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FGMF wins the Internazionale Dedalo Minosse award

The FGMF architects office, under the command of the young architects Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes and Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz …and placed in São Paulo, Brazil, has just won one more international award: “The international award Dedalo Minosse”-“Prêmio Internazionale Dedalo

Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design

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Architects: EXH Design
Location: Zhaojiabang Road, ,
Project area: 1,800 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Meng Studio

Museum of Troy at Çanakkale / RTA-Office with DOME Partners


The design of the Museum of Troy at Çanakkale has been carried out by the atelier , led by Santiago Parramón with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, in collaboration with the Turkish atelier (Istanbul). The aim is that the building rises in the Turkish area of Çanakkale but aspires to be a global focus through its expression and display of the culture of a civilization. A project that will act as a generator for social activity, research and culture.

The Park Hotel / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Location: Hyderabad,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 531,550 sqf
Photographs: Robert Polidori, Pallon Daruwala, Bharath Ramamrutham

Boustrophedon Garden / PLANT Architect

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boustrophedon: Alternating right to left and left to right –
the pattern of oxen tilling the land, or of an ancient form of writing.

The 6.1m x 21.3m Boustrophedon Garden was one of eleven “Ephemeral Gardens” made for Québec City’s year-long 400th anniversary festival in 2008, and were on show from June 16 to September 30, 2008. Gardens were intended to reflect the major festival themes including the indigenous region and its peoples, and the French settlement of Québec. PLANT Architect’s response was to draw ideas from Québec’s regional long-lot system – fundamental to creating the distinctive thin-striped pattern of agricultural development in the province – and Samuel de Champlain’s (the great explorer, and founder of Québec City) rigorous agricultural experimentation and recordings done to ensure the survival of the future colonizers of New France in the 17th century.

Architect: PLANT Architect
Location: Québec City,
Structural: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
Project Team: Lisa Rapoport, Mary Tremain, Chris Pommer, Jane Hutton, Elise Shelley, Jessica Craig
Photographs: Mary Tremain, Jessica Craig/PLANT Architect

Tallinn Music High School, Ballet School and Georg Otsa Music School / Atelier Thomas Pucher


The key concept of this project was to create not only a building but also a new meaningful city space connecting the people, the place, its history and their music. The building delimits the boundaries of the plot, enclosing an expanse of green at its core: a garden that is urban yet isolated from the hubbub of the city.

Research of Sustainable Urban Development / c. Colomès + f. Nomdedeu architectes with Michael Rousseau architecte and Adrian Maston graphiste

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c. Colomès + f. Nomdedeu architectes with Michael Rousseau architecte and Adrian Maston have studied the evolution of cities and urban environments and have produced this research as to how one might design and create a sustainable urban development. This concept is based on a living condition that balances the urban environment with an agricultural environment.

Read on for more on this research after the break.

In Progress: B23 Office Park / OFF

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Office Building B23 is located in the central zone of Novi Beograd. With total area of approximately 57,000 sqm the structure consists of four towers, connected across multi–level atrium spaces with nine panoramic elevators. Modern aesthetics and engineering superiority of business center B23 Office Park become new inspiration to architects and users, placing the new standards related to visual aspects and functionality of the office spaces in Belgrade, as well as in whole South East Europe.

Architects: OFF
Location: Belgrade,
Project Area: 57,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of OFF Architecture

Sagaponack House / Selldorf Architects

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This 15,000 sqf house is a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean, in an open field typical of eastern . An oversized garden wall anchors the building to the landscape. The rooms are organized around a large square courtyard. Bordering the courtyard, a marble-lined breezeway separates the public and private spaces.

Architect: Selldorf Architects
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Photographs: Nikolas Koenig

Infographic: Architects on Twitter

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Architects on ?

With more than 40,000 followers, our Twitter account @ArchDaily has become a great channel to connect with our readers. Through this channel we’ve been able to see the progress of your buildings, know about the competitions/awards you win, share links, ideas, knowledge, and much more. And Architects on Twitter are constantly finding new creative ways to use the platform,  as a collaboration and marketing tool.

UK digital marketing agency Pauley Creative conducted a survey among british architects using Twitter, and put all the info together on this nice infographic. Some of their findings:

  • 65% of Architects surveyed had been using Twitter for over a year
  • The majority of Architects use Twitter to keep up with the latest industry news (86%) and network with industry peers (79%)
  • When asked ‘Who do you follow?’ most selected Other Architects (82%), Practices (77%) and Publications (75%)
  • 95% of Architects do find Twitter useful, primarily for the reason that it’s quick and easy to share information and keep up with the latest news
  • 99% of Architects surveyed stated that they would provide a recommendation if asked

Are you using Twitter? Are you following @ArchDaily? How are you using Twitter? Who do you recommend to follow?

Share your experience on the comments below, or Tweet it with hashtag #ArchOnTwitter.

See the full infographic below:

Architecture 3D Illustrations

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Víctor Enrich recently shared with us his architecture 3D illustrations and visualizations.  Over the years he has experimented with a variety of mediums resulting in these 3D creations.  A full description of his work and further illustrations following the break.

Fine Arts School / Synarchitects

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Architects: Synarchitects
Location: , China
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 136,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Synarchitects

Early Childhood Center / Clermont Architectes

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Architects: Clermont Architectes
Location: Versonnex,
Engineers: Bem Ingénierie – Fluitec – SJA
Economist: Cosinus
Photographs: Daniel Osso

Corner Building / meier + associés architectes

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Architects: meier + associés architectes
Location: , Switzerland
Project Year: 2006
Collaborators: S Braun, M de Dompierre, I Iussi, M Jaques, AI Pepermans, M Perret
Project Area: 5,070 sqm
Photographs: Jean-Michel Landecy


exterior 01 / © Industriromantik AB

Young Swedish architects, HULTMANMAGNUSSON, won the competition to design a new mining museum in , , a city famous for its long history of mining and excavation of Titanium powder, used for white color pigment. Located in the valley of the beautiful fjord, the 2000 m2 museum will exhibit the history, geology and technology of the area, together with temporary exhibitions. Their proposal was called Varde, meaning a manmade pile of stones common in this area of . By using natures own material and arranging it a new shape, an important place is marked in the landscape.More images and architects’ description after the break.

IAA / Symbiosis Designs LTD

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Architects: Symbiosis Designs LTD
Location: ,
Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Ramiz Ayoub, Randa Abu Rayyan, Khalid Shannak, Nisreen Al Far, Nidaa Tayyem, Jawad Hamdan, Lina Asa’d, Faiha Khazna Katbi, Onur Lambaz, Amira Qattawi, Ramiz Abu Mahfouz, Katrina Najjar, Abdel-Qader Tarabieh, Widyan Al Khaldi
Structural engineer: DIMCO
Mechanical engineer: Spectrum Mep. Consulting Engineers
Electrical engineer: Spectrum
Project area: 105,000 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Zooey Braun, Osman Akuz, Ghassan Aqel

Materka House / T3arc

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Architects: T3arc / Alfredo Cano Briceño
Location: , México
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 220 sqm
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Penthouse Las Palmas / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,350 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architekten