Video: House in Komazawa / Go Hasegawa

Our friends at the ja+u have shared with us a video tour of House in Komazawa, designed by Go Hasegawa & Associates. This rustic, home is fully clad a variety of eucalyptus wood. Inside, a permeable second floor visually connects to the spaces throughout the entire house and allows for the passage of natural light from the library skylight above to the main living room below.

Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE’ Exhibition

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Organized by Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts Development Council as a collateral event at the Venice Biennale 2012, the “Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE” exhibition focus upon the vital urban, architectural, and cultural regeneration of Kowloon East in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong based architectural practice, Oval Partnership, has been appointed as curator of the Hong Kong exhibition which takes the 320 hectare Kowloon East regeneration area as its subject; one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Asia, and a district based around the ghost of a former airport. The opening ceremony will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 (Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Castello 2126 in , ). If you are interested in participating, please let me know. I will inform you as soon as possible of the opening time and I will reserve an invitation for you. The exhibition will be open to the public until November 25, 2012.

Urban Constellation – Museum of Contemporary Architecture Exhibition Scheme / K/R Architects

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Our overall planning concept by K/R Architects is composed of three interrelated parts. First, their intention is to create exhibits that define the Urban Constellation Museum of Contemporary Architecture (UC-MoCA) as an institution that consistently reflects and promotes contemporary urban culture. Second, architectural exhibits should educate through experience which is the most effective and memorable way to reach multiple audiences. Thirdly, their goal is to develop our planning concept in such a way that it harmoniously respects the importance of the historic industrial shed, the requirements of the definitive program and the architect’s concept design documents. More images and architects’ description after the break.

108 Dwellings in Polígono Aeropuerto / Enrique Abascal García

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Architects: Location: Calle Profesor Faustino Gutiérrez Alviz y Armario, 41020 Seville, Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García, Miguel Díaz Zulategui Technical Architects: Pilar López Galán, Maite Conejero, Esther Expósito Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

‘Designing in Dialogue – Architectural Answers’ Exhibition / gmp Architekten

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Since Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg founded their architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in Hamburg in 1965, they have carried out projects in almost all large cities in Germany and on four continents. The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (MAC) presents an overview of gmp’s work with the international touring exhibition “Designing in Dialogue – Architectural Answers”, which is on now until to August 5. Sketches and drawings provide an idea of the initial conceptual thoughts, models present designs in their three dimensions and photos by well known architectural photographers document the completed buildings. More architects’ description after the break.

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Science and Technology Park / idcode

Designed by idcode…, the Science and Technology Park, located in Opole, Poland, is a combination of the horizontal character of the building with the existing landscape of suburban fields. By creating a landscape project in which the field and

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon
Location: Culemborg,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Rob ‘t Hart

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Barrio Capital: A Public Skyscraper / Molcajete. Urban Think Tank

As the first step of an urban acupuncture strategy, the Barrio Capital: A Public Skyscraper in the heart of Mexico City taps into some of the city’s most pressing problems. Designed by Molcajete. Urban Think Tank…, the project responds

VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein

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Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
Location: Basle,
Design Team: Mona Farag, Marion Clauss, Stefan Heiniger, Laura Schneider, Mathias Sehn, David Vaner
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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© Christopher Frederick Jones Photography

Brisbane Indesign Installation / BVN Architecture

In collaboration with Space Furniture, BVN Architecture …designed this unique installation for the 2012 Bisbane Indesign. ‘The Project’ was inspired by the theme, Exploring the Common Thread, and resulted in a spectrum of color expressed through cotton yarn poised in

2012 Olympic Cauldron / Thomas Heatherwick

One of the “best-kept secrets” of the opening ceremony was the Thomas Heatherwick-designed 2012 Olympic cauldron that dazzled viewers world-wide last night as it was ignited by seven young British athletes in a very unique lighting ceremony.

Representing each nation competing in the London Olympics, 204 “very small humble” copper petals were carried out alongside national flags and competitors – each inscribed with the name of the country and the words “XX Olympiad London 2012”. The petals were then attached to long, stainless steel stems that formed ten rings that appeared as an open flower. Once ignited, the flames quickly spread to each petal and then gently rose up to unite as a single flame.

Continue after the break for more on the design.

Video: Genre de Vie – A documentary film about bicycles, cities and personal awareness

Produced by Jorrit Spoelstra and Sven Prince, Genre de Vie is a documentary film about bicycles, cities and personal awareness. Shown in the video above, they document urban life empowered by the simplicity of the bicycle by looking at desired spaces and our own impact to the process of it. At a time when we are facing environmental issues more than ever before, this film creatively explores how the bicycle contributes to the future livability of cities and brings more awareness to the public.

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© Adam Chinitz

The Media Room / Luca Andrisani

Architects: Luca Andrisani
Location: New York, NY, USA
Architect In Charge: Luca Andrisani
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 400.0 sqft
Photographs: Adam Chinitz…

Courtesy of Leo A Daly
Courtesy of Leo A Daly

SAC Federal Credit Union New Corporate Headquarters / Leo A Daly

Leo A Daly…, the well-known international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm, was chosen by the SAC Federal Credit Union, Nebraska’s largest credit union, to provide design and engineering services for its new corporate headquarters campus in

Pennington Road Footbridge / Softroom

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Architects: Softroom
Location: , UK
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Joseph Burns

Extension and Remodeling of Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Manresa / Estudi PSP Arquitectura

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Architects: Estudi PSP Arquitectura, SCP.
Location: Carrer del Doctor Joan Soler, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Jaume Espinal Farré, Joan Ribera Mestres
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 39928.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Ute Bages Sanitària

Courtesy of Studio Kalamar
Courtesy of Studio Kalamar

National and University Library / Studio Kalamar

Designed by Studio Kalamar…, the proposal for the National and University Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia connects itself to the urban fabric of the square in a clear, but quiet fashion. As the dynamic volume mimics the dynamic surrounding environment,

Led-LS Offices / Amunátegui Valdés Architects

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Architects: Amunátegui Valdés Architects
Location: La Concepción 141, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Amunátegui Valdés Architects