Elemental, Arup, and Studio Tamassociati Win Zumtobel Awards for Innovation

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Jury chairman Winy Maas has announced three projects by Arup, Studio Tamassociati and Elemental as winners of the 2014 Zumtobel Group . With a goal to promote innovations for sustainability and humanity in the built environment, the represent three categories: Applied Innovations, Buildings and Urban Developments & Initiatives. This year’s winners were selected from 15 nominees, shortlisted from a competitive pool of 356 submissions. 

The winning projects are marked by their innovative and ground-breaking character: “The voting to find the number one project was very close in all three categories, because in each case we were able to choose from among a large number of heterogeneous projects of high quality,” Described Maas. “One key criterion for the jury this year was the innovation factor, both in a technical sense and with a view to planning and participation processes as well as ecological and social challenges.”

See the winning projects, after the break.

Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcelos

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Architects:
Location: Salinas – Minas Gerais,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Junia Mortimer

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Hacking the Biennale: “Project Source Code” Uses Augmented Reality to Stage a Rebel Exhibition

Embryological House, 1997, Greg Lynn Form. Image Courtesy of Ozel Office

This year at the Venice Biennale, not all of the exhibitions are visible. Ozel Office of Los Angeles have “hacked” the Venice Biennale with the help of some major architecture firms: Asymptote Architecture, Greg Lynn Form, Neil M. Denari Architects, Murmur, and Oosterhuis Lenard. Together, these firms have created a rogue digital addition to the Biennale only accessible through a virtual portal revealing a world of levitating models, movable objects, and much more, activated by physical components of the Koolhaas-curated central pavilion.

Find out how you can hack the Biennale after the break.

Hupomone Ranch / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 2498.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Wakely

Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week’s Special Guests

EMBT’s Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona. Image © Ceramica Cumella

Featuring around 220 events spread out over 10 days, Budapest Design Week kicks off its 11th year on October 3rd. With exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a range of other events spread across all design disciplines, the program will suit all tastes – however, perhaps the highlight for architects will be the presence of Benedetta Tagliabue, Principle of EMBT, who will give a lecture on “Blending and Experimentation” on October 8th.

Read on after the break for more on Design Week.

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© Flickr CC User Darren Harmon

Three New Towers on the Cards for City of London

Just days after revealing that the Pinnacle has finally been scrapped, the City of London‘s Head of Design Gwyn Richards has told BD that three new skyscrapers are soon to be submitted for planning on nearby sites. Though Richards did not reveal the architects of the three towers, he singled out one of the plans as ”a very considered response from an architect I have the utmost respect for,” adding “I have worked very closely with him and there’s a mutual respect. It’s a good example of cooperation between architect and planner to come up with a building that hopefully the public will see the value in.”

Charred Cabin / Nicolas del Rio

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Architects: Nicolas del Rio
Location: , , Valparaíso Region,
Area: 15.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Felipe Camus

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família To Reach Another Milestone

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The Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona have laid out their planned milestones for the forthcoming year, visualising it in a short film that begins to piece together Antoni Gaudí’s incredible vision. The Sacristy and Raking Cornice will be constructed between this year and next, while new stained glass windows will be installed flooding the interior spaces with evermore coloured light.

HUBflat / CH+QS arquitectos

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Architects: CH+QS arquitectos
Location: , , Spain
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos, Elena Almagro

6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12

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Architects: Architectuuratelier Dertien12
Location: Ploegstraat, 9120 ,
Architect In Charge: Dieter Haemers and Matthias Laukens
Investors: Gewestelijke Maatschappij voor Huisvesting Beveren
Area: 1002.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luc Roymans

Thao Dien House / MM++ architects

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Architects: MM++ architects
Location: , District 2, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Project Architects: My An PHAM THI, Michael CHARRUAULT
Construction Team: Cuong LAM QUOC, Triet LE HUU
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki OKI

House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

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Architects: Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
Location: , Hiroshima,
Area: 153.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Milan Expo 2015: Knafo Klimor-Design Pavilion to Represent Israel

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Knafo Klimor Architects have been chosen to represent Israel at the 2015 Milan Expo with their “Fields of Tomorrow” pavilion. The elongated pavilion, stretching 70 meters across and rising 12 meters high, will act as a “living” billboard revealing Israel’s past and present successes in modern agriculture.

More images and video, after the break.

The Deli Counter / studio Y

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Architects: studio Y
Location: 211/213 Queen Street, VIC 3000, Australia
Design Team: Yaron Kanor, Dana Goldberg
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ashley Feldman

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Courtesy of Instagram User: highlinenyc

Paul Goldberger on the High Line

This past Sunday, New York celebrated the opening of the High Line’s final section. More playful and untamed than its counterparts, the elevated park’s northernmost segment seems to have pleased the critics. As Paul Goldberger explained, the High Line at the Rail Yards is “stunningly refreshing” and “gives you an altogether new, relaxed, low-key way of being on the High Line.” You can read Goldberger’s take on the new portion of the High Line here on Vanity Fair. 

Pernick Academic and Administration Building / Amir Mann- Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

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Architects: Amir Mann- Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
Location: Ramat Gan,
Architect In Charge: Amir Mann
Design Team: Sivan Ravid-Hecht, Associate Architect in charge, Slavik Chokler, Michal Shalom, Hedya Aharonov.
Client: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design: Prof. Yuli Tamir, President; Dror Kave, CEO.
Area: 4250.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aviad Bar Ness, Gal Dern

Bernard Tschumi Presents Final Design for Grottammare Cultural Center

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In preparation for groundbreaking, Bernard Tschumi Architects have released the final design for the ANIMA (Arts, Nature, Ideas, Music, Action) cultural center in (Ascoli Piceno, Italy). The 30-meter “perfect square” will offer the Piceno region and the Adriatic coast a public centre for collecting and cultivating the broadest manifestations of artistic, creative and productive culture. 

An animation, the architect’s description and more images after the break.

Square Headquarters / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: , CA, USA
Design Principal: Gregory R. Mottola, AIA
Project Manager: Christopher Orsega, AIA
Area: 173450.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Matthew Millman