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Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:00

A selection of projects and articles that we featured in the last 2 months. We are back with a wide variety of interesting projects that we hopr you will enjoy.


1. Awards:


 18 Recipients for the AIA 2011 Housing Awards18 Recipients for the AIA 2011 Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 18 recipients of the 2011 Housing Awards.  The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 11th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

2. Books that we liked:


 David Adjaye : A House For An Art Collector David Adjaye : A House For An Art Collector

For the several years, David Adjaye has been at the forefront of world architecture, having designed some high-profile buildings such as the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the recently winning the design for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

3. New projects:

Neil Denari - HL23 Building in New YorkNeil Denari - HL23 Building in New York

HL23, a residential tower by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari, should welcome its first occupants on June 1st, with interiors scheduled to be complete to coincide with the opening of Section 2 of the High Line....

 

3XN’s National Concert Hall in Dublin 3XN’s National Concert Hall in Dublin

3XNs proposal for the Dublin National Concert Hall is a sculptural showcase which creates a magnificent new home for music, while also providing a framework for the historical context upon which the new concert hall sits...

Strusshamn an urban study for the municipality of Askøy Strusshamn an urban study for the municipality of Askøy at the west coast of Norway by Eriksen Skajaa Architects

Strusshamn is a settlement on the southwest side of Askøy, an island outside of Bergen on the west coast of Norway, with strong ties to the ocean....

BIG's West57 Residential Building in New York  BIG's West57 Residential Building in New York

3XNs proposal for the Dublin National Concert Hall is a sculptural showcase which creates a magnificent new home for music, while also providing a framework for the historical context upon which the new concert hall sits...

4.Featured Projects:

Rafael Viñoly Architects - Institute for Regeneration Medicine at UCSF Rafael Viñoly Architects - Institute for Regeneration Medicine at UCSF

Rafael Viñoly Architects’ design of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California, San Francisco has been completed. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification. DPR Construction served as the design-build contractor and the Smith Group served as executive architect....

The Ford Assembly Building; Richmond, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects  NAC Architecture Group Health Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington

The new Group Health Bellevue Medical Center is the flagship facility serving the Group Health membership of east King County in western Washington state. Based in nearby Seattle, Group Health is a nonprofit healthcare system that offers medical coverage and healthcare services throughout the Pacific Northwest...

 

ZGF Architects - The John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon ZGF Architects - The John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon

The John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon explores the limits of transparency and connectivity to provide the UO’s student-athletes a place to gather as a community focused on study and learning. The challenge of creating a tranquil environment where students feel connected to natural landscape elements...

 

Terry Pawson Architects - VISUAL & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, Ireland Terry Pawson Architects - VISUAL & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, Ireland

The new €18 million building provides Ireland with a significant new arts space to showcase contemporary visual arts and theatre of national and international importance. It will function as an arts factory for the production of new work through artists in residence programs as well as providing a new home to the Éigse Carlow Arts Festival.....

North Carolina Museum of Art; Raleigh, North Carolina by Thomas Phifer and Partners  North Carolina Museum of Art; Raleigh, North Carolina by Thomas Phifer and Partners

The museum is, in essence, a single 65,000-square-foot room, separated by partial height walls into galleries, none a discrete, fully enclosed room. Overhead, hundreds of elliptical occuli bathe the interior in even, full-spectrum daylight, modulated to filter out damaging rays....

 

The Miller Hull Partnership - Northwest Maritime Centerin Port Townsend, Washington Julie Snow Architects - U.S. Land Port of Entry in Warroad, Minnesota

The United States Land Port of Entry supports the mission-driven demands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Homeland Security's agency responsible for securing the nation's borders and promoting legal trade and travel. Located in Warroad, Minnesota, this 43,000 square foot facility is composed of three separate enclosed areas ...

1111 E. Pike, Seattle by Olson Kundig Architects  1111 E. Pike, Seattle by Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle’s Pike/Pine Corridor is one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The owner and developer of this project, a long time resident of the neighborhood, prized the area's uniqueness. Seeking to support the economic and social diversity of the neighborhood, she wanted to fill the disappearing stock of affordable housing....

 

Positive Energy Preschool in the Oise Department, FrancePositive Energy Preschool in the Oise Department, France

Located in Breteuil, a small town in the Northern part of France, the project is a small preschool, snuggled between preserved buildings classified as ‘Historic Monuments’. The street, called ‘rue des Écoles’, hosts different schools, and the project adopts a contemporary and neutral exterior to ease its integration between the eclectic ensemble of school buildings....

 

5.Featured Interiors:

OS House, Racine, WI by Johnsen Schmaling Architects Altus Architecture + Design - Uptown Penthouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota

This sixth floor penthouse overlooks to city lakes, the Uptown retail district and the city skyline beyond. Designed for a young professional, the space is shaped by distinguishing the private and public realms through sculptural spatial gestures....

OCA Restaurant by Entasis Architects in Mexico OCA Restaurant by Entasis Architects in Mexico

The Project is located in a set of houses built in the forties, in a block of the Polanco neighbourhood in Mexico City. The block has been subjected through the years to an endless number of constant and repeated alterations, not only in its architecture...

 

6.Featured Houses:

OS House, Racine, WI by Johnsen Schmaling Architects OS House, Racine, WI by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Located in an old downtown neighborhood in Racine, Wisconsin, this 1,900 square foot house for a young family demonstrates how a small, sustainable residence built with a moderate budget can become a confident, new-urban constituent and a harbinger of change.

Ong & Ong - House at 45 Faber Park in Singapore Ong & Ong - House at 45 Faber Park in Singapore

45 Faber Park. The clients for this Project were a couple with three young children, a set of twins and a younger child. Their main concern was to maximise outdoor space. It was therefore essential that there would be sufficient space for the children to play outdoors...

 

Whitney Powers - River Road Residence in Charleston, South Carolina  Whitney Powers - River Road Residence in Charleston, South Carolina

Built on a long, narrow site that is positioned between an expansive coastal landscape and a deep, second growth maritime forest. The clients wanted a very modern and very sustainable 5000-square-foot home/compound, including a four-bedroom “main” house with combination....

 

Blair Barn House in Blair, Wisconsin by Alchemy  Blair Barn House in Blair, Wisconsin by Alchemy

The Blair Barn House is a celebration of the straightforward utilitarian nature intrinsic to farm life. The house takes its clues from 19th century barns and updates them for a sustainable 21st century, with a goal of being modern yet acceptable, in a rural community where families have lived for generations....

yh2_Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architects Geometrie Noire, in Saint-Hyppolite, North of Montreal, Canadayh2 Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architects Geometrie Noire, in Saint-Hyppolite, North of Montreal, Canada

Saint-Hypolite is small town in the Laurentide, a scenic region used mostly as a weekend getaway for Montrealers. The house is built within a dense forest on a slight hill, bordering the opening of a small river. Through the trees, we perceive the body of the black building, divided into ...

 

North Beach Residence, Eastsound, WA by Heliotrope Architects  North Beach Residence, Eastsound, WA by Heliotrope Architects

The design brief called for a very low-impact, easy-to-maintain, summer home that provides necessary programmatic functions with minimum distractions from the land and the view. Sustainability, durability and longevity were also considered critical elements of the program....

Secrest Architecture - Silvertree Residence in Tucson, ArizonaSecrest Architecture - Silvertree Residence in Tucson, Arizona

The Silvertree residence is a study in how a small, dated, closed in and inwardly focused residence can be revived into an inspiring modern space that interacts with the outdoors. The wonderful climate of the Sonoran desert, and the opportunity for indoor-outdoor living, was ignored in the previous floor plan of this vaguely Mediterranean 1970s home...

 

Base Architecture - Stonehawk in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Base Architecture - Stonehawk in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The concept for the house is a charred box that protrudes horizontally like fallen lumber, complemented by sandstone rockwork and steel supports. Its concrete pool also reflects the charred timber theme in its internal finish....


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