The Rise of Design/Build Architecture Inspires “All Hale” Love Story

Hale County Animal Shelter / ; © griner

All Hale, a new film written by Anita Banerji, follows the story of college student Alice Walker who finds herself in a small town in Hale County, Alabama building a home for a family that is going through personal and financial hardship.  The movie is filmed on location, with a variety of unique Hale County architecture serving as the backdrop for a story that rekindles a love for “home-grown architecture”.  At a time when so much emphasis is focused on “starchitects” and the “Bilbao effect”, the story of this movie has a social agenda that highlights the backlash to this phenomena: the rising trend of design/build architecture.

Join us after the break for more on the underlying social inspiration of this film and a sneak peek at the trailer.

House SL / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

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Architects: Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Location: Aurelio Miro Quesada, ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 589.06 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Courtesy of Morfearch
Courtesy of Morfearch

‘Mobilicity: Tirana Multimodal Station’ Proposal / Morfearch

Designed for the ‘Mobilicity: Tirana Multimodal Station’ competition, the second prize winning proposal consists in giving back an identity to the area. Designed by Morfearch…, the masterplan is not only a project of a railway station: it is a

14 Facts You Didn’t Know About Le Corbusier

by Willy Rizzo. Photos © Willy Rizzo.

Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965) will forever be known as an icon of Modernism, but did you know that the man who changed the face of architecture led quite the colorful personal life?

In honor of his 125th birthday, take a moment to check out some Corbu classics (perhaps Convent of La TouretteRonchampVilla SavoyeUnite d’Habitation, or Villa Roche) and read on to learn more about the man behind the myth – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret.

Fun Facts About Le Corbusier (including what Salvador Dalí had to say about him. It isn’t pretty) after the break!

MP House / OmasC Arquitectos

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Architects: OmasC Arquitectos
Location: Salinas de Oro, ,
Architect In Charge: Iria Comoxo Gómez & David Olmos Tapia
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Duosegno Visual Design

Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology
Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology

‘Thinking of Shadow’ Workshop by Satoshi Okada

Taking place October 18-23 at Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE, Japanese Architect, Satoshi Okada…, will be putting on an architectural workshop titled, ‘Thinking of Shadow’. As the founder of Satoshi Okada Architects, Okada is known for his

© Jamie Woodley
© Jamie Woodley

Spaceplates Greenhouse / N55 + Anne Romme

Originating from the ‘pure plate’ structure occurring in natural structures such as sea urchins, and based on a hexagonal geometry, the Spaceplates Greenhouse is being used for the first time this term by horticultural staff and students at City of…

GouweZone CO2 Free Offices / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

World Architecture Festival announces Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year Awards

Msheireb – Heart of Doha / Main square: Baharat Al Nouq / © John McAslan + Partners

In addition to yesterday’s announcement of the World Building of the Year Award, two further awards have also been awarded at the World Architecture Festival in :

Kallang River Bishan Park, Singapore, designed by Atelier Dreiseitl, has won the ‘Landscape of the Year’ Award and Msheireb – Heart of Doha, Qatar, designed by AECOM, has won the ‘Future Project of the Year’ Award.

Find out more about the awarded projects after the break.

World Architecture Festival announces the World Building of the Year 2012 / Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

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Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, has won the World Building of the Year Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2012. The project, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten, was chosen from over 500 entries. More information and images after the break.

Model Factory F / D.I.G Architects

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Architects: D.I.G Architects
Location: , Aichi Prefecture,
Design Team: Maki Yoshimura, Akinori Yoshimura
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos
Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos

CASA FIRJAN da Indústria Criativa / Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos

A cultural and educational space for creative industries, such as movie, TV, web design, fashion and performing arts, the first prize winning proposal for the CASA FIRJAN da Indústria Criativa unifies the educational, cultural and corporate segments. Designed by Lompreta …

Gallery House / rzlbd

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Architects: rzlbd
Location: , ON,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: borXu Design

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Venice Biennale 2012: Macedonia Pavilion

© Nico Saieh

How to think about today’s architecture, captured in the pragmatic flows of changing society? Can architecture once more be captivating, romantic, humanistic, visionary, and everyday at the same time? It appears that today’s architecture is becoming increasingly complex and ambiguous, and thus increasingly manipulative. It is lost in the cloud of the everyday. But how can architecture be seen again in its elementary correlations, geometry, form, use? To be derived from the specific, idiosyncratic, everyday, and face the timeless, resistant level. How to find the vertical of the everyday? The everyday that makes sense only if it is reflected in the sublime.

More from exhibitor Metamak – Architectural Collective after the break.

Extension of Gate A at Frankfurt Airport / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Jürgen Hillmer
Design Team: Klaus Lenz, Sebastian Flatau, Ingo Beckmann, Kai Beckmann, Markus Carlsen, Christian Dahle, Henning Fritsch, Ben Joscha Grope, Markus Helmin, Matthias Holtschmidt, Silke Jessen, Eduard Kaiser, Raimund Kinski, Prisca Marschner, Rouven Oberdieck
Project Leaders Susanne: Winter, Reiner Schröder
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

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Venice Biennale 2012: Poland Pavilion

© Nico Saieh

Yes, it could begin this way, right here, just like that, in a rather slow and ponderous way, in this neutral place that belongs to all and to none, where people pass by almost without seeing each other, where the life of building regularly and distantly resounds. What happens behind the flats’ heavy doors can most often be perceived only through those fragmented echoes, those splinters, remnants, shadows, those first moves or incidents or accidents that happen in what are called “common areas,” soft little sounds damped by the red woolen carpet, embryos of communal life which never go further than the landing. The inhabitants of a single building live a few inches from each other, they are separated by a mere partition wall, they share the same spaces repeated along each corridor, they perform the same movements at the same times, turning on a tap, flushing the water closet, switching on a light, laying the table, a few dozen simultaneous existences repeated from storey to storey, from building to building, from street to street. They entrench themselves in their domestic dwelling space—since that is what it is called—and they would prefer nothing to emerge from it; but the little that they do let out…

- Georges Perec

AV62 Arquitectos wins National Museum of Afghanistan Competition

First Prize: (Spain)

The Ministry of Information and Culture of the Islamic Republic of , in collaboration and sponsorship with the Government of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, has awarded AV62 Arquitectos first prize for the National Museum of Afghanistan Competition. The Spanish team was selected over 72 other design proposals from 31 countries.

A second and third prize winner, along with three honorable mentions, were also recognized at the awards ceremony in Kabul. More details after the break.

Mimicry Chairs Installation / Nendo

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Architects: Nendo
Location: , UK
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Daici Ano