Braver House / SsD Architecture

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Architects: 
SsD Architecture
Location: Newton, MA,
Residential Size: 2,600 sf / 242 sm
Design Team: John Hong AIA, LEED + Jinhee Park AIA (principals in charge)
Matthew Allen, Frederick Peter Ortner, Christoph Schäfer, Aleta Budd, Brian Vester, Nathalie Zegarra
Construction Manager: 
Osprey Design Build LLC
Structural Engineer: 
Evan Hankin
Photographs: Chang Kyun Kim

   

Dental Clinic in Lisbon / Pedra Silva Architects

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Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Maria Rita Pais, Jette Fyhn, André Góis Fernandes, Ricardo Sousa
Project Area: 149 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Contractor: Sabrab Engenharia
Photographs: João Morgado

   

Barceló Raval Hotel / CMV Architects

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Architects: CMV Architects
Location: , Spain
Client: Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Constructed Surface: 7,875.45 sqm
Completion: 2008
Cost: 15,325,285 Euros
Rooms: 186
Design Team: Andreu Crespi, Helena Montes y Pep Vich
Photographs: Courtesy of CMV Architects

Sami Cultural Center Sajos / HALO Architects

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Architects: HALO Architects Ltd
Location: ,
Head Designer: Architects m3 Ltd, Janne Pihlajaniemi, Architect M.Sc. SAFA
Client: Senate Properties
Photographs: Mika Huisman

   

Video: Carmody Groarke


The architects behind Carsten Höller’s The Double Club and Pablo Flack and David Waddington’s Studio East, Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke have been responsible for the creation of several cultural structures across London over the past few years. The duo first met while working at David Chipperfield Architects and opened their own practice in 2006 upon winning a competition to design the Coney Island Parachute Pavilion in New York. This year Carmody and Groarke were commissioned to design the Frieze London 2011 space. Crane.tv met with Kevin Carmody and Anna Nilsson ahead of the venue’s launch to talk about their aims for the space, the importance of the materials used and the preparation that went into the project.

Emmen Theatre and Zoo Entrance / Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep

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Theatre and Zoo, designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep, is an unusual cultural building that brings together culture and nature. The building design, which won the first prize in the international competition, will constitute the entrance to a large zoological park of 10 hectares and comprises two main stages with a capacity of 1,150 people in total, an additional stage, exhibition and conference facilities. The building in itself covers 16,000 m2. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Wardrobe / ES-arch

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Architects: ES-arch – Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
Location: , Italy
Client: Private
Completion: 2010
Budget: 25,000 €
Area: 35 sqm
Project Team: Arch. Cristina Pusterla, Arch. Luca Trussoni, Studio Ingg. Bianco & Mastai (structural engineering)
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

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Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB – Gert Wingårdh and Karolina Keyzer
Location: Arne Beurlingstorg 3A, Kista, , Sweden
Interior: Arthur Buchardt, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB & Kiil Interiör
Customer: Call Tower Invest AB
Gross Area: 23,000 sqm
Cost: 55 Million Euro
Completion: 2011
Photographers: Åke E:son Lindman,Tord-Rikard Söderström, Ola Fogelström

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition

72 Hour Urban Action Stuttgart 2012 Competition

72 Hour Urban Action, the world’s first real-time architecture competition, gives selected teams only three days & three nights to design and build interventions in public space in response to local needs. The competition will be the kick-off of a…

Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects

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Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects
Location: Whistler, , Canada
Site Area: 1,050 sqm
Building Area: 540 sqm
Completion: 2010
Project Team: David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan
Structural Consultant: Equilibrium Consulting
Envelope Consultant: JRS Engineering Ltd.
Contractor: Need Brophy Services Ltd.
Photographs: Sama Jim Canzian

  

‘Latest Works’ Lecture by Manuel Aires Mateus at MIT

House in Aroeira / Courtesy of Mateus e Associados

Manuel Aires Mateus of Aires Mateus e Associados will be giving a lecture at MIT featuring ‘Latest Works’. The projects of Aires Mateus e Associados are characterised by materiality, mass and an essential muteness or quietness. The Paulo Gomes Archeological Center, Casa Areia and Furnas Monitoring and Investigation Centre are perhaps the most elemental and representative of their projects, seeming to draw power from the connection or contrast with nature.

Situated at the archaeological site of Crasto Lofts, the Paulo Gomes Archeological Center features an exhibition area defined as the liminal space between a concrete and glass skin and the exposed cliff side. (Australian Institute of Architects).The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30pm at Building 10, room 250. For more information, please visit here.

The Teachers House / Element Arkitekter AS

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Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
Location: Osterhaus gate 4, ,
Client: Union of Education Norway
Structural Engineer: Dr. Tech Kristoffer Apeland AS
Energy Consultant: Siv. Ing. JP Dybdahl AS
Artists: Jorunn Sannes (main façade), May Bente Aronsen (acoustic artpiece in lobby)
Total Area: 1,794 sqm
Photographs: Element Arkitekter AS

   

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MONU Magazine New Issue: Non-Urbanism

 
MONU… – magazine on urbanism is a unique bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics.
Each issue collects essays, projects and photographs from contributors from all over

Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y León / Canvas Arquitectos

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Architects: Canvas Arquitectos - Juan Vicente and Pablo Núñez.
Location: , Spain
Built Area: 5,750 sqm
Completion: 2007
Collaborators architects: José Riesco Urrejola, Francisca Rivera Palma, Marta González Antón, Íñigo Pericacho Sánchez, Jesús Domínguez Miñambres, Carmen Figueiras Lorenzo, Claudia Henao Ocampo, Luís Ferreira Villar and Eduardo Dorado Díaz.
Collaborators Surveyors: Tomás Martín Luengo, Domingo Infante Chozas and Andrés García Pinto.
Clients: University of Salamanca / Government of Castilla y León
Prize: First Prize on Open Competition for project design and site supervision.
Photographs: Luis Asín, Pedro Ivan Ramos Martín, Fotografia Nodal

Sacre Coeur / 4a architekti

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Architects: 4a architekti
Location: Praha 5, , Czech Republic
Investor: Satpo
Partner In Charge: Jan Schindler
Project Architects: Luděk Obal, Andrea Trembuľaková
Design Team: Alejandro Flores, Ute Winnefeld, Ingrid Vurm Lermen
Structural Engineers: Němec Polák, spol. s r.o.
Gross Floor Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of 4a architekti

AD Round Up: Leisure Part IX

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Have some free time to spare? Maybe you can go to the Aura Spa at the Park Hotel in India designed by Khosla Associates. The weather is improving, so maybe you’ll enjoy the McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center. Feeling luck? Black Bear Casino Resort is waiting for you in Minnesota. Let’s go to Paris for a second to see Olgga Architect’s Recreational Center. Still tired? Then let’s finish with the Wellness and Spa Lone, designed by Studio 92 in Croatia.

Frei Sebastião House / António Fernandez Architects

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Architects: António Fernandez Architects
Location: Póvoa do Varzim, 4490-520 Povoa de Varzim,
Architects In Charge: António Fernandez, Ema Rosmaninho
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fotografía de Arquitectura

Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: Noosa, , Queensland, Australia
Completed: 2008
Structural Engineer: Bornhorst & Ward
Hydraulic Engineer: Cooper & Associates
Photographs: Scott Burrows