Para Eco House / Tongji University Team

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Designed by the Tongji University Team, the “Para Eco House” combines both parametric and ecological strategies into the logic of the architectural language used in the house design. By using both “passive” and “active” energy systems, they go beyond the functional and environmental requirement to create a paradigm for a low carbon future. The concept of creating a multi-layer skin emerges from a combination of Dao theory in eastern philosophy and the theories of Michel Foucault in western thought, especially the ideas of autonomy in architecture. More images and the team’s description after the break.

The Green House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Courtesy of Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation
Courtesy of Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation

Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University Design Competition

The Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation recently announced the international architectural design competition for the Museum and educational center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The project provides for a total project area of 35,000 square meters on…

Great-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila Architects

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Architects:
Location: San Felipe, Aguascalientes,
Area: 73 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Eddy Yuvoniel

Video: Cityscape Chicago

This mesmerizing film, by Eric Hines, captures the essence of the “Windy City”. The “Vimeo Staff Pick” is a compilation of over 30,000 still photographs shot between July and October of this year in downtown .

MoMA: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde;Courtesy of

The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce.  The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film.

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AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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If for some reason you missed ArchDaily last week , don’t worry, we’ve brought together the best of the week here. You can’t miss X-TU’s Apartment Blocks in Nanterre. Are you looking for house designs? You must check out, Bicentennial Civic Center in Cordoba, Argentina by Lucio Morini or Cultural Centre and the New City Hall in Archidonia, designed by Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados. Revisit, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor’s Kuggen, a cylindrical, distinctive building in the middle of the town square is an urban planning motif with roots in the Italian Renaissance. Finally, take a look at Architecture for Dogs, interesting proposals by japanese architects such as Kazuyo Sejima, Shigeru Ban, Atelier Bow-Wow, Sou Fujimoto and Kengo Kuma.

Pavilion Siegen / Ian Shaw Architekten

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Architects: Ian Shaw Architekten
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Felix Krumbhlotz

Courtesy of Studio Kalamar
Courtesy of Studio Kalamar

TBC Bank Headquarters Competition Entry / Studio Kalamar

The proposal for the TBC Bank Headquarters by Studio Kalamar… is composed of new facades, a vestibule, and a new landscape design to transform it from an old military headquarters building. Main volumes are enfolded in a skin of triangular

IVG Media Bridge / steidle architects

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Architects: steidle architects
Location: Rosenheimerstraße, ,
Design Team: Johannes Ernst, Martin Klein, Team: Stefan Kissling, Manfred Erich, Duc Hua
Area: 7,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of steidle architects

Courtesy of Bild + INDEX
Courtesy of Bild + INDEX

Green Square Library & Plaza Competition Entry / Bild + INDEX

Presenting a public art strategy deeply embedded within the design of the building & plaza as a whole, the proposal by Bild + INDEX… is entwined and inseparable from the aesthetic, function, and environmental performance of the plaza and building

Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

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Architects: CEI Architecture
Location: Kaleden, BC,
Design Team: Nick Bevanda, Robert Cesnik, Craig Milton, Dan Sawyer
Area: 3000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ed White

Courtesy of PinkCloud.DK
Courtesy of PinkCloud.DK

‘TENACITY’ Architectural Research Proposal / PinkCloud.DK

Proposed by PinkCloud.DK…, TENACITY seeks to revitalize the broken system of New York City Public Housing through architectural development, economic stimulus, education, and most importantly – community pride. The goal for this project is to be a catalyst for

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

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Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Location: Utrecht,
Architect In Charge: Joost Ector
Area: 17,121 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Kees Hummel, Marcel van Kerckhoven, Rob Hoekstra

Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

Launched by Broadway Malyan…, in collaboration with real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area. The 125-acre design, located in North Bangalore, India,

Police Station and Multipurpose Space in Xixona / Daniel Martí & Natàlia Ferrer

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Architects: Daniel Martí & Natàlia Ferrer arquitectos
Location: Xixona, Alicante,
Structure: David Boixader
Installations: Desla Ingeniería, Òscar Galiana
Technical Architect: Julián Garrote
Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Xixona
Area: 842 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: David Zarzoso

Longacres House / Damien Murtagh

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Architect:  Damien Murtagh Architects
Location: North County ,
Project: Longacres House, The Burrow Peninsula, Portrane, Co.Dublin,Ireland

      

Lecture: What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake / Toyo Ito

This , brought to you by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, explores the movement of the 1960s and its influence on Japanese Architecture through today.  Toyo Ito reflects on the life of Kiyonori Kikutake and the continued relevance of his works and ideas in today’s design culture.

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