ROCA London Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Station Court Imperial Wharf, ,
Client: ROCA
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of ROCA

David Baker on Hedonistic Sustainability

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David Baker will lecture this coming Wednesday on the topic of ‘Hedonistic Sustainability’ specifically referencing the LEED certified h2 Hotel.  David Baker & Partners green design for the hotel, along with the challenges and opportunities of building a design business with a social commitment, will be the focus of the discussion.  The lecture will be held at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and is free and open to the public

David Baker recently received the 2012 AIACC Distinguished Practice Award.  Highlighting Baker’s career which has shown a dedication of commitment to the built environment, the award is given annually and recognizes significant contributions toward a specific building type, responses to challenges, ability to collaborate, innovation and design excellence.

AD Round Up: Leisure Part VIII

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Do you want to enjoy a sauna in the south of ? Or a pool house in Denver? A nice club in perhaps? Check them all after the break!

Sauna in Ranco / Panorama
The project is situated in Ranco in the lake district – Chile, over a dark granite rock at the shore surrounded by mountain cypresses. The project consists of a sauna with a roofed terrace and a changeroom, each of them looking towards different views from the rock to the lake. The three of them connected by a north-south oriented circulation (read more…)

BIG transforms Transitlager in Switzerland


BIG wins an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960′s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District. More images and complete press release after the break.

Miguel Rio Branco Gallery / Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Arquitetos Associados / Alexandre Brasil, André Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff
Location: , MG,
Collaboration: Manoela Campolina
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,540 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Casa Once Mujeres / Mathias Klotz

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Architect: Mathias Klotz (KLOTZ y ASOC)
Location: , Zapallar, Chile
Collaborator: Baltasar Sanchez
Construction Company: Constructora Beranda
Engineer: Patricio Stagno
Project Area: 486 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Bamboo Residency / group8


Architects: group8
Location: Geneva,
Project Area: 14,000 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2011
Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO

D3 Interactive Environment / Estudio Guto Requena + i|o Design

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Architect: Estudio Guto Requena + i|o Design
Location: , Brasil
Project Team: : Guto Requena (concept), Lucas Siciliato, Paulo de Camargo; i|o Design: Gabriela Carneiro (concept), Diego Spinola, Olavo Spinola
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

Video: Richard Meier Retrospective

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On October 20, The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO) and Richard Meier & Partners Architects launched Latin America’s first retrospective exhibition celebrating the forty-eight years of ’s career. The show reveals an in-depth overview of many significant projects, showcasing a large collection of models, original sketches, photographs, renderings and an exclusive gallery dedicated to Meier’s product design.

In Progress: Kukje Art Center / SO-IL

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Architects: SO-IL
Location: Seoul,
Client: Kukje Gallery
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SO-IL

Architecture in Charts


New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Federico Soriano Pelaez

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shared with us their third prize winning proposal for the New Museum of Art. Their aim was to design a museum which contains all museums. A museum which is the entirety of all the museums in the world. They collected 100 of the most important museums of art from around the world. It is architecture as a refined abstraction of a historic landscape. It is a recollection of generic fragments from the plans of the museums from around the world which will be inserted into the Museum of Art. More images and project description after the break.

Mob-ile Parliament / Andrew Maynard

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Australia-based Andrew Maynard has shared a new type of governmental building with us with a project that is as much a statement about pushing the realm of architecture forward, as it is a reaction to political happenings and the need for change.  This adaptable architecture builds upon the irony of a democracy where elected representatives supposedly represent the voice of the people, yet, the occupied governmental spaces are “fortified and spatially manipulated to the benefit of the representative rather than those represented.”  By allowing the represented to interact with the spatial qualities of the representatives,  Maynard’s mobile and adaptable structure becomes a ” democratic architecture.”

More images and more about the project after the break. 

Tahoe Ridge House / WA Design Inc

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Architect: WA Design Inc
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: David Stark Wilson, Chris Parlette, Torin Etter, Ben Howell, Eoi Takagi
Landscape: WA design
Engineer: Kenneth Hughes
Civil Engineer: Tim Ferrell
Mechanical Engineer: Monterey Mechanical
Contractor Team: Turner Construction; Al Turner, Chaz Kruck, Ian Waight, Mark Hollerbach
Interior Furnishings: Client, WA design (custom pieces)
Project Area: 4,960 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of WA Design Inc

Sheboygan Police Department / Zimmerman Architectural Studios

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Architect: Zimmerman Architectural Studios
Location: Sheboygan,
Project Year: 2008
Engineer: Harwood Engineering Consultants
Photographs: Greg Gent, Kevin O’Donnell

Designed by of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Sheboygan Police Station is a municipal facility that was awarded an AIA Wisconsin Merit Award in 2011.  Perhaps the most signature element of the architectural scheme would be the blue glow that emanates from the structure — a revered and feared image standing as a symbol for law and order in the community.

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P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) Event

For one night only on October 26th from 7:00-8:30pm, P.E.A.R. (Paper for Emerging Architectural Research) will be performing live for an evening of readings, discussions and performances at The Architecture Foundation in London.
P.E.A.R. is an exciting new architectural fanzine,…

Metal Foundation [Slab] / [baragaño]

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Architects: [baragaño]
Location: ,
Engineer – Architecture: Impulso
Structure: Tectum
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,338 sqm
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

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Social Housing Proposal / MITarh Architecture Studio

The complexity of a problem that stands before competitors reflects a contrast that exists between rural surroundings and program demands that refer to a high built-up density in an otherwise non-urbanized (built-up) area of the prairie. This project, by MITarh …