Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Project team: Stanley Saitowitz, Alan Tse
Structural Engineering: GFDS Engineers
Mechanical, Electrical, Lighting & Plumbing Engineering: LMR Consulting Engineers
Lighting: Revolver Design
General Contractor: Carolan Construction
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Rien van Rijthoven
Some days ago we asked you, through our Facebook Fan Page, to submit your best render. After seeing more than 350 amazing renders, the ArchDaily team selected the best 10 (in no particular order). Also, as we told you before, we have a special category with the five renders that received more “likes” through Facebook. As we said in the rules, we only allowed one submission per person, so for the ones who submitted many, we only took the first one. Also, we asked for the programs used in the render, so we also left out the ones who didn’t told us.
Choosing 10 from 350 was extremely difficult and we are aware that we left some great renders behind, so we strongly recommend you to visit our Fan Page (if you haven’t already) and have a look at all the pictures submitted by our readers. Believe us, you will see some really good work. Remember to keep visiting our Facebook Fan Page, become a Fan if you’re still not one, and prepare yourself for more competitions. See the results, after the break.
Location: Washington, USA
Design Team: Colden Florance, FAIA, LEED AP, Sven Shockey, AIA, LEED AP, Dayton Schroeter, RA, Wade Fuh, LEED AP
Client: Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation
Contractor: James G. Davis Construction Corp.
Construction Manager: Advanced Project Management
Civil Engineer: Wiles Mensch Corporation
Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer: Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates
MEP Engineer: Girard Engineering, Inc.
Traffic Consultant: Gorove Slade Associates, Inc.
Lighting Design: SmithGroup
Project year: May 2007
Project Area: 16,072 sqm
Photographs: Alan Karchmer
Greeen! Architects have been awarded an honorable mention for their Eco Towers, an office building in Hamburg, Germany for the Building and Environment Authorities. The office will accommodate 1400 people and will include several public areas as well as green gardens to “give room to nature and a create a green ambiance to all workers and visitors.”
More about the Eco Towers after the break.
On october 9, Iñaki Abalos and Renata Sentkiewicz will give the lecture ‘Landform Buildings’ at Roma Tre Universitá (Aula Urbano VIII, Via della Madonna dei Monti 40, Rome). The lecture will take place at 4:30pm.
After the lecture, an exhibition of Abalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos will be opened including projects as Taipei Perfoming Art Center, Seville’s Caixaforum, Valdebebas Park, Tour Port de La Chapelle, Elche viewpoint and Orange County Museum of Art amog others.
The exhibition will take place at the same Campus.
Architects: Consultor + APA Bulat + Neostudio Architects
Location: Poznañ, Poland
Project team: Jacek Bulat, Bartosz Jarosz, Joanna Kapturczak, Michal Kapturczak, Pawel Œwierkowski
Structural Engineer: Piotr Fait
Client: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Project area: 2,062 sqm
Design year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Pawel Swierkowski
After winning a limited competition, UNStudio will move forward with their design of a 38,500 m2 stadium for the Dalian Shide FC, China’s most successful club in the Chinese Super League. The new stadium will be located in the Shide’s hometown of Dalian, on the southern tip of Liaodong peninsula. Working with the idea of layering and overlapping, an aesthetic deeply rooted in ancient Chinese cuju football, Ben van Berkel has created a stadium where the articulation of the structure and its openings and overlapping moments serve as “the starting point for visitor experience”.
More about the stadium after the break.
Architects: Manuel Ocaña & Luis Morales
Location: Carretera de Yepes, Ocaña, Toledo, Spain
Collaborators: Roberto González García, Lucía Martínez, Javier Aguirre, Pilar Pérez Flores
Client: BIUR S.L. Carlos Martí
Contractor: BIUR S.L.
Project Area: 4.145 sqm
Project year: 2006-2007
Construction year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Miguel de Guzman & Manuel Ocaña
The pavilion consists of three areas — Whispering Garden, Hall of Light and Hall of Innovations. The Whispering Garden is a green orchard that greets visitors as they enter the building. Some facilities will be installed to make the trees begin to “whisper” in both English and Chinese when visitors walk close to them, Haim Z. Dotan, chief designer of the pavilion, told Shanghai Daily.
The hall of Light includes a 15-meter high screen. It will display films highlighting the country’s innovations and technological achievements.
The Hall of Innovation is the centerpiece of the Israel Pavilion. A special audio-visual show will allow visitors to talk with Israeli children, scientists, doctors and inventors via hundreds of screens. These Israelis will introduce themselves and share their hopes for a better future. Israel allocated about US$6 million for its participation at Expo 2010, which includes the cost of its pavilion and other activities. It is the first time Israel has committed to building a national pavilion at a World Expo. Images and video after the break.
Architects: ROW Studio– Álvaro Hernández Félix, Nadia Hernández
Félix, Alfonso Maldonado Ochoa
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Client: Coca Cola FEMSA – Brenda Grissel González Aguilar, Gerente de Capacitación. Ramón Gorbea Chávez, Project leader
Construction: INMOSUR SA de CV – Arq. Álvaro Hernández Cabada
Graphics: Carlos Ortega Quezadas
Collaborators: Cecilio Hernández, Isaac Cielak, Félix Cañez
Ceramics: Ariel Rojo
Flower design: Flora Inc. – Gloria Maldonado
Project Area: 120 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Juan Marcos Castañeda
Architect : HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
Location : Gapyunggun, Gyeounggi-do, Korea
Design team : SuMi Jung, JungMin Oh, ARum Kim, SunHee Kim
Structure designer : MOA. SungYeong Oh
Lighting designer : LITEWORK, Seoda
Furniture designer : HeeSu Hong – Seoda
Contractor : JEHYO
Site area : 872.63 sqm
Bldg. area : 337.33 sqm
Gross floor area : 628.02 sqm
Photographer : JongOh Kim
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) presents “Marcelo Spina: Wholes, Holes, and All the Other Stuff in Between”, part of their lecture series, this Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall.
Marcelo Spina is the founder and co-principal, along with Georgina Huljich, of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, a design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles. His work has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to design and architecture that fuses advanced computation techniques with an extensive understanding of form, tectonics and materials. Since 2001, Spina has been on the Design Faculty at SCI-Arc, where he is also the coordinator of the Applied Studies program.
SCI-Arc is open to the public daily from 10am–6pm. Parking and admission are free. No reservations are required. Lectures, talks, and discussions are broadcast live online at www.sciarc.edu/live.