425 Park Avenue / Foster + Partners

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As we announced in early October, British powerhouse Foster + Partners have been declared as winner of the six-month long, all-star competition to design the next “landmark” high rise on the prime site of 425 Park Avenue in City. The tapered, steel-frame office tower is planned to rise 687 feet to claim a spot on the City skyline by 2017. Upon competition, the world-class high rise is expected to achieve LEED Gold status and serve as an exemplar for sustainable office design.

Foster’s concept succeeded visions from Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers (view all the proposals here). Construction is expected to begin in 2015, shortly after the completion of Foster’s first U.S. residential high rise, which broke ground this week in New York.

Details of 425 Park Avenue after the break…

Innhouse Eco Hotel / Oval Partnership

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Architects: Oval Partnership
Location: EXPO Eco Town, Kunming,
Client: Yunnan Horti-Expo Xingyun Real Estate
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Oval Partnership

Prentice Granted Temporary Landmark Status as Preservationists Sue

Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of Estate of Bertrand Goldberg/ Strawn.Sierralta with Plural Design via Chicago Architecture Foundation

Cook County Judge Neil Cohen has granted Bertand Goldberg’s Prentice Woman’s Hospital a temporary reprieve after preservationist filed a lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Commission on Public Landmarks yesterday afternoon. Plaintiffs, Landmarks Illinois and the National Trust for Historic claim that the commission “acted arbitrarily and exceeded its authority,” after granting and subsequently revoking Prentice landmark status in just a short afternoon on November 1. These proceedings, which typically takes months, followed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to publicly support Northwestern University’s plan to demolish the vacant icon.

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Casa Maitencillo / Mas y Fernández Arquitectos Asociados


Architects: Mas y Fernández Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Loteo Alta Vista, Maitencillo,
Architects In Charge: Cristóbal Fernández CH, Andrés Mas E
Calculista: Enrique Riobo
Landscape: María Trinidad Escudero
Constructor: Alejandro Molina
Principal: Alejandro Molina
Area: 177.24 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nico Saieh

Video: Faye Toogood, Studio Visit

British designer Faye Toogood takes a highly dynamic approach to her work. After eight years at Conde Nast as a stylist, and then editor, at The World of Interiors she went on to open a multi-disiplinary design practice Studio Toogood in 2008 and furniture design company shortly after. Her client-base is impressive and ranges from Opening Ceremony to Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges, Christie’s and Pernod Ricard. Toogood invites us into her world as we visit her canal-side studio in north London and join her on a tour of her latest work for Opening Ceremony.

Mixed-Use Building 01 ./ Courtesy of Nabito Architects + ACTAR
Mixed-Use Building 01 ./ Courtesy of Nabito Architects + ACTAR

Collserola Park Competition Entry / Nabito Architects + ACTAR

Nabito Architects + ACTAR… shared with us their design proposal for the “Les Portes de Collserola” international competition held by the government of Barcelona. As a finalist, the architects were challenged to create an ambitious strategical plan to regenerate the

Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects, by Hufton + Crow

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It’s only been a few weeks since she turned 62   but it’s already shaping up to be Zaha Hadid’s year. Yesterday, she was announced winner of the Japan National Stadium Competition   earlier this week, her latest US project, the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum  opened; and the beginning of the month saw much fanfare and frenzy surrounding her extraordinary work in Galaxy Soho .

We’ve already brought you images and video  of the project, but the latest images from Hufton + Crow truly allow you to experience Galaxy Soho – in all its curvaceous glory – like never before.

Check out all the latest images of Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, after the break…

Save Time and Experience Greater Collaboration with Vectorworks 2013 Software

Save Time and Experience Greater Collaboration with Vectorworks 2013 Software

As processes evolve, architects and designers need superior tools to transition their designs from vision to reality. Answering that call is the Vectorworks® 2013 product line from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. This multi-dimensional software suite helps users implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and workflows and gain an edge in drawing, 3D modeling, integrated rendering, and high-quality presentations.

Evangelical Temple in Terrassa / OAB

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Architects: OAB
Location: ,
Project Architects: Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater
Technical Architect: Enric Betlinski
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alejo Bagué

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Courtesy of ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery
Courtesy of ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery

Day Care Center for Adults with Developmental Intellectual Disabilities Competition

The ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery recently launched their open design competition for the design of a day care center for adults with developmental intellectual disabilities, to be established in the city of Beer Sheba. Held on behalf of the Beer Sheba…

The Good House / Crone Partners

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Architects: Crone Partners
Location: Sandringham, Victoria,
Director/ Designer: Matthew Smith
Developer/ Contractor: Good Constructions
Year: 2010
Photographs: Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke

Visitor Center / HHD_FUN Architects

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Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
Location: Rizhao,
Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
Civil Engineer: Hiroshi, Satohide
Façade Consultant: FUDA
Photographs: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

Meal in a Political Commune (1968) © Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Photo credit: Günter Zint
Meal in a Political Commune (1968) © Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Photo credit: Günter Zint

Call for Submissions: MONU Magazine’s #18 Issue – ‘Communal Urbanism’

MONU magazine on urbanism is continuously looking for interesting contributions. The current open call for submissions for MONU #18 is on the topic of “ Communal Urbansim” with submissions due December 31. This new issue aims to focus on contemporary…

Lons le Saunier Mediatheque / du Besset-Lyon Architectes

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Architects: du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Location: ,
Design Team: Dominique Lyon, Pierre du Besset
Project Manager: Anne Tellier
Team: Khephren Ingénierie (Structure), Espace Temps (Fluids Engineering), Jean-Claude Drauart (Economist), Franck Boutte (HQE Consultant), Véronique Ratel (Architect d’execution)
Client: Communauté de Communes du Bassin de Lons-le-Saunier
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Hill House / Andrew Maynard Architects

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Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Tommy Joo
Building Surveyor: Metro Building Surveying
Engineer: Robin Bliem & Associates
Builder: Ficus Constructions
Landscaping: Bonnie Grant
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese, Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects

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Courtesy of Eli Gotman

“Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) Competition Entry / Eli Gotman

Designed by architect Eli Gotman…, the proposal for the “Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) is dedicated to commemorating the fallen soldiers in Israel’s wars and helping the bereaved families. The Yad Labanim building in Ramat Yishay, is

43 Public Dwelling In Almuradiel / Estudio Entresitio

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Architects: Estudio Entresitio
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
Design Team: Julián Jimenez, Vidal Fernández Díez, Raquel Fernández Antoñanzas, Carolina Leveroni, Jorge Martínez Martín, Stefan Voght, Carolin Löser
Area: 3,960.56 sqm
Year: 2009
Photography: Roland Halbe, Courtesy of Estudio Entresitio

The Factory / Ricardo Bofill

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Architects: Ricardo Bofill
Location: Sant Just Desvern, Spain
Photographs: Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill, Richard Powers