FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2013

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The recently launched FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2013 competition is calling for projects that are new, restored, rehabilitated or converted, and must have been completed before December 31, 2012 in Asia or Australia. The jury seeks to understand how the project delivers specific, measurable outcomes. Entrants are encouraged to make a case for the building against the following criteria: Efficacy, Wellness, Embeddedness, Advocacy, Integration, and Adaptation. The Jury will nominate up to three projects in each category. The deadline for submissions is December 17. For more information, please visit here.

Niemenranta Elementary School / ALT Architects + Architecture Office Karsikas

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Architects: ALT Architects + Architecture Office Karsikas
Location: ,
Design Team: Martti Karsikas, Kalle Vahtera, Antti Karsikas, Ville-Pekka Ikola
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Ikola & Vahtera

Courtesy of Gimeno Guitart Architects
Courtesy of Gimeno Guitart Architects

Santa Maria Parish Center Proposal / Gimeno Guitart Architects

The project proposal for the new Santa Maria Parish Center in Bonavista offers a specific solution to the needs of the program and the liturgy. By focusing on the two premises recurrent throughout the history of the Catholic Church, monumentality…

Courtesy of Brazilian Architects Team
Courtesy of Brazilian Architects Team

City Hall Várzea Paulista Competition Entry / Brazilian Architects

Designed by Ana Cecília Tourinho, Analu Brandão, Gabriel Kozlowski, and Beni Barzellai…, their competition entry for the City Hall Várzea Paulista creates a unity among all the planned projects for the downtown of Várzea Paulista. By proposing

Reforma 27 / Alberto Kalach

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Architects: Alberto Kalach
Location: , Mexico
Architect: Alberto Kalach
Design Team: Ignacio del Río, Bolívar Garrido, José Luis Reyes, Héctor Módica, Iván Ramírez, Susana Pantoja, Ana María Martínez, Patricia Galdos
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

KREOD / Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture

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Using state-of-the-art parametric design tools and digital fabrication, KREOD brings together some of the most talented designers, engineers and innovative materials to challenge current thinking and showcase sustainable and forward-thinking building methods. Designed by of Pavilion Architecture, KREOD will be located next to Peninsula Square, between Emirates Air Line and The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula now until January 2013 . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Abbots Way / AR Design Studio

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Architects: AR Design Studio
Location: , UK
Architect In Charge: Andy Ramus
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Gardner

The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922-32

Richard Pare, Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Photograph © Richard Pare 2007.

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts will be hosting an on Russian Modernist Architecture starting October 11 through February 16, 2013. Featuring a wealth of rarely published material on architecture that spanned the empire of the , the 80+ large-scale photographs – documented by British photographer Richard Pare – provide unique insight into the movements of the Soviet revolutionary period.  More photos and information after the break.

The Rise of Design/Build Architecture Inspires “All Hale” Love Story

Hale County Animal Shelter / ; © griner

All Hale, a new film written by Anita Banerji, follows the story of college student Alice Walker who finds herself in a small town in Hale County, Alabama building a home for a family that is going through personal and financial hardship.  The movie is filmed on location, with a variety of unique Hale County architecture serving as the backdrop for a story that rekindles a love for “home-grown architecture”.  At a time when so much emphasis is focused on “starchitects” and the “Bilbao effect”, the story of this movie has a social agenda that highlights the backlash to this phenomena: the rising trend of design/build architecture.

Join us after the break for more on the underlying social inspiration of this film and a sneak peek at the trailer.

House SL / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

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Architects: Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos
Location: Aurelio Miro Quesada, San Isidro District,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 589.06 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

Courtesy of Morfearch
Courtesy of Morfearch

‘Mobilicity: Tirana Multimodal Station’ Proposal / Morfearch

Designed for the ‘Mobilicity: Tirana Multimodal Station’ competition, the second prize winning proposal consists in giving back an identity to the area. Designed by Morfearch…, the masterplan is not only a project of a railway station: it is a

14 Facts You Didn’t Know About Le Corbusier

by Willy Rizzo. Photos © Willy Rizzo.

Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965) will forever be known as an icon of Modernism, but did you know that the man who changed the face of architecture led quite the colorful personal life?

In honor of his 125th birthday, take a moment to check out some Corbu classics (perhaps Convent of La TouretteRonchampVilla SavoyeUnite d’Habitation, or Villa Roche) and read on to learn more about the man behind the myth – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret.

Fun Facts About Le Corbusier (including what Salvador Dalí had to say about him. It isn’t pretty) after the break!

MP House / OmasC Arquitectos

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Architects: OmasC Arquitectos
Location: Salinas de Oro, ,
Architect In Charge: Iria Comoxo Gómez & David Olmos Tapia
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Duosegno Visual Design

Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology
Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology

‘Thinking of Shadow’ Workshop by Satoshi Okada

Taking place October 18-23 at Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE, Japanese Architect, Satoshi Okada…, will be putting on an architectural workshop titled, ‘Thinking of Shadow’. As the founder of Satoshi Okada Architects, Okada is known for his

© Jamie Woodley
© Jamie Woodley

Spaceplates Greenhouse / N55 + Anne Romme

Originating from the ‘pure plate’ structure occurring in natural structures such as sea urchins, and based on a hexagonal geometry, the Spaceplates Greenhouse is being used for the first time this term by horticultural staff and students at City of…

GouweZone CO2 Free Offices / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

World Architecture Festival announces Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year Awards

Msheireb – Heart of Doha / Main square: Baharat Al Nouq / © John McAslan + Partners

In addition to yesterday’s announcement of the World Building of the Year Award, two further awards have also been awarded at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore:

Kallang River Bishan Park, Singapore, designed by Atelier Dreiseitl, has won the ‘Landscape of the Year’ Award and Msheireb – Heart of Doha, Qatar, designed by AECOM, has won the ‘Future Project of the Year’ Award.

Find out more about the awarded projects after the break.

World Architecture Festival announces the World Building of the Year 2012 / Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay

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Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, has won the World Building of the Year Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2012. The project, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, Grant Associates, Atelier One and Atelier Ten, was chosen from over 500 entries. More information and images after the break.