AUG

Echoviren Pavilion by Smith | Allen Studio.

Photo credits: Smith | Allen Studio.

Claiming to be the worlds first 3d printed architecture, the Echoviren Pavilion, is designed and made by Smith | Allen Studio, and is located in a redwood forest in Gualala, California. The structure is around 10 feet by 8 feet, and is made from translucent white “bio-plastic”. It was printed in small pieces, on site, using battery power and was assembled by the designers.

As well as providing a proof of concept, it also functions as a place for contemplation of the landscape… Read more

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AUG

Peabody Essex Museum extension by Ennead Architects.

The Peabody Essex Museum in Boston, has announced that it has selected Ennead Architects to design the museum’s $200M extension.

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JUL

High with mighty: Zaha Hadid on the High Line in New York.

Images: Zaha Hadid Architects.

It will be the first building in New York for Zaha Hadid Architects when this interesting looking residential complex is built. Relatively modest in scale, by comparison to the practice’s recent building commissions, it is just 11 stories high and will house approximately 37 residences with some of the apartments up to 550 square metres in area. Read more

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JUN

A spiritual house: Napa River house by Craig Steely Architecture.

Images: Craig Steely Architecture.

This proposal for a house in California, USA , takes its inspiration from the humble ski lift. Set on a steeply sloping site surrounded by vegetation, the lounge and terrace areas appear to soar into the air thanks to a dramatic cantilever and the site’s topography. Read more

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JUN

Sun as carving knife: a New York tower by Studio Gang.

Parks are vital in large cities. That reason alone is sufficient to compel any building adjacent to a park, not to overshadow it.

Located between the High Line Park and the river Hudson, the site for the proposed tower is sensitive, in that a tall building occupying the usual footprint, would overshadow the park. The architect, Studio Gang, has therefore proposed a form that has been “carved” by the sun to create a tall building with sinuous curves, and an adventurous cantilever. Read more

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