Location: Tokyo, Japan
Principals in Charge: Yoshihiro Hirotani & Yusaku Ishida
Structural Engineers: Umezawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineers: Azu Planning
General Contractor: Daido Housing
Site Area: 67.88 sqm
Constructed Area: 108.31 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Yuichi Higurashi
Designed by Aedas Sport, the innovative 75,000-seat stadium will be the first LEED-certified building in the NFL and will capture the luxury and drama of the world’s entertainment capital. The project anticipates completion for the 2013 season. Both the NFL and the client, Majestic Realty, are committed to making a progressive statement with this building and are exploring a number of initiatives that will make this the most environmentally progressive stadium in the U.S. Aedas Sport has employed the unique topography of the site to build the stadium into a hillside, reducing the steel structure by 40% and allowing at least two-thirds of the seating bowl to be built on grade.
More images and full architect’s description after the break.
4of7 Architecture‘s competition proposal for a pediatric clinic in East Africa is a modular configuration that will expand to accommodate more people when necessary. The proposal was an entry for the “Design for the Children“ competition which asks designers from around the world to develop a sustainable, culturally responsive, pediatric clinic model for Rwanda. This modular configuration is a “spatial solution” that will connect a major network of health care.
More about the project and more images after the break.
Project Name: Diamondhouse
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Architect: XTEN Architecture – Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly (AIA, LEED AP)
Client: Aisha Ayers
Project Completion Date: Dec 2009
Project Size: 820sqf Interior, 500sqf Roof Deck, 1200sqf Exterior Terraces / Firepit Area
Landscaping/ Site Pieces: Mark Motonaga
Photographs: Art Gray Photography
San Francisco’s newest transit hub will centralize all the transportation in the city by accomodating nine systems under one roof. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects have designed a new terminal, a 1.3 mile extension of the Caltrain rail line, and the redevelopment of the surrounding area which will add 2,600 new homes, a 5.4 acre park roof and a retail street. And a loan of over $170 million given by the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act has given the project an extra push foward. Once completed in 2014, the terminal will include wind turbines, geothermal heating methods and a graywater recycling system. The hub will be a strong message that green technology can successfully be combined with modern transportation. “We are thrilled to be one of the first modern rail stations in the United States to achieve this historic milestone and look forward to continuing to make progress on the Transbay Project,” explained Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, Executive Director of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA).
More images and a video of the project after the break.
The ‘Concrete Geometries’ Research Cluster at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London is seeking submissions of work from the fields of art, architecture, sciences and humanities that explore the relationship between spatial form and social or aesthetic processes.
For more information go to the competition’s official website.
Architect: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL – Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Harald B. Lode
Location: Kvitfjell, Norway
Client: Gunnar Jenssen, Kvitfjell Vest AS
Contractor: Tradisjonsbygg AS
Project Area: 7,500 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Norsk Form, Espen Haakenstad, Nils Petter Dale, Jarmund / Vigsnæs as
We continue with more proposals for the Museum of Polish History Competition, this time with the proposal by kOnyk architecture (more projects by the firm previously featured at AD). One of the key feature’s of their proposal is to construct a parking structure over the Trasa Lazienkowska Highway that will serve as a “land bridge” that will unify the park as well as be a platform for observation of the Wilsa River below.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Working with the idea of “creating a society that is based on quality not quantity, on cooperation and not competition,” CTRLZ architectures have rethought a new model for, not just a building, but rather for society. Due to the on-going “cultural revolution” we are experiencing, the way we approach solving the problems of the world have changed, and architecture along with it. Now, the architect must not merely respond to designing spaces, but to other factors, such as society, energy, the internet, and politics, as well. “We believe that architecture is not anymore about form and/or/…function, but that it is about relations. The development of network systems shows us that the power resides in links and connections.”
More about the model and more images after the break.
Architects: FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza + Jorge Yazpik
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Team: Manuel Perez, Gabriela Morales, Arais Reyes, Verónica Espinosa
Contractor: Grupo Modulo
Constructed Area: 2,195 sqm
Each Apartment Area: 51.5 sqm
Design year: 2004
Construction year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Paul Czitrom, Onnis Luque & Juan Pablo Maza
Architects: Lucio Morini
Location: Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina
Project Team: Lucio Morini + GGMPU Arquitectos – Gramática/Morini/Pisani/Urtubey
Project Manager: Arq. Iciar Lecuona
Client: IECSA S.A. – Electroingeniería S.A.-U.T.E.
Contractor: IECSA S.A. – Electroingeniería S.A.-U.T.E.
Project Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Lucio Morini, Sosa Pinilla
Samoo Architects and Engineers’ green roof design for Seoul covers a massive 131 acres. The project gives an “eco-upgrade” to the run-down Garak Wholesale Market by inserting an extensive public garden into the newly restored commercial center. The roof becomes a large public park that “mitigates rainwater runoff, insulates the interior spaces, and infuses Seoul’s city center with a breath of fresh air.” The design also includes three market pavilions which contain “eco-tubes”, channels that slice through the entire structure allowing daylight and ventilation to reach lower levels.
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When we received the book Interactive Architecture by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp (published by PA Press), I thought it would be just another compilation of interactive installations and responsive façades… but this book is goes beyond that. A wide selection of projects, ranging from small installations, to programable houses, to large scale intelligent buildings, goes in parallel with a series of writings from different fields (architecture, industrial design, computer programming, engineering, physical computing) which not only covers building or technical aspects of interactive, kinetic and dynamic spaces, but also its sociological, psychological and environmental implications.
Under this approach, the book is a good learning tool to those who are starting to learn and experiment with interactive systems, contextualized and understanding current trends and the integration of new technologies. Even if the actual projects or trends shown on the book render obsolete, the concepts, processes and workflows described here will not.
More after the break.
Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: Salamanca, New Zealand
Project Team: Gerald Parsonson, Craig Burt, Caroline Tyrrell, Sam Donald
Structural Engineer: Clendon Burns and Park Consulting Engineers
Builder: Hanns Construction
Project Area: 310 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds