JA+U Interviews Japanese Architect Shinichi Ogawa

In this video, JA+U interviews minimalist Japanese architect of Shinichi Ogawa and Associates.  Ogawa describes the “austerity” and “organization” of minimalist design in regard to different projects.  In residences, where flexibility and options are important, he says that the minimalistic approach grants a wide range of possibilities, providing open and flexible spaces that connect with the site. Ogawa describes the a range of projects that use simple forms and expressions to interact with the environment and accentuate the surroundings.

Enjoy the interview and check out some of Shinichi Ogawa’s projects on ArchDaily: The Luminous House and The Minimalist House.

Boulevard Brewing Company Cellar 1 Expansion / el dorado

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Architects: el dorado
Location: Kansas City, ,
Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
Senior Associate: Chris Burk, Steve Salzer, AIA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

AD Round Up: Hotels Part X

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For today’s Round Up we have our 10th selection of previously featured Hotels. The main image belongs White arkitekter’s Stockholm Waterfront. Take a look at Nhow Hotel in Berlin designed by NPS Tchoban Voss. Check out the work of Mats Edlund & Henrietta Palmer in Hölick Sea Resort or Coeur Méditerranée located in Marseille by Jean Paul Viguier Architecture. Finally, revisit Goldenkey Ski Hotel by LEA Invent, designed as a modern interpretation of the classic alpine house and chalet typologies.

ZAJC Showroom and Production Hall / IPNOTIC Architecture

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Architects: IPNOTIC Architecture
Location: Poznań, Poland
Team: Ewelina Jankowska, Katarzyna Pucek, Wojciech Gruszczynski
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1175.4 sqm
Photographs: fotoarchitektura, Norbert Banaszyk

RIBA awards architecturespossibles with 2012 Manser Medal

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Maison L, the dramatic addition that transformed an 18th century orangery into an innovative contemporary house on the outskirts of Paris, has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) 2012 Manser Medal for best newly designed private house. The major restoration and extension was designed by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), a well-published practiced based in Paris whose portfolio ranges from small private homes to large scale urban . The French home was selected over four other impressive residences, seen here on the 2012 Manser Medal shortlist.

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Swimming Pool in “Bola de Oro” Sports Centre / José Luis Rodríguez Gil

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Architects: José Luis Rodríguez Gil
Location: Granada, Andalucia,
Design Team: , Jorge G. Molinero Sánchez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: Tbilisi,
Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency
Area: 42,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographers: Moreno Maggi, Studio Fuksas


Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

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Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica
Location: Puerto de Castellón, Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Films & Architecture: “The Lake House”

The House is a film that shows many of the daily issues of architects’ lives. A successful architect whose two children decided to follow the same path but in really different ways. The movie presents architecture as a transmitted skill through generations, a kind of familiar heritage. Which is actually a repetitive situation in our practice.

Have you seen it already? Let us know if you feel touched by any of these subjects. What generation of architect you are?

La Isla House / Llosa Cortegana Architects

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Architects: Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 269.65 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Architects

Update: MOCA / Farshid Moussavi

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Just a short time since its public opening celebration, Farshid Moussavi’s Museum of Contemporary Art is already a dynamic hub of activity for the city of Cleveland.  A three-day festival in early October welcomed museum members, out-of-town guests and the general public with a series of art installations, music and entertainment, to showcase the city’s newest icon.  Moussavi joined in the festivities and was honored for her sleek faceted form at the museum’s three-tiered party.   Although we have been following the progress of the project since its conceptual phases, we have yet to see what the mysterious black cube has to offer in terms of interior gallery spaces and public gathering zones… until now! Check out a great series of interior photos plus beautiful exterior photos by photographers Dean Kaufman and Duane Prokop to compliment our set from the summer time.

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In Progress: Theatre at Nathan Phillips Square / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: Toronto, ON,
Project Area: 910.0 sqm
Photographs: Steven Evans

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Re:think Housing Competition Entry / Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey

With the aim to generate a broader discussion of possibilities for Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis, Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey… submitted their Meta Vancouverism and Vancouver Islands proposal for the Re:think Housing competition held by the City

2Verandas / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: , Zürich,
Architect In Charge: Gus Wüstemann
Design Team: Jan kubasiewicz, Marta B. Goni
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Haileybury Astana School / Çinici Mimarlık

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Architects: Çinici Mimarlık
Location: Astana,
Project Manager: Mert Göktürk, Birkan Küçük
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cemal Emden

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Courtesy of PRAUD

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / PRAUD

With the role of the library changing in recent years, a library functions as more of a community center with less concern in collection space. In their proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library, PRAUD…‘s concept focuses on creating

Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte


Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte
Location: , Shanxi, China
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

Tisse Métis Égal / PLUX.5

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Architects: PLUX.5
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Design Team: Étienne Bernier, Olivier Bourgeois, Marianne Charbonneau, Jean-Bruno Morissette and Jean-Philippe Saucier
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alexandre Guilbeault