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Arcoiris Sur / Roberto Rijo

00:00 - 7 July, 2009
Arcoiris Sur / Roberto Rijo

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Category

  • Architect

    Roberto Rijo + Arquitectos Asociados
  • Collaborators

    Elaine Rodriguez & Franklin Garcia
  • Electrical Engineer

    Ing. Gabino Hernandez
  • Contractor, Lighting And Landscape

    Roberto Rijo + Arquitectos Asociados
  • Sanitary Engineer

    Ing. Rafael Ramirez
  • Constructed Area

    7,340 sqm
  • Area

    9894.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Cascade House / Paul Raff Studio

21:00 - 6 July, 2009

Nestled among the Forest Hill neighborhood in Toronto, Paul Raff Studio‘s latest sustainable residence is “a marriage of environmentally responsible building strategies and elegant architectural composition.” The 353m2 residence, entitled the Cascade House, is designed in an I-formation around an outdoor swimming pool and offers a high quality of aesthetics in addition to environmentally friendly strategies.

More about the home after the break.

Western Red Cedar Architectural Design awards winners announced

13:16 - 6 July, 2009

The winners were chosen by a panel of esteemed architects, and the results were announced at the AIA 2009 National Convention in San Francisco.

The complete list of winners after the break.

Crystal Clear / C.F.Møller Architects + Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter

13:16 - 6 July, 2009

C. F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, have won a major competition to design a new landmark for Oslo. Their project, entitled Crystal Clear, consists of three towers, which are composed of stacked, prismatic volumes that will provide a dynamic new addition to the city’s skyline.

More about the towers after the break.

1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

00:00 - 6 July, 2009
1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

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  • Architects

    Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Category

  • Project Year

    2005

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Fray Leon house / 57STUDIO

00:00 - 6 July, 2009
Fray Leon house / 57STUDIO, Courtesy of 57STUDIO
Courtesy of 57STUDIO

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Chile
  • Category

  • Architect

    57 STUDIO - Maurizio Angelini / Benjamín Oportot
  • Collaborator

    Felipe Zamora
  • Structural Engineer

    Claudio Hinojosa
  • Construction

    Jorge Carrasco
  • Materials

    Concrete / Steel / Travertine Marble
  • Project Year

    2008

Petit Bayle / Meld Architecture

00:00 - 6 July, 2009
Petit Bayle / Meld Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lerida, Spain
  • Category

  • Structural Engineer

    Arup (for schematic design, Contractor's in-house for detail design)
  • Services Engineer

    Contractor's in-house
  • Client

    Private
  • Main Contractor

    Arpose le Grand
  • Window Sub Contractor

    Duforet
  • Solar Heating

    Sarl Bedouret
  • Total Cost

    € 280,000
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Walking Berlin / Fantastic Norway

13:00 - 5 July, 2009

Our friends from Fantastic Norway shared with us their project, “Walking Berlin”, an event created as part of their exhibition at the DMY International Design Festival 09 in Germany.

The walking houses are man-sized models of their latest architectural project: a tourist destination located on the northern west coast of Norway. As the project depends on the idea of travelling, they decided it was only fair that the houses got to do some travelling too!

The project consists of a group of narrow high-rise modules welcoming the guests of the Norwegian west coast. The systematic and flexible module-system allows the outdoor spaces, the miniature high-rise modules and the interiors to be designed in collaboration with the future inhabitants and selected artists.

More images after the break.

Compromises for the Guggenheim

12:05 - 5 July, 2009

It seems fitting that since the Guggenheim is currently featuring the works of its designer, Frank Lloyd Wright, we should feature some of the process work of the iconic museum. Well known for its white curving form, it is important to note that the current rendition of the museum is vastly different from Wright’s original ideas. The struggle between the architect and the client (in this case Solomon R. Guggenheim, a wealthy mining entrepreneur) to see eye-to-eye is not something new, however it is interesting to consider whether the renowned museum would still have its status if it were as Wright had originally envisioned: a polygonal structure, partly in blue or perhaps a red-marble structure with long-slim pottery red bricks.

More about the Guggenheim after the break.

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New College Student Residence / Saucier + Perrotte architectes

00:00 - 5 July, 2009
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Bextra / PROJEKTSTUDIO

00:00 - 5 July, 2009
Bextra / PROJEKTSTUDIO

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  • Architects

    PROJEKTSTUDIO, ing.arch. David Kotek
  • Location

    Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Category

  • Consultant

    Hutní projekt Ostrava a.s.
  • Area

    2200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Media Pavillion / Moho Arquitectos + Carlos Abadía Sánchez

00:00 - 5 July, 2009
Media Pavillion / Moho Arquitectos + Carlos Abadía Sánchez

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  • Architects

    Moho Arquitectos + Carlos Abadía Sánchez
  • Location

    Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Av del Ferrocarril, 03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect In Charge

    Álvaro Abadía Sánchez
  • Construction

    Villegas
  • Client

    Miguel Hernandez University
  • Budget

    $443,580.16 €
  • Area

    395.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Red+Housing / OBRA Architects

21:00 - 4 July, 2009

Our friends from OBRA Architects shared with us their project Red+Housing, an emergency housing prototype commissioned as part of CROSSING: Emergency Dialogues for Architecture to acknowledge the anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Zhuhai Opera House / SPF architects

15:07 - 4 July, 2009

SPF Architects, based in Culver City, California, have created an design for the Zhuhai Opera House in Guangdong Province, China. Learning from the traditional principles of the region, the opera house’s form gives the appearance of stacked pebbles. Such an idea was conceived as a way to create a visual balance based on the Chinese principle from the five element theory. The opera house has three stacked levels that provide varying programmatic activities, such as a 1500 seat auditorium, large plaza gathering space, rehearsal hall, restaurants and other public amenities. A forest behind the structure gives the impression of growth and sustainability.

More images after the break. 

Volume #19

13:00 - 4 July, 2009

In times of crisis, hope is what we need. And hope is what the latest issue of Volume magazine explores under the title “Architecture of Hope”.

Once again, Arjen Oosterman writes a short yet provocative editorial, starting by why they choose to only use black&white images on this issue.  He brings back the subject of the welfare society during post-War, and compares the european and american models of sprawl/density which are key aspects of current crisis.

And since hope is the word of the day, “Yes we can” is also mentioned on the editorial and other articles related to Obama.

More about this issue after the break.

Site One / Elenberg Fraser

00:00 - 4 July, 2009
Site One / Elenberg Fraser

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  • Architects

    Elenberg Fraser Architecture
  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Category

  • Project Management

    Baracon
  • Civil Engineering

    Reeds Consulting
  • Structural Engineering

    Robert Bird & Partners
  • Services Engineering

    Norman Disney & Young
  • Fire Engineer

    Umow Lai & Associates
  • Wind Engineering

    Mel Consultants
  • Environmental Engineering

    ERM
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Slattery Australia
  • Geotechnical Engineering

    Golders Associates
  • Building Surveyor

    Garden Group
  • Acoustic Engineering

    Marshall Day
  • Land Surveyor

    Reeds Australia
  • Client

    Pan Urban
  • Project Year

    2007

Erika Mann Elementary School / Die Baupiloten

00:00 - 4 July, 2009
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Maximilian Assfalg, Ania Busiakiewicz, Andrea Ceaser, Fee Kyriakopoulos, Ansgar Schmitter, Irmtraut Schulze, Thilo Reich, Wojciech Wojakowski
  • Client

    Stattbau Berlin - Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Sponsors

    Baustoffhandel Mammitzsch, Eternit, Eurostahl, Follenius und Martin Tischlerei, GLS Bank Bochum, Firma Transresch, Bristol Kempinski Hotelkette, Essensanbieter Luna and Ridi Leuchten
  • Project Year

    2007

Royal Elephant Pavilion Competition / Visiondivision

20:15 - 3 July, 2009

Visiondivision shared with us their design for the Royal Elephant Pavilion which was rewarded an honorable mention in a not so ordinary competition. Recently, the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustav received two female elephants from the King and Queen of Thailand as a way to express their gratitude for the creation of a Buddhist pavilion in the north of Sweden. Stemming from this event, a competition was created to design the facilities for the two elephants.

More about the Elephant Pavilion after the break.

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