Hydro-electric Powerstation / becker architekten

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Architects: becker architekten
Location: Keselstraße 14, 87435 Kempten,
Project Team: Michael Becker, Bernhard Kast, Franz G. Schroeck
Area: 1040.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Brigida González

first place - The Northern Capital by Ecoscape
first place - The Northern Capital by Ecoscape

CAPITheticAL Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

The winners of CAPITheticAL, the international competition to design a hypothetical Australian capital city, were announced just last month in Canberra at the Gallery of Australian Design. A hundred years after the original call for design entries for Australia’s capital…

House in Goido / Fujiwarramuro Architects

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Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
Location: Goido, Nasa, Japan
Project Architect: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro
Area: 78.74 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

House N / Maxwan

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Maxwan
Location: Noordwijk,
Partner In Charge: Hiroki Matsuura
Team Leader: Rene Sangers
Design Team: Anna Borzyszkowska, Larraine Henning, Jason Hilgefort, Claudia Strahl
Structural Engineering: F. Wiggers – Varsseveld
Year: 2012
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Cassell Street House / b.e architecture

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Architects: b.e. Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Andrew Piva, Broderick Ely, Jon Boucher, Kris Keen
Construction Team: Bayside Construct
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Equipetrol Houses / Sommet & Asociados

© Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

Architects: Sommet & Asociados
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Sommet & Asociados
Design Team: . Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking, Erika Peinado Vaca Díez
Area: 640 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastián Fernández de Córdova Frerking

Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

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Architects: Krew Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Krew Architects
Design Team: Ryosuke Kanayama, Tadashi Kawarasaki
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Krew Architects

© Diamond Schmitt Architects
© Diamond Schmitt Architects

Russia’s Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II

On May 2, Russia’s preeminent Mariinsky Theatre will celebrate the grand opening of a new, 851,575 square foot addition on a neighboring site, just west of the company’s original 1860 theatre and 2006 concert hall, in the heart St. Petersburg.…

Buenos Mares House / RDR Arquitectos

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Architects: RDR Arquitectos
Location: José Ignacio,
Team: Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Bruno Emmer, Susana Barra, Nicolas Adrien, Ovidio Lagos
Area: 900.0 m2
Year: 2009
Photography: Cristóbal Palma / Estudio Palma

Santa Monica Animation Studio / Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

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Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
Location: , , United States of America
Principal: Gwynne Pugh, Linda Jassim
Waisler Design Principal: Andy Waisler
Landscape Design: Studio J
Area: 17000.0 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

WEISS / MANFREDI to Design Kent State’s New, $40 Million Architecture Building

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WEISS / MANFREDI has been announced as winner of the international competition to design a new College of Architecture and Environmental Design for State University in . The New York-based practice, in collaboration with the local architect of record Richard L. Bowen & Associates, was one of four national finalists selected from a competitive list of 37 applicants.

The winning proposal, dubbed the Kent State Design Loft, transforms the notion of a continuous studio loft into a three-tiered structure that opens to the city, connects to the public esplanade and surrounding landscape, and provides an abundance of creatively designed, flexible learning spaces that can be easily transformed to accommodate design crits, exhibitions and events.

“We are captivated by the potential for this project to become an innovative incubator for the arts and an internationally legible destination for the University,” said Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.

The architect’s project description after the break…

Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University Design Competition Results

first prize / Courtesy of MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS Architetto and SPEECH

Organized by the Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation, the team of MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS Architetto (Italy) and SPEECH (Russia) was recently announced the winner of Architectural Concepts Competition for the Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The challenge was to create a museum and educational center for demonstrating most recent scientific and technological discoveries using state-of-the-art multimedia technologies for accommodating multiple displays and exhibitions as well as for conducting scientific educational programs. More images and information on the winning team and finalists after the break.

Small House / FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

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Architects: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: ,Japan
Area: 80.6 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kei Nakajima

4 Lessons the UK Should Take from Denmark

Superkilen masterplan designed by BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex. Image © Iwan Baan

Last week the UK’s Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced that he was commissioning a review of the country’s architecture , to be led by Sir Terry Farrell along with a number of high profile advisors, including Thomas HeatherwickAlison Brooks and Alain de Botton. According to Vaizey, the review, expected to be complete by the end of the year, “will be a rallying point for the profession.”

In his article in The Guardian, Olly Wainwright rather hopefully questioned: “might this year-long study result in an innovative new piece of legislative guidance – perhaps along the lines of Denmark’s architecture policy, introduced in 2007?” While Wainwright somewhat flatly concludes, “somehow, that seems unlikely,” there’s no doubt that the UK could only stand to gain from learning from ’s innovative policy.

So what lessons could the UK (and the world) learn from the Danes? Read on after the break…

Minamihara 3645 / Yasui Hideo Atelier

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Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
Location: , Japan
Area: 164.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Yasui Hideo Atelier

Best Shopping Center Award: Marmara Park by ECE Projektmanagement
Best Shopping Center Award: Marmara Park by ECE Projektmanagement

MIPIM Awards Winners 2013

Each year, the prestigious MIPIM Awards recognizes excellence and innovation in the international real estate sector.After a record number of submissions (over 175 projects from 46 countries!), 36 finalists were selected by the jury to compete in an onsite vote…

Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron

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Terraces rethinks the concept of the skyscraper, creating a vertical village composed of thin, elegant platforms layered in a playful formation. By offering lavish outdoor spaces, breathtaking views, and meticulously composed lofts, architects Herzog & DeMeuron bring an unprecedented way of living to crowded and dense Beirut.

More on these contemporary living spaces after the break…

Courtesy of A+ Architecture
Courtesy of A+ Architecture

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre Proposal / A+ Architecture

The renowned Montpellier architecture firm A+ Architecture… has been entrusted with the project of building a new site at the domaine d’O, the Jean-Claude Carrière theatre. A unique and environmentally friendly project, the project is based on a global environmental