Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont, ©  Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Square Vitruve, 75020 Paris, France
  • Project Manager

    Luc Pinsard
  • Site Supervision

    Luc Pinsard et François Kharrat
  • Structure Engineering

    EVP
  • Economist

    RPO
  • General Contractor

    Eiffage
  • Supervising Office

    Qualiconsult
  • Area

    3285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly +17

Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Hernán Cortés, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +19

Ukraina Hotel Entryway Competition

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Ukraina Hotel Entryway Competition

The OAO HOTEL UKRAINA, with the support of the non-state educational institution Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce the opening of a competition for the redesign of the entryway to this cultural heritage site of regional significance. This two-stage competition, lasting from 17th September 2013 to 25th February 2014, gives architects from all over the world the rare chance to work with an example of Moscow’s unique Stalinist architectural heritage.

Te Hana Farmhouse / S3 Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Courtesy of S3 Architects © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +29

Spannbandbrücke / ANNABAU

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Spannbandbrücke / ANNABAU, © Hanns Joosten
© Hanns Joosten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tirschenreuth, Germany
  • Structural Engineers

    Schüßler-Plan-Ingenieurgesellschaft, Berlin
  • Dynamics

    Dr.-Ing. Imre Kovacs, Weinstadt
  • Inspection Engineer

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Kuhlmann, Stuttgart
  • Oscillation Measurements

    Ingenieurbüro Dr. Heiland, Bochum
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hanns Joosten Courtesy of ANNABAU Courtesy of ANNABAU Courtesy of ANNABAU +10

Toward Cycle Cities: How Architects Must Make Bikes Their Guiding Inspiration

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Toward Cycle Cities: How Architects Must Make Bikes Their Guiding Inspiration, Bjarke Ingels cycling from the roof of the Danish Pavilion he design for the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Philippe Lopez
Bjarke Ingels cycling from the roof of the Danish Pavilion he design for the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Philippe Lopez

If Henry Ford were reincarnated as a bike maker, Le Corbusier as an architect of buildings and cities for bikes, and Robert Moses as their bike-loving ally in government, today’s bike plans would be far more ambitious in scope. Ford would be aiming to sell billions of bikes, Corb would be wanting to save the whole world, and, even if it took him a lifetime, Moses would be aiming to leave a permanent mark. 

They would want to give bicycle transport a leg-up, like the leg-up the motorcar received from farmlands being opened for suburban development. So who are our modern-day, bicycle-loving Le Corbusiers? And what, exactly, is their task?

Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower, Courtesy of DNAinfoNY
Courtesy of DNAinfoNY

Almost sixty years after Wallace K. Harrison was invited to design the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, plans have been unveiled for another UN skyscraper designed by Fumihiko Maki which would "consolidate currently scattered operations into a single structure that would rise on the western portion of the Robert Moses Playground, on First Avenue between East 41st and 42nd streets."

Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd, © Tony Brunt
© Tony Brunt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Barry Condon, Sarah Scott
  • Structural Engineer

    Lewis Bradford
  • Builder

    Naylor Love Construction Ltd
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Tony Brunt © Tony Brunt © Karen Dennis © Karen Dennis +14

The New Dowse Art Museum / Athfield Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    John Hardwick-Smith, Nick Mouat, John McIntyre, Jon, Rennie, Karly Taylor, Sally Woods
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Matt Paterson © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +10

Coastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 September, 2013

The project is understood to complement existing facilities in Las Cruces for scientific research and post-doctorates. The current building responds to the needs of scientists with prolonged residences according to the duration of their respective investigations.

COMMISSION

The commission asked for about 1000 m2 of new facilities immediately adjacent to the north of the existing building, considering the complementary technical services underground and in the order established by the previous construction, with a central square surrounded by work and living facilities. For the program, three areas were requested: research area, multipurspose area and the International Laboratory for Global Change (LINC-Global).

Considering this and the shape of the lot (a peninsula with steep slopes, declared a nature reserve with human exclusion, enclosing a 1 km area of coastline in 1982, being one of the first of its kind in the world), the project has three volumes parallel and far between, which privilege the views of the sea (the goal of work and research), each corresponding to the requested areas, so as to make autonomous the volumetry of the program and gain freedom to adapt to the specific needs of each section.

These volumes are made ​​up of a sequence of plywood frames supported on concrete bases partially buried in the slope. These bases house technical facilities for the building, such as Filtering Area, Carpentry Workshop, storage, and Diving Pañol.

PURPOSE

Unlike the existing building, the proposed building meets the requirements of the new Marine Biology undergraduate degree from Universidad Catolica. As its headquarters are located in Santiago, the undergraduate facilities of the Coastal Marine Research Station have an occasional use, with a period of greatest use in the months between November and March, not exceeding 40 students using the facilities at any one time, including research laboratories and complementary laboratories.

Materials

This project emphasizes the use of Fiber-cement Permanit Wood exterior cladding from Pizarreño. This exterior cladding solution is part of a dry construction and rapid execution system, which generates thermal, fire, and acoustic resistances. To see this and other products please visit our catalog.

City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plomodiern, France
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +7

Costa Cachagua House / Iván Vial Montero

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Costa Cachagua House / Iván Vial Montero, © Rodrigo Opazo
© Rodrigo Opazo

© Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo +23

Winery Longen Schlöder / Matteo Thun & Partners

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Winery Longen Schlöder / Matteo Thun & Partners, Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners
Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners

Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners +11

Residence And Day Center For People With Intellectual Dishabilities And Troubles Of Behavior / Onze04 Architecture

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Residence And Day Center For People With Intellectual Dishabilities And Troubles Of Behavior / Onze04 Architecture, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Dr. Font Quer, 9, 08038 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Gustavo Silva-Nicoletti, Joan Sagué, Joan Travé, Marina Tapia, Irene Graziano
  • Structural Engineering

    Upuntsis S.L.
  • Installations Engineering

    Ecoenginy S.L.L.
  • Budget

    JCM i Associats S.L.
  • General Contractor

    PAI S.L
  • Area

    2307.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +17

Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects, View from Station. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
View from Station. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a new city hall for Kiruna in northern Sweden. The design, which has already been named Krystallen (The Crystal), is intended to "become the city's natural gathering point, where the traditions of democracy will be united with a vision about a dynamic meeting place for politics as well as social and cultural events". Comprising of two buildings, the outermost circular in form and the innermost "shaped like a crystal", the design has been "inspired by the enormous concentration of iron ore" that can be found beneath the site, the discovery of which led to the founding of Sweden's northernmost city.

Tianzhoushan Tea House / Archiplein

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
© Frédéric Henriques
© Frédéric Henriques

© Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques +24

Harbin Cultural Center / MAD Architects

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Harbin Cultural Center / MAD Architects, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Harbin Xiangfang Cultural Center, Zhujiang Road, Xiangfang, Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China, 150090
  • Directors

    Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
  • Area

    1800000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Render. Image © MAD Architects © MAD Architects Render. Image © MAD Architects © MAD Architects +34

2014 SEED Award Call for Entries

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
2014 SEED Award Call for Entries

Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network announce the Call for Entries in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design competition. Recognizing excellence in social, economic and environmental design, the SEED Awards represent the confluence of forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and change in the world.