AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXII

Photo by pov_steve – http://www..com/photos/pov_steve/

We are near to the 85, ooo photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The main photo was taken by pov_steve in Mexico  City, Mexico. Check the other four photos after the break.

Stöðin / Krads

© Kristinn Magnússon

Architects: Krads
Location: , Iceland
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 4.84 sqm
Photographs: Kristinn Magnússon

Challenge: REskin an Aging Building in NYC

In a call for a Sustainable , Mayor Bloomberg stated: “Given that buildings account for more than 80 percent of all municipal greenhouse gas emissions, constructing buildings with energy-efficient features is essential to reducing those emissions, and DDC plays a critically important role in that work.”

This is a great idea for new construction, but what about the existing, aging buildings? Most older buildings were built in a time when energy costs were low and the exterior walls were used less for energy performance and more for structural integrity. Knocking these buildings down to start over would cause a greater environmental impact due to the tons of waste material that would need to be discarded. So, what is the solution? REskinDesignByMany‘s challenges you to cleverly reskin a decaying urban building on the corner of Broadway and Reade St in New York City. Submissions can range from a focused investigation to an entire reskinning of the building.

The REskin challenge is sponsored by Autodesk and media partners ArchDaily. Winners will receive a full license of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013. Check out the building and learn more after the break!

Poperinge Youth Centre / Buro II & Archi+I

© Klaas Verdru

Architects: Buro II & Archi+I
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: sqm
Photographs: Klaas Verdru

AIA Home Design Trend Survey Q1/2012

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The AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2012 reports an optimistic outlook for residential architectural firms. Key aspects of the survey attempt to illustrate the trending situations compared with previous quarterly surveys. Perhaps the most enlightening aspect prevalent throughout the majority of the survey topics is that growth is beginning to shake off the declines of the housing downturn. More details after the break.

Casa Ceschi / Traverso Vighy

© Alessandra Chemollo

Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: ,
Design Team: Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo

Giveaway: Ten copies of ‘How to Make a Japanese House’

Thanks to the courtesy of NAi Publishers, we are giving you the chance to win this great book: How to Make a Japanese House (see our review here). We have 10 copies of the book and all you have to do to participate is become a registered user (if you’re not one already) and answer the following question in our comments:

What is the home ideal Japanese clients long for when requesting an architect to build them a single-family house?

You have until Monday 9 to submit your answer. Winners will be announced and contacted next Tuesday 17. Good luck!

Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel / Rodrigo Duque Motta

© Cristóbal Palma

Architects: Rodrigo Duque Motta
Location: Pisco Elqui, Paiguano, Coquimbo Region,
Design Team: Martin Holmes, Catalina Ventura, Jorge Siviero
Project Year: 2011
Renderings: Cinema Arquitectura
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Jeroen Bosch Hospital / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht,
Project Area: 170,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Client: Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

Courtesy of Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai
Courtesy of Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai

Archipelago Mobile / Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai

Archipelago Mobile, a master plan proposal by Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai…, attempts to address and enhance the city of Helsinki. Known as a city ‘in-between’, their design envisions a revitalized

Courtesy of CLOG
Courtesy of CLOG

CLOG: National Mall – Call for Submissions

CLOG is currently seeking submissions for its fifth issue, CLOG: National Mall, which will be published in November 2012. In an election year when America is debating and deciding its trajectory, it’s time to critically discuss the space that perhaps…

Residence Zeinergarten / Machné Architekten

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Architects: Machné Architekten
Location: Beda Weber-Gasse 18, , Austria
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,062 sqm
Photographs: Machné Architekten

Touching the Wind - Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC.
Touching the Wind - Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC.

‘Santiago Calatrava: The Quest for Movement’ Exhibition

Today marks the opening of world-renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava…’s unprecedented exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Not only will Calatrava become the first contemporary architect to have a retrospective exhibition at the Hermitage, but this

Outotunoie / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

CLIC Headquarters / WILCOTER Architects

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WILCOTER Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the international competition to design a group of buildings as the headquarter of Life Insurance (Group) Company in the Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou. The concept is to create a ‘Tree of Life’, which means supplying a cover or shelter for the life, which is strong and safe to rely on. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Izukougen House / Atelier Shinya Miura

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Architects: Atelier Shinya Miura
Location: Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture,
Photographs: Atelier Shinya Miura

will bruder+PARTNERS Splits into Two

Agave Library / will bruder+PARTNERS © Bill Timmerman

Starting today, one of Arizona’s most well-known architecture firms will no longer be will bruder+PARTNERS. After a successful 17-year history, the practice has branched into two independent firms with diverse architectural offerings due to a “natural evolution of individual and collective goals relating to firm size, design methodology and management.” Together, the internationally respected firm has created landmark buildings throughout the state, including projects such as the Burton Barr Library and the Agave Library. And now, each will go their separate ways as the firm has split into Will Bruder Architects and WORKSBUREAU.

Continue after the break to learn more about each firm.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

© Ricardo Torrejon


Five great projects you may have missed from this week. The main image is from CGM House by Ricardo Torrejón. Don’t forget to check the great Community Center in Abfaltersbach, or one of the latest completed work of UNStudio, The Centre for Virtual Engineering in Stuttgart. Meet Wendy, HWKN’s temporary summer installation for the 2012 MoMA Young Architects Program. Last but not least, revisit Ant-house designed by japanese firm .