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National Planning Awards 2013 Recipients

The American Planning Association has released its list of 2013 National Planning Awards winners that exhibit the best planning efforts that create communities of lasting value.  Among the recipients are regional plans that seek to revitalize post-industrial cities, plans to preserve and rehabilitate native settlements, restore blighted communities, reassess planning and zoning in major cities, develop environmental conservation programs, regenerate access to our natural topography and develop guidelines and regulations for more sustainable approaches to building.  The projects are diverse and span a significant realm of urban reclamation and development.  

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

  • Architects: Y. Architectes
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Architects in Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Client: ICF sud‑est méditerranée
  • Cost: € 920 539 excl. VAT
  • Area: 460.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Brice Robert

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert

Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino

The City of Cupertino has released Apple’s revised campus plans, following the recent news criticizing Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish” that have resulted in a “ballooning budget." 

Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black - a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”

More details after the break... 

Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró / Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Location: Seró-Artesa De Segre, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
  • Area: 3615.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Aitor Estevez, Courtesy of Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas

© Aitor Estevez Courtesy of Toni Gironès © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez

London Calling: The Latest Twist in the Tale of London’s Concrete Island

 London is engrossed in a vigorous debate over recently unveiled plans for the South Bank Centre, the cluster of Brutalist concrete buildings on the River Thames including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) and Hayward Gallery. 

Today, the Centre has as its neighbour one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions – The London Eye – and this, with the addition of retail and other leisure-led developments in and around the South Bank, has refocused both commercial and cultural attention on the complex.

Last month, British architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) unveiled their vision for a “Festival Wing” on the site, focussing on the QEH and the Hayward Gallery. It isn’t the first time an architect has been asked to look at these buildings in recent decades. However, it is the most likely to come to fruition.

Read more about the Southbank Centre and its future development, after the break...

Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

  • Architects: MACh Arquitetos
  • Location: Nova Lima - MG, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Area: 966.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

  • Architects: HS Arquitetos
  • Location: Nova Trento, SC, Brazil
  • Partners: Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
  • Client: Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
  • Area: 9616.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

Rubido Romero Foundation / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

© Santos Díez
© Santos Díez
  • Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
  • Location: Negreira, A Coruña, España
  • Architect in Charge: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Area: 117.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Santos Díez

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez

Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Europe 2013

Coming to Delft, The Netherlands this September 27-28, the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is an independent training conference covering Building Information Modelling in all its aspects, with a core focus on workflows centred on the Autodesk Revit Technology. This is a unique ‘for users, by users’ event, where experts and leaders in the field of BIM share their knowledge and exchange their insights. With speakers and delegates from all aspects of the industry – from designers to owners, from surveyors to facility managers ‐ RTC provides many opportunities and benefits together in a single location. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Smith-Clementi Residence / Rios Clementi Hale Studios

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Location: Venice, CA, USA
  • RCH Studios Team: Frank Clementi, AIA, principal; Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, principal; Huay Wee, architect, senior associate; Anthony Anderson, architect; Carolyn Sumida, landscape architect; Claudia Morello, designer
  • Area: 2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Undine Pröhl

© Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl

From East Bookstore / Scenic Architecture Office

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Machine Head / N MAEDA ATELIER

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima
  • Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
  • Location: Machida Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 103.38 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima

House in Gamagori / Kazuki Moroe Architects

  • Architects: Kazuki Moroe Architects
  • Location: Gamagori, Japan
  • Area: 118.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

Naves Temporary Pavilion Proposal / Appareil

Designed by Appareil, their proposal for Naves, a temporary pavilion for the city of Mons, Capital of Culture in 2015, addresses a contextual relationship to the gothic surroundings as an exploration on lightness and transparency. Inspired by this historical context, this project explores structural and material logics to revisit the gothic arch; the ‘curve’ is examined as a bending element caught within a woven collaborative structure of glass fiber tubes, in which the use of compression is exchanged by the one of tension for the building to achieve maximum lightness. More images and architects' description after the break.

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

  • Architects: PetitDidier Prioux Architectes
  • Location: Rue du Landy, Saint-Denis, France
  • Project Manager: Sébastien Perrault
  • Contracting Team: OPH Plaine Commune Habitat
  • Engineering: BECT
  • Contractor: Bouygues Bâtiment Habitat Social
  • Area: 5391.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: 11h45, Stephan Lucas

© 11h45 © 11h45 © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas

ArchDaily App Guide: Morpholio 2.0

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more. 

A year ago we introduced you  to The Morpholio Project   a web and mobile app based portfolio, created by architects, for the entire creative industry. A few months later they released iPad App: Morpholio Trace, a layered drafting tool that gained traction among architects and designers. This feature was just the beginning of what evolved into Morpholio 2.0 (free download from the App Store ) part of a series of new tools that turn the portfolio app into a flexible workspace where designers, architects, fashion designers, 3D artists, photographers, automotive designers, and everyone in the creative industry can interact and evolve ideas through feedback.

It builds on research into human-computer-interaction to deliver innovations like a tool for image analytics called "EyeTime" and virtual "Crits" where collaborators can share images, and comment on each other’s work via notes or sketches. Human behavior data-mining is essential to offering these forms of powerful feedback, letting you know how your followers are interacting with your work.

Learn more about the 7 new tools Morpholio 2.0 offers to the creative world:

AD Interviews: Pedro Gadanho

Pedro Gadanho is a Portuguese architect, curator, teacher and writer, appointed as the  Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the MoMA in January last year.

Home 09 / i29 | interior architects

  • Interior Designers: i29 | interior architects
  • Location: Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter architects
  • Area: 489.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: i29 l interior architects

© i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects