‘Heart of the District’ Competition Entry / ZA Architects

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In their second prize winning design in the international competition, ZA Architects aimed at developing a few new principles of hotel organization. Instead of separating visitors from the environment, the architects intends to embed peoples’ lives in local city life. For this reason, there is no hotel building itself, instead they propose hotel rooms placed in existing buildings (offices, residential) connected with web of hung pathways. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jindal’s Pavilion / Paul Archer Design

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Architects: Paul Archer Design
Location: , England,
Photographs: Will Pryce

Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures in foreground by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse, and Raimund Abraham’s House for Musicians in the background. Photograph by Iwan Baan.
Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures in foreground by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse, and Raimund Abraham’s House for Musicians in the background. Photograph by Iwan Baan.

‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’ Exhibition

Taking place now until January 13 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’ exhibition consists of a worldwide survey of art sites that break open the “white cube” gallery space. These sites typically…

Hill House / PAAN Architects

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Architects: PAAN Architects
Location: , Greece
Architects: Maria Papafigou, Johan Αnnerhed
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates + Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates + Holzer Kobler Architekturen

‘Under One Roof’ Experimental Pavilion Competition Winning Proposal / Kengo Kuma & Associates + Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Kengo Kuma & Associates, together with Holzer Kobler Architekturen…, won the architectural design competition launched in 2012 to develop Cosandey Square at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Their project, “Under One Roof,” will unite an experimental Art

Ballymorris House / Donal Colfer Architects

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Architects: Donal Colfer Architects
Location: , Ireland
Architectural Team: Donal Colfer, Conor McHugh, Kevin Kelly
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 380 sqm
Photographs: Alice Clancy

Rosie House / ARTechnic architects

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Architects: ARTechnic architects
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Area: 151 sqm
Site Area: 232 sqm
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners 

Courtesy of CLOG
Courtesy of CLOG

Call for Submissions – CLOG: BRUTALISM Issue

This latest architectural publication for CLOG seeks to highlight a defining architectural style of the postwar era — characterized by severe, abstract geometries and the use of cast concrete, block and brick — Brutalism arguably produced some of the world’s…

Bestseller Logistics Centre North / C.F. Møller Architects

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Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
Location: 6100 ,
Year: 2012
Area: 48,000 sqm
Collaborators: TGW & Chrisplant
Contractor: Züblin
Engineer: Rambøll
Client: Bestseller
Photographs: Adam Mork

High Speed Train Station in Logroño / Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos

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Architects: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos
Location: , Rioja,
Project Director: Francisco Cifuentes (Ineco), Pelayo Suárez (Sener)
Architectural Project Directors: ñaki Ábalos, Alfonso Miguel, Renata Sentkiewicz
Project Team: Jorge Álvarez-Builla, Yeray Brito, Aaron Forest, Victor Garzón, Pablo de la Hoz, Ismael Martín, Laura Torres, Rodrigo Rieiro, José Rodríguez
Works Management: INECO (Eduardo Muñoz) TYPSA (Ricardo Castejón)
Year: 2009
Area: 145,000 sqm
Photographs: José Hevia

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

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Location: Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 150 sqm
Photographs: Erieta Attali, Felipe Camus, Sergio Pirrone

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UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Saucier + Perrotte architectes & HCMA

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Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes + HCMA
Location: , British Columbia, Canada
Project Architect: Bill Uhrich (HCMA) / Craig Lane (HCMA)
Architectural Concept And Design: Gilles Saucier (S+P)
Managing Principals: André Perrotte (S+P), Roger Hughes (HCMA)
Design Coordinator: David Moreaux (S+P)
Year: 2012
Area: 27,311 sqm
Photographs: Marc Cramer

S House / Alroy Hazak Architects

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Architects: Alroy Hazak Architects
Location: Haifa,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Oded Smadar

MFA Valthermond / KAW Architecten

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Architects: KAW architecten en adviseurs
Location: Vrijheidslaan, Valthermond,
Architect In Charge: Sjoerd Betten
Design Team: Katja Heid, Mark Oostmeijer, Beatrice Montesano
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Marne-la-Vallée Library / Beckmann-N’Thépé Architects

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Architects: Beckmann-N’Thépé Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Hélène Méhats
Design Team: Fabio Cummaudo, Wilfried Daufy, Anne-Catherine Dufros, Marc Durand, Nicolas Gaudard, Thamila Hamiti, David Malaval, David Tajchman, Frédéric Taupin
Assistant Architects: Amélie Authier, Maïté Dupont, Li Fang, Linna Lay, Laetitia Pignol
Year: 2012
Area: 8,670 sqm
Client: Marne-la-Vallée University
Photographs: Olivier Amsellem

Foster + Partners re-imagines New York’s Iconic Grand Central Station

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Only weeks after revealing their designs for 425 Park Ave., soon to be ’s latest “Iconic” Building, Foster + Partners have now taken a stab at one of New York’s oldest iconic buildings: Grand Central Station.

Yesterday, at the MAS 2012 Summit, Norman Foster was one of three architects to present his re-imaginings of the station, which turns 100 this February. Unfortunately, it hasn’t borne its age well. Designed to support 75,000 people a day, Grand Central, one of the world’s busiest transport hubs, routinely handles about ten times that much (and even a million on peak days). With the upcoming LIRR East Side Access and plans to re-zone the area, now is the time to re think this building’s future.

Foster + Partners has developed tremendous expertise in transit programs, having designed some of the world’s largest airports, viaducts, subway stations – even a spaceport (perhaps there’s no better example of their facility for tackling enormous infrastructure challenges than their proposal for the Thames Hub). That expertise shows in their vision for Grand Central, which eases accessibility and mobility by widening concourses, improving entrances, enlarging public spaces, and reconfiguring streets in favor of pedestrian traffic – bringing, in their words, “clarity back to Grand Central Terminal.”

More about this project from Foster + Partners after the break:

Between Books and Trees / JAJA

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Our friends from JAJA shared their latest proposal, which was awarded third prize, for a new public library in Daegu, .  Pushing the boundary of the notion that a library must be a contained, quiet and nearly isolated space, JAJA’s proposal treats the library as massive public zone for the fostering of communal creativity, and dissolves the separation between inside and nature.   JAJA, typically noted for their form making abilities, have opted for a minimialistic formal language of the architecture, so that the streamlined library can capture the textures of the existing trees and the books within to create a cohesive experience that celebrates both.
More, including images, drawings and model photos, after the break.

House in Belas / CHP Arquitectos

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Architects: CHP Arquitectos
Location: 2715-311 Belas,
Collaborator: Carolina Queimado
Year: 2012
Area: 350.0 m2
Photographs: Francisco Nogueira