Wakefield One / Cartwright Pickard Architects

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Architects: Cartwright Pickard Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Area: 124,500 sq. ft.
Client: English Cities Fund
Photographs: Courtesy of Cartwright Pickard Architects

Ministry of Justice

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Architects: Architects of Invention
Location: K. GamsakhurdiaSqu, Ozurgeti,
Design Team: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Dato Canava, Eka Kankava, Eka Rekhviashvili, Viliana Guliashvili, Nika Maisuradze, David Dolidze, Soso Eliava, PM Devi Kituashvili
Budget: $2 million
Client: Ministry of Justice Georgia
Area: 3638.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nakani Mamasakhlisi photo lab

Do Architects Help? The Profession in International Development Event

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Taking place June 19th at 7pm at RIBA in is the Do Architects Help? event which will examine the role that the UK built environment industry plays in overseas development. This London Festival of Architecture discussion, sponsored by Dunbar & Boardman, and put on by Article 25, emphasizes that in a world that is becoming increasingly urban and populous, architects and other built environment professionals are well placed to use their specialist knowledge and skills to influence development policy and help communities better prepare for and recover from disasters. Despite this their expertise is largely lacking for mainstream international development practice. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Kindergarten in Paris / Eva Samuel Architect Urbanist & Associates

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Architects: Eva Samuel Architect Urbanist & Associates
Location: Ecolematernelle, Dalle des Olympiades, Paris,
Design Team: S.Romain Architect, S. dirvariu, F. Laheurte assistants
Renovation Surface: 2,400 sqm
Budget: $8,5
Completion: 2012
Construction: Eiffage
Photographs: Gaston Bergeret,

Jansen Campus / Davide Macullo Architects

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Architects: Davide Macullo Architects
Location: , SG,
Client: Jansen AG
Principal: Davide Macullo
Project architect: Lorenza Tallarini
Design collaborators: Ah Lom Kim; Aileen Forbes-Munnelly; Karen Abernethy; Michele Alberio; Samuela Pfund; Alias Spa – Grumello del Monte I; Sara SA – Tenero TI; Stoll Giroflex – Lenzburg AG
Completion: May 2012
Total floor area: 3,300 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Davide Macullo Architects

   

Zaha Hadid places a bid on London’s Design Museum

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As reported on bdonline, is currently the preferred suitor for the London’s Design Museum. The Pritzker Prize winning architect has apparently wooed the sellers with her plans to turn the 1950s building into an architecture museum. She has reportedly teamed up with a private backer and is one of eight pursuers for the Design Museum, which will be relocating into a new home in 2014.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Video: John Pawson, Plain Space


World-renowned architect John Pawson, labeled a minimalist by many, discusses his career, his design aesthetic and his working relationship with Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld. Focusing on space and light, his unique approach to both renders his work a pioneering example of contemporary architecture.

House Like Village / Marc Koehler Architects

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Architects: Marc Koehler Architects
Location: Amsterdam,
Project Team: Marc Koehler, Miriam Tocino, Anna Szczurek, Maarten Verhelst
Project Area: 160 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

House in Mexilhoeira-Grande / Marco Arraiolos

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Architects:
Location: Mexilhoeira-Grande, , Portugal
Completion: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado

Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: -shi, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan
Total Area: 1047.80sqm (residence area: 181.61sqm)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kengo Kuma & Associates

House in Kyobate / Naoko Horibe

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Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: , Japan
Project Area: 165.34 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Eiji Tomita

Video: Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Courtesy of the Prelinger Archives, this archival 1930s footage by Bethlehem Steel captures every phase of construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic, structure celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, as it opened May 27th, 1937. Including the approaches, the Golden Gate Bridge spans a remarkable length of 1.7 miles (8981ft or 2737m), making it the longest span in the world from its completion in 1937 until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964. A unique aspect to the construction of the suspension bridge was the emphasis placed on safety. With the use of safety nets, hard hats and safety belts only eleven workers died during construction, which was a new safety record for the time.

Reference: Prelinger Archive and The Atlantic

Hunya Chocolate Museum / J. J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Project Team: Joshua Jih Pan, Chungwei Su, Steven B.J. Chen, Ady Tsai, Gungo H.Y. Lin Tien-Tso Huang, Wen-Chi Wang, Shiao-Mei Shih, John S.W. Liang
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Vesper W. S. Hsieh

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Pavillon Speciale 2012 Summer Architecture Series

The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, with the presence of Benjamin Ball and students from the 6th Semester Atelier 3x of the Ecole Speciale, inaugurated the 2012 Ball-Nouges studio… ‘Pavillon Speciale’. This marks the 2nd edition of the summer architecture

Photography: Copenhagen Inspires / Danica Kus

Copenhagen Inspires, a photography series by . © .

Few cities have embraced contemporary Architecture more – or better – than Copenhagen. Since the early 2000s, international architects, from Norman Foster to Daniel Liebskind to Zaha have all left their mark, yes, but Danish architects themselves can take much of the credit for Copenhagen’s forward-thinking design. Firms with short, hip names, like BIG and 3XN, are not just transforming – they’re on the cutting-edge of architecture itself.

Architecture photographer, Danica Kus, who recently shared with us her shots of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, has also shared another series, “Copenhagen Inspires,” which captures Copenhagen’s many architectural gems – from The Crystal to the Green Lighthouse  to Bella Sky Hotel.

See them, and more of her stunning images, after the break.

Exterior Swimming Pool / Arquitecturia

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Architects: Arquitecturia – Josep Camps & Olga Felip
Location: Jesús, ,
Completion: 2011
Suface: 774,65 sqm + ext. 3.611,15 sqm
Property: EMD Jesús
Colaborators: Mariella Agudo, Aitor Horta, Irene Solà, Jaume Farrés, Albert Serrats
Technical Architect: e3 Solinteg SA
Constructor: Beta Conkret SA
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Official Opening for Trollstigen National Tourist Route / RRA

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Tomorrow, June 16th, marks the official opening of Reiulf Ramstad Architects‘ National Tourist Route project.  Back in 2004, the Norwegian firm placed first in an invited competition to design a viewing platform extending from the Trollstigen mountain plateau and an information center.  After eight years spent designing and constructing the vision, an official opening will be hosted by Norway’s Transport and Communications Minister Magnhild Meltveit on the plateau.  The national celebration also marks the 75th anniversary of the famous Trollstigvegen (the mountain was renamed as a marketing strategy years ago when tourism activity levels were rising).  RRA’s Trollstigen project is just one stop along miles of the Norwegian natural landscape that will promote tourism by bringing people in closer contact with the country’s beautiful backdrop.  The route, which runs between Geiranger and Trollstigen, provides rare driving experiences as people pass high mountains and deep fjords, with narrow ledges and small shorelines.   By developing this stretch, more will be able to enjoy such an experience.

Please view our previous coverage for more on the project which was voted ArchDaily’s Building of the Year for public facilities in 2009.

Mackmyra Gravity Distillery / TEA

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Architects: TEA – Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter
Location: Gävle, Sweden
Project Area: 1,460 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Client: Mackmyra Svensk Whisky
Photographs: Robin Hayes