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WAN AWARDS 2013 Residential Shortlist, WAN AWARDS. The judging day for the WAN Residential Award 2013 produced very good debate leading to a very satisfying shortlist in terms of range of projects.

WAN AWARDS 2013 Residential Shortlist, WAN AWARDS

The panel consisted of: Michel Bertreux, Founder of TETRARC; David Bickle, Partner of Hawkins\Brown; Ted Cullinan, Founder of Cullinan Studio; Kenneth Drucker, Senior Principal & Design Director of HOK; Christoph Ingenhoven, Founder of Ingenhoven Architects; Christina Seilern, Founder of Studio Seilern Architects; and Peter Murray, NLA - London’s Centre for Built Environment. A full gallery of submissions to the WAN AWARDS 2013 Residential Sector can be viewed here and the longlist - handpicked by WAN's Editor in Chief Michael Hammond - can be perused here. First on to the shortlist was Park Hill in Sheffield by Hawkins\Brown with Studio Egret West. Christina Seilern commented that ‘it cleverly celebrates warts and all the old building without covering it up’. Jim Davis WAN AWARDS Co-ordinator. Profiles of Selected Architects. — 20th Century Architecture.

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Premier Campus Office in Kagithane Winning Proposal / JDS Architects. Focusing on the users’ working and living qualities, the winning proposal for the Premier Campus Office in Kagithane addresses its presence in Istanbul as a new form of contextual and urban approach.

Premier Campus Office in Kagithane Winning Proposal / JDS Architects

Designed by JDS Architects, the building is formed by their desire to make it interact with its environment and acts as a catalyst of business life for a new Istanbul that promotes contemporary culture, architecture and lifestyle. More images and architects’ description after the break. Located in the Kagithane Gardens business district, the project opens itself up to the neighborhood and offers spaces to the users and the passers by such as plazas, intimate gardens and generous terraces.

The volume of the block is literally carved out to invite the surroundings in.

Fragmentation, decomposition, recomposition

From Building To Architecture. Walking New York’s Public Spaces - Slide Show. Show.mappingworlds. Prima pagină - UAUIM. Graphical and vivid textures by Maharam (US. 'A Band Apart' upholstery fabric by Sarah Morris The New York based textile manufacturer Maharam is a fourth generation family-run business which produces high-quality fabrics for wall coverings, windows and upholstery.

Graphical and vivid textures by Maharam (US

The collection includes beautiful graphical designs, such as those of the American artist Sarah Morris and playful and vivid prints by Paul Smith. 'A Band Apart' by Sarah Morris 'A Band Apart' applied 'Slow Exposure' wall textile by Paul Smith 'Slow Exposure' by Paul Smith 'Mirrored' by Fred Tomaselli more Maharan products @ Architonic. ‘Pure White Ecoresin™’ by 3form. 'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form Restoring two adjacent lobbies of the outdated 1980s Adam Place office building in Massachusetts, USA the internationally operating architects of Perkins + Will wanted to achieve a powerful transformation without the cost and time required for a complete overhaul.

‘Pure White Ecoresin™’ by 3form

Focusing on the unattractive exposed elevators, the team at Perkins + Will chose to update the with a, visually dynamic solution for concealing the outdated glass cabs. 1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will For 1 Adams Place the team suspended 3form Varia Ecoresin panels in a vertical layered pattern. The spacing and depth was controlled to create, along with the nuanced neutral color choices, a sculptural cascade of color and form enhanced by the unexpected elevator movement from within. 3form launches four new stunning products.

*Facet space divider by 3form in collaboration with bloomming 3form, the leading manufacturer of award winning, eco friendly materials and architectural hardware solutions for the Architecture + Design industries, has recently launched four new, stunning products: Ditto, Shapes and Facet plus new a integrated lighting solution – Lightline. read more about the new 3form products on Lightline integrated light solutions for Chroma panels by 3form.

3form launches four new stunning products



Construction Matters examines the relation between advances in construction technology and artistic form in modern architecture. Please support this project by backing it on Kickstarter. As you might know, the editor of this blog graduated from architecture school more than a year ago and is no longer surrounded by beautiful books. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (and longer) she sits in front of a Windows desktop computer with two monitors.

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