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Women at War / Charlotte Wilson

14:00 - 4 August, 2010
© Courtesy of Charlotte Wilson
© Courtesy of Charlotte Wilson

Charlotte Wilson, recently graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University, shared with us her Final Major Project, which tells the story of ‘Women at War’, whilst dealing with the re-modelling and re-animation of a 1960s underground cold war bunker.

Situated within a unique cliff side location in Bempton lies the RAF Bempton bunker. Disintegrating and of great historical interest, it is proposed the site will be sensitively renovated and reclaimed.

model 01
model 01

2011 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Challenge

12:33 - 4 August, 2010

The unique Mock Firms model aims to help facilitate the formation and function of simulated architectural design firms by collegiate and secondary school students. This year’s challenge is for student-firms to conceive, coordinate, construct and even commercialize a tall building project for Stockholm, Sweden which will be interactively judged by top industry professionals against a field of their peers. For more info please visit www.mockfirms.org or email info@mockfirms.org, Registration deadline is January 15, 2011. Submission deadline is April 22, 2011.

The Longest Bench / Studio Weave

12:00 - 4 August, 2010
© Studio Weave
© Studio Weave

Check out, quite possibly, the longest bench you’ve ever seen! Studio Weave’s bench, which can accommodate an astonishing 300 people, weaves along the beach at Littlehampton, West Sussex for 324 meters. Part of a larger waterfront redevelopment plan, the bench follows the existing promenade which runs from the harbor toward Worthing, and terminates at the East Beach Café.

More about this crazy bench after the break.

Koolhaas Houselife / Ila Bêka + Louise Lemoîne

10:00 - 4 August, 2010

Last night, as Christopher Hawthorne reported for the LA Times, the Hammer Museum played Koolhaas Houselife”, a comical and witty documentary by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoîne that follows Guadalupe Acedo, the cleaning woman, as she maintains the 1998 masterpiece.

Although architects, designers and engineers may look at the House of Bordeaux and admire its dramatic cantilever, the conceptually thrilling idea of the central lift for the handicapped client, and the circular windows that vary in size and placement according to the heights of the different residents, what is it like to occupy that space on a daily basis?  After all, it is a house, and what is it like to do some of the most basic chores in an award winning building?

More including a short trailer after the break.

Santa Elena House / Antonio Sofan

01:00 - 4 August, 2010
Santa Elena House / Antonio Sofan, © Carlos Tobon
© Carlos Tobon

© Carlos Tobon  © Carlos Tobon  © Carlos Tobon  © Carlos Tobon  + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colombia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Saul Miranda
  • Consulting Structural And Civil Engineers

    John Jairo Cuartas
  • Construction Cost

    €150,000
  • Area

    106.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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The Six: Courtyard Houses / Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

00:00 - 4 August, 2010
The Six: Courtyard Houses / Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States
  • Category

  • Principals In Charge

    Luis Ibarra, Teresa Rosano
  • Structural Engineer

    Caruso Turley Scott
  • Developer

    Dreamspace, LLC.
  • Contractor

    Repp Design + Construction, Inc.
  • Cost Of Construction

    approx. $130/sf
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Galilée / Studio Bellecour Architects

00:00 - 4 August, 2010
Galilée / Studio Bellecour Architects, © Christophe Picci
© Christophe Picci

© Christophe Picci © Nicolás Borel © Nicolás Borel © Quentin Jeandel + 30

Ocean Imagination / Unsangdong Architects

21:00 - 3 August, 2010
© Unsangdong Architects
© Unsangdong Architects

Recently, we shared Unsangdong Architects’ Life & Power Press Cultural Topography, an interesting project that mixed programmatic elements with a crisp aesthetic. The architects just shared their proposal for the Thematic Pavilion of Yeosu 2012, entitled Ocean Imagination, which was awarded honorable mention (check out other proposals previously featured here). The proposal is an eye-catching proposal combines nature and the imagination in an effort to create the “best use of the infinite possibility of nature.” More images and more about the competition entry after the break.

Serpentine Building by D+R dipiuerre architettura

20:00 - 3 August, 2010
Courtesy of D+R dipiuerre architettura
Courtesy of D+R dipiuerre architettura

Architects: D+R dipiuerre architettura Location: Treviso, Italy Project Architects: Franco dall’Antonia, Stefano Roma, Guglielmo de’Giusti Structural Engineering: Building Project MEP Engineering: T-service Project Area: 5,188 sqm Design Year: 2009-2010 Construction Year: 2011-2012 Images: Courtesy of D+R dipiuerre architettura

The Calls winning proposal by Fletcher Crane Architects

18:00 - 3 August, 2010
© Fletcher Crane Architects
© Fletcher Crane Architects

Architectural Team: Fletcher Crane Architects / Toby Fletcher, Ian Crane and Sam Stevens Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood/Gary Elliott, George Georgiou Building Environment and Services Engineer: Skelly and Couch/Mark Skelly, Matthew Chantzidakis Quantity Surveyor: Quantem Consulting/Dan Watson Landscape Architects: Whitelaw Turkington/Ian Turkington

Baton Rouge Municipal Dock / Trahan Architects

17:00 - 3 August, 2010
Southwest View © Trahan Architects
Southwest View © Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects have shared their plans to completely transform an existing Municipal Dock into a mixed-use development. The dock is nestled between LSU and Downtown Baton Rouge – an emerging pedestrian thoroughfare that is full of potential for future public infrastructure developments – and Trahan’s vision will further activate the growing connection between these urban areas in Louisiana.

More images, great diagrams and more about the project after the break.

WTC Transit Hub / Santiago Calatrava

12:00 - 3 August, 2010

Check out the latest video of Santiago Calatrava’s transit hub at the World Trade Center site, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal and funded by Brookfield Properties. Back in 2004, Calatrava first unveiled his vision for the transportation hub – a “mega-station” which will include PATH services and 12 subway lines – and it seems that we’ll still have to wait until 2014 for the project to be fully completed. Although certain aspects of the design have been modified since 2004, the overall vision embodies Calatrava’s original conceptual ideas. At $3.2 billion dollars, the station is an expensive, but vital, component of the new WTC complex. Millions of commuters, tourists, and residents pass through the station every day, filtering in and out of one of the most powerful financial districts in the world. The video’s alluring imagery of the main concourse piques our interest as Calatrava has opened the roof to allow natural light to flood the interior. This strategy creates a more transparent and open space, which is unusual for a New York subway station, that can also be enjoyed from above as people in the towers look down upon the hub. We are anxious to wait on the sleek platforms and walk down the commercial connection between the hub and the Winter Garden, but we’ll just have to patiently wait to see the final result!

New Green Wall / Jose Maria Chofre

10:00 - 3 August, 2010
© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

Although we’ve featured dozens of projects that incorporate vertical or roof gardens, we just couldn’t stop looking at this beautiful six story tall green wall by architect Jose Maria Chofre that we spotted at Urbanarbolismo. The articulated design, teamed with the variety of foliage, adds a great texture and personality to the building, a new children’s library in eastern Spain.

More images and more about the green wall after the break.

House on Fire Island / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
House on Fire Island / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Judy Davis
© Judy Davis

© Judy Davis © Judy Davis © Judy Davis © Judy Davis + 18

  • Architects

    Studio 27 Architecture
  • Location

    Fire Island Pines, United States
  • Category

  • Principal In Charge

    Todd Ray, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Bethan Llewellyn
  • Contractor

    Bill Santangelo
  • Area

    1550.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean, Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation
Courtesy of goodweather design & the school of fish foundation

Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation + 13

Riberão Swimming Pools / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
Riberão Swimming Pools / Pitagoras Group, © Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    4760 Ribeirão, Portugal
  • Category

  • Architects

    Pitagoras Group
  • Principals

    Fernando Seara de Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Torres, Marlene Sousa, Francisco Oliveira, Hélio Pinto
  • Promotor

    Município de Vila Nova De Famalicão
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Epean Studio / Fei Wang

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
Epean Studio / Fei Wang, Courtesy of Wang Fei
Courtesy of Wang Fei

Courtesy of Wang Fei Courtesy of Wang Fei Courtesy of Wang Fei Courtesy of Wang Fei + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    China
  • Category

  • Collaborator

    Epean China
  • Structure

    Zhang Jiancheng
  • Client

    Epean China
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Peoples Bank of the South / Sanders Pace Architecture

00:00 - 3 August, 2010
Peoples Bank of the South / Sanders Pace Architecture, © Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography
© Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

© Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Sanders Pace & Jeffrey Jacobs Photography + 16

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