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Rajuela House / Muñoz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Javier Muñoz Menéndez
  • Collaborators: Gareth Lowe Negrón, Andrea Dutton Ruiz, Isabela Rincon Milet, Luis Miguel Acuña Gonzalez
  • Area: 592.61 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Rolando Córdoba

© Rolando Córdoba © Rolando Córdoba © Rolando Córdoba © Rolando Córdoba

Tierra De Barros Hospital / EACSN + Junquera Arquitectos

  • Architects: EACSN, Junquera Arquitectos
  • Location: 06200 Almendralejo, Badajoz, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Víctor de las Casas, Eduardo Fernández Inglada, Eduardo Merello, Guillermo Merchán, Jerónimo Junquera, Liliana Obal
  • Collaborators: Berra Ingenieros, Everproject, Euring
  • Constructor: Placonsa
  • Area: 0.0 m2
  • Year: 2007
  • Photography: Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies / Christopher Charles Benninger Architects

  • Architects: Christopher Charles Benninger Architects
  • Architect In Charge: Prof. Christopher Benninger
  • Design Team: Daraius Choksi, Harsh Manrao, Shivaji Karekar, Akshay Modhak, Sujit Kothiwale, Neha Kothiwale, Shalaka Vaidya, Kshitija Parmar, Madhvi Bhuradia, Noel Jerald, Er. Rahul Sathe
  • Area: 21,500 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: A. Ramprasad Naidu

© A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu

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Switch Box in House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects: Naf Architect & Design
  • Location: Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Akio NAKASA(maneger), Daisuke AOKI
  • Area: 127.99 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

University of Southern Denmark Student Housing Winning Proposal / C.F. Møller Architects

Inspired by the school’s strong community spirit, C.F. Møller Architects’ first prize winning design for University of Southern Denmark’s student housing project includes 250 student residences that are located in three interconnected 14-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rock Stadium Proposal / MZ Architects

Inspired by the desert landscape, the design of Rock Stadium by MZ Architects celebrates the game it hosts as much as it celebrates the site in which it lays. Sunken 200,000sqm into the cooler depth of the desert sand, the Rock Stadium, like a hidden treasure, presents itself to the visitor as a series of sharply inclined planes emerging from the ground. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Becoming a WDC (World Design Capital)

Entering their fifth cycle of the WDC (World Design Capital) initiative, Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) is currently calling for submissions of applications for the biennial designation, where a combination of many factors contributes to the final selection. Although applicants are encouraged to prepare a creative proposal for review, it is essential, that applications clearly define the aims and objectives of the city to hold the designation, as well as provide a detailed account of the city’s contribution to design from a social, economical and cultural point of view. More information after the break.

WAZ Media Office Headquarters Winning Proposal / AllesWirdGut

Austrian architectural office AllesWirdGut were recently commissioned to build the corporate headquarters of the international WAZ Media Group at their corporate home base in Essen, Germany. With a gross floor area of 36,000 sqm, the architects create a landmark and sustainable business model as shown in their future-oriented concept. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AM House / Drucker Arquitetura

  • Architects: Drucker Arquitetura
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Author Architect: Monica Drucker
  • Team: Victor Minghini and Roni Ebina
  • Interior Design: Monica Drucker, Yara Cenci
  • Lighting Design: Monica Drucker
  • Hydraulics: Engineer Rodrigo Miguel Germano
  • Framings: JMAR Esquadrias
  • Joinery: Canteiro
  • Landscaping: Marcelo Faisal
  • Structure: Stec do Brasil
  • Constructor: Engesec
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Maison D / Emmanuelle Weiss

  • Architects: Emmanuelle Weiss
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

The Frill House / Hiren Patel Architects

  • Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
  • Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Area: 9,000 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah

Public Architecture's 1% Program Provides Projects for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity; el dorado architects
Habitat for Humanity; el dorado architects

Public Architecture is an organization with a simple goal: to address public interest through architecture and solve problems of human interaction within the built environment.  The San Francisco based non-profit was established in 2002 and in its past ten years it has served as a forum for public discourse, education and advocacy for the design of public spaces and amenities.  In 2005 it launched its 1% program, a now nationally recognized portfolio of pro-bono work by architects and firms ready to donate 1% of their year's billable hours to provide work for nonprofit organizations requesting a variety of services that strengthen their architectural identity and community impact.  To date, there are 1100 firms registered with the 1% program.

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Competition

“My Micro NY” Winter © nycmayorsoffice/Flickr
“My Micro NY” Winter © nycmayorsoffice/Flickr

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the winner of adAPT NYC - a city-sponsored competition that challenged developer-led teams to design an innovative micro-apartment that responds to 21st century housing problems. With an all time high of 8.4 million people, and an expected million more by 2030, New York City’s shortfall of affordable one and two person apartments is continuing to grow at a staggering rate. In an effort to solve this imbalance, the winner of adAPT NYC will build an experimental project on a piece of city-owned land in Kips Bay, Manhattan, that has been alleviated from the 1987 density restriction that requires all new apartments to be greater than 400 square feet. 

“The growth rate for one- and two-person households greatly exceeds that of households with three or more people, and addressing that housing challenge requires us to think creatively and beyond our current regulations,” said Bloomberg.

So, who won adAPT NYC? Find out after the break!