Ecletica Music Center / 0E1 Arquitetos

© Marcelo Donadussi

Architects: 0E1 Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Project Team: Ana Cristina Castagna, Anna Carolina Manfroi, Gabriel Giambastiani, Mário Guidoux, Pablo Resende
Project Area: 62 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Ecletica Music Center
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Dallas’s Disputed “Hot Spot”


The in Dallas designed by Renzo Piano and the neighboring 42-story are embroiled in a dispute revolving around the adverse effects of glare reflecting into the Nasher’s interior gallery and garden. Currently in mediation over possible solutions, the topic certainly brings to light the implications involved in highly glazed high-rise construction and the surrounding buildings. More details after the break.

Olympic Shooting Venue / Magma Architecture

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Architects: Magma Architecture
Location: , England
Lead Consultant: Mott MacDonald
Client: Olympic Delivery Authority
Total Footprint: 14,305 sqm
Total SeatingCapacity: 2,900
Architectural Design Team: Martin Ostermann with Lena Kleinheinz, Hendrik Bohle, Susanne Welcker, Pablo Carballal, Niko Mahler, Philipp Mecke, Diana Drogan, Veljko Markovicz, Manuel Welsky
Photographs: J.L. Diehl,

   

Courtesy of Think Space
Courtesy of Think Space

Think Space: ‘Alejandro Zaera-Polo Never Planned to Win Yokohama Port Terminal’ Competition

As part of the 2012 cycle of competitions curated by Adrian Lahoud, Think Space is calling for entries in its Yokohama Port Terminal competition. Simply put, the Yokohama project actually started around the possibility of generating organization from a circulation…

Urban Agri-puncture / Dylan Kwok


Urban Agri-puncture © Dylan Kwok

Earlier this month, we featured a three part series that explored – how its design could change our relationship to food and potentially guide the way we plan and revitalize our cities. In the last article of the series “Towards an Urban Agri-puncture,” I proposed a way that design could make a social impact on cities as well: by creating community-oriented, productive landscapes where cities need them most.

Little did I know that a young Architect was way ahead of me.

Read More about About Dylan Kwok’s ingenious approach to Design, after the break…

World Horticultural Expo Pavilion / UNStudio + !Melk

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Architect: UNStudio
Landscape Architect: !Melk Landscape Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Office of 2014 Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Executive Committee
Building site: 35.000m2
Program: Main Expo Pavilion with integrated Landscape Design
Status: Awarded Competition 

For the International Horticultural Expo 2011 in Xi’an, we followed the design, construction and completion of Plasma Studio’s geometric design that extended from the grounds into the water.  Currently, Qingdao, a major city in the Shandong province of Eastern China, is preparing for the 2014 Expo under the thematic notion “Let life walk into nature.”  The event, which will be held from April through October, will feature  three different pavilions (a theme pavilion, plant pavilion and garden culture center) and seven different themed areas that will display local horticulture and allow visitors to experience international gardens, such as displays from Europe, America and Oceania.   The focal point of the Expo will be marked by a 28,000 m2 thematic pavilion designed by UNStudio and !Melk Landscape Architecture.  The design focuses on the relationship between Science and Nature, using scientific achievement as a source of inspiration to “communicate the essential generative and structural principles of nature through architectural gesture,” explained the firm.

More about the pavilion after the break.

Faculty of Informatics / Peter Kovacs DLA + Istvan Lengyel

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Architects: Peter Kovacs DLA,
Location: Debrecen,
General Design: Archiko Kft. and Lengyel Epiteszmuterem Kft.
Associate Architects: Lajos Barabás, Tibor Bartha, Ottó Ferenczi, György Kazamér, István Kecskés, Éva Molnár, Attila Tóth
Client: University of Debrecen, Faculty of Informatics
General Contractor: Hunép Zrt.
Completion: 2011
Gross Floor Area: 4,448 sqm
Cost: 6,137,292 €
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

   

V2 – Ashoka Canggu / Mencke & Vagnby + Peter Sand

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Architects: Mencke & Vagnby
Location: , Indonesia
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Alexis Menting

Courtesy of OOIIO Architecture
Courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

Female Prison / OOIIO Architecture

Based on natural light, open spaces and greenery such as peat, grass and flowers, the proposal by OOIIO Architecture… for the Female Prison in Iceland dismisses the dark spaces, small cells and grey concrete walls typical of a traditional prison.

Paramos House / Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

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Architect: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes
Location: Paramos, ,
Area: 783 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Courtesy of BNKR Arquitectura
Courtesy of BNKR Arquitectura

Cholula Student Housing / BNKR Arquitectura

BNKR Arquitectura… designed a proposal for a 41 room student housing complex in a residential neighborhood in Cholula for the University of the Americas, which is currently growing and being absorbed into the urban area of Puebla, Mexico. The program

Pojagi House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: -City, Kanagawa,
Project Team: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura 
Project Area: 102.68 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Courtesy of Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia and Gibran Duarte
Courtesy of Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia and Gibran Duarte

Re-Thinking Shanghai Proposal / Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia and Gibran Duarte

In their proposal for the Re-thinking Shanghai competition, Vinícius Philot, Fabiano Ravaglia, and Gibran Duarte… aims at transforming the big metropolis through biological methamorphosis. In their “Let’s paint Shanghai with fireflies” design, they give thought to the question, How

House G-S / GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten

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Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten
Location: Gent,
Completion: 2011
Area: 154 sqm + 25 sqm basement
Photographs: Luc Roymans 

Video: The Manhattan Project / Cameron Michael

Cameron Michael captures the energy of the city with this time-lapse production. From the highline to the city skyline, this video makes you feel like you’ve just spent your entire Sunday walking through the streets of . Although Michael admittedly “bent” a few laws while filming The Manhattan Project, this adventure seems to have been well worth the effort. Enjoy!

A Bureau Spectacular spectacular, one week from today!

Cartoonish Metropolis - Courtesy

One week from today, Chicago-based architecture practice Bureau Spectacular will transforms ’s Project Space into an inhabitable installation and a graphic sequence of imaginary worlds, through the studio’s trademark mixture of built structure and cartoon. Founded by emerging architect Jimenez Lai in 2008, Bureau Spectacular is a studio of architectural affairs, who describe their strategy as one of making “absurd stories about fake realities that invite enticing possibilities”. Fascinated by the interplay between storytelling and building, absurdity and speculation, Bureau Spectacular weave architectural design and theory into comic strips that pop from the page into the real world as installations and small buildings.

Jimenez Lai: “This installation – Three Little Worlds – is a cartoonish blow up of a fragment inside the Cartoonish Metropolis. It is a comic book someone can walk into, a window into another reality.”

Continue after the break to learn more.

The Avenel House / Paul Morgan Architects

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Architects: Paul Morgan Architects
Location: Tarcombe Road, Avenel, , Australia
Built area: 250sqm
Senior Project Team: Sophie Dyring, Karla Martinez, Stephen Yau, Teck Chee Chow
Photographs: John Gollings

 

Courtesy of Mimosa Architekti
Courtesy of Mimosa Architekti

Kelčský Javorník Observatory / Mimosa Architekti

The second prize winning design proposal for the observatory on the top of Kelcsky Javornik takes advantage of its unique location in a hilly area located north of Zlin, Czech Republic. The landscape difference between the highland of Wallachia on…