Secondary School Pla Marcel / ONL Arquitectura

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Architects: ONL Arquitectura
Location: Cardedeu,
Developer: Departament d’Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. GISA
Constructors: Vias y Construcciones , S.A.
Collaborators : Gianluca Giaccone, arq. – Oscar Vendrell, arq. – Giorgia Sgarbossa, arq. – Mar Balcells, estudiant d’arq.
Installations: Àbac Enginyers
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Area: 2792.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura

Courtesy of Design Indaba
Courtesy of Design Indaba

Your Street Live Challenge

Inspired by Design Indaba, the Your Street Live Challenge aims to transform space and improve life at the street level in Africa through creative thought, one street at a time. Want to be part of something big? This is an…

Mapfre Automovile Services Centre / Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

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Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
Location: Alcorcón, ,
Architects In Charge: Miguel Bernardini, Aurelie Beriot, Jorge Consuegra
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Courtesy of Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Courtesy of The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Courtesy of The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Sustainable Temporal Theatre Design Competition

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and World Stage Design 2013 are currently seeking proposals for the competition to design a sustainable temporal theatre. The winning design will be built in Cardiff and house performances and events as…

MFH Glattlistrasse / L3P Architects

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Architects: L3P Architects
Location: , Switzerland
Area: 980 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

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© Labtop

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / PAR + Arup

In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District of Helsinki, an essential component of the design by PAR and Arup… for the Central Library involved creating a public space at the top of the library—visually connecting Töölönlahti to

G1 House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos

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Architects: Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos
Location: , Ecuador
Design: Gabriel Rivera, Cristina Vargas
Engineer: Jaime Rivera
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastian Crespo

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Haven’t checked ArchDaily in a while? Here’s the best from last week: Main image is from Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s Reading Between the Lines, an amazing building in Belgium which concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art. A great educational project comes from , is the Leimond-Shonaka Nursery School by Archivision Hirotani Studio . You can’t miss Saint-Nazaire Theatre designed by K-architectures or Nest & Cave House in Croatia by Idis Turato. Check out the interview to Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, the artist behind those amazing, hand-knitted playgrounds. Finally, don’t forget to download The ArchDaily “Building of the Year” App ,our first iPad application!

Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

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Architects: Atelier 37.2
Location: , France
Collaborators: Anna Checchi, Christophe Bernard
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

Master Jury Announced for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The members of the Master Jury were just announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Jury, which includes Mr. David Adjaye, Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Mr. Michel Desvigne, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Mr. Kamil Merican, Professor Toshiko Mori, Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, and Mr. Wang Shu,  independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award. More information on the Master Jury after the break.

60 Dwellings Appartment Block for Fira 2000 / ONL Arquitectura

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Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: L’Hospitalet de Llobregat,
Collaborators: Topo Abe, Joan Puig, Cristina Ribera, Marina Berbel, Silvia Ocaña, arq, Massimo Pietrobon, Cèlia Monfort
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 6,750,818
Area: 10,613.17 sqm
Year: 2009
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone

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Courtesy of OODA

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / OODA

The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA… tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between

Lorain County Community College iLOFT / Sasaki Associates

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Architects: Sasaki Associates
Location: , , United States
Team: Bryan Irwin, Katia Lucic, Jen Imbaro, Tala Klinck
Area: 109,000 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Pease


Golden State Warriors Stadium / Snøhetta + AECOM

The Golden State Warriors recently announced that Snøhetta and AECOM… have been selected as the architecture team to design the Warriors’ new sports and entertainment complex on the San Francisco waterfront. Currently in the final stages of the agreement, the

T House / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Kamakura,
Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima
Design Architects: (TDS)
Contractor: Ito Construction Company
Client: Withheld
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Video: Shopping Roof Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Above is a video by OFIS Arhitekti featuring their Shopping Roof Apartments project in Slovenia. With the initial task from the client to build a new shopping mall on the plot of the existing one, their project cleverly proposed use of the shopping roof for additional volume-as new apartments. The organization of the housing and the envelope of the apartments open towards mountain views and the sun. Therefore the front, wooden facade is mostly transparent with panoramic windows.

Savica Business & Residential Building / Studio Za Arhitekturu

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Architects: Studio Za Arhitekturu
Location: , Croatia
Architect In Charge: Igor Franić
Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Debeljuh
Gross Surface Area: 25,806 sqm
Site Area: 6,857 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sandro Lendler, Filip Beusan

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade / LAN Architecture

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Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, ,
Project Manager: Chelles Town Council
Contractor: BETEM
Heq Engineering Consultant: Isabelle Hurpy
Budget: 3.85M € excl. VAT
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo