Video: Little Big Berlin

Explore the stunningly beautiful and vibrant city of through the eyes of resident and film producer, Pilpop. He believes that it is the inhabitants in which make Berlin such a unique city. To observe and attempt to understand the way in which people use the city is quite possibly the ultimate form of education, as there is something new to discover each time you turn a corner.

Video: Pilpop
Music: “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt

La Pallissa / Cubus

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Architects: Cubus – David Pou van den Bossche y Estel Ortega
Location: Baix Empordà, Catalonia, Spain
Photographs: Nani Pujol, Estel Ortega

Eolica Wind Tower / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

The design for the Wind Tower by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos aims to create a landmark which modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind, The building combines renewable energy which feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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National Museum of Afghanistan Competition / S.E.E. | office for architecture and design

On behalf of the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC), representing the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and supported by the Government of the U.S. and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, S.E.E. | office for architecture and …

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‘Stavia 2012′ Hotel-Spa Proposal / Menomenopiu Architects

The hotel-spa building proposal for the ‘Stavia 2012′ competition aims to be fully integrated with the landscape, for it is covered by a green slope that hides the stack of the building. Designed by Menomenopiu Architects…, the building is

Furadouro Complex / Claudio Sat Unipessoal lda

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Architect: Claudio Sat, Unipessoal, lda
Location: Amoreiras, Óbidos,
Project Team: Pedro Cancela, Gisela Ferreira, Ricardo Porfírio
Final design: Ana Duarte Pinto – João Manuel Alves, arquitectos lda
Project Team: Diana Parracho, Mariana Pimentel, Nuno Amaro, Manuel Vacas
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

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‘The Life of Airports’ Discussion and Exhibition

i2a istituto internazionale di architettura will be organizing a round table on airports and their complexity on Friday, March 16th at 8:00pm in Vico Morcote. Representatives of the fields of airport management and design will be joined by two artists…

Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture / John Hill

If you want a brief simple city guide of contemporary architecture in you can have a look at our city guide, but if you want a thorough guide book then you should check out ’s Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. The book is organized into neighborhoods so you can create your own self-guided walking tours. It covers everything from parks and residences to office buildings and museums. There is also a section that depicts a few projects that might come to fruition by 2020.

Women in Architecture: Toshiko Mori presents her work

Toshiko Mori, FAIA, founder and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, discusses her work, including the Darwin D. Martin House Visitors Center. The lecture begins with a 15 minute documentary “A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright”, produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

“Toshiko Mori: Role Models and Paradigm Shift: Frank, Paul, Marcel and Me,” part of the Women of Architecture series, is a collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation to celebrate Women’s History Month.

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Phantom Oil Pumps and a Soaring Marble Column Arrive in Times Square

Soñando (Dreaming ) - Photo Credit: Josh Nefsky

The Alliance has announced the arrival of two new public art installations, Manhattan Oil Project by German-born Josephine Meckseper and Soñando New York (Dreaming New York) by Uruguayan sculptor Pablo Atchugarry. Continue after the break to learn more about these installations.

Plot 6 & Tea House in Jiangsu Software Park / Atelier Deshaus

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Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun/Zhuang Shen/Chen Yifeng)
Location: Jishan, Jiangnin Developed District, ,
Project Team: Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Zhuang Shen, Chen Juan, Tang Yu
Building Area: 20000 sqm
Site Area: 24238 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Shu He

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University of Latvia Academic Center of Natural Sciences / Sestais Stils Architects

The aim of the proposal for the University of Latvia Academic Center of Natural Sciences by Sestais Stils Architects… is to create a comfortable, functional and sustainable environment for studies and work. They wanted a space for students and other

Windswept Installation / Charles Sowers Studios

Commissioned by the Arts Commission for a permanent installation at the Randal Museum, Windswept, designed by Charles Sowers Studios, is a wind-driven kinetic facade that transforms a blank wall into an observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between wind and environment. The design consists of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows, which serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Origami Coop / Chris Mullaney

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Chris Mullaney shared with us a project he designed for his parent’s house in on a relatively small budget. Through working with form and construction and a chance to put academic work into practice, the Origami Coop sees the ubiquitous chicken coop as an opportunity for experiment. More images and Mullaney’s description after the break.

Dragon Skin Pavilion / Emmi Keskisarja, Pekka Tynkkynen & LEAD

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Architects: , Pekka Tynkkynen, Kristof Crolla (LEAD) and Sebastien Delagrange (LEAD)
Location: Kowloon Park,
Collaborators: Gilles Retsin, EDGE Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Research, Tampere University of Technology, UPM Kymmene
Built Area: 16 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Pekka Tynkkynen, Emmi Keskisarja

Goksu Rope Factory Lofts / Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

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Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects shared with us their design for the Goksu Rope Factory Lofts in . The new owner of this derelict factory wanted to turn his investment into a high-end residential project consisting of various sized lofts. After visiting the site, our major concern became clear. Since the 17.000m2 building was used many years for industrial production, it should still deliver the authentic atmosphere even after it has been rehabilitated for new functions. In order to keep the intangible precipitation of this place, a subtle and humble design strategy was necessary. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jardines Lookout Flat / AFFECT-T

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Architects: AFFECT-T
Location:
Photographer: Luke Hayes

I Resort / a21 studio

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Architects: a21 studio – Hiep Hoa Nguyen, Nhon Qui Nguyen, Hang Thi Tran, Tien Giao Ngo, Toan Dinh Nghiem
Location: , Vietnam
Model: Duy Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Nguyen
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki