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Willoughby 7917 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Architects: LOHA Architects
Location: West Hollywood, , USA
Principal in Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
Project Team: Pierre De Angelis (PD), Sabrina Schmidt-Wetekam, Alex Morassut
Client: Whitecap Development, LLC
Project year: 2008
Constructed Area: 2,230 sqm
Program: 8 apartments
Photographs: Tate Lown

Jönköping-Västra Kajen / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Our friends from Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter sent us their latest project, a first prize in an invited housing competition in .

You can see some more images and drawings after the break.

Gardner 1050 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Architects: LOHA Architects
Location: West Hollywood, California,
Principal in Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
Project Team: Kevin Southerland, Tracy Smith, Franka Diehnelt
Contractor: Archetype, Inc.
Client: Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

Gymnasium 46º09′N-16º50E / STUDIO UP

This morning, at the Granting ceremony of the Mies van der Rohe Awards for European Architecture in Barcelona at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, we met Lea and Toma, founders of Studio Up, winners of the Emerging Architect Special Mention for Gymnasium 46° 09′ N / 16° 50′ E in Koprivnica, -and they shared with us this interesting project.

The Jury, chaired by Francis Rambert includes: Ole Bouman, Irena Fialová, Fulvio Irace, Luis M. Mansilla, Carme Pinós and Vasa J. Perović.

Lea Pelivan (Born in Split, Croatia in 1976) and Toma Plejić (Born in Riijeka, Croatia in 1977) both received their architecture diplomas in 2001 from the University of Zagreb where they established their professional practice in 2003. Their most important projects include: Frameworks (Site-specific project for the 2004 Biennale di Venezia), the P10 Mixed-Use Building, Split and the Spectator Business Building, Zagreb.

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics / Morphosis Architects

Architecture: Morphosis Architects
Location: Pasadena, , USA
Project Manager: Kim Groves
Job Captain: Salvador Hidalgo
Project Architect: David Rindlaub
Project Designers: Martin Summers, Shanna Yates
Project Team: Irena Bedenikovic, Pavel Getov, Debbie Lin, Kristina Loock, David Rindlaub
Project Assistants: Patrick Dunn-Baker with Adam Bressler, Laura Foxman, Brock Hinze, Amy Kwok, Hugo Martinez, Mark McPhie, Barbra Moss, Greg Neudorf, Mike Patterson, Aleksander Tamm-Seitz , Rychiee Espinosa, Jennifer Kasick, Kyle Coburn, Christin To, Sunnie Lau
Constructed Area: 9,290 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Texts: Morphosis
Photographs: Michael Powers

In progress: 0-14 tower by Reiser + Umemoto

Architect: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Design Team: Mitsuhisa Matsunaga, Kutan Ayata, Jason Scroggin, Cooper Mack, Michael Overby, Roland Snooks, Michael Young
Assistants & Interns: Tina Tung, Raha Talebi, Yan Wai Chu
Structure: Ysrael A. Seinuk , PC, New York, NY
General Contractor: Dubai Contracting Company (DCC), Dubai,
Client: Creekside Development Corporation, Dubai, UAE
Site area: 3,195 sqm
Constructed Area: 31,400 sqm
Project year: 2006
Construction year: 2007-2009

Crane Rooms / Aristide Antonas

Simple foundations and elementary water pools are proposed by Aristide Antonas in collaboration with Katerina Koutsogianni, to be installed in non hospitable beaches or arid hills nearby the sea.

Phare Tower / Morphosis Achitects

Architecture: Morphosis Architects
Location: Puteaux,
Project Principal (through Design Development): Tim Christ
Project Director: Charles Lamy
Project Manager: Matt Grady
Project Architect: David Rindlaub
Project Designer: Chandler Ahrens
Client: Unibail
Program: Commercial office tower with office space, employee restaurants, public café, trading floors, public amenities, and parking for 450 cars
Type: Commercial
Constructed Area: 185,494 sqm
Design Year: 2006-2009
Construction Year: 2010-2014
Images: ©
Texts: Thom Mayne and Morphosis
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In progress: Porta Fira towers in Plaza Europa by Toyo Ito

The extension of the fira de barcelona in montjuïc is planned half inside and half outside Barcelona’s municipal term, at the back of the Montjuïc hill, following the Gran Via avenue straight to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

Japanese architect Toyo Ito won the competition for the masterplan of the project.

Habitat 825 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Architects: LOHA Architects
Location: West Hollywood, ,
Principal in Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
Project Team: Pierre De Angelis (PM), David Thompson, Franka Diehnelt
Client: Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
Contractor: Archetype, Inc.
Structure Engineer: Brian L. Cochran and Associate
Landscape: Katie Spitz & Associates
Program: 19 apartments
Project year: 2007
Constructed Area: 4,924 sqm
Photographs: LOHA

Korkeasaari Zoo / Beckmann-N’Thépé architects – TN+ landscape designers

Architect: Beckmann-N’Thépé architects – Aldric Beckmann, Françoise N’thépé
Landscape design : TN+ / Bruno Tanant & Jean-Christophe Nani
Location: Helsinki,
Project Manager: Wilfried Daufy
Project Architect: Anne-Catherine Dufros
Assistant Architects: Constance Héau, Jessica Pallatier
Landscape design team: Guillaume Derrien & Agathe Turmel
expert: Jean Marc Lernould
Constructed Area: 26,2 ha

Ex Ducati / Mario Cucinella Architects

Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects
Location: Rimini,
Project Team: , Elizabeth Francis, Davide Paolini, Enrico Iascone
Structure: Gilberto Sarti, Fabio Bombardini
Construction Management: Arch Massimo Morandi
Design year: 2004-2006
client: Edile Carpentieri Srl
Construction Area: 1,500 sqm
Photographs: Daniele Domenicali

METLA Forest Research Centre / SARC Architects

Architects: SARC Architects
Location: Joensuu,
Building Owner: Senaatti-kiinteistöt
User: The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Forest Research Institute
Building consultant: ISS Proko Oy (Engel Rakennuttamispalvelut Oy)
Constructed Area: 7,650 sqm
Project Year: 2004

Amphitheater House / Aristide Antonas

Architects: Aristide Antonas
Location: Hydra,
Collaborators: Katerina Koutsogianni & Niki Dimopoulou
Project year: 2007

Formosa 1140 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Architects: LOHA Architects
Location: West Hollywood, ,
Principal in Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
Project Team: Katherine Williams (PM), Kevin Tsai, Evan Brinkman, Kevin Southerland
Client: Habitat Group Los Angeles, LLC
Project year: 2008
Constructed Area: 1,486 sqm
Area per unit: 140 sqm aprox.
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

Ordos Hilton Hotel / VMX Architects

In commission for the Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Company, VMX Architects designed a contemporary international hotel for the city of Ordos. By not only relying upon the logic of and philosophies behind famous hotel concepts, but also taking into account the specific context of Ordos, the new Hilton Hotel aims on transcending the generic and at the same time symbolizing the spirit of Inner Mongolia.

Acoustic Barrier / ONL

Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
Location: Utrecht,
Design team: Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lénárd, Cas Aalbers, Sander Boer, Tom Hals, Dimitar Karanikolov, Tom Smith, Richard Lewis, Barbara Janssen, Gijs Joosen, Andrei Badescu, Maciek Swiatkowski, Rafael Seemann
Engineering: , Meijers Staalbouw BV, Pilkington Benelux BV
Client: Projectbureau Leidsche Rijn Utrecht
Production: Meijers Staalbouw BV
Project year: 2006
Budget: US $6,52 M
Photographs: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

Ekris Showroom / ONL

Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]
Location: Utrecht,
Lead Designers: Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lénárd
Project Architect: Gijs Joosen
Design team: Ronald Brandsma, Pim Marsman, Paulina Gurak, Rafael Seemann, Arnest Boender, Gerard van den Engel, Bas de Beer, Sanne Plomp, David Milam
Client: Ekris Utrecht BV
Project year: 2005-2007
Construction Area: Building A_5,400 sqm Building B_6,400 sqm
Budget: US $8,84 M
Photographs: [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

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