Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

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The Subordinate Courts of Singapore recently announced the proposal by Serie Architects and Multiply Architects as the winning design for their new courts complex. Their design features an innovative two tower strategy in which one tower is dedicated to the criminal courtrooms and the other to the judges’ chambers and support functions. The two towers are linked by a series of foot bridges that enable the controlled circulation necessary for the courtroom process. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Te Wharewaka / architecture +

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Design Team: Stuart Gardyne, Michael Bennett, Chris Hay, Damon Peachey, Erini Kaldelis, Nick Whiting, Kirsty Chamberlain, Todd Allen, Belinda Tuohy, Iain Hibbard, Janie Morris, Craig Thompson, Andrew Camberis
Project Year: 2011
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Photographs: Paul McCredie, Grant Sheehan

Social Community Center / PRAUD

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Designed by PRAUD, the idea behind their proposal for the Social Community Center is to create a space for various groups of the society; youth, women, family, handicap, and children. Instead of trying to put those groups into a single box, they emphasize the individuality of them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Skid Row Housing Trust / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]

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Architect: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Location: , California,
Project Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (Principal-in-Charge), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Alex Morassut (Project Manager)
Project Area: 4,100 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

Seattle Library: Homeless Man Interview Clips / Tomas Koolhaas

Earlier we shared with you these rough clips of the recently completed CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, filmed by Tomas Koolhaas as part of a feature length documentary film that he currently making about his father, Rem Koolhaas. In this short clip, Tomas Koolhaas interviews a homeless man inside the Seattle Central Library as an attempt to capture his unique experience within the glass and steel mesh walls of the famous public library.

Tomas Koolhaas studied at the Film School. Upon graduating, he spend ten years working as a cinematographer and has recently switched his focused more towards directing and writing. The documentary film, REM, is set to debut in 2013. Watch for updates here on the REM Facebook page.

TED Prize is Dreaming Bigger

TED Prize has big news! They have evolved so much since the prize launched in 2005 and now three key shifts have allowed them to turn the page to a whole new chapter. Historically, the Prize was awarded to individuals who then made a wish. Starting in 2013, it will be awarded to individuals with a big wish already in mind. Also, individuals may self-nominate or nominate someone else, as long as every nomination includes a world-changing, achievable wish. And now for the biggest change (drum roll, please…), the typical cash award of $100,000 has been raised to $1 million in order to provide powerful seed funding for the wish!

is calling and counting on you to nominate the visionaries in your networks! You may start nominating here.

The deadline for 2013 nominations is August 31, 2012. The winner will be selected this fall by a jury drawn from leading members of the TED community. The winner will then reveal his or her wish at TED2013 in Long Beach, Calif., on February 27, 2013.

Mark Magazine #38

Just arriving to ArchDaily’s headquarter, Mark Magazine #38. This issue’s main theme is “Amsterdam, Back on the Map “. In this edition you can find previously projects featured by AD such us: EYE-New Dutch Film Institute by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Playhouse by Anna & Eugeni Bach, Lamego Multi Purpose Pavillion by Barbosa & GuimarãesHouse G-S by Graux & Baeyens. Also in Mark #38 you can find an interesting interview with Victor Enrich, an Architect and Visualizer who alter the reality in his work.

More information and full index after the break.

1st prize - Peter North
1st prize - Peter North

Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners

Participants in the Skanska Bridging Prague competition were asked to develop a new Vision Plan for the section of the riverfront from Libeňsk (Bridge) to the north to Železniční (Railway Bridge) in Smíchov to the south. The goal was to…

Daeyang Gallery & House by Steven Holl Architects / © Iwan Baan
Daeyang Gallery & House by Steven Holl Architects / © Iwan Baan

Shortlist for LEAF Awards 2012

The LEAF Awards, now in its 9th year, honors the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. The shortlist this year was recently announced and the final winners will be announced…

Antonio Castro Library / BGP Arquitectura

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Architects: BGP Arquitectura
Location: , Distrito Federal,
Architect In Charge: Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta
Architect In Charge: Luis Enrique Mendoza
Design Team: José Barreto, Christian Santillano, Ivan Rey Martínez, Alejandra Aguirre, Edgar González, Mariana Ruiz, Homero González, Raymundo Alonso, Karla Garza
Art Collaborator: Alejandra Zermeño
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jaime Navarro

Aras Chill Dara / Heneghan Peng architects

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Architects: Heneghan Peng architects + Arthur Gibney & Partners
Location: Naas, Co. Kildare,
Client: Kildare County Council
Size: 11,400 sqm
Structural|Civil: Michael Punch & Partners
Building Services: Buro Happold
QS: Boyd & Creed
Facade Engineering: RFR
IT|Security|Fire|Acoustics: Buro Happold
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Courtesy of DETAIL & BAU 2013
Courtesy of DETAIL & BAU 2013

DETAIL Prize 2012 Competition

In collaboration with the BAU 2013 trade fair and sponsored by Josef Gartner GmbH, DETAIL is currently inviting submissions for the DETAIL Prize 2012 competition. The aim of the award is to strengthen the importance of architecture in social discourse,…

Video: W London Hotel


W Hotels opens its latest flagship in Leicester Square, . With a rock and roll-inspired bar, a 38-seat 3D screening room and a restaurant run by three-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, it stays true to its design and luxury roots.

How to Make a Japanese House / Cathelijne Nuijsink

Nowhere in the world have architects built so many small and exceptional homes as in Japan, and nowhere with such ingenuity and success. How to Make a Japanese House presents 21 contemporary houses and situates them in the evolution of Japanese housing. Simultaneously, the book provides insight into the unique design approach of three different generations of Japanese architects.

Bruce Munro announces plans for Solar Powered Field of Light at Uluru

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Many of you are aware of Bruce Munro’s dazzling LED ‘Light: Installations’ currently on view until late September in the fields of Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens. Well, the famed artist has just announced plans to embark on his largest installation to date – a quarter million solar powered stems of light to cover one square kilometer of land in the heart of the Australian red desert at Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Fundraising begins today and you can help make it happen.

Continue reading for more information.

 

Emirates Air Line / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Architects: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Location: A Royal Docks, 23 E Ham Manor Way, , Greater E6 5NA, UK
Project Director: Oliver Tyler
Project Architect: Alex Kyriakides
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Etseib C’ Departamental Building / Ravetllat Ribas Architects

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Architects: Ravetllat Ribas Architects
Location: BarcelonaSpain
Project Team: Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,166 sqm
Photographs: Roger Casas

Palais de Tokyo Expansion / Lacaton & Vassal

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Opened in 1937, the Palais de Tokyo has suffered from decades of neglect and subsequent deterioration. Housing modern art in its early stages of life, it soon was relegated to the sidelines upon completion of the Centre Pompidou in late 70’s, which took over the role of hosting modern art exhibitions. Sitting dormant and unused for latter part of the 20th century, it has since been reinvigorated by architects Lacaton & Vassal, opening back up to the public in 2002. The stripped down structure that exposes and embraces raw materials has recently received a new expansion by the architects who breathed new life into it. More details after the break.