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Autodesk Autocad for Mac (Sledgehammer Beta 1) on video

11:00 - 24 May, 2010

A few days ago we showed you a series of screenshoots of the first Autodesk Autocad for Mac Beta (codename Sledgehammer), a preview of the UI improvements that we are going to see for this platform.

If I were President / Joseph Ford

10:00 - 24 May, 2010

A friend shared Joseph Ford’s fun idea for an architectural world for ultimate gamers. Ford‘s photography, with art director Mohamed Bareche, takes a series of game based consoles and turns them into reality for the If I were President project. The work will be published in the eighth edition of Amusement Magazine. Enjoy!

More images after the break.

In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects

00:00 - 24 May, 2010
In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects, © Yuri PALMIN
© Yuri PALMIN

© Yuri PALMIN © Yuri PALMIN © Yuri PALMIN © Yuri PALMIN + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, город Москва, Russia
  • Project Team

    S.Skuratov, S.Nekrasov, J.Кovaleva, I.Ilyin, P.Кarpovsky, А.Nigmatulin
  • Structures

    I. Shipetin`s Design Bureau
  • Service & Engineering Systems

    Alexej Kolubkov
  • Project Area

    220,715 sqm
  • Area

    20780.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Hainburg Nursing Home / Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

00:00 - 24 May, 2010
Hainburg Nursing Home / Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, © Thomas Ott
© Thomas Ott

© Thomas Ott © Thomas Ott © Thomas Ott © Thomas Ott + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hofmeisterstraße 70b, A-2410 Hainburg, Austria
  • Architecture

    Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
  • Collaborators

    Stefan Gruber, Daniel Lopez-Perez
  • Structural Engineering

    Markus Kuhlang, Mödling
  • Mechanical Engineering

    SanCoWent, Scheiblingkirchen
  • Building Physics

    Gerhard Novak, Baden
  • Electrical Engineering

    VEN, Lichtenegg
  • Site Supervision

    Team-Plan, Krems
  • Landscape Design

    Franz Grossauer, Gmünd
  • Client

    Uni Credit BA-CA Leasing MAR Immobilien GmbH
  • User

    NÖ Landespensionisten- und Pflegeheim Hainburg
  • Construction Administration

    Rudischer & Panzenböck, Neunkirchen
  • Wood Construction

    Ybbstaler Holz- und Bau
  • Contractor

    Alpine Bau GmbH, Horn
  • Area

    3821.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Gymnase INP / Laurens & Loustau Architectes

00:00 - 24 May, 2010
Gymnase INP / Laurens & Loustau Architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 18

  • Architects

    Laurens & Loustau Architects
  • Location

    Toulouse, France
  • Project Team

    Marc Laurens, Pierre Loustau, Elsa Hiernaux, Joanne Pouzenc
  • Engineer

    Iosis Sud-Ouest
  • Client

    S.A Cogemip, Région Midi-Pyrénées
  • Area

    1493.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes

00:00 - 24 May, 2010
Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Blaise, Switzerland
  • Project Manager

    Philippe von Bergen
  • Collaborators

    Angelo Melcarne, Marianne Kienholz
  • Client

    Paroisse de líEntre-deux-Lacs
  • Construction Manager

    Daniel Gobbo
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Build a Better Burb: An Ideas Competition to Retrofit Long Island Downtowns

18:00 - 23 May, 2010

Suburbia is not as built out as it seems. Consider the mapping of 8,300 acres of opportunity—vacant parcels and parking lots—in the many small downtowns of the country’s “first suburbs” on Long Island. On the occasion of the release of these revealing new interactive maps, the Long Island Index invites all architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, and everyone else interested in shaping our suburbs’ future to help us “Build a Better Burb.”

modeLab Strip Morphologies Workshop

12:30 - 23 May, 2010

modeLab will be conducting a Strip Morphologies Workshop in New York between June 19 and June 21. This workshop will introduce participants to the cultural, technological, and tectonic domain of parametric design and digital fabrication in a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment. Over two-plus days, the workshop will investigate the morphology of the ’strip’ by cross-linking developable surfaces and joining strategies. We will identify and exploit the constraints inherent in sheet material and High-Force CNC cutting technology to explore and construct highly articulated material assemblies.

Retail Center / Global Architecture Development

10:00 - 23 May, 2010

Global Architecture Development (GAD), an Istanbul and New York based firm, is working on a 25,000 m² shopping center in Turkey. The new retail area injects the area with a larger sense of urban renewal. The center’s facade consists of alternating surfaces that respond to their different orientations. The scale of materiality and designs of the facades try to respond to the different surrounding conditions, whether it be residential, commercial, or urban infrastructure.

More images after the break.

La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A.

00:00 - 23 May, 2010
La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A.

La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A. La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A. La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A. La Campana House / Alejandro Dumay + Francisco Vergara A. + 23

  • Architects

     Alejandro Dumay Claro, Francisco Vergara Arthur
  • Location

    Vina del Mar, Chile
  • Contractor

     Guillermo Delgado
  • Project Area

    185 sqm / 75 sqm terrace = 222 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Rodríguez Harvey House / Nicolás Loi

00:00 - 23 May, 2010
Rodríguez Harvey House / Nicolás Loi, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Algarrobo, Chile
  • Architect

     Nicolas Loi – Loi Arquitectos
  • Project Area

    139 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

Haus mit Atelier / C18 Architekten

00:00 - 23 May, 2010
Haus mit Atelier / C18 Architekten, © Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez + 31

The International Parking Institute 2010 Awards

18:00 - 22 May, 2010

The International Parking Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of their 2010 International Parking Institute’s Awards of Excellence Competition. Each year, the competition recognizes world-class examples of parking design and program innovation.

This year’s winners reflect a parking industry trend toward sustainability with many of the projects incorporating LEED certification, energy efficient lighting, use of solar panels, advanced technologies and innovative approaches that reduce the need for more parking spaces.

To see all the winners, click here. The three awards of excellence after the break.

Autodesk Autocad for Mac, Sledgehammer Beta 1

14:00 - 22 May, 2010

Almost a year ago we told you of a survey Autodesk was conducting regarding the UI and printing capabilities of Autocad with Mac users, the first confirmation of Autodesk finally working on a version for this platform.

Federico Viticci from Macstories posted several screen shoots of Sledgehammer, the first Beta of Autocad for Mac OSX, running on a 64-bit machine. The UI presents several changes from what we were used to on the Windows version, and I´m happy to see mouse gestures (supported by Macbook’s touchpad and the Magic Mouse).

Not much details out there, but we do have a meeting with an Autodesk rep in the following weeks, when we will try to get you more details.

In the meanwhile, take a look at the following screen shoots and tell us what you think: Is Autodesk going in a good direction with this new version (more than an adaptation) of Autocad for Mac? Does the UI seem usable for you? What would you add?

Urban SOS: Transformations

12:30 - 22 May, 2010

In the second year of AECOM’s Design + Planning online ideas competition, Urban SOS: Transformations calls for responses to sites in one of seven cities that are undergoing transformations. The open student ideas competition for 2010 seeks to engage students in the design, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, environmental and related fields, with the urban conditions that are now facing the majority of the world’s population.

Pantone Hotel / Michel Penneman + Oliver Hannaert

10:00 - 22 May, 2010

Pantone Inc’s claim to fame began 45 years ago with its revolutionary color matching system that allowed designers to reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world. Currently, the company is branching out and moving into lifestyle- oriented industries using the same color numbering system to guarantee an exactness of hue. As the company began expanding, Pantone decided to construct a hotel as part of the new “Pantone Universe” campaign. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, the hotel fully embodies the company, as “the hotel of colors… showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor.”

More about the design of the hotel after the break.

Refurbishment of Boa Hairdresser’s Salon / Claudia Meier

00:00 - 22 May, 2010
Refurbishment of Boa Hairdresser’s Salon / Claudia Meier, © Claudia Meier
© Claudia Meier

© Claudia Meier © Claudia Meier © Claudia Meier © Claudia Meier + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Meilen, Switzerland
  • Architect

    Claudia Meier
  • Client

    Manuela Daluz
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Plastic House / Unit Arkitektur AB

00:00 - 22 May, 2010
Plastic House / Unit Arkitektur AB, © Krister Engström
© Krister Engström

© Krister Engström © Unit Arkitektur © Unit Arkitektur © Unit Arkitektur + 24

  • Architects

    UNIT Arkitektur AB
  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Design Principal

    Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
  • Project Architects

    Frans Magnusson, Anders Holmér
  • Client

    Anna and Marcus
  • Floor area

    210 sqm + 105 sqm (basement)
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs