Stone House / Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect
Location: Luberon,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

Berri Residence / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Montréal, Quebec,
Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Amelie Melaven
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Tower Restoration in Huercal-Overa / Castillo Miras Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Castillo Miras Arquitectos
Location: , Almería,
Architect In Charge: Mercedes Miras Varela, Luis Castillo Villegas
Design Team: Daniel Lopez Martinez, Luis Hervas Lopez
Area: 3,483 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Courtesy of Romano Adolini Architetto
Courtesy of Romano Adolini Architetto

New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Architetto

Romano Adolini Architetto shared with us their design for a …new residential complex, carved into the vertical face of an abandoned tufa stone quarry in Civita Castellana, near Viterbo, Italy. Their scheme is a modern reinterpretation of a manner of

Fisherman’s House / ELASTICO + Cesario Carena

© Pino Dell’Aquila

Architects: ELASTICO + Cesario Carena
Location: ,
Design Team: Simone Carena, Stefano Pujatti, Cesario Carena, Francisco Del Gado, Manuela Luis y Garcia, Luca Macrì, Davide Musmeci, Ester Musso, Cristina Negri, Giovanni Tironi
Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Pino Dell’Aquila

CSMVS – Visitor Centre at the Prince of Wales Museum / RMA Architects

© Rajesh Vora

Architects: RMA Architects
Location: , India
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rajesh Vora, Edmund Sumner

Elena Garro Cultural Center / Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc

© Sandra Pereznieto

Architects: Fernanda Canales, arquitectura 911sc
Location: , Mexico
Artistic Collaboration: Paloma Torres
Landscape: Hugo Sánchez, Tonatiuh Martínez
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto, Jaime Navarro

Sagaponack / Bates Masi Architects

© Michael Moran

Architects: Bates Masi Architects
Location: , NY, USA
General Contractor: Wright & Co. Construction
Interior Designer:
Landscape Architect: Stephen Stimson
Area: 8,965 sq ft
Photographs: Michael Moran

Shino / Kimura Matsumoto

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Architects: Kimura Matsumoto
Location: ,
Structure Engineers: Eisuke Mitsuda
Area: 118.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

Courtesy of South China Morning Post

It has been twenty years since the of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that details the facts and figures of what life was like inside this architectural oddity. 

Read more about the madness that was KWC after the break…

Single Family House / Brandt + Simon Architekten

© Michael Nast

Architects: Brandt + Simon Architekten
Location: Berlin,
Architect In Charge: Ralph Brandt, Martin Simon
Structural Framework: Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
Area: 784 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Michael Nast

Farshid Moussavi Architecture Wins Jardins de la Lironde Competition


This unconventional stack of shifting floor plates forms what will soon be a new, 36-unit apartment block in French city of . City officials released the news this week, naming Farshid Moussavi Architecture as winner of the Jardins de la Lironde competition.

The 11-story tower’s unique shape will offer residents expansive balconies with coastal views and a ground level restaurant. Construction is expected to begin in 2014, marking the first phase of a master plan to construct 12 new buildings in the Port Marianne district.

More images and plans of the Jardins de la Lironde tower after the break…

Police Headquarters / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín

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Architects: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
Location: Granada,
Architect In Charge: Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
Engineering: OTINGAR S.L.
Structure Calculation: OTINGAR S.L.
Collaborators: Luis Miguel París López
Technical Architect: Miguel Fernández Melguizo
Area: 2751.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

Vestas Technology R&D Centre by aarhus arkitekterne a/s
Vestas Technology R&D Centre by aarhus arkitekterne a/s

Troldtekt Acoustic Panels: Sustainable certification

Presented by Troldtekt

Since 1885 Troldtekt has been manufacturing acoustic panels made of entirely natural materials. Their products, which were used in the first Danish building to achieve Platinum LEED certification, can help architects meet LEED, BREEAM and DGNB standards for their buildings. Engineering consulting firm Ramboll has now documented Troldtekt products and analysed how they can help architects towards designing more sustainable buildings.

Read more…

Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

Icon: Claridge Homes Proposal / Hariri Pontarini Architects

Icon: Claridge Homes is set to become Ottawa’s tallest tower at 45-storeys, transforming the cityscape of the country’s capital and setting a new standard for high quality design and smart densification in the city. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects…,

Make Your Summer Count with Global Architecture Brigades

While other architecture students spend their summers strolling the streets, seeing the sights, and contently sketching, you could be getting your hands dirty, turning your designs into reality, and making a difference in a community that needs you.

Every summer, Global Architecture Brigades (GAB) activates student volunteers to work with a community in Honduras, helping them alleviate needs in health and education. The program isn’t a lesson in a charity; it’s a hands-on experience of the community-entrenched work of a designer of the 21st century.

Read more about Global Architecture Brigade’s work in Honduras, and how you can get involved, after the break…

Airport Industrial Park / EDDEA

© Jesus Granada

Architects: EDDEA
Location: , Spain
Architect: José Mª de Cárdenas, Ignacio Laguillo, Harald Schönegger
Design Team: Covadonga Varela,Ignacio Orellana, Felipe Clemente, Norberto Bueno, Salvador Sánchez, Raúl Toledo
Area: 13,897 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesus Granada

Belvedere / MOVEDESIGN

© Yosuke Harigane

Architects: MOVEDESIGN
Location: Nagasaki,
Architect In Charge: Mikio Sakamoto
Area: 148.83 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yosuke Harigane