes inside as perception and emotion and this is a core quality for a building with the Wadden Sea at your doorstep.” More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Lucia / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: , South Africa
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Patrick Ferguson, Stefan Antoni
Interior Decor: Antoni Associates
Project Team: Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Staci Kinnes
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Karl Beath

  

Poas Volcano Lodge / Carazo Architects

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Architect: Carazo Architects – Rodrigo Carazo
Location: Poas Alajuela,
Design team: Erick Solis, Erick Calderón, Bryan Vidal, Fanny Erfling
Interior design: Arq. Rodrigo Carazo, Beba Lobo
Construction: CPS Construccion
Project year: 2010
Project area: 800 sqm
Photographs: Kurt Aumair, Felipe Sanabria

   

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Bama Eco Resort / davidclovers

The design by davidclovers… for the Bama Eco Resort includes two key areas of an eco-tourist resort project that intends to be a flagship project for China demonstrating how architecture can both re-work and reinvigorate sensitive habitat sites. Using innovative

Hashimoto Konoha Mall / Jerde

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Architects: Jerde
Location: , Japan
Area: 84,000 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

  

Philip Morris / Mimari Studio

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Architects: Mimari Studio
Location: Gunesli, ,
Customer: Philip Morris SabanciPazarlama ve Satış A.S.
Built Area: 4,300 sqm
Completion: 2010
Designers: Onder Kul & Ayca Akkaya Kul
General Contractor: Menderes Dilek (TashanArchirtecture& Construction)
Electrical Contractor: Yesan
Mechanical Contractor: Tesyap
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

   

Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past

Watch Profile of Robert A.M. Stern on . See more from Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past.

PBS producer and host Geoffrey Baer tells the story of Robert A.M. Stern – a Brooklyn boy who grew up to be self-proclaimed Modern traditionalist architect who has not only significantly impacted the streets of Manhattan but the architectural profession as a whole. Many of his close friends and colleagues describe “Bob” as an intelligent, witty, sarcastic provocateur who is warm, giving person that is always an architect first. Stern has also greatly influenced the profession with his many publications. He believes writing gives architects the opportunity to contribute by describing and explaining the principals behind ones ideas. When referring to his passion for writing, Stern comments, “What would I do on Saturday? I don’t play golf.”

Be sure to check out the complete documentary here on the PBS website and learn about Stern’s influence on transforming a seedy version of New York’s beloved 42nd street into the glamorous place it is today.

GRAPHISOFT announces ArchiCAD 16 + Live Webinar

GRAPHISOFT recently announced the release of the next upgrade to its BIM design software; ArchiCAD 16. This version of provides solutions that respond to some of the most dynamically developing segments of the BIM industry. They are building components, freedom of design and energy efficiency.

The value of BIM software can be measured only by how well it is used, within a given workflow and how well a team accurately generates and shares data across project teams; ultimately managing that data throughout the building lifecycle.
On June 19th, in a live webinar, will cover the basics of ArchiCAD and give attendees a foundation to make the most of the new tools found in ArchiCAD 16.

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JOH 3 / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architect: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: , Germany
Project Architect: Hans Schneider
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Wilko Hoffmann, Filipa Frois Almeida
Competition Team: Juergen Mayer H., Thorsten Blatter, Marcus Blum
Completion: Spring 2012
Client: Euroboden Berlin GmbH
Architect on Site: Architekturbuero Wiesler, Stuttgart with Thomas Quinten Projektmanagement, Berlin
Structural Engineers: EiSat GmbH, Berlin
Photographs: Ludger Paffrath, Patricia Parinejad, Rick Jannack

   

Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947 at Rooms for Glass / Selldorf Architects

Corroded, 1973 by Carlo Scarpa | via Selldorf Architects

The new exhibition space Rooms for Glass (Le Stanze del Vetro) in , designed by Selldorf Architects, will open this summer in August 2012.  The first exhibit to inaugurate the space will be Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947, a collection of over 300 glassworks by architect Carlo Scarpa. The exhibit will run until November 29, 2012, after which Rooms for  will continue showcasing the art of Venetian glassmaking in the 20th century with other exhibits.

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Summer houses in Slavik / Mats Fahlander

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Architects: Mats Fahlander
Location: Lysekil,
Area: 90 sqm + 28 sqm / 54 sqm
Completed: 2011
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman/Otto

Musée Unterlinden Expansion / Herzog & de Meuron

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The city of , is undertaking the expansion of The Unterlinden Museum with the annexation of an Art Nouveau building that once housed the city’s municipal baths.  The 1906 building stands just meters away from the current museum.  Its addition will bring the current museum to an area of 8,000 square meters, which will allow works that are currently stored in the museum’s vaults to be displayed to the public.  The design team is led by Herzog & de Meuron and is scheduled for completion in September, 2013.

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Lapidarium of Uzice / Ljubica Jovanovic + Mihailo Jovanovic

Architects: Ljubica Jovanovic + MihailoJovanovic
Location: Uzice, Serbia
Project manager/chief archaeologist: Ljiljana Mandic
Conservation: Dragan Dimic
Project associates: Miloje Mandic, Zoran Domanovic
Funded by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of  Serbia
Total cost: 30,000 Euros
Area: 81.4 sqm…
Comletion:

Kazan Yandex Office / za bor Architects

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Architects: za bor Architects, Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
Location: Kazan,
Interior Design: Nadezhda Rozhanskaya
Floor Area: 674 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

Walking the City / The Municipal Art Society

© Iwan Baan. Featured in MAS' New to : Broadway's Cultural Corridor Walk

During the summer months, The Municipal Art Society will be leading over two dozen urban design and architecture tours throughout New York.   MAS is a non-profit membership organization committed to making New York a more livable city through education, dialogue and advocacy for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation. Since 1956, MAS has been offering such tours as a way to share knowledge and spread appreciation for New York’s varied cityscape.  The tours are conducted by architectural, urban, and art historians, urban geographers, architects, teachers and writers, and offer a way to explore historic, evolving and “renewed” neighborhoods, the waterfront and specific residential and commercial projects.  The tours will explore some neighborhoods we have featured on ArchDaily, such as Gansevoort with a look at apartments designed by Asymptote, the High Line and the construction site for the new Whitney Museum of American Art.   And, even older gems such as New York’s Art Deco buildings from the 1950s.

Interested in exploring the brownstones of Brooklyn or learning more about the Pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village? Or, ever wonder how streets such as Bridge, Gold, and Broad got their names?  Wherever your architectural interest lay, be sure to view the complete list of tours and take advantage of the great weather and the abundance of architecture New York has to share. For more information about specific tours, be sure to check out their website.  And, perhaps take a look at our City Guide to further your adventures!