CCTV Headquarters / OMA

CCTV/ Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

Architects: OMA
Location: Beijing,
Project Area: 473,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: OMA, Iwan Baan, Jim Gourley, Philippe Ruault

AD Interviews: Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai

During the launch of the META Project in Chile, we had the chance to interview Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai.

Studio Mumbai is a “human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly.” Together, the colleagues immerse themselves within an ever-changing environment formed by an “iterative process” where they experiment and explore their ideas through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, materials studies, sketches and drawings.

carefully develops projects through a process that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials and an ingenuity that arises from limited resources. The essence of their work lies in the relationship between land and architecture. describes themselves as being “inspired by real life conditions” as they understand complex relationships through the power of observation.

“The endeavor is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialog, a face-to-face sharing of knowledge through imagination, intimacy, and modesty.”

Projects from Studio Mumbai in ArchDaily:

In Progress: Cleveland Museum / Farshid Moussavi

/ Farshid Moussavi. © Dan Michaels/Westlake Reed Leskosky
Nearly two years ago, we introduced Farshid Moussavi’s first major US building – a sleek geometrical design for ’s Museum of Contemporary Art.  With its strong formal moves, the museum intends to aid the city’s urban-revitalization efforts by shaping an iconic cultural destination alongside its neighboring concentration of museums, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.   MOCA Executive Director Jill Snyder says, “We believe MOCA is contributing a great building to  Cleveland, one that will stimulate critical thinking and animate social exchange. MOCA is expanding its scope and activities on all fronts, supported by new architecture that allows for flexibility, unconventionality, and technological capacity in the presentation of contemporary art.”  The 34,000 sqf building is nearing completion, and a public opening will be celebrated in early October with the inaugural exhibition, Inside Out and from the Ground Up, featuring an in-depth look at how international artists engage with architecture and spatial ideas.

More about the project, including facade photos, after the break. 

Cultural – Sport Complex For Disabled / Experimental Branch of Architecture

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Architects: Experimental Branch of Architecture
Location: Tehran,
Completion: 2011
Area: 18,000 sqm
Client: Development of Cultural Environment Co.
Photographs: Courtesy of Experimental Branch of Architecture

  

Speakers Confirmed for “Crafted – The Ingredients of Architecture” Alvar Aalto Symposium

Speakers Confirmed for “Crafted – The Ingredients of Architecture” Alvar Aalto Symposium

To be held August 10-12, the 12th international Alvar Aalto Symposium, entitled “CRAFTED – The Ingredients of Architecture”, will discuss how architecture can rise above the ordinary. The symposium will feature 14 top experts and thinkers in their fields, offering…

Accent Office in Roeselare / Buro II & Archi+I

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Architects: Buro II & Archi+I
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Area: 5,700 sqm
Photographs: DSP Fotostudio, Klaas Verdru

Building Malaria Prevention Competition

Building Malaria Prevention Competition

The goal of the ARCHIVE’s CONSTRUIRE LA PRÉVENTION DU PALUDISME: Building Malaria Prevention competition is to retrofit 24 housing units in the community of Minkoaméyos in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The design of the housing units should combine the use of common…

Wissioming2 / Robert M. Gurney Architect

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Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
Location: Maryland,
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
Completed: November 2011
Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

   

U27 Office Building / Park Associati

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The architectural design for the U27 Office building, by Park Associati, is based on an analytical approach to the articulated system of access to the Milanofiori Nord area in Assago, . The pedestrian walkways and roads, climatic factors relating to the context and the goal of properly integrating the building into the overall masterplan are the main elements they focused on. Its position as a link to an area of forest towards the north led to the development of a complex that while being based on a closed courtyard layout, enables a visual permeability to be maintained in terms of the routes that surround the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lar Casa de Magalhaes / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: ,
Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima – Casa do Povo
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe Russell
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  

School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects

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Architects: LR Architects
Location: ,
Client/Client: Administration communale/Local administration
Completion: 2011
Surface: 600 sqm
Photographs: M. van Coile 

  

NUK II University Library / SANGRAD Architects, AVP Arhitekti, Biro Arhitekti

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The volume composition of the NUK II University Library is formed as a group of three volumes set on top of an elevated plateau hovering above the excavations. Designed by , AVP Arhitekti, and Biro Arhitekti, this unity of forms also means a unity of space, function and organization. Within the existing roman structure (which is understood as geometrical and spatial order, urban definition and direction), the archaeological grid becomes the base of the library functional scheme and the excavations are actively transferred to the future architectural assembly. More images and architects’ description after the break.

OMA. Conceptual drawing of the façade of the Very Big Library. 1989 © Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition

On view now until September 9, the ‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) presents materials produced by OMA, in response to an international competition launched by France’s then president, Francois Mitterrand, in…

Centro de Artes do Carnaval / José Neves

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José Neves recenlty won the first prize in the competition for the project of the Centro de Artes do Carnaval in the city of , . The jury noted that the design organizes the spaces for public use in an optimal way, allowing for a visitor’s path which is logical, organized and consequential. The proposal suggests the building as a unifying idea for the site starting from a balance between the contest specifications and the site characteristics, an innovative approach to the Slaughter House building, a relevant interpretation of the existing urban language and the consequent formulation of an architectural language which reinvents the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AIA 2012: Architects of Healing

Architects of Healing © ArchDaily

After three days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative seminars, exclusive tours, invaluable networking opportunities and an impressive expo, the American Institute of Architects concluded the with a special tribute to the architects responsible for the post- memorials and rebuilding efforts. These “Architects of Healing” tirelessly worked together to transform the darkness of grief brought on by the attacks into the triumph of hope in the wounded areas of Shanksville, Pennsylvania; the Pentagon; and the World Trade Center site. 

The Shed / Hufft Projects

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Architect: Hufft Projects
Location: , USA
Principal in charge: Matthew Hufft
Design Team: Adam Crowley, Dan Brown
Lighting: Lightworks
Consultant: Herman & Associates
Area: 500 sq.ft.
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Mike Sinclair 

   

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Global Research & Development Center / Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan… recently secured a brief to provide a full range of design services for the delivery of a global headquarter, research and development, hospitality and visitor centrer in China. They will provide masterplanning, architectural and landscape design services for

Making / Thomas Heatherwick

One of the most impressive pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 was the UK Pavilion, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. In this book, we can see not only the impressive pavilion, but also a comprehensive overview covering the studio’s entire history. Over 150 projects are represented, each fully illustrated with images selected from Heatherwick’s personal and studio archives.

More information after the break.