Courtesy of Platon Issaias, Theodosis Issaias, Alexandra Vougia, Costandis Kizis
Courtesy of Platon Issaias, Theodosis Issaias, Alexandra Vougia, Costandis Kizis

Innovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex Second Prize Winning Proposal / Various Architects

Designed by architects Costandis Kizis, Platon Issaias, Theodosis Issaias, and Alexandra Vougia…, the second prize winning proposal for the Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex in Crete develops around two fundamental elements of space: light and soil. In

Maipu Building / Nicolás Campodonico

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Architects: Nicolás Campodonico
Location: , Santa Fe,
Design Team: Nicolás Campodonico, Martin Lavayen, Tomas Balparda
Collaborators: Mássimo Triches, Carolina Dangelo, Ylenia Arca, Laura Vitale, Enriqueta Brozzo, Pablo Taberna
Structure: Susana Boccaccio, Jose Moya
Area: 2,078 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Walter Salcedo, Summa+/Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, Martin Lavayen, Simon Deprez

Chalet in Les Diablerets / Charles Pictet Architecte

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Architects: Charles Pictet Architecte
Location: , Vaud,
Year: 2008
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects

New Culture Centre and Library Winning Proposal / schmidt hammer lassen architects

Designed to gather the city’s cultural functions under one roof, the winning proposal by schmidt hammer lassen architects… for the new cultural centre and library in Karlshamn, Sweden will be the city’s new meeting place. The 5,000 square metre cultural centre

Apartment Building CASP 74 / Bach Arquitectes

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Architects: Bach Arquitectes
Location: Barcelona,
Architects in Charge: Jaume Bach, Eugeni Bach
Collaborators: Robert Brufau
Area: 3,965.95 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: José Hevia

In Progress: Integrara Iztacalco / arquitectura 911sc

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Architects: arquitectura 911sc
Location: México D.F.,
Design Team: Ernesto Lomelí, Iván Cervantes, Edgar Romero Lugo, Arturo Carreón, Daniel Garcia Ramírez, Iraíz Corona
Structure: Federico Romo
Engineering: MCH Ingeniería
Client: Consorcio ARA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Design Studio HQ / Archer Architects

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Architects: Archer Architects
Location: , England, UK
Area: 1,204 sqm
Photographs: John Reynolds

Trademark Awarded to Apple Retail Stores

’s Typical Store Design © bfishadow via Flickr

Apple has successfully been awarded a trademark for the “design and layout” of their retail stores. Since opening their first in Virginia over a decade ago, the stores have been at the heart of the company’s branding, with the late Steve Jobs heavily involved in their design. Since, the growing presence of similar stores, including a familiar Microsoft chain launched in 2009, has left Apple feeling the need to protect its own distinctive style.

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KM House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

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Architects: Estudio Pablo Gagliardo
Location: , Santa Fe, Argentina
Construction: Obring Arquitectura
Area: 365 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio Pablo Gagliardo

Microsoft Milan / Flores Prats

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Architects: Flores Prats
Location: ,
Developer: Microsoft Italia + Vitali Spa
Engineering: Studio MPartner Srl
Botanical Advisory: Luigino Pirola
Interior: ReValue
Area: 150,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Flores Prats, Filippo Romano, Enzo Barraco

Turkey Summons Bids for World’s Largest Airport

Istiklal Caddesi in , Turkey © Karissa Rosenfield

In an effort to maximize Istanbul’s potential of becoming a bustling regional hub, Transport Minister Binali Yildirim has released a request for proposals to construct and operate what could potentially be one of the world’s largest airports. With the Ataturk – Turkey’s largest which handled nearly 45 million passengers last year – steadily reaching capacity and limited by land restrictions, the new $9 billion dollar, six-runway promises to expand the country’s aviation capacity with the potential of handling 150 million yearly passengers.

“The new airport project will be bigger than any other in Turkey and will be part of our plan to build a new city on the Black Sea coast,” Yildirim said, according to Bloomberg.

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Pago de Carraovejas Winery / Estudio Amas4arquitectura

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Architects: Estudio Amas4arquitectura
Location: Peñafiel,
Design Team: Fernando Zaparaín Hernández, Javier López de Uribe, Laya Fermín Antuña Antuña, Eduardo García García
Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
Area: 10,112.09 sqm
Photographs: José María Díez Laplaza

2013 Young Architects Award

2013 Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected fifteen recipients to receive the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award. Defined as professionals who have been licensed ten years or fewer, the Young Architects will be honored for making significant contributions to the profession and providing…

Banc Sabadell Headquarters / Bach Arquitectes

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Architects: Bach Arquitectes - Jaume Bach, Eugeni Bach
Location: ,
Area: 31,433.17 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

The 30 Architecture Docs To Watch In 2013

With awards season in full swing, Hollywood’s sparkly razamtaz occupies our television screens. But what about the unsung, architectural heros of ?  What about the films that are less ‘Schindler’s List’ and more ‘Schindlers Hauser’, less ‘Wrath Of Kahn’ and more ‘Louis Kahn’.  We look past the panoply of stars to bring you 30 of the best Architecture which will provoke, intrigue and beguile in 2013.

Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: Gardens by the Bay,
Masterplanners & Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Client: National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore
Structural Engineers: Atelier One
Area: 20,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

(((DB))) HOUSE / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

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Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: Sébastien sur Loire (44),
Area: 231.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Courtesy of Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events
Courtesy of Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events

INGLASS 2013 International Architecture Conference

Organized by the Order of Architects of Romania and ABplus Events, this year’s INGLASS International Architecture Conference, which takes place March 5, will feature Professor Wolf D. Prix, co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Austria, as the special…