ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 8. 6. 13:41
The Re: Vision Dallas competition named three winners, two of which we previously featured on AD (DB + P and Atelier Data + Moov). The third winner is Little, a studio based in North Carolina, with their Entangled Bank proposal. “Entangled Bank combines heavy duty technological prowess with artistic integration of systems. The building is designed as a holistic, integrated design…The Entangled B..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 7. 29. 08:30
Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen architects has won an international design competition for a new 13,500 m2 auditorium complex for the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) in Aachen, Germany. Twenty-one German and international companies were invited to participate in the competition. This is the first project for the Danish firm in Germany. The new audit..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 7. 6. 10:03
Primitive Living in Saijo – Hiroshima text by Marcia Argyriades for Yatzer Design: Suppose Design Office, Japan Lead Architect: Makoto Tanijiri Site area: 246 m2 Building area: 50.41 m2 Total floor area: 115.51m2 “When I always create, I think that I want to find the charm of the plan,” claims 35 year old talented architect Makoto Tanijiri, chief architect of Suppose Design Office. In the nine y..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 7. 3. 08:30
Chartier & Carbasson Architects have designed a Centre for Football Training in Paris, integrating landscape with building. The building is a continuation of the football field, with its banks extending up to and over the structure. Beneath the sloped end of the building lie dressing rooms and technical equipment. The grass facade is punctuated by public access and entrances for players and coac..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 6. 30. 09:00
Dutch architects Cepezed have designed a wind responsive façade for their office building in Utrecht in collaboration with Ned Kahn Studios. The façade is made of a 300 square metre area of stainless steel mesh which holds thin transparent plastic disks. Wind causes the mesh to vibrate and move the disks which ‘ripple and create intricate patterns in the light’. As the disks move, they catch the..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 6. 26. 15:28
Ginseng Chicken Architecture, a promising new firm, has proposed a design for the National Wildflower Center in Liverpool. The science center, which provides a variety of activities such as plant production areas and facilities for seed processing, “will inspire people to visit the center to learn about the relationship between nature, mathematics and physics…it will provide an operational hub f..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 5. 24. 08:00
Architects: Map Architect, Josep Lluis Mateo Location: Cornellà, Barcelona, Spain Competition Project leaders: Jordi Pagès, Virginia Daroca, Victoria Llinares Competition Team: Adriana Porta, Bianca von Geyr, Jaume Prat, Daniel Blüm Architectural Project leader: Yolanda Olmo Project team: Paula Vallejo Client: World Trade Center, WTC Almeda Park, SA Structural Concept: BOMA, Agustí Obiol Technic..
Landscape 2009. 4. 29. 08:30
The winners of the first ever FormShift Vancouver have been selected. In the Vancouver Primary category, honors go to a submission from Calgary-based Sturgess Architecture. The Vancouver Secondary choice is Romses Architects (Scott Romses) – Vancouver. In the third and final category – Vancouver Wildcard – the nod goes to Go Design Collaborative (Jennifer Uegama and Pauline Thimm) of Vancouver. ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 4. 9. 08:00
In 2007, eight designers were asked to submit two designs for an international competition for Zero Energy Housing, on six sites in the middle of Sentul Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From sixteen designs six designs were chosen to be constructed. The project is envisaged as one of the the first showcases of Sustainable Zero Energy Housing in the world. The competition brief called for houses t..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 3. 29. 08:00
Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects Location: Rimini, Italy Project Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Davide Paolini, Enrico Iascone Structure: Gilberto Sarti, Fabio Bombardini Construction Management: Arch Massimo Morandi Design year: 2004-2006 client: Edile Carpentieri Srl Construction Area: 1,500 sqm Photographs: Daniele Domenicali The project involved redeveloping a site and const..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 3. 11. 09:00
statoilhydro office, norway eco office, a-lab eco office, sustainable architecture, green design, energy-efficient architecture, green building This stunning energy-efficient office recently won a competition to design the 2012 location for Norway’s oil company StatoilHydro. Conceived by Oslo’s A-lab, the modern and flexible office compound took the winning bid from a pool of some 40 entries. Th..
Furniture&Object 2009. 2. 15. 09:30
Green Gadget fans have been waiting for the holy green grail of gadgets for awhile now: the solar-powered mobile phone. And now it seems that Samsung has finally delivered on this promise with their brand new Blue Earth phone. Blue Earth is a gorgeous green touch phone that has a full solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to charge the phone. And yes - the gadget is still small..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 2. 10. 13:30
New Country House - Fernden Lane, Haslemere, West Sussex Since its conception the project has been driven by the idea that a design of exceptional value can become an important heritage for the area in which it is located. Moreover if the landscape surrounding the site is of outstanding natural beauty then there is potential for a strategic synergy where the two components, natural and manmade, ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 1. 21. 19:21
Architects: NL Architects - Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China Project leader: Michael Schoner Project team: Jung-Hwa Cho, Gen Yamamoto, Florent Le Corre, Wei-Nien Chen, Amadeo Linke Structural Engineer: ABT Delft, Walter Spangenberg Climate Consultant: DGMR, Paul van Bergen Design year: 2008 Construction year: 2009 Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beiji..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 1. 12. 20:10
Architects: Enrique Browne y Asociados Arquitectos Location: Concepción, Chile Associated Architect: Patricio Browne Collaborators: Enrique C. Browne, Sebastián Morandé, Davor Pavlovic Project year: 2003-2004 Site Area: 1,096 sqm Constructed Area: 3,789 sqm Structural Consultants: Ruiz y Saavedra Ingenieros Contractor: Ignacio Hurtado y Cia. Technical Inspection: Juan Eduardo Mujica Photographs:..