Vienna Airport Lounge / Syntax Architecture + Illichmann Architecture

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Architects: Syntax Architecture + Illichmann Architecture
Location: , Austria
Client: Flughafen Wien AG
Collaborators: Michael Barth, Martina Barth-Sedelmayer, Alexander Spauwen, Sebastian Illichmann, Sebastian Hirschfeld
Construction Area: 280 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Roman Boensch

   

House N / Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz
Location: Yehuda,
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Elad Sarig

Skyscape Church / We Architecture

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Burnt down in 2009, the beautiful church from 1805 has been designed as a new church by WE Architecture. Meant to provide symbolic landmark to succeed the old building, the new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed as a simple box where one corner is lifted up in order to point out the church room and the tower. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Soohwarim / Design Group Oz

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Architect: Design Group Oz  – Im Sang Jin, Shin Seung Soo, Choi Jae Won
Location: Hwangnak-ri, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, , Korea
Site area: 976 sqm
Building area: 265.92 sqm
Gross floor area: 371.41sqm
Photographs: Kim Jae Kyeong, Lee Sang Muk

   

Thomas B. Thriges Gade 2012 – 2020

’s third largest city, , has a major transformative plan for their city center by 2020.  In the 1960s, the Thomas B Thriges Gade allowed to accomodate the demands of growing vehicular traffic, but since then, the city has been hard pressed to break from this defining infrastructure.  Utopian City Scape and Entasis have teamed to create a multi-stage development plan for the city center as a way to restore the cohesiveness of a city that has been fragmented by the Thomas B Thriges.  The plan sees the introduction of a massive amount of building (more than 55,000 sqm!) that will provide over 300 housing opportunities and 1000 work places.  By filling in the street, the smaller networks of secondary streets will be strengthened to create pedestrian passageways and prominades, creating intimate moments that become defined by the edges of the buildings.  While we enjoy the light rail system that works its way around the city center, the idea of including a parking lot that accommodates nearly 1000 vehicles seems a bit contradictory.  Perhaps, without it, citizens would rely move heavily upon the public infrastructure and the new “connected” feeling of the city to circulate.   The absence of cars would further strengthen Odense’s move away from a city defined by the vehicle and would allow the master plan to implement its sustainability theme on a macro level.

Tsinghua University Law Department Library Proposal / Zhubo

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Seeking to improve their outdated and overcrowded department library, the intention for the design of the Law school library aims at housing their growing book collection and creating a central focus for the school. After numerous studies and surveys indicated that students and faculties in Tsinghua hunger for open and easy-communication space, Zhubo based their concept on a people-oriented idea instead of a formalistic one. At the same time, they hoped for an eye-catching library that enlivens the campus, creating a destination that attracts both students and teachers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tea House / Archi-Union Architects

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Architect: Archi-Union Architects
Location: No. 1436 Jungong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai,
Area: approx 300 sqm
Construction: August, 2010 – May, 2011
Chief Designer: Philip F. Yuan
Design Team: Alex Han, Fuzi He
Photographer: Zhonghai Shen

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Hong Kong Alternative Car Park Tower / Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

The Hong Kong Alternative Car Park Tower, designed by Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan…, is an alternative building typology that could fit for a city with very limited land resources. At the same time, they

Social Security Administration Building In Barcelona / BCQ Arquitectura

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Architects: BCQ Arquitectura – David Baena,  Toni Casamor,  Maria Taltavull,  Manel Peribáñez  
Location: Carrer Arc del Teatre 63, Barcelona,
Collaborator: Catarina Crespo, Marta Cid, Mika Iitomi, Kim Hamers
Area: 6,291 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

   

Warming Huts v.2012 Proposal / Mjölk Architects

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Mjölk Architects shared with us their winning entry, titled ‘Polar Hen’, to an international arts and architecture competition in , MB, . Their design consists of a pump with a sprinkler connected to a compressor and a generator creating a very fearsome creature which lays ‘ice eggs’. The Warming Huts v.2012 was an open competition endorsed by the Manitoba Association of Architects. More images and brief architects’ description after the break.

Galen / Formwerkz Architects

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Architect: Formwerkz Architects
Location: Science Park 2,
Design Team: Alan Tay, Iskandar Idris, Pang, Tim Fatt, Karolina
Photographer: Jeremy San

Reststop Akkarvikodden / Manthey Kula Architects

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Architects: Manthey Kula Architects
Location: , Norway
Photographs: Paul Warchol, Steinar Skaar 

   

AD Round Up: Educational Part IX

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Back in 2009, we published many great educational projects. Like the FDE Public School in Sao Paulo, or Erick van Egeraat’s InHolland University. Maybe you’ll like this rural school in Eidsvoll, Norway. Or the University of La Verne designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects. Last but not least, this great project to to transform Tulane’s 100,000 square foot, rigidly compartmentalized, inefficient, mechanically-conditioned student union into a dynamic new Center for University Life.

Masterplan for Marseille’s Vieux Port / Foster + Partners

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One of the greatest Mediterranean Ports is about to be transformed. Work has begun on the Old Port of as part of a series of regeneration projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013. Based on French landscape architect Michel Desvigne’s and London-based architects Foster + Partners’ competition-winning master plan, the project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events, while traffic is relocating traffic to a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm.

Lord Foster stated, “I know the harbor at Marseille well and it is a truly grand space. This project is a great opportunity to enhance it using very simple means, to improve it with small, discreet pavilions for events, for markets, for special occasions. Our approach has been to work with the climate, to create shade, but at the same time to respect the space of the harbor – just making it better.”

Gaia Ropeway Cablecar / Guedes + DeCampos

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Architecture: Guedes + DeCampos / Francisco Vieira de Campos & Cristina Guedes
Location: ,
Coordinator: Francisco Vieira de Campos
Project Team: Francisco Lencastre, Cristina Maximino, Adalgisa Lopes, Joana Miguel, Inês Ferreira, Pedro Costa, Ana Matias, Ana Leite Fernandes, António Ferreira, João Pontes, Luís Campos, Mariana Sendas, Tiago Souto Castro, Miguel Brochado, Pedro Azevedo
Date of Construction: 2009-2011
Area: 2,931 sqm (2,520 sqm Upper Station | 411 sqm Lower Station)
Photographer: Alberto Plácido

Rainbow Living / Minarc

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Architects: Minarc
Location: Santa Monica, , USA
Size: 4,200 sqft
Cost: $250 per sqft
Photographs: Courtesy of Minarc

   

Waccabuc House / Chan-li Lin

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Architect: Chan-li Lin AIA, Rafael Viñoly Architects PC
Location: , , USA
Owners: Chan-li Lin & Denise Ferris
Structural Engineering: Yoshinori Nito Engineering & Design PC
Lighting Designer: LAM Partners
Construction Manager / Builder: Atlantic State Development Corporation
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Studio Banana TV Interview with Ma Yansong / MAD architects

-born architect Ma Yansong has become an important, emerging voice to a new generation of architects. Shortly after establishing MAD architects in 2004, his practice earned worldwide attention (2006) by winning an international competition to design a residential tower near Toronto, expected to be completed in the summer of 2012. In this interview with Studio Banana TV, Yansong discusses a few of his latest works, including MAD’s first museum completed last year in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. Continue reading for more information.