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Tervete National Park Information Center / Sampling Architects

The main goal of Sampling Architects… for designing the interactive forest information center was to create a generic contemporary addition for the nationally famous National Park of Tervete. They believed the project should allow the discovery of the delight of

Khokak Panoram Resort / FCHY Architect Lab,

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Architects: FCHY Architect Lab,
Location: , Taiwan
Projecta Area: The main building: 1152 sqm, The secondary architecture 400 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: FCHY Architect Lab, Mimax Digital Technology Co.

Primary School The Hague / Rocha Tombal Architects

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Architects: Rocha Tombal Architects – Ana Rocha, Michel Tombal
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Stichting Haagse Scholen
Collaborators: Iwona Wozniakowska, Elena Cabrera Vacas
Igor Lopez de Uralde, Volker Goldstein, Enrique Otero Neira, Bettina Herb, Enrique Abad Monllor
Constructor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
Contractor: Vink Bouw, Nieuwkoop
Area: 965 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Costs Exclusive Installations and BTW: € 969.370
Photographs: Courtesy of Rocha Tombal Architects

Video: Ames Boston Hotel

Housed in ’s first skyscraper the Ames hotel effortlessly combines old world glamour with modern luxury. Designed by world renowned architect David Rockwell, the hotel is a design hotspot, featuring huge spiral staircases, installations made from thousands of mini metal discs and even old world New England curiousity cabinets. General manager Cate Farmer and director of sales Paul Sauceda take on a tour of the only hotel in the city worthy of your forty winks.

Sint-Gillis / Lensass Architects

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Architects: Lensass Architects
Location: ,
Surface: 1,035.80 sqm
Budget: 2,272,924.35€
Year: 2010
Photographs: Philippe van Gelooven


Fire Magreid / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Johann Steck Strasse 34, 39040 ,
Contractor: Gemeinde Margreid an der Weinstraße
Completion: 2010
Gross Floor Space: 690 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Ullrich Egger

HWKN commissioned to rebuild Fire Island Pines Pavilion

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Due to a devastating fire last November, architects HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) have been commissioned by FIP Ventures to redesign and rebuild the legendary Pavilion dance club of Fire Island Pines. Located just four miles off the coast of Long Island, the popular gay resort welcomes over 800,000 summer visitor each year. The wooden pavilion will be the harbor’s main attraction, welcoming visitors as they arrive by ferry with two, lively stories of outdoor terrace and a “Welcome Bar”.

“Although the new building will have the same envelope and mix of uses as its predecessor, the similarities end there,” says Matthew Blesso, developer and managing partner of FIP Ventures. “The Pavilion will be in context with other Pines architecture. It will be made of wood and be modern and casual, yet bold and iconic. It is the first thing visitors see when getting off the ferry, and we’ve envisioned it to be the heart of the Pines community.”

House on the Marsh / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects – Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Location: Jizerske,
Interior Design: Jakub Šulc
Construction: Reno s.r.o.
Joinery: Radek Opalecký
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: A1 Architects – David Maštálka

Externato Carvalho Araujo / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: ,
Client: Externato Carvalho Araújo
Design Team: Daniel Silva; Manuel Ribeiro; Nuno Capa; Pedro America; Pedro Macedo; Sandra Ferreira, Nuno Capa, Raul Carvalhais
Photographs: Pedro Lobo

Update: John Jay College of Criminal Justice / SOM

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has shared with us some updated images of the new John Jay College of Criminal Justice in . As you may remember, back in November we reported the official ribbon cutting of the 625,000-square-foot facility. With a primary focus on increasing social interaction throughout the facility while effectively satisfying the needs of an entire campus within a single building, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a reflection of the contemporary standards for educational facilities.

Continue after the break to view more images.

Romainville Multimedia Library / Philippe Gazeau

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Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: , France
Client: Mairie de Romainville
Project Architect: Lorraine Pele
Engineer: SLH
Area: 2,085 sqm Shon
Price: 3,730,000 € HT
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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Award-winning architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali will design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced today. “Renzo’s track record of creating iconic cultural landmarks combined with Zoltan’s success in transforming historically-significant buildings is a perfect marriage for a museum that celebrates the history and the future of the movies,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO.

Piano designed the expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), whose campus will include the upcoming Academy museum.

Pali, a native, is renowned for his -area restorations of the Greek Theatre, the Gibson Amphitheatre, and the Pantages Theatre, the latter earning SPF:a an LABC Award for Historic Preservation. For the firm’s work as the executive architects on the renovation and expansion of the Getty Villa museum, SPF:a received the AIA Presidential Award.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be established in the historic May Company building, now known as LACMA West. Opened in 1939, the building is a 325,000-square foot art moderne landmark located at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

The Realization of the “Cosmic Quilt” / The Principals

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Remember the “Cosmic Quilt” kickstarter campaign we published a few weeks ago? Well, it was a success! With the help 20 students from the Art Institute of , The Principals were able to construct a reactive architectural environment just in time for the New York Design Week that took place May 19-21.

Continue after the break for more.

Cunz Hall / JBAD

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Architects: JBAD – Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: , Ohio, USA
Completion: 2011
Area: 66,000 sqm
Consultants: SMBH (structural), CDM (MEP), MSI-KKG (landscape),
Lawhon (environmental)
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

The Dream / Brad Ascalon

The Dream / Brad Ascalon

“Within the boundaries of a society largely living above its own means, an unregulated banking system that plays by its own rules, and a government that idly stands by as millions of homes are being foreclosed upon, there lies an …

Carmel Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

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Architects: Dirk Denison Architects
Location: ,
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
General Contractor: Thomas H. George Construction
Landscape: Blasen Landscape Architecture; Cypress Gardens
Consultant: Building Engineering Systems
Engineer: Endre Studio Structural
Photographs: David Matheson


Tianjin Art Museum / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Client: Command Key Projects, Bureau of Urban Planning,
Competition Date: April 2009
Completion Date: May 2012
Site: 29.800 m²

Just three short years ago, German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten placed first in an international competiton for the design of the Tianjin Art Museum.  This week, the museum has opened its doors to the public to enjoy galleries filled with Chinese calligraphy, western art, sculpture, and modern art.  Located along the lakeside promenade, the Art Museum enhances Tianjin’s cultural district and completes the 90-hectare development area, along with a library, an opera house and another new museum designed by various architects.

More images, drawings, and more about the art museum after the break.

Rey Juan Carlos Hospital / Rafael De La-Hoz

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Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
Location: , Madrid,
Design Architects: Hugo Berenguer / Francisco Arévalo / Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Carolina Fernández / Encarna Sánchez / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Ignacio Jaso
Basic Project: Miguel Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez
Execution Project: Miguel Maíza / Sigfried Burguer / Hugo Berenguer / Jacobo Ordás / Gonzalo Robles / Javier Gómez / Peter Germann / Laura Díaz / Fernando de la Fuente / Saúl Castellanos / Carmen Salinas / Ignacio Jaso
Work Coordination: Miguel Maíza / Jacobo Ordás
Computer Graphics Design: Luis Muñoz / Daniel Roris
Models: Victor Coronel / Fernando Mont
Ground Surface: 90,000 sqm
Built Area overground: 69,782sqm
Built Area underground: 24,923.20 sqm
Built Total Area: 94,705.49 sqm
Cost: € 74,104,475.25
Photographs: Alfonso Quiroga