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Camberwell Junction in Victoria, Australia

Monday, January 17th, 2011
  • Architect: Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture
  • Project year: 2011

Designed as a sinuous sculpted structure, the building has been split into podium and apartment elements.  These elements physically describe the different uses within the development and employ changes in height and setbacks to alter the perception of the buildings size from different angles.  In perspective no entire elevation is viewed at once.  The buildings have no front, rear, or side, and present a consistent level of finish when viewed from any direction.

Camberwell Junction

Camberwell Junction

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Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Canada by OMA

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Article source: OMA

The new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec – the museum’s fourth building in an increasingly complicated site, interconnected yet disparate – is a subtly ambitious, even stealthy, addition to the city. Rather than creating an iconic imposition, it forms new links between the park and the city, and brings new coherence to the MNBAQ.

Atrium (© OMA; image by Luxigon)

  • Architect: OMA
  • Project: Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)
  • Location: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Québec City, Canada
  • Client: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Status: Competition 2010, 1st place.
  • Completion: fall 2013
  • Drawings and Images: © OMA; image by Luxigon

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Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The new Dalí Museum opened on January 11, 2011, at 11:11 a.m. Located on a scenic waterfront site in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., the 68,000-square-foot structure doubles the size of the original 1982 Dalí Museum, a one-story warehouse. Exhibits include oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and other works from a 2,140-piece permanent collection.

Dali Museum - Moris Moreno

Dali Museum - Moris Moreno

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Samitaur Tower – Culver City, California

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The Samitaur Tower is an information tower, constructed at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard immediately across from the new Expo light rail line arriving from downtown Los Angeles in June, 2011. That intersection is the primary entry point into the re-developed zone of Culver City.

  • Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Structure: Standard structural steel sections
  • Project Area / Construction Area: Los Angeles
  • Project Year: 2011
Art Tower by architect Eric Owen Moss job ID 5633

North View

Conceptually, the tower has both introverted and extroverted planning objectives. Internal to the burgeoning site area of new media companies, graphic designers, and general office tenants, the tower will symbolize the advent of this important new urban development, provide a changing art display for local viewing, and offer a variety of graphic content and data on its five screens concerning coming events and current achievements of the tenants who occupy that part of the city.

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Yale University Health Services Building

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The combination of the three buildings on the block, Rose Center / University Police, Yale University Health Services Center and structured parking, along with site structures and landscape elements create a reinterpretation of the traditional, interiorized Yale campus block. This configuration allows not only pedestrian but also automobile passage easily into and through the site, a thoroughly contemporary campus block condition. As with the traditional block, building entries are located internal to the block.

Yale University Health Building

Yale University Health Building

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Hudson River Park, Segment 5 in New York

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
  • Architects: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
  • Project Year: 2011 – 2010

Segment 5 of Hudson River Park runs from Pier 64 south to Pier 54 along the formerly industrial waterfront of the Hudson River. The northern portion of this segment, christened Chelsea Cove by the design team, will combine three individual piers into one of the largest open spaces within Hudson River Park. Chelsea Cove will feature a broad central lawn, reconnecting the vertical city with the drama of the horizon, as well as an enclosing grove that separates the park from the highway. The cove will include a skate park, a carousel, and an entry garden designed in collaboration with Lynden B. Miller. It also will include a landscape installation by environmental artist Meg Webster. Pier 64, which forms the north side of the cove, rises gently toward an elevated prospect, with privileged views up and down river, as well as back toward the city.

Chelsea Cove

Chelsea Cove

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“The Cloud”, Proposed monument for London 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    A team of leading architects and engineers has just unveiled designs for The Cloud – a landmark structure to commemorate London’s role as host of the 2012 Olympics. The lightweight transparent tower, composed of a “cloud” of inflatable, light-emitting spheres, would create a spatial, three-dimensional display in the skies of London, fed by real time information from all over the world.

    The Cloud

    The Cloud

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    Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

    Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

      The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH), officially the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened on July 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada that is operated by the Cleveland Clinic  and was designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners in Santa Monica, California.

      Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

      Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

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      U.S. Embassy in London

      Monday, January 10th, 2011

      Embassy architecture serves as a powerful symbol that provides an instantaneous and indelible impression of a country. Public buildings project the identity of a country’s peoples, culture and aspirations. American public buildings convey the collective identity of their rich, culturally diverse, and increasingly complex society. An American embassy’s design expresses to the world the ideals of American democracy—the optimism, hope and promise of the time. By communicating the transcendent values that define the United States as a nation, the new Embassy of the United States of America in London has the potential to embody a new age of American openness, transparency, and renewed commitment to international collaboration. A U.S. Embassy also acts as a symbolic gateway between two countries.

      U.S. Embassy in London

      U.S. Embassy in London

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      Broad Art Foundation Museum with a Honeycomb “Veil”

      Friday, January 7th, 2011

      Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and architect Elizabeth Diller today unveiled the designs of The Broad Art Foundation, a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.  Designed by world-renowned architects Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, the three-story museum features a unique porous honeycomb “veil” that wraps around the building and is visible through an expansive, top floor, sky-lit gallery that will be home to great works of contemporary art drawn from the 2,000-piece Broad Collections.

      Exterior perspective from 2nd Street and Grand Avenue

      Exterior perspective from 2nd Street and Grand Avenue

      The Broads also announced a 12-member board of governors and the inaugural programming for the contemporary art museum, to be called “The Broad.”

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