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Paddington Crossrail / Weston Williamson Architects

view down Departures Road towards Praed Street
view down Departures Road towards Praed Street

Undergoing the most significant change since the historic station was completed to Brunel’s design, the new Paddington Station, designed by Weston Williamson Architects, will provide a major new gateway for London. Serving local, national and international passengers, the Crossrail Station balances many design issues including heritage, conservation, transport integration, way-finding, orientation, servicing and security to create a world-class pedestrian space alongside the existing Network Rail buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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New wing of the Charleroi Museum of Photography / L’Escaut Architectures

© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens

Architects: L’Escaut Architectures Location: Mont-sur-Marchienne, Belgium Project Architects: Olivier Bastin, Eloisa Astudillo, Nele Stragier, Florence Hoffmann Project Year: 2008 Project Area: 8,230 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of L’Escaut Architectures, Gilbert Fastenaekens

© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens
© Gilbert Fastenaekens

Rest Villa Funabori / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

  • Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  • Location: Edogawa-Ku Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Jun’ichi Ito, Naoko Ito
  • Collaborate Architect: Kaoru Yuzawa
  • Structure Design: Jo Ko, Yoichi Chiba, Katsuyoshi Takano
  • Equipment Design: Akio Chiku, Yoshihiro Kimura, Makoto Mukuo
  • Area: 4569.01 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Naoomi Kurozumi

© Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi © Naoomi Kurozumi

House in Foz do Douro II / José Carlos Cruz

  • Architects: José Carlos Cruz
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: José Carlos Cruz
  • Area: 885.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: FG+SG

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG

Spence House / Metcalfe Architecture & Design

  • Architects: Metcalfe Architecture & Design
  • Location: Cornwall, CT
  • Design Team: Alan Metcalfe, Jason Manning, Matthew Pickering
  • Contractor: Prause Building Construction
  • Landscape Designer: Alexa Venturini
  • Site Area: 2,974 sqm
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Barry Halkin

© Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin © Barry Halkin

TR Residence / Robert Siegel Architects

  • Architects: Robert Siegel Architects
  • Location: Bedford Hills, NY, USA
  • Project Team: Robert Siegel, Brad Burns, Julien Leyssene, Wayne Walker
  • Area: 2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol

Santa Ynez House / Fernau + Hartman Architects

  • Architects: Fernau + Hartman Architects
  • Location: Santa Ynez, CA, EEUU
  • Architectural Team: Richard Fernau, Laura Hartman, Laura Boutelle, Jenee Anzelone, Kate Lydon, Jason Wilkinson, Luc Johnston
  • Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company
  • Contractor: Quick, Coastal Builder, Inc.
  • Mechanical: Lee Falkenstern, LDF Engineering, Inc.
  • Structural: Craig Dobbs
  • Civil: Penfield & Smith
  • Electrical/Lighting: JMPE Electrical Engineering + Lighting Design
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Richard Barnes & Marion Brenner

© Richard Barnes & Marion Brenner © Richard Barnes & Marion Brenner © Richard Barnes & Marion Brenner © Richard Barnes & Marion Brenner

In Progress: Primorsky Aquarium / OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt

  • Architects: OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt
  • Location: Russian Island, Vladivostok, Russia
  • Project Leader: Igor Moskalenko
  • Design Team: Yulia Otlyachkina, Victor Zaycev, Anna Ushakova, Sergey Skobelev
  • Area: 35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Alexander Hitrov

© Alexander Hitrov © Alexander Hitrov © Alexander Hitrov © Alexander Hitrov

Town Hall and Health Center / Henning Larsen Architects

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Spearheading the development of the new district in Egedal, Demark, the town hall and health center will be the uniting center of the new Municipality of the city as one of the first buildings in the new planned urban area around Egedal Station. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, their proposal won the highest score for all criteria in the competition to get the first prize. The health center will become an active part of the town hall, while at the same time offering citizens the opportunity to use the area outside town hall opening hours. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: Elbphilharmonie / Herzog & de Meuron

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Herzog & de Meuron’s exhibition at the Biennale is focused on the architecture of a symbolic project, with a complex history: The Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall on top of a former industry in Hamburg, which also includes a 250 room five-star hotel, and 47 apartments. The project, in a very advanced stateremains halted since last year due to legal issues with the contractor. In the exhibition, the history of the project is documented with three-dimensional representations of the complex building services; camera shots panning through the construction site; and large-scale models, whose spatial and physical presence represent what the architects wished and still wish to foreground: architecture.

Challenge: Superhero Landmark

Courtesy of DesignByMany
Courtesy of DesignByMany

DesignByMany’s latest challenge: Superhero Landmark sponsored by Autodesk and media partners ArchDaily. With the rise of superhero movies dominating the movie screens, we need a permanent place of celebration to honor these great characters and their awesomeness. DesignByMany suggests building a Superhero Theme Park! Designing an entire theme park is way too big of a task to tackle for this scope, but luckily every park has an element that embodies the ethos of the park. This challenge is to design the central landmark of your Superhero Theme Park. The landmark will serve as the iconic image of the park and the primary means of orientation for the park. It can be inspired by a single character, a group of characters, or event your own imaginary character! The more creative the better!

Visitors Center, Atapuerca / a3gm + Mata y asociados

Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados

Architects: a3gm + Mata y asociados Location: Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain Architect In Charge: Salvador Mata Pérez Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Courtesy of Mata y asociados

Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados
Courtesy of Mata y asociados

Primary School In O Revel / Cendón - Vázquez Arquitectos

© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente

Architects: Cendón – Vázquez Arquitectos Location: Pontevedra, Spain Project Year: 2007 Photographs: Manuel G. Vicente

© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente
© Manuel G. Vicente