Seacliff House / Chris Elliott Architects

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Architect: Chris Elliott Architects
Location: , Australia
Landscape Architects: Terragram
Photographs: Richard Glover

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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 Zwolle, . 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: , Texas, USA
General Contractor: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Construction Manager: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Bercy Chen Studio

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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…

Walsall Housing Group HQ / Bisset Adams

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Architects: Bisset Adams
Location: , West Midlands, UK
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,600 sqm
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

The Cube in London / Park Associati

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The Cube, a nomadic, stateless and cosmopolitan piece of architecture designed by Park Associati, is a pavilion designed to host a small, temporary restaurant. Originating from Electrolux’s concept of an itinerant restaurant, The Cube has been conceived and organized by the Belgian event agency Absolute Blue with the logo and texture design by Studio FM Milano. Their architectural project has been conceived as a module that can be assembled and disassembled relatively easily. The structure, which will be on exhibit in London until September 30, is suitable for all climatic conditions, even the most extreme, while always providing the maximum in living comfort with its refined aesthetics and use of high-quality materials. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LEGO Bridge by MEGX.

LEGOs Hack Bridge in Germany

Architects love LEGOs, this is a well-known fact. So what could be better than a real-life bridge made out of the colorful toys themselves?
Unfortunately, of course, the LEGOs are actually an optical illusion designed by street artist Martin Heuwold…

Sunwell Muse Kitasando / Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu Hasegawa

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Architects: Takato Tamagami Architectural Design and Tsutomu Hasegawa
Location: Sendagaya, , Tokyo, Japan
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Masaya Yoshimura

Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People / IPOSTUDIO Architects

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Architects: IPOSTUDIO Architects
Location: Province of Prato, Italy
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,660 sqm
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Jacopo Carli,

Deinze Town Hall & Administrative Center / Tony Fretton Architects

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The design for a new 7,500 sqm Town Hall & Administrative Center, designed by Tony Fretton Architects, sets the administrative accommodation in a 5-storey reconfigurable loft building and the council chamber as a projecting double height room, with the public entrance foyer below. Commissioned by the City of Deinze following an international competition held in 2009, the building accommodates Deinze’s municipal departments, offices for the mayor and aldermen together with a new council chamber. The project is set to begin construction in early 2013. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maison L / christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles

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Architects: Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles
Location: ,
Project Team: Christian Pottgiesser, Pascale Thomas Pottgiesser
Completion: 2011
Area: 870 sqm house; 4,850 sqm garden
Photographs: George Dupin

   

Video: Exhale Pavilion, Art Basel Miami Beach 2010


Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang joined forces to create an award-winning temporary installation, Exhale: Seven miles of reflective and phosphorescent rope, influenced by bioluminescent algae found amongst the sea life, which they designed for the Oceanfront Pavilion at Art Basel Beach 2010.

2010 Prize Winner Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum, the Netherlands
2010 Prize Winner Zonnestraal Sanatorium, Hilversum, the Netherlands

2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is inviting nominations for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. The prize will be awarded to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative design solutions that preserved or saved a modern landmark at…