2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

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Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Project Architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Naoki Sekikawa
Structure Engineer: ASA asociates / Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

Bob Cassilly, an influential St. Louis sculptor dies at 61

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An important , scupltor lost his life this week. 61 year old artist and entrepreneur Bob Cassilly died in a construction accident on Sunday September 26th at the site of his most recent project, Cementland.

In Progress: Amsterdam University College / Mecanoo architecten

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Architect: Mecanoo architecten
Location: Amsterdam, The
Client: University of Amsterdam
Structural engineer: ABT bv, Delft
MEP Engineer:Ingenieursburo Linssen b.v., Amsterdam
Acoustics consultant: DGMR, Arnhem
Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies bv, Nieuwegein
Project management: Arohnsohn advising engineers, Rotterdam
Photographs: Courtesy of Mecanoo architecten

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton / Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti

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Architect: Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti
Location: , Via San Paolo,
Project Team: Filippo Weber, Valentina Ravara
Lighting Design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
Client: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Project Year: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Giovanna Silva

MUR House / Apollo Architects & Associates

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Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 80.39 sqm
Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
Mechanical Engineer: Zennei Shimada
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

When you’re an Architect

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Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love being an Architect. I’ve been an Architect almost as long as I haven’t been an Architect (don’t try to do the math, please) and at this point I really can’t imagine doing anything else. Actually, I can’t imagine “being” anything else. It’s become more than a profession. It’s become part of the definition of who I am. But, no one really told me it would change every aspect of my perception of the world. No one told me it was going to get under my skin.

No one ever told me, that when you’re an Architect:

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‘From Crèche to Campus – Mecanoo’s Educational Buildings, Present and Future’ Exhibition

On Thursday 29 September 2011 at 6:15 pm Jan Nieuwenburg, councillor of education in the city of Haarlem, will open the exhibition, ‘From Crèche to Campus – Mecanoo’s educational buildings, present and future’ in the ABC Architecture Centre in Haarlem,…

Update: Living Foz / dEMM Arquitectura

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We recently received new photographs by FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra of Living Foz. We featured this project back in February, and has been recently award a 2011 Emirates Glass LEAF Award. “The Emirates LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.”

New photographs after the break.
Original ArchDaily feature.

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“Open Monument” Project / MAI_lab | MAIpublicspace

The “Open Monument” project is a permanent public space installation, by MAI_lab | MAIpublicspace…, that wants to recover the link between the inhabitants of Crestuma, Portugal and its landscape history. At the same time, the design aims to boost

Update: Empowerhouse Wins Affordability / Solar Decathlon

Continuing our coverage of the Solar Decathlon, the results of the competition’s newest category of affordability are in!  And, this year’s winner is Empowerhouse, a collaborative effort among students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, and Stevens Institute of Technology.  Of the 19 participating teams, only Empowerhouse and Purdue University’s residence stayed under $250,000; yet, Empowerhouse achieved the lowest construction costs of all at $229,890 – roughly $20,000 less than Purdue.   The project was conceived as a prototype for affordable, net-zero housing as a way to make green technologies available for everyone.   Working closely with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC, and the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, the students have developed a scheme that can, and will be replicated, after the Decathlon.

More about the residence, including a video, after the break.

Mckenzie House / Atelier Workshop

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Architects: Atelier Workshop
Location: ,
Structural Engineer: Spencer Holmes – Peter Smith
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 80 sqm
Photographs: Paul Mcredie

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Campus International School for Downtown Cleveland Proposal / OS+A

The project proposal for the Campus International School for Downtown Cleveland, designed by OS+A…,  illustrates the transformation of Cleveland State University’s master plan for converting the area into a dense mixed-use development and with recreation fields. The quotation ‘’an

California State University Student Recreation Center / Cannon Design

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Architects: Cannon Design
Location: , , USA
Client: California State University, Long Beach
MEP Engineering: P2S Engineering
Civil Engineering: Breen Engineers
Landscape Engineers: Carter Romanek Landscape Architects
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 109,000 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

37signals / Brininstool + Lynch

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Architect: Brininstool + Lynch
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Christopher Barrett 

The 37signals project is a 10,000sf commercial build-out for a software company in Chicago, Illinois.  The build-out was designed by Brininstool + Lynch of Chicago, Illinois and was completed with full occupancy in March 2010.  More images and architect’s description after the break.

Skipark 360° / C.F. Møller Architects & Berg Arkitektkontor

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The Swedish branch of C. F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with Berg Arkitektkontor, has designed ’s new, spectacular skiing attraction, Skipark 360°, the world’s most complete indoor ski park with a 700 m long downhill slope and a drop of 160 m, making it the only indoor ski slope in the world to meet the requirements for hosting the World Cup. More architects’ description after the break.

Volubilis Visitor Center / Kilo Architectures

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Architects: Kilo Architectures
Location: , Morocco
Client: Ministère de la Culture
Structural Engineers: TESCO
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,200 sqm
Photographs: Elio Germani, Luc Boegly

On Oikonomia: Saarinen’s Ezra Stiles College Open After $55M Renovation

Ezra Stiles College under construction, 1961. Copyright Balthazar Korab Ltd.

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT–Yale’s Ezra Stiles College, designed by and completed in 1961, reopened to students last month after a one-year, $55 million dollar renovation. The project was the last in a complete overhaul of all the residential colleges at Yale, which started in 1998 and has cost over $500 million (adjusted for inflation).

Students are happy with the work, praising the new brick pizza oven in the dining hall, shift from single to suite-style rooms, and improved furniture and lighting. Jon Rubin ’12 told the Yale Daily News (YDN) the renovated Stiles is “definitely a step up” from the college he lived in two years ago.

Monconseil Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

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Architect: Explorations Architecture
Location: ,
Design team: Explorations architecture + Integrale 4 engineers
Client: City of Tours
Cost: 5m €
Project Area: 2700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Michel Denancé