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Architects: 5468796 Architecture Location: Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada Year: 2012 Photographs: James Brittain The Avenue on Portage revives two historic commercial buildings from the turn of the century located one block west of Winnipeg’s most famous corner, Portage and Main. Once major retail destinations in the city, the Avenue and Hample Buildings experienced a slow decline, becoming blights to the street and downtown.
Ninety years ago, avant-garde architects were designing houses with modular spaces that echoed the efficiency of planes and cars. Today, we have automated planes ( military drones ) and, soon, driverless cars . Isn’t it time, then, for our homes to be just as technologically ambitious?
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Set for completion in 2014, Winnipeg ’s “Flying Saucer” condominium project 62M, designed by Winnipeg -based studio 5468796 Architecture , will occupy the corner of MacDonald Avenue and Waterfront Drive, close to the Exchange District. Named after its address, 62M will be a two-storey, circular building lifted up on 35-foot stilts.
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The new era we’re transitioning to demands technological systems of far greater resilience and sustainability then previous times.
first image 'canadian museum for human rights' by antoine predock architects, winnipeg, canada image © josel catindoy
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has announced 5468796 Architecture Inc. as recipient of the inaugural Emerging Architectural Practice Award .
Architecture is often compared to sculpture, conveying images of iconic buildings that appear in photoshopped brilliance on the covers of tourism brochures and architecture magazines. While there is certainly a place for sculptural iconic buildings, architecture should always be measured by the interiors that those outsides create. My personal rule is to reserve judgement on a building until I can experience it fully rather than merely standing on the street and evaluating the facade.
Architects: Giorgi Khmaladze Location: Batumi, Georgia Architect In Charge: Giorgi Khmaladze (Khmaladze Architects) Client: Socar Structural Engineering: Capiteli Mep: Gulfstream Mcd Standards: Archange & Schloffer Area: 1200.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze The project is located in one of the newly urbanized parts of the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. It includes fuels station, McDonald’s, recreational spaces and reflective pool.
When emigrating from Germany in 1938 to head Chicago’s Armour Institute, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was challenged with two tasks: first reform the schools curriculum to his “back-to-basics” approach and then develop plans for a newly expanded 120-acre campus for the creation of Illinois Institute of Technology, a product of the Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merger. Mies was able to exceed both challenges and the outcomes have had a lasting influence on Chicago and modernism for the past 75 years.
Toronto is going through a major, more glamorous, transformation right now, thanks largely to an ambitious plan to redevelop its waterfront. The new, LEED-certified George Brown Waterfront Health Sciences Campus has already transformed the once seedy lakefront to an energetic, humming urban center. The just-announced Eau Du Soleil towers will soon make up one of Canada’s tallest condo communities.
January 16, 2013 / Filed under: Rest stops / UK / Waterfronts / See all projects by: Planit-IE / 6,538 views / Landscape Architecture: Planit-IE Project name: Brockhole Jetty Client: Lake District National Park Authority Project Management + Cost Consultants: Turner and Townsend Contractor/Fabricator: Chris Brammall Ltd Location: Brockhole Visitor Centre, Cumbria, UK Budget: £180,000 Area: 0.05 Hectares Construction period: January 2011 – April 2011 Winning awards: Landscape Institute Design Under 1ha Winner 2012 Text + Photography: Planit-IE
February 5, 2013 / Filed under: Denmark / Park / Playground / See all projects by: BIG Bjarke Ingels Group / Superflex / Topotek1 Project: Urban Revitalization Superkilen Copenhagen (Denmark) Team: TOPOTEK 1 , BIG Bjarke Ingels Group , Superflex Location: Norrebro, Copenhagen (Denmark) Client: Realdania and the Community of Copenhagen. Planning: 2007 Size: 39.000 m2 Photography: Iwan Baan, Torben Eskerod, Hanns Joosten, Mike Magnussen The project Superkilen in Copenhagen was honored within the Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design by the National AIA Awards 2013 .