Housing in Taipei / Chin Architects

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Architects: Chin Architects
Location: City, 
Architect In Charge: I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu
Design Team: Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Hsin-Hui Cho, Wan-Ju Chang
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

Omihachiman House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Prefecture, Japan
Design Team: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 117.89 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Astrup Fearnley Museet / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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The newly constructed Astrup Fearnley Museet, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud-Stokke-Wiig, has opened on a stunning waterfront site in the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of . The €90 million, 7000 square meter structure provides space for the museum’s collection, temporary exhibitions, a gift shop and cafe. Slender steel columns support the sail-form, glass roof that provides shelter to the weathered timber cladding, while illuminating the interior’s extensive collection of contemporary art with a soft, natural light.

The museum has launched with To Be With Art Is All We Ask, an exhibition of selected works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection by some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists. Continue after the break to learn more.

Ca’Paco / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

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Architects: Equipo Olivares Arquitectos
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands,
Design Team: Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta García, Fermín García Morales
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Lluís Casals

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© Paolo Gasparini

Unfinished Spaces premieres today on PBS

The critically acclaimed documentary Unfinished Spaces will premiere on PBS today at 10pm (ET). The film reveals the turbulent past of Fidel Castro’s Cuba and tells the story of his utopian dream to construct the Cuban National Arts Schools.
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Fernando Botero Park Library / G Ateliers Architecture

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Architects: G Ateliers Architecture
Location: San Cristóbal, Medellín, Antioquia,
Design Principal: Orlando Garcia
Project Team: Adriana Salazar
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Orlando Garcia

Non-Profit to Buy A Block of Frank Lloyd Wrights

by JOHN AMARANTIDES, 1955. ”The Foundation Archives” (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

While in Arizona developers threaten to split a unique Frank Lloyd Wright Home in two, in , preservationists just can’t get enough Wright.

A non-profit by the name of The Frank Lloyd Wright® Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program, Inc. has just bought their fourth Wright home on the same Milwaukee block. They’re hoping to buy all six and turn the block into an interpretive center so visitors can enter and experience the homes – all American System-Built Homes that Wright built between 1915 and 1916 as prototypes for his ideas on standardized home design.

While they wait for the necessary approvals from the City of Milwaukee to get restoring their newest acquisition, they’ll rent out the home and spend their time restoring the duplex at the other end of the block. No word yet on when their vision could become reality.

Story via The Wisconsin Gazette, the Journal Sentinel Online, a 

Two family houses in Redes / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

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Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Location: Redes, Galicia,
Architects: Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Santos-Diéz

School in Balsiai / Sigitas Kuncevičius Architecture Studio

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Architects: Sigitas Kuncevičius Architecture Studio
Location: district municipality, Lithuania
Design Team: Sigitas Kuncevičius, Martynas Dagys, Loreta Kuncevičienė, Viltė Jurgaitienė, Žygimantas Gudelis, Aistė Kuncevičiūtė
Project Area: 11,400 sqm
Photographs: Raimondas Urbakavičius

H3 Experience Center / Nota Design Group

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Architects: Nota Design Group
Designer: Keat Ong
Location: Kunming, Yunnan,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 994 sqm
Photographs: Wang Shui Ling

Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Winning Proposal / Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects just won the competition for a new research building for the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in . The Center is one of ’s leading research institutions and conducts research on renewable energy. Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.
The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.

A “High Line” Makeover for A Former Railroad in Philly?

From a park in a forgotten metro station to a human-sized “LEGO” bridge (see our post: The 4 Coolest “High Line” Inspired Projects), the massive success of New York City‘s High Line continues to inspire citizens across the globe to see their city’s…

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Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects

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Architects: T2.a Architects
Location: , Hungary
Architects: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi, Tamás Mórocz
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Zsolt Batár, Attila Polgár

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

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Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

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Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)

NJIT Fall 2012 Lecture Series

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT will be launching its Fall 2012 Lecture Series on October 15 with Neil Meredith’s talk on a recent project by Gehry Technologies, Burj Khalifa Office Ceiling. Featuring Fred Kent*, Alissia Melka-Teichroew,…

20th-Century World Architecture

20th-Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.

Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations. 

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Venice Biennale 2012: Vitorio Magnano Lampugnani

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The master plan presented by Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition is for a private company, even though it operates at city scale. Designed for the Swiss pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Novartis, it demanded a balanced response to the needs of industry, commerce, and human interaction, as well as the rationalization of a site that had advanced, unplanned, for a century. The plan also required finding a common ground between the approaches of many architecture practices from around the world: individual buildings are to be designed and constructed by architects such as Peter Märkli, Diener & Diener, SANAA, and David Chipperfield. Lampugnani’s vision is represented here in the form of a large-scale model, allowing visitors to appreciate its scale, complexity, and careful poise.

Lecture: After March 11th / Kengo Kuma

This past Tuesday, Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates, , lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). His discussion centered around the epochal challenge architecture must respond to following the great disaster of March 11, 2011. The tsunami, which flattened the Tohoku coastline in a matter of seconds, and catastrophic nuclear accident that followed proved our infrastructure to be insufficient in the age of technology. With this realization, Kuma understands that we must learn from what happened and “start again from scratch”.