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Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

NE View © Tom Rossiter
NE View © Tom Rossiter

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects’ highly anticipated multidisciplinary arts center has opened at the University of Chicago in Illinois. Serving as a landmark on the south end of campus, the 184,000 square foot Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is the new home to UChicago’s academic and extracurricular programs in cinema and media studies, creative writing, music, theater and performance studies, and the visual arts. Inspired by the “flat prairies of the Midwest and the great towers of Chicago”, the new arts hub is comprised of a light-filled glass and stone tower and a three-story “podium” with a saw-tooth roof. The 170-foot tower houses a performance penthouse, screening room, rooftop deck, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and performance labs, while the podium features studio space, music practice rooms, workshops, a café, a digital media center, production and editing labs, two theaters, and a 474-seat performance hall. The University is pursuing LEED Silver Certification for the Logan Center, as the design features regionally sourced materials, a “green roof,” and solar panels. More images and the architects’ description after the break…

North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept Winning Proposal / Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

Courtesy of Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan
Courtesy of Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

This design for the North Point waterfront redevelopment, which won the first prize in the competition, proposes an “organic network” of forms for the site. Designed by Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan, the project approach is based on the study of the adjacent “community street” – Chun Yeung St., which should have human life and the life of dwellers establishing the community. In this project, they aim to transform the Chun Yeung St’s urban model as part of an organic ecology. This model could affect the North Point district to become a more sustainable urban model. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Wunderkammer / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

At the gardens of the Arsenale designed by Piet Oudolf, a small pavilion, the Casa Scaffali, encloses a fantastic world of smells, textures and artifacts, a Wunderkammer (wonder-room) curated by NY-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Venice Biennale 2012: Dialogue Architecture / Juan Herreros

During the 13th Venice Biennale we had the chance to interview Spanish architect Juan Herreros, founder of Herreros Arquitectos (full interview in a following post).

Form of Public Control / Jae Kim | CoDeAU

Designed by Jae K. Kim of CoDeAU, the Form of Public Control project is aimed at being the 20th century’s notion of a skyscraper in Manhattan. As a symbolic individual in the city, it should be redefined due to the reinterpretation of the grid to accommodate more public amenities and facilitate the cultural contexts of Manhattan. Currently, the project is exhibited for the collateral event of the Venice Architecture Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo, which was invited from the Global Art Affairs Foundation. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Railway House Santpoort / Zecc Architects

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten
  • Location: Velsen, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel
  • Contributors: Bart Kellerhuis, René de Korte, Jeffrey van Schoonhoven
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Cornbread

© Cornbread © Cornbread © Cornbread © Cornbread

Bent / Chris Kabel

  • Architects: Chris Kabel
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer

© Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi

Aalta / Debarre Duplantiers Associés

© Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin © Arthur Péquin

Barra&Barra Office / Damilano Studio Architects

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna

House In Moreira / Phyd Arquitectura

  • Architects: Phyd Arquitectura
  • Location: Moreira, Maia, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Paulo Henrique Durão, João Ricardo Dias, Daniel Gil Tomé
  • Collaborators: Jennifer Duarte, Miguel Águas
  • Structure Engineer: Pedro Fragoso Viegas
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG

New Image Hilti / Cso Arquitectura

© Esaú Acosta © Esaú Acosta © Esaú Acosta © Esaú Acosta

Under The Roof / Foraster Arquitectos

  • Architects: Foraster Arquitectos
  • Location: Mungia (Vizcaya) Spain
  • Area: 540.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Cortesia de Foraster Arquitectos

Courtesy of Foraster Arquitectos Courtesy of Foraster Arquitectos Courtesy of Foraster Arquitectos Courtesy of Foraster Arquitectos

V'ammos Restaurant / LM Architects

  • Architects: LM Architects
  • Location: Pireas, Greece
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Studio Paterakis

© Studio Paterakis © Studio Paterakis © Studio Paterakis © Studio Paterakis

The Green Village / PT Bambu

  • Architects: PT Bambu
  • Location: Badung, Bali, Indonesia
  • Design Consultant : IBUKU
  • Area: 18700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bambu Indah Collection, Courtesy of Suxy, Jimbawan, Agung Dwi, Courtesy of Rio Helmi

Courtesy of Suxy © Jimbawan © Agung Dwi Courtesy of Rio Helmi

Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel / PLaT Architects

  • Architects: PLaT Architects
  • Location: Xiangshawan Desert, China
  • Completion Date: March, 2013
  • Area: 30000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PLaT Architects

Courtesy of PLaT Architects Courtesy of PLaT Architects Courtesy of PLaT Architects Courtesy of PLaT Architects