Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects

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The opening ceremony for the new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects was on October 21, 2011.  After winning a competition for the project in 1999, the new library for Stuttgart in southern has finally been unveiled.   have shared with us the drawings and images of the project.  Follow us after the break.

Architect:  Yi Architects 
Location: Stuttgart,Germany
Opening Ceremony: October 21, 2011
Plot Area: 3 201 m²
Total Cost: € 79.0 million

Rubem Braga Elevator Complex / JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo

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Architects: JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Location: , Brazil
Photographs: Celso Brando, JBMC

TOPOS Eco-Retail Development Proposal / Shift Architecture Urbanism

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Dutch firm Shift Architecture Urbanism is the winner of a first prize, two second prizes and a third prize in the competition for an eco-retail development, the Groene Kamer, in Tilburg, the . The aim of the development is to create a new type of country estate where eco-retail, nature and recreation are brought together in an innovative way; A place where city and countryside meet, both physically and programmatically. The competition’s goal was to select the designers of four different building typologies which will populate the masterplan designed by Fabric and Lola landscape architects. Shift’s design, Topos, makes use of a topographic approach that allows for a profound integration of architecture and landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sió Pláza / A4 Studio

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Architects: A4 Studio
Location: Siófok,
Client: Sió Invest Kft
Area: 18 500 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Update: ABI / November


Finally! Amidst all the holiday cheer, we are happy to report a positive Architecture this month. From August through October, the has had a crazy run with large dips in the index, but November has changed that with a score a 52.0. Up from 49.4 in October, the 52.0 teamed with a new projects inquiry index of 65.0 rounds out a strong November.  Interesting to note, the South led the regional averages with 54.4 followed by the Midwest (50.9) and then the Northeast (49.1) and the West (45.6).  And, the sector breakdown measured multi-family residential at 55.8 while industrial/commercial tallied 53.9/ “This is a heartening development for the design and construction industry that only a few years ago accounted for nearly ten percent of overall GDP but has fallen to slightly less than six percent,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “Hopefully, this uptick in billings is a sign that a recovery phase is in the works.  However, given the volatility that we’ve seen nationally and internationally recently, we’ll need to see several more months of positive readings before we’ll have much confidence that the U.S. construction recession is ending.”

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Burma School Competition Proposal / Site-Specific

The proposal by Site-Specific… for the Burma School competition aims at escaping from social depression, as Karen people are searching for freedom and are displaced from their homes. They are residing on a borrowed piece of land which they can

Decos / Inbo

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Architects: Inbo
Location: ,
Project Team: Jeroen Simons, Saxon-Lear Duckworth
Other Collaborators: Arnold Homan, Hans van Velzen, Erik Berg, Arie de Jong, Ben van der Wal
Project Area: 2531 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Gerard van Beek

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Europan 11 – Leeuwarden Housing Proposal / OODA + OOIIO

The design of the proposal by OODA + OOIIO… was instinctively developed under basic and determinant assumptions reflected from the local. Water, rurality, urbanity and cultural habits and traditions. They have tried to form an interactive balance among all the

House Berlin II / flow.studio GmbH

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Architect: flow.studio GmbH
Location: , Germany
Project Area: 461 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of flow.studio GmbH

The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Chyutin Architects

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The Polonsky Academy building, designed by Chyutin Architects, is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Jerusalem Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. The low horizontal appearance of the Polonsky Academy building fits in with the dimensions and design characteristics of the existing buildings with their closed stone fronts to the city and glass fronts facing the open inner garden. Other building materials to be used are exposed concrete and wood slats. The design of the building elevation respects the modernistic spirit of the existing buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Kurenboh / aat + makoto yokomizo, architects

Architect: aat +makoto yokomizo, architects Inc
Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Construction: Daisaku Construction
Building area: 18.76 sqm
Total floor area: 18.76 sqm
Scale: 1 story
Structure: Wood
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Makoto Yokomizo…

De Kleine Komedie Theatre / denieuwegeneratie architecten

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Architects: denieuwegeneratie architecture | urban design
Location: Amstel 56-58, Amsterdam, The
Client: theatre De Kleine Komedie
Architect Team: Sanne Oomen, Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Roos Aldershoff 

   

Frank Gehry: Life Beyond the Box


The THiNK 2011 festival recently held in Goa, India brought together some of the most innovative minds from around the world ranging from technology, arts, literature, medicine, economics, human rights, politics and more from the US, , India, Afghanistan, Israel, China and Pakistan. The emphasis of the festival is to share ideas and provide inspiration. Thomas Pritzker had a chance to talk in depth with about everything ranging from his design philosophy, past and current works, his opinion on the current status of the architectural environment with respect to students and architects, and project delivery and implementation.

CC House / Parque Humano

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Architects: Parque Humano
Location: , Mexico
Total Area: 650 sqm
Completion: 2011
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze con Omar Martinez
Structure: D.E.C.S.A.
Photographs: Paul Rivera – ArchPhoto

   

Praia do Felix Beach House / Vidal & Sant’Anna

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Architect: Vidal & Sant’Anna
Location: ,
Photographs: Fran Parente

Flinders University – Health Sciences Teaching Facility / Grieve Gillett

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Architect: Grieve Gillett
Location: , Australia
Client: Flinders University
Year: 2010
Photographs: Grant Hancock

Wounded Warrior Home Project / Michael Graves and IDEO

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As disabled U.S. military veterans return home, they often face the challenge of adapting to a new home and finding ways to cope with their surroundings. In order to better serve the returning soldiers, Clark Reality Capital commissioned Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) to design the “Wounded Warrior Home Project.” In conjunction with IDEO, Graves has designed a complete residential environment for physically impaired veterans. The single-family prototype homes provide everything from adjustable height kitchen counter-tops to easy-access rooms and closets, creating a comfortable environment for the physical and emotional needs of the soldiers.

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé

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Architects: 109 Architects with
Location: , Lebanon
Project Team: Ibrahim Berberi , Nada Assaf, Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Budget: $33M USD
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 109 Architectes