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Holy Rosary Church Complex Succumbs to Redesign

13:00 - 9 October, 2012
Courtesy of Holy Rosary Church
Courtesy of Holy Rosary Church

National Maritime Museum / Dok Architecten

13:00 - 7 September, 2012
© Arjen Schmitz photographer
© Arjen Schmitz photographer

Architect: Dok Architecten: Liesbeth van der Pol, Jan Jaap Roeten, Sonja Müller, Ellen Wolse, Christina Patz, Mirthe Kooy, Ieke Koning Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Programme: Museum, Library, Restaurant and Retail Facilities Client: Rijksgebouwendienst, Haarlem Construction Costs: €28.000.000 miljoen Dome Design and Construction: Ney & Partners, Brussels (BE): Laurent Ney, Eric Bodarwé, Kenny Verbeeck and others Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Arjen Schmitz photographer

© Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer © Arjen Schmitz photographer + 18

Venice Biennale 2012: Mexico Pavilion restores Venetian Church

13:00 - 17 August, 2012
Church of San Lorenzo
Church of San Lorenzo

One of the main idea’s behind the 2012 Venice Biennale’s “Common Ground” theme, as stated by director David Chipperfield, is “to reinforce our understanding of architectural culture, and to emphasize the philosophical and practical continuities that define it”. With the exhibition “Culture Under Construction | The Collectivity of Cultural Space”, Mexico aims to develop an understanding of the distinct contribution that architecture can make to define the collectivity of cultural spaces while strengthening the connection between existing buildings and emerging architecture.

Mexico will exhibit thirteen projects that reveal the significance of contemporary Mexican culture of architecture in one of the most emblematic buildings in Venice, the Church of San Lorenzo, which they will restore as a contribution to Venice’s built heritage.

Continue reading to learn more.

Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

13:00 - 23 July, 2012
Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia
Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and for the first time, the Institut Ramon Llull will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Catalan and Balearic architecture entitled “Vogadors”, featuring nine projects from nine different architects that epitomize the contemporary and avant-garde works from the regions. The exhibition is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which is the main geographical feature of the regions, and by the words of Jorge Oteiza, “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.”

Follow us after the break to see the projects to be featured at the exhibit.

La Seca / Meritxell Inaraja; © Wenzel
Home for Three Sister in Bullas / Blancafort Reus Arquitectura; © David Frutos House in Bunyola / Francisco Cifuentes; © José Hevia School of Art and Design in Amposta / David Sebastian and Gerard Puig; © Adrià Goula
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Kaufmann Program Center / Renaissance 3 Architects

00:00 - 20 June, 2012
Kaufmann Program Center / Renaissance 3 Architects, © Ed Massery
© Ed Massery

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Category

  • Client

    Hill House Association
  • General Contractor

    Massaro Corporation
  • Area

    20500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Terminal 1 Renovations / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

07:00 - 23 May, 2012
Courtesy of Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Courtesy of Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

With an arrival sequence that starts at curbside with a new canopy system providing both shelter and a new architectural image for the building, the renovations for Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport have been carefully considered and addressed. Designed by Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, their main challenge was the transformation of the existing building in support of the passenger travel experience. As the canopy extends the length of the building and transforms itself at the crosswalk linking the commercial curb canopy, both arrival and departure experienced are emphasized. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design

00:00 - 23 May, 2012
Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design

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  • Architects

    BBM Sustainable Design Ltd 
  • Location

    Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Interior Design

    Donna Gray at Milk
  • Landscape Design

    Donna Gray at Milk
  • Consultant Engineer

    BEP Consulting Engineers
  • Budget

    £250.000
  • Main Contractor

    Chalmers & Co.
  • Bespoke Furniture

    Donna Gray at Milk
  • Gross Floor Area

    House as existing: 176 sqm. New House: 277 sqm

Renovation of the Baeza Town Hall / Viar Estudio Arquitectura

00:00 - 11 May, 2012
Renovation of the Baeza Town Hall / Viar Estudio Arquitectura, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Baeza, Jaen, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Iñigo de Viar Fraile
  • Developers

    Junta de Andalucía. Empresa Pública de Suelo de Andalucía. Ayuntamiento de Baeza.
  • Total Budget

    6.481.437,32 euros
  • Area

    3.539 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Practice of Periodontics Zwolle / Kwint Architecten

00:00 - 10 May, 2012
Practice of Periodontics Zwolle / Kwint Architecten, © Marco C. Slot Photography
© Marco C. Slot Photography

© Marco C. Slot Photography © Marco C. Slot Photography © Marco C. Slot Photography © Marco C. Slot Photography + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Building Contractor

    Heldoorn B.V
  • Electrician

    Breman Kloekke
  • Plumber

    Zwols Loodgieters Bedrijf
  • Strucural Engineer

    Alferink-Van Schieveen
  • Area

    592.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Renovation of an old barn / Comac

00:00 - 8 May, 2012
Renovation of an old barn / Comac, Courtesy of Comac
Courtesy of Comac

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Charroux, France
  • Category

  • Budget

    €90.000
  • Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio

00:00 - 24 April, 2012
Yue Art Gallery / Tao Lei Architect Studio, Courtesy of  tao lei architect studio
Courtesy of tao lei architect studio

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  • Architects

    Tao Lei Architect Studio - Lei Tao, Bozhou Kang, Mingliang Zhao
  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Structure Design

    Qinghai Wang
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

56+55 Sumeru / Vastu Shilpa Consultants

15:00 - 14 April, 2012
Courtesy of Vastu Shilpa Consultants
Courtesy of Vastu Shilpa Consultants

This residential project in Ahmedabad, India by Vatsu Shilpa Consultants follows the metamorphosis of an old vacant rowhouse into a renovated townhouse into a final fusion with the adjoining building. The project began in 2004 and went through several modifications and additions. By 2010, the adjoining house was purchased and 56+55 Sumeru was created.

Follow us after the break for more.

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Renovation of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie / David Chipperfield

07:00 - 12 April, 2012
© Gerhard Murza/Bpk via Bloomberg
© Gerhard Murza/Bpk via Bloomberg

A powerful and expressive design it itself, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is still admired as a concrete, steel, and glass landmark today. Dedicated to culture and the fine arts, the building will be going through a major renovation, which will be overseen by British architect, David Chipperfield who has recently worked extensively in Berlin, finishing work on the war-ravaged Neues Museum on the Museum Island complex in 2009. The renovation will start in 2015 and last three years, during which time the museum will be closed. The building, completed in 1968, is Mies van der Rohe’s only work in Germany after World War II and is in need of thorough modernization after 40 years. Restoration of the glass facade, stone terrace and concrete and steel structure, along with new security and fire technology are included in the project.

Chipperfield selected to renovate the Neue National Gallery in Berlin

15:00 - 30 March, 2012
Neue National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe © Guillermo Hevia Garcia
Neue National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe © Guillermo Hevia Garcia

David Chipperfield, Stirling Prize-winning architect and director of the 13th international Venice Biennale, has been commissioned by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (PCHF) to renovate the Neue National Gallery. The 20th century icon was designed by the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who celebrated his 126th birthday this week.

Hermann Parzinger, president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, said: “With David Chipperfield, I know this icon of modern architecture in the best hands. In working with him on the Museum Island, I learned the sensitivity in dealing with the architectural heritage and the conceptual clarity of his approach is greatly appreciated.”

Exemplar of Sustainable Architecture: 1315 Peachtree / Perkins+Will

19:00 - 8 March, 2012
After - Courtesy of Perkins + Will
After - Courtesy of Perkins + Will

Understanding that environmental responsibility is an integral part of design excellence, Perkins + Will’s new Atlantic office, known as 1315 Peachtree, serves as an example on how current technologies can be used to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, meet the 2030 Challenge and help reduce toxic materials from our building products.

1315 Peachtree is an adaptive reuse of a 1985 office structure transformed into a high performance civic-focused building. Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta across from the High Museum of Art, the new building continues to house the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library and introduces a new street-level tenant space occupied by the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). The Perkins+Will Atlanta office occupies the top four floors with office space for up to 240 employees. Continue reading for more information on the highest LEED score building in the Northern Hemisphere.

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ASM International World Headquarters Renovation / The Chesler Group and Dimit Architects

15:00 - 7 March, 2012
© Jeff Goldberg ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg ESTO

The ASM International World Headquarters, originally constructed in 1959, is an architectural composition by two influential designers during the mid-twentieth century: John Terence Kelly, who studied under Bauhaus-founder Walter Gropius, and R. Buckminster Fuller, well known for his geodesic domes, environmentally-conscious designs and the dymaxion car. The complex includes the building, dome and garden on the 45-acre site known as Materials Park. The renovation, led by The Chesler Group and Dimit Architects, brings new life to Kelly’s building. According to Architectural Record, (Snapshot, Laura Raskin), Michael Chesler of The Chesler Group, campaigned to salvage the architectural marvel, giving it a place in the National Register of Historic Places and using tax credits to fund the renovation.

Pictures and details of the renovation after the break.

New York Apartment Remodelation / INNOCAD

00:00 - 27 January, 2012
New York Apartment Remodelation / INNOCAD, © Thomas Schauer
© Thomas Schauer

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