Castle Winery / Moral Arquitectura

© Jorge López-Conde

Architects Office: Moral Arquitectura
Location: Villada,
Area: 255.2 sqm
Year: 2012
: Jorge López-Conde

SANAA Unveils Their Plans for Bocconi University Campus

The new Bocconi University campus by . Photo via Domus.

SANAA has just unveiled their plans for the Bocconi University Campus in Milan, . The design features various undulating structures, forming connective inner courtyards, that wind their way across a 17,500 square meter green space open to both students and neighborhood residents.

According to Paola Nicolin, a professor at Bocconi and writer for Domus, the University is a “playground” for the imagination, using “non-hierarchic compositional elements” to establish a relationship between the campus’ organic forms and the human lives which inhabit it. In Nicolin’s words, the project “speaks of transparency, empathy for nature, and far-sightedness.”

More images and info on the project, after the break…

House Ber / Nico van der Meulen Architects

© Barend Roberts

Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Location: Midrand,
Interior Design: M Square Lifestyle Design
Year: 2012
Photographs: Barend Roberts, David Ross, Victoria Pilcher

AD Round Up: Pavilions Part II

© ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

Time for our 2nd selection of previously featured pavilions. We have five great projects that you probably missed! Like the ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 located in Stuttgart, Germany. Or the beautiful SANDWORM pavilion designed by Marco Casagrande. You can’t miss the amazing Jewelbox Houses Historic Carousel in City by the Pritzker laureated Jean Nouvel or Zaha Hadid’s Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion. To end our selection, one classic rebuilt in 2010: the Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden.

Shipping and Transport College / DP6

© Marcel van der Burg

Architects: DP6
Location: Anthony fokkerweg, , The Netherlands
Design Team: Robert Alewijnse, Chris de Weijer Dardo Mantel, Harrie Hupperts, Jimmy van de Aa, Tim Sluiter, Alvaro Novas Filgueira, Sarina Gomez
Consultants: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Nelissen ingenieursbureau, Basalt Bouwadvies
Contractors: Heerkens van Bavel, Wolter & Dros, Alewijnse Delft
Client: STC-group
Area: 7,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg, Christian Richters

Modular Residential Tower To Be Built at Atlantic Yards

© SHoP Architects

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) just announced that they will be partnering with Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction and development groups, for the B2 project. This project is making headlines because it will be the first residential tower that is part of the Atlantic Yards Development in using modular construction. FCRC plans to break ground on the 32-story building on December 18th and anticipates that the building will open in 2014. While high-rise modular technology has been initially developed for use at Atlantic Yards, this new industry has the potential to create modular components for construction projects across City and worldwide, becoming the first major manufacturing expansion in City since manufacturing began its decline over a generation ago. More information after the break.

Water Treatment Plant / AWP

© Anna Positano

Architects: AWP
Location: ,
Design Team: Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Alessandra Cianchetta
Collaborators: Miguel La Parra Knapman, Joseph Jabbour, David Perez
Client: Communauté d’agglomération
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anna Positano

Avery Fisher Hall To Be “Radically” Renovated

Interior of Avery Fisher Hall. Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons User Mikhail Klassen at en.wikipedia

About a decade’s passed since Foster+Partners won the competition to re-design Avery Fisher Hall (as part of ’s campus-wide re-haul, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro), and the famous music hall is finally ready to go through with it – just not necessarily with Foster+Partners.

After Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic failed to raise the $300 million they needed to cover construction costs, and due to concerns that displacing the orchestra would jeopardize potential revenue, Foster+Partners’ plans languished. However, the Philharmonic is now under new leadership, and its young directors are anxious to transform the conventional music hall, hence why they’ve decided to solicit new proposals for the building.

As the Orchestra’s new executive eirector, Matthew VanBesien, told the New York Times: “If you’re not thinking about the way in which our art form and music and audiences are evolving, you’re not serving the art form long term. You really want to build this next great hall in a new way, to do the kinds of things you maybe are doing but want to do in a more compelling way or maybe can’t even imagine yet.”

More info about the proposal for the new Avery Fisher Hall, after the break…

Irene Joliot Curie Residences / BE Hauvette + DATA [Architectes]

Courtesy of DATA [Architectes]

Architects: BE Hauvette + DATA [Architectes]
Location: Maison Blanche,
Economist: Cabinet Lemonnier
Structural Engineering: Malishev-Wilson Ingénieries
Fuids Engineering: Icofluides
Landscape: David Besson
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of DATA [Architectes]

Encounters 2 – Architectural Essays / Juhani Pallasmaa

Architecture is fundamentally existential in its very essence, and it arises from existential experience and wisdom rather than intellectualized and formalized theories. We can only prepare ourselves for our work in architecture by developing a distinct sensitivity and awareness for architectural phenomena.” With these declarative words, Finnish architect, educator and critic resounds the call of his 2005 volume, Encounters: Architectural Essays, in this second volume of essays, Encounters 2.

Courtesy of AllesWirdGut Architektur
Courtesy of AllesWirdGut Architektur

Visionary Concept for Science Campus / AllesWirdGut Architektur

AllesWirdGut…, together with the German climate engineering experts Transsolar and the Dutch-born urban planning avant-gardist Ton Matton, recently developed their concept for the BIO Campus. The project consists of a huge site just outside Istanbul that is becoming one

Photography: When World Fairs End / Jade Doskow

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012. Photo © Jade Doskow.

Since 1851, World Fairs have offered glimpses into specific moments in time – giving us insight into what was once innovative, high-tech, and down-right radical. But the structures, the icons of each Fair, don’t always stand the test of time – no matter their architectural pedigree. In Flushing Meadows Park, , for example, Modernist icon Philip Johnson‘s 1964 New York State Pavilion now stands neglected, overgrown in ivy. Mies van der Rohe‘s German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Expo didn’t even get the chance to decay as it was promptly demolished (although eventually reconstructed).

On the other hand, the Eiffel Tower, although considered “vulgar” in its day (1889), was maintained – mostly because its height made it well-suited for emitting radio signals. It’s now Paris’ most important tourist attraction.

The fate of Structures is the theme of New York-based photographer, Jade Doskow, who has already shot 19 former World’s Fair sites. Take a peek at Doskow’s images and find out how World Fair structures have fared, some better than others, after the break…

Font Del Roure Nursery / ONL Arquitectura

© José Hevia

Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: C/ del Pont s/n, , Anoia,
Collaborators: Félix López, Borja Iglesias, Tapio Lassmann, Mireia Marès
Constructor: EMCOFA, S.L.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 2,847,390
Photographs: José Hevia

Fournitures Select / Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

© Steve Montpetit

Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
Location: ,
Partner In Charge: Alexandre Blouin
Design Team: Isabelle Beauchamp (Project Architect), Jonathan Trottier
Area: 13,400 sq ft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Steve Montpetit

Courtesy of Lab Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Lab Architecture Studio

8th China Flower Expo Information Center / Lab Architecture Studio

Designed for the 8th China Flower expo, which will be held in 2014, the design for the information center by Lab Architecture Studio… aims to create a very subtle expression. By blending it into nature, the project is able to

The Lanxi Curtilage / Archi Union Architects

© SHEN Zhonghai

Architects: Archi Union Architects Inc
Location: International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, ,
Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan
Client: Chengdu Qingyang Suburb Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: SHEN Zhonghai

Shanghai Vanke Headquarters / Tsushima Design Studio

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Shanghai, Changning,
Design Architects: (TDS), Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima (TDS), Mr. Hiroto Kobayashi/Mrs. Naomi Maki (KMDW)
Collaborators: Shanghai Vanke: Shikyo Fu (Design Director)
Landscape: Studio On Site
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Ogikubo House / MDS

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: MDS
Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano