Hasle Harbour Bath / White

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Architects: White
Location: ,
Design Team: Fredrik Pettersson, Mikkel Olsen, Katrine Hvidt, Martin Münter
Area: 960.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Signe Find Larsen

House Riihi / OOPEAA

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Architects: OOPEAA
Location: 62900 ,
Architect In Charge: Anssi Lassila
Project Architect : Jussi-Pekka Vesala
Design Team: Iida Hedberg, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Tommi Heinonen, Juha Pakkala
Area: 479.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jussi Tiainen

The Bluecoat / Hans van der Heijden Architect

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Architects: Hans van der Heijden Architect
Location: School Lane, Liverpool, L31, UK
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Theo van de Beek, Marjolein van Eig, Hans van der Heijden, Helen Webster, Rick Wessels
Year: 2008
Photographs: Stefan Müller

Fortune Plaza / P&T Group

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Architects: P&T Group
Location: , ,
Associate Architect: CERI Ltd
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of P&T Group

K5-House / Architect Show

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Architects: Architect Show
Location: , Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Area: 135.0 sqm
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii

Residential building AATN / tp3 architekten

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Architects: tp3 architekten
Location: 4680 ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mark Sengstbratl

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Courtesy of DBOX Branding & Creative for KPF

KPF’s Lotte World Tower Jeopardized by Mysterious Sinkholes

Construction is well underway for KPF’s Lotte World Tower in Seoul, however the mysterious appearance of sinkholes in the surrounding area - as reported by CNN - has brought on a slew of safety concerns. Authorities have been unable to determine the cause of the sinkholes which have appeared in a number of locations around Seoul’s Songpa District, although they have ruled out sewerage as a possibility. To learn more about the bizarre phenomenon putting the 123-story tower under scrutiny, click here.

LUZ shirokane / Kawabe Naoya Architects Design Office

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Architects: Kawabe Naoya Architects Design Office
Location: Shirokane, , Tokyo,
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Akinobu Kawabe

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus

Today marks the 45th birthday of Joshua Prince-Ramus. Receiving a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Yale, Prince-Ramus graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1996. He was one of the founding principals of OMA’s New York office, eventually buying out Rem Koolhaas’s share of the company in 2006 to form a separate office entirely: REX. Prince-Ramus continues as head of the firm to this day.

Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group

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Architects: DLR Group
Location: 3901 South Wabash Avenue, , IL 60653, USA
Area: 20000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of DLR Group

Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto’s Union Station

Looking Southeast toward the development. Image © for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the Southern edge of downtown Toronto, just East of Union Station. The scheme, uncovered by UrbanToronto and its inquisitive users, involves the connection of sites on both sides of the railway tracks, and will include three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. It is understood that Wilkinson Eyre are the architects, after BD confirmed last week that they have recently won a major competition in .

Read on for more details of the project

The Porter School of Environmental Studies / Geotectura + Chen Architects + Axelrod Grobman Architects

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Architects: Geotectura, Chen Architects, Axelrod Grobman Architects
Location: University, , 6997801,
Architect In Charge: Dr. Joseph Cory, Dr. Yasha Grobman, Nir Chen
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shai Epstein

Peter Eisenman. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com
Peter Eisenman. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com

Spotlight: Peter Eisenman

Renowned architect, theorist and educator Peter Eisenman turns 82 today. Eisenman initially rose to fame in the late ‘60s, as part of the New York Five, a group that shared an interest in the purity of architectural form. Eisenman’s work, whether built, written or drawn, is characterized by Deconstructivism, with an interest in signs, symbols and the processes of meaning-making always at the foreground. As such, Eisenman has at times been a controversial figure in the architectural world, professing a disinterest in environmental sustainability.

Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects

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has been selected to host World Congress of Architects UIA 2020, one of the world’s most important architecture forums. The news was announced yesterday by one of the UIA’s former presidents and current Secretary of the Session, Vassils Sgoutas, during the General Assembly of this year’s congress in , South Africa. Rio’s application was spearheaded by Brazil’s most important architecture institution – Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB). The South American city beat out two strong candidates: Melbourne and Paris.

After the presentations of the three candidate cities, two rounds of voting began. In the first round Rio got 85 votes, against Melbourne’s 73 votes and Paris’ 44 votes. In the second round Rio beat Melbourne with 107 votes against 95. 

2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos

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Architects: WMR Arquitectos
Location: Matanzas, , Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins Region, Chile
Area: 50.0 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

In Novels, A Character Flaw

Architects are woefully underrepresented in literature. According to Jay Wickersham, author of this article originally published in , there are very few that accurately portray designers without sensationalizing or glossing over their craft. He does, however, point us towards some exceptions: works of fiction that come close to grasping what the study and practice of architecture is all about. Read the full article, along with these recommendations, after the break.

Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

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Architects: Onion
Interior Designers: Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay
Location: The Beach Palace, , District, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Area: 435.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford

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Make Architects have just received planning permission to build a world-class institute devoted to research and processing of health-related data on Oxford University’s Old Road Campus. The Big Data Institute (BDI) will be built adjacent to two other Make-designed buildings: The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the NDM Research Building. The BDI will be London-based Make Architects‘ fifth building on ’s Old Road Campus.

Wondering what’s inside? Find out more after the break.