Summit Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Architects: Lab Modus
Location: , Taiwan
Project Team: Kevin Chang (Principal), Jay Lin, Will Hsieh, Ivy Lin
Area: 660 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Lab Modus

Kaufman & Broad Office Building Winning Proposal / Studioninedots

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Studioninedots, in collaboration with Atelier 115 Architectes, recently won the limited competition for the design of a 9200m2 office building for Kaufman & Broad in . Their highly legible, iconic office building, called Ya, holds its own among the high-rise structures on the park-side of Avenue Pierre Lefaucheux. The application of horizontal articulation also connects the project to the more small-scale residential developments in the vicinity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Palais des Sports de Rouen / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Rouen,
Structure: Khephren Engeniering
Fluids: Alto Ingénierie
Economist: RPO
Acoustic And Lighting: Jean-Paul Lamoureux
Client: La Crea
Site Area: 31,500 sqm
Area: 17,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Final Cad

Shaker Heights House / Dimit Architects

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Architects: Dimit Architects
Location: ,
Design Principals: Scott and Analia Nanni Dimit
Project Architect: Scott Csutora
Area: 7,200 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Videos: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Videos: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Just a couple months ago, we featured a video by Prompt… for the new flea market for the IMMB Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona. The project will play a key role in the economy and urban identity of the

Open Modular System of Sustainable Houses (SAVMS) / Cso Arquitectura

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Architects: Cso Arquitectura
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Javier de Antón
Contractor: TORSAN
Landscape: de la Torriente
Structure: Luis San Salvador
Services: climac sl
Electricity: Joaquín Aguilar
Furniture: box muebles
Project Area: 110.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jesús Rojo

Christ Resurrection Church / Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Location: Milan,
Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Helena Sterpin, Filippo Carcano, Cinzia Catena, Silvia Cremaschi, Cristina Balet Sala, Anna Bacchetta, Annalisa Romani, Martina Valcamonica, Valentina Zanoni
Structural Engineering: Mauro Giuliani, Redesco srl
Light Design: Cinzia Ferrara
Liturgist: Giovanni Mariani, Giovanni Zuffada
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

BGO Headquarters / ///byn

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Architects: ///byn
Location: Tianlin Road, Shanghai,
Design Team: Nicolas Salto Del Giorgio, Bittor Sanchez-Monasterio
Collaborators: Gonzalo Fernandez, Tian Miao, Irene Perez, Li Min
Construction: Shanghai Laijiang Decorate Design CO, LTD.
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiang Yong

Shortlist announced for Kent State’s New Architecture Building

University has selected four national teams to compete in the final round of an international competition to design a new College of Architecture and Environmental Design building on the university’s new esplanade. The planned facility is part of the university’s campus transformation, called “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future,” which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. The goal of this initiative is to create a modern campus that offers an outstanding academic experience and enriches the greater community of Kent, .

The shortlisted teams have been challenged to design a $40 million sustainable exemplar, possibly capable of achieving net-zero energy, that unites Kent State’s architecture program under one roof, while inspiring interdisciplinary collaboration within flexible learning spaces.

More details and the complete shortlist after the break…

The Tree House / Baumraum

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Architects: Baumraum
Location: Hechtel-Eksel,
Architect In Charge: Andreas Wenning
Year: 2012
Photographs: Markus Bollen

House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini

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Architects: Rajiv Saini
Location: Himalayas, , India
Design Team: Pradnya, Pankaj Mhatre
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

In Progress: Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

Musée des Confluences / © Hubert Canet, Balloïde Photo

Architect:  COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner
Location: Lyon,
Client: Département du Rhône / Represented by SERL
Landscape Design: EGIS aménagement
Site Area: 20,975 m²
Net Floor Area: 26,700 m²
Gross Floor Area: 46,476 m²
Building Costs: EUR 150 Mio
Scheduled Completion: 2014

   

Museum MUMAC / Arkispazio

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Architects: Arkispazio
Location: Milan,
Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
Mep Engineering: Antonio Bozino
Head Designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
Area: 1,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Arkispazio

Cultural Center in Nevers / Ateliers O-S architectes

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Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
Location: , France
Design Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurélie Louesdon, Kit Chung
Area: 1,613 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cecile Septet

Eduardo Souto de Moura Sketchbook No.76

Sketchbook No. 76 is the reproduction of a sketchbook of the renowned Portuguese architect and last year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, . The sketchbook was in use between September 2011 and January 2012 and records first ideas, fleeting sketches, studies, and spontaneous jottings that offer a starting point for every project but also function as a working resource. One can quite litterally experience the architectural design process and how developing existing ideas are further developed in different variants. Sketchbook No. 76 is a homage to the medium of drawing and manifests that this working method remains an essential element of the creative process.

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© SBDA

EPFL Campus Competition Entry / HHF + AWP

HHF and AWP… shared with us their proposal for the EPFL Campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three pavilions, with a surface area of over 3’000 m2, or about one third of place Cosandey, which is the main open space, have

Almazan Main Square / ch+qs arquitectos

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Architects: ch+qs arquitectos
Location: , Soria,
Design Team: Josemaría de Churtichaga, Nathanael López, Joaquin Riveiro, Martín Bilbao
Collaborators: Nathanael López, Mauro Doncel, Juan de la Torre
Contractor: UTE Almazán (Rover Alcisa+Hormisoria)
Budget: 2,231,487.93 €
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2012: Re-Set / The Netherlands

The Dutch Pavilion, built in 1954 by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, is used by curator Ole Bouman (Director of the NAI) and designer Petra Blaisse (Insise Outside) to question how existing buildings can be reanimated, and how our profession can inject a new boost of imagination to give new value to ever growing number of vacant structures sitting dormant around the world.

“We are not going to hang Objets d’Art, exhibit works or stage events. We are responding to the vacant architecture itself. One single mobile object occupies the space for three months and emphasizes the building’s unique qualities. This object will flow through the interior, re-configure its organization and create new rooms along the way. Through relatively simple interventions the experience of light, sound and space will be manipulated so that new perspectives emerge.”

- Petra Blaisse

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Text fromt the curator after the break: