Foster and Holl selected for next Maggie’s Centers

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Steven Holl and Norman Foster have been chosen to design the next two Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers in the United Kingdom. As reported by bdonline, Foster will design in his hometown of south Manchester at the Christie hospital, while Holl will design at the St. Bartholomew’s (Barts) hospital in London. This will be Holl’s second UK project, following the Glasgow School of Art.

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GippsTAFE Learning Centre / Paul Morgan Architects

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Architects: Paul Morgan Architects
Location: 129 Nerrena Road, , Australia
Project Team: Paul Morgan, Michael Bouteloup, Melissa Thong, Yau Ka Man, Duncan Taylor, Simon Disler
Project Area: 1,615 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Peter Bennetts 

Practice 2.0: The Elephant in the Room*

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By Steve Sanderson

The following article is an edited transcript from a presentation that Steve gave at the Intersections: Building Interdisciplinary Pedagogy | Building Integrated Practice symposium organized by the City College of Technology.

I’m happy to see so many familiar faces and honored to be included with such an esteemed panel. In fact I feel a bit under-qualified. If my Google searches serve me well, all of my fellow panelists have both undergraduate and advanced degrees in architecture and have held noted academic positions for several years. I, on the other hand, pursued a “non-traditional” path into the industry by first studying interior design then industrial design to doing one year of a MArch program and finally receiving a ME from John’s program at Stevens.

Maison E3 / Natalie Dionne

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Architects: Natalie Dionne
Location: Montréal, Canada
Project Area: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer

CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2012

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Four innovative towers in Canada, Qatar, and Italy have named the best tall buildings in the world for 2012 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the international not-for-profit association. These towers demonstrate the continued renaissance of tall building development worldwide, as a record number of 88 tall buildings soaring over 200 meters were completed in 2011, compared to 32 buildings in 2005. Another 96 tall buildings are projected to compete this year, with China being the largest contributor.

The four regional winners include the Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada (Americas); 1 Bligh Street, Sydney (Asia and Australia); Palazzo Lombardia, Milan (Europe); and Doha Tower in Doha, Qatar (Middle East and Africa). Additionally, Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi won the CTBUH’s first Innovation Award for the project’s computer sun-screen.

“The winners display remarkable creativity, as well as a respect for the environment, connection with place, and the urban surroundings,” said Richard Cook, awards committee chairman and founding partner of Cook+Fox Architects.

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The Oosterdokseiland / HVDN + Studioninedots

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Architects: HVDN + Studioninedots
Location: Amstedam,
Project Team: Stijn de Jongh
Project Area: 540 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Schlijper, Peter Cuypers

Design Competition: Floating Cinema 2013

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UP Projects and The Architecture Foundation have announced an Open Call to architects and designers for the 2013 design of the Floating Cinema Project that will cruise the waterways of East .  The design is a followup to the Floating Cinema project of 2011, designed by Studio Weave, a scheme launched by UP Project’s Portavilion series for innovative temporary public art spaces with artists Somewhere (Nina Pope, and Karen Guthrie).  The competition will be held in two stages. A pre-qualification questionnaire should be submitted by each entrants (or group), due by 4pm on June 26th.  UP Projects and the Architecture Foundation will then select four practices to develop and design the Floating Cinema in response to a brief. More on the competition after the break.

House in Tarussa / Bureau Alexander Brodsky

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Architects: Bureau Alexander Brodsky
Location: Kaluga, Tarusa,
Photographs: Yuri Palmin

Kofunaki House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: ,
Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Gross area: 132.31 sqm
Completed date: 2012
Photographs: Yuta Yamada/Fujishokai

   

CLOG: Data Space launch

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Taking place June 15th from 7-9pm at McNally Jackson in , CLOG is inviting the public in their celebration of the launch of their third issue, Data Space.

The editors of CLOG will be joined by Andrew Blum, author of the recently published “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet,” and Neil Sheehan, Principal of Sheehan Partners, who designed Facebook’s Prineville Data Center, to discuss the architecture of data centers, a fairly new building typology, which has become a major energy consumer and a burgeoning building type. These facilities can range from small portable modules to massive warehouses full of servers, from sleek new constructions to the reuse of existing infrastructures.

For more information and to order your own copy of the issue, please visit here.

VIDEO: Casa Martos / Adamo-Faiden, by Cristobal Palma

Last week we presented one of Adamo-Faiden‘s latest housing projects and yesterday we featured Cristobal Palma‘s video for Cien House, home and workshop designed by and for Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects. Cristobal has just now shared with us another collaboration with Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden, giving us a tour through Casa Martos in .

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GWELL / JDS

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Architects: JDS; Partners in Charge Henning Stüben, Julien De Smedt
Location: Gangnam Bogeumjari District in ,
Client: Shinyoung
Collaborators: Junglim Architects
Area: 38,000 m2
Budget: 33 million euros
Project Leader: Heechan Park
Team: Byeongmoo Moo, Francisco Villeda, Amanda Ripoll, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Marvin Philipp, Mathilde Claus
Construction: Autumn 2012

JDS has been commissioned to design a hybrid office and hotel, the Officetel Building, for the new development area of Gangnam Bogeumjari District in Seoul, South Korea.  The interesting mixed program, which includes retail, amenities and 700 compact living spaces, has resulted in a textured facade that responds to contextual issues such as sight lines and expose to natural light.

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Cais da Fontinha / Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados

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Architects: Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados - Alexandre Burmester, André Lopes Cardoso
Location: Margina de Gaia, , Portugal
Client: Soarta – Soc. Imobiliária Soares da Costa, SA
Collaborators: Arch.s Jose Carlos Gonçalves, Fátima Burmester, Jorge Toscano
Completion: 2010
Area: 6,000 sqm
Coast: 4,000,000 €
Photographs: Courtesy of Alexandre Burmester Arquitectos Associados

   

“Processing Environments” Symposium

“Processing Environments” Symposium


The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and sponsored by the Bilbao Municipality and the Institut Français in Bilbao. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. …

PARKPRAXIS / x architekten

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Architects: x architekten
Location: Kasten bei Böheimkirchen, 
Client: Dr. Regina Fehrmann
Area: 224 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: x architekten

 

The Creators Project: Mass Studies Visit

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The Creators Project, VICE and Intel’s art and technology initiative, recently visited Mass Studies, a world-famed Korean architecture firm in . They spoke to the company’s founder Minsuk Cho who explained how their ultimate goal is to shape a community through space. The vast scope of their work, informed by both pre and post-urbanized Korea can be seen in this video interview here.

Bourbon Lane / Cartwright Pickard Architects

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Architects: Cartwright Pickard Architects
Location: , England
Original Design Competition: Cartwright Pickard Architects & B+C Architectes
Completion: 2007
Area: 6,861 sqm
Client: Octavia Housing
Photographs: Courtesy of Cartwright Pickard Architects

Rosalie Residence / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: Brisbane, Queensland,
Completed: 2010
Structural & Civil Engineers: NJA Consulting
Electrical Engineer: Ken Gallienne & Associates
Hydraulic Engineer: Cushway Blackford
Mechanical Engineer: Ralph Engineering Concepts
Photographs: Scott Burrows