Architects: SPBR Arquitetos
Location: Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Director in Charge: Angelo Bucci
Project Team: Ciro Miguel, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Suzana Jeque, Tatiana Ozzetti
Structural Engineer: Jorge Zaven Kurkdjian
Landscape Architect: Fernando Magalhães Chacel
Lighting: Ricardo Heder
Services: Alberto Chagas Barreto
Site Area: 4,488.65 sqm
Constructed Area: 481.41 sqm
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005–2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon
What began in a rented townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has grown to become an internationally recognized preeminent source for exhibitions and publications related to historical and contemporary African art. The Museum for African Art will finally find a permanent home along Manhattan’s “Museum Mile” and will be open to the public next April. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, the museum will bring the prestigious row of museums of Manhattan to Harlem, one of the country’s most important centers of historic and contemporary African-American culture.
More about the museum and more images after the break.
ULHT (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) organized an international workshop on the theme of waterfront design (European Workshop Waterfront Urban Design) EWWUD. The workshop was coordinated by Pedro Ressano Garcia.
This event took place between 14 and 28 March 2010 and has several international specialists in nine foreign universities.
The following universities participated:
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny Wszczecinie – ZUT / Poland
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Netherlands
Hafen City University Hamburg / Germany
University of California Berkeley / USA
Aristotele University of Thessaloniiki Faculty of Engineering School of Architecture / Greece
Universite de Paris La Sorbonne / France
Politecnico di Milano Facolta di Architettura e Societa Diap Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazion / Italy
Gazi Üniversitesi / Turkey
The 47 foreign students with 14 student from Portugal were mixed and distributed into eight different groups, where eight final projects were presented. You can see all the boards after the break.
Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architekten
Location: Hettingen, Germany
Architect in Charge: Klaus Reintjes
Project Team: Wiebke Lemme (Project architect), Michael Johl, Ruwen Rimpau
Client: TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG
Management: Kerler | projekt + Konstruktion, Sigmaringen
Structural Engineering: IB Breinlinger, Tuttlingen
Mechanical Engineering: Rentschler & Riedesser Ingenieurschaft mbH, Filderstadt
Project Area: 1,570 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Zooey Braun
If you are an usual reader of ArchDaily, you know that I have always said that Mark Magazine is by far one of my favorites. Fresh works and interview with the young practices innovating in design and construction are presented in a dense, visual format.
The latest issue (March-April) brings the usual dose of projects organized on the Notice Board (unbuilt projects, competitions), Short Section (short reports on new buildings), Viewpoint (interviews and projects by selected offices), Long Section (in depth articles of certain projects) and Service Area (technical).
Full index after the break:
Last week we told you about Christian Bay–Jørgensen’s idea to turn the famous Hollywood Sign into an hotel. Today, we feature another idea designed by Danish and Belgian architects Bart de Lege, Frederique Hermans, Jan Bloemen, Joep Verheijen, and Steven van Esser. You can find more information here.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
International firm Aedas designed a new hotel and mixed-use development for Guangzhou, China. The complex, which will be completed in 2012, is centrally located within an existing exhibition zone. While the project fronts directly onto one side of the water, the location affords views to the water from both directions. “The design strives to be unique and iconic to give the project a strong and comfortable identity within its surroundings, aiding in its success among competing neighbors.”
More about the project and more images after the break.
There’s only one week left for the grand opening of Shanghai’s World Expo 2010, and as you may know, we’ve been featuring many pavilion’s (all the pavilions here). One of the first ones was the Brazilian Pavilion designed by Fernando Brandão Arquitetura e Design.
With more than 80 comments, it became one of the most controversial and discussed pavilions. At Fernando Brandão they followed the discussion and now they wanted to show you the complete project. More images, drawings and the architect’s description after the break.
Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Barkow Leibinger Architekten with Barkow Leibinger Architects, Berlin with Imrey Culbert Architects
We have been featuring several proposal for the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec competition. Along with the winning project by OMA, we’ve featured proposals by Saucier + Perrotte Architects and the submission by BIG + Fugère Architectes. Today, Barkow Leibinger Architekten shared with us their proposal, done with NY based architects Imrey Culbert Architects. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Stephan Jaklitsch is the architect behind Marc Jacobs’ stores around the world, with ongoing projects in Tokyo, Chicago, Macau, Singapore, Mexico City, Thailand and Hong Kong. On this book you will find several store designs (for Marc Jacobs and other brands), with several interior details presented in large format.
But Stephan’s work is not only restricted to the retail area. Residential projects and urban competitions by his practice are also included on this book, sharing a common denominator with the retail projects: good quality of the drawings.
A complete monograph, but also a good reference book for retail inspiration.
More information after the break.
Architect: Yushi Uehara / Zerodegree Architecture
Location: Rosenburglaan 15, Groningen, The Netherlands
Commissioner: DBZ Planontwikkeling, Groningen
Commissioner user: Rregus
Owner: OKinvest, Groningen
Construction Engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar, Haren
Contractor: Jorritsma Bouw Groningen
Project start: 2001
Photographs: Jim Ernst