As an update to the article we posted several months ago regarding the disputed ‘hot spot’ in Dallas between Renzo Piano‘s Nasher Sculpture Center and the adjacent residential tower, the controversy is still a hot issue. The reflection caused by the sculpture center is still something they have not been able to solve. Any solution will be costly and difficult. The Nasher people have recommended louvers covering the tower’s south face. The tower people say that this will require a computer-generated engine for every window, about two years to study, even more time to install. And it may not work. More information after the break.
Architects: DCPP Architects - Pablo Perez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Area: 65 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of DCPP…
The Competition, which attracted over 23 proposals, poses an interesting challenge: to bring the Town Branch Creek, which has been underground for over 100 years, to the surface (an idea originally proposed in 2011 by architect Gary Bates and the Norway-based firm Space Group), and redesign the Commons as a two-mile linear stretch of green space to connect the eastern and western sections of downtown Lexington.
Lexington’s Downton Development Authority and the dean of University of Kentucky’s College of Design, Michael Speaks, were floored by the quality of the proposals they received – a fact Speaks attributes to Jeanne Gang‘s influence; the well-known architect has designed two plans in Lexington and lectured there recently. As Speaks told Kentucky.com, “Firms have heard that Lexington is friendly to good design, that the mayor is knowledgeable and wants good design.”
Find out which other firms have been shortlisted, after the break…
Architects: FJL + Desarrollo Integral de Proyectos
Location: Independencia, Santiago, Chile
Architect In Charge: Francisco Javier Leiva
Coordinator Architect: Silvia Durán
Constructor: Ingevec S.A.
Technical Inspection: Juan Eduardo Mujica y Cía. Ltda.
Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Cristián Ciolina
Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit’s most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents; reproductions of archival material; and new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma, and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debanné, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies examines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment.
Designed for the market square cover competition, the ‘flying carpet’ proposal by Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan… is a modular and sustainable cover with the goal for the efficient arrangement of the functional facilities. This is attained by putting them
But despite our laser-focus on the rankings, the report is actually much more. It is also a survey of hundreds of design educators and professionals, an invaluable insight into the current state of architecture and architecture education today.
So with this in mind, and with the rankings aside, which universities are really producing students best equipped (and most marketable, in this competitive market) for the architecture profession today? When you look at the data, only two Universities stand out from the pack.
Read more to find out which two Universities are best preparing students in 2013, after the break…
Architects: YLAB arquitectos
Location: Bellaterra Neighbourhood in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona
Authors: Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste López
Industrials: Soldevila Construccions de Fusta, Cristalería Bonanova, Belscon 21, Agrostís Serveis Integrals de Jardineria
Suppliers: Grup Sesaelec, Neocerámica, Solnhofen, Materia-Barcelona, Catalonia Cerámica
Garden Area: 700 meters
Area: 442.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos, Ivan Raga
Located where two rivers come together, the Confederación Hidrográfica Miño and Sil office building will be protected by the official use the building serves. Designed by VAUMM + Taperstudio…, their compact and geometrically absolute design aims to turn the
One of the centers of cultural and civic life, the 1111 Lincoln Road project by Herzog & de Meuron is featured in the video above, made by Elizabeth Priore. This project was chosen as it has changed people’s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail. The video is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. More information after the break.