In this interview, between Australian Architect Glenn Murcutt and Peter Thompson for ABC TV’s Talking Heads program, Murcutt reveals his three rules in life: simplicity, simplicity, and “of course, simplicity”. He speaks openly about his upbringing and childhood, about his inspirations and how he has grown and developed his passions as an architect. He has recieved the 2002 Pritzker Prize and 2009 AIA Gold Medal.
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If you are a fan of Hans Hollein then we have the book for you. Edited by Peter Weibel, this large format book gives you a vivid and detailed look at the 1985 Pritzker Prize recipient’s work. Hollein, an Austrian…
Location: Paris, France
Architecture and Urbanism Agency: archi5prod
Engineer, Economist: Mizrahi
Kitchen Engineer: BBN Conseils
Client: City of Paris
Surface: 3180 m²
Cost: 7165 000 Euros HT
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux, Thomas Jorion
Completed in September 2011, the reconstruction and expansion of the Lamoricière School, designed by archi5 upon winning a competition for their concept, is a landmark in the neighborhood, as well as a meeting and exchange place open to its environment. The building is subtly inserted in the existing surroundings while affirming its public facility characteristics. The decomposition of the volume allows it to include the new equipment in the extension of the kindergarten template and to respect the scale of neighboring buildings.
The shortlisted proposal for the Swedish Pavilion at the upcoming 2012 World Expo by Stockholm Field Office…, in collaboration with Fieldwork, is based on the idea of gradients; the gradual shifts in Swedish landscape and relatively smooth changes in Swedish
The proposal for Rethinking Khan Market by Vandana Sehgal… animates a typical model town type market into an experience of ultimate recreation. It will not consume energy as much as a regular shopping mall, but will have the ambiance and
3XN Architects shared with us their competition winning proposal for the new university building in Uppsala, Sweden. Their design concept bridges the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure. Pointing towards future through its flexible and open spaces, it encourages new ways of working, studying and collaborating. More architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Montgomery Sisam Architects + Farrow Partnership Architects
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Structural Engineers: Halcrow Yolles
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: MMM Group
Landscape Engineers: Vertech Design Inc.
Completion Date: November 2011
Site Area: 23 acres
Total Gross Floor Area: 48,300 sf
Photographs: Tom Arban
Architect: David Baker + Partners
Location: 365 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Project Team: David Baker FAIA LEED AP (design principal); Peter MacKenzie AIA (principal-in-charge); Amit C. Price Patel AIA LEED AP (project architect); Brit Epperson LEED AP Homes; Amanda Loper AIA LEED AP; Sara Mae Martens LEED AP; Angela Thomason; John Thompson, AIA
Clients: Community Housing Partnership, Mercy Housing California
Project SquareFootage: 65,419 sq ft
Site Area: 18,906 sq ft/0.47 acres
Completed: September 2011
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
Photographs: Bruce Damonte
Obama speaks at the ground breaking ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture
President Obama attended the official ground breaking ceremony of the National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on February 22, commemorating this milestone for the Smithsonian Institution’s new museum on Washington’s National Mall. The Tanzanian-born, London-based architect David Adjaye serves as Lead Designer for the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team that was selected by the Smithsonian Institute back in 2009 in the international competition for the design of the nation’s new prestigious building.
The President began his brief remarks by stating, “As others have mentioned, this day has been a long time coming. The idea for a museum dedicated to African Americans was first put forward by black veterans of the Civil War. And years later, the call was picked up by members of the civil rights generation -– by men and women who knew how to fight for what was right and strive for what is just. This is their day. This is your day. It’s an honor to be here to see the fruit of your labor.”
Continue reading for more information on the project and a video of President Obama’s speech.
Construction on soma‘s “One Ocean” thematic pavilion is currently well underway and scheduled for completion in May 2012. Selected as the first prize winner of an open international competition in Yeosu, South Korea, the thematic pavilion was designed to embody the Expo’s theme “The Living Ocean and Coast” and transform it into a three-dimensional “multi-layered” architectural experience. The goal of the Expo is to portray the responsible use of natural materials, which has been embedded into the sustainable climate design and the biomimetic aspects of the facade of “One Ocean”.
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The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) chapter at Washington State University will proudly host the Spring 2012 West Quad Regional Conference in Spokane at the end of March 2012. The conference will take place March 29th – April 1st…
Architect: Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Client: Interfour B.V., Berkel-Enschot
Project Architect: Jacq. de Brouwer
Project Team: Ingeborg Dankers, Marco Oggel, Kees Paulussen
Structural Advisor: Adviesbureau S. v. Boxtel – Tilburg
Contractor: Aannemersbedrijf Riebouw B.V.
Project Area: 576m2
Gross Volume: 1853m3
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Tim van de Velde