World Architectural News August 2010 : Buildings across the Globe, Architecture Images

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Venice Biennale Giardini Pavilions, Italy : Photos
Venice Biennale 2010
image © Adrian Welch
The Venice Architecture Biennale content is principally located in the Giardini (gardens) and Arsenale (former rope walks) – areas in the eastern part of Venice. Other shows are dotted around town.

Venice Biennale Croatian Pavilion 2010, Italy : The Ship – Floating Pavilion
Architecture News August 2010 - Venice Biennale Croatian Pavilion
picture : Zelimir Grzancic
The Floating Pavilion to present arts and architecture of Croatia at the Venice Biennale is constructed on an existing barge with dimensions of 10m x 20m x 3m. It is designed by a group of 14 leading Croatian architects, who have made the recent Croatian architecture visible on the global scene.

Aviva Stadium Dublin, Ireland : Populous ; Local architect Scott Tallon Walker
Aviva Stadium Dublin
photo : Chris Gascoigne
Populous has been developing the use of parametric based design in stadium typographies since 2005. The first project to be a platform for the company’s work was the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

Jimmy Connors World Of Tennis, Abu Dhabi, UAE : Foundation Architecture & Design
Jimmy Connors Tennis Centre & Stadium, Abu Dhabi
image from architect
The design concept for this UAE sports building was as follows:
– Foundation were commissioned to create a bespoke iconic tennis stadium and training academy for the United Arab Emirates.
– The design had to be instantly recognisable as a world wide brand.
– We were inspired by the deconstructed form of a tennis ball and translated the shapes and forms of the dissected ball into the buildings. The distinctive curves of the seams are apparent in the roof lines of the buildings.
– The shells of the buildings float above a podium that enables sheltered movement between the facilities.
– Landscaping radiates from the buildings creating a sense of arrival and concourse.

Vertical City, Venezuela : Desitecture
Architecture News August 2010 - Vertical City Venezuela
image from architects
A megastructure with a socio economic imperative, a peoples’ tower. The social imperative – without ownership the disenfranchised poor cannot hope to bequeath a viable inherited financial future to the next generation, their children. In order that they are able to have a capital stake in the exiting societal construct they must have ownership of the land on which they live, to this end the tower acts as a catalyst for the creation of ownership.

Greenway Self-Park, Chicago : HOK
Self-Park Chicago
photo : Steve Hall / HOK
HOK has demonstrated that even parking garages can be environmentally progressive. The architectural design firm recently completed Greenway Self-Park, an 11-story energy-efficient parking garage located in the popular River North neighborhood.

Mountains & Opening House, Japan : EASTERN design office
Architecture News August 2010 - Mountains & Opening House Japan
photo from architects office
The outside (exterior) mountain is formed into a mound by piling up soil excavated from the slope. The surface of the mound is a type of raw material made from crushed marble called “Kansui”.

Pushed Slab Paris, France : MVRDV, Architects
Pushed Slab Paris
image from architecture studio
The seven storey building with a surface of 19,000 m² is the first realisation of Paris’ first eco-quarter with a low energy consumption and an energy production of appr. 90 MW/year. The building has been acquired by Banque Populaire Rives de Paris.

Dalarna Media Arena, Falun, Sweden : ADEPT / SOU FUJIMOTO Architects
Dalarna Media Arena
image from architect firm
The architectural competition for a new library in Falun, Sweden, has been won by the Danish ADEPT, Japanese SOU FUJIMOTO Architects and an advisory team consisting of Topotek1, Rambøll A/S and Bosch & Fjord, with the project “Dalarna Media Arena”. The proposal, which consists of a 3000m2 library and an adjoining plaza, is a part of Dalarna University campus.

Plastic House, Dublin : architecture Republic
Architecture News August 2010 - Plastic House Dublin
photo : Paul Tierney photography

Denver Airport Development, USA : Santiago Calatrava
Denver Airport Building
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC

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