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Silk Road Map Evolution / OFL Architecture

18:00 - 21 October, 2010
Courtesy of OFL Architecture
Courtesy of OFL Architecture

Roma-based OFL Architecture shared with us their winning proposal for the Silk Road Map International Competition. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video / Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright

16:35 - 21 October, 2010

This video is just a sneak peak of the exterior projections to be expected on the facade of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York this evening. It will be a full live streamed event 8pm ET where 25 videos selected by the jury for YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video will be featured. This is the inaugural event held by YouTube Play: Live from the Guggenheim.

In Progress: Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects

16:00 - 21 October, 2010
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Sliced Porosity Block, CapitaLand China’s new Raffles City in Chengdu, is a hybrid of different functions like a giant chunk of a metropolis. It will be located just south of the intersection of the First Ring Road and Ren Min Nan Road. Its sun sliced geometry results from required minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code and calculated by the precise geometry of sun angles.

Architects: Steven Holl Architects Location: Chengdu, China Design Architect: Steven Holl, Li Hu Associate in Charge: Roberto Bannura Project Architects: Lan Wu, Haiko Cornelissen, Peter Englaender, JongSeo Lee Project Designer: Christiane Deptolla, Inge Goudsmit, Maki Matsubayashi, Sarah Nichols, Martin Zimmerli Project Team: Justin Allen, Jason Anderson, Francesco Bartolozzi, Guanlan Cao, Yimei Chan, Sofie Holm Christensen, Esin Erez, Ayat Fadaifard, Mingcheng Fu, Forrest Fulton, Runar Halldorsson, M. Emran Hossain, Joseph Kan, Suping Li, Tz-Li Lin, Yan Liu, Jackie Luk, Daijiro Nakayama, Pietro Peyron, Roberto Requejo, Elena Rojas-Danielsen, Michael Rusch, Ida Sze, Filipe Taboada, Manta Weihermann, Ebbie Wisecarver, Human Tieliu Wu, Jin- Ling Yu Model Photographs: Iwan Baan Under Construction Photographs: Steven Holl Architects

DETAIL Magazine 6/2010

15:08 - 21 October, 2010

We received Detail Magazine‘s 6th issue of this year. Check the review after the break.

Video: Congress Centre / Paredes Pedrosa

13:00 - 21 October, 2010
Video: Congress Centre / Paredes Pedrosa

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4142907&dest=-1]In front of the Mediterranean Sea and with close proximity to the Peñíscola Castle, a National Heritage Monument and a park, architects Paredes Pedrosa decided to focus on providing visual connectivity between all inner spaces to both the park and sea in front of it. The result is a building that displays an open front face towards the park, allowing views of the sea from the upper level. Meanwhile, the rest of the perimeter isolates the building from its surroundings.Video: Studio Banana TV

"Luminous walls: From clerestory windows to pixelated planes", lecture at GSAPP

12:30 - 21 October, 2010

The movie “Luminous walls: From clerestory windows to pixelated planes“, is a shortened version of the lecture that will be presented by Thomas Schielke at the Columbia University in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York (Oct. 26th, 2010). The timeline depicts different international lighting approaches from backlit clerestory windows for spiritual enlightenment to changing pixelated planes based on LED technology.

Podjunska / Enota

12:00 - 21 October, 2010
Courtesy of Enota
Courtesy of Enota

Upon receiving first prize in an invited competition, Enota, the Slovenia-based architecture firm, shared with us their project, Podjunska House. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Video: Jardin El Porvenir / Giancarlo Mazzanti by Cristobal Palma

10:48 - 21 October, 2010

Architecture photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us another of his high quality video productions.

Office of the Evangelic Church / Exhibit Arhitectura

07:30 - 21 October, 2010
© Vlad Slavic
© Vlad Slavic

Architect: Exhibit Arhitectura Location: Brasov, Romania Client: The Evangelic Church C.A. (Augsburg Confession) Project Architect: Johannes Bertleff, Dragos Oprea Design Team: Adrian Ianchis, Edmund Olsefszky, Andreas Klement Structure: Bodor Csaba Photographs: Vlad Slavic

© Vlad Slavic © Vlad Slavic © Vlad Slavic © Vlad Slavic + 35

RS+Yellow Distribution Centre / Bolles + Wilson

00:00 - 21 October, 2010
RS+Yellow Distribution Centre / Bolles + Wilson, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild + 15

House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés

00:00 - 21 October, 2010
House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 12

  • Architects

    Colboc Franzen & associés
  • Location

    Sèvres, France
  • Project Team

    Florianne Bataillard, Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Nadège Lachassagne, Anne Merlio
  • Associates

    Benjamin Colbos, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Project Manager

    Arnaud Sachet
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    879.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Church Square / DD&M + G.B. Busolini

00:00 - 21 October, 2010
Church Square / DD&M + G.B. Busolini, © Andrea Pertoldeo
© Andrea Pertoldeo

© Andrea Pertoldeo © Andrea Pertoldeo © Andrea Pertoldeo © Andrea Pertoldeo + 7

  • Architects

  • Location

    33040 Pradamano Province of Udine, Italy
  • Consultant

     ETA Progetti
  • Contractor

     Mario Venuti Impresa
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Wolkem Office Building / Vir.Mueller Architects

00:00 - 21 October, 2010
Wolkem Office Building / Vir.Mueller Architects, © Andre J Fanthome
© Andre J Fanthome

© Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome © Andre J Fanthome + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rajasthan, India
  • Partners In Charge

    Christine Mueller Gupta, Pankaj Vir Gupta
  • Project Team

    Saurabh Jain Ridhi Kapoor Neil Patel
  • Structural Engineer

    Chandresh Bapna
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Pankaj Dharkar Associates
  • Electrical Engineer

    Harshad Jhaveri Associates
  • Client

    Wolkem India Limited
  • Plumbing Engineer

    Chandresh Bapna
  • Area

    4000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

The Indicator: Still Learning from Las Vegas

18:00 - 20 October, 2010

There is much debate about competitions and their implications for design and the business of architecture. Regardless of where you fall on the pro-con spectrum, the fact remains that they have become institutionalized within the profession and the public expects architects to work this way.

Architectural practice is thus based as much on not getting projects as it is on getting them and getting paid. People in business would consider this a high level of risk. In some ways, given the chances of winning, an unacceptable level of risk and a business condition that merits critical reassessment. Plus, how do you do a strategic risk-assessment for something like design? Maybe not for design, but for the business of design this seems like something worth looking into.

More after the break.

8 House / BIG

17:18 - 20 October, 2010
© Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe

Celebrating its third project with the same development team in the maturing neighborhood of Orestad, the construction of the 61,000 sqm 8 House has come to an end, allowing people to bike all the way from the street up to its 10th level penthouses alongside terraced gardens where the first residents have already moved in.  Follow the break and you can find images of 8 House at night, interiors, gardens, and diagrams along with a more detailed project description and quotes from the architects.

You can also check our previous feature on the construction of this amazing project.

Architect: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Collaboration: Hopfner Partners, MOE & Brodsgaard, KLAR Partner-In-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen Project Leader: Ole Elkjaer-Larsen, Henrick Poulsen Project Manager: Finn Norkjaer, Henrik Lund Project Team: Dennis Rasmussen, Rune Hansen, Agustin Perez Torres, Annette Jensen, Carolien Schippers, Caroline Vogelius Wiener, Claus Tversted, David Duffus, Hans Larsen, Jan Magasanik, Anders Nissen, Christian Alvarez Gomez, Hjalti Gestsson, Johan Cool, James Duggan Schrader, Jakob Lange, Kirstine Ragnhild, Jakob Monefeldt, Jeppe Marling Kiib, Joost Van Nes, Kasia Brzusnian, Kasper Broendum Larsen, Louise Heboell, Maria Sole Bravo, Ole Nannberg, Pablo Labra, Pernille Uglvig Jessen, Peter Rieff, Peter Voigt Albertsen, Peter Larsson, Rasmus Kragh Bjerregaard, Richard Howis, Soeren Lambertsen, Eduardo Perez, Ondrej Tichy, Sara Sosio, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Christer Nesvik, Soeren Peter Kristensen, Lacin Karaoz, Marcello Cova, Luis Felipe González Delgado, Janghee Yoo, SunMing Lee Client: St. Frederikslund Holding Project Area: 61,000 sqm, 476 residences Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Dragor Luft, Jens Lindhe, Ty Stange

Eco-turistical Center Competition Proposal / HAY! tráfico workshop

17:00 - 20 October, 2010
Courtesy of HAY! tráfico workshop
Courtesy of HAY! tráfico workshop

HAY! tráfico workshop has proposed an Ecoturistical Center along the Zahuapan River in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Composed of four architects: Shamed Austria, Alejandro Heredia, Karla Santana, Lucia Ezeta; the team embarks on the task of reclaiming public spaces in their city and “democratizing” them for public use.

Their proposal is an Eco-turistical Center that physically embodies all of the dimensions of community to serve as public spaces for a wide variety of uses.

More images and proposal description after the break.

Songdo Landmark City Block A4 / REX

16:00 - 20 October, 2010
© Luxigon
© Luxigon

Architect: REX Location: Incheon, Korea Client: Songdo Landmark City (SLC) Program: Residential towers with a total of approximately 2,000 units, community facilities, retail, and underground parking Area: 342,900 sqm Project Status: Completed Concept Design Landscape Architect: Bureau Bas Smets Executive: HYUNDAI Architects & Engineers; SAMOO Architects & Engineers Key Personel: Adolfo Albaisa, Haviland Argo, E. Sean Bailey, Keith Burns, Nicolas de Courten, Rob Daurio, Jeremiah Joseph, Hui Lee, Katharine Meagher, Clinton Miller, Roberto Otero, Michelle Petersen, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Jacob Reidel, Nikolas Rychen, Tal Schori, Hala Sheikh, Nuo Xu Consultant: Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Video: Casa del Condestable / Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos

12:30 - 20 October, 2010
Video: Casa del Condestable / Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4142731&dest=-1]The “Casa del Condestable” is a building listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest. It was built from 1548 by Luis de Beaumont, 4th Count of Lerín and Constable of the Kingdom of Navarre. In the year 2000, in a state of ruin, it was acquired by the City Hall to prevent it being demolished and it was then decided to refurbish it for use as a civic centre in the Old Town of Pamplona.Tabuenca & Leache chose to recover as much as possible of the character of the mansion palace in its foundational state, without having to give up the necessary installations to allow it to function. The new elements, though easily recognisable, do not seek contrast but continuity from what was built before, with the natural appearance with which interventions on buildings have historically succeeded each other. The project limits itself to assigning uses to the most suitable available spaces, in the conviction that the new functions will merely represent another episode in its history.Video: Studio Banana TV