The project by Morris Architects for a new information technology and media center for Santa Monica Community College in California includes 12,000 square feet of new space and approximately 6,000 square feet of renovation to the existing campus library. The college currently has an enrollment of 30,000 students and is experiencing rapid growth that requires a major upgrade to its current information technology department and computing infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Al Borde – David Barragán, Pascual Gangotena& Esteban Benavides
Location: Manabí, Ecuador
Collaborator: Grace Pozo
Constructor: AL Borde & Volunteers & Community
Area: 140 sqm aprox.
Budget: US$ 700, all the community material and all the work of the volunteers and community
Photographs: Sebastián Melo, Andrea Vargas
Yenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area Proposal / insula architettura e ingegneria + Atelye 70
After successfully participating in the first phase of the competition as part of a limited group of 9 international teams, the team comprised of Francesco Cellini – insula architettura e ingegneria with Huseyin Kaptan – Atelye 70… was awarded ‘7
Architects: 3GD Inc - Edward Richardson Brya
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Area: 418 sqm
Owner/Client: Tom & Mona Jones
Project Team: Steve Click, Philip Rusk, Porter Winston
Landscape Architects: Greg Bland, Landform Designs
Consultants: I Space; AV Design Consultants
General Contractor: 3GD inc.
Photographs: Dero Sanford
Architecture is seen by many as a man’s game, but Parisian Manuelle Gautrand is one woman who’s making her mark on the design world. Designing such architectural feats as the Citroën showroom in the Champs-Elysées and the new La Gaîté Lyrique, an interactive space for music and digital art, Gautrand is renowned for innovation in contemporary design. Here. Crane.tv visits Gautand at her studio to find out why she sees beauty in inner city spaces, and how to lose yourself in Paris.
Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: Oude Gracht 4, 9341 AB Veenhuizen, The Netherlands
Client: VROM Rijksgebouwendienst (Building service Dutch Government), Branch / Vestiging
Site area: 5,200 sqm
Total building budget: € 1,90 mio. (excl. VAT)
Design Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck with Teun van der Meulen, Cornelia Sailer, Sebastian Heinemeyer, Kingman Brewster, Jeroen Heintzbergen, Takashi Nakamura
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz
Carnegie Mellon University has a building in its School of Architecture that is a lab. No, the building does not house experiments, it is the experiment. It is called the Intelligent Workplace Energy Supply System and it provides the Energy Supply System (EES) for Carnegie Mellon’s Intelligent Workplace, which is part of the School of Architecture’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics. It is a physical construction from 1997 that consists of offices, meeting rooms, and work spaces for faculty and students, all located atop the Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall.
What’s the goal? To study the viability of providing power, cooling, heating and ventilation to a building using thermal energy and renewable, bioDiesel fuel. The specific investigations range from design and installation to evaluation of both individual components as well as their ability to work efficiently in concert with one another. Ideally, once all this information is compiled, more comprehensive design strategies can then be identified and used by architects everywhere.
The project developed by RTA-Office… belongs to a large masterplan that includes three different museum buildings surrounded by a big green area. The Anhui Provincial Paleontological Fossils Museum and the Anhui Provincial New Museum are already built. RTA-Office was involved
Architects: Luis Mira Architects & Plus Arquitectura (Sergio Aguilar)
Location: Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Project Area: 900 sqm (building) – 2000 sqm (Civil works, entrance & walkways)
Contractor: Lovemore and Company
Structural & Civil Engineers: Sutherland Engineers
Electrical Engineers: McAvinchey Electrical Engineers
Photographs: Wieland Gleich, Luis Mira Architects
Sponsored by Cannon Design, the ‘(un) Made in China’ Exhibition will be taking place April 20 – June 20 at the ide@s gallery in Shanghai, China.Thirty years of unprecedented growth have transformed China’s built environment and given it the reputation…
Located in Boulder, Colorado and designed by Studio H:T, Fractured House creates a spatial experience from the fracture implied by splayed property lines. The resulting volumetric fissure of the building mass organizes the horizontal circulation and creates the space of the stair cavern. More images and architects’ description after the break.
RUA shared with us their second prize winning proposal in the Ideas Competition for the Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos. Their proposal is for a light concrete structure that “fly’s” over the dunes allowing for a gradual and controlled re-naturalization of the area between the existing promenade and the waterfront. More images and architects’ description after the break.