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Tokyo Balconies / KINO Architects

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects: KINO Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Masahiro Kinoshita
  • Area: 31.12 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers by Cristobal Palma

After working with Rick Joy for more three years, collaborating in projects all around the US, Matías Zegers went back to Chile and founded Matías Zegers Architects. Last year, this Guest Pavilion, located in the Casas del Bosque winery in the Casablanca Valley, was finished and Cristobal Palma realized this beautiful video, showing how simple but very powerful house settles overlooking the vineyards.

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12 Towers In Vallecas / nodo17 Architects

© Amparo Garrido
© Amparo Garrido
  • Architects: nodo17 Architects
  • Location: Avenida del Ensanche de Vallecas, 28031 Madrid, Spain
  • Design Team: Birga Wingenfeld, Michael Moradillos, Félix Toledo Lerín
  • Contractor: Fercaber
  • Structure: Joaquín Antuña + JOFEMAR
  • Instalations: Pérez Barja
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Amparo Garrido

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Smart-Stell Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

  • Architects: Tonic Design
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Builder: Tonic Construction
  • Area: 2400.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tonic Design

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Ave Plaza / Drozdov&Partners

  • Architects: Drozdov&Partners
  • Location: Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Design Team: Oleg Drozdov, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Irina Goydenko
  • Area: 23400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

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Haus am Bach / Dolmus Architekten

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Vorwerk Uster / Spillmann Echsle

  • Architects: Spillmann Echsle
  • Location: Uster, Switzerland
  • Project Leader: Simone Retter
  • Client: Trümper AG
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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AIA and NIBS Launch Building Research Information Knowledgebase

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), an interactive portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from pre-design through occupancy and reuse.

Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition

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© Assemblage

Assemblage has succeeded against a prestigious shortlist – which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Capita Symonds, Fevre Gaucher and ADPI – in an international competition for the new Iraqi parliament complex in Baghdad. The $1Bn USD project challenged contestants to design a new, large scale complex amidst the remnants of a partially built super mosque planned by Saddam Hussein (photos of the existing site here). The London-based practice will be awarded $250,000 USD and asked to produce a master plan for the surrounding city, as well as additional government buildings, a new hotel and public parks. The anonymous jury plans to exhibit the submitted projects, along with the judging committee’s decision. However, a date has yet to be announced. Continue after the break for more images and the architects’ description.

In Progress: The New School University Center / SOM


Quickly rising on the corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan, this new, multipurpose facility will soon become the “heart” of The New School – an avant-garde university in New York City. The University Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), combines all aspects of a traditional campus into a single, 16-story building, offering 200,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 square feet for a 600-bed dormitory on the levels above. The brass-and-glass structure, which is the largest construction project in the university’s 91-year history in Greenwich Village, is scheduled for completion in 2014. In progress images and more information after the break.

Video: Pininfarina, Legendary Italian Design

Yad Le’Banim Building Competition Entry - Cultural and Memorial Center / Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan

Designed by Irad Shomroni and Josef Shushan, the proposal for the Yad Le’Banim Building – Cultural and Memorial Center seeks to emphasize the duality between everyday life activities and commemoration. In a center that houses both cultural communal facilities that open daily and annual memorial ceremonies for casualties of war, the center is designed as a linear path. It gradually rises from Ramat Yishay’s main street, hovers above its surrounding garden, and eventually reaches a viewpoint towards the historical buildings of Ramat Yishay. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Timber Café Proposal / BAKOKO

Taking advantage of solid timber’s unique benefits, the Timber Café by BAKOKO, an emerging Tokyo architecture practice, is a proposal for a sustainable pop-up restaurant. The temporary building can be flat packed into a standard 40′ shipping container and erected with a crane in a mere day. Once assembled, this wooden box is remarkably self-stable. It does not need a permanent foundation, making it suitable almost anywhere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House of Silence / FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Henry Ford Health System / SmithGroupJJR

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Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR
  • Architects: SmithGroupJJR
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Area: 840.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

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Casa Donoso – Smith / EMa arquitectos + Raimundo Salgado

  • Architects: EMa arquitectos, Raimundo Salgado
  • Location: Los Dominicos, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team: Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray, Raimundo Salgado
  • Constructor: Nautilus
  • Area: 350.0 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Marcelo Cáceres

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