Clae Pop-up Shop / mode:lina architekci

Courtesy of

Completed just last month, the Clae Pop-up Shop, designed by mode:lina architekci, is a shop for Clae footwear. Located at the Galeria Malta in Poznań, , their challenge was to maximize the shopping experience using the lowest budget possible due to the shop’s temporality. To create this space, they picked worn out euro pallets used during KontenerART 2012. More images of the project can be viewed after the break.

House Heilbronn / k_m architektur

© Hagen Stier

Architects: k_m architektur
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hagen Stier

Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” Office Building / Park Associati

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Park Associati
Location: Via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro, Milan,
Architect In Charge: Marco Panzeri
Design Team: Alice Cuteri, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Marco Siciliano, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
Site Supervision, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: General Planning
Area: 7,988.84 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna, Courtesy of

© Don Frank, Robert Hutchison
© Don Frank, Robert Hutchison

‘7’: Installation at Alderbrook Station / Sarah Biemiller & Robert Hutchison

Alderbrook Station, located slightly east of Astoria along the Columbia River, is the site of the former Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packaging Company, which once supported a thriving salmon fishing industry. The Netshed is a 3-story timber structure which was used…

House on Limekiln Line / Studio Moffitt

© Shai Gil

Architects: Studio Moffitt
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Lisa Moffitt
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Engineering, Cory Zurrell
Off Grid Consultant: Nick Treanor
General Construction: Peter Long
Client: Maggie Treanor
Area: 85 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Gabriel Li, Shai Gil

El Plaza Condesa / Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio

© Paúl Rivera

Architects: Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio
Location: Cuauhtémoc, , Mexico
Architects In Charge: Antonio Muñohierro, Héctor Esrawe
Project Area: 55,972.33 sq ft
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Paúl Rivera

Snark Office / calimùcho

© Fabian Rouwette

Architects: calimùcho
Location: Namur,
Architect In Charge: Auffray Deghorain & David Ameye
Engineer: B Solutions
Energy: Eureca
Client: snark
Area: 675 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fabian Rouwette, Fabrice Saudoyez

Asian Civilisations Museum Addition / GreenhiLi Consultants via ArtInfo
Asian Civilisations Museum Addition / GreenhiLi Consultants via ArtInfo

Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum to Construct Modern Addition

Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is moving forward with its next phase of development and will soon construct a distinct new addition. The new S$5.5 million wing, designed by GreenhiLi Consultants, will be a stark contrast to the 19th-century, neoclassic…

Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

Courtesy of

Architects: QLAB
Location: New Taipei City,
Client: New Taipei City, Department of Transportation
Area: 8,308.98 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

Archaeological Space in Daroca / Sergio Sebastián Franco

© Gabriel López

Architects: Sergio Sebastián Franco
Location: , Zaragoza,
Architect: Sergio Sebastián Franco
Collaborators: Fernando Muñoz, Miriam Tambo, Jesús Molinos, María Jesús Velázquez, Pablo Sebastián, José Delgado
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Sergio Sebastián, Gabriel López

Study Proves Design Significantly Impacts Learning

© University of Salford

For decades, schools have slowly morphed into prison-like facilities with artificially lit rooms and barricaded playgrounds. However, the trend is beginning to shift. With a highlight on sustainable design, a focus on safety and an increased demand on positive learning environments, more people are paying attention to the way we design our schools.

In light of this, the University of Salford in Manchester and the architects of Nightingale Associates have released the results of a year-long pilot study revealing the significant impact well-designed learning environments have on a student’s academic achievement over a year, which is proven to be as much as 25 percent!

Professor Peter Barrett, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford said: “It has long been known that various aspects of the built environment impact on people in buildings, but this is the first time a holistic assessment has been made that successfully links the overall impact directly to learning rates in schools. The impact identified is in fact greater than we imagined and the Salford team is looking forward to building on these clear results.”

More on the study after the break…

Villa Řitka / studio pha

© Filip Šlapal

Architects: studio pha
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl
Collaborators: Filip Tomášek, Gabriela Fišarová, Eva Bukovská Tomáš Trojan
Area: 490 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Filip Šlapal

AD Classics: Casa del Fascio / Giuseppe Terragni

© Guillermo Hevia García

Casa del Fascio which sits in front of Como Cathedral is the work of the Italian Fascist architect . Built as the headquarters of the local Fascist Party, it was renamed Casa del Popolo after the war and has since served a number of civic agencies, including a Caribinieri station and a tax office.

The Biggest Complaint of 2012: Insufficient Pay

© Tulane Public Relations

For many young architects the biggest complaint of 2012 has been insufficient pay in exchange for hard work and long hours under the guise of an internship. As if graduating with a degree in architecture is not grueling enough, NCARB, the US architectural licensing board also requires three years (amounting to thousands of hours) of training under a licensed architect, followed by a seven-part exam.  Becoming an architect takes an exceptional amount of commitment, time and money.  College graduates are already shaking under the weight of student loans and a stunted economy and job market; but what makes matters worse is that architecture as a profession has gained a reputation for exploiting recent graduates by hiring them as interns with little or no .

2013 can be the year to turn this trend around.  Is the architectural profession willing to make this resolution?

Follow us after the break for more.


© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: ANMA
Location: ,
Design Team: N. Michelin, M. Delplace, C. Trétout
Landscaping Associate: APCA
Area: 18,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Coffee and Literature Stand / Clavel Arquitectos

© David Frutos Ruiz

Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
Location: Plaza del Cardenal Belluga, ,
Architect In Charge: Manuel Clavel Rojo
Collaborators: David Pérez Martíne, Ricardo Carcelén González, Mauricio Méndez Bustos, David Hernández Conesa
Area: 40 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: David Frutos Ruiz

Consell Kindergarten / RIPOLLTIZON

© José Hevia

Location: Avinguda de Francesca Homar i Pascual, Consell, Illes Balears,
Architects In Charge: Pep Ripoll, Juan Miguel Tizón
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: José Hevia

03_consell_kindergarten_by_ripolltizon 02_consell_kindergarten_by_ripolltizon 04_consell_kindergarten_by_ripolltizon 05_consell_kindergarten_by_ripolltizon

Courtesy of Anna Ulak
Courtesy of Anna Ulak

‘Storming Medusa’ Proposal / Anna Ulak

Architect Anna Ulak…, inspired by the popular James Bond films, shared with us her ‘Storming Medusa’ proposal, the new villain’s lair in our ecologically and politically precarious present. Ulak notes how James Bond movies can be considered phantasmagorias which