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Water-Moon Monastery / Artech Architects

© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • Architects: Artech Architects
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect In Charge: Kris Yao
  • Design Team: Hua-Yi Chang、Kuo-Lung Lee、Wen-Li Liu、Jen-Ying Kuo、Yvonne Lee、Chin Tai、Jun-Ren Chou、Yi-Heng Lin、David Chang
  • Area: 8422.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng

In Progress: Infinity Tower / SOM

© SOM
© SOM
  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural And Plumbing Engineering: SOM
  • Site Area: 3,026.50 m2
  • Project Area: 111,484 m2
  • Building Height: 307m (73 stories)
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: SOM

© SOM © SOM © SOM © SOM

i-SKI /

  • Architects: ACCENT DESIGN GROUP
  • Location: Faqra, Lebanon
  • Lead Architect: Elie ABS
  • Design Team: Charbel Karam, Elie Mattar, Rita Tedy
  • Client: OMBA
  • Area: 1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP

Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP Courtesy of ACCENT DESIGN GROUP

House Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNA

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Wanda Academy / HYHW Architecture Consulting

© Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography

The Thermal Baths in Bad Ems / 4a Architekten

  • Architects: 4a Architekten
  • Location: Viktoriaallee 25, 56130 Bad Ems, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Martin Schweizer
  • Design Team: Christian Vörmann, Swantje Hanussek
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Matthiessen

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen

Nørre Vosborg / Arkitema Architects

Courtesy of Arkitema
Courtesy of Arkitema
  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Location: Vembvej, Vemb, Denmark
  • Client: Realea
  • Engineer: OBH-Gruppen
  • Area: 1444.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arkitema

Courtesy of Arkitema Courtesy of Arkitema Courtesy of Arkitema Courtesy of Arkitema

Bocconi Urban Campus / OMA

Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

Looking to redefine the relationship between students, buildings and the city of Milan, Bocconi University challenged architects world-wide to design a “campus for the third millennium”. Although first prize was awarded to SANAA’s courtyard-centric complex formed by a series of undulating figures, OMA’s proposal provides an interesting twist to intercity university campuses. 

Formulating a composition of objects that “represents a three-dimensional re-learning of humanistic values”, OMA’s Bocconi Urban Campus proposal sets the stage for Homo Economicus. Two clusters of independent buildings - an “extroverted” new school of management and the “introverted” a-frame student housing tower - are centered around a public amphitheater topped by a canopy of “architectural” umbrellas. While the thirteen story tower shelters the more intimate campus programs and acts as a backdrop to the boisterous new school, all spaces remain permeable to the activities of the surrounding city and establish the most appropriate and stimulating connection.  

More photos of OMA's proposal after the break...

Multi-Functional Headquarters of Edel AG Competition Entry / Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement

Designed by Barcode Architects & Habiter Autrement, their proposal for the multi-functional headquarters of Edel AG in Berlin contains a strong mix of program with public functions as an art gallery, café, bookshop and auditorium, versus private functions as the 3000m2 offices for Edel AG and the exclusive penthouses. The 7-storey building is located on the Spandaur Schiffahrts Kanal and will be in the future together with the opposite museum of modern art “Hamburger Bahnhof” and the “Flick Art collection” an important link in the development of the Berlin KunstCampus. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Beauséjour ZAC: Tropical Town Urban Development Proposal / Tekhnê Architects

Recently honored in the first edition of the ‘OFF du dévelopment durable’ as ‘sustainable and desirable area’ and awarded in the recent ‘Barème carbone’ Prize, Tekhnê Architects‘ proposal for the Urban Development project of Beausejour ZAC in La Réunion aims to meet a tremendous challenge. It consists in taking an outstanding 80 ha site of sugar cane fields and then conceiving and creating a town that will be loved by its population and will go through time without hindrance, by integrating it into the environmental setting of the 21st century. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Reading Station Redevelopment Update / Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw Architects shared with us their construction update video on the Reading Station redevelopment, which consists of the  existing station facilities being enhanced with two new entrances and by the addition of a new transfer bridge over the tracks, designed to accommodate a 100% uplift in passenger growth.  One of the major interchanges of the south east, and one of the busiest stations outside London, it is also the Great Western Main Line’s biggest constraint in terms of performance and capacity in its current form.

Kaprys House / Galera Estudio

© Diego Medina
© Diego Medina
  • Architects: Galera Estudio
  • Location: Cariló, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect In Charge: Ariel Galera
  • Design Team: Horacio Riga, Diego Ballario, Veronica Coleman
  • Area: 190 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Diego Medina

© Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina

Parlamento de Navarra / Otxotorena Arquitectos

© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architects: Otxotorena
  • Location: Calle Navas de Tolosa, 1, 31002 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect And Construction Management: Juan M. Otxotorena, Mariano González Presencio, Javier Pérez Herreras & José V. Valdenebro
  • Collaborators Architects: Jesús Armendáriz, Ignacio Olite, Eduardo Arilla
  • Project Quantity Surveyors: José Luis Sola Labari, Arturo Pérez Espinosa, Ignacio Visiers
  • Construction Quantity Surveyors: Francisco Sisniega, Pedro Legarreta, José María Zuazu, David Beorlegui
  • Structure Engineering: DASEIN ingenieros (Javier Errea, Raúl Escrivá)
  • Facilities Engineering: GE & asociados
  • Area: 11062.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas

Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; Wayne Williams (1919–2007) and Whitney Smith (1911–2002), Smith and Williams Community Facilities Planners office (South Pasadena, Calif.), 1958; Photograph by Jocelyn Gibbs, 2012
Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; Wayne Williams (1919–2007) and Whitney Smith (1911–2002), Smith and Williams Community Facilities Planners office (South Pasadena, Calif.), 1958; Photograph by Jocelyn Gibbs, 2012

The Getty Trust is partnering with Pacific Standard Time to present 11 individual exhibitions throughout LA's museums that will explore the history and heritage of the city's modern architecture and its influential designers.  As musician, photographer and architectural blogger Moby boasts that "LA has the most diverse architecture of any city on the planet".  Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA will explore this diversity that covers post World War II architecture through today through specific  points of view ranging in architectural style, influence and decade.  The exhibitions, which will run from April through July 2013, are a follow-up to last year's Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA, 1945-1980. The focus of the exhibitions will range in scale and cover the monumental and everyday architectural moments that make LA unique.  Exhibitions will present iconic modernist homes and cultural landmarks as well as coffee shops, car washes, and the freeways in addition to  the un-built architectural fantasies of modernism and post-modernism.  

On-Site Office Trailers: Invisible Architecture of the Urban Environment; On-site Office Trailer, 2012; CLUI Photo Archive, 2012 © The Center for Land Use Interpretation Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past; John Gougeon; The exterior and bell tower at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, California; © Copyright, Pasadena Presbyterian Church Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams; Wayne Williams (1919–2007) and Whitney Smith (1911–2002), 3.Shoreline House for Orange County Home Show, Costa Mesa, California, 1957; Photograph by Jocelyn Gibbs, 2012 of a drawing by Al Spencer © Regents of the University of California Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990; Julius Shulman (American, 1910–2009) Department of Water and Power Building Corner with Fountains, 1965 © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute

Follow us after the break for the eleven exhibitions that will be part of PST's event.

House in Tigre / FILM-Obras de Arquitectura

  • Architects: FILM-Obras de Arquitectura
  • Location: Tigre, Buenos Aires
  • Design Team: Carlos Fernández, Jorge Isaías, Gabriel Lanosa, Claudio Maslat
  • Collaborators: Pablo Fernandez, Nicolas Waldman, Martin Vallera
  • Structural: Pedro Gea
  • Area: 563.46 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura

Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura Courtesy of FILM-Obras de Arquitectura

Judges Announced for the Open Competition at the 2013 Lisbon Triennale

The Lisbon Triennale has announced the panel of judges for this year's projects. The panel will be composed of important architects like Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies, Phillippe Rahm of Philippe Rahm Architects and Luis Santiago Baptista of the journal Arqa