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Ratatoskr in London, UK by Helen & Hard

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Helen & Hard

Ratatoskr – Installation of the exhibition 1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2010

Ratatoskr According to Norse mythology, a squirrel who lives in life-tree Yggdrasil. There, it brings news and gossip from the Eagle Vidofnir, which sits at the top of Yggdrasil, and the worm Nidhogg gnaws and that is the root.

Finished Pavilion

  • Architect: Helen & Hard
  • Name of Project: Ratatoskr
  • Location: London, UK
  • Software used: Rhino and FormZ

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Falkonergården by JAJA Architects

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

The objective was to create an expansion of the school and its gym facilities. We proposed an infill conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the existing building mass that connects and transforms the detached gyms into one coherent functional facility. The interior spectatpr stands and space is then extended into the courtyard, thus creating a continuous space where gym and schoolyard, building and landscape merges into an unified entity.

Aerial View

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Hope Tree in Tokyo, Japan by 24° Studio

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Hope Tree installation was envisioned as a spatial condition that attended to question our surrounding as we know it and hoping to generate a discussion and understanding amongst the visitors about the place of our everyday life, our environment. Lately, we are bombarded with products that try to deal with the consequences of environmental damages throughout the world, but occasionally we overlook the roots of these occurring problems by not fully understanding our environment.

Interior View

  • Architect: 24° Studio (Fumio Hirakawa + Marina Topunova)
  • Project Title: Hope Tree
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Installation
  • Completion Date: October  2010
  • Client: Design Association NPO (Japan) + Dezeen (UK)

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McCarthy Begins Construction For New $456 Million Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and Central Energy Plant in La Jolla

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading healthcare builders, has construction under way for the new 383,000-square-foot Scripps Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot Central Energy Plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, located at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla, Calif. Construction completion is targeted for January 2015, with an anticipated tenant move-in date of April 2015.

Scripps Cardiovascular Institute Tower SE View

  • Structural and civil engineer: KPFF, Inc.
  • Mechanical engineer: X-NTH
  • Landscape architect: MWPA
  • Location: La Jolla, California
  • Cost: $456 Million
  • Completion: due 2015

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Chantier Créatif de Prévention Partagée by Butong + Cochenko + Quatorze

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

CCPP – Chantier créatif de prévention partagée –

Space, light, sound and drugs

CCPP is a design collaboration between the Collectifs Cochenko and Quatorze. It was carried out by Butong together with the two collectives. The installation will travel to schools and institutions in a drug awareness campaign commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture and MILDT.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Butong + Cochenko + Quatorze
  • Name of Project: Chantier Créatif de Prévention Partagée
  • Credits: French Ministry of Culture, MILDT, Cochenko
  • Quatorze team: Sylvain Gaufillier (chichou), Damien Beslot, Joachim Bolanos, Antoine Demarest, Romain Minod,
  • Butong team: Benjamin Levy, Augustin Brisedou Sagot
  • Photographs: Per Lundström, Lucas Haegeli

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A8ernA in Zaanstad, The Netherlands by NL Architects

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Koog aan de Zaan is a sweet little village near Amsterdam. It is located at the river Zaan. In the early seventies a new Freeway was constructed. In order to cross the river Highway A8 was build on columns. The new road crosses town in a fascinating way. It produced a brutal cut in the urban tissue. Ironically, progress has resulted here in a radical separation between the Church and the State: on one side of the elevated highway is a Chapel and on the other the former City Hall. The columns are about seven meters high. The space under the deck is strangely monumental: a stretched cathedral.

Aerial View

  • Architect: NL Architects, Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Name of Project: A8ernA
  • Location: Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstad, The Netherlands
  • Client: Gemeente Zaanstad
  • Project leader: Sören Grünert
  • Team: Erik Moederscheim, Sarah Möller, Annarita Papeschi, Michael Schoner, Wim Sjerps, Crystal Tang

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Ornamented Columns by Michael-Hansmeyer

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The Subdivided Columns project explores the use of algorithms to develop a new language of form. The columns are produced using customized subdivision processes. The allure of these processes is that despite using a very simple input, they can produce something that is extraordinarily complex.

Fabricated Column Outside

  • Architect: Michael-Hansmeyer
  • Name of Project: Ornamented Columns
  • Image credits: Michael Hansmeyer

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RAIA Bar in Melbourne, Australia by LAVA

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The designex AIA Bar explores ideas about geometry and continuous surfaces with a new outdoor façade material.

RAIA Bar

  • Architect: LAVA
  • Name of Project: RAIA Bar
  • Location: Designex 2009 Melbourne, Australia
  • Completion date: May 2009
  • Client: RAIA
  • Manufacturer: Mak max
  • Photo credit: Chris Bosse

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Physalia, A Positive Energy Amphibious Garden to Clean European Waterways in Europe by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

More than one billion of people do not have any access to drinking water. Three thousands of people die everyday from having consumed polluted water. The water is thus not a good. It should belong to everybody. Many non governmental organisations as well as the PNUD (Programme of the United Nations for the Development) fight for the idea that water is a “common good”. It must be highly considered and be part of a different management that is not commercial, connecting public and private organisms not only in national and regional frameworks but also on the worldwide scale inside UN or a new specialised “ad hoc” institution.

Physalia

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Physalia, A Positive Energy Amphibious Garden to Clean European Waterways
  • Location: European Waterways, Europe

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Botoxcloud at Transmediale in Berlin, Germany by SAQ

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

SAQ is a conceptual and interdisciplinary design agency specialized in developing spatial sceneries and concepts. The practice relies on a broad range of competencies where both architects, interior designers, urbanists, video-artists and graphic designers team up according to the specific orientation or necessities of each project. SAQ believes strongly in co-operation and regularly invites professional experts or companies to participate in the materialization or the elaboration of an idea.

Bototcloud Installation 01

  • Architect: SAQ
  • Name of Project: Botoxcloud
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

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