Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Klaksvik City Center / Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Designed by Kubota & Bachmann Architects…, the Klaksvik City Center proposal aims at creating an environment describing the essence of Klaksvík with the new layer of today´s life. They do so through the design of an urban space for

Yale University Art Gallery Renovation / Ennead Architects

© Christopher Gardner

Architects: Ennead Architects
Location: , , USA
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christopher Gardner


Diagonal Tower / SOM

© SOM / Crystal CG

SOM’s new 64-storey Diagonal Tower to be located in the developing commercial and mixed-use Yongsan International Business District in the heart of , South Korea, exudes a modern take on structural expressionism.  The tower progressively addresses the critical issues associated with skyscraper design in an iconic and refined manner. From structural and energy efficiency to reduced construction costs that the tower must meet, SOM have strove to integrate these aspects holistically into the overall aesthetics. More details after the break.

AD Round Up: Pools

Observatory House / Gabriel Orozco and Tatiana Bilbao © Iwan Baan

For those of you currently experiencing the heat of summer, we provide you with this special pool of images where water plays a significant role in the architecture. Continue after the jump to view ten various projects that will refresh your minds during this warm season.


Balmain House / Carterwilliamson Architects

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Carterwilliamson Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Shaun Carter (Project Architect), Patrick Fitzgerald (Project Designer)
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti

Badel Block Complex Proposal / SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti

The design proposal by SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti… for the Badel Block Complex, a mixed-use project within the city center of Zagreb, Croatia, consists of enclosing the continuity of the existing block and positioning the vertical into its center.

Stella Table, Courtesy of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Landscape Forms

UrbanEdge / Gustafson Guhrie Nichol

Designed by Gustafson Guhrie Nichol (GGN)… and produced in collaboration with Landscape Forms, UrbanEdge is a collection of landscape framing and furniture elements for urban spaces. The project responds to the demand for more outdoor public spaces with an interest

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Press Conference Room of the French Ministry of Agriculture / h2o Architectes

With a request from the client for a contemporary and timeless design in order to match the Institution that it would represent, h2o Architectes… transforms this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its

Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

© Misae Hiromatsu

Architects: SAKO Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Yoko Fujii, Jiye Zhang
Project Area: 13,421 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

Terminal in Ven / FOJAB arkitekter

© Ole Jais

Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
Location: Landskrona,
Project Team: Stefan Johansson(Design Team Leader), Joachim Lundquist(Partner in charge, Principal architect), Kerstin Sigbo, Helena Brunsson, Martin Montelin (Architects), Therese Andersson (Landscape architect), Åsa Swanberg(Interior Architect), Viveca Rosencrantz (Lighting coordinator)
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Ventrafiken, City of Landskrona
Interior and Landscape Architect: AB, Malmö, Sweden
Structural Engineer: WSP Helsingborg
Cost: 21 mill. SEK
Main contractor: NCC Construction AB
Photographs: Ole Jais


Copenhagen Arena Proposal / 3XN Architects

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3XN Architects, in collaboration with HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit, won the first prize in the competition for the Copenhagen Arena, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. Located in the Ørestad-area, a short metro ride from the city center of ’s capital, their design combines two key ambitions: to create state of the art and flexible multi-purpose arena that can attract spectators from near and far, while ensuring that the building’s presence will be a win for the entire neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cold Hawaii / Force4 Architects

© Mette Johnsen

Architects: Force4 Architects
Location: Klitmøller,
Completion: March 2012
Engineer: Jelcon A/S
Landscape: Preben Skaarup Landskabsarkitekter
Client: The Municipality of Thisted in collaboration with The Real Dania Foundation
Foundations: Real Dania, Bevica, Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Friluftsrådet
Photoghaphs: Mette Johnsen


Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel / Fentress Architects

© Jason A. Knowles

Architects: Fentress Architects
Location: , Virginia, USA
General Contractor: Forrester Construction
Electrical Engineer: Hankins & Anderson
Structural Engineer: Ammann + Whitney
Civil Engineer: Patton Harris Rust & Associates
Completion: September 2009
Size of Building: 2,276 square feet
Photographs: Jason A. Knowles,  Fentress Architects, Ken Paul, Ben Rasmussen


Video: London Design Festival 2011

Presenting a fresh palette of both established and emerging product designers and architects, Design Festival 2011 has commissioned a sideshow of ‘Landmark Projects’ curated in the city’s most notorious public spaces. visits the V&A to chat to curator Vicky Broackes before checking out the Bouroullec’s ‘Textile Field’ in the Raphael Gallery and heading to St Paul’s Cathedral to see John Pawson’s geometric staircase. The whirlwind tour of LDF also includes David Chipperfield’s ‘Two Lines’ at the Southbank Centre.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXX

Photo by Gerhard R. -

Today’s our 70th selection of the best you’ve submitted through our Flickr Pool. Keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Gerhard R. in Vienna, Austria. Check the other four after the break.

BA House / BAK Arquitectos

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

Architects: BAK Arquitectos – Maria Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk
Location: , Ituzaingó, Province of Buenos Aires,
Land Area: 419 sqm
Built Area: 167 sqm
Built Year: 2010
Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

D-Cube City / Jerde

© Hiroyuki Kawano

Architect: Jerde
Location: , South Korea
Year: 2011
Area: 320,000 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

Competition: Designing Action Nashville

Courtesy of the Designing Action Brief

In response to being currently ranked as the fourth most obese state in the U.S., the Nashville Civic Design Center has launched Designing Action in an attempt to pursue alternative ideas that will promote active lifestyles and help transform Nashville into a healthier city. Designing Action seeks to re-imagine a 75 acre industrial site along Downtown Nashville’s Cumberland River and envision ways in which infrastructure can promote active lifestyles and increase quality of life for all of Nashville’s citizens.

The registration deadline is set for July 27th, 2012. Continue reading for more information.