AD Round Up: Projects from ACXT

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-based have been featured in ArchDaily several times, and even won a Building of the Year Award for their BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center back in 2010. Here’s our selection of five great projects from . Enjoy them all after the break.

BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center
BTEK is an interpretation centre for new technologies, aimed at student visitors. The site’s location, on one of the highest points of the Vizcaya Technology Park and close to the Bilbao airport’s flight path for takeoffs and landings, helps with the aim of making the building a landmark in its landscape (read more…)

VL Office / Vanessa Larrère


Architects: Vanessa Larrére
Location: Liposthey, Landes,
Client: Groupe Larrère & fils
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 276 sqm
Photographs: Vanessa Larrère

Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot

The Montansier / 2011 ©

French photographer Franck Bohbot has shared with us a series of photographs based on the interiors of historical Parisian theaters. Bohbot strived to capture the cultural life of the architecture with the absence of people, paying homage to the empty theater. Naked, the photographs reveal a sense of grandeur and intimacy. Continue after the break for more images.

Marronier Court / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 1508-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, ,
Title of the Project: Tamagawa Takashimaya S・C Marronier Court
Client: Toshin Development. Co., Ltd
Site Area: 2,424.40 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Daici Ano

In Progress: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects

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The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame (LSMSHOF) celebrates two seemly disconnected subjects within one contemporary venue, combining North Louisiana’s profound history with its influential world of sports. Designed by Trahan Architects, in coordination with Method Design and CASE, the new $12.6 million venue will house donated memorabilia that embodies “the contributions of the diverse cultures that have shaped the state and are crucial to understanding the unique traditions and legacy of Louisiana and the Gulf South.” A complex design, generated with the help of BIM technology, reflects the disparate subjects in one fluid structure encased within a locally inspired facade.

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The 243 Building / Hyun and Jeon Architectural Office

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Architect: Hyun and Jeon Architectural Office - Goon-Bo, Hyun, Phil-Gyou, Jeon of Hyun and Jeon Design Partners
Location: 243, Tanbeol-Dong, , Gyeonggi Do,
Client: Woon-Ok, Jo
Project area: 593 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kim Dong-Kwan 

Oath of Modernism

I, modernism, being of sound mind and having a firm understanding of what should be, do solemnly swear to ignore the needs of poor people and democrats.

I, modernism, will not knowingly or unintentionally promote the excessive ornamentation favored by the nostalgic and simple-minded.

I, modernism will remain pure, and separate, loosening my tie, only after a few drinks, or when feeling comfortable, or under the influence of a potential high-profile client.

Video: Isleta Tribal Services Complex / RMKM Architects

recently created a video for the Isleta Tribal Services Complex, a multi-award winning project by RMKM (Rohde May Keller McNamara) Architects. The video illustrates the construction of the building’s unique architectural facet located in Isleta Pueblo, . The building was constructed by Jaynes Corp. and the structure was built by Pace Ironworks. This building recently won an AIA honor award.


Synagogue / SeARCH


Architects: SeARCH
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Design: Bjarne Mastenbroek & Uda Visser
Assistants: Remco Wieringa, Ton Gilissen, Louis Toebosch, Stefano Tropea, Thomas van Schaick, Wesley Lanckriet, Marie Louise Mejlholm, Laura Álvarez Rodríguez, Pedro Carvalho dos Santos, Alexandra Schmitz
Client: Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs & Zn. B.V
Project Area: 3400 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

KIKO / Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten

© 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck

Architect: Ohnmacht Flamm Architekten
Location: ,
Client: Kiechl-Kohlendorfer family
Project Area: 240 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: 2009 Henning Koepke, Munich/Innsbruck

The University of Nottingham – The Gateway Building / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: ,
Client: The University of Nottingham
Collaborators: Couch Perry & Wilkes, Herbert Baggaley Construction Ltd, Price & Myers, Sand Project Management
Strawbale specialists: Eurban
Project Area: 3,100 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Zander Olsen, Make Architects 


CERN Public Realm Competition Proposal / HASSELL

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HASSELL, an international design practice, was recently awarded for their entry in both categories of the international Public Realm competition for CERN in . The competition entry, which was produced by the London studio of HASSELL, was the sole UK based design practice to be recognized with an award. The open international competition, run by the Canton of , was launched in May 2011. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taltal Public Library / Murúa-Valenzuela

© Macarena Alvarez

Architects: Murúa-Valenzuela /  Benjamín Murúa, Rodrigo Valenzuela
Location: Taltal,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Macarena Alvarez

Landscape Fence / Heri & Salli

© Paul Ott Photografiert

Architect: Heri & Salli 
Location: ,
Project Team: Lukas Allner, Monir Karimi
Structural Engineering: Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider; Wien
Metallbau: Metallbau Fischer; Klagenfurt
Surface: SFK Tischler GmbH; Kirchham
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul Ott Photografiert, Heri & Salli

Architecturally Inspired Ties

© William Mullins

We recently came across a project headed by Chattanooga architect William Mullins for architecturally inspired ties. Appropriately called Architectie, the initial run of designs feature abstracted designs based on four classics of architecture; the Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier, the Yale University Art Gallery by Louis Kahn, Tomba Brion by Carlo Scarpa and the Case Study house #8 by Charles and Ray Eames. Manufactured in the , the ties are the first in Mullins’ series, which he hopes to expand to include other lines of ties featuring abstracted designs of modern architectural icons. To see more of the ties visit his Kickstarter site here.

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia
Design Team: Susana Somoza, Andres Sarmiento, Nestor Gualteros, Oscar Cano, Lucia Largo
Structural Engineer: Nicolas Parva
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jorge Gamboa

Summer Pool In Godella / Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

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Architect: Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos
Location: C/ Camino de Rocafort, 21, 46110, Godella, Valencia,
Constructor: Elit-SL
Project area: Aprox. 3.500 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

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Venice Biennale 2012: U.S. Pavilion launches Website and Open Call for Projects

Via Spontaneous Interventions

The U.S. Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale has announced their theme Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good with the launch of a new website dedicated to share information about the exhibition as well as broaden the call for projects to be considered for inclusion. Organized by the Institute for Urban Design, Spontaneous Interventions will “examine the nascent movement of architects, designers, planners, artists and everyday community members initiating their own projects to bring positive change to the urban realm – from temporary architecture and crowd sourced urban planning to guerilla bike lanes and urban farms.” Those who have realized an intervention in a U.S. city, both tangible and digital, are encouraged to submit their projects by February 6 in order to be reviewed in time for the next curators’ meeting. Visit the Spontaneous Interventions website for more information.