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Courtesy of Indian Architect & Builder

361° International Architectural Conference

Taking place in Mumbai, India from March 6th to March 8th, the 361° International Architectural Conference is an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a truly relevant dialogue on architecture. One of the oldest and the most respected…

The Overhang House / DADA & Partners

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Architects: DADA & Partners
Location: , Delhi, India
Photographs: Ranjan Sharma

Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub / Zechner & Zechner

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Architects: Zechner & Zechner
Location: Europaplatz, Graz,
Architect In Charge: DI. Kai Uwe Preissl
Construction Steel: Zenkner & Handel
Construction Concrete: Schimetta Consult
Client: Holding Graz Linien
Construction Cost: € 90 Million
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

House in Tavira / Vitor Vilhena Architects

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Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects
Location: , Portugal
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Alan Colquhoun via BDOnline
Alan Colquhoun via BDOnline

Influential architect and educator Alan Colquhoun dies at 91

The profession has lost an influential voice that has undoubtedly left a profound impact on the way we think about architecture. Scholar, critic, and practitioner Alan Colquhoun (1921-2012) passed away last week in London at the age of 91.
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Complex School in Bobigny / Mikou Design Studio

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Architects: Mikou Design Studio
Location: ,
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Florian Kleinfenn

Yalong Bay Headquarters of COFCO / Zhubo Design Zstudio

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Architects:
Location: Yalong Bay, , China, 572016
Design Director: Zhong Qiao
Project Director: Zhang Tiantian
Architecture Designers: Zhang Biqin,Li Jing, Feng Qian
Collaborator: Zhubo Design Shenzhen Company
Area: 3,3400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Su Shengliang

Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
Location: Lapa, São Paulo, Brazil
Arquitetura:
Project Team: Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana Assali
Project Area: 185.0 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pedro Kok

AD Round Up: Hotels Part XI

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Looking hotels for the holidays? In our 11th selection of previously featured hotels we bring you five you can’t miss! Like the amazing Tree Hotel, located in Harads, close to north pole. Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk. Check out the W London Leicester Square by Jestico + Whiles, also in London is the Town Hall Hotel, the great refurbishment of the old Bethnal Green Town Hall designed by rare. Take a look at TuboHotel by T3arc who uses recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. Finally, visit Ivan Filipovic’s concept hotel, the Navigating Adriatic Hotel

Thomas H. Beeby named 2013 Driehaus Laureate

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Recognized as one of the “Chicago Seven” architects who challenged modernist orthodoxy in the 1970s and 1980s, Thomas H. Beeby has been selected as the 11th recipient of the Richard H. from the University of Notre Dame. The prestigious award honors Beeby’s lifetime contribution to classical and traditional architecture, as he was one of the leading figures who helped bring traditional architecture and urban design back into the public consciousness. For over 40 years, Beeby – the current Chairman Emeritus of HBRA Architects – has spearheaded a wide spectrum of work that has embodied a positive cultural, environmental and artistic impact within the modern world.

“Tom Beeby has had a transformational role in modern architecture’s return to classical and traditional design principles,” says Michael Lykoudis, Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. “Beeby’s recent design of the Tuscaloosa courthouse is a great example of how the rigor and richness of classicism can be used to achieve a sense of place and purpose that will be relevant well into the future.”

Read the Jury’s Citation after the break…

San Giovanni Church / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
Design Team: Mauro Alpini, Fabio Capanni, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi
Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
Year: 2007
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

AIA Releases Roadmap to Healthy Design

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The AIA is joining numerous other city agencies in the promotion of healthy communities through intelligent design choices. A new document: Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design is a series of guidelines that offer architects and designers specific methods for the design of buildings and communities that encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

Learn more after the break.

Low Cost House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Dongnai Hospital, Quyết Thắng, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai province,
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto
Design Team: Kosuke Nishijima
Contractor: wNw House JSC
Client: wNw House JSC
Area: 40.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Films & Architecture: “Contempt”

In collaboration with Carlo Ponti, , one of the main representatives of the 60′s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, adapted the Alberto Moravia novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon), written almost 10 years before, into Contempt. The result is a film where each scene is a composition in terms of colour, proportion, and contrast. And as an extra gift for us architects, most of the story takes place in and around the Villa Malaparte in island, a stunning house on a rocky coast.

We invite you to enjoy this classic and let us know your ideas about the movie, this amazing house and the relationship with the surrounding landscape. More after the break.

Courtesy of EFFEKT + Rubow
Courtesy of EFFEKT + Rubow

The New Urban School, Mixed Use Sports Complex Proposal / EFFEKT + Rubow

Designed by EFFEKT + …Rubow, the Mixed Use Sports Complex, in connection with the urban school, combines the planning of the new school district with the transformation of existing historical buildings and new plazas into one united and modern project. Located

What Architecture Has to Say About Education: Three New Hampshire Schools by HMFH Architects

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Never is the value of architecture so poignant, as when it becomes a tool to facilitate learning, development and exploration. Inspired by this video, which presents three new schools in Concord, New Hampshire that physically embody the educational philosophies of independence, collaboration, and creativity, we spoke with HMFH Architects to delve further into this vital question: how can architecture help children develop the early skills, creativity and inquisitiveness needed to become the independent and inspired adults of future generations? Find out after the break.

   

DNB Bank Headquarters / MVRDV

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Architects: MVRDV
Location: ,
Area: 36,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Jeroen Musch

Wang Shu: Imagining the House

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’s design process always begins with an intense study of the location. The architect spends as long as possible on the site, absorbing its atmosphere. He then produces drafts in the form of hand-drawn sketches, creating them in relatively quick succession. Imagining the House follows this process in various buildings. Photographic documentation of the locations elucidate Shu’s on-site research. The reproductions of drawings in this book demonstrate how the designs change and become more concrete over the course of the process. The book provides unique insights into the work of an architect who has hitherto received little attention in Europe, thereby addressing a considerable omission in the publishing world.