Courtesy of Atelier3AM
Courtesy of Atelier3AM

Innovative Bioclimatic European School Third Prize Winning Proposal / Atelier3AM

The formal strategy in the design for the Innovative Bioclimatic European School by Atelier3AM…, which won the third prize in the international competition, is based on the strong contrast of materials, and propelled by the duality of opaque/transparent. Inspired by the

I.M.A.M. / nodo17 Architects

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Architects: nodo17 Architects
Location: , Madrid,
Design Team: Félix Toledo Lerín, Birga Wingenfeld, Alegría Zorrilla Miras, Mercedes Peña Martín, Michael Moradiellos
Contractor: EDISAN
Structure: Joaquín Antuña
Instalations: A.C.H. S.L.
Site Area: 800 sqm
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Amparo Garrido

Sealight Pavilion / Monash University Department of Architecture

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Monash University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with architecture and engineering practices, Rintala Eggertsson, Grimshaw, and Felicetti, shared with us their Sealight Pavilion project which can be found at the Docklands in . The aim of the project is to amplify the natural phenomena of sea and sky, while offering a place to meet, to escape the elements, or simply to witness the passage of time, which it has been doing for about a year now. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Erlenbach / Spillmann Echsle

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Architects: Spillmann Echsle
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Frei

Courtesy of WE Architecture
Courtesy of WE Architecture

Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos

Designed by Dissing & Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS… landscape architects, the starting point of their design process was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. The new 20,000 m2 housing typologies range from

Pole Services / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: Saint-Herblain,
Engineering: GIREC, ECODIAG
Landscaper: C.Boudvin
Area: 3,850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Wheelwright Prize

Unique among architecture prizes with its focus on early-career architects, the Wheelwright Prize, recently launched by Harvard Graduate School of Design, is a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually for exceptional itineraries in research and discovery. Recognizing the importance of field…

Caburé House / Nómade Architects

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Architects: Nómade Architects
Location: El Chaltén, Santa Cruz,
Design Team: Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs, Kieran Randall
Structure: Adrián Montoya
Construction: Tomás List
Client: Murphy Family
Area: 135 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Nómade Architects

TEDx: How to solve traffic jams / Jonas Eliasson

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, Director of the Centre for Transport Studies at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), takes a stab at one of the largest problems in big cities: congestion.  In this TEDx, Eliasson discusses techniques that urban planners and policy makers can use to help mediate the problems caused by rush hour commutes by car.  Contrary to most other suggestions we see, Eliasson’s solution does not involve any plans to widen sidewalks, encourage public transportation and create bike lanes; rather, this suggestion is more policy oriented.

SFMoMA: Lebbeus Woods, Architect

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SFMoMA will highlight the legacy of Lebbeus Woods in an exhibition that will run from February 16 through June 2, 2013.  It will include 75 works from the past 35 years of his career.  Lebbeus Woods is often categorized as an architect, but always as an artist and visionary.  His career has been filled with imaginative leaps through the concepts of space and form, exploring politics, society, ethics and the human condition.  He was a great influence on architects, designers, filmmakers, writers and artists.  The exhibition will celebrate his untimely death late last year and the breadth of influence that his work had on the art and design community.

Bar 4P’s / 07BEACH

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Architects: 07BEACH
Location: Ho Chi Minh City,
Designer: Joe Chikamori
Area: 50.4 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

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© Avesta Group

Azerbaijan Tower Proposal / Avesta Group

With plans to become the world’s tallest building at about 3645 feet, the Azerbaijan Tower is being built on a series of artificial islands, the Khazar Islands, in the Caspian Sea 16 miles south of Baku, Azerbaijan.  Avesta Group…,

Meadowview / Platform 5 Architects

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Architects: Platform 5 Architects
Location: , UK
Design Team: Patrick Michell, Nicholas Bone
Photographs: Courtesy of Platform 5 Architects

Parkhill Competition Winning Proposal / Nice Architects

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Located on the former site on an old outdoor amphitheatre in Bratislava, , the proposal for the housing and mixed use development, which won the first prize in the Parkhill competition, offers spectacular views and close proximity to one of the city’s oldest parks. Designed by Nice Architects, their challenge on the 52,000 m2 site was to create intensive residential development with public services located in the lower part of the site. The final composition of the buildings becomes a small reminiscence of the former amphitheatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa del Agua / THiNC

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Architects: / Héctor Coss
Location: Colonia Roma, City, Distrito Federal,
Interior Design: THinC (Ignacio Cadenas + Héctor Esrawe)
Interior Architecture: Héctor Coss
Design Team: Héctor Coss y Alejandro Tazzer
Landscape Architecture: Alejandro Tazzer & Héctor Coss
Proyect Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro, Rocío Serna

Courtesy of CEBRA
Courtesy of CEBRA

Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association Headquarters & Activity Center Proposal / CEBRA

CEBRA… has gained the support of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) for the realization of a new home for Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association in Vingsted, Denmark. The 5,489 sq.ft. project will accommodate the association’s administration as

Madonna University – Franciscan Center for Science and Media / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , MI, USA
Area: 6,038 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

North Laser Center / blauraum

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Architects: blauraum
Location: Am Schleusengraben, , Germany
Client: Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH
Area: 4,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Martin Schlüter