Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
Location: Custóias, Matosinhos, Portugal
Client: Câmara Municipal Matosinhos
Engineering: A400, Projectistas e Consultores de Engenharia
Graphic Design: Ezzo design
Budget: 1,500,000 euros
Project Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti
Expo 2010 Shanghai is the first World Fair to adopt sustainable urban development as its theme. As consequence concepts which legitimise the extensive resource use and major investment of a World Fair must be promoted. The basic concept of “Norway Powered by Nature”, designed by Helen & Hard, directly engages this challenge, placing emphasis and awareness on multiple aspects of sustainability.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architect: TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten
Location: Irapuato, Guanajuato. Mexico
Project Team: Enrique Norten, Salvador Arroyo, Victoria Grossi, Verónica Chávez, Carlos Marin, Mateo Riestra, Ernesto Orrante, Ricardo Orozco, Alejandro Mantecón, Gabriela Puente, Dionisio Arras, Uvaldo Arenas
Structure: Colinas de Buen, SA de CV, Ing. Óscar de Buen
MEP: DIIN, SA de CV. Ing. Alejandro Borboa
Client: National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity
Year of Design: 2005-2007
Year of Construction: 2007-2010
Photographs: Luis Gordoa
Architects: Riddel Architecture
Location: Hill End, inner Brisbane, Australia
Project Team: David Gole, Emma Scragg, Simon Boundy
Engineering: Bligh Tanner Engineering
Landscape: Deike Richards – Landscaping
Contractors: Rob Peagram Builders
Site Area: 638 sqm
Project Area: 261 sqm
Budget: $3,500 p/sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones
d3:dialog is a hybrid publication that combines the depth and format of a journal with the flexibility of a magazine. Each issue will explore a focused aspect of current architectural theory and production.
The first volume of New York-based d3’s dialog series calls for work in architectural theory, design postulations, and built form that blurs the boundary between mapping and making of cities, buildings, spaces, and objects. Through d3:dialog>assemble, we shall collectively explore how such fusion occurs and how conventional methods remain relevant.
For more information click here.
Architects: Ensamble Estudio / Antón García-Abril
Location: Costa da Morte, Spain
Collaborator: Ricardo Sanz
Quantity Surveyor: Javier Cuesta
Collaborator Companies: Tongadas & Zuncho Dolorido, SL. / Galicorte / Macías Derribos / Suministros Zurich / Ganadería Paulina
Project Area: 25 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Roland Halbe & Ensamble Estudio
The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of an open international competition to design a New Aldgate, a temporary landmark on the eastern edge of the City of London, to stand for the duration of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, to open in January 2012.
The competition for the design of the project is open to (but not limited to) architects, designers, artists, product designers, and/or any other disciplines. The Architecture Foundation encourages design teams to suggest inspiring and innovative yet realistic designs for this temporary and flexible structure.
The competition will be open to entries from 19 April until 12noon on 28 May 2010. More information on the competition’s official website.
Architects: SPBR Arquitetos
Location: Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Director in Charge: Angelo Bucci
Project Team: Ciro Miguel, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Suzana Jeque, Tatiana Ozzetti
Structural Engineer: Jorge Zaven Kurkdjian
Landscape Architect: Fernando Magalhães Chacel
Lighting: Ricardo Heder
Services: Alberto Chagas Barreto
Site Area: 4,488.65 sqm
Constructed Area: 481.41 sqm
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005–2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon
What began in a rented townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has grown to become an internationally recognized preeminent source for exhibitions and publications related to historical and contemporary African art. The Museum for African Art will finally find a permanent home along Manhattan’s “Museum Mile” and will be open to the public next April. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, the museum will bring the prestigious row of museums of Manhattan to Harlem, one of the country’s most important centers of historic and contemporary African-American culture.
More about the museum and more images after the break.
ULHT (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) organized an international workshop on the theme of waterfront design (European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design) EWWUD. The workshop was coordinated by Pedro Ressano Garcia.
This event took place between 14 and 28 March 2010 and has several international specialists in nine foreign universities.
The following universities participated:
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny Wszczecinie – ZUT / Poland
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Netherlands
Hafen City University Hamburg / Germany
University of California Berkeley / USA
Aristotele University of Thessaloniiki Faculty of Engineering School of Architecture / Greece
Universite de Paris La Sorbonne / France
Politecnico di Milano Facolta di Architettura e Societa Diap Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazion / Italy
Gazi Üniversitesi / Turkey
The 47 foreign students with 14 student from Portugal were mixed and distributed into eight different groups, where eight final projects were presented. You can see all the boards after the break.
Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architekten
Location: Hettingen, Germany
Architect in Charge: Klaus Reintjes
Project Team: Wiebke Lemme (Project architect), Michael Johl, Ruwen Rimpau
Client: TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG
Management: Kerler | projekt + Konstruktion, Sigmaringen
Structural Engineering: IB Breinlinger, Tuttlingen
Mechanical Engineering: Rentschler & Riedesser Ingenieurschaft mbH, Filderstadt
Project Area: 1,570 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Zooey Braun
If you are an usual reader of ArchDaily, you know that I have always said that Mark Magazine is by far one of my favorites. Fresh works and interview with the young practices innovating in design and construction are presented in a dense, visual format.
The latest issue (March-April) brings the usual dose of projects organized on the Notice Board (unbuilt projects, competitions), Short Section (short reports on new buildings), Viewpoint (interviews and projects by selected offices), Long Section (in depth articles of certain projects) and Service Area (technical).
Full index after the break:
Last week we told you about Christian Bay–Jørgensen’s idea to turn the famous Hollywood Sign into an hotel. Today, we feature another idea designed by Danish and Belgian architects Bart de Lege, Frederique Hermans, Jan Bloemen, Joep Verheijen, and Steven van Esser. You can find more information here.
More images and architect’s description after the break.