Melkwegbrug / NEXT Architects

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Architects: NEXT Architects
Location: Purmerend,
Dimension: 66m
Photographs: Jeroen Musch, NEXT Architects

Media Architecture ‘Oscars’ Awards Announced

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The Media Architecture ‘Oscars’ were recently awarded for the first time at an internationally well attended ceremony in , on November 16. Common features of the six awarded projects, which are very different winning projects, are their ability to integrate media and architecture – and the profound impact on their urban surroundings. More images and descriptions of the winning projects after the break.

Casuarinas House / Metropolis

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Architects: Metropolis
Location: Lima, 
Architect in Charge: José Orrego
Project Area: 569 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

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Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel / PLaT Architects

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Architects: PLaT Architects
Location: Xiangshawan Desert,
Completion Date: March, 2013
Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of PLaT Architects

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‘Time Light’ Steven Holl Lecture at the Cooper Union

Hosted by the Architectural League and co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, Steven Holl… will lecture in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union on November 28 at 7:00pm. Holl’s architecture and writing

Bent / Chris Kabel

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Architects: Chris Kabel
Location: Amsterdam,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer

House In Moreira / Phyd Arquitectura

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Architects: Phyd Arquitectura
Location: Moreira, Maia,
Architect In Charge: Paulo Henrique Durão, João Ricardo Dias, Daniel Gil Tomé
Collaborators: Jennifer Duarte, Miguel Águas
Structure Engineer: Pedro Fragoso Viegas
Year: 2011
Photographs: Javier Callejas

Under The Roof / Foraster Arquitectos

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Architects: Foraster Arquitectos
Location: Mungia,
Area: 540 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Courtesy of Foraster Arquitectos

Video: Googie Architecture, Part 2

Sunny & Mild Media presents Part 2 of its Googie Architecture Series, presenting design work at the cusp of technological innovations of the 1950s.  Emerging out of an obsession with the fast new world of cars, planes and rockets, Architecture became an ultramodern style that sought to encapsulate the spirit of the 21st century.  The new forms – sweeping, cantilevered roofs, starbursts, and flowing forms – became a form of advertisement that caught the attention of motorists, for its vibrance along the stretches of highways and for its distinctive style.

This installment features a closer look at the diners and restaurants that thrived in the ’50s and were designed with the Googie style. Even the one of the first McDonald’s restaurants adapted the style to work with its logo. Many of these buildings stand in ruin now, but the style was used in all kinds of building typologies – most of which emphasized the car: drive-thru’s, drive-in’s, car washes, diners, and gas stations.  Even Las Vegas, and our associations with the its architecture today, are a reflection of that style.

Aalta / Debarre Duplantiers Associés

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Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés
Location: Cenon,
Design Team: Martin Duplantier, Laurent Duplantier
Area: 1,117 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Péquin

AD Round Up: Retail Part X

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Five great educational projects previously featured in ArchDaily for our 10th selection. Like Iluma in designed by WOHA. Check out the Eifini store by japanese practice SAKO architects. You can’t miss two amazing retail projects by Supermachine Studio, Wyne Sales Gallery  in Bangkok and Autostella  Showroom, a building designed like a small bakery and cafe’ that has small cars park right in the middle of the shops. To finish this Round Up, we have the great Besiktas Fishmarket by GAD, a contemporary design construction that maintains Istambul’s commerce traditions.

 

Barra&Barra Office / Damilano Studio Architects

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Architects: Damilano Studio Architects
Location: , Piemonte, Italy
Design Team: Duilio Damilano
Building Surveyor: Romina Barra
Area: 490 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Pinterest Round Up of Our Favorite Nap Time Retreats

Four-cornered Villa / Avanto Architects © Kuvio

If there is one thing that will make you crave a nap, it’s a feast. To help you through the post-meal hangover, we have complied some images of our favorite nap time retreats from Pinterest. Relax, enjoy and thank you for being an ArchDaily reader.

Continue after the break for all the images…

The Green Village / PT Bambu

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Architects: PT Bambu
Location: Badung, ,
Design Consultant : IBUKU
Area: 18,700 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Bambu Indah Collection, Courtesy of Suxy, Courtesy of Jimbawan, Agung Dwi, Courtesy of Rio Helmi

Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

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Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects’ highly anticipated multidisciplinary arts center has opened at the University of in . Serving as a landmark on the south end of campus, the 184,000 square foot Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is the new home to UChicago’s academic and extracurricular programs in cinema and media studies, creative writing, music, theater and performance studies, and the visual arts.

Inspired by the “flat prairies of the Midwest and the great towers of Chicago”, the new arts hub is comprised of a light-filled glass and stone tower and a three-story “podium” with a saw-tooth roof. The 170-foot tower houses a performance penthouse, screening room, rooftop deck, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, and performance labs, while the podium features studio space, music practice rooms, workshops, a café, a digital media center, production and editing labs, two theaters, and a 474-seat performance hall.

The University is pursuing LEED Silver Certification for the Logan Center, as the design features regionally sourced materials, a “green roof,” and solar panels.

More images and the architects’ description after the break…

UCSF Mission Bay Parking Structure / WRNS Studio

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Architects: WRNS Studio
Location: Mission Bay District, San Francisco,
Design Team: Sam Nunes, Kyle Elliott, Claire Axley, Ed Kim, Li Kuo, Mette Shenker, Drew Hastings
Client: University of California
Site Area: 35,000 sqft
Area: 223,602 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Griffith

A Guide to 21st Century Singapore Architecture / Patrick Bingham-Hall

A Guide to 21st Century Singapore Architecture documents every significant project built since 2000, and presents a comprehensive survey of public and commercial buildings, transport and infrastructure projects, apartments and condominiums, and private houses.The text analyses the ongoing search for an appropriate and sustainable architecture for a tropical city, and examines the contribution of well-known international architects working in .

North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept Winning Proposal / Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

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This design for the North Point waterfront redevelopment, which won the first prize in the competition, proposes an “organic network” of forms for the site. Designed by Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan, the project approach is based on the study of the adjacent “community street” – Chun Yeung St., which should have human life and the life of dwellers establishing the community. In this project, they aim to transform the Chun Yeung St’s urban model as part of an organic ecology. This model could affect the North Point district to become a more sustainable urban model. More images and architects’ description after the break.