Photography: Wang Shu Projects, by Clement Guillaume

Campus Hangzhou / © Clement Guillaume

Taken by Clement Guillaume, the photographs in this post include projects by the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner, Wang Shu, Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio. The projects featured here include Campus Hangzhou, CIPA Nanjing, Five Squared Houses, Ningbo, Zhongshan Lu, and Vertical Houses. Shu’s projects present a contemporary and progressive approach that acknowledges the rich tradition of Chinese architecture and as one of the jury members for the Pritzker Prize stated, ‘produces an architecture that is timeless and deeply rooted in its context and yet universal.’ A gallery of images can be viewed after the break.

Fragmented House / AQSO Arquitectos

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Architects: AQSO Arquitectos – PE. Pinés & Jové
Location: Laguna de Duero, Valladolid, Spain
Ground Floor Area: 200 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: AQSO Arquitectos

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Student’s Residence on U.L.E Campus / MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos

The project proposal for the Student’s Residence on U.L.E Campus by MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos… is designed as a system rather than a building. Unable to design a solution based on the conditions associated with a given plot, the

Crematorium / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

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Architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners – G. Natkevičius, A. Rimšelis
Location: Metalistų st., Kėdainiai, Lithuania
Completed: 2011
Building Area: 775 sqm
Structural Engineering: JSC Constr, Adomas Sabaliauskas/ JSC Konstruktoriu Cechas, Kęstutis Matijošaitis
Lightning: Promodus IO
Photographs: G.Česonis

 

Rue Pierre Rebiere / Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle

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Architects: Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Area: 980 sqm (black building), 577 sqm (wooden building)
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Nicolas Laisné

   

Shortlist announced for the North West Cambridge extension

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In order to compete in an increasingly competitive global market and address long-term development needs, the University of is undertaking an ambitious new urban extension in North West Cambridge. The master plan for the development, prepared by Aecom, lays out the framework for a new district centered on a mixed academic and urban community. With aspirations of achieving place that is well balanced, long-lasting and sustainable, the University is focused on creating a high quality of life for its residents that will enhance both the City and the University.

The University is now looking to appoint a number of architecture and landscape firms to design and deliver each proposed lot as part of the first phase of the extension. The shortlist consists of internationally renowned architects, including Bjarke Ingels Group and . Continue reading to learn more information on the extension and review the complete shortlist.

Video: Bjarke Ingels, BIG


Danish architect of Copenhagen-based group BIG tells Crane.tv that yes is more. His design philosophy, which he outlines in his latest graphic book, Yes is More, states that incorporating input from all elements of society, both elite and popular, allows the extraordinary to shine through in the everyday.

Infographic: Women in Architecture

CPC Port / Kingsland + Architects

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Architects: Kingsland + Architects
Location: 890 Rangeview Road, Missisauga,
Client: Canada Post Corporation – Letter Carrier Depot
Project Cost: $4,101,675.00
Project Manager: C.B. Richard Ellis
Completion: 2009
Size: 18,079 sq. ft.
Photographs: Insight Media

Pfizer Canada inc Siege Social / Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes

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Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes
Location: Kirkland (Québec),
Client: Pfizer Canada inc.
Project Architect: Anik Shooner
Team: Jean-Pierre Le Tourneux, Paolo Zasso, Julie Morin, Kristi Ante, Marlène Bourque, Marc-Antoine Chartier-Primeau, Mylène Deschênes, Shahinda Eldessouki, Pierre Gervais, Jean-François Jodoin, Vincent Lauzon, Josiane Mac, Isabel Noël, Annie Paradis, Harvens Piou, Gaétan Roy, Isabel Roy , Michel Tessier
Engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau et Associés, Marchand Houle et associés, SDK et Associés
Photographs: Courtesy of  Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes

  

Yandex Odessa Office / Za Bor Architects

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Architects: Za Bor Architects – Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
Location: Odessa,
Area: 1,760 sqm
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev 

  

Moleskine App for iPad: The Hand of the Architect

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Our favorite sketchbook has gone digital! Moleskine presents The Hand of the Architect – an iPad featuring 378 sketches and drawings from 110 internationally renowned architects, such as Assadi, Botta, Fuksas, Graves, Gregotti, Hadid, Foster and Piano, “showing that every project always begins by hand”. All the works were collected by FAI (Italian National Trust) with the aim of raising funds to restore Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi, known as a 1930s masterpiece of Italian rationalism in Milan. Sketches and drawings are accompanied by essays, captions and the biographies of the architects. You can purchase the for $18.99 here on iTunes.

In case you missed it, check out Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater iPad App and Zaha Hadid Architects iPhone & iPad App, previously featured here on ArchDaily.

24 Rue Saint – Boniface / BoP Architecture

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Architets: BoP Architecture
Location: 24, rue Saint-Boniface, Brussels,
Client: M. Frédéric Bouchat, M. Jean-François van der Plancke, BR Invest sa
Built-up Area: 681 sqm
Building Costs: 950,000 €
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

The Self-Assembly Line / Skylar Tibbits

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Together, Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson presented a large-scale installation at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA entitled The Self-Assembly Line – a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus module, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure. A discrete set of modules are activated by stochastic rotation from a larger container/structure that forces the interaction between units. The unit geometry and attraction mechanisms (magnetics) ensure the units will come into contact with one another and auto-align into locally-correct configurations. Overtime, as more units come into contact, break away, and reconnect, larger, furniture scale elements emerge. Given different sets of unit geometries and attraction polarities various structures could be achieved. By changing the external conditions, the geometry of the unit, the attraction of the units and the number of units supplied, the desired global configuration can be programmed. Continue reading for more.

Techne: MIT’s Mediated Matter

L-system as a cellular automaton algorithm in an associative modeling environment. An example of morphing, branching geometries found in plant systems that develop as integrated structural support. The model was based on a complex algorithm that factored for growth and generative factors as well as decay and structural requirements. via MIT

The MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter group is perhaps not the first choice of exploration for architects and architecture students. What does “mediated matter” have to do with the design of urban and suburban space and structures? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Because the goal of this group is to develop “novel processes that enable and support the design of physical matter,” using computer design combined with “biologically inspired fabrication.”

Below, I look at three projects developed and directed by Neri Oxman, an assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab. Professor Oxman also received her PhD in design computation from MIT.

We begin with a project that combines local and global-based knowledge as they relate to construction. The Rapid Craft project basically mines local construction designs and techniques and combines them with the latest design technologies.

Vienna Airport Lounge / Syntax Architecture + Illichmann Architecture

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Architects: Syntax Architecture + Illichmann Architecture
Location: , Austria
Client: Flughafen Wien AG
Collaborators: Michael Barth, Martina Barth-Sedelmayer, Alexander Spauwen, Sebastian Illichmann, Sebastian Hirschfeld
Construction Area: 280 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Roman Boensch

   

House N / Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz
Location: , Israel
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Elad Sarig

Skyscape Church / We Architecture

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Burnt down in 2009, the beautiful church from 1805 has been designed as a new church by WE Architecture. Meant to provide symbolic landmark to succeed the old building, the new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed as a simple box where one corner is lifted up in order to point out the church room and the tower. More images and architects’ description after the break.