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Europan 11 – Leeuwarden Housing Proposal / OODA + OOIIO

The design of the proposal by OODA + OOIIO… was instinctively developed under basic and determinant assumptions reflected from the local. Water, rurality, urbanity and cultural habits and traditions. They have tried to form an interactive balance among all the

House Berlin II / flow.studio GmbH

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Architect: flow.studio GmbH
Location: , Germany
Project Area: 461 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of flow.studio GmbH

The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Chyutin Architects

front view

The Polonsky Academy building, designed by Chyutin Architects, is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Jerusalem Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. The low horizontal appearance of the Polonsky Academy building fits in with the dimensions and design characteristics of the existing buildings with their closed stone fronts to the city and glass fronts facing the open inner garden. Other building materials to be used are exposed concrete and wood slats. The design of the building elevation respects the modernistic spirit of the existing buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Kurenboh / aat + makoto yokomizo, architects

Architect: aat +makoto yokomizo, architects Inc
Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Construction: Daisaku Construction
Building area: 18.76 sqm
Total floor area: 18.76 sqm
Scale: 1 story
Structure: Wood
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Makoto Yokomizo…

De Kleine Komedie Theatre / denieuwegeneratie architecten

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Architects: denieuwegeneratie architecture | urban design
Location: Amstel 56-58, , The Netherlands
Client: theatre De Kleine Komedie
Architect Team: Sanne Oomen, Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Roos Aldershoff 

   

Frank Gehry: Life Beyond the Box


The THiNK 2011 festival recently held in Goa, India brought together some of the most innovative minds from around the world ranging from technology, arts, literature, medicine, economics, human rights, politics and more from the US, UK, India, Afghanistan, , and Pakistan. The emphasis of the festival is to share ideas and provide inspiration. Thomas Pritzker had a chance to talk in depth with Frank Gehry about everything ranging from his design philosophy, past and current works, his opinion on the current status of the architectural environment with respect to students and architects, and project delivery and implementation.

CC House / Parque Humano

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Architects: Parque Humano
Location: , Mexico
Total Area: 650 sqm
Completion: 2011
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze con Omar Martinez
Structure: D.E.C.S.A.
Photographs: Paul Rivera – ArchPhoto

   

Praia do Felix Beach House / Vidal & Sant’Anna

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Architect: Vidal & Sant’Anna
Location: ,
Photographs: Fran Parente

Flinders University – Health Sciences Teaching Facility / Grieve Gillett

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Architect: Grieve Gillett
Location: Adelaide,
Client: Flinders University
Year: 2010
Photographs: Grant Hancock

Wounded Warrior Home Project / Michael Graves and IDEO

Rendering of Scheme A © & Associates

As disabled U.S. military veterans return home, they often face the challenge of adapting to a new home and finding ways to cope with their surroundings. In order to better serve the returning soldiers, Clark Reality Capital commissioned Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) to design the “Wounded Warrior Home Project.” In conjunction with IDEO, Graves has designed a complete residential environment for physically impaired veterans. The single-family prototype homes provide everything from adjustable height kitchen counter-tops to easy-access rooms and closets, creating a comfortable environment for the physical and emotional needs of the soldiers.

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé

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Architects: 109 Architects with
Location: Beirut,
Project Team: Ibrahim Berberi , Nada Assaf, Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Budget: $33M USD
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 109 Architectes

 

“Memories for the Future” by Google

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: Before - Via

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in early March caused unimaginable damage and heartbreak to many. In response, Google has created a website named “Mirai e no kioku”, meaning “Memories for the Future”. The website allows the people of Japan to share photos and videos of their cities in an effort to preserve the memories collected over generations that may have been lost during the disaster. Google has also provided thousands of miles of Street View imagery that includes “Before” and “After” comparisons of the hardest hit areas.

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture: After - Via Google

Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School / de Matos Ryan

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Architects: de Matos Ryan
Location: , London, UK
Client: Charlotte Sharman Primary School
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Building Contractor: Robert Grzybowski
Playground Safety Inspector: Morral Play Solutions
Photographs: David Grandorge

Tri-Colonnade / SO-IL / Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale

Check out this great video by SO-IL about their spatial facade for the Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale.  Referencing the 1980 Venice Bienale where 20 architects collaboratively designed a “facade” that challenged the notions of an individual and collective expression, SO-IL has taken a similar approach for their 2011 work.  The firm, no doubt, is used to challenging the accepted norms of architects and architecture – case in point, their Pole Dance for MoMA PS1 - and this Biennale proposal marks a distinction between the facade as a flat symbolic representation, and the use of the facade to actually become a spatial and experiential element. “It is high time to revisit this canonical exhibition of post-modernism. 40 years after our predecessors expanded the territory of the architectural discipline into the experience of time, we continue to believe that growth and innovation are limitless if a new territory of spatiality can be defined,” says Jing Liu of when reflecting on the intention this installation.  With ’s prismatic paneled “colonnade” of marble tiles backed with mirrors, visitors can experience a changing depth of the installation and discover new spaces while wandering through it.

Dalian Public Library / Architects Collective

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The new library in by Architects Collective is designed to become the center and heart for the local community with a strong relationship to the ocean and the bay. The building is placed in a park setting and aims to be a landmark for locals and visitors and a symbol for the creative and environmentally friendly future of New Pulian. More images and project description after the break.

Sant Feliu Yacht Club / Fuses i Viader

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Architects: Fuses i Viader
Location: Sant Feliu de Guíxols, ,
Project: 2005
Completion: 2009
Construction firm: COPAYBA 2000 S.L.
Structure: Blázquez-Guanter
Collaborators: Carla Arruebo, Pilar Arbonés, Dolors Bosch, Silvina Mayer, Josep Ribes, Jordi Serra
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

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AIA+2030 Professional Series: Prepare for the New Energy FutureTM

AIA Seattle, the Seattle Chapter of American Institute of Architects, with partners BetterBricks, the City of Seattle, and Architecture 2030 present AIA+2030 Professional Series: Prepare for the New Energy Future at Seattle City Hall.
The AIA+2030 Professional Series, which starts…

Vista / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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Architecture: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Nishidai Itabashi ward, ,
Completion: 2011
Structure: Timber structure
Site Area: 54.86sqm
Total Floor Area: 111.78sqm /1F(42.02sqm),2F(47.41sqm),3F(22.35sqm)
Construction: Honma Construction
Photography: Masao Nishikawa