Selvika National Tourist Route in Norway- Summer is a time to take advantage of warm weather and enjoy the outdoors. The National Tourist Routes are "scenic roads for exploring Norway's breathtaking landscapes" and an opportunity for architects to design striking buildings and installations along the 18 routes. The Selvika project designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (one of many they've designed), opened on June 22. Its curling concrete paths slow one's movement from the road down to the sea in this extreme northerly location. Built into the construction are a bike shed, toilets, benches, an open kitchen, and even a fireplace. jh
Given summer's lure, the World-Architects eMagazine will be taking a vacation, returning on August 27. Happy and safe summer travels from World-Architects!
NYC Solicits Designs for Small Apartments
In response to changing demographics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a request for proposals for a "micro-unit" apartment building in Manhattan. More
Andrea Zittel Named Winner of Kiesler Prize
American artist Andrea Zittel has been named the winner of the 8th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. More
Deadline for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Nominations
The deadline for nominations for nominations for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is July 31, 2012. More
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Masonic Amphitheatre Project:
Previously, World-Architects featured the Covington Farmers Market, designed and built by the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech. That structure reused wood from a warehouse whose site is now the Masonic Amphitheatre, which sits upon the warehouse's foundation. This connection across different classes illustrates one aspect of the design/buildLAB, namely its concern with environmental responsibility.
Studio Visit: WEISS/MANFREDI- World-Architects visited the office of WEISS/MANFREDI in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood for a tour of the studio and a chance to talk with partners Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Our conversation touched upon the firm's origins, their significant buildings, and some recent and upcoming projects. The visit came one week after their Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center opened to the public.
The recently completed Daeyang Gallery and House in the hills of the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea, is documented in two videos by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space. One video lets the building speak for itself, while Holl guides the viewer through the spaces in the other.
The ARCHIZINC Trophy, administered every two years by VM Zinc, rewards quality architecture, but it also "highlights zinc through appropriate new applications." Pictured is one of the three winners from the 118 submissions.