In a quiet residential area in metropolitan Tokyo resides the Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates constructed Industrial Designer House. The client required that that the house be not only private in nature but also in coexistence with the client’s feelings for his life’s work, industrial design.
Architect’s description and photographs following the break.
Architects: Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Project Team: Koji Tsutsui
Structural Engineers: Jun Sato Structural Engineers
General Contractor: Heisei Kensetsu
Project Area: 105.39 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa
Architects: Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Design Team: Jun Mitsui, Nicolai Kruger, Ray Wu, Minsu Kim, Yoshie Shinbo, Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon, Lee Soon Phyo, Moon Sang Ho, Kim Se Jin, Kim Bong Kyun, Kang Seung Hyun
Project area: 4,316 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: E-Jae-seong, Shinkenchiku
Built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on Shanghai’s Huangpu riverfront. The park’s constructed wetland, ecological flood control, reclaimed industrial structures and materials, and urban agriculture are integral components of an overall restorative design strategy to treat polluted river water and recover the degraded waterfront in an aesthetically pleasing way.
The building is a remembrance of the desert slot canyons of northern Arizona and monument valley, capturing the powerful and unique experience between the compressive stone walls and the ultimate release to the sky above. Ever-patient threads of water, sculpting and polishing the massive walls, cut these natural sandstone canyons over millennia. Harder stone and slow water sharply defines vertical slivers while softer stone gives way to wider crevasse.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Project Team: James E. Richard (AIA Designer & Principal in Charge), Kelly Bauer (FIIDA Project Manager + Interior Design), Steve Kennedy (AIA, NCARB Project Architect & CA), Ben Perrone (Project Architect), Stacey Crumbaker (Interior Design)
Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer: Kunka Engineering
Electrical Engineer: OMB Electrical Engineers
Structural Engineer: Caruso Turley Scott, Inc.
Civil Engineer: PKLAND Engineering
Landscape Architect: EGroup
Artist: Norie Sato
Contractor: Redden Construction
Project Area: 20,875 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc., Mark Boisclair, Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.
Berlin based design team of Peter Ruge Architekten has shared with us their project, an adaptive reuse of Xintiandi Factory saturated with new program. Supplemental images of the project and a narrative from the architects is available after the break.
The NRW-Forum Duesseldorf (Germany) invited renowned architects, designers, and artists from around the world to submit designs for container architecture. The response was overwhelming. Submissions included not only existing container buildings, but also new designs that were created specially for the exhibition. Two dozen of these designs have been reconstructed as models on a scale of 1:5 for the ‘Container Architecture’ exhibition; the highest of the models breaks through the ceiling of the museum. Over 100 designs were submitted for consideration and every one of them will be included in a frieze of pictures running around the walls of the exhibition space.
Submissions came from Sean Godsell, MVRVD, Adam Kalkin, Jure Kotnik, Massimiliano Fuksas, Graft, Platoon, Ingenhoven Architects,Han Slawik, Stefan Sous, Luc Deleu, and many others around the world. A catalogue and a magazine will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition will run from June 8 to September 4. For more information, please click here.
Boston based architecture firm, PRAUD, has shared with us a recent competition entry of theirs for the South Korean Prime Minister’s Office and Residence in Sejong City, S. Korea. Follow after the jump for additional images and a concept description from the architects.
CAMPstreet/CHRISpark is the rehabilitation of a 1920’s factory and its grounds near downtown San Antonio, into 20 loft residences and an urban park. The 88,000 sqf structure was divided into lofts with indoor common area including exercise, community gallery and basement parking. Over 100 steel windows were added to the building’s refurbished façade. On the exterior, new concrete and steel porches and balconies are bounded by outdoor garden and courtyard spaces. The interior was treated as a backdrop for art in all media—the developer was a nationally known contemporary art collector.
Architect: Poteet Architects
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Project Team: Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman
Structural Engineers: Beicker Engineering
MEP Engineer: HMG
Lighting: Lighting Consultants
Landscape: Kings Creek Landscaping
Contractor: Metropolitan Contracting
Artist: Teresita Fernandez
Collaborator: Linda Pace
Project Area: building 88,000 sqf, site 0.8 acres
Photographs: Chris Cooper, Poteet Architects
The AIA New Orleans chapter will offer three volunteer outreach opportunities for the upcoming 2011 AIA National Convention attendees and supporters. Convention-goers and the interested public can volunteer prior to and after the Convention, which is scheduled for May 12th – 14th. The three organizations include Hand On New Orleans, the Preservation Resource Center’s Rebuilding Together New Orleans program, and New Orleans Operation Helping Hands. If you are interested in volunteering more information can be found here.
This project divides a once stale space into a youthful lounge atmosphere. The design approach focused on dramatic lighting and creating small gathering spaces partitioned by light. Instead of overused school colors or the typical BEARS mascot, Dake | Wells Architecture’s approach used the light partition as a metaphor for the gooey, amber, transparent bear treat, “HONEY”. The qualities of honey create an undeniable, yet subtle relationship to the University while making the space special and memorable. Simply reorganizing light created variations in mood to define different areas of the program.
This coming Thursday, May 5th Harvard University Graduate School of Design will host Jacques Herzog, of Pritzker Prize winning Herzog de Meuron. The lecture, from 4pm-5pm, will be held at the Piper Auditorium and is free and open to the public. It will also be streaming live on the GSD webcast page. Further information about this upcoming lecture can be found here.