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School of Music and Arts / LTFB Studio

  • Architects: LTFB Studio
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects In Charge: Lucian Luta, Liviu Fabian
  • Project Manager: S.C. VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers
  • Structure: Ductil Tech
  • Acoustic: Radu Pana, Marius Smighelschi
  • Constructor: Cam Construct Engineering
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir

12th and Alder / GBD Architects

© Josh Partee
© Josh Partee
  • Architects: GBD Architects
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Design Team: Agustin Enriquez, Jesse Emory, Craig Norman, Matt Fitzgerald, Marcus Lima
  • Client: Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Area: 20000.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Josh Partee

© Josh Partee © Josh Partee © Josh Partee © Josh Partee

Briones House / RP Arquitectos

  • Architects: RP Arquitectos
  • Location: Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Rafael Pardo Ramos
  • Structure Engineering: Gonzalo Zaldo Martinez
  • Project Area: 600.0 m2
  • Photographs: RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez

© RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez © RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez © RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez © RP Arquitectos © Victor Benitez

Adamsville Regional Health Center / Stanley Beaman & Sears

© Jonathan Hillyer
© Jonathan Hillyer
  • Architects: Stanley Beaman & Sears
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Area: 34000.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Jonathan Hillyer

© Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer

A47 Mobile Art Library / PRODUCTORA

  • Architects Office: PRODUCTORA
  • Location: Mexico City, México
  • Design Team: Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators: Guillermina Ceci, Lucrecia Sodo, Uriel Piña, Iván Villegas, Charlotte Martinot
  • Client: Alumnos 47
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo

Architectural Photographer Balthazar Korab dies at 86

USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill © Balthazar Korab
USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill © Balthazar Korab

On January 15, 2013, illustrious architect and photographer Balthazar Korab (1926-2013) lost his prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease. Although he managed to keep a low profile throughout most of his life, Korab was one of the most prolific and celebrated architectural photographers of midcentury modernism. 

Printing 3D Buildings: Five tenets of a new kind of architecture / Neri Oxman

As a designer, architect, artist and founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT’s Media LabNeri Oxman has dedicated her career to exploring how digital design and fabrication technologies can mediate between matter and environment to radically evolve the way we design and construct our built world. In this article, which was first published by CNN, Oxman discusses the future of 3D printing buildings with five tenets of a new kind of architecture. 

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

  • Architects Office: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
  • Location: Carretas, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Collaborators: Miguel Montor, Julie Rousset, Ricardo Carrillo
  • Contractor: Octavio Pérez
  • Area: 490.0 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Lucky Shophouse / CHANG Architects

  • Architects: CHANG Architects
  • Location: Singapore
  • Structural Engineer: City-Tech Associates
  • Landscape : Greenscape Pte Ltd
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Invy & Eric Ng , Albert Lim K.S.

© Albert Lim K.S. © Invy & Eric Ng © Albert Lim K.S. © Invy & Eric Ng

OB Houses / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

© Tamara Uribe Manzanilla
© Tamara Uribe Manzanilla
  • Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
  • Location: San Bruno, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
  • Team: Claudina Peon, Gabriela Arcila, Federico Sauri
  • Area: 1062.55 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Tamara Uribe Manzanilla

© Tamara Uribe Manzanilla © Tamara Uribe Manzanilla © Tamara Uribe Manzanilla © Tamara Uribe Manzanilla

Centro Social / Víctor García Martínez Arquitecto

  • Architects: Víctor García Martínez Arquitecto
  • Location: Rafelbunyol, Valencia, Spain
  • Architects Contributors: Daniel Martin Fuentes, Marta Sinisterra Olavarrieta, Cristina Tudela Marco
  • Builder: ELIT, EDIFICACION TERCIARIA E INDUSTRIAL S.A.
  • Developer: AYUNTAMIENTO DE RAFELBUNYOL
  • Area: 930.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo

Proposals Unveiled for Kent State's new Architecture College

 Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. proposal; Courtesy Kent State University
Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. proposal; Courtesy Kent State University

Yesterday, the shortlisted teams for Kent State’s new, $40 million College of Architecture and Environmental Design pitched their designs to the Kent community. From “simple and functional to splendidly provocative”, these proposals offer a range of innovative solutions that will satisfy Kent’s mission to create a modern campus that offers an outstanding academic experience and enriches the greater community of Kent, Ohio.

The four finalists, which were selected from 37 international teams, were challenged to design a 122,000 square foot, sustainable exemplar, possibly capable of achieving net-zero energy, that unites Kent State’s architecture program under one roof, while inspiring interdisciplinary collaboration within flexible learning spaces.

Get a sneak peak of each proposal after the break.

Twofold House / BKK Architects

  • Architects: BKK Architects
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team: Tim Black, Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Michael Roper, Rory Hyde
  • Area: 638.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath

Jacques Rougerie Foundation Competition Winners

Aimed to support educational, cultural, and artistic projects based on the knowledge of the marine environment and its comprehension, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently announced the winners of their 2012 competition. The Foundation’s ambitions are to encourage young architects’, designers’, and engineers’ creativity, by promoting groundbreaking projects that will have an impact on our future lifestyles. The purpose is to imagine unprecedented solutions to current challenges, and to work in compliance with sustainable development. More images and the descriptions of the winning projects after the break.

St. James Market Developement Proposal Granted Planning Permission / Make Architects

Make Architects was just granted planning permission by the Crown Estate for the £450million St. James Market development plan located in the heart of Westminster, UK. Also given the go ahead by Westminster Council, their plan also includes three associated residential developments, hinging around the creation of a new public square and two new buildings. One building sits on Regent Street and retains an historic facade while the other presents a completely new facade to Haymarket. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Call for Papers: Studio Issue #4 TRANSFORMATION

STUDIO architecture and urbanism magazine is currently accepting proposals for our forthcoming issue TRANSFORMATION. This issue aims to investigate which were, are, and will be the dynamics and the transformation processes of the cities. Through their decisions, men repeatedly adapt space to their necessities, in a path of programmatic choices and transformations caused by uses and customs that are always different. The city is a place involved in a continuous Transformation where man is the main creator and user. The city withstands continuous changes in its form, generating new and different landscapes. Abstracts are due January 31st will final pieces due February 28th. For more information, please visit here.