Genius Loci / Bates Masi + Architects

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Architects: Bates Masi+ Architects
Location: Montauk, NY,
Square Footage: 7,000 sqft
Builder: Davis Builders Inc.
Interior Design: Bates Masi + Architects w/ Victoria Pryor
Landscape Design: Bates Masi + Architects
Custom Furniture: Bates Masi + Architects
Structural Engineer: Steven L. Maresca
Photographs: Michael Moran

 

Courtesy of Zagreb Society of Architects

Think Space 2012 Programme: Past Forward Competition

Zagreb Society of Architects… just launched the new Think Space 2012 cycle of competitions with its annual theme, Past Forward. Devised by this year’s guest curator Adrian Lahoud, a former winner in the 2011 Borders Cycle, this programme cycle aims

House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates

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Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates – Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba
Location: Karuizawa, Japan
Completion: 2010
Site Area: 6,182.97 sqm
Ground Coverage: 512.00 sqm
Floor Areas: 1F 402.50 sqm, 2F 274.75 sqm
Total Floor Area: 677.25 sqm
Photographs: Yasuhiro Nukamura

New Housing for Researcher Workers / Praksis Architects

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Praksis Architects recently won the for new housing for researcher workers in the old Carlsberg city in Copenhagen. On the occasion of brewer JC Jacobsen’s 200 year anniversary, the Carlsberg Foundation in 2011 announced an invited . The building of approx. 13 mill. euro will be located next to JC Jacobsen’s garden and the listed buildings, the Hanging Gardens and Mineral Factory as neighbors. The building of approx. 3,200 m2 must have 6 floors and contain 22 various types of apartments. The ground floor will contain exhibition and shopping facilities. More images and project description after the break.

George Patterson Y&R / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL 
Location: Melbourne, ,
Client: George Patterson Y&R
Discipline: Interior Design
Scale: 2,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dianna Snape

   

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part IX

Courtesy of Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

We have five great industrial projects from early-2011 for today’s Round Up. Like the Breathing Factory in Osaka, . Or Gonzalez Goodale Architect’s Pasadena Water and Power. The Krauss Maffeir operating facilitie was built inside an industrial building that could not be structurally touched. What about the New Pumping Station in Stockholm, designed by UD Urban Design AB? Finally, the Miranda Winery in Oxley, .

Design Icon: Michael Graves / Gary Nadeau

Our friends at Dwell have shared with us their short film featuring the legendary inside his beautiful home in which he created out of a disused warehouse. In the film, Graves shares the discoveries he made when renovating his house and thoughts about his career, his practice and universal design.

The film was directed and edited by Gary Nadeau. Continue after the break for the complete list of credits.

Assuta Medical Center / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects

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Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects & Urban Designers
Location: , Israel
Area: approx. 500,000 square feet
Completion: May 2009 – Phase 1
Photographs: Tom Arban

  

Cross # Towers / BIG

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Danish architects BIG have just shared with us the Cross # Towers, their latest project in . BIG’s residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District revitalize the Han riverfront into a new commercial and residential center for the citizens of . More images and information after the break.

VINCI Partners International Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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With at the center of such current worldwide attention, renowned architecture firms have been flocking to the country for work; partly to be associated with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and/or 2016 Summer Olympics, but also because Brazil’s current economy allows for booming architectural possibilities. The new Leblon Offices for VINCI Partners in will be a historic first step for Richard Meier & Partners as their first architectural undertaking in South America, and it certainly lives up to the hype.

Winners announced for the National Mall Redesign Competition

OLIN & Weiss / Manfredi Via the Trust for the National Mall

After an intense and highly publicized , the Trust for the National Mall has announced the three winning teams selected to redesign the neglected sites of America’s front yard. As reported by the Washington Post, Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will redesign Constitution Gardens east of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while Weiss/Manfredi & OLIN will bring new life to the Sylvan Theater, southeast of the Washington Monument. The Union Square will be forwarded to the Architect of the Capitol and transformed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond.

Continue reading for more on the winning proposals.

Kitchen Makeover Tech Tool

Kitchen Makeover Tech Tool

If you want to update your kitchen with new appliances based on the price tags alone, you should resist the urge to make an impulse purchase. Not only can it be an expensive undertaking, but you’ll have to live with…

Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: ,
Completion: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy Jahn

  

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PUC Building: 525 Golden Gate / KMD Architects

The PUC Building on 525 Golden Gate Ave, home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, could have been just another government administrative building.  But, the City and County of San Francisco, along with KMD Architects…, embraced the design

Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons

As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012.

In last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

As Metropolitan Monk noted in Archinect.com, to appear in The Simpsons episode is the most unchallengeable proof that you have achieved Starchitect status.

The Scene, described by Archinect.com: “ is working – on a cruise ship notabene – as an instructor – probably in iconographic buildings – in KIDZONE ELITE. The ship, just like CCTV, is an emblem of closure. The architect is holding a couple of lego-bricks in his left hand while seeming to fix something to the back of the tower”.

With the excitement of seeing Koolhaas on television, which architect would you like to see on a future episode?

Via www.archinect.com. See the full post here.

 

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“Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium

Taking place May 3, the “Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium, put on my the University of Manchester’s School of Architecture, the event looks to explore the theme of consumption in the urban built environment through a selection of invited speakers…

La Liberté / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Groningen,
Associated Architect: Oving Architekten
Engineering: Dijkhuis Groningen (structures), Zonderman B.V. (electrical engineering), Feenestra (heating and ventilation systems), Gevekebouw B.V. (general contractor)
Client: Christelijke Woningstichting Patrimonium
Site Area: 10,230 sqm
Built Area: 23,400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jim Ernst, Mark Sekuur / Prima Focus

House In Praia Preta / Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: Praia Preta, Sao Sebastiao, São Paulo,
Floor Area: 715 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Nitsche Arquitetos Associados