The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia by TWBTA / © Michael Moran
The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia by TWBTA / © Michael Moran

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien: ‘Head/Hand’ Lecture

Taking place Wednesday, October 24th, at Cooper Union in New York, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien… will be delivering their ‘Head/hand’ lecture highlighting their current work. Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union as

Reddy House / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh,
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Praveena A. and Aditi S
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham

DAGA Cafe / ///byn

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Architects: ///byn
Location: Shanghai,
Principals: Nicolas Salto del Giorgio & Bittor Sanchez-Monasterio
Collaborators: Audrius Liaugminas, Luke Webster, Yao Yi & Li Min
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: JIANG Yong

JA+U Interviews Japanese Architect Shinichi Ogawa

In this video, JA+U interviews minimalist Japanese architect of Shinichi Ogawa and Associates.  Ogawa describes the “austerity” and “organization” of minimalist design in regard to different projects.  In residences, where flexibility and options are important, he says that the minimalistic approach grants a wide range of possibilities, providing open and flexible spaces that connect with the site. Ogawa describes the a range of projects that use simple forms and expressions to interact with the environment and accentuate the surroundings.

Enjoy the interview and check out some of Shinichi Ogawa’s projects on ArchDaily: The Luminous House and The Minimalist House.

Boulevard Brewing Company Cellar 1 Expansion / el dorado

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Architects: el dorado
Location: Kansas City, ,
Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
Senior Associate: Chris Burk, Steve Salzer, AIA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

AD Round Up: Hotels Part X

© Wojtek Gurak

For today’s Round Up we have our 10th selection of previously featured Hotels. The main image belongs White arkitekter’s Stockholm Waterfront. Take a look at Nhow Hotel in Berlin designed by NPS Tchoban Voss. Check out the work of Mats Edlund & Henrietta Palmer in Hölick Sea Resort or Coeur Méditerranée located in Marseille by Jean Paul Viguier Architecture. Finally, revisit Goldenkey Ski Hotel by LEA Invent, designed as a modern interpretation of the classic alpine house and chalet typologies.

ZAJC Showroom and Production Hall / IPNOTIC Architecture

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Architects: IPNOTIC Architecture
Location: Poznań,
Design Team: Ewelina Jankowska, Katarzyna Pucek, Wojciech Gruszczynski
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1175.4 sqm
Photographs: fotoarchitektura, Norbert Banaszyk

RIBA awards architecturespossibles with 2012 Manser Medal

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Maison L, the dramatic addition that transformed an 18th century orangery into an innovative contemporary house on the outskirts of Paris, has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ () 2012 Manser Medal for best newly designed private house. The major restoration and extension was designed by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), a well-published practiced based in Paris whose portfolio ranges from small private homes to large scale urban design. The French home was selected over four other impressive residences, seen here on the 2012 Manser Medal shortlist.

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Swimming Pool in “Bola de Oro” Sports Centre / José Luis Rodríguez Gil

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Architects: José Luis Rodríguez Gil
Location: , Andalucia, Spain
Design Team: , Jorge G. Molinero Sánchez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Location: Tbilisi,
Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency
Area: 42,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographers: Moreno Maggi,

 

Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

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Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica
Location: Puerto de Castellón, Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Films & Architecture: “The Lake House”


The House is a film that shows many of the daily issues of architects’ lives. A successful architect whose two children decided to follow the same path but in really different ways. The movie presents architecture as a transmitted skill through generations, a kind of familiar heritage. Which is actually a repetitive situation in our practice.

Have you seen it already? Let us know if you feel touched by any of these subjects. What generation of architect you are?

La Isla House / Llosa Cortegana Architects

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Architects: Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 269.65 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Architects

Update: MOCA / Farshid Moussavi

© Dean Kaufman/Courtesy MOCA

Just a short time since its public opening celebration, Farshid Moussavi’s Museum of Contemporary Art is already a dynamic hub of activity for the city of Cleveland.  A three-day festival in early October welcomed museum members, out-of-town guests and the general public with a series of art installations, music and entertainment, to showcase the city’s newest icon.  Moussavi joined in the festivities and was honored for her sleek faceted form at the museum’s three-tiered party.   Although we have been following the progress of the project since its conceptual phases, we have yet to see what the mysterious black cube has to offer in terms of interior gallery spaces and public gathering zones… until now! Check out a great series of interior photos plus beautiful exterior photos by photographers Dean Kaufman and Duane Prokop to compliment our set from the summer time.

More after the break. 

In Progress: Theatre at Nathan Phillips Square / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , ON, Canada
Project Area: 910.0 sqm
Photographs: Steven Evans

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Re:think Housing Competition Entry / Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey

With the aim to generate a broader discussion of possibilities for Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis, Jessie Andjelic, Albert Dijk and Philip Vandermey… submitted their Meta Vancouverism and Vancouver Islands proposal for the Re:think Housing competition held by the City

2Verandas / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: Elerenbach, Zürich,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Jan kubasiewicz, Marta B. Goni
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Haileybury Astana School / Çinici Mimarlık

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Architects: Çinici Mimarlık
Location: , Kazakhstan
Project Manager: Mert Göktürk, Birkan Küçük
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cemal Emden