H-House / BANG by MIN – Sae Min Oh

© Joonhwan Yoon

Architects: BANG by MIN – Sae Min Oh
Location: Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, ,
Architect In Charge: Sae Min Oh
Design Team: Changwook Kwak, Hyunduck Yoo
Area: 403.56 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

Central Michigan University Events Center / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , USA
Area: 6,741 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Courtesy of AND-RÉ
Courtesy of AND-RÉ

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / AND-RÉ

The ‘Sophia Library’ concept proposal for the Helsinki Central Library Competition represents the consolidation of cultural identity, democratic notion and humanistic concepts into a building. It is a clear and true space, giving place for important visions to come together.…

Fiore House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

© Walter Salcedo

Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
Location: Soldini, Province,
Design Team: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
Structural Engineering: Gustavo Caggiano
Contractor: Camilo Barreto
Construction Manager: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
Project Area: 172 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Walter Salcedo

Warming Huts v.2013 Competition Winners

Big City / Big City Atelier

Warming Huts, an open art and architecture competition on ice – has selected five huts that best “push the envelope of design, craft and art” for it’s 2013 edition. Selected from over 100 entries, these winning proposals will be constructed in January alongside the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world: the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail in , Canada.

Three of the huts were chosen from the open submission process, one from a separate University of Manitobacompetition, and one is being designed by award-winning Montreal firm Atelier Big City. Review them all after the break.

Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown Stories

Residential building on Minskaya Street, 1980s, Bobruisk, Belarus © Belorussian State Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation

Soviet Modernism 1955 – 1991. Unknown Stories’ explores, for the first time comprehensively, the architecture of the non-Russian Soviet republics completed between the late 1950s and the end of the USSR in 1991. The research and exhibition project shifts the Russian-dominated perspective and focuses attention on the architecture of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, The Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

More information after the break…

Children’s Day Care Center in La Trintite / CAB Architects

© Aldo Amoretti

Architects: CAB Architects
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Giancarlo Ranalli
Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
Architect Assistant: Sophie Delage
Area: 1,287 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Aldo Amoretti, Serge Demailly

La Vorada Center for Seniors / taller 9s arquitectes

© Adrià Goula Sardà

Architects: taller 9s arquitectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo
Area: 1,288 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà

Courtesy of Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann, Anne-Hina Mallette
Courtesy of Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann, Anne-Hina Mallette

‘Hydropolis’ Competition Entry / Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann, Anne-Hina Mallette

Designed by architecture students, Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann, and Anne-Hina Mallette…, from the architecture school of Nantes, they recently won a prize in a competition organized by the Foundation Jacques Rougerie. Their ‘Hydropolis’ proposal answers to this

House in Higashiyama / General Design

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Architects: General Design - Shin Ohori
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Site Area: 139.64 sqm
Built Area: 83.69 sqm
Total Floor Area: 254.10 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano

BB House / BAK Architects

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Architects: BAK Architects
Location: , Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Architect In Charge: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
Collaborators: Nuria Jover, Diorella Fortunati
Site Area: 595.5 sqm
Area: 114.81 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

W House / IDIN Architects

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Architects: IDIN Architects
Location: Nakhon Ratchasima,
Design Team: Jeravej Hongsakul, Akeanan Janeium, Pongpop Narapanich
Area: 202 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio

Villa Rieteiland-Oost / Egeon Architecten

© Chiel de Nooyer

Architects: Egeon Architecten
Location: Tamariskhof, Amsterdam,
Architect In Charge: Egon Kuchlein
Area: 225 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Chiel de Nooyer

Elementary School in Velká Chuchle / Grido

© Tomáš Malý

Architects: Grido
Location: Velká Chuchle,
Design Team: Peter Sticzay-Gromski, Juraj Kováč, Valérius Lalkovič
Area: 615 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomáš Malý

Spiralab / KINO Architects

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Architects: KINO Architects
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Masahiro Kinoshita
Site Area: 600 ha
Building Area: 1,300 ha
Total Floor Area: 3,000 ha
Year: 2009
Photographs: Daici Ano, Hiroyuki Hirai

Vo Trong Nghia named Vietnamese Architect of the Year

Stacking green / + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa © Hiroyuki Oki

By popular vote on the architectural website Ashui.com, Vo Trong Nghia has been announced as ’s Architect of the Year 2012. The Quang Binh native was awarded over two other nominees after a four day public vote.

A graduate of Japan’s Nagoya Institute of Technology class of 2002, Vo Trong Nghia leads an award-wining, self-titled practice known for its intricate bamboo and sustainable structures.

View a selection of his work after the break.

Eladio 13 / Biagioni – Pecorari Arquitectos

© Federico Cairoli

Architects: Biagioni Pecorari  Arquitectos - Gabriel Biagioni, Sergio Pecorari
Location: ,
Collaborators: Matías Gabrielloni, Virginia Aranda
Area: 468 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Federico Cairoli

Pharrell to Collaborate with Zaha Hadid

Hip-Hop artist Pharrell is used to collaborating with big names – Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and now? Zaha Hadid.

According to an interview with Hypebeast, the artist has decided to continue his dabble into the design world (he’s written a book and designed chairs in the past) by working on a home with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect:

Pharrell: “There’s a collaboration I’m working with , we’re touring around with the idea of a prefab for a house.

Hypebeast: Is that still at the planning stages or are you guys looking to erect something soon?

Pharell, enigmatically: “Well, we’re going to see something through.”

Via GreatSpaces and Hypebeast