‘A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion’ Exhibition

Courtesy of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF)

In 1953, six years before the -designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened to the public, two of his structures—a pavilion and model Usonian house—were built on the future site of the museum to house a temporary exhibition displaying the architect’s lifelong work. From July 27, 2012, to February 13, 2013, the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum will present A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion, an exhibition comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, highlighting the first Wright buildings erected in City. Text Courtesy of: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF). More information on the exhibition after the break.

Bureau 100 / NFOE et Associés Architectes

© Stéphane Brügger

Architects: NFOE et Associés Architectes
Location: Montreal, QC H2Y 2W7,
Project Manager: Masa Fukushima, Rafie Sossanpour
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,015 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Brügger

Bromont House / Paul Bernier Architecte

© James Brittain

Architects: Paul Bernier Architecte
Location: , QC, Canada
Architect In Charge: Paul Bernier
Structural Engineer: Alain Mousseau
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,925 sq ft
Photographs: James Brittain

WohnWerk / Christ & Gantenbein

© Roman Keller

Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
Location: Basle,
Design Team: Julia Tobler, Tabea Lachenmann, Berend Frenzel, Nicole Ritschard, Marcus Kopper, Anette Schick
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Roman Keller

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery / Wodiczko + Bonder

© Philippe Ruault / Julian Bonder

Located along the Loire riverfront in the center of the city of , this memorial, designed by Wodiczko + Bonder, is a metaphorical and emotional evocation of the struggle for the abolition of slavery. With the aim of being above all historic, the project still continues into the present and proposes a physical transformation and symbolic reinforcement of 350 meters of the coast of the Loire along Quai de la Fosse. This working memorial includes the adaptation of a pre-existing underground residual space, a product of the construction of the Loire embankments and port during the XVIII, XIX, and XX Centuries. It provides space and means for remembering and thinking about slavery and the slave trade; commemorating resistance and the abolitionist struggle; celebrating the historic act of abolition; and for bringing the visitor closer to the continuing struggle against present-day forms of slavery. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Housing Vitrolles / MDR Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: MDR Architectes
Location: , France
Design Team: Matte Devaux, Frédéric Devaux, Arnaud Rousseau
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 5315.0 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Courtesy of HDR
Courtesy of HDR

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Building for Nanjing University / HDR

HDR… was recently chosen by Nanjing University to provide conceptual and schematic design services, as well as a masterplan, for its new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building. The facility will house four academic departments (material science and engineering;

Courtesy of Skylab Architecture
Courtesy of Skylab Architecture

Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Support Facility / Skylab Architecture

Located in Portland, Oregon, the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Support Facility will provide offices for the Bureau of Environmental Services engineering and construction management staff. Designed by Skylab Architecture… with the intent of fostering collaboration, the new 11,490 square-foot building

Reina Victoria Theatre-Cinema / Enrique Abascal García

Courtesy of Clemente Delgado

Location: Plaza de la Reina Victoria, 21670 Nerva,
Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

Flashback: KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg,
Project Team: Wiel Arets , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
Collaborators: Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
Project Year: 1996
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Island Retreat / Fearon Hay Architects

© Patrick Reynolds

Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: , Auckland,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 375.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Groupama / Scheubel + Genty Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Scheubel + Genty Architectes
Location: Noisy-le-Grand,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Architect’s Eye Exhibition & Discussion Panel at Roca London Gallery

The Festival of Architecture hosted its first photographic exhibition called “The Architect’s Eye”, featuring winners and finalists from the Architect’s Eye Photography Competition that we previously mentioned here on ArchDaily. On the exhibition’s opening night, nearly one-hundred people attended a panel discussion that focused on the relationship between architecture and photography within Zaha Hadid’s ROCA London Gallery. The panel, chaired by Amanda Baillieu from Building Magazine, was formed by Moderator Alex Health, Jack Pringle of Pringle Brandon Architects, Simon Allford of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects, Architectural Photographer Nick Guttridge and Architectural Photographer Grant Smith. Roca London Gallery has provided us with the clip above. Check it out and follow us after the break key points from the discussion.

Video: Goetz Gallery building by Herzog & de Meuron

The Sammlung Goetz, an internationally renowned collection of contemporary art in  housed in a purpose-built Herzog & de Meuron building, is home to private collector Ingvild Goetz’s eclectic acquired works of paintings and video projections.

Shelter @ Rainforest / Marra + Yeh Architects

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Marra + Yeh Architects
Location: ,
Structural Engineer: Professor Max Irvine
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman

The Hegeman / Cook + Fox

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The Hegeman, designed by Cook + Fox Architects,  is a residential community in Brownsville, that provides housing for low-income and formerly homeless individuals. Developed by Common Ground Community – an innovative non-profit whose mission is to end homelessness – the Hegeman Residence will also provide a range of on-site social services in a model known as supportive housing. For a little bit of context, Brownsville has the highest concentration of NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) developments in New York City. A wave of arson in the 1970s destroyed most of the residential structures; Brownsville is just one of the many neighborhoods that were affected. The urban renewal that followed rebuilt many homes and designated them as low-income housing. The community has had many problems since associated with poverty, including crime and drug addiction, as well as low test scores and high truancy rates in the education system.

More after the break.

The Martian Embassy / LAVA

© Brett Boardman

Architects: LAVA
Location: Sydney NSW,
Project Manager: Berents Project Management
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 150 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Peter Murphy

Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

Destination Forus / MAD Architects

Designed by MAD Architects…, Destination Forus is intended to be a clear, robust and effective masterplan to become an exclusive commercial district, both in form and function, which radically differentiates itself from the surrounding building fabric. Increased density and