|The Month in Review - October 08|
|Sunday, 02 November 2008 19:00|
October Month in Review
The design of the new School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, as explained by the architects, is intended as a source of inspiration to the young minds on the road to discover the intricacies of Architecture, teaching the students through a living example a good doze of healthy concepts.
A post-secondary facility that combines traditional aboriginal culture with cutting-edge sustainable technologies. The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) is one of Canada's first post-secondary facilities shared by a native and non-native institute. It is funded by the Province of British Columbia, and located on a 17.5 hectare site on the north side of the City of Merritt in the BC interior.
Hines, the international real estate firm, had selected Jean Nouvel as the designer for this building slated for a key parcel in midtown Manhattan, adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Here are some details from the preliminary architectural design.
With undeniable talent, Zaha Hadid Architects keep pushing the envelope of architecture while injecting innovative ideas that make their projects more dynamic and fluid. A perfect example is this recently designed museum, located in Au-Di, Taipei county, northern part of Taiwan. This dynamic site is situated on the end corner of a steep sloping hill.
As a part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, the City of Surrey in British Columbia has the catalyst for a new urban core in the Central City project.
Designed by architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman, the two facilities create a fully self-contained campus, enhance teaching, foster creativity and stimulate artistic exploration through improved interaction. Concordia International School Shanghai, (CISS) had outgrown its original facilities and chose Perkins Eastman to implement a series of phased expansions to their property creating a fully self-contained campus that enhances the learning experience for its students and faculty with unparalleled learning environments consistent with the quality of education for which CISS is known.
The project has a remarkable site. It is located in the magnificent region of Torres Del Paine ( Paine Towers), in Patagonia, Chile, situated in the southernmost portion of South America. The architect, Germán del Sol delves in the many splendors of the site as well as the particularities of local culture and extract an architecture that is unique, well integrated to its environment, and that helps the visitor build his own impressions of the place.
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in the province of Manitoba, located within the prairies of Western Canada. Winnipeg Centennial Library, originally constructed in 1976 as a three-story building, occupies a city block along with a large public park. Both library and green space stand on a below-grade parking garage.
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects have designed the new Wing Luke Asian Museum. The firm's design preserves and restores the historic fabric of the East Kong Yick Building and offers new and expanded space to the Wing Luke Asian Museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and America's premier pan-Asian Pacific American museum. Rick Sundberg, principal of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, led the design.
Here is another innovative project by dutch architects of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. CCTV will be one among many towers in Beijing's new Central Business District, all striving to be unique - all different expressions of the vertical dimension. The tragedy of the skyscraper is that it marks a place as significant, which it then occupies and exhausts with banality.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Rafael Viñoly Architects presented their vision for the development of the new Stanford Hospital on Monday. The unveiling marks an exciting milestone in advancing the hospital's plans to build for the future, increase capacity to meet the healthcare needs of the community, and design with earthquake safety standards in mind.
Svalbard, Norway is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. This archipelago is the northernmost part of Norway. Three of its islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bear Island and Hopen. The largest settlement is in Longyearbyen.
When leading UK eco architects, Architype, grew out of their old office they decided that their new West of England office would be a model of sustainable workplace practice and contemporary design. In 2007 Architype was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects prestigious National Sustainability Award for the recently completed new office building, a resounding endorsement of their achievement. Architype was also named Building Magazine's Sustainable Architect of the Year 2007.
Some projects help the architect to think about the basics. This is more important in these times when, they are questioning their methods, and needs to be done differently to obtain a more eco-friendly and sustainable project. In that perspective, Sou Fujimoto built this prototypical project that kept him thinking of the primary functions of the house.
Overlooking the San Francisco Bay and offering a view that spans from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge, this attractive Oakland house uses its minimalist composition to bring in both the surrounding view as well as natural light that manipulates natural light to articulate the space.
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