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Detroit Entrepreneurial Center

 

2-Aerial-Rend

Our proposal for the Hudson’s Department Store site in downtown Detroit can be summarized as a collection of action triggers purposely bundled into one dynamic mixed-use development. Specific programs were selected and blended with the purpose of promoting a dynamic exchange amongst people, a fertile ground for innovation, and a new urban entrepreneurial spirit that will attract people back to the urban city core. Highlights of that program include a series of business incubators in the form of towers, a dynamic market place in the form of a base, a hotel and diverse range of housing options, also in the form of a tower, and common areas of social exchange in the form of a climate-controlled and daylight shell between the volumes.

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2-Aerial-Rend

2nd place : Opportunity Detroit, Redisigning an Iconic Site

 

Competition Poster

Competition Poster

I know, We are probably getting too old to keep doing this… but, wanted to share the news…

Myself and two friends in Croatia (Juan J. Nuñez & Marko Kanceljak) stayed up for a few nights during memorial day weekend and got this project done…

Didn’t think anything would come out of it, but we won 2nd place in this International Architectural Ideas competition for Downtown Detroit.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/hudsons-detroit-site-development-contest_n_3420886.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130612-907625.html

 

http://hudsons.opportunitydetroit.com/

http://hudsons.opportunitydetroit.com/entries/

Opportunity Detroit: Redesigning an iconic site video

cheers

Efrain

AIA Austin’s Latinos in Architecture Showcase

 

AIA Austin’s “Latinos in Architecture” is proud to announce “PERSPECTIVAS dosmil11”.

This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of Austin Latino architectural professionals and designers during the 2011 celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  The exhibit will take place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC).

Opening night is scheduled for Friday October 7th (5:30-7:00PM) with opening remarks by Juan Cotera, FAIA.  We hope you’ll be able to attend.

Please RSVP at LiAcommitteeAustin@gmail.com

Olithas:Part of C77DA Video Gallery

 

Core 77 awards has selected our Olithas video entry as part of the C77 Design Awards Gallery

earlier this week. We are extremely happy and elated for this recognition, considering we were

up against big budgets like Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Ziba.

Thank you Jeff Marrow for helping us pull this quick Video together in an afternoon.

He went above and beyond any expectations when we approached him to help us with this entry.

All photo Credit: Alisa Marrow.

 

 

Student Housing Competition – Athens, Greece

 
Athens Student Housing Competition
Athens Student Housing Competition
Can Student Housing become the prototype of future Urban and Sustainable
Community housing experiences?

The University experience is a transitional stage in our lives. We learn and develop many of the habits and practices  we will incorporate into our daily routines during those years. It is a time to start implementing sound practices learned about sharing with others, working with others toward common goals, and caring  for the environment and our community. We see our proposal as a way to capture the imagination and energy of today’s college student and inspire them with the  possibilities for developing sustainable buildings and sustainable communities in Athens and all over the globe. Shaped by their experiences in college we would hope that they would take this knowledge and enthusiasm and spread it virally wherever their paths might lead them.

The concept for this housing project is that of an urban tree house. Tree houses are cool places that defy gravity and bring the occupants closer to nature.  This housing project forms a protective oasis, a hideaway that refreshes the spirit, and is designed to delight and inspire.

Competition Text – URBAN TREE HOUSE

 

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London Art Fund Pavillion (2008)

London Art Pavillion

London Art Pavillion

 London Art Pavillion Competition Entry

A proposal for the Art Fund Pavilion architecture competition to design a semi-permanent summer

pavilion. Sitting alongside the RIBA award winning building by Marks Barfield Architects.

Brief:
The pavilion must function as an exhibition space.
The pavilion must function as a formal presentation space for up to 30 seated persons.
The pavilion must function as an informal gathering or party space.
The design must be able to be assembled in 72 hours and disassembled in 24 hours.