House of Setagaya / SKAL + OUVI

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Architects: SKAL + OUVI
Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kazuya Shikinami, Shin Yokoo
Photographs: Syuya Amemiya

Middle Park House / KPDO + CJA

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Architects: Kerry Phelan Design Office & Chamberlain Javens Architects
Location: Beaconsfield Parade, Melbourne VIC,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Singel Park Winning Proposal / LOLA + Studio KARST

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LOLA landscape architects from Rotterdam and from Zurich recently won the international ideas competition for their plans for the future Singel Park in Leiden. The two agencies present “convincing and thoughtful concepts for both the park as a whole, as well as for the role the park can play in Leiden’s future.” That’s the conclusion of the advisory committee headed by Mayor Henri Lenferink. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Indoor Swimming Pool in Litomyšl / Architekti DRNH

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Architects: Architekti DRNH
Location: Litomyšl,
Design Team: Antonín Novák, Petr Valenta, Radovan Smejkal, Radek Štefka
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,717 sqm
Photographs: Tomáš Malý

Tutukaka House / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ken Crosson
Project Area: 204 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Shortlist announced for West Kowloon Cultural District’s first Arts Venue

West Kowloon Cultural District site © by Methanoia

The (WKCDA) has announced five design teams invited to submit proposals for the Xiqu Center, which will be the first landmark building within Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District. Serving as the main theatre and Team House, the Xiqu Center will form the gateway into the £1.7bn, Foster-designed masterplan once it is complete towards the end of 2015.

Mr. Louis Yu, Executive Director, Performing Arts stated, “There has been a fantastic response to our plans for the Xiqu Centre from design teams from across the world. We are working hard to find the right team to work with to fulfill our ambitions. The shortlisted teams will meet with representatives of the Chinese opera artform, engaging with stakeholders so we can conceive together a world-class building for Hong Kong and for the development and promotion of this important form of Chinese cultural heritage.”

The five shortlisted teams are:

Mafraq Dialysis Center / Stantec

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Architects: Stantec
Location: ,
Design Team: Erik Hokanson, AIA, Tamer Fawzi, Reham Hussein, Abhishek Gupta, Wafaa Sleiman
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 75,000 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Stantec

AD Round Up: Brick Houses Part III

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For today’s Round Up we have some great brick houses previously featured in ArchDaily. Here’s five you can’t miss:  The Concave House located at the downtown area in Benxi, or Qb Design’s Split Level House in Philadelphia. Check out the House VdB in and Brick-Weave House by Studio Gang Architects. Finally, revisit the Brick House designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan.

Anapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura

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Architects: Aarcano Arquitectura
Location: Tamarindo,
Design Team: Esteban Castro, Carla Carranza
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrés García

Cumarú Restaurant / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani

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Architects: Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
Location: Vitacura, Metropolitan Region,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh

De Kameleon / NL Architects

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Architect: NL Architects
Location: Bijlmermeer,
Client: Principaal / De Key
Project Team: Iwan Hameleers, Gertjan Machiels (Project Architects); Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse (Design); Barbara Luns, Gen Yamamoto, Ana Lagoa Pereira Gomez, Jouke Sieswerda, David de Bruijn, Jung-Wha Cho, Florent Le Corre, Stephan Schülecke, Tomas Amtmann, Joao Viera Costa, Jorge Redondo, Juerg-Ueli Burger, Nora Aursand Iversen, Kim Guldmand Ewers
Year: 2008 – 2012
Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Marcel van der Burg

Video: Haunch of Venison, Gallery Re-launch

Representing a cross-section of some of the most renowned contemporary artists, Haunch of Venison has recently moved out of Burlington Gardens, where it has been for the past few years, back to its former home in the Haunch of Venison Yard, with architect Annabelle Selldorf overseeing the redesign. With another branch in New York, the gallery represents, amongst others, Turner Prize nominees Richard Long, Simon Patterson and Nathan Coley. We catch up with the gallery’s International Director Matt Carey-Williams and Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani who shows us around his current exhibition.

Films & Architecture: “Rear Window”

We come back to the 1950s to remember one of the great masters of modern film making, . In Rear Window, most of the scenes are recorded from the limited view of one single room. Things within a housing complex seems to work fine for everyone but not for this photographer that is forced to see the world from the same perspective every day.

Let us know what are your thoughts about this classic Hitchcock’s work and we wait for any recommendation for keep going with the list!

House Alberschwende / k_m architektur

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Architects: k_m architektur
Location: , Austria
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 190 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of k_m architektur

Screenplay / Oyler Wu Collaborative


Utilizing the simplest of materials – a lightweight steel frame and rope - Oyler Wu Collaborative have crafted a dynamic 21-foot long screen wall conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception.  The geometry of the composition, strengthened by the care with which the 45,000 linear feet of rope is strung through the frame, results in a thick undulating screen that, although derived from technical complexity, is manifested in an elegant visual.  The wall was displayed at the LA Convention Center during Dwell on Design this summer, and, as illustrated by the video, provoked the curiosity of the viewer to physically and visually engage with the work.

More about the wall, plus great photos, after the break.

Maggie’s Nottingham / CZWG Architects

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Architects: CZWG Architects
Location: Nottingham,
Interior Design: Paul Smith
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 360 sqm
Photographs: Martine Hamilton Knight

Radio Museum Expansion / VAUMM Arkitekturak + Taperstudio

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The expansion project for the Radio Museum in Ponferrada, Spain is built around a new courtyard, which houses the entrance to the building and provides support for “sound” connection with the old museum. Designed by VAUMM arkitekturak and Taperstudio, the piece is inserted in the historic center offering a renewed image from the traditional imaginary. The connection of the volumes at the end of the courtyard and the inner spatial distribution, organizing servant and served spaces, enable a clear and easy travel throughout the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Buijtenkeuken / Studio Elmo Vermijs

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Architects: Studio Elmo Vermijs
Location: Rhoon, The
Project Year: 2012
Technical Drawings: Dirk Overduin
Photographs: Ralph Kämena, Elmo Vermijs, Sergio Gambetta