Courtesy of AIA Portland
Courtesy of AIA Portland

2012 Portland Architecture and Design Festival

Presented by the American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture, the annual Architecture + Design Festival is coming up in October. Of the more popular events and one that continues to grow each year is the Design…

Groupe Chèque Déjeuner Headquarters / ART & BUILD ARCHITECT

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Architects: ART & BUILD ARCHITECT
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: J.P. Rozé
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Art&Build

Exhibition: “Design Stories – The Architecture behind 2012″

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As the world turns its eyes to in 2012, Design Stories examines the architecture and engineering behind the 2012 sporting venues. It provides a unique Olympic experience – a place where people can explore and view drawings, images, videos and amazingly detailed models of London’s key new sporting venues.

Miega / BANG by MIN-Sae Min Oh

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Architects: BANG by MIN (Sae Min Oh)
Location: Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, , Korea
Design Team: Changwook Kwak, Hyunduck Yoo
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 124.81 sqm
Photographs: Jungwoo Choi, Jaeyoon Kim

Australia House / Andrew Burns Architect

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Architects: Andrew Burns Architect
Location: , Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Local Architects: Souhei Imamura, Sotaro Yamamoto
Competition Team: Andrew Burns, Casey Bryant
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 120.0 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Courtesy of Andrew Burns Architect

The Future of the Building Industry: BIM-BAM-BOOM!

HOK Chief Executive Officer Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, explains why the term “” doesn’t convey the real promise of building information modeling over time. In this video, MacLeamy breaks down the mega acronym “BIM-BAM-BOOM!” and addresses the real promise of this new approach across three basic phases of a building’s life.

It all begins with BIM; the architect uses 3-D modeling to investigate options and test building performance early on in order to optimize the building’s design. The design is then handed off to the contractor who streamlines the building process with BAM (Building Assembly Modeling), which allows for a significant decrease in construction costs. Once complete, BAM is turned over the owner and becomes BOOM (building owner operator model). This allows the owner to manage the building over time and ensure optimized building performance throughout its entire life cycle.

The real promise of “BIM-BAM-BOOM!” is “better design, better construction, better operation”.

AD Round Up: Houses in Japan Part II

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It is always intriguing to watch examples of how space influences our way of living. A good example could be the way Japanese deal with small spaces when designing houses, often getting interesting results out of it. So for today’s round up we have our 2nd selection of  houses in previously featured in ArchDaily. The main image belongs to House in Saijo by Suppose Design Office. Don’t miss Shuhei Endo’s Rooftecture S or the minimal design of C1 House by Curiosity + Milligram Studio. Also check 63.02º house designed by Jo Nagasaka +  Schemata. Finally, revisit the amazing Floating Roof House by Tezuka Architects.

Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: ,
Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

Diamond House / Abis Arquitectura

© Toni Elvar

Architects: Abis Arquitectura
Location: Sierra Dorada, , Alicante, Spain
Architects: Ángel Benigno González Avilés, Mª Isabel Pérez Millán
Design Team: Emilio Cortés Saura
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Toni Elvar, Vicente Martinez

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Venice Biennale 2012: Serbian Pavilion

Serbian Pavilion © Marija Strajnić

As a response to David Chipperfield’s “Common Ground” theme for the 2012 Venice Biennale, the authors of the Serbian Pavilion have created JEDAN:STO / 100 - an installation that brings the archetypical object of a table to its extreme meaning by stretching it to a monumental scale that allows its surface to overcome the rectangular interior of the pavilion. This “minimalistic gesture” breaks down the “common” table into a “plethora of metaphors” that initiates thinking and encourages visitors to observe what is happening around it.

Continue after the break for the an abstract by the project authors.

Video: “Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ – London 2012 by Crystal”

The Chemical Brothers composed a song entitled “Velodrome”, for which Crystal has created a three minute animated sequence promotional video to match its heart-pounding rhythms. Played in the Velodrome before every session, the video inspired by Hopkins Architects’ design, shows the venue as never before, literally pulsating with excitement.

“We’ve created sweeping contours and sleek surfaces as the backdrop for an intense, futuristic cycling ‘duel’ as two animated riders power round the track,” said Darren Groucutt, creative director at Crystal. “It truly brings the Velodrome to life.”

‘Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000′ at MoMA

Chica modular children’s chairs. 1971 / Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Giorgio DeCurso, and Paolo Lomazzi

Now through November 5th, the Museum of Modern Art will be running Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, a new exhibit that surveys modern design and innovation through the exploration of childhood development and well-being.  Prior to the 20th century, childhood was not considered a time of development for the human brain.  As Ken Johnson points out in his reviewof the exhibit, “children were considered small adults to be put to work as soon as possible”.  The 20th century changed all that and modern psychology bore a great deal of influence on investigations into childhood and development.  Modernist design followed, creating a whole new set of tools that children could interact with, learn from, and be entertained by. The exhibit has an assortment of furniture, toys, books, games and posters all designed for the child.Read on for more after the break.

Once in a Lifetime: Travel and Leisure Redefined

Once in a Lifetime presents tantalizing new possibilities for exploring and relaxing that redefine the idea of luxury travel.

The book showcases quality destinations beyond superficial pomp that represent a conscious choice for slowing down our hectic lives. The inspiring range of examples includes enchanting tree house hotels, incredible eco-friendly resorts, farms on which guests help with the work, simple hotels and glamping sites in spectacular scenery, as well as glamorous houses, trains, and boats. These are not only depicted in stunning photographs, but also insightfully described by renowned international travel, design, and architecture journalist Marie Le Fort.

Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic
Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic

Raft ’4U’ – Cafe Restaurant / Studio Alfirevic

The main idea for the Raft ’4U’ cafe restaurant was to create a pleasant environment, like staying under the shadow of a tree, but also above water. Designed by Studio Alfirevic…, the raft represents an extension of the riverbank.

Seoul Memorial Park / Haeahn Architecture

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Architects: Haeahn Architecture
Location:
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Park Young-chae

Updated Visuals for One World Trade

View from W Hotel © Port Authority and the Durst Organization

Check out these new renderings of Center from the Port Authority and the Durst Organization.  The images were released to illustrate recent design modifications – such as a treatment for the tower’s first 20 stories and the elimination of the casing around the antenna.   These fresh thirteen visuals offer a look at the tower from perspectives taken around the boroughs and New Jersey.   While these renderings offer a taste of what can be expected,  it is great to physical progress being made and how close we are to a completed tower.

More after the break.

Green Houses / Sander Architects

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Architects: Sander Architects
Location: Los Angeles, CA,  
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Sharon Risedorph

Summer Cafe / DarkDesignGroup

© Igor Palichev, Dima Zeibert

With a given task to design a temporary summer outdoor cafe with a very limited budget, DarkDesignGroup decided to use basic materials for the walls and roof slabs, which will allow the cafe to be more easily dismantled in the fall. Through the creative use of the OSB on a wood frame, they are able to create a dynamic form which invites the public inside and also allows them to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere. By manipulating the wood frame, they take advantage of the different ways to create openings, which make for an exciting piece of architecture. More images after the break.