Technology Center of the Extremadura University / Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada

Architects: Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Architect In Charge: Horacio Fernández del Castillo
Design Team: David García-Asenjo, Vanesa Antigüedad, Diana Molina, Andrés García, Gianni Travaglione, Elena Tamaro, Patricia Andrés, Sabrina Marrancone
Constructor: Construcciones Abreu S.A.
Client: Junta de Extremadura
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2010
: Jesús Granada

Helmut Jahn receives AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award

German-American architect of Murphy/Jahn Architects has been announced as this year’s recipient of Chicago’s AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Following his arrival to the U.S. more than 40 years ago, the Chicago-based architect has been lauded by some of the industry’s best for continuously breaking new ground with his postmodern steel-and-glass structures. Some of his most notable works include the SONY Center in Berlin and the University of Chicago Campus.

The film above, shared with us by our friends at Black Spectacles, captures the essence of Helmut Jahn’s work through images, videos and peer interviews with Jeanne Gang, FAIA, John Ronan, AIA, Ron Krueck, AIA, Werner Sobek and Franz Schulze.

The news of this award was followed by Jahn’s announcement that he will be changing the name of his firm to “Jahn”. Browse through some of Jahn’s most recent works, here on ArchDaily.

David Wright Home Sold, (Probably) Saved

The David S. Wright Home in Arcadia, Arizona. Photo via Curbd LA.

After months of following the David Wright House‘s brushes with demolition, we’re happy to report that an anonymous, preservation-friendly buyer has bought the house.

According to Real Estate Agent Robert Joffe, who represented the sellers (the developers who wished to split the house down the middle), the new owner intends to preserve and restore the home. It sold for its asking price of $2.38 million dollars.

The Pheonix City Council was slated to vote on the house’s landmark designation tomorrow; however, the vote will probably be delayed in light of the sale. As Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio shared with The Pheonix Business Journal, “The next steps are for me and the Mayor to sit down and get some direction from the purchaser in regards to a long-term vision for the property.”

Which is no bad thing – in Pheonix, landmark designation only saves a building for three years. Assuming that the buyer is indeed preservation-minded, the house will be saved for generations to come: the best outcome we could have hoped for for this unusual Wright gem.

Story via The Pheonix Business Journal and The Seattle Times 

Alta House / AS/D Architeture

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: AS/D Asociacion de Diseño
Location: , México
Architect In Charge: Fernando Velasco, Paola Morales
Design Team: Santiago García de Letona, Fernando Polidura, Natalia Gomez, Piergianna Mazzocca
Structure: Cesar Pérez Carbajal
Plot Area: 1,600 sqm
Area: 338 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Films & Architecture: “The Fountain”

Everyone that has seen an Aronofsky film can recognize there is something beyond “special” in his work. This is not the exception, and specifically for us in terms of space, the movie travels from the past to the future, and back to the present utilising amazing contrasts for the three realities. These realities could mean a theocentric, scientific and anthropocentric views of the world. In any case, the director generates amazing transitions and spatial effects to represent those ideas.

Nothing more to say, enjoy of a great movie and let us know your comments and ideas about it!

Courtesy of The Architectural League of New York
Courtesy of The Architectural League of New York

‘The City That Never Was’ Symposium

Co-organized, in cooperation with the Architectural League, by Christopher Marcinkoski and Javier Arpa, The City That Never Was symposium is a day-long event that uses the current crisis in Spain as a lens to reconsider patterns of urbanization and development…

Bicentennial Civic Center / Lucio Morini + GGMPU Arquitectos

© Claudio Manzoni

Architects: Lucio Morini + GGMPU Arquitectos
Location: Córdoba,
Architect In Charge: Guillermo Pozzobón
Collaborators: Julia Garayoa, Adrián Castagno, Verónica Gordillo, Diego Andres Gómez, Mariana Pelliza, Guadalupe Daher, Cecilia Villareal, Luciana Antonucci, Agustín Elies, Gonzalo Manzanares
Client: Government of the Province – Córdoba
Area: 24,781.60 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Claudio Manzoni, Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Lucio Morini +

Iwan Baan vs. Sandy: The Story Behind That Iconic NYC Shot

Photo: Iwan Baan for Magazine

We got in touch with Iwan Baan to ask him how on earth he got that incredible aerial shot of a Sandy-struck for New York Magazinehe told us what it was like to face the frenzy and fly into the storm itself. Read his incredible story, after the break… 

40 Homes, Maimona Saints / GAas architecture studio

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© Fernando Alda

Architects: GAas architecture studio
Location: Guadiana Street, 16. 06230 Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz, Extremadura, España.
Design Team: Raúl Gálvez Tirado, José Algeciras Rodríguez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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Cultural Centre and the New City Hall / Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados
Location: Archidona, Andalusia,
Architect In Charge:
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Courtesy of 109 Architectes
Courtesy of 109 Architectes

Zaarour Club Resort Second Prize Winning Proposal / 109 Architectes

Designed by 109 Architectes…, their proposal in the Zaarour Club Competition, which won the second prize, takes advantage of the natural setting while creating a distinctive yet unobtrusive project identity. Consequently, the primary challenge with the Zaarour Resort is

Ocaña Bar and Club in Barcelona / Ocaña

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Architects: Ocaña
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Villa Solaire / JKA + FUGA

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: JKA + FUGA
Location: Pied de La Plagne, Morzine, France
Design Team: – Jérémie Koempgen Architecture, – J.Aich & M.Recordon designers
Cost: 1,100,000 EUR (excluding tax)
Area: 620 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Courtesy of FORMA
Courtesy of FORMA

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / FORMA

Not long ago the library was thought of as a huge archive, a storage of human knowledge. Now, all human knowledge is just information that after being digitalized can fit into the pocket. Therefore, FORMA… aims toward the accessibility of

Biosciences Research Building / Lyons

© Dianna Snape

Architects: Lyons
Location: , Australia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Kane Offices / MARC&CO + coarchitecture

© Jon Linkins

Architects: MARC&CO + coarchitecture
Location: , Australia
Builder: Kane Constructions
Workstations: Custom made designed by
Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jon Linkins

Courtesy of Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects
Courtesy of Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects

The Masséna Competition Entry / Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects

Designed by, the proposal by Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects… for The Masséna is emblematic of the new Left Bank, which has spread along the Seine in Paris. Created to be symbolic move, the Left Bank has always

Kuggen / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

© Tord-Rikard Soderstrom

Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Location: Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg,
Architect In Charge: Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad
Contractor: PEAB
Client: Chalmersfastigheter AB
Area: 5350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tord-Rikard Soderstrom, Lindman