Helicosm / FREAKS freearchitects

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Architects: FREAKS freearchitects
Location: Paris, 
Project Team: Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier, Yves Pasquet
Project Area: 100 sqm
Project Year: 2011
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Video: Tetsuo Kondo, Architect Profile


After working with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima, left to start his own practice in Tokyo. Here, he tells Crane.tv about Cloudscapes, his project for the Architecture Biennale Venice in 2010, how film-making and architecture are similar and what makes a good home.

Bruce Munro’s stunning LED Installations light up Longwood Gardens

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Visitors poured into this past Saturday to see 23-acres of breathtaking ‘Light: Installations’ by artist Bruce Munro. Although Munro describes the installations as simply “sketchbook jottings realized”, this “large-scale one-man-show” is anything but a simple feat. Eight large outdoor installations, two installations within the 4-acre Grand Conservatory and a collection of illuminated sculptures in the Music Room are keeping visitors mesmerized for hours.

Munro’s ‘Light: Installations’ are being shown for the first time outside of the UK. They will remain open until September 29th this year. Continue reading for more images and information.

Sport City in Xativa / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: , , Spain
Project Architect: M Angeles Sánchez Ortega
Design Team: Rafael Papi, Beatriz San Salvador
Project Area: 136,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: David Rocaberti, Francisco Francés, Alfonso Calza, Cesar J. López

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Would you like to work in this office building? Maybe you prefer this one, designed by DDL architectes + Lorient – Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes? You can also live in J. Mayer H. latest residential building in Berlin or this fabulous house in Eelde, The Netherlands. And of course, if you want to leave your house for a while and don’t go to work, you can also visit the Lamego Multi Purpose Pavilion in Portugal.

Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: , Canada
Structural Engineers: Hallsall Associates
Construction Manager: Eastern Construction
Heritage Preservation: E.R.A. Architects
Site Area: 11,743 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

Children’s Hospital Zürich / Herzog & de Meuron

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Due to space limitations and increasingly aging infrastructure, Kinderspital Zürich called for a two-phase competition to design a new children’s hospital in the Lengg district of Zürich, . At the recommendation of the jury, the foundation board of Kinderspital Zürich announced Herzog & de Meuron as the competition winner in May 2012. Their winning proposal includes a three-storey, wooden Children’s Hospital that provides a flexible, child-friendly environment. Furthermore, Herzog & de Meuron uses simple geometry to connect the contrasting typologies of the Children’s Hospital with the freestanding, six-story Centre for Teaching and Research that will also be located on the new medical campus.

Kinderspital Zürich expects to commission the new building in 2018. Continue after the break for the architects’ description.

Floreasca Hotel / Manadelucru

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Architects: Manadelucru – Dorin Stefan Adam, Madalina Iftimi
Location: Floreasca Street, ,
Client: Diesel Servcom
Design Team: Manade Lucru
Collaborators: Neo Structural Engeneering (Structure), Katas Concept Design (Installation)
Photographs: Andrei Margulescu

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior Design: Fuksas Design
Location: ,
Address: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14
Period: 2002-2009 
Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG
Surface:  Built Surface – 77,000 sq.m., Facade – 8,500 sq.m., Cover – 13,000 sq.m.
Engineering:  Structures – Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, Stuttgart; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt | Realization of the façade and covering – Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien

   

House R / Sharon Neuman Architects

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: , Israel
Plot: 550 sqm
Built Area: 205 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Gosher

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Badel Block Winning Proposal / Pablo Pita Architects

With a key concept for the Badel Block proposal of creating the core as a living icon, the existence of such a rich structure as the old distillery building defines this approach. As an opportunity to develop a new structure…

Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA

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Architects: JVA – Vigsnaes AS Architects MNAL
Location: Gullesfjord, Troms,
Design Team: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Kazuhiko Yamada
Client: Statens Vegvesen, region Nord v/Frits Karlsen
Size: 308 sqm
Completion: 2011
Consultants: AS Frederiksen, Union Consult BORO VVS og Miljø AS, Malnes og Endresen AS.
Photographs: Håkon Aurlien, Nils Petter Dale, Stian Schelderup

  

Stockholm Stacked / Visiondivision

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Our friends from Visiondivision have envisioned a creative solution to respond to ’s lack of housing.  While the city is growing rapidly, the pace of new construction for residences is quickly falling behind demand.  Due to this lack of housing, the core of has grown to be defined by expensive apartments, while the outer edges for those who can’t afford such prices.  For Stacked, Visiondivision responds to this segregated city by proposing a change in planning regulations to eliminate height restrictions on courtyard typologies, so as to utilize the urban spaces for efficiently and effectively.   After all, “Who wants to move to a city where it is impossible to get an apartment? Which companies wants to invest in a city where their employees may have a hard time to find a place to stay? Which exchange students wants to study in a city where all the free time available will go to find a small flat with a decent rent?” asks the firm.

More about the project after the break.

RGB / Girod+Anton Arquitectos

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Architects: Girod+Anton Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Team: Jorge Girod, Jose Luís Antón
Collaborator: Beatriz Coloma
Area: 1,071 sqm
Budget: 650,000€
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

   

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‘Designing Action’ Competition

Designing Action, an international design competition, was recently launched by the Nashville Civic Design Center to re-imagine an industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River. With emphasis on creating active spaces for healthy citizens, and highlighting alternative sports and related…

Villa Ladybird / Johan Sundberg

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Architects: Johan Sundberg
Location: Nyckelpigevägen, Beddinge Strand,
Structural Endgineering: Anders Sandgren, Ramböll Malmö
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kasper Dudzik

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‘Roof House’ Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes

In the competition for eight houses in Chiba, Japan, Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes… aimed for an original architecture that would invent new lifestyles. Drawing inspiration from the analysis made by Junichiro Tanizaki in his famous work, ‘The Praise of Shadows’, the eight

Le Mon House / Fabian Tan

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Architects: Fabian Tan
Location: , Malaysia
Project Team:
Project Area: 1,900 sqft
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Eiffel Chong