Heatherland Pool House / Satellite Architects

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Architects: Satellite Architects
Location: Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme, ,
Contract Value: £600,000
Contract Type: JCT Intermediate w. Contractor Design
Gross Internal Area: 280 sqm
Landscape Architect: Tony Benger Landscapers
Satellite team members: James Harper, Stewart Dodd
Photographs: Courtesy of Satellite Architects


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Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal / LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI… was recently awarded the third prize in the open international competition with their proposal for an extension to Music Gymnasium Salzburg. Their design creates a new extension to the school without stealing space or light from the

The Hague Municipal Office / Rudy Uytenhaak

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Architects: Rudy Uytenhaak
Location: ,
Client: The Hague City Council
Area: 32,600 sqm
Contractor: BAM
Completion: April 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Rudy Uytenhaak


Le Corbusier, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille (1952), Phaidon (ed.), Le Corbusier Le Grand, New York 2008; S. 422

“Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory” Symposium

Organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Chair of Architectural Theory, the “Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory” symposium will be taking place in Berlin May 10-11. Their position on this topic is that Brutalism’s critical review of…

Building Rehabilitation In Calcada do Lavra / Jorge Mealha

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Architects: Jorge Mealha
Location: Calçada do Lavra, Lisbon,
Project Team: João Sítima (Site Works Leader), Rita Melancia (Project Leader), Teófilo Raposo, Gonçalo Silva, Pedro Hormigo, Ricardo Manaia
Completion: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado


Skolkovo Technopark District D2 Residential Area / Saltans Architects_International + Jaeger and Partner Architects

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Chicago based Saltans Architects_Intl., ltd (SA_I) and Shenzhen based Jaeger and Partner Architects, Ltd. design collaboration was recently selected for the second stage international design competition for the Skolkovo Technopark District D2 Residential Area. Their master plan design envisions the “concept of the city at human scale with a strong relationship with nature”. Five distinct Districts comprising this planning strategy are separated and linked by natural landscapes, while each District’s master plan is designed specifically for function. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bookshop And Cafe / ArcFaggin

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Architects: ArcFaggin – Caio Faggin
Location: Alto da Boa Vista, Campos do Jordão SP, Brasil
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 242 sqm
Gross Area: 95m2 + 51m2(deck)
Collaborators: Carlos Faggin (Consultant), Vera Lopes Oliveira, Joana Saruê, Rodolfo Souto Maior, Rafael Vilela (Architects), Marina Masetti Faggin (Student)
Interiors: (Bokshop),Beth Freitas (Café)
Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi

Rehabilitation of Former Prison of Palencia as Cultural Civic​ Center / Exit Architects


Architects: Exit Architects – Ángel Sevillano, José Mª Tabuyo
Co Author Architect: Eduardo Delgado Orusco
Location: ,
Clients: Ministerio De Fomento, Ayuntamiento De Palencia
Area: 5,077 sqm
Budget: 9,675,038 euros
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: NB35. José Luis Lucero
Mechinal Engineer: Grupo JG, Juan Antonio Posadas
Light Consultant: Manuel Díaz Carretero
Cooperating Person: Mario Sanjuán, Ibán Carpintero, Miguel García-Redono, Silvia N. Gosmez
Photographer: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra


Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative / The Getty

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For architecture students, the Modern Movement is typically the most recent and most defined architectural style movement that history classes focus on. We appreciate the architects and artists of that time and respond to their buildings and ideas with reverence. Despite our appreciation for the buildings that came out of this era, conservation methods are meeting new challenges in conserving these buildings that have not aged well as they have reached their 50-year heritage protection eligibility. This is where the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) comes in. A “comprehensive, long-term, and international program” that is part of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). CMAI aims to enhance conservation methods that in response to these aging buildings and create a knowledge data base of training programs and publications that reflect the advancement of these strategies.

More on the GCI and its initiative after the break.

Ville de Nantes / TETRARC

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Architects: TETRARC architectes mandataires
Location: , France
Client: Ville de Nantes
Cast Client: SAMOA (Société d’Aménagement de la Métropole Ouest Atlantique)
Engineering: CMB economist, SERBA structure, AREA fluids, AREA CANOPÉE consultant HQE,
ATELIER ROUCH acoustician, Architecture & Technique scenography
Surface: 6,800 sqm
Cost: 16,2 M€ HT
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau


Beam House / Uri Cohen Architects

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Architects: Uri Cohen Architects
Location: ,
Size: 180 sqm
Completion: 2010
Design Team: Uri Cohen, Shachar Butkin
Structural Engineer: Alex Rosenfeld
Photographs: David Adika

Potxonea House / OS3 arkitektura

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Architects: OS3 arkitektura
Location: Usurbil,
Client: City of Usurbil (Gipuzkoa)
Photographs: Jorge Allende

Kickstarter: Hefner/Beuys House / Jimenez Lai

Saturday, we shared with you Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai’s contribution to the University of Michigan’s Taubman College lecture series, focusing on what the genre of installation can offer architectural practice. Fascinated by experimental architecture, storytelling, cartoons and the pursuit of alternate realities, Lai’s latest performance-based architectural installation has made it to . It is up to you whether or not Lai will get the chance to transform the Architecture Foundation’s Project Space in London with a cartoonish architectural installation of Super Furniture – “a building that is slightly too small and a furniture that is kind of too big” – inspired by the exhibitionism of Hugh Hefner with the live-art of Joseph Beuys.

As his first solo exhibition outside of North America, the Chicago-based architect will inhabit the Hefner/Beuys House for a few weeks, acting as a 1:1 comic book that people can literally become a part of. You may remember his past projects of the Super-Furniture Series, including the Briefcase House, which he has continued to live in for the past three years, and White Elephant (Privately Soft). His previous installations have been wildly popular, stimulating the imagination of those from across the globe, and there is no doubt the Hefner/Beuys House will do the same.

All funds will go towards construction of the installation, which includes labor, material and transportation. Find more information and donate here on Kickstarter!

La Jota Cultural Center / Gbang

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Architects: G///bang
Location: , España
Project Architect: José Javier Gallardo Ortega
Technical Assistance: INCO Ingenieros
Structural Engineering: Guillermo Chóliz
Facilities Engineering: D3i
Technical Supervision: Gabriel Fraj
Construction Company: Mariano López Navarro
Photography: Enric Duch

House A+B / buerger katsota architects

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Architects: buerger katsota architects
Location: Santa Maria, Paros,
Design Team: Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos, Anna Karagianni, Mladen Stamenic
Consultants: Panagiotis Panagotopoulos (structural engineering), D P Kryfos OE (mechanical and electrical engineering),Scape (landscape design)
Energy Consumption: 28.3 kWh/(m²a)
Completion Year: 2010
Site Area: 9,500 sqm
Total Surface Area: 430 sqm
Photographs: Dimitris Kalapodas

CTBUH presents “Asia Ascending: Age of the Sustainable Skyscraper City”

Be sure to take advantage of the early bird special by April 30th for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 2012 World Congress, appropriately located in the skyscraper city of . According to The Skyscraper Center, ten of the 20 tallest buildings in the world will be in China by 2020.

The Congress will examine poignant issues such as: Is the skyscraper a sustainable building type? Can tall buildings truly reduce and harvest enough energy to become carbon-neutral? What is the full impact on the city and the lives of its inhabitants by developing skyward? And what support mechanisms and urban infrastructure are required for such growth? 2012 has confirmed an impressive list of several Chinese leading developers, architects and engineers to speak at the World Congress. Continue after the break to review the full list.

Syntes House in Pinto / dosmasuno arquitectos

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Architects: dosmasuno arquitectos – Ignacio Borrego, Néstor Montenegro, Lina Toro
Location: ,
Collaborators: Begoña de Abajo, Qianyi Lin, Paula Raimundez and Carlos Ramos
Client: Carolina Díaz, Oscar Serna
Built Surface: 241 sqm
Budget: 240,000 €
Date of Completion: April 2010
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán


Young Journals Symposium / Cooper Union

We’ve been following the growth of CLOG – an architectural publication seeking to prolong the discussion on pointed topics – from its inception last autumn with the inaugural issue on BIG, followed by their take on Apple.  Currently, CLOG is working toward the release of Rendering (submissions are due today!).  This evening, CLOG is participating in a “Young Journals Symposium” at Cooper Union.  If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by at 7:00 at the Cooper Union Rose Auditorium.  The event will feature a round table discussion led by Cynthia Davidson, the Log’s editor and founder, and feature panelists such as the editors of CLOG, Another Pamphlet and Pidgin.   This symposium is quite timley as we recently shared an article about Paul Goldberger leaving for Vanity Fair, and the implication of news publications slowly eliminating architecture discussion from their pages.   In a way, this symposium responds directly to that matter, as the editors will discuss their motivation for creating such outlets for discussion.