Church of Miribilla / IMB Arquitectos

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Architects: IMB Arquitectos
Location: Av. Askatasuna 11, Miribilla, Bilbao,
Project Architects: Gloria Iriarte, Eduardo Mugica, Agustín de la Brena
Collaborators: Iñigo Barberena, Gilles Marchal, Gorka Apraiz, Iban Gonzalez
Rigger: Joseba Martínez, Jose Luis Olaeta
Client: Bishopric of Bilbao
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Brooklyn Night Bazaar / JDS


 Just in time for the holidays, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will return to a warehouse the 15th through 17th of December.  The Bazaar will re-imagine the sights, sounds and smells of traditional markets and will be filled with independent vendors selling artwork, accessories, and furniture, along with great music and food. Our friends from Danish firm JDS will be designing the master plan for the Bazaar and different furniture pieces after the firm captured the attention of the Bazaar organizers with their innovative ski jump in Norway.  

More about the bazaar after the break.

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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Triple O Studio

In consonance with the spirit of this competition, Triple O Studio…’s design concept, titled, ‘A Learning Curve’, was to respond with a multi-pronged approach that assimilates, on the one hand, the local ethos of the city; and on the

Solid Sanctuary / 4 Architecture

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Architect: 4 Architecture (Gordon Chrystal)
Location: , Ireland
Project Area: 226 sqm
Project Cost / sqm: €1,300 + VAT
Photographs: Steve Rogers & Gordon Chrystal


NW Beijing Inc. Research Center and Offices / Maxthreads Architectural Design

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The urban concept strategy by Maxthreads Architectural Design for the NW technology and research center pursues the maximization of open public space on the ground level of the site, including a canal walk area, open spaces and car park area. The mass of the new building is therefore raised into the first floor level. This open space is important to activate the site and the new research center. It is also important as an appropriate take off point or point of termination) for the overall site area sustainable mechanics. They are proposing a generous, diagonal underpass that emerges from the site environment and grand connective gesture. More images and project description after the break.

New VVIP Terminal / VMX Architects

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Architects: VMX Architects / Don Murphy
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Schiphol Real Estate
Project Manager: Leon Teunissen
Contractor: Friso Bouwgroep
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Contributor: Hugo Kok
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of VMX Architects

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Accra Twin Towers / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

The present proposal for the Accra Twin Towers by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos… occupies a central position in relation to the urban design of the city of Accra. It has a place in a regular small sized plot, located on Liberia

Spectator Group’s Headquarters / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić
Location: , Croatia
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 5,300 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena / E/Ye Design

Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger of Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC recently gave a presentation discussing their investigations into the natural phenomenon and how it can influence and inspire intelligent systems of design within the architectural realm. Why does architecture look the same in all cities? Why can’t the built environment engage the same kinds of dynamic principles that drive the natural world? These are just some of the questions this young firm based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming poses. Take a look at the video for more details on their firm, philosophy and current projects.

House in Sobral da Lagoa / Ricardo Bak Gordon

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Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Óbidos,
Project Team: Ana Durão, Luís Pedro Pinto, Walter Perdigão
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 234 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Atlantic Yards: B2 Bklyn / SHoP Architects

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SHoP Architects has shared with us the B2 Bklyn building which will be the first of the residential developments for Atlantic Yards in , to break ground, scheduled for 2012. Standing at 32 storeys, it will be the world’s tallest pre-fab building, saving both on cost and waste.

More after the break.

712 House / H Arquitectes

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Architects: H Arquitectes
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Montse Fornés, arquitecta (Harquitectes) Anna Bonet, interiorista (Harquitectes) Iñaki González de Mendiguchia, arquitecto técnico
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 127.40 sqm
Photographs: Adria Goula

Learning from Casablanca Exposition

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An exhibition taking place in The Sacré Coeur cathedral of from November 4 – November 26, Learning from is a representation of the result of an architectural comparative research in the field of housing and urbanism. In the context of the 5th African Perspective Conference, AAMatters in collaboration with Casamemoire has initiated this exposition with hopes that looking again at might open new perspectives to the complex problems of modernist neighborhoods being demolished to make way for new development projects. More information on the event after the break.

Djibloho – Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City / IDF – Ideias do Futuro

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Located on the , the new capital city will be built in order to fulfill the President’s dream. The new capital city will be the attraction for an estimated 160.000 inhabitants and will extend for 8.150 Hectares. The concept is characterized by modernity and respect by the country’s cultural roots, optimizing its identity and the richness of the ecosystem where it belongs. Sustainability is also a privileged feature in every strand. The concept, by IDF-Ideias do Futuro, has its origin in the fusion between the river and the orthogonal matrix represented by the road net, in progress. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LIT Bangkok / VaSLab Architecture

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Architects: VaSLab Architecture
Location: Bangkok,
Client: Star Hotel
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,000 sqm
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio

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Park D. Pedro II Redevelopment / Una Architects, H+F Architects, Metrópole Architects and Lume

Located on the floodplain of Rio Tamanduateí, one of the most important rivers of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Park D. Pedro II is a symbolic public space, with important historic buildings with its connection between the center of…

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Oberglatt Gymnasium Extension / kit

After a fire destroyed the foyer of the gymnasium in Oberglatt, Switzerland, the city council asked for a new extension to the remaining parts of the building. The proposal by kit… architects, which took the second prize in the competition,

Pio Baroja Nursery / Rstudio

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Architect: Rstudio/ Jose Martí
Location: Valencia,
Developer: Valencia City Hall, Educational Department
Builder: Construcción S.L.
Collaborator: Dolors Aparici
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Rstudio