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Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / K+P Architects

The proposal for the Cultural Center in Guadalajara draws its inspiration from the following definition of culture by Pufendorf: “All the ways in which human beings overcome their original barbarism, and through artifice, become fully human”. Through this definition, this design by K+P Architects focuses on two different states of the building: The primitive state and the social state. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Infographic: Which Cities Are Embracing the Green Revolution

Which cities are embracing the green revolution? This infographic compares the efforts of six leading cities - New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm - in the race to drastically reduce global C02 emissions. Based predominantly on 2009 statistics, Stockholm seems to be leading the way in carbon reduction. Continue reading after the break to see who claims the blue ribbon for renewable energy, efficient water consumption and rigorous recycling. 

Aranya House / Modo designs

  • Architects: Modo designs
  • Location: Aranya, India
  • Architect in Charge: Arpan Shah
  • Area: 5850.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Vishal Solanki / Radhika Pandit

© Vishal Solanki / Radhika Pandit © Vishal Solanki / Radhika Pandit © Vishal Solanki / Radhika Pandit © Vishal Solanki / Radhika Pandit

'A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California' Exhibition

Taking place June 2 - September 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, 'A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California' will be the first extensive, scholarly examination of the radical forms that have become prolific in Southern California architecture during the past twenty-five years. It will examine the role of Los Angeles–based architect Frank Gehry, arguably the most significant and innovative architect of the later part of the twentieth century, and the generation of Los Angeles architects that followed him, including Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Thom Mayne, and Eric Owen Moss, to name a few. For more information, please visit here.

Fire Station 1 / agn Niederberghaus & Partner GmbH

© Hans Jürgen Landes
© Hans Jürgen Landes
  • Architects: agn Niederberghaus & Partner GmbH
  • Location: Steinstraße 25, 44147 Dortmund, Germany
  • Project Manager: H. Heynig
  • Area: 11850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hans Jürgen Landes

© Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes © Hans Jürgen Landes

Bermingham House / ENSITU

© Sylvia Grünhut
© Sylvia Grünhut
  • Architects: ENSITU
  • Location: Gamboa, Republic of Panama
  • Architect in Charge: ENSITU S.A., Patrick Dillon
  • Design Team: Brenda Gotti, Zitta Pozo, Iben Jaramillo, Yolanda Fernández, Anabel Velarde, Emilio Rivadeneira, Aristides Robles
  • Area: 480.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Sylvia Grünhut

© Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut

'Fragments & Miracles': Château de Chillon Competition Entry / Lapo Ruffi, Vanessa Giandonati

Designed by Lapo Ruffi and Vanessa Giandonati, their ‘Fragments & Miracles’ project proposes the construction of an architectural landscape on old foundations, a simultaneous source of wonder and contemplation. The project is related to the context of the landscape’s coastline because of its differentiated permeability and its connection with the environment's point of strength. Walks, south and north, are connected to the Old Street of Italy which, abandoning its original mission, becomes a witness of Veytaux Villeneuve pedestrian link. More images and architects’ description after the break.

UIO Tullinkvartalet - New University Building for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo Proposal / MAD Arkitekter

MAD Arkitekter, in collaboration with developer Entra, have developed a project for the relocation of the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Law. The project site and the historical university buildings are on opposite sides of the urban square, Tullinløkka, and a historical building on the site will also be preserved. The new university buildings for UIO are given a compact form, with frontage towards Tullinløkka as well as an iconic expression which takes a position in the cityscape. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Strelka Talks: Architecture and Community / Reinier de Graaf

"The Community" might be the most frequently used term over the last 50 years of Architectural and Urban discourse. For decades, "the community" has served as a legitimization for anything from Team X to New Urbanism, from Celebration to "vancouverism". But what is "the community"? Where should we look for the proper definition? How did communities appear in the past and how do they form today? Can 'the community" influence the design of its own space, territoiry or context? If yes, what could be the relationship between the community and architecture in the future? 

In his Strelka talk Reinier de Graaf is trying to answer these and other, even more complex questions.

Via the Strelka Institute.

Alexander Brodsky at Architekturzentrum Wien in 2011

For this architect, there is an indiscernible line between art installation and building.  Alexander Brodsky studied architecture in Moscow, while working on art installations and drawings both independently and in collaborations with other artists. Brodsky admits that his career path was unconventional, that he felt unready to take on the responsibility of building.  Instead, Brodsky's approach to architecture is through the lens of art: occupiable, room-sized installations that test spatial and sensory boundaries.

More after the break.

New Zealand Architecture Award Winners 2013 Annouced

The winners of the 2013 New Zealand Architecture Awards were just announced as nineteen architectural projects ranging in scale from a big indoor sports centre in Wellington to a micro-bach on the Coromandel Peninsula, and sited in locations as various as Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, the shores of Lake Hawea, and The Mall in Washington, DC, were acknowledged. Alongside the Awards bestowed upon exemplary buildings, the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal for career achievement was conferred on Auckland architect Pip Cheshire. More images and information on the winners after the break.

Primary School in Cheste / García Floquet Arquitectos

  • Architects: García Floquet Arquitectos
  • Location: Cheste, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: García Floquet Arquitectos
  • Technical Architect: Isidro León Muñoz
  • Constructor: Cobra s.a.
  • Area: 923.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos

Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos

Media Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & Associés

  • Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés
  • Location: Montauban, France
  • Architects in Charge: Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Design Team: Géraud Pin-Barras, Ulrich Faudry, Théophile Marmorat, Floriane Bataillard, Ana Vida Pozuelo
  • Area: 3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Paul Raftery

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery

HKS Unveils New $975 Million Minneapolis Stadium / HKS

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the Minnesota Vikings and HKS Sports & Entertainment Group together unveiled the design of the state’s new $975 million multi-purpose stadium in Minneapolis.

Lingzidi Bridge / Rural Urban Framework

  • Architects: Rural Urban Framework
  • Location: Shangzhou, China
  • Design Team: Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
  • Project Manager: Maggie K Y Ma
  • Project Team: Jeffery Huang, Mark Kingsley, Kwan Kwok Ying, Wendy Huang
  • Collaborators: Winview Building Materials & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Area: 65.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

Request for Qualifications: National Holocaust Monument Competition

Honoring the victims and Canadian survivors of the Holocaust, the National Capital Commission, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first stage of a two-phase competition to create a national Holocaust monument in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital. This monument will ensure that the Holocaust continues to have a permanent place in our nation’s consciousness and memory. The RFQ document is available now until September 4. To obtain the competition document, and for more information, please visit here.