Courtesy of AIA Dallas
Courtesy of AIA Dallas

KRoB 2012: The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

Named in tribute to Ken Roberts, a Dallas-based architect, the annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition has grown from an event that recognized hand-drawn renderings of local area architects to a competition that encompasses architectural delineation made in a variety…

ZCB Zero Carbon Building / Ronald Lu and Partners

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Architects: Ronald Lu and Partners
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Area: 3,300 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Ronald Lu and Partners

Perk Park / Thomas Balsley Associates with Jim McKnight

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Architects: Thomas Balsley Associates with Jim McKnight
Location: , OH, USA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Pease

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Camera Obscura / AA Visiting School Eugene 2012

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A small group of diverse students participating in the inaugural AA Visiting School Eugene were given the responsibility to design and build something that would enhance and reflect the forest, within a ten-day timeframe.

More on the after the break.


AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part X

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For today’s AD Round Up we have five great institutional projects. The main image belongs to Audrius Ambrasas’s Swedbank office in Vilnus, Lithuania. Check out, Automotive Intelligence Center designed by ACXT or Sattler Winery located in Tadten, Austria. Revisit, Voest Alpine Office Center by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes. Finally, you can’t miss Media-TIC, an innovative building with a net-like steel structure designed by Enric Ruiz Geli.

House in Tamatsu / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

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Architects: Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio
Location: , Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kenji Ido
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 94.46 sqm
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

Brock University / Payette – ArchitectsAlliance

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Architects: Payette – ArchitectsAlliance
Location: , ON,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 174,000 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Payette

Starbucks Espresso Journey / Nendo

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Architects: Nendo
Location: Omotesando, 4丁目-3 Jingumae, , Tokyo 150-0001,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano, Hiroshi Iwasaki

Courtesy of MAS Studio
Courtesy of MAS Studio

MAS Context Issue #15: VISIBILITY

MAS Context…, a quarterly journal created by MAS Studio, recently released their fifteenth issue: VISIBILITY. Making visible the invisible. That was the title of their interview with interactive designer George Legrady. Conceived for the Seattle Public Library, it visualizes

Courtesy of Cannon Design
Courtesy of Cannon Design

Environmental Awareness Week, Hosted by Cannon Design

From October 22-26, Cannon Design will host a prominent and diverse group of speakers to present at the Chicago firm’s 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Week. 
The event is a compilation of daily presentations, broadcast digitally for Cannon Design’s offices across the globe, about…

Svensk Travsport Offices / Note Design Studio

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Architects: Note Design Studio
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Mathias Nero

425 Park Avenue: OMA’s proposal

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OMA has shared with us their proposal for the 425 Park Avenue competition, organized by  City developer L&L Holding Co to replace the existing, ageing tower with a new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified skyscraper. The competition was awarded to Foster + Partners, as reported earlier.

The competition also included Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, KPF, Maki and Associates, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Meier, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects; and all the projects will be presented today at the MAS NY Summit.

OMA’s project was led by partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas. Shohei is in charge of the NY office, where he has been researching strategies for towers in NY and other areas, including a skyscraper in Madison Park, a mixed-use project in Jersey and the  Bicentennial Tower in Mexico.

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Tour Total / Barkow Leibinger Architects

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Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architects
Location: , Germany
Project Management: Klaus Reintjes
Design And Building Staff: Hans-Georg Bauer, Andreas Lang, Christina Möller, Ruwen Rimpau, Tobias Wenz
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christian Richters, Johannes Förster, Corinne Rose, Ina Reinecke, Nicole Nunez

© Jasper James and Orproject
© Jasper James and Orproject

‘Ban’ Pavilion / Orproject

Constructed for Beijing Design Week 2012, the ‘Ban’ pavilion draws inspiration from floral petals in the way the shape of the flower is created by its bent petals. Designed by Orproject…, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which

House in Asamayama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

45g Photography © Junji Kojima

Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: Asamayama Tsukudeiwanami, Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Hirotaka Kidosaki
Design Team: Coco Ashihara
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 45g Photography © Junji Kojima

GREENville House / Tonic Design

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Architects: Tonic Design
Location: Greenville, North Carolina,
Architect In Charge: Vinny Petrarca
Photographs: Todd Lanning

Courtesy of Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Courtesy of Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

New Building of Depot and Workshops + State Museum Winning Proposal / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten… shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for the new building of depot and workshops for the regional authorities for culture and preservation of historical monuments and state museum in Schwerin, Germany. Located

House 0605 / Simpraxis Architects

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Architects: Simpraxis Architects
Location: , Cyprus
Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou, Stelios Zenieris, Stella Parpa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Papantoniou