Villa Ladybird / Johan Sundberg

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Architects: Johan Sundberg
Location: Nyckelpigevägen, Beddinge Strand,
Structural Endgineering: Anders Sandgren, Ramböll Malmö
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kasper Dudzik

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‘Roof House’ Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes

In the competition for eight houses in Chiba, Japan, Betillon/Dorval‐Bory Architectes… aimed for an original architecture that would invent new lifestyles. Drawing inspiration from the analysis made by Junichiro Tanizaki in his famous work, ‘The Praise of Shadows’, the eight

Le Mon House / Fabian Tan

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Architects: Fabian Tan
Location: Kuala Lumpur,
Project Team:
Project Area: 1,900 sqft
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Eiffel Chong

modeLab Screening Workshop

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Taking place the weekend of July 21-22, Studio Mode / modeLab is putting on the Screening Workshop which will focus on the performative capacity of screening devices to regulate light and view while simultaneously producing both ornamental as well as material effects. The workshop will make extensive use of our digital fabrication equipment, coupled with parametric patterning techniques in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, participants will explore issues pertaining to the coordination of fabricated parts through unique object attributes, baking objects with user-defined attributes, nesting optimization with Rhinonest for Grasshopper, as well as the precise creation and manipulation of computational geometry through parametric modeling interfaces. For more information, please visit here.

In Progress: Wuzhen Theater / Artech Architects

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Architect: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: Zhejiang,
Clients: Wuzhen Tourism Development Co., Ltd
Design Team: Taipei: Kuo-Chien Shen, Winnie Wang, Wen-Li Liu, Jake Sun, Andy Chang, Kevin Lin, Shanghai: Wen-Hong Chu, Fei-Chun Ying, Nai-Wen Cheng, Chu-Yi Hsu, Qi-Shen Wu, Jane jiang, Lei Feng
Architect of Record: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research Co. Ltd
Total Floor Area: 21,750 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Artech Architects

Video: Venice in a Day

As you enjoy your Sunday, watch this short-film and become inspired by the beautiful city of . Vimeo user Joerg Niggli shot this timelapse from sunrise to sunset in hopes to capture the magic of “The Floating City”.

Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling

, Michael Wilford and Associates. B. Braun Melsungen AG Headquarters and Industrial Complex, Melsungen, Germany, 1993. Giovanni Chiaramonte, photographer. . Gift of Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mirko Zardini, and Giovanna Borasi on the occasion of Phyllis Lambert's 80th birthday © Giovanni Chiaramonte.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is currently exhibiting the work of British architect James Frazer Stirling in their Main Galleries from May 15 – October 14, 2012. In addition to practicing, Stirling was a Yale School of Architecture professor as well as a Pritzker Prize laureate. The work showcased encompasses a variety of mediums employed by Stirling throughout his career. See samples of the exhibition after the break.

The University of Wollongong AIIM / SKM – S2F

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Architects: SKMS2F
Location: , Australia
Client: The University of Wollongong
Photographs: Courtesy of SKM – S2F

   

Well Building 2050 Competition

Well Building 2050 Competition

The Well building 2050, an international design contest for housing in the strategic area of “La défense” Paris, is giving additional time to apply until Wednesday, June 13 at 12h00 GMT Paris. The competition challenges students worldwide to place quality…

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“Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” Exhibition

Taking place June 6 – July 31 at Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama’s Monastery of St. Jorge de Milréu in Coimbra, Portugal, the “Eduardo Souto de Moura – Contests” exhibition shows 50 works made for tenders launched in the last 31…

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“Flip/City” / PinkCloud.DK

“Flip/City”, a proposal by PinkCloud.DK… which was shortlisted in the 2012 Rethinking Shanghai competition, proposes a new urban identity for Shanghai as a model for the development of future cities. By flipping the horizontal cityscape to the vertical, footprints of

Disappeared Stream Back in Wijkeroogpark / Bureau B&B

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Architects: Bureau B & B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Location: Wijkeroogpark, ,
In cooperation: Atelier de Lyon
Total m2 Built Surface: 19 ha
Client: Municipality of Beverwijk
Photographs: Bastiaan Kwast, Frederica Rijkenberg

Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Klaksvik City Center / Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Designed by Kubota & Bachmann Architects…, the Klaksvik City Center proposal aims at creating an environment describing the essence of Klaksvík with the new layer of today´s life. They do so through the design of an urban space for

Yale University Art Gallery Renovation / Ennead Architects

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Architects: Ennead Architects
Location: , Connecticut,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Christopher Gardner

 

Diagonal Tower / SOM

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SOM’s new 64-storey Diagonal Tower to be located in the developing commercial and mixed-use Yongsan International Business District in the heart of , , exudes a modern take on structural expressionism.  The tower progressively addresses the critical issues associated with skyscraper design in an iconic and refined manner. From structural and energy efficiency to reduced construction costs that the tower must meet, SOM have strove to integrate these aspects holistically into the overall aesthetics. More details after the break.

AD Round Up: Pools

Observatory House / Gabriel Orozco and Tatiana Bilbao © Iwan Baan

For those of you currently experiencing the heat of summer, we provide you with this special pool of images where water plays a significant role in the architecture. Continue after the jump to view ten various projects that will refresh your minds during this warm season.

   

Balmain House / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Architects: Carterwilliamson Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: Shaun Carter (Project Architect), Patrick Fitzgerald (Project Designer)
Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Badel Block Complex Proposal / SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti

The design proposal by SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti… for the Badel Block Complex, a mixed-use project within the city center of Zagreb, Croatia, consists of enclosing the continuity of the existing block and positioning the vertical into its center.