AA House / MVN Architects

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Architects: MVN Architects
Location: , Almería,
Architect In Charge: Daniel H Nadal, Diego Varela de Ugarte, Emilio Medina
Technical Architect: Maria Isabel García Mellado
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of MVN Architects

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Venice Biennale 2012: “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”

Ritratto di Álvaro Siza © Teresa Siza

Recent award recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and Portuguese master architect, Álvaro Siza, will be honored with an exhibition exclusively dedicated to his most personal aspects as one of the leading players in the international design scene at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The collateral event, “Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”, will feature an exclusive collection of 53 works, personally selected by the architect himself for this event, that were developed from travel notes and sketches. The exhibit will be organized in sequential order as a narration of Siza’s work in architecture and concept of life. It will be seen as “a succession of prospects, dreams, memories and the faces of unknown persons and friends encounters in that extraordinary “Journey without a plan”, which is life itself.”

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The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

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Architects: CYS.ASDO
Location: Taipei,
Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: K. M. Lee

AD Architecture School Guide: University of Kentucky College of Design

“Manhattan Redux” Paducah, KY, image via cargocollective.com/UK-CoD

Early in August, we introduced Sherin Wing’s latest exciting series she’s writing for ArchDaily: The AD Architecture School Guide. In case you missed it, you can check Sherin’s review of the University of Utah here. And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter if you want to provide any feedback.

At the University of Kentucky College of Design or UK/CoD, the School of Architecture has taken the goals of engagement, service, and education as an opportunity to transform not just the physical landscape but the economy and social structure of the Commonwealth as well. It is, frankly, an exciting program. And as exemplified by the The River Cities Project, practical skills are combined with pedagogy to enrich and improve the lives of all people: students, faculty and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If that seems like a tall order, read on because this is definitely a program that succeeds.

Orthodox School in Remle / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

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Architects: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Dan Israelevitz, Hila Dinay Israelevitz, Simon Amsis
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,750 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Dan and Hila Israelevitz

West 18th Street / ODA

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Recently, we shared ODA’s honorable mention proposal for the National Library of Israel which fosters an open haven for learning and activity.  The New-York based firm is also working on projects a bit closer to home in Manhattan that approach zoning restrictions with an air of optimism.  ODA explained, “We embrace those parameters (zoning ordinances) and use them as the DNA of our buildings. If carefully studied, NYC’s zoning allows for many interpretations that follows logical principals.”

More about the residences after the break.

Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station / STGM Architectes

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Architects: STGM Architectes
Location: , Québec,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Films & Architecture: “Dark City”

This week we want to propose the 1998 Alex Proya’s film considered part of the neo-noir sci-fi movement. The movie shows a city that is an experiment in itself, in which the entire place have been forced to maintain in darkness. A work that make us remember classics as Metropolis or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Do you think there are some places like this nowadays? Do you imagine it as a possible future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Design Collective / Neri & Hu

© Shen Zhonghai

Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographs: Shen Zhonghai

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition Winners

Toy Parking by TÜFTLER team – 1st Prize / © Isabelle Willnauer

Completed July 2012 in , , the winners of the 72 Hour Urban Action competition were recently announced. With only three days and nights to design and build interventions in public space, 120 creative people, working in 10 international teams stormed sites along the Wagenhallen area and Nordbahnhof street in the center of the city, where the much debated redevelopment plan of Stuttgart 21 has its most immediate and significant effect. The first prize went to team TÜFTLER, for creating a non-judgemental courtyard in response to their Toy Parking mission. More images and information on the winning teams after the break.

City Gate / Westfourth Architecture

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Architects: Westfourth Architecture
Location: , Romania
Design Team: Vlad Arsene, Călin Negoescu, Onar Gerelioglu, Raluca Ionescu, Antoniu Craiovan
Envelope Consultant: Aludesign
Structural Engineer: Popp şi Asociaţii
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 93,000 sqm
Photographs: Andrei Mărgulescu

A House for Three Sisters / Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura

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Architects: Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: David Frutos

Ofunato Civic Center and Library / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

© Taisuke Ogawa

Architects: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design
Location: Sakari-cho, Ofunato city, ,
Design Team: Chiaki Arai, Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Masatoshi Naito
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Taisuke Ogawa

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Venice Biennale 2012: Russian pavilion presents Innovation city “Skolkovo”

Images of the pavilion have yet to be released. © SPeeCH

Inspired by the great potential of advanced information technology providing architectural solutions, the Russian pavilion of the 2012 Venice Biennale will feature the innovation city of Skolkovo. Skolkovo is one of the largest, most innovative Russian projects of today and has been worked on by many international architects, including Biennale director David Chipperfield. The exhibition will allow visitors to enter into the world of innovation city and use the newest IT-technologies to contribute to the research. Over the Biennale’s three month period, participants will be able to watch the exhibit’s virtual city of Skolkovo evolve as each international visitor leaves their mark.

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South Water Carees / Shatotto

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Architects: Shatotto
Location: Baridhara, , Bangladesh
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 17,124 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Shatotto

Refurbishment of Son Canoves Houses / Duch-Pizá Arquitectos + Iciar De Basterrechea

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Architects: Duch Pizá Arquitectos +
Location: Secar de la Real, , Baleares Island, Spain
Architects: Duch Pizá arquitectos, Iciar De Basterrechea
Design Team : Gimena Riveron, Teresa Garau
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

FLOCK Talks at the Roca London Gallery

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Roca London Gallery, together with design collective FLOCK, will be presenting ‘FLOCK Talks’ September 18th from 6pm-8pm. The event will consist of short presentations with designers from the fields of architecture, products, jewelery and fashion design. Speakers will include Zaha Hadid Architects, Naomi Filmer, and Flock co-founders Pernilla Ohrstedt and Simone Brewster who will each present a snapshot of their portfolio of work. For more information, please visit here.

Curator Wanted for 2013 UABB in Shenzhen

Curator Wanted for 2013 UABB in Shenzhen

Shenzhen officials are currently searching for the next curator of the 2013 “Urbanism\Architecture Bi-City Biennale” (UABB)…. Established in 2005, the bi-city biennale has explored the interdependent relationship between architecture and urbanism. Last year, chief curator Mr. Terence Riley attracted over 150,000