AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part IX

Courtesy of Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

We have five great industrial projects from early-2011 for today’s Round Up. Like the Breathing Factory in Osaka, Japan. Or Gonzalez Goodale Architect’s Pasadena Water and Power. The Krauss Maffeir operating facilitie was built inside an industrial building that could not be structurally touched. What about the New Pumping Station in Stockholm, designed by UD Urban Design AB? Finally, the Miranda Winery in Oxley, .

Design Icon: Michael Graves / Gary Nadeau

Our friends at Dwell have shared with us their short film featuring the legendary inside his beautiful home in which he created out of a disused warehouse. In the film, Graves shares the discoveries he made when renovating his house and thoughts about his career, his practice and universal design.

The film was directed and edited by Gary Nadeau. Continue after the break for the complete list of credits.

Assuta Medical Center / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects

© Tom Arban

Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + & Urban Designers
Location: , Israel
Area: approx. 500,000 square feet
Completion: May 2009 – Phase 1
Photographs: Tom Arban

  

Cross # Towers / BIG

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Danish architects BIG have just shared with us the Cross # Towers, their latest project in . BIG’s residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District revitalize the Han riverfront into a new commercial and residential center for the citizens of . More images and information after the break.

VINCI Partners International Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

© Richard Meier & Partners

With at the center of such current worldwide attention, renowned architecture firms have been flocking to the country for work; partly to be associated with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and/or 2016 Summer Olympics, but also because Brazil’s current economy allows for booming architectural possibilities. The new Leblon Offices for VINCI Partners in will be a historic first step for Richard Meier & Partners as their first architectural undertaking in South America, and it certainly lives up to the hype.

Winners announced for the National Mall Redesign Competition

& Weiss / Manfredi Via the Trust for the National Mall

After an intense and highly publicized competition, the Trust for the National Mall has announced the three winning teams selected to redesign the neglected sites of America’s front yard. As reported by the Washington Post, Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will redesign Constitution Gardens east of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while Weiss/Manfredi & OLIN will bring new life to the Sylvan Theater, southeast of the Washington Monument. The Union Square will be forwarded to the Architect of the Capitol and transformed by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond.

Continue reading for more on the winning proposals.

Kitchen Makeover Tech Tool

Kitchen Makeover Tech Tool

If you want to update your kitchen with new appliances based on the price tags alone, you should resist the urge to make an impulse purchase. Not only can it be an expensive undertaking, but you’ll have to live with…

Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: , Germany
Completion: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy Jahn

  

Courtesy of KMD Architects

PUC Building: 525 Golden Gate / KMD Architects

The PUC Building on 525 Golden Gate Ave, home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, could have been just another government administrative building.  But, the City and County of San Francisco, along with KMD Architects…, embraced the design

Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons

As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012.

In last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

As Metropolitan Monk noted in Archinect.com, to appear in The Simpsons episode is the most unchallengeable proof that you have achieved Starchitect status.

The Scene, described by Archinect.com: “ is working – on a cruise ship notabene – as an instructor – probably in iconographic buildings – in KIDZONE ELITE. The ship, just like CCTV, is an emblem of closure. The architect is holding a couple of lego-bricks in his left hand while seeming to fix something to the back of the tower”.

With the excitement of seeing Koolhaas on television, which architect would you like to see on a future episode?

Via www.archinect.com. See the full post here.

 

Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture

“Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium

Taking place May 3, the “Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium, put on my the University of Manchester’s School of Architecture, the event looks to explore the theme of consumption in the urban built environment through a selection of invited speakers…

La Liberté / Dominique Perrault Architecture

© Jim Ernst / DPA / Adagp

Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: , The Netherlands
Associated Architect: Oving Architekten
Engineering: Dijkhuis Groningen (structures), Zonderman B.V. (electrical engineering), Feenestra (heating and ventilation systems), Gevekebouw B.V. (general contractor)
Client: Christelijke Woningstichting Patrimonium
Site Area: 10,230 sqm
Built Area: 23,400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jim Ernst, Mark Sekuur / Prima Focus

House In Praia Preta / Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: Praia Preta, Sao Sebastiao, São Paulo,
Floor Area: 715 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

Robot Workshop Competition Winners

first place - Courtesy of Julian Liang and Hector Romero

suckerPUNCH recently announced the winners of their Robot Workshop competition. The past few years have seen an exciting rise in the fascination with robotics. Simultaneously, the ability to develop and build robots capable of complex and experimental applications has become easier and more accessible to the general public. From hardware like Arduino to open source programming like Processing, there now exist inexpensive and even free ways to dabble with robotics. With the site located in an open lot in Clinton Hill, , the Robot Workshop will be a place people can come to work on their projects, utilizing shop facilities while simultaneously interacting with fellow robot enthusiasts. More images and descriptions on the winning proposals after the break.

House in Serra de Freita / Oficina d’Arquitectura

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Architects: Oficina d’Arquitectura – Florêncio da Costa, José Pinho
Location: Serra de Freita, Arouca,
Building Area: 316 sqm
Photographs: Oficina d’Arquitectura

 

Courtesy of Manifesto / Modern Atlanta (MA)

2012 MA Prize Competition: Green Dwelling

Modern Atlanta (MA)  and Manifesto Architecture is pleased to announce the second annual MA Prize competition. The 2012 MA Prize entries will be carefully selected by a prestigious international jury of practicing designers and scholars and will be displayed at…

Es Pujol De Sera / Marià Castelló Martínez

© Estudi Epdse

Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez
Location: ,
Collaborators: Marga Ferrer, Laura Tur, Carmen Martínez, Josep Castelló, Catalina Verdera, Jaume Luís, Segundo García, Pep Yern y Belén Molina
Area: 201 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Estudi Epdse

 

Courtesy of JOH Architects

‘Sea Dragon’ Sculpture / JOH Architects

Drawing inspiration from Geelong’s history and from a future with strong visions of sustainability and independence, the ‘Sea Dragon’, designed by JOH Architects…, is a wind driven sculptural sea monster in the heart of Geelong, a bay orientated port