School Of Nursing For St Angelas College / MOB

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Architects: MOB (MoloneyO’Beirne Architects)
Location: Sligo,
Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MOB

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Features Designs by Leading Architects

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‘The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt’, launched on the 21st of February, has provided London, England with 209 giant and stunningly crafted Easter eggs, designed by artists, architects, jewelers and designers.  The four presented here were designed by architects Zaha Hadid, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Fourfoursixsix and interior design firm Candy & Candy.  The designs are unique, structural and conceptual.  Thirty-one among the 200 will be chosen for a live auction on March 20th.  The rest can be bid on on-line. The proceeds from the auction will go towards the £2million target for Action for Children, a charity for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families, and Elephant Family, a charity for the endangered Asian elephant.  This Easter egg hunt invites the whole public to participate in finding these eggs throughout the city; the scale of this event is set to break Guinness World Records for the most participants in an Easter egg hunt.

Read on to see the designs after the break.

Spröjs Series / Visiondivision

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Just in time for the warm weather, Visiondivison has shared a great collection of summer houses with us.  Entitled the Spröjs Series, the residences stem from an organizing modular system present in their built project Spröjs House (previously featured on AD).  And, in this collection, in typical Visiondivision fashion, the firm has exploited the potential of the module and crafted residences ranging from a simple shed and cabin to a crazy castle.

Check out the range of residences after the break.

Psicomagia / Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos

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Architects: Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos
Location: Punta Piedras, , Uruguay
Associate Architects: Federico Rodriguez, Domingo Miranda, Florencia Rodriguez, Florencia Rippa
Area: 302 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Ezequiel Escalante

  

Unlock the Power of Collaboration with Open BIM

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GRAPHISOFT® recently announced it has joined forces with buildingSMART® International, Tekla® and several leading software vendors to launch a global program in order to promote collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.

From their release: Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

More info after the break.

Renovation and Heightening in Margaretenstrase 9 / Josef Weichenberger Architects

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Architect: Josef Weichenberger Architects
Location: , Austria
Area: 1250 sqm
Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographer: Erika Mayer

Telefonica Corporate University In Parc de Bell-llo /​ Batlle & Roig Architects

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Architects: Batlle & Roig Architects – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: La Roca del Vallès, Barcelona,
Collaborators: Albert Gil, architect, Carla Cadavid, Miriam Aranda, architects, Diana Calicó, technical architect, Static, Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer, structure, G3, Gestión de Proyecto, Master Enginyeria, installations, Elena Mostazo, agricultural engineer, Nina Masó, Interior design
Completion: 2009
Client: Parc de Belloch SL
Contractor: Proinosa
Area: 20,000 sqm (construction), 50,000 sqm (urbanization and landscaping)
Photographer: José Hevia

Museum of Contemporary Art / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: Denver,
Area: 24,963 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Adjaye Assocates

Theater of Cachan Proposal / O-S Architects

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The winning proposal for the new Theater of , designed by O-S Architects, acts as a curtain that rises over the city with the aim to transform the neighborhood with an urban, cultural and social point of view. The overall image of the project is conceived as a technological and functional tool that confirms the dynamism of the city of Cachan, for the sake of architectural and landscape quality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten

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Architects: Dierendonck Blancke Architecten
Location: Gelukstraat, Ghent,
Design Team: Alexander Dierendonck, Isabelle Blancke, Pieter Mouton
Engineering: Arthur De Roover
Surface: 89 sqm
Cost: 137,667 Euro
Realisation: 2011
Photographer: Filip Dujardin

Lavance Shade Screen / Benjamin Hall & Michael Lavance

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The Lavance Shade Screen, a project designed and built by Benjamin Hall & Michael Lavance, was created out of appreciation for the desert climate and its harsh effects on specific materials. This inspiration and architectural concept led to this unique and regionally specific approach in providing much needed shade to a custom residential outdoor barbecue and bar near the downtown of Scottsdale, . More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Urban Intervention: Public Space Competition Proposal / PRAUD

The public space proposal for the Urban Intervention competition creates a new way of creating a dialog between the park and the city. Designed by PRAUD…, each solid and void creates its own topography, and thus the topography of

Pamphlet Architecture 11-20

A short while ago we received 11-20, the second volume that accumulates the continually growing series. Steven Holl and William Stout started the Pamphlet series back in 1978. They wanted to create a venue “for publishing the works, thoughts, and theory of a new generation of architects.” The resulting publications are graphically pleasing and theoretically engaging. Interestingly, as Steven Holl points out, many of these once theoretical ideas are be realized in contemporary ideas. For example, Steven Holl says his “Horizontal Skyscraper” in Shenzhen, “could be considered an outgrowth of experiments began in 1996′s Edge of a City (PA 13).

School of the Arts / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: Zubir Said Drive,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Sim Choon Heok, Chan Ee Munm, Esther Soh, Ian Donlan, Teh Tien Hwa, Alina Yeo, Kwong Lay Lay, Nixon Jose Sicat, Alen Low, Christina Ong, Evi Syariffudin, Germain Goh, Merlinda Song, Muhammad Halim Bin Wahab, Ong Ker Shing, Pamela Choo, Sabrina Foong
Project Cost: S$121 million
Project Size: 52,945.54 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Video: MiniLook Kiev

Due to the popularity of last weekends video exploring Little Big Berlin, we present to you this stop-motion video capturing a Spring day in the city of . Created by Tel Aviv-based artists Efim Graboy & Daria Turetski, MiniLook Kiev highlights the movement of the colorful city. Over a course of five days and two nights, the artist captured 25,000 images only to select 4,500 frames for the final edit.

Music: Adam Burns / Jez Burns – May Flowers

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‘Interpretations: Promiscuous Encounters’ Symposium

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University will be holding the Interpretations: Promiscuous Encounters Syposium taking place Friday, March 23rd from 12:00pm – 8:30pm. Promiscuous Encounters, which is free and open to the public, has…

Hallway House / NL Architects

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Hallway House, a radical residential project designed by NL Architects, has been conceived within the framework of a ‘match making’ program set up by the Dutch Architecture institute (NAi), together with Housing Corporation VANKE. As a Sino-Dutch collaboration in social housing, NL Architects has created a new concept for high-quality affordable housing on a site in Huilongguan, . More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Applied Research Through Fabrication Competition

TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance is seeking research proposals that actively connect academia, the profession and the fabrication industry in the Continuing Research category and in the Speculative Proposal category new start-up projects. As this is a “design to fabricate” competition,…