Saturday, November 8, 2014

Renzo Piano - California Academy of Sciences /2000-2008/

             Designing a great cultural and scientific institution in San Francisco, a city with a strong collective vocation for the environment, also meant finding a language that expressed this shared vision of the present in an immediate way. Through the evocative spaces of the Museum of Natural History, the large green roof that breathes and the successful coexistence of outreach activities and research, the new headquarters of the California Academy of Sciences wanted, using architecture, to convey their passion for knowledge of nature and the fact that the earth is fragile.
The California Academy of Sciences was founded in San Francisco in 1853. It is one of the most prestigious institutions in the US, and one of the few institutes of natural sciences in which public experience and scientific research occur at the same location.

Following the widespread destruction of the Academy buildings by the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, a consultation for this new building was held. Today’s Academy sits on the Golden Gate Park site of its predecessor, which was comprised of 11 buildings built between 1916 and 1976 and grouped around a central courtyard. Of these buildings, three have been conserved within the new project: the African Hall, the North American Hall and the Steinhart Aquarium. The new building has maintained the same position and orientation as the original, all the functions laid out around a central courtyard, which acts as entrance lobby and pivotal centre to the collections. This connection point is covered by a concave glass canopy with a reticular structure reminiscent of a spider’s web, open at the centre.

Combining exhibition space, education, conservation and research beneath one roof, the Academy also comprises natural history museum, aquarium and planetarium. The varied shapes of these different elements are expressed in the building’s roofline, which follows the form of its components.
The entire 37.000 sq. m complex is like a piece of the park that has been cut away and lifted 10 m up above the ground. This “living roof” is covered with 1,700,000 selected autochthonous plants planted in specially conceived biodegradable coconut-fibre containers.
The roof is flat at its perimeter and, like a natural landscape, becomes increasingly undulating as it moves away from the edge to form a series of domes of various sizes rising up from the roof plane. The two main domes cover the planetarium and rain forest exhibitions. The domes are speckled with a pattern of skylights automated to open and close for ventilation.

The soil’s moisture, combined with the phenomenon of thermal inertia, cools the inside of the museum significantly, thus avoiding the need for air-conditioning in the ground-floor public areas and the research offices along the facade.

Photovoltaic cells are contained between the two glass panels that form the transparent canopy around the perimeter of the green roof; they provide more than 5% of the electricity required by the museum.
The choice of materials, recycling, the positioning of the spaces with respect to the natural lighting, natural ventilation, water usage, rainwater recovery and energy production: all of these design issues became an integral part of the project itself, and helped the museum obtain LEED platinum certification.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Монгол Улсын Боловсрол,Шинжлэх ухааны яам, Хүүхдийг Ивээх Сантай хамтран “Ерөнхий боловсролын сургуулийн дотуур байр”-ны барилгын зураг төсөл шалгаруулах уралдааныг 2014 оны 10 дугаар сарын 3-ны өдрөөс 11 дүгээр сарын 3-ны өдрийг дуустал 1 сарын хугацаанд зарлаж байна. Энэхүү уралдаан нь Ерөнхий боловсролын сургуульд суралцах хугацаанд гэр бүлээсээ хол, сургуулийн дотуур байрны багш, харгалзан дэмжигчийн асран хамгаалалд бие даан амьдарч байгаа 6-18 насны хүүхэд бүрийн онцлогийг харгалзсан, орчин үеийн хэрэгцээ шаардлагад нийцсэн, хөдөө орон нутгийн орчин нөхцөлд тохирохуйцаар өөрчлөн, хичээлийн жилийн туршид хүүхэд бүрт ээлтэй, аюулгүй орчин нөхцөлтэй байх дотуур байрны жишиг зураг төслийг боловсруулах зорилготой ба шилдэг зураг төслийг “Сургуулийн дотуур байрны үйлчилгээ, орчин нөхцөлийг сайжруулах арга зам” сэдэвт Үндэсний зөвлөлдөх уулзалтад танилцуулах юм.
Тавигдах шаардлага:
• Барилгын норм, дүрмийн дагуу хийгдсэн байх,
• Дотуур байр нь халуун, хүйтэн ус, бохир, дулааны шугамд холбогдсон орчин үеийн шийдэлтэй байх,
• 100 хүүхдийн хүчин чадалтай байх,
• Хүүхэд бүрийн онцлогт тохирсон тохилог дотуур байр байх (хүүхэд байрлах өрөө, хөгжлийн танхим, ариун цэврийн өрөө, хоолны өрөө, халуун усны өрөө гэх мэт),
• Нэг ба түүнээс дээш хувилбартай байж болно,
• Гадаад орчны тохижилтыг бүрэн харгалзсан байх,
• Хүүхэд бүрийн хөгжлийг дэмжихүйц орчин нөхцөлийг харгалзсан байх,
• Макет эсвэл зургийг 3 хэмжээст зургаар ирүүлэх.
Уралдаанд оролцогчдын бүтээлийг 2014 оны 11 дүгээр сарын 10-ны дотор шалгаруулж, дараах байр эзлүүлж урамшуулна. Үүнд:
• 1-р байр: Өргөмжлөл, мөнгөн шагнал (1,000,000 төгрөг)
• 2-р байр: Өргөмжлөл, мөнгөн шагнал (500,000 төгрөг)
• 3-р байр: Өргөмжлөл, мөнгөн шагнал (300,000 төгрөг)

Бүтээлийг Хүүхдийг Ивээх Сангийн байранд буюу Чингэлтэй дүүрэг 1-р хороо, Аризона төвийн 4 дүгээр давхарт 11 дүгээр сарын 03-ны өдрийн 17.00 цаг хүртэл хүлээн авна. Уралдаанд оролцогчид боловсруулсан материалаа файлаар болон эх загварын хамт ирүүлэх бөгөөд уралдаанд ирүүлсэн материалыг буцаан олгохгүй. Шилдэг зураг төслийг хэвлэл мэдээллийн хэрэгслээр сурталчилна.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014


The theme of 2014 World Architecture Day, October 6, will be “Healthy Cities, Happy Cities.” The UIA invites its members to organize special activities linked to the event, which will celebrate the role architects and architecture play in the vitality of the urban setting and in the well-being of its inhabitants.

How can architects design and construct “healthy” spaces, facilities, housing and urban landscapes which foster happiness, health and quality of life for city-dwellers?

By what means are architects able to bring life to cities, to infuse them with energy, to insure their viability, to anticipate and heal disorders, to forestall disintegration and to accompany their harmonious development?

Responsible architectural design has spotlighted the role of the architect a obligation to design a sustainable environment by means of an ethical professional practice in the areas of energy, implementation and materials.

This year’s theme for 2014 World Architecture Day was conceived by the UIA to illustrate the expansion of such practices and their impact on the urban space as well as on the entire city. The theme also is one facet of the UIA’s global commitment to international institutions who defend safeguarding the planet, the quality of the air, the water, the soil and all the elements contributing to the health of human settlements.

Friday, October 3, 2014

International competition 2015

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.
The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl.
The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?
eVolo Magazine is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life.
Good luck architects & designers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Korea Institute of Registered Architects-2014

2014 онд хийгдсэн зарим ажлуудаасаа Солонгос улсад болох үзэсгэлэнд оролцсон юм.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition


      The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is internationally recognized for its critically acclaimed exhibitions and architectural achievement in museum buildings.
      The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition is the first open, international architectural competition to be organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. This initiative reflects the Guggenheim’s long history of engagement with architecture and design and its belief that outstanding original design can speak across cultures, refreshing and enlivening the urban environment.
Following a detailed Concept and Development Study by the Guggenheim Foundation, the City of Helsinki has reserved a prominent waterfront site for the architectural competition of the proposed museum. The site is located in the Eteläsatama, or South Harbor area, an urban space of great national and cultural significance, close to the historic city center and immediately visible to visitors arriving by sea.
It is envisaged that the Guggenheim Helsinki would organize and present internationally significant exhibitions of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries while also specializing in Nordic art and architecture. Within the Guggenheim Foundation’s international constellation of museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim Helsinki would be distinctive in its active inclusion of design and architecture in its programming.
From a global perspective, Helsinki is emerging as a city to watch. Standing at the intersection of East and West, Helsinki has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Europe. The city recently has embarked on an ambitious yet highly sensitive program of renewal and development, initiating the greatest urban change in its history since Helsinki became the capital of Finland two hundred years ago.
An increasingly popular visitor destination, Helsinki serves as a standard bearer for Finland and a model for cities around the world, benefiting from an exceptional education system, entrepreneurial spirit, appetite for innovation, and success in international happiness indices.