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Black Box / UTAA

  • Architects: UTAA
  • Location: Pangyo-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Chang Gyun
  • Design Team: Choi Byung Yong, Jo Myeong Seon
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete + Light-weight wood frame
  • Area: 183.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk

© Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk

The POP-UP House / TallerDE2 Arquitectos

  • Architects: TallerDE2 Arquitectos
  • Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar, Álvaro Martín Fidalgo
  • Project Area: 68.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Gösta Serlachius Museum / MX_SI

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects: MX_SI
  • Location: Gösta Serlachiuksen taidemuseo, 35800 Mänttä, Finland
  • Architects in Charge: Boris Bežan, Héctor Mendoza, Mara Partida
  • Area: 3500.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute, Tuomas Uusheimo

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Hello Wood’s Budapest “Charity Tree” Built from 5,000 Logs

Made from 5,000 pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s “Charity Tree” installation stretches 11 meters high, 4.5 meters wide and weighs 150 quintals (15,000 kilograms).  Hello Wood worked with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid to build the tree in one of Budapest’s central squares, and all of the firewood used in the temporary installation will be given to families in need in January.

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Miklós Vargha © Dániel Dömölky

W+ house / 100 A

  • Architects: 100 A
  • Location: Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area: 165.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: CHOI, BK in 100 A

© CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A

Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Light of Life Church / shinslab architecture + IISAC

  • Architects: shinslab architecture, IISAC
  • Location: 105-4 Seolgok-ri, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Tchely SHIN Hyung-Chul et Claire SHIN
  • Area: 4109.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jin Hyo-Sook, Lee Dong-Hwan

© Jin Hyo-Sook © Jin Hyo-Sook © Lee Dong-Hwan © Jin Hyo-Sook

Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge

Early this month at Design Miami/, Olson Kundig Architects celebrated the opening of “38 Beams,” a temporary collectors lounge named after the thirty-eight salvaged glulam beams that made up the structure. Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed. 

Approximately 15x30 inches around and up to 30 feet in length, 38 Beams formed a 2,400-square-foot lounge with an open lattice-work stacked 15-feet-high. The focal point of the space was a 28-foot Perrier-Jouët champagne bar lit by a chandelier of one hundred suspended light tubes designed by LILIENTHAL l ZAMORA. 

More about the structure and images, after the break. 

© James Harris © James Harris © James Harris © Olson Kundig Architects

Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood

It may be the world's second oldest construction material, but wood is still one of the most versatile and inspiring materials available to architects today, coveted as both a structural material and as a finish on walls, floors, ceilings and facades. In recent years it's even seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to its sustainability credentials and its increasingly popular "natural" feel. With all this in mind, ArchDaily Materials has rounded up five recent projects that prove innovation in wood is still alive and well in the architectural world: Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Maggie’s Oxford; Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum; Pushed Slab by MVRDV; MARGEN-LAB's Endesa World Fab Condenser; and finally a forthcoming building that is notable for its ambitious wooden design, the Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran / OTTO Pushed Slab / MVRDV. Image © Philippe Ruault Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB. Image © Adrià Goula Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA

House F / URBANWASABI

  • Architects: URBANWASABI
  • Location: Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge: Fang Wei
  • Design Team: Lee Yun-Chen , Weng Jo-Ting
  • Area: 280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of URBANWASABI

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Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects

  • Architects: ITM Yooehwa Architects, Itami Jun Architects
  • Location: 123-1 Ballang-ri, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Site Area: 1,270,465.00 ㎡
  • Area: 3813.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Suk Jung Min

© Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min

Marronnier Park / METAA

  • Architects: METAA
  • Location: 124-1 Donsung-don, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Architecture Design : Sangjin Yi, H-Sung Kim, young-b kim, Minkyu Sang, Sekyung Huh, Eunsuk Lee
  • Area: 998.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of METAA

Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA

Material Masters: Shigeru Ban's Work With Wood

To celebrate the first anniversary of our US Materials Catalog, this week ArchDaily is presenting a three-part series on "Material Masters," showing how certain materials have helped to inspire some of the world's greatest architects.

Shigeru Ban’s portfolio is a strange dichotomy, split between shelters for natural disaster refugees and museums commissioned by wealthy patrons of the arts. Even stranger is the fact that, in both cases, Ban’s material palette frequently incorporates recycled cardboard, paper, and old beer crates. The Pritzker prize laureate is unique in this regard, and so great is his predilection for recycled paper tubes (originally formwork for concrete columns), that he has become known as the “Paper Architect.” His work receives media attention worldwide for the unorthodoxy of its construction materials. Yet Shigeru Ban is not concerned with unorthodoxy, but with economy. It is for this reason that, when paper tubes are deemed unsuitable, Shigeru Ban constructs his buildings in wood. Inspired by the architectural tradition of his native Japan, Ban is not only the "Paper Architect," but also one of the most famous architects working in wood today.

Suburbian Villa / deamicisarchitetti

  • Architects: deamicisarchitetti
  • Location: 27027 Gropello Cairoli Pavia, Italy
  • Area: 460.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: L. Bartoli

© L. Bartoli © L. Bartoli © L. Bartoli © L. Bartoli

Alpine Foothills House / deamicisarchitetti

  • Architects: deamicisarchitetti
  • Location: 10080 Borgiallo Turin, Italy
  • Area: 180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: L. Bartoli, G. Leo

Courtesy of Deamicisarchitetti Courtesy of Deamicisarchitetti Courtesy of Deamicisarchitetti Courtesy of Deamicisarchitetti

Twin Peaks House / apparat-c

  • Architects: apparat-c
  • Location: Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Seewoong Lee, Yeonyung Choi, Pedro Ferreira
  • Area: 177.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Namsun Lee

© Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee

Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM

  • Architects: Jung Seung Kwon, ARCHIUM
  • Location: Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • Site Area: 734 sqm
  • Area: 219.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Parkyoungchae

© Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae

Dansanli House / ADF Architects

  • Architects: ADF Architects
  • Location: Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Honggeun
  • Design Assistant: Lee Donggeun
  • Area: 205.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Park Young-Che

© Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che