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Perkins + Will Design Mile-Long Outdoor Museum for Los Angeles

14 December, 2018 - 06:00
Destination Crenshaw. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will Destination Crenshaw. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

Perkins + Will have revealed a design for an open-air museum along the Crenshaw light-rail line in Los Angeles. Dubbed Destination Crenshaw, the project will run 1.1 miles and feature outdoor art and cultural spaces that celebrate black thinkers, activists, and performers of Los Angeles. Featuring works of public art as well as streetscape upgrades by Studio-MLA, the design was conceived as a response to Metro’s decision to put a section of the Crenshaw/LAX Line at ground level.

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La Cartoucherie | Parcel 1.3 / Taillandier Architectes Associés

14 December, 2018 - 05:00
© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe
  • Clients: Bouygues Immobiler (« L’Empreinte » & « L’Eclat ») – CARLE Promotion (« MSA Headquarters »)
© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Text description provided by the architects. The overall project consists of the construction of two office buildings and a multifamily residential building on parcel 1.3 of the newly developed “La Cartoucherie” eco-district in Toulouse, France.

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Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

14 December, 2018 - 04:00
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects: ALA Architects
  • Main Contractor: YIT
  • Area: 17250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central Helsinki: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the Kansalaistori square, a public space flanked by major civic institutions. 

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McLaren Excell

14 December, 2018 - 03:10
McLaren Excell
DOWNSHIRE HILL . London McLaren Excell . Photos © Simone Bossi This project involved the restoration of, and extension to, a Listed semi-detached early 18th century Hampstead village ‘cottage’, in London. The original cottage footprint was modest, and the house had been extended to the side in the 1950s. The unusual layout resulted in two … Continue reading McLaren Excell

House H / HHF Architects

14 December, 2018 - 03:00
© Jonathan Sage © Jonathan Sage
  • Architects: HHF Architects
  • Location: Starnberg, Germany
  • Lead Architects: Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler with David Gregori y Ribes
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jonathan Sage

Elbbrücken Underground Station / gmp

14 December, 2018 - 02:00
© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt
  • Architects: gmp
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Design: Volkwin Marg, Jürgen Hillmer, Stephanie Joebsch
  • Area: 3750.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marcus Bredt
  • Competition Project Management: Stephanie Joebsch
  • Competition Design Team: Bernd Kottsieper, Achim Wangler, Katja Mezger
  • Detail Design Project Management : Stephanie Joebsch
  • Deputy Project Management, Detail Design: Bernd Kottsieper
  • Detail Design Team : Hendrik Winter, Renata Dipper, Bendix Fulda, Nicola Jeppel
  • Construction Management: Raimund Kinski, Christian Kleiner, Andreas Schulz, Torsten Hinz, Katja Poschmann
  • Structural Design: Schlaich Bergermann Partner (Sbp)
  • Lighting Design: Conceptlicht
  • Client: Hamburger Hochbahn AG
  • Construction Period : 2016–2018
  • Roof Area Approx: 5,985 m²

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Willi Wagner

14 December, 2018 - 01:50
Willi Wagner
Site Memorial . Lisbon Willi Wagner . + arkxsite Proposal for the arkxsite – competition “Site Memorial”. _

NIO House / SHL

14 December, 2018 - 01:00
© SchRAN © SchRAN
  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Location: NO.18, Hubin Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou,China
  • Architecture And Interior Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Area: 1221.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: SchRAN
  • Client : NIO
  • Competition: Direct commission
© SchRAN © SchRAN

Text description provided by the architects. Located on the scenic West Lake waterfront in Hangzhou, China, the new flagship automotive gallery and clubhouse for car manufacturer NIO blends the company brand with West Lake culture, giving consumers a multi-sensory understanding of NIO’s environmentally-rooted brand philosophy.

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The Lobby Reconstruction of Shaoxing Hotel / UAD

13 December, 2018 - 23:00
The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao
  • Architects: UAD
  • Location: No. 8, Huanshan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Huifeng Hu, Bing Li
  • Design Team: Rongbin Peng, Chenfan Zhang, Lanlan Jiang, Ning Lv, Yun Qin, Fan Zhang
  • Area: 3080.64 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Qiang Zhao, Chenfan Zhang

Wespi de Meuron Romeo

13 December, 2018 - 22:56
Wespi de Meuron Romeo
Barn conversion . Scudellate Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects . photos: © Albrecht Schnabel le norme molto restrittive per i rustici, impongono, nel limite del possibile, il mantenimento dell’aspetto esteriore allo stato originale. il progetto, proprio per mantenere le murature allo stato attuale, prevede di costruire una casa nella casa. l’appartamento principale, creato nella parte … Continue reading Wespi de Meuron Romeo

The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects

13 December, 2018 - 22:00
© Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The Waterfront Retreat is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
Responding the clients’ brief - a house offering sanctuary and entertainment, the Waterfront Retreat is designed to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook.

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Umi-Play Children’s Dramatic Arts Center / AntiStatics Architecture

13 December, 2018 - 21:00
Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang

Swim BIG: Artificial Island Supports World’s Largest Saltwater Pool Complex

13 December, 2018 - 20:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]

Now open on the edge of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, the Harbor Bath project features a main 150-foot-long pool as well as diving and children’s pools, plus a pair of saunas. Naturally, the water is drawn directly in from the surroundings.

Designed by architects from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) — images by Rasmus Hjortshøj — the complex can support up to 650 bathers at one time. Various pool sizes are elegantly integrating into the tapering form, creating poolside areas as well as swimming and lounging spaces.

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David Chipperfield

13 December, 2018 - 19:07
David Chipperfield
The James Simon Galerie . Berlin David Chipperfield Architects . + wallpaper The James Simon Galerie, which serves as the new entrance building to Berlin’s Museum Island, is nearly complete. On 13 December, the building has been officially handed over to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Over the coming months the interiors will be fitted … Continue reading David Chipperfield

2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture

13 December, 2018 - 19:00
© Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan © Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan

Durisch+Nolli

13 December, 2018 - 18:36
Durisch+Nolli
federal center for asylum seekers . Novazzano / Balerna Durisch+Nolli Architetti . renders: © Onirism Durisch+Nolli wins a competition for a new Federal Center for asylum seekers in Novazzano / Balerna, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. _ Di Passaggio Passaggio ‹pas·sàg·gio› s.m. (pl. -gi) 1 Nozione relativa alle implicazioni spaziali e temporali riferibili ai … Continue reading Durisch+Nolli

HOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroy

13 December, 2018 - 18:00
© Tom Arban © Tom Arban
  • Architects: Brook McIlroy
  • Location: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5, Canada
  • Lead Architect: Calvin Brook
  • Architecture: Brook McIlroy – Paul Gorrie, Chris Chan, Heather Gibbons
  • Area: 180.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Arban

The Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

13 December, 2018 - 16:00
© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott
  • Architects: Suyama Peterson Deguchi
  • Location: United States
  • Design Team: George Suyama, Ric Peterson, Chris Haddad, Alex Rhodes, Greg Gartrell, Davis Hammer, Jessie Kingsley
  • Area: 1841.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Kevin Scott

Moscow Launches New Smart City District as a Living Lab

13 December, 2018 - 15:00
Moscow. Image via Creative Commons Moscow. Image via Creative Commons

The government of Moscow has begun developing an existing district in the city to test nearly 30 new ‘smart’ technologies for urban development. Home to over 8,000 people, the district is testing ideas on smart lighting, smart waste management, and smart heating. The city intends to evaluate what impact technologies bring to residents and adjust its urban renewal plan once the pilot is complete.

When creating a smart district, cities tend to choose new, empty or even abandoned areas to build a district from a scratch, which is faster, easier and more cost-efficient. However, Moscow authorities made the decision to create one in an already existing neighborhood to bring top tech solutions. In April 2018, authorities began implementing technologies in selected buildings situated in Maryino district on the southeast of Moscow. The district includes seven apartment buildings with different years of construction from 1996 to 1998. Each residential building has a different construction type that gives an advantage to pilot the technologies under various conditions.

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GG House / sommet

13 December, 2018 - 14:00
© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects: maria ines saavedra, mariano donoso, diego frias, yazmin lara
  • Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Architect In Charge: Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova Frerking
  • Area: 747.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographer: Leonardo Finotti