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Yacht House / Robin Monotti Architects

  • Architects: Robin Monotti Architects
  • Location: Crimea, Ukraine
  • Design Team: Robin Monotti Graziadei, Fannar Haraldsson
  • Structural Engineer: Gennadiy Gyrushta
  • Main Contractor: Igor Shutkin
  • Area: 875.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ioana Marinescu

© Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu

Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen

© John Girdlestone
© John Girdlestone
  • Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen
  • Location: Kapiti, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Main Contractor: Duncan Construction Ltd.
  • Property Owners: Heather and Trevor Lloyd
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Photographs: John Girdlestone

© John Girdlestone © John Girdlestone © John Girdlestone © John Girdlestone

Ecumenical Forum HafenCity / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

  • Architects: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
  • Location: Shanghaiallee 12, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge: Wolfgang Lorch, Andrea Wandel Prof.
  • Project Manager: Florian Gotze
  • Collaborators: Dirk Lang, Bruno Di Franco, Kimberly Rubert, Nikolaus Hirsch, Andreas Schmalz, John Vogt
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch

Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch Courtesy of Wandel Hoefer + Lorch

Kashi-Kobo Yodogawa / aoydesign

  • Architects: aoydesign
  • Location: Komatsu, Japan
  • Project Team: Shigeo Aoyama, Yukiko Sumitani
  • Contractor: Support Plus
  • Area: 39.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of aoydesign

Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign

bam! Wins YAP MAXXI 2013

Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

With an intention to attract and impress viewers with his massive scale, He has been selected as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in Rome, an annual competition that promotes and supports young and emerging architects in collaboration with MAXXI Architettura, MoMA/MoMA PS1 of New York, Constructo of Santiago and, for the first time, Istanbul Modern, Turkey.

Turin-based studio bam! bottega di architettura sostenibile, designed He as a grandiose and buoyant installation that transforms the concrete MAXXI facade and expansive piazza into a visual spectacular, while offering a shady escape from the Summer heat.

The 2013 Architect’s Eye Photography Competition

Organized by International Art Consultants (IAC) and supported by The Royal Photographic Society, the Architect’s Eye competition has been celebrating and encouraging architects’ passion for photography since 2007. Now, in its fourth edition, UK architects are challenged to submit photos into two distinct categories: Architecture and Place and Architecture and People. The former focuses solely on the aesthetics of the architecture and places it creates, while the latter explores and celebrates the interaction of people with the environments created by architects. There are no restrictions on which buildings qualify for the competition.

Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter) in Selb / TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Breathing Prototypes Workshop

Parametrica [Digi Fab School] invites you to BREATHING PROTOTYPES Workshop (19-25 February 2013) to participate in the digital design build workshop, seeking to create an inventive collaborative environment. The workshop is part of a series of PARAMETRICA events aimed in promoting and exploring the world of parametric design. 

The workshop is aimed at: students, postgraduates, architects, interior, product and urban designers, engineers, anybody interested. All the details after the break.

In Progress: Schwäbischer Verlag / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Karlstraße 20, 88212 Ravensburg, Germany
  • Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

  • Architects: Karres en Brands, Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Bart Brands, Sylvia Karres, Lieneke van Campen, Jeroen Marseille, Uta Krause, Paul Portheine, Joost de Natris, Jim Navarro
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jannes Linders, Aeroview

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders

Student Housing (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) / H Arquitectes + dataAE

  • Architects: H Arquitectes, dataAE
  • Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team H Arquitectes: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
  • Design Team dataAE: Claudi Aguiló, Albert Domingo
  • Collaborators: ÀBAC Enginyers, Societat Orgànica
  • Constructor: Constructora d’Aro
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Adrià Goula, Courtesy of H Arquitectes + dataAE

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

AD Interviews: Edouard François

Back when I was an architecture student I was very impressed by the early works of French architect and urban planner Edouard François, which introduced new ways to understand the relation between nature and architecture.

Club House Punta Lago / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

  • Architects Office: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
  • Location: Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
  • Collaborators: Marco Sogbi
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Tamara Uribe

© Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe © Tamara Uribe

Holiday Home in the Algarve / Hilberink Bosch Architects

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit

Kengo Kuma Designs New Museum at China Academy of Art in Xiangshan

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

To further the promotion of art education, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and China Academy of Art in Xiangshan have announced plans to construct a new university within the hilly suburbs of Hangzhou by the Spring of 2014. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, the Museum at the China Academy of Art will harmonize with the lush topography and resist modifying any existing slopes to accommodate the 4,936 square meter facility. Instead, the museum’s configuration will mimic the lozenge shaped pattern that was discovered within the contour lines, generating a fluid exhibition space with linear and altering floor levels buffered by partially external galleries.

In addition, Kengo Kuma is investigating the possibility of reusing clay tiles and stones from Hangzhou's old house district so the body of the museum may appear as if the “soil of the tea gardens” were “transformed into architecture”.

More images after the break.

Reading Spaces, Spaces for Reading: A look at Singapore's Culture of Reading

This article comes to us courtesy of author Jason Weean artist, curator, and writer who directs Grey Projects in Singapore. It originally appeared on the Guggenheim's blog on January 14th, 2013.

Call for Proposals: Deborah J. Norden Fund

In memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, the Deborah J. Norden Fund is calling for proposals from students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies for awards up to $5000 in travel and study grants. A program of The Architectural League of New York, participants must submit a maximum three-page proposal, which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will contribute to the applicant’s intellectual and creative development. The deadline for submissions is April 17. For more information, please visit here.