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Kamvari Architects Design Mixed-Use Development for Tehran

The winner of a competition for a mixed-use building scheme, London-based Kamvari Architects has unveiled the design for Zartosht, a 300,000 square-foot retail and office building in Tehran, Iran. The building's design is based largely on local cultural contexts, like the region’s reputation for renowned fabric and textile shops, and environmentalism, particularly with respect to solar energy.

Viral Voices IV / STORYTELLING: On Media, Representation, and Narrative

How are contemporary architectural narratives created? And what are the various tools / media used to ‘tell the story’?

Monocle 24 Visit Richard Neutra's Residences in Los Angeles

In the latest episode of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, the team visit Richard Neutra's iconic modernist Neutra VDL Studio residential complex and Residences in Los Angeles. Though Modernism has often been criticised for imposing universal rules on people and areas, it was Neutra's intense client focus that won him acclaim.

Social Housing Refurbishment in Izegem / Architect Lieven Dejaeghere

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde

Gymnasium Dieppe / Chabanne and Partners Architects

© Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard © Hugo Hébrard

Exhibition: Cersaie 2015

Cersaie—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—will take place at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy from September 28-October 2, 2015 for its 33rd year. The show is organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with Bologna Fiere.

Northern Rivers Beach House / refresh*design

© Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg © Damien Bredberg

Katsuobushi Kumiai Office / Mizuno architecture design association

  • Architects: Mizuno architecture design association
  • Location: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Yoshiyasu Mizuno
  • Area: 381.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Harunori Noda, Yoshiyasu Mizuno

© Harunori Noda © Yoshiyasu Mizuno © Harunori Noda © Harunori Noda

Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

Together with his partners, Meinhard von Gerkan has written architectural history over the past 50 years: the practice started life with a drum roll, with the Berlin-Tegel Airport being the first project; today, over 380 projects have been completed.

Archiculture Interviews: Marc Schaut and Dan Bucsescu

In a new segment of the Archiculture extras seriesArbuckle Industries interviews Pratt professors and architects Marc Schaut and Dan Bucsescu, who discuss the extent to which technology has transformed the teaching of architecture, and the necessities of a holistic architecture education. Watch the interview above, and delve into more Archiculture interviews here.

The PortHole / TOMA!

  • Architects: TOMA!
  • Location: La Grande-Motte, France
  • Architects In Charge: Antonio Nardozzi, María Dolores Del Sol Ontalba [TOMA! – team of manufacturers architects]
  • Area: 9.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Tiziano Zannordo, Photoarchitecture, Courtesy of TOMA!

© Photoarchitecture Courtesy of TOMA! © Tiziano Zannordo Courtesy of TOMA!

David Adjaye Unveils Design for Cancer Centre in Rwanda

Full Building Exterior. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Full Building Exterior. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates have unveiled their design for the Eugene Gasana Jr. Foundation Paediatric Cancer Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Located on a four-hectare site, the centre will include a 100-bed hospital, lodging for outpatients and residential housing for hospital staff. The design is inspired by the region’s vernacular architecture, and by the local Imigongo art form, which often includes black, white and red geometric patterns.

Read on to learn more about the project.

Turquoise / Urban Office

  • Architects: Urban Office
  • Location: Șoseaua Cotroceni 34, București, Romania
  • Architects In Charge: Lilian Captari, Iana Captari, Mirza Dana
  • Structural Engineering: Incona, eng. M. Neacsu
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Arthur Tintu

© Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu © Arthur Tintu

Steven Holl Architects Breaks Ground on the “Ex of In" House in New York

Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has broken ground on the “Ex of In House,” an experimental guest house and artist studio in Rhinebeck, New York. The house is part of the firms’ ongoing research project “Explorations of In,” which questions “current clichés of architectural language and commercial practice” and explores spatial language, energy, openness and public space.

Meadow House / Office Mian Ye

  • Lead Designer: Office Mian Ye
  • Location: Potomac, MD, USA
  • Partner In Charge: Mian Ye
  • Area: 7000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ehsan Khah, Mian Ye

©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye