August 31, 2006

Stirling Prize shortlist 2006

Last week the Architects Journal revealled the shortlist for the 2006 Stirling Prize. The runners and riders for the most exclusive award in British architecture are:

The Whitechapel Idea Store by Adjaye Associates
The Evelina Children's Hospital by Hopkins Architects
Brick House by Caruso St John Architects
The Welsh Assembly Building by the Richard Rogers Partnership
Barajas Airport in Madrid by the Richard Rogers Partnership
The Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg by Zaha Hadid Architects

August 28, 2006

some more works in Jamaica this one by Architects Marvin Goodman & Associates at the University of Technology campus.

they are working on their online presence - watch this space for more

August 26, 2006

holiday blog

a bit of modernism in Jamaica....on vacation for a few days, and thought I'd share some of the works that inspired me growing up.

Amongst the acres of suburbia North of the city capital lies this Modernist gem. The elegance of this structure is its simplicity; a timber box perched atop a concrete base with its exposed timber lattice support. The Rolls Royce parked in the porte-cochere resembles Corbusian photos of the 1920s & 30s

August 17, 2006

Downtown Visions - boy in a bubble

Still in Atlanta, GA

Had a walk through downtown Altanta today, and what a shock. It was about noon, and not a soul was on the streets. A few cars rolled passed, and the parking garages (of which I saw numerous) were all filled. Its as if everyone doesn't leave their hermetically sealed environments...granted its really hot today.

I did find an interesting quote that was part of a land-art project adjacent to the Georgia State Communications Dept, "...why the streets are so crooked is, that every man built on his land just to suit himself..."

August 14, 2006

NI to go Green

Northern Ireland has proposed to change building regulations to make it mandatory for all new buildings built from 2008 onward to use renewable energy. "[It will] apply to all new homes, company and public buildings [and] make micro-generation, such as solar panels to heat hot water, solar photo voltaic panels on roofs to generate electricity or small wind turbines for houses mandatory".

see the rest here

Treehugger reports on the first sustainable football stadium being built in the UK for the Dartford Football Club in Kent, designed by Urban Edge Studio.

and the results of the AIA competition "a house for an ecologist"

August 7, 2006

on vacation

Off on a few weeks leave - will blog when I can

I'm sure I'll have stuff to show...but later

August 4, 2006

Conceived in 1999 by The Architectural Review, the AR Awards are intended to bring international recognition to a talented new generation of architects and designers up to the age of 45. The Awards have attracted entries from more than 80 countries, representing every inhabited continent. They are the biggest and best awards for young architects in the world and gives away £15,000 in prize money.

The AR Awards for Emerging Architecture celebrate excellence in completed work. Entries can be made for any building, interior, landscape, urban or product design. The deadline for receipt of entries is Tuesday 12 September 2006 .

ALCHEMY Architects

August 3, 2006

keep it swiss

Steinmann & Schmid

see August 2006 issue of Wallpaper magazine

can we say boxtastic!

bercy chen studio

design build practice Bercy Chen Studio, out of Austin, Texas

hook 'em horns

August 2, 2006

article on Richard Meier via Tropolism

also take a look at Swiss practice atelier 5

August 1, 2006

stuff: scattered thoughts

Windsor Park's Savill Building by Glenn Howells Architects

books: Materials for Design

what would you do if asked "to sketch a visionary project for London?" The World in One City

"we build more than webpages" -homeostatic
this is has to be one of the more beautifully frustrating web sites...reminds of me a rubix cube, impossible to figure but that doesn't stop you from trying
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