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Dragonfly / iArc Architects

  • Architects: iArc Architects
  • Location: 1589 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Yoo, Kerl, Shin, Seunghyun
  • Co-Architect: Lee, Jinwook
  • Design Team: Sohn, Kirak., Hong, Sungkwan., Kim, UiHun., Park, Sangkyu., Park, Youngsoo., Park, Jaehun., Park, Bumjin., Kang, Younggu, Hwang, JungHun., Lee, Hyungju
  • Area: 1151.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Archframe

© Archframe © Archframe © Archframe © Archframe

House in Inokuchi / Koichiro Horiuchi

  • Architects: Koichiro Horiuchi
  • Location: Inokuchi, Nishi Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 132.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jin Hosoya

© Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya

Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team: Shaun Lockyer, Shane Marsh
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows

Calm / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: APOLLO Architects & Associates, Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area: 88.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

Design: A Long Term Preventative Medicine

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism has produced a new report examining urban health in eight of the USA’s largest cities, which has been translated into a collection of meaningful findings for architects, designers, and urban planners. With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas - a statistic which is projected to grow to 70% by 2050 - the report hinges around the theory that “massive urbanization can negatively affect human and environmental health in unique ways” and that, in many cases, these affects can be addressed by architects and designers by the way we create within and build upon our cities.

Museumkwartier ’s / Bierman Henket architecten

  • Architects: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Location: De Mortel 4, 5211 HV 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Joep Jacobs

© Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs

Inside Japan's "Crazy" Housing

Inspired by our wildly popular article "Why Japan Is Crazy About Housing," CNN has interviewed Tokyo-based author and architect Alastair Townsend in order to dig a bit deeper into why radical design has become more common in Japan. The video features interviews with the residents of House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, who share what it's like to live in a multi-storied home with step ladders and no walls, as well as Sou Fujimoto, who takes us on a tour of his whimsical, tree-house inspired House NA. Watch the video after the break.

Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

Avelar Brotero Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Bramberger Wins Competition to Design High Tech Campus in Austria

Austrian Bramberger Architects have won the international competition to design the new High Tech Center in Villach, Austria. The winning scheme proposes four blocks of buildings and a corresponding area of dedicated open spaces, articulated longitudinally by a main axle. This axle, named “Communications Promenade” acts as a central route between the buildings and, in the future, it is proposed to connect the surrounding buildings, promoting the necessary infra- structures for the creation of an investigation campus. 

Loft MM / C.T. Architects

  • Architects: C.T. Architects
  • Location: Bilzen, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge: Nick Ceulemans
  • Area: 80.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde

"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER

TOTEMENT | PAPER's competition proposal to design an international multipurpose cultural and leisure exhibition complex, close to Moscow's Kremlin, centers around resolving the aesthetic disconnection, or "visual conflict", between the image of a modern European city - defined by the Ismailovo hotel complex - and the historic context of the site. Their designs (two variations of each other of which one has won the competition) do not blend into the existing cultural monuments but rather offer a modern antidote to the issues of scale, perception and "grandiose historical stylization" that currently exists.

Office Building in Vitoria / LH14 Arquitectos

  • Architects: LH14 Arquitectos
  • Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Javier Arroyo, Jose Maria Sainz, Javier Perosanz, Beatriz Arroyo, Angel Luis Arroyo
  • Technical Architect: Luis Antonio del Rio
  • Facilities Engineering: Ofinco
  • Structure Engineering: Ferroestudio
  • Construction Company: Edhinor
  • Area: 15335.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: KS Fotografía

© KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía

Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng

  • Architects: Jike Zhicheng
  • Location: Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Collaborate Design: Tonghe Shanzhi
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng

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