Weekend Links October 09

Photo by Juliane Eirich from the Korea Diary series A+D Museum presents a Stephen Kanner Retrospective. Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow to showcase a greener future in Rio. Iwan Baan to receive the Julius Shulman Photography Award. Rem Koolhaas will speak at EU-China Cultural Forum. David Chipperfield to receive the Royal Gold Medal for architecture. Braille Blueprints for blind architects. Read more […]
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Dear other architects,

This is a unique open letter from Charles Holland, director at FAT Architecture, where he asks other architects to please stop entering design competitions. Here are 3 of the 10 reasons why they should stop entering design competitions: 1. It’s massively wasteful of your time and resources. Can you think of another comparable industry, or, more pertinently, profession, that spends so much time and money on bidding for work? Do doctors undertake a number of unpaid, speculative operations in Read more […]
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Yas Island Yacht Club

Omiros One Architecture, O1A, conceived the yacht club with a curvilinear form as an icon landmark on the brand new Yas Marina and F1 Track and makes an emphatic contribution to the leisure and hospitality facilities already within the precinct. Here is the project description: Designed by Omiros One Architecture (O1A) for Aldar Properties, the Yas Island Yacht Club forms a key part of the Yas Marina precinct, which recently staged its inaugural Formula 1 motor racing event. The recently Read more […]
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RK Apothecary

The LADG (Los Angeles Design Group) designed a luxury retail space with custom lighting and flexible display fixtures in Frank Gehry’s Edgemar Retail Complex in Santa Monica, California. Here is the project description: RK Apothecary is a spatially efficient and visually engaging retail space. The product is taken off of the shelves and displayed on a series “outré fruit” tables so the customer can engage with it. The RK Apothecary space before the redesign was small and dense with Read more […]
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Staircase Transformation

CSAR Architecture transformed a former staircase into a loft apartment consisting of several spaces on different levels. Here is the project description: The identity of the existing staircase has been the inspiration for the transformation, as well for the interior as for the outside of the former public entrance building located on the KNSM Island in Amsterdam. The staircase building used to be the entrance of the cafeteria connected to it, which is a long building lifted from the ground. CSAR Read more […]
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House in Las Rozas

A-cero designed a new house in Las Rozas using a set of volumes and sheets combined as a perfect play that mixes the limits between art and architecture. Here is the project description: According to A-cero aesthetics, modern projecting, blocks and plates define the design of this residential project with sculptural references. The house is located in Las Rozas, one of the wealthiest towns of Madrid. The dwelling’s plot has a surface of 1.368m2 with a light slope that A-cero has used Read more […]
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Weekend Links October 01

Studio Banana TV presents Madinat Al Zahra by Nieto Sobejano Architects. London Design Festival Guides for you iPhone. 1999 Interview with Alvaro Siza. The “new intimacy” space created by Microcosmes. 2 or 3 questions for Fairtrade Designers. Autoban and their House Hotel. London Design Festival here we come! RIBA Stirling Prize 2010 shortlist. John Pawson at London Design Museum. Antoine Predock’s CLA Building may be demolish. Arch-Vision reports “European Read more […]
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Wood Table in Pyrinees

Spanish studio SAU Taller d’Arquitectura created this beautifully long table made of wood and stainless steel. Here is the story of the table: One day we found in a carpenter athelier a large piece of wood, the biggest piece we had ever seen. The carpenter said that he should cut it. That was the moment when we decided to use it for something and a  table was a great idea, we just needed a suport. Stainless steel material was adequate. The main role was for the wood and the image Read more […]
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