Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Location: Dublin Docklands, Ireland
Principal in Charge: Stefan Blach
Project Leader: Gerhard Brun
Project Team: Feargal Doyle, Patrick Cox, Andreas Baumgärtner, Matthias Rühl, Toralf Sümmchen, Anna Poullou, Guillaume Chapallaz, Nathaniel Lloyd, Jens Jessen, Jens Hoffman, Kaori Hirasawa, Luca Mangione, Anja Bungies and Christian Müller
Client: Ramford Limited, Chartered Land
South Office Block Area: 21,092 sqm
Theatre Area: 13,768 sqm
North Office Block Area: 33,320 sqm
Budget: $269.9M USD
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Ros Kavanagh
One Prize is launching this competition in the context of larger issues concerning the environment, global food production and the imperative to generate a sense of community in our urban and suburban neighborhoods.
From Mowing to Growing is not meant to transform each lawn into a garden, but to open us up to the possibilities of self-sustenance, organic growth, and perpetual change. In particular, they seek specific technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the cities and suburbs, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate.
Calling all future-forward architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds. For more information click here. Seen at Death By Architecture.
DI Bernardo Bader Architects have designed the Metzgerstüble bar and café in the Austrian town of Mellau. The cafe is situated between one of the small town’s main roads and the water. Made of wooden strips that vary in size to break the monotony of an entirely wood furnished structure, the cafe has a punched in window facing the water, while the front entry is more open. When viewed from the water, it becomes more apparent that the wooden box is perched on top of a wall of large stones. The juxtaposition of the soft wood with the stones makes for a pleasant contrast. All furnishings, (even the lighting fixtures) are simplified to form a non-overpowering space which welcomes the residents of Mellau.
More images after the break.
Architects: JSª: Javier Sánchez, Irvine Torres, Juan Reyes, Héctor Hernández and Francisco de la Concha
Location: Bay Beach, Lima, Peru
Renders: Gerardo Fonseca
Models: Edith Razo, Isabel Medina and Anayetzi Ruiz
Structural Engineering JSª: Fernando Valdivia and Sergio Barrios
Installation Engineering: JPR Proyectos
Construction Development: Buckle y Konno
Wood: Peru Lumber, Ing. Jorge Tintorer
Average surface area of apartments: 185 sqm
Total construction area: 995 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Eduardo Hirose
MONU – magazine on urbanism is a unique bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics.
Each issue collects essays, projects and photographs from contributors from all over the world to a given topic. Thus MONU examines topics that are important to the future of our cities and urban regions from a variety of perspectives.
They have just released their latest issue on the topic of “Real Urbanism”. You can see more about the articles on their official website. Also, you can browse the entire issue #12 on YouTube (video after the break).
Architects: GalPeleg Architects / Adi Gal + Amir Peleg
Location: Sde-Yitzhak, Israel
Collaborator: Orit Gariani-Rozental
Total floor area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: GalPeleg Architects
Feelings are Facts will showcase the first collaboration between the Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, and leading Chinese architect, Ma Yansong (check MAD Architects projects on ArchDaily). Eliasson and Ma will create for UCCA a unique experience through architecture, fog and light. Eliasson is known for his exploration of the human perception, and he often works with light, shadows, color, water, wind, or fog to create a specific environment in order to move us to think about our experience of our surroundings – perceptions we usually take to be self-evident.
Ma’s architecture stands at the forefront of new experimentation in building structures, refashioning form in bold pursuits of perfection. Their collaboration is specifically designed for UCCA’s big hall inviting the Chinese audience to enter an endless space of fog, with color emanating from fluorescent tubes of red, green and blue. By moving through the space, the colors blend, and so the viewers will endlessly create their own color spectrums.
The exhibition will be open on 4th April 2010 and last until 6th June 2010.
The duo of Ryszard Rychlicki and Agnieszka Nowak, of H3AR, was awarded a special mention for their proposal in the 2010 eVolo skyscraper competition (see the winners on our previous article). The eVolo competition attracts innovative designers and receives hundreds of eccentric proposals. For this project, designed by 4th year student, the skyscraper is comprised of a system of gutters to catch as much rainfall as possible. The water captured and processed by the building may be used for flushing toilets, feeding washing machines, watering plants, cleaning floors and other domestic applications.
More about the skyscrapper after the break.
During 2009 the Guggenheim Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary. The museum commissioned nearly 200 artists, architects and designers to imagine their dream interventions on the most significative space of Frank Lloyd Wright’s building, the central void.
The artwork for every design is now available through a charity auction. You can bid for your favorite one right here. “Contemplating the void” (check some of the designs in ArchDaily here) will be on exhibit at the Museum until Apr 28th.
Architects: Atelier st
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Directors in Charge: Silvia Schellenberg- Thaut & Sebastian Thaut
Collaborator: Ludwig Uphues
Client: Gaedtke Family
Structural Engineer: Mittenzwei GmbH, Werdau
Project Area: 186 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2009
Photographs: Bertram Bölkow