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Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

Courtesy of QLAB
Courtesy of QLAB
  • Architects: QLAB
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Director : Borden Tseng
  • Project Manager: Tunghan Wu
  • Project Designer: Zizi Huang
  • Assistant Designers: Albert Chiu, Mike Yeh
  • Client: New Taipei City, Department of Transportation
  • Area: 8308.98 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

Courtesy of QLAB Courtesy of QLAB Courtesy of QLAB Courtesy of QLAB

Eduardo Souto de Moura to receive Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

Eduardo Souto de Moura © Francisco Nogueira
Eduardo Souto de Moura © Francisco Nogueira

Breaking news from Tel Aviv: The Wolf Foundation has announced that Pritzker Prize laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura will be honored with Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. The Portuguese architect was named “to reward his advancement of the craft and ideas of architecture.” Since 1978, Wolf recipients have been annually award to honor those who have advanced the fields of art and science. Often, they are considered to be strong contenders for Nobel prizes, as about one out of every three laureates in chemistry, physics and medicine have gone to receive the Nobel. Learn more after the break…

UK Exhibition: Prototyping Architecture

Photocell Mesh / Philip Beesley; Courtesy of The Building Center
Photocell Mesh / Philip Beesley; Courtesy of The Building Center

Merging the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, academics and artists, Prototyping Architecture explores the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality contemporary design. The exhibition, which runs at The Building Centre from January 11 to March 20, places an emphasis on research and experimentation to illustrate how trial assemblies can inform architecture with maquettes, models and full-scale sample productions on show from around the world. Professor Michael Stacey, Director of Architecture at the University of Nottingham stated: “Prototyping Architecture celebrates vital methods of design development with new technologies that potentially herald the beginning of a second industrial revolution. The exhibition forms a bridge between architecture, engineering and art – with exhibits that are truly beautiful.” More on Prototyping Architecture after the break.

AIA Comments on “Fiscal Cliff” Vote

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement in reaction to the House and Senate votes approving the “Fiscal Cliff” deal negotiated by Congressional leaders earlier this week. The statement should be attributed to AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA:

“On the plus side, the agreement prevents a tax increase on millions of Americans and small businesses. It also extends several business tax incentives that help create jobs and promote design and construction, including for schools and energy efficient homes.”

More after the break…

AD Interviews: Andrew Grant

During the World Architecture Festival, held this October in Singapore, we had the opportunity to interview one of the UK's most succesful landscape architects: Andrew Grant. On the occasion, the project, Gardens by the Bay, in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects, was awarded the World Building of the Year Award.Andrew Grant, who was recently named Royal Designer for Industry, formed Grant Associates in 1997. The practice has been focused on the blurry boundary between architecture and nature, using landscape design as a tool for sustainable innovation on different scales, from sub-regional planning to the smallest detail of a new landscape.A perfect example of this is the Cooled Conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay project, where architecture and nature become one to produce a naturally breathing machine.More about Gardens by the Bay in the following video:

Prospective Photo Essay: Kimbell Art Museum & Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Amit Khanna (AKDA)

Amit Khanna of Amit Khanna Design Associates (AKDA) recently did a prospective photographic essay which highlights the Kimbell Art Museum by architect Louis Kahn, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  by architect Tadao Ando. His writing emphasizes his experiences as they relate to the architectural exterior and interior spaces, while beautifully capturing the buildings themselves. He describes such elements as organization, materiality, and unique details while comparing both works. His essay and images can be viewed after the break.

13 Class Primary School In Beausoleil / CAB Architects

  • Architects: CAB Architects
  • Location: Beausoleil, France
  • Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
  • Area: 3,482 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Serge Demailly

© Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly

House FF / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

© Quiroga Carrafa
© Quiroga Carrafa
  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Location: Avenida Nordelta, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz
  • Project Team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni
  • Structural Engineering: José Zaldua
  • Area: 300 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Quiroga Carrafa

© Quiroga Carrafa © Quiroga Carrafa © Quiroga Carrafa © Quiroga Carrafa

S11 House / ArchiCentre

  • Architects: ArchiCentre
  • Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Architect In Charge: Tan Loke Mun
  • Civil & Structural: Jurutera Perunding TSSC
  • Landscape: Tan Loke Mun
  • Contractor: Atlantic Builders
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lin Ho

© Lin Ho © Lin Ho © Lin Ho © Lin Ho

BAE Systems - Sterling Heights Facility / SmithGroupJJR

  • Architects: SmithGroupJJR
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

FRMP publication material / A E I O U arquitectos

© José Antonio Lozano García - Marcos Cortes Lerín © José Antonio Lozano García - Marcos Cortes Lerín © José Antonio Lozano García - Marcos Cortes Lerín © José Antonio Lozano García - Marcos Cortes Lerín

T2 retail shop / General Design

  • Architects: General Design
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: Shin Ohori
  • Area: 99.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

Lordelo Pharmacy / José Carlos Cruz - Arquitecto

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Miraflores House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
  • Location: Funes, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Design Team: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
  • Structural Engineering: Gustavo Caggiano
  • Contractor: Horacio Díaz Construcciones
  • Construction D Manager: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
  • Project Area: 194.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Walter Salcedo

© Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo

Library in Singuerlin / taller 9s arquitectes

© Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà