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Sustainable Temporal Theatre Design Competition

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and World Stage Design 2013 are currently seeking proposals for the competition to design a sustainable temporal theatre. The winning design will be built in Cardiff and house performances and events as part of the World Stage Design 2013 festival. Open to students and professionals from across all related disciplines, the structure must be weather and sound-proof and be designed using either existing and readily available building components or alternative sustainable elements. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013. More information after the break.

Stealth Barn / Carl Turner Architects

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker

Usagui Teahouse / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

  • Architects: Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio
  • Location: Gracia Barcelona Spain
  • Basic Design: Maarten Neering
  • Lighting Design: Toru Takamiya
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daisuke Nakashima

© Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima

EINS House / Óscar Pedrós

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Highlights from Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2012

If you missed Design Like You Give A Dam: LIVE!  - the Architecture for Humanity event of panel discussions and workshops at the Autodesk Gallery in  - you must check out this short video.

Secondary School Pla Marcel / ONL Arquitectura

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Location: Cardedeu, Spain
  • Developer: Departament d'Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. GISA
  • Constructors: Vias y Construcciones , S.A.
  • Collaborators : Gianluca Giaccone, arq. - Oscar Vendrell, arq. - Giorgia Sgarbossa, arq. - Mar Balcells, estudiant d’arq.
  • Installations: Àbac Enginyers
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes
  • Area: 2792.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura

Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura

Mapfre Automovile Services Centre / Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Location: Alcorcón. Madrid. Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Miguel Bernardini, Aurelie Beriot, Jorge Consuegra
  • Collaborators: Jorge Consuegra, Delphine Blanc, Claire Seze, Lucile Labat, Daniel Rojas, Marcus Carus
  • Rigger: Saturnino Molina, Natalia Gonzalez Pericot
  • Structure: Pablo Nieto Cabezas
  • Installations: Antonio Carrión Ingenieros
  • Consultants: Jose Ramón Perez, Nieves Plaza, Lourdes Fernandez
  • Area: 4,500 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Cortesia de Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Cabañas Tumbaco / Diez + Muller Arquitectos

© Sebastian Crespo
© Sebastian Crespo
  • Architects: Diez + Muller Arquitectos
  • Location: Tumbaco, Ecuador
  • Design Team: Felipe Muller, Gonzalo Diez, Álvaro Borrero
  • Construction: Hernán Miño
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Sebastian Crespo, Cortesia de Felipe Muller

© Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo Courtesy of Felipe Muller

Reconstruction of an Old Rural Mansion / Dot Arquitectes

  • Architects: Dot Arquitectes
  • Location: Vall de Vianya, Catalonia, Spain
  • Architects: Bet Capdeferro, Ramón Bosch
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes

Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes

9 Gathered Huts / NKS Architects

  • Architects: NKS Architects
  • Location: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
  • Structure: RC+S, 1 story
  • Area: 293.87 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

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House H / mattch

© nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners

  • Architects: mattch
  • Location: tenpaku-ku Nagoya-shi,aichi-ken japan
  • Area: 115.95 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: nacasa&partners

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / PAR + Arup

In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District of Helsinki, an essential component of the design by PAR and Arup for the Central Library involved creating a public space at the top of the library—visually connecting Töölönlahti to Senate Square and the city at large. The library is organized by six intersecting axes that afford spectacular vistas while creating a variety of spatial configurations for the library’s program. With it’s six floor levels each pointing toward a celebrated landmark, the Central Library becomes a symbolic center for city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Master Jury Announced for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

2007 Cycle - School in Rudrapur / Courtesy of Aga Khan Development Network
2007 Cycle - School in Rudrapur / Courtesy of Aga Khan Development Network

The members of the Master Jury were just announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Jury, which includes Mr. David Adjaye, Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Mr. Michel Desvigne, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Mr. Kamil Merican, Professor Toshiko Mori, Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, and Mr. Wang Shu,  independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award. More information on the Master Jury after the break.

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / OODA

The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between the two demarked city urban networks – ancient and modern – merging both, creating a public path that connects to the park while it simultaneously generates the formal composition. The new central library will be much more than a traditional library. It will be a dynamic entity, fully equipped, comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, tourists in an all-age designed forefront building. More images and architects’ description after the break.