© Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan
© Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan

Yad Le’Banim Building Competition Entry – Cultural and Memorial Center / Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan

Designed by Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan…, the proposal for the Yad Le’Banim Building – Cultural and Memorial Center seeks to emphasize the duality between everyday life activities and commemoration. In a center that houses both cultural communal facilities

Shoffice / Platform 5 Architects

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Architects: Platform 5 Architects
Location: St. John’s Wood, Saint John’s Wood, City of Westminster, NW8, UK
Structural Engineer: Morph Structures
Contractor: Millimetre
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alan Williams Photography

The Indicator: In Praise of Shadows

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Junichiro Tanizaki’s (1886-1965) book In Praise of Shadows has been haunting me lately. There it sits on my shelf, as it has for years, ever since it was part of a reading list for an art history course I once took as an undergrad.

It’s a thin volume. Ever so slight, it easily gets lost amongst more substantial books. But every time I’ve gone through my library and thought I don’t need it anymore, I hesitate and then put it back on the shelf.

Cioccolato / SAVVY Studio

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Architects: SAVVY Studio
Location: San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León,
Proyect Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of SAVVY Studio

Luminous / Jun Sakaguchi

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Architects: Jun Sakaguchi
Location: Tokyo,
Area: 1,513 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Tomohiro Sakashita


Timber Café Proposal / BAKOKO

Taking advantage of solid timber’s unique benefits, the Timber Café by BAKOKO…, an emerging Tokyo architecture practice, is a proposal for a sustainable pop-up restaurant. The temporary building can be flat packed into a standard 40′ shipping container and

Henry Ford Health System / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: ,
Area: 840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

KfW Westarkade / Sauerbruch Hutton


Architects: Sauerbruch Hutton
Location: , Germany
Client: KfW Bankengruppe
Area: 39,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter , Sauerbruch Hutton

Video: Paris in Motion / Mayeul Akpovi

Video: Paris in Motion / Mayeul Akpovi

Mayeul Akpovi… shared with us a time lapse video he made, which goes through a sequence of experiences and places, highlighting the day and night life of the big city. ‘Paris in Motion’ includes about 3500 photos as he successfully

Luff Residence / Pohio Adams Architects

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Architects: Pohio Adams Architects
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Chris Adams, Bianca Pohio, Katharina Hendel
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Sharrin Rees

CDS Offices / BAKOKO

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Architects: BAKOKO
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Alastair Townsend, Kayoko Ohtsuki
Project Manager: Cosmos More
Main Contractor: Wakoh
Client: CDS K.K. – Tokyo
Area: 810 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of BAKOKO

T+G House / Josep Llobet

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Architects: Josep Llobet
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Isabel Concheiro, Alice Ruggeri, Giulia Savi, Natalia Ojeda, João Cegonho
Area: 290 sqm
Photographs: Eugeni Pons

Richard Meier Celebrates Fifty Years of Architecture

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Richard Meier & Partners Architects is pleased to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Richard Meier’s prolific architecture career. In recognition of his contributions to architecture and in collaboration with very distinguished institutions, Richard Meier & Partners will be organizing several projects and events to honor this very significant anniversary. Currently on display at the Arp Museum Richard Meier: Building as Art is open to the general public, and the illustrates Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history.

In addition to the exhibition in Germany, and later in the summer, Richard Meier will be giving a series of lectures in Los Angeles, New York City and in Italy talking about some of the iconic, recent and current projects.

More on Richard Meier’s prolific career after the break.

Aristoteles 235 / Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK

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Architects: JCK, Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez
Location: City, Distrito Federal,
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Santiago de la Mora, Fernando Martinez & JCK

Can Bisa House / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

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Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes - Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, Carme Balada, Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, Dolors Feu, Marta Ballester, Gerardo Rodríguez, Albert Colomer
Year: 2009
Photographs: Andrés Flajszer

VIDEO: The ABC of Architects

We’ve just stumbled upon this awesome from Federico Gonzalez of Ombú Architecture which shows, quite simply, the works of 26 architects, from A to Z. A is for Aalto, B is for Barragan, C is for Calatrava… you get the drift! See them all in the video above.

New Edinburgh House / Christopher Simmonds Architect

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Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect
Location: Ottawa, ON,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Doublespace Photography

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Fideicomiso: An architectural adventure in Argentina / Elias Redstone/Marcia Mihotich/British Council - Courtesy of the British Council
Fideicomiso: An architectural adventure in Argentina / Elias Redstone/Marcia Mihotich/British Council - Courtesy of the British Council

Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture

Following the conclusion of David Chipperfield’s 2012 Venice Biennale, the British Pavilion has brought its investigations back to the UK to expand upon ten exceptional research projects that illustrate how architecture has shaped the culture and economy of countries around…