San Francisco based IwamotoScott sent us their latest tower development produced for the Greenwich South design study led by Architecture Research Office, Beyer Blinder Belle and Architects & Planners and OPEN. Contributing architects, artists and designers included Coen + Partners, DeWitt Godfrey, IwamotoScott Architecture, Jorge Colmbo, Lewis.Tsuramaki.Lewis Architects, Morphosis, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Transolar Climate Engineering and WORKac.
‘Sukkah City: New York City’ will re-imagine this ancient phenomenon, develop new methods of material practice and parametric design, and propose radical possibilities for traditional design constraints in a contemporary urban site. Twelve finalists will be selected by a panel of celebrated architects, designers, and critics to be constructed in a visionary village in Union Square Park from September 19-21, 2010.
One structure will be chosen by New Yorkers to stand and delight throughout the week-long festival of Sukkot as the Official Sukkah of New York City. The process and results of the competition, along with construction documentation and critical essays, will be published in the forthcoming book “Sukkah City: Radically Temporary Architecture for the Next Three Thousand Years.”
For more information, visit the competition’s official website.
Architect Daniel Libeskind (see his projects here) will discuss the symbolism and architectural expression of commemoration. The Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture is part of the National Building Museum Symposium “Power, Architecture and Politics: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the Design of Washington”.
The lecture will take place next Wednesday, May 19 at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. More information here.
Architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other designers are invited to submit projects to the Architectural League’s New York Designs series.
Projects of all types at any scale, either built (completed within one year of submission) or under construction in New York City, are welcome. Quality is the sole criterion for selection.
This mixed use project is currently being built at the corner of Alton and Lincoln, one of the most active pedestrian areas in the city, and it will include residences, retail spaces and parking. Parking takes a central space in this building, with one of the best views I have ever seen on a parking space.
Jacques Herzog stated that this builing will reinterpret the essence of Tropical Modernism, and it somehow reminds me of the modern movement in Brazil, with raw structures providing shade, while containing smaller enclosing sub-elements. The slabs stand over a set of irregular columns, giving a sense of a precarious equilibrium. These columns also cast different shadows, giving more character to the facade.
But there are more references to Brazil’s modernism: interior courtyards by landscape architect Raymond Jungles, follower of Roberto Burle Marx (renowned figure of the modern movement in Brazil).
Architects: Spillman Farmer Architects
Location: Bryn Athyn, PA, USA
Project Team: Dan Harrigan, Joseph Biondo, Michael Metzger, Deborah Innis, Joanne Titcomb, Salvatore Verrastro, Sierra Krause, Wayne Stitt, Randy Galiotto, Christa Duelberg-Kraftician, Brian Brandis
Structural Engineering: Ritchie Engineering
Lab Planner: SST Planners
Landscape Design: Carter VanDyke Associates
Mechanical: Snyder Hoffman Engineers
Contractors: Whiting-Turner Contracting
Project Area: 39,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Steven Wolfe, William Deegan
Back on February, we told you about the access to Trestles, one of North America’s most celebrated waves, and the threat due to safety and environmental concerns it’s going through. A coalition of concerned groups organized by the volunteer non-profit organization Architecture for Humanity, launched “Safe Trestles,” an open-to-all, two-stage design competition to create a safe pathway to serve surfers, the local coastal community and day visitors to San Onofre State Beach.
There are now 12 finalists (you can see all of them here), and the jury, with Bjarke Ingels, Cameron Sinclair (co-founder of Architecture for Humanity) and surfer Rusty Long among others, will announce the five finalists tomorrow via Lowers Pro web cast.
A bamboo structure designed by Bamboo DNA is featuring all the finalists in the beautiful beach of Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California. For more details on the competition click here. See more images after the break.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design proposes DINGBAT 2.0, an open, single-stage, international design competition, reconsidering Los Angeles’ ubiquitous dingbat apartment building for the 21st century. All designers, architects, artists, engineers, students, and other interested parties are fully eligible for participation in this competition.
The competition calls for the consideration of two design issues regarding the Dingbat and it’s impact on the urban fabric of Los Angeles. Two boards (digital-only submittal) will be required for the competition. One board will address the typology of the Dingbat at the scale of the individual building (are they to be retrofitted? replaced?), and the second board will consider the larger urban scale of an entire city block within a ‘Dingbat neighborhood’. Three separate sites in three distinct Los Angeles neighborhoods will be considered for the competition.
The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (HERC) is sponsoring an open, two-stage competition to choose a design for a sculpture commemorating life after the Holocaust.
This sculpture will be uplifting in its celebration of life of the survivors and future generations. The sculpture will be located at a prominent site at Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center located at 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
More information on the competition’s official website.