Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

KPF DesignCloud

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates… recently announced the launch of their KPF DesignCloud, the first global design charrette involving all 6 of the firm’s offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. The web-based vehicle for interaction

IR House / SUB. Studio for visionary design

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Architects: SUB. Studio for visionary design
Location: Bali,
Area: 225 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SUB. Studio for visionary design

Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW
Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Aiming to provide a meeting place for information, knowledge, skills, and stories, the proposal by Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW… for the Helsinki Central Library competition reflects the creativity, innovation and interaction for the people of Helsinki. Resulting in

Extension and Renovation Works at the Social Center Mirasol / ONL Arquitectura

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Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès,
Collaborators: Llorenç Vallribera
Constructor: Construcciones J.A. Barbany, S.L.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Installations: Font I Armengol Enginyers
Promotor: Ajuntament de sant Cugat del Vallès
Budget: € 1,577,896
Area: 1,250 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Marcela Grassi

Four House / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

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Architects: Hernández Silva Arquitectos
Location: , México
Architect In Charge: Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
Design Team: Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Andrea Assad Álvarez
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 584 sqm
Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona

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Courtesy of AAIMM
Courtesy of AAIMM

Solar Towers Proposal / AAIMM

Designed by AAIMM…, the project of the Solar Towers is based on the analysis of the urban fabric of the city Sabadell, Barcelona. A medium-scale, self-sufficient and productive infrastructure promoting energy production from renewable and clean sources, the project

Slussen in Stockholm / Courtesy of BIG
Slussen in Stockholm / Courtesy of BIG

Bjarke Ingels in Sydney for HASSELL and AIA

Bjarke Ingels…, who heads up the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), was in Sydney recently and did a talk at the Australian Institute of Architects, which was sponsored and organized by HASSELL. With the common design values and easy fit

El Pangue House / Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados
Location: ,
Associated Architects: Mirene Elton, Mauricio Leniz
Colaborator Architect: Germán Rodríguez Olivo
Builder: Beranda
Area: 437 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Natalia Vial

Techshed / Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

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Architects: Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design
Location: Foster City, California,
Builder: Skyline Construction
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

Public Toilets in the Tête d’Or Park / Jacky Suchail Architects

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Architects: Jacky Suchail Architects
Location: ,
Design Office: E2CA
Photographs: Franck Fleury

Huis aan ‘t laar / 51N4E

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Architects: 51N4E
Location: , Belgium
51 N4 E Partners : Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn, Peter Swinnen
51 N4 E Team: Karel Verstraeten, Jan Opdekamp, Aline Neirynck, Paul Steinbrück
Area: 1,320 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Filip Dujardin , Courtesy of

Prince Arthur’s Landing / Brook McIlroy

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Architects: Brook McIlroy
Location: ’s, Ontario,
Intern Architect: Ryan Gorrie
Aboriginal Community Consultation: Aboriginal Strategy Group
Artist: Randy Thomas
Photographs: David Whittaker

4 Architects Among Recipients of $50,000 USA Fellowships

Although the amount may be nowhere near a MacArthur “genius grant,” the $50,000 Prizes awarded by United States Artists are given on the same, awesome premise: no strings attached.

This year’s 50 recipients included visual artists, dancers, musicians – and 4 architect/designers. Check out the lucky 4, after the break…

5 Houses in Barbengo / Studio Meyer e Piattini

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Architects: Studio Meyer e Piattini
Location: Barbengo,
Architects In Charge: Ira Piattini, Lukas Meyer
Design: Barbara Corbella
Area: 210 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Paolo Rosselli

Video: Glithero / Design Miami

Glithero are a progressive London-based practice made up of designers, Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. Their latest work, entitled ‘Lost Time’, was recently unveiled at Design . Created in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët, the installation takes inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement and a trip to the Champagne region of France, where they were invited into the Perrier-Jouet cellars in Epernay. In the past year has presented solo shows in London, Paris and Rotterdam, as well as exhibitions in Milan, Berlin and Basel. In 2011 the studio was shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Award and the Dutch Design Awards. Filming the installation, we gain an insight into its creation and into ’s design ethos.

11 Renowned Firms Shortlisted by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

US Embassy in Beijing, by SOM. SOM is one of the 11 firms shortlisted by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings (BOB). Photo © SOM.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), whose mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government in U.S. foreign policy objectives, has shortlisted eleven design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction A/E (Architecture/Engineering) Design Services solicitation. The shortlist of firms, selected out of 88 prospective offers, presented projects that were “well conceived and executed, displayed innovation, and showed strength in identity and public image.” A complete list of the shortlisted teams are listed after the break.

Olarra Winery Centre / IA+B Arkitektura Taldea

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Architects: IA+B Arkitektura TaldeaIñaki Aurrekoetxea, Alex Laskurain
Location: ,
Collaborators: Ignacio Lumbreras, Garbiñe Olabarri, Itsaso Ugarte, Arkaitz Ugarteburu, Saioa Zabala
Area: 1,066 sqm
Year: 2007
Photography: Aitor Ortiz

Films & Architecture: “Oscar Niemeyer – Life is a Breath of Air”

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By now, there’s no architect in the world unaware of ’s passing, or the legacy he left over his 104 years.

In honor of the greatest Brazilian architect of our time, we invite you to enjoy this interesting documentary, which shows how Neimeyer’s work, which changed the paradigm of architecture and went beyond any stereotype, was just as unique as his noble perspective on life.