A:LOG : A Notebook Designed Just for Architects

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Three graduate architecture students at Columbia University have developed a revolutionary notebook designed specifically for architects. “A:LOG is not just a nifty architect’s notebook,” they say. “It is a thoughtful collection of design and architectural standards packaged into a minimal soft-cover notebook with beautiful dotted paper for drawing. It’s an architectural reference guide that you can bring with you on the go, in the office, or at meetings.”

Learn more about A:LOG after the break!

House M / Keiko Maita Architect

© Yoshiharu Matsumura

Architects: Keiko Maita Architect
Location: Shunan,
Architect In Charge: Keiko Maita
Area: 107 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Yoshiharu Matsumura

Courtesy of Inside2013 Competition Team
Courtesy of Inside2013 Competition Team

Inside2013 Design Competition

Inside 2013 invites students and young professionals of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their “inside” work comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, you are invited to share your voice with the collective intelligence…

Redevelopment of the New Coast of Thessaloniki / Prodromos Nikiforidis – Bernard Cuomo

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Architects: Prodromos Nikiforidis – Bernard Cuomo
Location: , Greece
Architect In Charge: Prodromos Nikiforidi, Bernard Cuomo
Area: 28,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis – Bernard Cuomo

Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition

Exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York until this month, the work of Alberto Campo Baeza is on display to celebrate the awarding of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture 2013. In a…

Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Location: Township of Sequin, Ontario,
Area: 215 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ben Rahn/A-Frame

House in Takamatsu / Yasunari Tsukada Design

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Architects: Yasunari Tsukada Design
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge:
Contractor: Shikoku Housing
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stirling Elmendorf

Nedregate Culture District / Space Group

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Architects: Space Group
Location: , Norway
Design Team: Adam Kurdahl, Gro Bonesmo, Gary Bates, Jose Hernandez, Eric Gerlach, Wenche Andreasen, Jens Noach, Anne Wordstrup, Frederik Kjelman, Tim Prins, Grant Cooper
Client : Signal Mediahus ANS
Consultants: Norconsult, Rambøll Norge, Energima, Ingenius Oslo, Franco Bløchlinger / Metallplan AS, 3D akustikk, Oslo El Prosjektering, F-Holm, Bleed, Sundt & Thomassen
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ivan Brodey, Vegard Kleven,

Make It Right Announces New Efforts on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana

Fort Peck Reservation; Image ©

The Make It Right organization, Brad Pitt’s LEED and Cradle-to-Cradle inspired efforts to bring sustainable homes to communities in need, is probably best known for its much publicized work in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in the post-Hurrican Katrina climate.  But the breadth of this organization’s work stretches beyond this community rebuilding project.  Make It Right (MIR) has worked within several disadvantaged communities in an effort to build sustainable and supportive homes and neighborhoods through the development of residences, community centers and infrastructural elements, and by providing training and counseling. 

MIR is working in Newark, New Jersey bringing residences to disabled veterans; in Kansas city, the organization is rebuilding a blighted community within the neighborhood of Manheim Park; and most recently is partnering with Sioux and Assiniboine Native American tribe members to build sustainable homes on the Fort Peck Reservation in .

More on Make It Right’s new work on the Fort Peck Reservation after the break.

Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda / Sharon Davis Design

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Women for Women International (WfWI) is a global NGO that has supported the construction of the Women’s Opportunity Center, to be opened shortly, in Kayonza .  The Center, design by Sharon Davis Design, is an environmentally friendly, multi-use facility that will become a support mechanism for the education of women and the support and advancement of the community in the region.   The WOC is an element of WfWI’s mission to address poverty and the effects of genocide through education and self-empowerment.  The facility is part community gathering space, part education center where women can attain job training and learn new skills, and use services to find employment or start their own businesses.

Join us after the break for more on this project.

Forn de la Vila de Llíria Restoration and Musealization / hidalgomora arquitectura

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Architects: hidalgomora arquitectura
Location: Calle de la Santísima Sangre, , Spain
Architect Construction Manager: Javier Hidalgo Mora
Chief Technical Architect Of Execution: Julio Sánchez López
Area: 256 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Diego Opazo

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Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

New Naturalis Biodiversity Center Winning Proposal / Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Neutelings Riedijk Architecten… was recently awarded with the architectural design commission for the new Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. As one of the top five natural history museums in the world, Naturalis has a collection totaling over 37 million objects.. A collaboration between

Happy 146th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

Image of Fallingwater © Robert Ruschak – Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

“The greatest American architect of all time”, Frank Lloyd Wright, was born 146 years ago today. One of the all-time architectural greats, his work has now been inspiring generations of architects for over a century.

Lloyd Wright is particularly interesting because of the unique period of history which he occupied: as a disciple of Louis Sullivan (‘form follows function’) in the late 19th century, his work forms something of a bridge between the traditional architecture of that era and the modernists which began to appear around the 1920s. His later work is formally modernist, yet still retains a sensibility rooted in that earlier period.

is for many people the quintessential vision of the architect: he presented himself as a lone genius, fastidious down to the smallest details of his design, and his personality was often rather brash; if it weren’t for the fact that he was almost always right, he might be seen as arrogant. But there is no denying his vision – and the timelessness of his designs continues to reveal just how strong that vision was.

On the occasion of his birthday, we invite you to take in part of the legacy that Frank Lloyd Wright left behind:

Elite Group Headquarters / Crossboundaries Architects

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Architects: Crossboundaries Architects
Location: , China
Client: Elite Education and Communication Group, Beijing
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lucas Zimmermann

Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

New Hospital Hvidovre Extension Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Aarhus Arkitekterne

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with Aarhus Arkitekterne…, has just been announced as the winner of the competition to design the new extension of the New Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark. The new 30,000-square-meter extension consists of an emergency ward, a

ATZ Living / CRAFT Arquitectos

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Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos
Location: , México
Collaborators: Alan Rahmane Azar, Michelle Cadena Chenge, Gerardo Gutiérrez, Mario Godínez, Jonathan Askenazi
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of CRAFT Arquitectos

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Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / TheeAe LTD.

Designed by TheeAe LTD.…, the main idea for their ‘Wooden Wave’ proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition was driven by its elements in historical buildings which have had its form of curve, wooden structure, prolonged canopies and

Cumbres Doce / SOSTUDIO

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Architects: SOSTUDIO
Location: , Quintana Roo, México
Project Architect: Sergio Orduña
Construction Company: Grupo Inconture
Area: 1,835 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Daniela Rangel