Lecture: What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake / Toyo Ito

This , brought to you by the Graduate School of Design, explores the Metabolism movement of the 1960s and its influence on Japanese Architecture through today.  Toyo Ito reflects on the life of Kiyonori Kikutake and the continued relevance of his works and ideas in today’s design culture.

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Archifest Zero Waste Pavilion / WOW Architects

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Architects: WOW Architects
Location:
Architect In Charge: James Tan
Design Team: Fernando Velho, Prabhu Sugumar, Christopher Lee Liang Neng, Yvonne Yung
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aaron Pocock, C3M Studio

Courtesy of The Jerde Partnership
Courtesy of The Jerde Partnership

Kuntsevo Centre / The Jerde Partnership

The Kuntsevo Centre, designed by The Jerde Partnership…, will provide a new stage for dynamic public activity and distinct commercial offerings in central Moscow. The pedestrian-oriented center will establish a vibrant leisure, shopping, business, and residential complex reconnecting the

Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architecture

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Architects: Spacelab Architecture
Location:,
Structural Engineer: Thodoros Hainis
Mechanical Engineer: Vanggelis Kozoronis
Constructor: technikiapopsi, Thodoros Hainis
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vaggelis Paterakis

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! November 12-13

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Taking place November 12-13, the 3rd annual Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! event will consist of innovative panel discussions, workshops and the ‘Design Open Mic’ event at the Autodesk Gallery in . Design experts and enthusiasts, industry leaders across disciplines and more come together to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. Panel topics address cutting-edge topics and small-group workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge from expert panelists. Put on by Architecture for Humanity, this will be the first year this event is coming to the west coast. For more information, including an itinerary of events, please visit their official website here.

İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

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Architects: Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Location: Galata, İstanbul,
Design Team: Ahmet Alataş, Emre Açar
Architectural Group: Özge Güngör Ülüğ, Dilan Yüksel, Emir Elmaslar, Gabriella Colacicco
Area: 1,100 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gürkan Akay, Ahmet Alataş, Ali Bekman

Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

Piratininga São Paulo High-Rise Housing Proposal / OODA

OODA… shared with us their design proposal for an iconic high-rise with 40 stories in Sao Paulo. Invited to participate in the competition, the we challenge was to merge in just one whole both tourist apartments and luxury residences with

Nest / UID Architects

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Architects: UID Architects
Location: Onomichi, Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Site Area: 362 sqm
Total Floor Area: 121.45 sqm
Area: 81.22 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Detached House in Uccle / L’Escaut Architectures

Sarah Van Hove – “Bâtidéco” – © Sanoma Regional N.V./S.A.

Architects: L’Escaut Architectures
Location: Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
Structure: JZH & Partners Scrl
Contractor: JDC Rénovations
Area: 180 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sarah Van Hove

Courtesy of modeLab
Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Lattice Lab

Originally scheduled for this weekend, the new dates for the Lattice Lab workshop, put on by modeLab, will take place November 17-18. The two-day workshop will focus on the topic of topological/subdivision modeling with paneling tools and weaverbird. In a…

Ucello / Nicolás Vásquez

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Architects: Nicolás Vásquez
Location: San Juan Mixcoac Neighborhood, México City,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Onnis Luque

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Canadian Museum in a Church / Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

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Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
Location: , Quebec, Canada
Design Team: Claude Provencher , Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder – Matthieu Geoffrion, Architect, Partner – Eugenio Carelli, Architect, Partner – Jean-Luc Rémy, Architect – Denis Gamache, 3D Designer
Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Area: 5,483 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Tom Arban

Duplex House / L3P Architects

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Architects: L3P Architects
Location: ,
Project Leader: Boris Eglidipl. Architect FH REG A SIA, Martin Reusser dipl. Architect FH REG A SIA
Building Engineer: Tantanini + Partner AG, Bülach
Structural Engineer: WichserAkustik&Bauphysik AG, Zürich
Area: 637 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

S House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

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Architects: Glamuzina Paterson Architects
Location: Mount Eden, ,
Project Team: Dominic Glamuzina and Aaron Paterson
Collaborators: Xanthe White (landscape architect)
Area: 273 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Sekolah Bogor Raya / Indra Tata Adilaras

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Architects: Indra Tata Adilaras
Location: , West Java, Indonesia
Principal In Charge: Setiadi Sopandi, Supantah
Assistants: Adisuwarna Setyadi, M. Darus
Structural Engineer: J. Rudyanto
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nuwalarupa

OMA’s Maggie’s Gartnavel wins 2012 Doolin prize

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The RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) has announced OMA as the tenth recipient of the prestigious Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for the firm’s “welcoming, light and spacious” design of Maggie’s Gartnavel in .

Serving as an exemplar for alternative healthcare design, OMA’s single story composition for the cancer care center laces together a series of interlocking rectangular spaces that form around a lush courtyard. Transparent walls of the building’s light-filled interior promenade connect patients directly to nature, as the building accommodates for the complex needs of the facility by providing spaces of interaction, personal privacy, and discrete counseling rooms, along with private nooks and corners. A notable characteristic of Maggie’s Gartnavel is the rich use of materials, from the flush inlaid timber and concrete ceiling to the simplistic concrete exterior and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

OMA generously donated their £25,000 prize to the Maggie’s Cancer Care Center.

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The Courtyard House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Area: 245 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Seven teams shortlisted to design Future Art-Themed Park in Hong Kong

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The West Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced seven international teams competing to design a 14 hectare, landscaped public space for arts and culture on a waterfront property in . After the project breaks ground in 2014, the phased development is expected to only take a year. It will feature a lush, sculpted terrain that will provide a new green open space in the heart of the city and a vibrant venue for music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions and other free outdoor cultural programs.

The seven shortlisted design teams are: