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‘residence NEXT’ International Design Workshop

The architectural scene in Kerala, India is in its volatile best and hence the right time to breed path breaking design concepts in new age residential design. In this directionless period, the ‘residence NEXT’ workshop, put on by Indian Institute…

Smolenka “Oak Tube’’ Apartment / Peter Kostelov

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Architect: Kostelov Peter
Location: ,
Project Area: 110 sqm
Photographs: Zinon Razutdinov

Video: Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

After WWII, the East End of played host to a variety of architectural styles.  From modernism, through post-modernism, and deconstructionism,  architects experimented with social ideas and aesthetic expressions which culminated in “small” houses scattered about the Island’s natural backdrop.  Now, with the advent of the mega-mansion and the desire for “bigger”, it is becoming increasingly difficult to preserve such iconic and progressive architectural projects.

More about the film after the break. 

DJ House / [i]da arquitectos

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Architects: [i]da arquitectos
Location: Carcavelos, ,
Design Team: Ivan de Sousa, Inês Antunes
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 283.81 sqm
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Videos: London Olympics 2012 Time Lapse

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This post features time lapses of the construction of various venues that will be hosting the 2012 London Olympics. With the opening ceremony Friday, July 27, these construction time lapses give you an inside look to all of the effort put into the games. If you get a chance to watch the games, you will now have a new found appreciation for the amount of work it takes to hold a major event such as this. More videos after the break.

Grand Theater Qingdao / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Shandong, China
Design Team: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz, Nicolas Pomränke
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 60,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Gahl

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu + Cristiano Kato

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Architects: Alan Chu + Cristiano Kato
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Area: 25,00 sqm
Completion: 2012
Project Architect:
Team: Thiago Moretti
Photographs: Djan Chu

 

Courtesy of AIM (Architects in Mission)
Courtesy of AIM (Architects in Mission)

2012 AIM Architecture Competition

The Architects in Missions (AIM) recently launched their 2012 architecture competition with the topic, “Shengsi Islands: Renewing China’s Traditional Village Lifestyle.” In setting their sights upon the eastern gate of China: Shengsi Islands, participants are challenged in guiding the island…

Portico / Aida Atelier + Kuno Lab

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Architects: Aida Atelier + Kuno Lab
Location: , Japan
Design Architect: Tomoro Aida & Toshimitsu Kuno & Shinpei Uehara (, Inc. & Kuno Lab. / Nagoya City Univ. Graduate School of Design and Architecture)
Executive Architect: Tomoro Aida & Toshimitsu Kuno & Shinpei Uehara & Tomoki Nagase
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 179.07 sqm
Photographs: Tatsuya Noaki

   

KK100 / TFP Farrells

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Architects: TFP Farrells
Location: ,
Client: Kingkey Group
Interior Design: Laguarda.Low
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Tower height: 441.8 m
GFA: 210,000 sqm
Completed: September 2011
Photographs: Carsten Schael, Fu Xing, Jonathan Leijonhufvud

AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part V

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Five great projects for our 5th selection of previously featured Houses. In the main image is Paraty House designed by the talented brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. Don’t miss again Kuressaare Beach House our one of our AD Classics, the amazing Palais Bulles by Antti Lovag. Revisit Beached House located in Coastal Victoria, Australia. And finally check out the great Casa na Areia by portuguese architect Aires Mateus.

KAA Design Group wins Best Adaptive Reuse for Latitude 33

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Latitude 33, a luxurious collection of -side homes ranging from townhouses, penthouses, and single floor units, was partially designed from a forty year-old, nine-storey “eye sore for the neighborhood” that was once an office building. The mixed use development, designed by KAA Design Group, includes residential and commercial spaces in Marina del Rey in Southern California. The strategic decisions involved with designing these apartments from an early 197os office building earned Latitude 33 two Gold Nugget Merit Awards, one of which was for Best Adaptive Reuse.

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Expansion of the Hospital de Sabadell / Estudi PSP Arquitectura

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Architects: Estudi PSP Arquitectura
Location: Parc del Taulí, , Spain
Client: Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí
General Constructor:  COPCISA
Structure Consultant: Rafel Bellmunt, Laura Bellmunt (Bb Arquitectura)
Project Year: 2009
Gross Floor Area: 15,641 sqm
Project Area: 1,098 sqm
Photographs: Jordi Canosa,

Mies Towers for Sale….(Just Read the Fine Print first)

Lafayette Park (1946) Ludwig van der Rohe. Photo via Flickr CC User MI SHPO.

No architectural gem is safe from Detroit’s foreclosure crisis – not even two of ’s very own creations. The Lafayette Towers, two 22-story towers of 584 units, originally part of a major urban redevelopment project in the late 50s early 60s, are up for auction July 18th.

But be warned, there is a catch…

Find out the fine print, after the break.

Video: Design Museum, Exclusive!


The Design Museum is moving. Crane.tv gets a sneak peak of the Design Museum’s plans to move to a new home in Kensington, in the historic former Commonwealth Institute. Here, Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum reveals architect John Pawson’s plans for the new building and tells us about the museum’s legacy and why it’s ready to grow up.

Viewpoint House / 2.8x arquitectos

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Architects: 2.8x arquitectos
Location: El Herraje, Lima,
Design Team: Nikolás Briceño, Jaime Sarmiento
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 2.8x Arquitectos

641 Avenue of the Americas / Cook + Fox Architects

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Architect: Cook+Fox Architects
Location: , NY
Client: Cook+Fox Architects LLP
Completion: July 2006
Size: 12,121 SF
Photographs: Cook+Fox Architects

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo,
Design Team: Kengo Kuma, Teppei Fujiwara, Masafumi Harigai, Okayama Naoki, Kiyoaki Takeda, Masaru Shuku, Erina Kuryu, Hiroaki Saito
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Takeshi Yamagishi