Residencial-Commercial Building In Azzate / Park Associati

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Architects: Park Associati - Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: Via Piave, Azzate (Varese),
Client: FIM Group SpA, Varese
Design team: Danilo Annoscia, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Marco Neri, Pietro Pezzani, Paolo Uboldi
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 8,935 sqm
Photographs: Andrea MartiradonnaLeo Torri


Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne / Foster + Partners


Foster + Partners was awarded first prize for their museum design in collaboration with Adrien Gardere for Narbonne in southern France.  The museum’s central collection includes more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated from a nearby archaeological site, as Narbonne’s historical past as a vital Roman port has left an impressive legacy of buildings and ancient relics.  Within the new design, Foster + Partners has created a wall to insert the stones that will act as a natural barrier to separate the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces.  The building will also reinforce the strong landscape connection between water and gardens due to the site’s adjacency to the Canal du Midi.

More about the museum design after the break.

Atelier de Jardim AS / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Filipe Russel, Hugo Melo
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Terminal 1 Renovations / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

With an arrival sequence that starts at curbside with a new canopy system providing both shelter and a new architectural image for the building, the renovations for Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport have been carefully considered and addressed. Designed…

Gordons Bay House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Architect: Corrado Palleschi
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe
Architect: Terragram
Builder: Moulds Constructions
Joiner: Corelli Joinery
Structural & Hydraulic Engineer: Rooney and Bye Pty Ltd
Photographs: Justin Alexander, Richard Glover

modeLab Approach Workshop

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Approach, a two-day parametric design workshop June 23-24, put on by Studio Mode / modeLab, will introduce participants to advanced topics in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, participants will iteratively engage a diverse set of parametric approaches to case-study design scenarios, each requiring advanced creation and manipulation of Data Structures and/or the extension of Grasshopper’s Parametric Workflow. The collection of case-studies will furthermore provide a mechanism to critically assess the value in each approach relative to workflow, best practices, linear versus non-linear design processes, and opportunities for re-use in other design contexts. For more information, please visit here.

Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design

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Architects: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd 
Location: No.5 Dyke Road, ,
Interior Design: Donna Gray at Milk
Bespoke Furniture: Donna Gray at Milk
Landscape Design: Donna Gray at Milk
Consultant Engineer: BEP Consulting Engineers
Gross Floor Area: House as existing: 176 sqm. New House: 277 sqm
Budget: £250,000
Main Contractor: Chalmers & Co
Photographs: Courtesy of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd 


University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOK

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HOK was recently selected to design the new University at (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus upon winning a global design ideas competition. Located at the center of the region’s emerging bio-sciences corridor, this new transit-oriented medical school development will anchor a lively, urban mixed-use district on campus and bring 1,200 students, faculty and staff downtown. With the goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary care, the new academic medical center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab. More images and archtiects’ description after the break.

Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office / One Plus Partnership

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Architects: One Plus Partnership Limited
Location: ,
Designers Involved: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographers: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung

Aireys Inlet House / Turco & Associates

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Architect: Turco & Associates assisted by Mitsuori Architects
Location: , Victoria,
Project Team: Michael Turco, Matt Chamberlain, Michael Giese, Melissa Lim
Structural Engineer: M.R. Anderson Consulting Engineers
Builder: BDH Constructions
Completion: 2010
Building Area: 194 sqm
Site Area: 4,402 sqm
Photographs: Michael Giese, Jeremy Davis


One Ocean, Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 / soma

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As we reported earlier, the highly anticipated Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 opened earlier this month in , . Now, the Austrian architects of soma have shared with us images of that opening day, inviting you inside for a closer look at the unique building that has captured the attention of many.

Continue after the break for more images and information. 

Silvervillan / Sjöberg & Thermé

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Architects: Sjöberg & Thermé – Elias Sjöberg, Philip Thermé
Location: , Järna,
Contractor: Sjöberg & Thermé AB
Building Costs: 2,7milj kr, 300,000€
Floor Area: 179 sqm
Energy Consumption: Total 7000 KW/year
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Erik Olsson

Latticework Apartment Block / Juana Canet Arquitectos & Angel M Martín Cojo Architect

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Architects: Juana Canet Architects &
Location: Cala Ratjada, Mallorca,
Client: IBAVI (Instituto Balear Vivienda)
Contruction Company: Gómez Quintero Construcciones
Surface: 1,111 sqm
Construction Budget: 707,506.42 €
Photographer: Jaime Sicilia

Going Viral + The ArchDaily Story

Going Viral at the Center for Architecture © ArchDaily

Last night, dozens packed into the Center for Architecture to join the conversation among some of the most influential in our field.   With the energy levels high, panelists Bjarke Ingels of BIGToru Hasegawa and of Morpholio and  Cloud Lab Columbia University GSAPP,  and ArchDaily founders David Basulto and David Assael, shared insight into the impact social media and technology have on our profession and the way in which we design.  While the panelists all share a background in design, their differences in applying technology to their particular niche  – whether to aid the design process, to collect and redistribute data, or to share information and bring awareness  -  fueled a dynamic dialogue that kept the crowd engaged and informed way past the closing hours of the Center for Architecture.

Read on for the story behind ArchDaily, and, if you happened to catch the event, let us know in the comments below.

Maia Commercial Gallery / 100 Planos Arquitectura

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Architects: 100 Planos Arquitectura
Location: ,
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Bruno Aguiar


Christopher Hawthorne takes on the Boulevards

Screenshot via Times; "Atlantic on the Move" by Christopher Hawthorne

Christopher Hawthorne’s article “Atlantic on the Move“, published in the Los Angeles Times, covers the transitions taking place along LA’s boulevards and one in particular: the 5600 block of Atlantic Avenue. Hawthorne reveals the changes taking place that are “reversing decades of neglect” among LA’s roadways. Among those that have promoted a cultural association with Los Angeles: traffic, congestion and miles of roadways. The article covers the small steps that take place over time via minor interventions that combine to change the face of the boulevards to more pedestrian and bike-friendly spaces for alternative modes of transportation.

Read on for more after the break.

University Senate Center / Chyutin Architects

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Architects: Chyutin Architects
Location: Beer Sheva, 
Designer: BrachaChyutin, Michael Chyutin
FloorArea: 6,000 sqm
Client: Ben-Gurion University
Photographs: Ardon Bar Hama


OMA designs stage set for ancient Greek theatre in Syracuse

Copyright OMA by Alberto Moncada

On May 11, 2011, the performance of Aeschylus’s Prometheus Unbound premiered on OMA‘s (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) stage set for the Theatre in Syracuse, .  The design consists of three transformable architectural devices that can be reinterpreted among the different spaces of the theater.  These devices date back to 5th century BCE.

More after the break.