Porto Covo Palace / Frederico Valsassina

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Architects: Frederico Valsassina 
Location: Rua de S.Domingos à Lapa, Lisboa, Portugal
Client: Companhia de Seguros Lusitânia
Completion: 2009
Construction Area: 2,300 sqm
Team: Sofia Salazar Leite, João Torres, Rita Amado
Landscape Architecture: Proap
Structure and foundations: JSJ
Special Technical Facilities: Joule / GET
Hydraulic plans: Ductos
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

   

GA House / Samf

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Architects: Samf – Sara Antunes, Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
Location: Verdizela,
Total Area: 252 sqm
Photographs: Thorsten Humpel

Filmare L’Architettura / Festival dei Popoli

The workshop Filmare l’architettura, just concluded in Florence. It took place in the home-studio by Leonardo Savioli and was aimed at educating videomakers in documenting the architectural space. The results of this experience, promoted by the Region of Tuscany, produced by Festival dei Popoli and led by , will be presented to the public on May 15 at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence.

Courtesy of Jimenez Lai

Only 6 hours left to help fund Jimenez Lai’s Hefner/Beuys House!

Last month we shared with you Jimenez Lai’s vision to transform the Architecture Foundation’s Project Space in London with a cartoonish architectural installation of Super Furniture… inspired by the exhibitionism of Hugh Hefner with the live-art of Joseph Beuys.

La Salut Market Square / Vora Arquitectura

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Architects: Vora Arquitectura
Location: Av marquès de Sant Mori s/n, Badalona,
Design Team: Eva Cotman, Anna Malaguti, Ondrej Fabian
Completion: 2010
Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula Sardà

   

LEGO Architecture Landmark Series: Sungnyemun

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LEGO has unveiled their latest model in the Architecture Landmark series: the Gate of Exalted Ceremonies in Seoul, better known as the Sungnyemun.

Sungnyemun is the series first Asian landmark and one of the most complete examples of Joseon Dynasty architecture. Standing in the heart of Seoul since 1398, Sungnyemun was once one of three major gateways through Seoul’s historic city walls. It is listed first among the National Treasure of South Korea.

Sungnyemun is the fifteenth model in the LEGO® Architecture series, which uses the LEGO brick to interpret the designs of iconic architecture around the world.

VillaLóla / ARKÍS architects

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Architects: ARKÍS architects
Location: , Iceland
Size: 128 sqm
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy ARKÍS architects

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modeLab Scripted Design Workshop

Studio Mode / modeLab… is putting on the Scripted Design Workshop June 9-10, which will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts for designing with programs in Python for Rhinoceros. As the next installment in the coLab Series, they are welcoming

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Stockholmsmässan Main Entrance / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

With over a million visitors annually, Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö is one of the world’s leading organisers of exhibitions, conferences and public fairs. The new entrance, designed by Rosenbergs Arkitekter…, starts construction this month and is expected to be completed

House for Five / RTA Studio

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Architects: RTA Studio
Location: Grey Lynn, , New Zealand
Area: 280 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Andronikos Hotel Interiors / Klab Architecture

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Greek firm, KLab Architecture, has designed a series of suites for Mykonos, one of the most popular summertime destinations (the island’s population rises from 10,000 to 50,000 seasonally).  As is typical of KLab’s work (check out their Urban Cubes project previously featured), their hotel project looks to the vernacular language of island’s vocabulary and capitalizes on the environment’s relationship between the landscape and the sea, to formulate a modern interpretation of the cycladic architecture that has evolved over centuries.

More about the hotel room design after the break. 

Santa Julia House / Emilio Marin Architects

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Architects : Emilio Marin Architects / Emilio Marín – Juan Carlos Lopez
Location : , Santiago, Chile.
Contractor: Alfio Secchi
Completion : 2011
Built Area : 350 sqm
Contractor: Alfio Secchi
Photographs: Nicolas Rupcich

Health Center in Oleiros / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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Architetcs: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos – Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
Location: La Coruña, Spain
Collaborators: Carlos Bóveda, Cálculo de Estructuras, Obradoiro Enxeñeiros, Ingeniería
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Hector Fdez Santos-Díez

   

Flashback: Merck Sereno Headquarters / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn
Location: ,
Construction: 2006
Area: 68,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn

Video: One World Trade Center 2004-2012

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In honor of One World Trade Center becoming the tallest building in , EarthCam has released an exciting time-lapse movie showcasing the construction progress from 2004-2012. In just a couple minutes, you can witness years of construction. Not only is the process a moving one on an emotional level, but also sheds hope on a site that holds such strong meaning in the U.S. for a time in history that will never be forgotten.

 

DLAB | Green 02 workshop at the Architectural Association


DLab 2011 student work, Photo by Elif Erdine
DLab 2011 student work, Photo by Elif Erdine

AA DLab experiments thoroughly on the possibilities of digital design tools and rapid prototyping techniques as highly integrated systems of design development. It is an intensive computation and fabrication oriented workshop that is structured around a general theme in each consecutive edition.

Starting from 2012, DLab will be launched as a series where one of the most potent vehicles for emphasis in architecture, color, will take a twist and exist beyond the field of visual compositions and sensations, becoming the common denominator for the generation of diverse computational proposals. In 2012, DLab takes on the color of Green as the shade of meaning and the design vessel for a number of rigorous experiments carried out using algorithmic design methodologies and digital fabrication techniques.  Associated with the concepts of regeneration, emergence, and growth through its broad existence in nature, Green will serve as the inspiration for observing natural and biological structures of differing scales, followed by their abstraction and interpretation into elaborated design proposals. In this setup, Green surpasses being a representational/graphic instrument and stimulates creative processes of meaning, interpretation, and realization.

Architecture Humanitarian Emergencies / Jorge Lobos

2/3 of the world population have no link to professional architecture, it means 4.400.000.000 of people has not relation with academic knowledge of architecture. This book tries to explain how this knowledge can come to everywhere of our planet and how it can support to improve the lack of quality of life for natural disasters or social conflicts of millions of human beings.

Ghost Town planned for New Mexico to test emerging technologies

Pegasus Global Holdings, LLC, a private international technology development firm, has announced plans to build a new billon-plus dollar city capable housing 35,000 people Lea County, . However, no one will live there. The vacant city will be a full-scale, fully functional test city, dedicated to enabling and facilitating the commercialization of new and emerging technologies. Looking for a place to test out that self-driving truck? Look no further. The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE) will provide 15-square-miles of resident-free cityscape in the middle of the New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert.

Continue after the break to learn more about CITE.