JOH 3 / J. Mayer H. Architects

© Ludger Paffrath

Architect: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Berlin,
Project Architect: Hans Schneider
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Marcus Blum, Wilko Hoffmann, Filipa Frois Almeida
Competition Team: Juergen Mayer H., Thorsten Blatter, Marcus Blum
Completion: Spring 2012
Client: Euroboden Berlin GmbH
Architect on Site: Architekturbuero Wiesler, Stuttgart with Thomas Quinten Projektmanagement, Berlin
Structural Engineers: EiSat GmbH, Berlin
Photographs: Ludger Paffrath, Patricia Parinejad, Rick Jannack

   

Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947 at Rooms for Glass / Selldorf Architects

Corroded, 1973 by Carlo Scarpa | via

The new exhibition space Rooms for Glass (Le Stanze del Vetro) in Italy, designed by Selldorf Architects, will open this summer in August 2012.  The first exhibit to inaugurate the space will be Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947, a collection of over 300 glassworks by architect Carlo Scarpa. The exhibit will run until November 29, 2012, after which Rooms for Glass will continue showcasing the art of Venetian glassmaking in the 20th century with other exhibits.

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Summer houses in Slavik / Mats Fahlander

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Architects: Mats Fahlander
Location: Lysekil,
Area: 90 sqm + 28 sqm / 54 sqm
Completed: 2011
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman/Otto

Musée Unterlinden Expansion / Herzog & de Meuron

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The city of , is undertaking the expansion of The Unterlinden Museum with the annexation of an Art Nouveau building that once housed the city’s municipal baths.  The 1906 building stands just meters away from the current museum.  Its addition will bring the current museum to an area of 8,000 square meters, which will allow works that are currently stored in the museum’s vaults to be displayed to the public.  The design team is led by Herzog & de Meuron and is scheduled for completion in September, 2013.

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Lapidarium of Uzice / Ljubica Jovanovic + Mihailo Jovanovic

Architects: Ljubica Jovanovic + MihailoJovanovic
Location: Uzice, Serbia
Project manager/chief archaeologist: Ljiljana Mandic
Conservation: Dragan Dimic
Project associates: Miloje Mandic, Zoran Domanovic
Funded by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of  Serbia
Total cost: 30,000 Euros
Area: 81.4 sqm…
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Kazan Yandex Office / za bor Architects

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Architects: za bor Architects, Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
Location: , Russia
Interior Design: Nadezhda Rozhanskaya
Floor Area: 674 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

Walking the City / The Municipal Art Society

© Iwan Baan. Featured in MAS' New to : Broadway's Cultural Corridor Walk

During the summer months, The Municipal Art Society will be leading over two dozen urban design and architecture tours throughout New York.   MAS is a non-profit membership organization committed to making New York a more livable city through education, dialogue and advocacy for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation. Since 1956, MAS has been offering such tours as a way to share knowledge and spread appreciation for New York’s varied cityscape.  The tours are conducted by architectural, urban, and art historians, urban geographers, architects, teachers and writers, and offer a way to explore historic, evolving and “renewed” neighborhoods, the waterfront and specific residential and commercial projects.  The tours will explore some neighborhoods we have featured on ArchDaily, such as Gansevoort with a look at apartments designed by Asymptote, the High Line and the construction site for the new Whitney Museum of American Art.   And, even older gems such as New York’s Art Deco buildings from the 1950s.

Interested in exploring the brownstones of Brooklyn or learning more about the Pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village? Or, ever wonder how streets such as Bridge, Gold, and Broad got their names?  Wherever your architectural interest lay, be sure to view the complete list of tours and take advantage of the great weather and the abundance of architecture New York has to share. For more information about specific tours, be sure to check out their website.  And, perhaps take a look at our City Guide to further your adventures!

Annexe / Searle x Waldron Architecture

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Architects: Searle x Waldron Architecture
Location: , Australia
Client: City of Ballarat, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Project Team: Nick Searle, Suzannah Waldron
Area: 131 sqm footprint / 187 sqm covered area
Completion: 2011
Cost: AUD$550,000
Photographs: John Gollings

Atlantic City Tourism District Master Plan / The Jerde Partnership

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Well known for their visionary architecture that people love to visit and go back to time and again, The Jerde Partnership has set out to attract more people through a realistic framework by transforming into the preferred coastal resort destination of the Northeastern United States. By creating a clean, green, safe city that pays homage to its storied history and takes advantage of its unique island setting, the new Tourism District master plan will offer a wide range of attractions and experiences for all ages. By promoting a strategy for redevelopment, phasing, and district-wide improvements, the master plan will serve as a catalyst for ’s economic and social uplift. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in Go Vap / MM++ Architects

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Architects: MM++ Architects / MIMYA.co
Location: ,
Project Architect: My An Pham Thi
Built Area: 255 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Nam Bui

Student Housing Proposal / CEBRA

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In cooperation with engineers LB Consult, CEBRA recently won the competition for 48 new student housing units in Esbjerg, ’s 5th largest city. The eye-catching proposal consists of 26,910 sq. ft. apartments spread across ten floors and outdoor areas with terraces and activity zones such as a street basket field. The project is commissioned by the housing association Ungdomsbo and they expect that the first students can move in in January 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.

An Gaelaras / O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects

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Architects: O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects 
Location: Derry,
Completion: July 2009
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert, Alice Clancy, O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects

 

Al Dar Headquarters / MZ Architects

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Architects: MZ Architects
Location: Al Raha Beach, , United Arab Emirates
Owner & Developer: Al Dar Properties
Project Manager: Al Dar Laing O’Rourke Construction
Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: ARUP
Facade Design and Construction: Josef Gartner
Total built-up Area (including basement): 123,000 sqm
Cost: AED 1,000,000,000
Completion: Jan 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of MZ Architects

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Think Space: ‘Look what Charles Renfro of DS+R has to say on Blur Building project after a decade or so’ Competition

As part of the cycle of competitions, Think Space is calling for entries in its Blur Building themed competition. “It is too soon to know whether Blur was a barometer of early 21st Century sentiment or a neutral response to…

Sapeurs Pompiers de la Baule-Guerande / DDL architectes + Lorient – Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes

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Architects: DDL architectes + Lorient - Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes
Location: ,
Projecta Area: 4,785 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Miara

Roof 3 / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

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Architect: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Hyunjoon Yoo, Insil Son
Project Area: 161.02 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: City of Gongju
Photographs: Courtesy of Hyunjoon Yoo Architects


Rising from Tragedy: A Conversation with Calatrava, Childs, and Libeskind by Andrew Caruso

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National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine contributor Andrew Caruso takes you “inside the design mind” of three prominent figures in the 9/11 rebuilding process with this recent interview conducted at the 2012 AIA National Convention

Heroic. Contemplative. Grieving. Victorious. The rebirth of the former World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan has engendered significant public reaction and reflection. With implications as complex as they are profound, it is not surprising that it has taken more than a decade to heal the urban scars of September 11, 2001.

I had the rare opportunity to sit down with three architects working on the site, Santiago Calatrava, David Childs, and Daniel Libeskind, at the recent American Institute of Architects convention in Washington, D.C., where they were honored along with four others, as “Architects of Healing.” We discussed their experience of reshaping one of the most culturally significant sites in the history of the .

Films & Architecture: “My Architect”

This week we will propose the first documentary of the list within our section of Films & Architecture. There is not much to say about the figure of Kahn, since it has been worldwide recognized. Nevertheless this is a film that captures in a magnificent way the greatness of Kahn’s work through his son’s journey. I guess everyone related somehow with architecture will feel touched by this extraordinary recording. Let us know in the comments what is (or was) your experience watching the film.