Design Competition: Floating Cinema 2013

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UP Projects and The Architecture Foundation have announced an Open Call to architects and designers for the 2013 design of the Floating Cinema Project that will cruise the waterways of East London.  The design is a followup to the Floating Cinema project of 2011, designed by Studio Weave, a scheme launched by UP Project’s Portavilion series for innovative temporary public art spaces with artists Somewhere (Nina Pope, and Karen Guthrie).  The competition will be held in two stages. A pre-qualification questionnaire should be submitted by each entrants (or group), due by 4pm on June 26th.   and the Architecture Foundation will then select four practices to develop and design the Floating Cinema in response to a brief. More on the competition after the break.

House in Tarussa / Bureau Alexander Brodsky

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Architects: Bureau Alexander Brodsky
Location: Kaluga, Tarusa,
Photographs: Yuri Palmin

Kofunaki House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: , Japan
Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Gross area: 132.31 sqm
Completed date: 2012
Photographs: Yuta Yamada/Fujishokai


CLOG: Data Space launch

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Taking place June 15th from 7-9pm at McNally Jackson in , CLOG is inviting the public in their celebration of the launch of their third issue, Data Space.

The editors of CLOG will be joined by Andrew Blum, author of the recently published “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet,” and Neil Sheehan, Principal of Sheehan Partners, who designed Facebook’s Prineville Data Center, to discuss the architecture of data centers, a fairly new building typology, which has become a major energy consumer and a burgeoning building type. These facilities can range from small portable modules to massive warehouses full of servers, from sleek new constructions to the reuse of existing infrastructures.

For more information and to order your own copy of the issue, please visit here.

VIDEO: Casa Martos / Adamo-Faiden, by Cristobal Palma

Last week we presented one of Adamo-Faiden‘s latest housing projects and yesterday we featured Cristobal Palma‘s video for Cien House, home and workshop designed by and for Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects. Cristobal has just now shared with us another collaboration with Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden, giving us a tour through Casa Martos in .

You can check some more videos by Cristobal Palma at ArchDaily:



Architects: JDS; Partners in Charge Henning Stüben, Julien De Smedt
Location: Gangnam Bogeumjari District in ,
Client: Shinyoung
Collaborators: Junglim Architects
Area: 38,000 m2
Budget: 33 million euros
Project Leader: Heechan Park
Team: Byeongmoo Moo, Francisco Villeda, Amanda Ripoll, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Marvin Philipp, Mathilde Claus
Construction: Autumn 2012

JDS has been commissioned to design a hybrid office and hotel, the Officetel Building, for the new development area of Gangnam Bogeumjari District in Seoul, South Korea.  The interesting mixed program, which includes retail, amenities and 700 compact living spaces, has resulted in a textured facade that responds to contextual issues such as sight lines and expose to natural light.

More about the project after the break.

Cais da Fontinha / Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados

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Architects: Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados - Alexandre Burmester, André Lopes Cardoso
Location: Margina de Gaia, Oporto,
Client: Soarta – Soc. Imobiliária Soares da Costa, SA
Collaborators: Arch.s Jose Carlos Gonçalves, Fátima Burmester, Jorge Toscano
Completion: 2010
Area: 6,000 sqm
Coast: 4,000,000 €
Photographs: Courtesy of Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados


“Processing Environments” Symposium

“Processing Environments” Symposium

The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and sponsored by the Bilbao Municipality and the Institut Français in Bilbao. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. …

PARKPRAXIS / x architekten


Architects: x architekten
Location: Kasten bei Böheimkirchen, 
Client: Dr. Regina Fehrmann
Area: 224 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: x architekten


The Creators Project: Mass Studies Visit

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The Creators Project, VICE and Intel’s art and technology initiative, recently visited Mass Studies, a world-famed Korean architecture firm in Seoul. They spoke to the company’s founder Minsuk Cho who explained how their ultimate goal is to shape a community through space. The vast scope of their work, informed by both pre and post-urbanized Korea can be seen in this video interview here.

Bourbon Lane / Cartwright Pickard Architects

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Architects: Cartwright Pickard Architects
Location: ,
Original Design Competition: Cartwright Pickard Architects & B+C Architectes
Completion: 2007
Area: 6,861 sqm
Client: Octavia Housing
Photographs: Courtesy of Cartwright Pickard Architects

Rosalie Residence / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: , Queensland, Australia
Completed: 2010
Structural & Civil Engineers: NJA Consulting
Electrical Engineer: Ken Gallienne & Associates
Hydraulic Engineer: Cushway Blackford
Mechanical Engineer: Ralph Engineering Concepts
Photographs: Scott Burrows


Punggol Promenade / LOOK Architects

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Architects: LOOK Architects
Location: ,
Client: Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Principal Designer: Look Boon Gee
Design Team: Ng Sor Hiang, Anton Siura, Lee Liting, Friska Siswanto
C&SL Engineer: SM1 Consulting Engineers
M&E Engineer: HY M&E Consultancy Services Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: OTN Building Cost Consultants Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Horti-Flora Services Pte Ltd
Site Area: 78,000 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Frank Pinckers, Anton Siura, Choo Meng Foo, Derek Swalwell

Modular Units / Coodo

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Architects: Coodo
Location: ,
Design Team: Gregor Kosem, Simon Bajt, Katja Senekovic, Urša Kisovec.
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Coodo

AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part IX

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For our 9th selection of previously published religious architecture we have a Building of the Year 2010 Winner: the Tampa Covenant Church. We also have one of our AD Classics, the First Unitarian Church of Rochester designed by Louis Kahn. You can’t miss Urbane’s Al-Irsyad Mosque in Indonesia, nor the Ponferrada Church by Vicens + Ramos. Finally, check out the beautiful Westchester Reform Temple by Rogers Marvel Architects.

The first Red Road Tower Block has been Demolished

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Nearly 275 kilos of explosives brought down the first Red Road tower block this past weekend, marking the beginning of a controlled demolition process that will completely remove the infamous residential complex from the skyline by 2017. In a response to the post-war housing crisis, the Housing Association (GHA) flats were constructed between 1964 and 1969 in an effort to provide the ultimate modern community for almost 5000 residents.

Continue reading for more on the iconic Red Road flats and a video of the demolition.

Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority HQ / Space Group

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Architects: Space Group
Location: Bodø,
Competition Team: 
Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo, Adam Kurdahl, Fredrik Kjellman, Naofumi Namba, Tim Prins 
Project Development Team: Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo, Adam Kurdahl, Anne Wodstrup, Naofumi Namba, Wenche Andreassen, Claudia Laarmann, Geir Vågen, Gesine Gummi, Jens Niehues
Client: Breeze Luft AS/ Luftfartstilsynet  
Site: Waterfront property, Bodø city center 
Area: 6,000 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jeroen Musch


Skate Villa by Philipp Schuster

Have you ever dreamed of customizing you own house and transforming it into… maybe an indoor skatepark? In collaboration with Redbull, that’s exactly what Philipp Schuster did in an old house in Slazburg, . It’s an inspiring DIY project with a good deal of concrete bags and a few hard working friends. You can watch the construction process video after the break.