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Hybrids III / a+t

17:49 - 13 January, 2010

Every time my architect friends drop by my office, I have to hide the a+t books and magazines because they always want to borrow them… And I don´t blame them, as the publications by this spanish editorial are useful tools for the architects.

The D Book, Density, HoCo and the Hybrids Series dissect some of the most iconic built/ongoing projects in the world, presented in full detail.

Hybrids III is the last one in the Hybrids series, covering residential mixed-use buildings. The book starts with a brief comparison between hybrid buildings and social condenser built during 1945-1975 to introduce the subject, like the John Hancock Center in Chicago by SOM or the Unite d’Habitation in France by Le Corbusier.

After this historic context, there is a good selection 0f 20 contemporary residential mixed-use buildings, such as the Sky Village by ADEPT + MVRDV, the St Jakob Turm by Herzog & de Meuron, the Market Hall by MVRDV (under construction), the Porta Fira Towers by Toyo Ito + b720, the Beekman tower by Frank Ghery, De Rotterdam by OMA (under construction), the Aqua Tower by Studio Gang and more.

The editorial seems to work very close to the offices, as the detail of the projects are amazing: detailed drawings, large photos, good diagrams, size comparisons, and all the facts you need to completely understand these projects as you can see on the photos after the break:

Hill Hut / Visiondivision

17:18 - 13 January, 2010

Visiondivision‘s latest project, a residential extension for two children in Stockholm, utilizes a landscape surface that is enhanced by elements around and inside the house. The young children will be spending most of their day enjoying the outdoors, so Visiondivision “wanted to give the two new citizens a safe base where they can explore their new surroundings and be able to appreciate it to the fullest.” By deliberately choosing inexpensive building components, such as windows and façade materials, the architects saved a bigger part of the budget to create as many playful elements as they could.

More about the Hill House after the break.

ArcSoc Talks Spring 2010

12:30 - 13 January, 2010

They organize the Life Drawing Classes as well as the ArcSoc lectures, which invite practising architects to show off their latest work.

Jeju Provincial Art Museum / Gansam Architects & Associates

00:00 - 13 January, 2010
Jeju Provincial Art Museum / Gansam Architects & Associates, © Gansam Partners Architects & Associates
© Gansam Partners Architects & Associates

© Gansam Partners Architects & Associates © Gansam Partners Architects & Associates © Gansam Partners Architects & Associates © Gansam Partners Architects & Associates + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jeju-Do, Jeju-Si, Yon-Dong 680-7, South Korea
  • Category

  • Project Architect

    Taijip Kim
  • Design Team

    Kiyoung Han, Cheonhang Kim, Mi jung Kim, Chang Bae Yoon, Jeong Hoon Sir, Sung Beom Park, Sun A Park, Sang Kyu Jeon, Sun Min Lee, Jin A Yoo, Su Jeong Ko
Client: Jeju Province
  • Site Area

    39759 m2
  • Gross Floor Area

    7082
  • Area

    4326.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos

00:00 - 13 January, 2010
The Black House / Andres Remy Arquitectos, Courtesy of  andres remy
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Andres Remy, Hernan Pardillos, Julieta Rafel, Carlos Arellano, Gisela Colombo
  • Structural Engineering

    Claudio Gonzalez
  • Construction Management

    Andres Remy & Hernan Pardillos Associated
  • Area

    330.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

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Wall + Roof Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture

00:00 - 13 January, 2010
Wall + Roof Studio / Hutchison & Maul Architecture, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

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AD Round Up: Brick Houses Part II

18:30 - 12 January, 2010
AD Round Up: Brick Houses Part II

Great brick houses from Europe and Australia make today’s Round Up. Don’t forget to check the first part of our brick houses selection!

:output International Student Award

12:30 - 12 January, 2010

Works carried out by students usually disappear into drawers after presentation to a relatively small college audience. There the work remains invisible.

Villa Bussum / GROUP A

00:00 - 12 January, 2010
Villa Bussum / GROUP A, © Scagliola / Brakkee
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Structures

    K-Kostrukties, Rotterdam
  • Client

    Private
  • Contractor

    Saam, Empe
  • Installations

    Installatietechniek Coppens, Beverwijk
  • Year Of Enchargement

    2005
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

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Lucinahaven Toulov Childcare / CEBRA

00:00 - 12 January, 2010
Lucinahaven Toulov Childcare / CEBRA, Courtesy of CEBRA
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Taulov, Denmark
  • Category

  • Client

    The municipality of Fredericia
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009

Villa N / Audrius Ambrasas Architects

00:00 - 12 January, 2010
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Kolelinia / Martin Angelov

22:39 - 11 January, 2010

Martin Angelov shared his funky concept for a new urban way of transportation dubbed “Kolelinia” with us . Kolelinia proposes that we ride our bicycles on a steel wire as a new type of bicycle lane. The idea was awarded first for the international “Line of Site” competition.

More about Kolelinia after the break.

eVolo Magazine #1

18:30 - 11 January, 2010

A few months ago I attended the launch of eVolo Magazine at the Storefront Gallery, where I had the chance to talk with editor-in-chief Carlo Aiello about the magazine.

I already knew about eVolo as a foundation to promote forward thinking on architecture, through a series of thematic skyscraper competitions over the last few years, while serving as a platform for young architects.

The magazine (published twice per year) is similar, with thematic issues divided in two parts: Opinion and Depth. The first includes on going or completed buildings by renowned practices, analyzed by a group of experts and other articles. The second part includes experiments projects by young architects around the theme of the issue.

On the first edition “Housing for the 21st century” we find projects by OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, Alejandro Aravena, BIG, Steven Hall and Asymptote, articles by Neri Oxman and several experimental projects on housing by a group of young architects.

More details after the break:

Alexis Rochas, I/O: Still Robot

12:30 - 11 January, 2010

The Southern California Institute of Architecture announces the first exhibition of 2010: Still Robot by Alexis Rochas, I/O, on view at the SCI-Arc Gallery from January 22 through March 7. Still Robot is a 1,000 square-foot case study introducing the OCTA.BOT system, the proprietary technology of I/O, which is comprised of eight swivel joints, and introduces the unique universal building system of freely rotating elements that expands on space-frame technology.

Dove of Peace / Sunlay Design

11:27 - 11 January, 2010

Beijing Sunlay Design Office designed a Protestant Church in Inner Mongolia that takes its inspiration from the land’s topography. Set on top of a hill of Ordos, the scheme, entitled “Dove of Peace” gives its metaphor and poetry to the church by re-interpreting a contemporary and abstract silhouette of the bird carrying an olive branch. Made of concrete and with the facades finished in white crepi, the church’s form follows the adjacent curved road that crosses the site. “The dialogue between the outside and the inside space is emphasized by the play of shadows and light that creates complexity and depth in the reading of the space.” Delicate streams of light reflect harmony and tranquility, providing the perfect atmosphere for prayer and contemplation.

More images after the break.

Aloni / decaARCHITECTURE

00:00 - 11 January, 2010
Aloni / decaARCHITECTURE, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Antiparos, Greece
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Alexandros Vaitsos, Carlos Loperena, Elena Zabeli, Kyle Gudsell, Katerina Chryssanthopoulou
  • Structural Engineers

    KYMA / Manos Kyriazis
  • Mechanical Engineers

    TEKEM / George Kavoulakos
  • Landscape Designers

    Doxiadis+ / Thomas Doxiadis
  • Owner

    Oliaros AE (Antiparos Design Projects)
  • Contractor

    Kataskevastiki Topometriki Parou ABETE / Nikos Kaggelis
  • Area

    237.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

San Lucas School / Francisco Izquierdo + Maria Jose Varas

00:00 - 11 January, 2010
San Lucas School / Francisco Izquierdo + Maria Jose Varas, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pedro Lira 9180-9198, Lo Espejo, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Claudio Tapia, Francisca Lorenzini, Andrés Alvear
  • Structural Engineer

    Ingevsa Ltda. Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Client

    Fundacion El Camino
  • Contractor

    Valencia y Gonzales. Marcial Gonzales
  • Area

    2790.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Schloss Lackenbach / AllesWirdGut Architektur

00:00 - 11 January, 2010
Schloss Lackenbach / AllesWirdGut Architektur, © Rupert Steiner
© Rupert Steiner

© Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lackenbach, Austria
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Alexandra Seip, Daniel Payer, Maria Magina, Paula Groß, Viktoria Volozhynska
  • Client

    Esterházy Betriebe GmbH, Domänen Privatstiftung
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

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