Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture

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Architects: Rad Architecture
Location: Brisbane St, ,
Design Team: Lynn Churchill, Craig Riley, Patrick Hubble, Kelwin Wong
Photographs: Andrew Pritchard Photography

Olympic Park and Village in Google Earth and Maps

Olympic Park and Village, Stratford, London, United Kingdom (click for larger size)

Google has updated its maps with hi res images of the Olympic Park and Village in Stratford (London, UK). The images were taken this past May, and let us see the whole picture of the master plan for London 2012. A target of the investment for the games is to  reconvert this former industrial zone in East London.

Video: Kathryn Findlay’s Impermanent Structures, Architecture Tour


Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. The internationally renowned practice is known for its use of experimental design and progressive technology. This was demonstrated most recently when they were appointed as delivery architects by Arup for Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s ArcelorMittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in the 2012 Olympic Park. One of Kathryn Findlay’s most notable projects was the Soft and Hairy House in , inspired by Salvador Dali’s notion that future architecture would be ‘soft and hairy’. Extending these ideas Findlay guided Crane.tv around London, showing us her favourite impermanent structures, demonstrating the adaptability of our city and the possibilities for the future.

TBWA Maya Uptown / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Location: Etiler, Kültür Mh., 34340 Beşiktaş/ Province, Turkey
Design Team: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Emre Erenler, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Serdar Demir, Turkan Yilmaz
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4500.0 sqm
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Water Villa / Framework Architects + Studio Prototype

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Architects: Framework Architects, Studio Prototype
Location: Gabriël Metsustraat, Amsterdam,
Design Team: Maarten ter Stege, Jeroen Spee, Jeroen Steenvoorden, Thomas Geerlings
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250.0 sqm
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Video: Yoyogi Olympic Arena / Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange’s Yoyogi Olympic Arena from Yoyogi GSD on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Emmet Truxes, from Harvard GSD, for sharing this animated video of ’s Yoyogi Olympic Arena with us.  Check out the amazing visualizations set to music by Gray Reinhard (we particularly love the build-up of the magnificently suspended roof around minute 5, which is then further detailed a few minutes later) which was created by a team of six students - Emmet Truxes, Nathan Shobe, Julian Bushman-Copp, Mijung Kim, Jeffrey Laboskey, Misato Odanaka - to understand the  construction of the building’s innovate tensile structure.

More about the project after the break.

Air-Raid Shelters of Almería / Ferrer Arquitectos

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Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
Location: Plaza de Manuel Pérez García, ,
Design Team: José Ángel Ferrer
Architectural Technologist: Manuel Alonso
Internal Collaborators: José Antonio Cuerva, Miguel G. Haro and Fernando Mateos
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Bellevue Library / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, , Washington DC, USA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Edmund Sumner

Discover Haiti Exhibition

at Discover Haiti Exhibition © Daniel Portilla

The exhibition is opened from last Wednesday July 25th and will run until August 15th. Curated by Urban Zen & Nomad Two Worlds, ‘Discover Haiti’ features art, accessories, clothing and home furnishings designed and produced in Haiti.

The collection comprises the work of craftsmen in small objects, pictures, and also the projects of refurbishment and reconstruction of buildings destroyed by the last 2010 earthquake.

Triangle Brick Headquarters / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

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Architects: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Location: , NC,
Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 14,000 sq ft
Photographs: Jonathan Hillyer

H24 House / R Zero Studio

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Architects: R Zero Studio
Location: City, Distrito Federal,
Design Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Gilberto Muñoz + , Isaac Guzman Ramirez, Pablo Serrano
Photographs: Aki Itami, Courtesy of H24 House

The Imperial Buildings / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5000.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Historic Front Street / Cook + Fox Architects

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Architect: Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
Location: New York, NY
Client: Yarrow LLC
Completion: April 2006
Size: 150,000 SF

   

AD Round Up: BIG Part II

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For today’s Round Up, we bring you the second part of previously featured projects by one of our favorite studios, . Take this opportunity to check again the unique mixed-use 8-House in Copenhagen. Also you can see West 57th the BIG proposal for the awkwardly shaped large site at West Side Highway and 57th Street in .Check out the colorful Superkilen a collaboration between BIG and Topotek 1 and the amazing proposal for National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan. Finally, revisit one of 2010 AD Building of the year, the incredible Denmark Pavilion in Shanghai Expo.

Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau

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Architects: James & Mau
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Salazar

In Progress: E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Mathildelaan, ,
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer
Photographs: Jan Bitter

AIA selects the 2012 Recipients of the Small Project Awards

SPECS Optical Façade, Minneapolis / Alchemy Architects © Geoffrey Warner and Scott Ervin

The American Institute of Architects () has announced the eleven recipients of the 2012 Small Project Awards. Now in its ninth year, the Small Project Awards Program emphasizes the excellence of small-project design and strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope.

The award recipients are categorized into three groups; category 1) a small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000 2) a small project construction, up to $1,500,000 and 3) a small project construction up to $1,500,000 which does not rely on external infrastructure as its primary power source.

The 2012 Small Project Award winners are:

Vista Del Valle / Zimmerman and Associates

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Architects: Zimmerman and Associates
Location: , CA, USA
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,400 sq ft
Photographs: Bruce Damonte