The month in review - August 09 Print
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 00:00



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Kieran Timberlake - Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

The Yale Sculpture Building and Gallery complex is composed of three new buildings; the four-story Sculpture Building, the single-story storefront Gallery, and the four-story parking garage with retail space at the ground floor. While the Gallery and parking structure define the perimeter of the block, the sculpture building is slightly set back and forms the core of the project.

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Antoine Predock Architect - Indian Community School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Indian Community School of Milwaukee (ICS) is a privately owned and operated urban intertribal school educating American Indian children from kindergarten through the 8th grade and employing approximately 95 individuals.

 

Ronan_Youth_Center_02aConcordia's John Molson School of Business in Montreal

Scheduled to officially open its doors in September, Concordia's all-new John Molson School of Business will unveil its new facilities to students and public alike in downtown Montreal. Canadian firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Fichten Soiferman and Associates formed a consortium, KPMBFSA, for the project.


3LHD_BC_Miramare_render_by_Freya_02Pugh + Scarpa Step Up on Fifth in Santa Monica, California

Step Up on 5th is a bright new spot in downtown Santa Monica. The new building provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for the homeless and mentally disabled population. The new structure provides 46 studio apartments of permanent affordable housing. The project also includes ground level commercial/retail space and subterranean parking.

 

Figge_Art_Museum_01The Bridge - Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas, Texas by Overland Partners Architects

Every once in a while comes a project that we feel strongly about. It could be due to the vocation of the center and the sensibility of the function it addressed, or theapproach taken by the architects and the city of Dallas in creating a complex intended as a safe haven within the heart of its community.

Madison_at_14th_01Courtyard Lofts in Long Beach, California - Studio One Eleven at Perkowitz+Ruth Architects in association with Interstices, Inc.

If a developer wants to push for sustainable design, he should opt, when feasible, for the option of reutilizing the existing structure. Breathing a new life into an existing building while transforming their vocation avoids the wasteful process of demolition and can yield very interesting results.

Armon_Olympic_01New Wall Street Restaurant, Sho Shaun Hergatt, Celebrates the Five Senses

Bob Henry of Robert D. Henry Architects has invoked all of the senses in the design for SHO Shaun Hergatt, the exquisite new restaurant at The Setai New York, the luxury condominium, private club and spa located at 40 Broad Street, a few steps from the New York Stock Exchange. Known for his spa design work, Henry, who is also creating the spa at The Setai, brought that same sensibility to the design of SHO Shaun Hergatt.

ZHA_Cairo_Expo_City_02Matteo Thun, Architect - Hugo Boss Retail Store in New York City

This Hugo Boss store is located in the Meatpacking district, New York. It brings together four of the HUGO brands together, creating a complete look at the brand. The architects wanted a shop that “mixes together urban surfaces, the texture of art, concrete and iron and pouring everything inside to state its own naked aesthetics into the spirit of the place”


OMA_De_Rotterdam02BIG to design Kazakhstan’s new National Library in Astana

The new National Library, named after the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, encompasses an estimated 33.000m2. The winning proposal was chosen by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan K. Masimov together with Astana’s akim I.Tasmagambetov and a council of architects. The design was hailed as being both modern and rational and anchored in a classical vocabulary of traditional libraries. The circular organisation of the archive at its inner core combines the clarity of a linear organisation with the convenience of an infinite loop.

Nota_Bene_01The Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects’ pavilion design for Chicago’s Burnham Plan Centennial celebrates the city’s ongoing tradition of bold plans and big dreams. The project encourages reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and welcomes the future with innovative ideas and technologies whilst referencing the original organizational systems of Burnham’s plan. The design aims at continuing Chicago’s renowned tradition of cutting edge architecture and engineering, at the scale of a temporary pavilion.

Houses

VCA_Mad_Park_01Pascal Arquitectos - Interior Design for the Reforma House in Mexico City

Seattle based Vandeventer + Carlander Architects designed this attractive residence on a steep slope corner lot within a prestigious neighborhood. Existing conditions included neighbors to the west and north, a busy arterial below, and a residential street to the east. Although the existing residence got demolished, the site requirements have established the vertical datum to which the new design responds.

 

Coates_island_16Studio 804 - Modular 3 Prefab House

Previously featured on Archinnovations for their Sustainable Prototype, Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession.



ALKJA_Whistler_Cay_01OBRA Architects - Villa of Captured Distance in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

This project constitutes New York based OBRA Architects contribution to the Ordos 100 projects, a development for 100 villas set in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. While FAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei studio in Beijing, developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land and will curate the project, while Herzog and de Meuron selected the 100 architects to participate. The collection of 100 Architects hail from 27 countries around the globe.


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