Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

Courtesy of South Morning Post

It has been twenty years since the of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that details the facts and figures of what life was like inside this architectural oddity. 

Read more about the madness that was KWC after the break…

Single Family House / Brandt + Simon Architekten

© Michael Nast

Architects: Brandt + Simon Architekten
Location: Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Ralph Brandt, Martin Simon
Structural Framework: Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
Area: 784 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Michael Nast

Farshid Moussavi Architecture Wins Jardins de la Lironde Competition


This unconventional stack of shifting floor plates forms what will soon be a new, 36-unit apartment block in French city of . City officials released the news this week, naming Farshid Moussavi Architecture as winner of the Jardins de la Lironde competition.

The 11-story tower’s unique shape will offer residents expansive balconies with coastal views and a ground level restaurant. Construction is expected to begin in 2014, marking the first phase of a master plan to construct 12 new buildings in the Port Marianne district.

More images and plans of the Jardins de la Lironde tower after the break…

Police Headquarters / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín

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Location: Granada, Spain
Architect In Charge: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
Engineering: OTINGAR S.L.
Structure Calculation: OTINGAR S.L.
Collaborators: Luis Miguel París López
Technical Architect: Miguel Fernández Melguizo
Area: 2751.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

Vestas Technology R&D Centre by aarhus arkitekterne a/s
Vestas Technology R&D Centre by aarhus arkitekterne a/s

Troldtekt Acoustic Panels: Sustainable certification

Presented by Troldtekt

Since 1885 Troldtekt has been manufacturing acoustic panels made of entirely natural materials. Their products, which were used in the first Danish building to achieve Platinum LEED certification, can help architects meet LEED, BREEAM and DGNB standards for their buildings. Engineering consulting firm Ramboll has now documented Troldtekt products and analysed how they can help architects towards designing more sustainable buildings.

Read more…

Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

Icon: Claridge Homes Proposal / Hariri Pontarini Architects

Icon: Claridge Homes is set to become Ottawa’s tallest tower at 45-storeys, transforming the cityscape of the country’s capital and setting a new standard for high quality design and smart densification in the city. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects…,

Make Your Summer Count with Global Architecture Brigades

While other architecture students spend their summers strolling the streets, seeing the sights, and contently sketching, you could be getting your hands dirty, turning your designs into reality, and making a difference in a community that needs you.

Every summer, Global Architecture Brigades (GAB) activates student volunteers to work with a community in Honduras, helping them alleviate needs in health and education. The program isn’t a lesson in a charity; it’s a hands-on experience of the community-entrenched work of a designer of the 21st century.

Read more about Global Architecture Brigade’s work in Honduras, and how you can get involved, after the break…

Airport Industrial Park / EDDEA

© Jesus

Architects: EDDEA
Location: , Spain
Architect: José Mª de Cárdenas, Ignacio Laguillo, Harald Schönegger
Design Team: Covadonga Varela,Ignacio Orellana, Felipe Clemente, Norberto Bueno, Salvador Sánchez, Raúl Toledo
Area: 13,897 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

Belvedere / MOVEDESIGN

© Yosuke Harigane

Architects: MOVEDESIGN
Location: Nagasaki,
Architect In Charge: Mikio Sakamoto
Area: 148.83 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yosuke Harigane

Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN

Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Center Competition Entry / 3XN

With the aim to be a meaningful building beyond its iconic form, the new Museum & Educational Center (MEC), designed by 3XN…, is about connecting with people, while opening up the world of science, technology, innovation and Russia’s extraordinary achievements in

Kauwi Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

© Mark Zed Photography

Architects: Woodhead
Location: Lonsdale,
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mark Zed Photography


University at Buffalo’s Downtown Medical School Proposal / HOK

HOK… recently unveiled their design for the state-of-the-art medical school and integrated transit station at the University at Buffalo‘s Downtown Medical School, which will anchor the vibrant mixed-use district. Designed for the new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the seven-story medical school will

Malpartida House / SV60 Arquitectos

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Architects: SV60 Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Antonio González Cordon, Antonio G. Liñán
Area: 572 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesús Granada

House 39 / Alex Plana

© Pablo Blanco

Architects: Alex Plana
Location: Curicó, VII Región del Maule,
Contractor: José Luis Pavez
Structural Engineer: Ariel Avendaño
Area: 255 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Blanco

Courtesy of Triple O Studio
Courtesy of Triple O Studio

En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio

Designed by Triple O Studio, the basic premise they had for their design of the En-able – Paralytic Home …was to keep in mind the every day activities of the differently-able and the specific nuances in the design

Manor House Stables / AR Design Studio

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Architects: AR Design Studio
Location: , Winchester, United Kingdom
Architect In Charge: Andy Ramus
Year: 2013
Photographs: Martin Gardner

The Green Pine Garden / Scenic Architecture

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Architects: Scenic Architecture Office
Location: Qingpu, Shanghai
Architect In Charge: Scenic Architecture
Design Team: Zhu Xiaofeng, Guo Dan
Area: 1603.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Scenic Architecture

Manquehue Clinical Center of Clínica Alemana / Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W

© Nico Saieh

Architects: Marcela Quilodran B + Gustavo Greene W
Location: Manquehue, Vitacura, Metropolitan Region,
Architect In Charge: Marcela Quilodrán B, Gustavo Greene W
Design Team: Carolina Figueroa O
Area: 35458.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nico Saieh