Huludao Beach Exhibit Center / META – Project

© Chen Su

Architect: META-Project
Location: Huludao, ,
Design Team: Wang Shuo, Zhang jing, Zhou Zhimin, Mei Fupeng, Yang Cheng, Lai Yuchen, Lin Changyan
Site Area: 13,000 sqm
Built Area: 2,500 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Chen Su

 

The Defense Colony Residence / Vir.Mueller architects

© Andre J. Fanthome

Architects: Vir.Mueller architects
Location: Defence Colony Residence, New ,
Design Team: Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta, Sarah Gill, Harsh Vardhan Jain, Saurabh Jain, Kai Pedersen, Hillary Collins, Helena Westerlind, Everett Hollander
Client: Saran and Puneet Dhupia
Total Covered Area: 11,000 sq.ft.
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Himanshu Parikh
Contractor: Macro Constructions (Mr Subhash Chakravarty)
Photographs: Andre J. Fanthome

Courtesy of AIA San Francisco

Marin Living: Home Tours

Taking place May 12 from 1oam-4pm, the Marin Living: Home Tours, hosted by AIA San Francisco, is an open house tour featuring five projects that showcase and celebrate the richness of our local built environment in hopes of engaging the…

The Arch Cultural Center / 3XN

Adam Mõrk

Architect: 3XN
Location: ,
Client: Halse Property, Norway
Cost: 33,000,000 euros approx.
Size: 4,500 sqm approx.
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Adam Mõrk

Aedas Receives 8 Honors at the Asia Pacific Property Awards

Oasis mall - Courtesy of

Aedas recently won 8 prestigious awards at the Asia Pacific Property Awards presentation ceremony, which was held on April 28 in Kuala Lumpur. Center 66 from Hang Lung Properties, a mixed use development of 376,800 sqm straddling across two sites conjoined by a public plaza hosting a cluster of heritage buildings in Wuxi, PRC, won “5 Star Award, Best Mixed Use Architecture for ”, and subsequently won “Best Mixed Use Architecture Award for Asia Pacific”. More information on their awards after the break.

International Amusement Park of Rosario / Rafael Iglesia

© Gustavo Frittegotto

Architect: Rafael Iglesia
Location: , Argentina
Collaborator: Gustavo Farias
Photographs: Gustavo Frittegotto, Manuel Cucurell 

 

© 2012, DANI ARHITEKTURE, SARAJEVO, BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA

Days of Architecture 2012

One of the most prominent architectural event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Days of Architecture, which takes place May 10-13, includes different lectures held by local and international architects, exhibitions, movie screenings etc. The topic for Days of Architecture 2012 -City(and)conscience,…

Split View / U Architects

© Daan Dijkmeijer

Architect: U Architects
Location: Hout,
Client: Family van Renterghem
Completion: February 2012
Building Costs: 299,000 Euro (inclusive VAT)
Gross Floor Area: 250 sqm
Contractor: Jansen & Vis
Advisor Construction: Vervest Constructief
Advisor HVAC: Volantis
Photographs: Daan Dijkmeijer

 

The Red Line / BIG

Courtesy of BIG

The invited design contest calls for a strong architectural master plan, comprising residential, commercial and cultural programme, forming a new urban area around the existing Ratina sports stadium in one of the most rapidly developing regions in . BIG is selected as a winner of the competition by Finnish developers Rakennustomisto Pohjola & YH-Länsi, among proposals from Swedish Wingårdhs, German Behnisch Partner and Finnish JKMM.

BIG’s proposal, The Red Line, seeks to uncover the urban potential of the 50 000 m2 site located on the Ratinanniemi peninsula, which serves as an important link between City Centre and the nature area of Eteläpuisto Park. BIG’s design embraces and builds upon the existing qualities of the site which is naturally divided into three distinct zones, each holding a unique character. More images and architect’s description after the break.

National Mall Winning Design Proposal for Sylvan Theater / Weiss/Manfredi + OLIN

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-based architects Weiss / Manfredi and Philadelphia-based landscape architects OLIN have been announced as winner of the National Mall Design Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater in Washington, DC. Weiss / Manfredi and OLIN were one of three winning teams selected by the Trust for the National Mall to rejuvenate and transform three neglected sites on the National Mall (read our original announcement here). In the winning proposal for Sylvan Theater, Weiss / Manfredi and OLIN sculpt the ground plan and restore the existing tree canopy to create a new performance landscape that can accommodate a wide variety of events, while permeating the site with critical visitor amenities.

Continue reading for more images, video and the architects’ press release.

Infographic: The Serpentine Pavilion 2012 Update

With the recent release of the design for the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and collaborator Ai Weiwei, we’re bringing you the 2012 updated infographic, a cheat sheet for the 12 years of the Serpentine Pavilion. Read more about the new design here

Rebirth of Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand / Supermachine Studio

© Wison Tungthunya

Architects: Supermachine Studio – Pitupong Chaowakul, Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Peechaya Mekasuvanroj, Santi Sarasuphab
Location: ,
Constructor: ST.Classic Co.,Ltd.
Size: 400 sqm
Completion: October 2011
Client: Joel Clement/Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Dream Downtown Hotel

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: Handel Architects
Location: 355 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA
Architects In Charge: Frank Fusaro
Client: Hampshire Hotels & Resorts+ Vikram Chatwal Hotels
Site Area: 25300 sf
Area: 184700.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Edward Menashy, Handel Architects, Adrian Wilson

Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai

Courtesy of Deep Ocean

Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World has signed on with Switzerland’s BIG InvestConsult, on behalf of partner Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), to become the sole construction contractor of the futuristic Water Discus Underwater Hotels in the Middle East. Tailored to the luxurious lifestyle, aspiring divers and marine life enthusiasts, the patent-protected concept by DOT is comprised of disc-shaped volumes that are both above and below the water’s surface, exploring the depths of the ocean while taking advantage of the warm climate.

Continue after the break for more on the Water Discus Underwater Hotels.

World Architecture Festival 2012

Now in its fifth year, the World Architecture Festival moves from Spain to Singapore (October 3rd-5th). And for this year, we are happy to announce ArchDaily as a media partner, and as part of the jury!

The architecturally intense event includes the awards and a festival gallery, with more than 700 entries from around the world in 30 categories, accompanied by live presentations from the finalists, a seminar and keynotes with renowned international architects. In these, and other activities (full summary), you will be able to exchange ideas with over 2000 architects representing more than 65 countries, broaden your horizons and your contacts book.

Learn more about the conference rates, and details on how to submit your projects.

More details about the WAF after the break.

Blueseed, The Pirate Ship of Silicon Valley

One of the concept vessels for Blueseed, The Blueseed Hive.

In my latest Editorial, I made the case that the future Silicon Valleys of the world will be in our cities. I have to admit, though, that I never thought about them being on our seas.

This is the idea behind Blueseed, a floating startup incubator located 12 miles off-shore of the Valley, in international waters. Although meant to cater to an international crowd (so they can skirt the tricky Visa process), a Blueseed survey suggests that the venture is actually most attractive for its potential to be an “awesome startup- and technology- oriented space.” Visa or not.

So, its seems that if Blueseed is to set sail by 2014, the design will be critical. Check out the renderings of the concept vessels below and let us know: do you think they’re “awesome” enough to tempt the 133 companies who have shown interest so far?

Via Venture Beat and Huffington Post. Images via Blueseed.

For more pics and info on Blueseed, read after the break.

SOM’s newest building at Beijing’s China World Trade Center (CWTC) complex

Courtesy of SOM

Ground will be broken on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 for Skidmore Owing & Merrill LLP (SOM)’s newest building at ’s World Trade Center (CWTC) complex. The 58-story Phase 3B Tower features sleek horizontal bands of canted glass that wrap the building’s square floor plates. The 918-feet (280-meters) tall icon will be located immediately northeast of the 74-story, SOM-designed World Trade Center Tower 3, completed in 2010—which is the tallest building in the Chinese capital. More images and complete press release after the break.

Urban Intervention Finalist Presentations

In-Closure / via Urban Interventions Design Competition

Urban Intervention challenged designers to conceive a fresh vision of environmental, social and economic opportunities on and beyond a nine-acre site at the heart of Center. 107 multidisciplinary teams from 24 countries entered designs. Each proposal harnessed ’s history of innovation and civic engagement to inspire the next generation of great public spaces. Now, the three remaining finalists will present their ideas in a free, public lecture this Friday, May 11.

Continue after the break to learn more about the lecture and the top three proposals.