ACT Emergency Services Agency Outdoor Training Centre / HBO+EMTB

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Architects: HBO+EMTB
Location: ACT, Australia
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ben Wrigley

The 4 Coolest “High Line” Inspired Projects

LEGO Bridge by MEGX

New York City’s has been such a success – both as an urban renewal project and a money-making tourist attraction – that it’s spawned quite a number of Copy Cats around the world (we found 18 19, listed after the break, but no doubt there’s many  more…). Many, however, are more yawn-inducing than awe-inspiring. The following four projects are notably awesome exceptions.

Find out which projects made the cut, after the break…

Black Teahouse / A1Architects

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Architects: A1Architects
Location: Česká Lípa,
Architect In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 10 sqm
Photographs: A1Architects

Ulm Surgical Center / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architect: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Munich
Location: Ulm,
Client: Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Competition: Awarded First Prize
Construction Date: April 2008
Completion Date: June 2012
Project Area: 68,500 m²
Photographer: Jean-Luc Valentin

 has recently finished a new surgical center in Ulm, Germany, which marks the largest hospital construction in the state of Baden Würtemberg.  Opening this month, the building seeks to blend into the surrounding landscape, while catering to the demands and offering the functionality of a state-of-the-art medical facility.

More about the hospital design after the break. 

Firestation for the city of Puurs / Compagnie O Architects

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Architects: Compagnie O Architects
Location: Puurs,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2160.0 sqm
Photographs: Stijn Bollaert

Courtesy of SABAOARCH
Courtesy of SABAOARCH

‘Cloud’ Structure / SABAOARCH

The project, Cloud, designed by SABAOARCH…, responds to the unique needs of the client with the creation of a uniquely shaped room. This room is similar to the clouds which float in the sky and is supported by three

Enzo Ferrari Museum / Future Systems + Shiro Studio

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Architects: Future Systems - Jan Kaplický + Shiro Studio
Location: Via Paolo Ferrari, Modena,
Project Architect: Andrea Morgante
Project Team: Andrea Morgante, Søren Aagaard, Oriana Cremella, Chris Geneste, Cristina Greco, Clancy Meyers, Liz Middleton, Itai Palti, Filippo Previtali, Daria Trovato
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 5,200 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Morgante , Studio cento29, David Pasek

Provincial Government Office / AllesWirdGut

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The winning proposal for the Provincial Government Office, designed by AllesWirdGut, corresponds to the public use of the building and provides the public with an open space for collective appropriation. A cloverleaf-shaped structure defines several entrances, all of which drain into a common center. The development responds to local and regional links and forms a junction of important inter-urban links which are created on all sides of the forecourts and entrances that complement and enhance the quality of public space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tato House / Tato Architects

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Architects: Tato Architects
Location: , Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Designed By: Yo Shimada
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 139.87 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta

Mini-Golf Course Exhibition

Hole: Confluence. Designer, Builder, and Sponsor: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill / © Alison Dunn Photography

The National Building Museum in Washington DC just opened a one of a kind exhibit featuring a 12-hole mini-golf course, which will be up until Labor Day, September 3. Designed by leading local architects, landscape architects, and contractors, their creations allow visitors to challenge friends and family to a round of mini-golf with air-conditioned comfort in the museum. Games cost $5 for non-members and $3 for members. For more information on the exhibit, please visit here. More images after the break.

Archaeological Reserve / Toya Design

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Architects: Toya Design
Location: Ostrów Tumski, Poznań,
Architect In Charge: Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Design Team: Jarosław Wyszyński, Anna Sędecka, Ewa Ćwiklińska, Tomasz Migdałek, Tomasz Wojtkowiak
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Anna Sędecka

Winning Proposal for Koivusaari, Helsinki

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The Helsinki planning office and steel product company Ruukki organized a student competition – Western Gateway – amongst all the architecture schools in in 2011. The call for proposals was to design a landmark building in the newly developing western portion of the city – – utilizing steel in an innovative manner. Representing Aalto University, Arto Ollila’s submission entitled “Fokka” was selected as the winning proposal. More details after the break.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Five great projects from last week that you may have missed! Check out the Convent de Sant Francesc in Spain, or the great House in Ovar by Paula Santos. Don’t miss gmp Architekten’s, Hanoi Museum. The Hotel Topazz was designed by BWM Architects in Austria. Finally, revisit one of our AD Classics: Makedonium, designed by Jordan Grabulovski and Iskra Grabulovski in Macedonia.

Interview: Ammar Eloueini discusses the J-House and Design Technology

Our friends at Black Spectacles have shared with us their recent interview with from AEDS (Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio). With offices in the United States and Europe, the Lebanese architect has become known for his material-based, technology-driven designs. Using the J-House as reference, Eloueini states, “It [technology] could be visible, it could be totally invisible. It doesn’t need always to scream technology or digital technology. It could be very discreet, but very effective.”

Learn more about the J-House here on ArchDaily. You can also view the complete transcript of the interview here on .

Curricular Administrative Building Lycée María Auxiliadora / SURco

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Architects: SURco
Location: , Maule Region, Chile
Architect In Charge: Juan Paulo, Felipe Alarcón Carreño
Design Team: Juan Paulo, Felipe Alarcón Carreño
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 735,4 sqm
Photographs: SURco

Video: Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People by IPOSTUDIO Architects

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As part of the Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People project by IPOSTUDIO Architects, Duosegno Visual Design shared with us this video they created which captures the features of the design and how it carefully integrates into the site. Through merging the new presence with the existent through the functional reuse and integration of the existing rural buildings to the new structures, the result is the emergence of a single façade towards the valley and its bending profile which simulates the soil contour lines.

Courtesy of LAMP Lighting Company
Courtesy of LAMP Lighting Company

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards Competition

The Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards competition is calling participants who value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project. Light is a fundamental element of life and…

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museum entrance

DOSA Archaeological Museum Proposal / ferrarifrongia Architects

Designed by ferrarifrongia Architects…, the main aim of the proposal for the DOSA archaeological museum is to protect the landscape through the aesthetic and functional enhancement of the existing heritage. The project is conceived as a sign in the