Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

© Joana França

Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira
Location: Brasília,
Architect In Charge: Fabiano Sobreira
Area: 330 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Alegra / Mr. Important Design

© Jeff Dow

Architects: Mr. Important Design
Location: Murooj Rotana Hotel,
Design Team: Charles Doell
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeff Dow

Gehry’s Controversial Design for Eisenhower Memorial Approved

Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2013

Despite harsh criticism and a lingering threat from the House to scrap funding and start anew, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission has unanimously approved Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington DC. The $110 million project, nearly fourteen years in the making, has undergone numerous revisions in the past couple years in search of a compromise between the commission and its opposition, namely the Eisenhower family. 

Though the odds started to lean in the opposition’s favor, the commission is pressing forward with their plans and Gehry is expected to present his design to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts next month and the National Capital Planning Commission in early fall for review and approval.

Mas del Caixó / Teo Hidalgo Nácher + Felipe García

© Ignacio Gomez

Architects: Teo Hidalgo Nácher +
Location: Chodos, Castellón,
Contractor: Juanjo Folch
Area: 258 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ignacio Gomez

Multimodal Interchange / Tetrarc Architects

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Tetrarc Architects
Architect In Charge: Tetrarc Architects
Project Director: Romain Cateloy
Project Manager: Claude Jolly, J.P Mace
Architect Designer: Florent Delaboudinière
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Central Arizona College / SmithGroupJJR

© Liam Frederick

Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA
Design Director: Mark Kranz
Project Manager: Eddie Garcia
Project Architect: Joshua Vacca
Designer: Justin Trexler, Carrie Perrone
Photographs: Liam Frederick, Bill Timmerman

Courtesy of
Courtesy of

Taksim Square’s Temporary Structures, Rendered

Architecture emerges with every “occupy” movement or protest. From whatever meager resources at hand, occupiers create structures to fulfill very specific purposes – from makeshift tents for sleeping, to instant podiums for speaking, or perhaps even a swing to kill the time. Unfortunately, these architectures are, by their very nature, fleeting: often disappearing instantly the moment the occupation ends.

However, thanks to a non-profit in Istanbul, the temporary structures that dotted Taksim Square a few weeks ago have been preserved for posterity. Herkes İçin Mimarlık, or ”Architecture for All,” is devoted to offering architectural solutions to social problems facing Turkey today and promoting a participatory design process in architecture. They’ve created a tumblr called #occupygezi architecture where you can see all the temporary structures of Taksim Square in both photographs and detailed drawings.

Olympic Energy Centres / John McAslan + Partners

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Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Borough of Hackney, UK
Architect In Charge:
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Video: Alberto Biagetti

Alberto Biagetti, Italian designer invites us into his home, a space that has become the ultimate private gallery.

James Turrell Transforms the Guggenheim

Aten Reign, 2013 / ; Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

With one of his largest installations to date, American artist James Turrell has transformed the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum into a mesmerizing Skyspace. Shifting between natural and artificial light, Aten ReignJames Turrells main attraction – illuminates the central void with a brightly colored, banded pattern that imitates the museum’s famous ramps. This presents a dynamic perceptual experience in which the materiality of light is exposed.

More images after the break. 

Courtesy of Yale Building Project
Courtesy of Yale Building Project

Yale Abandons, Re-locates Vlock Building Project

Every year, students at Yale design and build a single-family home in a low-income neighborhood. Called the Vlock Building Project, it’s one of the longest-standing and most admired public-interest design-build programs in the US. Unfortunately, it’s under threat. A/N reports professor Paul Brouard was assaulted and robbed on-site in Mid-May (he has since recovered). Despite the desires of dept. head Robert A.M. Stern, Yale University demanded the project be abandoned and re-located to an approved neighborhood. Did Yale make the right decision? Let us know what you think after the break.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes

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Architects: Prinvault Architectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Prinvault Architectes
Design Team: Sophie Abou-Haidar, Camille Marchand, Denis Milhaud, Antoine Marro
Area: 747 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Cousin-Marsy

Courtesy of Henn
Courtesy of Henn

Gas and Steam Power Plant Winning Proposal / Henn

Henn… recently won the architectural competition for the gas and steam power plant in Wedel, Germany. The new power station is positioned to the north of the river bank to allow the uninterrupted riverside promenade passage open to the public.

Dogchitecture, Inspired by “Architecture for Dogs”


Dogchitecture is an exhibit inspired by Architecture for Dogs”, a project by Japan’s Kenya Hara that sought to reinvent the doghouse and integrate it into the world of design.

10 Mexican offices took part in the initiative, including: BNKR ArquitecturaRojkind ArquitectosBroissinPRODUCTORAa-001Taller 13, PMS Arch BuroROW StudioLaboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS.

Dogchitecture will be on display at Polyforum Siqueiros, in Mexico City, until August 18th, 2013. It will then travel on to other important museums in Mexico. A book about the exhibit, with photographs and descriptions of the projects, will also be made available.

More “Dogchitecture” Proposals, after the break…

Pink Flamingo / Stephane Maupin

© Guillaume Clément

Architects: Stephane Maupin
Location: Rue Julie Daubié, , France
Area: 2400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Guillaume Clément, Cecile Septet

The Indicator: China in 4D

© Guy Horton

The problem with articles like “’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities”, recently featured in The New York Times, is that they contribute to a misleading and simplistic narrative about ’s economic development, casting it as a story of “good” versus “evil”.

This was recently highlighted by a critique authored by the NYU Stern Urbanization Project in which The New York Times article in question was called out for being overly sensational and reductive in how it covered China’s policies concerning internal migration from the countryside to urban areas.

The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

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Architects: Lmyarch-studio
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Lmyarch-studio
Design Team: Wei Li, Yuan yuan ,Fengxue Liu, Wenke Zhang,Meiyu Guo,Changqiong Li,Liang Li
Engineering: Haisheng Wu,Yantao He,Xinxin Sun
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio

Courtesy of Matter
Courtesy of Matter

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

Inspired by Chris Marker’s ‘photo-roman’ La Jetée, this selected entry for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas by Matter Architecture Practice… is is a fictional story of a real place. The Narrator speaks a remembrance presented as being that of her daughter