Spectator Group’s Headquarters / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić
Location: ,
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 Brooklyn, New York 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.

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712 House / H Arquitectes

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Architects: H Arquitectes
Location: ,
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: ,
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


Maximiliano Restaurant / FreelandBuck

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Architects: FreelandBuck
Location: Los Angeles, ,
Client: Andre, Fred, and Max Guerrero
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2,200 sqf
Photographs: Nils Timms

Ring Installation / Arnaud Lapierre

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The Ring installation by Arnaud Lapierre in Place Vendôme in Paris, France plays with the context of this urban space through reflections, light and the interaction of passers-by. The piece was created for the FIAC 2011 Conference and sponsored by Audi. It is an aggregation of offset mirrored blocks stacked to form a cylinder.

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Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

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Alison Brooks Architects  has won the competition to design a `third quad´ for Exeter College at Oxford University.  The “third quadrangle” is just a ten minute walk from the historic 700-year-old Turl Street campus in the heart of Oxford.

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Brick Thickness / A2 Architects

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Architect: A2 Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Peter Carroll, Caomhán Murphy, Miriam Dunn, Julia Gonzales, Tom O’Brien, David Maher (Engineer)
Project Area: 35 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Courtesy of A2 Architects


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laRinascente Piazza della Repubblica / 1+1=1

The new extension designed by 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects and planners… for laRinascente in Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, is conceived as a symbol of strength through the square, yet of lightness, in the detail of the Archangel’s wing

Yallingup Residence / Wright Feldhusen Architects

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Architects: Wright Feldhusen Architects / Tim Wright
Location: Yallingup,
Builder: Keith Russell Constructions
Structural Engineer: Carnegie Associates
Landscape Design: Paul Bangay
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Housing Estate Proposal / Mikolai Adamus & Igor Brozyna

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Designed in an undeveloped plot in , Poland, the housing concept by Mikolai Adamus and Igor Brozyna is based on the idea of tissue as group of elements cooperating with each other. The area is divided into plots of shapes that occur in the neighborhood. Instead of being placed on separate parcels, houses are grouped into settlements, allowing to achieve a diverse public park between. More images and project description after the break.