Archinect - News 2014-04-18T09:34:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York Justine Testado 2014-03-07T18:39:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:14:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bneie6jt6g24rbin.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tadao Ando has been commissioned by real-estate development firm Sumaida + Khurana to design an ultra-luxury condominium building in New York. This will be Ando's first building in New York.</p><p>Here's more detail about the upcoming project:</p><p>"New York-based luxury&nbsp;residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana have closed on a $21,000,000&nbsp;deal to acquire a site at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita and announced&nbsp;plans to&nbsp;develop it into an approximately 32,000-square-foot, iconic, ultra luxury condominium&nbsp;building. The building will feature 8 units and will be located at the corner&nbsp;of&nbsp;Kenmare and Elizabeth Street. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the building will be completed in 2016.&nbsp;</p><p>The developers have commissioned world-renowned, Japanese master architect Tadao Ando to design the project, it will be his first residential condominium project in New York. Ando is the only person to have won all four major international architecture prizes: the Pritzker Architecture Priz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92228551/big-hks-mda-unveils-honeycomb-resort-design-for-the-bahamas BIG + HKS + MDA unveils Honeycomb resort design for The Bahamas Justine Testado 2014-01-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:24:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izv7zo0ego8qae0c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.hksinc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Architects</a> and <a href="http://mdabahamas.com/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Diggiss Architects</a>, revealed their design for the Honeycomb residential building in the beach and golf resort community of Albany in The Bahamas. Commissioned by Tavistock Group and New Valley LLC, the 175,000 ft&sup2; (approx. 16,000 m&sup2;) residential building will be the tallest structure in Albany, set to become a new centerpiece for the city.<br><br>BIG sent us more details on the project right below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uy2gnvwqnrotammf.jpg"><br><br>"The fa&ccedil;ade has a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island. The balconies are deep enough to not only provide outdoor spaces, but also summer kitchens and a pool sunken into the balcony of each unit."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls3nt4ky832b800s.jpg"><br><br>"These pools have a transparent edge towards the plaza, eliminating the visual barrier between the pool and the environment. Bathers can be fully immersed in the view of the marina and the ocean beyond."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isq19s1ohywke821.jpg"><br><br>"Bjarke Ingels: 'Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91702458/what-could-have-been-of-gershwin-plot-14-by-nl-architects What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects Justine Testado 2014-01-20T19:48:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T21:53:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3gdtwe5u3pgbwbg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is the world of architecture...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3ammnm5enr7zmb82.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aff9wkr9r9za19d.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bh1g920iimsojbo.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f3mnbori2gpq1he.jpg" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/gershwin_plot_14_by_nl_architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90753849/rice-design-alliance-s-additionally-tour-highlights-modern-updates-of-8-historic-houses-in-houston Rice Design Alliance’s "Additionally" tour highlights modern updates of 8 historic houses in Houston Justine Testado 2014-01-08T12:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6ok3kopfw8tj170.jpg" width="514" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29-30, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://ricedesignalliance.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RDA</a> is inviting its members and their guests for a weekend to visit eight historic houses originally built between 1885 to 1964 throughout Houston. Within the past 12 years, local architecture firms individually crafted modernized additions that complement each house's historic nature.</p> <p> Check out some of the tour's destinations:<br><br> 216 Avondale (1906); Addition: 2012, m+a architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1x0bc0dlaw3xlu0.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 707 Sabine (1885); Additions: 2000, Gary Eades; 2009, Janusz Design<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szx9mjp26k778h07.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 3503 Audobon (1920); Addition: 2011, Interloop&ndash;Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mtxyz4fdr7h197g8.jpg" title=""><br><br><br> 5503 Sturbridge; Additions: 1960, Marshall S. MacDougal; 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1bkb59ws133v5k0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more info on the tour, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/rice_design_alliances_additionally_tour_to_visit_8_historic_residences_in_h/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Rice Design Alliance.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89078429/berg-c-f-m-ller-dinelljohansson-propose-world-s-tallest-wooden-skyscraper-for-stockholm Berg | C.F. Møller & DinellJohansson propose world’s tallest wooden skyscraper for Stockholm Justine Testado 2013-12-17T18:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:39:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7z3ulloqjfp1cnfp.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson recently won the competition to design a future residential landmark for Stockholm. Hosted by Swedish real estate group HSB, three competing teams were required to propose three innovative residential buildings for three central locations in the city. The winners will work with HSB to develop and build the residential complex by 2023, in time for HSB's 100th anniversary.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a glimpse of Berg | C.F. M&oslash;ller and DinellJohansson's proposals:<br><br><strong>Hagastaden:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9lu8x9nddqm8hpb.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>V&auml;sterbroplan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f07zq7mc4daw31zn.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Fleminggatan:</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akp1widxmysdpanp.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89000477/h-architecture-s-winning-proposal-for-the-sejong-public-housing-development H Architecture’s winning proposal for the Sejong Public Housing Development Justine Testado 2013-12-16T18:49:00-05:00 >2014-01-01T22:01:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2x1bvvv6kdhherg.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York-based H Architecture sent us their winning proposal for the Sejong 2-2 M2 Block Public Housing Development competition. In celebrating its 50-year apartment building history, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation opened a call for ideas for its new 77,000m2 housing development in Sejong City, South Korea.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6679589/h-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H Architecture</a>'s proposal -- done in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/haeahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haeahn Architecture</a> -- revolves around an open, versatile "not-to-define" concept as a response to the typical rigid approach of public housing design.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzzm5afrkw9v4qru.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8gi1ckuvnmdi6rt.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73y4650muptofgl1.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iuayg9fzcg2hgfpk.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88595906/nl-architects-completes-b05-kuifje-in-nieuw-crooswijk-rotterdam NL Architects completes B05 “Kuifje” in Nieuw Crooswijk, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2013-12-11T12:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T13:07:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97sk80qv8d4uia82.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After three years of construction, NL Architects' B05 Kuifje is now complete. Nicknamed Tintin, B05 is located in Nieuw Crooswijk, a residential area near the city center of Rotterdam and the Kralingse Bos park. With its "deformed" silhouette, Tintin was constructed as part of an urban plan by West 8 to redevelop the area into a distinct cityscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are a few photos of "Tintin":<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qxuzo4429ivfgccm.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tt5vf2mawn7k4e7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lzjlf3sywt7lyz0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos by Luuk Kramer.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87388705/unstudio-selected-to-design-the-baumkirchen-mitte-in-munich UNStudio selected to design the Baumkirchen Mitte in Munich Justine Testado 2013-11-25T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T18:07:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fudblfi9za3w5sbf.jpg" width="514" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio was recently chosen to design the Baumkirchen Mitte, an office and residential complex in Munich, Germany. In collaboration with OR else Landscapes, UNStudio won out of six shortlisted finalist teams that included BIG, J Mayer H Architects, and Schneider + Schumacher Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zh/zhsr577v2iqktinu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sj3h5ntc2m46bkms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjdq4clgrojarih7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iaztu91qy9auacwl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gv5ngc0dr57e6bjr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes Tech professionals seek less flashy homes Archinect 2013-09-12T17:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T14:16:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ys3f5h3ngel6jyoa.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owner of Hill House is Scott Croyle, senior vice president of design at HTC. At two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a study, the home is just large enough to share with his wife and son. Its modest scale allowed Bernstein to emphasize quality materials over quantity of space. "It's almost a negative value in that (tech) community," said Bernstein of over-the-top homes. "There's a real emphasis on not seeking a mansion right away."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81468029/shortlist-for-the-2013-riba-manser-medal-highlights-the-uk-s-best-new-homes Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK’s best new homes Justine Testado 2013-09-09T21:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:26:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmcn9pj2a2bgqkl5.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed its shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal - Best New Home -- the UK's most distinguished private home design award. [...] Locally presented and judged, the RIBA Awards are specifically for structures in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Winners are also considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83073926/winners-of-2013-riba-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80394436/new-york-s-micro-unit-exhibition-extended-to-september-15th New York’s micro-unit exhibition extended to September 15th Justine Testado 2013-08-26T20:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h86sznch54em4ge3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Due to popular demand, the Museum of the City of New York is now extending their "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit until Sept. 15, 2013. Originally planned to close on Labor Day weekend after recently hosting its special "Living Large While Living Small" series this month, the exhibit continues to attract visitors from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>In addition to experiencing the fully built micro-apartment, visitors were drawn to one specific feature: the "Cubista." The Cubista is a coffee table and ottoman that transforms to a table that can seat four people.</em></p> <p> <em>Starting Friday, Aug. 30 until Sept. 15, any museum visitor can enter for a chance to win the $1,000 Cubista (with paid admission). One lucky visitor will be chosen.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small Justine Testado 2013-08-09T16:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:12:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dad1abd802f621c8af246470bbd87ce.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of the popular "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, the Museum of the City of New York will host "Living Large While Living Small", a series of events about how to live comfortably and stylishly in small urban spaces -- not to mention that all events will take place in a fully built 325-sq.ft "micro-apartment" housed inside the museum (an apartment size prohibited in most of NYC).</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80394436/new-york-s-micro-unit-exhibition-extended-to-september-15th" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York&rsquo;s micro-unit exhibition extended to September 15th</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75578734/housing-market-index-goes-above-50-for-the-first-time-in-seven-years Housing Market Index goes above 50 for the first time in seven years Archinect 2013-06-19T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-20T17:02:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7wd2zsrqe6f8dg6.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73298160/winners-of-the-2013-aia-housing-awards Winners of the 2013 AIA Housing Awards Alexander Walter 2013-05-16T14:41:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:33:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qtgztb4d4xbr8pz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six residential projects have been selected as recipients of the 2013 AIA Housing Awards. The jury recognized projects in four award categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing (none selected this year), Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69443656/d3-housing-tomorrow-the-2013-competition-winners d3 HOUSING TOMORROW - The 2013 Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-03-14T15:41:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T08:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5s/5s746uei2dm6hivu.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries of the 2013 Housing Tomorrow competition have just been announced, awarding three prizes and sixteen special mentions to design concepts that "explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy socially&#8208; and environmentally&#8208;engaged approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects." This year's first prize was presented to Die Hu, Boji Hu, and Yang Zhou for their extreme environments housing proposal, 'Life on the Ropeway.'</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/66031295/new-york-mayor-bloomberg-announces-winner-of-adapt-nyc-micro-unit-apartment-competition New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-22T15:12:00-05:00 >2013-08-09T16:44:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4ra7iqgzqnxb0vza.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with city officials, announced today the winner of the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the city&rsquo;s growing small-household population [...]. The winning entry, &lsquo;My Micro NY,&rsquo; was designed by a development team comprising Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53249225/mayor-bloomberg-announces-new-micro-unit-apartment-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg announces new "micro-unit" apartment design competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79073006/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-presents-living-large-while-living-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York Presents: Living Large While Living Small</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65090620/h-house-by-sae-min-oh-bang-by-min-emerging-design-group H-House by Sae Min Oh / bang by min emerging design group Alexander Walter 2013-01-08T15:43:00-05:00 >2013-01-20T09:05:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34c6yojukcw4rbyw.jpg" width="514" height="611" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>South Korean architect Sae Min Oh of Gangnam-based bang by min emerging design group has sent us photographs of H-House, his award-winning residential building in Seoul's Seongbuk-dong neighborhood. The project was awarded the 30th Seoul Architecture Prize as well as the Korea Interior Design Best Awards in 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59559877/home-for-all-for-rikuzentakata “Home for All” for Rikuzentakata Archinect 2012-10-18T12:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:15:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fa388e64a3c893f208bfb89de81d9f3.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Home for All&rdquo; for Rikuzentakata is a gathering place for those who lost their homes in the tsunami-devastated city in Iwate Prefecture. The project was led by architect Toyo Ito, who collaborated with younger Japanese architects, Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto, and Akihisa Hirata.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58970633/ofis-arhitekti-finish-basket-apartments-in-paris OFIS Arhitekti Finish Basket Apartments in Paris Alexander Walter 2012-10-09T19:17:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T19:54:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pattumh870e5ltmk.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in November 2008, we reported on Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti taking the first prize in the invited competition for a student apartment building in Paris' 19th district. The project has come together very nicely in the mean time, and we're excited to publish photos of the now completed Basket Apartments.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Compare the completed building with the competition renderings from 2008: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ofis_arhitekti_win_student_housing_competition_in_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OFIS Arhitekti Win Student Housing Competition in Paris</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53481411/nl-architects-completes-de-kameleon NL Architects Completes De Kameleon Alexander Walter 2012-07-13T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:50:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3r416o25igy70xh.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And even more completion news from Dutch firms today: NL Architects informed us that their project De Kameleon, a supersized housing block in Amsterdam, was just completed. The huge mixed-used project includes apartments, parking, and a new shopping center in the troubled neighborhood formerly known as Bijlmer.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/49204197/murphy-jahn-designs-pentominium-for-seoul-s-yongsan-district Murphy/Jahn Designs Pentominium for Seoul’s Yongsan District Archinect 2012-05-23T17:32:00-04:00 >2012-05-31T13:30:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2y9su8aw4d8hb9np.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Seoul's new Yongsan International Business District continues to dominate the news:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48544623/rex-unveils-residential-tower-in-seoul-s-yongsan-international-business-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX unveils residential tower in Seoul's Yongsan International Business District</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47999874/as-gg-designs-dancing-dragons-complex-for-seoul-s-yongsan-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AS+GG Designs Dancing Dragons Complex for Seoul&rsquo;s Yongsan District</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30228682/mvrdv-designs-the-cloud-for-seoul-s-yongsan-dreamhub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV designs The Cloud for Seoul&rsquo;s Yongsan Dreamhub</a></li> </ul><p> Now we just received images of Pentominium, the 320-meter-tall residential development designed by Chicago-based <a href="http://www.murphyjahn.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murphy/Jahn Architects</a>.</p> <p> <strong>Project Description from the Architects:</strong></p> <p> The Yongsan International Business District will set a new standard for an integrated global city. Situated on a high-profile site in the western side of the district, plot R5 houses a signature topend residential building, 320m in height, which will attract the most exclusive clientele from both Korea as well as the rest of the world. These Pentominium units will provide unsurpassed urban living experiences, with spatial and privacy features normally associated with individual houses.</p> <p> In order to maximize w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46385375/a-tale-of-two-toronto-church-conversions A tale of two Toronto church conversions Archinect 2012-04-26T18:18:00-04:00 >2012-04-27T17:36:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6rn4dnd9vdh1v0g.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During the age of foolishness, when congregations moved on, the last visitor to these sacred spaces was usually a wrecker&rsquo;s ball. Now, it seems as though a spring of hope is upon us, as more and more churches become homes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46367499/j-mayer-h-s-joh3-preview-in-berlin J. MAYER H.‘s JOH3 Preview in Berlin Alexander Walter 2012-04-26T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-01-10T00:25:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwnsdywnndgj5h71.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in Berlin this weekend, you might wanna check out this exhibition as part of Gallery Weekend Berlin: JOH3 - J. MAYER H.'s newly-opened residential building in Berlin's Mitte district - will open its gallery space with carpets and furniture from J. MAYER H.'s 2011 exhibition "Rapport" at Berlinische Galerie. The exhibition was organized as a collaboration between the Berlinische Galerie, Euroboden and Vorwerk. A model of the building will also be on view.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver BIG’s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver Alexander Walter 2012-04-17T14:38:00-04:00 >2012-04-23T02:02:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xo92x32lnoy3yc2.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Copenhagen darlings BIG have unveiled their design for the 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe tower in Vancouver, a collaboration with Westbank, Dialog, Cobalt, PFS, Buro Happold, Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng. The new mixed-use tower marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the city's skyline.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38081762/beach-howe-tower-proposal-vancouver-big-tower-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">leaked renderings</a> from a few weeks ago, here some official images from BIG directly.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42789486/lan-architecture-completes-70-sud-housing-project-in-boulogne-billancourt LAN Architecture Completes 70° Sud Housing Project in Boulogne-Billancourt Alexander Walter 2012-03-26T15:08:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T14:11:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/papg0gymuwo1ov4l.jpg" width="514" height="553" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LAN Architecture recently completed 70&deg; Sud, an apartment building in Boulogne-Billancourt, a western suburb of Paris. The project emerged as the winner of a competition back in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/40482333/d3-housing-tomorrow-the-2012-competition-winners d3 HOUSING TOMORROW - The 2012 Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2012-03-06T14:38:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T02:01:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/ue8treuelsjunz8c.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2012 Housing Tomorrow competition were just announced. The annual competition promotes the exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows that offer new housing strategies for living in the future. Sponsored by New York-based d3, the competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39211120/bridge-urban-life-typology-by-fangcheng-architects Bridge Urban Life Typology by FangCheng Architects Alexander Walter 2012-02-24T14:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-25T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4akp6fk8letlqzz9.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Chinese firm FangCheng Architects has sent us their proposal Bridge Urban Life Typology, a city-wide network of bridge buildings which won the team the Second Prize at the 1.100.10000 Ideas Competition. The contest sought for innovative ideas to rapidly add 240,000 affordable housing units for more than 800,000 people in China's mega-boomtown Shenzhen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/38287429/project-zero-runner-up-at-design-to-zero-competition Project Zero - Runner Up at Design to Zero Competition Alexander Walter 2012-02-16T13:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-21T10:51:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34fdsgkuafov6pz9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are happy to also present the second prize winner of the 2012 Design to Zero competition: Project Zero, a collaborative effort by graduate students Daniel Kim and Caitlin Ranson from Clemson University School of Architecture [...]. Project Zero seeks to redefine the "unit," focusing on the tight relationship between material unit, family unit, and living unit. The site chosen for the proposal is in a historic residential district not far from downtown Grennville, South Carolina.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/38181571/oil-silo-home-by-pinkcloud-dk Oil Silo Home by PINKCLOUD. DK Alexander Walter 2012-02-15T15:32:00-05:00 >2012-02-17T09:22:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3ougmxr86p9awsx.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a few days ago, we published the winning entry of the 2011 DOW Design to Zero competition. Here is now also the third prize winner, the entry Oil Silo Home, by architects Leon Lai and Eric Tan of pinkcloud.dk. The proposal recycles existing oil silos by transforming them into affordable housing for families worldwide.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/33232165/unit-fusion-housing-project-by-y-design-office Unit Fusion Housing Project by Y Design Office Alexander Walter 2012-01-03T16:37:09-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgdk6z8s91g5hppn.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>International design and research collaborative Y Design Office has sent us the proposal Unit Fusion, a modular, plug-in high-rise residential typology for Hong Kong. As of yet, the 75-story tower project is still in its conceptual design phase.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>