Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur

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Architect: Gwjarchitektur
Location: ,
Client: U.C. Buchschacher AG
Project Architect: Bernhard Schori
Completion: 2011
Total Costs: 7.9 Mio
Photographs: Courtesy of Gwjarchitektur

Postcards from the Architect

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I just returned from a whirlwind tour of some architecturally significant places. This time, I remembered to send some postcards. I thought I’d scan a few and share them. Please enjoy.

more postcards from COFFEE WITH AN ARCHITECT after the break

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TAO Office Tower / Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

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The TAO Office Tower, designed by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects, has been designed as a high-rise building so as to play a symbolic figure in the Financial Center Project where it is located. Located on a sloped land on the northwest side of Atasehir Financial Center area in , TAO Office Tower has many determining features to be a part of a mega finance district in the context of location, topography and urbanism. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Administrative Headquarters From Groupe E / Ipas Architectes

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Architects: Ipas Architectes
Location: Granges-Paccot, Switzerland
Completion: 2011
Design Team: Salvatore Chillari, Michel Egger, Eric Ott, Gilles Batista, Delphine Jeanneret-Gris, Michael Desaules, Alfio Fantini, David Lombard, Melissa Strummiello, Sabrina Pais, Pauline Chevrier, Céline Lachelin.
Collaborators: Planification Générale Serge Charrière, MGI Partenaires Ingénieurs Conseils SA, Enerconom AG, Arteco SA , Sacao SA, Hautle Anderegg & Partenaires SA.
Photographs: Gérald Sciboz, Thomas Jantscher

Video: Piada Cafe / Fieldlines Architecture / Great Spaces

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We have been sharing short clips from Great Spaces that offer a new spin on reviewing contemporary spaces ranging from SANAA’s latest art museum in the Bowery to UNStudio’s New Amsterdam Pavilion by South Ferry.  This clip features the review of Piada Cafe, an Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan at the base of the Citigroup Building.  Designed by Fieldlines Architecture, the 900 sqf cafe situated on the corner of 53rd and Lex offers a sleek setting for its customers with a handsome curving central counter and a community table that shapes the main circulation path.  Have you had the chance to snack on some delicious Italian food and enjoy the architectural ambiance? Let us know in the comments below.

 

sg2012 Material Intensities Conference

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Taking place at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, , the sg2012 Materials Intensities Conference will be in two parts, a four day Workshop 19-22 March, and a public conference beginning with Talkshop 23 March, followed by a Symposium 24 March. The event follows the format of the highly successful preceding at sg2010 Barcelona and sg2011 Copenhagen.

The Talkshop (March 23) is an opportunity to share perspectives, open debates, pose questions, challenge orthodoxies and propose new ideas in informal and open discussions while the symposium (March 24) will showcase major projects that explore the range of ways materiality informs design. More information on the event after the break.

Le Coeur / StudioGreenBlue

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Architects: StudioGreen Blue
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi,
Design Team: Mitsuharu Kojima, Wataru Kobayashi
Structure: Wood
Photographs: StudioGreenBlue

   

Video: Collage House / Bosch Capdeferro

Studio Banana TV features the Collage House with explanations by its author, Bosch Capdeferro, ASCER Interiorismo award 2011 and emerging architect special mention of the European Union prize for contemporary Architecture Mies Van der Rohe award 2011. The interview was realized with the sponsorship of ASCER.

Isis Australian Offices / KANNFINCH

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Architects: KANNFINCH
Location: ,
Area: 2,340 sqm
Project Years: 2008 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of KANNFINCH 

  

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Call for Submissions: BOFFO Show House

BOFFO… is currently accepting submissions through March 26th for art & design furniture, products and more to arrange at their Show House open May 1 – 24, 2012. The BOFFO Show House exhibition will bridge art and design through installation

Gwanggyo Jeil Church / Oh jong sang + Lee eunseok

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Architect: Oh jong sang + Lee eunseok
Location: ,
Photographs: Park youngchae

   

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‘Thomas B. Thrigesgade’ City Design / entasis

entasis… shared with us their proposal for a 51,000 square-foot area of road that will become a dense and visionary city that will arise and provide the dense frame for a lively and vibrant city life. The project’s title, Thomas

House Colunata / Mario Martins

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Architect: Mario Martins
Location: , Algarve, Portugal
Project Years: 2007-2011
Design Team: Ana Rocha, Filipa Santos, Fernanda Pereira, Rui Saavedra
Technical projects: Palma & Franco, Lda
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Hollywood Hills House / Francois Perrin

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Architect: Francois Perrin
Location: Los Angeles, ,
Collaborator: Yves Lefay, Designer/Builder (Eliosolar)
Site Area: 9,000 sqm
Building: 3,000 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photography: Michael Wells

Barnsworth Exhibition Center by IIT Design Build Studio

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The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe’s is one the most iconic modern residences in the . Situated in Plano, Illinois, near the Fox River, its location is nothing short of picturesque. However, what may not be known is that due to its location, it has been subject to the wrath of the local river. Specifically, on September 14, 2008 a torrential rain storm caused the Fox River to overflow and flood the house, resulting in extensive damage to the interior, furniture, and the large wardrobe of Edith Farnsworth. The IIT Design Build Studio led by Professor Frank Flury was sought out by Farnsworth House director Whitney French to distill a solution to house the 12’ x 6’ x 2’ wardrobe that was unable to be accommodated in the visitor center. More details after the break.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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We started last week with some exciting news. A complete coverage on Wang Shu, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2012. But we also featured some amazing projects. Like the Ordos Art & City Museum designed by MAD Architects in Inner Mongolia. Or Formwerkz Architects’ beautiful Black & White House. Don’t miss this project in Bucharest that manages to develop a small collective housing scheme under a minimal budget. Last, such a beautiful scenery deserves a great lookout point: Seljord Watch Tower by Rintala Eggertsson Architects.

Health Center Of Talavera / Arquitecnica

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Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming, Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain
Colaborators: Isabel Domínguez Segura, José Ramón Espinosa, Nuria Martín Alcaraz, Rubén Martínez de Rituerto.
Quantity Surbeyor: Oscar Bernedo Antoñanzas
Client: Sescam
Constructor: Tao
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Arboretum / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

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Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects – Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe, Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson
Location: Øverbyvegen88-104, 2825 Gjøvik,
Client: Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg), Tommy Pedersen
User: Gjøvik Care Centre
User representative: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat), Anne-Beth Brekke, Geir Rune Nyhus and Kai Børresen
Curator: Public Art Norway (KORO), Mette Kvandal and Per Henrik Svalastog
Design Team: Dagur Eggertsson, Julian Fors, Fabricio Ferreira Fernandes, Matthew Donnachie, Sölvi Magnússon, Kaori Watanabe and Vibeke Jenssen
Photographs: Pasi Aalto