OTIO / Sebastian Nagy Architects

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Architects: Sebastian Nagy Architects, s.r.o
Location: Dražovce, Nitra,
Investor: Roman Catholic Church, Nitra – Drážovce parish
Internal Floor Area: 130 sqm / 1,400 sqft
Completion: 2010
Total Investment: 150,000 EUR
Photographs: Paťo Safko

 

Care Housing / Oliver Chapman Architects

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Architect: Oliver Chapman Architects
Location: , Berwickshire, Scotland
Date of completion:  2010
Gross internal floor area (sqm): 14 no. units at 70 sqm
Total cost: £1,400,000.00
Structural engineers: David Narro Associates
Photographs: Angus Bremner, Paul Zanre

Exit 45 / Chiasmus Partners

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Architect: Chiasmus Partners
Location: Danwon-gu, , South Korea
Year: 2010-2011
Collaboration Artist: Sang Cho
Materials/products used: Steel Structure, Painted, Glass Curtain wall w/ Aluminum louver
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Update: St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Finalists Present to Public

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The three finalists of the Pier competition presented their proposals to a panel of jurors and nearly 200 people, as the presentation was open to the public. BIG started the day off with the Wave and was followed by Michael Maltzan Architecture’s presentation of the Lens. The day concluded with West 8’s proposal, the People’s Pier. Concerns of cost and shade dominated the conversation, as well as materiality, permitting, storm ratings and boating. According to the Tampa Bay online report, the Lens and the Wave generated the most positive attention, stating the People’s Pier received “a more restrained response.” The panel will announce their decision on January 20th.

Click here to check out the final three design proposals featured on ArchDaily.

Watch the presentations online and provide your feedback here on the official city website of St. Petersburg.

Incubadora Social ITESM-BANCOMER / Shine Architecture

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Architects: SHINE Architecture
Location: Leon,
Project Credits: Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Ruben Vazquez, Jose Zermeno
Developed by: SHINE Architecture

Typology: Social-Education
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Michael Graves on Hospital Room Design


Architect Michael Graves, recipient of the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize, recently gave a talk at TEDMED 2011 about his experience with a debilitating illness and his inspiration for designing improved designs that are much more suitable for individuals with limited mobility. His observations illustrated the need for a much more sensitive approach, “they didn’t make big mistakes…they just made the most frustrating mistakes you could ever imagine and made your cure more difficult. Your room should make it easier for the doctors and the aides and the patient. But instead it does just the opposite.” Armed with sketches of improved designs for furniture, rooms, and buildings, Graves collaborated with hospital furnishing company Stryker to release improved products for hospital rooms. Check out an introduction to his talk in the video above.

Reference: TEDMED, CNN

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy / SHW Group

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Architects: SHW Group
Location: Dallas, TX
Date of Completion: August 2011
Building area (total gross square feet): 110,000
Principal-in-Charge: Terry Hoyle, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Project Manager: Vandana Nayak, AIA, LEED AP, Mike Elmore, AIA LEED AP
Principal Designer: Konrad Judd, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Programmer/Planner: Roz Keck
Project Architect: Jennifer Deng AIA, Amy King AIA
Photographs: Luis Ayala

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How We Work / Architecture For Humanity

With the New Year approaching, how will you give thanks for a great 2011?  We are supporters of Cameron Sinclair’s   and we hope this video will inspire you to join their efforts in some way in 2012.   In the past few years, we have experienced serious natural disasters and Architecture for Humanity constantly provides a sense of stability, offering immediate help and a future plan for those most severely affected.   In the past 12 years, the organization has built over 2250 structures in 44 countries  - an amazing accomplishment that has impacted millions of people.   How many more millions can we help in 2012?  Check out Architecture for Humanity to join their team, and make this a resolution you will keep.

Noor-e-Mobin Sports Hall / FEA Studio

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Architects : FEA STUDIO - Arash Nasiri , Ensieh Khamseh
Location: Bastam, Semnan,
Project team: Pirooz Parsazadeh, Masoumeh Molaee, Mohammad Hosein Azimi, Amir Nasiry
Structural design: Payman Khatibi
M&E design: Babak Koolivand, Ahmad Rahmati
Project manager & Contractor: Hossein Farzinnia , Alireza Tahmouresi
Client: NOOR-e-MOBIN charity organization , Mr. Hossein Farzinnia
Project area: 1,400 sqm
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Behrooz Khamseh, Arash Nasiri

Hangzhou Waves / JDS


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JDS has just been awarded first prize for their Waves scheme – a competition entry that called for the design of not one, but two buildings for the financial district of Xintiandi of , China.    The two sloping volumes offer different exterior expressions and hold different programmatic entities (a hotel and an office building); yet, the forms are guided by similar attitudes regarding sunlight, green roofs, an active ground plane, etc, which immediately creates a strong relationship between the pair.

More about the winning competition entry after the break.

Netanya City Hall Building / Yaniv Pardo Architects

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Through an innovative redesign by Yaniv Pardo Architects, the city center will be turned into a vibrant and exciting location, befitting a large metropolis. The municipality building will act as the city’s iconic landmark, an architectural milestone supporting the city’s unique urban landscape. The concept leans heavily on the residents of the city who will be using the space for a wide range of activities and services – cultural, social, leisure, commercial etc. Their movement across the space throughout the day will create a bustling urban center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Szamalk Educational Center / DOBAI János DLA

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Architect:  Dobai János DLA 
Location: Budapest,
Architect collaborators: Vizdák Janka
Client: Számalk-Holding Co.  Kenessey Andrásné
General constructor: Meto Co.  Csereklye László, Jenel József, Méhész Csaba
Total floor area: 9.024,10 sqm
Photographs: Bujnovszky Tamás

   

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Statens Museum for Kunst / Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten + Polyform Arkitekter

Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten + Polyform Arkitekter… recently won the international competition for redesigning the Museum Garden of the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, with their entry ‘SMK tilbage i Parken’ (‘SMK back in the park’). The project will

In Progress: Mediterraneo House / Manuel Ocaña

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Architect: Manuel Ocaña del Valle
Location: Benalúa Railway Station, , Spain
Developer: Casa Mediterráneo
Collaborators: Miguel Molins Jiménez, Karolina Kurzak, Adriana Cepeda, Paloma Montoro, María Ortiz-Muyo, BeDV Arquitectos
Project Management: INECO
Project Director: Marisa Guillamot Bernardo
Built surface: 3,500 sqm
Budget: 5,900,000 euros
Photographs: Manuel Ocaña

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‘Migrating Landscapes’ at 2012 Venice Biennale / 5468796 Architecture + Jae-Sung Chon

‘Migrating Landscapes’ has been selected to represent Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. The project will examine how Canadians express their diverse cultural memories in the way they live and build. ‘Migrating Landscapes’ will be presented by 5468796 …

Salt Building / Acton Ostry Architects

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Architects: Acton Ostry Architects Inc
Location: , British Columbia
Size: 14,000 square feet
Completion: 2009
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The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan

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Architects: De Matos Ryan
Location: Glouchestershire,
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Main Contractor: GL50 Properties
Concrete Contractor: Stallard Construction
Photographs: Edmund Sumner