Cantagua House / Daniela Uribe Architects

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Location: , Valparaíso, Chile
Project Architects: Daniela Uribe, Macarena Urzua
Area: 450 sqm
Photographs: Veronica Troncoso

Ballard Cut / Prentiss Architects

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Architects: Prentiss Architects
Location: , WA, USA
Area: 2,160 sqft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Alex Hayden

Courtesy of Asar Consulting Engineers
Courtesy of Asar Consulting Engineers

Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Asar Consulting Engineers

In this proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina, Asar Consulting Engineers decided to use the traditional mosque components for a kind of new mosque design in a new form and a different combination to make it more fitting for…

A Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 1)

The Barcelona pavilion, now an architectural icon but unnoticed in the beginning. Image © Flickr User CC Wotjek Gurak

Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup is associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. This article originally appeared on GRASP.

This is where one has to quote William Gibson:”The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

Within architecture (and design and planning), there are always several simultaneous realities. One very pragmatic reason is that architecture is a very slow form of communication: it may take several decades from the moment a concept arises somewhere to the point where it becomes mainstream knowledge within the industry, and then even more time before it reaches the general public.

Take the “Modern Movement” in architecture. Basically, its theories and formal language were fully developed from 1919 through 1924. And when we read the history books, we get this distorted version that the great modernist pioneers were only stopped by the evil dictatorships in the Soviet Union and . This is as far from the reality of the era as it can possibly be.

Keep reading Ahnfeldt-Mollerup’s crash course to architecture, after the break…

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY


Location: Levallois, Paris,
Project Team: Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Raphaël Bétillon (principals); Federica Sedda, José Rocha Gonçalves (interns)
Budget: 33,000 € VAT excluded
Area: 20 sqm
Year: 2013

“Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” Now Accepting Entries

Entries are now being accepted for “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition.”

Presented by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., MAXON ComputerDOSCH DESIGNArroway Textures® and AMD FireProTM graphics, “Your World, Reimagined” asks professional and student designers to tackle an old, dilapidated, or run-down locale and redesign it for a new, improved use. Entries can range in focus from adaptive reuse to landscape reclamation or object redesign.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from around the world, including designer and sculptor Nicholas Dunand; digital artist Shinya Fujimura from 3D-KOBO architect François Lévy lighting and production designer Tyler Littman of Sholight, LLC architectural visualizer Alejandro Nogueira from DECC 3D Art; architect Peter Petz from digital animator Marc Potocnik from renderbaron architectural visualizer Erik Recke from Datenland assistant professor Katherine Bambrick Ambroziak from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee Knoxville; and project architects Maxime Czvek, Thomas Rigby and Tom Boogaerts from BOGDAN & VAN BROECK ARCHITECTS.

In addition to an overall award for Best Overall Design Concept, winners will be selected in the following categories: Best Computer Rendering, Best Animation, Best 3D Modeling and Best 2D Plan. More information, including prizes by categories after the break.

Chinese Coin House / Juan Carlos Menacho

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Architects: Juan Carlos Menacho
Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra,
Collaborators: Alejandra Stall, Martin Guerra, Marcelo Vargas, Bruna Schmidt, Carla Giménez, Silver Cava
Client: Adriana De Souza, José Luis Noya
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Enrique Menacho

City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013 Winner: 'Head in the Clouds' by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects
City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013 Winner: 'Head in the Clouds' by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects

City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host their 4th annual call for proposals to design and construct an architectural pavilion on Governors…

Conference Center in Corporate Campus Apeldoorn / ADP Architects

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Architects: ADP Architects
Location: Apeldoorn,
Landscape Co Architects: Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture
Interior Co Architects: Ex Interiors
Client: Achmea
Area: 9600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gerard van Beek

Courtesy of OODA + GuedesDeCampos
Courtesy of OODA + GuedesDeCampos

Bavarian History Museum Proposal / OODA + GuedesDeCampos

OODA + GuedesDeCampos… recently unveiled their design proposal for the Bavarian History Museum which explores the ability of architecture and urban planning to spread a cultural event, so that it leads to optimism and a contrasting pleasure drive between the river, the museum, the city and

Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects

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Architects: John Wardle Architects
Location: Great Ocean Road, ,
Project Team: John Wardle, Andy Wong, Diego Bekinschtein, Chloe Lanser, Robert Kolac, James Juricevich
Area: 430 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre / ateliermob

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Architects: ateliermob
Location: , Abrantes, Portugal
Project Team: Andreia Salavessa and Tiago Mota Saraiva with Vera João, João Torres, Ana Luísa Cunha, Zofia Józefowicz and Sophia Walk (competition: Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zoraima de Figueiredo

Courtesy of IABR 2014
Courtesy of IABR 2014

IABR 2014 Call for Projects

With the theme of ‘Urban by Nature’, the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam opens in May 2014 in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. With Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons as the curator, IABR is calling for best practices from all over the…

De Wet 34 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town,
Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
Interior Design: OKHA Interiors – Adam Court
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Letch, SAOTA

M2 House / monovolume architecture + design

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Architects: monovolume architecture + design
Location: Bozen, BZ,
Architects In Charge: Patrik Pedó, Juri Pobitzer, Konrad Rieper
Project Team: Simon Constantini, Benjamin Gaensbacher, Luca Di Censo
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: M&H Photostudio

Casa W39 / Warm Architects

© Zaruhy Sangochian

Architects: Warm Architects
Location: Cancun,
Area: 146 sqm
Proyect Year: 2010
Photographs: Zaruhy Sangochian

Prince Claus Fund Now Accepting Proposals that Rethink Public Space

Prince Claus Fund Now Accepting Proposals that Rethink Public Space

The Prince Claus Fund is now welcoming project proposals from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for cultural initiatives related to the rethinking of public space.  
The term “public space” is defined as a social space that is open and…

“INTRAS” Center for the Mentally Disabled / Amas4arquitectura

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Architects: Amas4arquitectura
Location: Toro, Zamora,
Architects: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
Area: 770.5 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura