Casa Ceschi / Traverso Vighy

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Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: ,
Design Team: Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo

Giveaway: Ten copies of ‘How to Make a Japanese House’

Thanks to the courtesy of NAi Publishers, we are giving you the chance to win this great book: How to Make a Japanese House (see our review here). We have 10 copies of the book and all you have to do to participate is become a registered user (if you’re not one already) and answer the following question in our comments:

What is the home ideal Japanese clients long for when requesting an architect to build them a single-family house?

You have until Monday 9 to submit your answer. Winners will be announced and contacted next Tuesday 17. Good luck!

Elqui Domos Astronomical Hotel / Rodrigo Duque Motta

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Architects: Rodrigo Duque Motta
Location: Pisco Elqui, Paiguano, Coquimbo Region,
Design Team: Martin Holmes, Catalina Ventura, Jorge Siviero
Project Year: 2011
Renderings: Cinema Arquitectura
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma

Jeroen Bosch Hospital / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: Dordrecht,
Project Area: 170,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Client: Jeroen Bosch Hospital
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

Courtesy of Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai
Courtesy of Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai

Archipelago Mobile / Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai

Archipelago Mobile, a master plan proposal by Kyung Jae Kim, Gregory Haley, Suah Na, Heejoo Shi, and Halley Tsai…, attempts to address and enhance the city of Helsinki. Known as a city ‘in-between’, their design envisions a revitalized

Courtesy of CLOG
Courtesy of CLOG

CLOG: National Mall – Call for Submissions

CLOG is currently seeking submissions for its fifth issue, CLOG: National Mall, which will be published in November 2012. In an election year when America is debating and deciding its trajectory, it’s time to critically discuss the space that perhaps…

Residence Zeinergarten / Machné Architekten

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Architects: Machné Architekten
Location: Beda Weber-Gasse 18, ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,062 sqm
Photographs: Machné Architekten

Touching the Wind - Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC.
Touching the Wind - Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC.

‘Santiago Calatrava: The Quest for Movement’ Exhibition

Today marks the opening of world-renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava…’s unprecedented exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Not only will Calatrava become the first contemporary architect to have a retrospective exhibition at the Hermitage, but this

Outotunoie / mA-style architects

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Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

CLIC Headquarters / WILCOTER Architects

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WILCOTER Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the international competition to design a group of buildings as the headquarter of Life Insurance (Group) Company in the Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou. The concept is to create a ‘Tree of Life’, which means supplying a cover or shelter for the life, which is strong and safe to rely on. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Izukougen House / Atelier Shinya Miura

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Architects: Atelier Shinya Miura
Location: , Prefecture,
Photographs: Atelier Shinya Miura

will bruder+PARTNERS Splits into Two

Agave Library / © Bill Timmerman

Starting today, one of ’s most well-known architecture firms will no longer be will bruder+PARTNERS. After a successful 17-year history, the practice has branched into two independent firms with diverse architectural offerings due to a “natural evolution of individual and collective goals relating to firm size, design methodology and management.” Together, the internationally respected firm has created landmark buildings throughout the state, including projects such as the Burton Barr Library and the Agave Library. And now, each will go their separate ways as the firm has split into Will Bruder Architects and WORKSBUREAU.

Continue after the break to learn more about each firm.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

© Ricardo Torrejon


Five great projects you may have missed from this week. The main image is from CGM House by Ricardo Torrejón. Don’t forget to check the great Community Center in Abfaltersbach, or one of the latest completed work of UNStudio, The Centre for Virtual Engineering in Stuttgart. Meet Wendy, HWKN’s temporary summer installation for the 2012 MoMA Young Architects Program. Last but not least, revisit Ant-house designed by japanese firm .

Assembly One Pavilion / Yale School of Architecture Students

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The Yale ‘Assembly One’ pavilion is the younger, smaller, more carefree sister to Yale’s building project – a 40-year old tradition in which first-year students design and building a house. It is the product of a seminar and design studio in which students focused on alternative ways in which contemporary buildings can come together and the potential architectural effects computational and material techniques can offer. The ‘Assembly One’ pavilion is designed to act as an information center for New Haven’s summer International Festival of Arts and Ideas and therefore was developed with the following characteristics in mind: dynamism, visual transparency and visual density.

Continue after the break for more!

Salon Urbain / Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica

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Architect: Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Project Area: 5,950 sqf
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

O (Omicron) Installation Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié

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Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié, Omicron installation, the piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of , is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century. Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space, its timeless and, more surprisingly, very modern dimension. More images and their description after the break.

New Studenternas IP Development / Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter

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As part of the the expansion of the university town of , just north of Stockholm, the project by Karlsson Wachenfeldt Arkitekter for the Studenternas IP is a sports field with long traditions situated by the river Fyrisån. Located in the center of the town within the park, the design project is part of a major re-development of the south river area that includes housing, parks, sport facilities and infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

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The Subordinate Courts of recently announced the proposal by Serie Architects and Multiply Architects as the winning design for their new courts complex. Their design features an innovative two tower strategy in which one tower is dedicated to the criminal courtrooms and the other to the judges’ chambers and support functions. The two towers are linked by a series of foot bridges that enable the controlled circulation necessary for the courtroom process. More images and architects’ description after the break.