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Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

17:00 - 1 June, 2015
Just BE / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +34

MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

16:00 - 1 June, 2015
MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris, © MGA
© MGA

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

Priceless Milano / Park Associati

15:00 - 1 June, 2015
Priceless Milano / Park Associati, Courtesy of Park Associati
Courtesy of Park Associati
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Project Partner

    Banca Intesa SanPaolo
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Park Associati

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AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

04:00 - 1 June, 2015

We caught up with Mikko Summanen, one of the co-founders of Finnish firm K2S architects, during his recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series. K2S is known for their work designing public and cultural buildings, with projects including the Arctia Headquarters and the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, both of which follow the tradition of Finnish architecture (wood, light, craftsmanship, construction detail), while exploring new ways to materialize the tradition. K2S are especially known for their innovative use of traditional materials, as seen with the curved wooden walls of the Kamppi Chapel, with its interiors bathed in light; the use of brick on the Paasitorni Hotel, and the influence of the Finnish maritime industry on the floating Arctia Headquarters.

“In the case of the chapel in Kamppi, what we found really rewarding is that it’s a combination of really traditional techniques like carpentry and shipbuilding combined with the most contemporary technologies like 3D modeling … and even nanotechnology in the case of the treatment of the wooden facades,” Summanen told us.

AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S +7

Health Clinic Ruukki / alt Architects + Karsikas

02:00 - 1 June, 2015
Health Clinic Ruukki / alt Architects + Karsikas, Courtesy of alt Architects/ Ville-Pekka Ikola
Courtesy of alt Architects/ Ville-Pekka Ikola
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kansantie, 92400 Siikajoki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Martti Karsikas
  • Building Architectural Design

    alt Architects
  • Architectural designer

    alt Architects Ltd / Ville-Pekka Ikola, Antti Karsikas, Kalle Vahtera
  • Area

    910.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of alt Architects/ Ville-Pekka Ikola

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Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

17:00 - 31 May, 2015
Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design , © Marc Tey Photography
© Marc Tey Photography

© Marc Tey Photography © Marc Tey Photography © Marc Tey Photography © Marc Tey Photography +20

LAPA BUILDING / João Tiago Aguiar

04:00 - 31 May, 2015
LAPA BUILDING / João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architecture Collaboration

    Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Marina Carreiras, Sílvia Amaral
  • Builder

    OFICINA DOS SONHOS
  • Surface Area

    150m2
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +47

My Secret Garden / Yestudio

20:00 - 30 May, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • General Contractor

    Yestudio
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan +22

Xi'an Westin Museum Hotel / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

02:00 - 30 May, 2015
© Pegenaute
© Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shaanxi, China
  • Principals In Charge

    Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
  • Associate

    mariarosa doardo
  • Sr Interior Designer

    Briar Hickling, Candice-Lee Browne
  • Architectural Designer

    Willow Zhang, Amy Hu, Kevin Azanger
  • Interior Designer

    Eva Wieland, Qi xiaofeng, Alena Fabila
  • Project Manager

    Joy Qiao
  • Area

    80000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeremy San Tzer Ning © Pegenaute © Pegenaute © Jeremy San Tzer Ning +22

Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet

05:00 - 29 May, 2015
Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet, © Brice Robert
© Brice Robert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nimes, France
  • Y Architectes

    Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Gautier+Conquet

    Dominique Gautier
  • Client

    Nîmes Métropole
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert +12

7 Jalan Remis / Aamer Architects

20:00 - 28 May, 2015
7 Jalan Remis / Aamer Architects, © Sanjay Kewlani
© Sanjay Kewlani

© Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani © Sanjay Kewlani +21

Garrison Treehouse / Sharon Davis Design

09:00 - 26 May, 2015
Garrison Treehouse / Sharon Davis Design, © Elizabeth Felicella
© Elizabeth Felicella

© Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella © Elizabeth Felicella +38

House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto

19:00 - 25 May, 2015
House with Four Courtyards / Andrés Stebelski Arquitecto, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +27

Kahrizak Residential Project / CAAT Studio

01:00 - 25 May, 2015
Kahrizak Residential Project / CAAT Studio, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kahrizak, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Mahdi Kamboozia
  • Design Collaborator

    Helena Ghanbari
  • Assistant

    Alireza Movahedi
  • Area

    1660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +25

Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird

19:00 - 22 May, 2015
Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis  © Christine Francis  © Christine Francis  © Christine Francis  +16

Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture

14:00 - 19 May, 2015
Wood Innovation Design Centre / Michael Green Architecture, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    British Columbia, Canada
  • Design Team

    Michael Green, Carla Smith, Kristalee Berger, Alfonso Bonilla, Jordan van Dijk, Guadalupe Font, Adrienne Gibbs, Jacqueline Green, Asher deGroot, Soo Han, Kristen Jamieson, Vuk Krcmar-Grkavac, Alexander Kobald, Sindhu Mahadevan, Maria Mora, Mingyuk Chen and Seng Tsoi
  • Area

    4820.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Ema Peter, Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture

Industrial Loft Grober / Meta-studio

03:03 - 19 May, 2015
Industrial Loft  Grober / Meta-studio, © Lluis Carbonell
© Lluis Carbonell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Elena del Pozo Fernández, Dimitri Davoise.
  • Budget

    95.000 €
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Lluis Carbonell © Aitor Estévez +20

AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto

07:00 - 18 May, 2015
AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

Despite being one of the seminal works of modern Scandinavian architecture, Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library languished in relative obscurity for three-quarters of a century until its media breakthrough in late 2014. Its receipt of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for a recent renovation was covered by news outlets around the world, bringing the 1935 building previously unseen levels of attention and scrutiny.

This renaissance is nothing less than extraordinary. Abandoned for over a decade and allowed to fall into complete disrepair, the building was once so forgotten that many believed it had actually been demolished. [1] For decades, architects studied Aalto’s project only in drawings and prewar black-and-white photographs, not knowing whether the original was still standing, and if it was, how it was being used. Its transformation from modern icon to deserted relic to architectural classic is a tale of political intrigue, warfare, and the perseverance of a dedicated few who saved the building from ruin.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov +44