XYYX Apartment / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Naf Architect & Design
Location: Bunkyo, Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Akio Naksa(manager), Tomohiro Tanaka
Area: 235.84 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Courtesy of NC-Office
Courtesy of NC-Office

Notre Dame de l’Assomption – National Cathedral Competition Entry / NC-Office

Recently destroyed by the 2010 Earthquake, Port-au-Prince’s new design for the National Cathedral is presented as an absolute plain wall of concrete which expresses the true character of the construction. Designed by NC-Office…, the concrete material is not only

APAP OpenSchool / LOT-EK Architecture & Design

© Kim Myoung-Sik

Architects: LOT-EK Architecture & Design
Location: , Gyeonggi-do,
Design Team: Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano
Project Architect: Tommy Manuel
Client: Kyong Park
Area: 5,500 sqft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Kim Myoung-Sik, Sergio Pirrone

Courtesy of NaNA
Courtesy of NaNA

Bulgari Pavilion / NaNA

The Bulgari Pavilion, a temporary installation commissioned by prestigious luxury jewelry brand Bulgari, was designed by NaNA… for the Abu Dhabi Art 2012 event held Saadiyat al Manarat, Abu Dhabi November 5-10. The architects were given a prominent outdoor space

Can Feliç Nursery / Estudio Fernández-Vivancos

© Jose Manuel Cutillas

Architects: Estudio Fernández-Vivancos, Abalosllopis Arquitectos
Location: Avinguda del Ferrocarril, 169, 12560 Benicàssim, Castellón,
Design Team: Enrique Fernández, Vivancos González, Ana Ábalos y Pablo LLopis
Contractor: Construcciones PIAF
Promotor: Ajuntament de Benicàssim
Area: 0.0 m2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jose Manuel Cutillas

MAS Context #16: Production

#16: Production; Cover by David Sieren

The new issue of MAS Contexta quarterly publication released by MAS Studio, takes on the daunting issue of production and consumption impacting cities through the lens of a handful companies operating out of Chicago. Production and consumption have a negative connotation in today’s atmosphere of sustainability and conservation but architecture is fundamentally a celebration of the craft of inventing, designing and making.  , in collaboration with Chicago-based collective The Post Family, looks critically at the social, environmental, and political implications of consumer culture while celebrating the excellence of production.

More after the break.

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai’s 20 Million

Aerial View of Mumbai; Courtesy of Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons

, shanty-towns, favelas - they are all products of an exploding migration from rural to urban areas.  Over the last half century, people living in or near metropolises has risen in proportion to the global population.  Migrations from rural areas to urban areas have grown exponentially as cities have developed into hubs of economic activity and job growth promising new opportunities for social mobility and education.  Yet, with all these perceptions holding fast, many people who choose to migrate find themselves in the difficult circumstances of integrating into an environment without the proper resources to accommodate the growing population.  Cities, for example, like Mumbai, ’s largest city and 11th on the list as of 2012 with a population of an estimated 20.5 million.  According to a New York Times article from 2011, about 60% of that number live in the makeshift dwellings that now occupy lucrative land for Mumbai’s developers.

More to come after the break.

Campo Viejo Winery / Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos
Location: Logroño, La Rioja,
Collaborators: Javier Montoya, Imanol Iturria, Leticia Uribe, Maitane Urdangarín
Structure: Javier Valle
Installations: Técnicas Agroindustriales
Area: 45,529 sqm
Year: 2003
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Courtesy of Manuel Clavel-Rojo & Jacob Brillhart
Courtesy of Manuel Clavel-Rojo & Jacob Brillhart

DawnTown Design/Build Competition Winner / Manuel Clavel-Rojo & Jacob Brillhart

Now in its fifth year, the DawnTown Design/Build competition announced that the international collaboration between Manuel Clavel-Rojo (Murcia, Spain) and Jacob Brillhart… (Miami, FL) has been tasked to present their design to the public in the next 30 days. With

Vallpala Sports Centre / Vicente Salvador Arquitecto + Ignacio Vidal Arquitecto

© José Hevia

Architects: Vicente Salvador Arquitecto + Ignacio Vidal Arquitecto
Location: La Vall d’Uixó, Castellón,
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Hevia

NACO’s master plan for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. HOK will now use the master plan to design the expansion of the airport - © NACO
NACO’s master plan for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. HOK will now use the master plan to design the expansion of the airport - © NACO

NACO and HOK Win Expansion Contract for Riyadh Airport

NACO, its Saudi Arabian branch SADECO, and global architect HOK… were just awarded the contract to design the expansion of King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The design consists of the expansion of the existing terminals

POD / Greg Wright Architects

© Kate Del Fante Scott

Architects: Greg Wright Architects
Location: Cape Town,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kate Del Fante Scott

MIV Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte
Location: Neuchatel,
Project Team: Andrea Pelati, Raphaël Fromaigeat, Anna Popek-Schmalstieg, Sandy Erlebach
Project Consultants: GVH SA – civil engineers
Year: 2010
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Courtesy of UGO Architecture and Design
Courtesy of UGO Architecture and Design

Operalab Theatre Pavilion Competition Entry / UGO Architecture and Design

Confronted with an original form of the pyramid, the shape of the Operlab Theatre Pavilion proposal, designed by UGO Architecture and Design…, is the result of a consistent analysis of the building of the Grand Theatre. The character and

NIC / n-lab architects

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Architects: n-lab architects
Location: Sandweiler,
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of n-lab architects

OB Houses / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe Manzanilla

Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: , Yucatán,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Team: Claudina Peon, Gabriela Arcila, Federico Sauri
Area: 1062.55 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tamara Uribe Manzanilla

Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic
Courtesy of Studio Alfirevic

Operalab Theatre Pavilion Competition Entry / Studio Alfirevic

Designed by Studio Alfirevic…, their proposal for the Operalab Theatre Pavilion competition represents ‘live’ theater, in which different performances and experiments take place in the field of art. The suggested position of the pavilion is in the fringe area

Folkwang Library / Max Dudler

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Architects: Max Dudler Architekt
Location: ,
Project Manager: Alexander Bonte
Client: Duisburg branch of the Building and Real Estate Management Authority
Area: 5,603 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stefan Müller