Xiayu Kindergarten, Shanghai / Atelier Deshaus

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Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun/Zhuang Shen/Chen Yifeng)
Location: Huale Rd, Qingpu, ,
Project Team: Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Zhuang Shen, Fan Minji, Tang Yu
Site Area: 17070 sqm
Building Area: 6328 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Zhang Siye

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Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus Lecture at NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Acclaimed architect and designer Joshua Prince-Ramus…, whose projects include the Seattle Central Library and the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, will deliver a lecture on March 2nd to NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) students and faculty

Vila Vicosa School / Cândido Chuva Gomes

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Architects:  Cândido Chuva Gomes
Location: Vila Viçosa, , Portugal
Client: Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
Project Years: 2008-2011
Building contractor: Lena Construções / Abrantina / MRG Engenharia e Construção
Photographs: José Campos

 

Sanitation: A Case Study Across Eight Metropolises / Sahil Despande

After winning the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship in 2011, of the Rizvi College of Architecture in Mumbai has focused his research on understanding an urban planning scheme that would look beyond the typical architectural desires of constructing houses and public spaces, to the broader problem of providing proper sanitation.   Proper sanitation is not a necessity most can afford; in fact, over 2.5 billion people have poor access to proper sanitation and for 1.5 billion, access is seemingly impossible.  Without such a basic amenity, a city or settlement’s economic and health structure are often jeopardized.   Despande feels the issue of providing proper sanitation is one in which architects often shy away from, as master plans focus on spatial aspects of the formation of a city rather than trying to install the proper infrastructure necessary for its citizens.   In his research, Despande traveled to thirteen vastly different cities – ranging from the poorest informal settlement, Kibera,  in Nairobi, Kenya to places such as Zurich, Beijing and Delhi – in an effort to study the existing sanitation systems and understand the cultural context in which they reside.   Despande’s research is bringing sanitation to the forefront to generate awareness about its inherent linkage with public health, and urge architects to tackle the issue to improve the conditions for billions of people.  Check out his presentation and let us know what you think of his research findings.

Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

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Architects: TYIN TegnestueArchitects 
Location: Klong Toey Lock 1-2-3, Bangkok, Thailand
Client: Klong Toey Community
Sponsors: Link Arkitektur & Ratio Arkitekter
Cost: 35,000 NOK / 4,500 EUR
Contruction Period: February 2011 – March 2011
Area: 91 sqm
Built by: TYIN tegnestue with students and community
Architects: Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Grntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Jeanne-Francoise Fischer, Karoline Markus, Madeleine Johander, Paul la Tourelle, Nadia Mller, Wijitbusaba Marome
Photographs: TYIN Tegnestue Architects

   

Emerging New York Architects Competition Proposal: ‘The Hudson Exchange’ / SWARM

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The Hudson Exchange, a proposal for the Emerging New York Architects Competition by SWARM, was recently awarded second place for their concept. The design is a point of transfer incorporating a diversity of stakeholders relevant to community education, production, transport, and distribution of locally grown and sustainable food in West Harlem. More images and architects’ description after the break.

West Valley College / Steinberg Architects

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Architects: Steinberg Architects
Location: Saratoga, ,
Project Team: David Hart, AIA – Principal in Charge, Jeffrey Berg, AIA – Project Manager, Michael Miller– Job Captain, Shawna Upp – Job Captain, Lisa Welty O’Hare – Interior Design, David Ewell, AIA, Ryan Upp, AIA, Krista Olson, Victoria McReynolds, DedeImpink, AIA – Specifications
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Kindergarten and Multi-Purpose Hall / ABCG Architettura & Lopesbrenna Architetti

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The proposal for the new kindergarten and multipurpose hall by ABCG Architettura & Lopesbrenna Architetti in Lugano, Switzerland aims to rearrange the lot in question via a solution that has its strength in simplicity, bridging the gap to the free sides of the area. They do so through the volume of the school which is supported throughout via Nola, while the cube‐shaped multipurpose hall marks the public entrance into via Ferri. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Motril Footbridge / Guijón Arquitectura

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Architects: Guijón Arquitectura  – Angel Gijón Díaz, Vicente Guallart Furió
Location: Entorno Urbano De la Alcoholera, Motril, ,
Collaborators: Maria Diaz, Mónica Luque, Fernando Meneses, Daniela Frogheri, Andrea Imaz, Adrian Martin Munoz, Manolo Matin Munoz
Projet year: 2010-2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda

   

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Sustainable Cities in a Global World Symposium

The Sustainable Cities Symposium, put on by the faculty of environmental design, in partnership with the Development Studies program, at the University of Calgary, will explore global challenges and opportunities in addressing sustainable development. It will provide insights into planning…

Schlossmuseum Linz / HoG Architektur

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Architects: HoG Architektur
Location: Linz,
Floor Area: 9,800 sqm gross
Exhibition Spaces: 3,600 sqm
Building Costs: Approx. 22 million €
Photographs: Paul Ott, Peter Eder, Jakob Winkler

Arlevagen / Helhetshus

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Architects: Helhetshus
Location: Floda, ,
Design Team: Pär Thurfjell, David Josefsson, Joakim Haglund, Joanna Henje, Cecilia Segerstedt
Structural Engineer: Stefan Borg, Ramböll
Project Management: Mats Nyström, Helhetshus
Area: Four models with a span between 127 sqm– 186 sqm
Year: 2009-2011
Photographs: Bert Leandersson

Restoration Of The Palais Des Gouverneurs Museum / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

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Architects: Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg
Location: Place du Donjon, ,
Client: City of Bastia
Built area: 8,215 sqm (renovation and extension)
Construction cost: 10,457,000 € without VAT (including furnitures)
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Luc Boegly

   

Luce/Light by Studio-due

Brought to you by Studio-due, Luce/Light explores four contemporary buildings of concrete, iron, water and glass that share a unique and indissoluble relationship with light. The Italian buildings featured are Fabrica by Tadao Ando, Il Cubo Nero (The Black Cube) by Silvia Dainese Studio + dns dsn, the Nardini Grappa Distillery Bolle by and Memoria e Luce (9/11 Memorial) by Daniel Libeskind.

Directed and Edited: Francesco Mansutti
Photography: Daniele Gobbin
Music: Paolo Agostini
Executive Production: Studio Due
Art Direction: Venice International University
Supervision: Anna Guolo, Giulio Bodon
Production: Regione Veneto – Direzione Beni Culturali

Chalet Beranger / Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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Architects: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Location: ,
Designer: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Project Manager: Lluc Giros
Stylism: Valentina Pilia & Emilie Mureau
Floor Surface (sqm): 530 sqm
Building cost VAT excl (installations included): 2 187 000€ (budget of works) – 4 126 € /sqm
Project Date: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Vincent Leroux / tempsmachine

Refurbishment of an old Marketplace / Miquel Mariné Núñez + César Rueda Boné

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Arquitectos: Miquel Mariné Núñez + César Rueda Boné
Location: Plaza del Mercado, Alcaniz, Spain
Collaborators: Eduard González Mataró y Cristina MoretaBurch, arquitectos
Photographs: José Hevia

Menlo School MAC / Kevin Hart Architecture

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Architects: Kevin Hart Architecture
Location: Atherton, California,
Design Team: Kevin Hart, Tim Morshead, Michael McGroarty, Jeff Szeto, Hins Cheung, Tim Cho
Project Year: 2011
Total Area: 55,000 sqm
Photographs: Bernard André

YAP MAXXI 2012 Winner is UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design

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The program promoting and supporting young architecture organized by MAXXI Architettura together with MoMA/MoMA PS1 in and CONSTRUCTO of Santiago in Chile has announced UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design as winner of the 2012 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in Rome. Following MAXXI’s first successful summer installation named WHATAMI by stARTT, Urban Movement Design now has the opportunity to reinvent the MAXXI piazza with an interactive installation featuring a long and sinuous band of wood and grass that encourages a playful bond between the building and its users. This proposal was selected over four other shortlisted contestants who where chosen by an Italian jury.

Both UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design and WENDY by HWKN (HollwichKushner) will be inaugurated in the MAXXI piazza and the courtyard at MoMA PSI in June 2012, along with an exhibit showcasing the fifteen design proposals from the finalists.

Continue reading for more information on this years MAXXI winner, UNIRE/UNITE.