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Miraflores House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
  • Location: Funes, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Design Team: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
  • Structural Engineering: Gustavo Caggiano
  • Contractor: Horacio Díaz Construcciones
  • Construction D Manager: Sebastián Cekada, Juan Andrés Romanos
  • Project Area: 194.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Walter Salcedo

© Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo

Library in Singuerlin / taller 9s arquitectes

© Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà © Adrià Goula Sardà

Zaha Hadid Seeing Double in China

East © ZHA
East © ZHA

Eleven Zaha Hadid projects are currently being constructed in China, however one of them has the international architecture mogul seeing double. Unfortunately, Hadid has found herself in a race to finish the Wangjing SOHO office and retail complex in Beijing before pirates complete their doppelgänger version in Chongqing, a megacity near the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. As reported on Spiegel Online, the Dame claimed that the pirates are currently in the lead and building faster than SOHO. The original, which is set for completion in 2014, features three curved towers whose “shimmering”, metallic skin unifies the complex as each volume appears to “dance” around each other. Hadid is not the first to be mimicked in China. Last year, a small UNESCO-protected village in Austria, Hallstatt, was recreated, brick for brick, in the subtropical district of Guangdong, China. You can find the complete story here.

Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano Proposal / JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

The proposal for the future Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano, designed by JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo, will be developed in surface, in a place already occupied by the existing station, which will be deactivated after the new station starts operating. This project includes the main building of the station, which houses platforms and mezzanine, their accesses on both sides of the railways, bike rack, technical and operating room building, and water reservoirs. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy / Nicholas Hare Architects

© Alan Williams Photography
© Alan Williams Photography
  • Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Location: Grosvenor Street, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  • Structural Engineer: Nolan Associates
  • Services Engineer: M&E Engineers - RPS
  • Client: Lend Lease
  • Area: 8,990 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Alan Williams Photography, Courtesy of Nicholas Hare Architects

© Alan Williams Photography Courtesy of  Nicholas Hare Architects © Alan Williams Photography © Alan Williams Photography

Penzkoferhaus / Peter Haimerl Architektur

© Edward Beierle
© Edward Beierle

© Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle

H3 / 314 Architecture Studio

Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio
Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio
  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architect In Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
  • Consultant Engineer: Fotini Karagianni
  • Construction: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

321 Ocean / TEN Arquitectos

  • Architects: TEN Arquitectos
  • Location: 321 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
  • Owner: AGM Aria
  • Are: 78,000 ft2
  • Proyect Year: 2012
  • Photography: Cortesia de TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions

Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions

UIAC / Landa Arquitectos

  • Architects: Landa Arquitectos
  • Location: Boulevard Jorge Vértiz Campero, Fracciones Canadá de Alfaro, 37238 León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Agustín Landa Vértiz
  • Area: 5,189.45 m2
  • Proyect Year: 2011
  • Photography: Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

© Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

Development of the 'Terrasses des Ponchettes' Competition Entry / CAB Architects

Known for being a popular location for strolls during the 19th century, the Terrasses des Ponchettes is one of Nice’s historical areas that has declined considerably since the 60’s. CAB Architects has aimed their proposal around two case studies. The first one deals with the articulation between the “Quai des Etats-Unis” and the “Cours Saleya”: “the lower part”. The second one concerning the raised terraces of the “Ponchettes” with a beautiful view over the sea: “The upper part”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt

Best of 2012: Most Popular Projects

As probably you were expecting, here are the 10 most popular projects of 2012! Thanks to all our readers and collaborators for this great year. Happy 2013!

Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles

The New Year is almost here! Before you head out to celebrate, check out the most retweeted articles of 2012. From the world’s first underwater hotel to a list of the most helpful apps for architects, this round up will not disappoint. Cheers!

The complete, top ten list after the break. 

WORKSHOP for Everlane / The Principles

The Principles just recently completed an interactive project, titled the “Workshop”, for the clothing brand Everlane in the Meatpacking district of New York. As part of the Everlane’s “Not-a-Shop” series, which focuses on selling only online, “the space was a physical manifestation of their primarily digital presence; replacing coded interaction with physical interaction,” described The Principals co-founder Drew Seskunas.

Edifício Corujas Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the proposal for the Edifício Corujas, aims to create a more humane space to work, going against the traditional mirrored glass cubes located in regions of São Paulo, such as Avenida Faria Lima or Avenida Berrini. Designed using several sizes and formats, they create a horizontal solution. More images and architects’ description after the break.