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Tchoban Foundation - Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

  • Architects: SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
  • Location: Christinenstraße 18, 10119 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge: Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov
  • Planning, Project Management: nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
  • Project Team: Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt
  • Area: 498.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Patricia Parinejad

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad

DawnTown 2013: Landmark Miami Design Competition Winners Announced

DawnTown recently announced the winners for Landmark Miami, their 2013 ideas competition which focused on how cities are instantly identified by the individual structures within them.  With the challenge of coming up with a new symbol for the future, architects and designers were tasked with creating an iconic architectural piece that contributes to the image of Miami. Studio Dror was announced as the first prize winner for their 'Miami Lift' proposal which pays tribute to the city's by elevating visitors to give them a new perspective to the city. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

Magic Bus / RMA Architects

© Rahul Mehrotra © Rahul Mehrotra © Ariel Huber Courtesy of RMA Architects

Red Bull Music Academy New York / INABA

  • Architects: INABA
  • Location: New York, USA
  • INABA - Principal in Charge: Jeffrey Inaba
  • INABA - Project Architect: Ostap Rudakevych
  • INABA - Project Team: Yoichiro Mizuno, Alan Kwan, Sean Connolly, Steven Tsai, Shuning Zhao, Allyn Hughes, Stephanie Lee, Richard Yoo
  • Architect of Record: SLAB Architecture
  • Area: 38200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Greg Irikura

© Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura

Resurrection of Buildings: Case Analysis of Renovated Architecture

This book selects more than 50 excellent projects of renovated buildings worldwide. The architects adjust measures to local conditions and ingeniously carry out reposition and design for the buildings’ exterior, interior and landscape environment, thus creating some resurrection for them. Each project inside this book has its peculiar characteristics. Some focus on ecological and sustainable parts, such as rebuilding a factory neighboring to residential communities into a library, which decreases pollution, while at the same time produces some cultural atmosphere. 

Square de l'Accueil Winning Proposal / ARJM

ARJM, in collaboration with SUM, recently won the competition for their project, "Square de l'Accueil" (Welcoming Square), which includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and underground parking. Located in a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards Evere, one of Brussels communes, the project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ihlow House / Roswag Architekten

© Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath
© Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath
  • Architects: Roswag Architekten
  • Location: Ihlow, Germany
  • Client: Dunja und Matthias Hein
  • Planning: ZRS Architekten und Ingenieure Bürogemeinschaft
  • Area: 583.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath

© Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath © Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath © Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath © Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
  • Location: 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD USA
  • Client: University of Baltimore
  • Gross Area: 18.0123 m2 / 194.000 sqft
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

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New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co

Almost demolished after the earthquake in 2011, Christchurch center was required a renovation. The challenge for architects Zotov & Co was to recall a livable city center. After asking the question of what is needed to be happy, the architects chose nature and communication as the foundation of their concept. The center for the quarter an island covered, dense forest which concentrates all social activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

International Call for Ideas: Transform Kansas City

Transform Kansas City, a collaboration between the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Forum, is asking for submissions that illustrate transportation related or affected ideas or solutions. No matter your background or experience, all are being called to submit your ideas on transportation, urban design and architecture. You are encouraged to find solutions to question such as: What impact does urban mass transit have on the mobility of our cities in which we live, work and play? What forms will these new investments take and what is the result to our built environment? The deadline for submissions is June 30. For more information, please visit here.

Visualizing How People Utilize Cities, data analysis by Schema Design

Atlantic Cities recently wrote about this project by Schema Design that was initially produced as a result of a call for projects for the Urban Data Design Challenge.  The intention of the challenge was to use various methods of data visualization to develop insight into public transit in three cities: Philadelphia, Zurich and Geneva.  Join us after the break to watch the videos.

Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher

Taking place July 16-29, the two week 'Dynamic Fields' workshop consists of analyzing and creating structures responsive to environmental energy. Presented by Parametrica, the last day of project is dedicated to Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects and founder of AA Design Reseach Lab London. Schumacher will present a lecture on Parametric Semiology (Architecture as interface of communication) as intelligent structures and parametric architecture are the primary topics up for discussion for the whole event. Students or graduates, architects, interior designers, product designers, urbanism designers, engineers and all others who wish to partake in experimenting what the parametric design of such structures is in practice are expected to join both in the workshop and the conference. More information after the break.

Augustus F. Hawkins High School / CSDA Design Group

  • Architects: CSDA Design Group
  • Location: Augustus F. Hawkins High School, Los Angeles, CA 90044, USA
  • Landscape Architect: Melendrez Design Partners
  • Area: 351070.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group

© Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group © Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group © Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group © Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group

Kerry House / Carson and Crushell Architects

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Sant Josep Library / Ramon Esteve

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo

‘Kids' City’ - Modular Kindergarten Proposal / Adam Wiercinski

With the concept of being a small town in the city, the ‘Kids' City’ - Modular Kindergarten proposal by Adam Wiercinski consists of a different approach to the everyday world of the child. The main idea was to create a welcoming and safe space, which becomes a part of an interesting architecture by functioning in the city. With a floor area of 95 square meters for 25 children, the basic module of the whole structure is designed as a single branch. More images and architects’ description after the break.