Non-Profit to Buy A Block of Frank Lloyd Wrights

Frank Lloyd Wright by JOHN AMARANTIDES, 1955. ”The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives” (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

While in Arizona developers threaten to split a unique Frank Lloyd Wright Home in two, in , preservationists just can’t get enough Wright.

A non-profit by the name of The Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program, Inc. has just bought their fourth Wright home on the same Milwaukee block. They’re hoping to buy all six and turn the block into an interpretive center so visitors can enter and experience the homes – all American System-Built Homes that Wright built between 1915 and 1916 as prototypes for his ideas on standardized home design.

While they wait for the necessary approvals from the City of Milwaukee to get restoring their newest acquisition, they’ll rent out the home and spend their time restoring the duplex at the other end of the block. No word yet on when their vision could become reality.

Story via The Wisconsin Gazette, the Journal Sentinel Online, a 

Two family houses in Redes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

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Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Location: Redes, Galicia,
Architects: Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Santos-Diéz

School in Balsiai / Sigitas Kuncevičius Architecture Studio

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Architects: Sigitas Kuncevičius Architecture Studio
Location: Vilnius district municipality,
Design Team: Sigitas Kuncevičius, Martynas Dagys, Loreta Kuncevičienė, Viltė Jurgaitienė, Žygimantas Gudelis, Aistė Kuncevičiūtė
Project Area: 11,400 sqm
Photographs: Raimondas Urbakavičius

H3 Experience Center / Nota Design Group

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Architects: Nota Design Group
Designer: Keat Ong
Location: , Yunnan,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 994 sqm
Photographs: Wang Shui Ling

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects just won the competition for a new research building for the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart. The Center is one of ’s leading research institutions and conducts research on renewable energy. Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.
The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.

A “High Line” Makeover for A Former Railroad in Philly?

From a park in a forgotten metro station to a human-sized “LEGO” bridge (see our post: The 4 Coolest “High Line” Inspired Projects), the massive success of New York City‘s High Line continues to inspire citizens across the globe to see their city’s…

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Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects

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Architects: T2.a Architects
Location: , Hungary
Architects: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi, Tamás Mórocz
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Zsolt Batár, Attila Polgár

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

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Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: Tokyo,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)
Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)

NJIT Fall 2012 Lecture Series

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT will be launching its Fall 2012 Lecture Series on October 15 with Neil Meredith’s talk on a recent project by Gehry Technologies, Burj Khalifa Office Ceiling. Featuring Fred Kent*, Alissia Melka-Teichroew,…

20th-Century World Architecture

20th-Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.

Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations. 

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Venice Biennale 2012: Vitorio Magnano Lampugnani

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The master plan presented by Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition is for a private company, even though it operates at city scale. Designed for the Swiss pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Novartis, it demanded a balanced response to the needs of industry, commerce, and human interaction, as well as the rationalization of a site that had advanced, unplanned, for a century. The plan also required finding a common ground between the approaches of many architecture practices from around the world: individual buildings are to be designed and constructed by architects such as Peter Märkli, Diener & Diener, SANAA, and David Chipperfield. Lampugnani’s vision is represented here in the form of a large-scale model, allowing visitors to appreciate its scale, complexity, and careful poise.

Lecture: After March 11th / Kengo Kuma

This past Tuesday, Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates, , lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). His discussion centered around the epochal challenge architecture must respond to following the great disaster of March 11, 2011. The tsunami, which flattened the Tohoku coastline in a matter of seconds, and catastrophic nuclear accident that followed proved our infrastructure to be insufficient in the age of technology. With this realization, Kuma understands that we must learn from what happened and “start again from scratch”.

Rural Tourism in Montalegre / Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves

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Location: Parafita, Montalegre,
Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Manuel Correia

AD Interviews: Norman Foster

is undoubtedly one of the most influential architects of our time. Since establishing his award-winning practice in 1967 – originally titled Foster Associates – the Pritzker Prize laureate has grown Foster + Partners into an international powerhouse, with project offices in more than twenty countries.

The Manchester native has become known for contributing well-designed, imaginative solutions to complex design problems, while remaining sensitive to the environment and embracing the highest technological standards. His diverse portfolio ranges from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.

As stated in the 1999 Pritzker Jury Citation, “Sir Norman Foster’s pursuit of the art and science of architecture has resulted in one building triumph after another, each one in its own way, unique.”

has received nearly 500 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 86 national and international competitions. Some of Foster’s greatest achievements include receiving the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Architecture (1994), the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture (1983), and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture (1991). In 1990 he was granted a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honors, and in 1999 was honored with a Life Peerage, becoming The Lord Foster of Thames Bank.

Check out the latest projects and news from Foster + Partners here on ArchDaily.

AD Round Up: Architecture in the UK

Courtesy of OSA

For today’s Round Up we have our 1st selection of architecture in the . The main image belongs to OSA’s Kunsthülle LPL, a temporary installation for a major new venue for contemporary art in Liverpool. Take a look at Soundhouse by Jefferson Sheard & Careyjones Architects, a building completely enveloped in black rubber. Check out the Hunsett Mill by ACME or Herringbone Houses designed by Alison Brooks Architects. Finally, don’t miss the interesting photographs of Brutalism in the Uk by Andy .

M House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location: , Singapore
Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Libeskind’s “L Tower” Tops Out

“L Tower” in progress.

Yesterday, October 10, Studio Daniel Libeskind celebrated the “Topping Off” ceremony for ’s “L Tower” with aerial acrobatics dancing across the North face of the structure. The 58-storey skyscraper, located at the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, is part of the redevelopment of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. It was designed to be an architectural transition between the towers of the financial district to the west and the historic residential St. Lawrence neighborhood to the east.  A 5000 square-feet public plaza along the redevelopment’s west side will serve as an additional public space for the theater, L Tower residents and the downtown community. Continue reading for more.

MOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

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Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Location: , Jalisco, México
Architects: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
Photographs: Mito Covarrubias