Hilden Grange / Hawkins\Brown

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Architects: Hawkins\Brown
Location: Dry Hill Park Rd, Tonbridge, Kent,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Crocker

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Courtesy of RTC Events Management

Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Europe 2013

Coming to Delft, The Netherlands this September 27-28, the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is an independent training conference covering Building Information Modelling in all its aspects, with a core focus on workflows centred on the Autodesk Revit Technology. This is…

Rubido Romero Foundation / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
Location: Negreira, A Coruña,
Architect In Charge: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
Area: 117 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Santos Díez

Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , MG,
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Area: 966 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

Montfullà House / Hidalgo Hartmann

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Architects: Hidalgo Hartmann
Location: Montfullà, Girona,
Architects: Jordi Hidalgo Tané (architect), Daniela Hartmann (interior)
Technical Architect: Rafel Serra Torrent
Collaborators: Ana Roque, arquitecto, Rafel Serra Torrent, arquitecto técnico, Julia Fernandez Roldán
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Hidalgo Tané

Smith-Clementi Residence / Rios Clementi Hale Studios

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Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Location: , CA, USA
Rch Studios Team: Frank Clementi, AIA, principal; Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, principal; Huay Wee, architect, senior associate; Anthony Anderson, architect; Carolyn Sumida, landscape architect; Claudia Morello, designer
Area: 2,200 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Undine Pröhl

Health Sciences Education Building / CO Architects

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Architects: CO Architects
Location: The University of Arizona College of Medicine – , 550 East Van Buren Street, , AZ 85004, USA
Design And Executive Architect:
Co Architects Team: Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA, design principal; Scott Kelsey, FAIA, principal-in-charge; Jonathan Kanda, AIA, LEED AP, project architect; Andy Labov, AIA, LEED AP, senior architect; Jenna Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP, senior architect; Arnold Swanborn, AIA, LEED AP, senior design architect Tony Moretti, FAIA, technical principal; Jatin Kayastha, designer; Luciana Tagliaferri, LEED AP, designer Lilit Ustayan, LEED AP, designer; Shiyi Zhang, LEED AP, designer; Joqua Jordan, project assistant; Jesse Carrillo, designer; Kevin Kavanaugh, project team; Marie Malone, project team
Associate Architect, Master Planner: Ayers Saint Gross
Ayers Saint Gross Team: Jack Black, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal; Sean R. Rosebrugh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project manager; Eric Zobrist, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project architect; Michelle Kollmann, LEED AP BD+C, designer, interiors; Kristina Abrams, RA, LEED AP BD+C, technical production; Justin Dahl-James, RA, LEED GA, technical production; Eliseo Ramirez, technical production; William Whitfield, technical production
Area: 268000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bill Timmerman

Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners’ Apple Campus in Cupertino

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The City of Cupertino has released Apple’s revised campus plans, following the recent news criticizing Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish” that have resulted in a “ballooning budget.”

Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black – a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”

More details after the break… 

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

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Architects: Y. Architectes
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
Client: ICF sud‑est méditerranée
Cost: € 920,539 excl. VAT
Area: 460 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Brice Robert

National Planning Awards 2013 Recipients

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The American Planning Association has released its list of 2013 winners that exhibit the best planning efforts that create communities of lasting value.  Among the recipients are regional plans that seek to revitalize post-industrial cities, plans to preserve and rehabilitate native settlements, restore blighted communities, reassess planning and zoning in major cities, develop environmental conservation programs, regenerate access to our natural topography and develop guidelines and regulations for more sustainable approaches to building.  The projects are diverse and span a significant realm of urban reclamation and development.

Join us after the break for a look at some of this year’s recipients.

Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró / Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

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Architects: Toni Girones
Location: -Artesa De Segre, Lleida,
Architect In Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
Area: 3615.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Estevez, Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas

Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia
Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

With the challenge of defining a new residential typology on the outskirt of a historic Prague zone that combines a pathway to cross the river and residential units over the Vltava River, Rasha Kiani and Mahdi Kamboozia proposed a new…

London Calling: The Latest Twist in the Tale of London’s Concrete Island

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is engrossed in a vigorous debate over recently unveiled plans for the South Bank Centre, the cluster of Brutalist concrete buildings on the River Thames including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) and Hayward Gallery.

Today, the Centre has as its neighbour one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions – The London Eye – and this, with the addition of retail and other leisure-led developments in and around the South Bank, has refocused both commercial and cultural attention on the complex.

Last month, British architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) unveiled their vision for a “Festival Wing” on the site, focussing on the QEH and the Hayward Gallery. It isn’t the first time an architect has been asked to look at these buildings in recent decades. However, it is the most likely to come to fruition.

Read more about the Southbank Centre and its future development, after the break…

Apelle / Marco Casagrande

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Architects: Marco Casagrande
Location: Karjaa,
C Lab Team: Nikita Wu, Jan Luksic, Shreya Nagrath, Arijit Sen
Area: 140 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

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Architects: HS Arquitetos
Location: , SC,
Partners: Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
Client: Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
Area: 9,616 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

‘Shenyang International Automobile City’ Winning Proposal / SBA International

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SBA International’s concept of a sustainable development among industry, business and residential in the Chinese city of just won the first prize in the in the “Tiexi Waterfront Area” competition. Their ‘Clean City Concept’ includes a reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental green areas and office buildings which comply with the latest standards of a ‘Green Building’. The planning area is divided in three theme areas and in total covers an area of 90 square kilometers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

‘Resilient Mikkeli’ Third Prize Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden… were just awarded this past week with the third prize in the open international architectural competition in Mikkeli, Finland. From 107 proposals submitted last October, Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden were one of five teams selected to

Stardom Entertainment Office / Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim

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Architects: Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim
Location: , South Korea
Architect In Charge: Young Lim, Sun Kim
Design Team: Jea-Ok Kim, Kyung-min Jang, Jeong-tae Kim
Area: 548.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Youngchae Park