Simon and Helen Director Park / OLIN


Landscape Architect: OLIN
Location: Portland, ,
Architect: ZGF
Project Team: Laurie Olin, 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

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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

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Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
Location: Murcia,
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.

Magnolia Residence / Heliotrope Architects

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Bearing the name of the neighborhood in which it is situated, the Magnolia Residence provides a refreshing take on suburban architecture typologies. By deftly shuffling the program, -based Heliotrope Architects have delivered a home that affords views to guests and owner alike. More images after the break.

Architects: Heliotrope Architects
Location: Seattle, Washington,
General Contractor: Dovetail
Project Area: 2,600 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Mark Woods

AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei

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When commissioned to design the Bank of Tower on an intricate inland site, I.M. Pei was requested to create an unavoidably tall unique headquarters in a typhoon-prone region that would represent the aspirations of the Chinese people yet also symbolize good will toward the British Colony. The solution assimilates architecture and engineering simultaneously, involving an asymmetrical tower that informs both skyline and street. The Bank of China Tower stands 70 stories tall, reaching a height of 1,209 feet. At the time of its opening in May 1990, it was the tallest building in Asia and still remains one of the tallest in .

Harvard Reaches 50 LEED Certified Projects

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The U.S. Green Building Council has recently announced that Harvard University has achieved a worldwide first – the construction and completion of 50 LEED certified buildings. It is also a great feat for an institution as large as Harvard. They were able to successfully coordinate a decentralized campus with separate buildings that each have their own organizational structures. Read more about the five lessons they learned along the way after the break.

Target Tower / Belzberg Architects


Architect: Belzberg Architects
Location: Belmar Center, Lot 1 Lakewood, Colorado, 80226,
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Mercer House / Vibe Design Group

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Architects: Vibe Design Group
Location: Melbourne,
Project Area: 314 sqm
Photographs: Robert Hamer

RWU North Campus Residence Hall / Perkins+Will

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Architect: Perkins+Will
Location: , Rhode Island
Project Area: 120,000sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Christian Phillips Photography, Anton Grassl/Esto,

Terra Panonica / Studio AUTORI

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Architects: Studio AUTORI
Location: Svetog Save 25, Mokrin, Kikinda,
Project Team: Dijana Novaković, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Maja Trbović, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Aleksandra Nikitin, Dipl.Ing.Arch.; Dušan Nenadović, M.Arch.
Collaborators: Ljiljana Rodić – Bodrožić
Structural: Mega Plus
Project Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Vladimir Sretenović


California Aims for Net-Zero Energy for Housing by 2020

Sustainable Town House, Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Sustainable housing comes in all shapes and sizes, and by 2020 hopes that all of its new housing projects will benefit from net-zero energy consumption.  But what exactly makes a home sustainable? Sustainability practices include materials, passive heating and cooling systems, energy harvesting, recycling, construction techniques and many other systems and technologies that are being developed everyday.

With so much continual innovation, California’s goal of making all new housing so energy efficient that it consumes no energy at all is foreseeable.  While many agree that this, in fact, is the most responsible and intelligent approach to our increased energy consumption, developers and builders are divided over the potential financial hurdles that crop up from such a goal.

Follow us after the break for more information and images of sustainable housing projects.

7800 Çeşme Residences and Hotel / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architect: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Ceşme-izmir,
Concept-preliminary Project: Emre Arolat, Gani Turunç
Final Project: Sezer Bahtiyar
Construction Project: Gonca Paşolar, Sezer Bahtiyar
Project Team: Zeki Samer, Mürüvvet Gülcan Sahin, Nesime Onel, Gözde Sazak, Tayfun Aksoy, Gülin Derman, Olcay Ozten, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Murat Sahin, Serkan Duman
Client: Carmıklı, Kalyoncu, Tamtex
Construction: Carmıklı Yapı
Structural: Balkar
Mechanical: Ihsan Akçay
Interior Design: Dara Kırmızıtoprak
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 15,734 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects


The Decaying Dutch Harbor Bunkers

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Set against a backdrop typically reserved for postcards, the decaying bunkers of the Aleutian Islands Campaign serve to memorialize a little-known chapter of WWII lore. Read more about these distinctive relics after the break.