Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

© Misae Hiromatsu

Architects: SAKO Architects
Location: , China
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Yoko Fujii, Jiye Zhang
Project Area: 13,421 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu


Terminal in Ven / FOJAB arkitekter

© Ole Jais

Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
Location: ,
Project Team: Stefan Johansson(Design Team Leader), Joachim Lundquist(Partner in charge, Principal architect), Kerstin Sigbo, Helena Brunsson, Martin Montelin (Architects), Therese Andersson (Landscape architect), Åsa Swanberg(Interior Architect), Viveca Rosencrantz (Lighting coordinator)
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Ventrafiken, City of Landskrona
Interior and Landscape Architect: FOJAB arkitekter AB, Malmö, Sweden
Structural Engineer: WSP Helsingborg
Cost: 21 mill. SEK
Main contractor: NCC Construction AB
Photographs: Ole Jais

 

Copenhagen Arena Proposal / 3XN Architects

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3XN Architects, in collaboration with HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit, won the first prize in the competition for the Arena, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. Located in the Ørestad-area, a short metro ride from the city center of ’s capital, their design combines two key ambitions: to create state of the art and flexible multi-purpose arena that can attract spectators from near and far, while ensuring that the building’s presence will be a win for the entire neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cold Hawaii / Force4 Architects

© Mette Johnsen

Architects: Force4 Architects
Location: ,
Completion: March 2012
Engineer: Jelcon A/S
Landscape: Preben Skaarup Landskabsarkitekter
Client: The Municipality of Thisted in collaboration with The Real Dania Foundation
Foundations: Real Dania, Bevica, Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Friluftsrådet
Photoghaphs: Mette Johnsen

 

Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel / Fentress Architects

© Jason A. Knowles

Architects: Fentress Architects
Location: , Virginia,
General Contractor: Forrester Construction
Electrical Engineer: Hankins & Anderson
Structural Engineer: Ammann + Whitney
Civil Engineer: Patton Harris Rust & Associates
Completion: September 2009
Size of Building: 2,276 square feet
Photographs: Jason A. Knowles,  Fentress Architects, Ken Paul, Ben Rasmussen

   

Video: London Design Festival 2011


Presenting a fresh palette of both established and emerging product designers and architects, Design Festival 2011 has commissioned a sideshow of ‘Landmark Projects’ curated in the city’s most notorious public spaces. Crane.tv visits the V&A to chat to curator Vicky Broackes before checking out the Bouroullec’s ‘Textile Field’ in the Raphael Gallery and heading to St Paul’s Cathedral to see John Pawson’s geometric staircase. The whirlwind tour of LDF also includes David Chipperfield’s ‘Two Lines’ at the Southbank Centre.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXX

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Today’s our 70th selection of the best you’ve submitted through our Flickr Pool. Keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Gerhard R. in Vienna, Austria. Check the other four after the break.

BA House / BAK Arquitectos

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Architects: BAK Arquitectos – Maria Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk
Location: , Ituzaingó, Province of Buenos Aires,
Land Area: 419 sqm
Built Area: 167 sqm
Built Year: 2010
Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

D-Cube City / Jerde

© Hiroyuki Kawano

Architect: Jerde
Location: Seoul,
Year: 2011
Area: 320,000 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

Competition: Designing Action Nashville

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In response to being currently ranked as the fourth most obese state in the U.S., the Nashville Civic Design Center has launched Designing Action in an attempt to pursue alternative ideas that will promote active lifestyles and help transform into a healthier city. Designing Action seeks to re-imagine a 75 acre industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River and envision ways in which infrastructure can promote active lifestyles and increase quality of life for all of Nashville’s citizens.

The registration deadline is set for July 27th, 2012. Continue reading for more information.

Photographers Gallery / O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

© Dennis Gilbert

Architects: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Location: ,
Completion: 2012
Area: 225 sqm
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

  

The Menil Collection selects Johnston Marklee for Expansion

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In the spirit of the museum’s 25th anniversary, Director Josef Helfenstein has announced Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee as the architects for the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) – the Menil Collection’s first major expansion initiated under the ambitious master plan designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Once completed, MDI will be the first freestanding facility in America dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing, and one of the most advanced in the world. was selected over David Chipperfield Architects, SANAA and Tatiana Bilbao.

“Johnston Marklee has proposed an approach that sensitively and ingeniously addresses the challenges of accommodating the vital yet inherently delicate medium of drawing,” Josef Helfenstein stated, as reported by Your News. “The firm understands on the deepest level the distinctive role that MDI will play as a focal point for the entire campus, giving us an approach that will serve this important collection and elevate the future experience of the Menil as a whole.”

Continue reading for more.

VIDEO: So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

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Quite possibly the most well-loved architect of our time, Frank Lloyd Wright was known for his “organic” architecture that harmonized with its surroundings (See the AD Classic: Fallingwater House). He would have turned 145 today.

So it seems fitting that the masters of harmony themselves, Simon and Garfunkel, eulogized the eternal Wright in song. In their words:

Architects may come and 
Architects may go and 
Never change your point of view. 
When I run dry 
I stop awhile and think of you 

So long,  
All of the nights we’d harmonize till dawn. 
I never laughed so long 
So long 
So long.

So long, Frank.

 

Lyon Confluence / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

© Takuji Shimmura

Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés 
Location: Lyon,
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Completion: 2012
Surfaces: Hotel: 8,300 sqm – Leisure Center: 64,580 sqm (with Multiplex UGC) – Multiplex UGC: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

   

Happy 145th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

© Robert Ruschak - Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

In 1991, the American Institute of Architects called him, quite simply,“the greatest American architect of all time.”

Frank Lloyd Wright, born today, June 8th, 1867, would have turned 145 years old today. Despite the years, Wright’s relevance hasn’t diminished.

Perhaps best known for his Fallingwater House and New York’s iconic Guggenheim Museum (see our original doodle below), Wright was a prolific architect, interior designer, and writer who spent his life advocating an “organic” architecture at harmony with its surroundings.

On the occasion of Wright’s birth, we invite you to look back on his truly impressive oeuvre. And what better place to start, than his classics:

Block H of the Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) shared with us their design proposal for Block H of the Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) in . The goal of YIBD is to create a new symbol for the 21st Century city; a new urban center that will include international business, living, entertainment, and shopping. Scheduled for completion in 2016, Block H consists of a luxury 5-Star hotel and high-end serviced residential building containing 167,225 square meters of space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Trunk House / Paul Morgan Architects

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Architects: Paul Morgan Architects
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Project Team: Paul Morgan, Andrej Vodstrcil, Jennifer Wood, Monica Shanley, Ying-lan Dann, William Golding, Melissa Thong, Jo Scicluna
Project Area: 85 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

CEBRA wins Day Care Center

wins day-care and after-school center

Our friends from CEBRA will team with Tækker and Grassat to design the Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 42 day care and after-school center in .   The project will convert two existing preservation-worthy buildings from 1875 into a day care center complete with outdoor areas for approximately 225 children. CEBRA has a strong portfolio of educational design  - some of our favorites include the  Youth Recreation & Culture Center designed with Dorte Mandrup; Design KindergartenEgmont High School and the Kristiansand Cathedral School Gimle - so we are looking forward to what this design process will bring about.   As the project unfolds, we will keep you informed with the latest.