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World Architecture Festival awards 2015 day two winners announced

World Architecture Festival 2015: the award winners from day two at the World Architecture Festival include a ballet school in Russia, a New York transport hub and a community facility for a flood-wrecked town.
The projects will go on to compete for the titles of Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year tomorrow along with yesterday's winners, which range from a bamboo community centre in Vietnam to a "vertical village" in Singapore.
Dezeen is media partner for both the World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival, held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre in Singapore.
Scroll down to see today's winning projects:
Culture: Soma City Home for All, Soma-shi, Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture

This community centre in Fukushima was designed by Klein Dytham as part of Toyo Ito's Home-for-all earthquake relief project, which won a Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Soma City features a latticed wooden ceiling, supported by tree-like columns that double as up tables.
Health: Walumba Elders Centre, Warmun, Australia, by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

A catastrophic flood devastated the town of Warmun in 2011, so Iredale Pedersen Hook was tasked with creating a replacement community facility and elderly people's home. Raised by three metres, the structure stands above the flood level, and is linked to the ground by walkways and stairs.
Transport: Fulton Center, New York City, USA, by Grimshaw

Grimshaw's New York subway station and retail space comprises a glass box topped by a large glass and steel dome spanning 37 metres. It is designed to accommodate over 300,000 daily commuters, providing a gateway to Lower Manhattan.
Hotel and Leisure: Lanserhof Lake Tegern, Bavaria, Germany, by Ingenhoven Architects

Located on the Tegernsee lake in southern Bavaria, this health resort was designed by Ingenhoven Architects to take advantage of its scenic setting with large windows facing out over the both water and a nearby golf course. Offering both hotel facilities and medical care, it contains 70 rooms, each conceived as a "little house".
Sport: San Mames Stadium, Bilbao, Spain, by ACXT-IDOM

San Mames Stadium is the new home of football team Athletic Bilbao. Located beside the Ría de Bilbao river, it features a sculptural facade of twisted ETFE plastic that is illuminated by night.
Religion: Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha, Qatar, by Mangera Yvars Architects

Designed to have a "campus-like atmosphere", this four-storey building for the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies houses six academic programmes. It contains five columns, representing the five pillars of Islam, as well as library and classrooms.
New and old: Courtyard House Plugin, Beijing, China, by People's Architecture Office

People's Architecture Office developed this panelling system to make the ageing structures of Beijing's hutong districts habitable again. The lightweight and non-permanent solution provides structure, insulation, interior and exterior surfaces, all moulded into single panels.
Schools: Ballet School, St. Petersburg, Russia, by Studio 44 Architects

Studio 44 Architects created this ballet school within two existing buildings – a former cinema and a neighbouring house. Facades feature QR-code reliefs to help visitors navigate the campus using their smartphones, while translucent glass partitions allow light to penetrate all parts of the interior.
Production, energy and recycling: Fabrica de Oliva, Uruguay, Marcelo Daglio Arquitecto

Fabrica de Oliva is an olive oil factory in Uruguay. The judges said it "illustrates what architecture can do to lift the all-too-often banal factory form and language to a sublime exemplar".
Future projects:
» Education: Wellington College Performing Arts Centre, United Kingdom, by Studio Seilern Architects» Experimental: Home Farm, Singapore, by Spark» Competition entries: Quay Quarter, Sydney, Australia, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp» Residential: Vancouver House, Vancouver, Canada by BIG» Commercial mixed-use: Gardens by the Waterway Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic, Singapore, by Serie and Multiply Architects
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Japanese Woodworking Madness: A Three-Way Wood Joint

Shinobu Kobayashi is a Japanese woodworker based in Australia, currently studying Scandinavian techniques in Sweden. The three-continent background appears to have done him well; working in concert with a master cabinetmaker from Denmark, Kobayashi managed to cut this crazy three-way woodworking joint:According to Kobayashi, this "not popular Japanese joint" is called kawai tsugite and was invented by a Japanese professor at Tokyo University. I couldn't figure out how the darn thing works–but Matthias Wandel, who didn't even know what the joint was called, managed to figure it out only by watching the video above! Here he explains it, and reconstructs it:It's not surprising what happens at the end, but I think the joint is intended to be a mental/crafting exercise more than a practical technique.

Floating timber slabs create layered walls within New York shoe store by Jordana Maisie

Australian designer Jordana Maisie has created a Manhattan boutique for upscale shoe brand Feit that features asymmetrical display areas made of thin sheets of wood (+ slideshow).

The 420-square-foot (39 square metres) shoe store opened in New York's West Village neighbourhood in September.

The design aims to reflect the handcrafted quality of Feit's leather shoes and merge it with a modern and minimal aesthetic, said Maisie, who collaborated with the company's owners, Tull and Josh Price.

"The interior has a unique identity – prioritising process, craft and innovation, while pushing the tension between what is handmade and what is machine made," said Maisie, who is from Australia but now based in Brooklyn.

The shop "has a clean aesthetic featuring geometric shapes created by volume and void," she added.

The linear space features a labyrinthine composition of floor-to-ceiling wooden forms, with openings that provide sight lines between the interior and the street.

Related story: Sneakers are displayed on bleachers in Seattle boutique by Best Practice ArchitectureSimilar to the process of shaping leather, the design team used moulds to carve out display shelves from blocks of timber during the 3D-modelling stage.

The shelving components, made of Baltic birch plywood, were cut using a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. They were formed into modules and then delivered to the store.
"Each unique shape was CNC cut, hand sanded and assembled into modules offsite by the fabrication team, which enabled a complex build sequence to unroll on site," said Maisie.

Embedded within the wooden shelving units are white LEDs that brighten and dim in accordance with the seasons. Carefully placed mirrors help visually expand the room.

"Both the architectural and lighting design play with your perception of depth, as you try to distinguish where the boundaries within the space lie," said Maisie.
The design team has named the space Installation Two: Volume and Void.

This is Feit's second store in New York. The other, which opened in 2014 in Nolita, was also designed in collaboration with Maisie and features large slabs of natural wood.

Related story: 30,000 red shoelaces hang from the ceiling of Melbourne's Camper storeDescribed as an "innovator in the neo-luxury movement," Feit produces high-end boots, sneakers, and dress shoes for men and women, along with a small line of accessories. Its products are made of all-natural, non-synthetic materials.

Feit was founded by brothers Tull and Josh Price. Tull is known for starting the cult sneaker brand Royal Elastics, which he launched in 1996 and sold in 2002.

Maisie is an Australian installation artist who creates interactive and sculptural designs. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals throughout Australia, as well in select countries around the world. The Feit flagship store in Nolita was her first project in New York.
She currently is pursuing a master's degree in architecture and an MFA in lighting design at Parsons: The New School for Design.

Other recent shoe boutiques include an austere shop in Seattle by Best Practice Architecture, a children's shoe store in Barcelona by Nábito, and a pop-up shop for Camper in Germany by Diébédo Francis Kere.
Photography is by Naho Kubota.
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Barber & Osgerby awarded London Design Medal 2015

London Design Festival 2015: design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are the recipients of this year's London Design Medal.
Barber & Osgerby were announced as this year's winners during a ceremony at Canada House this morning, as part of the British Land Celebration of Design awards.
"It's a huge accolade and it's lovely to be acknowledged by our own city," Osgerby told Dezeen.
Now in its ninth year, the awards programme also presented medals for design innovation, emerging talent and lifetime achievement. The PCH Design Innovation Medal was won by UK-based Peter Brewin and Will Crawford, who invented a cement-impregnated fabric called Concrete Canvas.
Barber & Osgerby's design for the London 2012 Olympic TorchThe Swarovski Emerging Talent Medal went to Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel, the creator of glassware, a table and a stained glass window that all generate energy from sunlight.
This year's Lifetime Achievement Medal was bestowed upon Ken Adams, the German-born British motion picture production designer most famous for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Related story: Barber and Osgerby's Science Museum gallery is their "most important" architecture projectAmong the judges were V&A museum director Martin Roth, Royal College of Art rector Paul Thompson and head of culture for the Mayor of London, Justine Simons.
Barber & Osgerby's Tip Ton tilting chair for VitraThe London Design Medal has been awarded annually since 2007 to an individual or group that has demonstrated "an outstanding contribution to London and design".
A selection of Barber & Osgerby's work is on display as part of an exhibition at Somerset House – a new venue for this year's London Design Festival.
Shoreditch-based Barber & Osgerby are best known for designs including the London 2012 Olympic Torch, the Tip Ton chair for Vitra and a £2 coin commemorating 150 years of the London Underground.
Barber & Osgerby's Pilot chairs for Knoll feature oversized square backsAnother recent high-profile project involves designing trains for Crossrail – the new cross-London railway due for completion in 2017, which is currently Europe's largest infrastructure project.
"We're really happy to be involved in these sort of civic projects," said Osgerby. "The torch is one and helping Transport for London think about the future is another."
"It's been 20 years of work that's brought us to this point so it's not like an overnight thing," he added.
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The duo oversee three studios – all based under one roof – with different areas of focus. Barber & Osgerby is primarily for industrial design, Universal Design Studio is responsible for architecture and interiors, and Map works on tech-focused projects.
Barber & Osgerby designed a £2 coin to commemorate 150 years of the London Underground"There are small cross­ overs on various projects but they are different teams of people, so we thought it would be better that they were recognised that way," Barber told Dezeen.
"It's also more honest," added Osgerby. "There are other companies who do lots of different things and they're all under one name but if I was I was going to engage with that company I would be a bit confused about it."
The products that Barber & Osgerby is launching at this year's festival include a collection of bamboo pendant lamps and a shower control unit for Axor, as well as a book filled with images that show their various projects from the past few years at different stages of development.
At Somerset House, the pair have furnished a space called the Reading Room – part of the 10 Designers in the West Wing group of installations. Visitors will be able to browse copies of the book within the quiet library-like environment.
Barber & Osgerby installed two giant rotating mirrors inside the V&A's Raphael gallery for London Design Festival 2014During last year's design festival, Barber & Osgerby installed two giant rotating mirrors inside the V&A's Raphael gallery and showcased a collection of furniture for Vitra.
Previous winners of the London Design Medal include French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, British graphic designer Peter Saville, and London duo El Ultimo Grito.
London Design Festival 2015 runs from 19 to 27 September – see Dezeen's guide to the must-see exhibitions and installations.
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Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri install tinted acrylic tunnel across V&A bridge

London Design Festival 2015: holes cut out from vertical sheets of coloured acrylic form a tunnel designed to distort perspective across a bridge in the V&A museum (+ slideshow).

The Mise-en-abyme installation was created by London designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri, who were partnered with UK company Johnson Tiles for the project.

The duo, who have previously teamed up to produce furniture using old jeans, took influences from the areas of the V&A close to the site they were given – a bridge that crosses over the museum's Medieval and Renaissance sculpture gallery.

Related story: Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri present furniture made from old jeans, paper and cotton"The first thing we were told was that we'd been given this amazing bridge in the V&A," said Fogale, who's earlier projects include a combined valet stand, dresser and set of mirrors for an east London boutique.

"We looked at the Renaissance room downstairs and the glass room next door, and these were our starting points," he added. "We found out that during the Renaissance, perspective line drawing was created."
A grid of custom-made tiles were used to cover the floor. Each row has three per cent more colour added to the ceramic than the previous, forming a gradient from light to dark blue across the bridge.

Along its length, vertical sheets of acrylic are spaced at intervals and tinted with different hues – remaining almost completely transparent yet slightly reflective.
"Stained glass was used a lot during the Renaissance," said Fogale. "We used acrylic as an alternative to glass because it has the same characteristics and beautiful colours."

Irregular openings cut out from each panel gradually become smaller along the route while the tints become darker. This serves to exaggerate the perspective when looking through the tunnel formed by the overlapping sheets.
Mise-en-abyme translates from French as "placed into abyss", and refers to the artistic technique that shows an image containing a smaller copy of itself in a recurring sequence.

Taller visitors passing from one side of the installation to the other have to duck when they reach the far end of the bridge, which overlooks Barnaby Barford's installation of tiny ceramic shops stacked into a six-metre tower.
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"We both wanted to create an installation that you can experience," said de Allegri. "When people walk through, they get the feeling of it becoming smaller and darker."

The panels were also specially designed so they could stand up without appearing to need additional support. However, transparent balustrades run along the sides help to brace the partitions.

The installation was created to coincide with this year's London Design Festival, which runs from 19 to 27 September 2015. As a hub venue for the event, the V&A is also hosting also hosting a giant crystal zoetrope, an interactive cloud of glass bubbles and a series of mirrored platforms, all in different locations around the building.
Photography is by Ed Reeve.
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Mischer’Traxler fills V&A room with interactive glass bubbles for Curiosity Cloud installation

London Design Festival 2015: Vienna studio Mischer'Traxler has filled an ornately decorated room at the V&A museum with glass bulbs containing hand-made insects, which flutter around inside in response to the movement of visitors (+ slideshow).

The interactive Curiosity Cloud installation by Mischer'Traxler reacts to passers by with light and sound, and was created as part of an ongoing collaboration with champagne brand Perrier-Jouët.

Located in the museum's Norfolk House music room, it comprises 264 blown-glass balloons made in three different sizes and suspended at different heights from the ceiling.

Each contains a hand-made model of a insect connected to a short wire and a ring of LEDs around the top.

Related story: Kim Thomé installs giant crystal zoetrope inside London's V&A museumUsing sensors to detect visitors walking past or between the bulbs, the lights turn on and the artificial bugs buzz around inside in response to movement.

Taking cues from Perrier-Jouët's links to the Art Nouveau style – from the brand's collection of artefacts to the graphics that decorate its bottles – the duo decided to use insects as the central theme.

"We wanted to focus on insects because there are an awful lot of insects in Art Nouveau, in marquetry and in the furniture pieces," studio co-founder Thomas Traxler told Dezeen.

As the insects touch the glass, they create a sound that builds to a cacophony as more are activated. The different sizes of the mouth-blown glass bubbles create different tones of sound as the flying creatures hit the sides.

The buzzing noises can be heard outside the space, enticing visitors inside the gilded room. The 25 different types of insect used are modelled on a mix of extinct and endangered species, commonly found types, and newly discovered varieties.

They are made from transparent printed foil that is laser cut to achieve the detail and then assembled by hand. The butterflies and moths have fluffy bodies made out of felt, so the sound created also depends on the insect.

"It's an interactive installation that tries to create a moment that we would never have in reality with nature, but tries to capture a special moment that we do encounter in nature," said Katharina Mischer, the studio's other co-founder. "It creates this atmosphere of sound and movement."
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For the studio's Small Discoveries collaboration with Perrier-Jouët, Mischer'Traxler has already created a table covered in plants that disappear as visitors approach and a champagne flute that causes bubbles to stream from a small engraved moth.

Curiosity Cloud will remain in place for the duration of this year's London Design Festival, which run from 19 to 27 September 2015. As a hub venue for the event, the V&A is hosting a variety of installations that include a giant crystal zoetrope, a tower of tiny ceramic shops and rows of textured concrete monoliths.
Photography is by Ed Reeve.
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Doors Open At Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center houses 12 surgical suites, 87 private rooms, robotic technology, and rooftop gardens.

The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati) has opened The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center, expanding the footprint of its main campus in Cincinnati.The center houses 12 surgical suites and 87 private rooms and provides comprehensive orthopedic and spine care, sports medicine, rehabilitation, clinical research, and education.read more