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

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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: , , USA
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 Seoul, South Korea, 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: , Australia
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.

Stella Table, Courtesy of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Landscape Forms

UrbanEdge / Gustafson Guhrie Nichol

Designed by Gustafson Guhrie Nichol (GGN)… and produced in collaboration with Landscape Forms, UrbanEdge is a collection of landscape framing and furniture elements for urban spaces. The project responds to the demand for more outdoor public spaces with an interest

© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

Press Conference Room of the French Ministry of Agriculture / h2o Architectes

With a request from the client for a contemporary and timeless design in order to match the Institution that it would represent, h2o Architectes… transforms this “technical tool” into a space of representation and communication for the Minister and its

Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

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Architects: SAKO Architects
Location: Jinhua,
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Yoko Fujii, Jiye Zhang
Project Area: 13,421 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

Terminal in Ven / FOJAB arkitekter

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Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
Location: Landskrona,
Project Team: Stefan Johansson(Design Team Leader), Joachim Lundquist(Partner in charge, Principal architect), Kerstin Sigbo, Helena Brunsson, Martin Montelin (Architects), Therese Andersson (Landscape architect), Åsa Swanberg(Interior Architect), Viveca Rosencrantz (Lighting coordinator)
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Client: Ventrafiken, City of Landskrona
Interior and Landscape Architect: AB, Malmö, Sweden
Structural Engineer: WSP Helsingborg
Cost: 21 mill. SEK
Main contractor: NCC Construction AB
Photographs: Ole Jais


Copenhagen Arena Proposal / 3XN Architects

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3XN Architects, in collaboration with HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit, won the first prize in the competition for the Copenhagen Arena, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. Located in the Ørestad-area, a short metro ride from the city center of ’s capital, their design combines two key ambitions: to create state of the art and flexible multi-purpose arena that can attract spectators from near and far, while ensuring that the building’s presence will be a win for the entire neighborhood. More images and architects’ description after the break.