Enbutsu-do / Zai Shirakawa Architects

© Toru Kitamura

Architects: Zai Shirakawa Architects
Location: , Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Toru Kitamura, Daichi Ano

Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten

© Marcus Bredt

Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: Phạm Hùng street, Cầu giấy District, Hà Nội City,
Design Team: Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze, Klaus Lenz
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Courtesy of AR+TE Architectes
Courtesy of AR+TE Architectes

Vigneux School / AR+TE Architectes

Situated in south of the city of Vigneux-sur-Seine near Paris, the school project by AR+TE Architectes… consists of the restructuring and a future extension in grouping the classrooms of maternal and elementary class in a single entity. The operation includes

Zigzag / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura

Architects: mA-style architects
Location: , Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kai Nakamura

Courtesy of modostudio
Courtesy of modostudio

Piazza d’Armi Urban Park / modostudio

Designed by modostudio…, the proposal for the Piazza d’Armi Urban Park aims to create a thematic interaction between the competition area and the adjacent existing urban tissue. The architects accomplish this by means of creating a park for this

House in Azóia / Steven Evans + Ricardo Jacinto

© Daniel Malhão

Architects: + Ricardo Jacinto
Location: Sintra,
Structures: Miguel Villar, Sérgio Mártires – Betar
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Daniel Malhão

My Cousin’s House / Martin Möstbock

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Architects: Martin Möstbock
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Martin Möstbock
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 665.0 sqm
Photographs: Martin Möstbock

Urban Shelter / Gabriela Gomes

© João Morgado

Designed by , Shelter ByGG” brings out to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space. She proposes the creation of an habitable module, inviting you to rest inside a sculpture installed on a public space. Photographed by Joao Morgado, this project is an artistic manifestation that provides an innovative and unexpected experience as an accommodation space, associated with eco-­‐sustainable solutions and mobility. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Weekend House in Buš / Markéta Cajthamlová

© Ester Havlová

Architects: Markéta Cajthamlová
Location: Buš, Czech Republic
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 799.0 sqm
Photographs: Ester Havlová

Periscope House / Kuno + Aida

© Tatsuya Noaki

Architects: Kuno + Aida
Location: , Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Toshimitsu Kuno, Tomoro Aida
Design Team: Toshimitsu Kuno, Tomoro Aida, Yuki Nokura, Kazuki Watanabe, Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiharu Terashima
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tatsuya Noaki

Green Square Development Library and Plaza © City of Sydney 2012
Green Square Development Library and Plaza © City of Sydney 2012

Green Square Town Centre Library and Green Square Plaza International Competition

The city of Sydney has launched an international design competition as part of the the Green Square Development Project for a new Library Centre and Plaza at the heart of a 278 hectare area south of the city centre.  The…

Four Pritzker-Prize winners to submit conceptual designs for new office tower in Manhattan

CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

L&L Holding Company, LLC, today announced that four of the world’s most acclaimed architecture firms – Foster + Partners (Lord Norman Foster), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Lord Richard Rogers), OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and Zaha Hadid Architects – are participating this week in the conceptual design phase of its architectural competition for a new office tower to be constructed at 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

In April of this year, L&L Holding invited 11 of the world’s most accomplished architects to express their interest in competing for the commission to design a new tower at 425 Park Avenue. Of those invited, nine firms chose to enter the competition. After careful deliberations, L&L Holding narrowed its list to the four selected firms, each of which is led by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect with extensive international experience and proven expertise in office tower design.

The architects and their teams have prepared and are presenting their conceptual designs this week for a 650,000 square foot tower that will be designed to high L.E.E.D. sustainability standards.

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Correction to Wim Wenders and Peter Zumthor Rumor

© Andrew Meredith

It has been confirmed by Studio and Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners that the news of Wim Wenders devoting his new 3D documentary film on architecture to Peter Zumthor was in fact a rumor. Although Wenders will be conducting an artistic interview film with Zumthor for the upcoming 2012 Venice Biennale, it has nothing to do with his feature documentary. The Biennale interview film and the 3D documentary on architecture are two separate projects that were mistakenly combined by the source article. We apologize for the confusion.

With that begin said, we look forward to both the Biennale film and the 3D documentary, as the internationally renowned director never seems to disappoint.

Photograph: Andrew Meredith

Park House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: QLD,
Project Team: Shaun Lockyer
Design Principal: Shane Marsh
Project Architect: Richard Pain
Architectural Technician: Corinne Bolton – Interiors
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Burrows

Floriade 2022 proposal for Holland Central / OMA

Floriade Veiling – Image courtesy of

OMA has released their 60-hectare master plan proposal for Floriade 2022 – the next occurrence of Europe’s largest horticultural expo that attracts an average of two million international visitors every ten years since it was established in 1960, which is currently open in Venlo. As part of a team that includes the province of South Holland, eight local municipalities and ARCADIS, OMA is helping compete against three other cities within the Netherlands to become the next Floriade host.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Designing for Adaptable Futures Winners Announced

Adaptable Street by Maxime Rousseau and Paul Jaquet © Adaptable Futures

The 2012 results for the DAF (Designing Adaptable Futures) International Student Design Competition are in! A joint first prize, a third prize and five honorable mentions were awarded among 150 submission from 26 countries. The competition asked students to present an architectural proposal that had a transformable quality that could make the physical or experiential space change over any given span of time. The prompt embraces what Adaptable Futures is about. The organization looks at the value of longevity in architecture through the of the built environment. It challenges notions of monumental architecture and architecture as a symbol of its time. It asks, instead to design with the context – the present – and its “temporal reality” – the changing and evolving future – in mind. After the break, take a look at the projects that were selected for best embodying the ability for architecture to adapt.

Video: New V&A Project / Amanda Levete


Planning permission for a new extension to the Victoria & Albert Museum has officially been granted today. The £41 million project will be the biggest new art space in since the Tate Modern.The bid to design a 1,500 square metre underground gallery for temporary exhibitions, courtyard and entrance on Exhibition Road was won by architecture firm, AL_A, in March 2011. We interview Amanda Levete, founder and director of the firm, about the specifics of the plans and her thoughts on the government’s support of British architecture. Amanda Levete is one of the most successful women in architecture and is married to Ben Evans, director of The London Design Festival. She regularly collaborates with artists such as Anish Kapoor and has previously worked on projects such as the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, the media centre at Lord’s cricket ground and, with her own firm, installing ‘The Timber Wave’ in the entrance to the V&A.

Courtesy of Najjar-Najjar Architects
Courtesy of Najjar-Najjar Architects

Zaarour Club / Najjar-Najjar Architects

The design proposal by Najjar-Najjar Architects… for the Zaarour Club Project intends to combine a year-round destination for mountain lovers in Lebanon with the requirements for a sustainable development in Zaarour. In this regard, the architects believe that it is