Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle / Atelier Kempe Thill

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Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Address: , The Netherlands
Client: Woningstichting SWZ
Building Size: 6,399sqm
Total building budget: € 5,450,000 (excl. VAT)
Design Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Cornelia Sailer With David van Eck, Peter Graf, Anja Müller, Takashi Nakamura
Urban Planner: De Zwarte Hond, Rotterdam, partner-in-charge Jeroen de Willigen
Supervisor: Jeroen de Willigen en Matthias Rottmann
Photographs: Architektur-Fotografie Ulrich Schwarz 


NaCl House / David Jameson Architect

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Architects: David Jameson Architect Inc. – Ron Southwick
Location: Bethesda, Maryland,
Area: 450 sqm
Site Area: 0.52 acres
Completion: November, 2011
Photographs: Paul Warchol

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‘HOME’ International Open Design Competition

With the support of Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA, Building Trust International seeks to find well designed homes for the elderly or homeless within some of the World’s richest countries though their ‘HOME’ competition. The growing rate in single…

Skinspace / AND

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Architects: AND
Location: Seohoori, Seojongmyun, Yangpyeonggun, , Korea
Construction Area: 112.62 sqm
Gross Area: 130.60 sqm
Structure: RC
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Kim Yong Gwan

2012 Architectural League Prize Winners Announced

TSUTSUI - "Inbetween House," Koji Tsutsui, Koji Tsutsui & Associates

The Architectural League just announced the winners of No Precedent, the thirty-first annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers (formerly known as the Young Architects Forum). The League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects. The program exemplifies the League’s longstanding commitment to identifying nurturing the development of talented young architects designers. This year’s winners are: Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, and Diego Ricalde, MMX Studio, Mexico City; Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular, Chicago; Sean Lally, WEATHERS / Sean Lally, Chicago; Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim, STPMJ, Brooklyn; Michael Szivos, SOFTlab, ; and Koji Tsutsui, Koji Tsutsui & Associates, San Francisco and Tokyo. More information on the awards, including exhibition and lectures, after the break.

MAAVC / Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel

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Architects: Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel
Location: ,
Gross Floor Area: 8,121.31 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Claudio Reis


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19th Annual Canstruction® Raises Hunger Awareness with Food Drive Exhibit

At this year’s 19th annual Canstruction: Exhibition, a Food Drive and Design Contest at the World Financial Center in New York City, 26 design and architecture firms have built gigantic, gravity-defying sculptures from thousands of cans of food. Over 100,000…

University Sports Hall / Canvas Arquitectos

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Architects: Canvas Arquitectos - Juan Vicente and Pablo Núñez and Eduardo Duro Almazán.
Location: (Jaén), 
Built area: 2,500 sqm
Client: Govermment of Andalucía, Jaén University and Linares City Council
Completion: 2010
Collaborators architects: José Riesco Urrejola, Francisca Rivera Palma, Marta González Antón, Íñigo Pericacho Sánchez, Jesús Domínguez Miñambres, Carmen Figueiras Lorenzo and Claudia Henao Ocampo.
Collaborators Surveyors: Domingo Infante Chozas, Andrés García Pinto and Victor Zato S.L.
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Salongen 35 / KKA

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Architect: KKA
Location: Västra Hamnen, Malmö,
Client: Höllviksnäs Förvaltnings AB
Area: 400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Design Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Fredrik Kjellgren, Marie Löwenherz, Alessandro Micelli, Yvonne Lohmann, Pamela Paredes, Maria Martinez
Photographs: Kasper Dudzik, KKA


Video: Bjarke Ingels Exposes His Roots

As we have shared with you earlier, ’s The Next List has profiled the young, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Originally aspired to be a cartoonist or graphic novelist, Ingels quickly became fascinated with architecture when a Fall storm rolled through his hometown in North Copenhagen, knocking over trees and leaving him a surplus of lumber. It was then that he was inspired to design his first project, the ultimate childhood “fantasy fort” with a moat, drawbridge and all.  In Ingels first experience with value engineering, he quickly learned that “unless you really begin with the perimeters of reality you’ll end up sort of amputating your ambitions quite quickly.” Enjoy the video and be sure to check out CNN’s recent video focusing on the bold ideas behind BIG.

Additionally, Ingels contributed an essay entitled Rethinking social infrastructure” on CNN’s What’s Next blog. You can check it out here.

Reference: CNN, Archinect

Chameleon Restaurant / Za architects

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Chameleon is a design of a dynamic interior which adapts to changing environment can serve various purposes. The interior of the restaurant adapts to changing environment in the same way as the chameleon changes its color depending on its mood. The created space of the restaurant constantly resorts to mimicry adaptation.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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It was a great week for ArchDaily, featuring amazing projects from every corner of the world. Main image is from Dominique Perrault’s Ewha Womans University in the Republic of . What about J. Mayer’s Police Station in Georgia? Join the discussion in our comments! TEN Arquitectos shared with us the MUSEVI, a museum in Tabasco, Mexico. Which movie would you choose to see at the Archipelago Cinema? Cast Away? The Beach? Last, don’t miss the Eco-Sustainable House designed by Djuric Tardio Architectes in Paris.

Cumberland Park / Hargreaves Associates

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Architects: Hargreaves Associates + EOA Architects
Location: , Tennessee, USA
Developer: MDHA
Program Manager: American Constructors
Operator: Metro Parks
Photographs: Courtesy of Hargreaves Associates

Infographic: LEED

Senior Housing De Dijken 10 / HVE architecten

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Architects: HVE architecten
Location: ,
Project Team: Gerrit van Es, Sascha van Esch, Lia Tuijt
Client: Vidomes Delft
Project Area: 9,800 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: HVE architecten, Scagliola Brakkee, Christiane Wirth

Kulturcampus Frankfurt / Adjaye Associates

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The Kulturcampus designed for Frankfurt, by Adjaye Associates rests on the idea of grouping a city’s most important cultural institutions into the heart of the city.  The focus is on creating a micro-city on the city that is currently occupied by the University of Frankfurt, which will be vacated in 2014.  This micro-city is intended to be diverse collection of uses that will provide a space of gathering for the adjacent neighborhoods of the campus.

Read on for more after the break.

Public Library Vallecas / Exit Architects

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Architects: Exit Architects – Ibán Carpintero, Mario Sanjuán, Ángel Sevillano
Location: , Spain
Client: Madrid Regional Government
Built area: 3,691 sqm
Budget: 4,297,945 Euros
Technical Architects: Jose Antonio Alonso, Alberto Palencia
Mechanical consultants: JG Ingenieros. Juan Antonio Posadas
Structural consultants: NB 35. Alberto López Nafria
Photographs: Miguel de GuzmánP Álvarez CousoExit Architects


AD Interviews: Winy Maas / MVRDV

We had the incredible opportunity to interview Winy Maas, the M in MVRDV, one the most influential contemporary practices, which has been able to push the boundaries of our field in different scales, from buildings to master plan, from construction to theory. In this interview Winy shares interesting thoughts on the role of the architect how he runs this design/research practice.

Upon graduating in 1984 from the RHSLT Boskoop in landscape architecture, Winy Maas (Schijndel, 1959) resumed his education at Delft University of Technology where he completed his degrees in architecture and urbanism, graduating in 1990 with honors. Shortly after and together with Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries, Maas founded MVRDV in 1991.

Since then, the Rotterdam-based practice has earned a leading role in international architecture. ’s first commissions, both located in the Netherlands, included the television center Villa VPRO and the housing estate for elderly WoZoCo. Maas lectures and teaches throughout the world and actively takes part in international juries. Currently, Maas is a visiting professor of architectural design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is professor in architecture and urban design at the faculty of architecture, Delft University of Technology. Prior to this, he served as professor at Berlage Institute, Ohio State and Yale University. In 2008, Maas founded The Why Factory (t?f), a thinktank on future cities at Delft University of Technology where he remains director. You can see an example on the Urban Farming In Numbers video.

Maas is also a member of the research board of Berlage Institute Rotterdam, president of the spatial quality board of Rotterdam, supervisor of the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo and advisor to the city of Almere. To add to his ever-growing list of achievements, Maas has been made honorary member of the AIA, received the international fellowship of the RIBA and the French Legion d’Honneur. In addition to being an architect, he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007.

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