Conversations: Continued / PRAXIS + PS1 MoMA Symposium

The symposium marks the release of the 11 Architects + 12 Conversations issue of PRAXIS: a journal of writing and building. The moderated discussion will invite audience participation in an open dialogue that explores shared and contested territory among this emerging generation of practices.

The symposium, “Conversations: Continued”, brings together 10 Young Architectural Practices: MOS, NArchitects, WORKac, PATTERNS, Aranda/Lasch, Productora, FAR, Ciro Najle, The Living, and Howeler +Yoon with two critics, Timothy Hyde and Lucia Allais. The event continues the more formal discussion begun in PRAXIS 11, 11 Architects/12 Conversations, by bringing the firms together in a shared conversation, broadening the issues at stake, and sharing the material with a wider architectural and public audience.

The symposium will take place next Friday, June 25, from 12:30 till 6 pm at Contemporary Art Center in . For further information and schedule, go to http://www.praxisjournal.net/home.htm.

ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition

The ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition challenges design teams to reweave the landscape for wildlife in a cost-effective manner using new methods, new materials, and new thinking. The site of the ARC design competition is located where natural and human-dominated worlds collide. Between the rapidly urbanizing metropolitan area of and the resort communities of Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge, , the site sits at approximately 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level and 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of along the I-70 Mountain Corridor just west of Vail Pass.

Jurors will be looking not only for beautiful, compelling designs that meet the needs of both people and wildlife but also the use of materials that make infrastructure more affordable and, ultimately, our roads safer from wildlife-vehicle collisions. Expressions of Interest are due in hard copy by 4pm (Mountain Daylight Time) July 30, 2010. For complete information visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

CAC’s Mine the Gap Competition Winners Announced

First Place / The Second Sun

MINE THE GAP, a single-stage international design ideas competition dedicated to examining one of the most visible scars left after the collapse of the real estate market in : the massive hole along the Michigan remaining from the cancellation of Calatrava’s Spiral Tower, have recently announced it’s winners. See them after the break.

Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

Architects: Studio 27 Architecture – John K. Burke
Location: 1600 K Street NW, Washington, DC,
Design Team: Chris DeHenzel, Hans Kuhn
Contractor: Stalheber Construction Inc.
Age of Structure: 1906
Square footage of job: 1,550 sf
Completion Date: January 2010
Photographer: Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

Trapezoid / buildingstudio

© Anastasia Laurenzi

Architects: buildingstudio
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Design Team: Coleman Coker, Jonathan Tate, David Dieckhoff, Carl Batton Kennon, Collette Reid
Structural Engineers: Logan Patri Engineering
Civil Engineering: ETI Corporation
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: V.T. Gala Engineering
Consultant: Antonio Bologna, Architect
Landscape: Harriet McGeorge Landscape Design
General contractor: Patton & Taylor Enterprises
Project Area: 19,000 sq ft
Budget: US $1,780,000.00
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Anastasia Laurenzi

Wurzburg Retreat / archimania

© Brian Laskaris

Architects: archimania
Location: Savannah, TN,
Owner/Client: Warren Wurzburg
Construction Cost: $1.6 million
Building Area: 4,829 sf
Date of Completion: April 2009
Cost per Square Foot: $330.00
General Contractor: McNairy County Construction, LLC
Photos: Brian Laskaris

Curate This! 2010 Call to Artists, Architects and Designers

CURATE THIS! 2010 is the second installment of the CURATE THIS! exhibition series created by BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. The annual global art + design event and arts + cultural exchange will take place from July 1 – December 31.

Through the introduction and exhibition of works of new art + new design and related projects by participating artists, architects, designers, duos, groups and collectives around the world, the BECA Foundation aims to facilitate an experimental, cross-pollination of new ideas for creative innovation in diverse locations around the world.

For more information, visit the event’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

Orange House / archimania

©Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Architects: archimania
Project Location: , TN
Building Area: 2,833 SF
Cost per Square Foot: $100.81
Construction Cost: $285,616
Owner/Client: Pantik Home Builders
General Contractor: Pantik Home Builders
Year: 2005
Photographs: Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

2010 BSA Design Awards

The annual BSA honor awards program invites submissions of projects of any type anywhere in the world designed by Massachusetts architects and also invites architects throughout the world to submit projects built in Massachusetts. Deadline is June 24. Click here for more information. Seen at Bustler.

Tabor Orthopedics / archimania

© Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Architects: archimania
Location: , Tennessee
Client: Tabor Orthopedics
Consultants: SSR Ellers, Inc.
General Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc.
Building Area: 16,327 sf
Date of Completion: October 2009
Construction Cost: $1,506,317
Photographer: ©Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Architects on Lincoln for Education

Apparently, some architects are getting together during the AIA 2010 National Convention in tomorrow for 15 minutes of dancing for education. This is in response to Shakira’s Waka Waka “Let’s All Dance for 1GOAL”.

“1GOAL Education for All” is a campaign and call on world leaders to provide education for 72 million children worldwide by 2015. Learn more about this great initiative here. See more details of Shakira’s campaign here. And join the architects in Miami here.

And remember you can follow the discussion on the Convention through Twitter using the hashtag #aia2010.

Follow the AIA Convention in Miami with us!

The AIA 2010 National Convention starts tomorrow in and ArchDaily is there to bring you all the news. But we want you in the conversation also so if you’re there or you’re following the convention online, make sure you tweet using the hashtag #aia2010. All the tweets using it will be featured in our box located on the top of ArchDaily’s homepage.

So make sure you follow us right here, and follow the discussion, there might be a few surprises during these days. See you in Miami!

Common Boston Common Build Competition

The Common Boston Common Build (CBCB) is a design competition that challenges participants to design and implement a project in response to real community needs. Held over 3 days during the Common Community and Architecture Festival, the CBCB is open to teams and individuals from ALL disciplines and experience levels. Common and LostInBoston have partnered to host this year’s event, focused to raise awareness of the built environment, improve wayfinding and inspire connections across ’s urban fabric.

Competitors will be asked to work with preselected sites as well as vocal neighborhood members to develop design solutions that address the specific physical and social needs of that community. The CBCB aims to prove that even when created in less than 3 days and with a capped budget, an innovative and influential response to a real problem can alter the way we interact with and understand the built environment of a community while seeking tangible benefits for its inhabitants.

For more information, go to the competition’s official website.

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects wins AIA l LA 2010 Firm of the Year Award

Formosa 1140

We are thrilled to announce that Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects () will be receiving the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter’s (AIA|LA), Firm of the Year Award for 2010. The formal announcement is expected to be released in July. The AIA|LA Firm of the Year Award is given annually and recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture.

Over the years, LOHA projects have won a combined 18 national and local AIA awards, including the most recent AIA National Housing Award for Formosa 1140. You can see all the projects we’ve featured by LOHA here, including our interview with Lorcan O’Herlihy.

UPDATE: AIA Convention, Follow us on Twitter and win amazing books! Day 5

The AIA National Convention 2010 will be held in from June 10 till June 12, and ArchDaily will be there to cover it! To start the engines, we decided to launch a small giveaway in Twitter which started last Wednesday and finishes today. Everyday we will be giving an amazing book related to the AIA Convention. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our message. To do so, you can just click here (must be logged on to your account).

Yesterday’s winner was @JeffDahl! He won the great book “Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments”.  Today’s book is “Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning”. So remember, RT this message till 6pm today and you could win an amazing book!

Betty Fairfax High School / DLR Group

© Mark Boisclair

Architect: DLR Group
Location: Phoenix, AZ,
Owner: Phoenix Union High School District #210
Engineer:
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Project Year: 2007
Area: 345,000 SF; 51 Acres
Photographs: Mark Boisclair

AD Classics: USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

© -William Lukes AIA

In 1954 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill were commissioned to design the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Located in El Paso Country, , just outside of Springs, the chapel is of the training center for officers of the United States Air Force which is a large self-contained community. At an elevation of 6500 feet on the East of the Rocky Mountains, the 3,000 acre Academy also contains housing for 8,000 people, a supply center, a hospital, an airfield, and an academic complex rising up the slope of the site. This program is split on three levels due to the slope, with the Administration Building, the Social Center, and the Cadet Chapel on the uppermost level. These spaces are used by both cadets and visitors, which with the beautiful peaks of of the Chapel rising towards the sky, attracts more than a million a year.

More on SOM’s USAFA Cadet Chapel after the break.

Patterson Ob/Gyn / buildingstudio

© Timothy Hursley

Architects: buildingstudio
Location: Appling Road, Memphis, Tennessee,
Design Team: Coleman Coker, Jonathan Tate, David Dieckhoff, Christopher Schmidt, Carl Batton Kennon
Interior Designer: Emily Summers Associates, Interior Design
General Contractor: Patton & Taylor Enterprises
Landscape: The Landscape Studio, Meridian, MS
Project Area: 3,200 sq ft
Budget: US $630,000
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Timothy Hursley