Estoril 153 / Humberto Conde

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Architects: Humberto Conde
Location: , Portugal
Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho
Area: 5,186 sqm
Year: 2001
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The Municipal Nursery Filadora / BCNP Arquitectes UTE

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Architects: BCNP Arquitectes UTE
Location: , Spain
Project Architects: Noemí Bañeres, Javier Cristóbal, Cristina Navas, Zaida Pérez
Technical Architect: Carles Olomí
Collaborators: Berga-González Arquitectos
Area: 1,141.83 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Marc Tomas

Doctor’s Office in The Suburb of El Gordillo / Paco García & Daniel Zapata

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Architects: Paco García Romero + Daniel Zapata Pedreño
Location: Sevilla,
Team: Eduardo Montes, Bárbara Sanz, Carlos Gómez, Manuel M. Sarabia
Client: Servicio Andaluz de Salud
Year: 2009
Photographs: Antonio Arévalo

AD Round Up: Women Architects Part I

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Today the world commemorates the International Women’s Day, so its an excellent opportunity for the first Round Up of Women Architects. Five great post you must visit, like Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho or the Observatory House by mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao. Check out the amazing Aqua Tower by Studio Gang and the New Art Museum in New York by SANAA, firm founded by Kazuyo Sejima in 1995. Finally, watch the beautiful Torreblanca Park designed by Carme Pinos.

Escenario Santander / Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

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Architects: Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos
Location: Parque de las Llamas, Santander,
Architect In Charge: Jose V. Vallejo Lobete
Execution Direction: JDR CONSULTORES
Contractor: OHL
Construction Manager: Luis Velasco
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

IE Master in Architectural Design

This innovative post-graduate program is aimed at professionals who wish to play a leading role in cross functional teams engaged in architectural and urban design.

It covers five areas:
·Architectural Design
·Building and Energy Technologies
·Urban Studies
·Contemporary Culture
·Architectural Management

The program is designed to last one year, with rotations between  and Barcelona and provide its students with exposure to the cultural and urbanistic design paradigms which characterize both cities. It is infused with the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit that defines the IE Business School programs. The curriculum integrates hands on design and theory in an environment that invites open experimentation and professional relationships.

In addition to the core curriculum, the Master in Architectural Design Academic Advisors offer an international network of professionals and contributors that ensures the program figures prominently within the context of current international architectural debates. More after the break.

Women In Architecture: How Can We Close the Gap?

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Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we want to take a look at one of the most pressing issues facing architecture today: the lack of women architects. Articles abound about the what of gender inequality in architecture – in the , for example, only 21% of architects are women, and they earn 25% less than their male counterparts  – but strikingly few discuss the how of lessening that gender gap. 

Read the opinions of two prominent female architects, and provide your own, after the break…

Archipendium 2014 Call for Submissions

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Last year, we presented you Archipendium 2013 as part of our Books & Magazines section. Now, we can proudly tell you that we’ve partnered with Archipendium 2014.

Archipendium 2014 showcases great examples of modern architecture from all around the world. 365 different architectural studios have been featured over the past few years, including; BIGChaix & MorelCOOP HIMMELB(L)AUDavid ChipperfieldDelugan MeisslEisenman ArchitectsFoster+Partnersgmp von Gerkan, Marg und PartnerGraftJean NouvelKing KongMassimiliano FuksasMVRDVOMA, Steven Holl ArchitectsTony Fretton, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid. In order to get a unique view of modern architecture, every featured architect personally chooses which project to submit. Each project is presented as a main photograph, with additional text and drawings on the reverse.

More than just a calendar, Archipendium 2014 is a collector’s item. This calendar is an impressive overview of the latest trends in both modern architecture and design. Become part of the Archipendium architectural calendar that shows different contemporary architecture for every day of the year. Participation in this publication is free of charge.

Interested? Please send us an email with the following information attached after the break.

Redevelopment of the Rail Corridor in Sants / Sergi Godia, Ana Molino Architect

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Architects: Sergi Godia, Ana Molino Architect
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Sergi Godia, Ana Molino, JA Acebillo
Construction Management: Josep Carles Montoliu, Angel López, Paco Alcañiz
Sturctural Study: Julio Martínez Calzón
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sergi Godia Moragues

Eva Jiricna Awarded 2013 Jane Drew Prize

The Eva Jiřičná-designed Knightsbridge apartment in west London. © Flickr user mobilix

Czech-born architect Eva Jiřičná has been announced, by unanimous decision of the esteemed AJ Judging Panel, as the Winner of the 2013 Jane Drew Prize “for her outstanding contribution to the status of .” Zaha Hadid, prize judge and winner of last year’s Jane Drew Prize, lauded Jiřičná’s for redefining the idea of retail space with her innovated use of industrial materials and famous steel and glass staircases.

Fellow judge Ivan Harbour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners agreed, stating: “If you walk into any Apple store today, in the end, they all started with Eva.”

In addition to this, Jiřičná’s dedicated mentorship of numerous students and colleagues throughout her career has proved to be “incredibly influential” to the advancement of the profession and women in architecture.

Jiřičná, who judged the inaugural Jane Drew Prize in 1998, said: “I feel very humbled and honoured to win this award. Jane Drew was one of my major heroines. When you are starting out you look at the lives of women in your and other professions. As you progress you appreciate what these women achieved – how courageous they were. Jane Drew was one of those women. She was a pioneer.”

More on Eva Jiřičná after the break…

Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

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Architects: Tony Owen Partners
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Tony Owen
Project Team: Tony Owen, Andres Caceras, Wendy Tong, Raymond Ng
Photographs: Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

2G #64 / Bak Gordon

For years has captured the attention of the international architecture scene, but has also proven to be a breeding ground for architects beyond the great masters such as Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. The famous Porto School has given way to a new generation of talented architects from other parts of the country, including the Aires Mateus brothers from Lisbon (2G 28, 2003) or the architect Paulo David from Madeira (2G 47, 2008). And from an even more recent generation comes another Lisboan, Ricardo Bak Gordon, who combines the best architecture of his own country with an awareness of what is happening abroad.

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Courtesy of Mode Lab

Mode Lab: Generative Assemblies Workshop Webinar

Expanding on the capabilities of the parametric tool, Grasshopper, Kangaroo provides creative professionals with the ability to integrate physics-based simulation techniques into their workflow. In applications ranging from architectural to product design, Mode Lab‘s 2-day intensive workshop taking place March 9-10 from 10:00am-6:00pm…

The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History

Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950’s, alongside spandex and power steering – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Big names like Le Corbusier, Mies, Wright and Kahn often had equally inspired female peers, but the rigid structure of society meant that their contributions tended to be overlooked.  In honor of International Woman’s Day 2013, we take a look at the 10 greatest overlooked women in architectural history. 

Read the full list after the break…

Shengdetang Ruins Gallery / CHCC of Tsinghua University

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Architects: CHCC of Tsinghua University
Location: , Hainan, China
Architects In Charge: Culture Heritage Conservation Center of Tsinghua University
Design Team: Cui Guanghai, Li Jing
Collaborators: Jie Xiaofeng, Guo Hongyan, Bi Quanyao
Structural Engineering: Liu xiang, Yu Guang
Area: 498 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jin Dongjun

Patterns and Layering: Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture

According to renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, “this book aims to establish the interrelation between patterns and layering within architecture. These two previously detached notions can now be integrated into one methodology mediated by structural concepts. Patterns and Layering is the first book to introduce this new interrelationship, which has the potential to begin a new architectural and design revolution.” More information + full content after the break.

BD Survey Reveals 22% of UK Architects Unemployed

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A survey conducted by BD has revealed that 22% of qualified architects in the UK are currently unemployed. The survey included fully qualified architects as well as graduates who are still in training, and paints a bleak picture of the current state of the British architecture industry. Other trends which the survey highlights are a reduction in job security as many architects move to freelance work to stay active, and an average 30% wage reduction for those still in employment.

More results of the survey after the break

Boseong House / UTAA

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Architects: UTAA
Location: Boseong, Jeollanam-do,
Design Team: Kim Chang-gyun, Choi Byung-yong, Jang Geun-yong, Pyeon Hye-sook
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hwang Hyo-chel