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Saudi Arabia Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010

12:34 - 29 April, 2010

The Saudi Arabia Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010, which starts in two days, is a combine effort of Chinese and Saudi designers. The pavilion has a “moon boat” shape and is surrounded by deserts and seas, just like Saudi Arabia. Along with the 150 date palms that are now planted in the pavilion, it’s main attraction is a huge IMAX screen. The 1,600-square-meter screen is larger than any other cinema screen on earth. Short films will be presented on the screen.

You can see more images and a video after the break.

Dolni Dobrouc Sport Hall / Alexandr Skalický Architekt

00:00 - 29 April, 2010
Dolni Dobrouc Sport Hall / Alexandr Skalický Architekt, © Ester Havlová
© Ester Havlová

© Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová © Ester Havlová + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dolni Dobrouc, Czech Republic
  • Architect

    Alexandr Skalický Architekt
  • Engineering

    AS2000, ASSPRO
  • Client

    Municipality Dolni Dobrouc
  • Budget

    EUR 1,250,000
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

SMOG / Sebastián Bravo

00:00 - 29 April, 2010
SMOG / Sebastián Bravo

SMOG / Sebastián Bravo SMOG / Sebastián Bravo SMOG / Sebastián Bravo SMOG / Sebastián Bravo + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dardignac 201-399, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect

    Sebastián Bravo
  • Client

    SMOG
  • Contractor

    Catbas Servicios Limitada
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory / DHV Architects

00:00 - 29 April, 2010
Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory / DHV Architects, © Rene de Wit
© Rene de Wit

© Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Rene de Wit © Koos Rensen + 22

  • Architects

    DHV Architects
  • Location

    Delft, The Netherlands
  • Principal Architect

    Robert Collignon
  • Structural Engineer

    DHV B.V.
  • Building Physics

    DHV B.V.
  • Client

    TNO Finance & Real Estate
  • Mechanical, Electronic And Control Systems

    Deerns B.V.
  • Contractor

    Heijmans (Civil), Burgers Ergon (Utilities)
  • Area

    10300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Two Houses / Zerodegree Architecture

00:00 - 29 April, 2010
Two Houses / Zerodegree Architecture, ©  Jeroen Musch
©  Jeroen Musch

©  Jeroen Musch ©  Jeroen Musch ©  Jeroen Musch ©  Jeroen Musch + 21

Solar Park South International Online Competition

21:00 - 28 April, 2010

The Regione Calabria Town planning and Territorial Governance Department are promoting an online international competition for Solar Park South. Proposals must provide design solutions for the Solar Park South in relation to both the values of the local landscape and the application and enhancement of renewable energies. By investigating and studying in detail sustainable solutions, the procedure will considerably impact on the diffusion of a culture of sustainability.

Shanghai 2010: The Pavilions Part II

17:00 - 28 April, 2010
Portugal
Portugal

It seems that this week everything is about Shanghai. The World Expo 2010 starts in three days and the pavilions are ready. Yesterday, we featured some amazing photos that Chaz Hutton took at the Expo. Today, David Goss shared with us many more, and even a video inside the UK’s Pavilion. Check them out after the break!

Flickr Video

DETAIL Magazine 2/2010

16:57 - 28 April, 2010

DETAIL is one of my favorite periodic publications in terms of construction inspiration. The reason? It’s packed with highly detailed drawings of contemporary projects.

Each volume features a specific building system (concrete in this case), presented in the form of articles, short reports, new technologies, products, and the most attractive section, recent projects with the mentioned detailed drawings.

For example, in this issue we find an interesting article by Hubertus Adam on the current state of concrete in Switzerland illustrated with photos of Valerio Olgiati projects; and projects such as the Children’s Playhouse by LAN Architecture, the Bus Operation Center by ECDM, or the MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid with detailed sections of walls, roofs and more.

This magazine is a good reference material, and even if the projects presented on each issue are very recent, the technical information is timeless.

More info after the break.

The Living Wall

12:30 - 28 April, 2010

100 first year students in the Department of Architecture are developing proposals to design and construct a minimal dwelling unit that they will occupy for a period of 24 hours. Each unit must accommodate an entrance, internal circulation, and sleeping areas for a minimum of three people. Individual units are placed adjacent to one another and share boundaries thus creating a party wall condition between adjoining structures where unique structural and programmatic conditions might begin to evolve.

Nautic Center / Guinée et Potin Architects

00:00 - 28 April, 2010
Nautic Center / Guinée et Potin Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 55

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pléneuf Val-André, Brittany, France
  • Directors In Charge

    Anne-Flore Guinée, Hervé Potin
  • Collaborators

    Céline Monvoisin, Solen Nico, Adélaide Fiche
  • Engineering

    ISATEG, Nantes, France
  • Client

    Town of Pléneuf Val-Andre
  • Budget

    1,200,000 € HT
  • Area

    718.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig

01:00 - 28 April, 2010
Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig

Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig Shanghai 2010 Boulevard / SBA international + Knippers Helbig + 27

  • Architects

    SBA international Stuttgart/Shanghai
  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Managing Partners

    Prof. Dr. Jan Knippers, Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Helbig
  • Structural Engineers

    Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
  • Contributors

    Florian Scheible, Florian Kamp, Dirk Richter, Roman Schieber, Johannes Beran
  • Client

    Shanghai World EXPO Land Holding Co. Ltd., Shanghai
  • Cooperation

    ECADI, Shanghai, China
  • Membrane Roof Area

    65,000 sqm
  • Area

    280000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture

00:00 - 28 April, 2010
Dudley House / Bourne Blue Architecture, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • Landscape Architect

    Richard Stutchbury
  • Builder

    Danny Smith
  • Sculpture

    Richard Stutchbury
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture

00:00 - 28 April, 2010
Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture

Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture + 19

  • Architects

    Perry + Anderson Architecture / Glen Loudon Architect
  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Team

    Stuart Anderson, Victoria Perry, Anthony Stricker, Glen Loudon, Mfusi Ngayi, Mahlubodwa Noah, Sivuyile Mcilongo
  • Structural Engineers

    KFD Wilkinson
  • Client

    OMIGPI
  • Architectural Technical Documentation

    Trifactor
  • Area

    2230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Hill of Water / Suppose Design Office

00:15 - 28 April, 2010

Suppose Design Office designed a renovation proposal for the Hill of Water and Sculpture in Japan.  The project is situated in an industrial area along the Tokyo Bay.  In the proposal, existing structures are converted into individual tower like sculptures.  The sculptures meet the ground in an interesting manner, as each rests upon a curved base.   The structures are connected to the existing beams located in the industrial area and the building’s varying heights create a balanced composition.  The interior spaces are formed around the existing infrastructure and create a new type of space for people to experience the existing components of the site, in addition to the new sculptures.

More images after the break.

Trail House / Anne Holtrop

00:15 - 28 April, 2010

Anne Holtrop’s Trail House follows a series of trails in the ground that were created by the daily circulation of pedestrians. The house becomes the path and transforms the inside into a “walking home.”   As the house branches along the series of paths, it becomes narrower and then wider to provide ever-changing views of the site.  In this way, Holtrop makes a specific link with the environment by showing the house as a product of the site.

More images and more about the project after the break.

Shanghai 2010: The Pavilions

21:00 - 27 April, 2010
Taiwan
Taiwan

Back on March we featured a fantastic set of photos of the pavilions for Shanghai World Expo 2010 almost finished. Now, with only three days left for the grand opening to the public, the pavilions seem to be ready for the more than 70 million people expected to visit the Expo between April 30 and October 31.

Chaz Hutton shared with us through Flickr his amazing photos of the pavilions. You can check them all after the break. And remember you can see every pavilion we’ve featured right here.

¿Which one’s your favorite?

AD Round Up: Shanghai Pavilions Part V

18:30 - 27 April, 2010

Only four days left to the grand opening and the pavilions of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 should be ready to receive thousands of visitors each day. We’ve been featuring a lot of pavilions but there is still a lot to cover, so we hope to bring you more on the Expo in the next few days (like a good preview of many pavilions ready later today). Meanwhile, check some of our latest ones, after the break.

Dutch Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 The Dutch submission to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is an exceptional one. This time around, it will not be the classic pavilion with long lines of visitors waiting outside and a presentation inside. The Netherlands is making its appearance at China’s world exposition along an entire street. The submission, entitled “Happy Street”, is the response by designer John Kormeling to the Chinese Expo theme “Better City, Better Life” and the sub-themes (read more…)

KEPCO Headquarters Competition proposal / H Associates

17:00 - 27 April, 2010

In 2009, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) announced a competition for its new headquarters to be built in a city near Naju, South Korea. H Associates proposal received 3rd place. The new KEPCO headquarters, which would include nearly 120,000 square meters of office space and public ex¬hibition program, will constitute a major anchor point of this emerging city. KEPCO has mandated an ambitious program of objectives for the facilities with its vision to become a genuine Green Energy leader among the world’s utility corporations.

More images and architect’s description after the break.