VNG Office / Openbox Company

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Architects: Openbox Company
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Culture and Congress Center / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Volkwin Marg, Hubert Nienhoff, Kristian Uthe-Spencker
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Courtesy of WOHA

‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition / WOHA

WOHA…‘s traveling exhibition, ‘Breathing Architecture’, is on its way to Taichung, Taiwan after a successful run at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt. Taking place at the Taichung Info-Box July 26-September 23, the exhibition features concepts of open

Sherbourne Common Pavilion / Teeple Architects

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Architects: Teeple Architects
Location: Sherbourne Common, Waterfront, Ontario,
Completion Date: April 2011
Gross square Footage: 227 sqm
Principal in Charge: Stephen Teeple (OAA, Fraic)
Project Manager: Bernard Jin
Design Team: Mark Baechler, Allan Wes Wilson
Photographer: Shai Gil

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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If for some reason you missed ArchDaily’s featured projects last week , don’t worry, we’ve brought together the best of the week here. In the main image is Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel by chilean architect Rodrigo Duque Motta. Are you looking for house designs? You must check out this three great houses, Maison Escalier by Moussafir Architectes Associés, House in Rokko designed by Tato Architects and Maison L, one of  the 2012 RIBA Award Winners by Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles. Finally,  you can’t miss Grand Theater Qingdao by german firm .

MASS Design Group wins the Zumtobel Group Award 2012

Butaro Hospital, Rwanda / – Courtesy of Zumtobel Group

MASS Design Group was announced as winner of the for their innovative and cost-efficient Butaro Hosptial in Rwanda. They triumphed over the 230 projects from 30 different countries that competed in the “Built Environment” award category. Additionally, Atelier d’architecture autogérée (France) was selected as winner of the “Research & Initiative” category for developing a strategy of urban resilience known as the R-URBAN project in Paris.

“Through their decision this year, the jury have underlined the fact that it takes a holistic approach to make truly sustainable improvements in the built environment,” said Zumtobel Group CEO Harald Sommerer, who was also a member of the 8-strong jury. “We are particularly pleased to see that, this year, young and dedicated architectural practices have won the award with approaches to resolving social and ecological issues, both in the industrialized world and in developing countries.”

Continue after the break to learn more.

Happy Birthday Philip Johnson! (1906-2005)

From left: Andy Warhol, David Whitney, , Dr. John Dalton, and Robert A. M. Stern in the Glass House in 1964. Photography by David McCabe

Today, July 8th, is Philip Johnson‘s Birthday! (1906-2005)

The recipient of the very first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979 and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Johnson has been labeled by Prtizker jurors as someone “whose work demonstrates a combination of the qualities of talent, vision and commitment that has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the environment. As a critic and historian, he championed the cause of modern architecture and then went on to design some of his greatest buildings.”

On what would be his 106th birthday, ArchDaily celebrates with a special Glass House logo:

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997, The Glass House is still considered a modern marvel. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Glass House by Johnson, with its perfect proportions and its simplicity, is one of the first most brilliant works of modern architecture. Johnson built the 47-acre estate for himself in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

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The house was the first of fourteen structures that the architect built on the property over a span of fifty years.

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Another iconic building designed by Philip Johnson, together with John Burgee, is the Puerta de Europa in Madrid, two leaning towers that have become an icon of the Spanish capital.

Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

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Architects: Kraus Schoenberg Architects
Location: , Germany
Area: 130 sqm
Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

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Master Plan for LA Union Station / Grimshaw + Gruen Associates

The New York office of Grimshaw and LA based Gruen Associates… were officially awarded the Los Angeles Union Station master plan last Thursday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors, chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio

Seacliff House / Chris Elliott Architects

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Architect: Chris Elliott Architects
Location: Sydney,
Landscape Architects: Terragram
Photographs: Richard Glover, Vladimir Sitta

Courtesy of ER Studio

Grandola Library Proposal / ER Studio

The building of the Municipal Library and Archives Grândola by ER Studio… aims to be a timeless reference, an icon that represents not only the past and present of the town of Grândola, but also their future ambitions. Their idea

Pelo House / mA-style architects

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Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture,
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

New Community Center / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

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MoederscheimMoonen Architects recently won the competition for a new community center, ‘Het Anker’, in , The Netherlands. The new building will include a multi-purpose sports hall for diverse sport activities and educational purposes, a community center, and diverse multifunctional areas. The design for the competition expresses the first ideas and intentions for a sustainable, transparent and green ‘landscaped’ building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Savings Museum / Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati

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Architects : Migliore & Servetto Architetti Associati - Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto
Location: Torino,
Completion: May 2012
Client: Intesa Sanpaolo
Photographs: Ravani & Ficarra, Migliore & Servetto Architetti Associati

   

New Milan Trade Fair / Studio Fuksas

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In an effort to attract large-scale world-class conventions and exhibitions, the city of embarked on an ambitious plan to build a $700 million trade show complex. Massimiliano Fuksas was engaged to bring to life a new design that would house exhibition halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, restaurants and cafes, meeting halls, and office spaces for the Fiera administration. What would emerge from the recently reclaimed brownfields was a Fiera that covers 2.1 million square feet and stretches nearly a mile. More details after the break.

eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition

is pleased to invite students, architects, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl. More information on the competition’s official website.

1111 / Bercy Chen Studio

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Architect: Bercy Chen Studio
Location: , , USA
General Contractor: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Construction Manager: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Bercy Chen Studio

Courtesy of VMZinc

VMZinc Announces Winners of the Fifth Archizinc Trophy Awards

The 10 winners of the fifth VMZINC® Archizinc Trophy awards program, sponsored by the Umicore Group, were unveiled this month at the Terrass Kardinal in Paris. The bi-annual competition for architects requires that the submitted designs use VMZINC solutions in…