Erwin Building / QARTA Architektura

© Pavel Vítek

Architects: QARTA Architektura
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Kateřina Immrová
Site Area: 1,330 sqm
Area: 5,265 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pavel Vítek

Courtesy of John Robertson Architects
Courtesy of John Robertson Architects

BANKMED Headquarters Winning Proposal / John Robertson Architects

 
John Robertson Architects (JRA)… just won an international competition to design a new 16,400m2 headquarters for BANKMED in Beirut, Lebanon. Located at the center of the Mina El Hosn district and near to central Beirut, will become a landmark

Búhos House / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

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Architects Office: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
Location: Las Águilas, , Mexico
Collaborators: Gabriel Ortiz
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Luis Gordoa

House MP / Estudio GMARQ

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Architects: Estudio GMARQ
Location: Hudson, , Buenos Aires Province,
Architects In Charge: Adrian Govetto, Lucas Mansilla
Design Team: Matias Fernandez, Veronica Page
Structure: Donato Castelli
Construction: BCM Construcciones
Area: 370 sqm
Year: 2008
Fotografías: Courtesy of Estudio GMARQ

Campanules House / EXAR Architecture

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Architects: EXAR Architecture
Location: City of Brussels,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Detiffe

Brooks + Scarpa designs Interfaith Chapel in Florida

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The highly acclaimed -based practice Brooks + Scarpa Architects, along with KZF Design Studio, have released plans for a new Interfaith Chapel at the . Drawing inspiration from a free-flowing wedding gown, its informally shaped footprint - reminiscent of an allegorical figure such as Justice, Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence and Fortitude – flows upward and culminates at the top with a large skylight whose light is diffused by a wooden lattice spire that is derived from the symbol of infinity.

The symbolic, 7000 square-foot structure will provide students with an intimate, spiritual space that may be used daily while also supporting a variety of diverse religious services, such as student ceremonies, weddings, lectures, meditative practices, musical performances and more.

Learn more about Brooks + Scarpa’s wooden chapel after the break.

Can Baró Library / Sierra Rozas Arquitectes

© Jordi Bernadó

Architects: Sierra Rozas Arquitectes
Location: Carrer Sant Salvador, , Barcelona, Spain
Design Team: Antonio Sierra, Ana Belén Rozas
Structure: Manuel Arguijo
Installations: Lluis Duart
Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Corbera de Llobregat
Area: 1,542.60 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

Principe’s Box House / u+a arquitectura

© Héctor Santos-Díez

Architects: u+a arquitectura
Location: , Pontevedra,
Architect In Charge: Gracia Amandi & Jorge de Uña
Area: 53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez

FG Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
Project Team: Humberto Buso, Luciana Maki, Frederico Zara Chiarelli, Lucas Padovani, Tony Chen, Marcello Zahr, Maurício Metello, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Flora Fuji, Maíra Cordeiro, Rúbia Moreira, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Jéssica Lianza, Lucas Pohl, Lucas Ferreira, Natasha Vilaça
Project Area: 1,152 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Our Ideal City? Seen through the eyes of the Pacific West Coast.

View of via Flickr user Shootyoureyeout

As most New Yorkers know, people are willing to shell out a hefty sum to live in a place where work and play are right around the corner from each other.  But as the article by Ken Layne in The Awl points out, the west coast is a somewhat different place.  UNLIKE New York City, which is crowded with restaurants, bars, and entertainment, as well as offices, design firms and businesses; Silicon Valley, which caters to programmers and tech companies that hire at $100k a year, offers few of the amenities that a nearby town like does.  So, Layne concludes, residents are willing to spend hours of their day  making their way into the fortressed office parks of Silicon Valley, flanked by parking lots and boulevards, just to have a cultural reprieve to call home.

Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

© Pasi Aalto

Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Location: Karnataka,
Design Team: Sami Rintala, Pasi Aalto, Gunilla Bandolin,Robin Belven, Einar Syversen, Helder Matos, Ida Mosand, Monica Bellika Esaiassen, Kristin Rønnestad, Marta Correa, Moritz Kerschbaum, Olav Kildal, Jonny Klevstad, Karoline Førsund and Dagur Eggertsson
Collaborators: Eden Project, Loowatt Ltd., Buro Happold, Annapurna Garimella, Suresh Heblikar, Jim O’Donnell, Sujata Goel, Kalidas Shetty, Talavane Krishna, Arnun Balakrishnan and Murali Krishna
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Courtesy of Fernando Romero
Courtesy of Fernando Romero

Mexican Architect Fernando Romero to Speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Mexican architect Fernando Romero… will be speaking tomorrow evening, January 16, at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego on the topic of “You are the Context” as part of the school’s lecture series. Free and open to the

Legislative Chamber of the Federal Distric / Projeto Paulista Arquitetura

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Projeto Paulista Arquitetura
Built Project Coordinator: Luis Mauro Freire
Design Team: Luis Mauro Freire, Maria do Carmo Vilariño, Fábio Mariz Gonçalves, Zeuler Rocha Melo de Almeida Lima, Eurico Ramos Francisco e Lívia Leite França
Project Area: 48,277 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Instigations Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City / Mohsen Mostafavi and Peter Christensen

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The creative imagination is not solely based on the intuitive capacities of individuals. One of the tasks of design education is to help provide the tools, techniques, and methods that enhance constructed imagination. At the same time, the modes and practices of design need to confront the challenges of our contemporary societies. The commitment to societal engagement through design excellence is at the core of the pedagogy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Team 2: Green Terraces Site in Bogotá-Soacha border, Colombia
Team 2: Green Terraces Site in Bogotá-Soacha border, Colombia

Student Finalists announced in AECOM’s Humanitarian Urban Design Competition

Finalists of AECOM’s fourth annual Urban SOS student competition have been announced! Understanding that this rapidly globalizing world is currently undergoing mass migrations, geo-political shifts and new patterns of commerce, which enhance the role of cities as the stage sets…

Islamic Funeral Pavilion / Atelier PUUUR

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Architects: Atelier PUUUR
Location: Kruislaan, , The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Furkan Köse
Landscape: Karres & Brands Landschapsarchitecten
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Furkan Köse, Teo Krijgsman

Courtesy of Sci-ARC
Courtesy of Sci-ARC

Oyler/Wu Lecture & Gow + Karlsson Exhibition Opening Reception

Two key events are coming up at SCI-Arc this month starting with the ‘Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu: Lineworks’ lecture which takes place tomorrow, January 16, at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall at 7pm PST. Established in Los Angeles in…

Parcial Plan R-8 (90 + 15 housing) / Virginiaarq

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Architects: Virginiaarq
Location: (León), Spain
Architect In Charge: Virginia González Rebollo
Area: 12,242 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: ImagenMas,