MAS Studio and the Chicago Architectural Club are pleased to announce the competition: NETWORK RESET, a single-stage international competition that seeks to provide ideas and actions that can reactivate the Boulevard System of Chicago and rethink its potential role in the city.
Participants are asked to look at the urban scale and propose a framework for the entire boulevard system as well as provide answers and visualize the interventions at a smaller scale that can directly impact its potential users. Through images, diagrams and drawings we want to know what are those soft or hard, big or small, temporary or permanent interventions that can reactivate and reset the Boulevard System of Chicago.
For more information, please visit the competition’s official website.
Double Infinity is a collaborative exhibition by HHD_FUN in collaboration with Holland Van Abbe Museum and Arthub, commissioned by Holland Art Center. It’s opening coincides with the opening of the Shanghai World Expo and is aimed at connecting these two countries, China and Holland, and two cities – Shanghai and Eindhoven. The aim is to conduct an impressive virtual dialogue by sharing the respective daily conditions and spatial features. More images and exhibition description after the break.
Osprey Nest is located in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Designed to reflect its natural surroundings and culture, the home also explores shadows and materiality. More photographs and drawings of this residence by Jones Studio following the break.
Architects: Jones Studio
Location: Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
JSI Team: Eddie Jones
Landscape: Chris Winters
Contractor/CMAR: Design and Building, Inc., Plinio Rivero
Client: Lisa Johnson & Eddie Jones
Project Area: 5,500 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Robert Reck
Architects: Kariouk Associates
Location: Val-des-Monts, Québec, Canada
Architectural team: Paul Kariouk, Chris Davis, Susan Gardiner, Todd Duckworth, Mathew Lahey
General contractor: Timber Wolf Developments, Donald Thom
Landscape Architect: Heartwood Design and Consulting Ltd., Colin Stewart
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde
Pascal Grasso Architectures were asked to convert an existing space including two 115 ft long corridors into an office space and showroom gallery. The resulting design capitalizes on the length of the corridors transforming the space into an ideal location to showcase clothing and fashion accessories. A rhythm of extruding volumes increase along the face of the showroom wall gradually fading away as its proximity nears the office space.
Architects: Pascal Grasso Architectures
Location: 34, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris 8e, France
Client: Stella K
Assistants: Damien Descamps – Juliano Bottari
General Contractor: Bane Deco
Carpenter: Art and comfort
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nicolas Dorval-Bory
This museum on the bank of the Tiber River has been designed as a renewed setting for the Ara Pacis, a sacrificial altar dating to 9 B.C. and now located on the western edge of the Piazza Augusto Imperatore. Planned as part of an effort to protect Rome’s cultural legacy, the new structure replaces the monument’s previous enclosure, which was in a state of advanced decay. The structure consists of a long, single-story glazed loggia elevated above a shallow podium providing a transparent barrier between the embankment of the Tiber and the existing circular perimeter of the mausoleum of Augustus, built circa 28 B.C.
AllesWirdGut Architects won the international architectural competition for residential estate in Luxembourg. The project is part of the Quartier du Grünewald masterplan which, in the course of the development of the Kirchberg Plateau, 700 residential units are to be constructed in 21 buildings. The design of the 56 apartments includes doctors’ offices and a kindergarten. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten
Location: Leoben, Austria
Project Manager: DI Irene Kristiner
Collaborators: DI Kerstin Wissounig, DI Ulrike Wallnöfer, DI Hans Schaffer, DI Julia Lainer, DI Markus Kutschach
Client: BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
Structural Consultant: Wendl ZT-GmbH, Graz
Construction Physics/Acoustics: Dr. Gerhard Tomberger, Graz
Mechanical Services: dieHaustechniker, Jennersdorf
Fire Protection Consultant: Norbert Rabl Ziviltechniker GmbH
Project Area: 5,871 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Ott
The Bridge House is located in Kent, Connecticut along a 300’ ridge that parallels the Housatonic River not far from Kent Falls State Park. The state park boasts a beautiful series of cascading falls and a historic covered bridge. Joeb Moore + Partners Architects took these impressions and observations of the surrounding environment as inspiration and the jumping off point for the conceptual design of the Bridge House.
Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architects, LLC
Location: Kent, Connecticut, USA
Structural Engineer: Ed Stanley and Associates
Mechanical Engineer: ENCON Inc.
General Contractor: Corporate Construction, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Donald Walsh
Project Area: 5,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Frank Oudeman, Michael Biondo, David Sundberg/Esto
Fargo 365 was one of three entries into the Downtown Fargo: an Urban In-fill Competition from Philadelphia-based design firm Wallace Roberts and Todd, the design team of David Witham, Douglas Meehan, Anna Ishii, and Hannah Mattheus-Kairy. Their entry was selected as one of two first prize winners. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The Architecture City Guide series heads to the West Coast this week. Los Angeles area is huge and it was nearly impossible to narrow down 12 buildings for this weeks list. Here’s what we suggest visiting if you are in LA, but we want to know what additional buildings you think we should add to our list! Visit the comment section and provide your can’t miss buildings in LA.
The Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles list and corresponding map after the break!
Design team: LEA Invent (Emir Drahsan, Alexandre Schrepfer, Lorenzo Sangiorgi architects, Margherita Frezza, Ugur Can Erol, Burcak Pekin collaborators)
Location: Kartalkaya, Bolu, Turkey
Client: Goldenkey Otelcilik
Constructors: Uyar grup, Odak ince yapi sis, Proterm muhendislik
Mechanical: Proterm muhendislik
Electrical: STM muhendislik
Photographs: Courtesy of LEA Invent