Video: Yoyogi Olympic Arena / Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange’s Yoyogi Olympic Arena from Yoyogi GSD on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Emmet Truxes, from Harvard GSD, for sharing this animated video of ’s Yoyogi Olympic Arena with us.  Check out the amazing visualizations set to music by Gray Reinhard (we particularly love the build-up of the magnificently suspended roof around minute 5, which is then further detailed a few minutes later) which was created by a team of six students - Emmet Truxes, Nathan Shobe, Julian Bushman-Copp, Mijung Kim, Jeffrey Laboskey, Misato Odanaka - to understand the  construction of the building’s innovate tensile structure.

More about the project after the break.

Air-Raid Shelters of Almería / Ferrer Arquitectos

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Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
Location: Plaza de Manuel Pérez García, ,
Design Team: José Ángel Ferrer
Architectural Technologist: Manuel Alonso
Internal Collaborators: José Antonio Cuerva, Miguel G. Haro and Fernando Mateos
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Bellevue Library / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, , Washington DC,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Edmund Sumner

Discover Haiti Exhibition

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The exhibition is opened from last Wednesday July 25th and will run until August 15th. Curated by Urban Zen & Nomad Two Worlds, ‘Discover Haiti’ features art, accessories, clothing and home furnishings designed and produced in Haiti.

The collection comprises the work of craftsmen in small objects, pictures, and also the projects of refurbishment and reconstruction of buildings destroyed by the last 2010 earthquake.

Triangle Brick Headquarters / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

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Architects: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Location: , NC, USA
Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 14,000 sq ft
Photographs: Jonathan Hillyer

H24 House / R Zero Studio

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Architects: R Zero Studio
Location: , Distrito Federal,
Design Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Gilberto Muñoz + , Isaac Guzman Ramirez, Pablo Serrano
Photographs: Aki Itami, Courtesy of H24 House

The Imperial Buildings / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5000.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Historic Front Street / Cook + Fox Architects

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Architect: Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
Location: , NY
Client: Yarrow LLC
Completion: April 2006
Size: 150,000 SF

   

AD Round Up: BIG Part II

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For today’s Round Up, we bring you the second part of previously featured projects by one of our favorite studios, . Take this opportunity to check again the unique mixed-use 8-House in Copenhagen. Also you can see West 57th the BIG proposal for the awkwardly shaped large site at West Side Highway and 57th Street in .Check out the colorful Superkilen a collaboration between BIG and Topotek 1 and the amazing proposal for National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan. Finally, revisit one of 2010 AD Building of the year, the incredible Denmark Pavilion in Shanghai Expo.

Infiniski Menta House / James & Mau

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Architects: James & Mau
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Salazar

In Progress: E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Mathildelaan, ,
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer
Photographs: Jan Bitter

AIA selects the 2012 Recipients of the Small Project Awards

SPECS Optical Façade, Minneapolis / Alchemy Architects © Geoffrey Warner and Scott Ervin

The American Institute of Architects () has announced the eleven recipients of the 2012 Small Project Awards. Now in its ninth year, the Small Project Awards Program emphasizes the excellence of small-project design and strives to raise public awareness of the value and design excellence that architects bring to projects, no matter the limits of size and scope.

The award recipients are categorized into three groups; category 1) a small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design element up to $150,000 2) a small project construction, up to $1,500,000 and 3) a small project construction up to $1,500,000 which does not rely on external infrastructure as its primary power source.

The 2012 Small Project Award winners are:

Vista Del Valle / Zimmerman and Associates

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Architects: Zimmerman and Associates
Location: Sonoma, CA,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,400 sq ft
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Urban Movement Design debuts UNIRE/UNITE at MAXXI (Young Architects Program)

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Urban Movement Design, winner of the 2012 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in Rome, has reinvented the MAXXI experience by engaging the mind and body with their interactive, summer installation. UNIRE/UNITE responds to the current public health crisis by offering an alternative solution to traditional urban furniture that choreographs exercise and play back into our daily lives. As our world struggles in crisis, believes it is imperative that we rethink the way we live and change the disabling, sedentary lifestyles that are currently promoted by our built environment.

The New York and Rome-based practice has merged the two disciplines of architecture and movement therapies in an effort to integrate health back into design and promote a greater sense of community. This project is a reflection of their philosophy. Continue after the break to learn more.

Urban Movement Design: “All of nature acts according to the law of interconnectedness, but humankind has moved away from this natural law and into an unnatural state of self-interest and isolation.”

AILAIC / Luis Twose Roura + TwoBo arquitectura

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Architects: TwoBo Architecture +
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of TwoBo Architecture, Albert Rusi & Jorge Arberas

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Peabody’s St John’s Hill Estate / Hawkins\Brown

The regeneration of Peabody’s St John’s Hill Estate in South London, designed by Hawkins\Brown…, was recently granted planning permission. The masterplan reintegrates the site to its immediate surroundings. A new pedestrian avenue connecting the station to the common includes

Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: 27号 Luling Rd, , Hainan,
Architect In Charge: Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ, Herbert Salim, Ranjit Wagh, Lai Soong Hai, Miikka Leppanen, Muhammad Sagitha, Jascha Oakes, Gabriella Patai, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Anapat Chanadisai
Project Manager: Metro Millennium Consolidated Building Consultants Ltd
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 129,117 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / LCLAOFFICE, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e Republica Arquitetura

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Architect: LCLAOFFICE, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e Republica Arquitetura
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Size:  1000 000 square meters
Status: Competition Entry

In keeping with the Olympic spirit, today we share a competition master plan entry for Rio by Colombia-based architect Luis Callejas, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e República Arquitetos.  Although Callejas has been practicing professional for four short years, he has already made quite an impression on the architecture world.  In that time, Callejas has designed and realized two of the most relevant recent projects in Latin America for public sports infrastructure: The aquatic center for the South American Games of 2010, and the complete renovation of the main soccer stadium in Bogota, Colombia.  For his scheme for Rio’s Olympic Park master plan,    the park functions sectionally as the sporting functions – both the main areas and the support spaces – are organized in a stacked manner rather than pulled apart in plan.  This allows for a fluid and open space for audiences, and creates “No icons but one vital scenario halfway between a small city and a park.”

More about the competition entry after the break.