King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

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Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Location: London,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton and Crow, John Sturrock, Phil Adams

Offices and Showroom of a Fabric Company / Kalliope Kontozoglou

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Architect: Kalliope Kontozoglou
Location: Athens, 
Completion: October 2011
Client: G.F.Ioannidis
Photographs: Henriette Attali

Video: Plan01


A laboratory for ideas, collective Plan01 consists of four architectural groups in Paris: Atelier du Pont, BP, Koz and Phileas. Sharing a common space and questioning common sense, the collective works on several projects together, from the architectural through to producing exhibitions and books. It’s our latest from Crane.tv.

Electric Boat House in The Netherlands / Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur

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Architects: Sebastiaan Jansen Architectuur
Location: It Butlan 9, Heeg, Friesland,
Principal in Charge: Sebastiaan Jansen
Completion: 2011
Building: 700 sqm
Photographs: Sebastiaan Jansen

208 West 96th Street Residences / Arctangent Architecture + Design

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Architects: Arctangent Architecture + Design
Location: Upper West Side, City, USA
Completion Date: 2011
Total Building Floor Area: 2,080 sqm
Principals in Charge: Keitaro Nei & David Hu
Project Designers: Mark Gumienny, Javier Oddo, & Bridgett Cruz
Structural Engineer: Efraim Goldstein, PE PC
MEP Engineer: A Joselow, PC
Lighting Design: PHT Lighting Design Inc.
Photographs: Arctangent Architecture + Design, Peiheng Tsai 

  

Lot 4 – ZAC de la Porte de Gentilly / ECDM

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The Lot 4 – ZAC de la Porte de project by ECDM is primarily a proposal to articulate two territories, two urban landscapes separated by the influence of the device. This context of urban fringe releases a vast expanse where the vacuum is dominant, where the eye can see far. This work on the perception and interpretation of the landscape gives a facade gable major pivotal role. Whether from the device or from the streets of Gentilly, pine nuts are present, dominant in the interpretation of the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Church of Vaaler Proposal / CEBRA

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The design proposal by CEBRA for the New Church of is based on the most widespread symbol for the Christian church: the cross. Located in the south eastern part of , it is a strong visual symbol, which beautifully combines the horizontal with the vertical in its simplicity – and in its meaning the worldly with the heavenly. In the same way, the cross also represents the church’s fundamental function. More images and architects’ description after the break.

10 Ken House / Coordinate House NOGAMI

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Architects: Coordinate House NOGAMI – Yuki Nogami
Location: Mathuyama, Ehime,
Site Area: 274.00 sqm
Total Floor Area: 217.12 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Naoto Kawai, Yuki Nogami

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‘The Rink’ Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Kamvari Architects

The approach for the Amsterdam pedestrian bridge by Kamvari Architects… challenges the basic principles of a bridge as their design takes on a completely new form as it attempts to create space by looping across the river. They hope that

Bellad House / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Hubli, ,
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A., and Dhaval Shellugar
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

   

Farmyard / Hilberink Bosch Architects

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Architect: Hilberink Bosch Architects
Location: Oud-Empel,
Project Team: Geert Bosch, Annemariken Hilberink, Rolf van Boxmeer, Bas Lavrijssen
Photographer: René de Wit, Breda

Gehry is Open to Change as the Eisenhower Memorial Controversy Continues On

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In a letter presented at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday, expressed his willingness to change the design of the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in order to resolve objections from the 34th president’s family.

“My detractors say that I have missed the point, and that I am trying to diminish the stature of this great man,” Gehry wrote. “I assure you that my only intent is to celebrate and honor this world hero and visionary leader.”

Continue reading for more information on the hearing.

C House / Steven Connolly, Alan Connolly and Grainne Daly

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Architects: Steven Connolly MRIAI, Alan Connolly BArch, Gráinne Daly BArch
Location: County,
Completion Date: June 2010
Floor Area: 260 sqm
Photographer: Paul Tierney

Beauty Blocks / Studio SKLIM

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Architects: Studio SKLIM
Location:
Client: Estetica
Area: 151 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jeremy San

   

ALTWS 0619 / Steinmetz De Meyer

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Architects: Steinmetz De Meyer
Location: ,
Photographs: Catherine Thiry

  

AIA and Architecture for Humanity launches Disaster Plan Grant Program

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With the realization that disasters are an unavoidable reality, Architecture for Humanity and the American Institute of Architects () have launched ArchitectsRebuild.org in an effort to eliminate “that first awkward and uncoordinated period when people, eager to put their talents into response and recovery, can’t find the means.”

As we announced last month, the two organizations formed a strategic partnership to better coordinate advocacy, education and training that will allow architects to become more involved in helping communities prepare, respond and rebuild after a disaster, known as the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Program. As promised, they have now completed the first task on their agenda, establishing a Disaster Plan Grant Program. Continue reading to learn more.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will

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Perkins+Will‘s VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in , BC is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous set of requirements of sustainability.  Formally and functionally, it encompasses the goals of environmentally and socially conscious design.  The building is an undulating landscape of interior and exterior spaces rising from ground to roof level and providing a vast surface area on which vegetation could grow, thus reoccupying the land on which the building sits with the landscape.  The building also features numerous passive and active systems that reuse the site’s renewable resources and the building’s own waste.

More photos after the break, including a video about the project!

AD Interviews: Marlon Blackwell

During the 2011 Arkansas Convention I had the chance to meet one of the most influential architects in the state: Marlon Blackwell.

A Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA runs the internationally recognized practice Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Blackwell’s portfolio consists of pristine architecture inspired by the vernaculars, seeking to transgress conventional boundaries of architecture. This design strategy has attracted national and international recognition, numerous AIA design awards and significant publications in prestigious books, architectural journals and magazines.

I was also very impressed by how he inspires young architects, many of whom once worked at his studio, to succeed with their own independent practices.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005, the monograph of his work entitled, “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell” is a testament to the significant contributions Blackwell has provided the profession. Blackwell was also selected by The International Design Magazine, in 2006, as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” in 1998 by the Architectural League of .

He has co-taught design studios with Peter Eisenman (1997 & 1998), Christopher Risher (2000) and Julie Snow (2003) at the University of Arkansas. Most recently, Blackwell served as Elliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. His resume includes a growing list of visiting professorships, including the Ivan Smith Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida (Spring 2009), the Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor at Auburn University (Spring 2008), the Cameron Visiting Professor at Middlebury College (Fall 2007), the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (Spring 2003), visiting professor at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Spring, 2001 and 2002) and Syracuse University (1991-92).

In 1994, he co-founded the University of Arkansas Mexico Summer Urban Studio, and has coordinated and taught in the program at the Casa Luis Barragan in Mexico City since 1996.

He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1980 and a M. Arch II degree from Syracuse University in Florence in 1991.

Marlon Blackwell Architect projects at ArchDaily:

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