House AND / adn Architectures

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: adn Architectures
Location: , Belgium
Area: 24.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

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The Playing Field, a 450-seat “high tech Tudor theatre” in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between the city’s arts organisations and was realised through a collaborative effort between engineers Structure Workshop and Assemble Studio, the London based practice known for innovative interventions within the public realm. Their Cineroleum, coupled with a bold renovation of a yardhouse, are part of a small canon of cultural buildings designed to temporarily reimagine the urban landscape on a small scale.

The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects

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Architects: Foldes Architects
Location: , Hungary
Architects In Charge: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Levente Sirokai

Casa Ribeira de Abade / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima, 4420 Valbom,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Duarte Rodrigues, Sofia Reis, Demis Lopes, Barbara Guedes, Isabel Ribeiro, Bruno André, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
Year: 2005
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects

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Architects: Hidetaka Nakahara Architects, Yoshio Ohno Architects
Location: , ,
Site Area: 341.42sqm
Area: 93.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kenji Masunaga

House of Respect and Happiness / Studio GAON

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Architects: Studio GAON
Location: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Architects In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yong Kwan Kim

Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

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The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year’s 2014 Australian National . Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: “As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief.”

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes

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Architects: THE architectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: David Juhel, Joachim Seyer
Area: 225.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: S.Chalmeau

Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero

Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year’s winners

Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

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Architects: Orlando Etcheberrigaray
Location: , , Casablanca, Valparaíso Region,
Project Area: 128.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcelo Cáceres

Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

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Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and Pascall+Watson has shared with us their proposal for the New Mexico City International Airport (often referred to as the NAICM for its initials in Spanish: Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México).

We have already presented you with the NAICM’s winning proposal, though Sordo Madaleno and were one of seven participating teams in the invited competition. The team sought to redefine the concept of aviation architecture by centering their idea around passenger experience and business efficiency. See what they came up with, after the break.

Regiocentrale Zuid / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Kanaalstraat 3, 6107 CL Stevensweert, The
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
Area: 1850.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jan Bitter

4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

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OMA, Höweler + Yoon, , and Cooper, Robertson & Partners are amongst four interdisciplinary teams competing to design Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park. As part of a six month nationwide competition, the shortlisted teams have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Suspended over the Anacostia River, the multi-use park aims to re-connect two disparate city districts and re-engage residents with the riverfront by offering a 21st century civic “playscape.” Education and performance spaces, as well as a cafe and water sport areas will all be included in the masterplan.

A preview of the four shortlisted schemes, after the break…

Mar de Luz House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

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Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
Location: , Peru
Project Area: 778.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi

CTBUH Announces Five Finalists in its Student Competition

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced five finalists in their 2014 Student Design , which asked entrants to respond to the theme of ”sustainable verticle urbanism” in order to “shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society.”

“There has been a major transition in the sense of the value of the tall building and what it can contribute to the urban realm, and society in general,” said former Competition Jury Chair William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox. “This transition moves the tall building 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 winner of the competition will be announced at a special judging session as part of the CTBUH’s 2014 Shanghai Conference which begins on Tuesday. Read on after the break for all the finalists.

BLKB – Renovation and Extension / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

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Architects: Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten
Location: Hauptstrasse 25, 4144 ,
Client: Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank Arlesheim
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Ruedi Walti

‘Olympicopolis’ Design Contest Officially Open

The Olympicopolis site is to the South-East of the Olympic Park, near to ’s Aquatics Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Leo Reynolds

The to design a cultural complex at London‘s new ‘Olympicopolis’ site formally opened today, seeking to attract “an exceptional team” of architects, masterplanners, engineers and landscape designers to transform the site next to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Organizers Malcolm Reading Associates say that the competition has already registered over 960 expressions of interest from firms worldwide before the details were even announced, thanks to their early announcement seeking interested parties in July.

The complex will house outposts for the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, Sadler’s Wells and University of the Arts London. The designs for the complex will also respond to proposals for a new campus for University College London which is planned for an adjacent site, making it “one of the most exciting international developments in arts and culture,” according to Director of the V&A Martin Roth.

Read on after the break for more details of the competition

Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Says She “Would Love To Do a Tower in London”

Despite her position as one of the world’s most prominent and successful architects, Zaha Hadid yesterday revealed that there is one thing she feels is missing from her portfolio: a skyscraper in London. Speaking to BD at the announcement of her Science Museum competition win, Hadid said ”I’d love to do a tower in London but it hasn’t arrived.” More of Hadid’s comments after the break.