Aichi Expo, Japan © Ceramica Cumella
Aichi Expo, Japan © Ceramica Cumella

Ceramica Cumella: Shaping Ideas

From September 29th to December 8th, the exhibition dedicated to the work of Toni Cumella will be open. His works in ceramic have been utilised by architects such as Enric Miralles, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, or Jean Nouvel. These collaborations made his material became…

Port House: Antwerp Headquarters / Zaha Hadid Architects

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In early September, Zaha Hadid gave the official order to begin construction work on Port House, the new headquarters for Port Authority on the Kattendijk dock. The new Port Authority headquarters will house approximately 500 staff in a single new location that comprises both a former fi re station and a new extension. Together, these two entities form an impressive new landmark as the headquarters of the Port Authority, overlooking both the city and the harbor. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pearl Valley 334 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: ,
Interior Architecture: Mark Rielly, Jon Case
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch

Langley Green Children’s Centre / Re-Format

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Architects: Re-Format
Location: ,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Nigel Rigden

‘Harvest Wave’ Exhibition for the Sukkahville Design Competition / Various Architects

Courtesy of Andrew McGregor, Robert Miller, Raymond Bourraine, Teresa Cacho

Andrew McGregor, Robert Miller, Raymond Bourraine, and Teresa Cacho were recently named as the second prize winner in the Sukkahville Design Competition in . Organized by the Kehilla Residential Programme, five finalists were given the opportunity to build their designs for an exhibition with the challenge to design a temporary structure constructed for use annually during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. Representing many conceptual themes surrounding the essential nature of dwelling, this proposal for an innovative Sukkah design delicately balances the inherent dichotomies of new/old, open/closed, and temporary/permanent. More images can be viewed after the break.

New Theater Equilibre / Dürig AG

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Architects: Dürig AG
Location: Fribourg,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Dürig AG

Holistic Housing: Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes / Hans Drexler + Sebastian El Khouli

Holistic Housing: Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes” is a fundamental reference work on housing construction. The book deals with the issue of sustainability in a planning context but also analyses a building’s usage and ageing over its ‘life cycle’. A system of criteria specially developed in an accompanying research project can be used to compare and evaluate buildings. It can also be used as a tool for optimising the sustainability of buildings in development during the planning process. By contrast, most existing sustainability systems are conceived not as design and planning tools, but as instruments for evaluating finished buildings and completed planning.

The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia by TWBTA / © Michael Moran
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia by TWBTA / © Michael Moran

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien: ‘Head/Hand’ Lecture

Taking place Wednesday, October 24th, at Cooper Union in New York, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien… will be delivering their ‘Head/hand’ lecture highlighting their current work. Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union as

Reddy House / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: , Andhra Pradesh,
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A. and Aditi S
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

DAGA Cafe / ///byn

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Architects: ///byn
Location: , China
Principals: Nicolas Salto del Giorgio & Bittor Sanchez-Monasterio
Collaborators: Audrius Liaugminas, Luke Webster, Yao Yi & Li Min
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: JIANG Yong

JA+U Interviews Japanese Architect Shinichi Ogawa

In this video, JA+U interviews minimalist Japanese architect of Shinichi Ogawa and Associates.  Ogawa describes the “austerity” and “organization” of minimalist design in regard to different projects.  In residences, where flexibility and options are important, he says that the minimalistic approach grants a wide range of possibilities, providing open and flexible spaces that connect with the site. Ogawa describes the a range of projects that use simple forms and expressions to interact with the environment and accentuate the surroundings.

Enjoy the interview and check out some of Shinichi Ogawa’s projects on ArchDaily: The Luminous House and The Minimalist House.

Boulevard Brewing Company Cellar 1 Expansion / el dorado

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Architects: el dorado
Location: Kansas City, Missouri,
Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
Senior Associate: Chris Burk, Steve Salzer, AIA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

AD Round Up: Hotels Part X

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For today’s Round Up we have our 10th selection of previously featured Hotels. The main image belongs White arkitekter’s Stockholm Waterfront. Take a look at Nhow Hotel in Berlin designed by NPS Tchoban Voss. Check out the work of Mats Edlund & Henrietta Palmer in Hölick Sea Resort or Coeur Méditerranée located in Marseille by Jean Paul Viguier Architecture. Finally, revisit Goldenkey Ski Hotel by LEA Invent, designed as a modern interpretation of the classic alpine house and chalet typologies.

ZAJC Showroom and Production Hall / IPNOTIC Architecture

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Architects: IPNOTIC Architecture
Location: Poznań,
Design Team: Ewelina Jankowska, Katarzyna Pucek, Wojciech Gruszczynski
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1175.4 sqm
Photographs: fotoarchitektura, Norbert Banaszyk

RIBA awards architecturespossibles with 2012 Manser Medal

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Maison L, the dramatic addition that transformed an 18th century orangery into an innovative contemporary house on the outskirts of , has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ () 2012 Manser Medal for best newly designed private house. The major restoration and extension was designed by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), a well-published practiced based in Paris whose portfolio ranges from small private homes to large scale urban design. The French home was selected over four other impressive residences, seen here on the 2012 Manser Medal shortlist.

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Swimming Pool in “Bola de Oro” Sports Centre / José Luis Rodríguez Gil

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Architects: José Luis Rodríguez Gil
Location: , Andalucia, Spain
Design Team: , Jorge G. Molinero Sánchez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: , Georgia
Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency
Area: 42,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographers: Moreno Maggi, Studio Fuksas

 

Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

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Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica
Location: Puerto de Castellón,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Diego Opazo