Public Service Hall / de Architekten Cie. + HL Architecture

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de Architekten Cie. and Lada Hršak from HL Architecture recently won the competition for the Public Service Hall in . Held by The Ministry of Justice of , the project supports the countrywide reform for renewal of public services. Their design proposes an elevated square being the roof of the building to connect the public space with the roof auditorium which becomes the new civic place for the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Courtesy of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

NTNU Fall 2012 Guest Lecture Series

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), together with the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway and Dokkhuset, recently launched their Fall 2012 Guest Lecture Series in architecture. The lectures take place at 7pm in Dokkhuset, Dokkparken 4,…

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© Andreas J. Focke / architekturfoto.org

Illumination: Central Bus Terminal / pfarré lighting design

The lighting for the Central Bus Terminal in Munich by pfarré lighting design… aims at giving the appearance of a building floating on a cushion of cold white light. As a result, warm light is used in the upper floors

Majestic Theatre Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

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Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
Location: , Australia
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Courtesy of OpenHouseHelsinki

Open House Helsinki

Taking place September 14-16, Open House Helsinki, which is free of cost, allows visitors into places which normally are not available to the public. Guided by designers and specialists, the weekend event includes guided walks in fascinating interior spaces, interesting…

PMT / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

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Courtesy of the Hungarian Pavilion

Venice Biennale 2012: Hungarian Pavilion

The Hungarian Pavilion for the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale presents a “forest” of white architectural models as a tribute to the common process and existence of this important subject within the profession. With an understanding that the model is where…

Update: The Hegeman / Cook + Fox

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Architects: Cook + Fox Architects
Location: , NY
Project Name: The Hegeman
Client: Common Ground Comunities
Completion: 2012
Size: 64,469 SF

  

Steam Whistle Brand's Cincinnati Society of Rubber Architects kit, as seen on trendhunter.com
Steam Whistle Brand's Cincinnati Society of Rubber Architects kit, as seen on trendhunter.com

Architectural Stationary Sets

Ever wonder how you could have the ability to replicate the historic ‘Italianate’ buildings without having to be artistically skilled? Well, all you need is a set of Paper Neighborhood Stamps. Twenty-one pieces make up the collection of wood and…

‘Hello Future’ Roundabout / Molter-Linnemann Architekten

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To celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Utility and Amenities Company of the city of , Germany, the company decided to donate a roundabout to the city which was to deal with the present and the future of and the company itself. Located at the point dominated by advertising, commercial buildings and an enormous amount of tall lighting masts, Molter-Linnemann Architekten was asked to design the third, last roundabout, aka “the roundabout at the movies”. Just as at the time of the movies creation, when traffic began to dominate the environment, today again we are facing chances that will shape our world anew. To make this new condition visible, the architects wanted the design to be larger-than-life, similar to the portrayal of Tatis “modern world”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Courtesy of CRAB Studio

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center / CRAB Studio

Inspired by a reaction to the tsunami, the proposal for the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center is symbolically and practically rising above the streams. Designed by CRAB…, the studio of Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, the building

Cemetery and Wake Room / Schneider & Lengauer

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Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: Hopfgarten in Defereggen, East Tyrol,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst

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data retrieved from weatherBase.com - Courtesy of Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli

Wood Dimensional Changes / Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli

Luis Carli and Rafael Passarelli… developed an interdisciplinary work between wooden architecture and information design through their research on wood dimensional changes. Known by many, especially in the field of architecture, construction, and design, most of the challenges of utilizing

Escaravox / Andres Jaque Architects

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Architects: Andres Jaque Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Ruggero Agnolutto, Fernando Arocha, Ángela Bailén, Almudena Basabe, Elisa Bua, Álvaro Carrillo, Catalina Corredor, Roberto González García, Michal Just, Jorge López Conde, Marco Marcelletti, Paola Pardo, Khristian Serena, Patrycja Stal, Dagmar Stéeova, Silvie Talackova
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

House of Water / Molter-Linnemann Architects

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Architects: Molter-Linnemann Architects
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Photographs: Courtesy of , Michael Heinrich, Christian Koehler

Louis Kahn retrospective premiers tomorrow in Rotterdam

Indian Institute of Management /  © Dave Morris

Architecture Institute (NAI) will host the exhibition Louis Kahn, The Power of Architecture from September 8 to January 6, 2012. Louis Kahn is known to be one of the most influential architects of the 20th century and has inspired generations with his masterful use of space, light and material.

Among Kahn’s major works are the Salk Institute (California), the Kimbell Art Museum (Texas), the Indian Institute of Management (India), and the Assembly Buildings for the Bangladeshi Parliament (Bangladesh). He designed these projects in the 1950s and 1960s at a time when the conviction of architects that their mission was to improve society was enormous. Kahn’s influence can be seen in the work of important architects such as Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, James Stirling, Mario Botta and Tadao Ando.

The exhibition will feature drawings, sketches, photographs, watercolors, film material and scale models by Kahn in an effort to show a broad public how important architecture can be for society. Fine more information on the exhibition here.

Beach Walk House / SPG Architects

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Architects: SPG Architects
Location: Fire Island, , USA
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jimi Billingsley & Daniel Levin

Future Practice: Conversation from the Edge of Architecture / Rory Hyde

Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, policy, activism, design, education, research, history, community engagement and more, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy. Whether the “civic entrepreneur,” the “double agent,” or the “strategic designer,” this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice.