Roller Coaster / Peripheriques Architectes + BERRANGER & VINCENT Architectes

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Architects: Peripheriques Architectes +  BERRANGER & VINCENT Architectes
Location: Île de , , France
Project Managers: Sébastien Truchot (), Antoine Roy (BERRANGER & VINCENT Architectes)
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 6,200 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Y Project / Rami Kopty

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Architects: Rami Kopty
Location: Ya’el, Nazareth Illit,
Architect In Charge:
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kopty Architects and Engineers

© Pierre Berthelomeau
© Pierre Berthelomeau

Reframe / Paul Scales and Atelier Kit

Created by Paul Scales and Atelier Kit… for the 7th annual ‘Le Festival des Architectures Vives ’ in Montpellier, France, Reframe explores the theme of ‘surprise’ through the creation of an object that reframes the relation of the visitor to

Crusch Alba / Gus Wüstemann

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Architects: Gus Wüstemann
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 190.0 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Helbling

Sunken Courtyard / Gestalten

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Architects: Gestalten
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nils Koenning

Google’s New Super HQ / PENSON

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Architects: PENSON
Location: Covent Garden, Covent Gardens, , Greater WC2E 7BB, UK
Project Managers: CBRE
Photographs: Courtesy of PENSON

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Cristiano Kato, Flávia Oide, Daniela Kurc
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Video: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center / Kengo Kuma

Located in front of the Kamiari-mon gate in Asakusa, Kengo Kuma’s Culture Tourist Information Center serves as a beacon to the local area as well as housing programs to serve both tourists and the local community. This video via ja+u  takes you through the 7 stacked volumes that make up the 8 internal floors that house a wide variety of programming ranging from meeting rooms to tourist information kiosks. The construction uniquely integrates HVAC equipment in the gaps between the stacked volumes. The interior structure of heavy timber members are left exposed which complement the dynamism of the vertical volumes, while the language of wood is continued onto the exterior by means of laminated timber louvers.

CLF Houses / Estudio BaBO

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Architects: Estudio BaBO
Location: Villa La Angostura, Neuquén Province,
Project Architects: Francisco Kocourek, Francesc Planas Penadés, Marit Haugen Stabell
Design Team: Marcos Buceta
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio BaBO

Films & Architecture: “My Uncle”

This week we want to introduce a film by one of the filmmakers that cannot be out of this list. We’re talking about , the French director, writer, and actor that made his first color movie in 1958, ”Mon Oncle”.

Tati shows how the modern age affects and dramatically changes the way that people live. All the new technologies at that moment are incorporated in the scenes, were the interaction between this new concept of “modern spaces” and people is an element present in most of the movie.

What do you think about this approach of how modernity influenced (or still influencing) the way of living of our societies?

Weihai Pavilion / Make Architects

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Architects: Make Architects
Location: , Shandong,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He

OMA reimagines retail for Coach’s new stores

Coach Omotesando Conceptual ©

American retailer Coach has commissioned OMA to develop a new merchandising system that accommodates Coach’s wide diversity of products while returning to the clarity of Coach’s heritage stores. Since establishing its first workshop 1941, Coach has expanded from a specialist leather atelier to a global distributor of “democratized luxury goods”. This expansion has clouded the clarity of the brand’s original library-like stores, which used a rigorous organizational system that categorically sort projects inside minimal wooden shelving at assisted counters. OMA intends to create a flexible, modular system that embodies the clarity of the original stores and responds to the individual needs of locale.

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Cala Mandia / CMV Architects

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Architects: CMV Architects
Location: , Spain
Project Area: 1,601.26 sqm
Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

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Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Migrating Landscapes’ represents Canada

Migrating Landscapes Alberta Regional , 2011, 35 square meters, Photographed by Ryan Archer. Courtesy of Migrating Landscapes Organizer.

Migrating Landscapes presents a distinctively Canadian architectural vision that is sympathetic with a worldwide trend towards increased mobility – not only of people, but also of cultures and, most importantly, pluralistic aspirations. As more and more people move around the globe, the issue of immigration poses challenges at all levels – challenges that this exhibition frames around the themes of ‘settling’ and ‘unsettling’. Migrating Landscapes seeks to explore these themes in a manner that highlights ’s commitment to openness, diversity and democratic pluralism.

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Brisbane Street Additions / Rad Architecture

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Architects: Rad Architecture
Location: Brisbane St, ,
Design Team: Lynn Churchill, Craig Riley, Patrick Hubble, Kelwin Wong
Photographs: Andrew Pritchard Photography

Olympic Park and Village in Google Earth and Maps

Olympic Park and Village, Stratford, , United Kingdom (click for larger size)

Google has updated its maps with hi res images of the Olympic Park and Village in Stratford (London, UK). The images were taken this past May, and let us see the whole picture of the master plan for London 2012. A big target of the investment for the games is to  reconvert this former industrial zone in East London.

Video: Kathryn Findlay’s Impermanent Structures, Architecture Tour


Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. The internationally renowned practice is known for its use of experimental design and progressive technology. This was demonstrated most recently when they were appointed as delivery architects by Arup for Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s ArcelorMittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in the 2012 Olympic Park. One of Kathryn Findlay’s most notable projects was the Soft and Hairy House in Japan, inspired by Salvador Dali’s notion that future architecture would be ‘soft and hairy’. Extending these ideas Findlay guided Crane.tv around , showing us her favourite impermanent structures, demonstrating the adaptability of our city and the possibilities for the future.

TBWA Maya Uptown / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Location: Etiler, Kültür Mh., 34340 Beşiktaş/ Province, Turkey
Design Team: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Emre Erenler, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Serdar Demir, Turkan Yilmaz
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4500.0 sqm
Photographs: Cemal Emden