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Trimo Urban Crash Bike Base Winners Announced

The Trimo Urban Crash competition asks students to design a unique modular space solution made from Trimo products and the products of their partners. This year, the aim was to encourage aspiring designers of urban space towards a bolder, more ambitious approach to understanding architecture and its place in the larger urban environment through the design of a creative urban meeting point – the Bike Base. Manus Leung from the Faculty of Built Environment at University of New South Wales, Australia and Kacper Krywult from the Faculty of Architecture / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland were announced as the overall winners for their project SHIFT. More images and information on the winners after the break.

University of Limerick Medical School / Grafton Architects

  • Architects: Grafton Architects
  • Location: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • Architect In Charge: Shelley McNamara, Yvonne Farrell, Ger Carty, Philippe O’Sullivan, Matt McCullagh, Kieran O’Brien, Abi Hudson, David Healy, Simona Castelli, Kate O’Daly, Ciara Reddy, Paul O’Brien
  • Project Managers: Kerin Contract Management
  • Structural And Civil Engineers: PUNCH Consulting Engineers
  • Area: 4300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Dennis Gilbert, Alice Clancy

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Fuel Station + McDonalds / Giorgi Khmaladze

  • Architects: Giorgi Khmaladze
  • Location: Batumi, Georgia
  • Architect In Charge: Giorgi Khmaladze (Khmaladze Architects)
  • Client: Socar
  • Structural Engineering: Capiteli
  • Mep: Gulfstream
  • Mcd Standards: Archange & Schloffer
  • Area: 1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze

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Cabane 217 / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

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Nicola Formichetti New York Store / Gage Clemenceau Architects

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  • Architects: Gage Clemenceau Architects
  • Location: New York
  • Architect In Charge: Gage Clemenceau Architects
  • Area: 1300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Gage Clemenceau Architects

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SIFERA House / Josep Camps & Olga Felip

  • Architects: Josep Camps, Olga Felip
  • Location: Barcelona, España
  • Technical Architect: Albert Serrats
  • Collaborators: Mariel•la Agudo, Aitor Horta, Irene Solà
  • Structural Design: GMK Grup
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Belvedere For Koblenz / Dethier Architectures

  • Architects: Dethier Architectures
  • Location: 56068 Koblenz, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Dethier Architectures
  • Structural Engeneering: Ney & Partners
  • General Contractor: Mohr Ingenieurholzbau GmbH
  • Area: 675.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Dethier Architectures

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Great Fen Visiting Center Competition Entry / Arrigoni Architetti

The proposed Great Fen Visitor Center by Arrigoni Architetti consists of three barns arranged on the edge between land and water in a clear orthogonal layout. Gathered around an open space, the buildings will represent the welcoming meeting point for single visitors and groups as well as the ideal setting for outdoor activities and events. The goal is to find a balance between architecture and landscape, loosening the boundaries between inside and outside, allowing different views and encouraging the curiosity for an individual, non preset experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa C / Studio Guilhem

  • Architects: Studio Guilhem
  • Location: Cannes, France
  • Architect In Charge: Denis Bodino
  • Structural Engineering: Daniel Manguin
  • Area: 480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Olivier Amsellem

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General Department of the Information System Competition Entry / AGi Architects + Bonyan Design

AGi Architects, in collaboration with Bonyan Design, recently won the competition to build the General Department of the Information System in Kuwait. Their design is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex - with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm - into a strong civil icon representing Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior Affairs. The building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs. More images and architects' description after the break.

Robert Venturi and Rem Koolhaas Side with Denise Scott Brown on Pritzker Debate

Robert Venturi has joined nearly 4,000 advocates in the call to retrospectively acknowledge Denise Scott Brown as a joint Pritzker Prize laureate, stating: “Denise Scott Brown is my inspiring and equal partner.”

His support was then quickly followed by Rem Koolhaas, who stated: “I totally support this action. The fact that one of the most creative and productive partnerships we have ever seen in architecture was separated rather than celebrated by a prize has been an embarrassing injustice which it would be great to undo.”

More updates after the break...

Steven Holl in Milan

On April 9, Steven Holl Architects is preparing to open the installation INVERSION, presented as part of Interni's Hybrid Architecture exhibition event organized on occasion of the FuoriSalone 2013, during Design Week in Milan.

Tbwa Office Building / ZZDP Architecten

  • Architects: ZZDP Architecten
  • Location: Generaal Vetterstraat 82, Amsterdam
  • Architect In Charge: : Joris Deur, Adam Smit
  • Interior Design: Abrahams Crielaers
  • Construction: Van Rossum
  • Area: 8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Michel Kievits

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Storefront for Art and Architecture's Competition of Competitions

Striving for a diverse and international response, Storefront for Art and Architecture recently launched the Competition of Competitions. The intent of the competition is to provide and deliver new and relevant forms of engagement and content to the economic, politic and social systems that currently act as the voice of authority for the development of our cities. They are asking architects, artists, economists, philosophers, writers, and citizens at large to create interdisciplinary teams to formulate the questions of our time and define the agents that should pursue the task to ask and commission the visions for the future in the form of a competition brief. The deadline to register is May 22 and submissions are due by June 22. For more information, please visit here.

Restaurant Farang / Futudesign

  • Architects: Futudesign
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Restaurant Farang
  • Design Team: Risto Wikberg, Auvo Lindroos, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas
  • Collaborators: Megaron Arkitekter, IMEK VVS Ab, Rejlers Ingerjörer Ab, Electrolux
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo, Wilhelm Rejnus

© Wilhelm Rejnus © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

The Studio / Branch Studio Architects

  • Architects: Branch Studio Architects
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Brad Wray
  • Design Team: Brad Wray, Nicholas Russo
  • Area: 25.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Branch Studio Architects

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MA Prize Competition 2013

Organized by Manifesto Architecture, in collaboration with Modern Atlanta (MA), the third annual MA Prize competition entries will be carefully selected to be displayed at this year's MA13 “Design in Human Week”. The event will be held from the June 1-9 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, MA Prize highlights bold and innovative design projects that allow us a fresh perspective on the idea of 'SHARE', or ‘SHIFT’ the way we perceive ‘SHARE’. We commonly understand the idea of share as a fairly simple concept: when two different parts interact with each other to produce a new outcome. But, what does sharing mean to design; or what can design provide to sharing? Submissions are due no later than May 7. For more information, please visit here.

Spikerverket / MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Landscape Architect: Asplan Viak
  • Zoning: COWI
  • Developer: Avantor AS
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jiri Havran

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