3rd Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design – Call for Submissions

3rd Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design – Call for Submissions

Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design® (SEED) Network, and their 2013 partner, the University of Minnesota College of Design, are pleased to announce the Third Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design.
The Awards seek out projects of “exceptional social, economic, …

Giveaway: Three copies of ‘Draw Me a House’

Thanks to the courtesy of Cicada Books, we are giving you the chance to win this amazing and entertaining book: (see our review here). We have 3 copies of the book and all you have to do to participate is become a registered user (if you’re not one already) and answer the following question in our comments:

When did you first know that you wanted to become an architect and why?

You have until Thursday 23 to submit your answer. Winners will be announced and contacted next Friday 24. Good luck!

Robinson Road / Steve Domoney Architecture

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Steve Domoney Architecture
Location: Hawthorn, Victoria,
Architect In Charge: Steve Domoney
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

The Tallest Ferris Wheel

An artist’s rendering of the proposed 600 ft Ferris Wheel on .

Staten Island, arguably ’s most often forgotten borough, may finally be getting its moment in the spotlight.  Talks are in the works of creating a giant 600 ft Ferris wheel near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal to generate activity for the waterfront.   To put 600 feet in perspective, think bigger than the Singapore Flyer at 451 feet and the London Eye’s 450 ft marker, and much bigger than Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel at 150 feet.   While millions enjoy the free trip across the harbor on the ferry every year, few venture far from the boat.  The Ferris Wheel is intended to capitalize on the Island’s amazing views of Manhattan and build up the Island’s visitor flow.  “It’s the greatest thing that has been proposed for Staten Island, especially on the waterfront.  This could landmark us. We have 2 million tourists a year on the ferry, so we have a built-in audience to use it, and it’s a different audience every day. Once you can attract them off that boat, you got them here,” James Molinaro, the borough president, stated.

More after the break. 

The Granary / Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

© PTE Architects

Architects: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Location: Abbey Road, , UK
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: PTE Architects

Riviera Seaside Art Gallery / Derman Verbakel Architecture

©Yuval Tebol

A project funded by the city of , the abandoned Riviera nightclub on the beach of , south of Tel-Aviv, has been turned into a seaside art gallery and artist colony. Designed by Derman Verbakel Architecture, the 1,200 square meter grid of concrete columns and beams, which had been the décor for a lively night scene in 1950s and 60s, was reconverted within only a few weeks last summer. This project then became a space for artists to live and create on-site art inside and outside the gallery. More images and architects’ description after the break.

HouseT / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Location: , Japan
Structure Engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Contractor: Sinei Ltd
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyasu Sakaguchi

Courtesy of modeLab
Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Non-Linear Lab

The Non-Linear Lab, a two-day workshop by modeLab September 8-9, will focus on growth systems, parametric detailing, and digital fabrication. This lab is the next installment in their coLAB series and is the result of collaborative research undertaken by Skylar…

Nursery – Council of Europe / ART & BUILD ARCHITECT

Courtesy of Art&Build

Architects: ART & BUILD ARCHITECT
Location: ,
Project Area: 800 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Art&Build

France Ministry of Defense / ANMA

© ArteFactory

Designed by ANMA to act as a natural machine, the new headquarters of the Ministry of Defense, located in southwestern Paris, includes a health center, restaurants, media and sport centers as well as a crèche. This complex structure, designed around the strictest security requirements, is the largest public building to be built in France for 20 years. The structure aims to present an image of the armed forces, not only as a protective force, but a strong and stately force as well. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Housing in Canary Islands / Alejandro Beautell

© Efraín Pintos

Architects: Alejandro Beautell
Location: La Laguna, Tenerife,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 207.46 sqm
Photographs: Efraín Pintos

A House in Kisami / Florian Busch Architects

© Hiroyasu Sakaguchi (AtoZ)

Architects: Florian Busch Architects
Location: Kisami, Shizuoka,
Design Team: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Seiko Yuki, Tomoyuki Sudo, Holger Pausch (intern)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: , Hiroyasu Sakaguchi (AtoZ)

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2012: Dutch Pavilion

Collage Re-set, new wings for architecture. Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, 2012 – Image courtesy of NAi

The social issues of today has changed the course of architecture. Once “good” architecture spawned from untouched sites and endless budgets; now, the trend is shifting more towards affordable and sustainable alternatives, such as adaptive reuse. As the epidemic of vacant buildings continues to flourish, the creators of the Dutch pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale continuously work to evolve their understanding of these desolate spaces and offer an array of possibilities that can successfully reanimate them.

Curated by Ole Bouman, Director of the Netherlands Architecture Insitute (NAi), the Dutch exhibition Re-set, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse will remain in constant flux as a “mobile, tactile intervention” visually transforms the 1954 vacant building of the Dutch pavilion throughout the entire length of the Biennale.

Continue reading to learn more.

Kangaroo Point House / DMJ Design Studio

© IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

Architects: DMJ Design Studio
Location: Oyster Bay, ,
Design Director: Diego Jaime
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 550.0 sqm
Photographs: IMAGEination & C. Ocampo

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXVIII

Photo by Rober1000x – http://www..com/photos/rober1000x/

It’s time for another Flickr Round Up! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Rober1000x in Cordoba, Argentina. Check the other four after the break.

The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri & Hu

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: ,
Design Team: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu, Debby Haepers, Cai Chun yan, Markus Stoecklein, Jane Wang
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, Tuomas Uusheimo, Derryck Menere

BoomSPDesign 2012: Global Starchitects and Cosmopolitan Designers Align in Brazil

Dupli Casa / J. Mayer H. Architects – Courtesy of BoomSPDesign

BoomSPDesign is at it again! Now in its fifth addition, the creative design, architecture and art forum has quickly become known for attracting elite creatives from around the globe to share their passions in this unique, forum. Centered around all things creative, the three day event will commence on August 22nd at the Centro Universitario Belas Artes de .

Curator and cultural promoter Roberto Cocenza stated: “This year we are connecting, via Sao Paulo, two continents, Old World with the New World: We have the German Juergen Mayer H. bringing the sophistication of European thought and sensibility, with his intricate architectural patterns, and then we have Fernando Romero, a young talent from Mexico that with his rambunctious Sumaya Museum quickly entered the pantheon of iconic contemporary architecture.”

Continue after the break to learn more!

Casa Prè de Sura / Casati

© Gustav Willeit

Architects: Casati
Location: San Martino in Badia,
Architect In Charge: Andreas Moling, Simon Oberhammer, Alexander Pfanzelt
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Gustav Willeit