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Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility Winning Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, in collaboration with Friis & Moltke, just won the competition to design the Ny Anstalt correctional facility in Nuuk, Greenland. The 8,000 square meter facility is the first such facility in Greenland, focusing on the contrast between beauty and roughness as a guiding theme for the project. This concept is also present in the choice of materials: concrete, wood and corten steel, which is rooted in a desire to adapt the complex to the landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

58 Municipal Houses / Lourdes Bueno Garnica & José Miguel Chaparro Mora

© Javier Orive
© Javier Orive
  • Architects: Lourdes Bueno Garnica, José Miguel Chaparro Mora
  • Location: Calle Manuel Azaña Díaz, 191, 41300 La Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Alberto de la Cruz Martínez
  • Area: 6,507 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Javier Orive, Unknown Photographer

© Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive

Ningbo Facade / LAB Architecture Studio

  • Architects: LAB Architecture Studio
  • Location: Ningbo Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge: LAB Architecture Studio, SIADR
  • Design Team: Donald Bates, Alexander Adkins, Dean Boothroyd, John Doyle, Nicole Tang, Sam Kashuk, Tim Fowler, Kourosh Akbarza
  • Area: 18100.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Yu Wei

© Yu Wei © Yu Wei © Yu Wei © Yu Wei

Legal Medical Institute of Granada / Andrés López, Jesús Bozzo y Rosa Palacios

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Campus Dornbirn II / Aicher Ziviltechniker GmbH

  • Architects: Aicher Ziviltechniker GmbH
  • Location: Dornbirn, Austria
  • Area: 4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Norman A. Müller, Courtesy of Aicher ZT GmbH

Courtesy of Aicher ZT GmbH Courtesy of Aicher ZT GmbH © Norman A. Müller Courtesy of Aicher ZT GmbH

AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles + Carme Pinos

Completed in 1994, the Igualada Cemetery was designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos to be a place of reflection and memories. After 10 years of construction, their envision of a new type of cemetery was completed and began to consider those that were laid to rest, as well as the families that still remained.

The Igualada Cemetery is understood by the architects to be a “city of the dead” where the dead and the living are brought closer together in spirit.  As much as the project is a place for those to be laid to rest, it is a place for those to come and reflect in the solitude and serenity of the Catalonian landscape of Barcelona, Spain. More on the project after the break.

© David Cabrera © David Cabrera © David Cabrera © David Cabrera

2013 MAPEO Workshop Hopes to Explore Experimental Mapping Techniques

A new Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise a goal of $3,500 to fund the second annual MAPEO Borderless Workshop - a workshop that focuses on community mapping and brings diverse people and minds together to think about cities within the US-Mexican border region. By rallying individuals from different disciplines with different backgrounds, MAPEO aims to "learn more about our own cities, evaluate urban challenges and come up with ideas on how to improve our life in cities in a very quick and meaningful exercise." 

Xuzhou Suning Plaza Proposal / Aedas

Connecting time and space with the ‘lucky cloud’, the Aedas designed Xuzhou Suning Plaza is interpreted as magical and delightful, bringing history to life in Xuzhou. Located in the ‘Imperial Emperor’s Town’ of China, the changing of forms inspires reverie and the oval buildings reflect the union of masculine and feminine qualities as well as power and gentleness. More images and architects’ description after the break.


STUDIO magazine just released their Issue #4: TRANSFORMATION which focuses on how the city is a place involved in a continuous Transformation where man is the main creator and user. Furthermore, this issue uses several architectural projects to demonstrate how the city withstands continuous changes in its form, generating new and different landscapes. Through various scales and facets of architecture, the magazine clearly presents to its readers, from basic to in depth analyses, this transformation process cities undergo. For more information, and to read the magazine, please visit here.

Casa HDJ58 / T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

  • Architects: T38 studio , Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Location: México, Tijuana, Baja California
  • Project Team: Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Lucía Arroyo
  • Collaborators: Oscar González, Sara Díaz, Ana Darice Payan
  • Construction: Taller38
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Proyect Year: 2011
  • Photography: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Alfresco

© Alfresco © Alfresco © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Umubano Primary School / MASS Design Group

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects: MASS Design Group
  • Location: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Architect in Charge: MASS Design Group
  • Design Team: Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks, Sierra Bainbridge, Ebberly Strathairn, Branden Collins, Andrew Brose, Marika Shioiri-Clark, Ryan Leidner, Eric Mutabazi
  • Area: 900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan

UCSD: A Built History of Modernism

At just a little over 50 years old, the University of California San Diego is one of the younger college campuses in the United States, but despite this it is one of the most architecturally fascinating universities around. In the official UCSD campus guide, Dirk Sutro emphasizes that "UCSD does not have a single example of the historical-revival styles prevalent at other University of California campuses... and at San Diego's two other major universities". The history of UCSD architecture is one of ambition, which has made the campus a display case of modernism in all of its forms from the last half a century.

Thanks to photographer Darren Bradley, we can now share this history and a selection of the exciting structures it has produced.

Find out more about the UCSD campus after the break

The Breezeway, Revelle College © Darren Bradley Jacobs School of Engineering © Darren Bradley Natatorium © Darren Bradley Price Center East © Darren Bradley

Dornier Museum / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

  • Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
  • Location: Claude-Dornier-Straße, 88090 Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
  • Project Manager: Frank Karlheim
  • Project Architects: Christof Killius, Lisette Oberleitner, Ana Prikic, Kerstin Schaich, Katrin Wittmann
  • Area: 7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten Courtesy of Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

San Rocco Summer School

Taking place August 28-September 6, the University of Genoa's San Rocco Summer School (SRSS) will teach you to design buildings by making drawings, copying precedents and talking about corner solutions. Each teacher, who is a member of the San Rocco editorial board, and some friends and colleagues, will participate for two days, taking over the work developed by the colleagues that preceded him in the days before. It is the students who will provide the SRSS with consistency, being the only constant. The building to be designed is the new mosque of Genoa. Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 on June 10. For more information, please visit here.

Magma Architecture Wins AIA UK Design Award

Magma Architecture's Olympic and Paralympic Shooting Arenas have just been distinguished with a 2013 AIA UK Excellence in Design Award. Driven by the desire to evoke an experience of flow and precision inherent in the shooting sport through the dynamically curving space, the shooting arenas were the only buildings of the London 2012 Games to be selected. While all three ranges were configured in a crisp, white double curved membrane façade studded with vibrantly colored openings, the fresh and light appearance of the buildings truly enhanced the festive and celebratory character of the Olympic event. For more images and information on their award-winning project, please visit here.

Wilkinson Eyre Wins Crown Sydney Hotel Resort Competition

Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won an international competition to design “Sydney’s next masterpiece.” Selected over three other shortlisted firms - Renzo Piano, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, and KPF - the London-based practice will now be responsible for the design of a $1.5 billion sculptural icon to host a six-star Crown Sydney resort on a 6000-square-meter site in the inner-city waterfront precinct of Barangaroo.

Foster + Partners Reveals Residential Community Project for London

Foster + Partners has been selected to developed a proposal for a low energy, high-density residential community in Islington, London.  The site is a 1980s business park that is to be regenerated into a residential zone of two towers and a landscaped park.  The project will incorporate the arera's planned high-rise buildings and is ultimately set to provide a new landmark for the city.

ADR18 Housing / LPzR architetti associati

  • Architects: LPzR architetti associati
  • Location: Via Don Giuseppe Andreoli, 18, 20158 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Design Team: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria