House in Sanbonmatsu / Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

© Daici Ano

Architects: Hironaka Ogawa & Associates
Location: Kagawa ,
Area: 253.03 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daici Ano

Shipara / SDeG

© Clare Arni

Architects: SDeG
Location: , India
Design Team: Sujit, Balaji
Project Team : Sujit, Balaji, Gayathri, Anju, Darshan, Prabhakar, Ananya
Structural Design: Eco Consultants
Contractor (Civil): JK Constructions
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Clare Arni

Courtesy of Note Gallery
Courtesy of Note Gallery

Conference of Architects Maria Manuel Oliveira and João Mendes Ribeiro

Organized by Note Gallery in Lisbon, a platform for dissemination, discussion and debate in architecture in partnership with the Camara Municipal de Lisboa, the conference of architects Maria Manuel Oliveira and João Mendes Ribeiro… is part of the exhibition “VIII

Fatima’s House / Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos

© Héctor Santos-Díez

Architects: Salgado E Liñares Arquitectos
Location: A Coruña,
Project Architects: Alfonso Salgado Suárez, Francisco X. Liñares Túñez
Industrial Engineer: Manuel A. Liñares Túñez
Area: 294 sqm
Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez

Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten

© Christoph Kraneburg

Architects: Kölling Architekten
Location: Europa-Allee, 60327 Frankfurt,
Builder: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH & Co. KG
Area: 74750.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Christoph Kraneburg

Reception Center and Social Reintegration, Residence Henri Durand / Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects


Architects: Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects
Location: Louviers,
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hélène Fricout-Cassignol Architects

Flashback: Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, ,
Project Architects: Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B, Raimundo Lira V., José Domingo Peñafiel E.
Collaborators: Miguel Villegas G.
Site Area: 1,765.30 sqm
Total Built Area: 17,235 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Courtesy of Izquierdo Lehmann

MINKA 1955: Japanese Traditional Houses
MINKA 1955: Japanese Traditional Houses

Yukio Futagawa, Influential Architectural Photographer and Publisher, Dies at 80

Japanese architectural photographer and editor Yukio Futagawa …(1932-2013) lost his battle to cancer on March 5 at the age of 80 in Tokyo, Japan. Futagawa was best known as the founder of the distinguished Global Architecture (GA) Publishing Group,

eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition Winners

1st Place / Derek Pirozzi / United States

Organized in 2006 by eVolo Magazine the Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas for vertical living. After reviewing more than 600 projects from 83 different countries, the winners for the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition have just been announced.

First place was awarded to Derek Pirozzi from the United States, currently an intern at Olson Kundig Architects. Second place went to Darius Maïkoff and Elodie Godo, from . And third place was awarded to Ting Xu and Yiming Chen from China. Check the images and more info on the winners after the break.

30 Public Dwellings / Aguilera/Guerrero Arquitectos

© Pepo Segura

Architects: Aguilera/Guerrero Arquitectos
Location: , Catalunia,
Area: 3,230 sqm
Photographs: Pepo Segura

Buckminster Fuller’s 50-Foot “Fly’s Eye” Dome to be Restored

© John Warren

Noted architectural historian and preservationist has purchased the largest of Buckmister Fuller’s ”Fly’s Eye” domes and plans to reopen it to the public this summer for the first time in 30 years.

More on Fuller’s dome and its new owner after the break…

Sant Just Desvern / ONL Arquitectura

© Marcella Grassi

Architects: ONL Arquitectura
Location: ,
Area: 512.78 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Marcella Grassi

LEGO® Announces BIG Commission

Courtesy of BIG

It’s official! Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG has been commissioned to collaborate with Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and to design the first public LEGO® museum in the company’s hometown of BillundDenmark. The “LEGO® Brand House” and “experience centre” is intended to compliment the non-public “LEGO® Idea House”, which is also located in Billund.

Bjarke Ingles, founder of BIG stated: “It’s going to be looking at LEGO® from all its different aspects—LEGO® as an art form, its cultural impact. When we were doing the research for it [the LEGO® house], we realized, if you would consider it just an art museum, you would be able to fill it with so much user content of such a high quality…it is one of our great dreams at BIG that we are now able to design a building for and with the LEGO® group. I owe a huge personal debt to the LEGO® brick, and I can see in my nephews that its role in developing the child as a creative, thinking, imaginative human being becomes ever stronger in a world in which creativity and innovation are key elements in virtually all aspects of society.”

More on LEGO®’s BIG commission after the break…

SKALIA / Arditti+RDT Arquitectos

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Architects: Arditti+RDT Arquitectos
Location: ,
Client: Ing. Alfredo Martinez
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Arditti+RDT Arquitectos

Are you an architect & interested in urban design and strategic planning?

The European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism () is a joint program that aims to produce highly qualified, university trained urban designers, physical planners and researchers. The program brings together the strengths and richness of different design approaches and methods, and the long traditions and experiences in and design of each of the participating universities.

The master course is design oriented and affirms the role of design in the knowledge process, while integrating different levels of scale. Learning by doing, research by design, and the project as knowledge producer constitute the key concerns and standpoints of this European postgraduate master’s degree.

More info after the break.

Excellence in Design Awards Evening 2012
Excellence in Design Awards Evening 2012

AIA UK 2013 Excellence in Design Awards Call for Entries

The American Institute of Architects UK Chapter recently announced its call for entries in their annual Excellence in Design Awards. Entries are sought from architects based in Britain, and from architects throughout the world for built projects in the UK. Students of architecture who…

The Rise of the Endless City

Aerial view of San José, California, USA. Image via Wikimedia Commons User Robert Campbell

“While [...] everyone would like to be as sustainable as Copenhagen, creating true sustainability in a mega-city is a totally different story.” 

In this article, which originally appeared in The Dirt, Jared Green explores how mega-expanding and merging with other cities, fast becoming endless cities – must focus their growth in a productive, sustainable way. Expanding on the theories of Ricky Burdett, a Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics, he explores which mega-cities are doing growth right (Bogota, London) and which are only headed towards increased inefficiency and inequality.

Read more about our endless cities – and how limiting them is the key to sustainable development – after the break…

Residence and Day Center for the Mentally Handicapped / Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje

© Jordi Bernadó

Architects: Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje
Location: , Spain
Project Architect: Jesús Arcos
Design Team: Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover
Collaborators: Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, Marilena Lucivero
Client: GISA
Area: 2,098 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó