Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: Gardens by the Bay,
Masterplanners & Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Client: National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore
Structural Engineers: Atelier One
Area: 20,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

(((DB))) HOUSE / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

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Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: Sébastien sur Loire (44),
Area: 231.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Courtesy of Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events
Courtesy of Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events

INGLASS 2013 International Architecture Conference

Organized by the Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events, this year’s INGLASS International Architecture Conference, which takes place March 5, will feature Professor Wolf D. Prix, co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Austria, as the special…

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Courtesy of Studio EL

Sports Hall Competition Entry / Studio EL

In search of the architectural and spatial form for the designed sports hall in Białystok, Studio EL…, through their investigation of applied form typologies used in sports facilities, decided to use the coating system. This type of design is

AA Athens Visiting School 2013: CIPHER CITY – Recharged

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Following the initial challenge of amplifying connectivity, adjustability and interaction for its Correlations cycle, AA Athens Visiting School scales up its design intentions in order to investigate links among discrete individual architectural systems in its 2013 version, Recharged.

Recharged with interconnectivity on different levels, the theme of investigation will revolve around the design of semi-independent design prototypes acting together to form elaborate unified results. The driving force in Cipher City: Recharged is the synergistic effect behind complex form-making systems where interactive design patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple rules.

Hue Apartments / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: Richmond, VIC,
Design Team: Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan, Michael Stelluto, Veryan Curnow, Nick James, Huan Trinh
Area: 884 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: John Gollings

AD Classics: Wolfsburg Cultural Center / Alvar Aalto

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Wolfsburg Cultural Center, located approximately 230 kilometers west of Berlin in Wolfsburg, , was constructed from 1959 to 1962. It was designed by Finnish architect and designer . Aalto was born in Kuortane, Finland and studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating in 1921.

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Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Advanced Data Trees Webinar

Taking place February 1 from 2:00-4:30pm EST, Advanced Data Trees: The Art of Navigating and Manipulating Data Structures in Grasshopper will focus on how to effectively navigate and use multi-dimensional data in creative ways. Effective use of Data Trees cannot only…

Enclave House / BKK Architects

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Architects: BKK Architects
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Design Team: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black
Area: 509 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: John Wheatley – UA Creative

Courtesy of BKK Architects + Brearley Architects & Urbanists
Courtesy of BKK Architects + Brearley Architects & Urbanists

Shanghai Cultural Center Competition Entry / BKK Architects + Brearley Architects & Urbanists

Designed by BKK Architects, in collaboration with Brearley Architects & Urbanists…, Shanghai Normal University’s new Cultural Center aims to create an intensive and richly mixed-use building by applying the lessons of the city and drawing upon the cloister

4 House / TAKA

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Architects: TAKA
Location: Monalea Grove, Firhouse, Dublin,
Design Team: Alice Casey, Cian Deegan
Area: 95 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Rethinking Kala Nagar Traffic Junction

Andres Perez and Team – Student Category; Image Courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab

Mumbai, like many populous modern cities, has a traffic problem that may be better be categorized as a traffic nightmare.  At the Kala Nagar Junction, where five main traffic arteries merge to connect nearly 60,000 commuters per hour from the Island City to the western suburbs of Mumbai, the BMW Guggenheim Lab and Mumbai Environmental Social Network launched a competition to search for realistic solutions to the infrastructural tangle.  Likely designed when traffic congestion was not as severe, the Kala Nagar Junction is no longer capable of accommodating the daily commuter demand.  The competition, open to students and professionals, called on participants to consider solutions that not only resolved the traffic problems, but also produced public spaces and safe pedestrian routes.  The six winning designs – 3 from the professional category, 2 from the student category and 1 people’s choice that was decided by community votes and visitors to the Guggenheim Design Lab. 

OLIN Collaborates with HNTB to Master Plan UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium

UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium, Athletic Center and Plaza; Photograph © Tim Grifftih

In 2005, OLIN - a landscape architecture, and planning studio – was selected to join HNTB Architects in the design of a master plan for University of California Berkley’s southeastern campus that aimed to unify its distinct elements and strengthen the social spaces of the campus. HNTB led the renovation of the California Memorial Stadium and worked with STUDIOS Architecture and OLIN to design the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance.  These projects are unified by the design of the grounds which are just part of the transformation planned for the campus, which also includes the renovations and landscape design for the Haas School of Business, UC Berkley School of Law and the Piedmont Avenue.

Pavilion 4 / HMA Architects & Designers

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Architects: HMA Architects & Designers
Location: ,
Collaborators: Tongji Architectural Design (Group)
Area: 10,200 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Lvfeng photography Studio, Gengtao, Li Xuefeng

‘A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979′ Exhibition

Seven of the architects who participated in The Architecture Gallery, from left to right: Frederick Fisher, Robert Mangurian, Eric Owen Moss, Coy Howard, Craig Hodgetts, Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry. Photograph ©1980 Ave Pildas.

Taking place at SCI-Arc‘s in downtown Los Angeles March 29-July 7, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.: A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979 exhibition. The exhibition examines the pivotal role played by the temporary gallery held in the home of architect Thom Mayne for several weeks in 1979. An immersive showcase of spectacular models, drawings and media will be mounted in two spaces located on the campus, the main gallery and the Kappe Library Gallery. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Station Hameln / Scheidt Kasprusch Archiekten

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Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Archiekten
Location: ,
Area: 6,580 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Braun & Rainer Gollmer

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© BAKOKO (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Doshisha Chapel Complex Competition Entry / BAKOKO + Structured Environment

Architects BAKOKO, in collaboration with engineers Structured Environment…, shared with us their proposal for a new chapel and Center for Christian Culture at Doshisha University’s Kyoto campus. With structure, form, and function molded into a singular totality, their

ES1 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez, Alejandra Molina
Area: 342.6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Seijo Peon Arquitectos