Swimming Pools For Vigo University / Francisco Mangado

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Architects: Francisco Mangado
Location: ,
Client: Universidad de Vigo
Project Direction: Francisco Mangado, Gonzalo Alonso Núñez
Collaborators: José Mª Gastaldo, Manuel Abreu, Javier Fuances, Enrique Jerez, Isabel Oyaga, Edurne Pradera, Isabelle Putseys
Total area: 2,800 sqm
Total cost: 5,000,000 €
Completion: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute


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Nader Tehrani to lecture at ASA International Forum in Bangkok

Nader Tehrani…, a principal and founder of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry, will be delivering a lecture at the ASA Forum in Bangkok on

Squish Studio / Saunders Architecture

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Architects: Saunders Architecture
Location: , Newfoundland,
Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
Team Architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
Size: 130 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographer: Bent René Synnevåg

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‘BubbleDeck’ Technology at Harvey Mudd College / MATT Construction

MATT Construction… is utilizing an innovative new slab technology called BubbleDeck, which replaces a significant percentage of a slab’s concrete mass with hollow or foam-filled plastic balls, made from recycled plastic material. The Teaching and Learning Building at Harvey Mudd

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23 Town Houses in Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill

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Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: ,
Client: DeltaForte BV
Completion: 2008
Building Size: 5,104 sqm
Total building budget: € 3,023,091 (excl. VAT)
Design Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen with Takashi Nakamura
Photographs: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz


Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Wins Competition To Create ‘Greenest City in Italy’

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Projects like the High LineBloomingdale Trail, and Allegheny Green Boulevard illustrate that disused, industrial infrastructure is rife with re-use potential and often can create new ways for a city to connect. However, what opportunities can this infrastructure present when it is still in use?

Read about the problem facing Bari and how it might be resolved after the break…

AD Round Up: Housing Part IX

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There was a time back in 2009, where we published amazing housing projects that you probably haven’t seen. Like the Spikvoorde II designed by René van Zuuk Architekten. What about the Villa Beli Kriz by SADAR + VUGA in Slovenia? ECDM also shared with us the Louis Blanc Social Housing in Paris, and JVR Arhitektuuribüroo shared theirs housing project in Estonia. Last, the beautiful Sugar Cube, designed by KPMB in Denver, .

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10th Annual 2×8 Student Exhibition

The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter recently announced their 10th Annual 2×8 Student Exhibition which features a display of 16 of the major architectural school programs in California. Although based in LA, they have extended their invitations to…

Mirror Mongayt / BERNASKONI

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Architects: BERNASKONI
Location: Russia
Area: 270 sqm
Client: Mongayt family
Photographs: Vlad Efimov, Boris Bernaskoni


Mimanimochida / Coordinate House NOGAMI

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Architects: Coordinate House NOGAMI – Yuki Nogami
Location: Mathuyama, Ehime,
Site Area: 310.13 sqm
Total Floor Area: 160.82 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographers: Touru Kitamura, Yuki Nogami

Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Cotemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery

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Steven Holl Architects have just unveiled Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art. With an inviting sense of openness, the building will form a gateway into the University, linking the city of to the campus. A dynamic architectural promenade will connect the building’s most important spaces, engaging visitors in a variety of changing perspectives. Flexible spaces throughout the building will be capable of accommodating a vast assortment of exhibitions and performances.

Continue after the break for more images and the architect’s project description.

Maidstone Museum / Hugh Broughton Architects

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Architects: Hugh Broughton Architects
Location: , England
Project Director: Hugh Broughton
Project Architect: Gianluca Rendina
Design (Concept): Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Construction Value: £3m (including a £2m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund)
Gross Internal Area: 1,150 sqm (470 sqm new build / 680 sqm refurbishment)
Completion: 2012
Client: Maidstone Borough Council
Photographs: Hufton & Crow


Hybrid Office / Edward Ogosta Architecture


Architects: Edward Ogosta Architecture
Location: Los Angeles, California,
Area: 557 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Renders: Edward Ogosta Architecture

Grand Bazar Antwerp / Buro II & Archi+I

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Architects: Buro II & Archi+I
Location: Antwerp,
Photographs: Filip Dujardin


Datong Art Museum design revealed by Foster + Partners

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Construction is underway for the new Art Museum in , designed by Foster + Partners. Referred to as China’s ‘Museum of the 21st Century’, the 32,000-square-meter venue will be one of four major new buildings within Datong New City’s cultural plaza. The museum will open in 2013 and represent China in the ‘Beyond the Building’ Basel Art international tour.

Luke Fox, a senior partner at Foster + Partners stated, “We are delighted to reveal designs for the new museum and look forward to working with the city to take the project to the next stage. When complete, Datong’s new quarter will be the center of the city’s cultural life, with the new museum as its ‘urban room’ – a dynamic space, open to everyone to meet and enjoy its different displays and activities.”

Continue after the break for more on the Datong Art Museum.

The Ronda Building / Estudio Lamela

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Architects: Estudio Lamela
Location: ,
Photographs: Daniel Schafer


Reimagining the Waterfront Ideas Competition

First Place / Joseph Wood; Courtesy of Civitas - Reimagining the Waterfront

CIVITAS, the organizer of the Reimagining the Waterfront, has announced the winners of the ideas competition for the design of the East River Esplanade between 60th and 125th in bound by the East River to the East and the FDR Drive to the west.  Joseph Wood of New Jersey, USA;  Takuma Ono and Darina Zlateva of City, USA and Matteo Rossetti of Italy claimed first, second and third prize respectively.  The competition aspires to bring to new and fresh ideas to the conversation about this waterfront, which over the years has had many issues of disrepair.  Anyone who has attempted to bike down this path can appeal to just how unpleasant it can be – massive potholes that take up the whole path, traffic rushing by just a foot away just beyond a shoulder (which is not provided everywhere) and cobbled paths that create a bumpy ride.  The proximity to the East River, and the views of Randall’s Island, Queens, Roosevelt Island and the Queensboro Bridge are its saving grace.

There have already been many talks about the state of the East River Esplanade, particularly that it stops abruptly at East 53rd street at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge and starts up again around East 38th street.  Last summer MAS, an organization in NYC that advocates for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation, hosted a day-long charette to design an esplanade along the ConEd piers located between East 38th and East 41st Streets. MAS appealed to the community for ideas for “The Next Great NYC Waterfront” and worked alongside W Architecture and Landscape Architecture to produce a report, which can be found here.  With CIVITAS’s competition, the issues are again acknowledged to continue brainstorming the future of the waterfront.

The Architect’s Newspaper reviewed the competition winners in an article by Tom Stoelker, which are imaginative and considered.  The proposals of the winners and honorable mentions will be exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York between June 6th and September 2012 which will give the public access to some possibilities for the future of the East River Esplanade.

Join us after the break for more on the proposals.

Video: Tom Dixon at MOST

Tom Dixon took over Milan and the National Museum of Science and Technology during Salone del Mobile, transforming parts of an old monastery into an impressive exhibition space for the latest developments in design. MOST, Dixon’s ambitious environment for innovation and culture consisted of a handpicked selection of designer friends and brands as well as Dixon’s own work, Luminosity, an exploration of light. German industrial design manufacturing company Trumpf brought over eight tons of machinery to demonstrate how to make a signature chair out of steel, stealing the limelight from other highlights including gelato-making classes taught by the Carpigiani Gelato University and a pop-up restaurant run by Dock Kitchen’s Stevie Parle.