Urban Cubes / KLab


Architect: KLab architecture, Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
Design team: Konstantinos Labrinopoulos, Enrique Ramirez, Kostis Anagnostakis
Location: Pagkrati, Athens,
Built Area: 1200 sqm
Plot Size: 285 sqm
Photographer: B. Louizidis

Copper House II / Studio Mumbai

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Architects: Studio Mumbai
Location: Chondi, Maharashtra,
Principal Architect: Bijoy Jain
Project Team: Jeevaram Suthar, Punamchand Suthar, Pandurang Malekar
Structural Engineer: Dwijen Bhatt
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion

Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion

Taking place at the Center for Architecture in New York April 16 from 6-8pm, the ‘Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion’ will be an informal panel discussion put on by AIA New York focused on the…

House In Estoril / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos


Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Location: Av. General Carmona, Estoril,
Completion: 2009
Construction Area: 562.90 sqm
Co-Workers: Rita Silva, Joana Quintanilha
Landscape Architecture: Global, arquitectura paisagista2
Structure and Foundations: Triede
Special Technical Facilities: Triede
Hydraulic Plants: Triede
Photographs: FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura

Albi Major Theatre / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The winning proposal for the Major Theatre, designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture, aims at transforming the texture of the city as well as its cultural influence. Appearing as an outstanding architectural symbol, on the outskirts of the historic center, the architects gave priority to the presence of the Major Theatre instead of the cinemas, in order to organize around it a network of public spaces and of cultural facilities. Therefore, the Major Theatre will be its center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mestia Police Station / J. Mayer H. Architects

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Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Mestia,
Design Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Hugo Reis, Danny Te Kloese
Completion: 2012
Clients: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Georgia
Photographs: Courtesy of J. MAYER H. Architects

© Álvaro Siza - Sketch from notebook #399, Macchu Picchu, Peru. 1995

Architect Álvaro Siza Lecture at the CCA

Coinciding with the exhibition Alturas de Macchu Picchu: Martín Chambi – Álvaro Siza… at work on view at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) for an extended run until 29 April 2012, Pritzker prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza will give a

Herma Parking Building / JOHO Architecture

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Architects: JOHO Architecture – Jeong Hoon Lee
Location: 1190, Bo jeong-dong, Kiheung-gu, , Gyonggi-Do, Korea
Completion: May, 2010
Photographs: Sun Namgoong, Jeonghoon Lee

Éclats de verre / Atomic3

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has long been known as the ”city of a hundred steeples”. Through the heart of this northern metropolis, ATOMIC3 has scattered Éclats de verre: a giant shattered stained-glass window reorganised into a playful maze that offers a unique immersive experience to its visitors, and a colourful panorama to passersby.

Winner of the Créer l’hiver competition, Éclats de verre is one of three works that make up Luminothérapie 2012. The goal of this event produced by the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal is to beat the winter blues, using interactive light-based installations.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Controversial ‘Over The River’ Project Approved

Photo: Wolfgang Volz / © 1999 Christo

Despite many opposing residents, Fremont County Board of Commissioners has unanimously agreed to approve the Temporary Use Permit for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Over The River. This will allow the world famous artist to temporarily suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River, along a 42-mile stretch between Salida and Cañon City in south-central . After remaining on the drawing boards for 20 years, the Over The River installation plans to begin in early 2014 with an exhibition planned for August 2015.

“The Fremont County permit is essential to realizing this temporary work of art that Jeanne-Claude and I first envisioned nearly 20 years ago,” said Christo. “I am very pleased that the Commissioners have voted to approve this public work of art for Fremont County, and I want to thank them for their hard work and efforts in evaluating our application. I am glad to be moving forward with our plans to complete Over The River.”

The Atrium / D’Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism

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Architects: D’Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism
Location: , BC,
Client: Jawl Investment Corp.
Completion: 2011
Structural Engineer: Stantec Consulting
Civil and Mechinal Engineer: Genivar Consultants Ltd
Electrical Consultant: Applied Engineering Solutions Inc.
Acoustic Engineer: Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Murdoch DeGreeff Inc.
Photographs: Sama J.Canzian

House of Justice / J. MAYER H. Architects

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J. MAYER H. Architects, known for focusing on works that demonstrate the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology, shared with us their House of Justice project. Their building serves as a two storey civic centre for the people in the area, a village with a strong cultural heritage in the Caucasus Mountains. More images and architects’  brief description after the break.

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn, Danny te Kloese, Hugo Reis
Client: Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Floor Space: 350m2
Project: 2011
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Beka Pkhakadze, Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn

HYDRAMAX: Port Machines / Future Cities Lab

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Future Cities Lab’s HYDRAMAX Port Machines project, which is currently on exhibit at SFMOMA until July 29, proposes a radical rethinking of ’s urban waterfront post sea-level rise. The proposal renders the existing hard edges of the waterfront as new “soft systems” that would include aquatic parks, community gardens, wildlife refuges and aquaponic farms. A synthetic architecture is introduced that blurs the distinction between building, landscape, infrastructure and machine. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Park & Agricultural Heritage Museum / Vamvakidis Simos, Tzortzis Antonis, Zapantiotis Fotis

Vamvakidis Simos, Tzortzis Antonis, and Zapantiotis Fotis… shared with us their proposal for the Park & Agricultural Heritage Museum in the Eptagonia community of Limassol, Cyprus. The individual volumes of the museum follow the gentle slope of the

Huis Van Droo / Johan De Wachter Architects


Architects: Johan De Wachter Architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: JDWA


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Urban Oasis Proposal / Influx_Studio

The proposal by Influx_Studio… for the Bab Al Bahrain Urban Oasis explores the value of the cultural and natural landscape inheritance as a design opportunity to address climate issues in public space, while catalyzing the urban potential of the site

wNw Cafe / Vo Trong Nghia

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Province,
Completion: 2006
Project team: Minoru Sakata, Hisanori Ohara, Nguyen Hoa Hiep
Photographs: Dinh Thu Thuy, Hiroyuki Oki


56+55 Sumeru / Vastu Shilpa Consultants

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This residential project in Ahmedabad, by  Vatsu Shilpa Consultants follows the metamorphosis of an old vacant rowhouse into a renovated townhouse into a final fusion with the adjoining building.  The project began in 2004 and went through several modifications and additions.  By 2010, the adjoining house was purchased and 56+55 Sumeru was created.

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