O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita Monterrey / Landa Arquitectos

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Architects: Landa Arquitectos
Location: San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León,
Architect In Charge: Agustín Landa Vertiz
Collaborators: Roberto Garcia, Rolando Martinez, Cecilia Dominguez, Edna Garza, Enrique Yañez, Claudia Carreno, Jorge Corcuera
Area: 40,000 sqm
Proyect Year: 2008
Photographs: Javier Orozco

Video: OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, On New York City


Shohei Shigematsu is the director of internationally renowned architecture firm OMA in New York. He has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in , the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the China National Museum and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London. Here we visit the New York offices to discuss urban planning, his latest project with Marina Abramovic and the role of architects in society.

Courtesy of AREA (Architecture Research Athens)
Courtesy of AREA (Architecture Research Athens)

‘Mosaic’ Innovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex Competition Entry / AREA

Designed by AREA (Architecture Research Athens)…, their proposal, ‘Mosaic’, for the Innovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex in Crete, springs from the belief that a diverse and stimulating educational environment, rich in experiences, provides the best context for mutual learning.

Pagoden / Semrén & Månsson

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Architects: AB
Location: Gullbergsvass, Gothenburg,
Area: 10,600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Krister Engström

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Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini

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Architects: Alessandro Luigini
Location: Pescara, Province of Pescara,
Architect In Charge: Alessandro Luigini
Collaborators: Luigi Valentino Losciale, Fabrizio Susi, Nicola D’Alessandro
: 560.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Sergio Camplone, Alessandro Luigini

Courtesy of GMPA Architects
Courtesy of GMPA Architects

West Los Angeles Office Building Proposal / GMPA Architects

Located on a prominent corner in West Los Angeles, the proposal for an office building by GMPA Architects… is an energized, swirling 4-level structure rather than a static wedding cake style. With its riveting spiral shape,, derived from the 10’

Tony’s Farm / Playze

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Architects: Playze
Location: Shanghai,
Team: Mengjia He, Pascal Berger, Marc Schmit, Meijun wu, Liv Xu Ye, Ahmed Hosny, Andres Tovar, Sebastian Hefti, Maggie Tang
Area: 1,060 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bartosz Kolonko

New Trade Fair Building Winning Proposal / Mario Corea Arquitectura

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Architects Mario Corea and Eugenio Tioni of Mario Corea Arquitectura recently won the competition for the design of the New Trade Fair Building in Mendoza, . Located in Mendoza’s main municipal park, their design is based on the role of the building in the construction of the city, rather than approaching the project as an isolated object in the middle of a green zone. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Shadowboxx / Olson Kundig Architects

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Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
Location: Lopez Island, , USA
Year: 2009
Photographs: Michael Burns, Tim Bies, Kevin Scott, Benjamin Benschneider

Can Font Cultural Center / taller 9s arquitectes

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Architects: taller 9s arquitectes
Location: Les Franqueses del Vallès, ,
Architects In Charge: Oriol Cusidó, Irene Marzo
Area: 746 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Adrià Goula

House in Sakurajyosui / General Design

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Architects: General Design
Location: Suginami, Tokyo,
Architect: Shin Ohori
Area: 121 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

Goethe Institute – Temporary Premesis / FAR frohn&rojas

Architects: FAR frohn&rojas
Location: Providencia, Santiago,
Design Team: Marc Frohn, Mario Rojas Toledo, Max Koch, Natalia Becerra, Fabio Magnago, Steven Vidovic, Tim Maaßen, Philipp Kentgens, Marius Helten, Isabel Miño, Pia Custodis, Alex Seick, Nikola Freissmuth, Reina Pisano
Area: 1,024 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Guy Wenborne

Lazika / Architects of Invention

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Architects: Architects of Invention
Location: Lazika, 
Team: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Dato Canava, Eka Kankava, Nika Maisuradze, David Dolidze, Eka Rekhviashvili, PM Devi Kituashvili
: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB

New United States Courthouse Competition Entry / NBBJ

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Claiming to be the most progressive, sustainable, and cost effective courthouse in the nation, NBBJ’s shortlisted proposal for the New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse serves as a model for future GSA development. The contrast between the free and informal spirit of Los Angeles with the formal structure and societal role of the Federal Courts illustrates an important duality that openly coexists throughout their phased design. At a larger scale, the structure becomes a mediator within the skyline, rising to a comfortable 256 feet tall to help transition the steep, urban high-rise topography of Bunker Hill and the mid-rise, ordered context of downtown.

Read the architects’ description after the break to learn more about this high performance, multifaceted design.

Low Energy MZ House / Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes

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Architects: Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectect - Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch, Pol Sarsanedas
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann, Pol Viladoms

Teton County Children’s Learning Center / Ward+Blake Architects + D.W. Arthur Associates Architecture

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Architects: Ward+Blake Architects, withD.W. Arthur Associates Architecture, Inc.
Location: , Wyoming, United States
Area: 12,000 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Roger Wade Studios

2013 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture Recipients

2013 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture Recipients

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced two recipients of the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. In category one, the institute recognized Michael Pyatok, FAIA…, of Oakland’s Pyatok Architects, as an architect who has dedicated his

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti + SADAR + VUGA + OFIS architects + Bevk Perovic Arhitekti

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Architects: Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti + SADAR + VUGA + OFIS architects + Bevk Perovic Arhitekti
Location: Vitanje,
Site : 5,175 sqm
Client: KSEVT, Vitanje Community and Ministery of Culture
Area: 2,505 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric, Miran Kambic