Tabuaço Municipal Pools / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

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Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectur / Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
Location: ,
Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira, Luís Peixoto
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,059 sqm
Photographs: Xavier Antunes

John Jay College of Criminal Justice / SOM

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The ribbon cutting ceremony for John Jay College of Criminal Justice, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), just took place early this month. Located in on 11th Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, the College’s new 625,000-square-foot building provides all the functions of a traditional college campus within the confines of a single city block and doubles the size of John Jay’s existing facilities by adding classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, faculty offices, and student lounges. More images and project description after the break.

Gourmet Pastry / 71 ARQUITECTOS + Arqº. David Carqueijeiro

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Architects: 71 ARQUITECTOS + Arqº. David Carqueijeiro
Location: Rua da Escola Politécnica nº 32, ,
Year: 2011
Client: Poison d` amour, lda
Coordination: Emanuel Romão
Collaboration: Paula Lemos Romão; Arnaud De Lanève
Photographs: João Morgado

Chrome Hotel / Sanjay Puri Architects

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Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects
Location: , India
Photographs: Courtesy of Sanjay Puri Architects


Harvard GSD Sukkah Design Build Competition Winner

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Architects: Ren Tian, Gu Lik Hang, Patchara Wongboonsin
Location: Cambridge, MA,
Project Area: 144 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ren Tian, Patchara Wongboonsin

Scout Space / MUTAR Arquitectos – Molina, De La Vega & Villalobos

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Architects: MUTAR Arquitectos / Claudio Molina Camacho, Daniel De La Vega Pamparana, Eduardo Villalobos Fornet
Location: , Chile
Client: Saint George’s College
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: MUTAR Arquitectos – Molina, De La Vega & Villalobos

Update: Navy Pier Competition Shortlist

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Navy Pier officials listed the five design teams selected to compete in the final phase of the Navy Pier competition. Each international design team, consisting of architects, urban designers, landscape architects and many other design professionals, is required to submit design proposals for the Chicago Pierscape and undergo an oral interview with officials. The schematic designs will be exhibited to the public in early February and the winning proposal will be announced later that month.

The five teams selected are lead by AECOM, Aedas Architects, James Corner Field Operations, !melk and the Xavier Vendrell Studio – the only team lead by a Chicagoan. Continue reading after the break for the complete list of the teams.

Tori Tori Restaurant / Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio

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Architectural Project: Rojkind Arquitectos + Esrawe Studio
Location: Polanco, City
Project Team (): Tere Levy, Agustín Pereyra, Raúl Araiza, Carlos Alberto Ríos, Isaac Smeke J., Enrique F. de la Barrera, Daniela Bustamante, Daniel Hernández
Project Team (ESRAWE Studio): Ricardo Casas, Basia Pineda, Ian Castillo, Karianne Rygh, Alejandra Castelao, Jorge Bracho, Alejandro Zárate, Marcela Muñoz, Edgar Sánchez, Rodrigo L. Franco
Construction Area: 629 sqm
Status: Completed
Design Date: 2009
Completion Date: 2011
Photographer: Paúl Rivera


Video: Netscape: 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion

As the students finalize their thesis projects each September, they join the faculty in an annual ritual of constructing a temporary pavilion that will host that year’s graduation ceremony. Produced by Them Too Productions, this video documents the development and fabrication of Netscape, the 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion by Oyler Wu Collaborative and the students of SCI-Arc. View ArchDaily’s detailed coverage of the 2011 pavilion HERE.

Panoramabad Gröbming / KREINERarchitektur

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Architect: KREINERarchitektur ZT GmbH
Location: Gröbming,
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of KREINERarchitektur

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The Holcim Awards 2011 for Asia Pacific Winners

The Asia Pacific winners of the Holcim Awards for sustainable construction were recently announced in Singapore. The Holcim Awards is an international competition that recognizes innovative projects and future-oriented concepts on regional and global levels. The competition is designed to…

Air Apartments / Ian Moore Architects

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Architect: Ian Moore Architects
Location: Broadbeach, Queensland,
Principal Architect: Ian Moore
Project Architect: Manuelle Schelp
Project Team: Tina Engelen, Will Fung, Penelope Fuller, Helen Stumbaum, Jeanette Hansen, Katrin Kloetzer, James Curry
Client: Thakral Developments
Builder: Barclay Mowlem
Photographer: Rocket Mattler

The Mobius: Portal to the Point / Weiss/Manfredi

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Our friends from Weiss/Manfredi have shared their Portal to the Point Design Ideas Exploration proposal, a project exploring the connection between city and the environment for Point State Park in the City of , .  Currently, Point State Park, which is located at the geographic epicenter of , does not take advantage of its potential to bridge the city, which is built on industrial accomplishments, with the river banks of the Allegheny and the Monogahela, both of which have granted a prosperous ecological history. Weiss/Manfredi’s proposal attempts to stitch the city and its river banks together with a new brigde typology, a Mobius Pathway that is “not about the singular act of connecting two disparate parts, but about the comprehensive connectivity of a larger network.”

More about the Mobius Pathway after the break.

Jardins de l’Arche / AWP


AWP, a -based architecture firm, was named in July the general contractor for the landscaping of the public spaces and follies situated at the foot of the Grande Arche. The site, located near the future Arena 92 in the Jardins de l’Arche neighborhood, serves as a space for genuine interchange between La Défense and Seine-Arche. The urbanists at AWP are equally responsible for a guide plan for Defacto that will enhance the urban space of La Défense’s business district. More images and architects’ description after the break.

SN House / Studio GT

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Architects: Studio GT
Location: , Brazil
Team: Guilherme Torres, Celso Oshiro, Jean Oliveira, Rafael Miliari, Raphael Lima, Vanessa Bercini
Year: 2010
Area: 843 sqm
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Video: Research Centre for University of Jussieu / BIG+OFF

Above is a video for the Research Centre of the University of Jussieu, the competition winning design by BIG and OFF architects. The new multidisciplinary research centre, Paris PARC, located between Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe and the open green park of the Jussieu Campus will become a significant addition to the campus, strengthening the international appeal and openness of the leading French University for Science and Medicine.

N Seattle Community College OCEE / Schacht Aslani Architects

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Architects: Schacht Aslani Architects
Location: Seattle, , USA
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 47,450 sqf
Photographs: Doug Scott