Veli VRH Elementary School / Randic Turato

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Architects: Saša Randić, Idis Turato
Location: Pula,
Site area: 26,164.5 sqm
Built area: 8,535 sqm
Completion: September 2010
Collaborators: Ana Staničić, Gordan Resan, Gorjana Drašković, Maja Ivanovski, Janko Jelić, , Ida Križaj, Darko Kuiš, Ivan Arbanas, Damir Šiljeg, Andrija Čuljak
Photographs: Domagoj Blažević, Želimir Gržančić and Sandro Lendler

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JZ House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architect: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Camaçari, Bahia,
Project Team: Thiago Bernardes Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
Collaborators: Ricardo Castello Branco, Veridiana Ruzzante, Claudia Maltese, Marina Nogaró, Fabiano Magalhães
Interior Design: Bernardes Jacobsen Arquitetura – Eza Viegas (coordenação) e Sabrina Freire
Landscape: Fernando Chacel
Construction: Reconstec Engenharia
Structure: Márcio Pompei (Concrete) + Ita Construtora (Wood)
Project Year: 2008
Photos: Leonardo Finotti

Evolution of the Apple Store as Told by Thomas Park

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Thomas Park has compiled a gallery of all 357 of Apple’s stores from all over the world.  The images are pulled directly from Apple’s own website and include information about where the store falls among the 357, where it is located and when it was opened.  Park’s initiative was sparked by the desire to detect the evolution in Apple’s strategy of storefront design. Apple’s retail architecture shows the success of closely adhering to design principles in the visual branding of products, the products themselves, and the environment in which they are actually sold.  Apple has a simple, crisp and sleak design that comes through in their products and in their stores and give off the same feeling of reliable design.

More after the break.

In Progress: Arena Castelão / VIGLIECCA&ASSOC

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Architects: VIGLIECCA&ASSOC
Location: Fortaleza, , Brazil
Date: 2008 – under construction
Client: State of Ceará Government / Special Department of the State of Ceará for 2014 Cup
Total Intervention Area: 215.000 sqm
Design Team: Hector Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Ronald Werner, Neli Shimizu, Caroline Bertoldi, Bianca Riotto, Fernanda Trotti, Hernani Paiva, Kelly Bozzato, Luiz Marino, Mayara Christ, Pedro Ichimaru, Rafael Alcantara, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie, Renata Haring
Construction: Galvão + Andrade Mendonça
Landscaping: Rodolfo Geiser Paisagismo e Meio Ambiente
Photographs: Azul Serra

Doluca Winery / Şanal architecture|urbanism

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Architects: Şanal architecture|urbanism
Location: Çerkezköy, ,
Principals: Murat Şanal, Alexis Şanal
Project architects/designers: Begum Öner, Cibeles Sanchez Llupart, Joseph Cele
Client: Doluca Şarapçılık
Design Team: Kaan Sucu, Nazli Ergani, Tim Kovats
Completion: Sept 2011
Building Area: 15,000 sqm
Photographer: Refik Anadol

   

House in Abiko / fuse-atelier

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Architects: fuse-atelier (Shigeru Fuse)
Location: Abiko, Chiba pref.,
Structural Engineers: Konishi Structural Engineers
Main contractor: Shishido Koumuten
Type: Houses-Residential
Site area: 101.00 sqm
Built area: 48.54 sqm
Total floor area: 80.01 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Shigeru Fuse

Foster + Partners win competition to design Ourense AVE Station

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Along with engineers G.O.C. and Cabanelas Castelo Architects, Foster + Partners have won an international competition to design a new high-speed rail station in the city of Ourense in Galicia, located in northwestern . The winning proposal integrates transport infrastructure with a new urban park, providing a large public space that will open up a series of pedestrian links to connect the districts divided by the track.

Groupe scolaire à Sarcelles / Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes

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Architects: Gaetan Le Penhuel Architectes
Location: ,
Perspectives: Julien Ventalon
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

The Journey To Licensure: NCARB & IDP

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A recent article discussing the disconnect between the decades old Intern Development Program and its effective reality in the current environment brings to light shortcomings that are in dire need of redevelopment. NCARB recently announced an upcoming significant overhaul of the IDP program, which in its current state requires 5,600 hours of various logged tasks in addition to the seven exams for licensure.

Child and Youth Center Helene P. / Kauffmann Theilig & Partner

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Architect: Kauffmann Theilig & Partner
Location: Obere Weinsteige 9, 70597 -Degerloch,
Foundation: Helene-Pfleiderer-Stiftung
Owner: Stuttgarter Jugendhaus gGmbH
Design and Planning: Kauffmann Theilig & Partner, Freie Architekten BDA, Ost-fildern
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Video: Gimme Shelter! at the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale, by Cristobal Palma

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has shared with us this video of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture.

“Gimme Shelter!”, designed and curated by Sebastián Irarrázaval and Hugo Mondragón, features projects and architectural innovations developed by local architects during emergencies and natural catastrophes in the last years.

The poetic expression of these emergency landscapes has also oriented the construction of the Chilean pavilion. To achieve this, we chose to overturn the conventional relationships of the elements that comprise it: mattresses positioned vertically become screens for projecting images; security cones and water bottles, cut up and then reassembled, become lamps; emergency tape and water bottles become tensors and counterweights. Once this mechanism was set in motion, we provocatively introduced certain conventionally used forms: a massive bed with mattresses placed in the center of the pavilion, and a window display with large water drums and dispensers at the far end of the pavilion, promising visitors a bit of rest and relief.

For the exhibition, we selected architectural works, visual pieces and technological innovations that experimented with the concept of the essential and the ingenious in precarious contexts. On the other hand, and in keeping with the project mechanism put into action through the formalization of the pavilion, we also decided to select projects that exhibited a certain degree of disruption to some element of the cultural or material patrimony of .

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Vedahaugane / L J B

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Architect: L J B
Location: Aurlandsfjellet,
Design Team: L. J. Berge, Z. Jelnikar
Completion: 2010
Area: 90 m path 300 sqm parking
Photographs: Statens Vegvesen, E. Marchesi, AS

   

Sustainable Office Buildings

In more recent times, the importance of the changing climate and its effects on the environment are being given more attention in regard to design practices. As a result, sustainable work spaces are becoming more prominent and some may even argue that a more energy efficient building correlates to a more efficient and productive work environment. With a growing demand for energy efficient buildings comes a greater responsibility of architects today and in the future.  In turn, officer owners and managers are also placed under increasing obligations to be focused on cutting down on productivity costs and to find more sustainable ways of going about their business endeavors. Companies are coming to the realization that investing in ‘green’ principles is more profitable in the long run.

In this post we are going to present to you office buildings that offer sustainable techniques through innovative architecture.

Contour Crafting / Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis

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At first glance, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis’ Contour Crafting (CC) seems both fascinating and unreal – a fabrication machine that has the potential to construct entire structures in a single run.   Supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, CC’s combination of conventional robotics and “age-old tools” creates a layered fabrication process where large-scale parts can be fabricated at remarkable speeds.  On his blog,  Khoshnevis, a professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, explains that the system is a scale-up of the rapid prototyping machines now widely used in industry to “print out” three-dimensional objects designed with CAD/CAM software, usually by building up successive layers of plastic. ”Instead of plastic, will use concrete,” explained Khoshnevis.

More about Contour Crafting after the break.

UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy / JGMA

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Architects: JGMA
Location: Chicago, , USA
Owner: United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)
Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady
Design Builder/Structural: Ghafari
Electrical & Mechanical Consultant: Primera
Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Associates
Project Area: 63,300 sf
Photographs: Courtesy of JGMA

   

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Hotel Liesma Proposal / BNKR Arquitectura

The hotel proposal by BNKR Arquitectura… aims to reproduce in material form the ephemeral process of the diffusion of sound. This is a process of vibrant outward expression and subsequent decay. It is a narrative of the loss of integrity

Secondary School Miranda de Ebro / Virai Arquitectos

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Architects: Virai Arquitectos
Location: Calle de Francia, , Spain.
Design Team: Marta Parra, Juan Manuel Herranz
Assistants: Jorge Garrudo Álamo, Christian Álvarez Gómez, Zina Petrikova, Florian
Gibis (architects) Structure: GV408. Installations: LFV y asociados

Quantity Surveyor: Jesús Armendáriz Recalde
Client: Consejeria de Educación de Castilla León
Area: 2,500 sqm
Cost: 1,910,000 euros
Completion: 2009
Photographer: Jose Manuel Cutillas

   

“Janko Gredelj” Area Mixed Use Design / Hrvoje Sedlić

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Hrvoje Sedlić shared with us a proposal for a mixed use design in an industrial area in .The project site is on the east part of `s horizontal axis. It`s located next to an industrial area of “Janko Gredelj”, but due to a ghetto type organization of that still active industry (a big wall surrounding it), these two spaces were never perceived as one. But like any other industry infrastructure being so close to the city center, it will be dislocated . At that moment, a huge amount of space (20 ha) is opened to be integrated to the city, with a size potential to house any activity and content. More images and project description after the break.