March, 2022

Olson Kundig design urban water cabin in Seattle


Low to the water and small in stature, the home creates a platform from which to enjoy and engage with the surrounding waterway. The post Olson Kundig design urban water cabin in Seattle appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture getaway homes Aaron Leitz Boathouse Olson Kundig Washington

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An Unfolding Cultural Catastrophe

SW Oregon Architect

Damage to buildings in Chernigiv, Ukraine (photo by, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons) Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is the largest military attack in Europe since World War II.


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What is going on at SCI-Arc?

The Architect's Newsletter

Last week, SCI-Arc undergraduate chair Tom Wiscombe and history and theory coordinator Marrikka Trotter were teaching, grading, and attending meetings. But as of yesterday they were both placed on administrative [.]. Read More. The post What is going on at SCI-Arc?

Oxford’s eccentric Shark House is now a heritage site (despite its owner’s objections)

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In Headington, on the outskirts of Oxford , a 25-ft fibreglass shark by Bill Heine crashes through the roof of a suburban terrace – a 35-year-long protest against censorship, state warfare and planning restrictions.

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Restructure Your Methods: How Sustainable Architecture Benefits from Client Collaboration

Speaker: Pedro Clarke – Principal Architect at A+ Architecture, In Loco Program Director

In this webinar, we will hear from Pedro Clarke, a principal architect and thought leader in sustainable architecture. He will discuss designing and building more sustainable buildings, and how to engage clients in learning sustainable processes.

COHESION, Architects Orange, ISA, Oliver Freundlich Design, and Blitz are Archinect's latest featured employers


From Archinect's growing community of architecture students and professionals , firms , and schools , we have picked five featured employers with recently listed job opportunities in New York City , Los Angeles , San Francisco , Philadelphia , and Orange , California.

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Kengo Kuma and Associates design museum dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen in Odense


The project was to create a new building for the H.C. Andersen Museum, garden and cultural center in the city where Andersen was born. The post Kengo Kuma and Associates design museum dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen in Odense appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Stepping in It

SW Oregon Architect

As I suspect many other homeowners residing in one of Eugene’s R-1 low-density neighborhoods did, my wife and I received a mailer from this past week beseeching us to learn more about the City of Eugene’s pending Middle Housing code amendments.

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Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower set to be demolished in April

The Architect's Newsletter

In recent months, it has been less a matter of if Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, the famed Metabolist landmark designed by the late Kisho Kurokawa, would be wholly dismantled to [.]. Read More.

Caffe del Popolo / Rare Studio Experimental


© Ema Blom. architects: Rare Studio Experimental Location: Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Ema Blom Area: 4.0 Read more ». Hospitality Architecture. Restaurants & Bars. Coffee Shop

Helsinki names four finalists for its massive Makasiiniranta South Harbor redevelopment project


Helsinki's harborfront area redevelopment is one critical step closer to naming its designer. The Finnish capital has today announced four consortium finalists that will vie for the opportunity to totally transform and revitalize its important South Harbor area into a new cultural hub.

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Visit City Lights Bookstore on Jack Kerouac’s 100th birthday

The Spaces

On The Road made Jack Kerouac an overnight celebrity when it was published in 1957, inspiring thousands of young people to abandon the social conformities of their parents’ generation and hit the open road for San Francisco.

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De Matos Ryan transforms community pub into traditional rural inn


De Matos Ryan has transformed The Alice Hawthorn with the addition of twelve guest bedrooms and the renovation of its Grade II listed pub. The post De Matos Ryan transforms community pub into traditional rural inn appeared first on Åvontuura.

The World’s Finest Theater for Track & Field

SW Oregon Architect

I joined a group of fellow AIA Oregon members last week for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the “renovated” Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. It was my first opportunity to see it from within.

Architect and A Pattern Language author Christopher Alexander dies at 85

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Christopher Alexander, the British-American architect, educator, and theorist whose writings on human-centered design had an outsized impact not only on architecture but on urban design, computer science, and beyond, passed [.]. Read More.

The Future of Sustainable Housing in Japan: Paving the Way to Net Zero Energy Housing


Transustainable House by SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects. Image © Jérémie Souteyrat. The tech industry in Japan has continued to serve as a pivotal driving force in Japan , with the whole country being well known for its technological innovations in various industries.

The Impact of Ireland's Architects, from the Pritzker Prize to the White House


Historically, Ireland's architects have punched above their weight on the world stage. Be it the White House in Washington D.C.,

25 Best Architecture Firms in India


India is a massive country with a long, complex history and its architectural heritage reflects this varied past. With decolonization and independence in the mid-20th century, the country’s architects and politicians embraced modernist architecture as a symbolic move away from the past.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro complete Columbia Business School in West Harlem


Columbia Business School Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, FXCollaborativeLocation: New York, USAType: EducationalYear: 2022Photographs: Iwan Baan The following description is courtesy of the architects.

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College Hill 607

SW Oregon Architect

College Hill 607 reservoir, Lincoln Street side (my photo) A guest column in The Register-Guard this past week by local writer Bob Warren reminded me of the imminent decommissioning and replacement of EWEB’s water storage tank atop College Hill in Eugene.

ICON and Lake|Flato put a 3D-printed spin on the midcentury rambler

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Robotics and advanced materials construction startup ICON has revealed its first completed home in its Exploration Series, which per the Texas-based company, sets out to “develop new design languages and [.]. Read More.

Francis Kéré Receives the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize


The 2022 laureate of architecture’s highest honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize is Diébédo Francis Kéré , known as Francis Kéré , Burkina Faso-born architect, educator, social activist, receiver of the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture and designer of the 2017 Serpentine Pavilion.

UNStudio-designed K-Pop 'urban speaker' heralds an amplification of Seoul's music industry


The urban environment of Seoul is about to get quite a bit visually louder as UNStudio has returned to the South Korean capital with a new headquarters for the expanding K-Pop label YG Entertainment.

Richard Neutra gem The Loring House lists for $8m in Los Angeles

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Modernist fans can get more than they bargained for at Richard Neutra’s Loring House in the Hollywood Hills, which comes with a striking guest-house by architect Steven Ehrlich.

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Invisible Studio and Ellis Williams complete playful cultural centre on Somerset coast


A solid plinth reflects the harbour wall and nearby cliffs, containing the reception, gallery space, restaurant and artists’ studios. The post Invisible Studio and Ellis Williams complete playful cultural centre on Somerset coast appeared first on Åvontuura.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré Makes History as the 2022 Pritzker Prize Winner


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Francis Kéré is the 2022 Pritzker Prize laureate

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, an architect whose playful ephemeral commissions have graced Kensington Gardens and the Coachella Valley and whose low-cost, technically innovative permanent structures have had an outsized impact in [.]. Read More.

Lookout Tower on Devínska Kobyla / Šebo Lichý architects


© Tomáš Manina. architects: Šebo Lichý architects Location: Devínska Kobyla, 841 10 Bratislava-Devín, Slovakia Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Tomáš Manina Area: 39.0 Read more ». Cultural Architecture. Learning. watching tower

Francis Kéré named 2022 Pritzker Prize winner


Diébédo Francis Kéré has been awarded the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize , widely considered one of the industry's highest honors.

London’s sketch says goodbye to pink with new interiors by India Mahdavi and Yinka Shonibare

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When it comes to dining experiences, London ’s sketch set the bar high when it debuted in 2002 with iconic pink interiors by India Mahdavi, replete with egg-shaped bathroom pods and wry artworks by David Shrigley.

Neri&Hu design guesthouse as urban village in Shenzhen


Urban Village is a phenomenon where the remnants of pre-industrial settlements are nestled amidst a seemingly modern metropolis. The post Neri&Hu design guesthouse as urban village in Shenzhen appeared first on Åvontuura. architecture designer hotels Chen Hao Neri&Hu Shenzhen

Architectural Details: CEBRA’s Subterranean Skamlingsbanken Visitor Centre


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East German architecture leaves a lingering legacy in Vietnam

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Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam By Christina Schwenkel Duke University Press, 2020 MSRP $31 In 2010, anthropologist Christina Schwenkel moved into the dilapidated modernist [.]. Read More.

What Does the Future Hold for Coastal Cities Following the Aftermaths of Climate Change?


Shenzhen Bao'an Waterfront Cultural Park / SWA GROUP +AUBE CONCEPTION. Image © Holi. Coastal cities have always been a point of attraction for residents, tourists, and businesses.