DETAIL Magazine is a very good reference to understand the details of contemporary buildings, grouped by materiality/program.
In DETAIL offers a compilation of works grouped under a given theme, in book format. In this case, Exhibitions and Displays covers a wide selection of projects (with highly detailed drawings, as usual in DETAIL) ranging from museums to a supermarket, along with articles on branding, sustainability on temporary projects, and more.
More info after the break.
Architects: MAB Arquitectura
Location: Via Gallarate, Milano, Italy
Client: Comune di Milano
Intervention: Social Housing, Public Space, and Park
Structural Engineer: Ing. Gabriele Salvatoni
Technical Installations: BETA Progetti
Site Area: 33,860 sqm
Public Space Area: 30,000 sqm
Built Area: 20,683 sqm
Cost: 24.500.000 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paolo Riolzi
CCCWall is an installation realized by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the important Milanese Fuorisalone 2010 event. The installation is an anticipation of Kengo Kuma’s first actual architecture ever done in Italy, currently about to be completed near the headquarters of Casalgrande Padana, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: MADA s.p.a.m.
Location: Xi’an, China
Collaborators: The Institute of Architectural Design & Research, Shenzhen University, CMG Radio, Film and Television Design and Research Institute, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology
Client: Xi’an Television Broadcasting Bureau
Site Area: 62,854 sqm
Gross Area: 81,117 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MADA s.p.a.m.
Architects: Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
Location: Concepcion, Chile
Client: Gabriela & Humberto Broitman
Collaborators: Konstantin Konig, Ivan Fierro
Structure: German Aguilera
Construction: Claudio Loosli
Sanitary project: Marcelo Valenzuela
Electrical project: Carlos Martinez
Model photography: Ana Crovetto
Plot area: 500 sqm
Built area: 287 sqm
Project date: 2007
Construction date: 2008-2009
Architecture Photographs: Cristobal Palma
Architects: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos – Francisco José Padilla & Juan Manuel Nicás
Location: Urbanización Serranía de la Paloma, Collado Mediano, Madrid, Spain
Collaborator: Isabel Colino
Structure: Alejandro Bernabéu & Jorge Bernabéu
Site Area: 500 sqm
Project Area: 170 sqm
Design Year: 2005-2006
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
After having been one of the first places in the world to be hit by a catastrophic event as a result of global warming, Indonesia has managed to recover from such devastation and chaos. In the wake of the images which were broadcast around the world just a few years ago, we have been witnesses to how tsunamis, contrary to what we might have believed, have become more frequent –as in the recent case of the earthquake in Chile- and this fact has led us to the conclusion that more than ever planning is needed for a prevention and research center.
That is why, for this competition, Arquitectum, together with the Pelita Harapan University, has proposed a proper Marine Research Center which would fulfill this need. But the idea is not simply to locate it at an ad-hoc site, but instead to select a paradisiacal and beautiful place, thereby eradicating that paradigm under which research centers must always be located far from civilization or located at isolated spots, be it far from cities or the many wonderful scenic places which the world has to offer.
Close to a year ago, we reported on Callebaut’s radical idea for a vertical farm situated on the south edge of Roosevelt Island, New York. It is nice to see that Callebaut’s latest project, Hydrogenase still offers the same dynamic result, but this time, instead of addressing the food shortage issue, it aims to create a self-sufficient organic airship. This conceptual transport system would be comprised of airships that produce biofuel from seaweed. The project draws its inspiration from nature, as well as from the qualities of its materials and its self-manufacturing processes.
More about the project after the break.
A few days ago, we shared Forrest Fulton‘s Lace Hill proposal for Armenia, and tonight we share the firm’s idea for a retreat that creates two distinct meditative spaces through its relationships to the landscape. A floating wooden deck and a small, dimly lit enclosure,which is sunken into the ground, intend to respond to one another as a way to “intensify a spiritual experience of the place.”
More about the retreat after the break.
Architect Daniel Libeskind (see his projects here) will discuss the symbolism and architectural expression of commemoration. The Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture is part of the National Building Museum Symposium “Power, Architecture and Politics: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Design of Washington”.
The lecture will take place next Wednesday, May 19 at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. More information here.
Architect: Kingma Roorda architects
Location: Poortkade and Oosterscheldestraat, Zierikzee, The Netherlands
Design team: Ruurd Roorda, Klaas Kingma, Bas Kegge, Roelof Verheijen, Frank Velthuis, Niels van Ham
Developer: Loostad ontwikkeling, Apeldoorn / Bouwbedrijf Boender en Maasdam, Numansdorp
Urban plan: Rothuizen van Doorn ’t Hooft, Breda/Middelburg/Poznan
Structural engineer: Constructie- en Adviesburo van Moorsel, Waalwijk
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Rijk, Heinkenszand
External cladding: B+K Alusystemen, Zwolle
Project Area: 2,126 sqm (building 1), 1,545 sqm (building 2)
Start construction: 2008 (building 1), 2010 (building 2)
Completion construction: 2010 (building 1), 2012 (est.)
Photographs: René de Wit, Breda / Kingma Roorda architects, Rotterdam
The Territorial Agency for Residential Housing (ATER) for the Commune of Rome hereby invites tenders for the international planning competition “PASS – Project for social and sustainable housing” for requalification of the social housing complexes comprised within Area Plan No. 15-bis Tiburtino III, lots situated between via Grotta di Gregna and via Mozart in Rome.
The primary aim of the invitation to tender is to promote quality in transformation of the buildings and urban requalification by providing:
a) 120 new homes, that is to say 40 new homes (approximately 3000 m2) through recovery of the ground floor levels and 80 new homes (approximately 4200 m2) through recovery of the attic service areas;
b) new services in the area, for a total of approximately 1200 m2;
c) requalification of public spaces;
d) integrated operations to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings (comprising approximately 450 homes).
Architects: Aitor Martinez de Zuazo López de Ullíbarri & Igor Zorrakin
Location: Iurreta, Bizkaia, Spain
Collaborator: Blanca San Vicente López de Juan Abad – Interior Designer
Client: Iurreta Eleizateko Udala / Ayuntamiento de la Anteiglesia de Iurreta
Project Area: 211,60 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Sinestesia Studios
STL shared with us their finalist entry for the Casa Mediterraneo International Competition. More images and info after the break.
Architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other designers are invited to submit projects to the Architectural League’s New York Designs series.
Projects of all types at any scale, either built (completed within one year of submission) or under construction in New York City, are welcome. Quality is the sole criterion for selection.