Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

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Architects: Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos
Location: México City,
Architects In Charge: José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´
Collaborator: Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez
Project Area: 290 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Erick Reyes

Video: ‘The Competition’ Trailer

Madrid-based architect of Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS) has directed and produced the first focused on the tense process that often characterizes an architectural competition. Appropriately titled The Competition, the film captures a fascinating account on how five world renowned architects – Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster – “toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition.” The premise is based on a nearly forgotten, 2008 competition for a new National Museum of Art of Andorra, a small Pyrenees country nestled between Spain and France, which has yet to be realized.

The Competition is expected to debut in late 2013. Updates will be available on OSS’s website and facebook.

Wood House / UNIT Arkitektur AB

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Architects: UNIT Arkitektur AB
Location: , Sweden
Design Principals: Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
Project Architect: Frans Magnusson
Area: 270 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: elStudio

Courtesy of Holscher Arkitekter
Courtesy of Holscher Arkitekter

HOBRO – ‘A City Finds its Lake’ Winning Proposal / Holscher Arkitekter

HOBRO – a city finds its lake, is the 1st prize winning proposal by Holscher Arkitekter… and Schønherr which aims to tie the historical center of Hobro to the harbor area. The philosophy behind the strategy is that the urban

Shanghai Roche Master Plan & Office Building / EXH Design

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Architects: EXH Design
Location: , China
Area: 16,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of EXH Design

Courtesy of Crone Partners
Courtesy of Crone Partners

Orange Regional Museum Winning Proposal / Crone Partners

Organically revealing itself from the ground, the Crone Partners…‘ winning design for the Orange Regional Museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building and program to the existing cultural precinct. Additionally, the architects intend to create a new identity whilst

Prime Nature Residence / Department of Architecture

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Architects: Department of Architecture
Location: Samutprakarn,
Area: 480 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Courtesy of Center for Architecture & AIA New York
Courtesy of Center for Architecture & AIA New York

‘Low Rise High Density’ Exhibition

Opening today at the Center for Architecture in New York, the ‘Low Rise High Density’ exhibition examines a housing type celebrated in the 1960s and ‘70s, and what it means in the United States today. Co-sponsored by the Institute for…

3 Social Dwellings / Chartier-Dalix architects

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Architects: Chartier-Dalix architects
Location: , France
Client: Mairie de Conches sur Gondoire
Budget: 315,000 E HT
Area: 176 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Samuel Lehuede

The New York Wheel - Eastern View / Courtesy of Trespa Design Centre
The New York Wheel - Eastern View / Courtesy of Trespa Design Centre

Visionaries: The New York Wheel

Taking place at Trespa Design Centre in New York, the ‘Visionaries: The New York Wheel’ event welcomes Richard Marin, President +CEO, New York Wheel LLC; Navid Maqami, Perkins Eastman; Rick Parisi, M. Paul Friedberg + Partners; Penny Knops…, Design + Sustainability Management, for one of

Center for Sustainable Landscapes / The Design Alliance Architects

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Architects: The Design Alliance Architects
Location: , Pennsylvania, USA
Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Denmarsh Photography

Fidar Beach House / Raed Abillama Architects

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Architects: Raed Abillama Architects
Location: Fidar, Jbeil,
Area: 506 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Géraldine Bruneel

The Rosebery / BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects

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Architects: BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects
Location: Rosebery Avenue, , England
Client: Supercity Group
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hufton+Crow, Courtesy of Ben Thompson Photography

Courtesy of Future of Places
Courtesy of Future of Places

The Future of Places Forum

The Future of Places Forum, the inspiration for our Ten Ways to Transform Cities through Placemaking & Public Spaces article published earlier this week, will open this June in Stockholm, Sweden. The forum will be hosted by UN-HABITAT, Project for…

Porotu Bach / Studio MWA

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Architects: Studio MWA
Location: Bay of Many Coves,
Author: Davor Mikulcic Dipl. Eng. Arch. (Sarajevo) RAIA, ANZIA
Project Team: Michael Maddern and Davor Mikulcic
Structural Engineer: Meyers & Associates Ltd
Area: 4,611 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio MWA

Ramen Bar Suzuki / 07BEACH

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Architects: 07BEACH
Location: ,
Designer: Joe Chikamori
Area: 154.7 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Wang Shu Honored as One of TIME 100’s Most Influential People

Ningbo History Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

TIME Magazine has released their tenth-edition of the 100 issue, representing who they believe to be the world’s 100 most influential people in 2013. Gracing the list among music titan Jay-Z and Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen is architecture’s very own , who was honored for “successfully blending China’s quest for novel and eye-catching architecture with respect for traditional aesthetics.”

Casa VU / TDC

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Architects: TDC
Location: , Perú
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Villanueva
Design Team: Mauricio Sialer
Area: 41565.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sergio Fernández Majluf