Health Center in Oleiros / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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Architetcs: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos – Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
Location: La Coruña,
Collaborators: Carlos Bóveda, Cálculo de Estructuras, Obradoiro Enxeñeiros, Ingeniería
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Hector Fdez Santos-Díez

   

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: , Switzerland
Construction: 2006
Area: 68,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

Video: One World Trade Center 2004-2012

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In honor of One World Trade Center becoming the tallest building in , EarthCam has released an exciting time-lapse movie showcasing the construction progress from 2004-2012. In just a couple minutes, you can witness years of construction. Not only is the process a moving one on an emotional level, but also sheds hope on a site that holds such strong meaning in the U.S. for a time in history that will never be forgotten.

 

DLAB | Green 02 workshop at the Architectural Association


DLab 2011 student work, Photo by Elif Erdine
DLab 2011 student work, Photo by Elif Erdine

AA DLab experiments thoroughly on the possibilities of digital design tools and rapid prototyping techniques as highly integrated systems of design development. It is an intensive computation and fabrication oriented workshop that is structured around a general theme in each consecutive edition.

Starting from 2012, DLab will be launched as a series where one of the most potent vehicles for emphasis in architecture, color, will take a twist and exist beyond the field of visual compositions and sensations, becoming the common denominator for the generation of diverse computational proposals. In 2012, DLab takes on the color of Green as the shade of meaning and the design vessel for a number of rigorous experiments carried out using algorithmic design methodologies and digital fabrication techniques.  Associated with the concepts of regeneration, emergence, and growth through its broad existence in nature, Green will serve as the inspiration for observing natural and biological structures of differing scales, followed by their abstraction and interpretation into elaborated design proposals. In this setup, Green surpasses being a representational/graphic instrument and stimulates creative processes of meaning, interpretation, and realization.

Architecture Humanitarian Emergencies / Jorge Lobos

2/3 of the world population have no link to professional architecture, it means 4.400.000.000 of people has not relation with academic knowledge of architecture. This book tries to explain how this knowledge can come to everywhere of our planet and how it can support to improve the lack of quality of life for natural disasters or social conflicts of millions of human beings.

Ghost Town planned for New Mexico to test emerging technologies

Pegasus Global Holdings, LLC, a private international technology development firm, has announced plans to build a new billon-plus dollar city capable housing 35,000 people Lea County, . However, no one will live there. The vacant city will be a full-scale, fully functional test city, dedicated to enabling and facilitating the commercialization of new and emerging technologies. Looking for a place to test out that self-driving truck? Look no further. The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE) will provide 15-square-miles of resident-free cityscape in the middle of the New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert.

Continue after the break to learn more about CITE.

Nardini Grappa Distillery “Bolle” / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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The Nardini Grappa Distillary was completed in 2004, designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas in Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, – the first impressions of the complex are two otherworldly inflated disks hover over a pool of water. Supported on stilts, the glass and steel envelope reflects the water below. Visitors stroll over paths that criss cross over the pool. A descending ramp leads into the 100-seat auditorium below, forming a natural canyon. Underwater lights illuminate the surface, creating a shimmer across the grounds of the distillery and reflected in the floating volumes above.

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Qingdao Master Plan / HAO + Archiland

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The design for the Qingdao Master Plan, designed by HAO/Holm Architecture Office + Archiland, seeks to further develop and expand the existing elements of the city. Situated within the city of Qingdao and conveniently located five minutes from the airport, the site is divided into three main areas. To take advantage of this, the design takes its starting point around a sunken cultural path that leads visitors through the entire programmatic experience of the new master plan. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Guinness Deep-Sea Bar / Jump Studios

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London-based architecture practice, Jump Studios, recently completed the interior of a submarine for the first ever Guinness deep-sea bar, which recently plunged the depths of the Baltic in the Archipelago. Jump was asked to create an interior for the vessel (fitting a space approximately 11m2) that reflected the Guinness brand statement ‘Alive Inside’. And the solution was a fluid concept, constructed from GRP (glass reinforced plastic), that captures the feeling of being ‘immersed in a dynamic, flowing experience’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 and “Brick’12″ Book

The winners of the Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 have been announced at a ceremony in Vienna’s City Hall. Five international architects were awarded for their outstanding work, for projects using brick as a construction material. The five-person jury chose South…

Saltwater Coast Lifestyle Centre / NH Architecture

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Architects: NH Architecture
Location: , VIC, Australia
Design Team: Peter Dredge, Hamish Lyon, Andy Gentry, Fiona Collie, Emily Kilvington, Astrid Jenkin, Mitch McTaggart, Chris Reddaway, Silvia Tasani, Jan Vastestaeger, Chad Harrison, Ramiro Marroquin
Completion: 2011
Cost: $6.1 million
Photographs: Dianna Snape

General Manifold / Spatial Ops

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General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, . This installation was the centerpiece of a collective exhibition organized by the architectural collaborative Spatial Ops and students from their Meta Friche research seminar at .

Continue after the break for images and the architect’ project description.

PBS lists Top Ten Buildings that Changed America

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PBS has released their selections of the top ten buildings that have changed the way Americans live, work and play. From ’s 224-year-0ld Virginia State Capitol to Robert Ventui’s postmodern masterpiece the Vanna Venturi House, each building on the list will be featured in a new TV and web production coming to in 2013. Continue after the break to view the top ten influential buildings and let us know your thoughts!

Nursery in Ourense / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos - Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
Location: , Spain
Completed: 2011
Collaborators: Berta Peleteiro
Budget: 400,000 €
Area: 327 sqm
Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez | Bis Images

   

Swiss Clockwork Embassy / Matteo Cainer Architects

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The design of the new Swiss Embassy in , designed by Matteo Cainer Architects, pays tribute to its renewed presence in the Cameroon and a respect for the uniqueness of the site. The resulting proposal is an elegant ensemble that encapsulates the identity and self-image of the Swiss people and their values. The calm external simplicity of the proposal conceals an inner complexity while achieving a sustainable design, which was another key in the process. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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New Bauhaus Museum / Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, Sérgio Silva

The design proposal for the New Bauhaus Museum by Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, and Sérgio Silva… establishes a volumetric relation with the Gauforum in regard to its location. The first thing you see is a tower of light.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Park Proposal / Mecanoo Architecten

Mecanoo Architecten … shared with us their design for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, which will be the heart of the games. It was important to the architects to change the current paradigm, which opposes the real state logics to the

Alto San Francisco Events Center / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

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Architects: Juan Carlos Sabbagh
Location: , Chile.
Collaborators: Juan Diego Recabarren R, Nicolas Sabbagh C.
Area: 3.154 sqm
Date: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sabbagh