Courtesy of Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon Lehrer
Courtesy of Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon Lehrer

Yad Lebanim Competition Entry / Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon Lehrer

The proposal for the ‘Yad Lebanim’ (Fallen Sons’ Commemoration) memorial homes are designed as programmatic hybrids, teaming a military memorial hall with a civic community center. Designed by architects Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, and Yinnon Lehrer…, the project

Meteorite Housing / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Dazaifu, Fukuoka,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 3 stories
Area: 248.22 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of NKS Architects

Gymnasium Régis Racine / Atelier d’Architecture Alexandre Dreyssé

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Alexandre Dreyssé
Location: ,
Project Director: Alexandre Dreyssé
Architectural Assistant: Sébastien Muller
Area: 1,581 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

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© Milovann Yanatchkov

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Plan 01

In the virtualized information era, Plan 01… believes the design for the Helsinki Central Library should be more than ever a “physical space”. The project should be a place for sensory experience, a place where culture becomes an opportunity to

C.E.I.P Multiuse Room / Raúl del Valle

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Architects: Raúl del Valle
Location: Madrid,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, María José Fraile Monte

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Pencil Box / Paolo Didonè, Sergio De Gioia and Fabrizio Michielon

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Architects: Paolo Didonè, Sergio De Gioia, Fabrizio Michielon
Location: , Province of ,
Architects: Paolo Didonè, Sergio de Gioia, Fabrizio Michielon
Year: 2012
Photographs: Claudia Nalesso

Proton / Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

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Architects: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
Location: Engomi, , Cyprus
Architect In Charge: Constantinos Kalisperas
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of CKAS

Boltshauser Architekten Wins Competition To Design Basel Aquarium

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Swiss architecture practice, Boltshauser Architekten, recently won an international competition to design a new aquarium in the center of Basel, . Their concept, titled ‘Seacliff’, was noted by jury members as being the best match for the public image cultivated by the Basel Zoo. The above-ground building space proposed by Boltshauser was smaller than any of the other competition entries, offering the best solution from an urban development perspective. Beating out such prominent firms as Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, and Caruso St John Architects, Boltshauser’s winning project is due for completion in 2019 with an estimated cost of £54 million. More images and information after the break.

Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura

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Architects: QARTA Architektura
Location: , Czech Republic
Design Team: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Jan Havel, Jakub Wyderka
Area: 2157.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marek Novotný

Periscopio House / PRAUD

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Architects: PRAUD
Location: Boulevard Costa del Sol,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of PRAUD

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Sure, you could just go for the old, reliable “black turtleneck” again this year, but where’s the fun in that? This year, why not get the Architects in your life a gift we know they’ll love? We’ve culled the “For Architects” page of our Pinterest to bring you the 12 pinned products – from a Geodesic Dome tent to LEGO Architecture – that are guaranteed to please (plus, we’ve added an extra 2 goodies to treat yourself too). See them all, after the break…

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Temple University’s Master of Architecture Program

Temple University’s Master of Architecture program is now accepting applications for fall of 2013. Located in Philadelphia, a thriving cultural center with a vibrant community of architects and designers, the program connects students with leaders in the profession, including local…

Summer House in Naxos / Ioannis Baltogiannis, Phoebe Giannisi, Zissis Kotionis, Katerina Kritou and Nikolaos Platsas

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Architects: Ioannis Baltogiannis, Phoebe Giannisi, Zissis Kotionis, Katerina Kritou, Nikolaos Platsas
Location: Naxos,
Architect In Charge: Ioannis Baltogiannis
Structural Engineer: Rodiani Kapiri
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Katerina Kritou & Nikolaos Platsas

HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

International Convention Center (ICC), view from the water. Image © SICEEP

Australian firm HASSELL Studio, and Populous have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour.

The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue,  a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket.

More on this project, after the break…

L23 House / Pitagoras Arquitectos

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Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
Location: Guimaraes,
Collaboration: MARLENE SOUSA, arq
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jose Campos

Films & Architecture: “Batman”

This week we’re going to spotlight one of our greatest contemporary filmmakers, Tim Burton. In the 1989 film Batman, Burton generates a whole gothic environment, full of and art nouveau buildings within . Locations were inspired by urban spaces from New York City, Los Angeles, West London, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, to Hong Kong (even though was a well-known nickname for New York City, before Batman was ever written).

If you didn’t check out our article on Architecture & Batman, do so now – and let us know which Director you think does Gotham best in the comments below…

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Courtesy of Brandon Martella

‘Live Share Grow’ Farm Tower Proposal / Brandon Martella

With produce coming from the Imperial Valley, Central California Valley, neighboring states and other countries the 30,000 plus residents of San Diego’s central urban context consume 21,231,000 pounds of produce each year. Where will we get our food? Transparency in…

Miami: America’s Next Great Architectural City?

Coconut Grove Condo / BIG; Image via DesignBoom

Miami, Florida is booming with new architectural projects by big names: everything from new condominums by BIG,to the new Miami Beach Convention Center. So why are so many big projects migrating to Miami Beach? The city is turning itself into an American and center.

Join us after the break for more.