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Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger

  • Architects: Christopher Benninger
  • Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: A. Ramprasad Naidu

© A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu

Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura

Courtesy of T Siete Courtesy of T Siete Courtesy of T Siete Courtesy of T Siete

The Esplanade / Finnis Architects

  • Architects: Finnis Architects
  • Location: Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • Architecture and Interior Design: Finnis Architects
  • Builder: Progressive Properties
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape

Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita

  • Architects: Raimundo Anguita
  • Location: Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Design Team: Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Structural Engineer: Rene Lagos & Asociates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Darco Micerda
  • General Contractor: Daniel Alemparte
  • Area: 1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Oliver Llaneza

© Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza

Milan Expo 2015: Foster Unveils Design for UAE Pavilion

Foster + Partners have unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Designed to evoke the experience of walking through UAE’s ancient communities, the elongated site will be transformed into a contemporary reinterpretation of a desert city. Passive principles, such as rainwater harvesting and the integration of photovoltaic cells, are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification. These strategies are all designed to support the pavilion’s many dining areas, which embrace the Expo’s overarching theme “Feeding the Planet” by serving a taste of modern Emirarti cuisine. 

“We are very proud to be chosen again to create the national pavilion for the UAE,” stated Norman Foster. “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the intense sun.”

Libeskind Reveals Timber Physics Building for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has released images of a new “landmark” building planned for Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in England. The £10 million facility, which will house the industry-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, was awarded to Libeskind after the New York-based architect won a competition for the project last July. When completed in 2015, the timber building is expected to “complement” the traditional buildings that surround it while serving as an exemplar for sustainable design. 

MTY House / BGP Arquitectura

  • Architects: BGP Arquitectura
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, Luis Enrique Mendoza
  • Project Area: 1000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: BGP Arquitectura

© BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura

LQ20 House / T3arc

  • Architects: T3arc
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Project Area: 580.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

© Guilherme Rebelo
© Guilherme Rebelo
  • Architects : H²O Arquitetura
  • Location: Tatuapé, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
  • Artist: Anselmo Oliveira Jr
  • Project Area: 46 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Guilherme Rebelo

© Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo

OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere" With Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa

In OASE's 91st editionBuilding Atmospheres, the elusive craft of creating, capturing and understanding 'atmosphere' in architecture is explored in a carefully chosen collection of themed essays by Peter ZumthorJuhani Pallasmaa and philosopher Gernot Böhme. Zumthor, famous for his 1996 text Atmospheres, identifies and discusses "a series of themes that play a role in his work in achieving architectonic atmosphere". Alongside this, the OASE team have visited his studio and interviewed him about the current relevance of his writing and how he captures 'atmosphere' in his design process. 

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot

  • Architects: Carolina Souza Pinto, Jean Grivot, Lucas Obino (autores); Bianca Antunes (colaboradora)
  • Location: Avenida Doutor Nilo Peçanha, 1700 - Boa Vista, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91330-000, Brasil
  • Project Area: 1075.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi

Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects

  • Architects: Robert Maschke Architects
  • Location: Bay Village, OH, USA
  • Design Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matt Lindsay
  • Structural Engineer: I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Area: 1937.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Eric Hanson

© Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson

REX Proposes Retractable Facade for 'Equator Tower' in Malaysia

REX has been selected as one of five finalists for a 173,000 square meter proposal located near the equator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dubbed as the "Equator Tower," the concept wraps a retractable, PTFE-coated, glass fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides. 

Jane Drew Prize Goes to Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014)

Kathryn Findlay, educator and co-founder of Ushida Findlay Architects, has been named winner of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize. This announcement comes shortly after the news of Findlay’s death, which was unknown at the time of the jury’s decision. Known as “one of the most talented people in British architecture,” Findlay will be remembered for her “outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.”

Archibet: An Illustrated Alphabet of Architecture

Barcelona-based architect and graphic artist Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating an imaginary “Archibet City” guided by the language of architecture. From Alvar Aalto’s Riolo Parish Church to Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre in Vienna, the collection reimagines 26 famous works of architecture into a set of letters that, as Babina describes, expresses the “heterogeneity of forms and styles” that make up our profession. Each letter is drawn according to the interpretation of an architect’s style, forming part of the cityscape that Babina refers to as “Archibet”.

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