Architect: José Marini Bragança
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Preliminary Project Team: Inês Vicente, Carla Costa, Susana Santos
Execution Project Team: Vítor Santos, Fabrice Margarido, Maria João
Landscape Architecture: SITIO E LUGAR – Sociedade de Arquitectos Paisagistas Lda / Paula Simões e Catarina Patrão
Foundations and Structures: CSA – Carlos Serrano & Associados / Carlos Serrano
Water Supply Drainage and Sewerage: BETAR – Marta Azevedo Pereira
Land Movement: BETAR – José Pedro Venâncio
Installation of Electric network: Álvaro Lopes
Acoustic Conditioning: BETAR/ CETIPROJECTO
Project year: 2005-2007
Photographs: Catarina Costa Cabral
Location: Dallas, USA
Architects: Foster + Partners
Team: Norman Foster, Spencer de Grey, Stefan Behling, Michael Jones, James McGrath, Bjørn Polzin, Laszlo Pallagi, Morgan Fleming, Leonhard Weil, John Small, Ingrid Sölken, Hugh Whitehead, Francis Aish
Client: AT+T Performing Arts Center
Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
Main Contractor: Linbeck Construction
Acoustician: Sound Space Design
Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold, Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers
Services Engineers: Battle McCarthy, CHP & Associates
Twenty years after the Romanian government was overthrown and its dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu executed, Anca Trandafirescu erected a “monument ” to that dark chapter in the otherwise peaceful events of Central and Eastern Europe ’s 1989 revolutions. Trandafirescu, an architect and assistant professor in architecture at the University of Michigan, designed and constructed the large inflatable, inhabitable structure ―in the iconic shape of the head of a toppled statue ―that was displayed on the Piata Victoriei (Victory Plaza) in Timişoara from November 3 -7, 2009.
This location was the site of the first large demonstrations in the country and that led to the subsequent fall of the Ceauşescu dictatorship. The head itself is without specific identity and is meant to signify, rather than a particular hero, a toppled everyman who has in the course of twenty years following the revolution continued to await a government free from rulers of the past regime.
The name HOT AIR refers to both the unusually warm temperatures in Romania during that special week in December 1989, which helped to bring citizens out into the streets to rally against the government; and also to the large amount of rhetoric surrounding the events that ensued.
The inflatable monument was erected in association with the city ’s Young Artists/Young Democracy expo and the American-Romanian Music Festival and was a venue for visitation,conversation,and a bit of recreation by the public.It kicked off a series of planned celebrations commemorating the events of December 1989 in Timisoara.
More images and a video after the break.
Architects: Matéria Modular
Location: Alviães, Palmaz, concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
Project team: Adelino Pinheiro, Marco Ferreira, Maria José Matos, Pedro Ribeiro, Zita Torres
Client: Alfredo Couto dos Santos
Thermal efficiency engineer: Marília Sousa
Pipeline engineer: Susana Tomás
Mechanical engineer: Gonçalo Machado
Structural engineer: Adolfo Ferreira
Project year: 2001
Construction period: 2004-2009
Constructed area: 578,70 sqm
Photographs: Orlando Fonseca
Architects: Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Project team: Sinisa Glusica, Gordan Resan, Iva Cuzela-Bilac, Ana Stanicic (Technical Architects)
Contractor: Aljosa Travas
Client: Franciscan monastery Trsat
Total built surface: 1,048 sqm
Design year: 2003
Construction date: 2008
Photographs: Robert Leš
Situated on the southern bank of the Han River, Gimpo is a city in the process of transforming from an agricultural economy toward a consumer-based economy. Seoul architects G.Lab*’s, of Gansam Partners, proposal for the Gimpo Art Hall embraces the fact that the city is emerging as a contemporary regional hub and the design also reflects upon the region’s history.
More about the project and more images after the break.
Deegan Day Design, an architectural installation at the SCI-Arc Gallery in Los Angeles started on October 23 and will be available to everyone till December 13 with changing visual media throughout and public discussions with artists, architects and critics, including: An Te Liu, Bettina Korek, Andrea Fraser, Rhea Anastas, Bennett Simpson, Josh Melnick, Lauri Firstenberg, Sarah Morris Richard Massey, Eric Owen Moss, and Joe Day.
You can learn more at the exhibition’s official website. Watch a video after the break.
Architects: Sangrad d.o.o.
Location: Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia
Project Architects: Vedran Pedisic, Hrvoje Davidovski, Mladen Hofmann, Gordana Greguric & Dragana Knezovic
Collaborators: Iva Matanic, Ana Vracaric, Sara Segedin, Aleksandra Duka, Ivan Capan & Iva Marjancevic
Contractor: Tanja Baljkas, Boris Baljkas
Site Area: 20,352 sqm
Constructed Area: 11,866 sqm
Project year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Sandro Lendler
Project: Infiniski Manifesto House
Architects: James & Mau
Location: Curacaví, Chile
Built Area: 160 m2 ( + 15 m2 terraces 2nd floor)
General Contractor and manager: Infiniski
Renewable strategy: Infiniski + Geotek
Project year: 2009
Execution Time: 90 days
Total Cost: 79.000 €
Photograph: Antonio Corcuera
Furniture: Cómodo Studio, gt_2P
Location : Sacavém, Portugal
Developer: Loures City Hall
Master Plan Architects: CMLoures
Master Plan Construction: Alfaro Martins
Master Plan Project: Ana Lúcia Abreu
Construction: Tiago Mota Saraiva, Nuno Carvalho, Andreia Salavessa, Raquel Capelo with Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira and Vera João
Project: Tiago Mota Saraiva, Nuno Carvalho, João Ribeiro, João Ferrão with Sónia Oliveira
Engineering: Pereira Pinto, structure; Grade Ribeiro, hydraulics; Campos Carvalho, installations
Contractor: Abrantina/Grupo Lena
Construction Supervision : TPF Planege
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Joao Morgado
What can rest stops, information centers, and observation decks tell visitors about a culture? The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design will explore this question when it presents Detour, a traveling exhibition documenting notable architecture and design along 18 Norwegian National Tourist Rout. In ArchDaily we’ve been featuring Pushak’s projects on the Norwegian Rout, which you can see right here.
The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and presented in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, will be on view December 4 through January 19 at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.
More info after the break.
Location: Bras Basah Road, Singapore
Project Team: Dharmaraj Subramaniam, Esther Soh, Jose Nixon Sicat, Pearl Chee, Pham Sing Yeong, Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte. Ltd.
Structural Engineers: Under Main Contractor
Landscape Architects: Cicada Private Limited
Acoustics Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd
Site area: 8,882 sqm
Project area: 16,289 sqm
Total cost: US $75 M
Project year: 2000-2001
Construction year: 2001-2008
Photographs: Patrick Bingham
G.Lab*, a department of Gansam Partners in Seoul, was awarded first prize for their design of a Navy Museum in Korea. The design reflects “the turbulent history of the Korean Navy and the unwavering spirit of the men and women who serve this branch.” Inspired by the unpredictability of the ocean, G.Lab*’s form for the museum is an undulating mass that folds. On the interior, the volume creates a circulation path which weaves and intersects in multiple spaces.
More images and more about the museum after the break.
ProjektStudio has designed a multifunctional townhouse at the corner of Dlouhá a Zámecká in Moravian Ostrava. The townhouse includes commercial spaces on the lower levels while the upper floors can be rented for residential or office purposes. For the design of the townhouse, the architects have mixed the historical forms of the area with a contemporary expression. Inspired by the historical horizontal emphasis of the facade treatment, the architects have shifted the facade to creating an irregular textured effect across the building. This triangulated facade creates a new dramatic effect and provides a break from rows of traditional building faces in that area. The historical regular window ordering as been modified as windows rotate and combine to form new rhythms in the fenestration. “Dramatic effect by the view at the proposed new-building is reached with the minimum of devices but all at once in the classical way so that the new building is fresh and progressive, but at the same time it is accepting character of its neighbourhood,” explained the architects.
More images of the townhouse after the break.