MASS Design Group is encourage everyone to help, in any way, in their efforts to design, build, and advocate for buildings that improve health and strengthen communities. Architects have a unique ability to affect change by producing Well-Built Environments, those…
With the New Year approaching, how will you give thanks for a great 2011? We are big supporters of Cameron Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity and we hope this video will inspire you to join their efforts in some way in 2012. In the past few years, we have experienced serious natural disasters and Architecture for Humanity constantly provides a sense of stability, offering immediate help and a future plan for those most severely affected. In the past 12 years, the organization has built over 2250 structures in 44 countries - an amazing accomplishment that has impacted millions of people. How many more millions can we help in 2012? Check out Architecture for Humanity to join their team, and make this a resolution you will keep.
Architects : FEA STUDIO - Arash Nasiri , Ensieh Khamseh
Location: Bastam, Semnan, Iran
Project team: Pirooz Parsazadeh, Masoumeh Molaee, Mohammad Hosein Azimi, Amir Nasiry
Structural design: Payman Khatibi
M&E design: Babak Koolivand, Ahmad Rahmati
Project manager & Contractor: Hossein Farzinnia , Alireza Tahmouresi
Client: NOOR-e-MOBIN charity organization , Mr. Hossein Farzinnia
Project area: 1,400 sqm
Photographs: Behrooz Khamseh, Arash Nasiri
JDS has just been awarded first prize for their Hangzhou Waves scheme – a competition entry that called for the design of not one, but two buildings for the financial district of Hangzhou Xintiandi of Hangzhou, China. The two sloping volumes offer different exterior expressions and hold different programmatic entities (a hotel and an office building); yet, the forms are guided by similar attitudes regarding sunlight, green roofs, an active ground plane, etc, which immediately creates a strong relationship between the pair.
More about the winning competition entry after the break.
Through an innovative redesign by Yaniv Pardo Architects, the Netanya city center will be turned into a vibrant and exciting location, befitting a large metropolis. The municipality building will act as the city’s iconic landmark, an architectural milestone supporting the city’s unique urban landscape. The concept leans heavily on the residents of the city who will be using the space for a wide range of activities and services – cultural, social, leisure, commercial etc. Their movement across the space throughout the day will create a bustling urban center. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten + Polyform Arkitekter… recently won the international competition for redesigning the Museum Garden of the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, with their entry ‘SMK tilbage i Parken’ (‘SMK back in the park’). The project will
Architect: Manuel Ocaña del Valle
Location: Benalúa Railway Station, Alicante, Spain
Developer: Casa Mediterráneo
Collaborators: Miguel Molins Jiménez, Karolina Kurzak, Adriana Cepeda, Paloma Montoro, María Ortiz-Muyo, BeDV Arquitectos
Project Management: INECO
Project Director: Marisa Guillamot Bernardo
Built surface: 3,500 sqm
Budget: 5,900,000 euros
Photographs: Manuel Ocaña
‘Migrating Landscapes’ has been selected to represent Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. The project will examine how Canadians express their diverse cultural memories in the way they live and build. ‘Migrating Landscapes’ will be presented by 5468796 …
The futuristic Lloyd’s of London building has become one of the few postmodern buildings to be granted Grade I listed status, elevating the building to the top 2.5% of all listed buildings. Following Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano’s success with the great Pompidou Center in Paris (1977), Rogers designed the Lloyd’s building to replace the insurance company’s original headquarters in London’s medieval financial district. The building was completed in 1986 after eight years of construction, requiring 33,510 cubic meters of concrete, 30,000 square meters of stainless steel cladding and 12,000 square meters of glass to construct.
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Architects: Virai Arquitectos
Location: Calle de Cendeja 21, Muskiz, Vizcaya, Spain
Design Team: Marta Parra, Juan Manuel Herranz y Laila Arias Hoffman
Assistant: Pepa Jiménez, Rodrigo Álvarez Llano, Jorge Garrudo Álamo, José Luis Remesal, Christian Álvarez Gómez (architetcs)
Client: Municipality of Muskiz
Area: 3,572 sqm
Cost: 2,400,500 euros
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán
The AIA recently awarded CultureNOW and Rice Design Alliance the 2012 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement. The award, which recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a positive impact on or advanced the profession, will be presented at the 2012 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C. More details after the break.
Gwynne Pugh Urban Design Studio, in conjunction with garcia architecture + design, was recently selected from a pool of sixteen firms to design the new CAPSLO Homeless Services Center located in San Luis Obispo, California. Since 1997, there have been two shelters providing services to the homeless community. However, when the county offered a site, it was determined that a consolidated center would be able to operate much more efficiently, 24 hours a day. More details after the break.