Integral Territorial Center of the Commonwealth of Olivenza / Daniel Jiménez + Jaime Olivera

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Architects: Daniel Jiménez + Jaime Olivera
Location: Badajoz,
Project Architects: Daniel Jiménez Ferrera,Jaime Olivera Quintanilla
Area: 1,150 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Best Architect-Designed Products of Milan Design Week 2013

Tools for Life / OMA © Ilan Rubin

This week at the 52nd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in , over 2,500 exhibitors showcased an endless collection of the latest international products and home-furnishing designs. Among them included a variety of elegant and intelligently designed items envisioned by some of our favorite architects. Continue after the break to scroll through a list of the best architect-designed products featured at the Design Week 2013.

Educational Center in Bollullos, Sevilla / Republica DM

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Architects: Republica DM
Location: Seville, Andalusia,
Area: 4604.89 m2
Year: 2009
Photography: Courtesy of Republica DM

Milan Design Week 2013: Office for Living / Jean Nouvel

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This week, 2008 Pritzker Prize laureate Jean Nouvel is expressing his vision for the workspaces of the future at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Nouvel was asked by Cosmit, the Salone’s parent company, to create a huge project tailored specifically to the Saloni that would document the tremendous changes that have altered living and working spaces over the past few years. Nouvel responded with a project that “frees up the office space” and is a “counter to urban segregation and the zoning of other specially dedicated workplaces.” He achieves these goals in his design by rejecting cloned and enclosed spaces as well as serial repetitiveness, suggesting more cohesive formulas that will better serve the domestic and international workplaces of the future.

More from Cosmit on “Project: office for living” after the break.

MAR – Rio Art Museum / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architects: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Project Architects: Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen e Thiago Bernardes
Project Coordination: José Luis Canal e Ricardo Castello Branco
Project Team: Aline Bianca de Almeida, Bruna Fregonezi, Daniel Vannucchi, Edgar Murata, Fernanda Maeda, José Miguel de Sousa Ferreira, Lívia Ribas, Renata Leite, Maria Vittoria Oliveira, Maya Leal de Nobrega, Pedro Henrique Ramos, Priscilla Martins Costa e Veridiana Ruzzante.
Interiors Architect: Eza Viegas
Interiors Team: Isabel Beloniel, Luiza Torres Homem
Project Area: 11240.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Courtesy of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Courtesy of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Olympic Campus: A New Headquarters for the IOC Competition

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched an open and international architecture competition for their new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the volume of the planned building at roughly 70,000m3, with a ground surface area of 18,000m2, the development will…

Through the Lens: Sci-Fi & Architecture

Courtesy of Columbia Pictures. Screen Shot of Gattaca.

You would think that of all genres, would be the one least likely to feature real buildings. It stands to reason that production designers would want to avoid connections with things so grounded in reality. But in fact, there is somewhat of a tradition of using modern architecture as a foundation for the creation of fictional film worlds.

Science fiction relies on an audience believing in the world they are presented with. Clever camera work, perspective design, and temporary materials can only do so much. What often tips the balance in favour of using real, Modern buildings – rather than a temporary set – is the authenticity and atmosphere they provide the Science Fiction genre.

Read about Modern architecture in Sci-Fi films Blade Runner, Gattaca, Aeon Flux, and more, after the break…

Fletiomare Utrecht Swimming Pool / Slangen + Koenis Architects

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Architects: Slangen + Koenis Architects
Location: ,
Chief Designer: Erik Slangen, Jakko Koenis
Design Team: Sjef Vosters, Theo van Beek
Area: 3800.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Mark Prins

What’s Up?: 15 Young European Architects / Salvatore Spataro

Fifteen firms of young european architects show their most relevant works and meditate on the current conditions of design production. while pragmatically anchored to the present, this generation confronts the transition to a different, more cooperative and social, existential situation: to an architecture that can overcome the obsession for individual self-representation and formal and stylistic research in order to contribute to an ecology of interaction.

Badouzi Harbor / J.M. Lin Architect

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Architects: J.M. Lin Architect
Location: City, Taiwan
Design Team: J.M. Lin Architect, P.C.
Area: 17,052 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of J.M. Lin Architect

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Courtesy of FORA & Beth Hughes

Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / FORA + Beth Hughes

FORA and Beth Hughes…, with Raul Moura and Tudor Vasiliu, have been selected as one of four finalists for the second phase of the Danish site in the Nordic Built Challenge – an open multidisciplinary design competition for the

House in Minoh2 / Fujiwarramuro Architects

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Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro
Area: 70.26 sqm
Photographs: Shintaro Fujiwara, Eiji Tomita

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Courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Design

WXY’s Claire Weisz “Ecological Barriers: Holding Sea Levels at Bay” Lecture

Claire Weisz…, AIA, founding principal of WXY and a frequently cited expert source on waterfront design, will be speaking on the topic “Ecological Barriers: Holding Sea Levels at Bay” with a panel at 6:00pm on April 25 in New York City. A leading

El Caserón / G///bang

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Architects: G///bang
Location: ,
Project Architect: José Javier Gallardo Ortega
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Merricks Beach House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

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Architects: Kennedy Nolan Architects
Location: Merricks Beach, , Australia
Project Team: Rachel Nolan, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Macleod
Area: 155 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

50Hertz Headquarters Winning Proposal / LOVE

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Designed by LOVE architecture and urbanism, the main goal of their winning proposal for the 50Hertz Headquarters in was to develop an innovative, transparent, open headquarters for the company that above all flows from inside to outside. The focus became to create flexible,versatile, and unique working environments, which are traversed by spacious outdoor spaces in the form of terraces, balconies and atriums. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Amsterdam 289 / JSª

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Architects: JSª Arquitectura
Location: Condesa,
Architect In Charge: Sofía Villarreal
Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Sofía Villarreal, Juan Reyes
Engineering: Hector Margain, Juan Pablo Rodríguez Orta
Contractor: As yet undefined
Area: 15,460 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of JSª Arquitectura

Kempart Loft / Dethier Architectures

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Architects: Dethier Architectures
Location: Liège,
Architect In Charge: Daniel Dethier
Artist: Jean Glibert
Area: 154 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Serge Brison