712 House / H Arquitectes

@ Adria Goula

Architects: H Arquitectes
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Montse Fornés, arquitecta (Harquitectes) Anna Bonet, interiorista (Harquitectes) Iñaki González de Mendiguchia, arquitecto técnico
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 127.40 sqm
Photographs: Adria Goula

Learning from Casablanca Exposition

Courtesy of Cattani, Thung, Van der Drift

An exhibition taking place in The Sacré Coeur cathedral of from November 4 – November 26, Learning from is a representation of the result of an architectural comparative research in the field of housing and urbanism. In the context of the 5th African Perspective Conference, AAMatters in collaboration with Casamemoire has initiated this exposition with hopes that looking again at might open new perspectives to the complex problems of modernist neighborhoods being demolished to make way for new development projects. More information on the event after the break.

Djibloho – Equatorial Guinea’s Future Capital City / IDF – Ideias do Futuro

master plan

Located on the , the new capital city will be built in order to fulfill the President’s dream. The new capital city will be the attraction for an estimated 160.000 inhabitants and will extend for 8.150 Hectares. The concept is characterized by modernity and respect by the country’s cultural roots, optimizing its identity and the richness of the ecosystem where it belongs. Sustainability is also a privileged feature in every strand. The concept, by IDF-Ideias do Futuro, has its origin in the fusion between the river and the orthogonal matrix represented by the road net, in progress. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LIT Bangkok / VaSLab Architecture

© Spaceshift Studio

Architects: VaSLab Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Star Hotel
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,000 sqm
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio

Courtesy of Una Architects

Park D. Pedro II Redevelopment / Una Architects, H+F Architects, Metrópole Architects and Lume

Located on the floodplain of Rio Tamanduateí, one of the most important rivers of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Park D. Pedro II is a symbolic public space, with important historic buildings with its connection between the center of…

Courtesy of kit

Oberglatt Gymnasium Extension / kit

After a fire destroyed the foyer of the gymnasium in Oberglatt, Switzerland, the city council asked for a new extension to the remaining parts of the building. The proposal by kit… architects, which took the second prize in the competition,

Pio Baroja Nursery / Rstudio

Courtesy of Rstudio

Architect: Rstudio/ Jose Martí
Location: Valencia,
Developer: Valencia City Hall, Educational Department
Builder: Construcción S.L.
Collaborator: Dolors Aparici
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Rstudio


Maximiliano Restaurant / FreelandBuck

© Nils Timms

Architects: FreelandBuck
Location: , California,
Client: Andre, Fred, and Max Guerrero
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2,200 sqf
Photographs: Nils Timms

Ring Installation / Arnaud Lapierre

Courtesy of Arnaud Lapierre

The Ring installation by Arnaud Lapierre in Place Vendôme in Paris, France plays with the context of this urban space through reflections, light and the interaction of passers-by. The piece was created for the FIAC 2011 Conference and sponsored by Audi. It is an aggregation of offset mirrored blocks stacked to form a cylinder.

For more images follow us after the break.

Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks Architects  has won the competition to design a `third quad´ for Exeter College at Oxford University.  The “third quadrangle” is just a ten minute walk from the historic 700-year-old Turl Street campus in the heart of Oxford.

More on this after the break.

Brick Thickness / A2 Architects

Courtesy of A2 Architects

Architect: A2 Architects
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Team: Peter Carroll, Caomhán Murphy, Miriam Dunn, Julia Gonzales, Tom O’Brien, David Maher (Engineer)
Project Area: 35 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Courtesy of A2 Architects


Courtesy of 1+1=1

laRinascente Piazza della Repubblica / 1+1=1

The new extension designed by 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects and planners… for laRinascente in Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, is conceived as a symbol of strength through the square, yet of lightness, in the detail of the Archangel’s wing

Yallingup Residence / Wright Feldhusen Architects

© Patrick Bingham-Hall

Architects: Wright Feldhusen Architects / Tim Wright
Location: Yallingup,
Builder: Keith Russell Constructions
Structural Engineer: Carnegie Associates
Landscape Design: Paul Bangay
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Housing Estate Proposal / Mikolai Adamus & Igor Brozyna

courtyard 01

Designed in an undeveloped plot in , , the housing concept by Mikolai Adamus and Igor Brozyna is based on the idea of tissue as group of elements cooperating with each other. The area is divided into plots of shapes that occur in the neighborhood. Instead of being placed on separate parcels, houses are grouped into settlements, allowing to achieve a diverse public park between. More images and project description after the break.

Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers Proposal / Giannikis SHOP

From the water towards the Pier

Giannikis SHOP won the honorary mention in the national architecture design competition for the Water Transport Piers in Greece. Four Piers (Eleutheria Square, Megaro, Aretsou, Perea) are designed so that each Pier is composed of three elements: the floor, the pavilions and the inflated pneumatic structure. The main goals for this competition proposal were functionality, economy and innovation. More images and description after the break.

Flanders Business School Renovation / BURO II & ARCHI+I

© Thomas De Bruyne

Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I  in collaboration with Jan de Vloed
Location: Korte Nieuwstraat 33, , Belgium
Client: Flanders Business School
Project Director: Patrik Steels
Designer Architect: Lore De Baere
Project Architect: Dennis Delvael
Interior Architect: Anne-Mie Vermaut
Completion: 2011
Area: 1,608.07 sqm
Budget: € 2.695.921,28 [excl. BTW]
Photographs: Thomas De Bruyne

Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / MOS

Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith present the proposal by MOS. The questions the idea of homeownership and re-imagines public housing in The Oranges, . MOS is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in “MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.” Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and suburbs, seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and was filmed by J6 Media Works.

Villa Feste / BBVH Architecten

Courtesy of

Architects: BBVH Architecten
Location: Den Haag,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 235 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of BBVH Architecten