Kimball Art Center / Will Bruder+PARTNERS

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The Kimball Art Center design proposal by Will Bruder+PARTNERS focuses on the nature of “exhibition” in the context of history. Taking a cue from the “colorful prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs” of ’s canyons along with its abundance of formally expressive Victorian architecture, the proposal takes on the role of expression and education through color and craft. This sensitivity to the history and propogation of exhibition is instantly understood with the facade walls of Main and Heber Streets.

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Roku Museum / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Location: ,
Site area: 705.13 sqm
Building area: 106.91 sqm
Total floor area: 99.95 sqm
Structure: Wooden structure
Height of the building: 6.50 m
Completion: October 2010
Photographs: Masumi Kawamura

Station 20 Proposal / Peter Ruge Architekten

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The Metro Station 20 proposal by Peter Ruge Architekten on Metro Line 1 in , Bulgaria acts as a primary metro connection between ’s city center and the airport, and the hub of a major commercial redevelopment plan. Their design seeks to establish clear pathways, form active connections and harmonize architecture and landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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‘La Casa’ Permanent Supportive Housing / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture + Leo A Daly

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, along with joint venture partner Leo A Daly…, are continuing to develop their design for the District-owned “La Casa” supportive housing project. The project is an important milestone for the District in their efforts

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Call for Papers: 5th issue of HORIZONTE

HORIZONTE, a journal for architectural discourse just announced its latest Call for Papers for their 5th issue dealing with the topic “Fetish”. The journal is an interdisciplinary and collaborative effort of students from the School of Architecture, the School of…

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modeLab Agent Forms Workshop

Studio Mode / modeLab… is pleased to announce the modeLab 2012 Spring Workshop Series. The series starts off with the Agent Forms, a two-day intensive design and programming workshop to be held in Brooklyn during the weekend of February 04-05.

CTBUH International Student Tall Building Competition

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is announcing its second annual student competition for “Reimagining Tall”.  The competition will be held in conjunction with CTBUH 9th World Congress Shanghai 2012.  Competition chair William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox noted that the competition hopes to give new meaning to “the tall building” and move it “away from just an instrument of financial exploitation and toward a development highly concerned with its impact on the city, the environment, and the urban habitat”.  The competition is seeking proposals that address the building’s relationship with the urban fabric, integrate existing street life and reflect their environment in a productive way. This should be an interesting competition considering we are entering the era of the megatall.

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Kimball Art Center / Sparano + Mooney Architecture

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The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah is hosting a competition for a transformation of the “non-profit center for the arts in the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant art community”. The list of architects competing to transform this cultural space is selective.  Among them is Sparano + Mooney Architecture, an internationally recognized firm with offices in Park City, Utah and Los Angeles, .   The competition submissions for Stage II will be presented on February 2nd, but until then here is a preview of Sporano + Mooney’s Proposal!

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Leschi Residence / Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects

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Architects: Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects – Rick Mohler, Rick Ghillino, Rik Adams, Brian Baker
Location: , WA,
Structural: Swenson Say Faget
Landscape: Linda Attaway (LALA)
Contractor: EH Construction
Completion: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects

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’007_Urban_Songline’ Exhibition / Allard van Hoorn

The origin of Songlines [or Dreaming Tracks] can be traced to Australian indigenous systems for navigation and caretaking of land achieved by mapping space through the creation of music based on the topography of land. For 007_Urban_Songline, the artist, Allard …

UK Pavilion, Seed Cathedral. Shanghai Expo, China, 2010 © Iwan Baan

‘Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary’ Exhibition

As part of a season of events celebrating British design, the V&A presents the first major solo exhibition of the work of one of the most inventive and experimental British design studios practicing today.
This exhibition, taking place from May…

Optical Store / Simos Vamvakidis

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Architect: Simos Vamvakidis
Location: Neo Psyhiko, , Greece
Completion: June 2011
Size: 65 sqm
Photographs: Ioanna Roufopoulou and Simos Vamvakidis


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Pangolin House: Vision for Future House in Thailand / Pitupong Chaowakul, Wattikon Kosolkit and Yupadee Sutvisith

The vision of Pitupong Chaowakul, Wattikon Kosolkit and Yupadee Sutvisith… for the future Thai house is an architecture that is composed of different levels of resilient segments. This includes 100% resistance with facility space that allows water to flood on

‘Anemone’ Installation / Oyler Wu Collaborative


Anemone is an art/architectural installation by Oyler Wu Collaborative aimed at weaving together aesthetic experience and tactile engagement, a combination generally considered off limits within the world of contemporary art. All too often, art installations are considered precious, almost sacred objects; while they are meant to be appreciated for their aesthetic beauty, they offer little in terms of human interaction. In other words, they are meant to be seen, not felt. Recognizing that human engagement is one of the key factors in creating a rich experience, Anemone has been designed with the idea of interaction as one of its key design objectives. More images and project description after the break.

AD Classics: Rachofsky House / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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The most satisfying part of the Rachofsky House is that it is not a museum. There is no real reason why it shouldn’t be, considering the multitude of visitors and school fieldtrips that frequent the 11,000 square-foot, three-story building week in and week out. But the House remains a 100% private residence, still owned by Mr. Rachofsky and operated by a small staff. This all lends to a very unique and personal experience for the visitor, because not only does the intimacy of a house enrich one’s interaction with the art, but the lessened formal pressure allows for greater exploration of space and more appreciation to the architectural detail.


Shou Sugi Ban / BYTR Architects

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Architects: BYTR Architects
Location: Maarn,
Projectteam: Tjerk van de Wetering, Richel Lubbers, Dominique Vermeulen
Client: Private
Completion: 2010
Wooden framework: Prehocon, Bunnik
Building costs: €100.000 excl. BTW
Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode


Video: Toguchi Lecture / Peter Bohlin

American architect Peter Bohlin, FAIA discusses his life work and design philosophy at the 2011 September Chapter Meeting, held in the Cartwright Auditorium at Kent State University. Bohlin founded Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1965 and has since gained a reputation for creating exceptional designs that are committed to the individuality of place and user. Bohlin has been awarded over 500 regional, national and international awards for design. In 2010, he received the national AIA Gold Medal, the highest award given by the institute. Enjoy the lecture and view ArchDaily’s exclusive interview with here.

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Reference: AIA Akron

Stinson Beach House / WA Design Inc

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Architects: WA Design Inc
Location: Marin, , USA
Client: Stacia Cronin and David Stark Wilson
Size: 1400 square feet
Design Team: David Stark Wilson, Frank Eyerly, Eoi Takagi
Consultants: Kenneth Hughes (engineering); PCD Engineering (mechanical)
Photographs: Courtesy of WA Design Inc