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

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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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-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: Tahoe Donner, , 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.
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Metal Foundation [Slab] / [baragaño]

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Architects: [baragaño]
Location: Asturias,
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 …

Royal Archive Center / Architects 49

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Client: The Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 17,653 sqm
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Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation Exhibition

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Taking place at the Yale School of Architecture gallery from November 14th-January 27th is the Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation Exhibition which is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, one of the most influential architecture firms of the modern period. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More information on the event after the break.

Kirkwood Horticulture Building / OPN Architects

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Architect: OPN Architects
Location: , Iowa
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio 

Designed by OPN Architects, the Kirkwood Horticulture Building at Kirkwood Community College is a 40,000sf facility that houses the burgeoning floral and horticultural program for its host school.  In addition to typical academic programs such as lecture halls, office space, student commons, and laboratory facilities, the complex also includes an 8,500sf greenhouse for production.  More images and architect description after the break.

Flashback: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) / Wood/Marsh

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Architects: Wood/Marsh PTY LTD Architecture
Location: Victoria, Australia
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Gollings Photography, Derek Swalwell, Peter Bennetts

Sum of Days at The MoMA / Carlito Carvalhosa

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The space of sound created by Carlito Carvalhosa’s Sum of Days on exhibit at MoMA until November 14, 2011 is a sublime environment of billowing white fabric and the white noise of the atrium reflected upon itself. The psuedo-boundaries established by the translucent material that hang from the ceiling create a confined space of light and ambient sound – fleeting and ephemeral. Upon entering the exhibit, you pass an array of speakers affixed to the wall. They are emitting a low hum – the sound of voices and echoes that are distant, yet recognizable. It is unclear at first from where these sounds are originating, but behind the fabric bodies are drifting in and out of view. The curtains, which are constantly swaying, direct you in an ellipse to the center of the space where a single microphone hangs, picking up the noise within the exhibit and sending them to the dozens of speakers that hang at intervals inside the curtains, along the walls of the exhibit, and up through the galleries at the mezzanine levels that overlook the atrium.

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BU Landmark Complex / Architects 49
The Bangkok University Landmark Complex is initiated on the necessities that are to reorganize the frontal area of the campus and to create an outstanding approach for the campus’s entrance. In addition to the mentioned requirements, the School of Business Management also required some supplementary facilities, for example, classrooms, seminar rooms, lecturers’ office, lecture halls. Then, the new complex is emerged from the particular architectural form evoking the symbol of the university, a diamond (read more…)

KMAR – Koninklijke Marechaussee / Wansleben Architekten

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Architect: Wansleben Architekten
Location: , The Netherlands
Photographs: Courtesy of Wansleben Architekten
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In Progress: Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects

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Construction of Steven Holl Architects’ Sliced Porosity Block is making progress in Chengdu, . The large hybrid complex topped out at a 123 meters in September and is scheduled for completion in 2012. The five towers house offices, serviced apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants. The 105,000 square foot site will stimulate a micro-urbanism and offer generous amounts of public open space.

Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Chengdu, China
Project Area: 310,000 sqm
Project Year: In Progress
Under Construction Photographs: Steven Holl Architects