Gymnasium at Mãe Luiza Unveiled / Herzog & de Meuron

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Together with the local Natal organization Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao (Centro Sócio), Herzog & de Meuron released the design for a new gymnasium at the School of Dinarte Martiz. The gymnasium is the “pioneering architectural project” of a larger urban plan for the neighborhood of Mãe Luiza in Natal, .

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Partner: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler, Markus Widmer
Project Architects: Tomislav Dushanov (Associate), Mariana Vilela
Client: Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição
Location: Natal, Brazil
Construction: 2012 - 2013

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City Square Developing / AllesWirdGut

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Architects: AllesWirdGut
Location: , Luxembourg
Client: Agora, société de développement
Completion: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015
Gross Flor Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Roger Wagner

HIGHRISE – One Millionth Tower Documentary

One Millionth Tower explores the future of high-rise residential housing and a staple of residential developments over the past several decades.  With over one billion people currently residing in these buildings, which are often falling apart, One Millionth Tower is a documentary that brings together highrise residents and architects to repair these vertical neighborhoods. This documentary takes the skills of animators and programmers to reconstruct their sketches in 3-dimensional form, creating an open-source, interactive 3-D virtual environment that supports participation and collaboration within urban design.

More after the break.

Video: Color Shadows / Eduardo Castillo, by Cristobal Palma

For the last 12 years, the MoMA and the P.S.1 have invited a group of emerging architects to compete for the opportunity to design and construct a summer installation within ’s courtyard as part of their Young Architects Program (you can check the 2012 short list here).

As of last year, the program started an international version in two countries: Chile (Color Shadows, at the Matucana 100 Cultural Center – YAP_CONSTRUCTO) and Italy (wHATAMI, at the MAXXI museum in Rome, YAP_MAXXI).

The winning project of the Chilean version, designed by Eduardo Castillo, was open during the 2010 summer (Jan-Feb, southern hemisphere), hosting a series of cultural events and music sessions, just like the P.S.1 in Queens.

The project, Color Shadows, consists of a series of roofs structured from wooden posts that, together with fabric, created a topographic relief, more than covering the patio, spatially contained it. This dynamic structure filters the light and is constantly changing during the day. This dynamic condition can be seen thanks to this video by architectural photographer Cristobal Palma.

More videos by Cristobal Palma at ArchDaily:

Cristobal Palma (1974, Oxford, UK): Based in Santiago, Chile, Cristobal’s work spans architecture, urban and documentary photography. He studied at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), and his work has been published in numerous titles internationally, with recent commissions by: The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, Domus, Dwell and Architectural Digest. He lives in Santiago, Chile, and works both with architects in Chile and abroad.

Bicycle Parking De Snelbinder / Kraaijvanger Urbis with Donald Osborne Architect

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Architect: Kraaijvanger Urbis (Annemiek Bleumink) with Donald Osborne Architect (Donald Osborne)
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Team: Stephane Ganeff, Martin van Kessel
Size: 425 sqm / 1.400 m3
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kraaijvanger


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“Gomba” on Móricz Zsigmond Circus / Hetedik Műterem Ltd.

Along with Moszkva square, Móricz Zsigmond circus is a very busy public transportation junction, located in south Buda. With a round art relic in its middle – the Gomba (meaning mushroom because of its form) is a popular public space…

Church of Miribilla / IMB Arquitectos

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Architects: IMB Arquitectos
Location: Av. Askatasuna 11, Miribilla, Bilbao, Spain
Project Architects: Gloria Iriarte, Eduardo Mugica, Agustín de la Brena
Collaborators: Iñigo Barberena, Gilles Marchal, Gorka Apraiz, Iban Gonzalez
Rigger: Joseba Martínez, Jose Luis Olaeta
Client: Bishopric of Bilbao
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Brooklyn Night Bazaar / JDS


 Just in time for the holidays, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will return to a warehouse the 15th through 17th of December.  The Bazaar will re-imagine the sights, sounds and smells of traditional markets and will be filled with independent vendors selling artwork, accessories, and furniture, along with great music and food. Our friends from Danish firm JDS will be designing the master plan for the Bazaar and different furniture pieces after the firm captured the attention of the Bazaar organizers with their innovative ski jump in Norway.  

More about the bazaar after the break.

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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Triple O Studio

In consonance with the spirit of this competition, Triple O Studio…’s design concept, titled, ‘A Learning Curve’, was to respond with a multi-pronged approach that assimilates, on the one hand, the local ethos of the city; and on the

Solid Sanctuary / 4 Architecture

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Architect: 4 Architecture (Gordon Chrystal)
Location: , Ireland
Project Area: 226 sqm
Project Cost / sqm: €1,300 + VAT
Photographs: Steve Rogers & Gordon Chrystal


NW Beijing Inc. Research Center and Offices / Maxthreads Architectural Design

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The urban concept strategy by Maxthreads Architectural Design for the NW technology and research center pursues the maximization of open public space on the ground level of the site, including a canal walk area, open spaces and car park area. The mass of the new building is therefore raised into the first floor level. This open space is important to activate the site and the new research center. It is also important as an appropriate take off point or point of termination) for the overall site area sustainable mechanics. They are proposing a generous, diagonal underpass that emerges from the site environment and grand connective gesture. More images and project description after the break.

New VVIP Terminal / VMX Architects

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Architects: VMX Architects / Don Murphy
Location: ,
Client: Schiphol Real Estate
Project Manager: Leon Teunissen
Contractor: Friso Bouwgroep
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Contributor: Hugo Kok
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of VMX Architects

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Accra Twin Towers / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

The present proposal for the Accra Twin Towers by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos… occupies a central position in relation to the urban design of the city of Accra. It has a place in a regular small sized plot, located on Liberia

Spectator Group’s Headquarters / Studio Up

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Architects: Studio Up / Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić
Location: Zagreb,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 5,300 sqm
Photographs: Robert Leš

New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena / E/Ye Design

Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger of Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC recently gave a presentation discussing their investigations into the natural phenomenon and how it can influence and inspire intelligent systems of design within the architectural realm. Why does architecture look the same in all cities? Why can’t the built environment engage the same kinds of dynamic principles that drive the natural world? These are just some of the questions this young firm based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming poses. Take a look at the for more details on their firm, philosophy and current projects.

House in Sobral da Lagoa / Ricardo Bak Gordon

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Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Óbidos,
Project Team: Ana Durão, Luís Pedro Pinto, Walter Perdigão
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 234 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Atlantic Yards: B2 Bklyn / SHoP Architects

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SHoP Architects has shared with us the B2 Bklyn building which will be the first of the residential developments for Atlantic Yards in , New York to break ground, scheduled for 2012. Standing at 32 storeys, it will be the world’s tallest pre-fab building, saving both on cost and waste.

More after the break.

712 House / H Arquitectes

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Architects: H Arquitectes
Location: ,
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