Archive for junio, 2010

Our Cities Ourselves Exhibition Opens in NYC June 24

junio 24, 2010
If you’re in the New York area this summer, go and check out a new exhibition that opens tomorrow, June 24, at the AIA-NY’s Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place, NYC): Our Cities Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life explores the creation of better cities through better transportation and demonstrates what is possible when we design our cities for ourselves. The exhibition kicks off its worldwide tour in New York, showcasing the potential of transportation systems in ten major cities. It illustrates how the dream of a sustainable, equitable and livable urban future can be realized, when transport is put center-stage.

CENTRAL DO BRASIL STATION: EXOCONCOURSE / ENDOSTREET by CAMPO aud + Fábrica
CENTRAL DO BRASIL STATION: EXOCONCOURSE / ENDOSTREET by CAMPO + Fábrica

Completed in 1943, Rio’s Central do Brasil train station was simply and rightfully named after its original purpose, to be nothing less than Brazil’s most important transportation hub. The challenges of the site are monumental. The statistics and scales related to Central do Brasil presented us with an overwhelming context of operations with a rather frightening future scenario for the area unless a radical shift is proposed. In this project we take on the site’s monumentality with interventions that are equally monumental, and use this feature to domesticate and equalize the current situation, not to clash and contrast.

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Fuente: BUSTLER

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Casa Pitch / Iñaqui Carnicero

junio 19, 2010

Por David Basulto [tricky]


Ubicación: Los Peñascales, Madrid, España
Arquitecto: Iñaqui Carnicero
Equipo: Iñaqui Carnicero Alonso-Colmenares, Ignacio vila Almazan, Alejandro Virseda Aizpun
Arquitecto técnico: Manuel Iglesias
Constructor: Antón Iakobiny Pitch S.L.
Construcción: Invierno 2005, Invierno 2009
Fotografía: Roland Hable, Iñaqui Carnicero

El encargo consistía en proyectar un volumen que albergara dos viviendas unifamiliares con programas idénticos . Ademas de resolver las necesidades planteadas por el cliente, ofrecimos la posibilidad de que eventualmente las dos viviendas pudieran transformarse en una, contemplando así un escenario mas amplio de adaptación a futuras necesidades. Reformulando el encargo se trató de proyectar una vivienda unifamiliar para dos familias.

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Fuente: Plataforma Arquitectura

Winners of the 11th Annual National Design Awards Announced

junio 19, 2010

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Finalist Architecture Design: Design Corps: Housing for North Carolina blueberry pickers, Sampson County, NC, 2008. Rendering: James Sweeney

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 11th annual National Design Awards program, now in its second decade. Yesterday, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 2010 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. The Award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 14, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.

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Fuente: BUSTLER