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Join FORM for some pre-holiday cheer as we celebrate the Nov/Dec issue Designing for the Senses at Seven Grand with George Kelly of Kelly Architects. Seven Grand will have drink specials for this special occasion. More info as we get closer to the date. But for now, please RSVP at this link. And pass this invite along to colleagues!
SCI‐Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, announced the winners of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition. An open ideas competition sponsored by SCI‐Arc and The Architect’s Newspaper, entrants were challenged to use the competition as a forum for provocative, even revolutionary, reconceptualizations of L.A.’s urban fabric. A community celebration was held on Saturday, October 9 in downtown Los Angeles on the SCI‐Arc campus.
Shinjuku Gardens by Hong Kong-based Cheungvogl (Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl) is a social, environmental and urban contribution, solely based on economical profit which deals with the cost of sheltered parking and green spaces within Tokyo.
Shinjuku Gardens is a 2 story car park, which replaces an existing open one, that doubles the number of spots available for vehicles. Considering the relative tightness of the space, ramps are replaced by elevators - within a 2 story circulation this is feasible, depending on lot-based car-lifting. Even by doubling the amount of parking spaces over two levels, the ground area is reduced by one fifth, thanks to a more effective layout which provides more free green space, along with the infiltration of rain water.
The Tel Aviv-based Chyutin Architects recently won a competition for the new Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, replacing a previous scheme done by Frank Gehry. The museum is located at the heart of modern Jerusalem's rejuvenated city center, on the borderline between the spacious Independence Park and the urban environment. The location is a meeting site of three main streets which differ in character and function.