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2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
New images of The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden
photograph : Bonnie Savage
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Hub – 4 Mar 2014
A cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourneâ€™s Yarra River form the spectacular centrepiece of the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, California, USA
Design: SO â€“ IL
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art – Mar 1 2014
New York-based architectural design firm SO â€“ IL announces the groundbreaking on March 1, 2014 for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis in Davis, CA. Designed by SO â€“ IL, in a design-build partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Whiting-Turner, the design advances the fundamental notion of the art museum in the 21st century.
Oceanfront House in Crimea, Ukraine
Design: Robin Monotti Architects
photo : Ioana Marinescu
Seafront House in Crimea – 1 Mar 2014
RMA won 1st prize in the competition for the best interior design project in the modern style in Ukraine 2013 with their project Yacht House. The architectural competition was organized by the Dom i Interier magazine and received 965 entries.
A House Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Design: Bruce Stafford Architects
photo Â© Karl Beath
House in Vaucluse – 19 Feb 2014
This home is situated on a narrow site with waterfront at one short end and parkland along the long northerly side. The prime design generator was to frame the various view opportunities from the moment one arrived off the street, by creating a range of different spaces, all connected to a central vertical and horizontal circulation spine on the long axis of the site. This resulted in a series of courtyards and volumetric experiences until arriving at the edge of the infinity pool.
House LS, Belgium
photo Â© Frederik Vercruysse
Wemmel Residence – 19 Feb 2014
The municipality of Wemmel, situated on the outskirts of Brussels, is well known for its green areas with their monumental villas of the upper class. After a search of several years, the principal saw a house situated in one of those quarters. It was not his dream house but because of its marvellous location and the south orientated garden, he decided to buy it.
DC Tower 1
Design: Dominique Perrault with Hoffmann and Janz
photo Â© Michael Nagl
DC Tower Vienna – 11 Feb 2014
With its height of 250 meters and 60 floors the DC Tower 1 is the tallest building in Austria. The renowned French architect Dominique Perrault is responsible for the spectacular architecture. The appearance of the DC Tower 1 is mainly characterized by its extraordinary “folded” facade and slim structure that results from the height of 250m and a width of only average 28m and a length of 59m.
Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry
Design: Gehry Partners, LLP
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry – 10 Feb 2014
A design by Frank Gehry, the architect responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city of Bilbao, will be used for a building on Berlinâ€™s Alexanderplatz that will be Germanyâ€™s tallest apartment tower, reports Bloomberg. The 39-floor property will have a height of 150 m (490 ft) and contain about 300 apartments, a hotel and a spa, Hines said today in a statement.
DuPontâ„˘ CorianÂ® introduces more rich and beautiful blacks made with pioneering DeepColourâ„˘ Technology
There is an exciting new design option available in solid surfaces, offering an advanced solution for darker colours and delivering high performance, elegance, reliability and hygiene.
Within its long-term “Endless Evolution” initiative, DuPont has once again set a new, superior standard in advanced surfacing materials for interior design and architecture: the research and development laboratories of DuPont have developed an innovative manufacturing solution called DeepColourâ„˘ Technology* (a patent pending invention) enabling the creation of dark solid surfaces which offer deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier thermoforming, seaming and finishing.
Design: CCS ARCHITECTURE
photograph : Aaron Leitz; Seattle, WA
Madrona House in Seattle – 8 Feb 2014
This house was designed as a second home for a Bay Area couple as a summer retreat to spend the warm summer months away from the fog in San Francisco. Built on a steep slope and a narrow lot, this 4000 square foot home is spread over 3 floors, with the master, guest and kids bedroom on the ground floor, and living spaces on the upper floor to take advantage of the views.
Goodwood Residence in Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
Goodwood Residence Singapore – 1 Feb 2014
Set amidst an enclave of black and white houses just off the prime Orchard/Scotts Road area, and against a verdant 20-hectare backdrop of greenery, the 210-unit Goodwood Residence is conceived on a macro scale as a breathing space – a rarity in high density urbanised Singapore – and an extension of the Goodwood Hill tree conservation area that it shares a boundary of 150m with. Articulated as two 12-storey L-shaped blocks, the 2.5-hectare development ‘dialogues with the hill’.
Architectural News : selected buildings from around the world
shown recently on the architectural news page
Recent Architecture News
Reforma Towers MĂ©xico City
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
image : Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.
Honeycomb Building in the Bahamas
Design: BIG + HKS + MDA
image : BIG
Honeycomb Building Bahamas – 27 Jan 2014
BIG + HKS + MDA have unveiled the design for the new Honeycomb building and its adjacent public plaza in The Bahamas â€“ a 175,000 ftÂ˛ (ca. 16,000 mÂ˛) residential building with a private pool on each balcony overlooking the marina.
Entry for the WKCDA Arts Pavilion Design Competition
Design: XML Amsterdam
image from architects
For the West Kowloon Cultural District competition in Hong Kong, XML designed a new Arts Pavilion. By reimagining the classical Miesian pavilion typology of a glass box and roof, the XML proposal sets out to create a pavilion that offers two distinct types of exhibition spaces. Under a large canopy, a glass-enclosed box offers a 4.5meter high unobstructed space, that can be adapted to an infinite amount of layouts for the exhibition of painting, sculpture, video, photography and other media.
LA Union Station Master Plan enters final stage
Design: Gruen Associates with Grimshaw
image : Grimshaw
LA Union Station Master Plan – 28 + 27 Jan 2014
The Metro Board of Directors Planning and Programming Committee has unanimously approved the team of Grimshaw and Gruen Associates to begin the third and final phase of the new LA Union Station Master Plan.
Open International Contest for the historical center of Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad Design Competition – 27 Jan 2014
Announcement of the open international competition for architectural and city planning concept of area development in the historical center of Kaliningrad.Â Noncommercial partnership ‘City-Planning Bureau ‘The Heart of the City’ under instructions of the Government of Kaliningrad region and in association with the administration of municipal entity ‘Urban district ‘The city of Kaliningrad’ announces an open International architectural and city-planning competitive tender for the Concept of area development in the historical center of Kaliningrad (Korolevskaya mountain and its locality).
WKCDA announces the results of the Arts Pavilion Design Competition
Design: VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung
image from architects
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) have announced that VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung, have been appointed to design the Arts Pavilion in the West Kowloon Cultural District, after achieving first prize in a single stage international design competition.
Heathrowâ€™s new Terminal 2
Design: Luis Vidal + Architects (LVA)
Heathrow Terminal 2 exterior, CGI, LHR Airports Limited
Heathrow New Terminal 2 – 21 Jan 2014
Undulating steel-framed roof controls flow of natural light making Terminal 2 Heathrowâ€™s most sustainable terminal yet. Terminal 2 is one of the UKâ€™s largest privately funded construction projects and has provided jobs for approximately 35,000 people.
The ÂŁ2.5 billion development has taken five years to complete and includes the main Terminal 2 building, a monumental new sculpture inspired by the world of aviation by internationally-renowned artist Richard Wilson RA, a 1,340-space car park and an energy centre and cooling station.
New Aspen Art Museum Building, Colorado, USA
Design: Shigeru Ban Architects
photo from AAM
New Aspen Art Museum – 11 Jan 2014
The new facilÂity will be located at the corÂner of South Spring Street and Hyman Avenue in downÂtown Aspen.
In 1979 the Aspen Art Museum opened its doors at the renÂoÂvated Holy Cross Power Plant on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. For 33 years that facilÂity has served the misÂsion of the orgaÂniÂzaÂtion well, fosÂterÂing a proÂgram of art, diaÂlogue, and creÂativÂity that has grown into a major culÂtural instiÂtuÂtion servÂing Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, the region, and the world.
Abedian School of Architecture
Design: CRAB Studio – Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, London
Abedian School of Architecture – 8 Jan 2014
photo from architects
Educational Building for Bond University in Queensland: the Abedian School of Architecture is located on the campus designed in the 1980s by Arata Isozaki. It forms part of the Faculty of Architecture and Sustainable Design. Winning the competition in January 2011, CRAB was awarded the contract and the building was completed in 2013.
Developers Announce Name and Exclusive Broker Of New Skyscraper In Miami Being Designed By Zaha Hadid, Florida, USA
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
image from architects
One Thousand Museum in Miami – 7 Jan 2014
Internationally renowned for her revolutionary designs of buildings in premier cities worldwide, including Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Rome, and London, Zaha Hadid was the developersâ€™ first choice for One Thousand Museum. â€śMiami has become a truly global city and we wanted to work with someone who has the vision to create an architectural icon that will capture its unique character,â€ť said Birdman and Covin in a joint statement. â€śZaha Hadid is a visionary. The buildings she designs not only make headlines worldwide, but also garner critical acclaim and promise to be in history books for generations to come.â€ť
Doha Architecture Photographs
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photograph Â© Pygmalion Karatzas
Doha Architecture Photos – 6 Jan 2014
In this exclusive report by Greek architectural photographer Pygmalion Karatzas we bring you the most interesting new buildings in Doha, Qatar. Recently in the news worldwide for issues surrounding FIFA 2022 World Cup the country is bouyant like many on the Gulf. There is a wide range of new buildings, not just the obligatory ‘aren’t we doing well’ skyscrapers but also museums, parks and galleries.
Joelâ€™s Column Vol. II, Number 1
If I were an architect eager to launch my career in the U.S., I would focus on three states:
Texas, California, and Florida
photo : The Crescent a 1938 Art Deco hotel, Henry Hohauser architect, photo courtesy of the City of Miami Beach, Florida
Joelâ€™s Column for e-architect – 6 Jan 2014
Despite the incredibly exciting renewal taking place in New York City, the reality is that the wealth and power in the United States has shifted. The wealth and power in the U.S. now resides in the West and in the South. With that shift has come opportunities for architects in such states such as Texas, California, and Florida.
Major Buildings from 2013 – completed
our tip, pictured – Emporia, MalmĂ¶, Sweden – designed by WingĂĄrdhs
photo : Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
Buildings from 2013
21 Dec: e-architect have selected some key buildings and designs from 2013.
Our parameters? Architecture that stimulates, buildings that question, designs that show innovation.
Major Building Designs from 2013 – on the ‘drawing board’
our tip, pictured – 520 West 28th Street New York – designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
image from architects
Building Designs from 2013
World Architecture Festival news : World Building of the Year Award
Zaha Hadid building news : Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan – photos
Recent Architecture Articles
Original content on e-architect – Recent Archive:
Low-cost Housing for the Elderly
image Â© Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
13 Oct 2013 by Joel Solkoff
Joel Solkoff looks at housing access issues, from the low proportion of housing that is wheel chair accessible to the requirement of elderly individuals to spiritually uplifting laces such as museums.
Morgan Library and Museum Disability Architecture
re Disability Access in Renzo Piano’s J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Building, New York City, USA
photo Â© Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
24 Aug 2013 by Joel Solkoff
When I began this column I wrote: â€śThe future of architecture is rapidly requiring you to redesign the world to meet the requirements of the largest generation in world history. Ours is an aging population in the process of developing disabilities–but a generation with the determination, education, political clout, and for many the wealth to live independently none-the-less.â€ť
Architecture Articles for e-architect
photo by Michel DenancĂ©, provided by permission of the Morgan Library and Museum
Architectural News – Archive
Architecture Walking Tours
photo Â© Joe Lekas
Sustainable Architecture news : Carbon Emissions Rise – radical plan required
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