Recently posted January 2011 Print
Monday, 31 January 2011 19:00

A selection of projects and articles that we featured in the month of October. We focused Mostly on Houses, and we hope you will enjoy these projects.


1. Awards:


AIA's 2011 Institute Honor AwardsAIA's 2011 Institute Honor Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2011 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession's highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Selected from over 700 total submissions, 27 recipients located throughout the world will be honored at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans.

2. New projects:

MAD designs China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin

Beijing based architecture firm, MAD, unveiled yesterday their new museum for Chinese wood sculptures in Harbin. As the main city of Northern China, Harbin is in the process of defining itself as a regional hub for the arts at a time when the historic city is rapidly expanding ...

 

Two New Projects in Siberian Region of Khanti-Mansiysk, Russia by Erick van EgeraatTwo New Projects in Siberian Region of Khanti-Mansiysk, Russia by Erick van Egeraat

Two projects of Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat officially opened in the Khanti-Mansiysk autonomous region. The Chess-club building in Khanty-Mansiysk and the Vershina trade & entertainment centre in Surgut....

 

 

A-lab and SEA - New Urban Community in Old Norwegian City  A-lab and SEA - New Urban Community in Old Norwegian City

Norwegian-based firm A-lab and Danish-based SEA have just sent us their winning entry for a competition focusing on a new urban development in Skien Brygge, Norway. The project comprises the transformation of a former harbour area into a new urban community.

HOK’s Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida HOK’s Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida

A cultural and artistic renaissance has officially surfaced among the white-capped waves and sailboats that rock gently along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

3.Featured Projects:

Steven Holl Architects - Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China  Steven Holl Architects - Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China

Hovering over a tropical garden, this ‘horizontal skyscraper’ – as long as the Empire State Building is tall - is a hybrid building including apartments, a hotel, and offices for the headquarters for China Vanke Co. ltd. A conference center, spa and parking are located under the large green, tropical landscape, which is characterized by mounds containing restaurants and a 500-seat auditorium.

The Ford Assembly Building; Richmond, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects  The Ford Assembly Building; Richmond, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The project converted a crumbling historic icon into a model of urban revitalization and sustainability. Now, Albert Kahn’s 1931 car factory for Henry Ford houses an acre-sized public event venue, restaurant/retail, and tenants including SunPower and Mountain Hardwear...

 

Marlene Imirzian & Associates - Paradise Valley Life Science Building in Phoenix, Arizona Marlene Imirzian & Associates - Paradise Valley Life Science Building in Phoenix, Arizona

The PVCC Life Science Building is a fusion of unique educational laboratory and specific environmental response, a manifest symbol of a commitment to collaborative learning, creating an interactive forum for both the formal and informal exchange of ideas within the context of sustainable and responsive desert architecture.

 

Tony Fretton Architects - Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Lolland, Denmark  Tony Fretton Architects - Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Lolland, Denmark

Unlike the location of an urban museum that is reached through the room-like spaces of a city, to go to Fuglsang entails a long journey through open countryside, finally arriving on a long straight road through a loose assembly of buildings to a courtyard at the heart of the Estate....

Henley Halebrown Rorrison - The Waldron in Lewisham, South London  Henley Halebrown Rorrison - The Waldron in Lewisham, South London

The phased masterplan development of The Waldron health centre in Lewisham South London has just been completed. Designed to change people’s perception of healthcare, The Waldron is planned around a new civic square framed by the health centre, shops, and a 5-storey development with street level café. Inside, the 6,029 sq m health centre is organised around two courtyard gardens and a spacious foyer featuring a site-specific installation by artist Martin Richman.

 

The Miller Hull Partnership - Northwest Maritime Centerin Port Townsend, Washington The Miller Hull Partnership - Northwest Maritime Centerin Port Townsend, Washington

Designed by the Miller Hull Partnership, the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, recently achieved LEED Gold Certification. As a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage, on-the-water programs, and nurturing the art and craft of wooden boats, the maritime center was designed not only to protect but...

ZGF Architects - St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington  ZGF Architects - St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington

Featuring a 24-hour emergency department, this hospital designed by Seattle based ZGF Architects for the Franciscan Health System, is equipped to handle trauma cases and includes medical, surgical and critical care units; inpatient and outpatient surgery...

 

Ofis Arhitekti - Stadium in Borisov, Belarus Claredale Street Housing in Bethnal Green, London

Claredale Street Housing, Karakusevic Carson Architects’ latest project in Bethnal Green, East London for Tower Hamlets Community Housing is now complete and has been awarded the Richard Feilden Award in the 2010 HCA Housing Design Awards.

 

Giovanni Vaccarini Architetto - Lavaal offices in Mosciano Sant Angelo, Italy  Giovanni Vaccarini Architetto - Lavaal offices in Mosciano Sant Angelo, Italy

Designing the new building for Lavaal’s offices was a good occasion for the architects to research his own interpretation of a contemporary office building. The work environment, conditions, and expectations are continually changing and according to Giovanni Vaccarini, the mutation is not in the future, it just belongs to the present....

 

Ofis Arhitekti - Stadium in Borisov, Belarus Clive Wilkinson Architects - FIDM San Diego Campus in San Diego, California

This project is a wonderful example of design as a statement. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is a private college with a thirty-five-year history of offering degrees directed at placing students in fashion, design and business. Having completed three previous major projects, the college asked the architect to create a new San Diego campus that represents the school’s progressive attitude towards education.

4.Houses:

Steven Holl Architects - Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China  Steven Holl Architects - Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China

Hovering over a tropical garden, this ‘horizontal skyscraper’ – as long as the Empire State Building is tall - is a hybrid building including apartments, a hotel, and offices for the headquarters for China Vanke Co. ltd. A conference center, spa and parking are located under the large green, tropical landscape, which is characterized by mounds containing restaurants and a 500-seat auditorium.

McBride Charles Ryan - Cave House in Australia  McBride Charles Ryan - Cave House in Australia

The client's brief was traditional in scope but vast in volume. Getting desirable sized outdoor spaces and good building orientation on a difficult triangular site was always going to be tricky...

 

Damilano Studio Architects - B-House in Cuneo, Italy  Damilano Studio Architects - B-House in Cuneo, Italy

The architect wanted the B-HOUSE in complete synergy with the surrounding landscape, an extroverted refuge without any secrets, he offering its dwellers an outstanding view to the Piemonte Mountains.

 

Mount Fuji - Private Residence in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan  Mount Fuji - Private Residence in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

The house by the young Japanese firm was built in Tokyo for a couple involved in movie production. The architecture uses L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete combined with sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. The bedrooms, film archive and gallery were integrated in the solid concrete potion of the house that provides more security....

 


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