Caretaker’s House / Invisible Studio + AA Inter 2

© Valerie Bennett

Architects: Invisible Studio
Location: Hooke Park, , Dorset, England
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Client: Architectural Association
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Valerie Bennett, Courtesy of

© Thorsten Arendt
© Thorsten Arendt

“Fluxus Module” Exhibition / modulorbeat

For the exhibition, “FLUXUS – Art for Everyone!” at Museum Ostwall in the Dortmunder U, modulorbeat… was commissioned to develop an exhibition architecture. Their ‘Fluxus Module’ project uses 300 items from the years 1958 to 2007 that critically address the

ITEP Le Home / Laurens & Loustau Architects

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Architects: Laurens & Loustau Architects
Location: impasse de la glacière, ,
Collaborator: Laurent Didier
Client: APEAJ
Area: 883 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stephane Chalmeau

Laguna Verde House I / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos + Carlos Bisbal

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Architects: Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos, Carlos Bisbal
Location: , Chile
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Francisca Domínguez

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Courtesy of Andrea Zittel
Courtesy of Andrea Zittel

Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts Winner: Andrea Zittel

Recognizing one exceptional artist every two years whose work transverses the boundaries between art and architecture, Andrea Zittel… came out as this year’s winner for the prestigious Frederick Kiesler Prize. Accepting the award just this month at the New Museum

Multipurpose Hall Finca del Lomo / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

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Architects: Equipo Olivares Arquitectos - Javier Pérez, Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta García
Location: , Spain
Year: 2010
Photography: José Oller, Javier Pérez

Klyde Warren Park / The Office of James Burnett

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Architects: The Office of James Burnett
Location: , TX, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dillon Diers Photography, Aerial Photography, Inc, Courtesy of The Office of James Burnett

Courtesy of J. Mayer H. Architects
Courtesy of J. Mayer H. Architects

New Institute Building for FOM / J. Mayer H. Architects

Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects…, the new, modern college seminar building for FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management University of Applied Sciences gGmbH will include approximately 1,400 student seats, office units, underground parking and a spacious, green campus.

Brick Pattern House / Alireza Mashhadmirza

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Architects: Alireza Mashhadmirza
Location: Tehran,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Alireza Mashhadmirza

Juniper Networks / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

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Architects: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey,
Design Team: Louis Ray, Matt Gamache, Kurt Volkman, Joe Valerio
Contractor: SJP Properties
Client: Juniper Networks
Area: 16,000 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Matt Wargo

Block House / Taylor + Reynolds

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Architects: Taylor + Reynolds
Location: Kew, , Victoria
Architects: Lauren Taylor, Jeremy Reynolds
Area: 554 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Update: Nasher Sculpture Center Controversy

© Tim Hursley

As an update to the article we posted several months ago regarding the disputed ‘hot spot’ in between Renzo Piano‘s Nasher Sculpture Center and the adjacent residential tower, the controversy is still a hot issue. The reflection caused by the sculpture center is still something they have not been able to solve. Any solution will be costly and difficult. The Nasher people have recommended louvers covering the tower’s south face. The tower people say that this will require a computer-generated engine for every window, about two years to study, even more time to install. And it may not work. More information after the break.

Villa préfabriqué in Collonges / Pierre-Alain Dupraz

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Architects: Pierre-Alain Dupraz
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Pierre-Alain Dupraz

Mei Li Zhou Church / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Hangzhou,
Principal: Toshio Tsushima
Project Architect: Takeaki Nakamoto
Area: 1,025 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Boat’s House at Millstätter Lake / MHM architects

© Paul Ott photografiert

Architects: MHM architects
Location: Seeboden, Carinthia,
Design Team: Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
General Contractor: STRABAG AG Villach
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Ott photografiert

Courtesy of DCPP
Courtesy of DCPP

Dr. York / DCPP Architects

Architects: DCPP ArchitectsPablo Perez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Area: 65 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of DCPP…

JDS Shortlisted For Master Plan in Lexington, Kentucky

Town Branch Commons bird’s eye view. Photo © Space Group and MIR

JDS Architects and 4 other national/international firms have been shortlisted to design a Master Plan for Town Branch Commons in Lexington, .

The Competition, which attracted over 23 proposals, poses an interesting challenge: to bring the Town Branch Creek, which has been underground for over 100 years, to the surface (an idea originally proposed in 2011 by architect Gary Bates and the Norway-based firm Space Group), and redesign the Commons as a two-mile linear stretch of green space to connect the eastern and western sections of downtown Lexington.

Lexington’s Downton Development Authority and the dean of University of Kentucky’s College of Design, Michael Speaks, were floored by the quality of the proposals they received – a fact Speaks attributes to Jeanne Gang‘s influence; the well-known architect has designed two plans in Lexington and lectured there recently. As Speaks told  Kentucky.com, “Firms have heard that Lexington is friendly to good design, that the mayor is knowledgeable and wants good design.”

Find out which other firms have been shortlisted, after the break…

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Concentration / FJL + Desarrollo Integral de Proyectos

© Cristián Ciolina

Architects: FJL + Desarrollo Integral de Proyectos
Location: Independencia, Santiago,
Architect In Charge: Francisco Javier Leiva
Coordinator Architect: Silvia Durán
Constructor: Ingevec S.A.
Technical Inspection: Juan Eduardo Mujica y Cía. Ltda.
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristián Ciolina