Lagravera / SALA FERUSIC Architects

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Architects: SALA FERUSIC Architects
Location: , Lleida,
Design Team: Carles Sala, Relja Ferusic
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of SALA FERUSIC Architects

Porto Salvo / David Perri

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Architects: David Perri
Location: Porto Salvo 5, Messina, Sicily,
Project Area: 180 sqm
Photographs: Peppe D’Urso

LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: Villa Savoye

® Architecture Series: Villa Savoye

LEGO® has just announced the newest classic building to join the collection of renowned architectural replicas in their Architecture series, the Villa Savoye, designed by Le Corbusier. Capturing the essence of the modernist villa, the small scale replica also makes sure to touch on Corbusier’s well-known ‘five points’. One of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International style, the LEGO version will be available September 1 at a suggested price of $69.99.

Lying on the outskirts of Paris, , Villa Savoye was designed as a private country house in 1931 and quickly became one of the most influential buildings and cemented Le Corbusier’s reputation as one of the most important architects of the 20th century. More images after the break.

cafe c.a.f.e. / Drozdov and Partners

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Architects: Drozdov and Partners
Location: Kharkov,
Design Team: Aleksandr Abrosimov, Sergey Vlasov, Denis Davydov, Oleg Drozdov, Sergey Rusanov
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 760 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Drozdov and Partners

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Venice Biennale 2012: The Piranesi Variations / Peter Eisenman

Field of Dreams / Knowlton School of Architecture © Nico Saieh

Inspired by the 13th International Architecture Exhibition‘s theme Common Ground, Peter Eisenman has formed a team to revisit, examine and reimagine Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s 1762 folio collection of etchings, Campo Marzio dell’antica Roma. Derived from years of fieldwork spent measuring the remains of ancient Roman buildings, these six etchings depict Piranesi’s fantastical vision of what ancient Rome might have looked like and represent a landmark in the shift from a traditionalist, antiquarian view of history to the scientific, archaeological view.

Eisenman’s team consists of Eisenman Architects, students from Yale University, Jeffrey Kipnis with his colleagues and students of the Ohio State University, and Belgian architecture practice, . Each group has contributed a response to Piranesi’s work through models and drawings that stimulate discourse on contemporary architecture. In particular, they explore architecture’s relationship to the ground and the political, social, and philosophical consequences that develop from that relationship.

The Project of Campo Marzio / Yale University School of Architecture © Nico Saieh

Described as “precise, specific, yet impossible”, Piranesi’s images have been a source of speculation, inspiration, research and contention for architects, urban designers and scholars since their publication 250 years ago. Continue after the break to learn more.

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Video: 13th Venice Biennale / Venice Takeaway, the British


This year’s 13th Venice Architecture Biennale provided the backdrop to the British Pavilion’s Venice Takeaway exhibition. Commissioned by the British Council and curated by Vanessa Norwood and Vicky Richardson, Venice Takeaway responds to Biennale director David Chipperfield’s theme of Common Ground. The project began in April this year when ten teams went to ten countries to gather ideas to change British architecture. Crane.tv interviewed the ten teams, including Aberrant Architecture and Smout Allen, to hear about their findings and their proposals for the future of British architecture. The exhibition will run in Venice until 25 November 2013 before relocating to London where it will be housed at RIBA from 25 February-27 April 2012.

Holy Redeemer Church / Menis Arquitectos

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Architects: Menis Arquitectos
Location: San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife,
Parish Architect: Fernando Menis
Photographs: Simona Rotta, Courtesy of Menis Arquitectos

Paul Goldberger awarded Vincent Scully Prize

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The National Building Museum has named Paul Goldberger as the fourteenth laureate of the for “his lifetime work of encouraging thoughtful discourse and debate about the importance of design”. The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has written for a number of publications, including The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Vincent Scully Prize jury commended Goldberger for understanding that “architecture is in itself a form of public discourse”. Jury member Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk further explained that Goldberger has a unique ability to “explain architecture to the popular readership in a way that bridges the perceiver and the designer.”

Continue reading for Goldberger’s response.

Complimentary Seat to Non-Linear Lab

Studio Mode are excited to share the launch of their new Facebook Page and news regarding their upcoming NON-LINEAR LAB: Growth Systems and Digital Fabrication Workshop. If you “Like” them on Facebook, you can enter a Sweepstakes to win a complimentary seat in the NON-LINEAR LAB on September 8th. For all the workshop details and registration, please click here.

Melon District / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: Sants-Montjuic, ,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 2038.7 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Guest House / Enrico Iascone Architetti

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Architects: Enrico Iascone Architetti
Location: Bologna,
Design Team: Carlotta Menarini, Camilla Belletti, Alberto Vitali, Anna Grassigli, Silvia Labanti
Project Architect: Enrico Iascone
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Enrico Iascone Architetti

Asia Society Texas Center / Yoshio Taniguchi

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Architect: Taniguchi and Associates
Location: HoustonTexasUnited States
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates
Project Manager: Project Control
Contractor: W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Consultants: GBA Architecture, Ingenium Inc., CHPA Consulting Engineers, Walter P. Moore, Office of James Burnett, Fisher Marantz Stone, Minor Design Group, Theater Projects Consultants, Inc., Waterscape Consultants, Inc., Shen Milsom Wilke, CDC Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Persohn/Hahn Associates, Ulrich Engineers, Inc.
Project Area: 3,716 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hester & Hardaway

   

The Indicator: A Brief History of Balconies

Sears Tower Glass Balcony / Jared Newman, DesignCrave.com

Commencing. A Brief History of Balconies entails the examination of subjectivities above ground, on little bits of buildings in air, looking down, at pennies on the sidewalk, oddly visible from the 34th floor, which appears to be the same level as jumbo jets coming into Logan from wherever they were coming from and above the sea. I once stood parallel with the jets as they banked and tipped their wingtips a little.

It’s an odd sensation to be in the air at such heights, stationary. It feels more natural to be in motion, to be flying. Chin on the warm aluminum extrusion of railing, I could fit my knees through the verticals. Just a slight web of metal anchored into concrete. I was once fearless at such heights and would sometimes stand on a patio chair to have the sensation of being clear of the rail. Was back a safe distance, or so assumed, with palms pressed to the balcony above. Holding myself in the in-between space like a jack, wedged between two floors and looking out over the rail to the vanishing point.

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Venice Biennale 2012: Arum / Zaha Hadid

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With their early work inspired by Russian Suprematism, Zaha Hadid Architects’ pays homage to the historical lineages of collective research that has led to the major works of today’s contemporary architecture at the 2012 Venice Biennale with the installation ‘Arum’. The pleated metal structure is derived from the work of German architect Frei Otto, who paved the way for material-structural form-finding processes. This installation is a response to David Chipperfield’s belief that the theme of ‘Common Ground’ is meant to “reassert the existence of an architectural culture, made up not just of singular talents but a rich continuity of diverse ideas united in a common history.”

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Beautifully crafted, the installation at the Corderie of the Arsenale also includes models and explorations of ZHA, related to the work of Frei Otto, Felix Candela, Heinz Isler. In this aspect the firm has able to expose visitors to the inspiration and research from modern architects that can be found on ZHA’s contemporary works. We saw Patrik Schumacher before the Biennale’s preview on top of every detail, leading to an impecable result.

Videos, photos and more from the architects after the break:

Lennox Residence / Artau Architecture

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Architects: Artau Architecture
Location: Ottignies,
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 395 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Artau Architecture

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Courtesy of The Armi Association

Armi OPEN Workshop – Urban Brain Stream

Armi OPEN Workshop – Urban Brain Stream is an international workshop that aims to develop our urban environment. It is part of the program of both World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and the Helsinki Design Week. In a series of…

Yutenji Apartments / architecture WORKSHOP

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Architects: architecture WORKSHOP
Location: Tokyo,
Design Team: Koh Kitayama, Hiroko Hasama, Mariko Hama, Kim Young Woo, Shimpei Yamashita
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects

‘Rethink Singapore’ Archifest

Organized by Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual month-long architecture festival is back for the sixth year running to celebrate the urban environment and the communities that make it alive. With the theme of ‘Rethink Singapore’, the event aims to…