Research and Educational Building for Technical University Denmark / Christensen & Co. Architects + Rørbæk & Møller architects

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Christensen & Co. Architects + Rørbæk & Møller architects were recently announced as winners of the competition for a 40.000m2 laboratory building at Technical University . The new research and educational building assembles the three institutes in one clear architectural concept, creating an open building with space for knowledge sharing and collaborations across the various subjects. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ArchDaily at the Center for Architecture! Going Viral: Blurred Borders

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Mark your calendars! In less than three weeks, ArchDaily founders and David Assael will join Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Toru Hasegawa of Morpholio and Columbia University, and of eVolo for a lecture and panel discussion that will explore the impact of social media, technology and device culture on the way we design and practice. Moderated by Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect, Going Viral is part of the AIANY 2012 Global Dialogues that has been dedicated to “uncovered connections” with the intention to investigate issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals. In addition, selected game changing blogs and websites will be exhibited as Voices Going Viral on the evening of the event.

Going Viral will take place at the NY Center for Architecture on May 21st at 6:00 pm. It is free to join, but please RSVP. Continue after the break for more information.

The Weston Family Learning Centre / Hariri Pontari Architects

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Architects: Hariri Pontari Architects
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Client: Art Gallery of Ontario
Built Area: 3,250 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Lisa Logan 

50 US Architects / Damir Sinovcic

This informative  11″ by 11″ hardcover book presents a curated collection of award-winning residential and master planning work from leading American designers. Meticulously detailed and site-specific, the featured projects focus on sustainability, technology, and the human spirit. They reflect ideologies and philosophies that are rooted in the modernist doctrine or distilled from vernacular precedents.

Courtesy of OPEN Architecture

Garden School / OPEN Architecture

OPEN Architecture… recently created a new kind of school system that provides a balanced and joyful learning environment integrated with farms and gardens. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese philosophy which had always centered on the harmony between people and

Tiltpanel House / Irving Smith Jack Architects

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Architects: Irving Smith Jack Architects Ltd.
Location: , New Zealand
Completed: 2008
Area: 239 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Troyes Business School Proposal / SCAU Architectes

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The winning proposal for the extension project for the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de ( Management School) by SCAU Architectes provides a new image, thanks to a highly pertinent concept that marries convivial spaces, clear circulation, modern energy and, above all, a great simplicity of architectural style. The extension, necessitated by its exceptional growth, is a real opportunity to confirm the establishment’s image and assert its identity at a national and international level, among the diverse colleges in this field. In this respect, the building’s architectural expression has today become the flagship of the Troyes ESC’s dynamism and energy. More images and architects’ dsescription after the break.

House on the Bluff / Edward Suzuki Associates

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Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates - Edward Suzuki, Toshiharu Nanba
Location: Yamate,Yokohama,
Site Area: 767.54 sqm
Completion: 2012
Structure: RC
Total Floor Area: 384.59 sqm
Photographs: Yasuhiro Nukamura

   

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‘Modernism in Architecture & Urbanism: China, India & the West’ Conference

One hundred years have passed since Le Corbusier’s Voyage to the Orient. Although he didn’t venture into the Far East, his influence – and that of Modernism – is recognizable across the world. This conference, hosted by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University…

Meridian Building / Studio Pacific Architecture

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Architects: Studio Pacific Architecture
Location: ,
Project Team: Stephen McDougall, Nick Barratt-Boyes, Marc Woodbury, Lauren Wong, Guy Marriage, Richard Beatson, Tara Warbrick, Bret Thurston, Dorian Minty, Michael Davis
Client: Wellington Waterfront Ltd / Dominion Funds Ltd
Size: 5,965 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Castelo Novo Castle / COMOCO

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Architects: COMOCO
Location: Castelo Novo, ,
Client: Fundão Municipality
Engineering: Direcção-Geral dos Edifícios e Monumentos Nacionais (DGEMN)
Site Area: 3,650 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

OMA to design new home for Garage in Moscow

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The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture – a non-profit international arts space based in founded by Daria Zhukova – has unveiled plans for a new building in Gorky Park. Designed by OMA, Garage Gorky Park will renovate the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant, a prefabricated concrete structure that has been derelict for more than two decades. Garage is expected to complete and occupy this 5,400-square-meter building sometime next year, with plans to later expand to the nearby Hexagon pavilion (or Machine Pavilion).

Rem Koolhaas: “We were able, with our client and her team, to explore the qualities of generosity, dimension, openness, and transparency of the Soviet wreckage and find new uses and interpretations for them; it also enabled us to avoid the exaggeration of standards and scale that is becoming an aspect of contemporary art spaces.”

Continue after the break for more.

Bus Station in Osijek / Rechner

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Architects: Rechner
Location: ,
Client: Osijek koteks
Team Architects: Predrag Rechner, Bruno Rechner, Ines Pelzer
Site area: 21,199 sqm
Built area: 11,066 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

PUBLIC / C.F. Møller Architects

In this book, C. F. Møller Architects, one of Scandinavia’s most renowned practices, founded in 1924, presents a wide range of their award-winning public design. It includes hospitals, universities and schools, public administration, masterplans, and housing, all conceived with a constant eye to social innovation through architecture.

Stocking the City: A new ArchDaily series

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Chris DeHenzel is one of 2012 lucky recipients of a John K. Branner traveling fellowship, awarded by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Architecture. Throughout the year, Chris will be visiting more than 25 cities in 5 continents to research on alternatives to our resource-intensive industrial food system, represented at retail level by the corporate .

¿How could an alternative system of physical markets support an alternative food system? Chris will dispatch for ArchDaily from Latvia to Calcuta, in this new series about how to design better ways to sustainable stock hungry global cities. If you want to join him, you are welcome.

Read Chris first dispatch after the break

Six Visions for the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

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Metro officials have released six conceptual visions that suggest how the historic Los Angeles Union Station could be transformed by 2050. Preliminary “Vision Boards” were released in a public forum at Union Station last week, and although they are not part of the formal evaluation process, they have ignited an immense amount of public interest in the competition.

In an article posted on The Source, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa described that this competition is “about preparing for the future.” As plans for the California High-Speed Rail System evolve, it is imperative that Union Station is redeveloped to meet the standards of a 21st century transportation hub.

Continue after the break to view each Vision Board provided by the six well-known practices shortlisted for the competition.

University Housing, Gandía / Guallart Architects

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Architects: Guallart Architects - Vicente Guallart and María Díaz
Location: , Valencia, Spain
Collaborators: Andrea Imaz, Daniela Frogheri, Fernando Meneses, Ricardo Guerreiro, Lina Savickaité, Rasa Mizaraité, Katarzyna Klimek
3D images: Asaduzzaman Rassel, Néstor David Palma
Client: Visoren Renta
Built area: 12,074 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Video: London Aerial / Jason Hawkes

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes captures London’s hazy skyline in both day and night. Although still under construction, The Shard appears to already dwarf most to the city. The building is designed by Renzo Piano and is slated to become the tallest in Europe. In addition, Norman Foster’s infamous Gherkin, formally known as the Swiss Re Building, is instantly recognizable in nearly every frame as it is a landmark within the dense metropolis.