12th Annual Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class

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The 12th annual Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class will be taking place at the Architecture Foundation Australia from July 8-22, 2012. The two week residential studio based program has been described by many participants as ”a life changing experience” and has created a wonderful active international alumni network which includes practicing architects (older and younger), academics, postgraduates and senior students from around the globe. They are currently taking applications and the details and application form can be found here.

Rocksalt Seafood Restaurant / Guy Hollaway Architects

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Architects: Guy Hollaway Architects
Location: Folkestone Harbour, , England
Client: Folkestone Harbour Company
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ashley Gendek, Paul Freeman

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Finland´s Participation at Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale for Urbanism and Architecture

From December 8th to February 12th at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, the cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong are hosting the 7th Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture and this year, Finland will be participating in the biennale for the first…

Issue #9: New Knowledge - New Practices?

Call for Submissions – Conditions Issue #10: GOSSIP

What is the function of gossip in architecture? Let’s face it, architects don’t openly criticize or debate each other’s work in public; they prefer to gossip within their chosen networks, aiding social bonding through subtle passive aggression. Gossip has always…

The Emporio / Architects 49

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Architect: Architects 49
Location: Sukhumvit 24 Street, , Thailand
Client: TCC Capital Land
Structural Engineer: Tham & Wong , Qbic Engineers and Architect
System Engineer: M & E Engineering49
Interior Architect: PIA
Landscape Architect: P landscape
Lighting Designer: Lightbox Design
Project Area: 70,125 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Kiattisak Veteewootacharn, Krissada Boonchaloew

Winners of the Architect’s Eye Photography Competition

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Since 2006, the International Art Consultants (IAC) has celebrated architects’ passion for photography through the Architect’s Eye Awards. Simon Kennedy won the Architecture and Place category this year with his image of the ‘Heygate Estate’, while Revti Halai’s photo of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion received runner-up. The Architecture and People category was won by Neil Dusheiko’s photograph of ‘Unite d’Habitation’, and Chris Drummond’s ‘Ghosts of the Underground’ received runner-up.

View the four winning photographs after the break.

Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / WORKac

Earlier we brought to you WORKac‘s preliminary scheme for the transformation of Salem-Keizer, . We would now like to present the final scheme presented by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. The project integrates elements of the city and nature across an existing 200 acre big box retail site. is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.”  Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and suburbs, seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art.

Bortolini Móveis Factory / 4D-Arquitetura

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Architects: 4d-Arquitetura
Location: , RS,  Brasil
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Structural Design: Técnica engenharia
Eletrical Design: EnergisulthExecution: Construtura Dalmax
Photograph: Courtesy of 4D-Arquitetura

Video: Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye

Onnis Luque, an architectural photographer based in Mexico City, shared with us one of his productions on video, ’s classic Villa Savoye. Completed in 1929, Villa Savoye is a modern take on a French country house that celebrates and reacts to the new machine age. The house single handedly transformed ’s career as well as the principles of the International Style; becoming one of the most important architectural precedents in the history. Situated in , a small commune outside of Paris, this project marks one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century.



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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / OODA

For their competition proposal, OODA… believes that in the process of generating architecture, they cannot have success without imagination because that is the most efficient tool or possibility to generate scenarios, predict spaces and reinvent ambiances. For this unique equipment,

Injidup Residence / Wright Feldhusen Architects

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Architects: Wright Feldhusen Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Private House / Strom Architects

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Strom Architects shared with us their design for a private house located in , UK, which has been rendered with great quality by by Peter Guthrie. The client was aiming for country house – ‘a dream in a wood’, a peaceful place to relax, regenerate, and think of new ideas. So the architects created with a linear design that has picked up on the building form – the ‘long cottage’ found along Iken Common, and one can see the design as an evolution of the longitudinal cottage. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Concrete House / Simon Twose

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Location: 6 Clermont Terrace, Kelburn , New Zealand
Client: Brett Mainey
Builder: Brett Mainey
Site Area: 251 sqm
House area: 300 sqm
Award: NZIA
Photographer: Paul McCredie

Video: Glassworks / Krueck + Sexton

Ron Krueck, Mark Sexton and Tom Jacobs of Krueck + Sexton Architects speak about their relationship to, and explorations with, through the lens of three innovative projects: the Transparent House, the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park and the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago.

Video Art: Spirit of Space

Flight Assembled Architecture Exhibition is Open to the Public

The Flight Assembled Architecture exhibit in , France opened Friday. The exhibit is the first of its kind as flying drones construct architectural structures. The installation addresses radical new ways of thinking and materializing architecture as a physical process of dynamic formation. The exhibit will take place at the Frac Center. It is designed by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea in collaboration with ETH Zurich.

If you are able to attend, please share your experience with us! The exhibit will conclude on February 19th, 2012.

Biosciences Centre Extension, University of Auckland / Stephenson&Turner

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Architects: Stephenson&Turner
Location: , New Zealand
Client: University of Auckland
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 5,000 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt, Sacha Stejko, Stephenson & Turner


© Sue Barr

From photo-copied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP – ARCHIZINES is a new exhibition curated by Elias Redstone for the Architectural Association School of Architecture that celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world. The exhibition runs until 14 December 2011 at the AA School, 36 Bedford Square, , WC1B 3ES. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1 / Brusselssprout

Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1 / Brusselssprout

Brusselssprout… recently launched their new book, Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1. To consider compiling an encyclopedia (of any kind) in post-Wikipedia times is an exercise in emotional withdrawal. From a position of bewilderment and confusion, they choose to act by