Designed by A4 Studio…, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards
Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Location: Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico
Architects: Eduardo Cadaval, Clara Solà-Morales
Collaborators: Eugenio Eraña, Tomas Clara, Manuel Tojal
Structural Engineer: Ricardo Camacho
Project Year: 2009
Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Diego Berruecos, Sandra Pereznieto
Designed by Paolo Venturella & MenoMenoPiu Architects…, their ‘Solar Loop’ finalist entry for the Land Art Generator Initiative competition aims to expose more surface as possible to the southern solar rays. Sited in FreshKills Park in New York City,
Architects: Studio 1984
Location: Muttersholtz, Alsace, France
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio 1984
Don’t believe the rumors! Despite Oscar Niemeyer’s age and three recent hospitalizations, the legendary Brazilian architect is in full recovery after being admitted to the Samaritan Hospital in Rio de Janeiro for dehydration and renal complications last week.
Niemeyer’s doctor, Fernando Gjorup responded to the rumors by stating: “Risk of death? In no time was it considered. Of course the hospitalization of a patient of his age is serious, but we did not think about that.”
Even at 104 years old and from a hospital bed, Niemeyer remains active with his work. Vera Lucia Niemeyer, Niemeyer’s wife, stated: “He has several projects and wants to know about the progress of each.”
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Just when we thought the saga was over, a whole new chapter has begun.
The David Wright House, an unusual home in Arizona that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son, has been in danger since July, when the developer-owners announced their plans to tear it down and split the lot in two. After considerable hubbub caused by preservationists, and an online petition that received thousands of votes, enough pressure was put on the Pheonix City Council to delay demolition until they could vote on whether or not to confer Landmark Designation on the house (this would delay demolition for another three years, but not safeguard the house from demolition).
However, the point became moot when a preservation-minded buyer swooped in to save the day. Now, just two weeks later, the buyer has backed out.
Find out more on the fate of the David Wright House, after the break…
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Architects In Charge: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Craig Kiner
Project Architect: Alberto Barba
Project Team: Michael Hargens, Edgar Payan Pacheco, Sophia Razzaque, Arturo Revilla, Charles Walker
Competition Project Director: Nils-Peter Fischer
Competition Project Architects: Britta Knobel, Fulvio Wirz
Competition Team: Melike Altinisik, Rojia Forouhar, Mariagrazia Lanza, Daniel Widrig
Area: 46,000 sqm
Photographs: Paul Warchol
Architects: Vivek Shankar Design Partnership
Location: Bangalore, India
Design Team: Vivek. V. Shankar, Senthil Kumar Doss
Project Team: Eliyaraja, Dhanaprakash
Façade Consultants: Hunter Douglas
Structural Consultants: Cruthi Consultants Consortium
Area: 25,000 sqm
Photographs: Pallon Daruwala
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Urban Design and Planning Partner Philip J. Enquist, FAIA…, as the recipient of the inaugural SAH Award for Excellence in Design, Planning and Sustainability. The
French practice bureau faceB has redefined the pedestrian bridge with their winning design concept that allows Paris residents to “flirt with the water” as they traverse across an intentionally unstable bridge. Dubbed “Water at-traction”, the atypical bridge embraces the potential of traction as it’s steel cables stretch across the Seine in Paris and reconnects the city to the water.
Learn more after the break.