St. Nikolaus / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

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Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Neumarkt, Austria
Project Manager: Stefan Haass
Client: Gemeindeverband
Area: 4,300 sqm
Photographs: Margherita Spiluttini, Fritz Lorber

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Flashback: Casa Do / Cazú Zegers

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Architect: Cazú Zegers
Ubicación: Chigualoco, , Chile
Collaborators: grupo AIRA (Juan Pablo Almarza, Pamela Liddle, Mª Luisa Zegers)
Area: 275.0 m2
Year: 2001
Photographs: Carlos Eguiguren

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup

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Architects: Toyo Ito, Cecil Balmond, Arup
Location: Kensington Gardens, London, UK
Area: 309.76 sqm
Year: 2002
Photographs: Sylvain Deleu

Toyo Itorecipient of the Pritzker Prize 2013, along with Cecil Balmond and Arup were in charge of the design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion back in 2002. What appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern was in fact derived from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The intersecting lines formed different triangles and trapezoids, whose transparency and translucency gave a sense of infinitely repeated motion.

You can see more images of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 after the break. And don’t forget to check ArchDaily’s exclusive coverage of the 2013 Pritzker Prize.

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Flashback: Sendai Mediatheque / Toyo Ito

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With the intentions of designing a transparent cultural media center that is supported by a unique system to allow complete visibility and transparency to the surrounding community, the by Toyo Ito is revolutionary in it’s engineering and aesthetic.

Six -ribbed slabs slabs, each 15-3/4″ thick, appear to float from the street, supported by only thirteen vertical lattice columns that stretch from ground plane to the roof. This striking visual quality that is one of the most identifiable characteristics of the project is comprable to large trees in a forest, and function as light shafts as well as storage for all of the utilities, networks and systems.

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Flashback: Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, ,
Project Architects: Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B, Raimundo Lira V., José Domingo Peñafiel E.
Collaborators: Miguel Villegas G.
Site Area: 1,765.30 sqm
Total Built Area: 17,235 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Courtesy of Izquierdo Lehmann

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Flashback: Mills Museum / Flores Prats

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Architects: Flores Prats
Location: de Mallorca, Spain
Collaborators: Manuel Arguijo, Miquel Bouzas, Paola Vallini, Frank Stahl, Érica Checcucci, Armin Schmidt, Soledad Revuelto, Fabián Asunción, Cristina Treviño, Merlin Ellis, Ankur Jain, Michella Mezzavilla, Cristian Zanoni
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

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Flashback: New Synagogue Dresden / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Kuno Fontaine, Christoph Kratzsch, Dirk Lang, Lukas Petrikoff, Tobias Wagner
Plot Area: 2,690 sqm
Covered Area: 1,286 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

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The Hinzert Museum and Document Center / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

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Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Gedenkstätte Roter Ochse, Halle,
Project Team: Prof. Wolfgang Lorch, Prof. Nikolaus Hirsch, Dilp.-Ing. Andrea Wandel, Dilp.-Ing. Christine Biesel, Dilp.-Ing. Alexander Keuper
Structural Consultant : Schweitzer Ingenieure
Landscape Architects: Bielefeld Gillich Heckel
Project Year: 2005
Area: 470,7 sqm
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

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Flashback: KNSM Island Skydome / Wiel Arets Architects

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Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: KNSM-Laan 451, 1019 Zeeburg,
Project Team: Wiel Arets , Elmar Kleuters, Paul Kuitenbrouwer, René Thijssen
Collaborators: Anca Arenz, Ivo Daniëls, Jo Janssen, Maurice Paulussen, Henrik Vuust
Project Year: 1996
Photographs: Jan Bitter

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Flashback: Kielder Belvedere / Softroom

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Architects: Softroom
Location: Northumberland,
Project Year: 1999
Photographs: Keith Paisley

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Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

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Architects: Edouard François
Location: 
Project Area: 2,600 sqm
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Edouard François

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Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia

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Architects: Rafael Iglesia
Location: San Luis 470, ,
Collaborators: Andrés Lombardo, Mariano Fiorentini
Client: Conystar SRL Area: 147 sqm
Years: 1998-2001
Photographs: Gustavo Frittegotto, Manuel Cucurell

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Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: ,
Construction: 2006
Area: 68,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

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Flashback: Post Tower / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: ,
Height: 162.40
Area: 73,501 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

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Flashback: Cologne Bonn Airport / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: ,
Completion: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy Jahn

  

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Flashback: Edel AG / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

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Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Location: Hamburg,
Client: Edel Music AG
Project Year: 2002
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Klaus Frahm

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Flashback: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Tadao Ando

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Architect: Tadao Ando
Location: , , United States
Site Architect: Kendall-Heaton Associates
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Structural Engineer: Thornton-Tomasetti/Ellisor-Tanner Engineers
Contractor: Linbeck Construction Corp.
Project Area: 10.96 acres
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Liao Yusheng

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Flashback: Glen Murcutt on Sustainability

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In reference to Living Steel‘s 3rd International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing,  discusses his ideas surrounding the issue of . He emphasizes the strategies employed by the top contenders such as the planning of orientation, thermal performance, and human effort in addition to other variables involved in sustainable architecture. One particular method that Murcutt stresses is using materials that can dissolve back into the earth, citing earth walls as an excellent medium to build with and their inherent thermal mass qualities. Each team was invited to present their ideas in person, a variation from previous years which Murcutt believes led to the highest quality of work and diversity of the competition series.