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Plein Soleil in Paris, France by rh+ architecture

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: rh+ architecture

Location in the site

The situation of the plot at number 16 rue Riquet is exceptional: largely visible from the corner of Avenue de Flandre, it is very close to the Bassin de la Villette and has a length of 36 meters of frontage facing south with a depth varying from 18 to 22 meters. The building at the corner of Avenue de Flandre constructed at right angles as well as the small buildings with adjoining ground floors gives to the western corner of the plot a very valuable “faubourg” touch. On the other side of the same street, the large gable of number 14 allows the new building to be built upon. The whole of these characteristics bear a rich urban potential. Our project aims at making the most of it in the setting up and design of the new building

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: rh+ architecture
  • Project: Plein Soleil
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Size: 2 760 m2
  • Completion: 2012

World Architecture Festival Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Shortlist of 302 projects highlights the global strength of architecture and design Organisers see big increase in entries from Europe and North America

Singapore, July 3, 2013 – A giraffe house in New Zealand, a monastery in Taiwan, a treehouse in the USA and a research station in Antarctica are among the 302 projects that have today been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013 – the world’s biggest architectural awards programme.

Taking place at this year’s sixth annual World Architecture Festival, the WAF Awards 2013 have attracted entries from almost 50 countries. The festival’s organisers, i2i Events Group, saw projects submitted from as far afield as New Zealand and Denmark, via Mexico and Azerbaijan. The geographic spread of entries in the shortlist is further complemented by the variety of projects, from The National Arboretum in Australia, to a media centre in Kazakhstan and an opera house in South Korea.

Diamond House – Alan Tay

This year’s festival is being held in Singapore for the second time, and whilst the organisers have again seen huge interest in entries from South East Asia, entries from Europe and North America have increased by almost 40% and 14% respectively.

Buildings designed by global architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects feature among projects by smaller, local practices. Practices will compete across 29 individual award categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects, presenting their shortlisted designs live to international judging panels and festival delegates.

Paul Finch, WAF Programme Director, said: ‘Following such strong competition at last year’s awards, expectations were understandably high for the WAF Awards 2013, and the entries did not disappoint. From the subtle to the spectacular, from a four room house to an 80 storey tower, the sheer quality and diversity reflected in the array of projects shortlisted today demonstrates the increasingly global nature of the event. All eyes are now on the festival’s venue, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where the architects will battle to win their individual categories, with the victorious projects competing for the coveted World Building of the Year award.”

Heydar Aliyev Centre – Zaha Hadid Architects

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event. Building on last year’s successful relocation from Barcelona to Singapore, the festival will once again take place at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands resort. The event is being held in association with Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)’s festival of ideas about the city, Archifest.

World Architecture Festival is collocated with INSIDE World Festival of Interiors www.insidefestival.com. INSIDE celebrates the world’s finest interiors of the last year and also has at its heart a live international awards programme.

L’Avenue Shanghai – Leigh & Orange

For a full breakdown of the WAF Awards shortlist, please visit:
For more information visit: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com
Twitter: @worldarchfest
#waf2013
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArchitectureFestival
Linkedin:
www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1840224

Notes to editors

About WAF
World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest annual festival and live awards programme for the global architecture community.
It will take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore between 2nd – 4th October 2013.

WAF has three central pillars of activity:

  • A wide-ranging conference programme, featuring keynote lectures, dozens of expert-led talks and seminars from thought-leading architects and designers from across the globe.
  •  The world’s largest annual awards programme in which practices from around the world compete across 29 award categories for global recognition. Architects of every shortlisted project are invited to attend the festival to give a live presentation to a panel of judges, asserting their case for why their project should win. The winners of each category are put forward to compete for the coveted World Building of the Year award, presided over by the festival’s ‘super-jury’, with the presentation of the award being the culmination of WAF 2013. This year’s super jury includes Ken Yeang – Llewelyn Davies Yeang; Patrick Bellew – Atelier Ten; Jeanne Gang – Studio Gang Architects; Dietmar Eberle – Baumschlager Eberle and Ken Tadashi Oshima -University of Washington.
  • Three festival halls where all award entries are displayed in a unique awards gallery and where sponsors and suppliers can interact with delegates, make new contacts and showcase their services and products.

As well as this the festival plays host to an international, live student charrette; parties and receptions in some of Singapore’s most exciting locations; exclusive tours to Singapore’s most recent architectural sites of interest and a celebratory gala dinner and awards ceremony.

WAF has welcomed over 10,000 attendees to date, including 1,900 in 2012. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, itself a previous WAF Award winner, is WAF’s home for the second year running, having been held in Barcelona for four years previously, providing the perfect backdrop to this truly global architectural extravaganza.

WAF Awards Programme
The WAF Awards are the global industry benchmark for excellence. Entries were welcomed in 29 categories, spanning completed buildings, landscape projects and future projects.
Individual Categories:
Completed Buildings:

  • Civic and community
  • Culture
  • Display
  • Health
  • Higher education/research
  • Hotel/leisure
  • House
  • Housing
  • New and Old
  • Office
  • Production/energy/recycling
  • Schools
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Transport
  • Villa

Landscape Projects:

  • Completed designs – rural and urban

Future Projects:

  • Commercial mixed-use
  • Competition entries
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Experimental
  • Health
  • House
  • Infrastructure
  • Leisure-led development
  • Masterplanning
  • Office
  • Residential

About WAF’s organisers – i2i Events Group
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, RWM, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

About Archifest 2013
Archifest 2013, A Festival of Ideas About The City is Singapore’s annual architecture festival organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). Running from 27 September 2013 to 13 October 2013, the festival returns with a brand new theme – Small is Beautiful. Through the lens of the theme, Archifest 2013 will use the city as a laboratory and frame Singapore as an urban ecosystem beyond singular architectural projects. It will explore and celebrate projects, design studios, communities and ideas that might be small by choice and circumstance but are large in ambition and impact.

Festival highlights include Archifest Pavilion Competition Design, Archifest Forum, SIA Award Dinner, School of Urban Ideas, Architours and Fringe.

For more information, visit www.archifest.sg 

PINC Pavilion in Porto, Portugal by Clínica de Arquitectura

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: Clínica de Arquitectura

PINC  Pole for the Creative Industries of Park of Science and Technology, University of Porto – quickly became a space of great dynamism of Porto. A recognized centre for the creation and production of events and contacts.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Delmar

  • Architects: Clínica de Arquitectura
  • Project: PINC Pavilion
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Alexandre Delmar
  • Client: UPTEC
  • Contractor: SHIFT Empreitadas
  • Work conclusion: December of 2012
  • Function: Pantry and formation room
  • Landscaping: Maria Luís Gonçalves
  • Coordination: SWark
  • Contractor: SHIFT Empreitadas
  • Area: 70m²
  • Software used: Autocad 2010

MY house in Korčula, Croatia by STUDIO ZA ARHITEKTURU

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: STUDIO ZA ARHITEKTURU

Contemporary thought arises in the process of balancing the complete freedom and absolute control of precise perceptions (exact analysis) with the free play of the imagination. It tries to encompass all the stories, to include all (possible) contrasts and contradictions in order to emphasize the true story that excites and interprets possible events.

Image Courtesy © Sandro Lendler

  • ArchitectsSTUDIO ZA ARHITEKTURU
  • Project: MY house
  • Location: Korčula, Croatia
  • Photography: Sandro Lendler
  • Client: Private individual
  • Project date: 2009.
  • Construction: 2012.
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Debeljuh
  • Contractor: Probik d.o.o.
  • Structure: Tehnicke konstrukcije d.o.o.
  • Mechanical Installations: SM – inzenjering d.o.o.
  • Gross surface area: 415 m2
  • Site area: 860 m2

Map Cafe in Mexico City, Mexico by Goko

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Article source: Goko

No more than simple and useful architecture
We are a versatile team dedicated to create new architectural solutions where luxury is defined by simplicity. Each one of our projects is completed with its economic, social and natural context taken into consideration; this assures us that the end result will be functional and unique.We create spaces for promoting future life essentials. We value both organization and creativity.

Image Courtesy © GoKo

  • Architects: Goko
  • Project:Map Cafe
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico

TANATORIO SANT JOAN DESPI in BARCELONA, Spain by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

The proposal for the new funeral home in Sant Joan Despí arise from understanding the intervention as the end of the urban ensemble formed by the Fontsanta park and the existing cemetery. Its location is based on the following criteria:

Image Courtesy © Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
  • Project: TANATORIO SANT JOAN DESPI
  • Location: SANT JOAN DESPÍ, BARCELONA
  • AUTHORS: ENRIC BATLLE I DURANY, JOAN ROIG DURAN, ALBERT GIL MARGALEF, ARCHITECTS
  • COLLABORATORS: MIRIAM ARANDA, ARCHITECT, DOLORS FEU, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER & LANDSCAPE DESIGNER , DIANA CALICÓ, ELISABETH TORREGROSA, TECHNICAL ARCHITECTS, SJ12, ALBERT COLOMER, INSTALLATION ENGINEERING, STATIC, GERARDO RODRÍGUEZ, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
  • BUILDER: VOPI4
  • SURFACE: 700 SQM
  • PROJECT & EXECUTION DATE: 2009-2011

BON in Bucharest, Romania by Corvin Cristian

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: Corvin Cristian

Over 200 reclaimed doors, windows and blinds were used as wall paneling. Carefully placed light sources add to the theatrical yet cozy atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Corvin Cristian

  • Architects: Corvin Cristian
  • Project: BON
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Interior design: arch. CorvinCristian
  • Collaborator: arch. VladVieru
  • Accomplished: November 2012
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Software used: ScketchUp

Strømbu Service Centre and Rest Area in Folldal, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk 

The 42kmRondane Tourist Roadgoes on the east side of the Rondane Mountains from Enden in the south to Folldal in the north. The centre is situated near the midpoint of this route, and the place also serves as a main starting point for mountain hikers. The placing together of the two user groups has been important for the layout. For the car tourist: How to be introduced to nature and the mountains during a few minutes stop. And for the hiker: How to leave or come back to civilisation after days in the wilderness. Strømbu is also an information centre for several activities in the district, and the place is basically run and operated by the local parish.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk (CVH), Rickard Riesenfeld (CVH), Jarle Wæhler, Simon Skreddernes

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
  • Project: Strømbu Service Centre and Rest Area
  • Location: Folldal, Norway
  • Photography: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk (CVH), Rickard Riesenfeld (CVH), Jarle Wæhler, Simon Skreddernes
  • Vegetation consultant: Villvin landskap by B. Thorvik Helgen
  • Consulting engineers: Sweco, Alerud, IBR-elprosjekt

Santa Rosa Church in Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Gómez, Arquitectos Asociados

It’s a new church built in the surroundings of Barcelona. This church was built due to a public operation of building some social houses and a religious facility in the town of Santa Coloma de Gramenet.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Gómez, Arquitectos Asociados

48 NCR on North Canal Road, in Singapore by WOHA

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: WOHA

The project brief called for a new boutique office and the reconstruction of a pair of heritage-listed shophouses. WOHA was commissioned only after their demolition to reconstruct the shopfront (up to 7.5m depth) in accordance with Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority’s conservation and planning guidelines, and to design an entirely new, contemporary rear wing.

Front view of office block and conservation shophouse from urban park, Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

  • Architects: WOHA
  • Project: 48 NCR on North Canal Road
  • Location: 48 North Canal Road, Singapore
  • Photography: Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Project Dates: Design Inception: Oct 2009, Start of Construction: Oct 2010, Completion/TOP: 18 Oct 2012
  • Project Cost: S$ 9.5 million
  • Project Size: Gross Floor Area: 1,370.04 sqm, Plot/Site Area: 326.20 sqm
  • Architects & Interior Design: WOHA
  • Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Ang Chow Hwee, Daniel Fung, Dennis P. Formalejo, Christina Ong, Eric Barthole
  • Client: Maybank Kim Eng Properties Pte Ltd
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
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