Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Location: Gjerdrum, Akershus, Norway
Principal in Charge: Kristin Jarmund
Project Architect: Geir Messel
Project Team: Line Strand int.arch. , Arild Eriksen siv..ark. MNAL, Francis Brekke siv..ark. MNAL, Nora Müller Dipl. Ing Arkitektur, Karin Anton Dipl. Ing. Arkitektur
Building Type: Secondary School
Client: Gjerdrum Kommune
Project Area: 3,900 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Rune Stokmo, Sonja Middelhuis
Chinese jade culture through its 8,000-year history will take center stage at the Taiwan-based Aurora Group’s Expo 2010 Pavilion. Jade symbolizes the national character such as gentleness, perseverance and the pursuit of peace, and the Expo will provide a platform to help promote such hopes, Tan Baijuan, deputy director of the pavilion, said yesterday while unveiling the design.
The pavilion will feature rare exhibits such as a piece of 2.5-ton jade and Beijing Olympic medals made of fine jade from the Kunlun Mountains in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province.
The theatre inside the pavilion will show Chinese myths and about 30 rare jade relics from the Aurora Museum will also be exhibited. The biggest challenge now is to squeeze the soul of jade’s history spanning thousands of years into a short journey of 20 minutes, said Tan. More images after the break.
For the past month, Boston’s experimental design exhibition space Pinkcomma Gallery has hosted Publishing Practices, an exploration of architectural publishing throughout the last century. Designed by architect and editor Michael Kubo in conjunction with gallery directors (and fellow architects) Mark Pasnik and Chris Grimley, the exhibit provides an in-depth look into the relationship between reading, writing, and design.
I spoke with Michael Kubo about the exhibit and its history.
Rebuilding national infrastructure will drive U.S. economic recovery, and architects are critical to the effort to build and modernize our most basic source of future intellectual capital: our schools. “Designing Learning Environments to Rebuild Urban America” will explore the best opportunity in generations to strengthen educational facilities—with architects at the forefront.
New York City schools will be our living laboratory to examine history, trends, and innovations—both in construction and in educational theory and practice. Design professionals and educators will explore common ground and emerge with strategies to create learning environments that are both practical and inspiring. School tours will further inform our findings and help to foster a continuing dialogue.
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