Le Coeur / StudioGreenBlue

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Architects: StudioGreen Blue
Location: Ashikaga, ,
Design Team: Mitsuharu Kojima, Wataru Kobayashi
Structure: Wood
Photographs: StudioGreenBlue


Video: Collage House / Bosch Capdeferro

Studio Banana TV features the Collage House with explanations by its author, Bosch Capdeferro, ASCER Interiorismo award 2011 and emerging architect special mention of the European Union prize for contemporary Architecture Mies Van der Rohe award 2011. The interview was realized with the sponsorship of ASCER.

Isis Australian Offices / KANNFINCH

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Architects: KANNFINCH
Location: Melbourne,
Area: 2,340 sqm
Project Years: 2008 – 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of KANNFINCH 


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Call for Submissions: BOFFO Show House

BOFFO… is currently accepting submissions through March 26th for art & design furniture, products and more to arrange at their Show House open May 1 – 24, 2012. The BOFFO Show House exhibition will bridge art and design through installation

Gwanggyo Jeil Church / Oh jong sang + Lee eunseok

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Architect: Oh jong sang + Lee eunseok
Location: ,
Photographs: Park youngchae


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‘Thomas B. Thrigesgade’ City Design / entasis

entasis… shared with us their proposal for a 51,000 square-foot area of road that will become a dense and visionary city that will arise and provide the dense frame for a lively and vibrant city life. The project’s title, Thomas

House Colunata / Mario Martins


Architect: Mario Martins
Location: , Algarve, Portugal
Project Years: 2007-2011
Design Team: Ana Rocha, Filipa Santos, Fernanda Pereira, Rui Saavedra
Technical projects: Palma & Franco, Lda
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Hollywood Hills House / Francois Perrin

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Architect: Francois Perrin
Location: Los Angeles, , USA
Collaborator: Yves Lefay, Designer/Builder (Eliosolar)
Site Area: 9,000 sqm
Building: 3,000 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photography: Michael Wells

Barnsworth Exhibition Center by IIT Design Build Studio


The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe’s is one the most iconic modern residences in the . Situated in Plano, Illinois, near the Fox River, its location is nothing short of picturesque. However, what may not be known is that due to its location, it has been subject to the wrath of the local river. Specifically, on September 14, 2008 a torrential rain storm caused the Fox River to overflow and flood the house, resulting in extensive damage to the interior, furniture, and the large wardrobe of Edith Farnsworth. The IIT Design Build Studio led by Professor Frank Flury was sought out by Farnsworth House director Whitney French to distill a solution to house the 12’ x 6’ x 2’ wardrobe that was unable to be accommodated in the visitor center. More details after the break.

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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We started last week with some exciting news. A complete coverage on Wang Shu, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2012. But we also featured some amazing projects. Like the Ordos Art & City Museum designed by MAD Architects in Inner Mongolia. Or ’ beautiful Black & White House. Don’t miss this project in Bucharest that manages to develop a small collective housing scheme under a minimal budget. Last, such a beautiful scenery deserves a great lookout point: Seljord Watch Tower by Rintala Eggertsson Architects.

Health Center Of Talavera / Arquitecnica

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Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming, Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: Talavera de la Reina, , Spain
Colaborators: Isabel Domínguez Segura, José Ramón Espinosa, Nuria Martín Alcaraz, Rubén Martínez de Rituerto.
Quantity Surbeyor: Oscar Bernedo Antoñanzas
Client: Sescam
Constructor: Tao
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Arboretum / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

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Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects – Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe, Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson
Location: Øverbyvegen88-104, 2825 Gjøvik,
Client: Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg), Tommy Pedersen
User: Gjøvik Care Centre
User representative: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat), Anne-Beth Brekke, Geir Rune Nyhus and Kai Børresen
Curator: Public Art Norway (KORO), Mette Kvandal and Per Henrik Svalastog
Design Team: Dagur Eggertsson, Julian Fors, Fabricio Ferreira Fernandes, Matthew Donnachie, Sölvi Magnússon, Kaori Watanabe and Vibeke Jenssen
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

House Renovation In Treia / Wespi de Meuron

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Architects: Wespi de Meuron
Location: 62010 Treia (MC), Marche,
Completion: 2010
Property surface: 12,500 sqm
Floor space net: 311 sqm
Photographs: Hannes Henz

The Park House / Formwerkz Architects

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Architect: Formwerkz Architects
Design Team: Gwen Tan, Berlin Lee, Stephen Lim, RuiLin
Structural: TEP Consultants Pte Ltd
Builder: PLC (2006) Pte Ltd
Photographs: Jeremy San


Shortlist for the Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept

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The Architectural Department of City Government (MosComArhitectura) has announced the shortlisted teams competing to design the strategy that will be used to double the size of . With an uneven distribution of working places throughout the Russian Federation capital, millions of residents are forced to commute each day to the over-populated, historic city center, thus causing serious transportation, ecological and social problems within the region.

The Moscow City Agglomeration Development Concept will see the city annex 150,316 hectares to its south-west in order to overcome its chronic space problems. OMA, Diller Scofidio & Renfro and McAdam Architects, lead by the well-known Russian architects Andrey Chernihov and Alexei Ginsburg,  are a few names that appear among the ten shortlisted teams. Continue reading for more competition details and the entire shortlist.

Bellarmine College Preparatory / Steinberg Architects

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Architect: Steinberg Architects
Location: San José, , USA
Team: Ernie Yamane, AIA – Principal in Charge, Jeffrey Berg, AIA – Project Manager
Brigitte Williams, AIA – Designer, Danielle Hornberger, Dave Ewell, AIA, Lisa Welty-O’Hare, DedeImpink, AIA, Clementine Mainini, Jihoon Kim, Jocelyn Martinez, Michael Cervantes, AIA, Paul Bae, Priya Raman, Shannon Healey, Tom Lawrence, Wendy Woo
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Space Group Completes Lexington Master Plan


Space Group, based out of Oslo, , recently completed the master plan for Lexington, Kentucky’s new Arena, Arts and Entertainment District. Beating out 13 other architectural firms, the 46 acre development will incorporate a basketball arena, convention center, performing arts center, school of the arts, offices, retail shops and housing. A unique aspect that was incorporated was the distinctive compactness of the existing downtown area and its proximity to residential neighborhoods. In order to accommodate predicted future growth, Space Group conceived a strategy that mirrors the footprint of the existing downtown district and projects it along an axis in line with the Rupp Arena. More info after the break.

L’Aquila Church / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

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Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Location: ,
Client: Order of the Friars Minor of “San Bernardino” – Ass. Fraterna Tau Onlus
Year: 2010
Area: 1,770 sqm
Photographs: Leo Torri