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ARBORETUM / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

  • Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
  • Location: Canberra, Australia
  • Collaborators: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Taylor CullityLethlean
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

H-Orange / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Area: 115.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Assemble Studio / Assemble

  • Architects: Assemble
  • Location: Northcote VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Quino Holland, Giuseppe Demaio and Ben Keck
  • Designed In Collaboration And Built By: Wes Old, Mark Coules, Lachlan Chapman and Maxi Walker
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tanja Milbourne

© Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne

Terminal 2A Heathrow / Luis Vidal + Architects

  • Architects: Luis Vidal + Architects
  • Location: Terminal One, Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hounslow, Greater London TW6 1AP, UK
  • Team: O.T. Ferrovial Agroman, Fhecor, Cg Proyectos, Solventa, Hoare Lea Consulting, Davis Langdon Schumann Smith, Warrington Fire Research, Reef Associates, Siemens- Vanderlande, Immodo, Carma, Euroestudios, Merebrook, Fractal, Gleeds
  • Area: 210000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LHR Airports Limited

Courtesy of LHR Airports Limited Courtesy of LHR Airports Limited Courtesy of LHR Airports Limited Courtesy of LHR Airports Limited

Small Project Awards Exhibit

Currently on display until August 22, AIA Chicago is honoring its Small Project Awards winners at 23 E. Madison in downtown Chicago as part of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. Designed in collaboration with Chicago-based branding firm a5, the exhibit offers yet another opportunity for AIA Chicago and its Small Practitioners Group to showcase the smaller-scale innovations that architects work on in their day-to-day practice. The third annual Small Firm/Small Project Award program recognizes high quality work from small Chicago architectural firms and exceptional small local projects. More images information after the break.

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Grimshaw + John Wardle Architects

As part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria, this design by Grimshaw + John Wardle Architects was selected as one of the shortlisted competition proposals for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. Their design conceives the station as an ensemble, each part precisely considerate of its place in the city. The theatrical nature of the station is amplified by the stitching of city to river. Landscape, bridges and vaults from the threads. More images and architects' description after the break.

M&M House / Stan Allen Architect

© Pablo Gerson © Pablo Gerson Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect

The Chazen Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

  • Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
  • Location: 750 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto

Spot Studios / Annvil

  • Architects: Annvil
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Designer: Anna Butele
  • Area: 269.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jurijs Vahrusevs

© Jurijs Vahrusevs © Jurijs Vahrusevs © Jurijs Vahrusevs © Jurijs Vahrusevs

A Peek Into Reiser + Umemoto's Latest Book

The O-14 building in Dubai, the subject of Reiser + Umemoto's latest book
The O-14 building in Dubai, the subject of Reiser + Umemoto's latest book

"I have always harbored the naïve idea that architecture brings people together – that its effects, however dependent on special expertise, move us in direct and elemental ways. The anxious crowds from the film Independence Day, like speakers of Esperanto, share a hope of solidarity beyond parochial or national interests in the face of an overwhelming alien presence. However clichéd this ‘Family of Man’ scenario is, it never ceases to fascinate; for it becomes clear that architecture, especially good architecture, is, like the aliens– alien. Indeed it is otherness, indifference as opposed to any humanist impulse, that illuminates something universally shared and felt, which paradoxically is more fully human than those ‘humane’ projects delivered with the best of intentions."

This paragraph, by Jesse Reiser of Reiser + Umemoto, is the first of an excerpt from O-14 Projection & Reception (AA Publications 2012). Through exhaustive documentation of O-14's design and construction, the book delves into the complex interrelationships between technology, expression and politics in the context of the ‘nowhere place’ of the global city. Both an account of a design’s realization and a manifesto, Projection & Reception contains Jesse Reiser’s explanatory and theoretical texts on the tower as well as critical essays by Brette Steele, Sanford Kwinter, Sylvia Lavin and Jeffrey Kipnis. Read the rest of the chapter "Independence Day" from O-14: Projection & Reception after the break...

Hygge House / Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink

  • Architects: Plain Projects, Pike Projects, Urbanink
  • Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Landscape Architect: Liz Wreford Taylor
  • Landscape Architectural Intern: Shawn Stankewich
  • Creative Director: Marcelle Lussier
  • Designer: Evan Marnoch
  • Architectural Intern: Colin Grover
  • Photographs: Jen Pauls, Evan Marnoch, Dan Harper, Liz Wreford Taylor

© Evan Marnoch © Evan Marnoch © Dan Harper © Liz Wreford Taylor

Fray León Building / Jorge Figueroa + Asociados

© Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco

Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts Competition

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation recently announced the international competition for the architecture concept of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts.The two stage competition is open to any architectural bureaus, professional architects and early career professionals or young company to propose their design concept of the future museum complex. Participants can submit their proposals August 20 - September 20. To register, and for more information, please visit their official website here.

Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe

  • Architects: Naoko Horibe
  • Location: Usa, Oita, Japan
  • Area: 66.25 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada