Squashynski Squash Club / BUCK.ARCHITEKCI

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Architects: BUCK.ARCHITEKCI
Location: Jana Kazimierza 1/29, ,
Area: 520.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of BUCK.ARCHITEKCI

Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
Location: Loureiros nº6, , Spain
Design Team: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
Collaborators: Francisco González Varela, Carlos Bóveda, Manuel Sanmartín, René Valiñas, José Noya
Budget: 933,244.29 €
Promotor: Hermanos Liñares Bar
Year: 2010
Photographs: Santos Díez

PechaKucha Celebrates 10 Years!

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After coming to the realization that architects tend to talk way too much, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture devised a lecture format that ended up revolutionizing the way we present. For the past 10 years, PechaKucha 20×20 has inspired creatives from 600 to informally gather in dimly lit spaces around the globe and conduct 400-second presentations to their friends and colleagues. The beauty of PechaKucha Night is that anyone can participate – as long as they stick to the 20 image, 20 second format – thus providing ample amounts of stimulating information, ideas and inspiration in just a short, booze-filled night. Who wouldn’t like that?

Cheers, PechaKucha, to ten years and many more!

Follow this link to watch video from the 10th anniversary celebration and search through some of the best presentations at pechakucha.org.

UT Visual Arts Center / Lake|Flato Architects

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Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
Location: LBJ Library, The University of Texas at , , TX 78705, USA
Area: 30000.0 ft2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Frank Ooms,

Thomson Cottage Renovations and Addition / Bonnifait + Giesen

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Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen
Location: ,
Main Contractor: Dave Fabish Builders
Structural Engineering: Spencer Holmes Engineers
Client: Jeremy Thomson
Year: 2012
Photographs: Russell Kleyn

Zaha Hadid to Develop Plans for New London Airport

Zagreb Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects

As pressure mounts to solve the UK’s aviation crisis, the Mayor of has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) alongside a world-class team of aviation experts to develop plans for a new major airport in southeast England. The team is expected to resolve the debate on how and where the capital’s next multi-runway airport hub should be constructed, a decision that will play a critical role in the future of the British economy.

Zaha Hadid said: “This work is essential to deliver the most integrated transport solutions for London and the UK. It will enable London to maintain its position as one of the world’s most important economic, commercial and cultural centers; outlining the city’s future growth and development which has always been founded on global connectivity.”

See who made the list after the break…

City House / Architex

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Architects: Architex
Location: Auckland,
Site Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Simon Devitt

AIA College of Fellows Awards 2013 Latrobe Prize for “The City of 7 Billion”

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows has awarded Bimal Mendis and Joyce Hsiang of the Yale School of Architecture and Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, LLC the 2013 of $100,000 for their proposal, “The City of 7 Billion.” The research will study the impact of population growth and resource consumption on the built and natural environment at the scale of the entire world as a single urban entity. An antidote to the fragmentary analyses of current practices, this project will remove arbitrary boundaries and reframe the entire world as a continuous topography of development: the city of 7 billion.

The grant, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded biennially by the AIA College of Fellows for research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession.

More on “The City of 7 Billion” after the break…

RMIT Design Hub / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: RMIT University, , Australia
Architects In Charge: , Hayley Franklin
Associated Architects: Peddle Thorp Architects, Chris Godsell, James Hampton, Raf Nespola
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter

Courtesy of Arthur Kupreychuk
Courtesy of Arthur Kupreychuk

‘Under the Cloud’ Railway Station Proposal / Arthur Kupreychuk

Designed by Arthur Kupreychuk… , the proposal for the railway station, located in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, consists of a passenger terminal building and a hanging in the air cloud-canopy above it. The supporting structure of the canopy is similar to

Do Architects Really Understand the End-User?

Project RE:FOCUS / University of Florida

Since the time of Vitruvius, we architects have pondered the effect that our work might have on those who use the spaces we design; unfortunately, however, we set ourselves up as universal models, judging what ‘works’ or not for the occupants, without any explicit evidence to substantiate those ideas.  Of course, the profession has changed over the last three decades; the experience of the occupant is paramount, and evidence-based design – particularly when it comes to performative environments for work, health and learning – has risen substantially in importance.

But as much as we claim – as architects, interior and urban designers – to understand the people who will occupy the spaces we design, how much do we really? Where does our knowledge come from and how do we use it? Do we help contribute to the evidence? Do our clients (and, if they do, do they pay for it)?

Architectural Research Consultancy (ARC), a company that researches how the built environment affects the way people think, feel and act, is attempting to find out the answers to just these questions. And they’re conducting a brief, anonymous online survey (it takes only 2 minutes) to learn more. They’ll be publishing their data later in the year, and we’ll be sure to share those results with you.

So take the survey here, and when you’re done, let us know in the comments – how much do you feel architects know about the social and psychological needs of occupants? And how much do they actually take them into account in their designs?

Model Home Gallery / NADAAA

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Architects: NADAAA
Location: Seoul,
Principals In Charge: Nader Tehrani, Katie Faulkner, AIA
Project Coordinator: Kevin Lee
Project Team: : Dan Gallagher, Ellee Lee, Richard Lee, John Houser, Ryan Murphy, Samuel Jacobson, Tom Beresford, Tim Wong
Area: 105000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Horner

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City Buisness Centre / Andreescu & Gaivoronschi

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Architects: Andreescu & Gaivoronschi
Location: Timisoara
Author: Vlad GAIVORONSCHI
Co Author: Dan M. MUNTEANU
Photographs: Ovidiu MICSA

Courtesy of PYO arquitectos + NOMOS Groupement d'Architectes
Courtesy of PYO arquitectos + NOMOS Groupement d'Architectes

‘Stairway to Heaven’ Second Prize Winning Proposal / PYO Arquitectos + Nomos Groupement d’Architectes + Pascal Heyraud Architecte Paysagiste

Inspired by the adjacent canal’s pragmatic linearity and the industrial buildings located on the left bank, the second prize winning proposal, titled ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for the new high school appears as a linear volume located in the extension of…

Regional Labor Court / Corsi Hirano Arquitetos + Reinaldo Nishimura

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Architects: Corsi Hirano Arquitetos , Reinaldo Nishimura
Location: Goiânia – Goiás,
Project Leaders: Daniel Corsi, Dani Hirano e Reinaldo Nishimura (autores)
Competition Team: Laura Paes Barretto Pardo e Liana Paula Perez de Oliveira
Executive Project Team: Sérgio Matera, Thaís Velasco, Andrea Key Abe, Taís Lie Okano, Renato Borba e Pamella Porto Kaninski
Project Area: 85000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Nelson Kon

AD Classics: Walden 7 / Ricardo Bofill

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Walden 7 is a project implementing some of Ricardo Bofill’s earliest ambitions and addressing most of the problems of modern city life. It is located on the same lot as Taller de Arquitectura, based in the refurbished ruins of an old cement factory. The housing structure benefits from Bofill’s earlier research and the idea of providing public spaces and gardens for residents to enjoy an enhanced quality of living.

© David Agnello Photography
© David Agnello Photography

Filament Mind Installation / E/B Office

Filament Mind is a human information-driven installation by E/B Office …which is designed to visualize the collective curiosities and questions of Wyoming’s Teton County Library visitors through a dynamic and interactive spatial sculpture. The project is inspired by the concept

Bing Concert Hall / Ennead Architects

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Architects: Ennead Architects
Location: Lasuen Street, University, , CA 94305, USA
Design Partner: Richard Olcott
Management Partner: Timothy Hartung
Senior Designer: Stephen Chu
Project Manager: Steven Peppas
Project Architects: Chris Andreacola (Concept), Mahasti Fakourbayat (Design), Greg Clawson (Construction)
Project Team: Gary Anderson, Andrew Burdick, Jeff Geisinger, Kyo Jin, Joerg Kiesow, Stephen Kim, Lindsay McCullough, Charmian Place, Yong Roh, Andy Sniderman, Aimee St. Germain, Na Sun, Marcela Villarroel-Trindade, Todd Walbourn, Desiree Wong
Area: 112365.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeff Goldberg / Esto