Master Jury Announced for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

2007 Cycle – School in Rudrapur / Courtesy of Aga Khan Development Network

The members of the Master Jury were just announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Jury, which includes Mr. David Adjaye, Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Mr. Michel Desvigne, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Mr. Kamil Merican, Professor Toshiko Mori, Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, and Mr. Wang Shu,  independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award. More information on the Master Jury after the break.

60 Dwellings Appartment Block for Fira 2000 / ONL Arquitectura

© Gianluca Giaccone

Architects: ONL Arquitectura - Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Felix Lopez
Location: L’Hospitalet de Llobregat,
Collaborators: Topo Abe, Joan Puig, Cristina Ribera, Marina Berbel, Silvia Ocaña, arq, Massimo Pietrobon, Cèlia Monfort
Installations: FONT I ARMENGOL S.A.
Structure: BIS Arquitectes
Budget: € 6,750,818
Area: 10,613.17 sqm
Year: 2009
Photography: Gianluca Giaccone

Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / OODA

The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA… tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between

Lorain County Community College iLOFT / Sasaki Associates

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Architects: Sasaki Associates
Location: , Ohio, United States
Team: Bryan Irwin, Katia Lucic, Jen Imbaro, Tala Klinck
Area: 109,000 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Pease


Golden State Warriors Stadium / Snøhetta + AECOM

The Golden State Warriors recently announced that Snøhetta and AECOM… have been selected as the architecture team to design the Warriors’ new sports and entertainment complex on the San Francisco waterfront. Currently in the final stages of the agreement, the

T House / Tsushima Design Studio

© Masao Nishikawa

Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Kamakura,
Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima
Design Architects: (TDS)
Contractor: Ito Construction Company
Client: Withheld
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Video: Shopping Roof Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Above is a video by OFIS Arhitekti featuring their Shopping Roof Apartments project in . With the initial task from the client to build a new shopping mall on the plot of the existing one, their project cleverly proposed use of the shopping roof for additional volume-as new apartments. The organization of the housing and the envelope of the apartments open towards mountain views and the sun. Therefore the front, wooden facade is mostly transparent with panoramic windows.

Savica Business & Residential Building / Studio Za Arhitekturu

© Sandro Lendler
Architects: Studio Za Arhitekturu
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Igor Franić
Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Debeljuh
Gross Surface Area: 25,806 sqm
Site Area: 6,857 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sandro Lendler, Filip Beusan

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade / LAN Architecture

© Julien Lanoo
Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, , France
Project Manager: Chelles Town Council
Contractor: BETEM
Heq Engineering Consultant: Isabelle Hurpy
Budget: 3.85M € excl. VAT
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Courtesy of Florent Chagny, Soufia Louzir, Thomas Sponti, Florian Chazeau
Courtesy of Florent Chagny, Soufia Louzir, Thomas Sponti, Florian Chazeau

Sustainable Market Square Third Prize Winning Proposal / Various Architects

In their ‘Flying Market’ concept for the sustainable market square proposal in Casablanca, which won the third prize, the architects began with a simple exercise, utilizing associative words, gathering inspirations and ideas to define the project and its aim. Designed…

EyeOpener / Christopher Polly Architect

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Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
Location: , Australia
Builder: Travmatt Construction & Shopfitting Pty Ltd
Lighting Consultant: Euroluce Lighting
Area: 37 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Brett Boardman

China's 'Ring of Life' Photo: Sina Weibo
China's 'Ring of Life' Photo: Sina Weibo

Architectural Icons and Landmarks on the Rise

With China’s ‘Ring of Fire’ being one of the latest pieces of landmark architecture to hit the media, one must begin to wonder how many of these so called ‘landmarks’ will be constructed until they become an everyday sight in…

Tokyo Steel House / MDS

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Architects: MDS
Location: Minato-ku, ,
Architect In Charge: Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
Area: 84.23 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Courtesy of Djuric Tardio Architectes
Courtesy of Djuric Tardio Architectes

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Djuric Tardio Architectes

Djuric Tardio Architectes… shared with us their concept,’The Storytelling Tree’, for the Helsinki Central Library competition. The starting point for their design begins with the book, a never ending memory, which can tell us stories and tales from here and

Pharmaceutical Abulense (COFABU) Co. / 3.14GA

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Architects: 3.14 GA
Location: Ávila,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jara Varela

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Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

© Tsai Tsung-Sheng
Architects: TSDesign
Location: Tainan,
Principal Designer: Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan
Character Of Space: Minshuku (B&B)
Client: Miss Chen
Contractor: TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
Cost: 5.5 Million NT
Area: 132 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tsai Tsung-Sheng

Nick Mason
Nick Mason

Architecture Honor Awared to Pink Floyd Drummer

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason… was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the Westminster University architecture faculty alongside architect Brian Waters. A former student at the university, Mason was forced to abandon his architecture degree a year before

Drents Archive / Zecc Architecten

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Architects: Zecc Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Architect: Bart Kellerhuis
Project Team: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel René de Korte, Roy van Maarseveen, Tom Leerkes, Sien Wittevrongel, Elise Bylo, Kathy Vanhoenacker
Area: 3,300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cornbread Works