Double Church for Two Faiths / Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners

© Christian Richters

Architects: Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects And Urban Planners
Location: im Breisgau, Germany
Architect In Charge: Susanne Gross
Project Leader: Sándor Forgó
Photographs: Christian Richters

Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects
Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects

New Vision for Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 Forecourt / Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw Architects… recently announced their completion for a detailed masterplanning study for Fraport, which provides a new vision for the existing forecourt area at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1. Using creative design solutions, the masterplan embraces the challenges presented at the

Casa La Punta / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

© Marcos García

Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Location: Punta Mita, Nayarit,
Architects In Charge: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
Area: 795.0 m2
Proyect Year: 2012
Photography: Marcos García

Never Built: Los Angeles

Never Built: Los Angeles will present a thorough compendium of projects by some of the worlds most celebrated architects that never made it past the drawing board. After two years of extensive research, countless untold stories and hundreds of beautiful designs – many promoting a denser, more vibrant – have been unearthed. Co-curated Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, Never Built: will present the most visionary designs that had the greatest potential of reshaping the city and question why they were never built. Forgotten, yet innovative projects from Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and more, will be presented.

The research and exhibition design is complete. However, they need your (tax deductible) donations to help make Never Built: Los Angeles a reality. Learn more and support the exhibition on Kickstarter!

The exhibition plans to open this spring at Los Angeles’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum.

Six Teams Shortlisted for Museum and Educational Center in Moscow


A shortlist of six international teams has been chosen to advance to the second stage of the architectural competition for the Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov State University.

The competition’s objective is to create a Museum and Educational Center that will compliment the historic Moscow Polytechnic Museum – one of the largest and oldest technical museums in the world – on the new territory of the Moscow State University (MSU). The new center is envisaged as a meeting point for the Russian and international scientific community. It will demonstrate the most recent scientific and technological discoveries using state-of-the-art multimedia technologies, for accommodating multiple displays and exhibitions as well as for conducing scientific educational programs for over 1.3 million annual visitors.

The shortlisted design teams are:

Is the American Dream Shifting Towards Density, In-fill Housing and Accessibility to Amenities?

Ipera / Alataş Architecture Consulting © Gürkan Akay

A recent survey into the billing activity of architecture firms across the country has revealed a growing trend in homeowners’ preferences. The Home Survey released a series of charts, marking the rise between 2011 and 2012 of preferences for low maintenance, and energy efficiency home options with a rise in a desire for homes that have a proximity to neighborhood amenities. What this means is that home buyers are moving away from the auto-centric lifestyle of mid century suburbs and are coincidentally opting for the more sustainable choice where walking and public transportation may take preference. AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA, notes that in many areas, there has been a rise in interest in urban infill locations over exurbs, and a general push within communities for public accessibility and proximity to work places, retail options and open space.

What is behind this trend? Is the influence of sustainable design breaking into the mainstream of the American home-buying conscience? Is sustainability changing the “American Dream”?

Iron Gallery / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

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Architects: Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio
Location: , Tokyo,
Contractor: Eiger Co. Ltd, Noriaki Fujii, Koji Misaki
Structure: K. Nakata & Associates, Katsuo Nakata, Takashi Takamizawa
Steel Fabrication: Tokyo Kentetsu, Kenji Sasaki, Shuuji Matsushima, Masamoto Kondo
Client: Mori Building Co. Ltd
Area: 97.33 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

© Jaime Rojo
© Jaime Rojo

Lego Housing Units on the Street / Jaye Moon

In an effort to alleviate some of the stress and frustration associated with New York’s continued housing crisis, Jaye Moon…, a Brooklyn-based street artist, decided to leave new buildings made of Legos cradled in the limbs of trees, or

In Progress: Novo Nordisk Corporate Centre / Henning Larsen Architects

© Dragør Luftfoto ApS

Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Location: Bagsværd,
Lanscape Architect: SLA
Engineer: Alectia
Area: 50,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of , Dragør Luftfoto ApS

JWT by Arquitectura e Interiores, Bogota, Colombia, Award: Best of Category
JWT by Arquitectura e Interiores, Bogota, Colombia, Award: Best of Category

2012 IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America Awards

The IIDA recently released the photos on the winning projects for their 2012 Best Interiors of Latin America Competition. The competition was created to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects that represent the highest level of creativity, originality…

Al Punto Restaurant / Estudio Mariano Martin

© Ángel Baltanás

Architects: Estudio Mariano Martin
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Isabel Martínez
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ángel Baltanás

Courtesy of Jaeger and Partner Architects
Courtesy of Jaeger and Partner Architects

Hanking Nanyou Newtown Urban Planning Design Proposal / Jaeger and Partner Architects

Jaeger and Partner Architects… shared with us their Hanking Nanyou Newtown Urban Design proposal for the renovation of a parcel of Nanyou in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Their concept focuses on creating a ‘multi-functional ring’ which combines the planning theories of

Forest Road Youth Centre / Matthew Lloyd Architects

© Mikael Schilling

Architects: Matthew Lloyd Architects
Location: , UK
Project Architect: Alex Sherratt
Project Manager: Regen First
Structural Engineers: Akera Engineers
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
M&E Engineers: Mendick Waring
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mikael Schilling

Bus Station in Los Lagos / TNG Arquitectos

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Architects: TNG Arquitectos - Rodrigo Gil Camps, José Manuel Navarrete
Location: Region,
Collaborators: Diego Olguín, Daniel Henriquez
Structural Engineer: Santolaya Ingenieros – Carlos Sepúlveda
Building Area: 504 sqm
Site Area: 2,270 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of TNG Arquitectos

Valparaíso Cultural Park / HLPS

© Cristobal Palma

Architects: HLPS
Location: , Chile
Architecture: Jonathan Holmes, Martin Labbé, Carolina Portugueis, Osvaldo Spichiger
Collaborators: Nicolás Frienkel, Jorge Síviero, Carolina Moore
Area: 8,711 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Güiro Art Bar / Los Carpinteros + Absolut Art Bureau

© Roberto Chamorro, Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery

Architects: Los Carpinteros
Location: , FL, USA
Collaborators: Absolut Art Bureau
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roberto Chamorro

New Theatre in Montalto di Castro / MDU Architetti

© Pietro Savorelli

Architects: MDU Architetti
Location:  Province of Viterbo,
Design Team: Alessandro Corradini, Valerio Barberis, Marcello Marchesini, Cristiano Cosi
Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
Structural Engineers: ACS ingegneri
Mechanical And Electrical Engineer: Federico Boragine
Site Area: 10,888 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Lorenzo Boddi

Social Housing Apartments / VORA Arquitectura

© Adrià Goula

Architects: VORA Arquitectura
Location: , Illes Balears,
Design Team: Pere Buil, Toni Riba
Collaborators: Eva Cotman, Ondrej Fabian, Rui Santos
Structure: Bernuz-Fernàndez Arquitectes
Installations: Quadrifoli Gestió Integral De Projectes
Area: 3,170 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula