Forum:Terra Nova / Lüderwaldt Architects

© Anja Schlamann

Architects: Lüderwaldt Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Ulrich Bartelt, Felix Engelhardt, Irene Plachetka, Friedrich Bruncken
Project Manager: Dirk Lüderwaldt, Christina Enke
Area: 973 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anja Schlamann

CODA wins P.S.1 with Skateboard Scrap ‘Party Wall’

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The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected ’s (Caroline O’Donnell, Ithaca, NY) large-scale, self-supporting Party Wall, made from leftover shreds of skateboard material, as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP). Drawn from five finalists, the porous skin of CODA’s temporary urban landscape will shade visitors of the Warm Up Summer Music series with its reclaimed woven screen, while providing water in refreshing cooling stations and seating with its detachable wooden skin on the lower half of the linear structure.

“CODA’s proposal was selected because of its clever identification and use of locally available resources – the waste products of skateboard-making – to make an impactful and poetic architectural statement within MoMA PS1′s courtyard,” said Pedro Gadanho, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design. “Party Wall arches over the various available spaces, activating them for different purposes, while making evident that even the most unexpected materials can always be reinvented to originate architectural form and its ability to communicate with the public.”

Continue after the break for the complete project description.

Centre de la Petite Enfance / Clermont Architectes

© Daniel Osso

Architects: Clermont Architectes
Location: Saint-Genis-Pouilly,
Architect In Charge: François Clermont
Ingeneers Team: Fluitec, Bem Ingénierie
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Osso

Iwan Baan: The Way We Live

The City and the Storm, 2012; © , Images courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Iwan Baan‘s name may ring a bell for all those following Hurricane Sandy’s devastation across and New Jersey’s coast.  The photographer’s iconic photograph made headlines when it was featured on New York magazine’s front page days after the storm, showing lower Manhattan in complete darkness, set against its vibrant counterpart uptown, as the United States’ east coast was recovering from the extensive damage left in Sandy’s wake.  The image not only brings to mind the absolute helplessness that New York City faced during the storm, but also lends a hand in a social commentary that is notably pervasive in Baan’s work.

Starting February 20th, 2013, The Perry Rubenstein Gallery in Los Angeles will feature the Baan’s work in his first, two-month exhibition entitled The Way We Live, honing in on the images that encapsulate the world of architecture, urbanism and human engagement.

More on Iwan Baan: The Way We Live after the break.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Location: , Henan, China
Area: 240,169 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

Courtesy of Make Architects
Courtesy of Make Architects

St. James Market Developement Proposal Granted Planning Permission / Make Architects

Make Architects… was just granted planning permission by the Crown Estate for the £450million St. James Market development plan located in the heart of Westminster, UK. Also given the go ahead by Westminster Council, their plan also includes three associated residential developments,

Kavouri Residences / Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects

© George Fakaros

Architects: Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects
Location: , Greece
Architect In Charge: Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
Collaborators: Artemis Halari, Eleni Theodorou, Stratos Vasileiou, George Nikopoulos, Tassos Ringas, Marianna Athanasiadou, Katerina Kourkoula
Structural Engineer: Andreas Mitsopoulos
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographs: Erieta Attali, George Fakaros

The Indicator: On a Clear Day You can Almost See Beijing

© Jason Lee for Reuters via theatlantic.com

I remember the smog in Beijing rendering the most beautiful skies. There was an innocence to the air pollution back then, before the engines of economic development really got going.

It was just a pretty sunset, or a delicate brown haze that romantically softened the edges of things—while wrecking your lungs, of course. But, like the sand storms, pollution gave the city a different, rarified quality.

Treehouses Bebelallee / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Bebelallee 64, , Germany
Client: Robert Vogel GmbH & Co.
Area: 8,800 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Martin Schlüter, Dominik Reipka

Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine
Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine

Call for Papers: Studio Issue #4 TRANSFORMATION

STUDIO architecture and urbanism magazine is currently accepting proposals for our forthcoming issue TRANSFORMATION. This issue aims to investigate which were, are, and will be the dynamics and the transformation processes of the cities. Through their decisions, men repeatedly adapt…

Flashback: New Synagogue Dresden / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Dresden,
Design Team: Kuno Fontaine, Christoph Kratzsch, Dirk Lang, Lukas Petrikoff, Tobias Wagner
Plot Area: 2,690 sqm
Covered Area: 1,286 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Trump Towers Proposal / Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos

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Designed by Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos, the Trump Towers is an innovative project that will contribute to the development of the port area of , the future home of the 2016 Olympic Games. Defined as five rather slender towers, with broad front to Francisco Bicalho Avenue, they are similar, equal in height and in geometrically tessellated form. This development is carefully arranged creating a sinuous line suggested by gardens occurring at different heights in each tower. This language gives a sense of order that connects with the landscape and stimulate diversity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Whitney Studio / LOT-EK Architecture & Design

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Architects: LOT-EK Architecture & Design
Location: Madison Avenue, , NY, USA
Design Team: Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
Project Architect: Virginie Stolz
Area: 700 sqft
Photographs: Danny Bright

Cahier d’Exercices / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
Location: Old Montreal, Montreal, QC,
Client: Cahier d’Exercices
Area: 1,600 sq ft
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Gilles Saucier

Courtesy of TEX-FAB
Courtesy of TEX-FAB

TEX-FAB 4 APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Conference

Going back to where it all started, TEX-FAB… will be holding their Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication Conference at the University of Texas Arlington School of Architecture from February 28 to March 3. The event will include their largest selection of workshops

Crystal Bridges Museum Store / Marlon Blackwell Architect

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Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, , Arkansas 72712, USA
Design Team: Marlon Blackwell, Meryati Johari Blackwell, Michael Pope, Bradford Payne, Jonathan Boelkins, Stephen Reyenga, William Burks, Angela Carpenter, Casey Worrell
Year: 2011
Photographs: Timothy Hursley

Poona House / Rajiv Saini

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Architects: Rajiv Saini
Location: , Maharashtra, India
Architect In Charge: Rajiv Saini
Design Team: Suprio Bhattacharjee, Kalyani Kale, Neeraj Singh, Ruchi Sharma
Area: 12,000 ft2
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

Villa S2 / MARC architects

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Architects: MARC architects
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: Marc van Driest, Taco van Iersel
Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
Building Physics: Nieman
Photographs: Raphael Drent