‘Album’ Exhibition / Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

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Presented at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in , Germany, the ‘Album’ exhibition by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The main focus of the exhibition is on their drawings, in addition to archive photographs of models and projects that all come together to offer a panorama of their work, extending from everyday details to a global approach. The exhibition was launched February 3rd and is up until June 3rd. More information after the break.

Hudson Valley Country House / Fractal Construction LLC

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Architecture: Fractal Construction LLC
Location: New York,
Area: 7,000 sqm
Owner: Christina Isaly-Liceaga
Project Team: Principal Designer – Ulises Liceaga
Project Manager: Annemarie Moerl
Photographer: Eric Laignel Photography, Jacob Sadrak Photography

’365 – Charming Everyday Things’ Exhibition / DGT Architects

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The ’365 – Charming Everyday Things’ is a project for an exhibition which introduces 365 Japanese daily items that are to be displayed and sold in Paris and will eventually travel throughout . Produced by DGT Architects, the location was chosen after over 40 visits of places in Paris. The chosen place is originally a metal factory which was built in the 19th century. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Form Follows Nature / Rudolf Finsterwalder

In Form Follows Nature, edited by , you are treated to “an outline of the history of the human examination of nature and presents a perspective for further possible lessons from nature.” Wilfried Wang, for examples, gives a particularly scathing review of the Enlightenment and it contributions. From these critiques and histories a base is built to demonstrate how the forms and process of nature can be used to generate form. The book stresses that copying nature is charlatanism and misses the point. Architects must understand the underlying principles and not the end product to achieve success.

Have a look inside after the break.

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100 Mile House Open Ideas Competition

The Architecture Foundation of BC promotes big ideas that recognize sustainable design, architectural merit and innovation in order to advance the knowledge and practice of the design of sustainable buildings in British Columbia. They are inviting participants of this competition…

House In Banzao / Frederico Valsassina Arquitecto

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitecto
Location: Rua das folhas soltas, Colares –
Project Year: 2005
Conclusion Year: 2006
Construction Area: 150 sqm
Co-workers: Rita Conceição Silva
Structure and Foundations: José Alberto Carvalho
Photographs: João Carmo Simões

2012 MoMA PS1 YAP Runner-Up: The Mechanical Garden / Ibañez Kim Studio

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ArchDaily announced the winning proposal for the 2012 PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) earlier this month. In order to bring you full coverage of the annual competition, we are featuring the other four creative designs that competed against HWKN’s WendyIbañez Kim Studio (Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim) proposed a Mechanical Garden that enjoyed a unique partnership with artists and engineers in Philadelphia.

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CityVision New York Competition

CityVision magazine recently announced their CityVision New York competition,  which invites architects, designers, students, artists and creatives to develop urban and visionary proposals with the aim of stimulating new ideas for the contemporary city. Globalization, environmental concerns, new economic and…

Frank Lloyd Wright appears on “What’s My Line?” in 1956

This June 3, 1956 clip of the Long-running CBS game show What’s My Line? has been making its rounds on the internet for quite sometime now. As it just recently popped up on Dwell’s twitter feed, we knew it must be featured on ArchDaily for our readers who may have not seen it yet, as it is a classic and features the 89-year-old “World Famous Architect” . Just as any good architect would do, Wright critiques the poor acoustical qualities of the space as a blindfolded all-star panel (such as Arlene Francis and Peter Lawford) attempts to guess his professional title.

Reference: Mediabistro

Mafoombey by Martti Kalliala and Esa Ruskeepää

Competition to Design a Feature at Tent London

Tent London is holding a competition to offer 4 free feature spaces in their show, ‘Design Feature at Tent London’, to architects and designers who have a design or concept they would like to present to their 20,000 visitors. Their…

Children’s Corner, Center for Rural Knowledge, Halwad / SABA

Children’s Corner

Architect: SABA
Location: Surendranagar district, , India
Photographs: Courtesy of and Alex Nosakov

Arcos Complex / Claudio Sat Unipessoal lda

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Architect: Claudio Sat, Unipessoal, lda
Location: Óbidos,
Project Team: Luís Moreira, Catarina Madruga, VF Arquitectos
Final design: Ana Duarte Pinto – João Manuel Alves, arquitectos lda
Project Team: Diogo Zenha Morais, Ana Rita Diniz, Pedro Teixeira Melo, Eva Grillo
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Made in USA-German Architects in New York Exhibition

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Taking place March 1 – March 23, Made in —German Architects in New York exhibition, curated by Matthias Neumann, features the work of seven architects from Germany based in New York City. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, highlights excellence in design and architecture, and celebrates the contribution that German architects have made to the city’s vibrant architecture scene. The exhibition will showcase a recent building by each of the architects and provide an overview of their practices. More information on the event after the break.

MARK Magazine # 36

We just received the lastest edition of MARK Magazine, one of our favorite publications. There are some absolutely arresting projects and articles in this issue. A personal favorite is a piece on Jean-Francois Rauzier’s art work. Rauzier builds unique worlds out of thousands of photographs. (If you are not familiar with his work visit website, no seriously go.) On a more practical note this issue has a piece on the advantages of smart phones and why and how they can help architects increase their workflow or procrastinate in style. If you want to know what Bjarke Ingels’ reads there is an article on that too, pretty interesting. Among his favorites is Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars and he is currently reading Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves; I love knowing what architects are reading for some reason, what are you, our readers, reading? As always MARK’s project selection is great; some we have and others we don’t. Those we do have are shown in greater depth or from a different angle.

If you want to check out 14 projects featured in this issue you can view our articles on them, click here.

Get a peak inside the issue after the break.

Vacation House / LM Architects

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Architects: LM Architects, , Lila Galata, Panagiotis Papadakis
Location: Monemvasia,
Collaborators: Ariadni Kafetzi, Manolis Paterakis, Bettina Velliou
Site Area:16,617 sqm
Building Area: 368 sqm
Completion: 2010
Photography: Erieta Attali

   

UPDATE: Delancey Underground a.k.a “LowLine” Launches KickStarter Campaign

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By now you’ve probably already heard and read about James Ramsey and Dan Barasch’s radical proposal to bring an underground park to the Lower East Side via Essex Street Trolley Terminal below Delancey Street.  What you may not know is that the LowLine, as it has become known, has just launched a KickStarter Campaign with a goal of raising $100,000 by April 6th. Here you can pledge money and receive prizes for your donations if funding succeeds.  The masterminds behind the projects are not slowing down.  Conversations about this project and its possibilities are spreading.  Just last week, the Tenement Museum invited Ramsey and Barasch, along with historian Stuart Blumin to discuss the project and some of its social and political consequences.

Interview: Glenn Murcutt Talking Heads

In this interview, between Australian Architect Glenn Murcutt and Peter Thompson for ABC TV’s Talking Heads program, Murcutt reveals his three rules in life: simplicity, simplicity, and “of course, simplicity”.  He speaks openly about his upbringing and childhood, about his inspirations and how he has grown and developed his passions as an architect.  He has recieved the 2002 Pritzker Prize and 2009 AIA Gold Medal.

Follow us after the break for the rest of the interview.

Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

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Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifeng)
Location: , Jiading New Town, , China
Project Team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Fan Beilei
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Shu He , Yao Li,  Zhang Siye, Liu Yichun