Restoration of the “Casino di Bersaglio” / weber+winterle architects

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  • Client: Soprintendenza dei beni culturali della Provincia Autonoma di Trento
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Text description provided by the architects. Since 15th. century the strong presence of the “casini di bersaglio” (historic shooting ranges) as well as target-practice activity, permeates the historical Tirol area in North Italy. Besides the compulsory military service and the definition of regulations for military enrollment, the steady updates and the practice-exercise on the use of firearms achieved a fundamental role. To accomplish that it was set up a network of shooting ranges, constructed by small structures, spread out uniformly all over the Tirolo’s territories.

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The “casino di bersaglio” of the Comune of Campitello di Fassa was erected in 1905, descriveble as a simple square plan construction, built from

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Spotlight: Pier Luigi Nervi

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Palazzetto dello sport. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/ihavegotthestyle/221174130'>Flickr user ihavegotthestyle</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> Palazzetto dello sport. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/ihavegotthestyle/221174130'>Flickr user ihavegotthestyle</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> Known as both an architect and an engineer, Pier Luigi Nervi (June 21, 1891 – January 9, 1979) explored the limitations of reinforced concrete by creating a variety of inventive structural projects; in the process, he helped to show the material had a place in architecture movements of the coming years. Nervi began his career in a time of technological revolution, and through his ambition and ability to recognize opportunity in the midst of challenge, he was able to have an impact on several disciplines and cultures.
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Nervi was born in Sondrino, Italy, and studied Civil Engineering at the University of Bologna

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Långbrodalskolan / NIRAS Arkitekter

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  • Architects: NIRAS Arkitekter
  • Location: Sländvägen 1, 125 58 Älvsjö, Sweden
  • Lead Architects: Tomas Skoglund, Irene Westman, Steven Müdd, Martin Kjerrulf, Pernilla Fjellestad
  • Other Participants : Joanna Oleksak, Dorota Walus, Ami Holmgren, Malin Westin, Otto Enberg, Svante Wagenius, Hanna Palavicini, Malin Laakso, Ulrika Tjernström, Ulf Edgren
  • Area: 4430.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Anders Fredriksen
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Text description provided by the architects. Långbrodalskolan is a beautiful building from the 20s in the romanticism style typical of the time. A hundred years later, the population increase demanded an expansion. NIRAS Arkitekter was tasked with creating a second school building next to the original one.

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“It was important to us that the building wouldn’t feel like a cold metal box. The titanium-zinc plating we used on the roof and facades is warm and simple, yet also feels exclusive,” says one of the lead architects.

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Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten

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  • Architects: MOPET architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Team: Joep Mollink, Daniël Peters, Richard Proudley, Steven van Raan
  • Area: 210.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Stijn Poelstra
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Text description provided by the architects. This modern Dutch family house in the capital of the Netherlands is a jewel for the IJburg district. Striking are the brass facades with angled surfaces and glass sliding doors. Sophisticated detailed and aligned. The facade material is fully recyclable and colors from gold to brown. Balconies on the front and rear façades ensure a coherence between inside and outside. Its geometric expression strengthens the plasticity of the facades.

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Integrated solutions are designed for maximum openness in the house: The entrance hall, toilet, staircase, doors, and kitchen are combined in a long wall cabinet that runs from the front to the rear. It narrows and widens, creating places

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“Vardiya (the Shift)”: The Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

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As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Turkish Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published posts, "Turkey's Entry to the 2018 Venice Biennale to Offer Space for Creative Encounter" and “Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Host a Series of Student Workshops

Kerem Piker of the firm Kerem Piker Mimarlık curated this year’s Pavilion of Turkey entitled Vardiya (the Shift). Coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and installed at Sale d’Armi, Arsenale, the pavilion functions as a space for gathering, conversation and sharing ideas, with a series of video installations projected on draped fabric screens as well as a lecture and meeting space designed to host the 122 architecture students invited from around the world to participate in workshops, discussions and keynote lectures in the space.

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“Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture​” exhibition will showcase SOM’s multi-disciplinary practice over the years

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2njbpyc8wbiqrkx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Following previous iterations at many major architectural and design festivals around the world, the exhibition <a href="http://bustler.net/events/11140/poetic-structure-art-engineering-architecture" >&ldquo;Poetic Structure: Art + Engineering + Architecture&rdquo;</a> will soon be open at the MAK Center Schindler House in West Hollywood, California starting June 30. Showcasing the multi-disciplinary practice of Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill and the intersections between&nbsp;art and engineering, the exhibition will include multiple installations and projects by SOM in collaboration with various artists, as well as a never-before-seen hovering mathematically inspired pavilion.&nbsp;
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The Architecture Lobby and ADPSR take a stand against Justice Department’s zero-tolerance policy, pressuring the AIA to do the same

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/938f52e23b844424247fe07fb1188d7c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="http://architecture-lobby.org/project/t-a-l-and-adpsr-joint-statement-on-immigration-enforcement-in-the-us/" rel="nofollow" >The Architecture Lobby</a> and <a href="http://adpsr.org/" rel="nofollow" >Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility</a>&nbsp;have issued a joint <a href="http://architecture-lobby.org/project/t-a-l-and-adpsr-joint-statement-on-immigration-enforcement-in-the-us/" rel="nofollow" >statement</a> condemning the Justice Department's widely criticized<strong>&nbsp;</strong>zero-tolerance immigration enforcement policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their parents as families seek asylum at the border.
"It is immoral and inhumane to separate children from their parents, and to use family separation to deter people seeking refuge or asylum. The United States must uphold international and U.S. laws protecting people fleeing violence and persecution," the statement reads. The two organizations, which work to advance architecture by advocating for social justice reform within the field, are calling on architects, designers, planners and allied professionals to boycott any design work relating to these policies. This includes, as the statement says, walls, checkpoints, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices, detention facilities, processing centers, and ...

Mafengwo Global Headquarters Phase II / SYN Architects

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  • Architects: SYN Architects
  • Location: Building C15, Hengtong International Innovation Park, 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Yingxi Zou
  • Interior Design Team: Fuqiang Xia, Zhenzhen Cao, Tingting Liu, Yan Feng
  • Architectural Design: Fernando
  • Area: 1126.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zhi Xia
  • Electrical: Congyu Wu
  • Water Supply & Heating: Chao Yi
  • Structural: Xiaohu Liu
  • Construction: Huacheng Boyuan Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
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Text description provided by the architects. From an individual perspective of freedom, to a communitarian and wider perspective of freedom, Mafengwo dynamically brings new ideas to the industry, striving to deliver absolute freedom of travel, while SYN Architecture communicates the brand’s philosophy by delivering a uniquely crafted workspace – Phase II of Mafengwo’s Global Headquarters.

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Height limit presented a big challenge for the

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Cheonggye-ri House / JMY architects

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  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: Sancheong-gun, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Jaemin Yoon
  • Design Team: Seongmin Lee
  • Area: 261.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Collaborator S: MOA Structure
  • Collaborator M: HL Consulting Engineers
  • Collaborator E: Daewon Pobis
  • Construction: CS Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. The landscape of the site faces the Cheonggye House at the southwest and is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The mountains behind the Cheonggye Valley are located about 800 - 900m from the site, stretching out towards the heavens from the base of Mount Jiri, and in contrast, the lake, as if drawing from this power, achieves a carefree, tranquil demeanor. A manmade reservoir, the lake in front of the site (222,084 m²)is an element of the landscape that did not originally exist. Perhaps this is why such dramatic and mysteriously incidental scenes are produced around

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Ford to give Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station a new life as its future mobility lab

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/42a504229b54e5d4d9ba9ea84285b3d1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Yesterday, Ford Motor Company announced its long-rumored plan to buy the abandoned Michigan Central Station and restore it as hub for its future mobility ventures. The news quickly created a sense of awe across metro Detroit. [...] 
On Tuesday morning, Ford laid out the details and made the purchase official in a public ceremony.

Rumors about Ford's intentions to purchase the iconic but dilapidated Michigan Central Station first surfaced in March, and now it's official: the automaker ('scuse me, mobility company) celebrated the announcement with a festive party on its new property hosting performers and city officials.   "Ford’s purchase of the station is a grand, symbolic gesture that seemed unlikely only a few years ago," Tamara Warren writes for The Verge. "As its intention materializes to transform the station into a center for autonomous driving and innovation in the next three to four years, it’s a poignant Continue reading "Ford to give Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station a new life as its future mobility lab"

Plans submitted for $1 billion Angels Landing mixed-use in L.A.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/73e816b4dde315d062e5cb393cfccd33.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The 1.26-million-square-foot project, which would rise at the northwest corner of 4th and Hill Streets in Downtown Los Angeles, will feature 120 condos, 450 apartments, 480 hotel rooms, a 45,000-square-foot charter school, and 50,000 square feet of commercial space, according to a case filing with the Planning Department. Handel Architects is designing the $1-billion project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

Lishin Elementary School Library / TALI DESIGN

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  • Architects: TALI DESIGN
  • Location: Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects: Tsai Shian-Gung
  • Designers : Liu Ying-Chen, Chu Shih-Yu, Lin Kuan-Ling
  • Area: 500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Hey! Cheese
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Text description provided by the architects. The library is located in the Lishin elementary school campus, 3rd floor of the classroom building. The original space is composed by three classrooms,  called collaborative classrooms. In order to improve the reading atmosphere in the school, the principal choose the collaborative classrooms to replace the original library.

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How the library fill into the space is a challenge for the school reading team(consisted of teachers). So, we tried to  propose a separated space concept for school. First, to make sure the entry space ( collaborative classroom corridor) become a charming reading area welcoming students, so we use the wood framed shelves to create a book wall

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