Award-winning architectural firm Arca Architects is based in central Manchester, England, and headed by architect John Lee. Arca’s Silver Café on the Morecambe Bay in England transformed the face of a quiet seaside town with a space that is both visually appealing and tactilely exciting.
The Silver Café won the 2009 Small Scale Commercial Award from the Manchester Society of Architects (MSA), and it was a finalist for two coveted Young Architect of the Year Awards in 2000.
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Architects: ONL Arquitectura
Location: Cardedeu, Spain
Developer: Departament d’Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. GISA
Constructors: Vias y Construcciones , S.A.
Collaborators : Gianluca Giaccone, arq. – Oscar Vendrell, arq. – Giorgia Sgarbossa, arq. – Mar Balcells, estudiant d’arq.
Installations: Àbac Enginyers
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Area: 2792.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura
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The members of the Master Jury were just announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Jury, which includes Mr. David Adjaye, Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Mr. Michel Desvigne, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Mr. Kamil Merican, Professor Toshiko Mori, Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, and Mr. Wang Shu, independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award. More information on the Master Jury after the break.
Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Collaborators: Topo Abe, Joan Puig, Cristina Ribera, Marina Berbel, Silvia Ocaña, arq, Massimo Pietrobon, Cèlia Monfort
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 6,750,818
Area: 10,613.17 sqm
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone
The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA… tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between
The Golden State Warriors recently announced that Snøhetta and AECOM… have been selected as the architecture team to design the Warriors’ new sports and entertainment complex on the San Francisco waterfront. Currently in the final stages of the agreement, the
Above is a video by OFIS Arhitekti featuring their Shopping Roof Apartments project in Slovenia. With the initial task from the client to build a new shopping mall on the plot of the existing one, their project cleverly proposed use of the shopping roof for additional volume-as new apartments. The organization of the housing and the envelope of the apartments open towards mountain views and the sun. Therefore the front, wooden facade is mostly transparent with panoramic windows.