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* Residential Architecture: Sugar Hill Housing by David Adjaye Associates

Posted by the editors on Friday, 20 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Sugar Hill Housing by David Adjaye Associates: “..work starts today on an affordable housing development in Harlem [New York City] by architects Adjaye Associates..The twelve-storey block will contain 124 apartments, a children’s museum and a nursery, and is scheduled for completion late next year..The 13-storey scheme steps back at the ninth floor to create a 10ft terrace and cantilever on opposite sides. The dark cladding is achieved with rose embossed pre-cast panels, which are inexpensive while achieving a textured, ornamental effect. Saw-toothed fenestration fans across both façades, referencing bay windows that are a common feature of the area. These windows also frame views of the Hudson River and the new Yankee Stadium. Terraces are placed on the roof, third and ninth floors. At the base of the building is the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, while the second floor houses a 12,196 square feet, light filled day care centre and offices for BHC..David Adjaye said: “Sugar Hill represents a new social engagement, which is at the heart of my practice. It is a symbol of regeneration for the community of Harlem that will integrate housing with a cultural and educational element – this is a real reinvention of the traditional model and I am thrilled to see the project break ground.”..”

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* Residential Architecture: Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make it Right

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make it Right: “..Architect Frank Gehry has completed his first building for Make It Right, the charity founded by Brad Pitt to rehouse families made homeless in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005..Designed to be both sustainable and affordable, the two-storey building contains a three bedroom residence at the front and a single bedroom home at the back..A canopy of solar panels provides power for the building and also shelters two terraces on the roof..Fibre cement boards provide a damage-resistant exterior cladding and are painted in different colours to identify each home..“I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in,” said Frank Gehry. “One that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans.”..Pitt founded the charity back in 2006 with an aim to build over 150 homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans and has enlisted a host of architects to help, including Morphosis, Pugh + Scarpa and David Adjaye..  LEED Platinum, solar energy, sustainability; social and vernacular sensibility, roof terraces..

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image: Chad Chenier/Make It Right; article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition by WOHA

Posted by the editors on Monday, 9 July 2012

Architecture: ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition by WOHA: “..WOHA’s traveling exhibition, ‘Breathing Architecture’, is on its way to Taichung, Taiwan after a successful run at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt. Taking place at the Taichung Info-Box July 26-September 23, the exhibition features concepts of open structures which embrace aspects of community and permeability of form in response to climate and nature..”

See the WOHA official site, here.

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image: Courtesy of WOHA; article: Furuto , Alison . “‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition / WOHA” 08 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/251532&gt;

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* Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 8 July 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman: “..pockets of hope..still endure in works of public architecture built in and around the city, many linked to the rapid bus lines and the bike lanes. Ultimately Bogotá is a reminder that the economic and social lives of neighborhoods and whole cities rise and fall depending on access to public transit, public parks, public spaces..”

Slide show accompanying the article, here.

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image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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