Matsubara House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.
Location: Setagaya-ku,Tokyo,
Site Area: 70 sqm
Building Area: 39.71
Area: 104.58 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Courtesy of Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi
Courtesy of Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi

‘Urban Sponge’ Competition Entry / Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi

Designed by Gemawang Swaribathoro, Indra Nugraha, and Morian Saspriatnadi…, their ‘Urban Sponge’ concept aims to unify, organize and manage, in one solution, the inner power of this marvelous city. Prague, an ancient city that has a long

Bistro Japonais Kinoya / Jean De Lessard

© M David Giral

Architects: Jean De Lessard
Location: Saint-Denis Street, , Canada
Architect In Charge:
Client: Kinoya
Area: 1,500 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: M David Giral

10x10 Drawing the City London: Zaha Hadid
10x10 Drawing the City London: Zaha Hadid

10×10 Drawing the City London

Lord Foster, Dame Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye join artists and fashion icons to create 100 one-off artworks for the 10×10 Drawing the City London… exhibition and auction, hosted by Article 25 – the UK’s leading international development and disaster

Winners announced of the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition for Freshkills Park

Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows / James Murray and Shota Vashakmadze; Courtesy of LAGI

Winners of the 2012 Competition for Freshkills Park in Staten Island, are out.  With 4 placed winners and a long list of shortlisted projects, the range of ideas shows how designers are exploring many different options for sustainable energy infrastructure.

The Winners:

  • First: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows byJames Murray and Shota Vashakmadze
  • Second: Fresh Hills by Matthew Rosenberg, Structural Engineering Consultant: Matt Melnyk, Production Assistants: Emmy Maruta, Robbie Eleazer
  • Third: Pivot by Yunxin Hu and Ben Smith
  • Fourth: 99 Red Balloons by Emeka Nnadi, Scott Rosin, Meaghan Hunter, Danielle Loeb, Kara McDowell, Indrajit Mitra, Narges Ayat and Denis Fleury

 

Check out the projects after the break!

'Perspectives: The David Wright House' will be hosted by ASU on November 5, 2012
'Perspectives: The David Wright House' will be hosted by ASU on November 5, 2012

Perspectives: The David Wright House

On November 5, the Design School at Arizona State University will be hosting a panel discussion centered around the David Wright House and the question of architectural preservation in the city of Phoenix. Speakers will include Burton Barr Central Library…

Lens House / Alison Brooks Architects

© Paul Riddle

Architects: Alison Brooks Architects
Location: Islington, ,
Design Team: Alison Brooks, Alex Warnock-Smith, Rob Liedgens, JamesTaylor
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Riddle

Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

Badshahpur IT Park Proposal / 10 Design

Composed of ten buildings, the proposal by 10 Design… for the Badshahpur IT Park is set across a sinuous series of adjacent plots of varied ownership. The challenge was to create a common identity across the site, a hierarchy of

Hérouville-Saint-Clair Hotel / Platform Architectures

© Jerome Ricolleau

Architects: Platform Architectures
Location: Hérouville-Saint-Clair, , France.
Architect In Charge: Julie Clement
Design Team: Bruno Douliery, François Ehouarn, Olivier Leroy
Client: Shema
Photographs: Jerome Ricolleau

© Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki, EyeTry
© Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki, EyeTry

Haus der Zukunft (‘House of the Future’) Competition Entry / Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki, EyeTry

Designed by Dietmar Köring, Simon Takasaki and EyeTry…, the proposal for the Haus der Zukunft (‘House of the Future’) responds to Berlin’s strict urban context: the concept of the “urban block” is touched upon and developed further. The

Hue Plus / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design: So Hashizume(sign)
Interior: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd
Kitchen: Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works
Electricity: Denyusha Co.,Ltd
Equipment: Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd
Area: 1704.3 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Courtesy of Land+Civilization Compositions and Impressively Simple
Courtesy of Land+Civilization Compositions and Impressively Simple

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / Land+Civilization Compositions and Impressively Simple

Designed by Land+Civilization Compositions and Impressively Simple…, their proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library, titled ‘Open Source’, is consciously not a singular gesture, but more as a series of interpretable spaces. Previously libraries were seen as places to

Mori x Hako / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima,
Design Team: Keisuke Maeda
Year: 2009
Area: 403.1 sqm
Client: Monami Co.Ltd.
Cost: € 675,000
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of UID Architect

Courtesy of IaN+
Courtesy of IaN+

Busan Opera House Competition Proposal / IaN+

The design for the Busan Opera House by IaN+… aims to define a plurality of relationships between different cultures, and, at the same time, to reflect on the value of the Opera House within the contemporary city. The result is

XAL Competence Center / INNOCAD Architektur

© Paul Ott

Architects: INNOCAD Architektur
Location: Graz,
Construction Costs: EUR 1,8 million
Area: 1,900 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Ott

Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

Cambodian Sustainable Housing Competition

In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat for Humanity & the Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA), Building Trust International is looking for designs for the Cambodian Sustainable Housing competition. Proposals should be able to  provide a sustainable future for housing in…

Inside The Keret House – the World’s Skinniest House – by Jakub Szczesny

© Polish Modern Art Foundation / Bartek Warzecha

Earlier this week, we announced the completion of the world’s narrowest house in Warsaw, Poland. The Keret House was first conceived as a seemingly impossible vision of the Polish architect Jakub Szczesny of Centrala, who first presented the idea as an artistic concept during the WolaArt festival in 2009. Now, three years later, the vision has become a reality and is drawing a significant amount of international attention to the city of Warsaw.

Built between two existing structures from two historical epochs, the narrow infill is more of an art installation that reacts to the past and present of Warsaw. Although the semi-transparent, windowless structure’s widest point measures only 122 centimeters, it’s naturally lit interior doesn’t seem nearly as claustrophobic as one would think.

The Keret House will serve indefinitely as a temporary home for traveling writers, starting with Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

Images and the architects’ description after the break…

Video: Googie Architecture, Part 1

Googie Architecture, shared with us by Sunny & Mild Media, is part one of a series that encapsulates the futuristic design found prevalent in the post-war sprawl of during the 1950s. Popular among coffee shops, motels and gas stations, the ultramodern style originated from the Sunset Boulevard coffee shop, designed by , named Googies.  A Googie building was a symbol that a business was with the times, which in turn brought traffic and attention to its doors. Form followed function, and it’s function was advertisement.

For more, read Googie Architecture: Futurism through Modernism.