40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO

© Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum

Architects: SFARO Architects / Nir Rothem & Bosmat Sfadia Wolf
Location: Tel-Aviv,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 40 sqm
Photographs: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum

Zumthor Photo Expose

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We recently came across a photo expose chronicling numerous projects by Peter Zumthor. It features an extensive gallery covering models, drawings, and photos of his projects in various states from construction to completion. Be sure to check the site out here, and catch a glimpse into the inner workings of Zumthor.

Timber Fin House / Neil Dusheiko Architects


Architect: Neil Dusheiko Architects
Location: , London, England
Project Year: 2010
Contractor: RK Construction
Engineer: Momentum
Photography: Neil Dusheiko Architects


© Harrison Atelier, 2011

Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo

Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo, the latest in a growing body of Harrison Atelier (HAt) collaborations bridging design with performance. The new dance-installation work is conceived, dramaturged and directed by HAt founder Seth Harrison, designed by…

Musical Instrument Museum / RSP Architects

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Architect: RSP Architects
Location: , Arizona
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 190,000SqFt
Client: Musical Instrument Museum
Design Team: RSP Architects with Rich Varda, FAIA
General Contractor: Ryan Construction
Engineer: Meyer, Borgman and Johnson
Photography: Bill Timmerman


Camp Hverringe / Praksis Architects

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Praksis Achitects has recently won the invited competition for a new architectural expression to Camp Hverringe on North Fyn, . The contest was organized by Hverringe Estate who owns the five star campsite Camp Hverringe. Especially shaping the future of the camping cabin was a main goal for the competition. Praksis Architects worked with a concept where it is possible to have a large variation in hytternes expression and color schemes, without compromising on a common sense construction technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dogfish Head Brewery / DIGSAU

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Architect: DIGSAU
Location: , Delaware
Project Team: Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Unkefer, Aaron Jezzi
Structural Engineer: Baker, Ingram & Associates
Contractor: Lighthouse Construction, Inc
Interior Casework and Work Stations: Fleetwood Fixtures
Steampunk Treehouse: Sean Orlando and 5TC
Project Area: 26,000 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photos: Pixelcraft Inc. / Roman Torres

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“Meeting the Sea Through Memory” Proposal / oiio architecture office

oiio architecture office… shared with us their proposal for the ‘Regeneration and Reuse of the Western Historical Docks and their surroundings’ for the Municipality of the City of Heraklion where they won the 2nd prize in the national architectural competition.

Nikolo-Uryupino House / PAPER | TOTEMENT

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Architects: PAPER | TOTEMENT
Location: , Russia
Team: Levon Ayrapetov, Valeria Preobrazhenskaya, Diana Grekova, Egor Legkov
Designing: 2010
Building: 2010- 2011
Total Area: 820 sq.m
Children Section: 530 sq.m
Covered Terrace: 290 sq.m
Photographs: Courtesy of PAPER | TOTEMENT

Before summer 2010, when PAPER | TOTEMENT was invited to design some new constructions, the house territory had been already changed a few times with new additions that were not within the scope of the initial project – a summer kitchen with a sunshade ground and a guest house appeared. It was clear to them that further development of the initial architectural style meant a complete loss of at least some consistency of constructions on the site or it could be overwhelmed by a lot of buildings. Besides, it would continue an architectural idea which was absolutely alien to them. Therefore, they decided that something absolutely different in contrast to all that was around not only on the given site, but also along the territory which one can see at a glance, would allow the house to receive a new status, a new quality and a new scale. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ACUO / Edit! architects

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Architects: Edit! architectsVitezslav Danda
Location: Prague,
Concept: Michal Seba
Coop­er­a­tion: Ivan Boros, Matous Godik, Pedro Sousa San­tos
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Michal Seba

Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata / Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Roberto Ferreira & Arquitectos Asociados (RFArq)
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Photographs: Courtesy of the General Secretariat of the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires

Oklahoma Case Study House / Fitzsimmons Architects

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Architect: Fitzsimmons Architects
Location:  City, ,
Consultants: Obelisk Engineering, Applied Design, DavCo Construction
Project Area: 530 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs:  Joseph Mills Photography 


Manifestations : The Immediate Future of 3D Printing Buildings and Materials Science


The future potential to build and realize the concepts of the human mind lie just there, within the potential of the human mind. For years the architectural world has been struggling to keep up with the ability of pen-to-paper and the recent advents in NURB surface computer modeling, algorithmic and parametric architecture. This in-return has led to the  building and technology industry playing catch-up with the recent advances in 3D architectural visualizations. In fact, as computer-aided design invaded these practices in the 1980s, radically transforming their generative foundations and productive capacities, architecture found itself most out-of-step and least alert, immersed in ideological and tautological debates and adrift in a realm of referents severed from material production.

Floresta Apartment Complex / Somatic Collaborative

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The Floresta apartment complex, designed by Somatic Collaborative, is a 16 unit residential complex that occupies a residual site on the northeastern edge of the city of , Ecuador, overlooking the Guapulo valley. More images and project description after the break.

Exploratorium Relocation to Piers 15 & 17 / GLS Landscape | Architecture with EHDD

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The Exploratorium is an interactive science museum that is moving from its current home of 40 years near the park-like Presidio to a prominent waterfront site in downtown . The project involves the renovation of two decrepit piers, and the removal of a large parking lot/loading dock on pilings to provide net zero energy buildings (LEED Gold) and 2 acres of newly accessible public open space to accommodate large scale outdoor exhibits.

Federal National Council’s New Parliament Building Complex / Paul Stallan Studio

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Paul Stallan Studio’s response to the competition brief for the Federal National Council’s New Parliament Building Complex was to promote a monumental Islamic architecture that had both gravitas and iconic potential. A huge cubic form was proposed that held within it a major assembly space suspended within an enormous courtyard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Plot #183 / Bernard Khoury Architects


Architect: Bernard Khoury Architects
Location: , Lebanon
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Bernard Khoury Architects


Residential Project at Aarhus Harbour / ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN

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The Deputy Mayor Laura Hay recently revealed the winners of the competition for a 12.000 m2 sustainable housing project at a reception at Aarhus City Hall. The winning team consists of the architects ADEPT and LUPLAU & POULSEN, turn-key contractor Dansk Boligbyg and NIRAS Consulting Engineers. The team has designed a project entitled The City in the Building – Housing for All at Harbour North, that consists of 238 public dwellings distributed between 83 apartments for families and +55 aged seniors, and 155 student-housing units. The project is expected to be completed for inauguration in December 2013. More images and project description after the break.