Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils New Columbia University Medical Building

Exterior View South – Courtesy of CUMC

Columbia University has been at the forefront of medical education for more than two centuries, as it was the first medical school in the to award the M.D. degree in 1770. Now, the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building that reflects how they believe medicine is and should be taught, learned and practiced in the 21st century.

Located on the CUMC campus in the Washington Heights community of Northern , the 14-story facility will aim to achieve LEED Gold certification and incorporate technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a modern simulation center. The design is led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler as executive architect.

Continue after the break for more details!

Architectural Photographers: Erieta Attali

dNR Architects Max Nunez, Nicolas del Rio ©

Usually, architecture photographers are architects themselves, but today we want to show show the work of Israeli photographer Erieta Attalian actual photographer who started working related to archeology and science, and then got involved with architecture after working throughout Japan covering this country`s Contemporary Glass Architecture.

1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?

SOM breaks ground at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati

OSC Aerial © SOM

Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has started construction on their 1.4 million-square-foot master plan for The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, . Demolition will commence on the existing parking garage at the south end of the hospital complex in order to clear the way for the new Orthopedic and Spine Center (OSC). The contemporary 332,000 square-foot building draws on the predominantly red brick character of the existing buildings and surrounding historic Mt. Auburn neighborhood, while providing a new public face on the south side of the hospital.

SOM strives to achieve LEED certification after completion in mid-2015. Continue after the break to learn more.

Moritz Brewery / Jean Nouvel

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Spanish photographer Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre just shared with us these beautiful photos of one of Jean Nouvel‘s latest project in Barcelona, : A gastronomy and cultural center for Catalan beer company Moritz.

Some more photographs after the break.

Maison Escalier / Moussafir Architectes Associés

© Hervé Abbadie

Architects: Moussafir Architectes Associés
Location: 22 Rue Jacob, 75006 ,
Architect In Charge: Jacques Moussafir with Alexis Duquennoy
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

Wallpaper’s 2012 Architects Directory

© Nelson Kon / Mirante do Horto house by Flávio Castro Arquiteto

Wallpaper magazine recently announced their 2012 Architects Directory which features some of the world’s most intriguing young practices that have made their way into the spotlight. More images and a complete list of the architects who made director can be viewed after the break.

Films & Architecture: “THX 1138”

The first film of is without any doubt a master piece in terms of how to represent futuristic spaces. In THX 1138 the underground spaces are absolutely controlled. People’s behavior is driven by different drugs depending on the physical effect required. The movie contained a catalogue of spatial experiences and explore new forms of spaces that are many years forward the ’70 ideas.

We invite you to enjoy this magnificent film and let us know your comments below!

Two family house Giacomuzzi / Monovolume architecture

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Architect: Monovolume architecture
Location: Kaltern,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: René Riller

‘The Interchange’ in Downtown Minneapolis / EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company + Knutson Construction

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EE&K, a Perkins Eastman Company, and Knutson Construction were recently selected by Hennepin County for their design for ‘The Interchange’ in Downtown . The design-build contract for the $79.3 million transportation hub, which is expected to be completed by 2014, will connect transit with culture. Led by architect Peter Cavaluzzi FAIA, the multidisciplinary team envisions a state-of-the-art transit station with complementary mixed-used development and year-round activated public space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Wupper-Bridge Opladen / Ağırbaş & Wienstroer

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Architects: Ağırbaş & Wienstroer
Location: Opladen, ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area / Maxthreads

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The second prize winning vision for the Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area responds to the extending aim of positioning in general, and Tainan city in particular, as a major historical based tourism destination. Designed by Maxthreads, their strategy attempts to contribute to Taiwan’s economic diversification from its current infrastructure lead planning system. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College / Cooper, Robertson & Partners

© Chuck Choi

Architects: Cooper, Robertson & Partners
Location: , NY, USA
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Chuck Choi

Radio Nacional de España Headquarters / Ravetllat-Ribas

© Roger Casas

Architects: Ravetllat-Ribas
Location: Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
Design Team: Olga Schimd, Carles Oliver, Miguel Ángel Sánchez
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Roger Casas

‘Honey Scape’ Landscape Pavilion / Gonçalo Castro Henriques X-REF

© Alexandre Delmar / JF Fotografia

Built after winning an international landscape competition at Ponte Lima, , Honey Scape is temporary landscape pavilion by Gonçalo Castro Henriques of . This installation intends to shelter the visitor, captivating him by a dream-like atmosphere with aromatic plants. This atmosphere is defined by a light and transparent structure, based on a honeycomb, creating a dynamic of light and color throughout the day. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sport Residence – Campus Cerdanya / + MMASS Architects

© Gabriele Lombardo

Architects: + MMASS Architects
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Gabriele Lombardo

Maruma House / Fernanda Canales

© Sandra Pereznieto

Architects: Fernanda Canales
Location: City,
Project Team: Ángela Vizcarra and Alberto García
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto

Dominique Perrault Wins Competition for Esplanade Tower in Fribourg

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Dominique Perrault Architecture, the French practice recently awarded with the opportunity to build a tower called The Blade in Seoul as part of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan, has now been announced as winner of a concept/construction international competition for the Esplanade Tower in downtown Fribourg, .  The high rise is part of regeneration project of the Swiss Federal Railways at the site of the former Pilettes Station.

More after the break.

Reorganization of the Victoria Kent Park / Antonio Blanco Montero

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Architects: Antonio Blanco Montero
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda