New Museum’s Kinetic Muscle-Like Facade Reacts To Seasonal Weather Patterns

BY: ADMIN | FEBRUARY – 28 – 2014

This museum, designed by Kyle Branchesi and Larisa Rus of the Southern California Insitute of Architecture examines interrelated systems which both modify the spatial structure of the building, and articulate expectations of the performance structurally, thermally, acoustically and environmentally. This project creates a contextualized assemblage of spaces for contemporary art to be explored.
The interior is formed through a series of morphologies looking at the juxtaposition of larger and smaller galleries. The spaces formed between connecting galleries creates a surface which wraps through the museum. This gesture fades the transition between floor and wall. Circulation wraps into and out of the gallery spaces in a similar motion which can be observed in section.The continual motion expands to the facade of the building. A series of design explorations focus on the organization of splines. The facade couples and expands which creates surfaces aligning to interior conditions.
The facade is comprised of multi-layered ETFE panels that are coated and pumped with air. The panels expand both inwards and outwards; filtering sunlight and act in relation to seasonal weather patterns to allow natural ventilation.

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

Summer Group’s Mixed Use Development For Zhuhai

BY: MARIJA BOJOVIC | MARCH – 5 – 2014

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

ZhuhaiChina, will host one of the world’s largest retail developments when built by late 2014 – Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development.  This major destination, designed by 10 Design, contains 360,000 sqm leasable retail space together with commercial, hotel serviced apartment and residential spaces totaling 510,000 sqm of accommodation.  The site of the development is unique in this important growing city, as it is the meeting point between the grid of the city and the natural topography of the surrounding hill range.

10 Design created a dynamic “urban super wall” approach, which helps to define the site edge with the urban grid.  The super wall is made of series of giant, stacked stone, steel and LED blocks that are stacked to open and cantilever out across the street. The LED blocks further provide entry gateways and break out points that reveal the soft edge of the building, defined by planted terraces and a garden. The terraces reflect meandering paths that pedestrian may choose to take throughout the building. They undulate and create valleys that natural provide gathering points, plazas and shaded courtyards.

The Summer Group chose to provide community space with the shopping mall, creating an environment that also has a natural landscape. Affleck, partner at 10 Design, predicts that these design decisions will make Summer International Shopping Mall “one of the major destinations in Southern China. Construction for the Summer International Shopping Mall in Zhuhai has begun in 2012.

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

10 design, zhuhai, china, summer group, Summer International Retail and Center and Mixed Use Development, mixed use, retail, LED, mall, Affleck, urban super wall

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

Exciting Mixed-Use Undulating Towers For Kuala Lumpur

BY: MARIJA BOJOVIC | MARCH – 6 – 2014

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

IO Design envisioned KL Gateway to be a peaceful green oasis mixed residential and retail development in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The heart of the project is an outdoor courtyard surrounded by a series of garden spaces. The courtyard is designed to be a public room attracting people from the surrounding neighborhood and city. The ring binds the courtyard to a surrounding retail mall and becomes a gathering spot for the entire mixed use complex. The roof of the ring becomes an outdoor jogging trail and garden for the surrounding residential towers.

Using the latest technology in sustainability, the Corporate Office Towers will be covered in a nano-coating of Titanium Dioxide. This is a photo-catalytic coating that will remove dirt, bacteria and pollution triggered by light. KL Gateway takes bold, responsible steps to be one of the First towers in Malaysia using this green technology. As a green building, it is structured to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout its life-cycle, hence able to save energy and resources as well as harmonize with the local climate, traditions, culture and the surrounding environment. KL Gateway acts as one of the climate saviors with environmental-friendly features.

Eco-friendly ring ties lush natural and contemporary modern components into one harmonic note, bringing retail stores and tropical gardens together under one roof where city dwellers get to enjoy fresh crisp air in cool climate while shopping aesthetically or chill out in a fascinating atmosphere just a few steps away from workplace.

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

Eco-friendly, kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 10 design, ring, kl gateway, oasis, office tower, tower, high rise, sustainable design, sustainability

 

 

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

Convocatoria Concurso para estudiantes y jóvenes arquitectos SC2013

Primer Premio SC2012

 

FUTURE lanza, por tercer año consecutivo un concurso internacional de ideas –anónimo-, abierto a estudiantes de arquitectura o arquitectos menores de 35 años, para identificar los mejores proyectos conceptuales con el desafío de desarrollar visionarias propuestas urbanas para estimular las ciudades contemporáneas, en este caso dos lugares diferentes: Harbin y Vigo.

¿Cómo imaginar las regeneraciones urbanas?

El objetivo del concurso es ofrecer oportunidades para todos los estudiantes de arquitectura y arquitectos jóvenes de todo el mundo, que no siempre están disponibles a través de otros métodos de selección. Todos los detalles del concurso a continuación.

 

¿Quiénes pueden participar?

Participantes (equipos de estudiantes y arquitectos) podrán participar en el concurso si cumplen los siguientes requisitos:
– Los participantes en el concurso deberán ser estudiantes de arquitectura o arquitectos menores de 35 años de edad en la fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas (22 de Noviembre de 2013).
– Los equipos que participen en el concurso deberán tener al menos un estudiante de arquitectura o un arquitecto menor de 35 años, en la fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas, y será el representante del equipo.
– Los equipos también pueden incluir a jóvenes profesionales de otras disciplinas.

CALENDARIO

Formulación y contestación de Preguntas Hasta 16 Noviembre 2013
Límite de inscripción 15 Noviembre, 2013
Límite presentación de propuestas 22 Noviembre, 2013

Jurados Nacionales:
Anuncio de Finalistas (máximo de 10 por emplazamiento) hasta 1 Diciembre, 2013

Jurado Internacional:
Premios 12 Diciembre 2013

ENTREGA
Las propuestas deben ser enviadas a concursos@arqfuture.com hasta el 22 de Noviembre 2013, 24:00h, hora local española (Revisa los requisitos en la página oficial)

PREMIOS

PRIMER PREMIO: 3.500 euros (Impuestos incluidos)
SEGUNDO PREMIO: 2.000 euros (Impuestos incluidos)
2 menciones: 1.000 euros cada uno (Impuestos incluidos)
6 finalistas: como reconocimiento (Un número limitado de 6 finalistas serán otorgados a discreción del jurado)

JURADO
Cheng Taining, National Academician of China, President of China United Zhujing Architecture Design Co., Ltd, Fernando Agrasar, Director ETSAC Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de A Coruña, He Jingtang, National Academician of China, President of School of Architecture and Architectural Design Research Institute of South China University of Technology, Jesus Irisarri, Profesor en ETSAC; irisarri-piñera architects, Mei Hongyuan, President of School of Architecture of Harbin Institute of Technology and Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT, José Juan González-Cebrián Tello, fue Director en ETSAC, Dong Danshen, President of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Alfonso Penela Fernández, Profesor de Proyectos Arquitectónicos en ETSAC, Wang Xingtian, General Convenor of The Contemporary Chinese Architectural Forum and President of Architects NIKKO-Shanghai Xingtian Architectural Design Group, Manuel Gallego Jorreto, fue profesor de ETSAC  Alfredo Freixedo Alemparte, Proyectos Arquitectónicos en ETSAC, Cesar Portela Fernández-Jardón, fue Catedrático Proyectos Arquitectónicos en ETSAC, Eduardo de la Peña, Secretario del Departamento de Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Robert Terradas, Director Escuela Arquitectura LaSalle, Universidad Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Carlos Ferrater, Socio fundador OAB Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Rafael de La-Hoz, Presidente Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos,Gerardo Mingo, Presidente de Future Group

Descarga las bases del concurso en la pagina (ver ficha técnica)

Título: Convocatoria Concurso para estudiantes y jóvenes arquitectos SC2013
Sitio Web: http://arqfuture.com/concurso/
Organizadores: Future
Desde: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00
Hasta: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00

Diagrid Exoskeleton For Poly International Plaza in Guangzhou

BY: MARIJA BOJOVIC | MARCH – 19 – 2014

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza in Guangzhou, China, is 116,000-square-meter complex of three speculative office buildings, which offers a spacious and light-filled work environment. Its long-span structural design strategically opens up the interior spaces and employs a highly sustainable approach to addressing the climatic and air quality issues specific to Beijing. A faceted diagrid exoskeleton system forms an outer thermal envelope around the office spaces enclosed within a second glazed interior envelope, creating day-lit communal areas. These areas not only accommodate meetings and foster social interaction, but they also allow physical and visual connectivity between floors.

Poly International Center is a Class-A office park on the Pearl River Delta. SOM had already designed a successful building for the Poly Real Estate Group in Beijing, and the client’s expectations were fairly high for the new project, according to SOM design partner Brian Lee, FAIA, as they wanted a piece of architecture with an identity, but it also had to be a performer.

SOM’s team responded to the challenge with a pair of 30-story offset-core towers. A three-story open veranda doubles as a refuge floor midway up the tower, and reduces live loads by allowing wind to pass through the tower. The lattice structure attached to the buildings’ southern facade takes most of the lateral loads and, as an added benefit, reduces solar gain by about half, which is no small consideration in Guangzhou, where temperatures peak above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The efficient frame conserved steel by around 15 percent, lowering the cost of construction.

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

Guangzhou, China, SOM, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Poly International Plaza, Brian Lee, Beijing, tower, grid

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

-> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 – Limited Edition Book

21st Century Solar Powered Inhabitable Bridge

BY: MARIJA BOJOVIC | MARCH – 27 – 2014

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority.

The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.

The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabria region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.

The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous community.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option. The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions. The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

The Vertical Village in Calabria, Italy, by Oxo Architects, in collaboration with OFF, Philippe Rizzotti, Samuel Nageotte and  Ramboll UK is a winning competition proposal for a ‘Solar Highway’, which re-used sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The project of a viaduct is ambitious as well as audacious in both its program and architectural form. As they state at Oxo Architects, every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape. The authors faced two opposite scenarios as the viaducts can be either adapted to integrate in the continuity of Calabria’s common society, or on the other hand, they can give a push of motivation for new possibilities that such an atypical redevelopment offers to the region, and developed the second option.  The winning architectural team proposed a re-appropriation of the viaducts into residential, leisure and health centers that take on a typology that rises out of the context and the goal of environmentally conscious development. The project was influenced by the primary observable characteristics of the site. The Calabre region has one of the most stable climates in the world and is located in a variety of natural habitats among human interventions.  The Vertical Village is designed as an autonomous settlement.

 

 

 

To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book “eVolo Skyscrapers 2” which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.

-> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 – Limited Edition Book