Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

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Architects: Toya Design
Location: Ostrów Tumski, Poznań,
Architect In Charge: Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Design Team: Jarosław Wyszyński, Anna Sędecka, Ewa Ćwiklińska, Tomasz Migdałek, Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Anna Sędecka

Winning Proposal for Koivusaari, Helsinki

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The Helsinki planning office and steel product company Ruukki organized a student competition – Western Gateway – amongst all the architecture schools in in 2011. The call for proposals was to design a landmark building in the newly developing western portion of the city – – utilizing steel in an innovative manner. Representing Aalto University, Arto Ollila’s submission entitled “Fokka” was selected as the winning proposal. More details after the break.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Five great projects from last week that you may have missed! Check out the Convent de Sant Francesc in , or the great House in Ovar by Paula Santos. Don’t miss gmp Architekten’s, Hanoi Museum. The Hotel Topazz was designed by BWM Architects in Austria. Finally, revisit one of our AD Classics: Makedonium, designed by Jordan Grabulovski and Iskra Grabulovski in Macedonia.

Interview: Ammar Eloueini discusses the J-House and Design Technology

Our friends at Black Spectacles have shared with us their recent interview with from AEDS (Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio). With offices in the United States and Europe, the Lebanese architect has become known for his material-based, technology-driven designs. Using the J-House as reference, Eloueini states, “It [technology] could be visible, it could be totally invisible. It doesn’t need always to scream technology or digital technology. It could be very discreet, but very effective.”

Learn more about the J-House here on ArchDaily. You can also view the complete transcript of the interview here on .

Curricular Administrative Building Lycée María Auxiliadora / SURco

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Architects: SURco
Location: Linares, Maule Region,
Architect In Charge: Juan Paulo, Felipe Alarcón Carreño
Design Team: Juan Paulo, Felipe Alarcón Carreño
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 735,4 sqm
Photographs: SURco

Video: Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People by IPOSTUDIO Architects

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As part of the Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People project by IPOSTUDIO Architects, Duosegno Visual Design shared with us this video they created which captures the features of the design and how it carefully integrates into the site. Through merging the new presence with the existent through the functional reuse and integration of the existing rural buildings to the new structures, the result is the emergence of a single façade towards the valley and its bending profile which simulates the soil contour lines.

Courtesy of LAMP Lighting Company
Courtesy of LAMP Lighting Company

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards Competition

The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards competition is calling participants who value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project. Light is a fundamental element of life and…

museum entrance
museum entrance

DOSA Archaeological Museum Proposal / ferrarifrongia Architects

Designed by ferrarifrongia Architects…, the main aim of the proposal for the DOSA archaeological museum is to protect the landscape through the aesthetic and functional enhancement of the existing heritage. The project is conceived as a sign in the

Courtesy of Perry Chapman Prize Competition and SCUP
Courtesy of Perry Chapman Prize Competition and SCUP

Perry Chapman Prize Competition

The Hideo Sasaki Foundation, in collaboration with the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), recently announced the inaugural Perry Chapman Prize. The prize honors the intellectual contributions of M. Perry Chapman by awarding an individual $10,000 to pursue a…

Summer house on pillars / munkacsoport.net

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Architects: munkacsoport.net
Location: Balatonakarattya, ,
Structural Engineering: Akos Medek, Aniko Kilian
Architects: Tamas Bulcsu, Eva Fortvingler
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus / Andrew Bromberg

access to the station from the civic plaza

The high-speed rail terminus station will connect to various major cities in the Mainland with the largest rail network in our history. Located centrally in within the city’s urban realm and equipped with fifteen tracks, the facility will probably be the largest below ground terminus station in the world.

Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, in collaboration with Aecom, the West Kowloon Terminus will function more like an international airport than a rail station; this means that the facility needs to have both custom and immigration controls for departing and arriving passengers.. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House “Lago en el Cielo” / David Ramirez

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Architects: David Ramirez Arquitectos
Location: , Antioquia,
Architect In Charge: David Ramirez
Design Team: David Ramirez
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 352.0 sqm
Photographs: Camilo Duque

Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge

Transforming the Bridge © 2012 Design Competition
This year the Cleveland Design Competition is calling for a re-imagining of the Detroit Superior Bridge – a 19th century bridge rich with history and value to Cleveland’s downtown area and industrial zones.  Professional, students, firms and designers are all invited to propose a dynamic public space, performance venue and pedestrian experience along the abandoned lower streetcar level of the bridge.  Registration for this competition closes on September 24th.  The competition deadline is October 5th.  This is an awarded competition for first, second and third prize winners.  A free public reception and exhibition will takes place on October 26th to announce the winners.   To register, visit the official competition website.
For a brief on the competition, join us after the break.

MA2′s Proposal for Buenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum

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The [AC-CA]’s recent call for proposals for a new Contemporary Art Museum in the heart of has been seductively synthesized by Houston architect Michael Arellanes II, principal and founder of M A 2 Architectural Design. The nature of the competition called for a building that reflects contemporary design tendencies, whilst simultaneously attending to the specific functions that are required of art museums and considering the impact upon the local milieu. Located within the district, the museum will occupy a substantial plot of land along the riverbank of the Río de la Plata. While there are no plans for the Contemporary Art Museum to be built, the goal to generate progressive modern design ideas and dialogue surely succeeds with submissions of MA2’s caliber. More details and Arellanes’s description after the break.

Rooms and Sports Facilities in a Park / GANA Arquitectura

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Architects: GANA Arquitectura
Location: Vélez-Málaga,
Design Team: Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,897.61 sqm
Photographs: Jesús Granada

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Courtesy of 1X2STUDIO

‘Rasadnik’ Residential Housing / 1X2STUDIO

With the challenge to design multi-family housing units in a traditional structure of a single family house, 1X2STUDIO… chose to plant houses on the lot to preserve relations and the character of the chopped structure of Lazarevac. The whole intention

Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan / HAO + Archiland

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The Dongjiang Master Plan proposal by HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Archiland Beijing includes 280,000 square meters of residential development, with 40,000 square meters of mixed-use office, retail, and public space. The design evolves around the prime beach location with a central pedestrian boardwalk that services both the low and midrise residential housing blocks. The central boardwalk runs parallel to the beach, creating views of the water while taking the visitor through areas of gardens and retail within the new development. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, and Münire Sagat
Courtesy of Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, and Münire Sagat

Gallipoli Agadere Memorial & Hospital Museum Proposal / Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, Münire Sagat

Ziya Imren, Barış Ekmekçi, and Münire Sagat… shared with us their second prize winning proposal for the Gallipoli Agadere Memorial & Hospital Museum. One of the main ideas of the project is the purpose of bringing a modern