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Two nice houses, two big scale projects and the latest update on Herzog and de Meuron’s Elbe Philarmonic Hall. Check them all after the break.

BU Landmark Complex / Architects 49
The Bangkok University Landmark Complex is initiated on the necessities that are to reorganize the frontal area of the campus and to create an outstanding approach for the campus’s entrance. In addition to the mentioned requirements, the School of Business Management also required some supplementary facilities, for example, classrooms, seminar rooms, lecturers’ office, lecture halls. Then, the new complex is emerged from the particular architectural form evoking the symbol of the university, a diamond (read more…)

KMAR – Koninklijke Marechaussee / Wansleben Architekten

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Architect: Wansleben Architekten
Location: Amsterdam,
Photographs: Courtesy of Wansleben Architekten
Door & Window Hardware: FSB

In Progress: Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects


Construction of Steven Holl Architects’ Sliced Porosity Block is making progress in Chengdu, . The large hybrid complex topped out at a 123 meters in September and is scheduled for completion in 2012. The five towers house offices, serviced apartments, retail, a hotel, cafes, and restaurants. The 105,000 square foot site will stimulate a micro-urbanism and offer generous amounts of public open space.

Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Chengdu, China
Project Area: 310,000 sqm
Project Year: In Progress
Under Construction Photographs: Steven Holl Architects

Valley-Hi North Laguna Library / Noll + Tam Architects

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Architects: Noll + Tam Architects
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: Chris Noll (AIA, Principal in Charge), Jeff Day (AIA, Project Manager), Matthew Wadlund (Project Staff)
Lighting: Illuminosa Lighting Design
Collaborators: Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) Savings by Design program
Project Area: 20,500 sqf
Photographs: David Wakely

Work-N-Park Cube / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

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Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, ,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1100 sqf
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Darling Quarter / ASPECT Studios with FJMT Architects

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Architect: ASPECT Studios
Architect: FJMT Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Area: 28,203 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Florian Groehn

PLANT Receives Honorable Mention for NPS Roof Garden

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PLANT Architecture has recently been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the City of ’s Urban Design Awards. Held every other year, the awards acknowledge the contributions design has on the local milieu. PLANT’s revitalization of the Nathan Phillips Podium Square (part of Toronto’s iconic City Hall by Viljo Revell) introduces a greenscape to the podium previously occupied solely with a vast hardscaped plaza.

Winery Nals Margreid / Markus Scherer

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Architects: Markus Scherer
Location: Nals, Bozen,
Client: Kellerei Nals-Margreid
Construction Supervisor: , Büro Weiss
Collaborator: Heike Kirnbauer
Structural Engineering: Büro Weiss
Safety Coordinator: Büro Weiss
Electrical and Domestic Engineering: Energytech
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

Moscow’s Polytechnic Museum Proposal / Leeser Architecture

Leeser Architecture was recently awarded the second prize in international design competition for the reconstruction and renovation of Moscow’s Polytechnic Museum. The 430,000 sq ft Museum was built in three stages from 1887 to 1907 and has since become an architectural and cultural landmark in Moscow. Their design included covering the courtyards of the existing building with an additional 22,000 sq ft of exhibition space identified as ‘the Cloud.’  The Cloud, comprised of all glass, floats above the proposed active courtyard spaces, allowing for visitors to experience the feeling of walking on air.  When occupying the Cloud visitors are granted unprecedented views over the city of Moscow establishing the Museum as a cultural destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: BOFFO Building Fashion / Patrik Ervell + Graham Hudson

Photograph by Evan Joseph

We’ve been taking you through the two week installations at the BOFFO Building Fashion event, and this week marks the third installation by Patrik Ervell + Graham Hudson. It is quite remarkable to see the transformation that takes place at 57 Walker Street every few days (remember how last time, the fashion and architecture pair Irene Neuwirth + Marc Fornes / TheVeryMany resulted in a crazy atmosphere of organic metallic forms dancing across the room?). Now, visitors will experience a space with crumbling walls, rubble, scaffold and re-bar designed by Hudson in response to the Ervell’s design brand of innovative materials and unconventional application throughout his collections. “Overall, the environment that has been created where destruction —the decay and the beautiful—are transformed into art and design, both literally and figuratively,” explained BOFFO.

More about the designers and the installation after the break.

The First Active House in Russia / POLYGON

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Architect: POLYGON (Alexander Leonov, Svetlana Vasileva)
Location: , Russia
Project Team: Andrey Vasiliev, Mick Rammusen, Vera Leonova, Oleg Panitkov, Alexander Elokhov, Alexander Elchugin, Aleksey Knyazev
Launched by: Zagorodny Proekt, VELUX Group
Construction: NLK “Domostroyenie”
Partners: Saint-Gobain, Danfoss, Schiedel AG, ICOPAL, Gaulhofer, Somfy, Dörken, Tremco Illbruck
Project Area: 229 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Alexander Leonov, Torben Eskerod

Jugong Pavilion / poly.m.ur


Architect: poly.m.ur
Project Team: Homin Kim, Chris Yoo
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 6,300SqFt.
Contractor: Able P&D
Location: , Korea
Photography: poly.m.ur


House in Horinouchi / Mizuishi Architects Atelier

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Architects: Mizuishi Architects Atelier
Location: , Japan
Structural Engineer: Kentaro Nagasaka
Lighting Designer: Tatsuoki Nakajima
Contractor: Hirano-kensetu
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 55.24 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Tanigawa

0500EET Entroncamento Housing / Belém Lima Arquitectos

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Location: , Portugal
Client: Imobiliária Região Basto
Project Team: Filipe Silva, Francisca Guardiano, Márcia Oliveira, Ana Coutinho
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,461 sqm
Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra

Lake Sanyon Arts and Cultural Square Competition Proposal / Chi Wai Chan

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As the winning entry for a competition to design an arts and cultural square at Lake Sanyon in , , the project by Chi Wai Chan examines the relationships between the elements of the water, the sky and the earth. A waterfront promenade that ensues the formal attributes and fluidity of the water, a 1,394 m long canopy with LED display that transpires the form of the clouds and a ground condition of self-similar marine lifeform that establishes the view corridors to the lake; these three design elements serve as the organizing apparatus for the design of the square. More images and project description after the break.

A Bamboo School in Liberia

Between 1989 and 2003, was ravaged by two civil wars. The fighting killed 300,000 – young and old alike. Currently, is 162nd in the Human Development Index and is still recovering from the devastation. The Bamboo School Project in Fendell on the outskirts of Monorovia, Liberia, led by Brazilian architect André Dal’Bó da Costa and film maker Vinícius Zanotti, seeks to establish one of the most important social and architectural programs for future development: education.

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Interview: Jonathan Sergison, by Hugo Oliveira

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We are sharing with you an interview of british architect of Sergison Bates architects conducted by Hugo Oliveir, as seen in Jornal Arquitectos. Sergison, prior to the founding of his firm in 1996 with partner Stephen Bates, gained professional experience working for David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton.  Currently he serves as a Professor of Architectural Design at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The complete interview following the break.

Elsternwick House / Simon Couchman Architects

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Architects: Simon Couchman Architects / Simon Couchmanc
Location: Elsternwick, VIC,
Project Engineer: KH Engineering
Building Contractor: Mitty and Price Pty Ltd
Landscape: David Manning
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 181 sqm
Photographs: Christine Francis