MoMA: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

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The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce.  The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film.

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AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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If for some reason you missed ArchDaily last week , don’t worry, we’ve brought together the best of the week here. You can’t miss X-TU’s Apartment Blocks in Nanterre. Are you looking for house designs? You must check out, Bicentennial Civic Center in Cordoba, Argentina by Lucio Morini or Cultural Centre and the New City Hall in Archidonia, designed by Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados. Revisit, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor’s Kuggen, a cylindrical, distinctive building in the middle of the town square is an urban planning motif with roots in the Italian Renaissance. Finally, take a look at Architecture for Dogs, interesting proposals by japanese architects such as Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban, Atelier Bow-Wow, Sou Fujimoto and Kengo Kuma.

Pavilion Siegen / Ian Shaw Architekten

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Architects: Ian Shaw Architekten
Location: , Germany
Year: 2012
Photographs: Felix Krumbhlotz

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Courtesy of Studio Kalamar

TBC Bank Headquarters Competition Entry / Studio Kalamar

The proposal for the TBC Bank Headquarters by Studio Kalamar… is composed of new facades, a vestibule, and a new landscape design to transform it from an old military headquarters building. Main volumes are enfolded in a skin of triangular

IVG Media Bridge / steidle architects

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Architects: steidle architects
Location: Rosenheimerstraße, , Germany
Design Team: Johannes Ernst, Martin Klein, Team: Stefan Kissling, Manfred Erich, Duc Hua
Area: 7,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of steidle architects

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Courtesy of Bild + INDEX

Green Square Library & Plaza Competition Entry / Bild + INDEX

Presenting a public art strategy deeply embedded within the design of the building & plaza as a whole, the proposal by Bild + INDEX… is entwined and inseparable from the aesthetic, function, and environmental performance of the plaza and building

Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

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Architects: CEI Architecture
Location: Kaleden, BC,
Design Team: Nick Bevanda, Robert Cesnik, Craig Milton, Dan Sawyer
Area: 3000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ed White

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Courtesy of PinkCloud.DK

‘TENACITY’ Architectural Research Proposal / PinkCloud.DK

Proposed by PinkCloud.DK…, TENACITY seeks to revitalize the broken system of New York City Public Housing through architectural development, economic stimulus, education, and most importantly – community pride. The goal for this project is to be a catalyst for

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

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Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Joost Ector
Area: 17,121 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Kees Hummel, Marcel van Kerckhoven, Rob Hoekstra

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Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

Launched by Broadway Malyan…, in collaboration with real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area. The 125-acre design, located in North Bangalore, India,

Police Station and Multipurpose Space in Xixona / Daniel Martí & Natàlia Ferrer

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Architects: Daniel Martí & Natàlia Ferrer arquitectos
Location: Xixona, Alicante,
Structure: David Boixader
Installations: Desla Ingeniería, Òscar Galiana
Technical Architect: Julián Garrote
Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Xixona
Area: 842 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: David Zarzoso

Longacres House / Damien Murtagh

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Architect:  Damien Murtagh Architects
Location: North County ,
Project: Longacres House, The Burrow Peninsula, Portrane, Co.Dublin,Ireland

      

Lecture: What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake / Toyo Ito

This , brought to you by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, explores the Metabolism movement of the 1960s and its influence on Japanese Architecture through today.  Toyo Ito reflects on the life of Kiyonori Kikutake and the continued relevance of his works and ideas in today’s design culture.

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Archifest Zero Waste Pavilion / WOW Architects

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Architects: WOW Architects
Location:
Architect In Charge: James Tan
Design Team: Fernando Velho, Prabhu Sugumar, Christopher Lee Liang Neng, Yvonne Yung
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aaron Pocock, C3M Studio

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Courtesy of The Jerde Partnership

Kuntsevo Centre / The Jerde Partnership

The Kuntsevo Centre, designed by The Jerde Partnership…, will provide a new stage for dynamic public activity and distinct commercial offerings in central Moscow. The pedestrian-oriented center will establish a vibrant leisure, shopping, business, and residential complex reconnecting the

Single Family House in Kifisia / Spacelab Architecture

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Architects: Spacelab Architecture
Location:,
Structural Engineer: Thodoros Hainis
Mechanical Engineer: Vanggelis Kozoronis
Constructor: technikiapopsi, Thodoros Hainis
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vaggelis Paterakis

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! November 12-13

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Taking place November 12-13, the 3rd annual Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! event will consist of innovative panel discussions, workshops and the ‘Design Open Mic’ event at the Autodesk Gallery in . Design experts and enthusiasts, industry leaders across disciplines and more come together to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. Panel topics address cutting-edge topics and small-group workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge from expert panelists. Put on by Architecture for Humanity, this will be the first year this event is coming to the west coast. For more information, including an itinerary of events, please visit their official website here.

İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

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Architects: Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Location: Galata, İstanbul,
Design Team: Ahmet Alataş, Emre Açar
Architectural Group: Özge Güngör Ülüğ, Dilan Yüksel, Emir Elmaslar, Gabriella Colacicco
Area: 1,100 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gürkan Akay, Ahmet Alataş, Ali Bekman