Institute of Marine Genomics / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes - Philippe Barre, Agnès Lambot
Location: Roscoff,
Project Manager: SARL Barré-Lambot, ISATEG (BET Structures, BET Fluides)
Contractor: Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Program: Biologic Station
Cost: 2,229,500 € HT
Surface: 1,486 sqm
Mission’s Architects: Architect agent
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

 

House In Sobral / Nelson Resende

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Architecture: Nelson Resende
Location: Rua Alminhas do Cabo, Sobral, São João de , ,
Completion: 2011
Client: Private
Exterior Design: Nelson Resende
Construction Area: 238 sqm
Structures: Miguel Pinho, Civil Engineer
Infrastructures: Miguel Pinho, Engineer
Electrical Infrastructures: António Amorim, Electrical Engineer
Construction: Several builders
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Steam Blower House / Heinrich Böll Architect

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Architects: Heinrich Böll BDA DWB
Location: Bochum,
Client: NRW.Urban – Dortmund
Project year: 2010
Structural Engineer: Lederhose, Wittler & Partner, Dortmund
Mechanical Engineer: PSF, Witten
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

  

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi / SOM

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Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Health Services (SEHA), has unveiled plans for the new three-million-square-foot, 838-bed Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). The new complex, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in a joint venture with ICME and Tilke, will replace the existing Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and provide expanded medical, pediatric, and trauma care for the residents of Abu Dhabi.

Mustafa K. Abadan, Design Partner for the project, says “The new Sheikh Khalifa Medical City balances the technical demands of a world-class medical center with the psychological well being of its visitors. The design allows for the flexible integration of next generation medical technologies, while the incorporation of amenities, such as trees and hanging gardens coupled with restaurants and retail, provides tranquility, relief and a sense of normalcy for patients and their families.”

Continue reading for more images and the architect’s description.

Oiticica Restaurant / Rizoma

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Architects: Rizoma - Thomaz Regatos, Maria Paz
Location: ,
Completion: 2010
Area: 768 sqm
Client: Inhotim
Design Team: Sara Fagundes e Inácio Luiz
Aproximate cost: $435,000
Construction time: 3 months
Photographs: Henrique Queiroga

Stickwork / Patrick Dougherty

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Patrick Dougherty is best known for his sculptures that break down over time.  You may have seen one of his temporary works without realizing it.  Built primarily from tree saplings woven together, each sculptures is approximately a three-week construction project where Dougherty and his group of volunteers carefully create the habitat or environment of this a tangled web of all natural materials.  Because the sculptures are made of organic matter they disintegrate, break down and fall apart, becoming part of the landscape once again.  Most people see habitats and shelters in his work – which is what many of them are meant to be – but “castles, lairs, nests and coccoons” isn’t what usually comes to mind.  In an interview with Dougherty for the New York Times, Penelope Green discusses his only permanent work and the origin of his interest in what is referred to as Stickwork, now available through Princeton Architecture Press.

Patrick Dougherty has made over 200 sculptures in the 25 years that he has been creating Stickwork.  But his construction work began when he was 28, working for the Air Force in the health and hospital administration.  He decided to buy property in North Carolina and build his own house from the materials on the site.  Collecting fallen branches, rocks and old timber, Dougherty was able to construct his home, in which he still lives with his wife and son, with a few additions.  By 36, Dougherty decided to return to school for sculpture and attended the art program at the University of North Carolina.  His interest in what nature had to offer led him to develop his tangled sculptures.  Each sculpture is different and depends greatly on the site.  Each project is different and depends on the volunteers that participate and the public that never fails to stop and watch the sculptures being woven together.

View some of his projects after the break.

Occhio / Emilio Ambasz

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Architects: Emilio Ambasz
Location: ,
Photographs: Emilio Ambasz

Facebook 500,000 Fans Giveaway: Moleskine – Inspiration and Process in Architecture Winners

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Last week, we partnered with Moleskine to celebrate our 500,000 in Facebook! We asked you which architect would you like to see featured in Moleskine’s ‘Inspiration and Process in Architecture’ collection. We received more than 1,500 comments with great proposals for Moleskine to pick up. Here are the winners:

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modeLab Material Matters Workshop

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Studio Mode / modeLab is putting on Material Matters II, a two-day intensive design, prototyping, and fabrication workshop to be held in during the weekend of May 12-13. As the next installment in the modeFab series and building upon the research developed in Material Matters I, this workshop will examine the procedural distinctions between two modes of design production: the first relying primarily on cerebral processing (a conceptual domain isolated from the wildness of matter and energy) and the second motivated by material’s capacity to act as an agent in the discovery of form.

The workshop will operate through a framework of computational and fabrication strategies that hinge on the peculiarities of material and the emergent set of knowledge associated with the work of the hand. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, they will iteratively develop digital and fabricated prototypes utilizing Grid-Based Modeling techniques via Paneling Tools and Machining Strategies with RhinoCAM. Furthermore, the workshop will provide participants with instruction in digital fabrication techniques and direct access to CNC equipment. For more information, please visit here.

In Progress: China Steel Corporation Headquarters / Artech Architects

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Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Clients: Steel Corporation (CSC)
Design Team: Willy Yu, Hua-Yi Chang, Nai-Wen Cheng, Jun-Ren Chou, Yen-Hsun Li
Site Area: 11,037 sqm
Lot Coverage Area: 2,590 sqm
Total Floor Area: 81,054
Completion: Expected 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

   

Urban Cubes / KLab

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Architect: KLab architecture
Design team: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos, Enrique Ramirez, Kostis Anagnostakis
Location: Pagkrati, Athens, Greece
Built Area: 1200 sqm
Plot Size: 285 sqm
Photographer: B. Louizidis

Copper House II / Studio Mumbai

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Architects: Studio Mumbai
Location: , Maharashtra, India
Principal Architect: Bijoy Jain
Project Team: Jeevaram Suthar, Punamchand Suthar, Pandurang Malekar
Structural Engineer: Dwijen Bhatt
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion

Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion

Taking place at the Center for Architecture in New York April 16 from 6-8pm, the ‘Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion’ will be an informal panel discussion put on by AIA New York focused on the…

House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Location: Av. General Carmona, Estoril,
Completion: 2009
Construction Area: 562.90 sqm
Co-Workers: Rita Silva, Joana Quintanilha
Landscape Architecture: Global, arquitectura paisagista2
Structure and Foundations: Triede
Special Technical Facilities: Triede
Hydraulic Plants: Triede
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Albi Major Theatre / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The winning proposal for the Major Theatre, designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture, aims at transforming the texture of the city as well as its cultural influence. Appearing as an outstanding architectural symbol, on the outskirts of the historic center, the architects gave priority to the presence of the Major Theatre instead of the cinemas, in order to organize around it a network of public spaces and of cultural facilities. Therefore, the Major Theatre will be its center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mestia Police Station / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Mestia,
Design Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Hugo Reis, Danny Te Kloese
Completion: 2012
Clients: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Georgia
Photographs: Courtesy of J. MAYER H. Architects

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Architect Álvaro Siza Lecture at the CCA

Coinciding with the exhibition Alturas de Macchu Picchu: Martín Chambi – Álvaro Siza… at work on view at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) for an extended run until 29 April 2012, Pritzker prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza will give a

Herma Parking Building / JOHO Architecture

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Architects: JOHO Architecture – Jeong Hoon Lee
Location: 1190, Bo jeong-dong, Kiheung-gu, Yong In, Gyonggi-Do,
Completion: May, 2010
Photographs: Sun Namgoong, Jeonghoon Lee