The young Parisian firm Planda Architecture has shared with ArchDaily their recent competition entry for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in Manhattan. Follow after the break for additional images of this project in addition to a description from the architects.
Ann Beha Architects designed the award-winning Music Building at the University of Pennsylvania. The project consolidates distributed academic resources; revitalizes a prominent 19th century landmark; provides new community spaces for faculty and students, and serves as a model for the compatibility of historic and contemporary design expression. As the campus’ first LEED Gold building, this project demonstrates that preservation, new design, and program can together produce a sustainable result.
2010 Pritzker Prize winning SANAA has released renderings to convert La Samaritaine department store in Paris into a mixed-use development. Commissioned by LVMH (client/developer) the architectural concept for the project expresses above all the ambition to restore the La Samaritaine, recognizing the significance of the building and the role the restoration will play in the revitalization of the neighborhood as a whole. The project is schedule to begin July of next year.
Architects: AL_A – Amanda Levete Architects
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Structure and Services: ARUP scheme – AFA consulting
Project Team: Alex Bulygin, Paula Vega, Dave Flynn, YooJin Kim, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Jurgen Strohmayer
Project Associate: Maximiliano Arrocet
Project area: 8,000 sqm
Project year: 2013
Renders: Courtesy of Amanda Levete Architects
This residence is a vacation home for a couple and their four young children. Located on a quarter-acre site in a residential development in Copper Mountain, Colorado, the home is comprised of a single-story, post-and-beam pavilion containing the primary living and entertainment spaces, and a four-story, conventionally framed tower containing the service spaces and bedrooms. These elemental volumes are arranged to create two distinct landscape experiences: a sequestered, private environment of indoor and outdoor living spaces sheltered by lodge pole pines and nestled into the wooded site, and an expansive, open experience of Rocky Mountain vistas afforded by the belvedere quality of the tower. This arrangement allows the homeowners to “be in the woods” and “see the mountains” – the two site qualities which initially drew them to this location.
Located in a national landmark, the proposal for the Interpretation Center of Andalusian Prehistory by Luis Machuca Associates strengthens and takes care of this feature by its presence on the existing territory. The object of their design was that the other landmark, the museum and the park, could be distinguished from their immediate environment, both during the day and at night. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: MiAS Arquitectes / Josep Miàs, Silvia Brandi, Adriana Porta, Maria Chiara Ziliani, Andreu Canut, Carles Bou
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Engineers: JG instalaciones
Structural Consultants: BOMA
Partners: Mònica Vila, Ana Moretti and José Miñarro
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 5,200 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula
Here is the first look at Zaha Hadid Architects latest project, Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport. Slated to officially open later this week the museum in Glasgow, Scotland has 7,000 sqm of exhibition area and also includes cafe, retail and education spaces within its program. Following the break are more photographs and description.
The Gantt Center celebrates contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture and serves as a vital resource in Charlotte for music, dance, theater, visual and film arts, arts education, literature and community outreach. The four-story facility is located in the heart of Charlotte’s downtown cultural district. Flanked by new mixed-use development and the Charlotte Convention Center, the Gantt building is also a close neighbor to the new Bechtler and Mint Museums and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The facility includes highly flexible space for exhibitions, presentations, receptions/events and retail.
Ide@s invites architects and designers to submit work to participate in this year’s exhibit “unMADE IN CHINA: Architecture Undone in the P.R.C.”. Any unrealized or undone commissioned projects in China of all program types and scales are welcome. A public opening of the exhibit will be held at ide@s Gallery in Shanghai from September 2nd to October 1st, 2011. The exhibit will travel to Beijing and Los Angeles thereafter.
All eligible entries will be incorporated into exhibit, virtual exhibit, and catalogue. The jury will then select 12 finalists to display in greater detail. This will include large-scale printed panels, 3D animations, and physical models. All exhibition material will be produced by the gallery, at no cost to participants. For more information, please visit the exhibition’s official website.