Ecole ITP / A229

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Architects: A229
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Photographs: Serge Brison

Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects

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Architects: Balance Associates Architects
Location: Seattle, WA,
Design Team: Balance Associates, Tom Lenchek AIA, Lauren Tindall Crocco, Kelby Riegsecker
Landscape Architect: Allworth Design
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

Cornell releases preliminary renderings of NYC Tech Campus

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The central campus esplanade with large open space, a key feature of the proposed campus plan. © Kilograph

To celebrate the start of a seven-month land use review process, Cornell has released preliminary renderings of the first academic building planned for Cornell Tech – the new world-class technology and entrepreneurship campus in City that was masterplanned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM).

The modern campus strives to rethink academic workspace, prioritize environmental performance, and exploit the unique urban condition of Roosevelt Island. In May, Pritzker Prize laureate , founder of Morphosis, was appointed as architect of the first landmark building, which will set the stage for the carbon positive campus.

Continue after the break to learn more.

House in Hanareyama / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Hirotaka Kidosaki, Satoshi Itasaka
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Kidosaki Architects Studio

Leonardo / Andrea Klimko Architecture

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Architects: Andrea Klimko Architecture
Location: Trnava,
Author: Andrea Klimko
Co Author: Pavol Kollár
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: L`ubo Stacho, Andrea Klimko, Miro Nôta, Robert Vrlák

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Fumihiko Maki to design Cultural Center and University in London

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Japanese modernist Fumihiko Maki has been chosen to design a cultural and university complex on a 67-acre Kings Cross development in London. As reported by the Evening Standard, the 84-year-old, Pritzker Prize-winning architect will design two buildings for the Aga Khan Development Network – an organization who leads the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

The two projects are among five, totaling a half million square feet, that are being commissioned by the Network at Kings Cross. It is unsaid of who will design the other three buildings. However, preliminary designs studies are under way and formal appointments will be announced shortly.

48 Logements – Vitry sur Seine / Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture

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Architects: Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architecture
Location: , France
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

The London ‘LidoLine’ – Swim to Work on Y/N Studio’s Proposal

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[Y/N] studio has an exciting new proposition for you if you happen to live in London, England, near the Regents Canal called LidoLine.  If you are tired of public or bored of walking or cycling to work, [Y/N] studio suggests swimming to work along one of London’s canals. The ambitious project, runner-up in the 2012 Landscape Institute Ideas Competition of London, has many unresolved considerations, but the fundamental desire to reinvigorate and address the potential of public space along London’s canals is certainly admirable.  Being a bit far-fetched, the design has rallied a few criticisms, but let’s consider what the project really addresses.

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House 0614 / Simpraxis Architects

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Architects: Simpraxis Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Christodoulou
Design Team: Christos Pasadakis, Maria Karydou, Stelios Zenieris, Stella Parpa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marios Christodoulides, Christos Papantoniou

Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture at the IIT

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Starting today, “Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture” will feature an interesting group of Chilean practices whose work represent the new architecture of the country.

The Exhibit Organized by the Universidad Finis Terrae de and the Illinois Institute of Technology will be on display at the Crown Hall, , until October 22nd. A lecture, with Alberto Moletto, Ignacio Volante and Felipe Assadi, will take place on the 16th at 6PM. The book “Matter @ Contex” published by UFT will also be launched at the event.

More about the curation and images of the selected projects after the break:

SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition Library Exhibition

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Opening this Friday, October 19th, at 7pm in the SCI-Arc gallery, the Graduation Pavilion Competition Exhibition documents the four faculty entries in the competition organized this past summer to select a winning design for the ArtPlace-funded outdoor pavilion, scheduled to be completed in spring 2013. SCI-Arc invited faculty members Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Elena Manferdini, Marcelo Spina (winning entry) and Tom Wiscombe to submit concepts for a design of an innovative, technically implementable, and visually remarkable multi-purpose pavilion. The resulting stage is set to host several upcoming graduation ceremonies, noteworthy symposia and presentations, as well as outreach cultural developed in partnership with the surrounding Arts Community. The is on view until December 2. More images and architects’ description of their proposals after the break.

Catch the Tree Spa / LAND Arquitectos

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Architects: LAND Arquitectos
Location: , Santiago,
Design Team: Cristobal Valenzuela Haeussler, Angela Delorenzo Arancivia
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

Vertical Loft / Shift Architecture Urbanism

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Architects: Shift Architecture Urbanism
Location: , The Netherlands
Design Team: Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans
Photographs: Rene de Wit & Jeroen Musch

2011 Gold Medal Winner - The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center, Dallas TX
2011 Gold Medal Winner - The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center, Dallas TX

Call for Entries: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) recently launched their 2013 call for entries for their biannual competition which celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. The…

Giants Causeway Visitor Centre / Heneghan & Peng Architects

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Architects: Heneghan & Peng Architects
Location: , UK
Design Team: Monika Arczynska, Jorge Taravillo Canete, Chris Hillyard, Kathrin Klaus, Carmel Murray, Padhraic Moneley, Catherine Opdebeeck, Helena del Rio
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Connemara / Peter Legge Associates

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Architects: Peter Legge Associates
Location: Connemara National Park,
Design Team: Peter Legge, Cornelia Legge, Carolina Sardinha, Lisa McSharry
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

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Courtesy of Florida International University

Chad Oppenheim to Speak at Florida International University

Taking place October 18th at 5:00pm, Chad Oppenheim… will deliver his ‘Enhance Life’ lecture at Florida International University where he will be showing projects of various scales that his firm, Oppenheim Office, is completing around the world that serve the

JKC1 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

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Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location: ,
Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell