House on the Marsh / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects – Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Location: , Czech Republic
Interior Design: Jakub Šulc
Construction: Reno s.r.o.
Joinery: Radek Opalecký
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: A1 Architects – David Maštálka

Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

Update: John Jay College of Criminal Justice / SOM

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has shared with us some updated images of the new John Jay College of Criminal Justice in . As you may remember, back in November we reported the official ribbon cutting of the 625,000-square-foot facility. With a primary focus on increasing social interaction throughout the facility while effectively satisfying the needs of an entire campus within a single building, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a reflection of the contemporary standards for educational facilities.

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Romainville Multimedia Library / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: Romainville,
Client: Mairie de Romainville
Project Architect: Lorraine Pele
Engineer: SLH
Area: 2,085 sqm Shon
Price: 3,730,000 € HT
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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Award-winning architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali will design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced today. “Renzo’s track record of creating iconic cultural landmarks combined with Zoltan’s success in transforming historically-significant buildings is a perfect marriage for a museum that celebrates the history and the future of the movies,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO.

Piano designed the expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), whose campus will include the upcoming Academy museum.

Pali, a Los Angeles native, is renowned for his Los Angeles-area restorations of the Greek Theatre, the Gibson Amphitheatre, and the Pantages Theatre, the latter earning SPF:a an LABC Award for Historic Preservation. For the firm’s work as the executive architects on the renovation and expansion of the Getty Villa museum, SPF:a received the AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be established in the historic May Company building, now known as LACMA West. Opened in 1939, the building is a 325,000-square foot art moderne landmark located at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

The Realization of the “Cosmic Quilt” / The Principals

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Remember the “Cosmic Quilt” kickstarter campaign we published a few weeks ago? Well, it was a success! With the help 20 students from the Art Institute of , The Principals were able to construct a reactive architectural environment just in time for the New York Design Week that took place May 19-21.

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Cunz Hall / JBAD

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Architects: JBAD – Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: , Ohio,
Completion: 2011
Area: 66,000 sqm
Consultants: SMBH (structural), CDM (MEP), MSI-KKG (landscape),
Lawhon (environmental)
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

The Dream / Brad Ascalon

The Dream / Brad Ascalon

“Within the boundaries of a society largely living above its own means, an unregulated banking system that plays by its own rules, and a government that idly stands by as millions of homes are being foreclosed upon, there lies an …

Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

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Architects: Dirk Denison Architects
Location: , USA
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
General Contractor: Thomas H. George Construction
Landscape: Blasen Landscape Architecture; Cypress Gardens
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
Engineer: Endre Studio Structural
Photographs: David Matheson

   

Tianjin Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Client: Command Key Projects, Bureau of Urban Planning,
Competition Date: April 2009
Completion Date: May 2012
Site: 29.800 m²

Just three short years ago, German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten placed first in an international competiton for the design of the Tianjin Art Museum.  This week, the museum has opened its doors to the public to enjoy galleries filled with Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art.  Located along the lakeside promenade, the Art Museum enhances Tianjin’s cultural district and completes the 90-hectare development area, along with a library, an opera house and another new museum designed by various architects.

More images, drawings, and more about the art museum after the break.

Rey Juan Carlos Hospital / Rafael De La-Hoz

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Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
Location: , Madrid, Spain
Design Architects: Hugo Berenguer / Francisco Arévalo / Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Carolina Fernández / Encarna Sánchez / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Ignacio Jaso
Basic Project: Miguel Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez
Execution Project: Miguel Maíza / Sigfried Burguer / Hugo Berenguer / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Peter Germann / Laura Díaz / Fernando de la Fuente / Saúl Castellanos / Carmen Salinas / Ignacio Jaso
Work Coordination: Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás
Computer Graphics Design: Luis Muñoz / Daniel Roris
Models: Victor Coronel / Fernando Mont
Ground Surface: 90,000 sqm
Built Area overground: 69,782sqm
Built Area underground: 24,923.20 sqm
Built Total Area: 94,705.49 sqm
Cost: € 74,104,475.25
Photographs: Alfonso Quiroga

 

Survival Architecture Workshop

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Led by envir­on­mental archi­tect and anarch­ist, Marco Casagrande, representing the Aalto University Environmental Art Masters Program, stu­dents were to join in the cre­ation of a nomadic city on the ice, both weath­er­ing and embra­cing the cold and wind, and altern­at­ing bliz­zards and slush over the course of ten days. There were twenty of them in total. In addi­tion to Marco him­self, his wife, Taiwanese journ­al­ist Nikita Wu, his long time friend Norwegian archi­tect Hans-​Petter Bjørnådal, Czech MA stu­dent and carpenter-​extraordinaire Jan Tyrpekl, made up the organ­iz­a­tional team. The Lapland nat­ive believes in an almost cruel method to his medium, where human inten­tions come nat­ur­ally second to nature’s. It is with this in mind that one needs to approach his work­shop on the frozen lake of Rössvatnet in sub­arc­tic . More of the team’s description, by Guoda Bardauskaitė and Suzanne van Niekerk, on the workshop after the break.

The Metamorphosis of the Great Rock / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis

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Architects: PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis
Location: ,
Main Architect: Péter Kis
Design Team: Bea Molnár, Péter Nyitrai, Tamás Ükös
Collaborators: Péter Romvári, Orsolya Hőna, Péter Hámori, Róbert Erdélyi, Piroska Varga, Ádám Potzner
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

Connect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable Homes

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Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, formerly of Marmol Radziner Prefab, recently launched a new company that hopes to solve the endemic problem of prefab to date: price. They knew how to make beautiful, sustainable prefab. But now, with their patent-pending technology, which allows them to build modules to a whopping 95% complete at the factory, and ship them like shipping containers by rail, sea, or truck, Connect:Homes has figured out how to provide the same level of modern style at an all-inclusive price of $145/sf out of the factory. That’s all inclusive with no surprises. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lake Iosco House / RES4

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Architects: RES4 – Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Location: Bloomingdale, NJ,
Project Architect: Kristen Mason
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Project Coordinator: Jason Drouse
Engineer: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Contractor: D Woodard Builder, LLC
Completion: 2009
Size: 2,100 SF
Photographs: RES4

   

Nossa Senhora das Necessidades Church / Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão

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Architects: Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão
Location: Chãs, Leiria,
Design Team: Marco dos Santos, Liliana Pereira
Client: Comissão da Igreja de Chãs
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Manuel Rodrigues Vieira, Mário Rui Gomes Santos
Acoustic Engineer: João Barrento da Costa
Area: 537 sqm
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Rigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects

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3XN architects, in collaboration with Aarhus Architects, Nickl & Partner Architechten, Grontmij and Kirstine Jensen Studio, has won the prestigious competition for the expansion of ’s main hospital, Rigshospitalet, which is expected to be completed in early 2017. The winning proposal for ’s most centrally located hospital extension ensures 76,000 m2 of efficient and timesaving logistics, while daylight, green spaces and views of the neighboring park contribute to the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa A / QSJW Architects

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Architects: QSJW Architects - Yki FO, Yogurt Qian
Location: , China
Site Area: 485 sqm
Building Area: 206 sqm
Floor Area: 500 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QSJW Architects