Apartment at Bow Quarter / Studio Verve Architects

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Architect: Studio Verve Architects
Location: Bow Quarter, Fairfield Road, ,
Structural Engineer: Engenuiti
Builder: Caldera Construction
Completion: 2012
Floor Area: 72 sqm
Project Team: Vivian Chan, Fernando Molines, Ula Witkowska
Photographs: Luke White

Museum and Exposition Centre / Atelier Kempe Thill

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Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: Oude Gracht 4, 9341 AB Veenhuizen,
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

 

Techne: A Living Lab of Renewable Energy

Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, CMU / © Daderot

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.

O House / LPG

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Architects: LPG oficina de arquitectura – Henry Rueda, Diana Montoya, María Alejandra Moleiro
Location: , Estado Carabobo, Venezuela
Photographs: Antonio Chagín, María Alejandra Moleiro, Henry Rueda

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Anhui Provincial Art Museum / RTA-Office

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

UY House / Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky

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Architects: Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Area: 590 sqm
Collaborators: Fernanda Torres, Tamara Caplan Estudio Joselevich
Photographers: Courtesy of Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky

Blouberg International School / Luis Mira Archi​tects & Plus Arquitectura

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Architects: Luis Mira Architects & Plus Arquitectura (Sergio Aguilar)
Location: Blouberg, Cape Town,
Project Area: 900 sqm (building) – 2000 sqm (Civil works, entrance & walkways)
Completion: 2011
Contractor: Lovemore and Company
Structural & Civil Engineers: Sutherland Engineers
Electrical Engineers: McAvinchey Electrical Engineers
Photographs: Wieland Gleich, Luis Mira Architects

 

Courtesy of ide@s initiative of Cannon Design

‘(un) Made in China’ Exhibition

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…

Fractured House / Studio H:T

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Located in , 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.

Re-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and Buarcos / RUA

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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 . 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.

Spira Performing Arts Center / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor – GertWingårdh, Jonas Edblad, Ingrid Gunnarsson
Location: Kulturgatan 3, 553 24 , Sweden
Design Team: Andreas Henriksson, Peter Öhman, Claes Berglöf, Viktoria Wallin, Josefine Kastberg, Foued Hajjam, Therese Ahlström, Aron Davidsson, Anna Palm, Dan Danielsson, Helena Toresson, Sara Helder, Viktor Alm, Björn Nilsson, Anna Nyborg Lafveskans, Charlotta Rosell, Jennie Stolpe, Daniel Frickeus, Fredrik Gullberg, Pål Ericksson, Ola Frödell, Robert Hendberg, Peter Sierts
Client: Landstingsfastigheter, Jönköping County
Contractor: PEAB
Gross area: ca 15,000 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Ulf Celander , Lindman Photography, Gert Wing Ârdh

   

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What Makes it GREEN? – Live Jury Interviews, Winners Announcement, and Reception

Designers in the Northwest and Pacific Region create some of the world’s most sustainable buildings. What Makes it GREEN? (WMIG?) celebrates the region’s achievements and the interdisciplinary teamwork required to meet the 2030 Challenge®. For over a decade, WMIG? has…

Rafmognud Nattura / Marcos Zotes

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New York-based architect and artist Marcos Zotes, together with his multidisciplinary team of collaborators, transformed the largest church in , Hallgrímskirkja Church, into a spectacular and interactive light installation titled “RAFMÖGNUÐ NÁTTÚRA”. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Kindred House / Anagram Architects

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Architects: Anagram Architects
Location:
Design Team: Ayush Prakash, Mugdha Upasani, Late S. Sai Satish, Madhav Raman, Vaibhav Dimri, Tarika Jigar Asrawala
Photographs: Andre Fanthome & Ayush Prakash

Archipelago Cinema / Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the​ Rocks Yao Noi Foundation

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Architect: Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the Rocks Yao Noi
Location: Kudu Island, Thailand
Year: 2012
Photographs: Doug Bruce, Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation, Piyatat Hemmatat, Sixtysix Visual

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Courtesy of Rudy Uytenhaak

Did you really missed the amazing projects we featured last week? No problem… here’s the best. Main image belongs to The Hague Municipal Office, which opened last year. Would you want to work there? Don’t miss Inês Cortesão’s beautiful refurbishment house in . Talking about refurbishment projects, would you have guessed this Cultural Civic Center was a former prison? Check out the Court of Justice of the European Communities, designed by Dominique Perrault in Luxembourg. Do you like our Classics? What about Cordoba House, designed by Emilio Ambasz in 1975.

Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower / BIG

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Contributing to the skyline, the 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG, Westbank, Dialog, Cobalt, PFS, Buro Happold, Glotman Simpson, and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure. BIG’s proposal, named after its location on the corner of Howe & Beach next to the Granville Street Bridge in downtown Vancouver, calls for 600 residential units occupying the 49-story tower, which would become one of the city’s fourth tallest buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Leisure Center / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

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Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Location: , France
Developer: SEM Lyon Confluence
Contractor: Unibail
Photographs: Renaud Chaignet, Renaud Araud