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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

Update: ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition

As an update to our recent post about the ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition currently taking place until July 28 at the Fondazione Bisazza in Vicenza, Italy, the first images have been shared with us. The exhibit includes several iconic, current and recently completed projects by Richard Meier & Partners, in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Also being unveiled at this exhibition is a site-specific installation for the Foundation’s permanent collection. For more information about the exhibition, please visit here. More images after the break.

Evolucio / Onionlab

Projected onto the façade of the Musées d'art et d'histoire de Genève, Onionlab's 'Evolucio' is a piece that revolves around the graphic and sound abstraction of the concept it is named after: evolution. Created with 3D projection mapping techniques, It is construed as transformation, construction and alteration of reality through time; evolution as a discontinuous creation process as well. More images and architects' description after the break.

House in Maitencillo / Patricio Cortese Opazo

  • Architect Office: Patricio Cortese Opazo
  • Location: Maitencillo, Chile
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo

Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo Courtesy of Patricio Cortese Opazo

Israel Museum / James Carpenter Design Associates + Efrat Kowalsky Architects

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom

Architecture for Humanity-Denver is seeking to raise money for the transformation of a museum parking lot into an outdoor classroom for children in need. The goal of Denver's Museo de las Americas is to educate the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs, but the museum is lacking the necessary space for its increasingly popular youth summer camp. 

Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH

  • Architects: TASH - Taller de Arquitectura Sánchez-Horneros
  • Location: Calle Río Estenilla, 21, 45007 Toledo, Toledo, Spain
  • Design Team: Emilio Sánchez-Horneros, Antonio Sánchez-Horneros, Álvaro Cabrera
  • Area: 680 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Casa del Viento / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro

Baku White City Office Building Proposal / ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company

The Baku White City Office Building Proposal by ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company just received the awards for Office Architecture and Office Development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards event last week. A development of an international level, Baku White City Office Building features offices and commercial areas. A beautiful plaza is planned in front of the building where the foundation stone of Baku White City is situated, and which will become a beginning of a vibrant promenade along the Nobel Avenue. More images and information on the award-winning project after the break.