Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture

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Architects: Franklin Azzi Architecture
Location: Rue Paulin Talabot, 93400 Saint-Ouen,
Project Management: Neximmo 62
Area: 16200.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture

The Soundwave / Penda

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Architects: Penda
Location: , Hubei, China
Area: 5000.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Xia Zhi

R4 / Florian Busch Architects

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Architects: Florian Busch Architects
Location: Roppongi, Minato, 106-0032,
Photographs: Nacasa + Partners

Local House / MAKE architecture

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Architects: MAKE architecture
Location: VIC 3182, Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Building 303 / Architectus

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Architects: Architectus
Location: , New Zealand
Area: 8800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Courtesy of JILA
Courtesy of JILA

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.

The competition invites students and young practitioners in design, planning, research, and related fields to rethink the raison d’etre of the park, one of the greatest urban inventions for modern society, and to propose innovative visions for future Tokyo with/without parks. Online registrations close April 24, 2015. You can learn more and apply, here.

House in Lake Villarrica / Planmaestro

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Architects: Planmaestro
Location: Los Raulíes, , Araucanía, Chile
Architects In Charge: Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce, Andrea Jacob
Area: 387.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mathias Jacob

Robert A.M. Stern to Build Britian’s Most Expensive Flats

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If approved, Robert A.M. Stern will build ’s most expensive flats. Aiming to replace a 1960s car park and a number of other buildings in city’s Mayfair district, the £2 billion “Audley Square House” apartment block is being commissioned by Phones4U billionaire John Caudwell.

As BD Online reports, Caudwell abandoned an already approved £300 million Foster + Partners scheme in favor of Stern’s neo-classical design, saying he chose the New York-based architect for his “ability to design high-quality buildings that do not stand apart from their surroundings but rather fit in comfortably amongst their neighbors.”

Bar Raval / Partisans

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Architects: Partisans
Location: , ON,
Design Team: Alexander Josephson, Pooya Baktash, Jonathan Friedman, Ivan Vasyliv, Ariel Cooke
Photographs: Jonathan Friedman / Partisans

Milan Expo 2015: Wolfgang Buttress Completes UK Pavilion’s “Virtual Beehive”

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Wolfgang Buttress‘ “pulsating” beehive is one of the first to complete for the 2015 Milan Expo. Serving as the UK’s contribution, “BE,” the “virtual hive” is designed to highlight the plight of the honeybee and offer an “immersive sensory experience” that leaves visitors with a “lasting flavor of the British landscape.”

Comprised of a 14-meter lattice structure, made from 169,300 pieces of aluminum and steel, the domed structure sits at the end of a meandering wildflower meadow that leads visitors to the “hive.” Once inside, a sensory composition of audio and visual effects will mimic the activity of an existing beehive in Nottingham. 

A look inside the beehive, after the break. 

odD House 1.0 / odD+

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Architects: odD+
Location: Urbanización Auquí Chico, 170157,
Architect In Charge: Lucas Correa-Sevilla
Design Team: Lucas Correa-Sevilla, Parshan Fatehi
Drawings: Maria Lorenzo Muñoz
Area: 413.0 sqm
Photographs: Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L

C.F. Møller Designs Denmark’s Largest Sewage Pumping Station

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C.F. Møller has unveiled designs for Denmark‘s largest sewage pumping station. Planned to be built on Copenhagen‘s Kløvermarken, the new building will serve as an independent counterpart to the site’s historic 1901 pumping station, originally designed by city architect Ludvig Fenger.

According to the architects, the brick station aims to “set new standards for large-scale sustainable utilities in Danish cities,” while “closely integrating itself into the dense urban context.” It will be built as a circular structure – the optimal shape of an underground pumping well – and feature two rainwater harvesting green roofs, a distinctive set of 24 meter-tall pressure towers, and two recreational “gardens” for employees.

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

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Architects: Teeple Architects
Location: , ON, Canada
Area: 60000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shai Gil , Scott Norsworthy

AR Issues: Architecture That Goes Beyond Style Wars

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ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s March 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor discusses the phenomenon of ”architects and magazines pursuing content rather than style,” arguing both that architects should be raising the bar and also that the media, by nurturing their critical stance, should be a part of the solution, not the problem.

In what style shall we – or indeed, should we – build? Historically, architecture’s relationship with “style” is complicated and vexed. We can easily identify the formal attributes and origins of specific styles that attest to why Gothic cathedrals or Victorian train sheds look the way they do. But beyond the constraints of such historical determinism, Postmodernist and Parametricist multiplicities have allowed a hundred flowers to bloom, and their aroma began to stink the place out long ago.

Mariano Latorre Lyceum / Macchi – Jeame – Danus & Boza – Boza – Labbé – Ruiz Risueño

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Architects: Macchi – Jeame – Danus & Boza – Boza – Labbé – Ruiz Risueño
Location: Curanilahue, Curanilahue, Bío Bío Region,
Architects In Charge: José Macchi – Francisco Danus – & Cristián Boza D. – Cristián Boza W.– Diego Labbé- Eduardo Ruiz-Risueño
Area: 9500.0 sqm
Photographs: Felipe Díaz Contardo, Cristián Boza Wilson

A Rare Look Inside OMA’s CCTV Building in Beijing

Since the building’s construction concluded in 2012, images of ’s CCTV Headquarters have permeated the media. But inside views of this mutant skyscraper — characterized by a soaring 72 meter cantilever — have remained rare. Until now, that is. Images originally published by International Design and shared on WeChat by 广电独家 reveal the interior of OMA’s CCTV Headquarters, including Emmy-winning set designer Jim Fenhagen’s news studios. 

Take a peek inside the meeting rooms, hallways and control centers of CTBUH’s 2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide. 

NITA’s “Antalya Tower” to be Built in Turkey

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Construction is due to commence later this year on “Antalya Tower,” the winning entry of “The Expo 2016 Antalya Tower” competition. Situated on Antalya on Turkey’s southwest coast, the tower was designed by local firm NITA (Nitelikli Tasarımlar Atölyesi), and will cater for the city’s 10 million annual visitors. The completion of the tower will coincide with the “World Botanic Expo 2016,” to be held in Antalya and marking ’s first international Expo.

House of Trace / TSURUTA Architects

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Architects: TSURUTA Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tim Crocker