Meadowview / Platform 5 Architects

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Architects: Platform 5 Architects
Location: , UK
Design Team: Patrick Michell, Nicholas Bone
Photographs: Courtesy of Platform 5 Architects

Parkhill Competition Winning Proposal / Nice Architects

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Located on the former site on an old outdoor amphitheatre in , , the proposal for the housing and mixed use development, which won the first prize in the Parkhill competition, offers spectacular views and close proximity to one of the city’s oldest parks. Designed by Nice Architects, their challenge on the 52,000 m2 site was to create intensive residential development with public services located in the lower part of the site. The final composition of the buildings becomes a small reminiscence of the former amphitheatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa del Agua / THiNC

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Architects: / Héctor Coss
Location: Colonia Roma, City, Distrito Federal,
Interior Design: THinC (Ignacio Cadenas + Héctor Esrawe)
Interior Architecture: Héctor Coss
Design Team: Héctor Coss y Alejandro Tazzer
Landscape Architecture: Alejandro Tazzer & Héctor Coss
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro, Rocío Serna

Courtesy of CEBRA
Courtesy of CEBRA

Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association Headquarters & Activity Center Proposal / CEBRA

CEBRA… has gained the support of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) for the realization of a new home for Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association in Vingsted, Denmark. The 5,489 sq.ft. project will accommodate the association’s administration as

Madonna University – Franciscan Center for Science and Media / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: Livonia, MI,
Area: 6,038 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

North Laser Center / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Am Schleusengraben, Hamburg,
Client: Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH
Area: 4,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Schlüter

Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos

Tangram Theatre Second Prize Winning Proposal / Gras Arquitectos

With the city of Zhangjiagang, China lacking their own identity, Gras Arquitectos… aims to create a presence and scale with their Tangram Theatre, which won the second prize in the international competition. This mutual need can enable the creation of

6 Residential Houses / RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

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Architects: RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER
Location: , Germany
Engineers: Rübsamen + Partner Architekten BDA Ingenieure
Landscape: Kipar Landschaftsarchitekten
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

Godiva House / Empty Space Architecture

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Architects:
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Luis Mendes
Collaborators: Nuno Gonçalves, Simone Cunha, Tiago Leal, José Maria Santos
Year: 2012
Photographs: João Morgado

Cotacachi House / Arquitectura X

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Architects: Arquitectura X
Location: ,
Design Team: Adrian Moreno, Maria Samaniego
Area: 378 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sebastián Crespo

House in Godella / Orts – Trullenque

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Architects: Orts – Trullenque
Location: ,
Design Team: Marta Orts, Carlos Trullenque
Year: 2007
Photography: Diego Opazo

Scherpenzeel Multifuntional Complex / Slangen + Koenis Architects

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Architects: Koppert + Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mark Prins, Petersen Tegl

Situ Studio to Construct Valentine’s Day Installation with Salvaged Sandy Debris

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Situ Studio has been selected from eight competitors as winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design, cosponsored by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, along with Design Trust for Public Space. The young, Brooklyn-based practice won the jury over with their Heartwalk proposal made of and New Jersey boardwalk boards that were salvaged from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The installation will be unveiled on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, and remain on view until March 8, 2013.

Learn more about Situ Studio’s winning proposal after the break.

The Hinzert Museum and Document Center / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Gedenkstätte Roter Ochse, Halle,
Project Team: Prof. Wolfgang Lorch, Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch, Dilp.-Ing. Andrea Wandel, Dilp.-Ing. Christine Biesel, Dilp.-Ing. Alexander Keuper
Structural Consultant : Schweitzer Ingenieure
Landscape Architects: Bielefeld Gillich Heckel
Project Year: 2005
Area: 470,7 sqm
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Farewell to Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg

’s Cyclorama Center at Gettysburg National Military Park. Photo via Artinfo

After a intensive, 14-year preservation battle, the fate of Richard Neutra‘s mid-century Cyclorama Center in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park has been sealed. Yesterday, the National Park Service confirmed their plans to demolish the modernist structure and restore the site to its original 1863 appearance just in time for the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle. It is a victory for Civil War purists and a loss for 20th century architecture advocates.

As we announced last September, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia directed the park service to conduct an environmental analysis on the and to consider “non- alternatives” such as moving the structure or leaving part of it intact. Following the release of a 200-page analysis, the park confirmed that the service had “no need for the continued use of the building” and that it “conflicted with the overall goals of the park.”

More after the break…

Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters / WZMH Architects

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Architects: WZMH Architects
Location: Lower Water Street, ,
Design Team: Jay Bigelow, Carl Blanchaer, John White, Harrison Chan, Arnaldo Zaragoza, Jee-Young Kang, Han Tang, Grace El-Khoury, Max Veneracion, Ronald Baga, Ken Price, Janet Nowakowski
Area: 193,000 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Greg Richardson, RPM Productions

CLOG: National Mall Launch

MOMA P.S.1, where hosted an event to launch the publication of their latest edition: National Mall

UPDATE: An original version of this post said the event took place on January 10th. The event will actually take place on January 20th.

The folks behind CLOG, the publication that “slows things down” and takes a good, long look at the issues facing architecture today,  are celebrating the online launch of their latest edition - National Mall - with an event at MoMA PS1 in . The event, called “THE FUTURE OF THE MEMORIAL,” which will take place on January 20th, is part of MoMA PS1′s Sunday Sessions and will include a conversation, hosted by CLOG, between Friedrich St. Florian, Nicholas Benson and Lucia Allais.

CLOG: National Mall will examine the highly symbolic space of our National Mall. As their website explains: “The Mall functions as a place of protest and celebration, as well as a place of memorialization and education.” Thus, the edition considers what it means to restore and re-build this space and, more importantly, questions: how should it be done?

Our review of National Mall is still in the works, but why not take a look at our latest CLOG reviews in the mean time?

  • CLOG: Rendering  “CLOG:  is, in my opinion, the best issue yet. Through dozens of fascinating, concise articles and a handful of illustrative, quirky images, it takes on an enormous question often over-looked in the architectural world: what is a rendering? “
  • CLOG: Data Space ”What does it look like to give the virtual, physical form? As every CLOG edition, Data Space explores “from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now” (5) and this subject, how to design “the infrastructure of invisible data” (103), could very well be the defining question of our age.”
More info on the event here. Story via CLOG
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Book Presentation and Signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References

The Graham Foundation of Chicago will host a book presentation and signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, a new book edited by Robert McCarter and designed by Irma Boom exploring the notion of ‘A Wonderful World’. The event will take…