Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda / Sharon Davis Design

The Women’s Opportunity Center ©

Women for Women International (WfWI) is a global NGO that has supported the construction of the Women’s Opportunity Center, to be opened shortly, in Kayonza .  The Center, design by Sharon Davis Design, is an environmentally friendly, multi-use facility that will become a support mechanism for the education of women and the support and advancement of the community in the region.   The WOC is an element of WfWI’s mission to address poverty and the effects of genocide through education and self-empowerment.  The facility is part community gathering space, part education center where women can attain job training and learn new skills, and use services to find employment or start their own businesses.

Join us after the break for more on this project.

Forn de la Vila de Llíria Restoration and Musealization / hidalgomora arquitectura

© Diego Opazo

Architects: hidalgomora arquitectura
Location: Calle de la Santísima Sangre, , Spain
Architect Construction Manager: Javier Hidalgo Mora
Chief Technical Architect Of Execution: Julio Sánchez López
Area: 256 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

New Naturalis Biodiversity Center Winning Proposal / Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Neutelings Riedijk Architecten… was recently awarded with the architectural design commission for the new Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. As one of the top five natural history museums in the world, Naturalis has a collection totaling over 37 million objects.. A collaboration between

Happy 146th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

Image of Fallingwater © Robert Ruschak – Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

“The greatest American architect of all time”, Frank Lloyd Wright, was born 146 years ago today. One of the all-time architectural greats, his work has now been inspiring generations of architects for over a century.

Lloyd Wright is particularly interesting because of the unique period of history which he occupied: as a disciple of Louis Sullivan (‘form follows function’) in the late 19th century, his work forms something of a bridge between the traditional architecture of that era and the modernists which began to appear around the 1920s. His later work is formally modernist, yet still retains a sensibility rooted in that earlier period.

is for many people the quintessential vision of the architect: he presented himself as a lone genius, fastidious down to the smallest details of his design, and his personality was often rather brash; if it weren’t for the fact that he was almost always right, he might be seen as arrogant. But there is no denying his vision – and the timelessness of his designs continues to reveal just how strong that vision was.

On the occasion of his birthday, we invite you to take in part of the legacy that Frank Lloyd Wright left behind:

Elite Group Headquarters / Crossboundaries Architects

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Architects: Crossboundaries Architects
Location: , China
Client: Elite Education and Communication Group, Beijing
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lucas Zimmermann

Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

New Hospital Hvidovre Extension Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Aarhus Arkitekterne

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with Aarhus Arkitekterne…, has just been announced as the winner of the competition to design the new extension of the New Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark. The new 30,000-square-meter extension consists of an emergency ward, a

ATZ Living / CRAFT Arquitectos

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Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos
Location: , México
Collaborators: Alan Rahmane Azar, Michelle Cadena Chenge, Gerardo Gutiérrez, Mario Godínez, Jonathan Askenazi
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of CRAFT Arquitectos

Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / TheeAe LTD.

Designed by TheeAe LTD.…, the main idea for their ‘Wooden Wave’ proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition was driven by its elements in historical buildings which have had its form of curve, wooden structure, prolonged canopies and

Cumbres Doce / SOSTUDIO

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Architects: SOSTUDIO
Location: , Quintana Roo, México
Project Architect: Sergio Orduña
Construction Company: Grupo Inconture
Area: 1,835 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Daniela Rangel

Healthcare Center / José Soto García

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Location: Jerez,
Architect In Charge: José Soto García
Constructor: Itaca Construcciones Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza
Area: 62,557 sqm
Photographs: Imagina2

Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects

This Taichung City Cultural Center proposal by KAMJZ Architects… aims to present the possibility of using local features to protect  from the very location itself turning limiting factors into interesting project features. With an average annual precipitation of 2500 mm

Courtesy of Maison Edouard François
Courtesy of Maison Edouard François

Krrish Square / Maison Edouard François

In the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, a lot surrounds a historic British-colonial building.  In this country, density is not limited and the program quickly takes on an exceptional scale. Designed by Maison Edouard François…, the 450,000m² Heritage Building

Mineirão Stadium / BCMF Arquitetos

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Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
Location: Pampulha,
Architects In Charge: Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes, Silvio Todeschi
Project Team: Patrícia Bueno, Leonardo Paes, Luciana Maciel, Michelle Moura, Mara Coelho, Leonardo Rodrigues, Joana Vieira, Carolina Eboli, Gabriela Jacobina, Henrique Amin, Isabel Garcia, Thiago Bandeira, Camila Belisário, Fani Frkovic, Demetris Venizelos, Daniela Ribeiro, Marta Guedán Vidal, Felix Morczinek, Charlotte Fredriksson e Frederico Almeida
Project Area: 348,900 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alberto Andrich, Leonardo Finotti, Joana França, Eugênio Sávio, Gustavo Xavier, CEMIG, Museu Abilio Barreto Collection

Serafides House / VARDAstudio

© Maria Efthymiou

Architects: VARDAstudio
Location: Platres,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Maria Efthymiou

Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

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Architects: Archea
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi
Area: 4,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Charlie Xia

Video: Studio Beneath the Railway + Step Plaza

Beneath an elevated railway in the former red-light district of Kogane-cho, the city of Yokohama and NPO Koganecho Area Management Center commissioned five architects to transform a 100 to 150 square meter site into what is now a destination for local artists and residents. Each practice – Contemporaries, Studio 2A, Workstation, , and Nishikura Architectural Design Office – was assigned a single project, providing the community with a gallery, cafe, studio, meeting hall for artists, and stepped outdoor plaza. Tour through each space with this video, provided by JA+U

Social Housing / Frédéric Schlachet Architecte

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Architects: Frédéric Schlachet Architecte
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Frédéric Schlachet Architect
Area: 1,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: F. Schlachet

St Antony’s College / Bennetts Associates Architects

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Architects: Bennetts Associates Architects
Location: , Oxfordshire, England
Engineer: Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor: Northcroft
Contractor: Kingerlee
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hufton + Crow