CEIBS Beijing Campus / ACXT Arquitectos

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Architects: ACXT Arquitectos / Iñaki Garai
Location: Beijing,
Collaborating Architects: Jose Cavallero (IDOM – ACXT), Inés López (IDOM – ACXT)
Collaborating Chinese Architects: Li Dongmei (IPPR), Chen Xuesong (IPPR), Li Huaisheng (Tsinghua Gongmei), Lin Junda (Tsinghua Gongmei) y Guo Wei (Tsinghua Gongmei)
Client: CEIBS
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Video: Zaha Hadid discusses Challenges in Architecture

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Zaha Hadid discusses the challenges she has faced throughout her life and career. She talks about the criticism that comes along with being an Arabic woman architect with “unconventional” designs and the unconditional support from her family. Hadid describes architecture as an exciting but painfully demanding field, stating, “All the arts are not respected enough.”

- Interview by: Nicholas Seeley and Sandra Hiari
- Video Production: Qais Elias
- Published by: JO Magazine - This was made possible by support from the Greater Amman Municipality and Amman Institute for Urban Development.

Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth

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Authors: Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth
Location: Duisburg, Germany
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Exhibition: Open the Tower

Open the Tower Exhibition

Our friends from the Iceland Design Centre Blog shared with us this interesting news. Open the Tower exhibits 676 models in a scale of 1:1000 designed by Eurohigh. The project was led by architect Winy Maas, Alexander Sverdlov and Ania Molenda of The Why Factory in collaboration with KRADS and supported by Lego and Arup.

The exhibition is the result of a 2-month-long research period on the ultimate European skyscraper, and the models are presented in a grid of 26 linear iterations. This exhibition is on display at the Tu Delft Faculty of Architecture. This work will continue until January 2012 and it will be in continous exhibition until February 2012.

More images after the break. Original article: http://blog.icelanddesign.is/krads-open-the-tower/.

In Progress: Messe Basel / Herzog & de Meuron

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The modernization of the Messe Basel is making progress. Developed by Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron on behalf of the MCH Group, the project aims renew the existing exhibition space and become a popular destination for pedestrians and foreign visitors. The new multifunctional exhibition building is scheduled for completion in 2013.

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel
Location: Basel,
Client: MCH Messe Switzerland AG, Basel, Switzerland
Project Area: 141,000 m2
Construction Period: 2010 – 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.

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Bournville College / Broadway Malyan

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Architecture/ Interior Design/ Landscape: Broadway Malyan
Location: , UK
Client: Bournville College / Shepherd Construction
Developer: St Modwen
Design Team: Salim Hussain, Aidan Ridyard, Alan Man, Ben Somner, Kelly Stanton
Structural Engineer: Gifford Ramboll
M&E: Gifford Ramboll /SES
Project value: £66m
Completion: September 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Competition Entry for Bispevika Development in Norway / PUSHAK

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The Bispevika mixed-use development proposal by PUSHAK maximizes the views of the harbor and integrates passive design methods to minimize energy use. The proposal is part of an invited competition that will conclude in January 2012.

Architects: PUSHAK
Client: HAV Eiendom
Location: Bispevika, ,
Project Size: 35000 sqm
Project Status: Invited Competition Entry

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P10 Mixed Use Building / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejic
Location: Split,
Project Team: Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejic, Sasa Relic, Marina Zajec, Mojca Smode, Antun Sevsek, Marko Rukavina, Ida Krizaj
Client: Oramont d.o.o., Split
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 21,600 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

Data Thanatology | Call For Submissions

Data Thanatology | Call For Submissions

If you were asked to store your most valuable data… What kind information would you keep in 130Kb…? Your usernames and passwords, your delicious tabs, a PDF with all your tweets, a map as a biography? Do you think

House in Sequeiros / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

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Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda
Location: Amares,
Project Team: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas
Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Luís Peixoto
Project Area: 288 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Xavier Antunes

PSJM: Pools and Public Sports Complex / AND-RÉ

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One organism, one body, that understands and reflects the functional complexity of nature, interpreting it in its relationship with the resources and translate this to architecture, in the use of light, the sun or the water and consecutively in the way the architecture itself generates these resources. Therefore the built morphology is understood as habitat resonance. These were the main goals of AND-RÉ for their proposal for the Pools and Public Sports Complex in , Portugal. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hansha Reflection House / Studio SKLIM

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Architects: Studio SKLIM
Location: , Japan
Collaborators: Machiko Nakamura, Federico Mira (3D visualization)
Builder: Sakae Advanced Housing Technology
Structure: KES System Headquarters Shelter
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 124 sqm
Photographs: Jeremy San /

Video: Social Housing / ZigZag Architects

Video: Social Housing / ZigZag Architects

Duosegno Visual Design shared with us a video they put together for the Social Housing project by ZigZag Architects.…

Expandable Surface Pavilion / Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek

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Architects: Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek
Location: Cologne,
Project Team: Nacho Martí, Jacob Bek, Pablo Zamorano
Client: RESOL
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 16 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Pablo Esteban Zamorano

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DesCours: A Presentation of AIA New Orleans

DesCours is a free, public, ten-night architecture and art event now in its fifth year, held December 2-December 11 in New Orleans.
This event invites internationally renowned architects and artists to create architecture installations within ‘hidden’ locations in the heart…

Warrior Square Gardens / Gillespies

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Architects: Gillespies
Location: , England
Project Team: Jon Akers Coyle, Claire Fernley, Valter Vieira
Structural Engineers: JMP
Architects of Café building: Magma
M&E consultant: Royal Haskoning
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Colin Philp

Video: How Archaeology teaches Sustainable Architecture / Rachel Preston Prinz

Architectural designer and historian, Rachel Preston Prinz, discusses ancient building methods and how they may be integrated into modern design in order to create sustainable architecture. Rachel Preston Prinz has studied cathedrals and villas in Europe, as well as alongside Americans specializing in religious architecture, historic preservation and ultra-high-end custom residential design.

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Independencia Community Center / Agustin Landa + Cátedra Blanca Workshop

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Architects: Cátedra Blanca Workshop, Tec de (professors Agustín Landa, Manuel Martínez, David Benítez and Roberto Romero; students Abelardo González, Adbel Reséndiz, Alejandro Saldaña, Alejandro Madero, Carla Celis, David Martínez, Enrique de la Concha, Lorena Darquea y Rocío López).
Location: Monterrey, México
Architectonic Supervisor: Alejandro Saldaña Perales
Constructor: ACSA Arquitectura Contructiva Saenz S.A.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,100 sqm
Photographs: Adrian Llaguno