De La Beche Manor / VW+BS

© Ioana Marinescu

Architects: VW+BS
Location: , England
Main Contractor: Vitpol Building Services
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood Partnership
Project Area: 700 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu, Michael Franke

Arizona Science Center Phase III / Architekton


Architect: Architekton
Collaborators: Kendle Design Collaborative + Robert Morris Design Studio
Location: , Arizona
Project Year: 2011
Project Cost: $4.1M
Client: City of Phoenix
Interior Design: Robert Morris Design Studio
Contractor: Brycon Construction
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Henderson Engineers Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Henderson Engineers Inc.
Structural Engineer: Paragon Structural Design Inc.
Civil Engineer: David Evans & Associates


In Progress: King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

© Hufton Crow

“It’s incredible to watch the reinvention of the station taking shape into a compelling piece of place-making for London. You can already see how the Western Concourse – Europe’s largest single span station structure and the heart of the development – reconnects this much-loved Victorian terminus to its context. It’s immensely satisfying to see the project move forward at such pace and we look forward to celebrating the project’s completion in 2012 for the London .”-John McAslan, Chairman

Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Location: London, England
Photographs: Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners, Hufton Crow, John Sturrock

Video: AECOM 2016 Olympic Park Masterplan Rio de Janeiro

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We reported earlier this week that AECOM will be designing the Olympic Park Masterplan for the 2016 Olympics that will be held in , . The international competition winning entry’s concept of operation, separate access for athletes and the audience, logistics for the transport system, the viability of implementation and unique access for parking, made it stand out amongst the other submissions.

School of Sciences / DCOOP

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With its varied courtyards, terraces, columned halls, entries and playful movements, the School of Sciences is a journey of discovery. While the solemn front of the structure conveys the image of serious academic pursuit that the university stands for, the building itself is centered around its users–faculty and students.

Architect: DCOOP (Design Cooperative)
Location: Cuddapah, , India
Project Team: Shilpa Ranade and Quaid Doongerwala with Abhijit Doshi, Shweta Ketkar
Structure: Sanjay Chikermane
Plumbing & Electrical: Synergy Consultants
Contractors: SVEC Hyderabad
Project Management: University Engineering Dept.
Site Engineer: Mohammed Nawaz
Project Area: 18000 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Rajesh vora

Citizens given the opportunity to weigh in on the design for the new Royal Alberta Museum

Graham Design Builders and Jardeg Construction Services Ltd.

Which design would you choose for the Royal Alberta Museum?  That is the question being posed to Albertans until the end of the day today.  Providing citizens with access to view and comment on the four proposals for the new museum the Alberta Infrastructure website, where the submissions can be viewed, even suggests that the public consider the following:

1. Does the design inspire you? Does it inspire you to want to visit, explore and learn more? Do you see it as a gathering space and a place that you would return to again and again?
2. Will the design appeal to Albertans of all ages? Will it engage our young people and students; will they see it as a place they want to visit and feel welcome in?
3. How do you think the design reflects the story of Albertans: our spirit, our culture, our landscape?
4. Does the design reflect who we are now and also provide a glimpse into the future of who we will become?

The comments provided by the public will be considered during the selection process.  All four proposals and their descriptions following the break.

Roth House / Debartolo Architects


The studio of Debartolo Architects is a unique architectural design firm in that they are passionately committed to architectural excellence parallel with their commitment to serving clients and creating relevant and functionally-tuned environments for people. Founded in 1996 as a collaboration of the father-son team, the firm is built on the rich history of Jack Debartolo Jr. FAIA’s 22-year partnership with Anderson DeBartolo Pan, Inc. Through creativity, innovation and careful listening, their team has become one of the leading studios in creating highly-custom, well-tuned built-environments that respond to their client, context, culture and community.

Cabrela House / Orgânica Arquitectura

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Orgânica Arquitectura / Paulo Serôdio Lopes, Teresa Serôdio Lopes, Marta Belém
Location: ,
Project Area: 142 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

9/11 Memorial Time Lapse

With the Freedom Tower rising about a storey a day, it is amazing to see the progress and the impact the structure is having on the skyline.  We spotted this time lapse video of the construction of the Memorial, showing the filling of the towers’ footprints, to the thousands of gallons of water being pumped into the voids, and the hundreds of white oaks planted.  Our favorite part is at the end of the video when it zooms to show the Memorial’s scale and positioning in relationship to the new built structures.  As the tenth anniversary of this horrific tragedy quickly approaches, millions will be remembering the day in their own way, from a Hand-in-Hand public show of unity when thousands will join hands along the West Side of Manhattan on September 10 to an 1,800 person motorcycle ride from the South of the country to Ground Zero.  We are also glad that New Yorkers and Americans will have a finished Memorial to show our strength, unity and growth.

Cultural Centre / Díaz y Díaz Architects

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Carefully studying the circulation of the Cros Old factory buildings and in knowing, that when considered together, the three existent buildings have a great value for its urban and architectural system, volumetric plastic qualities and spatial configuration, Díaz y Díaz Architects sought an integration of architectural space. In doing so, their design is perceived as a unified whole. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Simon and Helen Director Park / OLIN


Landscape Architect: OLIN
Location: Portland, , United States
Architect: ZGF
Project Team: Laurie , FASLA
Consultants: Mayer/Reed, KPFF Consulting Engineers, SOLARC Architecture and Engineering, Interface Engineering, Benya Lighting Design, Tad Savinar, CMS Collaborative, Corson Studios, Karen Whitman Projects
Project Area: 22,000 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: ZGF, Eckert & Eckert

Duranes Elementary School / Baker Architecture + Design

© Richard Nunez

Architect: Baker Architecture + Design
Location: ,
Project Year: 2008
Client: Albuquerque Public Schools
Building Area: 10,000 SqFt
Contractor: FAMCO Inc.
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: CME Inc.
Structural Engineer: MacCornack Engineering
Civil Engineer: High Mesa Consulting
Photography: Richard Nunez


WIA (Women in Architecture) Fund News

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At ArchDaily, we’ve always supported the WIAfund and how they support women to become professionals and leaders in Architecture in America. That’s why we’re very happy to share this news with all our readers. Today is the day the WIAfund has been waiting for.

Jessica Vitali, an intern at Newman Architects and the 2nd WIAfund award recipient, has passed all of her Architecture Registration Exams. “This is what the award was established for: to lend a hand, and make a small difference, for women emerging professionals in the field.” says WIAfund Founder Tabitha Ponte.

The WIAfund, awarded at least twice per year, helps women by gifting the study materials for the exam. The next award, scheduled to close on August 31st, is open for the first time to 1st year undergraduate architecture students.

For more about the WIAfund visit online: You can also follow them in Twitter and join them in Facebook.

Pantheon Nube / Clavel Arquitectos

© David Frutos Ruiz

Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Area: 38.95 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Frutos Ruiz

New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition Proposal / INFLUX_STUDIO

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INFLUX_STUDIO shared with us their proposal for the New City Museum of Art competition as contemporary art museums are becoming hybrid programs and transforming the way people approach art to become real places to be. The key issue they were dealt with was how to gather people and art while integrating the landscape into the museum and the museum into the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

TRADIBOM Administrative Building / LBM Studio

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Architects: LBM Studio / Leandro Matsuda
Location: Mogi Mirim,
Project Area: 358 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of LBM Studio

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Renovation / John Douglas Architects


Architect: John Douglas Architects
Location: , Arizona
Project Year: 2009
Client: City of Scottsdale
Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction
Structural Engineer: PK & Associates
MP Engineer: ESD Engineering
Theater Consultant: Fisher Dachs
Acoustics Consultant: MCH Consultants
Lighting Consultants: Roger Smith
Photography: John Douglas Architects


Power in Space Conference

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, in collaboration with Buro Happold are hosting an international conference this autumn and have invited an exciting range of speakers all of whom have great experience transforming old buildings for use in contemporary culture and performance.

Speakers include – from architects: Eric Parry, Steve Tompkins, Liza Fior; from project directors from the Tate, the RST and the V&A Futureplan; from international guests working in Versailles and Venice. And of course we have Peter Clegg from FCBS and Mike Cook from Buro Happold talking about the transformative power of space.

The early bird rate for tickets runs until September 20th. For more information, visit there website here.