World Architecture News – November 2010 : Buildings across the Globe, Images
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Masdar Institute Campus, Abu Dhabi : Foster + Partners
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
The Masdar Institute is the first building of its kind to be powered entirely by renewable solar energy. It will be used as a pilot test bed for the sustainable technologies that will be explored for implementation in future Masdar City buildings. The post graduate students are Masdar City’s first resident community.
National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia : Ennead Architects
Prominent elected officials, community leaders, noted performers and thousands of supporters recently gathered on Independence Mall to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new $150 million National Museum of American Jewish History, with Vice President Joseph Biden giving the keynote address.
Barclays Center, New York City, USA : Steelwork Start news
The erection of steel began today at the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, Bruce Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, the developer of the arena, said today. The first components for vertical construction, including beams, girders and trusses, will be used for the main arena, façade support and the canopy.
Lolita La Almunia, Zaragoza, Spain : estudio langarita – navarro
photograph : Miguel de Guzmán
Roadside restaurants are a rare species within the increasingly prestigious restaurant world. Such places superpose their condition as an infrastructure adapted to the commercial, informational and social flow of the road network on mythical scenarios taken from road movies and literature.
Goods Shed North, Melbourne, Australia : BVN Architecture. 23 Nov
The refurbishment of the Goods Shed North, in Docklands, a heritage listed railway goods shed, presented an incredible opportunity to renew an integral part of Melbourne Australia’s history.
Gama Issa outland house, Porto Feliz, Brazil : Studio MK27
Gama Issa outland is the explosion of the traditional house. What the clients wanted was carefully studied and then spread in independent boxes: bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, home theater, atelier, gym, guest rooms, parking place and workers house, all traditional functions.
Madrid Architecture Photos, Spain : Images by Chris Romer-Lee
photo © Chris Romer-Lee
Nassim Villas, Singapore : Zaha Hadid – new images. 16 Nov
Zaha Hadid known for two decades as the visionary of architecture has in the past few years cemented her reputation as the world’s foremost architect and the rare few who are genuinely practicing at the forefront of the architecture advant garde.
Wellington Architecture Awards – winners : NZIA Awards 2010-11
picture from NZIA
Unashamedly “grungy” streetwise apartments, the City Gallery, Zoo Hospital and new Supreme Court are among designs celebrated in the 2010 Wellington Architecture Awards.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston – new Wing, USA : Foster + Partners
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
The masterplan reinstates the original formal axis of the Museum and opens it up to the Back Bay Fens and the linear park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1877. The MFA’s new wing creates 53 new galleries and houses the Art of the Americas collections, one of the premier assemblages of American art.
Lafayette 148, Shantou, Guangdong, China : Studio for Architecture
photograph : But-Sou Lai
The challenge for the architecture office was to form forty 400’-long sun-shading fins that are horizontally contiguous on the south, east and west façades of an eleven-story building. Adding complexity to this effort was the architecture office’s decision to make the fins in concrete, manually mixed and poured.
Rolex Tower, Dubai, UAE : SOM
Rolex Tower contains 30 floors of office space, 25 floors of residential apartments and is capped with two exclusive residential penthouses one of which has a private pool on the 57th level. Behind the tower, a 9-story parking garage and entrance plaza leading to the tower’s lobby provides easy access to the tower.
V&A Dundee, Scotland : Winner news
image from V&A
One New Change London, England : Jean Nouvel
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London : Zaha Hadid Architects
Faustino Winery, Ribera del Duero, Spain : Foster + Partners
Bay Residence, Long Island, NY : Stelle Architects
photo : Jeff Heatley
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