Nico Saieh

Community Center Valley of Herault / N+B Architectes

Architects: N+B Architectes / Jacques BRION, Elodie NOURRIGAT
Location: Gignac,
Associated Architect: Julien WAFFLART
Client: Communauté de Communes Vallée de l’Hérault
Project Manager: Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques BRION
Site area: 12,020 sqm
Constructed Area: 4,450 sqm
Budget: US $ 6.4 M
Year: 2005-2007
Photographs: Paul Kozlowski & Serge Demailly

Shangri-la 01 house / Adriano Carnevale Domingues

One of our readers, Adriano Carnevale Domingues, sent us this 250 sqm house in Sao Paulo, , with a very attractive  roof succession.

You can see some more photographs, drawings and Adriano’s description after the break.

Bijlmer Park Theater / Paul de Ruiter

Architect: Paul de Ruiter
Location: Anton de Komplein, , Netherlands
Project Architect:
Project Team: Willem Jan Landman, Dieter Blok
Client: City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Zuidoost
Construction Advisor: Arup bv
Installations Advisor: Halmos bv
Acoustic Advisor: DHV-Dorsser Blesgraaf
Theater Advisor: Theateradvies bv
Urban Design: Rein Geurtsen & Partners bv bureau voor stadsontwerp / mecanoo architecten bv
Constructed Area: 1,953 sqm
Project Year: 2005-2007
Construction year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Pieter Kers

Vertical Park / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location: Coyoacan,
Design Team: Rodrigo Ambriz, Michael Smith, Erik Cosio
Project Year: 2009

GKK Dental Ambulatory / x Architekten

Architects: x Architekten
Location: Oberösterreich, Austria
Client: APK Pensionskasse AG
Construction: Polycarbonate, , Glass, Wood
Constructed Area: 525 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Max Nirnberger

Moodwall / Studio Klink and Urban Alliance

Media architecture collective Urban Alliance has recently finished the Moodwall: a 24 meter long interactive light installation in .

Playa la Isla house / Juan Carlos Doblado

Architect: Juan Carlos Doblado
Location: Playa La Isla, Asia, Cañete,
Structural Engineer: Pedro Moscoso
Electrical Engineer: Abelardo Grados
Sanitary Engineer: Gonzalo Herrera
Site area: 209 sqm
Constructed Area: 258 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2007
Photography: Elsa Ramírez

H house / Group 41

Architecture and design firm Group 41 Inc. is proud to unveil the H House, a modern architectural residence whose design is informed by the crisp language of modernism and shaped by the principals of sustainability. In a city like where a moratorium on demolition limits most construction projects to being creative renditions of a renovation, a new, ground-up construction is a rarity. Rectilinear and angular, the H House is architect/developer Joel Karr’s first ground-up development property and represents a welcomed opportunity to express ′s own distinctive brand of modernist design.

Photographs by Ken Gutmaker & Eric Rorer

Top 100 US Architecture Firms according to Architect Magazine

Architect Magazine listed the Top 100 U.S. firms based not just on their size, but on three elemental and critical aspects of each one: profitability (revenue per employee, based on 2008 gross revenue), sustainability (with variables such as percentage of LEED projects in 2008 and green policies) and design quality (based on awards on 2008).

Some of this practice have been featured on ArchDaily like Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Perkins Eastman & SHoP Architects.

Take a look at the complete ranking after the break.

Actur Library / Carroquino Finner Arquitectos

Architects: Carroquino Finner Arquitectos
Location: Zaragoza,
Partner in Charge: Santiago Carroquino Larraz
Collaborator: Maria José Iturralde Navarro
Riggers: Juan José Vera Villamayor, Jeronimo Moya, Lara Gimenez
Client: Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Suelo y Vivienda de Aragón
Services: TRAGSA / Ingeniería Pilar Peco
Project year: 2005
Construction year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Jesus Granada

House K / 3LHD

Architects: 3LHD
Location: Zagreb,
Project team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marčić
Project team Collaborators: Romana Ilić, Ivan Milonja, Ana Penavić
Project year: 2004-2005
Construction year: 2005-2008
Site area: 1,110 sqm
Gross floor area: 595 sqm
Footprint: 317 sqm
Photographs: Damir Fabijanic

CAP Salt 2 / BAAS

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architect: Jordi Badia
Collaborators: Daniel Guerra, Rafael Berengena, Andreu Orradre
Location: Salt, Girona,
Structure: Eduard Doce, architect
Measurement: FCA Forteza Carbonell Associats
Services: Consulting Lluís Duart
Client: GISA. Gestió d’infraestructures S.A. – Departament de Sanitat
Project year: 2004
Construction year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Erdos Museum / MAD

Architects: MAD
Location: Erdos, Inner
Director in Charge: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
Design team: Shang Li, Andrew C. Bryant, Howard Jiho Kim, Matthias Helmreich , Zheng Tao, Qin Lichao, Yang Lin, Sun Jieming Yin Zhao , Du Zhijian
Collaborators: China Institute of Building Standard Design and Research, The Institute of Shanxi Architectural Design and Research
Site Area: 27,760 sqm
Constructed Area: 41,227 sqm
Status: Under Construction
Client: Erdos Municipal Government
Images: MAD

Wing Luke Asian Museum / OSKA Architects

Architects: Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Location: , WA,
Principal in Charge: Rick Sundberg
Year: 2008
Photographs: Lara Swimmer

Air Forest / Mass Studies

Sungpil Won
© Sungpil Won

Architects: Mass Studies - Minsuk Cho + Kisu
Location: City Park, Denver, Colorado, USA
Design team: Joungwon Lee,Bumhyun Chun, Kyungmin Kwon, Sungpil Won
Structure: Pneumatic
Construction: ABR
Finishing: Nylon fabric with silver dot printing
Gross floor Area: 673 sqm
Design year: 2004-2008
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: Sungpil Won /

© Mass Studies

Como Loft / JMA

Architect: Jacopo Mascheroni / JM Architecture
Location: Milan,
Collaborator: Pietro Borzini
General Contractor: Molteni Enrico & C., Giussano, MI
Steel & Glass: Fratelli Ronchetti, Cantù, CO
Millwork: Fumagalli-Annoni, Mariano, CO
Corian: Andreoli SNC, Cesano Maderno, MI
Home Automation: Domus Project, Carugo, CO
Project year: 2005-2008
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni

The Park at Lakeshore East / The Office of James Burnett

© james steinkamp, steinkamp photography

Architects: The Office of James Burnett
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Master Planning: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Design Landscape Architect: Tha Office of James Burnett
Landscape Architect of Record: Site Design Group Limited
Engineering Services: Epstein
Client: Magellan Group Limited / Loewenberg and Associates
Project Year: 2002-2003
Construction Year: 2004-2005
Constructed Area: 5.2 Acres
Photographs: james steinkamp, steinkamp photography

Patio Alameda Building / Baixas del Rio Arquitectos

Architect: Baixas y Del Río Arquitectos AsociadosEnrique del Río Ojeda y Juan Ignacio Baixas Figueras
Location: Santiago,
Collaborators: Pablo Bascur, Felipe Dell Orto, Nicolás Del Río, Vivian Klein y Manuel Sánchez
Client: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Digital Model: Felipe Ramírez
Contractor: Mena y Ovalle
Structure Engineer: Sergio Contreras
Technical Inspection: DECON UC
Lighting: Paulina Sir
Site area: 5,000 sqm
Constructed Area: 25,000 sqm
Project year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Juan Ignacio Baixas