Pagoden / Semrén & Månsson

© Krister Engström

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

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Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini

© Sergio Camplone

Architects: Alessandro Luigini
Location: Pescara, Province of Pescara,
Architect In Charge:
Collaborators: Luigi Valentino Losciale, Fabrizio Susi, Nicola D’Alessandro
Area: 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

© Bartosz Kolonko

Architects: Playze
Location: , China
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 , . 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

© Tim Bies

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

© Adrià Goula

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

© Daici Ano

Architects: General Design
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
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: , Georgia
Team: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Dato Canava, Eka Kankava, Nika Maisuradze, David Dolidze, Eka Rekhviashvili, PM Devi Kituashvili
Area: 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 Federal Courthouse serves as a model for future GSA development. The contrast between the free and informal spirit of 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

© Pol Viladoms

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

© Tomaz Gregoric

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

Norman Foster’s Sainsbury Centre Listed

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On the advice of English Heritage, architecture minister Ed Vaizey has listed Norman Foster’s first major public building: the 1977 Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, , in the . According to BDOnline, the popular public art museum, which houses the collection of Lord and Lady Sainsbury, was granted grade II* protection for its innovative engineering, fine design, historic association, flexibility and group value. Its revolutionary design features an innovative, prefabricated modular structure that is cleverly designed to allow for subsequent extension.

Vaizey described: “Norman Foster’s design for the Sainsbury Centre is recognized around the world as a high point of the British ‘high-tech’ movement and, by any standards, a modern classic.”

Read Foster’s response after the break.

Dai Lai Conference Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, Vinh Phuc Province,
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
Contractor: Hong Hac Dai Lai JSC + Wind and Water House JSC
Area: 730 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Films & Architecture: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”


This week we will recommend you a really surrealistic film. ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, directed by Michael Gondry is a movie that takes place in a future where medicine technics allow people to modify and delete some memories. These changes are reflected in the space perception of the characters. The scenes morph and human scale is shrunk, buildings disappear and daylight turns into absolut darkness in seconds.

Enjoy the movie and let us know your comments. Do you think architecture can be described through memories? Any ideas about our memories and space perception?