Building A / Studio Manfroni & Associati

© Roberto Buratta

Architects: Studio Manfroni & Associati
Location: La Spezia,
Architect In Charge: Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando, Danilo Sergiampietri, Daniela Cappelletti
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Roberto Buratta

Lignum Pavilion / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

© Hannes Henz

Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field. Conceived as a training and information center, the project embodies the expressive potential of wood in very modern key. The fully digitalized production process made it possible to optimize both the quantity of material used and the assembly system, resulting in a considerable reduction of costs and making the most of the strength characteristics of wood. More images and architects’ description after the break.

De Entree / Arons en Gelauff architecten

© Luuk Kramer

Architects: Arons en Gelauff architecten
Location: ,
Project Area: 13,000 sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer, Courtesy of Arons en Gelauff Architects

ArchiNATI 2012

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Starting today, September 28, and running until October 5, ArchiNATI 2012 is week-long festival celebrating Cincinnati’s built environment, partners with institutions city wide to organize and highlight events that showcase Cincinnati’s architecture. Hosted by the Young Architects and Interns Forum (YAiF), a committee of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the events will give everyone the opportunity to experience the built environment in a new way where their interests intersect with architecture and design. Films, talks and tours will take place in the greater Cincinnati area, which kick off with an exhibition of Miami University and University of Cincinnati student design work and open house at the Miami University Center for Community Engagement. For more information and details about the event, please visit here.

H House / Budapesti Műhely

© Tamas Bujnovszky

Architects: Budapesti Műhely
Location: , Hungary
Architect In Charge: Tamás Dévényi,
Associate Architects: István Kovács, Eszter Mihály, Orsolya Takács, Viktor Vadász
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

Los Gatos Public Library / Noll & Tam Architects

© David Wakely

Architects: Noll & Tam Architects
Location: Los Gatos, ,
Project Team: Christopher Noll, AIA, PIC
Project Designer : Matthew Wadlund
Project Architect : Tad Costerison, AIA
Signage Designer: Matthew Williams Design
Interiors Architect: Trina Goodwin
Lighting: Illuminosa Lighting Design
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: David Wakely

University of Aberdeen New Library / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

© Adam Mørk

Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Location: University of Aberdeen, ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Social Housing in Paris / Bigoni Mortemard Architects

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Architects: Bigoni Mortemard Architects
Location: Paris,
Architect In Charge: Joachim Bakary
Design Team: Stéphane Bigoni, Antoine Mortemard
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard Architects

AD Interviews: 5468796 Architecture & Jae-Sung Chon, Migrating Landscapes

We interviewed Winnipeg- based 5468796 Architecture (Johanna Hurme + Sasa Radulovic) and Jae-Sung Chon (Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba), the team that curated the “Migrating Landscapes” exhibit at the Canadian Pavilion for the 13th Venice Biennale. The Migrating Landscapes Oganizer (MLO) invited, through a national competition, young Canadian architects and designers from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds to create scale models of ‘dwellings’ and accompanying videos that draw on cultural memories.

More about the pavilion in our previous article.

Peter Zumthor awarded RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2013

Peter Zumthor © Gerry Ebner

Today, the Royal Institute of British Architects () honored Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for his significant influence on the advancement of architecture by naming him the recipient of the 2013 Royal Gold Medal.

It all started in , in 1979, when Zumthor founded his “small yet powerful and uncompromising practice”. Since, he has built a prestigious, international reputation for creating “highly atmospheric spaces through the mastery of light and choice of materials”. From his small rural chapels to the Thermal Baths at Vals, the Zumthor experience ignites the senses, with “every detail reinforcing the essence of the building and its surroundings.”

RIBA President Angela Brady, stated: “Peter Zumthor’s work renews the link with a tradition of modern architecture that emphasizes place, community and material practice.  His writings dwell upon the experience of designing, building and inhabitation while his buildings are engaged in a rich dialogue with architectural history. I will be delighted to present him with the Royal Gold Medal.”

Continue to learn more.

TK139 / at103

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: at103
Location: Tecamachalco,
Architect In Charge: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo
Design Team: Tiberio Wallentin, Yareni Rebolledo, Hanni Paz, Aida Hurtado
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 1,170 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

AD Round Up: Google Offices

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14 years ago, the world’s most popular search engine, Google, began in . Today, Google has offices around the world, but in each one the design concept is the same: to create a space that promotes creativity. So, for today’s Round Up we’ve gathered the Google Offices previously featured on ArchDaily. The main image belongs to PENSON’s Google New Super HQ in London, a 160,000sq.ft HQ covers an amazing variation of floors including the Main Reception, a Lala Library, Gymnasium, Cafés & Restaurants, a Town Hall and many other trinkets. Also in London is Google Campus designed by Jump Studios. You must check out Google’s EMEA Engineering Hub in Zurich, by Camezind Evolution or the Google Office in Milan designed by Albera Monti & Associati. Finally, revisit our editorial post “The Motherships Are Landing: What Google’s New Headquarters Reveal About Apple 2″.

Spain’s Cultural Center / JSª

© Pedro Hiriat

Architects: JSª
Location:  City,
Architect In Charge: Javier Sánchez
Design Team: Arquitectura 911 sc, Jose Castillo, Saidee Springall Juan Manuel Soler, Juvencio Nuñez, Pablo Zamudio, Edgar González, Gabriela Delgado, Gustavo Rojas, Domingo Granados, Mariana Paz, Jimena Antillón, Edith Razo
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafael Gamo , Pedro Hiriat

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards 2012

Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo /

The results of the 9th Annual Emirates Glass have been announced, honoring the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.

The winners were selected from an impressive shortlist by an international jury of architects that included Irving Brauer (chairman, principal of Brauer Associates), Phil Holden (managing director of Pascall+Watson architects), Lucy Bullivant (architectural curator, critic, author), Paolo Brescia (partner of Open Building Research), and Kasia Fiutowska (founding partner of Sketch Design).

The 2012 award winners are:

The Indicator / Report: The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

© Paul Morse / Clinton Global Initiative

The 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting, which ran from Sunday, September 23 to Tuesday, September 25 in New York, was, on the face of it, one of those positive seminar-type experiences, with croissant breakfasts, plenary sessions, break-out groups, closing remarks, and all that. But there is a difference between a CGI meeting and the usual convention dynamic: At CGI there is a shared mission of achieving real and positive outcomes by leveraging the power of relationships. People and organizations across different sectors are brought together to realize what CGI calls “Commitments to Action”.

One of the best things about CGI is that it helps bring resources to bear on ideas in need of support. Sounds too good to be true and sort of like a love-fest of pie-in-the-sky, fairy dust optimism? It might sound like this at first, but the meeting is made up of people who have dedicated their lives and careers (same thing) to solving real-world problems. If Greenpeace’s slogan is Think Globally, Act Locally, then CGI’s is something like “If you can think it, you can do it.” Bill Clinton says he started CGI to “help turn good intentions into real action and results.” Toward this end, they basically help funnel money into good ideas that can change lives. They do this not by handing out cash, but by networking financing sources like foundations, philanthropists, and corporations with individuals and organizations who need backing to get their projects off the ground.

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Duggan Morris to Design the New Floating Cinema

Duggan Morris Architects, Winning design for the Floating Cinema Competition, A Strange Cargo of Extra-Ordinary Objects, 2012

and The Architecture Foundation has announced Duggan Morris Architects as winner of the Open Architecture Challenge to design the next phase of the acclaimed Floating Cinema project. This project has been commissioned by the Legacy List with corporate partner Bloomberg as part of the Bloomberg East series of artist-led programs to animate the waterways in East working in partnership with the Canal and River Trust.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Peoples Meeting Dome / Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Architects: Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen
Location: , Bornholm,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen