January 31, 2006
January 27, 2006
Twin Valley house by Danze & Blood Architects. "The narrow house has three main levels, with decks on each, and at every orientation. A solid wall on the southern side's two lower levels shields the home from neighbors' view, with the wall opening up to a continuous ribbon window on that same side's upper level."
text from the Architectural Record
January 26, 2006
apologies for busted link earlier
January 25, 2006
Six diagonally placed building volumes that are staggered and of different lengths yet related to each other. The 4 building volumes give the external surroundings a dynamic form, reacting to the context. The views and sunlight are optimised for each flat and the obstruction of the views from the surrounding buildings are minimised.
January 24, 2006
January 22, 2006
Brussels based architect and furniture designer Alain Berteau is interested in new behaviors patterns, functional flexibility, and typological relevance, the award-winning practice, has now extensive experience in both residential and commercial fields. Scalable by means of various interesting partnerships, Alain Berteau designworks is now commissioned to do large-scale private and public projects.
January 20, 2006
Town Hall with the volcano (and ash) in the background.
Originally uploaded by marcnadeau1.
The houses at Sagaponac is a gound breaking architecture project initiated by real estate mogul Harry J. "Coco" Brown. It features homes designed by internationally recognised architects on a 65 acres in the Hamptons. Architects include Zaha Hadid, Reiser + Umemoto, Richard Meier, Marwan Al-Sayed, Hariri + Hariri (above), Smith Miller Hawkins (below), plus more.
Take a look see
January 19, 2006
Whispering Garden is a public art work next to Hotel New York in Rotterdam, that is based on the myths of Lorelei and the Sirens, luring the ships onto the rocks. The steel structure brings the whirls from Mucha’s hair-arabesques into a systemacy of crossings and mergings supporting green glass panels.
link via Interactive Architecture
January 18, 2006
January 17, 2006
The Market Square Competition represents a fantastic opportunity to design a new northern gateway to Newport City Centre and a revitailsed connection between its historic core and the River Usk. Competitors will need to successfully resolve complex transport infrastructure issues and in doing so, generate the land to create an inspirational, contemporary civic space that people will want to use. As well as transforming the surrounding area into a more pedestrian-friendly environment, this will also strengthen the views and access to two of the City Centre’s most important landmarks - the Grade II listed Market Hall and the Castle.
January 16, 2006
January 15, 2006
January 13, 2006
Glenn Murcutt (far right) hosted by the University of Newcastle will hold their annual international masterclass in July 2006, Australia. The cost will be Aus$7350, a 50% discount of two scholarships will be offered to applicants from " developing countries" with a low GDP capital.
From left Lindsay Johnston, Rick Leplastrier, and above Peter Stutchbury
Damn - they never offered me a discount when I went.
Also see the New Zealand Masterclass
January 12, 2006
Design Criteria: Incorporate wood in materials usage, sustainable, progressive, accessible, aesthetically pleasing, technologically relevant, environmentally conscious.
Finalists will be awarded a trip to Dallas, TX to present their designs at the opening of OFS' Dallas Showroom. The winning entry will also have their design developed and incorporated into the OFS product offering
Deadline: March 31, 2006.
For more information
January 11, 2006
January 10, 2006
Just some photos of my recent travels to St Lucia via Antigua and back. enjoy
Martini bar...see below for results
architects and client - yea, I know!
Luxury resort under construction - not melon
melon snagging - it was a working weekend
St Johns, Antigua from my hotel room
back to my island
January 9, 2006
January 7, 2006
January 5, 2006
Whilst farming towers are not new, by any means, rarely have they been done with such architectural elegance. This kind of architecture meets argiculture may satisfy some the demands of an ever growing society. Created by architect Pierre Sartoux, the example is dubbed the living tower.
See more at Inhabitat
my mother would have killed me if she knew I spelt agriculture incorrectly
January 4, 2006
Be back on the 9th
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January 3, 2006
January 1, 2006
- the Museum has a unique location adjacent to the Palace of Culture and Science, and hence is endowed with a special moral and historical context;- the Museum building is an attractive structure;- the art collection groups high-quality, unique items;- the Museum intentionally projects its presence into the city’s public space.A Preliminary Concept for The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw was prepared and adopted by the Museum Programme Advisory Board on August 28, 2005, and subsequently, on September 12, 2005, was recommended by the Board of the Museum as the departure point for further work on the program, as well as for preparations for an international competition for the design of the Museum.
Full Details http://www.museumcompetition.pl/