The Month in Review - November 08 Print
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AI's New Section: Our Readers contribute their work

We received a lot of requests from readers who wanted to submit their work for publication on our web site. We implemented a new Section entitled 'Readers Contribution' for that purpose. You can send work for evaluation by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include low-res pictures, a descriptive text, as well as a brief profile of your firm.

November's Featured Projects :

Querkraft -ML Museum Liaunig, in Neuhaus, Carinthia, Austria

Located in the scenic regions of Southern Austria, the project is built high up in the landscape. Museum Liaunig has a remarkable architecture that protrudes out on two sides over a steep-sided landscape. The cut through the hill marks a punctual intervention in nature.

Steven Holl Architects - School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

The original program for this project called for an Art and Art History building including facilities for sculpture, painting, printmaking, graduate studios, administrative offices, gallery and library. The site presented special conditions: an existing 1937 brick building with a central body and flanking wings located along the Iowa River in addition to two existing morphologies: a lagoon and a connection to the organic geometry of nearby limestone bluffs which form the edge of the Iowa City grid.

Bernard Tschumi Architects - Concert Hall in Limoges, France

Zénith concert halls have been a major feature of French cultural life over the last twenty-five years, and these state-sponsored venues for rock concerts, political gatherings, and other cultural events. Bernard Tschumi Architects designed this latest Zénith Concert Hall built in Limoges.

AD11 - Offices of Alazraki KP Advertising Agency, Mexico City

The project for the advertising agency Alazraki KP consists of two buildings constructed at different stages. The first one was conceived as a radical intervention of an existing building by transforming its use and image, while respecting the existing structure. The building is located facing a high speed road that contains a central sidewalk lined with tall trees.

Kyu Sung Woo - Harvard Residence at 10 Akron Street, Cambridge MA

Site-Sensitive Design Creates New Charles River Landmark in Cambridge. Architect Kyu Sung Woo has designed a new graduate housing complex for Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The 115,000 SF project is a part of University’s ongoing effort to house 50 percent of its graduate, professional and doctoral students, further supporting a strong residential campus community and helping to alleviate pressure on the local housing market.

Ofis Arhitekti - Student apartment studios in Paris, France

By early 2012, the Paris tram will pass by the site, and the goal is to complete the project before the opening in 2011. Another project goal is to achieve a building consumption with very little power, joining the desire of the city of Paris through its "climate plan". The major objectives of the project is to design a home to accommodate students able to offer them a healthy environment for study, learn, have fun, meet ...

Interior Design

3SIX0 - Stix Restaurant Boston, MA

To overcome the challenges of the crowded market, restaurants are required to go beyond their traditional culinary vocation. A sensual experience should complement the serving of food and taken from that perspective, the design plays a major role. The success of the restaurant calls for an originality in a concept and its appeal to the customer.

Houses

Alison Brooks Architects - Accordia Sky in Cambridge, UK

The four 400m2 semi-detached houses form part of a row of substantial properties that showcase the 400-unit Accordia development for Countryside Properties, currently shortlisted for the 2008 Stirling Prize. Inspired by the array of eccentric villas along Brooklands Avenue, the houses provide a flexible open plan layout with internal spaces varying in height and orientation within the envelope defined by FCB Architects’ high density, sustainable masterplan.

Teeple Architects - Pachter Hall in Toronto, Ontario

Canadian Pop artist Charles Pachter, made famous by his imagery of Canadian moose, decided to live, work, and sell his art in one location, on the site of his Toronto studio, a narrow 6 x 30 metre infill, in a Victorian residential neighbourhood, of Toronto’s Chinatown. Moose Factory, the original studio, a lane shed at the rear of the site, was left in tact. For Pachter Hall, the contemporary addition, Teeple Architects designed a set of three transparent, horizontal, stacked and stepped extruded tubes, shifted for maximum light penetration; programmed as the ground floor studio, second storey gallery and Pachter’s loft, on top.

Arquitectura X - X House, in the Tumbaco Valley, Quito, Ecuador

Arquitectura X went through the challenging task of designing this house before any site got allocated to the project. It pushed them in setting out an elemental scheme that could work both in both the urban environment of Ecuador’s capital, Quito and the valleys east of the city. They distilled their experience into an abstracted form, inspired by the work of Donald Judd that could be placed in any of the sites they would eventually find: an open ended box whose spatial limits would be the eastern and western ranges of the Andes.

DLFstudio - Jackson House in Culver City, California

The project is located within walking distance of downtown Culver City, a small municipality on the west side of Los Angeles, California. The 2-storey house is situated on a sub-standard, trapezoid-shaped 2,900 square foot (269 m2) lot and replaced an existing dilapidated house.

Fougeron Architecture - 1532 HOUSE in San Francisco, California

This new house, infilled on an existing 25-foot wide lot in San Francisco, includes two distinct volumes separated by an interior courtyard.  The front structure has a garage at street grade and a painting studio above; the back volume is the main house, with the bedrooms on the lower level, living spaces in the middle, and a master bedroom on the top floor.


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