Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects

Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects ©

Architect: Wendell Burnette Architects
Location: , Wisconsin
Project Size: 5,000 square feet
Photography: Bill Timmerman

   

Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten

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Architects: hke architekten
Location: Brühler Str. 69 A-2340 Moedling
Project Coordinator: Albert Huber
Team Staff : Waltraud Derntl, Elke Niedermüller, Ralf Rüssel, Xiaoguang Song, Sören Fleischhauer, Stefan Schweighofer, Michael Hieselmayr, Muaz Esen
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Gerald Zugmann, Courtesy of hke architekten

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part IX

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For today’s AD Round Up we have five great refurbishment projects. The main image belongs to TANK’s La Minoterie, a rehabilitation of an old flour-mill and an industrial building in lofts along the canal of Roubaix. Check out, Loft L designed by adawittfeldarchitektur or Paco De Pombeiro Manor House by Ezzo,a rural hotel located in Felguerias, Portugal. Revisit Church of living by dutch practice Zecc Architecten. Finally, you can’t miss Adaptation of Former Granary designed by medusagroup.

University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus / Cannon Design + CDG Architects

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Architects: Cannon Design, CDG Architects
Location: , United States
Principal in Charge: Michael J. Smith
Project Director: Beth Radovanovich
Lead Designer: Carl Hampson
Project Manager: James Pricco
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Bill Timmerman

Datagrove / Future Cities Lab

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Design:  Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno at Future Cities Lab
Team: Ripon DeLeon (lead), Osma Dossani, Jonathan Izen, assisted by David Spittler

Client: ZERO1, Public Art Program, National Endowment for the Arts
Consultant: Elliot Larson created the Twitter trends [xml link]

Technology: Text to Speech Module by TextSpeak, Arduino Mega and Uno, WiFly Shield by Sparkfun, Verizon Mifi, LCD panels by Sparkfun, LEDS by superbrightleds.com, IR sensors by Sharp
Photography: Peter Prato

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Venice Biennale 2012: GREENHOUSE TALK interviews leading architects

As we announced earlier, Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture (China), Rahul Mehrotra of (India) and of Mecanoo (The Netherlands) participated in GREENHOUSE TALK at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The informal discussion focused on the current reality of design culture in the great countries of Eastern Asia and Europe.

The video begins with an introduction (in Italian) by architect and Senior curator of MAXXI Roma, Pippo Ciorra, which then leads into some fascinating commentary (in English, with Italian subtitles) by the highlighted protagonists.

The GREENHOUSE TALK event was promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, in collaboration with MAXXI and NAi. 

Admissions Center, Brandeis University / Charles Rose Architects

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Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Location: , MA, USA
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 24,000 sq ft
Photographs: John Linden, Peter Vanderwarker

Heathfield Primary School / Holmes Miller

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Architects: Holmes Miller
Location: , Scotland,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Andrew Lee

Films & Architecture: “Brazil”

This week we propose a classic from the ’80s by Terry Gillian. is a film where he shows his vision of the future generated by societies’ bureaucracy and organisation entities. In many ways, it depicts some, nowadays, facts of rigid urban spaces that do not allow individuality or any kind of freedom.

What do you think about architecture representing or being the result of social organisations? Let us know your ideas about this subject, as always, we’re waiting for your comments and suggestions.

1966-1976 Museum in Anren / Atelier FCJZ

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Architects: Atelier Feichang Jianzhu
Location: , Sichuan,
Architect In Charge: Liu Lubin
Project Team: Wu Xia, Guo Qingmin, Liang Xiaoning, Feng Bo
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 2114.0 sqm
Photographs: Yang Cao

AD App Guide: Morpholio Trace

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more.

Today we introduce you Morpholio Trace, an intuitive  drafting tool that brings one of the most frequent tools from our desk to a mobile touch device: the tracing paper. The app, developed by our friends from The Morpholio Project, lets you draw on top of images (imported from your camera or other sources) as if you were using tracing paper. A collapsible menu provides you basic set of  tools (add more layers, choose from two colours, three widths, save) that enable you to to draft, sketch and review. No fancy fatures, just what you need. Functional minimalism that is not often found in many apps, related to the architectural background of Trace’s creators.

Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.  

I tested the app, which is available at the App Store, and it was very intuitive to use. I used it with both my fingers and with a my Pogo Sketch pen, and it was very easy to grab a photo, put a tracing paper on top of it, start sketching on different layers and send it via email.

The app won’t replace the good old tracing paper we have in our boards, but will rather extend its functions and make it more collaborative.

More info from the creators after the break.

Infinity Tower / KPF

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Architects: KPF
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2013

The call for entries was recently announced for the ninth annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards. Honoring the best design in the world across twelve categories completed in the past year, the winners are honored in a feature spread in…

The Crystal / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: , United Kingdom
Design Team: Alex Kyriakides
Project Year:
Photographs: Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

St. Josef Parish Centre / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

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Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Design Team: Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen; Nicolaj Bechtel, Stefan Wülser, Corina Trunz, David Winzeler, Bastien Turpin
Client: Roman-Catholic Church Zurich
Build Area: 1,200 m2 Usable Area
Finishing Material: Floor / Wall / Ceiling
Floor: Brushed, Coloured and Sealed Parquet (Oak)
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hannes Henz & Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Stripe House / GAAGA

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Architects: GAAGA
Location: Leiden, The
Design Team: Esther Stevelink, Arie Bergsma
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

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Venice Biennale 2012: O’Donnell + Tuomey

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Vessel is a site-specific response to the theme of Common Ground – a wooden structure, composed of a stacked planks, that works in conversation with the layered brick construction of the Arsenale. Irish architects O’Donnell +  Tuomey have created a contemplative space,  hollowed out of solid matter, that is at once a light funnel, a lantern chamber, and a passage. 

Beaux Arts Ball 2012: Tender

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This past weekend, we were invited to attend The Architectural League’s Beaux Arts Ball 2012: Tender at One Hanson Place.  Despite the unforgiving weather forecast, hundreds came to share in an evening of great company set within the beautiful 1929 Halsey, McCormack & Helmer’s landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank.   In typical architectural fashion, the former main banking hall was a complete sea of chic black outfits (okay, okay, there were a few dashes of color), underneath a silver pillow-like floating installation designed by SOFTlab.

More after the break.