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Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects

© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf
  • Architects: Dimit Architects
  • Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Design Principals: Scott and Analia Nanni Dimit
  • Project Architect: Scott Csutora
  • Area: 7200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf

Open Modular System of Sustainable Houses (SAVMS) / Cso Arquitectura

  • Architects: Cso Arquitectura
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Javier de Antón
  • Contractor: TORSAN
  • Landscape: de la Torriente
  • Structure: Luis San Salvador
  • Services: climac sl
  • Electricity: Joaquín Aguilar
  • Furniture: box muebles
  • Project Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jesús Rojo

© Jesús Rojo © Jesús Rojo © Jesús Rojo © Jesús Rojo

Museum MUMAC / Arkispazio

  • Architects: Arkispazio
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
  • Mep Engineering: Antonio Bozino
  • Head Designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
  • Area: 1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arkispazio

Courtesy of Arkispazio Courtesy of Arkispazio Courtesy of Arkispazio Courtesy of Arkispazio

House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini

  • Architects: Rajiv Saini
  • Location: Himalayas, Kasauli, India
  • Design Team: Pradnya, Pankaj Mhatre
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah, Courtesy of Rajiv Saini

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

The Tree House / Baumraum

  • Architects: Baumraum
  • Location: Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
  • Architect In Charge: Andreas Wenning
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Markus Bollen, Baumraum

© Markus Bollen © Markus Bollen © Markus Bollen © Markus Bollen

Meetings on Architecture Event at the Venice Biennale

One of the final events at the Biennale Architettura is the Meetings on Architecture that will take place on November 24 at Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale. In the context of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground, the aim is to explore together with the curator David Chipperfield, architects, scholars and critics the themes of the exhibition Common Ground and are addressed to the public of the Biennale Architettura made up, as well as professionals, by passionates, students and visitors of all ages, backgrounds and origins. Organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, the ‘Grande meeting di chiusura’ event on this day will be an afternoon of round table discussions reviewing the intentions of the Exhibition and the reactions to Common Ground. For more information, please visit here.

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Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Hudson Yards' Long Awaited Makeover

Photo: Rendering by Visualhouse
Photo: Rendering by Visualhouse

The west side of midtown Manhattan is probably one of the more unexplored areas of New York City by residents and tourists alike. Aside from the Jacob Javits Center, and the different programs off of the Hudson River Parkway that runs parallel to the waterfront, there is very little reason to walk through this industry – and infrastructure – dominated expanse of land full of manufacturers, body shops, parking facilities and vacant lots. The NYC government and various agencies, aware of the lost potential of this area, began hatching plans in 2001 to develop this 48-block, 26-acre section, bound by 43rd Street to the North, 8th Ave to the East, 30th Street to the South and the West Side Highway to the West.

TEDx: Who will run the world for the next 100 years? / Desmond Wheatley

'Experimental Growth' Arik Levy Exhibition

The Bisazza Foundation is currently exhibiting the site-specific architectural installation by Arik Levy, which will be on display until December 21 in Vicenza. Dedicated to the Israeli designer Arik Levy, with the title Experimental Growth, the exhibition comprises a structural modification to the architecture of the Foundation, a macroinstallation called Rock Chamber and a video created especially for the event, titled Virtual Truth. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

'Your Text Here' Installation / Marcos Zotes/UNSTABLE

The ‘Your Text Here’ participatory, site-specific light installation challenges the condition of the city constantly telling us what to do, what to think, and how to act. Using explicit visual language, a multiplicity of billboards, signs, images and symbols invade our public spaces in order to tell us something. The project by Marcos Zotes/UNSTABLE aims at empowering local communities by providing a tool that transforms people voices into citizen proclamations the size of buildings. You just submit an anonymous text message in a website through your mobile phone, and in turn it is automatically projected at large scale onto the façade of a building. More images and architect’s description after the break.

'Cinepalego' Futuristic Cinema Competition Entry / Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita

The proposal for the ‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema is an urban intervention, utilizing the vacant rooftop spaces in Kabukicho in order to create a network of mini-theaters that will spontaneously emerge and provide a variety of social spaces for people. Designed by Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita, the act of cinema going will be completely redefined, becoming seamlessly integrated into day-to-day life. Occupying the vacant space on the rooftop, the cinemas will also be closely integrated with the businesses underneath. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Apartament P1 / MAP/MX

  • Architects: MAP/MX
  • Location: Mexico City, México 
  • Equipo De Diseño: Isaac Michan, Salomón Ison, Eduardo Lorenzana
  • Landscape Architecture: Taller Entorno
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo, Cortesia de MAP/MX

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Woolamai House / Kerstin Thompson Architects

  • Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
  • Location: Woolamai, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team: Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Lynn Chew, Erica Diakoff, Julian Patterson
  • Builder: Beachwood Constructions
  • Structural Engineer: Lambert & Rehbein
  • Building Surveyor: Metro Building Surveying
  • Energy Consultant: SBE
  • Cost Consultant: Construction Planning & Economics
  • Land Surveyor: Beveridge Williams
  • Area: 275.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall, Courtesy of Kerstin Thompson Architects

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall

House 2P / AVP Arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti
  • Architects: AVP Arhitekti
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Structure: ALEN BATISTA
  • Mechanical Installation: GORAN TOMEK
  • Electrical Installation: MARIJAN MARCIJUŠ
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti

Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti

La Palma / Miguel Angel Aragonés

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher