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Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Webinar Videos Available Online

modeLab‘s videos from both Introduction to Processing and Algorithmic Design in Grasshopper webinars are now posted online. The Introduction to Processing webinar covered the basics of writing programs in Processing’s Java-based syntax as well as developing user influenced behaviors. The…

Zoo/Flora Rail Station / RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

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Architects: RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Boris E. Biskamp
Client: Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe
L Ighting: Licht-Kunst-Licht
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of RÜBSAMEN+PARTNER

Courtesy of PUPA
Courtesy of PUPA

‘Fields of Synergy’ Competition Entry / PUPA

Located in Latrobe Valley in South East Australia, the ‘Fields on Synergy’ proposal is an integral brown field strategy which aims at providing a unique opportunity to create outstanding future by combining, re-cycling, and cascading transiting territories. Designed by PUPA…

Employment Centre SERVEF in Onda / Orts – Trullenque

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Architects: Orts – Trullenque
Location: , Castellón,
Design Team: Marta Orts, Carlos Trullenque
Year: 2008
Photography: Diego Opazo

Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The 2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has recently been launched and is inviting applications from schools of architecture around the world. Proposals for research might include: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; the…

Valna House / JSa Architecture

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Architects: JSa Architecture
Location: Santa Fé, México City, México
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Juan Soler, Jesús Acosta
Interior Design: Juan Soler, Jesús Acosta
Area: 581 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Haven’t checked ArchDaily in a while? Here’s the best from last week: Main image is from Hondelatte Laporte’s amazing Giraffe Childcare Center located in a suburban area of Paris. You can’t miss L’And Vineyards Hotel designed by PROMONTORIO + Studio MK27 or Sae Min Oh’s H House in Korea. Looking for wood design? Check out Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects. Finally, watch The ABC of Architects, a beautiful video by Frederico Gonzalez of Ombú Architecture.

AIA Announces Legislative Agenda for 113th Congress

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The American Institute of Architects () today announced a five-point legislative agenda for the 113th Congress, targeting job creation for small businesses as a top priority. The agenda is the product of months of collaboration and dialogue with AIA members and leaders. More than 3,400 AIA members offered their views about what policies the AIA should advance through the annual Call for Issues last fall.

According to Mickey Jacob, FAIA, 2013 AIA President, the AIA’s agenda “reflects the interests of our members, which not so coincidentally reflects the priorities of the American people. These five priorities for the next two years have the creation of jobs as their centerpiece while also seeking to shore up our aging infrastructure, make our communities more resilient and assure we invest in the next generation of architects.”

The five priorities are:

Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur

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Architects: pS Arkitektur
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Peter Sahlin
Project Architect: Leif Johannsen
Assisting Architects: Therese Svalling (models), Beata Denton (lighting)
Contractor: Valento Bygg
Client: Karl & Sofia Andersson
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of pS Arkitektur

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Courtesy of Atelier3AM

Innovative Bioclimatic European School Third Prize Winning Proposal / Atelier3AM

The formal strategy in the design for the Innovative Bioclimatic European School by Atelier3AM…, which won the third prize in the international competition, is based on the strong contrast of materials, and propelled by the duality of opaque/transparent. Inspired by the

I.M.A.M. / nodo17 Architects

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Architects: nodo17 Architects
Location: Móstoles, Madrid,
Design Team: Félix Toledo Lerín, Birga Wingenfeld, Alegría Zorrilla Miras, Mercedes Peña Martín, Michael Moradiellos
Contractor: EDISAN
Structure: Joaquín Antuña
Instalations: A.C.H. S.L.
Site Area: 800 sqm
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Amparo Garrido

Sealight Pavilion / Monash University Department of Architecture

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Monash University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with architecture and engineering practices, Rintala Eggertsson, Grimshaw, and Felicetti, shared with us their Sealight Pavilion project which can be found at the Docklands in . The aim of the project is to amplify the natural phenomena of sea and sky, while offering a place to meet, to escape the elements, or simply to witness the passage of time, which it has been doing for about a year now. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Erlenbach / Spillmann Echsle

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Architects: Spillmann Echsle
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Frei

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Courtesy of WE Architecture

Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos

Designed by Dissing & Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS… landscape architects, the starting point of their design process was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. The new 20,000 m2 housing typologies range from

Pole Services / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Saint-Herblain,
Engineering: GIREC, ECODIAG
Landscaper: C.Boudvin
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Wheelwright Prize

Unique among architecture prizes with its focus on early-career architects, the Wheelwright Prize, recently launched by Harvard Graduate School of Design, is a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually for exceptional itineraries in research and discovery. Recognizing the importance of field…

Caburé House / Nómade Architects

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Architects: Nómade Architects
Location: El Chaltén, Santa Cruz,
Design Team: Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs, Kieran Randall
Structure: Adrián Montoya
Construction: Tomás List
Client: Murphy Family
Area: 135 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Nómade Architects

TEDx: How to solve traffic jams / Jonas Eliasson

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, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), takes a stab at one of the largest problems in big cities: congestion.  In this TEDx, Eliasson discusses techniques that urban planners and policy makers can use to help mediate the problems caused by rush hour commutes by car.  Contrary to most other suggestions we see, Eliasson’s solution does not involve any plans to widen sidewalks, encourage public transportation and create bike lanes; rather, this suggestion is more policy oriented.