Parrish Art Museum Unveils Herzog & De Meuron Design

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The internationally acclaimed Herzog & De Meuron unveiled their re-conceptualized design for the Parrish Art Museum on the 14-acre Hampton site. The new design replaces the firm’s original idea which featured a village-like cluster of pavilions scattered throughout the site. When the museum could not seem to raise the $80 million necessary to realize the project, they approached Herzog & de Meuron for a more modest proposal. The architects took the challenge and created a new building for less than a third of the original budget.

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1111 Lincoln Road // Miami Beach // USA // Herzog & de Meuron

Architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed 1111 Lincoln Road, a ‘retail, residential, dining and parking experience’ on Miami Beach.

The development features open-sided parking decks accessed by curving ramps.

‘11 11 will be a juttering, strutting building, a study in form and structure. All muscle without clothing, according to Jacques Herzog. 11 11 will reinterpret the essence of Tropical Modernism-crisp structures and ocean-liner planes- with an original modern twist. Angular exterior cutouts will allow natural light and the Miami landscape within, infusing retail, residential, creative commercial space and parking with dynamic energy. Car access will curve through the center cavity and panoramic layouts will display retail units and spectacular city views.’

For further information visit the project’s website.

Ordos 100: Rojkind Arquitectos

This villa by Rojkind Arquitectos is located in plot #67 of the Ordos 100 project. ‘The scope of the project is to Develop 100 hundred villas in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, for the Client, Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd. FAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei studio in Beijing, has developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land and will curate the project, while Herzog and de Meuron have selected the 100 architects to participate.

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National Stadium, Beijing Wins RIBA’s Prestigious International Architecture Award

The National Stadium in Beijing – nicknamed ‘the birds nest’ – by Herzog & de Meuron, with the China Architectural Design and research Group, Arup Sport and Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong, and artist Ai Wei Wei, has scooped the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the European Union by an RIBA member.

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ORDOS 100: Single Speed Design

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This villa called ‘8 Towers’ designed by Single Speed Design is located in plot #92 of the Ordos 100 project. SsD was included in a global selection of 100 architects curated by Ai WeiWei and Herzog and deMeuron. The abstraction of the desert site is taken as an opportunity to develop new prototypical relationships between program and efficient energy use.

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Helsinki Waterfront Hotel // Finland // Herzog & de Meuron

Architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed Helsinki Waterfront Hotel, a cross-shaped 5 star hotel on Helsinki’s waterfront, in 2008.

The hotel is due to open in 2010.

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House 9×9 // Stadtbergen // Germany // Titus Bernhard Architekten

Titus Bernhard Architekten designed the 9×9 House that looks like a live-in sculpture with its unconventional curtain wall and rood made of ‘gabions’, or rubblestone-filled baskets.

The design was inspired by Herzog & de Meuron’s Napa Valley winery. This enormous mass (40 tonnes) has a buffer effect in winter and summer. The rainwater flows instead down a waterproof membrane behind the layer of stones. Inside, the house is unexpectedly spacious, the visual links between all levels creating a flow of space.

More pictures here.

Reading Space // Jinhua // China // Herzog & de Meuron

Jinhua is a small city southwest of Shanghai with an ancient history and a thriving economy based on industry, agriculture and tourism.
In 2002 designer and curator Ai Weiwei invited 16 architects from around the world to design a pavilion for a park on a ribbon of land that stretches over 2 kilometers along the Yiwu River.

Herzog & de Meuron designed the ‘Reading Space’ of the JinHua Architecture Park, a mutant form that can be used as a bench, a platform, etc. The sculpture reminds of a honeycomb labyrinth.