Keelung Harbor Service Building / Neil M. Denari Architects

Waterside view of gateway tower – Courtesy of Neil M. Denari Architects

Yesterday, we announced that Los Angeles based Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm , have been selected as winner of a highly publicized, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in ’s largest port city. As promised, we now present to you the winning proposal.

Serving as a “Gateway to the Nation”, the project site consists of a new cruise ship port terminal, a 250 meter long, three level building that will accommodate the largest ships in Asia; a 53,000 square meter Harbor Authority office complex; parking for 1000 cars; and a third phase 23,000 square meter speculative office building. The NT$6.2 billion (US$211.5 million) renewal project will be completed in phases. Construction will commence next year on the three-floor terminal, which is planned for completion by 2015. Work on the complex’s office building is expected to come to a conclusion in 2017. Learn more after the break, with the architects’ complete project statement.

Paisano Green Community / Workshop8

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Architects: Workshop8
Location: , Texas, USA
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 55,357 sq ft
Photographs: Jesse Ramerez

2012 PARK(ing) Day Map

View Park(ing) Day 2012 Cal Poly, SLO in a larger map

On Friday, September 21st, citizens, artists and activists will transform hundreds of metered parking spaces worldwide into temporary public places with mission to call attention to the need for more open space. Since it’s establishment in 2005, by the San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has quickly become an international phenomenon. Last year, close to 1000 parks were created in 162 cities, 35 countries and 6 continents.

Whether you are a participator or an observer this year, be sure to check out the official PARK(ing) Day Map and see what may be happening in your area of town. Learn how to map your park here.

IO / Osamu Morishita

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Architects: Osamu Morishita
Location: Anjo, Aichi,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 125 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Osamu Morishita

Courtesy of Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)
Courtesy of Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)

La Carlota Park Competition Proposal / Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)

The architecture firms of Kunckel Associates and Stefan Gzyl joined forces under the Glocalstudio… platform to develop their entry to the recently completed ideas competition for La Carlota park in Caracas, Venezuela. They propose that the new park is an

Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects


© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: . Saitama Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,227.24 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Queen’s Park House / Fox Johnston

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Architects: Fox Johnston
Location: Sydney,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Conrad Johnston, Emili Fox, Felix Junker, Rana Abboud
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Simon Wood

In Progress: Truman Plaza / Wiel Arets Architects

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Located in Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. Designed by Wiel Arets Architects, the project, which is currently in progress, includes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona,
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 3,448.71 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Video: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Video: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Designed by Prompt… for the IMMB Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona, the new flea market will play a key role in the economy and urban identity of the city. Their video above highlights the construction process taking part in

Library and Media Centre / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

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Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: , Germany
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

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Architects: Rainer Köberl
Location: Innsbruck,
Architect In Charge:
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lukas Schaller

Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Green City Housing Complex / Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects…, in collaboration with Viennese office BKK-3, shared with us their third place winning proposal for the ‘Green City’ housing complex which will include 700 apartments in Graz, Austria. The whole concept of their project

Kurimanzutto Gallery / Alberto Kalach

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Architects: Alberto Kalach
Location: , Mexico
Project Team: Héctor Módica
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 1,300 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Rosenbleuth

Mandai Courtyard House / Atelier M+A

© Robert Such

Architects: Atelier M+A
Location: , Singapore
Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa, Wang Mei Yee
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 572 sqm
Photographs: Robert Such

Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder
Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder

Two Architects investigate the Evolution of #OWS

Our friends at Design Observer’s Places Journal have shared with us two fascinating articles, written by architects Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder…, that explore the physical and virtual evolution of Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) as it transformed from the

Rose Bay Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

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Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
Location: Rose Bay, ,
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography / John Comazzi

No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than . As one of the period’s most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers, Korab captured images as graceful and elegant as his subjects. His iconic photographs for master architects immortalized their finest works, while leaving his own indelible impact on twentieth century visual culture. In this riveting illustrated biography, the first dedicated solely to his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab’s circuitous path to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the and launching his career as Eero Saarinen’s on-staff photographer.