Today the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Los Angeles (IIC) will celebrate the opening of the first comprehensive exhibition on the cultural connection of the iconic American architect Louis I. Kahn and Italy. Entitled Kahn in Venice, the show was co‐organized by the ICC and the Louis I. Kahn collection of the University of Pennsylvania Archives.
The exhibition was designed by Kahn protégés Barton Myers and David Karp, along with Yianna Bouyioukou of Barton Myers Associates. A charcoal sketch of the Palazzo, accompanied by a model, is the centerpiece of the show, which also includes a comprehensive collection of Kahn’s travel sketches in Italy. The exhibition will run through March 19, 2011. You can find more information here.
The site for the Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch, is bound by a strip mall, apartment complex, and residential neighborhood, which presented significant contextual opportunities. The design centers on addressing each context, as well as the library’s programming needs, through directing and screening views and considering varied levels of scale.
More photographs and drawings of the library designed by Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle following the break.
Architects: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Associate Architect: FKP Architects, Inc.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: M.E.P. Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Datum Gojer Engineers, LLC
Civil Engineer: Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Talley Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: J.C. Commercial
Project Area: 20,000 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Charles Davis Smith
Immersive Kinematics, a new research group at the University of Pennsylvania, shared with us their newly launch website. The research agenda expands the roles of architecture and engineering focusing on integrating robotics, interaction, and embedded intelligence in our buildings, cities, and cultures.
It owes much to the unique commitment from the School of Engineering as a partner and collaborator beyond the classical roles of architect and engineer. We’ve just started working, and will have more uploads to come with expanded research. The group offers a class teaming architecture and engineering students in mechatronic projects.
Check out their website here.
Project team: Rachaporn Choochuey, Sorawit Klaimak, Isara Chanpoldee, Namkhang Anomarisi, Tharit Tossanaitada in collaboration with Stefano Mirti
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Project area: 650 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul
Located in Herington, Kansas the new office for Hodgdon Powder Company utilizes a Quonset hut system of construction that allows an extremely functional yet dynamic space for the company’s employees. The design plays to the strengths of the pre-engineered system by focusing the major modifications to the end wall assemblies, allowing the dual-corrugated, structural panels to remain largely intact.
More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Herington, Kansas, USA
Principal in Charge: Josh Shelton
Project Architect: Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP
Furniture Design and Fabrication: Brady Neely
Structural: Genesis Structures
Metal Building Engineering: Steelmaster USA
MEP: Lankford and Associates
Landscape: el dorado inc
Lighting: Derek Porter Studio
General contractor: Kelley Construction Company
Owner: Hodgdon Powder Company
Project Area: 8,500 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Mike Sinclair
International Design Ideas Competition for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building
The Civil Engineering and Development Department of Hong Kong has recently launched a International Design Ideas Competition for Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building and has shared with us their press release for this important piece of infrastructure.
For the full press release and the competition website please follow us after the break.
If you’re in the Manhattan area, be sure to check out SHoP’s lecture this Wednesday evening at 7:00. The lecture, which will held at Cooper Union in the Great Hall, will include information about the firm’s work over the past few years, so be sure to check out SHoP’s work previously featured on AD to see projects that may be discussed. Gregg Pasquarelli, founding partner with Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and William Sharples will present the office’s current projects with a focus on how the firm seeks to reinvent the business model of architectural practice.
When we interviewed SHoP, the partners explained how their office balances the creative and idealistic side of architecture, with the realistic to reach a middle point. SHoP explained, “We look at an entire project and consider the site, the cultural and economic environment, a client’s physical needs and budget constraints, as well as construction techniques, branding, marketing, and post-occupancy issues…Great architecture demands that design, finance, and technology work together – we’re combining these forces in innovative ways to create a new model for the profession.”
We’re excited to see what SHoP has been working on these past few years and we hope you find the time to attend!
The design for the ASU Polytechnic Campus transformed a decommissioned airbase into an inviting pedestrian campus that celebrates the desert landscape and created a new identity for the program. Fourteen acres of asphalt and concrete were removed to transform the site into a desert landscaped mall. Storm water is slowed, captured in detention basins throughout the mall, and used to nourish the landscape. The strategy minimized the load on the existing detention basin and established an indigenous landscape as the heart of the new campus.
Architects: Lake|Flato Architects and RSP Architects
Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Project Team: Ted Flato, FAIA, Andrew Herdeg, AIA, Chris Krajcer, Matt Wallace (Lake|Flato Architects), Joe Tyndall, Beau Dromiack, John Williams, Chris Doran, John Grosskopf (RSP Architects)
General Contractor: DPR
Landscape Architect: Ten Eyck
MEP Engineer: Energy Systems Design
Structural Engineer: Paragon
LEED Consultant: Green Ideas
Civil Engineer: Wood Patel & Associates
Acoustics: McKay Conant Brook
AV: Jeremiah & Associates
Cost Estimating: Rider Hunt Levett & Bailey
Fire & Life Safety: Rolf Jensen & Associates
Geotechnical: Speedie & Associates
Lab Consultant: RFD
ADA Consultant: Robert Lynch
Client: Arizona State University
Photographs: Bill Timmerman
Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJPP)
Location: Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan
Project team: Joshua J. Pan, Chung Tsai Huang, Yi Tai Lin, Shun Lang Wu, Mallet Y.L. Chang, K. J. Lin, I-Fen Chang, Shu Chiao Hsu
Project area: 27,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of JJPP
Architects: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Llc, Architects
Location: Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix Arizona, USA
Construction Manager at Risk: Barton Malow
Lab Consultant: Design for Science
Structural: Paragon Structural Design
MEP: ESD – Energy Systems Design
Landscape: The Moore/Swick Partnership
Civil: Kland Huval Engineers
Audio Visual: Convergent Technologies
Cost: Rider Levett Bucknall
Client: Maricopa Community College District
Project area: 35,400 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography Inc
Located in the Edgemoore community of Bethesda, the client for this project was a young, forward thinking entrepreneur with no desire for a nostalgic or revivalist style house. Rather, the client desired a house that was efficient and with a minimal footprint, leaving the majority of the lot unoccupied by building and hardscape.
More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: Robert Gurney Architect
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
Contractor: John Thompson
Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
Project Area: 2,200 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
Otis College of Art and Design presents the 2010-2011 Donghia Designers-in-Residence lecture: Nip Tuck Diptych, a Combined Perspective on Geometry and Perspective, by Nader Tehrani (NADAAA) and Sharon Johnston (JOHNSTONMARKLEE).
Continuing our coverage of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE), OMA recently shared the latest photographs of the building while under construction. The building, located in the downtown area of Shenzhen, China, is expected to reach completion in April 2011. The SSE, a new headquarters for China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ, is 132,000 sqm of offices, registration and clearing house, accessory area, securities information company, SSE office area, trading floor and technical operations. The floating podium design, which is suspended 36 meters over a public plaza, projects 54 meters from the base of the tower. The building broke ground in November of 2007, Rem Koolhaas along with local government and the officials from the SSE were in attendance. Check out our previous coverage here.
Follow the break for the latest photographs of SSE.