Archinect - News 2016-10-21T11:14:43-04:00 Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:53:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever canvas he is given, whether it's a highly constrained urban lot or a sweeping New Mexico landscape, Tadao Ando rarely falters. Cerro Pelon Ranch, the two compounds he designed for former architectural student turned fashion maven/filmmaker Tom Ford, is no exception.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Enormous, horizon-hugging curved concrete walls ripple out from the primary rectilinear residence, engaging the surrounding terrain while creating a boundary for the enormous pools adjacent to the house.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The ranch, with construction oversight provided by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>, is&nbsp;currently on the market for $75 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>What else is Tadao Ando up to?</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando amid serious health concerns: "Just being alive isn&rsquo;t sufficient."</a></li></ul> Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Pools & Fountains" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-29T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T07:16:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>NEW</strong> board<em> </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Pools &amp; Fountains</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Las Vegas, NV by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swimming Pool</a> in Hofs&oacute;s, Iceland by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BASALT Architects</a>; Photo: Gu&eth;mundur Benediktsson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jellyfish House</a> in Marbella, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family House at the Empord&agrave;</a> in Mont-ras, Spain by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> at the Mediterranean coast by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herrera Ros estudio MUHER</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private Residence</a> in Kihei, Maui, HI by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aileron</a> in Dayton, OH by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tuna Canyon Blvd home</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hamilton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centr...</a></p> From sundlaugs, to rockpools and The Basin Nam Henderson 2016-05-24T00:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T00:12:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These public pools, or sundlaugs, serve as the communal heart of Iceland, sacred places whose affordability and ubiquity are viewed as a kind of civil right....The pool is Iceland&rsquo;s social space: where families meet neighbors, where newcomers first receive welcome, where rivals can&rsquo;t avoid one another.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dan Kois considers how&nbsp;communal pools and the sociability of soaking, are "<em>a key to Icelandic well-&shy;being.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>On a related note, Dan Hill recently published an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a>&nbsp;reflecting on&nbsp;<em>&lsquo;The Pool&rsquo;</em>, a book published as part of&nbsp;The Australian pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The interviews collected&nbsp;therein he finds, make&nbsp;a case for the pool as the authentically antipodean contribution to urbanism, a distinctly Australian public place, the country&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>piazza</em>.</p> Pool House Florida by NL Architects Archinect 2013-03-21T14:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T15:17:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> About a year ago, we published the rather unusual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal for a Bike Pavilion</a> in China's Hainan Province designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a>. The concept of using any available square inch of roof space seems to have grown into a trademark of the Amsterdam-based architects, as they are now sharing their latest proposal, a pool house for a client in Del Rey Beach, Florida.</p> <p> <strong>Project Description from NL Architects:</strong></p> <p> In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R:</p> <p> <em>I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home.</em></p> <p> Andrew purchased a property in Del Ray Beach, Florida and planned to replace the existing 12,000 square foot mansion with a smaller home of 8,000 and guest house of 4,000 square foot.</p> <p> Clearly a potential dream assignment; we immediately started drawing... we prepared a &lsquo;sketchbook&rsquo; that intended to cataly...</p> + Pool Needs Your Support Alexander Walter 2011-06-20T14:42:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We just got news from the guys at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Office of PlayLab</a>, both young design firms in New York, who need your support for their exciting project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+ Pool</a>, a floating pool in NYC that cleans the river water it sits in - like a giant strainer dropped into the river.</p> <p> This project is a completely self-initiated project by the two firms. Following the completion of a preliminary engineering feasibility report done with engineers at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arup</a>, they are now preparing to physically test and ultimately build a full-scale working prototype of a section of the pool itself.&nbsp; The designers just launched a 30-day <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> 5 days ago, already raising almost $15,000, and they could certainly use your help (and the help of your friends and their friends) to help to spread the word further.</p> <p> Here's a more detailed project description of + Pool:</p> <p> <strong>EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH A POOL</strong></p> <p> + Pool is the collaborative initiative of design studios Family and PlayLab to build a floating pool f...</p>