Maryhill Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation Project / GBD Architects

© Josh Partee

Architects: GBD Architects
Location: , Washington,
Principal In Charge: Gene Callan
Design Team: Agustin Enriquez, Dick Kirschbaum, Lucas Posada
Area: 25,500 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Josh Partee

S11 House / ArchiCentre

© Lin Ho

Architects: ArchiCentre
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Architect In Charge: Tan Loke Mun
Civil & Structural: Jurutera Perunding TSSC
Landscape: Tan Loke Mun
Contractor: Atlantic Builders
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lin Ho

Miraflores House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

© Walter Salcedo

Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
Location: Funes, Santa Fe Province,
Design Team: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
Project Area: 194 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Walter Salcedo

House FF / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

© Quiroga Carrafa

Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
Location: Avenida Nordelta, Buenos Aires Province,
Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz
Project Team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni
Structural Engineering: José Zaldua
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Quiroga Carrafa

Eduardo Souto de Moura to receive Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

 © Francisco Noguei

Breaking news from Tel Aviv: The Wolf Foundation has announced that Pritzker Prize laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura will be honored with ’s prestigious Wolf Prize. The Portuguese architect was named “to reward his advancement of the craft and ideas of architecture.”

Since 1978, Wolf recipients have been annually award to honor those who have advanced the fields of art and science. Often, they are considered to be strong contenders for Nobel prizes, as about one out of every three laureates in chemistry, physics and medicine have gone to receive the Nobel.

Learn more after the break…

BAE Systems – Sterling Heights Facility / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: Michigan,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

13 Class Primary School in Beausoleil / CAB Architects

© Serge Demailly

Architects: CAB Architects
Location: Beausoleil,
Design Team: Jean-Patrice Calori, Bita Azimi, Marc Botineau
Area: 3,482 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Serge Demailly

UK Exhibition: Prototyping Architecture

Photocell Mesh / Philip Beesley; Courtesy of The Building Center

Merging the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, academics and artists, Prototyping Architecture explores the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality contemporary design. The exhibition, which runs at The Building Centre from January 11 to March 20, places an emphasis on research and experimentation to illustrate how trial assemblies can inform architecture with maquettes, models and full-scale sample productions on show from around the world.

Professor Michael Stacey, Director of Architecture at the University of stated: “Prototyping Architecture celebrates vital methods of design development with new technologies that potentially herald the beginning of a second industrial revolution. The exhibition forms a bridge between architecture, engineering and art – with exhibits that are truly beautiful.”

More on Prototyping Architecture after the break.

Lordelo Pharmacy / José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto

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Architects: José Carlos Cruz – Arquitecto
Location: ,
Civil Engineer: NORVIA
Mechanics Engineer: GET_Raul Bessa
Area: 522.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG

AIA Comments on “Fiscal Cliff” Vote

The American Institute of Architects () today issued the following statement in reaction to the House and Senate votes approving the “Fiscal Cliff” deal negotiated by Congressional leaders earlier this week. The statement should be attributed to President Mickey Jacob, FAIA:

“On the plus side, the agreement prevents a tax increase on millions of Americans and small businesses. It also extends several business tax incentives that help create jobs and promote design and construction, including for schools and energy efficient homes.”

More after the break…

AD Interviews: Andrew Grant

During the World Architecture Festival, held this October in Singapore, we had the opportunity to interview one of the ’s most succesful landscape architects: Andrew Grant. On the occasion, the project, Gardens by the Bay, in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects, was awarded the World Building of the Year Award.

Andrew Grant, who was recently named Royal Designer for Industry, formed Grant Associates in 1997. The practice has been focused on the blurry boundary between architecture and nature, using landscape design as a tool for sustainable innovation on different scales, from sub-regional planning to the smallest detail of a new landscape.

A perfect example of this is the Cooled Conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay project, where architecture and nature become one to produce a naturally breathing machine.

More about Gardens by the Bay in the following video:

Yingjia Club at Vanke Beijing / Neri & Hu

© Shen Zhonghai

Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shen Zhonghai

FRMP / A E I O U arquitectos

© José Antonio Lozano García – Marcos Cortes Lerín

Architects: A E I O U arquitectos
Location: , Spain
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: , Tokyo, Japan
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, Argentina
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