The AIA National Convention 2010 will be held in Miami from June 10 till June 12, and ArchDaily will be there to cover it! To start the engines, we decided to launch a small giveaway in Twitter which started last Wednesday and finishes today. Everyday we will be giving an amazing book related to the AIA Convention. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our message. To do so, you can just click here (must be logged on to your Twitter account).
Yesterday’s winner was @JeffDahl! He won the great book “Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments”. Today’s book is “Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning”. So remember, RT this message till 6pm today and you could win an amazing book!
Born this day 143 years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator. He completed more than 500 works, including his famous Fallingwater House and Guggenheim Musem, and was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture.
In 1991, he was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time”. As we did last week with Sir Norman Foster, we want to honor Lloyd Wright’s birthday by bringing you every project and article we’ve featured with this amazing architect’s work:
AD Classics: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / AD Classics: Frederick C. Robie House / AD Classics: Fallingwater House / Compromises for the Guggenheim / Frank Lloyd Wright at the Guggenheim: From Within Outward / LEGO Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection
We’ve been covering the Shanghai 2010 Expo a lot on ArchDaily, and our reader Seppe shared some videos of the pavilions with us. Today, we’re featuring a cool video on one of our favorites, the UK Pavilion (be sure to read about the project featured previously on AD) and be on the look out for more videos contributed by Seppe this week.
Architecture: Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
Location: Kamiina-District, Nagano, Japan
Principal in Charge: Katsuhiro Miyamoto
Project Team: Isamu Tamaishi, Takenori Uotani
Structural Engineering: Hirokazu Toki / University of Shiga Prefecture & Takashi Manda/ Takashi Manda structural design
General Contractor: Shibusaki Kensetsu
Site Area: 862.63 sqm
Built Area: 243.42 sqm
Total Floor Area: 226,18 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Takumi Ota
Last week, we introduced Atelier Altern and their landscapping vision for the historic French town of Toulouse. Today, we bring you their second chosen work for Amiens which is for the islands of the Hortillonnages. The project, ‘On vous raconte des salades’, which translates to mean ‘to spin a yard’ is about the installation telling a story of forgotten varieties of salad.
More about the proposal after the break.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Scottish architect, designer, watercolourist and sculpter was born this day on history, 1868. He had mayor influence on European design and perhaps was the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. His international reputation was mainly thanks to the Glasgow School of Art. You can see more images of the school after the break (photos were taken by abbozzo from our Flickr pool), along with some picture of Mackintosh’s famous chairs.
On that ocassion, they had recently published the book “To Become an Architect (a guide, mostly for women)”, a guide for new students and interns to raise money for this fund. Now, we are happy to tell you that Marla St. John became the first WIA fund award recipient ever (see more details here).
Also, during the week of AIA National Convention, WIAfund will be hosting their first Networking event in order to get together, meet, chat and speak architecture. The event will take place this Friday June 11, from 5 to 6pm in SushiSamba, 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida. For more information, go to WIAfund’s official website.
Location: Podčetrtek, Slovenia
Project Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Petra Ostanek, Anže Zalaznik, Eva Matjašič, Darko Vasiljevič, Mojca Žerjav
Client: Terme Olimia
Landscape Architecture: Bruto
Structure: Elea iC
Mechanical Engineer: Proinstal
Electrical Installation: Elita IB
Project Area: 15,200 sqm
Budget: 12,000,000 EUR
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Miran Kambič
Architects: Parque Humano
Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze with Omar Martínez and Isaias Lopez
Structure: Ing. Ricardo Camacho
Electrical: Islas Ingeniería
Mechanical: H20 Solutions
Interior Design: Parque Humano
Landscape Design: Jerónimo Hagerman
Lighting Design: Parque Humano
General Contractor: Constructora TUCA SA
Project Area: 650 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto
Studio 8, a group of young Hanoian architects, designed a competition proposal to transform a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. The project earned third prize and focuses on finding a contemporary solution to bring the street life of Trangtien “to its gracefulness in the near future.”
More about the proposal after the break.
Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro e Cristina Guedes
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Collaborators: Duarte Krüger, Eva Berghofer, Francisco Mourão, Manuela Nogueira, Marco Pedrosa, Odete Pereira, Luís Crisóstomo, Pedro Grandão, Ricardo Silva, Sónia Bom, Sónia Gaspar (Project Design). Adalgisa Lopes, Cristina Maximino, Ana Rita Martins, Catarina Fortuna, Diana Afonso, Joana Figueiredo, Jorge Teixeira Dias (Built Project)
Structural Engineer: Alípio Guedes
Hydraulic Engineer: Alípio Guedes
Electrical Engineer: Fernando Silva
Mecanical Engineer: Isabel Sarmento
Client: Universidade de Coimbra
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Last year, BIG completed Mountain Dwellings (winner of the Building of the Year 2009 Award under the Housing category), showing us new approaches to a complex typology.
Along this line of innovation in housing, we now present you a sneak peek of the soon to be completed 8 House a 62,000sqm project located in Copenhagen with an interesting approach to mixed use. Over 540 units for different configurations (single or family, young and elders, growing or shrinking families) are placed around a bow in the shape of an 8, mixed with commerce and community facilities, which Bjarke Ingels explain on the above video with a simplicity that has become BIG’s signature when it comes to project presentation.
More photos of the construction process after the break:
Freegreen.com is challenging you to help define the design concept of Affordable Luxury. Gone are the days of free-flowing mortgages, and multi-million dollar McMansions. In this “new normal” home owners still desire livable, ascetically pleasing, and luxurious homes, but now need these same concepts implemented into smaller more affordable residential structures. This creates the perfect opportunity for the design community to take charge of this challenge and be the first to create new home designs, and design delivery methods, that meet today’s restraints and requirements.
Competitors will select one of two user profiles and design a single family home that fits their chosen profile. Competitors will be able to design for a lot of their creation, but will be asked to identify the Climate Region that their entry is designed for, which will help the public and our jury better determine performance benefits. Affordability and Constructability is a key in this contest so all entries should be targeted for an eventual construction cost of $220,000 to $410,000. For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.
Architects: Magén Arquitectos – Jaime Magén, Francisco Javier Magén
Location: Parque de Riberas del Río Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
Collaborators: Beatriz Olona (architect); José Luis Sánchez, Fernando Jiménez (rigger); Rafael González (engineer) ; José Sainz (structural engineer)
Client: Municipio de Zaragoza
Contractor: Ferrovial Agroman SA
Project Area: 1,948.87 sqm
Budget: 2,470,222.68 €
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, Jesús Granada
In ArchDaily, we have been featuring some really great projects with LEED certification, like the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences, AMD’s Lone Star Campus, and the City Center of Las Vegas. More recently, we had an excellent discussion on an article featuring an interview of the Chicago Tribune with Frank Gehry, where he basically dismissed LEED and its efforts to make our built environment more eco-friendly.
Now we may continue with the discussion, after a new study released by Environment and Human Health, Inc. says that the voluntary rating system falsely presents its projects as bastions of health and safety, when it actually allows for all sorts of harmful stuff, whether pesticides in tap water or formaldehyde-laden particleboard.
You can read the complete article at Fast Company and of course, share your opinion with us.