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Fifth Studio / T3arc

  • Architects: T3arc
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architects: T3arc / Alfredo R. Cano Briceño
  • Area: 430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Serlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Proposal / Office Jarrik Ouburg

Courtesy of Office Jarrik Ouburg
Courtesy of Office Jarrik Ouburg

Since 1945 the residential palace of Gösta Serlachius in the Joenniemi Manor area in Männtä, Finland has been home to the Gösta Serlachius Art Collection, one of the Nordic countries’ most significant private collections.  This proposal for the extension of Serlachius Museum by the Office Jarrik Ouburg will expand the capacity of the museum by five times, creating an ensemble of buildings that enhance the quality of the natural landscape. Read on for more on this project after the break.

Architecture City Guide: London

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Diliff
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Diliff

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to London. This is our second stop in Europe, and once again I had to capitulate and double the number of buildings that we normally feature. We could not feature all of the suggestions, and will be adding to the list in the near future. We really appreciate those readers who offered their suggestions and the use of their pictures to make up this list. Samuel Johnson famously said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” As home to a long tradition of kings and queens, the Royal Society, and the roots of the Industrial Revolution, it is not surprising that there is a rich tension and collaboration between the historic and contemporary architecture in London. This reflects a city and culture that has a strong history of celebrating the past while also moving forward. Conflicts often emerge, as the goals of one side clash with those of the other. This relationship, however, is why I find walking the streets of London so appealing - those beautiful moments when history and progress collide. Once again, thanks to all our readers for your help. We encourage you to add more of your favorites in the comment section below. The Architecture City Guide: London list and corresponding map after the break.

Pulsen Community Center Competition Entry / HAO with Niklas Thormark, Will Kempler and Tobias Lindqvist-Ottosson

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Holm Architecture Office (HAO) recently shared with us their entry for the Pulsen Community Center in Balling, Denmark. The Pulsen Community Center unites an array of health and sports-oriented facilities under one roof. A combination of baths, fitness areas, doctors’ offices and community gathering spaces, the design creates a unique new building type that aims to promote interaction and creativity among the citizens of Balling.

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré Awarded UWM’s Marcus Prize

School at Dano / © Diébédo Francis Kéré
School at Dano / © Diébédo Francis Kéré

African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, founder of Kéré Architecture in Berlin, Germany, has been awarded the Marcus Prize for Architecture. The prize, which recognizes emerging global talents, is administered by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM). Kéré will visit SARUP in the spring 2012 semester and lead a graduate studio on specific architectural challenges in Milwaukee. He also will participate in public workshops and lectures. More award description and a brief synopsis of the architect and his work after the break.

Elicium RAI / Benthem Crouwel Architekten

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area: 15195.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of benthem crouwel architekten

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Water Reservoir / Berrel Berrel Kräutler

© Berrel Berrel Kräutler © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel

Bure Military Training Base / meier + associés architectes

  • Architects: meier + associés architectes
  • Location: Bure, Switzerland
  • Architects: meier + associés architectes
  • Collaborators: C Berther, L Bertrand, T Bolliger, S Braun, M de Dompierre, I Iussi, M Jaques, J Lopez
  • Area: 6765.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André © Yves André

NJFS CEO Office / EXH Design

  • Architects: EXH Design
  • Location: China, Jiangsu, Nanjing, Xuanwu, 南京市人民政府1幢 邮政编码: 210008
  • Architects: EXH Design
  • Area: 3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Meng Studio

© Meng Studio © Meng Studio © Meng Studio © Meng Studio

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture

  • Architects: BVN Architecture
  • Location: Puckapunyal, Australia
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

NPS Podium Roof Garden / PLANT Architect & Perkins+Will Canada

  • Architects: PLANT Architect & Perkins+Will Canada
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect: PLANT Architect & Perkins+Will Canada
  • Project Team: PLANT – Chris Pommer, Lisa Rapoport, Mary Tremain, Elise Shelley, Vanessa Eickhoff, Lisa Moffitt, Jane Hutton, Heather Asquith, Lisa Dietrich, Suzanne Ernst, Jessica Craig, Jeremy McGregor, Matt Hartney; STIP – Andrew Frontini, D’Arcy Arthurs, Linda Neumayer, Perry Edwards, Gavin Guthrie; HSLA – Peter Schaudt, John Ridenour; ABUP – Adrian Blackwell, Marcin Kedzior; James Urban; Blanche Lemko van Ginkel.
  • Mechanical/Electrical: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Flynn Canada / Gardens in the Sky
  • Photographs: Steven Evans

© Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans

House in Ropponmatsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

  • Architects: Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
  • Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
  • Area: 99.16 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of kazunori fujimoto architect & associates

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Architects in Mission Architecture Competition: “Post- Industry Age, Green Transformation”

Courtesy of Architects in Mission
Courtesy of Architects in Mission

This year the Architects In Mission (AIM) competition committee is hosting its annual competition for architecture students and young professionals to demonstrate their design skills and abilities.  The topic this year is “Post-Industry Age, Green Transformation” where participants will be asked to redesign a Beijing steel factory, the biggest in China. The site is a part of the Central Business District of China and is heavily influenced by the rapid urbanization.  Green Transformation aims to make use of the land resource, spatial quality and other conditions of the old industrial zones, and transform the previous heavy industrial production to new industries with low-pollution and low-energy consumption.  It is geared toward the rehabilitation of brownfields, and creating diverse cultural spaces within the developing cities. For more information on the competition visit AIM’s website

AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part VII

The biggest NFL stadium ever built, and our 2009 Sports Building of the Year included in our 7th selection of previously featured sports architecture. Check them all after the break. Dallas Cowboys Stadium / HKS Designed to be open or closed, depending on weather conditions, the expansive retractable roof is the largest of its kind in the world and measures approximately 660,800 square feet. When closed, the roof encompasses 104 million cubic feet of volume, making it the largest enclosed NFL stadium in the world (read more…)