Lovelli Residence / Word Of Mouth Architecture

© Moch Sulthonn

Architects: Word Of Mouth Architecture
Location: Seminyak,
Client: Mariella Lovelli
Size: 300 sqm
Project Leader: Valentina Audrito
Design Team: Andrea Pelizza, Fika Herdiani, Komang Gede Dharma Susila, Kadek Antawija, Gede Wirawan
Photographs: Moch Sulthonn

Luftwerk’s Luminous Field lights up Millennium Park

-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk have transformed Millennium Park into an interactive, choreographed light show titled Luminous Field. Colorful geometrical images set to music composed by Owen Clayton Condon of Third Coast Percussion illuminate “Cloud Gate”, commonly known as “The Bean”, and transform its surrounding plaza into a digital canvas. This site-specific video and sound installation is the first of its kind for Cloud Gate. Be sure to take part in this “immersive sculptural experience” before it concludes on February 20th. The spectacle begins each night at 6pm. Continue after the break for more images.

120 Social Housing In Parla / Arquitecnica

© Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming, Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: ,
Collaborators: Eduardo Cardero, Isabel Dominguez Segura, Miguel García Jaramago, Nuria Martín Alcaraz, Jose Ramón Morán Espinosa
Constructor: Dragados (Gema Martín Martín )
Client: Ivima
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola

  

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Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu Lecture

SCI-Arc will be presenting the lectures of Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative… this Friday, February 10th at 1pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. Established in Los Angele in 2004, the firm has been published

La Pallaresa / Iberian Arquitectos (Terradas Arquitectos + Eduardo Souto de Moura)

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Architects: (Terradas Arquitectos + Eduardo Souto de Moura)
Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona,
Collaborators: Federico Acetti, Daniel Castro
Total Area: 65,000 sqm
Project Years: 2004-2011
Client: Prosavi
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

National Geographic Headquarters / Weiss/Manfredi

previous project / Diana Center at Barnard College / © Albert Vecerka/Esto

Weiss/Manfredi has just been selected to transform the urban campus of the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. following a competition among top firms such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Diamond Schmitt Architects, and Steven Holl Architects.  The project will establish new connections among the diverse collection of buildings that span more than a century on the Washington D.C. site and create a new expression for National Geographic’s international programs, museum, media, and research activities.

More after the break.

DomoLab / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architect: ENCORE HEUREUX architectes 
Location: ,
Design Team: Gabriel Marly, Pauline Lavagned’Ortigue, Jean-Marie Thouvenin, Maurice Manceau, Jean-Paul Straetmans, Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon
Project Leader:Agathe Chiron
Completion: 2011
Works budget: 3,000,000 €
Client: SAINT GOBAIN Recherche
Client assistant: AURIS
Landscape Architect: Florian Delon
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

  

Inkiostro Restaurant / Studio Nove & A2C

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Architects: Studio Nove & A2C
Location: Parma,
Project Team: Stefania Tinterri, Ada Volta & Alessandro Codenotti
Builder: Edildomus S.P.A
Project Year: 2011
Constructed Area: 950 sqm
Photographs: Francesco Di Gregorio

Room For Prayer: Mosque and Cultural Center / Studio Ö

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Studio Ö shared with us their first prize design, Room for Prayer, a mosque and cultural center as an extension for the Islamic Center of New England, . The proposed volume is closed to the outside and opens up on the inside. The intricate pattern of concrete facade works with shifting planes, creating shadow effects and an elegant and playful expression. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Homage to Architects / Atelier Seraji

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Architects: Atelier Seraji
Location: , France
Completion: 2006
Consultants: Tech Ingénierie (engineering),  Martin & Guiheneuf (quantity surveyors)
Client: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

Interview: Robert Miles Kemp

Digital technology touches nearly everyone’s life. Be it delivered through cell phones, home entertainment devices, ATMs, storefronts or countless other means, digital design is big business and is at the forefront of that exploding movement.

The son of a carpenter and general contractor, Kemp visited job sites from the time he was small. At nine years old, his father gave him the challenge of designing a structure for a neighbor, which was subsequently built. Kemp loved both the process and the end product. Thus began a career in architecture. More after the break.

Ex House / GarcíaGermán Arquitectos

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Architect: GarcíaGermán Arquitectos
Location: Castillejo de Mesleón, ,
Project Team: Jacobo García-Germán, Marta García Jiménez, Verónica de Miguel, Clara Aramburu, Pablo Fernández-Villaverde
Construction: KLH (cross-laminated panels), Altermateria (panel installation)
Paisajes con Madera (facades), Schüco-Alucer (alluminium windows), Intemper (green roofs)
Project Year: June 2011-January 2012
Project Area: 135 sqm
Approximate Construction Cost: 980 e/sqm
Photographs: Jorge López Conde

Flashback: Caltrans District 7 Headquarters / Morphosis

© Roland Halbe

Architects: MorphosisThom Mayne
Location: 100 South Main St., , , United States
Project Team: Morphosis Team
Client: State of California, Department of General Services
Construction Years:  2002-2004
Building Area: 1,200,000 gross sq ft
Photographs: Liao Yusheng, Roland Halbe

Guilhermes Home Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Local: São Paulo,
Year: 2010
Area: 130 sqm
Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

   

Heads Up: 10 Fastest Growing and Declining Cities

Santiago, : Photo by Flickr user Gord McKenna, licensed through Creative Commons.

According to Derek Thompson’s article for The Atlantic, the Brookings Institute recently published a ranking of the world’s 200 largest metropolitan economies. The Global MetroMonitor division of the Brookings Institute, published the report on January 2012. In this brief synopsis, he reveals the “10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World”. Among the fastest growing is Santiago, Chile, the only Latin American country in the top 10. The top 10 is primarily populated by Asian countries – China, Turkey and all have multiple cities in on the list. Conversly, the tail end of the list is dominated by Western European countries most affected by the economic downturn, with just two cities from the US – Sacramento, California and Richmond, Virginia.

The survey primarily focuses on their economic development comparing income and job growth, to say nothing of the cultural, societal, and political circumstances which may or may not be contributing the dynamism of each city’s economy. Thompson points out, two of the fastest growing cities in the world, Izmir, Turkey and Santiago, Chile are also among the poorest. Developing countries have the most to gain as they join the global economy but it may still be sometime before the economic growth balances a comfortable standard of living.  Watch the interview with Alan Berube from MetroMonitor.

With all of that in mind, follow us after the break for a look at the list.

Ecotourism Center In France / Inca Architectes

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Architects: Inca Architectes
Location: ,
Design Team: Cap Paysage, Arpente, Alpes Structures et Rostain Coste, M. Forgue
Client: Seine et Marne tourisme
Budget: 1,000,000 € H.T
Surface Area: 5400 sqm converted; 250 sqm built
Completion: 2011
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Climate Protection Supermarket / LOVE Architecture

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Architects: Love Architecture
Location: , Austria
Area: NSF 1,100 sqm, GFA 1,500 sqm
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Jasmin Schuller

Pilgrimage Center at Røldal Stave Church / Lund + Slaatto Architects

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The Pilgrimage Center at Stave Church, designed by Lund+Slaatto Architects, seeks to reconcile a complex program under the same roof. The building is both a defined end point for the pilgrims and tourists and a gathering place for the locals. The building is present as an object, while remaining deferential to the stave church and the cemetery. More images and architects’ description after the break.