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Trinity Apartments / K20 Architecture

  • Architects: K20 Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Developer: Longboat Development Group
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of K20 Architecture

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Dubai to Host World's First 3D Printed Building

The United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D printed structure with a massive, 20-foot-tall 3D printer. Though many structures have utilized 3D printing, none have been entirely built by using the technology. Everything - the building's structure, interior finishes, and furniture - will be 3D printed in sections and then assembled on site, according to a report by 3DPrint. The 2,000-square-foot building will then be used to house the Museum of the Future headquarters in Dubai.

Fairphone Head Office in Amsterdam / Melinda Delst Interior Design

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MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza

MAD Architects has topped out on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120-meter-high mixed use development rising in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park, one of the city's largest parks. A product of Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” concept, which aims reintroduce nature into the urban realm, the building is designed to "push the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial scenery and natural landscapes."

Dona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

  • Architects: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Location: São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team: : Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Bento Vidal, Douglas Tolaine, Érika Daddario, Adriana Dias, Cezar Tadao, Giovanna Oliva, Fred Zara, Fabio Carone
  • Project Area: 850 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci

Nader Tehrani Named Dean of Architecture at The Cooper Union

Nader TehraniMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) architecture professor and founding principal of Office dA and NADAAA, has been appointed dean of The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. From 2010 to 2014, Tehrani served as the head of MIT's Department of Architecture, while leading two offices in Boston and New York City. He will now join Cooper this month and focus his efforts on speculative research and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Town Hall Bloemendaal / NEXT architects

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Location: 2061 Bloemendaal, Netherlands
  • Design Architecture And Interior: NEXT architects, Rudy Uytenhaak
  • Area: 4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Dirk Verwoerd

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Michael Graves on Discovering Architecture, the Rewards of Practice and the Most Important Element of Design

When he passed away in March, Michael Graves left a design legacy stretching back 50 years and encompassing some of the most dramatic changes in architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In this interview, conducted in 2012 for her new e-book "Celebrity Designers: 50 Interviews on Design, Architecture, and Life," Maria Spassov quizzes Graves on his career, from the first moment he decided to be an architect to what he believes to be his greatest achievement.

When did you first discover your love of architecture?

As a young boy, the thing I could do best was draw. My mother was very nervous that I would try to become a fine artist. She knew it would be difficult to make a living as an artist. Therefore, she encouraged me to find a career path that incorporated drawing, and she suggested engineering or architecture. I asked her what an engineer did, and after she told me, I decided I would be an architect, because I knew I didn’t want to do engineering. I was probably eight years old.

House VCC / Enplus Architecten

  • Architects: Enplus Architecten
  • Location: Sint-Denijs-Westrem, 9051 Ghent, Belgium
  • Architect In Charge: Nicolas Blondeel
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stefanie Faveere

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Strook Creates Colorful Street Murals with Recycled Wood

Discarded planks, doors, floorboards and furniture become colorful geometric faces in Stefaan De Croock’s street murals in Belgium. De Croock (also known as Strook), preserves the color and texture of the scavenged wooden pieces, cutting them into geometric shapes and piecing them together to form colossal faces. 

"The whole process of making such a recycled artwork is really interesting; the search for wood, cutting and making the pieces, placing and building it,” Strook said. “I really like working with the old patina of discarded wood. It’s like a footprint of time; every piece has it own story and comes together in a new composition and forms a new story.”

View photos and learn more about two of his recent projects – Elsewhere and Wood & paint – after the break.

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Video: The Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Architectes with Véronique Descharrières


PA#44 - The Paris Zoological Park, Paris 12 por Pavillon-Arsenal

Our friends at the Pavillion de l'Arsenal have shared a collection of videos from their "Paris Architectures" series. Dive into these short films that document remarkable architecture around France's capital city. 

This week we get a glimpse of Bernard Tschumi Architectes' Paris Zoological Park. 

Education Center for the Elderly & Playground / 1004arquitectos

  • Architects: 1004arquitectos
  • Location: 39300 Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Coral Álvarez, Jaime Lamúa, Pedro López, Sergio Soria
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

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UNStudio's Ben van Berkel on Designing High-Rise for Central London

In the latest episode of Monocle's Section D, Josh Fehnert talks to Ben van Berkel, co-founder and principal of Amsterdam-based UNStudio, about London's new Caneletto residential tower. The office, which was founded in 1988, has completed projects around the world ranging from Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to the Mercedes-Benz Museumin Stuttgart. With over 81 built projects, and 54 currently in progress (including Raffles City in Hangzhou and Scotts Tower in Singapore), London’s Canaletto Tower (which is due to be completed in 2015) marks the practice’s first major project in the UK. The tower, located at the confluence of two London districts — Islington and Shoreditch — marks a significant moment for the Dutch practice's œuvre.

Villa Willemsdorp / Dieter De Vos Architecten

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The Newtown School / Abin Design Studio

  • Architects: Abin Design Studio
  • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Design Team: Abin Chaudhuri, Paromita Chatterjee, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera
  • Architect On Record: SBA Spectra Consultants
  • Area: 15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Ravi Kanade

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Asahicho Clinic / hkl studio

  • Architects: hkl studio
  • Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 310.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha, Tetsu Hiraga

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Margaret Court Arena Redevelopment / NH Architecture + Populous

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2628 Sister House / Pranala Associates

  • Architects: Pranala Associates
  • Location: Bandung, Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia
  • Architects In Charge: Ronald Pallencaoe, Erick Laurentius
  • Contractor: Bambang Wijono
  • Area: 597.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hamdan Hidayat, M. Ifran Nurdin

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