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Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

  • Architects: Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos
  • Location: Mexico
  • Architects in Charge: José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´
  • Collaborator: Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez
  • Project Area: 290.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Erick Reyes

© Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes

FINE / Boora Architects

© Jon Jensen
© Jon Jensen
  • Architects: Boora Architects
  • Location: 1140 Southwest 11th Avenue #200, Portland, OR 97201, USA
  • Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction
  • Area: 5475.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jon Jensen

© Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen

Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal / MVRDV

Upon recently winning the competition, MVRDV's design for the Hongqiao Business District recently started construction. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping center, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. Located near the fourth busiest airport in all of mainland China, the 4.5ha site is divided into a small northern plot of 8,409 m2 and a larger southern plot. More images and architects' description after the break.

International Competition for Zaryadye Park

Officially launched this month by Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design, the International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia is challenging participants to develop an Architecture and Landscaping Design Concept that will form the basis for the creation of a contemporary Park with a high quality infrastructure that will be open for the public all year round. Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, and after the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. In late January, 2012, Prime Minister and President-Elect Vladimir Putin proposed to turn this 130 000 sq. m area into a multi-functional public park. The deadline for submissions is May 22. For more information, please visit here.

Orange Regional Museum Winning Proposal / Crone Partners

Organically revealing itself from the ground, the Crone Partners' winning design for the Orange Regional Museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building and program to the existing cultural precinct. Additionally, the architects intend to create a new identity whilst strengthening current civic conditions within the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Peter Williams for Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE)

Peter Williams is the founder and executive director of an organization whose goal is to improve global health, using design to create healthier environments as preventative measures for tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria.  Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments, or ARCHIVE for short, has projects in countries all over the world, including Haiti, Cameroon, and Ethiopia.  ARCHIVE identifies and addresses the causes of poor health in disadvantages communities and uses strategies related to housing design improvements to create environments that promote better health.

Wo House / SO Architecture

© Shai Epshtein
© Shai Epshtein
  • Architects: SO Architecture
  • Location: Kiryat Tivon, Israel
  • Design Team: Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier, Levav Shachar
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shai Epshtein

© Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein

Shanghai Roche Master Plan & Office Building / EXH Design

  • Architects: EXH Design
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Area: 16700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EXH Design

Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design

Morangis Retirement Home / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes

  • Architects: VOUS ETES ICI Architectes
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge: A. Becker, J. Paulré, P. Pflughaupt
  • Developer: Immodieze and AXENTIA for the Conseil General du 91
  • Partners and collaborators: Dumez IDF (general contractor), FACEA (fluids engineering) LECARPENTIER (exteriors and landscaping) SPOOMS (kitchen engineering) CAP HORN (Acoustics engineering) LAPOINTE (roads and water engineering), 11H45 (Photograph)
  • Area: 5315.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: 11H45

© 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45

Wine Thematic Center in Torvizcón / DTR Studio

  • Architects: DTR Studio
  • Location: Torvizcón, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Jose María Olmedo, José Miguel Vázquez
  • Area: 1240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Build Your Own Neutra Home!

The mid-century modern master, Richard Neutra was well known for his cutting edge modernism. Since Julius Shulman immortalized his houses in his iconic photographs, Neutra's bright, airy homes have widely been seen as the pinacle of modernism and desirability. One problem though, they're in high demand and it's not exactly like they're making any more Neutra buildings; in fact, quite the opposite is true and as a result they have become a pretty expensive commodity.

Read more about how to get your very own Neutra home after the break...

Times Transplantation Building / Nano Architects

© Yasunori Hidaka
© Yasunori Hidaka
  • Architects: Nano Architects
  • Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Nano Architects
  • Designer: Yasuhiro Shinano
  • Area: 58.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yasunori Hidaka

© Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka

Video: 'The Competition' Trailer

Madrid-based architect Angel Borrego Cubero of Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS) has directed and produced the first documentary focused on the tense process that characterizes an architectural competition. Appropriately titled The Competition, the film captures a fascinating account on how five world renowned architects - Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster - “toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition.” The premise is based on a nearly forgotten, 2008 competition for a new National Museum of Art of Andorra, a small Pyrenees country nestled between Spain and France, which has yet to be realized. 

The Competition is expected to debut in late 2013. Updates will be available on OSS’s website and facebook.

AD Interviews: Iñaki Abalos

Yesterday, Iñaki Abalos was announced as the new Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD; he will begin on July 1st, 2013.

Villa Piedad / Marta Badiola

© Francisco Berreteaga
© Francisco Berreteaga
  • Architects: Marta Badiola
  • Location: San Sebastián
  • Architect in Charge: Marta Badiola
  • Area: 52.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Francisco Berreteaga

© Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga

Fidar Beach House / Raed Abillama Architects

© Géraldine Bruneel
© Géraldine Bruneel

© Géraldine Bruneel © Géraldine Bruneel © Géraldine Bruneel © Géraldine Bruneel

Ramen Bar Suzuki / 07BEACH

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects: 07BEACH
  • Location: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Designer: Joe Chikamori
  • Area: 154.7 sqm
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki