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Architects Beyond Architecture. Date: Fri, Apr 6 '12 Location: Burbank, CA, US Architects Beyond Architecture, organized and presented by undergraduate and graduate students at Woodbury School of Architecture, brings together six architecturally-trained creatives who work in fields alternative to conventional practice, in fact, they go beyond it.

Architects Beyond Architecture

Panelists include: Won Ju Lim, visual artistBrett Farrow, architect/developerYeekai Kim, Cognoscenti CoffeeNatasha Case, CoolhausCarmen Salazar, sculptor/glassblowerSebastian Munoz, designer, Arktura Woodbury School of Architecture Ahmanson Main Space April 6, 6:30 p.m. Fix at Six at 6 p.m. Tweet In Your Questions: @woodbury_soa #archbeyondarch Back to Event List...

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Vivienda vertical. 4 - Interview, Oaxaca-Style (Part Deux) A recent article in a local Oaxacan news blog described an effort by the municipal government to invest in the infrastructure of its public market system.

4 - Interview, Oaxaca-Style (Part Deux)

According to the article (and thanks to my friend Pedro Mora Jr. for the brief translation): The government will spend 100 million pesos (roughly 7.6 million dollars) to “modernize” six of the biggest public markets in the state of Oaxaca. After remodeling is complete, they plan to implement a program of periodic maintenance. The government has asked to create a panel of representatives from every market to have planning meetings and ease the decision process. I had an opportunity to interview the most vocal proponent of the modernization effort, the Oaxaca city Director of Tourism and Economic Development, José Manuel Núñez Banuet. Nunez Banuet addressing vendors at Mercado Benito Juarez. Photo: Inside the Etla central mercado. JMNB: I lived in Monterrey, in the north of Mexico, for 14 years. JMNB: We need to explore that part. Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio. Architectural Project: Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio Location: Polanco, Mexico City Project Team (Rojkind Arquitectos): Tere Levy, Agustín Pereyra, Raúl Araiza, Carlos Alberto Ríos, Isaac Smeke J., Enrique F. de la Barrera, Daniela Bustamante, Daniel Hernández Project Team (ESRAWE Studio): Ricardo Casas, Basia Pineda, Ian Castillo, Karianne Rygh, Alejandra Castelao, Jorge Bracho, Alejandro Zárate, Marcela Muñoz, Edgar Sánchez, Rodrigo L.

Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio

Franco Construction Area: 629 sqm Status: Completed Design Date: 2009 Completion Date: 2011 Photographer: Paúl Rivera Considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City and due to its remarkable success, Tori-Tori has now moved to a bigger location in the same area of Polanco, Mexico City, where Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio teamed up to make it happen. At the residential area in Polanco that has seen changes in its zoning, houses have been transformed to office spaces or restaurants. AD Recommends: Best of the Week. Houses, an office, a culture center, and a bubble.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Yes, a bubble. All of them, great projects you may have missed this week. Check them all after the break. VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron Over the years the Vitra Campus has become an architecture museum, featuring works by the most renowned architects: Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA (under construction). The latest addition to the complex is the VitraHaus building, a series of stacked pitched-roof boxed, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Vitra’s Home Collection (read more…) Azahar Group / OAB The Office of Architecture in Barcelona, OAB, just finished the Azahar Group headquarters in the Castellon region of Spain.

Beijing Hutong Bubble / MAD MAD’s proposal for the future Beijing 2050 was first revealed at its exhibition MAD IN CHINA in Venice during the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.