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PAS House / Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe

© Sam Mc Guire/Etnies
© Sam Mc Guire/Etnies

A unique concept the PAS House is imagined to be a place to both live and skateboard.  The skateable surface of the home, interior to exterior, fluidly moves from the ground to the wall and then to the ceiling in a continuous surface forming a tube of a 10ft diameter. The PAS House will be constructed in Malibu, California for Pierre Andre Senizerques (PAS), a former World Champion and Pro Skater as well as Founder and Owner of Sole Technology, the design by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe divides the home into three separate spaces; including a living room, dining area, and kitchen, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom and the third a skateboard practice area.

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Architects: Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe Location: Malibu, California (house); Exhibition Public Domaine/Skateboard Culture, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France (prototype) Client: Pierre Andre Senizergues Project Area: 2,200 sqf (house); 700 sqf (prototype) Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Mike Manzoori and Sam Mc Guire

In Progress: Plug in Building / MiAS Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Architects: Mias Arquitectes / Josep Miàs Location: Barcelona, Spain Project leader: Adriana Porta Project team: Silvia Brandi, Daniel Montes, Mario Blanco, Diogo Herniques Structural Consultants: BOMA Technical Architect: Carles Bou Project Area Size: 7,600 sqm Photographs: MiAS Arquitectes, Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © MiAS Arquitectes © MiAS Arquitectes

In Progress: iGuzzini Illuminazione Spain Headquarters / MiAS Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Architects: MiAS Arquitectes / Josep Miàs Location: Barcelona, Spain Project Area: 9,000 sqm Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Reach 11 Athletic Sports Complex / colab studio

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Reach 11 is a sports complex in North Phoenix comprised of 18 soccer fields and 4 baseball fields. A Call for Artists went out to provide large amounts of shade at four diverse locations within the large park. Visibly adjacent to the site, a raised earth-buttressed canal brings water 350 miles from the Colorado River to Phoenix as the city continues to grow. Expressing the audacity of the desert oasis, colab studio sought a way to describe this precarious scale of human intervention on the landscape. Comparing such an endeavor with weightlessness moments found in sporting events, 6,000 pound local stones can be quarried and set on posts in various configurations around the huge soccer tournament park, surrounded on 2 sides by the canal. Shapes mimicking mountains and water’s movement through canyons create a unique environment to dwell in deep shade.

In Progress: The J‐House / AEDS

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The J‐House uses a historically standard New Orleans housing lot: 30×150 feet. The original site for the J‐House is located in a designated flood zone as is common with many housing sites throughout the Southern Louisiana region. Recent FEMA studies have concluded that a vast range of New Orleans housing sites are currently 9‐feet under sea level. The original site for the J‐House is no different. Architect: AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio Location: 918 Upperline Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Project Team: Ammar Eloueini, Jana Masset, David Merlin, Dan Kautz, Jamie Lookabaugh, Surawat Hanthawichai Architect of Record: Wisznia A+D Sturctural Engineer: Buro Happold New York, Craft Engineering Studio New York Photographs: Courtesy of AEDS

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center Proposal / JET Architecture, CXT Architects & Archasia Design Group

view from seashore road
view from seashore road

JET Architecture in joint venture with CXT Architects and Archasia Design Group earned an Honorable Mention for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition in September 2010. Their entry, “Openair,” ranked in the top five, advancing the scheme to the second stage of the competition. Now, they decided to submit their competition entry for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition to Azure’s AZ AWARDS, the magazine’s first annual international competition recognizing excellence in design. The project was chosen as a finalist for the AZ AWARDS in the Concepts: Unbuilt Competitions Entries category and is eligible for the AZ People’s Choice Awards. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Museum of Steel / FGMF Arquitetos

© FGMF Arquitetos
© FGMF Arquitetos

Architects: FGMF Arquitetos – Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes and Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Renders and drawings: Courtesy of Fernando Forte

Video: Dot Envelope / OFIS Arhitekti

Here is another video from  OFIS arhitekti, this time showing the making of Dot Envelope, a project which we already published back in 2008, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Video: The Ring Stadium / OFIS Arhitekti

Located in Maribor, Slovenia, the Ring Stadium covers a variety of public programs other than the soccer field. This update video, courtesy of  OFIS arhitekti, showcases the work, which is already in use.

INFORSTRUCTURE / MANIFESTO

Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.
Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.

New York based design firm, MANIFESTO, shared with Arch Daily the INFORSTRUCTURE which is the Stratford Information kiosk for the 2012 London Olympics is designed with an aim to provide the public with free and instant access to important information.

Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.

Architects: MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Location: Meridian Square, Stratford London, UK Client: LBN (London Borough of Newham), DfL (Design for London), London Development Agency Structural Engineer: Yoshinori Nito Engineering & Design P.C., Malishev Wilson Engineers Project Area: 240 sqm Renderings: Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.

In Progress: Red Hook Green / Garrison Architects

Courtesy of Garrison Architects
Courtesy of Garrison Architects

Garrison Architects are completing designs for Red Hook Green, New York’s first sustainable zero-energy, live/work building. A completion date projected is summer 2011. This unique structure is expected to become one of the most distinctive architectural additions to up-and-coming Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Architect: Garrison Architects Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA Project Area: 4,000 sqf Renderings: Courtesy of Garrison Architects

Songdo International Business District / KPF

Courtesy of KPF
Courtesy of KPF

Songdo International Business District (IBD) occupies over 1,500 acres of reclaimed land on the West Coast of Incheon, Korea. This waterfront master plan includes a diverse array of programmatic elements and is designed to be a pedestrian friendly city with walkable streets and an urban density that allows for an active street life. Signature features include, the New Songdo City First World Towers, Northeast Asia Trade Tower, the 100-arce Songdo Central Park, and the Songdo City International School. Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Location: Incheon, Korea Photographs: H.G. Esch, KPF, Jaesung

Summer Terrace / za bor architects

© Peter Zaytsev
© Peter Zaytsev

Architects: za bor architects / Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaytsev Location: Moscow Region, Russia Principal Use: recreation Engineer: za bor architects Project area: 43 sqm Project year: 2009 – 2010 Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

In Progress: Footbridge Over the Marne / DVVD

© Courtesy of DVVD
© Courtesy of DVVD

Architects: DVVD / Daniel Vaniche, Vincent Dominguez, Bertrand Potel Location: Meaux, France Engineers: DVVD Landscape Architects: Mutabilis Client: City of Meaux Builders: Brisard Dampierre (framework) / Demathieu & Bard (concrete building) Construction Year: 2010-2011 Photographs & Images: Courtesy of DVVD

New Harmony Grotto: A reinterpretation of Frederick Kielser’s Grotto for Meditation / METALAB Architecture + Fabrication

© Andrew Vrana
© Andrew Vrana

New Harmony Grotto, by METALAB Architecture + Fabrication, is a reinterpretation of  avant garde architect Frederick Kielser’s Grotto for Meditation. With the growing genre of architecture generated by biomorphic design and biomimetic processes, a reevaluation of Kiesler’s work is ever more timely. During the mid-20th century he became increasingly occupied with the relationship of structure and natural form in architecture. The Cave of the New Being (also known as the Grotto for Meditation), proposed in the 1960s for New Harmony, Indiana, represented the designer’s pièce de résistance, embodying all of the intellectual currents of his era, from surrealism to biotechnics, yet it was never realized.

© Andrew Vrana © Andrew Vrana © Andrew Vrana © Andrew Vrana

Architects: METALAB Architecture + Fabrication Location: University of Houston Campus, Houston, Texas, USA Partner/Principals: Andrew Vrana and Joe Meppelink Original Client and Patron: Jane Blaffer Owen Studio Critics: Andrew VranaVisiting Assistant Professor and Joe Meppelink, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Architecture Visiting Critic: Ben Nicholson, Associate Professor, School of Art Institute Chicago Fifth year Design Studio Digital Fabrication Seminar Student Team Leaders: Juan Deleon, Rosalia Covarrubias, Lee Kelly, Minh Nguyen, Justin Garret and Michael Gonzales CNC Fabrication: Ambox, Ltd. (laser cut stainless steel) Historic Documentation and Design: 2008 Fabrication and Installation: 2010 Structural FEA Analysis: Steve Boak, Buro Happold Engineers Photographs: Andrew Vrana

Olympic Sculpture Park / Weiss Manfredi

© Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

Envisioned as a new urban model for sculpture parks, this project is located on Seattle’s last undeveloped waterfront property – an industrial brownfield site sliced by train tracks and an arterial road. The design connects three separate sites with an uninterrupted Z-shaped “green” platform, descending forty feet from the city to the water, capitalizing on views of the skyline and Elliott Bay, and rising over existing infrastructure to reconnect the urban core to the revitalized waterfront.

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Architects: Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Project Team: Marion Weiss and Michael A. Manfredi (Design Partners), Christopher Ballentine (Project Manager), Todd Hoehn and Yehre Suh (Project Architects), Patrick Armacost, Michael Blasberg, Emily Clanahan, Lauren Crahan, Beatrice Eleazar, Kian Goh, Hamilton Hadden, Mike Harshman, Mustapha Jundi, Justin Kwok, John Peek, and Akari Takebayashi Structural and Civil Engineering Consultant: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultant: ABACUS Engineered Systems Lighting Design Consultant: Brandston Partnership Inc. General Contractor: Sellen Construction Geotechnical Engineering Consultant: Hart Crowser Environmental Consultant: Aspect Consulting Aquatic Engineering Consultant: Anchor Environmental Graphics Consultant: Pentagram Security and AV/IT Consultant: ARUP Catering & Food Service Consultant: Bon Appetit Kitchen Consultant: JLR Design Retail Consultant: Doyle + Associates Project Management: Barrientos LLC Architectural Site Representation: Owens Richards Architects Client: Seattle Art Museum Project Year: 2001-2007 Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider, Bruce Moore, Paul Warchol

In Progress: Soumaya Museum / LAR

© Adam Wiseman
© Adam Wiseman

Architects: LAR / Fernando Romero y Mauricio Ceballos Location: Mexico City, Mexico Project Team: Ana Medina, Herminio Gonzalez, Omar Gerala Félix, Sergio Rebelo, Ana Paula Herrera, Mario Mora, Juan Pedro López, Guillermo Mena, Libia Castilla, Raúl García, Manuel Díaz, Alan Aurioles, Ana Gabriela Alcocer, Luis Ricardo García, Ivan Ortiz, Tiago Pinto, Laura Dominguez, Juan Andres Lopez, Olga Gomez, Hugo Fernandez, Jason Sidelko, Eddy Slim, Nicola, Davolio, Lee Warren, Alexander Pena, Jacqueline Hernan- dez, Kosuke Osawa, Francisco Javier de la Vega, David Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Joaquín Collado, Mariana Tafoya, Eduardo Benítez, Pe- dro Lechuga, Thorsten Englert, Luís Fuentes, Luís Flores, Rodolfo Rueda, Víctor Chávez, Max Betancourt, Wonne Icks, Dolores Robles-Martínez, Sappho Van Laer, Ophelie Chassin, Elena Haller, Abril Tobar, Diego Eumir Jasso, Albert Beele, Homero Yánez, Cynthia Meléndez, Hugo Vela, Susana Hernández, Gerardo Galicia, Alberto Duran, Camilo Mendoza, Dafne Zvi Zaldívar, Cecilia Jiménez, Ángel Ortiz, Raúl Antonio Hernández, Alma Delfina Rosas, Wendy Guillen, Raúl Flores, Daniel Alejandro Farías, Jesús Monroy, Saúl Miguel Kelly, Iván Javier Avilés, Cesar Pérez Client: Grupo Carso / Museo Soumaya Façade: Gehry Technologies Engineer concept: ARUP Los Angeles Project Regency: Inpros Civil Constructor: PC Constructores Project Area: 17,000 sqm Project Year: 2010