The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce the Spring 2010 schedule of public programs and exhibitions, which welcomes award-winning architects, experimental musicians, and urban historians for programs that span from innovative theory to furniture design to technical practice. Programs and exhibitions at SCI-Arc are always free to the public.
The spring schedule features lectures by such renowned practicing architects as Michel Rojkind Halpert, Rojkind Arquitectos; Monica Ponce de Leon, Office dA; David Erdman, davidclovers; and Russell Thomsen and Eric Kahn, IDEA office; as well as theorists and urban historians such as Eric Avila, Michael Kubo, and Michael Sorkin. Matmos, the experimental music group based in San Francisco, begins the lecture series on January 27.
In addition SCI-Arc presents exhibitions by faculty members Alexis Rochas (opening January 22) and Juan Azulay (opening March 26) in the SCI-Arc Gallery and London Eight (opening March 19), curated by Sir Peter Cook, in the SCI-Arc Library.
Architects: SAKO Architects / Keiichiro SAKO, Takeshi ISHIZAKA , Keigo MIYAICHI
Location: Shenzhen, China
Lighting Design: Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates,Inc.
Building area: 1,300 sqm
Total floor space: US $18,650
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Courtesy of SAKO Architects
Architects: H Arquitectes / David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
Location: Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
Colaboradores: Anna Bullich, architect, Ramon Anton, technical architect, Jordi Velazquez, structure (MVA, arquitectura y estructura), Otger Sala, geologist (Granollers 2002, estudis geològics, SL), NADICO, engineering, ESTRATS, archeologist
Promotor: Promo E.S. March S.L.
Project Year: 2006-2008
Project Area: 1,086.05 sqm
Photographs: H Arquitectes
When asked to design a luxury hotel and spa at Hersham Golf Club in Surrey (which is within London’s Green Belt) ReardonSmith Architects responded with plans for a subterranean building. Matthew Guy, ReardonSmith’s project designer, explained “Our concept integrates hotel, spa, and golf facilities into a single architecturally exciting and organic composition below and above ground. The design fulfills the requirements of the brief for a bespoke five star hotel while returning hard standing to the Green Belt and improving the physical layout and visual attraction of the entire site. It represents a commercially viable solution to developing in the Green Belt and is, we believe, a world-first.”
More about the hotel after the break.
This amazing waxed birch plywood modernist dollhouse named Villa Sibis was designed by German interior designer Wolfgang Sirch and sculptor Christoph Bitzer.
The furniture includes two beds, table and four stools, shower with wash stand, kitchenette and a movable room divider.
There are also outdoor facilities including staircase, catwalk, sun deck and movable bench monoliths. Finally, a roofed pool with movable back and front made of acrylic glass.
Seen at NOTCOT.
The tallest building in the world will be opened in just a few more days. This 2.3 gigapixel photo, composed of 381 images taken with a Canon 5D Mk II with a 400mm lens by bristolg, who posted a video to show the high level of detail of the image.
Update: Chas left a comment with a link to the actual photo so you can see the detail by yourself.
The book, a sequel to the 2001 monograph by the same publishing house, shows a selection of recent projects in a good format, with clear drawings and good photos.
The projects cover both residential and public works, such as the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant a wonderful project, which doubles as a park with picnic areas. The rest of the works of the firm have a clear signature when it comes to materials and structural solutions, with transparency as something in common.
I recommend this book for both its clear presentation and the quality of the works by the firm.
More information about this book after the break.
Architects: NSMH / Nevzat Sayın
Locatıon: Istanbul, Turkey
Project Team: Umut Durmus, Neslı Kayalı, Fatma Olgac, Ahmet Korfalı, Sınem Cerrah
Structural Engıneer: Arce / Necatı Celtıkcı
Electrıcal Engıneer: Enkom / Belgın Merey
Mechanıcal Engıneer: Okutan Muhendıslık
Acoustıcal Engıneer: Team Fores / Turker Talayman
Clıent: Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Contractor: Onder Insaat
Project Area: 2,000 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Constructıon Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Cemal Emden, NSMH
Perkins+Will’s master plan for SANY Beijing was awarded first prize in the “Conceptual Design” category at the 8th International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism due to the project’s strength in the categories of spatiality, connectivity, originality and sustainability. SANY is the largest heavy equipment manufacturer in China and one of the top 10 heavy equipment manufacturers in the world. The company wanted to achieve a higher degree of efficiency in their manufacturing process and create a memorable visitor experience.
More about the SANY project after the break.
With the Homeless World Cup arriving in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in fall 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, and Nike are teaming up with local partners Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS), and Bola Pra Frente (BPF) to establish multiple Legacy Centers to implement the Homeless World Cup influence beyond the week-long Tournament and Leadership Conference.
With project partners officially on board and a site secured, we are pleased to welcome you to the Selection Process for Design and Architectural Services of the Homeless World Cup Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz , Rio de Janiero, Brazil. With project partners officially on board and a site secured, we are pleased to welcome you to the Selection Process for Design and Architectural Services of the Homeless World Cup Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz , Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
For more information on submission, awards and schedule, click here.