First images of Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012

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Starting tomorrow, the 12th version of the will be open at the Hyde Park in . As we announced some months ago, the design was commissioned to Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. The final proposal was published just at the beginning of this month, showing an interesting ground work. This year’s pavilion is half sunk into the landscape, as if it were carved in the terrain and covered with a liquid layer, reflecting the the surrounding light and landscape.

More info and images after the break

Eisenhower Family Comments on Gehry’s Revisions

The General: Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2012

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s family has released their thoughts on the latest design changes proposed by that were released in May. Most changes were “positive and welcomed” by the family, however they remain unhappy with the metal tapestries that surround the memorial. Gehry appeased the families concerns with the memorials original focus on the Kansas roots of Eisenhower by replacing the carved images on the stone reliefs with two sets of 9-foot statues that depict Eisenhower as a World War II hero and president. These statues join the remaining life-sized statue of Eisenhower as a boy, which remains in the center of the memorial.

More about the family’s response after the break.

Probiomed / Grupo de Diseño Urbano

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Architects: Grupo de Diseño Urbano - Mario Schjetnan, Marco Arturo González
Location: ,
Client: PROBIOMED S.A. de C.V
Area: 12 Ha.
Colectivo: MxAntonio Plá Pérez, Tania Hernández Salazar, Fátima Chavarría
Structural Design: Grupo SAI, Gerson Huerta
Photographs: Francisco Gómez Sosa

   

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El Palmar Green Boulevard / Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

The proposal by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri… in the ideas competition for the organization and design of the access to the city of Murcia through El Palmar Avenue establishes a slanted axis that generates different urban scenes. In creating a sustainable action based

Fitzroy Terrace / Welsh & Major Architects

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Architects: Welsh & Major Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Shu Fun Kwan
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Builder: Kings NSW
Total Building Size: 183 sqm
Photgrapher: Brett Boardman

  

Semper Kaleidoscope / sTARTT

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Our friends from Italian design firm sTARTT have shared their most recent restoration project which transforms an abandoned warehouse into a spatial urban kaleidoscope.  Situated in the historic center in Porfiri of the Latina Province, the area is marked by architectonic elements from the city’s earliest foundation that now co‐exist with “inconsistent” contemporary parts of the center.  In that sense, the project seeks to bring a continuity to the context, as sTARTT has envisioned a way to allow users to appreciate the historic roots of their city within a contemporary atmosphere.

More about the project after the break.

The Bamboo Curtain House / Eco-id Architects

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Architects: Eco-id Architects - Sim Boon Yang
Location:
Completion: 2011
Area: 4,500 sqf
Photographs: Sim Boon Yang

   

Courtesy of Khoury Levit Fong

GLOW/SHIFTboston Copley Square Competition Proposal / Khoury Levit Fong

Khoury Levit Fong… shared with us their proposal for the GLOW/SHIFTboston Copley Square Competition. Their concept consists of an urban room, and hanging in the middle of it is a great chandelier. Dewdrop-shaped globes hang from a funicular mesh support,

Jellicoe Harbour and Silo Park / Taylor Cullity Lethl​ean, Wraight + Associates

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Architecture: Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Wraight + Associates
Location: Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand
Client: Waterfront Auckland
Completion: Aug 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt Photographer, Jeff Brass

   

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Tervete National Park Information Center / Sampling Architects

The main goal of Sampling Architects… for designing the interactive forest information center was to create a generic contemporary addition for the nationally famous National Park of Tervete. They believed the project should allow the discovery of the delight of

Khokak Panoram Resort / FCHY Architect Lab, C2H3.ch

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Architects: FCHY Architect Lab,
Location: Yunlin, Taiwan
Projecta Area: The main building: 1152 sqm, The secondary architecture 400 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: FCHY Architect Lab, Mimax Digital Technology Co.

Primary School The Hague / Rocha Tombal Architects

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Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects – Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
Location: ,
Client: Stichting Haagse Scholen
Collaborators: Iwona Wozniakowska, Elena Cabrera Vacas
Igor Lopez de Uralde, Volker Goldstein, Enrique Otero Neira, Bettina Herb, Enrique Abad Monllor
Constructor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
Contractor: Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop
Area: 965 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Costs Exclusive Installations and BTW: € 969.370
Photographs: Courtesy of Rocha Tombal Architects

Video: Ames Boston Hotel


Housed in Boston’s first skyscraper the Ames hotel effortlessly combines old world glamour with modern luxury. Designed by world renowned architect David Rockwell, the hotel is a design hotspot, featuring huge spiral staircases, installations made from thousands of mini metal discs and even old world New England curiousity cabinets. General manager Cate Farmer and director of sales Paul Sauceda take Crane.tv on a tour of the only hotel in the city worthy of your forty winks.

Sint-Gillis / Lensass Architects

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Architects: Lensass Architects
Location: ,
Surface: 1,035.80 sqm
Budget: 2,272,924.35€
Year: 2010
Photographs: Philippe van Gelooven

  

Fire Magreid / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Johann Steck Strasse 34, 39040 , Italy
Contractor: Gemeinde Margreid an der Weinstraße
Completion: 2010
Gross Floor Space: 690 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Ullrich Egger

HWKN commissioned to rebuild Fire Island Pines Pavilion

Arrival - Courtesy of HWKN

Due to a devastating fire last November, New York architects HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) have been commissioned by FIP Ventures to redesign and rebuild the legendary Pavilion dance club of Fire Island Pines. Located just four miles off the coast of Long Island, the popular gay resort welcomes over 800,000 summer visitor each year. The wooden pavilion will be the harbor’s main attraction, welcoming visitors as they arrive by ferry with two, lively stories of outdoor terrace and a “Welcome Bar”.

“Although the new building will have the same envelope and mix of uses as its predecessor, the similarities end there,” says Matthew Blesso, developer and managing partner of FIP Ventures. “The Pavilion will be in context with other Pines architecture. It will be made of and be modern and casual, yet bold and iconic. It is the first thing visitors see when getting off the ferry, and we’ve envisioned it to be the heart of the Pines community.”

House on the Marsh / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects – Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Location: ,
Interior Design: Jakub Šulc
Construction: Reno s.r.o.
Joinery: Radek Opalecký
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: A1 Architects – David Maštálka

Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: Braga,
Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
Photographs: Pedro Lobo