Block No.5 Residential Area in ‘Skolkovo’ Innovative Center / TOTEMENT | PAPER

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Designed by TOTEMENT | PAPER, the residential area in Block No.5, as part of District D2 (“Science & Technology ”) of “Skolkovo” Innovative Center, occupies a special area as it is the gate to the district and the main design point facing the Skolkovskoye Highway side. The architectural concept has been worked out to be presented at the second round of the competition. They took into the account close location of crowded housings of circles No.2 and 4 by closing our circle at their side. Bends of buildings allowed them to extend essentially the light front of the buildings and to get the necessary area for housing. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Childrens Museum of the Arts / Work AC

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Architects: Work AC
Location: 103 Charlton St, , USA
Design Team: Dan Wood, Amale Andraos – Principals; Sam Dufaux – Project Architect; Nick Hopson, Tamicka Marcy, Beth O’Neill, Jesung with Lasse Lyhne-Hansen, Kevin Lo, Esben Serup Jensen, Rùni Weihe
Client: Children’s Museum of the Arts
Built Area: 1050 sqm
Cost: €2.1 Million (US$2.8 million)
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Ari Marcopoulos

   

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Metro Station 20 Proposal / NC-Office

Designed by NC-Office…, the Metro Station 20 competition proposal establishes an identity as a market street station connecting the above ground activities with skylights down to platform levels while allowing for concentrated density and a transit oriented development. In

Smiles By Dr. Cecile / Buensalido Architects

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Architects: Buensalido Architects
Location: Dusit Hotel, , Metro Manila, Philippines
Area: 90 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Benson Go

Convida Suape Masterplan / Broadway Malyan

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The masterplan vision for , a new city in North Eastern , designed by Broadway Malyan, was just launched by the practice’s client, Moura Dubeux Engineering and Cone S/A. A sustainable urban extension of the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho near Recife, the capital city of the State of Pernambuco, Convida Suape will result in the transformation of a 470 hectare area to accommodate up to 100,000 inhabitants. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rodia Stone House / Nikos Smyrlis Architect

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Architects: Nikos Smyrlis Architect
Location: , Greece
Photographs: Erieta Attali

Palm Springs Animal Care Facility / Swatt | Miers Architects

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Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects
Location: Demuth , Palm Springs, USA
Design Team: George Miers, AIA, Project Designer/Principal in Charge; Tim Hotz, AIA, Job Captain; Aaron Harte, AIA, LEED AP, Construction Administrator; Maureen Cornwell, Interior Designer
Landscape Architect: Randy Purnel Landscape Architects
Site Building Area Size: 21,000 sqm
Construction Type: Type V non-rated
Photographs: Mark Davidson Photography

  

Kanye West’s seven-screen pavilion / OMA

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An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the 2012 Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West’s debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West’s creative team, Donda.

Continue after the break for more.

ArchDaily Interviews: The role of the Architect at the Audi Urban Future Initiative

Last week we went to Ingolstadt, Germany, to attend the launch of the Audi Urban Future Initiative. The program, now in its second version, invited a group of six architecture offices from different regions of the world, all with big urban populations, to think about the future of mobility. During this stage, the architects presented their initial research and diagnosis of their respective regions. In October, the architects will present their projects and an overall winner will be announced.

During the event, we had the chance to talk with the architects and ask them about the role of the Architect in our contemporary society.

The first edition of this program took place in 2010, and included Alison Brooks ArchitectsBIGCloud 9J. MAYER H. and standardarchitecture. You can see J. Mayer’s winning entry previously featured at ArchDaily. More info about the program after the break:

Droogloodsen / Lensass Architects

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Architects: Lensass Architects
Location: Kortrijk,
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Philippe van Gelooven

 

Golden Workshop / Modulorbeat Ambitious Urbanists & Planners

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Architects: Modulorbeat Ambitious Urbanists & Planners
Location: Münster, Westphalia, Domplatz,
Collaborators: Students at the Msa | Münster School of Architecture
Design Team: Marc Günnewig and Jan Kampshoff with Hélène Bangert, Andre Becker, Rainer Borgmann, Daniel Gardeweg, Anne Gerling, Marta Hristova, Frederick Rode, Eric Sievers
Client: LWL State Museum for Art and Art History, Münster (D)
Completion: February 2012
Building Cost: € 160,000
Utility Space: approx. 95 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

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Facebook Fans Unite to Re-name a Brooklyn Park “Adam Yauch Park”

To the 5 Boroughs album art. Drawn by architect-turned-artist Matteo Pericoli. Photo via The Cover UP.

Locals in the Brooklyn Heights community have banded together behind a common cause: honoring Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, the much-loved, Brooklyn-raised Beastie Boy who succumbed to cancer earlier this month.

Residents created a Facebook group encouraging users to sign the petition to rename Squibb after Yauch; however, Beastie Boys Member Adam Horovitz and his wife Kathleen Hanna have slightly different wishes. As Hanna told the Brooklyn Heights Blog: “I just wanted to let you know that Adam ‘Ad-Rock’ Horovitz has already begun working with the Parks Commissioner to fix up and rename State Street Park where Yauch actually played as a kid.”

In response, the Facebook group has shifted its support towards achieving that end. In their words: “The Brooklyn Heights Blog community ENTHUSIASTICALLY supports this idea. We have updated the Facebook page to reflect this and encourage all those who agree, their friends, family and friends of friends to continue to “Like” the page and share our strong desire to make Park in Brooklyn Heights a reality.”

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Periscope House / C+arquitectos

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Arquitects: C+arquitectos - Nerea Calvillo with Daniel García, Marina Fernández, Aitor Casero
Location: La Selva de Mar, ,
Client: Private
Completion: 2011
Area: 209 sqm
Technical Arquitect: Agustí Vidal
Structures: Francisco Poza
Services: Nieves Plaza
Contractor: Constructora de l’Empordá Juliá Turrá
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán 

   

Pentominium / Murphy/Jahn

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Chicago-based architects Murphy/Jahn have unveiled their design for a 320-meter-tall skyscraper in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul. Designed as two-towers under one roof, the steel and glass lattice structure is one of fifteen skyscrapers planned for the global city that was master planned by Daniel Libeskind and commissioned by South Korean developer DreamHub. Consisting of mostly high end residential units, the two Pentominium towers will provide residents with exclusive city views and four-storey skyparks, while attempting to recreate the spacious and private feel often associated with detached housing.

Continue reading after the break for the architects’ description.

Colterenzio / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: , Italy
Architecture Collaborators: Roland Decarli, Jürgen Prosch
Client: Kellerei Schreckbichl Gen. Landw. Ges
Completion: 2011
Gross Floor Space: 2,940 sqm
Photographs: Gunter Richard Wett

Xieira House II / A2 + Arquitectos

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Architects: A2 + Arquitectos – Sara Oliveira, Marco Guarda
Location: Leiria,
Completion: 2011
Area: 520 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

   

“Step Inside a Creative Mind” Installation / Prodigium

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Held during the Fashion Industry Days, the “Step Inside a Creative Mind” installation by Prodigium allowed young designers to showcase their most intimate thoughts (their collections) and bring them to life for the public. It was up to the architect to design a highly flexible open space, where young designers would set up shop and random people could wander around and shop. A space that was inexpensive yet “hip” enough to attract passers-by that might be interested in fashion. The dome as a starting point reminded the architect of a giant head emerged in the vast plateau on the main square, and he felt that the dome should sub-serve as a beacon instead of merely a confinement of the space. More images and architects’ description after the break.