Courtesy of Manifesto / Modern Atlanta (MA)

2012 MA Prize Competition: Green Dwelling

Modern Atlanta (MA)  and Manifesto Architecture is pleased to announce the second annual MA Prize competition. The 2012 MA Prize entries will be carefully selected by a prestigious international jury of practicing designers and scholars and will be displayed at…

Es Pujol De Sera / Marià Castelló Martínez

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Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez
Location: Formentera,
Collaborators: Marga Ferrer, Laura Tur, Carmen Martínez, Josep Castelló, Catalina Verdera, Jaume Luís, Segundo García, Pep Yern y Belén Molina
Area: 201 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Estudi Epdse

 

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‘Sea Dragon’ Sculpture / JOH Architects

Drawing inspiration from Geelong’s history and from a future with strong visions of sustainability and independence, the ‘Sea Dragon’, designed by JOH Architects…, is a wind driven sculptural sea monster in the heart of Geelong, a bay orientated port

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

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Architects: Luísa Valente

Location: Matosinhos,
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Rui Correia

VIP Wing / Erich Gassmann Architekten – Tina Assmann

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Architects: Erich Gassmann Architekten - Erich Gassmann, Tina Assmann
Location: ,
Cooperation: Philipp Hutzler, Andreas Obermüller, Sebastian Filutowski
Client: Flughafen München GmbH
Photographs: Florian Holzherr

  

Princeton Students win National Competition with ‘Power in a Box’ Invention

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

An interdisciplinary team of Princeton University have been awarded top honors, along with 14 other collegiate teams, for their ‘Power in a Box’ invention that converted a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions. The 18-month national competition, known as the “P3: People, Prosperity and the Plant Student Design Competition for Sustainability”, began in the fall of 2010 with 165 competitor and culminated April 21 and 22 on the Washington, D.C. Mall. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has awarded the students with a $90,000 grant to further develop and implement their project.

Continue reading for more information on ‘Power in a Box’.

House 11 x 11 / Titus Bernhard Architekten

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Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten - Titus Bernhard, Ulrich Himmel
Location: ,
Built Area: 182 sqm
Site Area: 1,300 sqm
Completion: August 2011
Photographer: Titus Bernhard Architekten

 

Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor 
Location:Högdalen, Stockholm,
Project team: Ari Leinonen, Hanna Dahlbäck, Herbert Scheiwiller, Jörgen Wohlert, Mårten Nettelblad
Client: Sbc Mark AB
Area: 5,100 sqm
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman

The Indicator: Moby, Part 3

Photos from mobylosangelesarchitecture.com/

G: What drew you out here?

M: A bunch of things. One: the desire to be warm in the winter. Two: the desire to live in the strangest city in the western world. Three: to be around an odd artistic and professional environment founded on creativity regardless of the dreck that comes out of here, it’s still creative. Whereas if you go to a party in , you meet people who do jobs I don’t understand. They’re in arbitrage, or corporate accounting, or they are hedge fund managers. They don’t make anything. They just sort of figure out how to generate money off of other people’s efforts. You come here and you meet very successful people who make things. There is this sort of roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done attitude that exists here that you don’t find in other places. I also think that one of the defining characteristics of LA is the overwhelming rate of failure.

You know, hedge fund guys…they don’t fail. Wall Street guys? They are born, they grow up in Connecticut or grow up in Bedford and they come from privilege and they’re entitled, and they go to Penn and then Harvard Business School and then they go to work on Wall Street and then it’s all success from day one.

Video: Mario Bellini, Studio Visit


Famed for designing products for typewriter manufacturer Olivetti and furniture pieces, such as the iconic Bambole sofa, architect and designer Mario Bellini is equally known for his work on urban planning and rethinking public spaces. Bellini’s design highlights include the Tokyo Design Centre, which he completed in 1991, a quintessentially “Italian” structure in the Japanese capital and the soon to be unveiled Islamic Art Galleries at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOM

NASA Sustainability Base exterior wide angle © César Rubio, courtesy

NASA and William McDonough + Partners have teamed up to create Earth’s first high-performance space station. William McDonough stated, “Design is the first signal of human intention.” With that in mind, the team set out to design a building that that embodies NASA’s spirit, fosters collaboration, supports health and well-being, and goes beyond LEED® Platinum in its pursuit of Cradle to Cradle® solutions.

Continue reading for more on the NASA Sustainability Base.

AD Interviews: Steven Ehrlich

Recently awarded the prestigious Maybeck Award by the AIA Council (AIACC), Steven Ehrlich (FAIA, RIBA) has earned international recognition for his distinctive architecture and philosophy that has greatly influenced the architectural community. As the Design Principle of , the Los Angeles-based architect is dedicated to the philosophy of Multicultural Modernism – a unique approach to architecture and planning that is centered on architectural anthropology; an idea that strives to identify and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual culture through design.

We had the chance to have Steven in our office, and he did a very interesting presentation to the ArchDaily editorial team where we learned more about his formation and early years, and how that experience has been translated in his buildings. Ehrlich’s philosophy was kindled in the seventies when he practiced as an architect for the Peace Corps in Morocco and served as a professor of architecture in Nigeria. For six years, Ehrlich lived, taught, traveled and studied indigenous vernacular architecture in North and West Africa, allowing him gain a greater understanding between the connections of architecture, culture, people and place.

Ehrlich is a graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has served as a guest critic at USC, Harvard, Yale and UCLA. As an advocate for the arts, Ehrlich has collaborated with several notable artists, such as Ed Moses, Miriam Wosk, Guy Dill and John Okulick.

In addition to the Maybeck Award, Ehrlich Architects has won eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIACC, under Ehrlich’s leadership. His work can be found at a recent monograph published by Monacelli Press: Steven Ehrlich Houses.

Projects from Steven Ehrlich at ArchDaily:

Coverage of Archaelogical Ruins of the Abbey Of St. Maurice / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architect: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Saint Maurice,
Area: 1,400 sqm
Civil Engineers: Alpatecsa
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Syracuse University Unveils First Phase of Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

Whitney Museum of American Art / Architect: Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith, Architects; Michael H. Irving, Consulting Architect

Marcel Breuer, born in Hungary in 1902, was educated under the Bauhaus manifesto of “total construction”; this is likely why Breuer is well known for both his furniture designs as well as his numerous works of architecture, which ranged from small residences to monumental architecture and governmental buildings. His career flourished during the Modernist period in conjunction with architects and designers such as founder of Bauhaus Walter GropiusLe Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

In 2009, ’s Special Collection Research Center recieved a National Endowment for the Humanities grant with which it began creating the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive. The digital archive, available online, is a collaborative effort headed by the library and includes institutions such as the Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Harvard University, the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of East Anglia, and the Vitra Design Museum. It is in the first phase, which includes Breuer work up until 1955, of digitzing over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other related material of his work.

More about Marcel Breuer’s career and the archive after the break.

Tonstad School And Publich Bath / Filter Arkitekter

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Architects: Filter Arkitekter
Location: Tonstad,Sirdal,
Collaborator: Richard Engelbrektsonmnal
Landscape architect: Bar Bakke as
Artist: Christian Sunde
Floor area: 6,690 sqm
Completion: 2011
Client: SirdalKommune
Contractor: Br. Reme as
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

  

Research and Educational Building for Technical University Denmark / Christensen & Co. Architects + Rørbæk & Møller architects

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Christensen & Co. Architects + Rørbæk & Møller architects were recently announced as winners of the competition for a 40.000m2 laboratory building at Technical University . The new research and educational building assembles the three institutes in one clear architectural concept, creating an open building with space for knowledge sharing and collaborations across the various subjects. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ArchDaily at the Center for Architecture! Going Viral: Blurred Borders

Via AIANY

Mark your calendars! In less than three weeks, ArchDaily founders and David Assael will join Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Toru Hasegawa of Morpholio and Columbia University, and Carlo Aiello of eVolo for a lecture and panel discussion that will explore the impact of social media, technology and device culture on the way we design and practice. Moderated by , editor-in-chief of Architect, Going Viral is part of the AIANY 2012 Global Dialogues that has been dedicated to “uncovered connections” with the intention to investigate issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals. In addition, selected game changing blogs and websites will be exhibited as Voices Going Viral on the evening of the event.

Going Viral will take place at the NY Center for Architecture on May 21st at 6:00 pm. It is free to join, but please RSVP. Continue after the break for more information.

The Weston Family Learning Centre / Hariri Pontari Architects

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Architects: Hariri Pontari Architects
Location: , Ontario,
Client: Art Gallery of Ontario
Built Area: 3,250 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Lisa Logan