It was announced at a recent seminar, “Materials and Resistance” in Oslo, Norway, that the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, designed by JDS Architects, was the recipient for the Norwegian Steel Construction Prize 2011. A presentation of the winning project and award ceremony will take place under the Norwegian Ståldag (Steel Day), the 3rd of November 2011 at the Grand Hotel in Oslo. More images and description after the break.
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects state, “In human experience there is no greater contrast than the conditions of peace and war.” For the Museum of the Second World War International Competition they wanted to highlight this contrast. The architecture of the museum building and its landscapes posits the conditions of contrast that invoke contemplation of the contradictions that war overlays onto human endeavor. Ultimately, the magnification and illumination of the museum’s message is the project of the architecture and the landscape.
Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Location: Gdansk, Poland
Project Team: Mack Scogin , Merrill Elam, Alan Locke, Rubi Xu, Greg Tran, Jared Serwer, Christopher Hoxie, Helen Han, Margaret Fletcher, Barnum Tiller, Mathew Weaver, Barrett Feldman, Ted Paxton
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Landscape Project Team: Michael Van Valkenburgh, Izabela Riano ,Nicholas Pevzner
Structural Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Max Fordham
Mechanical Engineer Team: Henry Luker, Mark Nutley
Façade Consultant Team: Front, Bruce Nichol, Zach Wiegand
Cost Consultant Team: Turner Townsend, Colin Wood
Project Area: 22,330 sqm
Competition Year: 2010
Yesterday, we shared the news of the Folk Art Museum’s announcement to sell its 53rd Street building to the MoMA due to financial troubles. As we reported, with the MoMA looking to expand its gallery square footage, speculation is growing as to whether the Folk Art museum will be preserved. The situation is a little complicated as the Folk Art building stands between the existing MoMA and an empty lot sold to the developer Hines which is where Jean Nouvel’s West 53rd tower will stand in the future. Some feel the MoMA will demolish the Folk Art to utilize the empty lot to its fullest potential. Yet, the MoMA has said the Folk Art museum will be used as gallery space.
Architect Todd Williams has expressed concern over converting the building into anything other than an art museum, stating, “It wouldn’t make any sense to gut the structure” and adding that, “When you make a building, you put your heart and soul into it and send it out into the world.” While the Folk Art is set to relocate to its 5,000 sqf gallery on Columbus Avenue, the future of the 53rd Street structure is still to be determined.
2004, the year of registration of the brand-name Contaminar Studio, marked the beginning of a studio intended to be a gold standard in the field of contemporary architecture. The idea was to create a working team, in which ideas could merge in joint artistic objectives. This idea arose during the team’s academic training in ARCA | EUAC – Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra. Based partly in the Bauhaus spirit and developed through the Faculty’s own structure, this studio draws from the pluridisciplinarity of its founders (architecture and design) and maintains relationships with collaborators from other artistic fields.
The trailer is courtesy of Vitor Gabriel.
More information about the film after the break.
Indeed, a team composed of 3 persons will take care of the set up of this reference of demountable architecture on the booth on a daily basis – from 11am to 7pm – unveiling each day the absolute modernity of this project. At night, a second team will be in charge of the taking down and crating of each of the elements composing the house (portal frame and ridge beam, exterior joint covers, facade panels, metal floor structure…)
For the nocturne on Thursday 16 June the gallery will organize the set up, dismantling, and crating all in one day. More information and images after the break.
The Rio Salado Audubon Center sits at the heart of the $100M riparian habitat restoration along Rio Salado river corridor which transformed an urban scar to an ecologically rich riparian area. Audubon’s mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focuses on birds and other wildlife along with their habitats. Constructed on a brownfield site, the Audubon Center restored the barren site using native landscape and earned the first LEED Platinum Certification within the City of Phoenix.
Architect: Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio
Location: 3131 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Project Team: Philip Weddle (AIA, LEED AP), Cody Deike (LEED AP)
Landscape Architect: JJR | Floor
General Contractor: Okland Construction
Structural Engineer: Rudow + Berry Structural Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Woodward Engineering
Civil Engineer: Kunka Engineering
Project Area: 8,000 sqf,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Chris Brown
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recently unveiled a demonstration of its new Next Generation Service. The new service follows the release of the Sustainability Guide, which was developed to assist users of AIA Contract Documents in understanding contractual considerations unique to sustainable design and construction projects.
The next generation AIA Contract Documents service, which will represent a significant innovation in accessibility, security, flexibility, affordability and ease of use for the design and construction industry. This new service will allow AIA Contract Documents users to have access to the AIA Contract Document library and all drafts and final documents anytime from anywhere with an internet connection from either a PC or Mac.
More details about the Next Generat Service following the break.
Architects: Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
Location: Panguipulli, Chile
Client: Francisca Boher Elton
Project area: 112 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Luis Martínez Nahuel
The 60,263 sqf program for the North Carolina A&T State University Proctor School of Education is comprised primarily of classroom and office space. The desire to create an interactive social hub throughout the facility plays a key role in organizing student/faculty lounge spaces, conference, and the public circulation. Beyond the program need, the project has aspirations to recognize and express the history of the School of Education as well as its potential future role within the University. The program also takes an additional step in fulfilling the Master Plan goals of the University by further defining the central green space of the campus.
Architect: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
General Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting, Co.
Structural/Civil Engineer: Stewart Engineering
MEP Engineer: RMF Engineering
Landscape Architect: Sasaki
Project Area: 60,263 sqf
Photographs: James West
Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced at the AIA 2011 National Convention in New Orleans that it has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to sponsor the organization’s Multifamily Midrise Design Competition. The contest is geared to provide design professionals and students with a unique opportunity to present their solutions to sustainable, multifamily midrise design.
Design professionals and students are invited to submit their ideas for a new four-to-six-story residential mixed-use building/complex, in combination with a gut-rehab renovation and recommissioning of an adjacent existing building. Specifically, competition entrants will be tasked with delivering ideas for reenergizing the 1300 block of Oretha C. Haley Boulevard between Thalia and Erato streets in New Orleans via design and adaptive reuse architecture, with consideration given to the former elementary school that still stands on the grounds.
For more information, please go to the competition’s official website.
Designed by Leon Lai and Eric Tan of PinkCloud.DK, INFLATABLE is one of five winning projects announced for the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition. The annual architecture ideas competition seeks to bring creative, innovative, and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami and to the city of Miami at large.
INFLATABLE seeks to revitalize the Miami Marine Stadium into a major venue for performances while simultaneously creating one of Miami’s newest icons. The bold visual identity of project aims to establish a connection with the inhabitants of Miami. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Canadian Embassy Berlin / KPMB Architects with Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, architectes and Smith Carter Architects + Engineers
Located at the junction of Leipziger Platz and Postdamer Platz where a portion of the Berlin Wall still stands, the new Canadian Embassy is one of several initiatives in the city’s third wave of reconstruction. The design participates in the reconstruction of the original octagonal wall of Leipziger Platz, and conforms to the stringent planning and design guidelines set out by the District Office of Central Berlin which dictated a stone exterior with punched windows, and 22 meter setbacks.
Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB Architects) with Gagnon Letellier Cyr architectes and Smith Carter Architects + Engineers
Location: Leipziger Platz 17, Berlin, Germany
KPMB Team: Franciska Cape, Bill Colaco, Deni Di Filippo, Brian Graham, Simon Haus, Robert Kastelic, Carolyn Lee, Dan Nawrocki, Riki Nishimura, Karen Petrachenko, Shadi Rahbaran, Bruno Weber
Gagnon Letellier Cyr Team: Marc Letellier, Michel Gagnon (senior architects); Simon Brochu, Jean-Sebastien Laberge (architects); Pierre Michaud, Réal St.-Pierre, Guylaine Lehoux (technologists), Simon Brochu
Smith Carter Architects Principals: James Yamashita (project management); Takashi Yamashita (A/E integration); Colin Gibbs (structural); Jim McEwan (mechanical), Howard Procychyn (electrical), Sam Cox
Local Executive Architect: Pysall Ruge Von Matt Architekten
Local Consulting Architect: Rave Architekten
Structural Engineer: GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH Saar, Enselett und Partner
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Happold Ingenieurbüro GmbH
Landscape: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Office Interiors: Vogel Architects
Lighting: Suzanne Powadiuk Design
Cost: Vermeulens Cost Consultants
Developer: Hanover Leasing, Tercon Immobilien
Project Area: 180,000 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Foto Design, A-Frame
The Mound Street Office Building is a 10,000 sqf structure on a vacant lot in a transitional neighborhood of downtown Columbus. This project inserts a commercial use in a formerly residential block and responds to the established urban context with appropriate scale and building location.