Studio Nicoletti Associati’s design for an oceanic pavilion placed third in the Yeosu Expo. The pavilion, which was conceived as a Great Blue Whale hurling itself out of the port, intends to represent the Expo’s theme: The Living Ocean and Coast. The pavilion draws attention to the fundamental influence of the planet’s oceans and coasts resources, and how dangerous it is for such a fragile ecosystem, to ignore them. The jury added that the pavilion has “a strong and powerful form that would become instantly recognizable. The theme of the Expo is symbolically represented with a shape drawn from marine life. The image of the pavilion is consistent with the theme of the ocean. Its fluid shape celebrates the nature of water and the marine life that has adapted to it. It makes a very simple but powerful metaphorical relationship. The exhibition space is very practical for post-use.”
More images of the pavilion after the break.
An urban design debate and a book launch will take place next monday November 9 at 6:30PM at the Wood Auditorium in Columbia Unviersity. “After BIGness” is the debate in which Alan Berger, Associate Professor at MIT, Kenneth Frampton, Professor at GSAPP, and Mahadev Raman, Principal at ARUP will discuse the designing for post crisis cities.
After the debate, at 8:30PM, the book “Emerging Urban Futures in Land Water Infrastructure” will be launched. The book documents the partnership between Columbia University and the University of Queensland that produced four years of student work in architecture, urban design, and urban planning in Brisbane and the surrounding areas.
This book is an archive of the resulting site research, design proposals, and relevant case studies, which is designed to serve as a comparative study of different teaching methods for post-professional studies in architecture and urban design.
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Danish architects 3XN has won an Architectural Competition to transform the former freight train halls in Aarhus, Denmark into a new and dynamic cultural center. The new cultural hub for scenography, visual arts and literature will soon be constructed within a historical framework in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus.
The new cultural center is meant to be an inspiring setting that stimulates production of the arts and facilitates the interaction amongst the various artistic metiers, business and education.
3XNs proposal adds elements of nature, with green spaces injecting a natural raw quality which plays up to the historic nature of the existing halls which were used for rail freight in the past. More images and description after the break.
A3+ Architects recently finished an urban renovation project in Marsala, Italy for an international competition. The project is situated in Porta Nuova, where the historical center of the city is connected to the sea by an urban road and an archeological park.
More images and more about the project after the break.
John Hill from Archidose is writing his new book: “A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture”, including a comprehensive list of buildings in NY completed between 2000-2010, and those planned for completion after 2010.
And in order to have a complete list, he has asked for the help of ArchDaily’s readers to find “diamonds in the rough” in NY, and I´m pretty sure you can do it:
Projects in the book will fall into two broad categories:
1. Those completed between 2000-2010
2. Those planned for completion after 2010
I’m interested in both, but primarily the first, as they will make up the bulk of the book. Those in the second category, which I will include in an “On the Horizon” appendix, should be actual projects that have a good chance of realization, not hypothetical or speculative ones never to go beyond renderings. Given that my research to date has yielded a lot more buildings than can fit in the book, it is not necessary to send me obvious choices, like 40 Bond by Herzog & de Meuron, IAC HQ by Frank Gehry, the Cooper Union Academic Building by Morphosis, or any other NYC building on the Archi-Tourist, for that matter. I’m looking for “under the radar” buildings, quality architecture that has not clogged the airways of the architectural media. That said, here is my criteria for what is included in the book.
- John Hill
So leave your suggestions on the comments to see if you can spot those unique buildings!
Architects: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Associate architect: VOA Architects
Client: Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Commissioning agent: U.S. Equities Development
Interior designer: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Engineers: Tylk, Gustafson, Reckers, Wilson, Andrews (Structural), Environmental Systems Design (MEP/Fire Protection/Life Safety)
Landscape consultant: Daniel Weinbach & Partners
Environmental consultant: Atelier Ten
Lighting: ISP Design Inc., Schuler & Shook (Atrium Lighting)
Acoustical: Kirkegaard Associates
General contractor: W.E. O’Neil
Project Area: 13,471 sqm
Budget: US $40,000,000
Project year: 2007
Photographs: William Zbaren
The Architecture Society at the University of Cambridge (ArcSoc) will host several talk series starting November 11th till February 16th. All talks will be held at 7pm in Lecture Room 1, Architecture Dept., 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, UK. The schedule is:
November 11th – Sam McElhinney
November 17th – Tarek Merlin
November 24th – Richard Roberts and Ruairi Glynn
January 27th – Janek Schaefer
February 9th – Adrian Forty
February 16th – Alex de Rijke
Architects: Andy Wen – Aedas
Location: Suzhou, PRC, China
Project team: Larry Wen, Johnson Ma, Kevin Wang, David Fung, Kevin Yan, Hui Liu, Jessica Cao, Lily Xin, Anthony Ruan, Weiwei Wei, Huiying Huang & Elizabeth Tse
Client: Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Company
Civil Engineer: Suzhou Architecture Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Design year: 2008
Rendering: Silkroad Digital Technology Co., Ltd
Jesus Robles, Dale Rush and Cade Hayes from DUST design build have designed a mountain retreat for a small family of three in Arizona. The home attempts to preserve as much of the land as possible as a way to hold on to the “history and mysteries of the Sonoran Desert.” Users must walk through a dense forest of saguaros, ocotillo and Paloverde trees before seeing the house unfold in the landscape and ultimately arriving at the sculptural entry stairs.
More about the home after the break.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Project team: João Ferrão e João Costa Ribeiro com Andreia Teixeira, Bruno Henriques, Filipa Ferreira, Maria João Oliveira, Sónia Oliveira, Tiago Pinhal Costa
Client: Paulo Monteiro Dinis|Luísa Carvalho
Structural Engineer: Eng.o José Pedro Venâncio| Betar, Estudos e Projectos de Estabilidade
Project Area: 280 sqm
Project year: 2005-2009
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Site: Vitoria, Spain
Architect: Francisco José Mangado Beloqui
Work direction: Francisco José Mangado Beloqui
Architecture: José Mª Gastaldo, Richard Král’ovič, Eduardo Pérez de Arenaza.
Structural engineering: NB 35 SL (Jesús Jiménez Cañas / Alberto López) Ingenieros.
Installations engineering: Iturralde y Sagüés ingenieros / César Martín Gómez.
Acoustic engineering: Higini Arau. Estudi Acustic.
Lighting: ALS Lighting arquitectos consultores de iluminación (Antón Amann).
Quantity surveyor: Laura Montoya López de Heredia.
Contractor: UTE Arqueología (Dragados SA, Lagunketa SA).
Total area: 6.000 m2
Total cost: $9.000.000 €
Competition: 2000. First Prize Project Contest
Client: Diputación Foral de Álava.
Photos: Courtesy of Francisco Mangado