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Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown Competition

Hosted by Architecture for Humanity, the Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown is a youth empowerment challenge for all US students. Using a ‘March Madness’ bracket system, they are putting the top 8 school teams from different regions against each other, to turn a great idea into a solution that can be scaled throughout the campus. If you can come up with a way to improve your school by making any space or program in your school more eco-friendly, now is the opportunity to win cash to hack your school green. Submissions are due February 1st. For more information, please visit here.

Complex School in Bobigny / Mikou Design Studio

© Florian Kleinfenn
© Florian Kleinfenn
  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Location: Bobigny, France
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Florian Kleinfenn

© Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn

Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub / Zechner & Zechner

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner
  • Location: Europaplatz, 8020 Graz, Austria
  • Architect In Charge: DI. Kai Uwe Preissl
  • Construction Steel: Zenkner & Handel
  • Construction Concrete: Schimetta Consult
  • Client: Holding Graz Linien
  • Construction Cost: € 90 Million
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

Hintonburg Home / Rick Shean

  • Architects: Rick Shean
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Peter Fritz

© Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz

Yalong Bay Headquarters of COFCO / Zhubo Design Zstudio

  • Architects: Zhubo Design Zstudio
  • Location: Yalong Bay, Sanya, China, 572016
  • Design Director: Zhong Qiao
  • Project Director: Zhang Tiantian
  • Architecture Designers: Zhang Biqin,Li Jing, Feng Qian
  • Collaborator: Zhubo Design Shenzhen Company
  • Area: 3,3400 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang

Stoneridge / In Situ Studio

© Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

© Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson

The Overhang House / DADA & Partners

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma

© Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma

San Giovanni Church / Studio Zermani e Associati

© Mauro Davoli
© Mauro Davoli
  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Location: Perugia, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
  • Design Team: Mauro Alpini, Fabio Capanni, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi
  • Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Mauro Davoli

© Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli

Wang Shu: Imagining the House

Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers
Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers

Wang Shu’s design process always begins with an intense study of the location. The architect spends as long as possible on the site, absorbing its atmosphere. He then produces drafts in the form of hand-drawn sketches, creating them in relatively quick succession. Imagining the House follows this process in various buildings. Photographic documentation of the locations elucidate Shu’s on-site research. The reproductions of drawings in this book demonstrate how the designs change and become more concrete over the course of the process. The book provides unique insights into the work of an architect who has hitherto received little attention in Europe, thereby addressing a considerable omission in the publishing world.

Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

  • Project Team: Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana Assali
  • Localização: Lapa
  • Arquitetura: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
  • Project Area: 185.0 sqm
  • Ano Do Projeto: 2009
  • Fotografias: Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

Bascuñan House / Matías Silva Aldunate Architect

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Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Tanni Lam, Johnny Chiu, Adrian Lo

Through their concept of turning a traditional library inside out, Tanni Lam, Johnny Chiu, and Adrian Lo started with a simple architectural question: Why can’t we turn this inside out, have the users surround the books, thus huge openings, views, ventilation, visual dialogue, can be exchanged between inside and outside? All great libraries in the world have the books surrounding them, covering the space, but this design is a living library, a library that opens up new vistas for us, adding depth to our perception. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Adaptation: Architecture, Technology, and The City / INABA

Adaptation Publication via INABA
Adaptation Publication via INABA

Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City is a publication that is a result of the collaboration between INABA and Free that brings interviews and art works into a conversation about the advancement of digital technology and its place in the built environment. The publication is a fascinating study into the dialogue between technological advancements in transportation and communications and the tangible environment with which is inextricably linked.

UPDATE: Boltshauser Architekten Wins Competition To Design Basel Aquarium

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

As a follow up to our recent post on the recent win by Boltshauser Architekten for their Basel Aquarium design in Switzerland, we wanted to share with you the other entries by Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Caruso St John Architects. Zaha Hadid’s ‘Blue Cave,’ while praised for its excellent quality, was criticised for its thin visitor aisles; the jury felt the “dynamic” styling of the building’s interior would have been in competition with the aquariums, and so the project came in third out of the 15 shortlisted entries. More information and images on the other entries, after the break.