The Month in Review - September 08 Print
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September Month in Review


In This Issue :

KSV Krüger Schubeth Vandreike - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano

The autonomous province of Bolzano in Alto Adige, sought to join the ranks of international museum metropolises through a striking building. Consequently, early 2001 the province organized an international competition for a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.  KSV Krüger Schubeth Vandreike proposed a museum building of striking simplicity, which embedded in heterogeneous surroundings claims its own highly individual identity.

Foster + Partners - Terminal at Beijing Capital International Airport

The new Terminal at Beijing Capital International Airport, considered as the world’s largest building and most advanced airport. This new terminal offers an unparalleled traveling experience, not only technologically, but also in terms of operational efficiency, passenger comfort, sustainability and access to natural light.

MAD - The Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada

Modernism had a famous motto stating that a house is a machine for living in. If the architect still adheres to that principle, as the machine and the societies  that were built upon it go through dramatic changes, the question he should ask himself would relate to the understanding of about the definition of modern architecture today. What message should the architecture convey if it distances itself away from the industrial age?

David Chipperfield Architects - America’s Cup Building

America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’, Valencia, Spain. The America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ (Sails and Winds) and accompanying park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup – the world’s premier offshore racing competition, staged in Europe for the first time in over 150 years.  The centerpiece of the reorganization of Valencia’s industrial port, ‘Veles e Vents’ provided a central base for all America’s Cup teams and sponsors, as well as being a venue for the public to view the racing.

Steven Holl Architects - Art complex at Princeton University

A major entry to the Princeton campus and community is being redesigned as a 21st-century portal with the door lodged firmly open. At an open house for the community Wednesday, Sept. 17, Steven Holl Architects unveiled concepts for the initial academic buildings in the new arts and transit neighborhood. In addition, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners presented updated information on traffic circulation and other plans for the area near the intersection of Alexander Street and University Place.

Studio Granda - Vogaskoli secondary school extension in Reykjavík, Iceland

The new extension is founded on the principles of open schooling. The building is centred on a double-height hall surrounded on the lower floor by library, music, kitchen and administration areas and teaching zones for the youngest and middle age groups on the upper. Divisions between areas are minimized and if necessary are of glass or movable partitions. A grand stair connects the hall to the upper level and this can be used either as an audience platform or a stage.

BIG - Danish Pavilion in Expo 2010

The Danish Pavilion in Expo 2010 Shanghai is a loop, a velodrome and an interactive fairy tale. BIG, 2+1 and ARUP relaunch the bike as a modern and sustainable urban alternative to the increasing car traffic in Shanghai.The pavilion’s 1500 city bikes are offered for general use to the visitors during EXPO 2010.

BGP arquitectura - Habita Hotel in Mexico City

On a commercial street lined with high-end retail stores and office buildings, BGP arquitectura was commissioned to convert a five-story 1950’s apartment building into a mixed-use project composed of thirty-six rooms with boutiques and a hotel. In order to convert the existing structure to suit the current requirements of the hotel, a series of very precise and careful interventions were required.

OFIS arhitekti - Lace Apartments in Nova Gorica, Slovenia

The location of the apartment block is in the centre of Nova Gorica (population 32.000) located in the west of Slovenia, adjacent the Slovene – Italian border. It lies 92 meters above sea level. The town has also very specific climate conditions – it is renowned as the hottest town in Slovenia in summer and very strong winds in winter.

The Baupiloten - A group of students doing real life projects (part 3)

The refurbishment of the kindergarten “Taka-Tuka-Land” Hohenzollernring 93, 13587 Berlin-Spandau. A  kindergarten where lemonade flows. Within the scope of the refurbishment the Baupiloten created a completely new conceived world from the temporary structure of the kindergarten as imagined by the children. The results are interactive and communicative interior spaces as well as a multifunctional façade according to Astrid Lindgren’s story.

Houses

UNA Arquitetos - House in Joanópolis

Brazilian architects una arquitetos designed this house for friends. The region is located at the foot of the one thousand feet high Mantiqueira Mountain, on the border of São Paulo and Minas Gerais states. The development is located along the banks of Piracaia Lake which belongs to the water supply system of the capital, and nearby the village of Lopo, which used to be an old route of Pilgrims from the 19th century.

Resolution For Architecture - Peconic Bay House in Southampton, NY

Overlooking the Great Peconic Bay in the south fork of Long Island, this compact house is sited beyond a wildlife buffer in a wooded enclave, steps from the bay. The main living and dinig spaces along with the master bed and bath are positioned on the second floorto take advantage of the bay views to the north.

Sander Architects - Residence for a sculptor

Residence for a Sculptor positions itself frontally within a hillside. It consciously projects itself as a series of constructive polemics that help in building a solid design concept: Facade / Face vs. Viscera / Musculature: A smooth, taut facade is lifted above the hillside, reflecting the linear displacement of spaces.


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