Cioccolato / SAVVY Studio

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Architects: SAVVY Studio
Location: , Nuevo León, Mexico
Proyect Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of SAVVY Studio

Luminous / Jun Sakaguchi

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Architects: Jun Sakaguchi
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 1,513 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Tomohiro Sakashita


Timber Café Proposal / BAKOKO

Taking advantage of solid timber’s unique benefits, the Timber Café by BAKOKO…, an emerging Tokyo architecture practice, is a proposal for a sustainable pop-up restaurant. The temporary building can be flat packed into a standard 40′ shipping container and

Henry Ford Health System / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , USA
Area: 840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

KfW Westarkade / Sauerbruch Hutton


Architects: Sauerbruch Hutton
Location: , Germany
Client: KfW Bankengruppe
Area: 39,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter , Sauerbruch Hutton

Video: Paris in Motion / Mayeul Akpovi

Video: Paris in Motion / Mayeul Akpovi

Mayeul Akpovi… shared with us a time lapse video he made, which goes through a sequence of experiences and places, highlighting the day and night life of the big city. ‘Paris in Motion’ includes about 3500 photos as he successfully

Luff Residence / Pohio Adams Architects

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Architects: Pohio Adams Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Chris Adams, Bianca Pohio, Katharina Hendel
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Sharrin Rees

CDS Offices / BAKOKO

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Architects: BAKOKO
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Alastair Townsend, Kayoko Ohtsuki
Project Manager: Cosmos More
Main Contractor: Wakoh
Client: CDS K.K. – Tokyo
Area: 810 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of BAKOKO

T+G House / Josep Llobet

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Architects: Josep Llobet
Location: ,
Collaborators: Isabel Concheiro, Alice Ruggeri, Giulia Savi, Natalia Ojeda, João Cegonho
Area: 290 sqm
Photographs: Eugeni Pons

Richard Meier Celebrates Fifty Years of Architecture

Portrait-475 10th Avenue Office © Richard Phibbs

Richard Meier & Partners Architects is pleased to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Richard Meier’s prolific architecture career. In recognition of his contributions to architecture and in collaboration with very distinguished institutions, Richard Meier & Partners will be organizing several projects and events to honor this very significant anniversary. Currently on display at the Arp Museum Richard Meier: Building as Art is open to the general public, and the exhibition illustrates Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history.

In addition to the exhibition in Germany, and later in the summer, Richard Meier will be giving a series of lectures in Los Angeles, City and in Italy talking about some of the iconic, recent and current projects.

More on Richard Meier’s prolific career after the break.

Aristoteles 235 / Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK

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Architects: JCK, Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez
Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK

Can Bisa House / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

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Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes - Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, Carme Balada, Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, Dolors Feu, Marta Ballester, Gerardo Rodríguez, Albert Colomer
Year: 2009
Photographs: Andrés Flajszer

VIDEO: The ABC of Architects

We’ve just stumbled upon this awesome from Federico Gonzalez of Ombú Architecture which shows, quite simply, the works of 26 architects, from A to Z. A is for Aalto, B is for Barragan, C is for Calatrava… you get the drift! See them all in the video above.

New Edinburgh House / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: , ON, Canada
Year: 2012
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

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Fideicomiso: An architectural adventure in Argentina / Elias Redstone/Marcia Mihotich/British Council - Courtesy of the British Council
Fideicomiso: An architectural adventure in Argentina / Elias Redstone/Marcia Mihotich/British Council - Courtesy of the British Council

Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture

Following the conclusion of David Chipperfield’s 2012 Venice Biennale, the British Pavilion has brought its investigations back to the UK to expand upon ten exceptional research projects that illustrate how architecture has shaped the culture and economy of countries around…

Monasterios House / Antonio Altarriba Comes

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Architects: Antonio Altarriba Comes
Location: Los Monasterios, Valencia, Spain
Technical Architect: Antonio Mansilla Arrazola
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Diego Opazo

High Line-Inspired Park proposed in Queens

Rockaway Rail Branch of the LIRR; Photos Courtesy of Friends of the Queensway © 2012

When plans for the High Line were first revealed it made quite an impression on the design community. The converted elevated rail line, long abandoned by New York City, was threatened by demolition until a group of activists fought for its revival and helped transform it into one of the most renowned public spaces in Manhattan. Now , a borough with its own abandoned infrastructure is on its way to redeveloping the land for its own version of the High Line, to be known as the .

In late December, the Trust for Public Land announced that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has awarded a $467,000 grant to the organization to begin a feasibility study on the 3.5 mile Long Island rail line. Early proposals reveal a new pedestrian and bike path, public green space and a cultural gateway that will celebrate Queens’ diversity in art, sculpture and food, serving the 250,000 residents that live in the neighborhoods along the route, which include Rego Park, Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Forest Park.

Join us after the break for more.

Sound House / Roger Ferris + Partners

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Architects: Roger Ferris + Partners
Location: , Connecticut, United States
Design Team: Roger Ferris, Robert Marx, Myron Mirgorodsky, Tiziano Fabrizio
General Contractor: The SBE Company
Structural Engineer: The DiSalvo Ericson Group, Ridgefield, CT
Area: 1,500 sqft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Woodruff/Brown