Quinta Do Vallado Winery / Francisco Vieira de Campos

© Nelson Garrido

Architects: Guedes + DeCampos – Francisco Vieira de Campos
Location: , Peso da Régua, Portugal
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

Bayou-Luminescence Installation / ISSSStudio + PATH

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Bayou-luminescence, one of ten site-specific installations commissioned by the chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was a collaboration between Igor Siddiqui, the principal of the Austin-based design practice ISSSStudio and Matt Hutchinson, the principal of San-Francisco-based firm PATH. The project was included as a part of DesCours, the annual architecture and art event on view at various locations in city from December 2 through 11, 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

55 Baker Street / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: London,
Client: London and Regional Properties Ltd
Collaborators: Arup, Blyth & Blyth, DP9, Expedition Engineering, Hann Tucker, HBG, Indigo Lighting, Jason Bruges Studio, Safe Consulting Ltd, Tweeds Construction Consultancy
Project Area: 75,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Zander Olsen, Make Architects

Kohn Pedersen Fox Hosts Inaugural Exhibition: ‘Cities Unknown’

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International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recenlty announced the inaugural exhibition at its new gallery space in central , a celebration of the work of German artist and architectural photographer Hans‐Georg Esch. Shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken from Esch’s ‘Cities Unknown’ series. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 1196-1 Yusuhara, Yusihar-Cho, Takaoka-gun, , Japan
Client: Tomio Yano, Town Mayor of Yusuhara
Site: 779.08
Built area: 552.28
Total area: 1,132.00
Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography 

   

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PATTERNS Book Launch: ‘EMBEDDED’

An event marking the publication of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ new book, Embedded brings together authors, contributors, mentors and confabulators to discuss some of the most relevant issues haunting contemporary architectural practice and discourse today, such as the perceived divide between progressive design…

W305 Building / Isay Weinfeld

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Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo,
Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
Coordinator: Elena Scarabotolo
Team: Marcelo Alvarenga, Gabriel Bicudo, Felipe Hess, Marina Capocchi, Adriana Marcus
Building Completion: January 2011
Built Area: 5,838.96 sqm
Contractor: DP Unique
Structural Engineering: Steng Estrutural Engenhharia
Electrical and Pumbling Engineering: KML Engenharia E Projectos LTDA
Developer: Idea Zarvos
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

AD Classics: Wall House 2 / John Hejduk

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With a history unlike any other, Wall House 2 redefines the limits of architectural design as a function of context in both time and culture. 28 years after the completion of the initial designs and one year after the death of architect , construction began in a completely different environment than where it was initially imagined.

The house is a study of the relationship between inside and outside and is reminiscent of Corbusian architecture, although a bit more eccentric.

More on the history of Wall House 2 after the break.

SuperWhatnot / Marc&Co, Nielsen Worksop

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Architect: Marc&Co in collaboration with Nielsen Worksop
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Angus Munro, Ceirwen Burton, Lachlan Nielsen
Project completion: 2011
Project Area: 100 sqm
Photographs: Alicia Taylor

 

Laws Behind LA’s Flat Skyscrapers

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Ever wonder why the skyline of Los Angeles is peppered with flat top skyscrapers? Or for that matter, why does such a global cosmopolitan city have so relatively few skyscrapers dotting its cityscape, the majority residing in downtown LA?

The answer lies in a section of the Los Angeles Municipal Code introduced in 1974 – Sec. 57.118.12 – “Emergency Helicopter Landing Facility.” The code stipulates that “Each building shall have a rooftop emergency helicopter landing facility in a location approved by the [Fire] Chief.” The text also dictates that the helipads measure 50′x50′ in addition to a 25′ safety buffer. The resulting skyline thus far has been dominated by flat roof skyscrapers that would only make it through the planning process if in strict accordance with this code. However, a newly introduced proposal called the Community Plan would allow skyscrapers to be constructed along the subway served “ Corridor.”  In lieu of embarking on a plan that would surely result in more box type towers, an amendment has been introduced into the plan that would exempt skyscrapers within the corridor from having to conform to Sec. 57.118.12 requirements. More After the break.

White Block Gallery / SsD

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Architect: SsD
Location: Heyri Art Valley, Korea
Team: Jinhee Park + John Hong , LEED (principals in charge), Frederick Peter Ortner, Donguk Lee, Jiseok Park, Taesoo Kim, Christoph Schäfer, Juho Lee, Marcela Delgado, Soojung Rhee, Aleta Budd, Okhyun Kim, Eli Allen, Jeff Niemasz, Eunkyoung Cho, Brian Vester, Ryan Welch, Jeong Jun Song
Associate Architect: Dyne Architects
Structural Design: Matt Johnson, SGH Inc.
Structural Engineer: S+RC
Lighting Consultant: Project Concept K
Construction Manager: Hanmi Parsons Co., Ltd
Photographs: Chang Kyun Kim

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Maybe last week some of you took some days off to prepare for the Super Bowl! So just in case you haven’t been around ArchDaily, here we have our selection of the best from last week. Main image belongs to Selgas Cano’s Auditorium in Cartagena. You may remember this guys from one of the coolest offices ever. Also from last week: a spectacular kindergarten in , our latest In Progress in Mexico, or the latest from Foster + Partners in Vancouver. Last but not least… our AD Classics are back.

Riverside Clubhouse / TAO

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Architects: TAO  (Trace Architecture Office) – HUA Li
Location: Yancheng, , China
Design Team: HUA Li, Zhang Feng
Floor area: 500 sqm.
Completion: 2010
Client: Zhongti Corp.
Photographs: Yao Li

   

The AIA Elevates 105 Members and Six International Architects to the College of Fellows

The 2012 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects () have elevated 105 members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level while achieving a standard level of excellence. The 2012 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Continue reading for more information and the complete list of newly honored Fellows.

Muskoka Boathouse / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architect: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: Muskoka Lakes, , (approx. 170 km North of Toronto, )
Project Type: Boathouse with seasonal residence – rural
Project Year: Fall 2007
Photographs: Peter Fritz Photography

Pier+ / AECOM and BIG

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A team led by AECOM and New York-based Bjarke Ingels Group () is one of five shortlisted teams invited to participate in an international design competition to renovate and reactivate Chicago’s landmark Navy Pier. This is a once-in-a-century opportunity that will redefine the character and focus of Chicago’s waterfront. It is part of an ambitious effort to create a new Navy Pier for the 21st century, and in doing so, to redefine what the pier and the waterfront means to the city.

Unveiled to the public on January 31, 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the AECOM-BIG design vision aims to “re-colonize the people’s pier,” by maximizing opportunity through a holistic approach. The result is Pier+, a vibrant urban destination that creates a new amenity shared by all while making a positive and progressive statement about Chicago to the world.

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Pensioners Community Center / Antonio Altarriba Comes

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Architect: Antonio Altarriba Comes
Location: Avenida Ausias March Almassera, Valencia,
Team: , Carlos Maeso de Vicente
Collaborators: María Salinas Molto
Photographs: Diego Opazo

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modeLab Strip Morphologies III Workshop

Strip Morphologies III is a two-day intensive design, prototyping, and fabrication workshop put on by Studio Mode / modeLab… to be held in New York City during the weekend of March 03-04.
As the next installment in the modeFab series