Kent Denver Dining Hall / Semple Brown Design

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Architects: Semple Brown Design
Location: Englewood, Colorado, USA
Project Team: Bryan Schmidt, AIA, LEED AP, Dru Schwyhart, LEED AP, Sarah Semple Brown, AIA, Tom Gallagher, Architect, LEED AP, Mary Kay Sunset, ASID, LEED AP
Project Area: 20,000 square feet (8,000 square feet existing/renovation 12,000 square feet of new construction)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ron Pollard Photography

Stadium Casablanca / Cerrejon Arquitectos + Magen Arquitectos

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Architect: Cerrejon Arquitectos + Magen Arquitectos
Location: Vía Ibérica 69-77, Zaragoza, Spain
Lead Architects: Sebastián Cerrejón Hidalgo and Jaime Magén Pardo
Industrial Engineer: Rafael González Barrida
Technical Architect: Gabriel Faj y Juan José Escobar
Client: Stadium Casablanca Canon Fundation
Construction: Construction OCC
Project Area: 21,489.68 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesús Granada

3XN Celebrates 25years of Design Excellence

3XN Celebrates 25years of Design Excellence

Celebrating 25 years of architecture and design Danish Architects 3XN… have built a portfolio of work that ‘focuses on the humanity and environment at the center of its architecture.’ Their recent works include the award winning Middelfart Savings Bank Headquarters

Lycée Bel Val / Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes
Location: ,
Landscape Architecture: Hackl Hofmann Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 39,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes S.A.

An Architectural Pocket Dictionary (K-Z)


Keystone: (noun) – Key-shaped stone at the top of the arch used to open a secluded vault in Egypt containing the secret to all Architectural success. The vault may be empty, and booby trapped.


Light: (noun) – The illumination at the end of the tunnel which has been turned off due to lack of financing.

Linear: (noun) – The shortest distance between your ideals and your client’s pocketbook.

Lintel: (noun) – A bean-soup used to span window openings.

Loggia: (noun) – A gallery or corridor on the façade of a building, open to interpretation on one side.

{ more definitions after the break }

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inmidtown Habitats New Design Competition

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to be running a new open and international competition that calls on design teams to submit proposals for urban beehives, bird/bat-boxes and planters.
The competition is being organized by The AF on behalf of inmidtown,…

La Casa del Lobo / Darkitectura

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Architects: Darkitectura / Julio Juarez
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Project Team: Brenda Vizcaíno, Ernesto Viterbo
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Jorge Taboada

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Richardson Memorial Hall Green Renovation Plans

Fundraising is now underway for a $23.9 million green makeover of Richardson Memorial Hall, the century old home of the Tulane University School of Architecture.
The renovation will include maximizing the light and airiness of the building, installing solar panels…

Kuwait International Airport / Foster + Partners

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Just a few days ago, Foster + Partners revealed their plans for the Kuwait International Airport, a project designed to attain a LEED Gold standing for the passenger terminal, marking the first in the world of its kind.  Situated in a desert climate, the environmentally responsive building is sheltered from the sun’s harsh rays with an amazing roof canopy which offers a sense of fluidity and lightness to the terminal.  ”Its design is rooted in a sense of place, responsive to the climate of one of the hottest inhabited environments on earth and inspired by local forms and materials,” explained the architects.

More images and more about the airport after the break.

Moonshine / Mitchell Taylor Workshop

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Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop
Location: , England
Main Contractor: Piers Taylor
Structural Engineer: Structures 1
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Mitchell Taylor Workshop

Riverside House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

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Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design / Keiji Ashizawa, Lie Honjo, Silvia TasaniÅ
Location: Chiba,
Structural Engineer: ÅFASA Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Daici Ano

Iron Horse Hotel / The Kubala Washatko Architects

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Architect: The Kubala Washatko Architects
Location: , Wisconsin
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: The Kubala Washatko Architects 

Designed by the Kubala Washatko Architects of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, the Iron Horse Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel that caters to motorcycle enthusiasts and travelers.  The 100,000sf project was completed in 2008 as a refurbishment to an existing factory — more images and architect description after the break.

MSA+PMA Architecture’s Winning Proposal for the Regeneration of “Cabuço de Baixo 5”


 entered this competition in collaboration with “MAS Urban Design ETH Zürich” – successful teamwork that revealed a First-Prize Winning Project for “Cabuço de Baixo 5”. The initiative of this cooperation began with a proposal from a cohort of postgraduates who were attending the Masters Program in Advanced Studies in Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich).

Jägermeister Head Office / Struhk Architekten

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Architect: Struhk Architekten
Location: Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Project Manager: Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Goede
Project Team: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Kröll, Dipl.-Ing. Henry Meyer, Dipl.-Ing. Ewa Behnke, Dipl.-Ing. Sigrid Benitis, Dipl.-Ing. Andrea Stroemer
Photographs: Courtesy of Struhk Architekten
Products used in this project: FSB, Door & windows hardware.

780 Brewster / Lemay associés

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Architects: Lemay associés
Location: Montréal,
Client: Groupe Mach
Project Team: Louis T. Lemay (Partner in Charge), André Cardinal (Architect, Senior Partner, Project Manager), Pierre E. Leclerc (Senior Architect, LEED AP), Sandra Neill (Associate Designer), Chantal Ladrie (Designer), Marie-Élaine Globensky (Graphic Design And Signage)
General Contractor: Construction TEQ inc.
Engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau & Associés (electro-mechanical engineering) and les Consultants Gemec inc. (civil/structural engineering)
Sustainable Development: Lyse M. Tremblay, architect, LEED AP
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Claude-Simon Langlois

Saemangum Exhibition Center / poly.m.ur


Saemangum is the name for the newly reclaimed area on the west coast of by the architecture and urbanism firm poly.m.ur. It has been the country’s most anticipated reclamation project of recent years and promises enormous new opportunities for cultural commercial developments in the region. The brief was to provide an exhibition space to commemorate the completion of the work and showcase the visions and plans for this new land. The concept of the design was inspired by the lost mud flat in the area as the result of reclamation. Analogous to the mud flat, the building was designed to act as a ‘living field’, which breathe environment, programs, and activities.

Video: OMA/Progress Exhibition

This video features an exclusive interview with by BD online discussing the launch on October 6th of /Progress Exhibition’ at the Barbican Art Gallery. Curated and designed by Rotor, a Belguim-based collective, member Maarten Gielen and OMA founding partner Rem Koolhaas discuss the importance of this major retrospective, the stories being told, and the discoveries Rotor made after having a unique and unheard of ‘behind the scenes access’ to OMA – asking candid questions and reviewing materials from the archives of OMA offices.

The launch of the exhibit coincides with last weeks opening of Maggie’s Centre in Gartnavel, Glasgow and the Rothschild Bank Headquarters in London later this year. The OMA/Progress Exhibition will run through February 19, 2012.

Sant Gregori School Remodelling and Extension / Coll-Leclerc Arquitectos

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Architect: Coll-Leclerc Arquitectos S.L.P.
Location: Carles Riba St., , Spain
Client: Sant Gregori Fondation
Structure: Bis arquitectes
Installations: AJ Enginyers
Budget: Jordi Carbonell
Energy Certified: ADS
Road Project: STATIC
Constructor: ACME
Collaborators: Marta Velez, Gonzalo Cantos, Irene Gil, Carlos Carnicer, Gaietà Mestieri, Narcís Font, Cristian Vivas
Budget: 5,672,284 €
Project Area: 2,855 sqm schools, 1,007 sqm parking
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jose Hevia