Camper’s House of Shoes / Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect

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Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect
Location: Soho, New York,
Client: Camper
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marian Montoro

Arnhem Central Platforms / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio, Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté and Marc Hoppermann, Marc Herschel, Derrick Diporedjo, Kristin Sandner, Rein Werkhoven
Location: Arnhem,
Client: ProRail, utrecht
Engineering: Movares
Contractor: DAM-Dura Vermeer
Gross Roof Area: approximately 8700 m2
Dimensions: 4 platform roofs of approximately 210 metres long, with varying widths from 9-14 metre
Structure and materials: steel, aluminum and cold formed glass roofs
Start of construction: 2009
Planned completion date: 2011

In terms of scale, we typically feature massive projects by UNStudio – such as their Kutaisi Airport, planning scheme for Union Station, and grand performance venues – which all bring the contemporary aesthetic of Ben van Berkel to meet the projects’ respective programmatic and contextual demands.  Recently, van Berkel’s team has crafted a covering for the Netherlands’ central rail line, bringing their elegant touch to a structure blanketing four train platforms measuring 210 meters in length.

More about the platform coverings after the break.

Skiterminal Schladming / HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

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Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
Location: ,
Effective Area (Station plus Garage): 18,500 sqm
Project Costs: 22,000,000€ Euro
Photographs: Paul Ott

   

La Peña House / R-Zero

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Architects: R-Zero
Location: , Mexico
Design Team: Edgar Velasco Casillas, Alejandro Zarate de la Torre, Pablo Serrano (Serrano Monjaraz), Gilberto Muñoz Rodriguez + Jesus Gonzalez Mendez, Isaac Guzman Ramirez
Interior Design: Isabel Maldonado
Structure: Giron Megaproyectos S.A. de C.V. Ing. Humberto Giron
Engineering: Integra S.A. de C.V.
Administration and Construction: Acunsa Arquitectos, Jorge Torrentera
Area: 943 sqm
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Photography: ‘Fiction’ Series / Antoine Mercusot

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The ‘Fiction’ collection, by photographer Antoine Mercusot, features miniature worlds and figures to create spaces made of wood, cardboard, plastic, and paper. Inspired by his work as an architectural photographer, he then stages imaginary parts, inspired by real life characters and crossings without markings, arranged in his imagination. As Mercusot states, “These worlds refer to contemporary architecture, where simplicity of lines, righteousness of the form, the work of matter are the source of this discipline. Only the light is able to reveal and highlight these volumes. The environments appear to be empty spaces, sanitized, where time stopped, leaving room for attitudes and the psychological dimension of silhouettes that are emerging.” More photographs of his collection can be viewed after the break.

Gambier Island Retreat / BattersbyHowat Architects

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Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects
Location: , British Columbia, Canada
Project Team: David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan, Cindy Lee
Structural Consultant: Bevan-Pritchard Man
Photographs: Sama Jim Canzian

Infinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro Happold

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Creating a gateway entry to south ’s new planned commercial hub, the winning competition proposal by 10 Design + Buro Happold for their Infinity Loop Bridge marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The 10 and Buro Happold team set out to create a simple and elegant structural solution for a bridge that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Curved House / Hufft Projects

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Architects: Hufft Projects
Location: Springfield, MO,
Principal in Charge: Matthew Hufft
Design Team: Adam Crowley
General Contractor: Herman & Associates
Landscape Architect: Hirsch Landscape & Design
Area: 7,800 sqm
Completed: June 2009
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Walnut Creek Wetland Center - Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect

“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank Harmon

A nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, regionally appropriate architecture, Frank Harmon…, FAIA, principal of the multi-award-winning architecture firm Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, will present a talk entitled “How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together”

House 6 / Welsh & Major

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Architects: Welsh & Major
Location: ,
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Min Dark
Structural & Civil Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Total Building Size: 165 sqm
Photographs: Welsh & Major, Paul Bradshaw

Video: Moby Talks LA Architecture

Best know as a musician, is quickly gaining lots of attention for his “weird architecture blog” that is centered around his fascination with architecture. In this video published by 1883 Magazine, Moby discusses his thoughts on some his personal favorites, starting with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, which Moby depicts as an Incan spaceship from 100,000 years ago.

For more, check out part 1, part 2 and part 3 of The Indicator’s interview with Moby here on ArchDaily.

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Shot by: Logan MacDougall Pope
Edit by: Alice Powell, Richard Mullane – Living Projects

Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos

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Architects: Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo Architects
Location: Matadero de Legazpi, ,
Client: Madrid City Council
Team: Principal Designer: Josemaria de Churtichaga, Project Design Team: Mauro Doncel Marchán, Natanael López Pérez, Building Design Team: Leticia López de Santiago
Area: 2,688 sqm
Completion: 2011
Cost: 4.104.843 €
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Winner announced for Seattle’s Urban Intervention Competition

A jury of internationally recognized design professionals and civic leaders has declared a winner among three semi-finalists in Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space. The winner is , of Paris, France, for its design, In-Closure, which envisions an interactive wall around a forested landscape that is both flexible and dynamic, embracing social life in the city at multiple scales.

The ABF team consists of Etienne Feher, architect; Paul Azzopardi, urban engineer; and Noé Basch, climate engineer. Continue reading after the break for more details.

Warburg House / bioi

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Architects: bioi – Jordan Allen, Ryan Trefz
Location: Warburg, ,
Completed: 2012
Client: N. Bannerman / L. Jehn
Project Area: 748 sq.ft. (69.5 sq.m.)
Engineers: Rob Marriott [Structure], VerdaTech [Services]
Photographs: Alison Andersen, Bioi 

 

Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research / Tetsuo Kobori Architects + PLANUS

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Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects + PLANUS
Location: Ibaraki,
Structure: Arup
Completion: August 2010
Photographs: Bauhouseneo

  

House of Agostos / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos

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Architects: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos
Location: Santa Barbara-de-Nexe, , Portugal
Project Team: Celia Faria, Humberto Dias, Sonia Carvalheiro
Completion: 2011
Engineering: Luis Santos Palma, JAC, João Teixeira da Silva
Built Área: 200 sqm (house) + 900 sqm (landscape)
Cost: 250,000 Euros
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

In Progress: Roche Building 1 / Herzog & de Meuron

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Earlier this month, Roche held a foundation stone-laying ceremony for their new office building that is currently being constructed in , . Designed by the -based architecture practice of Herzog & de Meuron, the 178-meter-tall tapering structure will be formed by superimposed floor slabs that narrow as the high rise ascends. Its simple shape and predominantly white color scheme will anchor itself within the urban setting of Basel and become one of the few high rises scattered throughout the city’s skyline.

Continue after the break for more images and information.

Video: Studio Weave, Architect Profile


Maria Smith and Je Ahn are the award-winning duo behind exciting young architecture practice Studio Weave. The Longest Bench, their project in Littlehampton, was shortlisted for the Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation & Design Award and won the Civic Trust Award and Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement. Smith and Ahn take Crane.tv on a tour of one of their latest projects, St Pancras Church Garden, where they tell us about how writing stories form part of their design process and what’s next for the young team.