Architects: Hoogte Twee Architecten – Arnhem
Location: Nijmegen Area, The Netherlands
Client: HDT family
Project team: Peter Groot, Martin-Paul Neys, Erwin Schot, Cor Tiemens, Marten Kuijpers (bouwburo Start)
Contractor: Kuijpers Bouw Heteren bv.
Structural Engineer: Thomassen Bouwtechnisch Adviesbureau
Design year: 2005
Construction year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Thea van den Heuvel / DAPh
Daniel Libeskind‘s recent project, a series of signature prefabricated homes, is a drastic change from his usual commissions. Although a smaller project (5,500 square foot), the residence strongly speaks his language of design with drastic angles, strong geometries and seamless transitions between spaces. In this ever-growing age of prefab dominance, Libeskind’s villas will be able to be shipped to almost any location in the world within months, and will be assembled on site by a team of experts within weeks.
More about the project after the break.
Many of us, long before we even knew about architecture dreamed about a fantastic world in a galaxy far far away. Nowadays, Star Wars continue to surprise people all around the world, and we can now see the movie with a different eye. Perhaps, the architect’s eye.
At The Architect’s Journal, they selected the best Star Wars buildings. The top ten, after the break.
Ravello, off South Italy’s coast, is said to be one of the most beautiful spots on earth. And Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s all-white curvaceous auditorium is set amongst its luxuriant rocky hillsides and against the backdrop of the refined Amalfi coastal town’s trademark awe-inspiring brilliant blue sea and endless open skies.
Completion is due in September, ready to showcase the new auditorium’s unique feature: its over-hanging canopied roof (or solaio a sbalzo in Italian). More plainly put, this means that while the amenities are set off the entrance piazza or in the floors below, a section of the 1,500m2 canopy, which contains the actual auditorium space, literally and strikingly, hangs in the air supported by nothing.
Seen at Wallpaper. More images after the break (we searched all over the web for more images, if you can find some, please post the links!)
We have been featuring several Re:Vision Dallas entries because the competition has attracted forward thinking designers with solutions we’d like to share. The newest submission from PIKL Studio won an honorable mention for their proposal Commonwealth. PIKL Studio’s proposal envisions the urban block as gradually moving toward becoming a natural community built on effective relationships and connections.
More images, diagrams and information about Commonwealth after the break.
Architect: Manuel Ocaña
Location: Ciutadella, Illes Baleares, Spain
Competition team: Christian Fink, Benjamin Scharf, Celia López, Laura Rojo
Project team: Fermina Garrido, Elisa Fernández, Malgosia Czaban
Construction team: Maja Frackowiatz, Michael Rabold, Víctor Navarro, Roberto González, Sebastian Dillner
Services: Juan Travesí
Landscaping: Teresa Galí
Structure Engineer: J.M. Churtichaga
Technical Architect: Joan Camps
Promotor: Consell Insular de Menorca
Budget: $5.200.000 € (garden included) - $868€/sqm
Area: 5.990 sqm building + 6.200 sqm gardens
Project year: 2002-2003
Construction year: 2004-2009
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán
Architectural photographer Pasi Aalto sent us a good photo report on the Crossing Now “Dialogues for Emergency” Exhibition. This exhibition was organized after the Sichuan earthquake (May 12, 2008), which devastated the Chinese nation, with over 69,000 lives lost and over 15 million people affected, needing temporary homes. Crossin Now looks to help these people through architecture, on an exhibition that will bring talented architects from around the world to discuss the issues of environment and emergency architecture from a global perspective.
This exhibition featured works by architects such as: Sou Fujimoto, Rintala Eggertsson, Teddy Cruz, OBRA, PRODUCTORA, Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter, CAFA, Song Xiewei+Han Tao+Xi Xiaojing, Smiljan Radic + Gonzalo Puga, A4设计组, CAL-Earth, ECAL_Martino d‘Esposito, EH+GS, IK studio, Jia Kun Architecture, KUB and ML. + SJU & leondelima
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Interactive Design Inc.
Location: Chicago, USA
Design Team: J. Moolhuijzen (partner in charge), D.Rat, C.Maxwell-Mahon with A.Belvedere, D.Colas, P.Colonna, O.Foucher, A.Gallissian, S.Giorgio-Marrano, H.Lee, W.Matthews, T.Mikdashi, J.B.Mothes, Y.Pagès, B.Payson, M.Reale, J.Rousseau, A.Stern, A.Vachette, C.von Däniken and K.Doerr, M.Gomes, J.Nakagawa; Y.Kyrkos, C.Colson, O.Aubert (models)
Structure: Ove Arup & Partners
Services: Ove Arup & Partners + Sebesta Blomberg
Civil Engineering: Patrick Engineering
Landscaping: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.
LEED Consultant: Carter Burgess
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Nic Leoux
Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal Architect of 3XN comments on the design saying, “The building is designed in such a way that it challenges the surroundings and yet contributes to a unified setting. The interior has been designed in close collaboration with Saxo Bank to create an environment of learning; encouraging interaction and sharing of knowledge”.
The RIBA International Award recognizes excellence conceived by its members from around the world. The awards ceremony will be held in London on July 14th.
Various Architects from Norway recently shared their entry for the Tingvalla Utstikkeren competition which was organized by the Norwegian Property (NPRO). The competition asked participants to design a new restaurant and service building at the Tingvallautsikkeren, part of the popular Aker Brygge waterfront in Oslo. Various Architect’s proposal created a new public destination that would attract users throughout the seasons by providing an interesting public space, as well as space for a restaurant.
More images and information about the proposal after the break.
Architect: Edouard François
Location: Paris, France
Client: Groupe Lucien Barrière, Groupe ACCOR
Structural engineers: COTEBA Ingénierie
Decorations: Jacques Garcia
Gardens: Pré Carré, Marc Vatinel
Lights and illumination: Light CIBLES, Louis Claire
Year of enchargement: 2003
Year of completion: 2006
Constructed area: 18,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Agence Edouard François
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of THE SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY: Envisioning the habitat of the future.
The aim of the competition is to promote online discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.
The competition is open to architects, planners, designers and artists who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization and globalization, with a view to enhancing the connected self-sufficiency of our cities.
For more information, go to the competition’s official website.
Following an international design competition, Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) selected Topotek 1 as the preferred design team to develop the external spaces of the museum in Trafford. The selection panel felt that Topotek 1′s scheme, Camouflage Strategy, best addressed the need for zones of contemplation, creativity and play which would complement the Daniel Libeskind building.
Further project description after the break.
Architect: René van Zuuk Architekten
Location: Zilverparkkade D, Lelystad, the Netherlands
Client: Develop-Havelte, Lelystad
Design Team: René van Zuuk, Kersten Scheller
Master Plan: West 8, Rotterdam
Building Contractor: Ter Steege, Rijssen
Structural Ingeneering: Van Rossum, Almere
Project Year: 2002-2006
Budget: € 1,750,000
Site Area: 222 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,867 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters
Three winning proposals for the Re:Vision Dallas competition have recently been announced and include Atelier Data + MOOV‘s Forwarding Dallas prototype for sustainable urban living. The proposal transforms components that make up a city block in an effort to shape how people will live and work in the future.
More images and further project description after the break.