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[PARIS] Le secteur Ouest de la ZAC Clichy-Batignolles vu par ses architectes

[PARIS] Le secteur Ouest de la ZAC Clichy-Batignolles vu par ses architectes | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Les deux immeubles de logements du lot O2 conçus par Christian Biecher et Yansong Ma (MAD)
L’un aux lignes ondoyantes, l’autre aux volumes facettés. La crèche au cœur du projet les place à bonne distance l’un de l’autre, tout en ouvrant une fenêtre urbaine sur le parc


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Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:07 PM

Le nouveau quartier de Paris, avec parc et toitures végétalisées au sein d'une forte densité de bâtiments.

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Architectures : le couvent de la Tourette (extrait) - videos.arte.tv

Architectures : le couvent de la Tourette (extrait) - videos.arte.tv | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Extrait du film de Richard Copans consacré au couvent de la Tourette que l'on doit à l'architecte français Le Corbusier.

 

ARCHITECTURES : LE COUVENT DE LA TOURETTE (EXTRAIT)

Extrait du film de Richard Copans consacré au couvent de la Tourette que l'on doit à l'architecte français Le Corbusier.

 

Le couvent de la Tourette, construit entre 1953 et 1960 à Éveux, près de Lyon, est la dernière grande œuvre de Le Corbusier en France. C'est une œuvre de maturité dont la force, la richesse et la complexité sont telles qu'en 1986 les architectes français l'ont choisie comme la seconde œuvre contemporaine la plus importante, après le Centre Pompidou de Piano et Rogers.

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Denver’s Winning Micro-Unit Proposal Has A Vertical Lawn

Denver’s Winning Micro-Unit Proposal Has A Vertical Lawn | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Mexico-based practice SAC Studio de Arquitectura y Ciudad won first place in the Denver Architectural League’s ideas competition for riverfront micro-housing.

 

On Friday the Denver Architectural League announced the winners of its micro-housing ideas competition. The contest solicited designs for an eight-unit building with micro-apartments that range from 250 to 375 square feet, sited on a narrow swath of riverbank in a sparse industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown. The league invited architects to imagine a structure so virtuous—net-zero, built on a leftover slope of undesirable land, virtually no parking, etc.—that its inhabitants might just be theoretical figments themselves.

All in all, the competition drew 70 proposals, 25 of which came from abroad. See more at the article link.


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Do Awards tell us what GOOD architecture is? –

Do Awards tell us what GOOD architecture is? – | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The 2013 architecture Awards season is getting into full swing across the nation. It's timely to ask if Awards tell us much about what good architecture is or if they're just about appearances (Do Awards tell us what good architecture is?

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In Paris, Mixing the Contemporary With the Classics

In Paris, Mixing the Contemporary With the Classics | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Amid the city’s countless historic treasures, several modern-day architectural projects are worth seeking out.
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[Connecticut, USA] Spiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects

[Connecticut, USA] Spiral House / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architects
Location: Lower Fairfield County Coast, Connecticut, USA
Structural Engineer: Robert Sillman Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Tucker and Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Frank Talcott, Inc.
Landscape Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architect and Owner
Consultants: Concrete Architectural Works, Inc., David Roggero, Custom Architectural Concrete Shower, Tub and Vanity
Project Area: 3,900 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, Todd Mason Halkin Photography LLC, Joeb Moore + Partners Architects

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[Mies van der Rohe] Seagram: Union of Building and Landscape: Places: Design Observer

[Mies van der Rohe] Seagram: Union of Building and Landscape: Places: Design Observer | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

What led Mies to create the union of skyscraper and plaza on Park Avenue, a binding together so profoundly important in his oeuvre? In the 1950s, it would have been difficult to answer, let alone to ask. Would or could Mies have retraced his own trajectory? A few iconic buildings were known. The mullioned high-rise towers of the 1950s did not seem to derive from the sheer glass skyscrapers of the early 1920s. A genealogy of the plaza could not have been constructed: the “podium” at 860–880 Lake Shore Drive was not recognized as such. And Mies’s Zeitgeist? Philip Johnson proclaimed that he was tired of hearing Mies quote Augustine’s “Beauty is the radiance of truth.”

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Who Should Win the OMA vs. BIG Miami Showdown?

Who Should Win the OMA vs. BIG Miami Showdown? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Miami Beach Convention Center, a giant box of a building constructed in 1957, is in desperate need of a makeover and two design teams have bravely accepted the challenge.Team 1 is dubbed South Beach ACE (Arts, Culture, Entertainment District) and is a collaboration between Rem Koolhaas‘s OMA firm, Tishman, UIA, MVVA, Raymond Junglesand TVS. Team 2 goes by the name of Miami Beach Square and includes BIG, West 8,Fentress, JPA and Portman CMC. Both proposals completely re-imagine 52 acres of prime beach real estate and cost over a billion dollars in public and private funds. So, who does it better? 

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[Daqing, Heilongjiang, China] Highway Passenger Transportation Hub / Had Architects

[Daqing, Heilongjiang, China]  Highway Passenger Transportation Hub / Had Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Had Architects
Location: Daqing, Heilongjiang, China
Design Team: Tang Jiajun, Wang Conglong, Ji Qiang
Area: 29,576 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Wei Shuxiang and Tang Jiajun

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Architects re-imagine Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Gardens

Architects re-imagine Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Gardens | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects reimagine Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden in New York, including SHoP Architects and SOM.
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[New South Wales, Australia] Black Box / Tina Tziallas + Factor Design

[New South Wales, Australia] Black Box / Tina Tziallas + Factor Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Tina Tziallas + Factor Design
Location: Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia
Client: Inteweave
Completion Date: February 2012
Site Area: Interior Space Approx 100 sqm
External Glazing: Renlita
External Products: Highly Tinted External Glazing on Front of Building; Remaining external surfaces rendered and painted black
Interior Fitout: Factor Design
Photographs: Holly Treadaway

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New LA Subway Could Spell Acoustical Doom for Gehry’s Disney Hall

New LA Subway Could Spell Acoustical Doom for Gehry’s Disney Hall | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architect Frank Gehry has voiced concerns that the new Los Angeles subway, scheduled for construction in two to three years, may disturb concerts in his famous Disney Hall. The planned subway line would run 125 feet below the venue’s parking garage and recent simulations have shown that the rumblings could be audible inside the concert hall. Gehry has called for the review of previous noise projections for the metro project, which two years ago predicted no audible impact on his design. “It would be a disaster for Disney Hall,” Gehry told the LA Times. “The flag is up and we should go over it and make sure.”

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[Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand ] Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue

[Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand ] Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand 
Project team Professors: Hans Skotte & Sami Rintala
Project team Students: Pasi Aalto. Jan Kristian Borgen, Mari Folven, Ragnhild Førde, Sunniva Vold Huus, Olav Fåsetbru Kildal, Lene M. N. Kværness, Oda Moen Møst, Ørjan Nyheim, Karoline Salomonsen, Anne Sandnes, Ola Sendstad, Kristoffer B. Thørud, Caroline Tjernås, Anders Sellevold Aaseth
Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
Budget: 29.000 NOK (Approx. 4,650 USD)
Project year: January 2009
Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg uten grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU)
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

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Rue Rebière : le logement parisien en mode expérimental

Rue Rebière : le logement parisien en mode expérimental | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
UN PROJET/ UNE PARTICULARITE. Dans le cadre du réaménagement de la Zac Pouchet à Paris, une artère s'est littéralement métamorphosée ces dernières années : la rue Rebière.

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[Video, Brno, Czech Republic 1930 ] Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe : Villa Tugendhat Restored!

[Video,  Brno, Czech Republic 1930 ] Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe : Villa Tugendhat Restored! | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Villa Tugendhat
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Brno, Czech Republic
1930
Restored in 2013

Teaser of the film (May 2013)


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Messe Basel New Hall by Herzog & de Meuron

Messe Basel New Hall by Herzog & de Meuron | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

New photographs of Herzog & de Meuron's extension to the Messe Basel exhibition centre in Switzerland by Hufton + Crow.


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[Copenhagen, Denmark] Terminal Conection / Danielsen

[Copenhagen, Denmark] Terminal Conection / Danielsen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Danielsen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect In Charge: Kasper Danielsen Arkitekter A/S
General Contractor: Promecon
Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Danielsen

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[Choisy-le-Roi, France] New Bridge in Choisy / Jacques Ferrier Architectures

[Choisy-le-Roi, France] New Bridge in Choisy / Jacques Ferrier Architectures | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architectures
Location: Choisy-le-Roi, France
Project Manager: Stéphane Vigoureux
Project Team: Katrin Wagner (project leader), Corentin Lespagnol (image conception), Léa Duverge, Harold Chaveneau
Client: Sadev94
Budget: 6.1 M Euros
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: © Jacques Ferrier Architectures / photo Luc Boegly

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Lebbeus Woods, 1940 – 2012: The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who envisaged a world at war

Lebbeus Woods, 1940 – 2012:  The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who envisaged a world at war | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Lebbeus Woods envisaged a world at war. The visionary architect, artist, and educator – who would have turned 73 today – drew cities under duress, buildings in the face of destruction, and landscapes confronting catastrophe. He imagined an underground city connecting divided Berlin, buildings designed for seismic hot zones that could move during earthquakes, and a utopian city that looked like an insect. He didn’t depict the world as it was, he depicted what it might be.

 His drawings were not proposals. They were experiments: architecture for architecture’s sake, answering questions clients would not ask, disobeying laws, of nature and government. They explored the politics of architecture, imagining the ruptures (of all types) created by war, natural disaster, violence, governments, etc. Beautifully rendered with uncanny realism, the drawings border on science-fantasy. Yet they are eerily believable.

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LilibethAndre's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:15 AM

What can we learn from art?

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[ Seoul, Korea] A+animal Hospital / jhy architect & associates

[ Seoul, Korea] A+animal Hospital / jhy architect & associates | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: jhy architect & associates
Location: Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea
Design Team: Seong woo, Park
Area: 53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyung sub, Shin

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Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

Massive Green Building Projects Aim to Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture legacy.

Describing any massive construction project as “green” is a stretch, especially when it comes to sports facilities. But in football-mad Brazil, plans for a bevy of new and refurbished football stadia for the 2014 World Cup are well underway.

Brazil's projects could both score international green building certifications such as LEED while adding to the country’s rich modern architecture legacy. Much of the credit for Brazil’s greening of the World Cup goes to Vicente Mello and Ian McKee, two architects who drafted the CopaVerde plan, which advocates for the most responsible construction practices possible for the event’s venues...


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Alice Boyd's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:07 AM

What a building!  Everyone is getting on board with Green Buildings and LEED certifications.  Turner is also on the Green and LEED Certified train. It's the new IN thing. 

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Can a Stadium be Sustainable?

Kenneth Hadden Miller's curator insight, April 26, 2015 3:56 AM

An earlier scoop showed the issues that Rio was going to have with disabled patrons who attend the 2016 Olympic Games.  This is a bit more positive as it shows the green facilities that were created or rebuilt for the 2014 World Cup.  One of these even had its own solar power plant, which is extremely impressive!

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You Can Build a Brand New Richard Neutra Case Study House - Architecture Lab

You Can Build a Brand New Richard Neutra Case Study House - Architecture Lab | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
the Neutra Office (and Neutra's son Dion, a partner) has teamed up with the California Architecture Conservancy to offer the architect's plans for license.
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Farrells develops £1 billion Chinese business hub in London docklands

Farrells develops £1 billion Chinese business hub in London docklands | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Terry Farrell developing £1 billion China and Asia business hub in Royal Albert Dock in London docklands.
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Does the COST of Architectural Education Create a Barrier to the Profession?

Does the COST of Architectural Education Create a Barrier to the Profession? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A recent report by the UK Architectural Education Review Group has highlighted the high cost of education as a barrier which prevents less wealthy students from accessing the profession, reveals BDonline. Among a number of concerns raised about the current state of architectural education, it says that the cost to study architecture in the UK could “create an artificial barrier to the profession based solely on a student’s willingness to accept high levels of personal debt”.

 

Architecture has long been seen as a pastime of the wealthy, as evidenced by Philip Johnson‘s claim that “the first rule of architecture is be born rich, the second rule is, failing that, to marry wealthy”. However, the report acknowledges the fact that making the profession open to people of all backgrounds is not only a moral imperative, but will be vital to bring the best talent into the field.

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[Berlin, Germany] Brunnenstrasse 9 / Brandlhuber

[Berlin, Germany] Brunnenstrasse 9 / Brandlhuber | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Brandlhuber + Emde, ERA, Schneider
Location: Berlin, Germany
Project Architect: Thomas Banek, Silvia Farris, Christian Geisser, Tobias Hönig, Andrjana Ivanda, Katharina Janowski, Chrissie Muhr, Jan Winterstein
Area: 1,353 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Nathan Willock, Michael Reisch, Courtesy of Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

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