A total of 68 entries from across the globe representing 14 countries on 5 continents were narrowed down to 4 ﬁnalists and 4 honorable mentions in July by the First Round jury consisting of Phil Anzalone, Maria Mingallon, Gregg Pasquarelli, Randy Stratman, and Skylar Tibbits. The Second Round juried by James Carpenter, Neil Denari, Mic Patterson and William Zahner conferred and selected from the ﬁnalists 3xLP. All four ﬁnalists were exhibited at the ACADIA Adaptive Architecture Conference at the University of Waterloo in October, 2013.
Architects: 3LHD Location: Zagreb, Croatia Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Tin Kavuric, Josko Kotula, Krunoslav Szörsen Collaborators: Freya (3D), Tehnicke konstrukcije doo, Nikola Miletic, Gadaf Zulbeari Project year: 2009 Site area: 4,037 sqm Gross floor area: 37,040 sqm (23,940 + 13,100 underground) Footprint: 2,084 sqm Images: 3LHD
Architecture: Morphosis Architects Location: Puteaux, France Project Principal (through Design Development): Tim Christ Project Director: Charles Lamy Project Manager: Matt Grady Project Architect: David Rindlaub Project Designer: Chandler Ahrens Client: Unibail Program: Commercial office tower with office space, employee restaurants, public café, trading floors, public amenities, and parking for 450 cars Type: Commercial Constructed Area: 185,494 sqm Design Year: 2006-2009 Construction Year: 2010-2014 Images: Morphosis Architects Texts: Thom Mayne and Morphosis More info: http://www.morphopedia.com/
FARO architecten bv just shared with us their latest project, the winning entry for a sustainable residential tower design competition.
Text from the architects and more images after the break.
Starchitects are all over New York, giving an extra value to new condos in Manhattan. A few months ago i visted the Herzog & de Meuron and Bernard Tschumi projects on the lower east side, and they looked quite impressive. While most people didn’t liked the Tschumi’s Blu Condo, despite it’s iconic image, i had mixed feelings with HdM’s 40 Bond St.
But on West Chelsea a new 9 unit condo is under construction, designed by japanese Shigeru Ban. The project is located on the south side of West 19th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues in West Chelsea’s art gallery district, right next to the High Line, the Hudson River Park, Ghery´s IAC Building and Jean Nouvel´s 100 11th.
On this building, Shigeru Ban once again innovates on the material use by incorporating motorized perforated metal shutters on its -dynamic- facade, which act as light-modulating privacy screen at the outer edge of each residence’s terrace adjacent to the double-height living rooms.
Sorry for the lack of posts this last few days, but before leaving to San Francisco my computer died. Now i´m back home with a borrowed computer, and will be posting some buildings i found in SF.
This two rotated cubes are part of the adaptation of the 1907 Jessie Street Power Substation, adjacent to the Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco, into the new Jewish Contemporary Museum by Daniel Libeskind Studio and local architects WRNS Studio. The project houses 63,000 sq feet for exhibitions and programs in visual, performing and media arts, and includes 3,500 square feet of space for education.