AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXV

Photo by rutger spoelstra - http://www..com/photos/81857338@N00/

It’s Friday. Time for another Flickr Round Up!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 photo above was taken by rutger spoelstra in Porto, Portugal. Check the other four after the break.

Beach House E-3 / Vértice Arquitectos

© Juan Solano

Architects: Vértice Arquitectos – Arch. Hernani Canessa, Arch. Luis Miguel Becerra, Arch. Sandro Moro
Location: Palillos Beach, ,
Size: Built area 296 sqm
Client: Private
Photographer: Juan Solano

  

Rouge / APOLLO Architects & Associates

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates - Satoshi Kurosaki
Location: Bunkyo,
Structure Engineers: Denbo Nakamura / Denkohbo
Facility Engineers: Zenei Shimada / Shimada Architects
Construction: Honma Construction
Date of Completion: 2012
Site Area: 55.00 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

 

Rijn IJssel / LIAG

© Vulkers Fotografie

Architects: LIAG
Location: Middendachtensingel 2, Arnhem,
Client: Board Rijn IJssel, Arnhem NL
Scope: 14,518 sqm
Design Team: Erik Schotte, Esther Klausen, Koos Lieverse, Arie Aalbers
Photographs: Iemke Ruige, Vulkers Fotografie 

   

Video: Pernilla & Asif


Critically acclaimed architects Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan are a duo that take innovation to the next level. Despite having known each other for years and having collaborated on various projects in the past, their partnership was only recently made official with the launch of their London-based practice Pernilla & Asif. Crane.tv met with the charming duo at their studio in Hackney before heading over to their most recent installation, Cloud, in Bethnal Green’s York Hall where we see the two in action, learn why they work so well together, and their plans for the future including an exciting new project at next year’s Olympics. Photo Credit: James Harris.

Chipperfield selected to renovate the Neue National Gallery in Berlin

Neue National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe © Guillermo Hevia Garcia

David Chipperfield, Stirling Prize-winning architect and director of the 13th international Venice Biennale, has been commissioned by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (PCHF) to renovate the Neue National Gallery. The 20th century icon was designed by the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who celebrated his 126th birthday this week.

Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, said: “With , I know this icon of modern architecture in the best hands. In working with him on the Museum Island, I learned the sensitivity in dealing with the architectural heritage and the conceptual clarity of his approach is greatly appreciated.”

wNw Bar / Vo Trong Nghia

© Phan Quang

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Phu Tho district, Thu Dau Mot Town, Binh Duong, Vietnam
Project Completion: 2008
Construction Area: 250 sqm
Photographer: Phan Quang

UPDATE: zHome / David Vandervort Architects

© Aaron Ostrowsky

Last June we announced the zHome community designed by David Vandervort Architects, a target zero-energy community in Washington that is one of many springing up across the country, changing the way communities are planned and developed.  Since World War II spawned the era of suburban living, the Levittown model has been the trajectory along which so many communities across the country have gone.  Now with sustainability and ecologically conscious design being at the forefront of many architects’ practices, it makes perfect sense for whole communities to take the leap as well.  But what does that mean for the lifestyles of its residents?  And does this make an exclusive neighborhood where only some are willing or able to comply. Follow us after the break for more.

58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: -Billancourt, France
Client: Nacarat
Project Ownership Assistance: Saem Val de Seine
Cost: € 7,2 M Excl. Vat
Built Up Area: 4,639 sqm
Completion: November 2011
Team: Cotec (all-trades engineers), Leau (Environmental AMO)
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Video: Architecture Venture Lab at IE

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Professors, students and practitioners such as Peter Orborn at AEDAS participated in the above video to give a perspective on a reality for the practice of bridging entrepreneurship and architecture on the Master in Architectural Management and Design at the Architecture Venture Lab at IE University.

Interesting facts of the class of 2012 include 28% entrepreneurs, practitioners starting their own practice and 80% of architects are entrepreneurs but very few of them receive any management training. The Architecture Venture Lab allows students to conceptualize their own architectural practices or improve on their existing one, through the creation of a business proposal integrating all acquired management and design skills.

The Multiplier Effect: How Design (and the Internet) Connects Us

Stop right there. Before I begin this post with a cliché dictionary definition, I direct you to what’s usually overlooked in these openings: the part of speech.

verb (used with object)

Without reading the definition, we know. Design is the act that connects the human being to the object outside him: the way in which intentions, thoughts, concepts take form.

On a basic level, design connects human beings through the shared experience of said object – be it functional or purely aesthetic. But it’s not just the object which connects us – it’s the idea that inspired it. On another level, and perhaps at its purest, design connects by inaugurating us into a collaborative spirit of innovation.

The ’s latest Design Conference, Design Connects, has invited bloggers to reflect how design connects us in a way that will build a better future. We at ArchDaily, biased as we may be, think we have the answer (it’s in the invitation): the Bloggers.

To read how design and the Internet connect us to thousands of elementary school kids, the sci-fi dsytopias of a NASA scientist, and a poverty-defying advocate looking to change the world  - all in 24 hours – keep reading after the break.  

David Assael and David Basulto, founders of ArchDaily, at Postopolis in Los Angeles, California © Courtesy of the Storefront Gallery

Institute of Optimistic Architectures / WAI Architecture

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WAI Architecture Think Thank has completed a study for an architecture, urbanism and spatial politics laboratory in the center of . Conceived as an avant-garde institution for the education of environmental and spatial design, their design creates an educational center based on the principle of open learning and cross-disciplinarity. The building arranges the multiple programs in a sequence of open spaces and sloping floors that together form a continuous loop of learning experiences. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Grantham / POPOVbass Architects

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Architects: POPOVbass Architects
Location: Potts Point, NSW,
Practice team: Alex Popov, Brian Bass Shayne Evans, Leigh Woodley, Rob Meneses, AyaMaceda, NikDunoski
Consultant/Construction team: Fozzard’s Consulting Engineer – Structural Consultant Illias Design Group Pty Ltd – Hydraulic Consultant
Photographs: Courtesy of POPOVbass Architects

   

We Are Here Now / Spatial Information Design Lab / Columbia University

© Spatial Information Design Lab

Addicted to checking your favorite site, like ArchDaily, for constant updates, or checking in with Facebook or Foursquare? Don’t worry – you’re not alone, and Columbia’s Spatial Information Design Lab can prove it.  In addition to sharing your whereabouts with friends, your geographic mark provides valuable insight in examining the psycho-geography and economic terrain of the city.

More about the study after the break.

Trades North / JCY Architects And Urban Designers

© Damien Hatton

Architect: JCY Architects and Urban Designers
Location: , Western Australia
Construction: Pindan
Quantity Surveyor: Davson & Ward
Photographs: Damien Hatton

  

Courtesy of Krill Architecture

New Valer Church Proposal / Krill Architecture

In the competition for the church of Våler, Krill Architecture… focused on a concept of an open ring in the woods. Tapping on a source of collective creativity in modern architecture, their design offers the chance to bring the development

Mini-Studio / FRENTE arquitectura

© Onnis Luque

Architect: FRENTE arquitecura – Juan Pablo Maza
Location: Colonia Del Valle, Mexico City, Mexico
Constructed Area: 48 sqm
Size: 27 sqm
Construction Year: 2011
Project Team: Daniel Nava, Estefanía Hoth
Photographs: Onnis Luque, Paul Czitrom

Hanok Garden / Y Design Office

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Hanok Garden, a landscape project in by Y Design Office, strips one of the older Korean traditional courtyard houses into its barebones with a small deck for resting. The old house is simply turned into a public garden. More is taken away than what gets added. The project asks and challenges the very basic questions about a person, a house, a city and nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.