House in Fuji / LEVEL Architects

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Architects: LEVEL Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 193.91 sqm
Photographs: Makoto Yoshida

Rotterdam Historic Housing Project / Sputnik

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Architects: Sputnik
Location: Rotterdam,
Client: Woonbron Delfshaven, Rotterdam
Photographs: Rubén Dario Kleimeer

The Printing Factory Lofts / Montgomery Sisam Architects

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Architects: Chandler Graham / Montgomery Sisam Architects, joint venture architects inc.
Location: Toronto, ,
Developer/Client: Beaverbrook Homes
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Novatrend Engineering Group Ltd.
Project area: 21,470 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

Office Building in Vevey / Atelier Zündel & Cristea and Architram


Parisian architects, A/ZC have shared with us their recent work for a office building in the Swiss city of . For additional images and brief description of the process behind their proposal, please follow along after the break.

In Progress: Dubai Pearl / Schweger Associated Architects


Construction of Schweger Associated Architects‘ Dubai Pearl is continuing. The groundwork, foundations, basements and lower grounds floors of the four towers which form the central section of Phase 1 of the development is now complete. A total of 3.5 million man hours have so far been spent since work started on site and over 60,000 cubic meter of concrete has been poured on one of the largest construction projects still being developed in the .

Grange Insurance Audubon Center / DesignGroup

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Architects: DesignGroup
Location: Columbus, Ohio,
Project Year: 2009
Client: Grange Insurance Audubon Center / Columbus Metro Parks
Project Area: 18,400 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Torre Diagonal Zero Zero / EMBA

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Architects: EMBA – Enric Massip-Bosch
Location: , Spain
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Antonio Pérez & mylapse

Istanbul Rami Library / Akant Tasarim & Restorasyon


This new library building design by Akant Tasarim & Restorasyon is desired to be built in addition to Rami Old Military Barracks Restoration Project with a new city museum function which is included in the 2010 cultural capital city of Europe program. The Rami Library brings a new perspective to the understanding of librarianship in a national cultural community, and is also totally open to the international community. The building consists of four main parts: library, foyer, event, and auditorium.

International Design Firms Invited to Enter Competition for New St. Petersburg Pier

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The prominent waterfront of St. Petersburg, Florida, active since the late 19th century, will be host to an international design competition to replace the current landmark pier with a new, iconic pier structure. Interested parties must register for the competition by July 8, 2011. Submission of the Statement of Qualifications will be due on July 19, 2011.

Design teams interested in obtaining information on the city’s request for qualifications must visit the Competition website.

Memorial to the Ancestors / Spirit of Place-Spirit of Design

© Courtesy of Travis Price Architects

Architects / Team Leaders: Travis L. Price III, FAIA, Principal, Travis Price Architects; Founder, Spirit of Place-Spirit of Design, Inc., Adjunct Professor, The Catholic University of America- School of Architecture and Planning / Kathleen L. Lane, Assoc. AIA, Director, Spirit of Place Institute; and Lecturer, The Catholic University of America- School of Architecture and Planning
Location: ,
Students from The Catholic University of America: Kayode Akinsinde, Andrew Baldwin, Miguel Castro, Liz-Marie Fibleuil Gonzalez, Scott Gillespie, Carrie Kramer, Gina Longo, Patrick Manning, Ashley Marshall, Kristyn McKenzie, Andrew Metzler, Ashley Prince, Chloe Rice, Abigail Rolando, Arvi Sardadi, Mandira Sareen, Lucia Serra, Allie Steimel, Kevin Thomson, Spencer Udelson, Lauren Warner, Evan Wivell
Students from The Corcoran College of Art & Design: Suzanne Humphries
Students from Aalto University: Wilhelmiina Kosonen, Inka Saini
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Travis Price Architects, Price III, FAIA

Panel Discussion with Chris Pommer, Michael Awad and Samantha Sanella

Chris Pommer will be speaking on a panel with Michael Awad and Samantha Sanella this weekend. The discussion will center on building downtown culture, in the context of the Revitalization of Viljo Revell’s archetypal City Hall and Square. Join the discussion – and check out the Outdoor Art Exhibition – NOON ON SUNDAY, 10 July 2011, in the City Hall Rotunda. (The Podium Roof Garden is in full bloom, too, so bring your lunch and enjoy the sun up there.)

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Deep Wells / Zalewski Architecture Group

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Architects: Zalewski Architecture Group
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Zalewski Architecture Group

Sweet Parliament Home / Andres Jaque Arquitectos

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Architects: Andres Jaque Arquitectos
Location: ,
Curator: Anthony Fontenot
Design team: Dagmar Stéeová (coordinator), Álvaro Carrillo, Roberto González, Jorge López Conde, Kristian Ly Serena, Silvia Rodríguez
Project year: 2011
Renders and drawings: Courtesy of Andres Jaque Arquitectos

Erie Art Museum / EDGE Studio

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Architects: EDGE Studio
Location: Erie, PA,
Design Team: Anne Chen, AIA LEED AP Matt Fineout, AIA Jonathan Golli, Stephen Mrdjenovich, Matthew Manzo
Project area: 57,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: David Joseph

The Pitch: A Hands-on Workshop on Attracting a Client in Two Minutes or Less

Amusingly awful Architect with client stock photo. Enjoy.

We often think of Architecture as a profession within a vacuum, an idyllic world in which design is left to the imagination of the Architect and the possibilities of success are endless… so long as one finds a client. For as great as an Architects work is, or could be, without a client to realize those abilities with, an Architects work often goes unrealized and unappreciated. In a profession built on the visual and the tactile, the ability to verbally translate ideas and abilities serves as both the facilitator and denier. All Architecture school students have gone through the critique process, but presenting to  someone within academia is wildly different than making a pitch to a potential client.

AIA New York is hosting an workshop for perfecting the architectural pitch in two minutes or less. The power of a two-minute elevator pitch lies in cutting your mission and values down to  the essentials, capturing a client’s interest to make them want to know more about you and hopefully hire you.

Casa Vlady: House Refurbishment / BVW Arquitectos

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Architects: BVW Arquitectos / Matias Beccar Varela, Ariana Werber
Location: Buenos Aires,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 156 sqm
Photographs: Lula Bauer / BVW Arquitectos

AD Round Up: Offices Part VIII

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Projects from 2009 for our 8th selection of previously featured offices. Check them all after the break.

El Bosque Norte Building / Murtinho + Raby Arquitectos
This building is located on a corner of El Bosque Avenue, within Las Condes Local Authority in Metropolitan Santiago, Chile. The neighbourhood has been increasingly the community’s office centre with several leading office buildings projects (read more…)

The Final Launch


With over a million people watching Atlantis’ trip to the International Space Station, today marked the 135th and final lift off of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. A monumental occasion or as NASA commentator said, a “sentimental journey into history”, the end of America’s 30-year shuttle program also opens the door to ask, what is next for the future of space travels?

We are sharing with you Foster + Partners design for The Spaceport Authority Building, currently under construction and set for 2011 completion. Winning an international competition in 2006 with team members URS Corporation and SMPC Architects, Foster + Partners created a design concept fit for the first private spaceport in the world. A sinuous shape, the building morphs from the landscape creating interior spaces that seek to capture the drama and mystery of space flight itself, articulating the thrill of space travel for the first space tourists.

Renderings and construction photographs following the break.