Courtesy of Gow Hastings Architects
Courtesy of Gow Hastings Architects

Durham College Centre for Food / Gow Hastings Architects

Expected to be completed in September 2013, the  Durham College Centre for Food will distinguish itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by taking advantage of its rural setting on a large suburban campus in Whitby Ontario to…

Call Center Querétaro / Studio Lamela Architects

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Architects: Studio Lamela Architects
Location: Queretaro,
Area: 93,578 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Courtesy of Hans van Heeswijk Architects
Courtesy of Hans van Heeswijk Architects

New Museum for Realistic Art for Hans Melchers / Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Located in the heart of Gorssel, in the east of the Netherlands, the new Museum for Realistic Art for Hans Melchers by Hans van Heeswijk Architects… will be housed in the former town hall of Gorssel. The museum will be

In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects

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Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Location: 218th Street,
Architect In Charge: Steven Holl, Chris McVoy
Design Team: Marcus Carter, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver
Associate In Charge: Olaf Schmidt
Area: 4,459 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Chris McVoy, Andy Ryan

The Glass House: “Conversations in Context”

The Glass House just concluded their second annual Conversations in Context, which presents visitors with the opportunity to join in a weekly evening tour and intimate conversation with industry leaders, including , , and more.

Since the 1940s, The Glass House has served as a place of inspiration, education and conversation across creative disciplines. Its 49-acre landscape, 14 architectural structures and world-class art collection continue to draw members of an international creative community to participate in its rich story. Conversations in Context continues Philip Johnson’s legacy of using the Glass House as a place to conduct ongoing seminars with architecture students and present emerging and established architects the opportunity to discuss the current state of the industry.

The video above features Architect, critic, and historian Kenneth Frampton, along with Dean Mark Wigley from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Follow us after the break for a few of our favorite conversations from this year’s series.

Kiarong House / Moh Hack & Partners

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Architects: Moh Hack & Partners
Location: Kiarong, , Darussalam
Area: 348 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Tey

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© Doug And Wolf

Japan National Stadium Competition Entry / Jackson Architecture

Designed by Jackson Architecture…, their proposal for the Japan National Stadium is a new stadium in a park, where nature is apparent and can be integrated. Car parking, buses, community and service facilities exist below the park: neighborhood recreation

Salmtal Secondary School Canteen / SpreierTrenner Architekten

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Architects: SpreierTrenner Architekten
Location: , Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Area: 1,122 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Guido Erbring Architekturfotografie

Sustainable Market Square Second Prize Winning Proposal / PMG Architects

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Designed by PMG Architects, their second prize winning proposal for the sustainable market square competition in lets itself be admired, but only reveals itself partially and gradually in using a variety of different architectural elements. Beneath the immense arched galleries, as airy as they are luminous, the architects try to grasp the thousands of riches of this place, so many vibrant fragrances and unknown colors, enticing flavors, and colorful spices. From one arc to another, from one vendor to his counterpart, from one ambiance to its contrary. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Corpo Santo House / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

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Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
Location: Leça da Palmeira, ,
Design Team: Rui Cerqueira Barros _ arch. – Cesar Barros _ eng. – Joaquim Barros _ eng. – Paulo Duval Sobreira _ arch. – Fernando Barbosa – Eugenio Pinto
Construction: JCA Construções
Area: 160.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Campos, Courtesy of Rui Cerqueira Barros

Courtesy of Materium
Courtesy of Materium

Bukit Panjang Hawker Center International Competition Entry / Materium

The Bukit Panjang Hawker Center proposal by Materium…, which was announced as one of the finalists in the international competition, manifests and promotes the food culture of Singapore. Composed of a unique program, the project is a humble social

Municipal Healthcare Centres San Blas + Usera + Villaverde / Estudio Entresitio

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Architects: Estudio Entresitio
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
Design Team: Jorge Martínez, Laura Frutos, Vincent Rodriguez, Fabrice Quemeneur, Filipe Minderico, Clara Rodríguez, Marco Plazzogna, Miguel Crespo, Alvar Ruiz
Client: Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Area: 5,430.82 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: Roland Halbe, Raúl Belinchón

MFH Lohn-Ammannsegg / phalt architekten

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Architects: phalt architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Project Team: Cornelia Mattiello, Frank Schneider, Mike Mattiello, Annette Reichlin, Susanne Frank, Susanne Büchi, Matthias Knuser
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dominique Wehrli, Joel Tettamanti

Courtesy HangarBicocca Foundation, Milan
Courtesy HangarBicocca Foundation, Milan

‘On Space Time Foam’ Exhibition / Studio Tomas Saraceno

On display until February 3rd at the HangarBicocca in Milan, the ‘On Space Time Foam’ suspended art exhibit by Studio Tomas Saraceno… is composed of a transparent surface accessible to visitors, hanging at a height of 20 metres and covering

Freedom Park, Phase 1 / GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA

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Architects: GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA
Location: , Gauteng,
Year: 2008
Photographs: Graham A. Young

Hotel & Catering School / Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graca Correia

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Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura + Graca Correia
Location: , Portugal
Collaborators: Ana Neto Vieira, Nuno Miguel Ferreira, Telmo Gervásio Gomes, Ricardo Cardoso, Pedro Gama, Nuno Vasconcelos
Client: Fundação Robinson
Area: 4,005 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Luis Ferreira Alves, Courtesy of Eduardo Souto de Moura +

Stirling Campus in Forth Valley College / Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Location: , Scotland
Project Managers: Davis Langdon
Main Contractor: Miller Construction
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Group
Quantity Surveyor: Turner Townsend
Landscape Architects: Horner + MacLennan
Client: Forth Valley College
Area: 7,900 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dave Morris

Gensler to Envision the Office Building of the Future

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Last year, Gensler‘s LA Office researched how they could turn an existing building into more useful and sustainable structures. By highlighting the architectural phrase of ‘hacking the planet’, they even envisioned a plan to hack the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC (and LA’s Union Bank) by adding residences, big box retailers and a rooftop soccer field. As part of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) competition, their vision for the office building of the future focused on how offices could become obsolete unless we turn them into useful spaces that improve the overall urban fabric.

More images and architects’ description after the break.