Parque de Bombers in Gavà / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Gavá, Barcelona,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Liselotte Rauner School / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: , Germany
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 8,350 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

Courtesy of Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the Santa Fe Art Institute
Courtesy of Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the Santa Fe Art Institute

‘Ricardo Legorreta and Santa Fe’ Tribute Event

Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the Santa Fe Art Institute recently announced the Ricardo Legorreta Tribute event, a weekend of activities across the city honoring Legorreta’s influence on Santa Fe design. Taking place October 19-20, the event…

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Venice Biennale 2012: Le quattro stagioni. L´architecttura del Made in Italy da Adriano Olivetti alla Green Economy / Italy Pavilion

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The theme of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Common Ground, seems particularly apposite in describing the sense of rapport and relationship that is one of ’s primary characteristics in the development of cultural research and inquiry. This relationship has always been attained through reference to and an exchange between not only the purview of the contemporary, but also the past and our always compellingly tangible history.

Robins Way / Bates Masi Architects

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Architects: Bates Masi Architects
Location: , , USA
Photographs: Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects

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Venice Biennale 2012: hands have no tears to flow / Austria Pavilion

hands have no tears to flow / Austrian Pavilion © Günter

The Austrian Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale is a collaboration of Wolfgang Tschapeller, Rens Veltman and Martin Perktold, a team that consists of interdisciplinary fields of study, thought and action from architecture and art.  The contribution, entitled “Hands have no tears to flow. Reports from / without Architecture”  invites visitors to comprehend architecture as a social and cultural phenomenon and to experience it from different perspectives and views.  It explores this year’s theme, Common Ground, with a discourse on the sociopolitical function of architecture.  The exhibit will be on view at the Biennale until November 25th.

Neubau Bürogebäude / spado architects

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Architects: spado architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Hannes Schienegger, Elisabeth Spieß
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Kuball

AD Round Up: Pavilions Part I

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For today’s Round Up we have some great pavilions previously featured in ArchDaily. Here’s five you can’t miss: Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFowle or Brittlebush designed by Simon De Aguero. Check out the Plastique Fantastique Installations, these giant plastic bubble installations which take on different shapes in different cities, immediately snatch people’s attention and create a temporary focal point in the city centers. Don’t miss Matthieu Gelin & David Lafon’s, “A Canopy and a Pavilion” at Porte des Lilas. Finally, revisit one of our AD Classics: Barcelona Pavilion by the great Mies van der Rohe.

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Venice Biennale 2012: Voices / Malaysia Pavilion

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The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1921)

The limits of our minds are reflected by the limiting capacity of our language. All the world we know is shaped by our external circumstances, which can be expressed through thoughts and outward expressions – our voices. The voice is typically regarded as a vocal manifestation; but it can also be visual and literal.

Studio Gang breaks ground on Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College

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Studio Gang Architects and Kalamazoo College have announced plans to break ground October 9, at 4PM, on a new campus building to house the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in southwest . The 10,000 square foot, wood masonry center will be the world’s first purpose-built structure for social justice leadership development, integrating a study, meeting, and event space where students, faculty, visiting scholars, social justice leaders, and members of the public will come together to engage in conversation and activities aimed at creating a more just world.

Set to be completed in Fall 2013, the Arcus Center is targeting LEED Gold certification. Continue after the break to learn more.

In Progress: Sambade House / Spaceworkers

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Architects: Spaceworkers
Location: , Porto, Portugal
Architects In Charge: Henrique Marques, Rui Dinis
Collaborators: Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel, Rui Rodrigues
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: João Morgado Fotografia de Arquitectura

Winning Team Announced for Moscow Expansion

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An international jury has selected Capital Cities Planning Group (CCPG), an Anglo-American team including Gillespies, John Thompson & Partners and Buro Happold, as winners for the design and planning of the new Federal District in .

Earlier this year, the Russian Federal Government announced that it was doubling the territory of Moscow to enable it to grow into a competitive 21st century world capital. In response, Genplan, Moscow’s city planner, earmarked an area of 155km2 to the south-west of the city for a new Federal Government Centre, aiming to relieve inner-city congestion through the relocation of the capital’s major employer. Ten international teams were invited to develop strategies and designs for the region during a six month, three stage competition. Continue reading to learn more.

Log 25

Is resistance possible? Log 25, guest edited by French architect Francois Roche, urges us to Reclaim Resi[lience]stance — to merge refusal and vitality into a schizophrenic logic able to navigate the antagonism between the bottom-up and top-down conditions of the globalized world. Architects and artists, theorists and philosophers, engineers and programmers drift between strategies of emergence, computation, and robotic fabrication, delineating new tactics and tools for renegotiating mechanisms of power and unsettling architectural conventions. 

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Venice Biennale 2012: Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture / Australia Pavilion

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The current fascination with the ‘reconstruction’ of the architect comes as a direct response to the turbulent forces reshaping global contemporary culture. This unsettling of the professional stability of architecture for most of the past century has forced many architects to question the motivations and assumptions upon which the profession and its practice have been constructed.

House Van de Vecken / Artau Architecture

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Architects: Artau Architecture
Location: , Belgium
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Artau Architecture

Alexis Rochas: STEREO.BOT Exhibition Discussion with Eric Moss

Taking place at SCI-Arc on Friday, September 14th from 7-9pm, Alexis Rochas and Eric Owen Moss will be discussing STEREO.BOT, a library gallery installation that documents the realization of the Coachella Gateway Pavilion, the largest customized structure in the US. Featuring interactive 3D projection mapping content, it was designed and built by design faculty, Alexis Rochas of I/O for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, . The exhibition in the library features dynamic architectural models, 3D mapping projections and documentary material that follows the development of the project from inception to realization. For more information, please visit here.

Nexus House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Location: Madison, Wisconsin,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 2,000 sq ft
Photographs: John J. Macaulay

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Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Data Lab

Taking place September 29-30, Data Lab is a two-day workshop, put on my modeLab in Brooklyn, on advanced topics and data structures in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, they will cover the fundamental concepts of…