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Cove 6 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Filament Mind Installation / E/B Office

Filament Mind is a human information-driven installation by E/B Office which is designed to visualize the collective curiosities and questions of Wyoming’s Teton County Library visitors through a dynamic and interactive spatial sculpture. The project is inspired by the concept that our civic spaces should be intelligent and responsive, communicating as much to us as we do to each other, enabling a form of intra-environmental social interaction between our thoughts and the material of our built environments. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

  • Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
  • Location: Loureiros nº6, Santiago de Compostela, España
  • Design Team: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Collaborators: Francisco González Varela, Carlos Bóveda, Manuel Sanmartín, René Valiñas, José Noya
  • Budget: 933,244.29 €
  • Promotor: Hermanos Liñares Bar
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Santos Díez

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez

Regional Labor Court / Corsi Hirano Arquitetos + Reinaldo Nishimura

  • Arquitetos: Corsi Hirano Arquitetos , Reinaldo Nishimura
  • Localização: Goiânia - Goiás, Brasil
  • Project Leaders: Daniel Corsi, Dani Hirano e Reinaldo Nishimura (autores)
  • Competition Team: Laura Paes Barretto Pardo e Liana Paula Perez de Oliveira
  • Executive Project Team: Sérgio Matera, Thaís Velasco, Andrea Key Abe, Taís Lie Okano, Renato Borba e Pamella Porto Kaninski
  • Project Area: 85000.0 sqm
  • Ano do projeto: 2012
  • Fotografias: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

'Stairway to Heaven' Second Prize Winning Proposal / Arquitectos + Nomos Groupement d'Architectes + Pascal Heyraud Architecte Paysagiste

Inspired by the adjacent canal's pragmatic linearity and the industrial buildings located on the left bank, the second prize winning proposal, titled 'Stairway to Heaven' for the new high school appears as a linear volume located in the extension of the Veveyse promenade's perspective. Designed by PYO Arquitectos + Nomos Groupement d'Architectes + Pascal Heyraud Architecte Paysagiste, the basic organization of the building is staged with a central staircase of generous proportions linking a sequence of public spaces that interrupt diagonally the classrooms structural grid.More images and architects' description after the break.

UT Visual Arts Center / Lake|Flato Architects

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City House / Architex

  • Architects: Architex
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Site Area: 400 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Simon Devitt

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AIA College of Fellows Awards 2013 Latrobe Prize for “The City of 7 Billion”

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows has awarded Bimal Mendis and Joyce Hsiang of the Yale School of Architecture and Plan B Architecture & Urbanism, LLC the 2013 Latrobe Prize of $100,000 for their proposal, “The City of 7 Billion.” The research will study the impact of population growth and resource consumption on the built and natural environment at the scale of the entire world as a single urban entity. An antidote to the fragmentary analyses of current practices, this project will remove arbitrary boundaries and reframe the entire world as a continuous topography of development: the city of 7 billion.

The grant, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded biennially by the AIA College of Fellows for research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession. 

More on “The City of 7 Billion” after the break...

'Under the Cloud' Railway Station Proposal / Arthur Kupreychuk

Designed by Arthur Kupreychuk , the proposal for the railway station, located in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, consists of a passenger terminal building and a hanging in the air cloud-canopy above it. The supporting structure of the canopy is similar to the structure of an airship. The canopy strives upward by buoyancy forces, if its average density is less than the density of the atmosphere. More images and Kupreychuk’s description after the break.

Xin Hua Pudong Waterfront Development Winning Proposal / Inbo + NITA

Huangpu River Banks Development just selected Inbo and NITA's proposal as the winning design for the master plan for the sustainable large scale Xin Hua Pudong waterfront development in the very heart of Shanghai. Located on the Huangpu River, their low-cardon, 45ha development entails a marina and a green riverside park with a mixed urban program as the green fingers of the park penetrate and interact with the surrounding urban area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Squashynski Squash Club / BUCK.ARCHITEKCI

  • Architects: BUCK.ARCHITEKCI
  • Location: Jana Kazimierza 1/29, Warsaw, Poland
  • Area: 520.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of BUCK.ARCHITEKCI

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WFH House / Arcgency

  • Architects: Arcgency
  • Location: Wuxi, China
  • Manufacter: worldFLEXhome. (Nordisk Staal).
  • Client: worldFLEXhome
  • Structural Engineer: Sloth Møller
  • Area: 180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jens Markus Lindhe

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Olympiades District in Paris Exhibition

Going on now until March 31, the Olympiades, Paris exhibition at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal revisits the Olympiades district and its half century past rich in architectural thought, controversy, citizen debates and engagement at the heart of the city of Paris in general and the 13th arrondissement in particular. About 40 years after the construction of the first buildings, the historian and exhibition curator, Françoise Moiroux, explores the urban, political and social elements of vertical urban planning and platform architecture through the prism of the Olympiades area. More information after the break.

Floradas House / Obra Arquitetos

  • Arquitetos:
  • Localização: São José dos Campos
  • Architect in Charge: João Paulo Daolio
  • Collaborator: Thiago Natal Duarte
  • Contractor and other Projects: Truzzi Engenharia, Antonio Carlos Alves, Fábio Alves
  • Ano do projeto: 2012
  • Fotografias: Rafael P. Schimidt

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Introverted House / XPIRAL

  • Architects: XPIRAL
  • Location: 30100 Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Javier Peña Galiano
  • Design Team: Maren Kläschen (Design Phase and Basic Project) Javier Jimenez (Design Phase), Malte Eglinger (Project and Execution)
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Frutos | Bis Images

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Årstafältet Housing Proposal / GRAD Arkitekter

GRAD Arkitekter shared with us their proposal for a housing block in the now unbuilt area of Årstafältet, a southern suburb of Stockholm. Once finished, this area will house approximately 10,000 inhabitants. To secure this variation, the city proposes that each block is divided in two halves, with a team of a contractor and an architecture team responsible for every half.  The basic design principle of their block is to shift and tilt four buildings in relation to one another, to create interesting views and a good flow of natural light. More images and architects' description after the break.

Gensler Designs New Silicon Valley Headquarters for Nvidia

Silicon Valley visual-computing pioneer Nvidia has joined the expanding list of tech moguls seeking to transform their work environment into the physical manifestation of their innovative business model. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has released the first schematic renderings - designed by Gensler’s San Francisco office - that depict a pair of 250,000 square foot triangular motherships centered around collaboration - a complete contrast to the typical, dated office building commonly found throughout Silicon Valley’s “oddly banal” landscape.

More after the break...