will bruder+PARTNERS Splits into Two

Agave Library / will bruder+PARTNERS © Bill Timmerman

Starting today, one of ’s most well-known architecture firms will no longer be will bruder+PARTNERS. After a successful 17-year history, the practice has branched into two independent firms with diverse architectural offerings due to a “natural evolution of individual and collective goals relating to firm size, design methodology and management.” Together, the internationally respected firm has created landmark buildings throughout the state, including projects such as the Burton Barr Library and the Agave Library. And now, each will go their separate ways as the firm has split into Will Bruder Architects and WORKSBUREAU.

Continue after the break to learn more about each firm.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

© Ricardo Torrejon


Five great projects you may have missed from this week. The main image is from CGM House by Ricardo Torrejón. Don’t forget to check the great Community Center in Abfaltersbach, or one of the latest completed work of UNStudio, The Centre for Virtual Engineering in Stuttgart. Meet Wendy, HWKN’s temporary summer installation for the 2012 MoMA Young Architects Program. Last but not least, revisit Ant-house designed by japanese firm mA-style architects.

Assembly One Pavilion / Yale School of Architecture Students

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The Yale ‘Assembly One’ pavilion is the younger, smaller, more carefree sister to Yale’s building project – a 40-year old tradition in which first-year students design and building a house. It is the product of a seminar and design studio in which students focused on alternative ways in which contemporary buildings can come together and the potential architectural effects computational and material techniques can offer. The ‘Assembly One’ pavilion is designed to act as an information center for New Haven’s summer International Festival of Arts and Ideas and therefore was developed with the following characteristics in mind: dynamism, visual transparency and visual density.

Continue after the break for more!

Salon Urbain / Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica

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Architect: Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Project Area: 5,950 sqf
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

O (Omicron) Installation Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié

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Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié, Omicron installation, the piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of , is based around the notion of timelessness in , and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century. Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the of the space, its timeless and, more surprisingly, very modern dimension. More images and their description after the break.

New Studenternas IP Development / Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter

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As part of the the expansion of the university town of Uppsala, just north of Stockholm, the project by Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter for the Studenternas IP is a sports field with long traditions situated by the river Fyrisån. Located in the center of the town within the park, the design project is part of a major re-development of the south river area that includes housing, parks, sport facilities and infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

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The Subordinate Courts of Singapore recently announced the proposal by Serie Architects and Multiply Architects as the winning design for their new courts complex. Their design features an innovative two tower strategy in which one tower is dedicated to the criminal courtrooms and the other to the judges’ chambers and support functions. The two towers are linked by a series of foot bridges that enable the controlled circulation necessary for the courtroom process. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Te Wharewaka / architecture +

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Architects: architecture +
Location: Wellington,
Design Team: Stuart Gardyne, Michael Bennett, Chris Hay, Damon Peachey, Erini Kaldelis, Nick Whiting, Kirsty Chamberlain, Todd Allen, Belinda Tuohy, Iain Hibbard, Janie Morris, Craig Thompson, Andrew Camberis
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: sqm
Photographs: Paul McCredie, Grant Sheehan

Social Community Center / PRAUD

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Designed by PRAUD, the idea behind their proposal for the Social Community Center is to create a space for various groups of the society; youth, women, family, handicap, and children. Instead of trying to put those groups into a single box, they emphasize the individuality of them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Skid Row Housing Trust / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

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Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Location: Los Angeles, , USA
Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (Principal-in-Charge), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Alex Morassut (Project Manager)
Project Area: 4,100 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

Seattle Library: Homeless Man Interview Clips / Tomas Koolhaas

Earlier we shared with you these rough clips of the recently completed CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, filmed by Tomas Koolhaas as part of a feature length documentary film that he currently making about his father, Rem Koolhaas. In this short clip, Tomas Koolhaas interviews a homeless man inside the Seattle Central Library as an attempt to capture his unique experience within the glass and steel mesh walls of the famous public library.

Tomas Koolhaas studied at the Los Angeles Film School. Upon graduating, he spend ten years working as a cinematographer and has recently switched his focused more towards directing and writing. The documentary film, REM, is set to debut in 2013. Watch for updates here on the REM Facebook page.

TED Prize is Dreaming Bigger

TED Prize has big news! They have evolved so much since the prize launched in 2005 and now three key shifts have allowed them to turn the page to a whole new chapter. Historically, the Prize was awarded to individuals who then made a wish. Starting in 2013, it will be awarded to individuals with a big wish already in mind. Also, individuals may self-nominate or nominate someone else, as long as every nomination includes a world-changing, achievable wish. And now for the biggest change (drum roll, please…), the typical cash award of $100,000 has been raised to $1 million in order to provide powerful seed funding for the wish!

is calling and counting on you to nominate the visionaries in your networks! You may start nominating here.

The deadline for 2013 nominations is August 31, 2012. The winner will be selected this fall by a jury drawn from leading members of the TED community. The winner will then reveal his or her wish at TED2013 in Long Beach, Calif., on February 27, 2013.

Mark Magazine #38

Just arriving to ArchDaily’s headquarter, Mark Magazine #38. This issue’s main theme is “Amsterdam, Back on the Map “. In this edition you can find previously projects featured by AD such us: EYE-New Dutch Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Playhouse by Anna & Eugeni Bach, Lamego Multi Purpose Pavillion by Barbosa & GuimarãesHouse G-S by Graux & Baeyens. Also in Mark #38 you can find an interesting interview with Victor Enrich, an Architect and Visualizer who alter the reality in his work.

More information and full index after the break.

1st prize - Peter North
1st prize - Peter North

Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners

Participants in the Skanska Bridging Prague competition were asked to develop a new Vision Plan for the section of the riverfront from Libeňsk (Bridge) to the north to Železniční (Railway Bridge) in Smíchov to the south. The goal was to…

Daeyang Gallery & House by Steven Holl Architects / © Iwan Baan
Daeyang Gallery & House by Steven Holl Architects / © Iwan Baan

Shortlist for LEAF Awards 2012

The LEAF Awards, now in its 9th year, honors the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. The shortlist this year was recently announced and the final winners will be announced…

Antonio Castro Library / BGP Arquitectura

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Architects: BGP Arquitectura
Location: City, Distrito Federal,
Architect In Charge: Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta
Architect In Charge: Luis Enrique Mendoza
Design Team: José Barreto, Christian Santillano, Ivan Rey Martínez, Alejandra Aguirre, Edgar González, Mariana Ruiz, Homero González, Raymundo Alonso, Karla Garza
Art Collaborator: Alejandra Zermeño
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Aras Chill Dara / Heneghan Peng architects

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Architects: Heneghan Peng architects + Arthur Gibney & Partners
Location: Naas, ,
Client: Kildare County Council
Size: 11,400 sqm
Structural|Civil: Michael Punch & Partners
Building Services: Buro Happold
QS: Boyd & Creed
Facade Engineering: RFR
IT|Security|Fire|Acoustics: Buro Happold
Photographs: Courtesy of Heneghan Peng architects

   

Courtesy of DETAIL & BAU 2013
Courtesy of DETAIL & BAU 2013

DETAIL Prize 2012 Competition

In collaboration with the BAU 2013 trade fair and sponsored by Josef Gartner GmbH, DETAIL is currently inviting submissions for the DETAIL Prize 2012 competition. The aim of the award is to strengthen the importance of architecture in social discourse,…