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Castle of Skywalkers / Doojin Hwang Architects

  • Architects: Doojin Hwang Architects
  • Location: 8 Seokgok-ri, Jiksan-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Doojin Hwang Architects
  • Area: 2988.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

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Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach / Architects Collective ZT-GmbH (AC)

  • Architects: Architects Collective ZT-GmbH (AC)
  • Location: Rablstraße 7, 4701 Bad Schallerbach, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: Architects Collective ZT-GmbH (AC)
  • Area: 10200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

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Kfar Shemaryahu Kindergarden / Sarit Shani Hay

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RRC Studio Design Residential & Commercial Expansion for Al Dhakira

Italian Practice RRC Studio has released designs for new residential and commercial quarters in Al Dhakira, Qatar. The design will roughly double the size of the small city, situated 60km outside the capital of Doha, providing new housing blocks, villas, hotels, and a new commercial district.

Seaside Promenade. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Commercial District. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Residential Neighborhood. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Marina. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio

AIA Announces Three Award Recipents

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that three of its distinguished members have been awarded some of the Institute's top honors. Each recipient has made significant contributions to the advancement of the architectural profession or education, helping to shape the field for future generations. The awards include the 2014 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, the 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, and the 2014 Edward C. Kemper Award. Read more about the recipients after the break...

JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House / Frank Harmon Architect

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Formlessfinder's "Tent Pile" a Hit at Design Miami/

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© James Harris

From the architects. Formlessfinder’s Tent Pile brings an intensely architectural intervention to Design Miami/, inventing a new building typology to provide shade, seating, cool air, and a space to play for the city’s public. The design practice, co-founded by Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi in 2010, approaches new projects with an interest in the specifics of geography — closely examining the spatial, social, and physical conditions of the location with which their structure will interact. They prioritize the use of available materials, committing to deploy them in ways that allow for reuse, an approach that produces what they refer to as “an architecture that can go from nothing to something and back again.” 

Learn more after the break...

Alfonso Architects Selected to Design Museum of American Arts and Crafts

Alfonso Architects have been awarded the building project for the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hundreds of objects from the early 20th century movement - including furniture, pottery and paintings - have been offered by the museum's patron, art collector Rudy Ciccarello, in collaboration with the Two Red Roses Foundation. 

Galleries and exhibit spaces, says lead architect Alberto Alfonso, are inspired by the "detailing and customization of materials and joinery" characteristic of the era. The four-story, 90,000 square-foot museum "is a tremendous gift by Mr. Ciccarello for the city of St. Petersburg and our state," adds Alfonso. 

Coimbra Blood Bank / ARX

  • Architects: ARX
  • Location: 3060-284 Covões, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
  • Design Team: Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Tiago Santos, Andreia Tomé, Tânia Pedro, Clara Martins, Pedro Sousa, Alain Gameiro
  • Area: 4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

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Vicar Theatre / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

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© Roland Halbe
  • Architects: Gabriel Verd Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Horacio, 04738 Puebla de Vícar, Almería, Spain
  • Site Management: Gabriel Verd Arquitectos, with Nicolás Carbajal y Simone Salinas
  • Project Area: 3542.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photography: Roland Halbe, Carl Lang, Isao Suzuki

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Joaquim Carvalho Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

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Video: design/buildLAB's Reality Check

The design/buildLAB at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design has recently released a new documentary by Leon Gerskovic titled Reality Check, a film that chronicles the journey of 16 students as they undergo the design and construction of their Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia. The project was a complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space; the video relates how students collaborated with local community and industry experts to bring meaningful architecture to this struggling American rail town. 

Bloomberg's Next Move: Leading an 'Urban SWAT Team'

After a 12 year mayoral run, many have been wondering what Michael Bloomberg's next move will be. The answer: be mayor of every city (kind of). Bloomberg, along with most of his New York City Hall team (including transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan), has shifted his focus to Bloomberg Associates, a consultancy group that - like an 'urban SWAT team' - offers advice to cities that call for it. For free. To learn more about Bloomberg's newest initiative, read the full article here on The New York Times. 

Six Projects Selected as Public Interest Design Global Award Winners

Six projects have been announced as the Public Interest Design Global Project Winners, an award organized by the Ecole Spécial d’Architecture, Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. The award is given to projects which exemplify design for communities with the aim of improving lives, and the winners will be presented at a two-day event in Paris on April 18th-19th 2014.

Read on for descriptions of the six winners after the break

Passy Cultural Space and Youth Club / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

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© Stephan Lucas
  • Architects: Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
  • Location: 77 Rue Arsène Poncet, 74190 Passy, France
  • Project Manager: Nicolas Gaudard
  • Assistant Architects: Camille Gaven, Linna Lay, Thaïs de Roquemaurel
  • Architects in Charge: Laura Giovannetti, Mathilde Mahler, Juliane Stolberg
  • Area: 2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Stephan Lucas

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Janus House / Kennerly Architecture & Planning

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© Bruce Damonte

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