Naval Training Facilities / Longva Arkitekter

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Architect: Longva Arkitekter
Location: ,
Project: Naval Training Facilities
Client: Norwegian Defence Estates Agency
Date of Completion: 2011
Area: 9,050 sqm
Cost: 40 Mill Euro
Photographer: Ivan Brodey

Cité Municipale de Bonneuil-Sur-Marne / ECDM Architectes

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The starting point for ECDM Architectes in their design for the Cité municipale de is the context in which the new city hall will be located. Here more than elsewhere, the town hall will articulate, unify urban landscapes of great diversity, contribute to the implementation of a new polarity high symbolic value in a heterogeneous urban environment. The intersection of two major pathways of , between the Avenue de Verdun and the provincial road 19 is a strategic crossroads at the edge of urbanity strong and gives our response as an interface between the different territories of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Buildings of the “Klinikum 2015” Plan for Karlsruhe Medical Centre / gmp Architekten

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gmp Architekten just won the first prize with their design for the new buildings of the Medical Centre. The competition focused on the 2015 master plan and was open to 15 selected practices. The briefing called for the construction of a new central building in order to give more structure to the hospital precinct – which consists of older buildings from the nineteenth century as well as later additions – and to improve the logistics of the centre by constructing a new central catering facility and new institute buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Citadel Skyscraper / Victor Kopeikin + Pavlo Zabotin

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The design for the Citadel Skyscraper by Victor Kopeikin and Pavlo Zabotin is a symbiosis of a skyscraper and a residential tank creating a defensive shield to protect the island from the inside against external natural and anthropogenic influences.  The project provides carrying the residential functions of cities in the land out to self-supporting residential units located in the sea (residential skyscrapers, citadels).These citadels interact with each other on the shoreline, forming a single closed defensive chain that operates both on the surface and underground. Thereby proceeds the mastering of new territories for the human life. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Old Buildings, New Designs / Charles Blosziers

It is hard not to want to pick up this book and start reading with the project displayed on the front cover. Fantastic! This book grapples with the issue of how to marry old buildings with new design. The book offers a wide range of projects that should challenge architects and planners working at any scale. The text is tremendously accessible while being sophistically insightful.

Check out some of the projects featured in this book that we have also featured: Dovecote Studio, Walden Studios, Hutong Bubble 32, Guru Bar, Ozuluama Penthouse,   II Forte di Fortezza, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Moderna Museet Malmo, Hearst Tower, California College of the Arts,  and Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere.

SiloCenter Sports and Leisure Center / Neostudio Architekci + BPT Jedlinski

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The inspirations for the design and character of the SiloCenter building, by Neostudio Architekci + BPT Jedlinski, were open minds and the creation of new challenges for people who are looking for an active lifestyle. The design dynamics underline a positive attitude to change, which will stimulate a positive body and mind culture, which is realized in the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mountford Road / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: New Farm, Brisbane,
Project Team: Shaun Lockyer – Design Principal; Shane Marsh – Project Architect; Richard Pain – Architectural Technician; Corinne Bolton – Interiors
Structural Engineer: Westera Partners
General Contractor: Waymore Constructions
Project Year: 2011
Floor Area: 160 sqm (existing), 42 sqm (additional area)
Photographs: Aperture Photography 


27 Coltman Townhouses / Dimit Architects

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Dimit Architects have developed twenty-seven Townhouses in , within Little Italy in a reclaimed inner-city area, providing buyers with homes that are composed of sustainable and locally-produced materials, private outdoor space and beautiful vistas of the surrounding neighborhood.  The design strategy of the homes will give the owners the power to customize their spaces with complimentary interior design consultations from a selection of leading firms, including Dimit Architects.

Join us after the break for more on this project.

Anne Lindberg Transforming Space with Thread

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Anne Lindberg’s recent work essentially redefines space using thread.  Bordering the definintion of architecture and sculpture, Lindberg allows color and light to manipulate the hundreds of millimeter-thick strands to create a web – a three-dimensional volume affixed to the architecture.  Each of her pieces is specific to the place in which it is situated, no two identical based on the architecture, its lighting conditions and the space’s use.  The pieces are architectural in so far as they are “contextual and integral to the space”, she says.  The exhibition of drawn pink (watch the video after the break) ends today at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, , while andante green will be on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art until July 15th.

ArchDaily asked Anne Lindberg a few questions about her work.  Read the responses and find out more about her installations after the break.

LIVE Between / HKS Architects

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Live Between, a concept design by HKS Architects, is a newly launched hotel experience for guests who enjoy the extreme. Their design seeks out urban cities to set up short-term residency between existing buildings. As it moves from city to city, it is designed and installed specific to its temporary inhabitance. Taking on various forms from a spider’s web to a constellation, the hotel formation is ever changing and always evolving. More images and architects’ description after the break.

China Southern Airport City / Woods Bagot

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Serving , China as a distinctive emblem of China Southern Airlines’ global leadership, the winning proposal by Woods Bagot is a bold reinterpretation of the corporate campus model. A 400-hectare, mixed-use development, the three-precinct master plan integrates business, manufacturing, residential, and cultural amenities within a comprehensive open space network that supports recreational opportunity and bolsters ecological vitality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pavilion / EmTech (AA) + ETH

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Out of a collaboration between the Emergent Technologies and Design program (EmTech) of the Architectural Association (AA), London, and the Chair of Structural Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), , a temporary light timber construction has been designed that functions as sun shading for parts of the grand stairs in front of the architecture department of the ETH. Based on bending behavior under the self-weight of over-sized sheets of plywood of up to 11 x 2.5 m, the design activates the material properties as the defining element in the transfer of forces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Universidad del Istmo Master Plan and Implementation / Sasaki Associates

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The new campus of Universidad del Isthmo is located on a beautiful hillside in the rapidly growing community of Santa Isabel near City, . Sasaki Associates designed the 49-hectare site, and the first phase of the plan, which consists of the heart of campus, is currently undergoing implementation. The university aims to enroll approximately 6,200 students in successive stages of implementation over 20 years. The educational objectives and mission of the university include a strong focus on the individual and the community within the learning environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Hall Harelbeke / Dehullu Architects

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Architect: Dehullu Architects
Location: ,
Structural Engineer: Dehullu Architects & Lieven Vangeluwe
Engineer HVAC & Electricity: Studiebureau Clauwaert
Construction Year: 2010 – 2011
Surface : +- 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde


Rowing and Sailing Pavilions / abar + MdG + Julen Altuna

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Architects: abar architects,  Ander Aginako y Amaia Celaya + MdG architects, Pedro Mª Múgica y Jakinda de Goyarzu + Julen Altuna
Location: Bizkaia, 
Budget: 1,263,932.37 €
Surface: 1,961.74 sqm building 6,434.04 sqm urbanization
Financing: Public
Engineering: Tomás Carcavilla
Photographs: Rafael Aspiunza


AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXV

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It’s Friday. Time for another Flickr Round Up!Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by rutger spoelstra in Porto, Portugal. Check the other four after the break.

Beach House E-3 / Vértice Arquitectos

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Architects: Vértice Arquitectos – Arch. Hernani Canessa, Arch. Luis Miguel Becerra, Arch. Sandro Moro
Location: Palillos Beach, , Peru
Size: Built area 296 sqm
Client: Private
Photographer: Juan Solano


Rouge / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates - Satoshi Kurosaki
Location: Bunkyo,
Structure Engineers: Denbo Nakamura / Denkohbo
Facility Engineers: Zenei Shimada / Shimada Architects
Construction: Honma Construction
Date of Completion: 2012
Site Area: 55.00 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura