BUS:STOP Krumbach: 7 Architects, 7 Buildings, 7 Statements

© Adolf Bereuter

BUS:STOP Krumbach is a recently initiated project in the Bregenzerwald region of Austria that will pair seven well-known architecture offices from around the world with seven local architects and allow them to work together on the design of seven new bus shelters in the town of Krumbach. A true collaboration between tradition and innovation, national and international, BUS:STOP hopes to create a series of small and functional buildings with their own unique characters that tell not only the story of these architects, but also of this special region.

For the list of participating offices and to learn more about BUS:STOP, read on. 

Peanuts / UID Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: UID Architects
Location: ,Japan
Architect In Charge: Keisuke Maeda
Area: 11874.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of

Courtesy of Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Kairos project
Courtesy of Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Kairos project

Critical Distance Kairos Conference

Taking place this coming Friday, June 21st, at 7:00pm, the Critical Distance Kairos Conference is a free event presented by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Kairos project. Maurício Pezo and Sofía Von Ellrichshausen, with Pedro Gadanho, will host the event which is followed by the…

Peace Pavilion / Atelier Zündel Cristea

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
Location: Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green, , UK
Constructor: TP Arquitectura i Construccio Tèxtil
Exhibition Period: May/June 2013
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

© Luxigon
© Luxigon

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Pavilion 5 Finalist Proposal / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte…’s design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata

Heineken House Mexico / Art Arquitectos

© Paul Czitrom

Architects: Art Arquitectos
Location: Ciudad de México, México
Architect In Charge: Antonio Rueda
Collaboration: Ferry A. Tabelling, Menno Rombach
Area: 1,300 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul Czitrom

Name Observatory, Birdwatching Circuit / Mauricio Orlando Rojas Riquelme

© Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme

Architects: Mauricio Orlando Rojas Riquelme
Location: ,
Guide Architect: Gregorio Brugnoli Errázuriz
Area: 78 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme

Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.
Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie.

The proposal for the Taichung Cultural City Center by de Architekten Cie.… is composed of a well-defined system of voids as the museum and the library are designed as a flexible structure to be able to follow frequent changes in

Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Architects: Cobaleda & García Arquitectos
Location: , Madrid,
Architect In Charge: Luciano Cobaleda Hernández y Raúl García García
Structures: José Miguel Melo
Technical Architect: Ramón Chivite García
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Courtesy of Proiect Bucuresti
Courtesy of Proiect Bucuresti

Craiova Football Stadium Proposal / Proiect Bucuresti

Dedicated to football and designed by Proiect Bucuresti…, the new 40,000-seat Craiova stadium will replace the existing “Ion Oblemenco” stadium on the site in Romania. As a tribute to the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, the form of the main

12 Maisons de Ville / Agence Bernard Bühler

© Vincent Monthiers

Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: Bordeaux,
Consulting Engineers: ETBA (Béton) MATH ING. (thermique) EUROVRD (VRD)
Area: 1,080 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Desiree Castillo

In Progress: Porter School / Axelrod-Grobman Architects + NCArchitects + Geotectura

Porter School / , Axelrod-Grobman Architects,

Architects: Axelrod-Grobman Architects, NCArchitects, Geotectura
Location: Tel Aviv
Area: 3700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Yossef Cohen and Gilad Adin, Architect Dr. Yasha (Jacob) Grobman and Architect Irit Axelrod from Axelrod-Grobman Architects; Architect Nili Chen and Architect Nir Chen from NCArchitects; and Architect Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Cory from GEOTECTURA, Roy Kroizman, BRAUDE-MAOZ Landscape Architects, Nitzan Hafner and Gilad Adin

Infographic: How Our Cities Are Shaping Us

© Chris Yoon; http://www.behance.net/chrisyoon

Architects and city planners are becoming more and more familiar with the effects of our built environment.  This to-the-point infographic, designed by Chris Yoon, cites a few ways in which mid-20th century city planning trends have contributed to a growing obesity problem in the .  This data has alarmed scientists, planners and city officials into stressing the importance of redesigning the physical spaces so as to encourage physical activity and healthy choices.

What Does San Francisco’s New Apple Store Say About Commercial Architecture?

Rendering of the proposed Store in Union Square

This past May, Apple filed plans to close its existing flagship retail store at 1 Stockton Street in San Francisco and move it three blocks north to one of the city’s most popular spots: Union Square. This plan was met with enthusiasm from city officials until they realized that Apple, and the store’s architects at Foster + Partners, were disregarding a beloved bronze folk art fountain by sculptor Ruth Asawa that currently occupies the site. Many have also criticized the store’s design for being a characterless box of metal and glass that contributes nothing unique to the local landscape, raising awareness of a commercial architecture defined more by trademark and less by its surroundings.

More on Apple’s proposal in San Francisco and the problems of trademarked design after the break.

Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura

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Architects: Planta33 Arquitectura – Rodrigo Muñoz García
Location: , Toledo,
Area: 976 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon
Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon

‘FitNation’ Exhibition

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, from San Antonio to Cincinnati, communities and organizations across the United States are tackling heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases with a dose of powerful medicine: active design. Organized by AIA New York,…

Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler

© Vincent Monthiers

Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
Location: St Pierre du Mont,
Area: 5,270 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Vincent Monthiers, Courtesy of

Courtesy of Mode Lab
Courtesy of Mode Lab

Facades+ Performance Workshop

Presented by The Architect’s Newspaper and enclos, Mode Lab recently announced their upcoming Facades+ Performance Symposium in San Francisco taking place July11-12. The event consists of hands-on instruction by industry experts in a small, one-on-one, classroom setting. These workshops will…