PCC Newberg Center / Hennebery Eddy Architects

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Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects
Location: 135 Werth Blvd, , OR 97132, USA
Project Architect: Erica Dunn
Design Team: Timothy R. Eddy
Project Manager: Doug Reimer
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 13800.0 sq ft
Photographs: Nic Lehoux, Stephen Miller

Courtesy of Ravaglia, Rodrigues, Philot, Marx, Mendonça, Novaes
Courtesy of Ravaglia, Rodrigues, Philot, Marx, Mendonça, Novaes

DAF: Designing for Adaptable Futures Proposal / Ravaglia, Rodrigues, Philot, Marx, Mendonça, Novaes

Designed by Fabiano Ravaglia, Liebert Rodrigues, Vinícius Philot, Fernanda Marx, Tiago Mendonça, and Karen Novaes…, the DAF: Designing for Adaptable Futures competition proposal focuses on expansion and flexibility to create a new way of thinking about Brazilian social

Courtesy of ANDO | Andalucía Office
Courtesy of ANDO | Andalucía Office

International Mock Firms Skyscraper Competition Proposal / ANDO | Andalucía Office

ANDO | Andalucía Office…, composed by five young architects from the University of Seville, shared with us their 2nd prize winning proposal in the Fourth edition of the “International Mock Firms Skyscraper Competition” organized by Chicago Architecture Today. Their

Villa P / Architektonicke Studio Atrium

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Architects: Architektonicke Studio Atrium
Location: Karlovarská, 04011 – Západ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 350.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Architektonicke Studio Atrium

Hongzhu Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Architects: Lab Modus
Location: , Taiwan
Design Team: Kevin Chang, Jay Lin, Will Hsieh, Yi-Li Lin
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Chih-Ming Wu

Courtesy of Kawahara Krause Architects
Courtesy of Kawahara Krause Architects

“Line, Surface, Space“ Installation / Kawahara Krause Architects

The “Line, surface, space“ installation, by Kawahara Krause Architects…, is displayed as part of the architectural triennale in Hamburg this summer. Erected on the plan of three interlocking twisted squares of different sizes, the threads of the outer square

Store reform / A-cero

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Architects: A-cero
Location: Calle de los Mesones, 51, 18001 , Spain
Architect In Charge: Joaquin Torres, Rafael Llamazares
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 48.0 sqm
Photographs: Juan Sánchez

Wind-dyed house / acaa

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: acaa
Location: , Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Atlassian Offices / Studio Sarah Willmer

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Architects: Studio Sarah Willmer
Location: 1098 Harrison St, , CA 94103, USA
Design Team: Sarah Willmer, Doris Guerrero, Megan Carter, Josue Munoz-Miramon, Olya Piskun
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Question: What would Archigram have done for the 2012 London Olympics?

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AD Round Up: Classics Part V

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For today’s Round Up we have our 5th selection of AD Architecture Classics. In the main image is Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century. Look again at the famous Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22 by Pierre Koenig. You must check out the amazing work of SOM in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Revisit TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen, who in order to capture the concept of flight, used curves to create spaces that flowed into one another. Finally, don’t miss the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh designed by Louis Kahn, an extraordinary example of modern architecture being transcribed as a part of Bangali vernacular architecture.

Looking for a Frank Lloyd Wright? You Have 30 Days…

The David S. Wright Home in Arcadia, Arizona. Photo via Curbd LA.

According to a local Arizona news channel, a home designed for his son, David S. Wright, is on the chopping block.

The house, located in Arcadia, Arizona, was purchased earlier this year by developers who plan to demolish the site – unless a buyer steps forth within the next 30 days.

The circular house is rather unique for Wright as an architect, and holds special significance for the Wright family. As Frank’s great-granddaughter, Anne Wright Levi, who often visited the house growing up, shared with 3TV: “This house is a piece of history, it represents a piece of Arizona that Frank Lloyd Wright loved so much. [...] This house was the community before the community was here, and it should be saved.”

So, how much will this piece of history cost you? Well, the developers bought the property for $1.8 million, so you can expect to dish out at least the same. But what’s a couple million when it comes to preserving a piece of architectural history?

Story via Yahoo News

The Courtyard House / Sanjay Puri Architects

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Architects: Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: , India
Architect In Charge: SANJAY PURI
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Sanjay Puri Architects

Hanaha / mA-style architects

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Architects: mA-style architects
Location: Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture,
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

401 W 14th Street / Cook + Fox Architects

© Cook + Fox. Photo by Rob Cleary during Manhattanhenge

Architect: Cook+Fox Architects
Location: 401 West 14th Street
Client: Taconic Investment Partners
Size: 37,030 sqf
Completion Date: 2008

When we received an amazing photo from our friends at Cook + Fox of their 14th Street project during the Manhattanhenge sunset, we just had to share it with you.  A few years ago, Cook + Fox completed the renovation of this industrial mercantile warehouse situated in the Meatpacking District, turning the badly-weathered structure into viable commercial space (currently the space functions as an Apple retail store).    In order to retain the building’s historic Arts and Crafts character, Cook + Fox worked to replaced every element while preserving the integrity of the whole.

More about the project after the break. 

10 Dwellings in Paris / Bourbouze & Graindorge

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Architects: Bourbouze & Graindorge
Location: 18th arrondissement of , , France
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, David Boureau

Does a Good Cause Inevitably Lead to Good Architecture?

The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, in Chicago. Photo for the Chicago Tribune by Michael Tercha.

In his architectural review of the Ronald McDonald House, a home for families with children at the nearby Children’s Hospital, Blair Kamin came up against a moral dilemna:

How can you criticize a building whose cause is so much better than its architectural form? 

As Kamin says: “Criticize anything in such building and you’re bound to sound insensitive, as if aesthetics mattered more than cancer. Yet all urban buildings, no matter what their purpose, are obliged to appeal to a broader constituency — namely, the people who pass by them every day. [...] To say [it's no prize-winning work of architecture] isn’t to deny the good that’s done there. It’s to wish that the building excelled equally at raising the quality of the cityscape.”

Ultimately, Kamin’s quandary comes down to a central architectural question: to what extent must a building, even one which serves a higher purpose, improve the context in which it finds itself? At the end of the day – are form and function equally important?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Story via ArchRecord and the Chicago Tribune

‘Schaustelle’ Temporary Pavilion / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Designed by J. MAYER H., the ‘Schaustelle’ or ‘show site’ will be a temporary pavilion and platform for the four collections housed at the Pinakothek der Moderne in , . The temporary closure has been seen as an opportunity that will give rise to a makeshift exhibition building – the Schaustelle. Set up to hold exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and video installations, and much more, the scheme has been initiated by the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation. More images and architects’ description after the break.