Courtesy of Loïc Brenterc'h (A.B.A Agency) + Ewan Marin (COT Agency)

Europan 11 Proposal: ‘META – Block’ / Loïc Brenterc’h (A.B.A Agency) + Ewan Marin (COT Agency)

Loïc Brenterc’h (A.B.A agency) + Ewan Marin (COT agency)… shared with us their Europan 11 Proposal in Toulouse, France which won the second prize. Titled ‘META – Block: A Toulouse Urban Model’, the purpose of their design is to extend

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European Workshop of Waterfront and Urban Design 2012 Workshop

Organized by a commission of professors and students from the ULHT’s (Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias) School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI), European Workshop of Waterfront and Urban Design Workshop 2012 will take place from March…

The Standard New York / Ennead Architects

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Architects: Ennead Architects
Location: City, , USA
Project Architects: Megan Miller AIA (Design), Tara Leibenhaut-Tyre AIA (Construction Administration)
Design Team: Gary Anderson, Darla Elsbernd, John LaBombard, Apichat Leungchaikul, Ken Mito, Saem Oh, Michael O’Meara, Jesse Peck, Alan Slusarenko, Frederick Tang, Maya Weissman-Ilan
Interior Design: Roman and Williams
Design Partner: Todd Schliemann FAIA
Management Partner: Kevin McClurkan AIA
Senior Designer: Amy Lin AIA
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 204,500 sqm
Photographs:  Nikolas Koenig, Thomas Loof

TEDx: Hedonistic Sustainability / Bjarke Ingels

In this video Bjarke Ingels shares his enlightened view on Hedonistic sustainability, challenging the misconception that one must give up a portion of their comfortable lifestyle in order to live sustainability. Ingels counteracts that delusion with examples that illustrate the possibilities of sustainable buildings and cities increasing life quality. He encourages architects to embrace their expanded roles of becoming “designers of ecosystems” by creating a world where our presence is not seen as detrimental to our environment through the integration of our “consumption patterns and leftovers” into our natural world. Ingels is optimistic as he shares Hollywood’s copy of BIG’s Denmark Pavilion for the Shanghai 2010 Expo in Iron Man 2. Ingels states, “If Hollywood starts ripping off sustainable architecture to portray science fiction it could be a sign we are moving towards Hedonistic sustainability.”

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Space of Young creation in Villanueva de la Serena / José María Sánchez García

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Architect: José María Sánchez García
Location: Villanueva de la Serena, , Spain
Project Team: Rafael Fernández Caparros, Maria Dolores Sánchez García, Ignacio Prieto
Structural engineer: Aro consultores [Enrique García- Margallo Solo de Zaldivar]
Services engineer: Aro consultores
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 1143.87 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Chase for Space: An Architecture Challenge for the Future / Nejc Trošt

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“Chase for Space: an architecture challenge for the future is an transdisciplinary book with wide overview of future space commercialization and its impact on architecture discipline. It helps to understand what kind of designs, what kind of architecture and what kind of practice needs to be envisaged in order to enable civilians’ access to space. With contributors from different disciplines and their relations to space creation this piece of work tries to become an inspiration tool for future generations. We are here, just scratching the surface of a field that will in our opinion see an expansive growth in the following years.”

Video: Parametric Romantic Garden / Subarquitectura

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Subarquitectura transforms a roundabout into a space with the Parametric Romantic Garden that creates a system of paths leading to a tram station in , Spain. The parametric design accommodates for existing trees while establishing 32 unique ways in which the platforms may be reached. Each platform is capped with a hollow luminary, serving as an identifier for the station while breaking down the scale for the travelers. Follow this link for more information on the project.

The Reece School / Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

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Architects: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
Location: 25 East 104th Street, ,
Cost: $8.4 million
Completed: 2006
Client: The Reece School
Project Team: Charles A. Platt, AIA, Design Principal; Ray H. Dovell, AIA, Design Principal; Elissa Icso, AIA, Project Manager; Steven Dodds, Project Architect; Matthew Mueller, AIA, Naomi Touger, Tim Gaiennie
Photographs: Jonathan Wallen


UTEC University Campus / XTe a+d

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In addition to solving the functional interrelationships of classrooms, workshops, laboratories, cultural center, administrative center, graduate school, parking and service areas, the proposal for the UTEC University Campus by XTe a+d offers an appropriate corporate image to the institution of national and international prominence. Their design will host and give identity to: the most important private organization in the country engaged in higher technological education, being “avant-garde” and “sustainability” two of the essential concepts to be considered in a 3-phase development process to reach its maximum expansion. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Alma Hotel Residence / Coz Polidura Volante Arquitectos

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This is the second finalist of the international for the Alma Hotel Residence for ESO. The was won by Kouvo & Partanen.

The main idea of the proposal for the Alma Hotel Residence by Coz Polidura Volante Architects takes us back to archaic structural typologies inherent to the Atacama culture, easily distinguishable in areas like Turi ruins, Lasana or Pucara de Quitor in San Pedro de Atacama. The layout of the building takes advantage of the program modules of rooms, repeating this form of modular design of fullness and emptiness, which means an operation sensible to light and shadow, as occurs at the site between streams and mountains. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Polikatoikea’ / Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares

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Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the open ideas competition organized by Origami Competitions. The competition focused on an empty plot in , Portugal, where they were asked to develop a fresh and contemporary residential proposal that could be spread through the city. ‘Polikatoikea’ does just that in seeking a compromise between a greek rule (polikatoika) and a swedish philosophy (ikea). More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Cyclone Shelter / Lindsay Bremner and Jeremy Voorhees

The proposal for the international competition for a cyclone shelter in Bangladesh by Lindsay Bremner and Jeremy Voorhees… is conceptualized as a boat-building, referencing two local typologies – the boat and the landing ghat. Located in Ranggabali, a small village

Seaside House / A2 Architects

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Architect: A2 Architects 
Location: East Coast of
Project Area: 150 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of A2 Architetcs

New York Apartment Remodelation / INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

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Architect: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH
Location: 459 West 18th Street, 10011, New York,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Thomas Schauer

Revitalization Of The Crucifix Bastion / MCA atelier

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Architects: MCA atelier
Location: Horská ulice, , Czech Republic
Cooperation: Mgr. art. Peter Buš, Ing. Pavel Košťálek
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,870 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MCA atelier

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LVIII

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ArchDaily’s Flickr Pool has now over 68,000 photos, and this week’s Round Up has 5 great selections including a wonderful photo of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue National Gallery. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Piotr Krajewski in Hamburg, Germany. Check the other four after the break.

Pavapuri Guest House / Matharoo Associates

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Architects: Matharoo Associates
Location: , Rajasthan,
Principal in Charge: Gurjit Singh Matharoo
Project Team: Ramesh Patel (Architect), Janmay Mehta (Trainee)
Clients: K.P Sangvi charitable trust, Shri pavapuri tirth dham jeev maitri dham
Structural Engineer: Matharoo associates – R.S Matharoo, Ritesh Chauhan
Mechanical Engineer: Jhaveri Associates
Interior Designer: Matharoo Associates
Landscape Architect: Vagish Naganur
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 3100 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Matharoo Associates

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Video: David Chipperfield and Paolo Baratta discuss the Venice Biennale 2012

This video reveals the first statement by director David Chipperfield and president Paolo Baratta regarding the 13th International Venice Biennale. With “Common Ground” as the underlying theme, Chipperfield encourages participants not to promote themselves, as if in a theater, but rather promote a dialogue that will begin the “chemical process” that will ultimately lead to finding connections between “things, people and influences”. Chipperfield highlights that the Venice Biennale is about “what is not private, but what is common.”

The architecture will open to the public August 29th, 2012.