Fitzroy Terrace / Welsh & Major Architects

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Architects: Welsh & Major Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Shu Fun Kwan
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Builder: Kings NSW
Total Building Size: 183 sqm
Photgrapher: Brett Boardman

  

Semper Kaleidoscope / sTARTT

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Our friends from Italian design firm sTARTT have shared their most recent restoration project which transforms an abandoned warehouse into a spatial urban kaleidoscope.  Situated in the historic center in Porfiri of the Latina Province, the area is marked by architectonic elements from the city’s earliest foundation that now co‐exist with “inconsistent” contemporary parts of the center.  In that sense, the project seeks to bring a continuity to the context, as sTARTT has envisioned a way to allow users to appreciate the historic roots of their city within a contemporary atmosphere.

More about the project after the break.

The Bamboo Curtain House / Eco-id Architects

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Architects: Eco-id Architects - Sim Boon Yang
Location:
Completion: 2011
Area: 4,500 sqf
Photographs: Sim Boon Yang

   

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GLOW/SHIFTboston Copley Square Competition Proposal / Khoury Levit Fong

Khoury Levit Fong… shared with us their proposal for the GLOW/SHIFTboston Copley Square Competition. Their concept consists of an urban room, and hanging in the middle of it is a great chandelier. Dewdrop-shaped globes hang from a funicular mesh support,

Jellicoe Harbour and Silo Park / Taylor Cullity Lethl​ean, Wraight + Associates

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Architecture: Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Wraight + Associates
Location: Wynyard Quarter, Auckland,
Client: Waterfront Auckland
Completion: Aug 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt Photographer, Jeff Brass

   

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Tervete National Park Information Center / Sampling Architects

The main goal of Sampling Architects… for designing the interactive forest information center was to create a generic contemporary addition for the nationally famous National Park of Tervete. They believed the project should allow the discovery of the delight of

Khokak Panoram Resort / FCHY Architect Lab, C2H3.ch

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Architects: FCHY Architect Lab,
Location: , Taiwan
Projecta Area: The main building: 1152 sqm, The secondary architecture 400 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: FCHY Architect Lab, Mimax Digital Technology Co.

Primary School The Hague / Rocha Tombal Architects

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Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects – Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Stichting Haagse Scholen
Collaborators: Iwona Wozniakowska, Elena Cabrera Vacas
Igor Lopez de Uralde, Volker Goldstein, Enrique Otero Neira, Bettina Herb, Enrique Abad Monllor
Constructor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
Contractor: Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop
Area: 965 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Costs Exclusive Installations and BTW: € 969.370
Photographs: Courtesy of Rocha Tombal Architects

Video: Ames Boston Hotel


Housed in Boston’s first skyscraper the Ames hotel effortlessly combines old world glamour with modern luxury. Designed by world renowned architect David Rockwell, the hotel is a design hotspot, featuring huge spiral staircases, installations made from thousands of mini metal discs and even old world New England curiousity cabinets. General manager Cate Farmer and director of sales Paul Sauceda take Crane.tv on a tour of the only hotel in the city worthy of your forty winks.

Sint-Gillis / Lensass Architects

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Architects: Lensass Architects
Location: Sint-Gillis,
Surface: 1,035.80 sqm
Budget: 2,272,924.35€
Year: 2010
Photographs: Philippe van Gelooven

  

Fire Magreid / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Johann Steck Strasse 34, 39040 Margreid,
Contractor: Gemeinde Margreid an der Weinstraße
Completion: 2010
Gross Floor Space: 690 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Ullrich Egger

HWKN commissioned to rebuild Fire Island Pines Pavilion

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Due to a devastating fire last November, architects HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) have been commissioned by FIP Ventures to redesign and rebuild the legendary Pavilion dance club of Fire Island Pines. Located just four miles off the coast of Long Island, the popular gay resort welcomes over 800,000 summer visitor each year. The wooden pavilion will be the harbor’s main attraction, welcoming visitors as they arrive by ferry with two, lively stories of outdoor terrace and a “Welcome Bar”.

“Although the new building will have the same envelope and mix of uses as its predecessor, the similarities end there,” says Matthew Blesso, developer and managing partner of FIP Ventures. “The Pavilion will be in context with other Pines architecture. It will be made of and be modern and casual, yet bold and iconic. It is the first thing visitors see when getting off the ferry, and we’ve envisioned it to be the heart of the Pines community.”

House on the Marsh / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects – Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Location: , Czech Republic
Interior Design: Jakub Šulc
Construction: Reno s.r.o.
Joinery: Radek Opalecký
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: A1 Architects – David Maštálka

Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

Update: John Jay College of Criminal Justice / SOM

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has shared with us some updated images of the new John Jay College of Criminal Justice in . As you may remember, back in November we reported the official ribbon cutting of the 625,000-square-foot facility. With a primary focus on increasing social interaction throughout the facility while effectively satisfying the needs of an entire campus within a single building, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a reflection of the contemporary standards for educational facilities.

Continue after the break to view more images.

Romainville Multimedia Library / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: ,
Client: Mairie de Romainville
Project Architect: Lorraine Pele
Engineer: SLH
Area: 2,085 sqm Shon
Price: 3,730,000 € HT
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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Award-winning architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali will design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced today. “Renzo’s track record of creating iconic cultural landmarks combined with Zoltan’s success in transforming historically-significant buildings is a perfect marriage for a museum that celebrates the history and the future of the movies,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO.

Piano designed the expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), whose campus will include the upcoming Academy museum.

Pali, a Los Angeles native, is renowned for his Los Angeles-area restorations of the Greek Theatre, the Gibson Amphitheatre, and the Pantages Theatre, the latter earning SPF:a an LABC Award for Historic Preservation. For the firm’s work as the executive architects on the renovation and expansion of the Getty Villa museum, SPF:a received the AIA Los Angeles Presidential Award.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be established in the historic May Company building, now known as LACMA West. Opened in 1939, the building is a 325,000-square foot art moderne landmark located at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

The Realization of the “Cosmic Quilt” / The Principals

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Remember the “Cosmic Quilt” kickstarter campaign we published a few weeks ago? Well, it was a success! With the help 20 students from the Art Institute of , The Principals were able to construct a reactive architectural environment just in time for the New York Design Week that took place May 19-21.

Continue after the break for more.