Civil Defense Center in Cobeña / GEA Arquitectos

© Ignacio Marqués

Architects: GEA Arquitectos
Location: Cobeña, Madrid,
Structure: GEA Soluciones
Constructor: TRIGEMER
Budget: € 421,592.62
Client: Excelentísimo Ayuntamiento de Cobeña
Area: 641.35 sqm
Photography: Ignacio Marqués

Project : Lady Landfill Skyscraper by Laureate
Project : Lady Landfill Skyscraper by Laureate

Jacques Rougerie Foundation Competition Winners

Aimed to support educational, cultural, and artistic projects based on the knowledge of the marine environment and its comprehension, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently announced the winners of their 2012 competition. The Foundation’s ambitions are to encourage young architects’, designers’,…

Wairau Valley House / Parsonson Architects

© Paul McCredie

Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul McCredie

São Roque Residence / Tacoa Arquitetos

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects:
Location: , São Paulo, Brazil
Design Team: Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, Fernando Falcon
Structure: Gepro Engenharia
Landscaping: Celia Alves
Construction: Lush Engenharia
Collaborators: Marcus Vinícius dos Santos, Eduardo Chalabi
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

3way House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Naf Architect & Design
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Akio NAKASA
Area: 90.71 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

Lamar Advertising Corporate Headquarters; Baton Rouge
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple © Timothy Hursley

Earlier this week, we presented the American Institute of Architects’ (top selection of architecture that best exemplifies excellence in the United States for the year of 2013. Now, we bring you this year’s recipients of the . Continue after the break to see who will be honored with this prestigious award at the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver.

House H / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

© Fumihiko Ikemoto

Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Location: Chiba, Chiba Prefecture,
Project Team: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Structure Engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Contractor: Hirohashi Komuten Lo.,Ltd.
Area: 64.02 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fumihiko Ikemoto

Forum:Terra Nova / Lüderwaldt Architects

© Anja Schlamann

Architects: Lüderwaldt Architects
Location: , Germany
Project Team: Ulrich Bartelt, Felix Engelhardt, Irene Plachetka, Friedrich Bruncken
Project Manager: Dirk Lüderwaldt, Christina Enke
Area: 973 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anja Schlamann

CODA wins P.S.1 with Skateboard Scrap ‘Party Wall’

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The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected ’s (Caroline O’Donnell, Ithaca, NY) large-scale, self-supporting Party Wall, made from leftover shreds of skateboard material, as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP). Drawn from five finalists, the porous skin of CODA’s temporary urban landscape will shade visitors of the Warm Up Summer Music series with its reclaimed woven screen, while providing water in refreshing cooling stations and seating with its detachable wooden skin on the lower half of the linear structure.

“CODA’s proposal was selected because of its clever identification and use of locally available resources – the waste products of skateboard-making – to make an impactful and poetic architectural statement within MoMA PS1′s courtyard,” said Pedro Gadanho, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design. “Party Wall arches over the various available spaces, activating them for different purposes, while making evident that even the most unexpected materials can always be reinvented to originate architectural form and its ability to communicate with the public.”

Continue after the break for the complete project description.

Centre de la Petite Enfance / Clermont Architectes

© Daniel Osso

Architects: Clermont Architectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: François Clermont
Ingeneers Team: Fluitec, Bem Ingénierie
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Osso

Iwan Baan: The Way We Live

The City and the Storm, 2012; © Iwan Baan, Images courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Iwan Baan‘s name may ring a bell for all those following Hurricane Sandy’s devastation across City and New Jersey’s coast.  The photographer’s iconic photograph made headlines when it was featured on New York magazine’s front page days after the storm, showing lower Manhattan in complete darkness, set against its vibrant counterpart uptown, as the United States’ east coast was recovering from the extensive damage left in Sandy’s wake.  The image not only brings to mind the absolute helplessness that New York City faced during the storm, but also lends a hand in a social commentary that is notably pervasive in Baan’s work.

Starting February 20th, 2013, The Perry Rubenstein Gallery in  will feature the Baan’s work in his first, two-month exhibition entitled The Way We Live, honing in on the images that encapsulate the world of architecture, urbanism and human engagement.

More on Iwan Baan: The Way We Live after the break.

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Location: Zhengzhou, Henan,
Area: 240,169 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

Courtesy of Make Architects
Courtesy of Make Architects

St. James Market Developement Proposal Granted Planning Permission / Make Architects

Make Architects… was just granted planning permission by the Crown Estate for the £450million St. James Market development plan located in the heart of Westminster, UK. Also given the go ahead by Westminster Council, their plan also includes three associated residential developments,

Kavouri Residences / Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects

© George Fakaros

Architects: Kokkinou-Kourkoulas Architects
Location: Athens,
Architect In Charge: Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
Collaborators: Artemis Halari, Eleni Theodorou, Stratos Vasileiou, George Nikopoulos, Tassos Ringas, Marianna Athanasiadou, Katerina Kourkoula
Structural Engineer: Andreas Mitsopoulos
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographs: Erieta Attali, George Fakaros

The Indicator: On a Clear Day You can Almost See Beijing

© Jason Lee for Reuters via theatlantic.com

I remember the smog in Beijing rendering the most beautiful skies. There was an innocence to the air pollution back then, before the engines of economic development really got going.

It was just a pretty sunset, or a delicate brown haze that romantically softened the edges of things—while wrecking your lungs, of course. But, like the sand storms, pollution gave the city a different, rarified quality.

Treehouses Bebelallee / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Bebelallee 64, , Germany
Client: Robert Vogel GmbH & Co.
Area: 8,800 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Martin Schlüter, Dominik Reipka

Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine
Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine

Call for Papers: Studio Issue #4 TRANSFORMATION

STUDIO architecture and urbanism magazine is currently accepting proposals for our forthcoming issue TRANSFORMATION. This issue aims to investigate which were, are, and will be the dynamics and the transformation processes of the cities. Through their decisions, men repeatedly adapt…

Flashback: New Synagogue Dresden / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

© Norbert Miguletz

Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Location: Dresden,
Design Team: Kuno Fontaine, Christoph Kratzsch, Dirk Lang, Lukas Petrikoff, Tobias Wagner
Plot Area: 2,690 sqm
Covered Area: 1,286 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz