Viladrau / MIRAG

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Architects: MIRAG
Location: ,
Authors: Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda
Area: 106 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of MIRAG

Courtesy of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios + Grant Associates
Courtesy of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios + Grant Associates

Public Realm Plan Proposal / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios + Grant Associates

Westminster City Council has just announced Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, urban designers and architects and Grant Associates…, UK landscape architects, as part of a multidisciplinary team to devise a twenty-year infrastructure and public realm plan for Church Street,

Living Architectures: Gehry’s Vertigo / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Fourth project of the Living Architectures series, Gehry’s Vertigo offers to the spectator a rare and vertiginous trip on the top roofs of the Guggenheim Museum of . Through the portrait of the climbing team in charge of the glass cleaning, their ascensions, their techniques and difficulties, this film observes the complexity and virtuosity of ’s architecture.

School Classroom / Loïc Picquet Architecte

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Architects: Loïc Picquet Architecte
Location: , Alsace, France
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Spach

Courtesy of American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC)
Courtesy of American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC)

Monterey Design Conference 2013

Hosted by the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), the Monterey Design Conference 2013 will offer participants three days of talks by–and relaxed conversations with– internationally and nationally significant architects. Taking place September 27-29 in the Elysian setting of…

Terminal Conection / Danielsen Architecture

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Architects: Danielsen Architecture
Location: Copenhagen,
Architect In Charge:
General Contractor: Promecon
Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Courtesy of Danielsen Architecture

Courtesy of OOIIO Architecture
Courtesy of OOIIO Architecture

Hotel + Congress Center Proposal / OOIIO

OOIIO Architecture… shared with us ‘Unbalance Hotel’, their latest project for a landmark hotel and congress building in Lima, Perú. Located in a city which is currently enjoying a constant growth, the interesting topography is what the architects decided to take advantage of

Taringa House / Loucas Zahos Architects

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Architects: Loucas Zahos Architects
Location: Brisbane, 
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Con Zahos, George Hazell
Area: 509 sqm
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

Extension Nestle Research Center / Burckhardt + Partner

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Architects: Burckhardt + Partner
Location: , Switzerland
Architect In Charge: Burckhardt, Partner
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner

The Old Market Square Stage / 5468796 Architecture

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Architects: 5468796 Architecture
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Area: 784 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: James Brittain

Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

New Headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service Competition

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) just announced the launch of a new design competition on behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to create a new central London Headquarters –…

House in Talmei Elazar / Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects

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Architects: Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects
Location: Talmei Elazar ,
Architect In Charge: Dan & Hila Israelevitz Architects
Design Team: Dan Israelevitz, Hila Israelevitz, Debby Choen
Area: 400.0 sqm
Photographs: Elad Sarig

Casa Munita Gonzalez / Arias Arquitectos + Surtierra Arquitectura

© Luis García

Architects: Arias Arquitectos + Surtierra Arquitectura
Location: , Santiago,
Project Architects: Patricio Arias, Pablo Alvear
Area: 275 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luis García, Pablo Alvear

Piazza Gae Aulenti / AECOM

© / Robb Williamson

Architects: AECOM
Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milan,
Lead Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Project Architects: Adamson
Design Landscape Architects: James Haig Streeter, Claudio Zappia
Year: 2012
Photographs: AECOM / Robb Williamson, Claudio Zappia, Hines

New Cities Summit 2013: ‘The Human City’

We are living through the most rapid and significant phase of urbanization in human history. By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population – 5 billion people – will live in cities. To understand and act upon this mega trend, the New Cities Foundation hosts the New Cities Summit, the leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange. Each year, the Summit gathers 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and decision-makers for action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving. São Paulo is the vibrant location of this year’s event. The theme this year: The Human City, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions on our urban future. 
How will this urban planet alter the human experience? For ‘We the Urban People’, what specific issues can we grapple with today to ensure that tomorrow’s metropolis is a positive place to live and work? 
To find out more about the New Cities Summit we interviewed , founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation. Interview after the break.

Jean-Moulin School / Richard + Schoeller Architectes

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Richard + Schoeller Architectes
Location: ,
Quntity Surveyor: DAL, Paris
Engineer: Alpes Structures, ESTB
Construction Company: TPBAT
Area: 2,800 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly

TED Talk: WikiHouse co-founder Alastair Parvin Speaks at TED2013

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In this talk at TED 2013, WikiHouse co-founder elaborates on some of the ideas which he presented in 2012. WikiHouse is his project to create an open-source library of houses which can be downloaded, manufactured with a CNC machine and assembled in a day – an idea which he hopes will democratize the production of housing and the city as a whole – as he puts it, “In a way it should be kind of obvious that in the 21st century maybe cities could be developed by citizens”.

Cultural and Social Center in Carrús / Julio Sagasta + Fuster Arquitectos

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Architects: Fuster Arquitectos,
Location: , Alicante, Spain
Architect In Charge: Julio Sagasta Sansano + Francisco Fuster Selva
Client: Ajuntament d’Elx + Conselleria de Cultura Generalitat Valenciana
Area: 1801.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruno Almela