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Hangar Artistic Creation Centre / Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects: Arantxa Manrique + Yaiza Terré
  • Location: Carrer d'Espronceda, 165, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators: Static ingenieria s.a.p., Aia installacions arquitectòniques, Sergi Perez Cobos, Fpa ferran pelegrina i ass, I2a.
  • Area: 82884.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse Rooftop to Host Contemporary Art Center

When the gym and solarium on the 20-century’s most famous rooftop terrace - elevated 18-stories above Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse - went up for sale in 2010, French designer Ito Morabito of Ora-ïto immediately jumped on the opportunity and purchased the space. With the support of the Foundation Le Corbusier, Ora-ïto initiated a campaign to restore the 1950‘s structure to its original state, by removing an addition that blocked the spaces 360-degree views of the city, and transform it into a contemporary art center, named the MAMO for “Marseille Modulor” - as a nod to New York’s MOMA.

Sheikh Zayed Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects

Becoming a destination in itself and potential catalyst in the future urban growth of Abu Dhabi, the Zaha Hadid designed Sheikh Zayed Bridge was conceived in a highly mobile society that requires a new route around the Gulf south shore, connecting the three Emirates together. Hufton+Crow shared with us their photos as they capture the many viewpoints of this sinusoidal waveform structure. A complete gallery of images after the break.

Firenze Che Sarà: Screenings and Conversations

Firenze Che Sarà (A Florence That Will Be) are a series of screening and conversations involving changes in cities, attempting to stimulate the Florentine administration, which has repeatedly show interest in promoting change. The first two screening already took place, but the sessions will continue on the following dates:

- April 18 (A Gavinana. Architecture in Wait)
- May 16 (At the Uffizi. The cityless museum)
- June 13 (At the Cascine. On the search for landscapes)

All videos part of the "Firenze Che Sarà" program are selected by Image ARCHIVE. The program is organized by Image in collaboration with the Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze

One of the 9 videos included in the screening is J. Mayer. H.'s Metropol Parasol, filmed by Pedro Kok

Nirvana Film Office / SJK Architects

  • Architects: SJK Architects
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Design Team: Shimul Javeri Kadri, Sarika Shetty, Roshni Kshirsagar, Poonam Sachdev
  • Area: 8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri

© Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri © Pallon Daruwalla & Shimul Javeri Kadri

Operlab Competition Entry / Rafal Oleksik + Krzysiek Stepien

Inspired by the movement of the curtain, an element inherently connected with the theatre, this second prize winning proposal for the Operlab competition focuses on this movement to induce the emotions of the viewers. Designed by Rafal Oleksik and Krzysiek Stepien, it was crucial in the proposed concept of the pavilion to induce such emotions to encourage people to enter the facility, and at the same time, allow them to become a part of the show whether it be exhibitions, screenings, a concert or a discussion. More images and architects’ description after the break.

5468796 Architecture Inc. Recieves First Annual Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the RAIC

Earlier this week, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada announced that 5468796 Architecture Inc. will be the first recipient of the the Emerging Architectural Practice Award now in its first year.  The firm is a Winnipeg-based collaborative studio of 12 young professionals with Johanna Hurme, MRAIC, Sasa Radulovic, MRAIC, and Colin Neufeld, MRAIC leading the office.  The firm operates under the principle that each project, while keeping to the parameters of cost, client expectations and site restrictions, must "advance architecture in some way".  

Join us after the break for more on 5468796 Architecture and their recent award.

New Canaan Residence / Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
  • Architect in Charge: Specht Harpman
  • Interior Decoration: Carrier & Co.
  • Area: 6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Elizabeth Felicella

© Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella

Herzog & de Meuron Breaks Ground on Public "Bathing Lake" in Riehen

In 1979, just a year after founding their practice, Herzog & de Meuron won a competition to design a public swimming pool for the Swiss municipality of Riehen. After developing several unrealized iterations over the following years, the project was put on hold indefinitely in 1982. Twenty-five years later, in 2007, Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to rethink the project and proposed to abandon the conventional pool concept with its mechanical and chemical water treatment systems in favor of a pool closer to natural condition with biological filtration. 

The Brick House / Hiren Patel Architects

© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah
  • Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Architect in Charge: Hiren Patel
  • Area: 335.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

IFC Guangzhou / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Will Pryce © Will Pryce

Añorbe Municipal Cemetery Extension / MRM Arquitectos

© Mikel Muruzabal
© Mikel Muruzabal
  • Architects: MRM Arquitectos
  • Location: Añorbe, Navarra
  • Project Architect: Miguel Alonso Flamarique, Roberto Erviti Machain, Mamen Escorihuela Vitales
  • Area: 1917.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Mikel Muruzabal

© Mikel Muruzabal © Mikel Muruzabal © Mikel Muruzabal © Mikel Muruzabal

Energy Environment Experiential Learning / Perkins+Will + DIALOG

© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban

Remembering Paolo Soleri 1919-2013

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93.

Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project he founded, Arcosanti, 65 miles north of Phoenix, was described by NEWSWEEK magazine as “…the most important urban experiment undertaken in our lifetimes.”

His own lifetime of work is represented in models, drawings, books, lectures and museum exhibits throughout the world. Soleri’s exhibition in 1970 at the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC – and the concurrent publication of his landmark book, CITY IN THE IMAGE OF MAN – changed forever the global conversation about urban planning on our living planet. His term, “Arcology” joining the words architecture and ecology to represent one whole system of understanding human life on the earth is meant to serve as the basis for that conversation.

More on the life of Paolo Soleri after the break...

Three-Family Home / Romano Adolini

Courtesy of Romano Adolini Courtesy of Romano Adolini Courtesy of Romano Adolini Courtesy of Romano Adolini

Vi-Sang House / Moon Hoon

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Location: Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Moon-Hoon
  • Design Team: Lee Juhee
  • Area: 10775.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun

House in Matubara / Fujiwarramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

‘Research as Practice’ Symposium

Taking place this Friday, April 12th, from 4:00pm-8:30pm, the Doctor of Design program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design is inviting you to 'Research as Practice', their annual Convergence symposium. As the traditional boundaries of design practice are increasingly questioned, broadened, and blurred, scientific research in technology development and application emerges as an essential vehicle for exploration and assessment. In this inaugural year, the symposium will seek to explore the position, relevancy, and sustainability of applied research in design practice across various disciplines with examples from contemporary practitioners. For more information, please visit here. For more information, please visit here.