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Hilden Grange / Hawkins\Brown

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Location: Dry Hill Park Rd, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3BX, United Kingdom
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tim Crocker

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'Shenyang International Automobile City' Winning Proposal / SBA International

SBA International’s concept of a sustainable development among industry, business and residential in the Chinese city of Shenyang just won the first prize in the in the "Tiexi Waterfront Area" competition. Their ‘Clean City Concept’ includes a reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental green areas and office buildings which comply with the latest standards of a ‘Green Building’. The planning area is divided in three theme areas and in total covers an area of 90 square kilometers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tomas Ghisellini Architects at MoMA New York

Scheduled to be on view from July 10th to December 1st at MoMA New YorkTomas Ghisellini Architects will be presenting the international exhibition 'Cut'n'Paste'. With a recent project exposed, their exhibition is dedicated to design, composition and communication languages of contemporary architecture. For more information, please visit here.

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

  • Architects: Y. Architectes
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Architects in Charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Client: ICF sud‑est méditerranée
  • Cost: € 920 539 excl. VAT
  • Area: 460.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Brice Robert

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert

National Planning Awards 2013 Recipients

The American Planning Association has released its list of 2013 National Planning Awards winners that exhibit the best planning efforts that create communities of lasting value.  Among the recipients are regional plans that seek to revitalize post-industrial cities, plans to preserve and rehabilitate native settlements, restore blighted communities, reassess planning and zoning in major cities, develop environmental conservation programs, regenerate access to our natural topography and develop guidelines and regulations for more sustainable approaches to building.  The projects are diverse and span a significant realm of urban reclamation and development.  

Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino

The City of Cupertino has released Apple’s revised campus plans, following the recent news criticizing Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish” that have resulted in a “ballooning budget." 

Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black - a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”

More details after the break... 

London Calling: The Latest Twist in the Tale of London’s Concrete Island

 London is engrossed in a vigorous debate over recently unveiled plans for the South Bank Centre, the cluster of Brutalist concrete buildings on the River Thames including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) and Hayward Gallery. 

Today, the Centre has as its neighbour one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions – The London Eye – and this, with the addition of retail and other leisure-led developments in and around the South Bank, has refocused both commercial and cultural attention on the complex.

Last month, British architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) unveiled their vision for a “Festival Wing” on the site, focussing on the QEH and the Hayward Gallery. It isn’t the first time an architect has been asked to look at these buildings in recent decades. However, it is the most likely to come to fruition.

Read more about the Southbank Centre and its future development, after the break...

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

  • Architects: HS Arquitetos
  • Location: Nova Trento, SC, Brazil
  • Partners: Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
  • Client: Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
  • Area: 9616.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

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Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

  • Architects: MACh Arquitetos
  • Location: Nova Lima - MG, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Area: 966.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

Rubido Romero Foundation / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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© Santos Díez
  • Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
  • Location: Negreira, A Coruña, España
  • Architect in Charge: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Area: 117.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Santos Díez

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez

Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró / Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Location: Seró-Artesa De Segre, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
  • Area: 3615.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Aitor Estevez, Courtesy of Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas

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Smith-Clementi Residence / Rios Clementi Hale Studios

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Location: Venice, CA, USA
  • RCH Studios Team: Frank Clementi, AIA, principal; Julie Smith-Clementi, IDSA, principal; Huay Wee, architect, senior associate; Anthony Anderson, architect; Carolyn Sumida, landscape architect; Claudia Morello, designer
  • Area: 2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Undine Pröhl

© Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl

Revit Technology Conference (RTC) Europe 2013

Coming to Delft, The Netherlands this September 27-28, the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) is an independent training conference covering Building Information Modelling in all its aspects, with a core focus on workflows centred on the Autodesk Revit Technology. This is a unique ‘for users, by users’ event, where experts and leaders in the field of BIM share their knowledge and exchange their insights. With speakers and delegates from all aspects of the industry – from designers to owners, from surveyors to facility managers ‐ RTC provides many opportunities and benefits together in a single location. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Machine Head / N MAEDA ATELIER

© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima
  • Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER
  • Location: Machida Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 103.38 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima

Naves Temporary Pavilion Proposal / Appareil

Designed by Appareil, their proposal for Naves, a temporary pavilion for the city of Mons, Capital of Culture in 2015, addresses a contextual relationship to the gothic surroundings as an exploration on lightness and transparency. Inspired by this historical context, this project explores structural and material logics to revisit the gothic arch; the ‘curve’ is examined as a bending element caught within a woven collaborative structure of glass fiber tubes, in which the use of compression is exchanged by the one of tension for the building to achieve maximum lightness. More images and architects' description after the break.

House in Gamagori / Kazuki Moroe Architects

  • Architects: Kazuki Moroe Architects
  • Location: Gamagori, Japan
  • Area: 118.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

From East Bookstore / Scenic Architecture Office

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'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Designed by Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects, their 'Paradiset 19-21' housing project creates a distinctive residential infill on Western Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. A distinctive addition with a strong urban identity, the project is a pliable mini-Manhattan, landing in the city block and building a vibrant streetscape with premises on the ground floor and inviting activities with an expressive urban character. More images and architects' description after the break.