Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / PM²G Architects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / PM²G Architects, Courtesy of PM²G Architects
Courtesy of PM²G Architects

Designed by PM²G Architects, in collaboration with Satellite Architectes & Menu Design, their iconic proposal project for a new cultural center in Guadalajara embodies and catalyzes the cultural scene over the Chapultepec Avenue besides forming a new attraction for the city. Their design, which was awarded an honorable mention, includes a series of three alternate solids that are combined with transparent and concave spaces. The rotation of the volumes towards the sky gives the building its dynamic and spectacular force. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Vinge Masterplan Proposal / EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Vinge Masterplan Proposal / EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects, Courtesy of EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

Designed by EFFEKT + Henning Larson Architects, in collaboration with Marianne Levinsen Landscape and Moe consulting engineersVinge is set to be a brand new town planned in the scenic natural surroundings just 30 minutes from Copenhagen. A large project both on the regional and international level, Vinge will house around 10.000 residents and employ 4.000 people. The city will have its own train station and a new highway will take its residents rapidly to and from Copenhagen. More images and architects' description after the break.

"Fancy" Retail Headquarters / Urban Platform

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
"Fancy" Retail Headquarters / Urban Platform, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seneffe, Belgium
  • Client

    Fancy Home Collection sa
  • Budget

    € 7,400,000
  • Area

    10759.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Tim Van de Velde, Courtesy of Urban Platform

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +25

Red Apple Apartment Building / Aedes Studio

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Red Apple Apartment Building  / Aedes Studio, © Aedes Studio
© Aedes Studio

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House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture, Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena
Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena
  • Architects

  • Location

    Botarell, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Arnau Tiñena
  • Technical Architect

    Josep Anguera
  • Construction

    Construcciones Manuel Velarde MVC
  • Area

    148.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena

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Napoleon Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
© David Foessel
© David Foessel

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Românico Paredes Interpretation Center / Spaceworkers

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Românico Paredes Interpretation Center / Spaceworkers, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paredes, Portugal
  • Principals in Charge

    Henrique Marques & Rui Dinis
  • Project Team

    Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

'Harvest' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / AHA+ and SAAHA

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
'Harvest' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / AHA+ and SAAHA, Courtesy of AHA+ and SAAHA
Courtesy of AHA+ and SAAHA

Developed by architects AHA+ and Solbjor Arkitekter, their 'Harvest' proposal was announced as one of the four finalists in the international competition Nordic Built Challenge for an extension of Postgirobygget, an existing high-rise building in Oslo. Going beyond BG14 and the refurbishment of Posthuset, their concept aims at becoming a new and innovative way to meet the challenges of tomorrow while ensuring financial and practical viability. More images and architects' description after the break.

Taray Sau Office Building / MACLA Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Taray Sau Office Building / MACLA Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Cabo Couso, 4, 30730 San Javier, Murcia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Miguel Cabanes Ginés, Elena Robles Alonso & Pedro Gambín Hurtado
  • Area

    929.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +13

Aisho House / ALTS Design Office

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Aisho House / ALTS Design Office, Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga, Japan
  • Architects Member

    Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    169.76 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

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Video: archiDUTCH Documentary

00:00 - 22 May, 2013

Conducted by a group of Canadian design students, archiDUTCH is a 19-minute documentary about how the Dutch build and design the cities we live in, including a collection of interviews of Dutch architects and designers. The footage was shot and edited by first-time student filmmakers from Simon Fraser University’s Interactive Art and Technology program. OMA's Reinier de Graaf, Inside Outside's Petra Blaisse, and MVRDV's Jacob van Rijs (along with dutch model maker Vincent de Rijk) comment on the Dutch point of view of designing for the architectural and urban scale, both in the Netherlands and worldwide in this film. Detailed interviews and more information about the students involved in this field study can be found here. More images can be viewed after the break.

NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters

00:00 - 22 May, 2013
NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters, View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216

In an attempt to “create an alternative environment” in the center of Amazon’s recently approved, three-block headquarters planned for downtown Seattle, NBBJ has submitted a revision that would replace a six-story office building with a tri-sphere biodome that will host various forms of plant life and provide a more natural setting for employees to work and socialize. Perhaps this change is Amazon’s way of “keeping up with the Joneses”, as many leading corporations - Apple, Google, and Facebook - have been unveiling plans to construct one-of-the-kind office complexes centered around sustainability, innovation and collaboration. 

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Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216

Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados, Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados
Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados

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Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +15

Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten  / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +21

Aria / T38 studio

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Aria / T38 studio, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    México, Tijuana, Baja California
  • Project Team

    Alfonso Medina, Mauricio Kuri, Oscar González, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Sara Díaz, Joseph Ruíz Tapia, Alejandro Bustos, Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda, Ana Darice Payan
  • Construction

    Taller38
  • Structural Project

    Ing. Pedro Fernández
  • Instalations

    Alvaro García
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Proyect Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Fishing Lodge / Simon Gill Architects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects
Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Batak, Bulgaria
  • Architect in Charge

    Simon Gill Architects
  • Executive Architect

    RTConsult
  • Structural Engineer

    RTConsult
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects

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Help Rebuild Moore

00:00 - 22 May, 2013
Help Rebuild Moore, © Oklahoma National Guard
© Oklahoma National Guard

Recovery efforts are underway in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore after a deadly, 1.3-mile-wide tornado carved a 20-mile-long swath of destruction through neighborhoods and schools on Monday afternoon. With winds up to 210 miles per hour and a death count that currently stands at 24, President Obama has declared this tornado to be “one of the most destructive in history,” ranking it at a Category 5. 

In an effort to help, Architecture for Humanity and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have mobilized their teams to provide instant assistance and aid in long term reconstruction efforts. Although professional design and construction volunteers from both organizations are already on the ground, the community needs your help. Find out how you can help the residents of Moore after the break.