S House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

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Architects: Glamuzina Paterson Architects
Location: Mount Eden, Auckland,
Project Team: Dominic Glamuzina and Aaron Paterson
Collaborators: Xanthe White (landscape architect)
Area: 273 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Sekolah Bogor Raya / Indra Tata Adilaras

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Architects: Indra Tata Adilaras
Location: , West Java,
Principal In Charge: Setiadi Sopandi, Supantah
Assistants: Adisuwarna Setyadi, M. Darus
Structural Engineer: J. Rudyanto
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nuwalarupa

OMA’s Maggie’s Gartnavel wins 2012 Doolin prize

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The RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) has announced as the tenth recipient of the prestigious Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for the firm’s “welcoming, light and spacious” design of Maggie’s Gartnavel in .

Serving as an exemplar for alternative healthcare design, OMA’s single story composition for the cancer care center laces together a series of interlocking rectangular spaces that form around a lush courtyard. Transparent walls of the building’s light-filled interior promenade connect patients directly to nature, as the building accommodates for the complex needs of the facility by providing spaces of interaction, personal privacy, and discrete counseling rooms, along with private nooks and corners. A notable characteristic of Maggie’s Gartnavel is the rich use of materials, from the flush inlaid timber and concrete ceiling to the simplistic concrete exterior and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

OMA generously donated their £25,000 prize to the Maggie’s Cancer Care Center.

More images after the break…

The Courtyard House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Area: 245 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Seven teams shortlisted to design Future Art-Themed Park in Hong Kong

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The West Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced seven international teams competing to design a 14 hectare, landscaped public space for arts and culture on a waterfront property in . After the project breaks ground in 2014, the phased development is expected to only take a year. It will feature a lush, sculpted terrain that will provide a new green open space in the heart of the city and a vibrant venue for music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions and other free outdoor cultural programs.

The seven shortlisted design teams are:

House 60 / De La Carrera – Cavanzo Arquitectura

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Architects: Fernando de La Carrera + Alejandro Cavanzo
Location: , Cundinamarca,
Collaborators: Estefany Vasquez, Mauricio Berrío
Project Area: 437 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Alberto Mariño, Juan Sebastián Rocha

ITER Building Technology Park 2nd Prize Proposal / Estudio Lunar

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Located in , one of the most populated islands in Spain, the second prize winning proposal for the ITER Building Technology Park settles in like a crater, relating to its volcanic surroundings. Estudio Lunar‘s design consists of two elements, the first one contains the program which is situated in the terrain interacting with it; and the second element that is situated over the terrain and only touches it to create the main access in the north protecting the building from the prevalent winds coming from the north-east. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mixed-Use Building / Vahos Architecture

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Architects: Vahos Architecture
Location: , Valencia,
Area: 1,320 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Vahos

Onjuku Beach House / BAKOKO

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Architects: BAKOKO
Location: Onjuku, Chiba Prefecture,
Architects: Alastair Townsend, Kayoko Ohtsuki
Area: 135.4 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of BAKOKO

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Courtesy of Project Architect Company

Haus der Zukunft Competition Entry / Project Architect Company

Located around the Hauptbahnof in Berlin, the proposal for the Haus der Zukunft competition by Project Architect Company… capitalizes on the site’s potential which lies between the Reichstag and the main railway station along the River Spree. The site is

The Heritage School / Madhav Joshi and Associates

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Architects: Madhav Joshi and Associates
Location: , Maharashtra, India
Architect In Charge: Madhav Joshi
Design Team: Ketan Kulkarni, Amit Pimple, Alok Sabne, Neha Khaire
Area: 6200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Madhav Joshi and Associates

Pescados Capitales Restaurant / GonzalezMoix

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Architects: GonzalezMoix arquitectura
Location: San Borja, , Perú
Architect : Óscar González Moix
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 763.2 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

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Building O – University of Antwerp Auditorium and Research Building Winning Proposal / META architectuurbureau

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META architectuurbureau, in collaboration with SW, Technum, and landscape architects, West 8, were recently awarded the first prize in the for Building O, an auditorium and laboratory building for the University of . The new multi-disciplinary building, sited on the Drie Eiken campus in Wilrijk, will host 8 auditoriums, with the capacity to hold about 200-300 people, and 2 laboratories. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Courtesy of ELEV

Yading Cliff Building Competition Entry / ELEV

Located on a cliff at an altitude of 4100 meters high near Yading Village in China, the proposal for the Yading Cliff Building by ELEV (Elevation Workshop)… was inspired by the terrain of the cliff itself. The local mountain has

House 0405 / Simpraxis Architects

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Architects: Simpraxis Architects
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou, Stelios Zenieris, Stella Parpa
Construction: Nicodemou & Gavrias
Structural Engineer: Platonas Stylianou
Mechanical Engineer: Kikis Hadjifrangiskou
Electrical Engineer: Loukianos Raftis
Lighting Consultant: Dakis Sevastides
Area: 1,456 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Simpraxis Architects

Z House / nred arquitectos

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Architects: nred arquitectos
Location: Gran , Spain
Architect In Charge: José Antonio Sosa
Collaborators: Alejandra Vera, Ramón Cruz
Structure: Reveriego y Asociados
Rigger: María Sánchez Prada
Installations: Gimeno Ingenieros
Delineation: Miguel Suárez
Area: 850 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of nred arquitectos

Multi-Purpose Building For Central Termosolar Astexol-2 / Sáenz De Oiza Arquitectos

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Architects:
Location: Badajoz,
Design Team: Marisa Sáenz Guerra, Alberto Arroyo Antón , Adrián Romero Uriz
Client: elecnor.es
Budget: € 700,000
Area: 768.0 m2
Year: 2012
Photography: Carlos Arriaga

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Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Webinar: Subdivision Modeling with Grasshopper + Weaverbird

Taking place tomorrow, November 9th from 2:00-4:30pm EST, the Subdivision Modeling with Grasshopper + Weaverbird webinar put on by modeLab offers us a fluid way to create and control complex, continuous forms from simple shapes. Beginning with a presentation on…