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* Architecture: Wolfe Center for the Arts by Snøhetta

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Architecture: Wolfe Center for the Arts by Snøhetta: “..Snøhetta has created a grand open hall that greets the visitor from the main entrance. Sunlit and spacious, the lobby provides views upward to the lounges, classrooms and studios of the art, music, and drama departments on the second level. Situated at the heart of the building, the proscenium theater seats 400 and can be used for a variety of performance programs. It is designed in the style of the great Broadway halls found in New York City and London. To meet the highest contemporary criteria for a theater of this kind, Snøhetta is working in close collaboration with the internationally recognized theater planners Theatre Projects Consultants and Akustiks..The new collaborative arts center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio contains classrooms as well as production and studio spaces to link students and faculty in the School of Art, the Department of Theatre and Film, and the College of Musical Arts.”  Green roof..

See our posts on two projects by Snøhetta:

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image: © Bruce Damonte; article: “Wolfe Center for the Arts / Snøhetta” 17 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/254446&gt;

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* Architecture: Columbia University Medical Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Architecture: Columbia University Medical Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro: “..new york-based diller scofidio + renfro, and international practice gensler have collaborated to design columbia university medical center‘s recently unveiled medical and graduate education building in the washington heights community in new york city. the 14-storey tower will incorporate classrooms, collaboration spaces and a simulation center for hands on learning in realistic settings to reflect current methods of teaching, learning and practicing medicine in the 21st century. surrounded with green areas, the new campus addition will revitalize outdoor spaces while the form’s glass-enclosed vertical stack of social and public areas will contribute a landmark to the skyline of manhattan..an auditorium and event areas with integrated technology as well as student support services, lounges, cafes and terraces with views of the hudson river will comprise the interior’s intertwined program. additional rooms will support the university’s newly integrated curriculum of team-based learning..”  Interesting form with its open terraces and circulation..

See our posts on other projects by Diller Scofidio + Renfro:

image: © columbia university medical center; article: Designboom

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* Architecture: The University of Wollongong AIIM by SKM – S2F Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 2 July 2012

Architecture: The University of Wollongong AIIM by SKM – S2F Architects: “..Accessed over two levels via a naturally ventilated glass ‘link’ between two large precast research buildings, this delicate timber structure houses some of the country’s most powerful microscopes. Any continuous structural elements in the vicinity must be non-ferrous as the microscopes are highly sensitive to electromagnetic interference. This sets the stage for the method of construction and the palette of materials..The fully glazed ‘link’ building provides visual and physical connection between the buildings. The cladding of the Microscopy Building is an expression of the fundamentals of non-ferrous construction, using Pacific Teak and Spotted gum. The ground floor of this semi public transition space is composed in shades of polished concrete in geometric patterns which continue in to the landscape..The first floor bridge link is a continuous path of bright red linoleum winding its way through the glass link structure connecting all three buildings like a ‘snakes and ladders’ board and creates a zone for social interaction, accidental meetings and sets the scene for a collaborative academic environment..In the context of a greenfield site this composition of buildings has informed the creation of public spaces for respite and recreation within the irregular geometry of the Link building and in the adjacent landscaped areas..”  Interesting form, materiality..

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image: Courtesy of SKM – S2F; article: “The University of Wollongong AIIM / SKM – S2F” 10 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/242297&gt;

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* Architecture: RIBA International Award Winners Announced

Posted by the editors on Friday, 22 June 2012

Architecture: RIBA International Award Winners Announced: “..Following our previous announcement revealing the 2012 RIBA Award recipients, we now present to you 12 international projects that have also received top honors from RIBA. Buildings outside the European Union by RIBE Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows are eligible for this award. These 2012 RIBA International Award winners will now compete for the RIBA Lubetkin Prize – an award named in honor of the Georgia-born architect who worked in Paris before coming to London in the 1930s to establish the influential Tecton Group. In 2009, the RIBA Lubetkin Prize went to the National Stadium Beijing by Herzog & de Meuron [and Ai Weiwei] with China Architectural Design & Research Group and Arup Sport for National Stadium Company..”  Includes photos of the 12 RIBA International Award-winning buildings..

See our post on the 2012 RIBA Award – winning buildings: Architecture: 2012 RIBA Awards Winners Announced.

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image: Innhouse hotel Kunming, China by Integer Intelligent and Green © Kerun Ip; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “RIBA International Award Winners Announced” 21 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/247164&gt;

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