Ave Plaza / Drozdov&Partners

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Architects: Drozdov&Partners
Location: , Oblast,
Design Team: Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Irina Goydenko
Area: 23,400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gras Arquitectos

‘The Crown of Septiemvri’ Soccer Stadium Proposal / Gras Arquitectos

Located in the old plot of the Olympic stadium of Sofia, Bulgaria, the proposal for the new soccer stadium by Gras Arquitectos… aims to create a new mixed complex, keeping as much as possible the green and central qualities of

12 Towers in Vallecas / nodo17 Architects

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Architects: nodo17 Architects
Location: Avenida del Ensanche de Vallecas, Madrid,
Design Team: Birga Wingenfeld, Michael Moradillos, Félix Toledo Lerín
Contractor: Fercaber
Structure: Joaquín Antuña + JOFEMAR
Instalations: Pérez Barja
Year: 2008
Photographs: Amparo Garrido

Tokyo Balconies / KINO Architects

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Architects: KINO Architects
Location: Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Masahiro Kinoshita
Area: 31.12 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers by Cristobal Palma

After collaborating with Rick Joy on projects all over the US for over three years, Matías Zegers went back to and founded Matías Zegers Architects. Last year, this Guest Pavilion, located in the Casas del Bosque winery in the Casablanca Valley, was finished. Cristobal Palma has filmed this beautiful video, showing how the simple yet very powerful house overlooks the vineyards.

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Courtesy of MODU
Courtesy of MODU

‘Open Exchange’ Green Square Library and Plaza Competition Entry / MODU

The “’Open Exchang’ proposal, for the Green Square Library and Plaza competition, creates a space of public engagement by challenging the role of the library in the contemporary city of Sydney. Designed by MODU …, in collaboration with Future Green

Vorwerk Uster / Spillmann Echsle

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Architects: Spillmann Echsle
Location: , Switzerland
Project Leader: Simone Retter
Client: Trümper AG
Year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Frei

Tripode Office Building / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: ,
Landscape Architect: Florence MARTY
Structural Engineering: AREST
Area: 8,310 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Giraffe Childcare Center / Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

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Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
Location: Boulogne-Billancourt,
Project Manager: Virginie Davo
Project Team: Charlotte Fagart
Engineering: Studetech
Client: SAEM Val de Seine Aménagement
Cost: 3,744,000€
Area: 1,450 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

C+P House / Gonçalo das Neves Nunes

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Architects: Gonçalo das Neves Nunes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Gonçalo das Neves Nunes
Structural Project : Fernando Rodrigues
Landscape Project : Filipa Cardoso Meneses, Catarina Assis Pacheco
Electrical And Mechanical : Paulo Rodrigues
Area: 322.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra

House of Silence / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

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Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Prefecture,
Area: 394.42 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Takumi Ota, Kei Nakajima

Bularnia / BudCud + Maria Schoen

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Architects: BudCud + 
Location: Kraków, Poland
Architect In Charge: Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka
Client: ASPEN S.A.
Area: 175 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kamila Kozińska, Agata Kadenacy

AIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase

AIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences… (NIBS) have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), an interactive portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of

Haus Berge / KHBT

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Architects: KHBT
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Karsten Huneck, Bernd Trümpler
Year: 2012
Photographs: Johannes Marburg

Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition

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Assemblage has succeeded against a prestigious shortlist – which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Capita Symonds, Fevre Gaucher and ADPI – in an international competition for the new Iraqi parliament complex in . The $1Bn USD project challenged contestants to design a new, large scale complex amidst the remnants of a partially built super mosque planned by Saddam Hussein (photos of the existing site here).

The London-based practice will be awarded $250,000 USD and asked to produce a master plan for the surrounding city, as well as additional government buildings, a new hotel and public parks. The anonymous jury plans to exhibit the submitted projects, along with the judging committee’s decision. However, a date has yet to be announced.

Continue after the break for more images and the architects’ description.

Donoso – Smith House / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado

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Architects: EMa arquitectos + 
Location: Los Dominicos, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region,
Design Team: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Raimundo Salgado
Constructor: Nautilus
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcelo Cáceres

In Progress: The New School University Center / SOM

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Quickly rising on the corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue in , this new, multipurpose facility will soon become the “heart” of The New School – an avant-garde university in City. The University Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), combines all aspects of a traditional campus into a single, 16-story building, offering 200,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 square feet for a 600-bed dormitory on the levels above.

The brass-and-glass structure, which is the largest construction project in the university’s 91-year history in Greenwich Village, is scheduled for completion in 2014.

In progress images and more information after the break.

Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) / Claus en Kaan Architecten

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Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: ,
Commissioned By: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Year: 2010
Photographs: Christian Richters, Sebastian van Damme