The Dream / Brad Ascalon

The Dream / Brad Ascalon

“Within the boundaries of a society largely living above its own means, an unregulated banking system that plays by its own rules, and a government that idly stands by as millions of homes are being foreclosed upon, there lies an …

Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

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Architects: Dirk Denison Architects
Location: Carmel, USA
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
General Contractor: Thomas H. George Construction
Landscape: Blasen Landscape Architecture; Cypress Gardens
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
Engineer: Endre Studio Structural
Photographs: David Matheson

   

Tianjin Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Client: Tianjin Command Key Projects, Bureau of Urban Planning, Tianjin
Competition Date: April 2009
Completion Date: May 2012
Site: 29.800 m²

Just three short years ago, German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten placed first in an international competiton for the design of the Tianjin Art Museum.  This week, the museum has opened its doors to the public to enjoy galleries filled with Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art.  Located along the lakeside promenade, the Art Museum enhances Tianjin’s cultural district and completes the 90-hectare development area, along with a library, an opera house and another new museum designed by various architects.

More images, drawings, and more about the art museum after the break.

Rey Juan Carlos Hospital / Rafael De La-Hoz

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Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
Location: Móstoles, Madrid,
Design Architects: Hugo Berenguer / Francisco Arévalo / Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Carolina Fernández / Encarna Sánchez / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Ignacio Jaso
Basic Project: Miguel Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez
Execution Project: Miguel Maíza / Sigfried Burguer / Hugo Berenguer / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Peter Germann / Laura Díaz / Fernando de la Fuente / Saúl Castellanos / Carmen Salinas / Ignacio Jaso
Work Coordination: Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás
Computer Graphics Design: Luis Muñoz / Daniel Roris
Models: Victor Coronel / Fernando Mont
Ground Surface: 90,000 sqm
Built Area overground: 69,782sqm
Built Area underground: 24,923.20 sqm
Built Total Area: 94,705.49 sqm
Cost: € 74,104,475.25
Photographs: Alfonso Quiroga

 

Survival Architecture Workshop

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Led by envir­on­mental archi­tect and anarch­ist, Marco Casagrande, representing the Aalto University Environmental Art Masters Program, stu­dents were to join in the cre­ation of a nomadic city on the ice, both weath­er­ing and embra­cing the cold and wind, and altern­at­ing bliz­zards and slush over the course of ten days. There were twenty of them in total. In addi­tion to Marco him­self, his wife, Taiwanese journ­al­ist Nikita Wu, his long time friend Norwegian archi­tect Hans-​Petter Bjørnådal, Czech MA stu­dent and carpenter-​extraordinaire Jan Tyrpekl, made up the organ­iz­a­tional team. The Lapland nat­ive believes in an almost cruel method to his medium, where human inten­tions come nat­ur­ally second to nature’s. It is with this in mind that one needs to approach his work­shop on the frozen lake of Rössvatnet in sub­arc­tic Norway. More of the team’s description, by Guoda Bardauskaitė and Suzanne van Niekerk, on the workshop after the break.

The Metamorphosis of the Great Rock / PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis

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Architects: PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis
Location: , Hungary
Main Architect: Péter Kis
Design Team: Bea Molnár, Péter Nyitrai, Tamás Ükös
Collaborators: Péter Romvári, Orsolya Hőna, Péter Hámori, Róbert Erdélyi, Piroska Varga, Ádám Potzner
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

Connect:Homes Offers Affordable, Modern, Sustainable Homes

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Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, formerly of Marmol Radziner Prefab, recently launched a new company that hopes to solve the endemic problem of prefab to date: price. They knew how to make beautiful, sustainable prefab. But now, with their patent-pending technology, which allows them to build modules to a whopping 95% complete at the factory, and ship them like shipping containers by rail, sea, or truck, Connect:Homes has figured out how to provide the same level of modern style at an all-inclusive price of $145/sf out of the factory. That’s all inclusive with no surprises. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lake Iosco House / RES4

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Architects: RES4 – Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Location: Bloomingdale, NJ,
Project Architect: Kristen Mason
Manufacturer: Simplex Industries
Project Coordinator: Jason Drouse
Engineer: Lynne Walshaw P.E., Greg Sloditskie
Contractor: D Woodard Builder, LLC
Completion: 2009
Size: 2,100 SF
Photographs: RES4

   

Nossa Senhora das Necessidades Church / Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão

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Architects: Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão
Location: Chãs, Leiria, Portugal
Design Team: Marco dos Santos, Liliana Pereira
Client: Comissão da Igreja de Chãs
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Manuel Rodrigues Vieira, Mário Rui Gomes Santos
Acoustic Engineer: João Barrento da Costa
Area: 537 sqm
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Rigshospitalet Hospital Expansion / 3XN Architects

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3XN architects, in collaboration with Aarhus Architects, Nickl & Partner Architechten, Grontmij and Kirstine Jensen Studio, has won the prestigious competition for the expansion of Copenhagen’s main hospital, Rigshospitalet, which is expected to be completed in early 2017. The winning proposal for Copenhagen’s most centrally located hospital extension ensures 76,000 m2 of efficient and timesaving logistics, while daylight, green spaces and views of the neighboring park contribute to the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa A / QSJW Architects

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Architects: QSJW Architects - Yki FO, Yogurt Qian
Location: Shanghai,
Site Area: 485 sqm
Building Area: 206 sqm
Floor Area: 500 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QSJW Architects

   

Neri Oxman: On Designing Form

Neri Oxman is an architect and founder of MATERIALECOLOGY with the Media Lab. Her work focuses on computational strategies for form finding; she chooses to define and design processes that generate form. She has published numerous papers and has contributed to various texts. Her work has also been featured at the MOMA for the exhibit “Design and the Elastic Mind“, which she designed four systems of processes. In this lecture posted by PopTech, Oxman discusses what the processes of nature can teach designers and how computational strategies defined by materials and the environment can expand the possibilities of the generation of form through algorithms and analysis.

Follow us after the break for more.

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology / Nikken Sekkei + Kornberg Associates + Kuniken

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Architects: Nikken Sekkei + Kornberg Associates + Kuniken
Location: ,
Owner: Cabinet Office of Japan / Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology
Area: 2.3 million sqm total; 700,000 sqm first phase
Photographers: Kiyohiko Higashide, Kornberg Associates Architects

  

New Terminal at Lucknow Airport / S. Ghosh & Associates

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Architects: S. Ghosh & Associates
Location: , India
Team: Sudipto Ghosh and Sumit Ghosh (Principle Designers) as well as Mitesh Kapadia, Rashmi Vakharia, Naeem Rushnaiwala and Ketan Bhartia (Associate Designers)
Terminal Area: 20,000 sqm.
Site Area: 56,000 sqm.
Total Cost: Approx. US $ 23 million
Photographs: S. Ghosh & Associates

Designing the Extraordinary / Heatherwick Studio

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Today we had the chance of attending the opening of this impressive exhibition. As we mentioned previously some weeks ago, the Victoria & Albert Museum in prepared this event focused on the work of the British firm Heatherwick Studio, responsable for the last Shanghai 2010 British Pavilion, as well as the Rolling Bridge, or the New Bus for London that was just released in the 38 route. The exhibition comprises a large range of different scales of design, going from specific objects or furniture, to large infrastructural and urban projects. It will be open for the public from next Thursday 31st.

Mamilla Hotel / Safdie Architects

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Architects: Safdie Architects
Location: Jerusalem,
Client: Alrov Luxury Hotels
Interior Design: Piero Lissoni
Total Cost: US $60 million
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Ardon Bar Hama, Courtesy of Mamilla Hotel

   

Make it Right Homes in NOLA

BiLD / Photographs © James Ewing/OTTO

Over the past five years, the Make it Right Foundation in has been realizing its commitment to build 150 affordable, green storm resistant homes for families living in the Lower 9th Ward. The foundation, established by Brad Pitt, has completed seventy-five homes with the time and efforts donated by local and international architects such as Gehry Partners, Morphosis, Kieran Timberlake, Pugh+Scarpa, and McDonough+Partners.

Photographer James Ewing shared the documentation of his visit to the Make it Right Homes of New Orleans, citing the designs he most admired by Shigeru Ban, Adjaye Associates, Hitoshi Abe, and BiLD.

More on Make it Right and the homes after the break.

ArchDaily lecture series in Moscow, Russia

After great lectures at the Escola da Cidade in Sao Paulo and the Center for Architecture in New York, this week ArchDaily is heading to to lecture at three important institutions: The High School of Design (May 31st), the State Museum of Architecture (June 1st) and the Strelka Institute (June 3rd).

More information about the lectures after the break, including links to register for each event.

We look forward to meet and connect with Russian architects and architecture students in Moscow!