La Peña House / R-Zero

© Jaime Navarro

Architects: R-Zero
Location: ,
Design Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Pablo Serrano (Serrano Monjaraz), Gilberto Muñoz Rodriguez + Jesus Gonzalez Mendez, Isaac Guzman Ramirez
Interior Design: Isabel Maldonado
Structure: Giron Megaproyectos S.A. de C.V. Ing. Humberto Giron
Engineering: Integra S.A. de C.V.
Administration and Construction: Acunsa Arquitectos, Jorge Torrentera
Area: 943 sqm
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Photography: ‘Fiction’ Series / Antoine Mercusot


The ‘Fiction’ collection, by photographer Antoine Mercusot, features miniature worlds and figures to create spaces made of wood, cardboard, plastic, and paper. Inspired by his work as an architectural photographer, he then stages imaginary parts, inspired by real life characters and crossings without markings, arranged in his imagination. As Mercusot states, “These worlds refer to contemporary architecture, where simplicity of lines, righteousness of the form, the work of matter are the source of this discipline. Only the light is able to reveal and highlight these volumes. The environments appear to be empty spaces, sanitized, where time stopped, leaving room for attitudes and the psychological dimension of silhouettes that are emerging.” More photographs of his collection can be viewed after the break.

Gambier Island Retreat / BattersbyHowat Architects

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Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects
Location: Gambier Island, British Columbia,
Project Team: David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan, Cindy Lee
Structural Consultant: Bevan-Pritchard Man
Photographs: Sama Jim Canzian

Infinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro Happold

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Creating a gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub, the winning competition proposal by 10 Design + Buro Happold for their Infinity Loop Bridge marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The 10 and Buro Happold team set out to create a simple and elegant structural solution for a bridge that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Curved House / Hufft Projects

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Architects: Hufft Projects
Location: , MO,
Principal in Charge: Matthew Hufft
Design Team: Adam Crowley
General Contractor: Herman & Associates
Landscape Architect: Hirsch Landscape & Design
Area: 7,800 sqm
Completed: June 2009
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Walnut Creek Wetland Center - Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect

“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon

A nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, regionally appropriate architecture, Frank Harmon…, FAIA, principal of the multi-award-winning architecture firm Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, will present a talk entitled “How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together”

House 6 / Welsh & Major


Architects: Welsh & Major
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Min Dark
Structural & Civil Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Total Building Size: 165 sqm
Photographs: Welsh & Major, Paul Bradshaw

Video: Moby Talks LA Architecture

Best know as a musician, is quickly gaining lots of attention for his “weird architecture blog” that is centered around his fascination with architecture. In this video published by 1883 Magazine, Moby discusses his thoughts on some his personal favorites, starting with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, which Moby depicts as an Incan spaceship from 100,000 years ago.

For more, check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 of The Indicator’s interview with Moby here on ArchDaily.

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Shot by: Logan MacDougall Pope
Edit by: Alice Powell, Richard Mullane – Living Projects

Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos


Architects: Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo Architects
Location: Matadero de Legazpi, ,
Client: Madrid City Council
Team: Principal Designer: Josemaria de Churtichaga, Project Design Team: Mauro Doncel Marchán, Natanael López Pérez, Building Design Team: Leticia López de Santiago
Area: 2,688 sqm
Completion: 2011
Cost: 4.104.843 €
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Winner announced for Seattle’s Urban Intervention Competition

A jury of internationally recognized design professionals and civic leaders has declared a winner among three semi-finalists in Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space. The winner is , of Paris, France, for its design, In-Closure, which envisions an interactive wall around a forested landscape that is both flexible and dynamic, embracing social life in the city at multiple scales.

The ABF team consists of Etienne Feher, architect; Paul Azzopardi, urban engineer; and Noé Basch, climate engineer. Continue reading after the break for more details.

Warburg House / bioi

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Architects: bioi – Jordan Allen, Ryan Trefz
Location: , , Canada
Completed: 2012
Client: N. Bannerman / L. Jehn
Project Area: 748 sq.ft. (69.5 sq.m.)
Engineers: Rob Marriott [Structure], VerdaTech [Services]
Photographs: Alison Andersen, Bioi 


Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research / Tetsuo Kobori Architects + PLANUS

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Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects + PLANUS
Location: Ibaraki,
Structure: Arup
Completion: August 2010
Photographs: Bauhouseneo


House of Agostos / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos


Architects: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos
Location: Santa Barbara-de-Nexe, Faro,
Project Team: Celia Faria, Humberto Dias, Sonia Carvalheiro
Completion: 2011
Engineering: Luis Santos Palma, JAC, João Teixeira da Silva
Built Área: 200 sqm (house) + 900 sqm (landscape)
Cost: 250,000 Euros
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

In Progress: Roche Building 1 / Herzog & de Meuron

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Earlier this month, Roche held a foundation stone-laying ceremony for their new office building that is currently being constructed in , . Designed by the -based architecture practice of Herzog & de Meuron, the 178-meter-tall tapering structure will be formed by superimposed floor slabs that narrow as the high rise ascends. Its simple shape and predominantly white color scheme will anchor itself within the urban setting of Basel and become one of the few high rises scattered throughout the city’s skyline.

Continue after the break for more images and information.

Video: Studio Weave, Architect Profile

Maria Smith and Je Ahn are the award-winning duo behind exciting young architecture practice Studio Weave. The Longest Bench, their project in Littlehampton, was shortlisted for the Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation & Design Award and won the Civic Trust Award and Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement. Smith and Ahn take on a tour of one of their latest projects, St Pancras Church Garden, where they tell us about how writing stories form part of their design process and what’s next for the young team.

MATA South Intermodal Facility / brg3s architects

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Architects: brg3s architects
Location: , USA
Architect of Record: TRO Jung|Brannen
Consultants: AECOM – interiors, James Toles and Associates – structural, JPA – Landscape architects, Bryson Hardy of E.W. MOON, Inc. – civil engineering
General Contractor: Zellner Construction Services
Building Area: 68,425 sf (under roof); 32,400 (enclosed)
Date of Completion: December 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Jacobs Photography


ArchDaily takes on the National Mall by Bike

Washington National Monument and the Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily

Partially cloudy with a high in the mid-seventies, this was weather we couldn’t say no to on the Sunday after the 2012 National Convention. Therefore we took advantage of the  Capital Bikeshare and set off on a self-guided tour of the National Mall. Although the National Mall was packed with graduates and tourists, we managed to weave in and out of pedestrian traffic quick enough to visit many of the historic buildings and memorials before heading off to Eero Saarinen’s beautiful Dulles International Airport. What a perfect way to wrap up an eventful week in the nation’s capital.

Private House / BoA Studio Architetti

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Architects: BoA Studio Architetti – Martina Cafaro, Carlo Zavan
Location: Treviso,
Concept: 1st Phase mzc+ (Mario Marchetti, Fabio Zampiero, Giuseppe Cangialosi) 2nd Phase: Amaca Architetti Associati (Carlo Zavan, Monica Bosio, Martina Cafaro, Marco Ferrari)
Executive Design and Supervision: Amaca architetti Associati , : Martina Cafaro e Carlo Zavan/Remo Maitan-Incontri s.r.l.
Project Team: Carlo Zavan, Martina Cafaro, Serena Guadagnini, Elena Cecchetto
Photographs: Marco Zanta