HCA Hub / Hewitt Studios

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Architects: Hewitt Studios LLP 
Location: , UK
Client: Hereford College of Arts
Cost: £1.2m
Completed: December 2011
Landscape Architect: Rob Beswick
Main Contractor: Kier Moss
Photographs: Paul Younger 

   

Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, Wins This Year’s Purpose Prize

Edward Mazria, architect, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030 was awarded this year’s Purpose Prize.  His work over the past eight years, after founding , has set numerous environmental goals for the building industry.  It has also brought many issues of sustainable design to the forefront of conversations and policies about buildings and their construction.  Watch the video for more information!

More about and Architecture 2030 after the break.

Flotane / L J B

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Architect: L J B
Location: Aurlandsfjellet,
Design Team: L. J. Berge, C. Herperger, T. Pfeffer, Z. Jelnikar
Client: Statens Vegvesen –Turistvegprosjektet
Project manager: Bjørn Andresen
Main contractor: Christie AS; B. I. Homlong, Subcontractor wood; Djupevåg Båtbyggeri AS Subcontractor glass; Ove Straumsheim AS/ Schüco Norge AS
Completion: 2011
Area: 20 sqm toilet building, 1200 sqm parking and rest area
Photographs: AS, E. Marchesi, Statens Vegvesen

Call for Submissions: AIA Diversity Recognition Program

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Diversity Recognition Program seeks submissions featuring exemplary efforts to diversify the architecture profession. The jury will select up to 12 submissions as diversity best practices meriting the following recognition: Diversity Recognition Program Award, Profiled in AIArchitect and on the Diversity Web page, Acknowledgment at the National Convention: Diversity Recognition Program Awards Presentation and Diversity Recognition Program Exhibit. The must receive all submissions by March 1, 2012. For more information, please visit their website here.

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Re-thinking Shanghai 2012 Competition

Architectural firm 10 Design from Shanghai and Hong Kong is inviting anyone of all ages – architects, students artists, all who are interested – to take part at their recently started competition, Re-thinking Shanghai 2012.
Partly driven by social and…

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Maynilad Water Complex Proposal / HartnessVision

Located in front of Manila City Hall, the proposed project by HartnessVision… integrates ‘water branding’ into the architecture of this Maynilad customer facility. The site is organized around 3 programmed axes (nature, access, amenities) in which pedestrians have priority. The

Green Roofs

Implementing green roofs into architecture is rapidly becoming a design principle for buildings at every scale. There are many benefits to a green roof including a decrease in heating and cooling costs, which in turn mitigates the urban heat island effect. Other benefits include a natural filter for rain water, an increase in the life span of the roof, a natural habitat for animals and plants and a reduction in dust and smog levels. In this post are four highlighted projects where a green roof is emphasized to produce successful sustainable architectural works.

Cais das Artes / Paulo Mendes da Rocha & METRO

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Architect: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Location: , ES,
Collaborators: Metro Arquitetos Associados, Martin Corullon, Anna Ferrari, Gustavo Cedroni, Flavio Rogozinski, Marcia Terazaki, Miki Itabashi (architects); Paloma Delgado, Paula Mendonça (trainees)
Client: Government of the State of Espírito Santo and arcelormittal-cst (companhia siderurgica de tubarão)
Project: 2008
Square total area: 26,500 sqm
Museum total area: 8,500 sqm
Theater total area: 14,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha

   

Killarney Ice Rink + Lobby / Acton Ostry Architects

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Architects: Acton Ostry Architects Inc
Location: , British Columbia
Size: 40,000 square feet
Completion Date: 2009
Photographs: Nic Lehoux

Update: National Mall Design Competition Stage II Results

Trust for the National Mall has announced the Stage II results, naming the ten design teams selected to continue in the third and final stage of the National Mall Design Competition. The will undergo an approximate $700 million restoration in three selected areas – Union Square including the Reflecting Pool and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds, and the Constitution Gardens between the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

“We are excited about the teams selected to advance to Stage III and have no doubt each of them will create beautiful, useful and sustainable designs for the National Mall,” said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall. “We are eager to share their final designs with the public in April.”

Continue reading for more information and the complete list of finalists.

Budaörs Elementary School / DOBAI János DLA

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Architects: Dobai János DLA 
Location: Budaörs,
Client: Municipality of Budaörs , Szabó Gyula, Ács Katalin, †gergely Katalin
Total floor area: 12.551 sqm
Photographs: Bujnovszky Tamás, Tardos Tibor 


   

Gizmo / STUDIO UP

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Architects: Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić / STUDIO UP
Location: , China
Project team: Irena Bakić, Josipa Baričević, Nikola Brlek, Luka Cvitan, Jelena Martić, Marko Salopek, Hana Svatoš-Ražnjević, Vanda Trifunović
Collaboration: Velcon Projekt: Albert Pavlović, Veljko Nižetić, Lidija Nizić, Marko Sardelić (cosntruction design)
Photographs: Miljenko Bernfest, Marko Salopek

Fin Noir / Aino Kavantera and Federica Capitani

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Architects: Aino Kavantera and Federica Capitani
Location: ,
Photographs: Nicole Marnati 

Video: Interview with Sou Fujimoto

Studio Banana TV had the opportunity to sit down with Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto. He discussed the current inner-workings of his office and highlights his involvement with teaching in other countries, describing it as a “precious experience”. The importance of learning from other cultures and different students has positively impacted his ever-expanding involvement with a variety of international projects.  He describes architecture as a “patient process” and believes architectural education should teach students how exciting the profession is.

Would you like to see more? View ArchDaily’s interview with and some of his featured projects here.

Summer Villa at Lake Balaton / FBI Studio architects

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Architects: FBI Studio architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Péter Basa and Adam Reisz
Structural Engineer: Laszlo Jordan
Landscape architect: Nora Geiger
Photographs: Zsolt Batár, Antal Kiss

Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects

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The opening ceremony for the new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects was on October 21, 2011.  After winning a competition for the project in 1999, the new library for Stuttgart in southern has finally been unveiled.   have shared with us the drawings and images of the project.  Follow us after the break.

Architect:  Yi Architects 
Location: Stuttgart,Germany
Opening Ceremony: October 21, 2011
Plot Area: 3 201 m²
Total Cost: € 79.0 million

Rubem Braga Elevator Complex / JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo

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Architects: JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Location: Rio de Janeiro,
Photographs: Celso Brando, JBMC

TOPOS Eco-Retail Development Proposal / Shift Architecture Urbanism

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Dutch firm Shift Architecture Urbanism is the winner of a first prize, two second prizes and a third prize in the competition for an eco-retail development, the Groene Kamer, in Tilburg, the . The aim of the development is to create a new type of country estate where eco-retail, nature and recreation are brought together in an innovative way; A place where city and countryside meet, both physically and programmatically. The competition’s goal was to select the designers of four different building typologies which will populate the masterplan designed by Fabric and Lola landscape architects. Shift’s design, Topos, makes use of a topographic approach that allows for a profound integration of architecture and landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.