Social Community Center / PRAUD

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Designed by PRAUD, the idea behind their proposal for the Social Community Center is to create a space for various groups of the society; youth, women, family, handicap, and children. Instead of trying to put those groups into a single box, they emphasize the individuality of them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Each floor slides horizontally independent from each other and creates a terrace space from the mismatch. The void in the middle is the space that interconnects whole floors and the core, which we call “Community Core”, which holds the project in balance.

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To realize the mismatching slabs, a waffle slab is considered as a basic structural system that not only allows longer spans and a cantilever, but also allows for the freedom of locating columns. Again, the core holds the horizontal force of the waffle slab so that each column can have less force to hold.

Architects: PRAUD
Location: Sejong City,
Team: Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Jihyun Park
Program: Social Care Center, Community Center
Area: 15,400 m2

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Skid Row Housing Trust / LOHA

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Architect: LOHA
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy, Donnie Schmidt, Alex Morassut
Project Area: 4,100 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation.

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The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.

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Seattle Library: Homeless Man Interview Clips / Tomas Koolhaas

Earlier we shared with you these rough clips of the recently completed CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, filmed by Tomas Koolhaas as part of a feature length documentary film that he currently making about his father, Koolhaas. In this short clip, Tomas Koolhaas interviews a homeless man inside the Seattle Central Library as an attempt to capture his unique experience within the glass and steel mesh walls of the famous public library.

Tomas Koolhaas studied at the Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam before following his father’s footsteps and becoming an architect. This documentary film, REM, will capture his unique perspective of his father’s work. It is set to debut in 2013. Watch for updates here on the REM Facebook page.

TED Prize is Dreaming Bigger

TED Prize has big news! They have evolved so much since the prize launched in 2005 and now three key shifts have allowed them to turn the page to a whole new chapter. Historically, the Prize was awarded to individuals who then made a wish. Starting in 2013, it will be awarded to individuals with a big wish already in mind. Also, individuals may self-nominate or nominate someone else, as long as every nomination includes a world-changing, achievable wish. And now for the biggest change (drum roll, please…), the typical cash award of $100,000 has been raised to $1 million in order to provide powerful seed funding for the wish!

is calling and counting on you to nominate the visionaries in your networks! You may start nominating here.

The deadline for 2013 nominations is August 31, 2012. The winner will be selected this fall by a jury drawn from leading members of the TED community. The winner will then reveal his or her wish at TED2013 in Long Beach, Calif., on February 27, 2013.

Cocina minimalista de metal oscuro | Minacciolo

Cocina Mina diseñada por Minacciolo es la tradición y el minimalismo en una sola, la colección es atemporal. La cocina está hecha de metal negro, muy serio, varonil y elegante lugar e inesperado. En combinación con la madera de la luz era ideal. El diseño es lo suficientemente libre como para que coincida con casi cualquier espacio moderno material duradero.

“Antonio” complejo multi-deportivo | archi5

La oficina francesa archi5 ha terminado recientemente ‘Antonio’, un complejo multi-deporte para el público que responde al contexto construido de Antonio, un pueblo al sur de París, Francia. Un punto de referencia dentro del desorden circundante, la forma monolítica llama la atención con su perfil suavemente ascendente, pesca por encima del plano del suelo. Una entrada acristalada aparece debajo de la levantada fachada revestida de piedra. La superficie de la azotea, un paisaje verde salpicado de claraboyas introduce luz natural en los espacios del gimnasio, lo que representa para la elevación de ventanas del edificio y ofrece una plaza para que la gente que cuelga sobre la sala de estar.

El interior apoya programas para la esgrima, tenis de mesa, la danza, zonas de combate y una serie de actividades. La configuración compacta maximiza la iluminación natural desde arriba mientras que los paneles verticales de vidrio permiten que la luz sea controlada y adaptado para el deporte específico que ocupa.

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Magnífica Escalera de mosaico en San Francisco | Aileen Barr & Colette Crutcher

El proyecto de la 16 ºAvenida Plaza de mosaico ha sido un esfuerzo de países vecinos para crear un hermoso mosaico subiendo las bandas de los 163 peldaños situados en la 16 y Moraga en San Francisco. El proyecto, liderado por los artistas Aileen Barr y Colette Crutcher, se completó el 18 de agosto de 2004, con la ayuda de más de 300 vecinos, y más de 220 vecinos que patrocinaron a mano azulejos de nombres de animales, aves y peces.

El resultado es fantástico! Aquí están algunas fotos hermosas de la escalera de mosaico tomado por los usuarios de flickr.

Sitio Web: tiledsteps.org

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Centro de Información Turística y Cultura “Asakusa” | Kengo Kuma

El arquitecto japonés Kengo Kuma ha diseñado el Centro de Información Turística y Cultura “Asakusa” en Tokio.

En la esquina de la premisa de sólo 326 metros cuadrados a través de la Puerta Kaminari-mon, el edificio fue requerido para dar cabida a una pluralidad de programas tales como centro de información turística, sala de conferencias, sala polivalente y un espacio de exposición.

El centro se extiende un barrio muy animado de Asakusa en posición vertical y acumula techos que envuelven las diferentes actividades por debajo, creando una “nueva sección”, que no había existido en la arquitectura de capas convencional. Los equipos se almacenan en los espacios en diagonal en forma de nacidos entre el techo y el suelo, y por este tratamiento que podría obtener gran volumen de aire a pesar de su altura en la media de los edificios de alta y media altura. Por otra parte, no sólo dividen a los techos de la estructura en 8 casas de un piso, sino también determinar el papel de cada planta. Primer y segundo piso cuenta con un atrio y las escaleras en las puertas, creando una secuencia de la que se puede sentir la inclinación de las dos cubiertas. En la planta sexta, aprovechando la cubierta inclinada, hemos sido capaces de establecer un piso con terraza con la que toda la sala puede funcionar como un teatro. Como los ángulos de los techos inclinados hacia el Kaminari-mon y las alturas desde el suelo varían de un piso a otro, cada piso se relaciona de manera diferente hacia el exterior, dándole un carácter único a cada espacio.

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Mark Magazine #38

Just arriving to ArchDaily’s headquarter, Mark Magazine #38. This issue’s main theme is “Amsterdam, Back on the Map “. In this edition you can find previously projects featured by AD such us: EYE-New Dutch Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Playhouse by Anna & Eugeni Bach, Lamego Multi Purpose Pavillion by Barbosa & GuimarãesHouse G-S by Graux & Baeyens. Also in Mark #38 you can find an interesting interview with Victor Enrich, an Architect and Visualizer who alter the reality in his work.

More information and full index after the break.

While Amsterdam’s famed canal houses are undeniably charming, the city’s 21st century architectural scene is flourishing. Alongside tulips, a multiplicity of awe-worthy projects are popping up including Delugan Meissl’s Eye Film Institute, Benthem Crouwel’s bath-tub like Stedelijk Museum extension and Crux y Oritz’s Rijksmuseum renovation. A special pull-out map will give you directions to see the city’s best architecture, old and new.

010 NOTICE BOARD
020 CROSS SECTION
020 Tato Architects / Kobe
022 Christ & Gantenbein / Liestal
024 Luis Urculo / Madrid
026 Vylder Vynck Tallieu / Ghent
029 Starbreeze
030 Soeters Van Eldonk / Zaandam
032 Ashley Bigham / Kelly Wiles
034 Schneider+Schumacher / Frankfurt am Main
036 Sebastian Irarrázabal / Santiago
038 Andrew Maynard / Melbourne

041 Anna & Eugeni Bach / Nummi-Pusula
042 World Map
044 Barbosa & Guimarães / Lamego
046 Pezo Von Ellrichshausen / Concepción
048 ARTEC Architekten / Vienna
050 Luminare De Cagne /Ghent
052 Andrew Simpson / Melbourne
054 Oomen Architecten / Zundert
056 LOOS.FM / Enschede
060 Kengo Kuma/ Toyama
062 Atelier Bow-Wow / Tokyo

064 PERSPECTIVE : AMSTERDAM
066 Amsterdam
070 River IJ
072 Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
084 Benthem Crouwel
094 Cruz y Ortiz
096 IJDock
098 Ring Safari

102 LONG SECTION
104 UNStudio / Stuttgart
116 Arata Isosaki / Shangai
126 Shiro Studio & Future Systems / Modena
134 Davidclovers / Hong Kong
144 Graux & Baeyens / Ghent
152 Victor Enrich / Munich
162 Amunt / Aachen-Stuttgart
170 E-Grow / Shanghai
176 Suppose Design Office / Tokyo
184 Ctrl G & Plan:b / Medellín
192 Geoff Manaugh / City

198 TOOLS
214 Exit

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Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners

1st prize – Peter North

Participants in the Skanska Bridging competition were asked to develop a new Vision Plan for the section of the riverfront from Libe?sk (Bridge) to the north to Železni?ní (Railway Bridge) in Smíchov to the south. The goal was to create a unified experience, linking cultural, recreational, ecological, historical and economic opportunities. They were also asked to design an intervention that will become a premiere destination along the river Vltava. The first prize winning proposal by Pete North focuses on strengthening the natural characteristics of places at the riverside, where it is consistent and feasible. It aims to create a synergy between park localities and the river, connected into a consequent chain of continuous spaces. More images and winning proposals after the break.

1st prize: Peter North

The design builds almost nothing new, but tries to make the relaxing character of the riverfront stronger – and to cope with future floods in a more natural way. The Negrelli viaduct is turned into a parallel of the Highline and there is a proposal of a connection between Stromovka Park and the Exhibition grounds – by a modification of the former train station at Prague – Bubny. The Štvanice Island is an unbuilt oasis in the middle of the city.

2nd prize – Juras Lasovsky, Koen Hezemans

2nd prize: Juras Lasovsky, Koen Hezemans

A counterpart to theoretical visions, an idea of ships with a practical function, run by local communities. Together, they can help not only with a physical change to the locality, but also with its revival in the form of cultural events.

3rd prize – Martin Špi?ák, Nikola Do?ekal, Ji?í Deyl

3rd prize: Martin Špi?ák, Nikola Do?ekal, Ji?í Deyl

The design exhibits an excellent knowledge of the environment and proposes a set of small, almost invisible interventions that could have a significant impact, though. This is an example of best “urban acupuncture”. It assumes that the riverfront and its closest surrounding are beautiful and rich enough, that it is sufficient just to reinforce its character with just small accommodations. The jury appreciates the sensitivity and poetry of those interventions.

honorable mention 01 – Ivan Boroš, Juraj Calaj, Lenka Míková, Vít?zslav Danda

Honorable Mentions: Ivan Boroš, Juraj Calaj, Lenka Míková, Vít?zslav Danda & Eduard Seibert

The honorable mentions were given to two projects that have not proposed a complex solution for the river and its integration into the city, but were focused on a strong and clear message.

Author of winning proposal summaries: Adam Gebrian

Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners (5) 1st prize - Peter North
Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners (4) 2nd prize - Juras Lasovsky, Koen Hezemans
Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners (3) 3rd prize - Martin Špi?ák, Nikola Do?ekal, Ji?í Deyl
Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners (2) honorable mention 01 - Ivan Boroš, Juraj Calaj, Lenka Míková, Vít?zslav Danda
Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners (1) honorable mention 02 - Eduard Seibert