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PFFF Inflatable Architecture Competition

CityVision, in collaboration with FARM, is proud to announce a new international competition called PFFF, an architecture competition dedicated to architects, designers, students and engineers focused on the design and realization of an inflatable mobile pavilion of 50sqm that can…

Weightless Pull / CO

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Weightless Pull designed by CO was part of Public Summer 2011 at Industry City. The installation temporarily transformed a once narrow and empty passageway into a lively vertical and depending on the wind horizontal sculptural environment.

Constructed of plastic wrap and nylon rope (there were over 600 different knots), CO’s design focused on geometry fields and linear systems, mechanics simple intuitive systems that are natural to the chosen materials and geometry, and materials that are repeatable, reusable, and economically sustainable.

Lisbon Design and Fashion Museum / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

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Architects: Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Project Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and Sebastião Taquenho
Client: Museu do Design e da Moda (Design and Fashion Museum) / Lisbon City Council
Structure: ARA / Fernando Rodrigues
Mechanical and Electrical: AFA Consult
Graphic Design: Atelier Pedro Falcão
Building Contractor: Canas Correia
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Sacramento International Airport / Corgan Associates with Fentress Architects

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Architects: Corgan Associates with Fentress Architects
Location: Sacramento, ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jason A. Knowles © Fentress Architects

Sky Garden House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

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Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design / Keiji Ashizawa, Mriko Irie
Location: Tokyo,
Structural Engineer: ÅFASA Akira Suzuki
Landscape Design: GLAC Corporation
Furniture Design: DRILL DESIGN / Keiji Ashizawa
Building Construction: Heisei Construction Co., Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

2011 Detroit Canstruction® Design/Build Exhibit

Courtesy of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

From October 26-30, 2011, the community is invited to the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) Great Hall to explore the 2011 Detroit Canstruction® Design/Build exhibit. Giant sculptures made completely of canned food will be on display highlighting the event’s theme – “You can’t spell food without the D.”

Thousands of vegetable, soup and other canned goods will be used to create unique works of art built by teams of local architects, designers, engineers, contractors and students. Canstructionâ will help raise awareness about hunger issues while nourishing families in need. All cans used in the exhibits will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners). More information on the event after the break.

Restaurant 13 / Johan De Wachter Architects

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Architect: Johan De Wachter Architects
Location: Jinhua City, China
Client: Government of Jindong New District, Jinhua City
Organizer: Ai Weiwei, Herzog&DeMeuron
Principal Designer/s: Johan De Wachter
Design Team: Pei Liu
Collaboration: Fundc, ABT Velp
Site Area: 1500 sqm
Project Area: 600 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Philip Fung, Johan De Wachter

2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Project / Paul Stallan Studio

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Paul Stallan Studio’s Commonwealth Games project, led by architects Alistair Brand, Ian Harper and Paul Stallan, in collaboration with the City Legacy Development Consortium were approached by Glasgow City Council to create a masterplan providing accommodation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games bid. The site is located in in the East End of the City an area in desperate need of investment and social regeneration. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: New Theater Equilibre / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

The project is the result of a competition won in 2001 for a new theater in the city center of Fribourg. The project will be completed at the end of 2011 and its auditorium is going to provide 700 seats for spectators.

Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio

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Designed by ETB Studio, the multifunctional center, which won the first prize in a competition, is part of the eastern edge of the village Bach, in the the ancient village of Sappada, . Combined with the ratio measured with the scale of the village, and the relationship with the valley and mountain ranges, a powerful scenery of the intervention is created. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Urban Planning Visionaries Discuss ‘Design in New York City’

The MAS Summit for New York City, which occurs at 9:15am on October 14th, will bring together four icons of urban planning, design and architecture to explore today’s challenges and opportunities in creating a well-planned and well-designed city.
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AIA Phoenix Metro Home Tour

Cedar Street Residence by © Bill Timmerman

If you are in the area this weekend be sure to take in the AIA Phoenix Metro Home Tour tomorrow from 10am to 5pm. The tour will feature seven designs within the Phoenix area that vary in scale and range from contemporary to traditional styles, so there is omething for everyone. Included within this year’s tour is colab studio’s Cedar Street Residence which has been featured here on ArchDaily. After the home tour you may be inspired to take a look at some of the other great architecture in the city. Check out our Architecture City Guide Phoenix for ideas.

Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time or at any on the homes on the day of the tour. A portion of each ticket sold will be given to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SAARC).

Yotsuya Tenera / Key Operation

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Architect: Key Operation Inc. / Architects
Location: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,
Contractor: Fujiki Komuten
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Calatrava Withdraws from Denver Airport Expansion

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It was with much enthusiasm that Denver International Airport officials announced Santiago Calatrava as the architect for the new $650 million expansion that included a hotel, public plaza, and commuter-rail station. However, Calatrava is now withdrawing himself from the project only a year later. Numerous concerns have been cited as the reason for his departure including “financial constraints, unnecessary time delays, and deep divisions” between his design team, DIA, and Parsons International Group as quoted by his wife and business manager Robertina in a letter to DIA manager Kim Day.

Global House / Daniel Corsi, André Biselli Sauaia, Daniel Fonseca, Reinaldo Nishimura, Victor Paixão

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No walls, no columns, no ground, no boundaries, no limits…just pure space, and the never-ending possibilities that nature’s man linked to man’s nature offer to the whole world of living experience. The Global House, designed by , , Daniel Fonseca, Reinaldo Nishimura, and Victor Paixão, reveals itself as a living being, related to man through the most fluid way, where neither one is a stranger to each other and new forms of spatial relations are generated: a house as an interface that interacts with the human – physical/mental – necessities and desires, as it also acts by its own condition of a vital organism. More images and the team’s description after the break.

SUNY Institute of Technology Student Center / QPK Design

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Architect: QPK Design
Location: Utica, New York,
Project Team: Nicholas C. Lindabury, R.A., LEED AP, Partner-in-Charge; Paul Vaivoda, R.A, LEED AP BD+C, Project Designer; Matthew Klucznik, LEED AP, Project Manager; Erin Sirianni, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Interior Designer
Collaborators: Argus Engineering, PLLC, Plumb Engineer, P.C., John P. Stopen Engineering Partnership, Roth Consulting Group (Food Service), Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation
Project Area: 43,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Dave Revette Photography,  Chris Pitulej

ISMOF – International School Museum of Flamenco / MUS Architects

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Movements and gestures of dancers are full of expression and tension. Dancers bring the fascinated viewer into an internal world of experience and emotion through the swinging movement of their hips, decorative arrangement of their fingers and smooth vibration of the ornamental frills. Rhythmic and dynamic music transmits the spectator into a world of incredible aesthetic feelings awakening all senses and inflaming the imagination. This is how architecture dedicated to the culture of feisty flamenco should look like as demonstrated in the proposal by MUS Architects. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Sa Lluna Club / Miquel Corró

Architects: Miquel Corró
Location: Inca, Spain
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 112,42 sqm
Photographs: Maria Ramis…