Winners Of The ‘Exploratory Science Museum Of Unicamp’ Competition Announced


The International Competition for the Exploratory Science Museum of Unicamp winners were recently announced. Daniel Corsi, Dani Hirano and Reinaldo Nishimuro from CHN Arquitetos won the competition. Their proposal beat over 100 other entries in the international public competition.

Asked to incorporate the site’s existing buildings, the architects have conceived a large rectangular structure clad in perforated aluminium plates. The geometric holes are designed to diffuse light and control the internal climate.

A ramp under the large structural cantilever leads to the entrance. The main level comprises a shop, library, café, observatory and temporary and permanent exhibition spaces, while the lower level holds the multimedia exhibition, auditorium and science ateliers.

The building will be constructed of largely reflective materials, including glass, steel and aluminium.

Second prize went to UNITYDESIGN, STARBURSTAR and ASA.

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Factoreef // Cres // Croatia // Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek & Stefan Ritter

The architects describe the project as ‘a large scale, smoothly undulating roof held by an intricate steel truss structure‘.

Factoreef‘ is a proposal for a boat factory in the mediterranean town Cres, designed by architecture students Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter. They are currently enrolled at Studio Lynn, an architecture course run by American architect Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

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Botany Building: Grow Your Own Architecture

According to Der Spiegel, three young German architects are designing structures made completely out of living trees, including a pavilion for concerts in downtown Stuttgart. Oliver Storz, Ferdinand Ludwig and Hannes Schwertfeger call their new specialty ‘Botany Building.’ They are part of a research group at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Basics in Modern Architectural Design.

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Vienna University Of Economics And Business // Vienna // Austria // Eric Owen Moss

Eric Owen Moss architects develop a building for the Vienna University of Aconomics and Business’ new campus.

‘The design for the building on the W2 lot of the New Campus for the Vienna University of Economics and Business addresses the organizational and functional concerns of the master-plan, and introduces unique spatial qualities and relationships with the Prater – a wooded area located to the south of the W2 site – the rest of the campus, and the ‘Squares and Places’ that occupy various points along the ‘Academy Promenade’.

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Work Is Continuing At The Construction Site Of The University Of Seville Library By Zaha Hadid

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Work is continuing at the construction site of the University of Seville Library. The building will provide residents and visitors to Seville with a state-of-the-art public library and reading rooms, exhibition hall, and conference facility. Projects such as this library – offering a wide range of civic, cultural, educational and research programs – are vital for every community. As the university has outgrown its existing facilities, the new library is essential for the university’s development and demonstrates its deep commitment to the future of Seville.

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flo tSA_M By Andreas Hoerl

The project is a conceptual design for a floating gallery where students and architects can exhibit their designs. It was designesd by University of Innsbruck-graduate Andreas Hoerl. His thesis project is called flo tSA_M- swimming architecture.

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NBBJ Reveales Design For UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion


NBBJ just revealed their latest design for UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, slated to begin February 2010 and be completed just in time for the 2012-2013 basketball season. Upon UCLA’s decision to renovate the existing Pavilion due to its strong sentimental value, NBBJ’s design includes new lobby and concourse space, as well as new facilities for the athletes and additional seating for fans.

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Aberystwyth Arts Center By Heatherwick Studio Opens In Wales, UK


British designer Heatherwick Studio has completed eight low-cost units for arts businesses at Aberystwyth Arts Center in Wales.

Opening yesterday, the architectural commission will provide much needed studio and workshop space for arts organizations in Wales.

Striking in design the simple timber‐frame buildings are clad with a bespoke crinkled stainless steel system that creates a shimmering futuristic appearance, reflecting the greenery of the site. The special cladding system was fabricated on site using a contraption similar to a Victorian mangle that deformed the steel into its irregular form.

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