© Michael Klausmeier
© Michael Klausmeier

GLASS Residential Tower Proposal / Terra Group + Rene Gonzalez Architect

Terra Group + Rene Gonzalez Architect… recently unveiled their design for GLASS, a new residential tower composed of 10 full-floor units located at 120 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. The 18-story, all-glass building is located in the South of Fifth

Affoltern Housing Development / EM2N

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Architects: EM2N
Location: Wehntalerstrasse, CH-8046 Zurich,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 29967.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roger Frei

Courtesy of Nic Moore + Monica Earl
Courtesy of Nic Moore + Monica Earl

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Third Prize Winning Proposal / Nic Moore + Monica Earl

Designed by architects Nic Moore and Monica Earl…, in collaboration with Lea Fernandez, Darryl Chandler, and Terence Yong, their third prize winning proposal for the Lodge on the Lake understands that a new Lodge needs both to fulfill the

Polar Securities Office / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Location: Toronto, Ontario,
Area: 12,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alex Lee

Graham’s 1890 Lodge Rehabilitation / Luis Loureiro + P-06 – Nuno Gusmão

© Fernando Guerra + Sergio Guerra

Architects: Luis Loureiro,  P-06 Atelier,
Location: Rua Rei Ramiro 514, Vila Nova de Gaia,
Architecture: Luis Loureiro
Design Team: Nuno Gusmão (Creative Director), Giuseppe Greco and Joana Proserpio (Designers)
Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Guerra + Sergio Guerra

2013 Burnham Prize Competition Winners Announced

1st place ‘Form vs. Uniform: Generative BRT Stations’ / Courtesy of Hesam T. Rostami and Bahareh Atash

Three cutting edge designs were just selected as the winners of the 2013 Burnham Prize competition, organized by the Chicago Architectural Club and Chicago Architecture Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Bus Rapid Transit Steering Committee. Titled, ‘NEXT STOP: Designing Chicago BRT Stations,’ the competition asked participants to integrate innovative and compelling transportation design into Chicago’s urban fabric. Awarded the first prize was the ’Form vs. Uniform: Generative Chicago BRT Stations’ proposal by designers Hesam T. Rostami and Bahareh Atash. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

Geo Metria / Mount Fuji Architects Studio

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Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Location: ,
Area: 123.95 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki

Pünktchen / Güth & Braun Architekten + DYNAMO Studio

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Architects: DYNAMO Studio, Güth & Braun Architekten
Architect In Charge: S. Braun, D. Güth
Interior Design: S. S. Rothenberger, K. Mainka, S. Braun
Facade Design:
Grafic Design: M. Scherer
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: P. Wünstel

Loughloughan Barn / McGarry-Moon Architects

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Architects: McGarry-Moon Architects
Location: , Northern Ireland, UK
Design Team: Jessica McGarry, Steven Moon & Adam Currie
Contractor: Alan Moon Joinery and Building Contractor
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Currie, Courtesy of

2013 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Announced

Hospitality Award: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea – Clubhouse / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design + Heerim Architects and Planners

In addition to honoring renowned architect Ray Kappe with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Business Council has awarded thirty-one county projects for their design excellence, sustainability and community impact at the 43rd annual LA Architectural .

The 2013 Los Angeles Architectural Award Winners:

Eastern District of Seville Police Station / Paredes Pedrosa

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Architects: Paredes Pedrosa / Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Area: 3,178 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Luis Asín

Searching for a Job in Architecture? 10 Things You Need to Know…

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For me, university was about finding the confidence to explore creativity, the notion of self, and determining my own measurements of expectation. Last year I wrote an article entitled “10 things you don’t get taught in architecture school,” which provided advice on how to succeed in an academic setting. Having now graduated, the following article is reflective of my first 2 years working full time in architecture.

My experience in the office so far has required another round of self-configuring: repositioning the value of free thinking, redetermining the notion of self within the larger context of someone else’s expectations, and managing my objectives with those of others. The measurement of success is no longer determined by me, but by various organisational objectives and requirements.

Essential to the journey of finding my current job, I have initiated substantial life changes that include establishing a career strategy, reevaluating how I position myself in the field of architecture, and questioning who I am as an individual and what I want to contribute to the profession.

After the break, the 10 things most responsible for my obtaining a job in architecture…

Raigal House / Marcelo Villafañe

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Architects: Marcelo Villafañe
Location: , Santa Fe,
Area: 161 sqm
Photographs: Walter G. Salcedo

In Discussion: Peter Zumthor Speaks with Michael Govan About the LACMA Redesign


In a crowed auditorium in central on Sunday, Swiss architect sat down with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Michael Govan to kickstart the opening of The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA. The hour-long discussion, captured in the video above, began with an insightful overview of Zumthor’s most famous works before moving to an in-depth conversation about the underlying ideas that drive Zumthor’s design for the highly anticipated LACMA overhaul.

The project – already six years in the making and yet still in its schematic phase – plans to replace LACMA’s aging cluster of three pavilions with an elevated, 21st century facility. A detailed project summary, alongside images captured from Zumthor’s 6 ton, concrete exhibition model, is available for you to review here on ArchDaily. Enjoy! 

Gota de Plata Auditorium Theatre / Migdal Arquitectos

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Architects: Migdal Arquitectos
Location: , Hidalgo, México
Photographs: Paul Czitrom, Werner Huthmacher

New Technology May Double the Height of Skyscrapers

Dubai Skyline; Flickr User rickz; Licensed via Creative Commons

Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE has unveiled a new hoisting technology that will enable to travel heights of one kilometer – twice the distance than currently possible.  The new development implies that the Burj Khalifa, whose longest elevator travels a distance of 504 meters, will not remain the world’s tallest building for very long.

Join us for more after the break.

Koica Library / Solis Colomer arquitectos

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Architects: Solis Colomer Arquitectos
Location: , Zona 13,
Area: 812 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos

CASE Wants your Brain! Share your BIM experience and help the software industry

CASE Wants your Brain! Share your BIM experience and help the software industry

CASE is working with HP to embark on the task of investigating the future of how the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry manages information and they want YOU for their survey. Help them out by answering a few harmless…