Architects Atelier Ryo Abe Works shared with us this project that consists on a house for a young couple with two small children. According to the architects, the clients requested a lot of shelf space to display their many collectables.
More information and photos after the break.
From Tulane School of Architecture, theCharrette, is a student run architecture journal publication. Today they will release their latest issue, continuing their monthly discussions surrounding architecture and their local New Orleans community.
The architecture students of Tulane School of Architecture have become a vital part of the regeneration and the redefining of design, especially in light of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, challenging the ideas of sustainable design and social impact in New Orleans. theCharrette strives to bring important issues to the forefront for discussion, expanding the presence and awareness among the student body and faculty both within Tulane School of Architecture and externally to Tulane University, as well as to a greater academic and professional community.
As we reported last week, Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” was selected as the winner of the 2011 YAP organized by the MoMA and the MoMA P.S.1. As usual, and in order to extend the debate, we are presenting you the running entries.
We present you “Bag Pile” by NY-based firm FormlessFinder. The proposal is based on a series of arches constructed by filling geo textile tubes with gravel and sand at the botton, and recycled foam piles at the top. The heavy elements at the bottom secure the arches, while providing thermal mass to cool down the yard. FormlessFinder’s approach is very different from past installations, on which “temporary” is translated into lightweight elements.
More about Bag Pile after the break:
Sponsored by Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) and Design Corps in support with Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Enterprise Foundation and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the eleventh annual “Structures for Inclusion (SFI 10 + 1)” conference will be held in Chicago on the 25th – 27th of March 2011.
“SFI 10 + 1″ will unite activists, designers, funders and policy makers as change agents to address the most pressing design challenges of the world today, challenging participants to integrate positive change design in their own practices. Going above and beyond the green design movement the “SFI 10 + 1″ will confront design processes to consider the broader social and economic well-being of communities and cities.
Opening the conference on March 25th will be keynote speaker Patrick Tighe of Tighe Architects. The conferences keynotes, panels, and workshops will also include the participation of Tom Fischer Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, Andrew Freear Director of Rural Studio, and Sergio Palleroni of BaSiC Initiative, Trung Le of CANNON Design, Christine Gaspar of Center for Urban Pedagogy, Quilian Riano of DSGN AGNC, and Michael Zaretsky Co-author of New Directions in Sustainable Design.
The SEED Design Awards, an international competition highlighting Public Interest Design, will be integrated in the “SFI 10 + 1″ as the winning recipients, featured after the break, will partake as key proponents in the conference experience.
More information about the “SFI 10 + 1″ conference can be found at their official website.
The Municipal Sports Centre in Ladispoli by Na3 Studio di Architettura is a building that aims to redevelop the site within which it is situated. Currently in disuse, the architects use a clear set of materials to establish an architectural presence for a public program that will give benefit to the entire city of Ladispoli with minimal environmental impact.
More images and information on this project after the break.
Frustrated by the floundering American housing market, Revelations Architects developed the E.D.G.E.(Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment). This experimental minimalist structure aims to meet basic human needs while still providing a qualitatively rich life. William Yudchitz, the architect, sees the E.D.G.E. as a launching point and educational tool to transform today’s values and the way we create our homes.
Project description, images, and drawings after the break.
Architect: Revelations Architects/Building Corporation
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Design Architect: William Yudchitz
Developer: William and Ann Yudchitz
Interior Fabrication Contractor: Welling Woodworks LLC
Structural Engineer: Felton Engineering
Geothermal: Terra-Therm Inc.
Project Area: 340 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Dan Hoffman
The recently unveiled renderings for the Mashouf Performing Arts Center at San Francisco State University (SFSU), feature not just one new building but five performance spaces linked through a series of transparent hallways and classrooms. Michael Maltzan Architecture, the designers behind the new Arts Center garnered the commission ahead of six shortlisted firms including Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
“The building is almost like a city. It is meant to act like a small campus with those spaces and connective elements,” said Maltzan. “There’s one continuous horizontal layer, which connects across the entire project and many different disciplines. With informal as well as formal spots, in the choreography of that mix, you create the culture of the college.”
The architects were inspired by the triangular site and its slanted lines, which they chose to repeat throughout the overall design and details of the buildings. This repetition can be seen in a series of sloping balconies within the primary performance space and the triangular shaped courtyards that are exterior connections between the buildings.
More details about this newly unveiled design and renderings following the break.
The Israeli duo, L2 Tsionov-Vitkon Architects in association with architect Ofir Nahum has shared with us their entry to the Agamon Hakhula Visitor Center Competition, which has been awarded second prize. More images and a description from the architects after the jump.
New York architect Thomas Phifer recently published his first monograph and shared the publication with us. The work matches our perception of Phifer’s architecture – elegent and pristine – as the pages are filled with exciting photography, capturing the essence of the buildings in their natural context. As Phifer shared when we interviewed him, “We really seek to open buildings up again…to nature and to the sun, to the sound of the wind; to bring back that sense of nature which is part of architecture.”
More about the monograph after the break.
Allied Works Architecture was founded in 1994 by Brad Cloepfil and has grown to 50 employees with offices in New York City and Portland, Oregon. They have designed buildings for the arts, creative workspaces, residences, education buildings, and urban designs. Receiving numerous awards for their designs, including a National AIA Honor Award for the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Allied Works Architecture were among the five finalists for the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, check out their proposal here. In 2009 they were selected to design the National Music Center in Calgary.
We will be featuring a handful of designs by Allied Works Architecture over the next few weeks, and decided to start with their award winning University of Michigan Museum of Art located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The building more than doubles the program and collection spaces of the original museum while restoring the Alumni Memorial Hall. The addition occupies one of the last buildable sites on the historic campus, completing the primary public facade of the university.
More photographs, drawings and project description following the break.
Architects: Allied Works Architecture
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Associate Architects: Integrated Design Solutions
Project Team: Brad Cloepfil (principal), Thomas Robinson (project lead), Chelsea Grassinger (project architect) Allied Works Architecture, Paul Stachowiak (principal, Richard Newlin (associate sr. architect) Integrated Design Solutions
Project Management: University Architect’s Office, University of Michigan
Structural Engineer: KPFF
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire: ARUP and Integrated Design Solutions
Lighting/Daylighting: ARUP Lighting
Curtain Wall: RA Heintges
Exhibition Design: Allied Works Architecture
Graphics and Signage: Pentagram
Project Area: 40,362 sqf (existing), 53,452 sqf (new)
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jeremy Bittermann, Richard Barnes