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Advanced Building Skins Conference

Organized by Graz University of Technology, the ‘Advanced Building Skins’ Conference will take place June 14-15 where creative, innovative professionals and researchers at the forefront of skin design will discuss tasks and issues in research, design and manufacturing of high-performance…

House on Pali Hill / Studio Mumbai

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Architects: Studio Mumbai
Location: Bandra, Maharashtra,
Principal Architect: Bijoy Jain
Project Team: Samuel Barclay, Jeevaram Suthar, Omprakash Suthar
Structural Engineer: Dwijen Bhatt
Photographs: Helene Binet, Studio Mumbai 


Information Technology and Media Center / Morris Architects

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The project by Morris Architects for a new information technology and media center for Santa Monica Community College in includes 12,000 square feet of new space and approximately 6,000 square feet of renovation to the existing campus library. The college currently has an enrollment of 30,000 students and is experiencing rapid growth that requires a major upgrade to its current information technology department and computing infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Esperanza Dos / Al Borde

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Architects: Al Borde – David Barragán, Pascual Gangotena& Esteban Benavides
Location: , Ecuador
Collaborator: Grace Pozo
Constructor: & Volunteers & Community
Completion: 2011
Area: 140 sqm aprox.
Budget: US$ 700, all the community material and all the work of the volunteers and community
Photographs: Sebastián Melo, Andrea Vargas

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Yenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area Proposal / insula architettura e ingegneria + Atelye 70

After successfully participating in the first phase of the competition as part of a limited group of 9 international teams, the team comprised of Francesco Cellini – insula architettura e ingegneria with Huseyin Kaptan – Atelye 70… was awarded ‘7

Nido Caribimbi / ZPZ Partners

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Architects: ZPZ Partners
Location: Cavagnari, , Italy
Design Team: Michele Zini, Claudia Zoboli, Sara Michelini, Sara Callioni
Pedagogical Consultancy: Elisa Bulgheroni
Client: Gruppo Cariparma Crédit Agricole
Built Area: 3,530 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ZPZ Partners

The Welch House / The Manser Practice

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Architects: The Manser Practice
Location: Isle of Wight, .
Photographs: Morley Von Sternberg


Jones Residence / 3GD Inc

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Architects: 3GD Inc - Edward Richardson Brya
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas,
Area: 418 sqm
Owner/Client: Tom & Mona Jones
Project Team: Steve Click, Philip Rusk, Porter Winston
Landscape Architects: Greg Bland, Landform Designs
Consultants: I Space; AV Design Consultants
General Contractor: .
Photographs: Dero Sanford


Eco-Sustainable House / Djuric Tardio Architectes

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Architects: Djuric Tardio Architectes
Location: ,
Completion: 2012
Surface: 246 sqm SHAB
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Video: Manuelle Gautrand Studio Visit

Architecture is seen by many as a man’s game, but Parisian Manuelle Gautrand is one woman who’s making her mark on the design world. Designing such architectural feats as the Citroën showroom in the Champs-Elysées and the new La Gaîté Lyrique, an interactive space for music and digital art, Gautrand is renowned for innovation in contemporary design. Here. visits Gautand at her studio to find out why she sees beauty in inner city spaces, and how to lose yourself in Paris.

Apartment at Bow Quarter / Studio Verve Architects

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Architect: Studio Verve Architects
Location: Bow Quarter, Fairfield Road, , England
Structural Engineer: Engenuiti
Builder: Caldera Construction
Completion: 2012
Floor Area: 72 sqm
Project Team: Vivian Chan, Fernando Molines, Ula Witkowska
Photographs: Luke White

Museum and Exposition Centre / Atelier Kempe Thill

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Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: Oude Gracht 4, 9341 AB ,
Client: VROM Rijksgebouwendienst (Building service Dutch Government), Branch / Vestiging
Site area: 5,200 sqm
Total building budget: € 1,90 mio. (excl. VAT)
Design Team:  André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck with Teun van der Meulen, Cornelia Sailer, Sebastian Heinemeyer, Kingman Brewster, Jeroen Heintzbergen, Takashi Nakamura
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz


Techne: A Living Lab of Renewable Energy

Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, CMU / © Daderot

Carnegie Mellon University has a building in its School of Architecture that is a lab. No, the building does not house experiments, it is the experiment. It is called the Intelligent Workplace Energy Supply System and it provides the Energy Supply System (EES) for Carnegie Mellon’s Intelligent Workplace, which is part of the School of Architecture’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics. It is a physical construction from 1997 that consists of offices, meeting rooms, and work spaces for faculty and students, all located atop the Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall.

What’s the goal? To study the viability of providing power, cooling, heating and ventilation to a building using thermal energy and renewable, bioDiesel fuel. The specific investigations range from design and installation to evaluation of both individual components as well as their ability to work efficiently in concert with one another. Ideally, once all this information is compiled, more comprehensive design strategies can then be identified and used by architects everywhere.

O House / LPG

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Architects: LPG oficina de arquitectura – Henry Rueda, Diana Montoya, María Alejandra Moleiro
Location: , Estado Carabobo,
Photographs: Antonio Chagín, María Alejandra Moleiro, Henry Rueda

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Anhui Provincial Art Museum / RTA-Office

The project developed by RTA-Office… belongs to a large masterplan that includes three different museum buildings surrounded by a big green area. The Anhui Provincial Paleontological Fossils Museum and the Anhui Provincial New Museum are already built. RTA-Office was involved

UY House / Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky

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Architects: Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Area: 590 sqm
Collaborators: Fernanda Torres, Tamara Caplan Estudio Joselevich
Photographers: Courtesy of Estudio Joselevich & Ana Rascovsky

Blouberg International School / Luis Mira Archi​tects & Plus Arquitectura

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Architects: Luis Mira Architects & Plus Arquitectura (Sergio Aguilar)
Location: Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Project Area: 900 sqm (building) – 2000 sqm (Civil works, entrance & walkways)
Completion: 2011
Contractor: Lovemore and Company
Structural & Civil Engineers: Sutherland Engineers
Electrical Engineers: McAvinchey Electrical Engineers
Photographs: Wieland Gleich, Luis Mira Architects


Courtesy of ide@s initiative of Cannon Design

‘(un) Made in China’ Exhibition

Sponsored by Cannon Design, the ‘(un) Made in China’ Exhibition will be taking place April 20 – June 20 at the ide@s gallery in Shanghai, China.Thirty years of unprecedented growth have transformed China’s built environment and given it the reputation…