Zlatarna Celje Jewelry / OFIS architects

© Jan Celada, Giulio Margheri

Architects: OFIS architects
Location: Maribor, Slovenia
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Sergio Silva Santos, Kiki Marien, William Gibson, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, Jolien Maes, Anna Timmermans
Photographs: Jan Celeda, Giulio Margheri

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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / 109 Architectes

109 Architectes… recently took home the third prize at the 12th annual ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Awards with their design for for the Disaster Prevention and Education Center in Bakırköy, Istanbul. A total of 287 projects from 59 countries were submitted

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Munich / Dear Design

Architects: Dear Design
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: David Murphy Photography…

Weekend House / David Jay Weiner

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Architects: David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C.
Location: Rensselaer County, , USA
Square Footage: 1,200 sq. ft.
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
Photographers: Tony Morgan / Step Graphics

   

Home Farm / De Matos Ryan

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Architects: De Matos Ryan
Location: , UK
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Project Year: 515 sqm + 88 sqm garage
Photographs: Edmund Sumner

Garducho Biological Center / Ventura Trindade Architects

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Architect: Ventura Trindade Architects
Location: , Portugal
Design team: Chiara Ternullo, Nuno Marcos, André Monteiro Rosa, Adelaide Neves, Lourenço van Innis, Filipe Carvalho, Susana Medeiros, Jorge Vicente, Liliana César Rodrigues, Filipe Nunes, Rita Figueiredo, Nélson Rodrigues
Structural Engineering: PRPC – engenheiros, Paulo Cardoso, Pedro Romano com Hugo Veríssimo, Carlos Crespo
Technical Energy: João Mira, Rui Batista
Client: Ceai, Centro de Estudo da Avifauna Iberica, Carla Janeiro, Tiago Ferro
Built area: 545 sqm (gross)
Cost: 675.000 EUROS
Completion: 2009
Maximum height of the building: 6,5 m
Photographs: Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Architects

Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus Wins Competition

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is set to announce Cornell University and its partner, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, winner of the intense, yearlong competition to build a New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island. The announcement follows Stanford University’s unexpected withdraw from the competition after tense negotiations with the Bloomberg administration. Meanwhile, last Friday Cornell received a $350 million donation in support of their proposal, being the largest gift the University has ever received.

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Istanbul Technical University Campus / IND and Erginoğlu + Çalışlar

The main challenge of IND and Erginoğlu + Çalışlar… for this project is to arrive to a proposal that could articulate not only an interesting and comfortable life for the users of the campus, but to take this opportunity to

Restaurant PaCatar / Donaire Arquitectos

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Architects: Juan Pedro Donaire 
Location: ,
Client: Private
Project Area: 130,00 sqm
Completion: 2011
Architect Team: Carlos Iglesias, Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Pablo Baruc García Gómez, Jesus Núñez Bootello
Photographs: Fernando Alda

   

Combined Properties, Inc. + Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. + Ehrlich Architects Team Wins Culver City’s 9300 Culver Boulevard (Parcel B) Redevelopment Project

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With a unanimous vote by the City Council on December 5, the Combined Properties, Inc./Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc./Ehrlich Architects team was awarded the 9300 Culver Boulevard (Parcel B) Development Project in , . More images and complete press release after the break.

Digitally Connected Smart House


Openarch recently unleashed their prototype of a completely digitized smart house to the public. Designed to adapt to its inhabitants, all components of the house are connected to the internet creating a parallel home on the web. Real time data feeds continuously to provide information and the ability to control any aspect of the digital house through a gestural interface – parting from the traditional mouse and keyboard.

One of the most interesting aspects of the smart house is the integrated video mapping system that incorporates sensors and cameras to display information ranging from exterior weather conditions to Twitter followers onto any surface in the home.  They have even invented their own operating system called D. OS (domestic operating system) which facilitates the exchange of the tremendous amount of information flowing through the various spaces. The smart house is conceived as the catalyst for a much larger vision of a smart city, where the exchange and interaction of information flow seamlessly.

Blurred House / BiLD architecture

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Architects: BiLD architecture 
Location: , Australia
Project Director: Ben Milbourne
Project team: Haslet Grounds, Alison Stout, Edmund Carter, John Doyle
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Tanja Milbourne

   

House in Seya / Suppose Design Office

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Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: Kanagawa,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Suppose Design Office

   

Green Buildings Save Green

Green Wall Proposal for the Portland Federal Building © Scott Baumberger, Baumberger Studio

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory () was commissioned by the Government Services Administration () to conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of 22 “green” federal buildings from across the United States. The report stats reveal that not only does these “green” buildings emit 34 percent less carbon dioxide and are using 11 percent less water, they cost on average 19 percent less to maintain. In addition to the environmental and economical savings, the evaluation reports that the occupants are more satisfied in the “green” buildings by 27 percent.

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Rigshospital Expansion Competition Proposal / COWI, WHITE Arkitekter, DEVE Architecture, LAND+ Landskabsarkitekter, Lyngkilde

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The Rigshospital is well-defined by Fælledparken and Amorparken at it’s boundaries, and due to these park areas, the hospital campus exudes a unique ‘green’ potential. The buildings serve as an intermediary between the dense urban fabric on Blegdamsvej and the open natural areas to the north of the site. This interconnectedness strongly influenced the concept and form of this scheme by the team of COWI, WHITE Arkitekter, DEVE Architecture, LAND+ Landskabsarkitekter and Lyngkilde, leading to what could eventually become a hospital nestled within a lush, green, natural environment within the bustling urban center of Copenhagen. More images and architects’ description after the break.

SIA Multi-Use Office Complex / FGMF Arquitectos

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The multi-use office complex proposed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferras) Arquitectos for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a new shopping destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Paichai University Appenzeller Memorial Hall / iArc Architects

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Architects: iArc Architects
Location: ,
Year: Completed 2005
Area: 9883 sqm (Building), : 214,138 sqm (Site)
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Urban Umbrella / Young-Hwan Choi

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Tired of scurrying under makeshift unpleasant scaffolding hovering over the streets of Manhattan? Back in 2009, Bloomberg launched an urban design intervention initiative calling for designers to provide a “fresh new sidewalk shed” to replace its dingy predecessors. Entitled urbanSHED, the international design competition challenged participants to develop a sustainable and economic prototype to be used for ’s 1,000,000+ linear feet of sidewalks. Such a prototype must meet or exceed the City’s current safety requirements and regulations, and improve technical and structural performance. The winning shed was designed by Young-Hwan Choi, a student from the University of Pennsylvania. The shed is the first design to be approved under the City’s Buildings Bulletin 2011 and will be installted in Lower Manhattan soon!

More about the design after the break.