LIT Bangkok / VaSLab Architecture

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

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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…

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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

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


Maximiliano Restaurant / FreelandBuck

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

Ring Installation / Arnaud Lapierre

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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.

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Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

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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.

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Brick Thickness / A2 Architects

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Architect: A2 Architects
Location: Dublin,
Project 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


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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

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

Housing Estate Proposal / Mikolai Adamus & Igor Brozyna

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Designed in an undeveloped plot in , Poland, 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

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Giannikis SHOP won the honorary mention in the national architecture design competition for the Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers in . 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 project description after the break.

Flanders Business School Renovation / BURO II & ARCHI+I

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Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I  in collaboration with Jan de Vloed
Location: Korte Nieuwstraat 33, ,
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 project questions the idea of homeownership and re-imagines public housing in The Oranges, . 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

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

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LV

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We have now over 63,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Clément Guillaume in the Fujian Province, China. Check the other four after the break.

Exhibit: Unbuilt Washington

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“Imagine that you are traveling into Washington, D.C., from northern Virginia. As you approach the Potomac River, you see the tall, craggy, medieval-looking towers of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Bridge looming in the foreground, largely blocking the view of the National Mall beyond. As you reach the end of the bridge, now you can clearly see the enormous pyramid that was built to honor Abraham Lincoln. Going around to the side of the pyramid, you note the odd, pagoda-like structure dedicated to George Washington—a design that was executed after the original obelisk had stood unfinished for decades. Surrounding these monuments are informal paths that meander through dense woods, which help to filter the noise from the two elevated highways running along either side of the Mall. Barely visible in the distance is the Capitol, a dignified but modest structure that looks rather like a classroom building at a liberal arts college, topped by a tiny cupola.”

The presents Unbuilt Washington – an exhibit that reveals what Washington could have been if a number of extravagant architectural proposals where constructed. The exhibit explores the motives and trends of the forgotten architecture, while investigating why the designs where never realized. Imagine what the impact would be if they existed today.

The exhibit began November 19th and will remain open until May 28th, 2012.

Reference: National Building Museum

In Progress: Marlins Ballpark / Populous

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Architects: Populous
Location: , Florida,
Photographs: Emilio Collavino