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Tricycle House and Tricycle Garden / People's Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO)

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO)
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO)

Designed by People’s Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO), the Tricycle House and Tricyle Garden was designed to address the theme of the 2012 Get It Louder Exhibition. The inability to own land is a fundamental condition in China unique from many western countries. The Tricycle House suggests a future where the temporary relationship and the public nature between people and the land they occupy is embraced. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bargellino Plug & Play Winning Proposal / Ciclostile Architettura

The Bargellino Plug & Play proposal for the urban regeneration of the Bargellino area acts as a set of management software from which the user can draw upon and benefit from an integrated system of logistics, service and quality. Designed by Ciclostile Architettura, the expression “plug and play” is used in programming language with reference to technologies that can be put into use in an hardware system without any specific installation procedure by the user. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Grand Central Terminal Drawing Competition Winners

The Architectural League of New York and the New York Transit Museum recently announced the winners of a competition to select sketches by contemporary architects for a new Grand Central Terminal sketchbook produced in collaboration with Moleskine. The sketchbook features historical images from the Transit Museum’s collections, along with twenty drawings and sketches by contemporary architects and designers who were invited to “submit a sketch or drawing that captures and/or re-imagines Grand Central, representing or evoking what this iconic building means to you.” More images and information after the break.

Can Font Cultural Center / taller 9s arquitectes

  • Architects: taller 9s arquitectes
  • Location: Les Franqueses del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Oriol Cusidó, Irene Marzo
  • Area: 746.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

TV Azteca Film & TV Sets Campus / at103

  • Proyect: at103
  • Location: Av.Tezozomoc, Xico, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architects: at103 (Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo)
  • Design Team: Hanni Paz, Sara Ellenberger, Edward O’Donnell, Eugenio Lara ,Aida Hurtado Sofía Martínez, Maxime Hurdequint,Travis Hope
  • Area: 11870.0 m2
  • Proyect Year: 2012
  • Photography: Enrique Macias Martinez

© Enrique Macias Martinez © Enrique Macias Martinez © Enrique Macias Martinez © Enrique Macias Martinez

Lazika / Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Location: Georgia, USA
  • Team: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Dato Canava, Eka Kankava, Nika Maisuradze, David Dolidze, Eka Rekhviashvili, PM Devi Kituashvili
  • Finish Exterior: Reynaers Glass Systems, Fundermax Metalwel, China Granit
  • Finish Interior: Vitra, Eames furniture, Techo furniture, Martinilight
  • Structural Engineer: Engenuiti.com UK / Progresi.com.ge Georgia
  • Main Contractors: Atak Engineering, Anagi Ltd
  • Electircal Engineer: INSTA (www.insta.ge)
  • Contractors: Atak, Anagi, Metalwell, Reynaers, Gesko, Prolight etc
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB

© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB © NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB

Low Energy MZ house / Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes

© Pol Viladoms
© Pol Viladoms

© Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann © Pol Viladoms

Franz House / BAK Architects

  • Architects: BAK Architects
  • Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect In Charge: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
  • Collaborator: Arq. Leandro Pomies
  • Area: 87.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Goethe Institute - Temporary Premesis / FAR frohn&rojas

  • Architects: FAR frohn&rojas
  • Location: Holanda 100, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team: Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, Max Koch, Natalia Becerra, Fabio Magnago, Steven Vidovic, Tim Maaßen, Philipp Kentgens, Marius Helten, Isabel Miño, Pia Custodis, Alex Seick, Nikola Freissmuth, Reina Pisano
  • Area: 1,024 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne

Rooms That Follow The Scenery / ON design partners

Courtesy of ON design partners
Courtesy of ON design partners
  • Architects: ON design partners
  • Location: Karuizawa Saku-gun, Nagano, Japan
  • Design Team: Osamu Nishida, Takanori Ineyama
  • Structure Design: Mato Structure Design Office
  • Construction: Daiichi Construction
  • Site Area: 1018.39 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 95.19 sqm
  • Area: 115.66 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ON design partners

Courtesy of ON design partners Courtesy of ON design partners Courtesy of ON design partners Courtesy of ON design partners

AD College Guide: CAED at CalPoly San Luis Obispo

The economy is an issue on everyone’s mind and has been since the Crash of 2008. People around the world are cognizant of global issues precisely because we have all finally realized that nations do not and cannot behave as independent economic entities. The multiple economic crises reverberate through economies on all continents. 

Given this situation, professionals in the architecture field—practitioners, teachers, and writers—have each tried to address the subject in meaningful ways that acknowledge the hardships while reassuring their colleagues and potential students that, eventually, things will be alright.

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti + SADAR + VUGA + OFIS architects + Bevk Perovic Arhitekti

  • Architects: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, OFIS architects, SADAR + VUGA
  • Location: Na vasi, 3205 Vitanje, Slovenia
  • Bevk Perovic Project Team: Matija Bevk, Vasa Perovic, Gerrit Neumann, Andreja Pikelj, Gonzalo Piqueras, Josef Kalcik
  • Dekleva Gregoric Project Team: Aljosa Dekleva, Tina Gregoric, Daniel Schwartz
  • Ofis Architects Project Team: Rok Oman, Špela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Christian Gheorghe, Rastislav Udzan, Kiki Marien, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz
  • Sadar + Vuga Project Team: Jurij Sadar, Bostjan Vuga, Vanja Gortnar, Sven Kalim, Siim Johan Alexander
  • Structural Engineering: Sector inzeniring d.o.o.
  • Mechanical Engineering: I.S.P. Kamnik d.o.o.
  • Electrical Engineering: Jelen & Zavasnik Bambi d.n.o.
  • Traffic Engineering: Tega d.o.o.
  • Acoustic Engineering: Sasa Galonja
  • Site Area: 5,175 sqm
  • Client: KSEVT, Vitanje Community and Ministery of Culture
  • Area: 2,505 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric, Miran Kambic

© Miran Kambic © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric

House in Sakurajyosui / General Design

  • Architects: General Design
  • Location: Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: Shin Ohori
  • Area: 121.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

Dai Lai Conference Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Location: Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam
  • Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
  • Contractor: Hong Hac Dai Lai JSC + Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area: 730.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

Teton County Children's Learning Center / Ward+Blake Architects + withD.W. Arthur Associates Architecture, Inc.

© Roger Wade Studios © Roger Wade Studios © Roger Wade Studios © Roger Wade Studios

Wheelwright Prize Competition

Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced the launch of the Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually to talented early-career architects worldwide proposing exceptional itineraries for research and discovery. With an open application process, the Wheelwright Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design. Online applications will be accepted starting January 10; deadline for submissions is February 28, 2013. For more information, please visit here.

Robert Greenstreet awarded Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

Practitioner, author and celebrated educator Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, has been awarded the 2013 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. Greentstreet – one of the longest-serving architecture deans in North America – has influenced countless students and architects throughout his 35-year career. He has taught a five schools of architecture in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as spent 20 years as dean at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). In March, Greenstreet will be awarded the medallion at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) annual meeting in San Francisco. The AIA will also recognize him at the 2013 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver in June.