The Church of St. Aloysius / Erdy McHenry Architecture

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Architects: Erdy McHenry Architecture
Location: , New Jersey, United States
Area: 17,800 sq ft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Alan Schindler, Pixelcraft

The New Wave In Danish Architecture

The pragmatic turn in Danish in the 2000s is one of the most striking new trends in international in the past decade, and it has attracted considerable interest around the world.The architectural firms represented in the book include BIG, jds, Cobe, Transform, Nord, Effekt, Adept, among others. Although these firms do easily fit into one single category or can be said to make up a unified movement, their projects do have certain significant features in common. These commonalities have led international media to view these projects as part of a common trend and a new phenomenon in Danish .

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Courtesy of AUA

Zhengdong New District Office Building Proposal / AUA

Located in Zhengzhou’s rapidly developing Zhengdong New District, the proposed office tower by AUA (Atelier of Urban Architecture)… is an iconic building that sets a precedent for the area. Derived from a series of indexical and analytical drawings, the design

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Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

Live Chat with David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield, the curator of the Architecture Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, Common Ground (which wraps up this weekend), …will be chatting live this Friday to offer his final two cents on the Exhibition’s legacy.
Tune in on

House R / Kaboom Architecture

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Architects: Kaboom
Location: Martigues,
Architect In Charge: Laurent Boumendil & Emilie Camelio
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jean Baptiste Reol

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AD Interviews: Jordi Badia / BAAS

We had the chance to interview Catalonian architect Jordi Badia at the Vogadors: Architectural Rowers exhibit at the 13th Venice Biennale.

Jordi Badia is the principal of BAAS, the Spanish practice founded in 1994 with a strong background in public buildings. Remarkable examples of this office are the Tanatorio de León and the Can Framis Museum.

Jordi graduated from the ETSAB (Barcelona School of )  in 1989, where he is has been an associate lecturer since 2011. He is also a Professor at the Architectural Projects Department of the Escuela técnica superior de arquitectura at UIC.

 Jordi is commited with the new generations, supporting young architects at HIC, and also reflected on his curator role of Vogadors, also discussed on this interview.

Projects by Jordi Badia at ArchDaily:

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Venice Biennale 2012: Vogadors, Architectural Rowers / Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

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The 13th Venice Biennale, which closes its doors on November 27th, sparked an interesting debate during its opening given the highly political focus of some of the exhibitions, which for some diverged from itself and entered on a discussion on its own.

In this context we find Vogadors: Architectural Rowers, the Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion curated by Jordi Badia and Félix Arranz, an exhibit that focused on the built project which uses the common ground theme to define the new generation of Catalonian architects: David Sebastian and Gerard Puig, SMS arquitectos, Arquitecturia, Jaime Ferrer, Meritxell Inaraja, Blancafort Reus Arquitectura, Núria Salvadó and David Tapias, Francisco Cifuentes and Bosch.Capdeferro Arquitectures (more details about the projects).

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In the exhibit, nine projects from this generation are displayed in high detail, including extensive drawings, textures, constructive systems, videos of the buildings in use, and other forms of representation that put the visitors closer to the origins of the project, the relation with the site and the inhabitants, the research and most specially, the tradition.

And tradition is what closes the exhibit, presenting the works of the masters of Catalonian architecture such as Enric Miralles, as their influence is the common ground that the new generation shares. Looking back to understand the present and the future, as a rower who advances looking backwards reflected on Jorge Oteiza’s quote “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.”

The exhibit, taking place at the Isola San Pietro between the Arsenale and the Giardini, extends its reach and presence thanks to a joint venture with Spanish publishing house Gustavo Gili, with the digital editions of the Vogadors catalog available at the iBook Store or at the GG website.

More fromt he curators after the break:

Agudela House / Rui Cerqueira Barros

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Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
Project Team: Cesar Barros, Joaquim Barros, Paulo Duval Sobreira, Fernando Barbosa, Eugenio Pinto
Constructor: Crivo d’Ideias
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Campos

Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

Designed by Mateo Arquitectura…, the proposal for the Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition speaks to us of its history and woven of enigmas that humankind seeks to solve. It tells us that there are individuals who think, who

Telecom Central / Architecture +

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Architects: Architecture +
Location: Wellington,
Design Team: Stuart Gardyne, Stephen Poulopoulos, Michael Bennett, Andrew Camberis, Iain Hibbard, Arnie Makan, Nick Whiting, Claudio Holzer, Mervyn Rothwell, Ben Crichton, Lucy McAuliffe, Bridget White, Kim Manford, Rachel Logie, Kirsty Chamberlain, Craig Thomson
Area: 35,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul McCredie

Museum of Ocean and Surf by Steven Holl Architects
Museum of Ocean and Surf by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl: ‘Scale’ Lecture

Taking place at Cooper Union in New York, the Steven Holl…: ‘Scale’ lecture focuses on the firm’s current work in exploring new ways of integrating an organizing idea with the programmatic and functional essence of a building, “always using

Roche Canteen / EXH Design

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Architects: EXH Design
Location: ,
Design Team: Erich Diserens, Zhang Xi
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of EXH Design

2013 Urban Edge Award Winners: Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park © Ben Benschneider

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi were recently announced by the School of and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as the recipients of the 2013 Urban Edge Award. This biennial award honors an internationally recognized designer or firm whose work brings innovative thinking and effective strategies to transform the realm of urban design. As award recipients, Weiss and Manfredi will curate the Urban Edge Symposium, Evolutionary Infrastructure, at the UWM School of and Urban Planning in April 2013.

132 VPP De Arrendamiento / Estudio Entresitio

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Architects: Estudio Entresitio
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
Design Team: Carolina Leveroni, Stefan Vogt, Jorge Martínez, Laura Frutos, Pablo Sacristán, Filipe Minderico, Anne-Dorothée Herbort, Irene de la Cruz, Miguel Crespo, Alvar Ruiz
Structure: CYPE Ingenieros Estudios y Proyectos, S.A.
Area: 15,450 sqm
Year: 2009
Photography: Roland Halbe, Montserrat Zamorano

Hestia / NEXT Architects & Claudia Linders

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Architects: NEXT Architects & Claudia Linders
Location: Rivierenbuurt, ,
Area: 560 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jeroen Musch

Courtesy of Design With Company
Courtesy of Design With Company

Save the Prentice Wrecking Ball: The Monument to Bruce / Design With Company

The Save the Prentice Wrecking Ball: The Monument to Bruce, designed by Design With Company…, is a response to the situation of the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago which aims at creating a new narrative for the building’s afterlife.

Courtesy of Spark Architects
Courtesy of Spark Architects

Ikon Connaught / Spark Architects

The design by Spark Architects… for the Ikon Connaught seeks to create a lifestyle destination on an intimate neighborhood scale with the level of quality, impact and vibrancy of a city centre destination. Located at the heart of Cheras in

Hangar 16 / Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture

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Architects: Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture - Iñaqui Carnicero, Ignacio Vila, Alejandro Viseda
Location: , Spain
Area: 5,200 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of