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Sealight Pavilion / Monash University Department of Architecture

© Gary Annett Photography
© Gary Annett Photography

Monash University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with architecture and engineering practices, Rintala Eggertsson, Grimshaw, and Felicetti, shared with us their Sealight Pavilion project which can be found at the Melbourne Docklands in Australia. The aim of the project is to amplify the natural phenomena of sea and sky, while offering a place to meet, to escape the elements, or simply to witness the passage of time, which it has been doing for about a year now. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lübeck Housing First Prize Winning Proposal / Dissing+Weitling + WE Architecture + Topos

Designed by Dissing & Weitling, WE Architecture and TOPOS landscape architects, the starting point of their design process was the contrast between the buildings along the avenue and the outlying ones. The new 20,000 m2 housing typologies range from the linear residential development on the Ratzeburg Avenue through town house villas with communities to row houses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Erlenbach / Spillmann Echsle

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects: Spillmann Echsle
  • Location: Erlenbach, Switzerland
  • Interior Design: Schöner Wohnen by Team GmbH
  • Construction Management And Realization: Jaeger Baumanagement, Zurich
  • Civil Engineering: Haag + Partner GmbH, Küsnacht
  • Housing Technology: Naef Energietechnik and Gerber Haustechnik GmbH
  • Landscape Architecture: Enea landscape architecture, Jona
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei

Pole Services / Barré Lambot Architectes

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
  • Location: Saint-Herblain, France
  • Engineering: GIREC, ECODIAG
  • Landscaper: C.Boudvin
  • Area: 3850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

Valna House / JSa Architecture

  • Architects: JSa Architecture
  • Location: Santa Fé, México City, México
  • Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Juan Soler, Jesús Acosta
  • Interior Design: Juan Soler, Jesús Acosta
  • Area: 581.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs : Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur

  • Architects: pS Arkitektur
  • Location: Nacka, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Peter Sahlin
  • Project Architect: Leif Johannsen
  • Assisting Architects: Therese Svalling (models), Beata Denton (lighting)
  • Contractor: Valento Bygg
  • Client: Karl & Sofia Andersson
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of pS Arkitektur

Courtesy of pS Arkitektur Courtesy of pS Arkitektur Courtesy of pS Arkitektur Courtesy of pS Arkitektur

Wheelwright Prize

Unique among architecture prizes with its focus on early-career architects, the Wheelwright Prize, recently launched by Harvard Graduate School of Design, is a $100,000 traveling fellowship awarded annually for exceptional itineraries in research and discovery. Recognizing the importance of field research to professional development, the prize reinforces the school’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design. Applications are currently being accepted until February 28. For more information, please visit here.

TEDx: How to solve traffic jams / Jonas Eliasson

Azerbaijan Tower Proposal / Avesta Group

With plans to become the world’s tallest building at about 3645 feet, the Azerbaijan Tower is being built on a series of artificial islands, the Khazar Islands, in the Caspian Sea 16 miles south of Baku, Azerbaijan.  Avesta Group, the company behind the project, is expecting to have the skyscraper completed by 2019 at an estimated cost of $2 billion. With 189 floors, it is expected to surpass the the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai and Saudi Arabia’s proposed 3280 foot Kingdom Tower. More images can be viewed after the break.

Parkhill Competition Winning Proposal / Nice Architects

Courtesy of Nice Architects
Courtesy of Nice Architects

Located on the former site on an old outdoor amphitheatre in Bratislava, Slovakia, the proposal for the housing and mixed use development, which won the first prize in the Parkhill competition, offers spectacular views and close proximity to one of the city’s oldest parks. Designed by Nice Architects, their challenge on the 52,000 m2 site was to create intensive residential development with public services located in the lower part of the site. The final composition of the buildings becomes a small reminiscence of the former amphitheatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association Headquarters & Activity Center Proposal / CEBRA

CEBRA has gained the support of The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) for the realization of a new home for Denmark’s Sport Fishing Association in Vingsted, Denmark. The 5,489 sq.ft. project will accommodate the association’s administration as well as an activity center for sports fishermen and other visitors to the beautiful surroundings in the Vejle brook valley. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Caburé House / Nómade Architects

  • Architects: Nómade Architects
  • Location: El Chaltén, Santa Cruz. Argentina
  • Design Team: Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs, Kieran Randall
  • Structure: Adrián Montoya
  • Construction: Tomás List
  • Client: Murphy Family
  • Area: 135.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs : Cortesia de Nómade Arquitectos

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Bar 4P's / 07BEACH Architectural Design Studio

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

Meadowview / Platform 5 Architects

Courtesy of Platform 5 Architects
Courtesy of Platform 5 Architects
  • Architects: Platform 5 Architects
  • Location: Bedford, UK
  • Design Team: Patrick Michell, Nicholas Bone
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Platform 5 Architects

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SFMoMA: Lebbeus Woods, Architect

Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995;; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995;; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

SFMoMA  will highlight the legacy of Lebbeus Woods  in an exhibition that will run from February 16 through June 2, 2013.  It will include 75 works from the past 35 years of his career.  Lebbeus Woods is often categorized as an architect, but always as an artist and visionary.  His career has been filled with imaginative leaps through the concepts of space and form, exploring politics, society, ethics and the human condition.  He was a great influence on architects, designers, filmmakers, writers and artists.  The exhibition will celebrate his untimely death late last year and the breadth of influence that his work had on the art and design community. 

Madonna University - Franciscan Center for Science and Media / SmithGroupJJR

Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR
Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR
  • Architects: SmithGroupJJR
  • Location: Livonia, MI, USA
  • Area: 6038.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Casa del Agua / THiNC

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects: THiNC
  • Location: Colonia Roma, San Francisco Tecoxpa, 12600 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Interior Design: THinC (Ignacio Cadenas + Héctor Esrawe)
  • Architecture: Héctor Coss y Alejandro Tazzer
  • Landscape: Alejandro Tazzer
  • Landscape Architecture: Héctor Coss
  • Proyect Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro , Rocío Serna

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro