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Frei Otto Receives the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Visionary architect, 89, dies in his native Germany on March 9, 2015

Otto was an architect, visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources and a generous collaborator with architects, engineers, and biologists, among others.

Frei Otto -- ©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto –
©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto has received the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. Mr. Pritzker said: “Our jury was clear that, in their view, Frei Otto’s career is a model for generations of architects and his influence will continue to be felt. The news of his passing is very sad, unprecedented in the history of the prize. We are grateful that the jury awarded him the prize while he was alive. Fortunately, after the jury decision, representatives of the prize traveled to Mr. Otto’s home and were able to meet with Mr. Otto to share the news with him. At this year’s Pritzker Prize award ceremony in Miami on May 15 we will celebrate his life and timeless work.”

Mr. Otto becomes the 40th laureate of the Pritzker Prize and the second laureate from Germany.

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OCEAN DECK HOUSE by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

This ocean front residence captures the sense of indoor-outdoor living by introducing large cantilevered decks and roof decks. Designed for an active family who loves to cook and entertain, the ability to do so on each level is a driving element. As a measure to preserve the integrity of the dune, the house is pulled back from it to create three distinct experiences on each level. The ground level is nestled behind the dune and provides for a mixed wood and concrete paved patio with a pool, outdoor fireplace and covered ping-pong area. Areas on this level intended for storage and lower level entry are enclosed by a combination of glass and concrete walls. The main floor is accessed from an exterior cantilevered stair that leads to the central light filled atrium. This main level houses all the bedrooms and a centrally located family room. This house is designed as an upside down house, giving the most spectacular views to the living, dining and kitchen on the top floor. This floor takes advantage not only of the southern exposure and views, but provides for adequate solar control. The main deck allows for an extensive herb and vegetable garden, outdoor cooking, entertaining, and lounging.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
  • Project: OCEAN DECK HOUSE
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Architect Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Luca Campaiola, Jessica Twiggs
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina (Seville, Spain) by FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE

Our building is located in a plot at the entrance of the town, bordering the landscape of the mountains in the north of the province of Seville and a great visual presence from all areas due to the elevated streets that climb the hill in the southwest area. In this terrain, with a topographic ascension to the north, were gardens with plenty of plants and trees. The proposed organization meets these topographic conditions, the characteristic landscape of the surrounding mountains, the need to maintain the image of the gardens, and the best east-west orientation to the longitudinal axis of the main pool.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: FERNANDO SUAREZ CORCHETE
  • Project: Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina (Seville, Spain)
  • Location: Avenida de Andalucía, 41450 Constantina, Sevilla, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Architects Team: Fernando Suárez Corchete, Lorenzo Muro Álvarez
  • Technical Architects: Víctor Baztán Cascales, Antonio García González, Pilar Correa Sánchez
  • Collaborators: María Pilar Casado Villa, Marica Vazzana
  • Consultants: José María Mateos Eguía (MEP), Ricardo Díaz Garrido (Structural engineering) 
  • Client: Secretaría General para el Deporte, Junta de Andalucía (Regional Government)
  • Construction: ETOSA Obras y Servicios Building, S.L.U.
  • End of construction: 2014
  • Construction budget: 1.593.740,94 euros (Cost per m2: 727,40 euros/m2)
  • Project Area: 2.191,01 m2

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Bamiyan Cultural Centre by LUCA POIAN FORMS

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: LUCA POIAN FORMS

Overlooking the majestic Buddha cliffs our proposal for the Bamiyan cultural centre is the creation of a timeless architecture perched over the Bamiyan valley. The building created provides a portal to the surrounding landscape, connecting the visitors to the lower valley and beyond.

Image Courtesy © LUCA POIAN FORMS

Image Courtesy © LUCA POIAN FORMS

  • Architects: LUCA POIAN FORMS
  • Project: Bamiyan Cultural Centre
  • Client: UNESCO
  • Use: Cultural Centre
  • Bldg. Area: 2,220 m2
  • Status: International design competition
  • Structural Engineer: SOLUXN Ltd
  • Visualization: ENGRAM Studio

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Cumbres House in Mexico City, Mexico by DCPP architects

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: DCPP architects

Cumbres House is a residential Project located in Cumbres of Santa Fe, in Mexico City. The shape of the house a rises from take the advantage of maximum allowed space by the restrictions in ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: DCPP architects
  • Project: Cumbres House
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • DESIGN: DCPPArchitects (Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de  la Concha Rojas)
  • CONSTRUCTION: DCPPConstructions
  • Size: 800 m2

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N10-house in Fukuoka, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Here is the built environment of the project, [Grid house]: to its north and east, there tightly arranged old streets and five-floor dwelling houses, which are managed by prefecture government.

Image Courtesy © IshiiNorihisa

Image Courtesy © IshiiNorihisa

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: N10-house
  • Location: Onojocity in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: IshiiNorihisa
  • Team: Masahiko Sato
  • Client: Mr.Nakano
  • Site Area: 200.65 ㎡
  • Bldg.Area: 207.87 ㎡  (more…)

Livereds Kapell in Mölndal, Sweden by Kebony

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Article source: Kebony

For the first time, Kebony’s wood has been used in an ecclesiastical façade for a new chapel which opened this autumn in Mölndal, Sweden. European churches have tended to use traditional building materials for posterity, permanence and durability, the use of Kebony’s wood in this project allows the chapel a fusion of contemporary style and traditional durability.

Image Courtesy © Kebony

Image Courtesy © Kebony

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