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“Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium

Taking place May 3, the “Consumed” Architecture + Urbanism Symposium, put on my the University of Manchester’s School of Architecture, the event looks to explore the theme of consumption in the urban built environment through a selection of invited speakers…

La Liberté / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: , The Netherlands
Associated Architect: Oving Architekten
Engineering: Dijkhuis Groningen (structures), Zonderman B.V. (electrical engineering), Feenestra (heating and ventilation systems), Gevekebouw B.V. (general contractor)
Client: Christelijke Woningstichting Patrimonium
Site Area: 10,230 sqm
Built Area: 23,400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jim Ernst, Mark Sekuur / Prima Focus

House In Praia Preta / Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: Praia Preta, Sao Sebastiao, São Paulo,
Floor Area: 715 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

Robot Workshop Competition Winners

first place - Courtesy of Julian Liang and Hector Romero

suckerPUNCH recently announced the winners of their Robot Workshop competition. The past few years have seen an exciting rise in the fascination with robotics. Simultaneously, the ability to develop and build robots capable of complex and experimental applications has become easier and more accessible to the general public. From hardware like Arduino to open source programming like Processing, there now exist inexpensive and even free ways to dabble with robotics. With the site located in an open lot in Clinton Hill, , the Robot Workshop will be a place people can come to work on their projects, utilizing shop facilities while simultaneously interacting with fellow robot enthusiasts. More images and descriptions on the winning proposals after the break.

House in Serra de Freita / Oficina d’Arquitectura

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Architects: Oficina d’Arquitectura – Florêncio da Costa, José Pinho
Location: Serra de Freita, Arouca,
Building Area: 316 sqm
Photographs: Oficina d’Arquitectura

 

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2012 MA Prize Competition: Green Dwelling

Modern Atlanta (MA)  and Manifesto Architecture is pleased to announce the second annual MA Prize competition. The 2012 MA Prize entries will be carefully selected by a prestigious international jury of practicing designers and scholars and will be displayed at…

Es Pujol De Sera / Marià Castelló Martínez

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Architects: Marià Castelló Martínez
Location: ,
Collaborators: Marga Ferrer, Laura Tur, Carmen Martínez, Josep Castelló, Catalina Verdera, Jaume Luís, Segundo García, Pep Yern y Belén Molina
Area: 201 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Estudi Epdse

 

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‘Sea Dragon’ Sculpture / JOH Architects

Drawing inspiration from Geelong’s history and from a future with strong visions of sustainability and independence, the ‘Sea Dragon’, designed by JOH Architects…, is a wind driven sculptural sea monster in the heart of Geelong, a bay orientated port

Funeral of Matosinhos / Luísa Valente

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Architects: Luísa Valente

Location: ,
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Rui Correia

VIP Wing / Erich Gassmann Architekten – Tina Assmann

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Architects: Erich Gassmann Architekten - Erich Gassmann, Tina Assmann
Location: Munich,
Cooperation: Philipp Hutzler, Andreas Obermüller, Sebastian Filutowski
Client: Flughafen München GmbH
Photographs: Florian Holzherr

  

Princeton Students win National Competition with ‘Power in a Box’ Invention

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

An interdisciplinary team of Princeton University students have been awarded top honors, along with 14 other collegiate teams, for their ‘Power in a Box’ invention that converted a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions. The 18-month national competition, known as the “P3: People, Prosperity and the Plant Student Design Competition for Sustainability”, began in the fall of 2010 with 165 competitor and culminated April 21 and 22 on the Washington, D.C. Mall. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has awarded the students with a $90,000 grant to further develop and implement their project.

Continue reading for more information on ‘Power in a Box’.

House 11 x 11 / Titus Bernhard Architekten

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Architects: Titus Bernhard Architekten - Titus Bernhard, Ulrich Himmel
Location: ,
Built Area: 182 sqm
Site Area: 1,300 sqm
Completion: August 2011
Photographer: Titus Bernhard Architekten

 

Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor 
Location:Högdalen, , Sweden
Project team: Ari Leinonen, Hanna Dahlbäck, Herbert Scheiwiller, Jörgen Wohlert, Mårten Nettelblad
Client: Sbc Mark AB
Area: 5,100 sqm
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman

The Indicator: Moby, Part 3

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G: What drew you out here?

M: A bunch of things. One: the desire to be warm in the winter. Two: the desire to live in the strangest city in the western world. Three: to be around an odd artistic and professional environment founded on creativity regardless of the dreck that comes out of here, it’s still creative. Whereas if you go to a party in , you meet people who do jobs I don’t understand. They’re in arbitrage, or corporate accounting, or they are hedge fund managers. They don’t make anything. They just sort of figure out how to generate money off of other people’s efforts. You come here and you meet very successful people who make things. There is this sort of roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done attitude that exists here that you don’t find in other places. I also think that one of the defining characteristics of LA is the overwhelming rate of failure.

You know, hedge fund guys…they don’t fail. Wall Street guys? They are born, they grow up in Connecticut or grow up in Bedford and they come from privilege and they’re entitled, and they go to Penn and then Harvard Business School and then they go to work on Wall Street and then it’s all success from day one.

Video: Mario Bellini, Studio Visit


Famed for designing products for typewriter manufacturer Olivetti and furniture pieces, such as the iconic Bambole sofa, architect and designer Mario Bellini is equally known for his work on urban planning and rethinking public spaces. Bellini’s design highlights include the Tokyo Design Centre, which he completed in 1991, a quintessentially “Italian” structure in the Japanese capital and the soon to be unveiled Islamic Art Galleries at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOM

Sustainability Base exterior wide angle © César Rubio, courtesy

NASA and William McDonough + Partners have teamed up to create Earth’s first high-performance space station. William McDonough stated, “Design is the first signal of human intention.” With that in mind, the team set out to design a building that that embodies NASA’s spirit, fosters collaboration, supports health and well-being, and goes beyond LEED® Platinum in its pursuit of Cradle to Cradle® solutions.

Continue reading for more on the NASA Sustainability Base.

AD Interviews: Steven Ehrlich

Recently awarded the prestigious Maybeck Award by the AIA California Council (AIACC), Steven Ehrlich (FAIA, RIBA) has earned international recognition for his distinctive architecture and philosophy that has greatly influenced the architectural community. As the Design Principle of Ehrlich Architects, the Los Angeles-based architect is dedicated to the philosophy of Multicultural Modernism – a unique approach to architecture and planning that is centered on architectural anthropology; an idea that strives to identify and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual culture through design.

We had the chance to have Steven in our office, and he did a very interesting presentation to the ArchDaily editorial team where we learned more about his formation and early years, and how that experience has been translated in his buildings. Ehrlich’s philosophy was kindled in the seventies when he practiced as an architect for the Peace Corps in Morocco and served as a professor of architecture in Nigeria. For six years, Ehrlich lived, taught, traveled and studied indigenous vernacular architecture in North and West Africa, allowing him gain a greater understanding between the connections of architecture, culture, people and place.

Ehrlich is a graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lectures extensively throughout the and abroad, and has served as a guest critic at USC, Harvard, Yale and UCLA. As an advocate for the arts, Ehrlich has collaborated with several notable artists, such as Ed Moses, Miriam Wosk, Guy Dill and John Okulick.

In addition to the Maybeck Award, Ehrlich Architects has won eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIACC, under Ehrlich’s leadership. His work can be found at a recent monograph published by Monacelli Press: Steven Ehrlich Houses.

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Coverage of Archaelogical Ruins of the Abbey Of St. Maurice / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

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Architect: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Saint Maurice,
Area: 1,400 sqm
Civil Engineers: Alpatecsa
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher