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Sustainable Market Square Winning Proposal / TomDavid Architects

Courtesy of TomDavid Architects
Courtesy of TomDavid Architects

TomDavid Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Sustainable Market Square competition in Casablanca. In their proposal, they successfully combine indigenous techniques for shelter and heat control, the accountability of it’s residence, and innovative low-maintenance materials. In doing so, they create an efficient and pragmatic icon for the next generation market which serves as a catalyst for improvement. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Media Architecture ‘Oscars’ Awards Announced

Blinkenlights, Berlin - Alexanderplatz 2003 © Thomas Fiedler / Project by Chaos Computer Club
Blinkenlights, Berlin - Alexanderplatz 2003 © Thomas Fiedler / Project by Chaos Computer Club

The Media Architecture ‘Oscars’ were recently awarded for the first time at an internationally well attended ceremony in Aarhus, Denmark on November 16. Common features of the six awarded projects, which are very different winning projects, are their ability to integrate media and architecture – and the profound impact on their urban surroundings. More images and descriptions of the winning projects after the break.

Casuarinas House / Metropolis

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Architects: Metropolis Location: Lima, Peru Architect in Charge: José Orrego Project Area: 569 sqm Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Stirling Campus in Forth Valley College / Reiach and Hall Architects

  • Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
  • Location: FVC Stirling Campus, Drip Road, Stirling,Scotland, FK8 1SE
  • Project Managers: Davis Langdon
  • Main Contractor: Miller Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Halcrow Group
  • Quantity Surveyor: Turner Townsend
  • Landscape Architects: Horner + MacLennan
  • Client: Forth Valley College
  • Area: 7,900 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Dave Morris, Courtesy of Reiach and Hall Architects

© Dave Morris © Dave Morris © Dave Morris © Dave Morris

Hotel & Catering School / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

  • Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Graça Correia
  • Location: Portalegre, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Ana Neto Vieira, Nuno Miguel Ferreira, Telmo Gervásio Gomes, Ricardo Cardoso, Pedro Gama, Nuno Vasconcelos
  • Client: Fundação Robinson
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves, Courtesy of Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graça Correia

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves

High Square / Francisco J. Nicolás Ruy-Díaz

  • Architects: Francisco J. Nicolás Ruy-Díaz
  • Location: Aguilar de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain
  • Area: 2050.0 sqm
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: Javier Orive

© Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive

Melkwegbrug / NEXT Architects

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Broom Way Residence / Nonzero\Architecture

  • Architects: Nonzero\Architecture
  • Location: Brentwood, California, United States
  • Design Team: Peter Grueneisen, Gary Georges, Perkin Mak, Marc Jones, Gregg Oelker, Jonathan Brown
  • Structural Engineer: Paul Franceschi
  • Civil Engineer: Steve Siegrist
  • Interior Design: Laurie March
  • General Contractor: Greeniron Constructs
  • Area: 4200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Juergen Nogai

© Juergen Nogai © Juergen Nogai © Juergen Nogai © Juergen Nogai

Gym Hall TNW / NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne van Wees, Gerbrand van Oostveen
  • Structural Engineer: ABT Delft
  • Installations: Nelissen
  • Fixtures: Janssen-Fritsen
  • Contractor: PBO Bouw
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Patrick Bals, Courtesy of NL Architects

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer

House ANY / Spado Architects

  • Architects: Spado Architects
  • Architect In Charge: DI Harald Weber
  • Design Team: Hannes Schienegger, Elisabeth Spieß, Erich Krappinger, Lukas Kucher
  • Area: 325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kurt Kuball, Courtesy of Spado Architects

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball

MFH Lohn-Ammannsegg / phalt architekten

  • Architects: phalt architekten
  • Location: Lohn-Ammannsegg, Switzerland
  • Project Team: Cornelia Mattiello, Frank Schneider, Mike Mattiello, Annette Reichlin, Susanne Frank, Susanne Büchi, Matthias Knuser
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Dominique Wehrli, Joel Tettamanti

© Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli

Freedom Park, Phase 1 / GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA

  • Architects: GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA
  • Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Graham A. Young

© Graham A. Young © Graham A. Young © Graham A. Young © Graham A. Young

The Shell and its Contents – Italia B&B Showroom / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

'Time Light' Steven Holl Lecture at the Cooper Union

Hosted by the Architectural League and co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Steven Holl will lecture in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union on November 28 at 7:00pm. Holl’s architecture and writing has undergone a shift in emphasis, from his earlier concern with typology to his current interest in phenomenology. This “Time Light” lecture is dedicated to Lebbeus Woods and will show both early and recent works by Steven Holl Architects. Following the lecture, Steven Holl will be joined in conversation by Sanford Kwinter. For more information on the event, please visit here.

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Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

NE View © Tom Rossiter
NE View © Tom Rossiter

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects’ highly anticipated multidisciplinary arts center has opened at the University of Chicago in Illinois. Serving as a landmark on the south end of campus, the 184,000 square foot Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is the new home to UChicago’s academic and extracurricular programs in cinema and media studies, creative writing, music, theater and performance studies, and the visual arts. Inspired by the “flat prairies of the Midwest and the great towers of Chicago”, the new arts hub is comprised of a light-filled glass and stone tower and a three-story “podium” with a saw-tooth roof. The 170-foot tower houses a performance penthouse, screening room, rooftop deck, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and performance labs, while the podium features studio space, music practice rooms, workshops, a café, a digital media center, production and editing labs, two theaters, and a 474-seat performance hall. The University is pursuing LEED Silver Certification for the Logan Center, as the design features regionally sourced materials, a “green roof,” and solar panels. More images and the architects’ description after the break…