Cilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) Masterplanning Project / Broadway Malyan

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Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has pushed into with their winning proposal in the masterplan for the high-profile Cilandak Bisnis Square (CIBIS) project in Jakarta, on behalf of client Bhumyamka Sekawan. CIBIS is the practice’s first project in , which has one of the world’s fastest growing construction markets and is predicted to represent some four per cent of global construction spending from 2010 to 2020. More images and project description after the break.

Interview: Renzo Piano on Innovation / AR Innovators

In his interview with Renzo PianoRob Gregory of Architectural Review discusses architecture, responsibility and innovation within the field.  Piano talks about architecture is being a highly considered inquiry into the process of making because “architecture is more lasting and profound” and if it is done wrong, with the wrong intentions and assumptions, then “it is wrong for a long time”.  In regards to his work, speaks about the “good and bad stories” that surround buildings.  Mentioning The Shard in , designed in partnership with Hunter Douglas and Pompidou Centre, designed in collaboration with Richard Rogers, Piano reflects on the role of architecture in a city as a public building and cultural magnet.

More after the break.

Guidelines on How to Build a Healthy School

The United States Green Building Council‘s (Center for Green Schools, started by the Georgia Chapter, is behind the transformation of the educational system in this country through the introduction of high performance schools and facilities. It all starts with providing an environment for learning focusing on health, education and the responsible use of funds, which are “the three major concerns that the school system struggles with”, says Laura Turdel Seydel – Chair of the Captain Planet Foundation.  The fundamentals are simple and are the typical goals of the Board of Education.  But this initiative, which is a coalition between some of the top educational and environmental associations in the country, does this by focusing on where students are learning and that means updating the technology of our schools.

Join us after the break for more.

Bridgestone Pavilion / Architectkidd

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Architect: Architectkidd
Location: Bangkok,
Design Team: Luke Yeung, PailinPaijitsattaya, PhuttipanAswakool
Exhibition Design: DesignLAB
Client Representative: Dentsu Thailand
Structural Design: MontreeSayabovorn
Contractor: Pico Thailand
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: PhuttipanAswakool, Luke Yeung
   

Flint House / Nick Willson Architects

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Architect: Nick Willson Architects
Location: , England
Project Area: 170sqm.
Photographs: Gareth Gardner
   

‘Moving Schools’ Exhibition

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Building Trust International will be hosting an exhibition of sustainable, modular, mobile school designs for migrant and refugee populations at a POP up space open to the general public from 10am-7pm on Oxford St, from February 3-10.

The event will showcase the winning and shortlisted designs from their recent “School 4 Burma” competition. The exhibition will invite a wide range of distinguished architects and designers to attend which will further widen the exposure of the fantastic designs and continue the support for their “School 4 Burma” project.

Blue Sky Building Project / KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten recently won the international competition entitled “Blue Sky Building Project” for the Air headquarters in the major west Chinese city of Chengdu. With its design for the high-rise, the international team from Frankfurt/Main and Beijing headed by Johannes Reinsch, Managing Director of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, saw off five other entries. The office boasts a gross surface area (GSA) of 124,000 m² and offers space for a total of 5,470 workspaces. The fact that the high-rise design should serve as a role model with regard to energy efficiency and sustainability is of major concern to the developer. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Dijkstein / Weysen & De Baere Architects

Weysen & De Baere Architects… recently won a competition to design a multi-funcional hall with a daycare center and small library in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, at the outskirts of Antwerp (Belgium). The building measures around 2.100m2, and spreads over 2 stories. The

‘Crater Lake’ Installation / 24° Studio

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Crater Lake, an installation project by 24° Studio, was exhibited at the Biennale from October – November 2011. The project was also one of the winners for Shitsurai Art International Competition organized by the city of . This multi-use environmental installation serves as a meeting place where every area can be used as seating for visitors to contemplate the surroundings, thus invoking a social interaction within and around. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: David Chipperfield Discusses German Projects

British architect David Chipperfield recently gave an interview with Crane.tv discussing his architectural philosophy and affinity for the German culture. He expands on his approach to architecture and touches on his work for the completed reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin.  Be sure to check out some of his other recent works including; The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in Wakefield, , Turner Contemporary – a visual arts venue in Margate, , America’s Cup Building in Valencia, , and the Central Public Library in Des Moines, Iowa.

References: www.crane.tv, architecturalvideos.blogspot.com

OZ House / Swatt | Miers Architects

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Architect: Swatt | Miers Architects
Location: Silicon Valley, ,
Project Team: Robert Swatt FAIA (Principal Designer), Steven Stept AIA (Project Architect), Shira Czarny, Ivan Olds, Leila Bijan Kuehr, Jeanie Fan, Connie Wong (interiors)
Structural Engineer: Yu Strandberg Engineering
Civil Engineer: Lea & Braze Engineering
Landscape Architect: Ron Herman Landscape Architect
Lighting: Architectural: Lighting Design 
Contractor: Lencioni Construction
Design / Completion : 2006 / 2010
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Phantom Developments of the Southwest

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During the housing boom in and the surrounding , enormous swaths of land were graded and prepared for endless subdivisions as far as the eye could see. Following the burst of the housing market and prolonged recession, these unfinished construction sites have sat vacant – remnants of unbridled optimism in the Valley of the Sun. A recent article on NPR.org discusses some of the alternative visions for re-appropriating these phantom lots that propagate the greater Phoenix area. Various methods of breathing new life into these chasms left behind include rezoning the numerous residential lots for mixed-use, or tearing up the infrastructure and letting nature take back control. For those unfamiliar with the rapid pace of development that was taking place prior to the recession, Maricopa, a small town just south of Phoenix was approving over 600 residential home permits per month. With an inventory of over 16,000 dedicated to residential homes, the measures that are required to remediate the impact of such an ambitious plan need to be ingenious.

While the Southwest has suffered from the housing bust significantly more than many other states, it will undoubtedly always remain a destination for its unequaled sunny days, warm weather and amazing desert landscape.

See this article on similar circumstances in the Rust Belt region.

Photographs: Wikimedia.org User: Gobeirne
References: www.NPR.org, www.philly.com

Interpretation Centre of World Heritage Landscape / SAMI-arquitectos

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Architect: SAMI-arquitectos – Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
Location : Stª. Luzia, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
Owner of the building: Governo Regional dos . Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar. Direcção Regional do Ambiente
Project Team: 2nd Phase Andreia Luís, Rita Maria Pinto
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: FG + SG architectural photography

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Villa Toiture / Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Located in Maintenon, 65km southwest of Paris, France, the Villa Toiture by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture… inhabits a family of three married couples and children. Spontaneous grounds are surrounded by vast grasslands and forests which open as a place of rest

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Connect_Kiev_ity / Triple O Studio

The best way to preserve and develop the Kiev Islands in keeping with the aim of the project would be to improve the way people access the islands. Being sensitive to the existing conditions, the proposal by Triple O Studio…

Montabo Resort / KILO Architectures

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The hill of Montabo looms over the city of and provides a dramatic backdrop for an architectural project which addresses the raw and unremitting power of nature. The winning competition entry by KILO Architectures derives from a dual strategy to conserve the natural environment and to protect the building from an undesirable degree of the jungle’s encroachment. The project preserves as much of the natural hilltop as possible, transforming it into a public space by creating a park at the crown of the hill. Thus, the highest point in the city becomes a part of the public realm. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Headquarters Of J&A Garrigues / EDDEA

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Architects: EDDEA 
Location: Avenida de la Palmera, 19 Edificio B, Seville, 
Partners in charge: José Mª de Cárdenas (Project), José Luís López de Lemus (Project Manager),Harald Schönegger (Project and Supervision site), Luís Ybarra (Project)
Project Team: Carlos Paneque (Project Coordinator), Pablo Fernández (Project Manager), Diego Román, Miguel Sibón
Quantity Surveyor: Rosalino Daza
Client: J&A Garrigues S.L.P.
Contractor: U.T.E. – Areco
Project Area: 5.830 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Javier Orive  
   

Residence In Aglantzia / Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects, Petros Constantinou

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Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects,  
Location: Aglantzia, Nicosia,
Owner: Ifigeneia Kaizer
Civil Engineers: Hyperstatic Engineering Design, Antros Ahilleos
Mechanical Engineers: Andreas Florides and Kyriakos Athienitis
Electrical Engineers: Demetris Tsaggarides and loukianos Raftis
Builder: House masters lts, Christos Apostolou
Photographs: Christos Papantoniou