Peoples Meeting Dome / Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

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Architects: Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen
Location: , Bornholm,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Tower of Love / dRMM

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Architects: de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects
Location: Blackpool, UK
Landscape Architect: LDA Design
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Alex de Rijke, Chris Astbury

La Luge / YH2 Architecture

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Architects: YH2 Architecture
Location: La Conception, Laurentides, Québec,
Design Team: François Bélanger, Marie-Claude Hamelin, Loukas Yiacouvakis
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Francis Pelletier

‘Richard Meier. Building as Art’ Exhibition

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Taking place September 30-March 3 at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen, Germany, the ‘Richard Meier. Building as Art exhibition illustrates Richard Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history. The main focus will be on his museum buildings, as well as on the residential projects created at the start of his career in the . The works on display included in the exhibition explore the concept of an architecturally composed space on the basis of five aspects: site, proportion, light, route and color. The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. More information after the break.

BBK Sarriko Centre / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: ,
Project Architect: Javier Aja
Architects : Elena Sa Marques, Beatriz Pagoaga
Project Management: Patxi Sánchez
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Fenn Young Designers Award Competition

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Open to all young creative minds from all parts of the world from the ages of 18-33, the Fenn Young Designers Award competition is seeking creative, innovative proposals that explore the interpretation of Organic” using the following mediums: Architecture, Interior design, Product design, Fashion design, Photography, and Painting. How do you interpret “Organic” if you are designing a building, a piece of furniture, a fabric, a dress, a painting or any other form of art? Submissions are due no later than October 17. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Hanare / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: , Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Architects: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 181.96 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Villa 921 / harunatsu-archi

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Architects: harunatsu-archi
Location: , Iriomote-Jima, Japan
Design Team: Shoko Murakaji, Naoto Murakaji
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 73,44 sqm
Statics: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

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Courtesy of SURE Architecture

Mixed-Used Masterplan of YueHaiWanJia Commercial District / SURE Architecture

The mixed-used masterplan of YueHaiWanJia commercial district aims at combining shops, restaurants, leisure, museum, bars, KTV, cinema, hotels and children amusement together in the same place. Designed by SURE Architecture…, they were able to create a new amusement and

One Raffles Place Tower 2 / Tange Associates

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Architects: Tange Associates
Project Architects: SAA Architects
Location:
Photographs: Marc Tey

Masrah Al Qasba Theater / Magma Architecture

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Architects: Magma Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Martin Ostermann, Lena Kleinheinz, Hendrik Bohle, Philipp Mecke, Anke Noske, Carlos Lara
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Magma Architecture, Torsten Seidel

Chipperfield criticizes the impotence of contemporary practice

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With a world plagued by the current economic crisis, David Chipperfield fears that the architects’ role is shrinking and the professions ability to influence the shape of our cities is diminishing.

Since the inauguration of this year’s Venice Biennale, Chipperfield has been amidst of a few heated debates, most notably debunking the harsh criticism of Coop Himmelb(lau)’s Wolf Prix – who claimed the “hollow” event was “no longer about lively discussion and criticism of topics in contemporary architecture” – by affirming Prix “hadn’t even visited Venice”.

Interestingly, Chipperfield has now initiated a debate, using similar rhetoric as Prix, that calls attention to the dwindling role of the architect and the impotence of contemporary architecture. The catch? He blames politicians.

Continue after the break for more.

House on Krk Island / DVA Arhitekta

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Architects: DVA Arhitekta
Location: Island of , Croatia
Design Team: Tomislav Curkovic, Zoran Zidaric
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Les

150M Weekend House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location:
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1592,41 sqm
Photographs: Pirak Anurakawachon

Rare images of Le Corbusier by Willy Rizzo, in color

by Willy Rizzo. Photos © Willy Rizzo.

It’s hard to imagine Le Corbusier – the bespectacled legend of 20th century Modernism, known for his ultra-clean aesthetics – as living in the everyday, messy world that we all inhabit. Which is why the Fondation le Corbusier‘s decision to display rare color photographs of Le Corbusier is such a treat for us all.

The photographs were taken for the magazine Paris Match in 1953 by Willy Rizzo, a fashion photographer better known for his shots of 1950s stars and starletsThe images depict the then 66-year-old Corbusier in various spots about Paris: the Musée National d’Art Moderne, his apartment, in front of a blackboard (sporting a sketch of Unité d’Habitation).

In her Fast Company article, Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan explains that these images give us a glimpse of the man behind the myth: “Even the way we talk about him now, as Le Corbusier, refers to an idea as much as a person. Captured 12 years before he drowned in the Mediterranean at his beloved summer home, Rizzo’s photographs give us a glimpse of the pre-sainted man–aka Charles-Édouard Jeanneret.”

The photographs will be on display at the exhibit “Le Corbusier by Willy Rizzo” at Le Corbusier’s Maison La Roche, in Paris, until December 15th.

Story via Fast Company, Photos © Willy Rizzo

Check out more images of Le Corbusier, after the break…

AIA Commits to Make Design a Catalyst for Public Health

The American Institute of Architects () has announced a ten-year commitment to develop design and technology solutions for cities that address challenges faced on public health, , and resiliency to natural disasters. AIA EVP and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, announced the Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, where more than 1,000 global leaders are gathering to address the theme, “Designing for Impact.”

“This commitment by the AIA represents an all-out effort to demonstrate the link between building design and the health of building occupants,” said Ivy. “And it will enable us to bring the force of design to bear in the public health arena and debate.”

The Bridge Building / Hastings Architecture Associates

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Architects: Hastings Architecture Associates
Location: , TN, United States
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jim Roof Creative

Top Firms shortlisted to design Canadian Art Center

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery has selected six architectural teams to be shortlisted for the design of its new Inuit Art and Learning Center (IALC). The Center will house the ’s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs.

Selected from 64 international submissions, the six shortlisted teams are: