FRMP / A E I O U arquitectos

© José Antonio Lozano García – Marcos Cortes Lerín

Architects: A E I O U arquitectos
Location: Valladolid,
Architect In Charge: José Antonio Lozano García
Collaborators: Cristina Agudo García/Marcos Cortes Lerín/Rosa Andrés Pérez/Ana Hernando Asenjo
Area: 2,668 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Antonio Lozano García – Marcos Cortes Lerín

Library in Singuerlin / taller 9s arquitectes

© Adrià Goula Sardà

Architects: taller 9s arquitectes
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo
Area: 2,350 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà

T2 Retail Shop / General Design

© Daici Ano

Architects: General Design
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo,
Architect: Shin Ohori
Area: 99 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Daici Ano

Kimbell Art Museum / © Amit Khanna - Design Principal, AKDA
Kimbell Art Museum / © Amit Khanna - Design Principal, AKDA

Prospective Photo Essay: Kimbell Art Museum & Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth / Amit Khanna (AKDA)

Amit Khanna of Amit Khanna Design Associates (AKDA)… recently did a prospective photographic essay which highlights the Kimbell Art Museum by architect Louis Kahn, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  by architect Tadao Ando. His writing emphasizes his

Levels House / BAK Architects

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Architects: BAK Architects
Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province,
Design Team: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
Collaborators: Nuria Jover, Enzo Vitali
Land Area: 600 sqm
Area: 187.02 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of BAK Architects

Hub 01 – Mobile Student Housing Terminal / dmvA Architecten + A3 Architects

© Mick Couwenbergh

Architects: dmvA Architecten, A3 Architects
Location: Kortrijk,
Architect In Charge: vzw Katho, Katholieke Hogeschool Kortrijk
Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Emilie Dorekens, Sabine Rosseel
Structural Engineer: Bvba Studiebureel Vansteelandt
Area: 225 sqm
Photographs: Mick Couwenbergh

Zaha Hadid Seeing Double in China

Wangjing SOHO: East © ZHA

Eleven  projects are currently being constructed in China, however one of them has the international architecture mogul seeing double. Unfortunately, Hadid has found herself in a race to finish the Wangjing SOHO office and retail complex in Beijing before pirates complete their doppelgänger version in , a megacity near the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau.

As reported on Spiegel Online, the Dame claimed that the pirates are currently in the lead and building faster than SOHO. The original, which is set for completion in 2014, features three curved towers whose “shimmering”, metallic skin unifies the complex as each volume appears to “dance” around each other.

Hadid is not the first to be mimicked in China. Last year, a small UNESCO-protected village in Austria, Hallstatt, was recreated, brick for brick, in the subtropical district of Guangdong, China. You can find the complete story here.

UIAC / Landa Arquitectos

© Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

Architects: Landa Arquitectos
Location: León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Agustín Landa Vértiz
Area: 5,189.45 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

H3 / 314 Architecture Studio

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Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
Location: Athens, Greece
Architect In Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
Consultant Engineer: Fotini Karagianni
Construction: Mohamed Ahmed
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

Courtesy of JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Courtesy of JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano Proposal / JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

The proposal for the future Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano, designed by JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo…, will be developed in surface, in a place already occupied by the existing station, which will be deactivated after the new station starts operating.

Penzkoferhaus / Peter Haimerl Architektur

© Edward Beierle

Architects: Peter Haimerl Architektur
Location: , Germany
Year: 2012
Photographs: Edward Beierle

321 Ocean / TEN Arquitectos

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Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Location: 321 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Owner: AGM Aria
Are: 78,000 sq ft
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions

Birmingham Ormiston Academy / Nicholas Hare Architects

© Alan Williams Photography

Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
Location: Grosvenor Street, Aston, , West Midlands, UK
Structural Engineer: Nolan Associates
Services Engineer: M&E Engineers – RPS
Client: Lend Lease
Area: 8,990 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alan Williams Photography, Courtesy of

© Myluckypixel
© Myluckypixel

Development of the ‘Terrasses des Ponchettes’ Competition Entry / CAB Architects

Known for being a popular location for strolls during the 19th century, the Terrasses des Ponchettes is one of Nice’s historical areas that has declined considerably since the 60’s. CAB Architects… has aimed their proposal around two case studies. The

Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos

© Nelson Kon

Architects: GCP Arquitetos
Location: , São Paulo, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Sérgio Coelho (author); Daniel Mariano (co-author)
Coordinator: Alessandra Araújo
Project Team: Adriana Oliveira, Sílvio Diar te, Nuno Almeida, Taís Miyake, Tomás Brunoro, Maurício Reverendo, Lucas Verone e Deise Paz
Project Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt

This minimalist elementary school, located in Kumamoto and designed by Japanese architects Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu (CAt), is designed to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor space. Within the building, individual classrooms and spaces are loosely formed by L-shaped walls that feature foldable doors and flexible components. An abundance of courtyards and airy walkways are just some of the highlights, along with a wood deck activity space found on top of the roof.

Video via JA+U.

Best of 2012: Most Popular Projects

As probably you were expecting, here are the 10 most popular projects of 2012! Thanks to all our readers and collaborators for this great year. Happy 2013!

Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles

The New Year is almost here! Before you head out to celebrate, check out the most retweeted articles of 2012. From the world’s first underwater hotel to a list of the most helpful apps for architects, this round up will not disappoint. Cheers!

The complete, top ten list after the break.