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Talca Hotel & Casino / Rodrigo Duque Motta + Rafael Hevia García-Huidobro

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Architects: Rodrigo Duque Motta / Rafael Hevia García-Huidobro
Location: Talca,
Client: Gran Casino y Hotel de Talca
Collaborators: Cristóbal Martínez / Catalina Ventura
Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
Interior Design: Francisca Varela
Lighting Design: Ramón López / Matías López
Technical Inspection: José Tomás Vargas
Contractor: Inarco
Constructed Area: 15.000 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: Guy Wenborne & Motta

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Research Library in Hradec Kralove / Projektil Architekti

Architects: Projektil architekti s.r.o., Roman Brychta, Adam Halíř, Ondřej Hofmeister, Petr Lešek
Location: Hradecká 2, Hradec Králové,
Investor: Studijní a vědecká knihovna v Hradci Králové, Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Collaborators: Markéta Jurečková, Jan Kolář
Graphic design: grafické studio Kultivar – Zuzana B.Horecká, Jana Honecová, Jean-Marie Delafontaine, grafické studio Pixl-e – Ondřej Doležal, Pavlína Doležalová, Filip Mont
Art work: Martina Novotná
Planning: PRO KIC – sdružení ateliérů s.r.o. a / Deltaplán s.r.o.(ing. Miloš Kosek, ing. Petr Kniha)
Costs: CZK 394,5 mil.
Constructed area: 2,920 sqm
General contactor: VCES a.s.
Design year: 2002-2004
Project year: 2004-2008
Phorographs: Andrea Lhotakova

House Gross / EM2N

Architects: EM2N
Location: Greifensee,
Programme: new building: 3 childrens’ rooms, 1 bathroom, 2 patios, 1 home cinema/hobby room
Client: Private
Engineers: Tragwerk Bauingenieure GmbH, Zürich
Design year: 2003-2008
Constructed Area: new building: 67 sqm, conversion ground floor: 127 sqm
Photographs: Hannes Henz

Museum of Luz / Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément

Location: Luz, Mourão, Portugal
Programme: Museum
Constructed Area: 660 sqm
Budget: US $ 1,555,000.00
Collaborators: Sara Antunes, Pedro Rogado
Museology: Benjamim Pereira
Engineering: G.O.P. – gabinete de Organização e Projectos, Lda.
Lighting engeneering: Raul Serafim
Client: E.D.I.A. – Empresa de Desemvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A.
Project year: 1998-2000
Construction year: 2000-2003
Photographs: FG+SG - , Sergio Guerra & Paulo Nunes Silva

Fleischmann – Ossa house / Mas y Fernández Arquitectos

Architects: Mas y Fernández arquitectos / Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas
Location: Santuario del Valle, Santiago,
Associate Architect: Maria Adelina Gatica
Client: Hernan Fleischmann
Collaborator: Clarisa Elton
Contractor: Alejandro Correa
Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela – Ingevesa
Lighting: Paulina Sir
Landscape: M. Necochea
Site Area: 900 sqm
Constructed Area: 300 sqm
Project year: 2006
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Alvaro Benítez

Zulte Stone Company / BURO Interior

The Company, a natural company in Zulte, underwent a true metamorphosis. The renovated display hall cum meeting and office space was decorated austerely and elegantly with the natural product as a calling card used in all its facets. Belgian practice BURO II was in charge of this renovation.

ORDOS Villa: Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

Architects: Yazdani Studio
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009-2010
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China

Duckett House / John Pardey Architects

John Pardey Architects sent us this great second house on the village of Burley, . The concept was based on the idea of creating a building that respects the nature of vernacular buildings by avoiding a single form in favour of what may be seen as an assemblage of forms, akin to the typology of farm buildings.

Uniqlo Megastore / Curiosity

Curiosity has completed the design of the Uniqlo Megastore that has opened near Shinjuku station in . The new design is strongly influenced by the urban landscape and the large entrance, marked with three display towers, recreates a mini-Shinjuku city. As the lighting floor wraps the towers in a glow of light that illuminates the surrounding streets, the shop becomes an active element of the street: attractive, reliable, and secure. The new Uniqlo Megastore adds a civic dimension to its commercial purpose.

Museum of Tolerance / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

II Phase image

Architects: Yazdani Studio
Location: Los Angeles, , USA
Project Team: of Cannon Design – team includes: Mehrdad Yazdani, Design Principal; Scott F. Reed, AIA, LEED AP, Project Principal; Paul Gonzales, Project Manager; John Gormley, Project Manager (conceptual design); Hansol Park, AIA, Senior Designer; Jessica Yi, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP Project Architect; Philip Ra; Senior Designer (Phase II only); Jeremy Whitener, Project Designer; Jack Poulin, IIDA, Interior FFE; Mimi Lam, LEED AP, Designer; Josh Moratto, Designer; Sepideh Nabavi, Designer
Structural engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP (conceptual): IBE Consulting Engineers
Electrical engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers
General contractor/ Construction Manager: Matt Construction
Lighting designer: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Mechanical, Engineer: ACCO Engineered Systems
Electrical, Engineer: ESSCO
Acoustician: Veneklasen Associates
Audiovisual: Electrosonic Systems
Exhibit Designer: Houghton Kneale Design and Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
Fire/Life/Safety: Rolf Jensen Associates
Photographs: Benny Chan of Fotoworks


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, PVC, ,
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