AD Round Up: TYIN tegnestue

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TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity.
For today’s Round Up we have five great projects previously featured of this Norwegian architects. The main image belongs to Soe Ker Tie House, 6 sleeping units as a solution to shelter 24 children of an orphanage in Noh Bo. You can’t miss one of the winners of 2009 AD Building of the Year, the Safe Haven Library or the Bath House also in Safe Haven, both with a budget under the 5000(USD). Check out Old Market Library, TYIN’s proposal after the market fire. Finally, revisit the amazing Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway.

Villa Asserbo: A Sustainable, Printed House That Snaps Together

Villa Asserbo, a house whose printed pieces “snap” together, by Danish architects Eentileen. Photo via Fast Company.

UPDATE: This post originally stated that Villa Asserbo was 3D Printed, when in fact its pieces were printed using rapid prototyping technology (a subtractive, rather than additive process).

We’ve covered 3D Printing a lot here at ArchDaily, but most of our coverage has been speculative and, frankly, futuristic – could we, one day, print out Gaudi-esque stone structures? Or even print a biologically-inspired, living house? 

But today we heard a story about an alternative to 3D Printing‘s capabilities in the here and now - and its implications are pretty exciting.

In a small town outside of Copenhagen, Danish architects Eentileen joined forces with London-based digital fabrication and architecture specialists, Facit Homes, to create Villa Asserbo: a 1,250 square foot, sustainable home made from Nordic plywood fabricated via CNC miller and easily “snapped” together.  

No heavy machinery, no cranes, no large labor force. Just a couple of guys, a few easily printed pieces, and six weeks.

Get more details about this sustainable, printed House, after the break…

Pop-out Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture

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Architects: Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Location: Fremont Neighborhood, , USA
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 450 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Hutchison & Maul Architecture, Alan Abramowitz

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Venice Biennale 2012: StudioMK27 represents Brazil with “Peep”

Representing at the 2012 Venice Biennale will be StudioMK27 and ‘s 1964 installation “Riposatevi”.  The exhibit takes an intimate look at the lives of multi-generational households in modern Brazilian architecture.  Curated by Lauro Cavalcanti, the Brazilian pavilion will investigate the intersections between traditional and contemporary artistic tendencies and will feature the movie installation, “Peep”, by Lea Van Steen and Marcio Kogan, with photography by Cleisson Vidal.  The event will take place between August 29th and November 25th in the Giardini and Arsenale buildings in Venice.

More after the break. 

AA House / MVN Architects

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Architects: MVN Architects
Location: , Almería, Spain
Architect In Charge: Daniel H Nadal, Diego Varela de Ugarte, Emilio Medina
Technical Architect: Maria Isabel García Mellado
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of MVN Architects

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Venice Biennale 2012: “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”

Ritratto di Álvaro Siza © Teresa Siza

Recent award recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and Portuguese master architect, Álvaro Siza, will be honored with an exhibition exclusively dedicated to his most personal aspects as one of the leading players in the international design scene at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The collateral event, “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”, will feature an exclusive collection of 53 works, personally selected by the architect himself for this event, that were developed from travel notes and sketches. The exhibit will be organized in sequential order as a narration of Siza’s work in architecture and concept of life. It will be seen as “a succession of prospects, dreams, memories and the faces of unknown persons and friends encounters in that extraordinary “Journey without a plan”, which is life itself.”

Continue after the break to learn more.

The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

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Architects: CYS.ASDO
Location: Taipei,
Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: K. M. Lee

AD Architecture School Guide: University of Kentucky College of Design

“Manhattan Redux” Paducah, KY, image via cargocollective.com/UK-CoD

Early in August, we introduced Sherin Wing’s latest exciting series she’s writing for ArchDaily: The AD Architecture School Guide. In case you missed it, you can check Sherin’s review of the University of Utah here. And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter if you want to provide any feedback.

At the University of Kentucky College of Design or UK/CoD, the School of Architecture has taken the goals of engagement, service, and education as an opportunity to transform not just the physical landscape but the economy and social structure of the Commonwealth as well. It is, frankly, an exciting program. And as exemplified by the The River Cities Project, practical skills are combined with pedagogy to enrich and improve the lives of all people: students, faculty and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If that seems like a tall order, read on because this is definitely a program that succeeds.

Orthodox School in Remle / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

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Location: , Israel
Design Team: Dan Israelevitz, Hila Dinay Israelevitz, Simon Amsis
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,750 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Dan and Hila Israelevitz

West 18th Street / ODA

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Recently, we shared ODA’s honorable mention proposal for the National Library of Israel which fosters an open haven for learning and activity.  The New-York based firm is also working on projects a bit closer to home in Manhattan that approach zoning restrictions with an air of optimism.  ODA explained, “We embrace those parameters (zoning ordinances) and use them as the DNA of our buildings. If carefully studied, NYC’s zoning allows for many interpretations that follows logical principals.”

More about the residences after the break.

Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station / STGM Architectes

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Architects: STGM Architectes
Location: , Québec,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Films & Architecture: “Dark City”

This week we want to propose the 1998 Alex Proya’s film considered part of the neo-noir sci-fi movement. The movie shows a city that is an experiment in itself, in which the entire place have been forced to maintain in darkness. A work that make us remember classics as Metropolis or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Do you think there are some places like this nowadays? Do you imagine it as a possible future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Design Collective / Neri & Hu

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Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographs: Shen Zhonghai

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition Winners

Toy Parking by TÜFTLER team – 1st Prize / © Isabelle Willnauer

Completed July 2012 in , , the winners of the 72 Hour Urban Action competition were recently announced. With only three days and nights to design and build interventions in public space, 120 creative people, working in 10 international teams stormed sites along the Wagenhallen area and Nordbahnhof street in the center of the city, where the much debated redevelopment plan of Stuttgart 21 has its most immediate and significant effect. The first prize went to team TÜFTLER, for creating a non-judgemental courtyard in response to their Toy Parking mission. More images and information on the winning teams after the break.

City Gate / Westfourth Architecture

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Architects: Westfourth Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Vlad Arsene, Călin Negoescu, Onar Gerelioglu, Raluca Ionescu, Antoniu Craiovan
Envelope Consultant: Aludesign
Structural Engineer: Popp şi Asociaţii
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 93,000 sqm
Photographs: Andrei Mărgulescu

A House for Three Sisters / Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura

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Architects: Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: David Frutos

Ofunato Civic Center and Library / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

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Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: Sakari-cho, Ofunato city, , Japan
Design Team: Chiaki Arai, Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Masatoshi Naito
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Venice Biennale 2012: Russian pavilion presents Innovation city “Skolkovo”

Images of the pavilion have yet to be released. © SPeeCH

Inspired by the great potential of advanced information technology providing architectural solutions, the Russian pavilion of the 2012 Venice Biennale will feature the innovation city of Skolkovo. Skolkovo is one of the largest, most innovative Russian projects of today and has been worked on by many international architects, including Biennale director David Chipperfield. The exhibition will allow visitors to enter into the world of innovation city and use the newest IT-technologies to contribute to the research. Over the Biennale’s three month period, participants will be able to watch the exhibit’s virtual city of Skolkovo evolve as each international visitor leaves their mark.

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