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MRQT Boutique / ROK

  • Architects: ROK
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Daniel Stauch

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"The Hug" / MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella just released their entry for the Alvar Aalto University Otaniemi Campus Competition in Helsinki. Their proposal focuses on the creation of an energy-efficient learning environment that rethinks the traditional courtyard typology. It uses different levels and heights to create a variety of public and private spaces open to both students and inhabitants of the city, all while framing the main Alvar Aalto building.

The architects' description after the break. 

Light Stage House / Future Studio

  • Architects: Future Studio
  • Location: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Bunzo Ogawa
  • Structures: Takashi Fujiki, Satoshi Horie
  • Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

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ISSUES? Concerning the projects of Peter Eisenman

The conference will focus on Peter Eisenman's long and outstanding oeuvre.Thematization of almost 50 years of his theoretical and educational work and almost 25 years of his full-time architectural practice is seen here as vital to the understanding of both the past and the presence of contemporary architecture. From the questions related to Renaissance heritage to the problems associated with disciplinary autonomy and the digital, the conference aims to provide a space for a critical debate among architects and theorists.

Bubble Building / 3GATTI Architecture Studio

The Bubble Building, a "renovation of a common, old and unattractive building" in the centre of Shanghai, is a simple design containing complex environmental qualities. Unlike a conventional retrofit or renovation, 3GATTI's proposal places inflatables made of white antibacterial technical outdoor nylon, in front of the windows on the existing building. Their concept was to "create an icon-building, a kind of landmark very easy to recognize, a kind of sculpture with a strong character able to detach itself from the boring cityscape" with the ultimate aim to attract customers to rent both the office and commercial spaces.

Nursing Home / Gärtner+Neururer

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Stoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation / HPSA

© Dietmar Hammerschmid
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  • Architects: HPSA
  • Location: Lembach im Mühlkreis, Austria
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

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Zaha Hadid Designs New Office Building and Hotel for Dubai

Scheduled to open its doors in 2016, the new office building and hotel designed by Zaha Hadid for Dubai is already under construction. Dubbed "Opus," the new tower will be the first mixed-use building to be developed in the city as two individual structures and conceived as a single cube formed by a conventional slabs stacked vertically and served by a circulation core.

Elvira House / Pepa Díaz

  • Architects: Pepa Díaz
  • Location: Lorca, Murcia, Spain
  • Collaborators: Rebeca Elvira
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Frutos Ruiz

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IE Master in Works Space Design Introduces: The Invisible Workplace / Design for how we work (and think)

Virtual Master Class lead by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander of Studio O+A
Tuesday, October 15th, 19:00 Local Madrid Time

Awards Competition Boosts Momentum of Sustainable Construction

Since 2005 more than 150 projects advancing sustainability of the built environment haven been celebrated in the Holcim Awards as outstanding, innovative and inspiring examples of sustainable construction. Winning a prize in this international competition has sign-posted professional success for the project teams; highlighted sustainability on the public agenda; accelerated tangible change for urban poor; and secured funding for environmental recovery and research. Beyond holding a trophy aloft, the momentum of sustainable construction has continued for the architects behind projects in locations as diverse as Burkina Faso, Spain, India, and Canada.

More after the break.

Musikprobelokal Schützenheim Natters / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

  • Architects: Gsottbauer Architektur
  • Location: Natters, Austria
  • Collaboraters: Julia Schwamberger, Thomas Gruber
  • Structural Engineer: Alfred R. Brunnsteiner, Natters
  • Acoustic Engineer: Atelier – arge steininger&zehetmayr
  • Area: 812.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Birgit Köll

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Watney Market Idea Store / Bisset Adams

  • Architects: Bisset Adams
  • Location: A13, UK
  • Architect in Charge: Paulo Ribeiro and Neil Hughes
  • Landscape Architect: Mott Macdonald
  • Main Contractor: Geoffrey Osborne
  • Interior Design: Bisset Adams
  • Structural Engineer: Mott Macdonald
  • Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tim Crocker

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Box House / 1:1 arquitetura:design

  • Architects: 1:1 arquitetura:design
  • Location: Lago Sul, Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Arquitetos Responsáveis: Eduardo Sáinz Márquez, Lilian Glayna
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Edgard Cesar

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ArchDaily 3D Printing Challenge: Vote For Your Favorites!

As 3D Printing becomes more accessible, and a whole lot cheaper, it will open up a whole new world for architecture. There’s just one problem: how to share all that 3D data easily over the web. With this in mind, we've partnered with Gigabot - the biggest, most affordable 3D printer (printing models up to 60x60x60cm) - and Sketchfab - a new platform bridging the gap between the 3D models on your desktop and the web - to launch a new, exciting competition.

Conference: Since Now From Then

The cultural, political and social context that produced - 30 years ago - Storefront for Art and Architecture has radically changed, yet the need to produce alternatives to the contemporary forces that shape public life are still as vital as ever.

Winners of d3 Natural Systems 2013 Competition Announced

d3 has announced the winners of its Natural Systems Competition for 2013, an annual award that offers architects, designers, engineers and students the chance to investigate natural processes from the microscopic to macroscopic scale, and propose innovative and nature-based solutions in architecture, urbanism, interiors and product design for sustainable living.

The jury, a panel of architects and designers engaged in sustainable practices and computational explorations, has this year selected a top three as well as fourteen special mentions. Join us after the break for images from all 17 designs.

Danish Summer House / Powerhouse Company

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Location: Zealand, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge: Charles Bessard
  • Design Team: Charles Bessard, Lotte Adolph Bessard, Ted Schauman, Kristina Tegner, Peter Nilsson
  • Project Leader: Lotte Adolph Bessard
  • Structural Engineering: Ove Heede Consult ApS
  • Energy Consultancy: Ellehauge & Kildemoses
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Åke E. Son Lindman

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