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World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2015 Winners announced Day one

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

London, United Kingdom – A house made from scrap material, the proposed redevelopment of a Russian city ravaged by war and a vertical village in Singapore named winners in global architecture awards.

World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest international architectural event, has announced the first of two sets of category winners for 2015. Among Wednesday’s victorious practices are EAA Emre Arolat, Ole Scheeren/OMA and Populous.

Ranging from a house in Vietnam created from discarded materials to a reimagining of London’s Olympic stadium, each of winning projects will now compete on Friday, the final day of the festival, to be crowned World Building of the Year.

The completed buildings that were named as the best in show from today’s contenders were The Interlace, a ‘vertical village’ in Singapore by OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren which won the Housing category. Judges selected the project for its ‘radical and alternative approach’ to contemporary living in a tropical environment.

The Interlace, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren, Image Courtesy © OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

The Interlace, Singapore, by OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren, Image Courtesy © OMA/Buro Ole Sheeren

Saigon House, by a21 studio was awarded the House category for its ‘playful and communal’ approach to living. Built using bricks, roof and floor tiles, doors and windows, and furniture found in local scrap markets, last year’s World Building of the Year winner will return to defend their title thanks to this sustainable approach to construction.

  • House category: Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam
Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam, Image Courtesy © a21 studio

Saigon House by a21 studio, Vietnam, Image Courtesy © a21 studio

Another project which demonstrated a commitment to using locally sourced materials and resources, the Cam Thanh Community House won the Completed Building: Civic and Community prize for ‘a beautifully simple building designed for the community, by the community’.

  • Civic and Community category: Cam Thanh Community House
Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

Cam Thanh Community House, Image Courtesy © Cam Thanh Community

The most impressive Mixed-Use development of the year went to SJB Architect for its Casba project in Australia, which was judged to successfully blend public realm with retail and residential purposes.

  • Mixed-Use development category: Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia
Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

Casba project by SJB Architect, Australia, Image Courtesy © SJB Architect

The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic was crowned best Display project. The box-like temporary structure expresses the identity of Brazil in an unconventional way, drawing on the ideas of play and discovery.

  • Pavilion category: The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic
The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic, Image Courtesy © Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic

The Brazilian Expo Pavilion by Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic, Image Courtesy © Studio Arthur Casas and Marko Brajovic

In the field of completed offices, Nakayama Architects’ project HIGO were awarded top marks for a ‘magical, habitable, almost invisible structure’ that was deemed a spectacular feat, particularly as it is located in an earthquake zone.

  • Office category: HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan
HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan, Image Courtesy © Nakayama Architects

HIGO by Nakayama Architects, Japan, Image Courtesy © Nakayama Architects

In the Higher Education & Research category, Toho Gakuen School of Music, Japan, by Nikken Sekkei, was victorious. The building was designed so that each space ensures optimal acoustic performance for a particular instrument.

  • Higher Education & Research category: Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan
Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan

Toho Gakuen School of Music by Nikken Sekkei, Japan

The Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu in China by Oval Partnership was judged first class in the Shopping shortlist for its ‘sympathetic urban plan in terms of scale, social integration and walkability’.

  • Shopping category: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China, Image Courtesy © Oval Partnership

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu by Oval Partnership, China, Image Courtesy © Oval Partnership

EAA Emre Arolat Architects was the big winner of WAF’s first day, with two category wins and one highly commended project. The practice’s visionary approach won plaudits from judges, winning the Future Projects: Culture category for its Museum of Painting and Sculpture and the Future Projects: Infrastructure category for its Cukurova Airport, both located in the practice’s native Turkey.

  • Infrastructure category: Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey
Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Cukurova Airport by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

  • Culture category: Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey
Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

Museum of Painting and Sculpture by EAA Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey, Image Courtesy © EAA Emre Arolat Architects

The best future Masterplan was Kaliningrad Development Concept in Russia by Studio 44 Architects. The project promises to be a human revival of a city brutalised by its history. Judges praised the strategy of using buried basements, the only surviving elements of the area’s urban fabric, to make direct connections between the city’s past and present.

  • Future Masterplan category: Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia
Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia, Image Courtesy © Studio 44 Architects

Kaliningrad Development Concept by Studio 44 Architects, Russia, Image Courtesy © Studio 44 Architects

The London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous was awarded Future Leisure-Led Development of 2015, with its multipurpose stadium which was ‘sustainable, efficient and respectful of London’s Olympic heritage’, according to judges.

  • Future Leisure-Led Development category: London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK
London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK, Image Courtesy © Populous

London Olympic Stadium Transformation by Populous, UK, Image Courtesy © Populous

Topping the Future Projects Health category,the HDR Rice Daubney project Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults will provide a non-institutional and non-intimidating setting, which is intended to combine clinical excellence with a reassuring domestic ambience.

  • Future Projects Health category: Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates
Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates, Image Courtesy © HDR Rice Daubney

Al Maha Centre for Children and Young Adults by HDR Rice Daubney, United Arab Emirates, Image Courtesy © HDR Rice Daubney

The Future Projects Office category was claimed by Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, for a design which adopts the traditional Indian stepped well form to create a water collection pit come office amidst the desert land of Rajasthan.

  • Future Projects Office category : Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India
Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects

Reservoir by Sanjay Puri Architects, India, Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects

Of the Future Projects House category, the ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH was victorious. The minimalist, straw roof topped structure seamlessly integrates with the sloping Croatian landscape, with its existence only given away by the sight of a swimming pool which can be glimpsed from above.

  • Future Projects House category: ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia
ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia, Image Courtesy © PROARH

ISSA Grotto/Hill House by PROARH, Croatia, Image Courtesy © PROARH

Each of today’s winning practices will go head to head with a second set of category winners, to be announced tomorrow, in the hope of achieving the accolade of World Building of the Year 2015.

WAF 2015 takes place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, until Friday 6 November.

 

 

Droneport in Rwanda, Africa by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

Lord Foster has launched proposals for the Droneport project in Africa to support cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. The project is a collaboration between Redline partners led by Afrotech, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); the Norman Foster Foundation; and Foster + Partners. Cargo drone routes have utility wherever there is a lack of roads. Just as mobile phones dispensed with landlines, cargo drones can transcend geographical barriers such as mountains, lakes, and unnavigable rivers without the need for large-scale physical infrastructure. Just a third of Africans live within two kilometres of an all-season road, and there are no continental motorways, almost no tunnels, and not enough bridges that can reach people living in far-flung areas of the continent.

Droneport exterior dropoff, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Droneport exterior dropoff, Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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Horse Stable in Coelemu, Chile by 57STUDIO

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: 57STUDIO

Replacing an existing structure used as a barn on a farm in the region of Bio Bio, it is requested to rebuild a higher-capacity version with 4 stables, 2 cellars and 1 trough. Because of the distance and the labour shortage, it is devised a mechanized construction system to be assembled on the site by two carpenters on a short time.The system combines a series of galvanized steel precast units with pine wood modular elements and the reuse of old demolition roof tiles.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Angelini

  • Architects: 57STUDIO  
  • Project: Horse Stable
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío Bío, Chile
  • Photography: Maurizio Angelini
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architects in charge: Maurizio Angelini / Benjamín Oportot
  • Collaborators: Marcelo Lepín / Josefina Mendoza
  • Construction: 2015
  • Area: 140 sqm
  • Materials: Pine wood, Galvanized steel, Clay tiles

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‘home from home’ office space in London, England by align

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: align

align, interior architects and designers and specialists in original workplace thinking, have created a dynamic, 19,000 sq ft, three-storey suite of offices for fast-growing brand and packaging design specialists BrandOpus; a finalist scheme in the Small/Medium Commercial Project of the Year category of the 2015 MIX Magazine Mixology Awards.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

Image Courtesy © Thierry Cardineau

  • Architects: align
  • Project: ‘home from home’ office space
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Thierry Cardineau
  • Interior architects and designers: align
  • Landlord’s architects: Orms Architects
  • Tenant project manager: Ines Stanley for Interactive Space
  • Main contractor: Virtus Contracts
  • Commercial Agent: David Jackson at Pilcher Hershman
  • Landlord: Derwent London
  • M&E Consultant: BSD

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Corpus Intra Muros in Bruneck, Bolzano, Italy by Stefan Hitthaler Architekturbüro

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Article source: Stefan Hitthaler

Spaces and objects contain within them the presence of human beings. Human bodies imprint themselves on the very walls between which they live and along which they walk. Landscape can thus be read as a topography of invisible layers left behind by humans.

Image Courtesy © Christof Theurer

Image Courtesy © Christof Theurer

  • Architects: Stefan Hitthaler
  • Project: Corpus Intra Muros
  • Location: Bruneck, Bolzano, Italy
  • Photography: Christof Theurer
  • Year: July 2014

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Camera Obscura in Trentino, Italy by Mariano Dallago

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Mariano Dallago 

A short stop-motion of a pinhole camera made to ABADIR academy of design in Catania with whom I work:

  • Architects: Mariano Dallago
  • Project: Camera Obscura
  • Location: Trentino, Italy

The work “Camera Obscura” was created for the competition SMACH.IT http://smach.it a competition of land art in the Dolomites in Trentino, in San Martino in Val Badia, on “Border”

Here the link to my location:

http://smach.it/location3/(photos and interviews in to the site are of Gustav Willeit) For some time I worked about the idea of ​​using lenses and building works into the landscape.

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Cumulus for Mudam by Studio Toer

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: Studio Toer

The autonomous cloud for the Mudam museum is hanging. 37 balloons inflate when the sun starts to shine. creating a big cloud to give shade to the space. The autonomous character of the project gives the installation a feeling of a living organism responding to its surrounding. This project brings liveliness to the space and at the same time protects you from the sun.

Image Courtesy © Studio Toer

Image Courtesy © Studio Toer

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Bienenhaus #3 in Canale d’Agordo, Italy by archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Article source: archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

Introduction

I have always seen in the community life of bees an urban instruction; something that is very close to the motto \”unity is strength\”.
A Bienenhaus is also this: a macro-structure can accommodate more living cells.
The teaching must have come from the comb itself in those early beekeepers who decided to protect their hives in these small buildings.

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell'Olivo architetto

Image Courtesy © archMaDe | Massimiliano Dell’Olivo architetto

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Meilen Bus Stops in Switzerland by ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Architecture firm ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss* has completed the first five solar-powered bus stops for the town Meilen close to Zurich, Switzerland. The design incorporates site-specific information, based on the rich cultural and historic background of Meilen through perforated panels.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Meilen Bus Stops
  • Location: 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client: Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Back wall panels and structure: Steel (galvanized and powder-coated)
  • Glass: LSG with digital print
  • Bench: Larch (pressure-impregnated)
  • Companies involved:
  • Steel construction: Pletscher + Co.
  • Steel construction planning: psMetalltechnik GmbH

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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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