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Pangal Cabin / EMa Arquitectos

  • Architects: EMa Arquitectos
  • Location: Casablanca, Chile
  • Design Team: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray
  • Constructor: Nautilus
  • Area: 60.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: © Marcelo Cáceres, Cortesia de EMa Arquitectos

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres

Oscar Niemeyer in Full Recovery

Don’t believe the rumors! Despite Oscar Niemeyer’s age and three recent hospitalizations, the legendary Brazilian architect is in full recovery after being admitted to the Samaritan Hospital in Rio de Janeiro for dehydration and renal complications last week.

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part X

Courtesy of Crawford Architects
Courtesy of Crawford Architects

Phil Enquist’s Great Lakes vision honored by Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Urban Design and Planning Partner Philip J. Enquist, FAIA, as the recipient of the inaugural SAH Award for Excellence in Design, Planning and Sustainability. The recognition honors Enquist’s leadership on the Vision for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River Region, a pro-bono initiative that sets forth a 100-year vision for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River watershed. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin is one of 263 watersheds that spans national boundaries and Enquist believes that planning must address the basin comprehensively.

Laboratory Building - Ramón Carrillo / Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS + DPF UNLa

© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti

Architects: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS + DPF UNLa Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Designers: Agustin Moscato, Joaquín Moscato, Ramiro Schere Project Team: Lucia Hollman, Julián Puyal Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Manuel Ciarlotti

© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti

Water at-traction / bureau faceB

© François Marcuz.
© François Marcuz.

French practice bureau faceB has redefined the pedestrian bridge with their winning design concept that allows Paris residents to “flirt with the water” as they traverse across an intentionally unstable bridge. Dubbed “Water at-traction”, the atypical bridge embraces the potential of traction as it’s steel cables stretch across the Seine in Paris and reconnects the city to the water. Learn more after the break.

Hotel Tierra Patagonia / Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

  • Architects: Cazu Zegers Arquitectura
  • Location: Lago Sarmiento, Torres del Paine, XII Región, Chile
  • Equipo De Diseño: Cazu Zegers G., Rodrigo Ferrer, Roberto Benavente
  • Colaborador: Grupo Aira
  • Construcción: Salfa Corp, Juan Pablo Libacic
  • Cálculo Estructural: Enzo Valladares y Asociados
  • Cliente: Katari S.A.
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura Courtesy of Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

Films & Architecture: "The Shining"

Stanley Kubrick is one of those contemporary filmmakers who needs little introduction. For this week’s edition of Films & Architecture, we’re taking a look at The Shining, considered by many to be a masterpiece –  not just for its story, but also for the way Kubrick uses space to instill a sense of madness.

Many of you  have probably already seen it, but if not, now’s the time to enjoy this classic of suspense. And let us know your thoughts about the relationship between space and horror in the comments below – do you think there’s such a thing as an architectural typology of suspense?

Taiyuan Southern Station West Plaza / AS. Architecture Studio

Situated in a strategic position for the development of the city of Taiyuan, China, the design for the Southern Station West Plaza creates an important hub of services for the city’s population. Designed by AS. Architecture Studio, the project represents the first visual impact the city offers to visitors descending at the southern station, thus acquiring an important communicative and functional value. For this reason, the project constitutes a real landmark, standing out from the surrounding urban environment, enriching it and integrating within at the same time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AR House / Campuzano Architects

  • Architects: Gabriel Campuzano Otero, Carlos Campuzano Otero
  • Location: La Calera, Colombia
  • Area: 600.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Gabriel & Carlos Campuzano

© Gabriel & Carlos Campuzano © Gabriel & Carlos Campuzano © Gabriel & Carlos Campuzano © Gabriel & Carlos Campuzano

Ferme Darwin Proposal / SOA + holdUP

Designed by SOA + holdUP, the FERME DARWIN Proposal synthesizes a vertical farm and cultural facilities in an original manner. Stacking these disparate elements of art, music, and education up is like celebrating the insertion of agriculture in the very heart of the city. Anchored in a visionary city like Bordeaux, the project also addresses health, food, ethical and social concerns. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'Blossom Gate' / Prechteck

Defining a landmark to the entrance of the largest Chinese myrtle garden in Xiangyiang, Prechteck’s ‘Blossom Gate’ aims to reinvent the gate as an architectural typology underlining the connecting characteristics of a former dividing element. Their design is not just about the link of the inside with the outside, but also about the connection of its visitors – the gate as an area of gathering, instead of a point of passing through. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Massy Logements / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

  • Architects: du Besset-Lyon Architectes
  • Location: Massy, France
  • Design Team: Dominique Lyon, Pierre du Besset
  • Project Manager: Svetla Grigorova
  • Team: SCOPING (structure, fluids engineering, economics and HQE)
  • Client: IMMOBILIERE 3F
  • Area: 5088.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes Courtesy of du Besset-Lyon Architectes

La Grange de Mon Père / MJ Architectes

  • Architects: MJ Architectes
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • Architects: Marielle Camoin, Jonathan Inzerillo
  • Restructuration: 35 sqm
  • Extension: 63 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Michael Jan

© Michael Jan © Michael Jan © Michael Jan © Michael Jan

Tepoztlan Lounge / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
  • Location: Tepoztlan, morelos, mexico
  • Architects: Eduardo Cadaval, Clara Solà-Morales
  • Collaborators: Eugenio Eraña, Tomas Clara, Manuel Tojal
  • Structural Engineer: Ricardo Camacho
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Diego Berruecos, Sandra Pereznieto

© Diego Berruecos © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto

Photography: The Rockaways, Post-Sandy / Amanda Kirkpatrick

© Amanda Kirkpatrick
© Amanda Kirkpatrick

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but the destruction she left in her path remains a stark reminder of her strength. 

Photographer Amanda Kirkpatrick has shared with us her images of The Rockaways in Queens, an upper-class beach neighborhood that was one of the areas hit hardest by the storm. Kirkpatrick's objective eye documents the twisted boardwalks and unrecognizably distorted homes in an almost "clinical" way, honestly portraying the damage from the perspective of the broken structures themselves.

If you're interested in getting involved with Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts, you can get more information here. For more images from Amanda Kirkpatrick, read on after the break...

© Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick © Amanda Kirkpatrick