81 VPO in Vitoria / Alejandro Díaz de Tuesta + Gonzalo Gárate

© Jorge Allende

Location: Vitoria, Gasteiz,
Year: 2007
Photographs: Jorge Allende

Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Competition of Competitions

Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Competition of Competitions

Striving for a diverse and international response, Storefront for Art and Architecture recently launched the Competition of Competitions. The intent of the competition is to provide and deliver new and relevant forms of engagement and content to the economic, politic…

Brooklyn Navy Yard / workshop apd + Beyer Blinder Belle

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Architects: workshop apd, Beyer Blinder Belle
Location: , New York,
Design Team: Matthew Berman; Andrew Kotchen; James Krapp; Brook Quach; Tyler Marshall and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Partners LLP (Elizabeth Leber; Jean Campbell; Michael Tucker)
Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Geotechnical Civil/Environmental: Langan Engineering
Lighting Designers: Tillett Lighting Design
Landscape Design: D.I.R.T. Studio
Area: 32568.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: T.G. Olcott

Ols House / J. Mayer H. Architects

© David Franck

Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: AB Wiesler, Michael Gruber, Stuttgart
Design Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Sebastian Finckh, Paul Angelier, Hugo Reis, Julian Blümle
Area: 488 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: David Franck

via Fast Co.Design
via Fast Co.Design

Whole Foods Set to Build First Commercial-Scale Greenhouse on Brooklyn Rooftop

Whole Foods has teamed up with New York’s local organic grower, Gotham Greens, to build the first commercial-scale greenhouse attached to a supermarket. The 20,000-square-foot greenhouse, expected to open in Brooklyn this Fall, will provide locally grown produce year-round to…

Mas d’Enric Penitentiary / AiB estudi d’arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

© Jose Hevia

Architects: Estudi PSP Arquitectura, AiB estudi d’arquitectes
Location: El Catllar, Catalonia,
Collaborating Architects (A I B ): Iñigo Solano, David Baró, Nicolás Aparicio, Marta Mulà, Luís Arredondo, Jordi Brunés, Gerard Cuartero-Betriu, Eduard Dalmau, Gerard Garcia, Estíbaliz Guitérrez, Jordi Pascual, Arne Schultz-Gambard, Enric Verdú, Sandra Vergara, Cristian Vivas.
Collaborating Architects (Psp): Josep Perez, Jordi Morató, Enric Palou, Rafel Montsonís, Fernando Morales, Coral Pallarés, Gemma Mercader.
Area: 74130.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jose Hevia

Tbwa Office Building / ZZDP Architecten

© Michel Kievits

Architects: ZZDP Architecten
Location: Generaal Vetterstraat 82, ,
Architect In Charge: Joris Deur, Adam Smit
Interior Design: Abrahams Crielaers
Construction: Van Rossum
Area: 8,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Michel Kievits

Frank Gehry’s Facebook HQ Wins Approval

© Gehry Partners LLP via Menlo Park City Council

A new smartphone isn’t the only news making headlines, as the social media giant has received the green light from the Menlo Park City Council to move forward with their headquarter’s expansion on the outskirts of San Francisco Bay, . The approved plans are a slightly toned down version of architect Frank Gehry’s original proposal, as the flamboyant butterfly-like wings which flared from each end of the 433,555-square-foot building have been removed.

“They felt some of those things were too flashy and not in keeping with the kind of the culture of Facebook, so they asked us to make it more anonymous,” stated Craig Webb, Gehry’s creative partner. “Frank (Gehry) was quite willing to tone down some of the expression of architecture in the building.”

After a 4-0 vote secured approval, Mayor Peter Ohtaki asked: “Where’s the ‘Like’ button?”

More after the break…

Restaurant Farang / Futudesign

© Tuomas Uusheimo

Architects: Futudesign
Location: Stockholm,
Architect In Charge: Restaurant Farang
Design Team: Risto Wikberg, Auvo Lindroos, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas
Collaborators: Megaron Arkitekter, IMEK VVS Ab, Rejlers Ingerjörer Ab, Electrolux
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo, Wilhelm Rejnus

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Robert Venturi and Rem Koolhaas Side with Denise Scott Brown on Pritzker Debate

Denise Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966; photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown © Frank Hanswijk

Robert Venturi has joined nearly 4,000 advocates in the call to retrospectively acknowledge Denise Scott Brown as a joint laureate, stating: “Denise Scott Brown is my inspiring and equal partner.”

His support was then quickly followed by , who stated: “I totally support this action. The fact that one of the most creative and productive partnerships we have ever seen in architecture was separated rather than celebrated by a prize has been an embarrassing injustice which it would be great to undo.”

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The Studio / Branch Studio Architects

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Architects: Branch Studio Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Brad Wray
Design Team: Brad Wray, Nicholas Russo
Area: 25 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Branch Studio Architects

Courtesy of nycobaNOMA
Courtesy of nycobaNOMA

Design Talk: Abhay Wadhwa of AWA Lighting Designers

Organized by New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycobaNOMA), lighting designer Abhay Wadhwa…, founder and design principal of AWA Lighting Designers, will speak about Contextualizing Light: The Impact of Culture and Climate on Lighting Design

Spikerverket / MAD arkitekter

© Jiri Havran

Architects: MAD arkitekter
Location: Oslo,
Landscape Architect: Asplan Viak
Zoning: COWI
Developer: Avantor AS
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran

© Steven Holl Architects
© Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl in Milan

On April 9, Steven Holl Architects… is preparing to open the installation INVERSION, presented as part of Interni’s Hybrid Architecture exhibition event organized on occasion of the FuoriSalone 2013, during Design Week in Milan.

Hunt Library / Snøhetta

© Mark Herboth

Architects: Snøhetta
Location: 1070 Partners Way, North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University Centennial Campus, , NC 27606,
Executive Architects: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Area: 221122.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mark Herboth, Snøhetta, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc

General Department of the Information System Competition Entry / AGi Architects + Bonyan Design

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AGi Architects, in collaboration with Bonyan Design, recently won the competition to build the General Department of the Information System in . Their design is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex – with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm – into a strong civil icon representing ’s Ministry of Interior Affairs. The building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: FC Bate Borisov Football Stadium / OFIS

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Architects: OFIS
Location: Borisov,
Architects in Charge: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
Project Team: Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi,
Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk

Area: 3,628 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS

Courtesy of Modern Atlanta
Courtesy of Modern Atlanta

MA Prize Competition 2013

Organized by Manifesto Architecture, in collaboration with Modern Atlanta (MA), the third annual MA Prize competition entries will be carefully selected to be displayed at this year’s MA13 “Design in Human Week”. The event will be held from the June 1-9…