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Suburban Beach House / David Barr + Ross Brewin

  • Architects: David Barr, Ross Brewin
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Robert Frith

© Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith

'Navigating the Future City' Event

Founded by Grimshaw and FutureCity in collaboration with the Fellows of the RSA, the Urban Research Unit (URU) is a one-year research project focused on urban design, masterplanning and placemaking. It will include a series of eight panel discussions that will use various urban factors to compare and contrast New York and London. Their upcoming event, 'Navigating the Future City' will take place in London on June 5. This event sets out an ambitious and achievable vision for London as the most vibrant, vital and accessible city in the world. The discussions will focus on a new approach to supporting London’s role as a key aviation hub, and points towards radical solutions for the capital’s transport network. For more information, please visit here. A video of their previous event can be viewed after the break.

'Plushscape' Installation at Interspace Dialogue Exhibition / ALLTHATISSOLID

Courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art + ALLTHATISSOLID
Courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art + ALLTHATISSOLID

Taking place at the Seoul Museum of Art, the 'Total Theatre: Interspace Dialogue' exhibition is featuring the Plushscape installation by Max Kuo of ALLTHATISSOLID. Curated by Regina Shin, the exhibition, which is also a film festival, borrows Gropius and Piscator’s concept of a new kind of theatre to realize a cinema inside of the white cube of a museum. In response to the curatorial agendas of Interspace Dialogue, Plushscape seeks to agitate and amplify the somatic conditions of the viewers’ bodies providing more spatial possibilities in their haptic response to the screening films. More images and architects' description after the break.

Zaha Hadid Wins European Museum of the Year Award for Riverside

Riverside Museum / ZHA © McAteer Photograph/Alan McAteer
Riverside Museum / ZHA © McAteer Photograph/Alan McAteer

Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRiverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, has won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) for it’s ability to “demonstrate brilliantly how a specialist transport collection can renew its relevance through active engagement with the wider social and universal issues.”

Out of 40 museums from across 21 European countries, the jury agreed unanimously that ZHA’s Riverside Museum fulfilled the EMYA criteria of ‘public quality’ at the highest level. 

Henkel Asia-Pacific and China / HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg

© H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch © H.G. Esch

'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition

Organized by AAAB, the 'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition, which begins today and runs until June 9, aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. The exhibition features a project that was born out of the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of Barcelona and other European cities. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities and aims to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called a “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in Barcelona, followed by a second presentation in the invited country. For more information, please visit here.

Casa CorMAnca / PAUL CREMOUX studio

  • Architects: PAUL CREMOUX studio
  • Location: Ciudad de México, DF, México
  • Architect in Charge: Paul Cremoux W.
  • Project Team: Anna Giribets Martin
  • Structure: Arq. Ricardo Camacho
  • Engeneering: Ing. José Antonio Lino Mina, DIA.
  • Construction: Fermín Espinosa, Alfredo Galván, Factor Eficiencia
  • Supervision: PAUL CREMOUX studio
  • Proyect Year: 2013
  • Photography: Héctor Armando Herrera

Salotto Urbano Proposal / Michela Romano, Emanuela Ortolani, Federica Spinaci, Eleonora Sanfilippo, David Vecchi

Conceived to aid in the cohesion between people, Salotto Urbano is a public area designed by architects Michela Romano, Emanuela Ortolani, Federica Spinaci, Eleonora Sanfilippo, and David Vecchi. The project aims to be a pleasant place to support the social interactions, working as a structure for several activities and events. It is a space where people can freely operate and get back the participation of common good. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Architectural Association DLAB: Blue

The Architectural Association announces the 2013 edition of the DLAB, the intensive computation and fabrication oriented workshop. The workshop continues the experimentation of last year's edition, which resulted on the Fallen Star installation.

DLAB experiments with the integration of algorithmic and generative design methodologies as well as with large scale digital fabrication tools. Continuing its color based agenda DLAB will immerse in blue for its 2013 cycle as a way to investigate natural growth processes in relation to innovative concepts of architectural tectonics and fabrication. Blue will become the inspiration for diving into the depths of emergence, differentiation and complexity which are found at various scales in nature. We will carefully interweave these concepts with interaction and participatory design in order to create full-scale working prototypes. The programme will be formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants will benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA’s London home. The second phase will shift to AA Hooke Park campus and revolve around the fabrication and assembly of a full-scale architectural intervention which will unify the design goals of DLAB.

Some of the most prominent features which the participants will be exposed to during DLAB include:  

Process DLAB 2012 © Courtesy of Architectural Association Process DLAB 2012 © Courtesy of Architectural Association Process DLAB 2012 © Courtesy of Architectural Association DLAB 2013

New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal / MARS Architekten

The proposal for the New Central Library in Berlin by MARS Architekten is a social and cultural centre for Tempelhof’s new quarter. In collaboration with urban designers UBERBAU Architecture & Urbanism and landscape architects TH Treibhaus Berlin & Lavaland, their design was chosen as one of eight winning entrants. Their project focuses upon achieving an immense and complex building that offers a large amount of varying interior spaces in combination with a strong exterior form serving as a public landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tudela-Culip Restoration Project / EMF

  • Architects: EMF
  • Location: Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
  • Landscape Architects: Martí Franch
  • Architects: J/T ARDÉVOLS S.L. Ton Ardèvol
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EMF

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Wuzhen Theater / Artech Architects

  • Architects: Artech Architects
  • Location: Zhejiang, China
  • Design Architect: Kris Yao
  • Design Team Taipei: Kuo-Chien Shen, Winnie Wang, Wen-Li Liu, Jake Sun, Andy Chang, Kevin Lin
  • Design Team Shanghai: Wen-Hong Chu, Fei-Chun Ying, Nai-Wen Cheng, Chu-Yi Hsu, Qi-Shen Wu, Jane jiang, Lei Feng
  • Contractor: Jujiang Construction Group
  • Area: 21750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: David Chen, Fei-Chung Ying

© David Chen © Fei-Chung Ying © Fei-Chung Ying © Fei-Chung Ying

Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos

Industrialized modular housing prototype that allows growth and changes over time. All building systems are dry.

Complete units are manufactured in a workshop, with all interior finishes of the maximum size supported by conventional transport (3m wide, 2.5m tall, and up to 12m long).

Only the last layer of the facade and the roof are placed in situ to ensure continuity, overlap and waterproofing of joints.

Interior partitions, storage and fixed furniture are incorporated to the walls, which house good technical quality building services, home automation and other customized items for each configuration.

The resulting assemblage offers quality, control over the building runtime, maintenance plans and growth options far superior to traditional construction. Principles of sustainable economy and the spirit of recycling accompany all project decisions.

Garoza House 10.1 is the first application of the industrialized prototype, adjusted to the needs and personality of its owners.

School for El Coporito / Antonio Peña + Juan Garay + Alexis Ávila

  • Architects: Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, Alexis Ávila
  • Location: State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, Alexis Ávila
  • Design Team: Javier Haghenbeck, Lucía Alonso, Reneé Gutierrez, Cristina Alessi, Gerardo Guzmán, Antonio Peña, Juan Garay, Alexis Ávila
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Zaruhy Sangochian, Courtesy of Antonio Peña

© Rafael Gamo © Zaruhy Sangochian © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Vibrant Geometry / 3h architecture Ltd

  • Architects: 3h architecture Ltd
  • Location: Medve utca 17, 1027 Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge: 3h architecture Ltd
  • Head Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther
  • Project Manager: Orsolya Pataj
  • Assistant Architects: Zsombor Fehér, Anikó Hajdú, Lilla Kántor, Bence Kertész, Orsolya Pataj, Tímea Szarka
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Welkenraedt Funeral Centre / Dethier Architectures

© Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Serge Brison

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Mauro Turin Architectes

Taking advantage of the competition site’s strengths, this proposal by Mauro Turin Architectes for the Museum of Bavarian History features, on urban terms, a system that serves as a liaison between the banks of the river and the old urban fabric of the city. While do so, the project also acts as an articulation of urban spaces through its various places and passage, creating a symbolic point of convergence. More images and architects’ description after the break.