Day Care Center / LÜPS


Architects: ATELIER LÜPS – Mauritz + W-E. Lüps
Location: Munich,
Collaborators: Claudia Peter, Martina Machova
Construction Management: Silke Neugebauer, CLMap GmbH
Structure: Planungsgesellschaft Dittrich MBH
Elecrical engineering: IBM-TGA GmbH
Contractor: Mickan mbH&Co.KG
Photographs: ATELIER LÜPS


MedaTeca / Alterstudio Partners


Architects: Alterstudio Partners
Location: Meda,
Area: 1,910 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Alterstudio Partners


AD Round Up: Restaurants Part IX

© Courtesy of Goodweather Design & The School of Fish Foundation

Looking for a nice place to go and have dinner tonight? Here’s some inspiration from project published in 2010. Like the Floating Dinning Room, which floats on over 1,700 recycled plastic bottles. Maybe you like something like the Rockwall Bar & Grill, desgined by Dock4 Architecture in Tasmania. Or Donovan Hill’s tapas bar: Ortiga. Want some pizza? Check out this one in London, by Michaelis Boyd. Looking for something different in L.A.? Try Earl’s Gourmet Grub. Not hungry yet?

AIA Pennsylvania awards Spillman Farmer Architects for ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

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The American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania Chapter has awarded a Silver Medal, the institute’s highest honor, to Spillman Farmer Architects for their highly successful ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Located on the landmark Bethlehem Steel site in eastern Pennsylvania, the dynamic performing arts, media and cultural center has served as an anchor for the revitalization effort in the City of Bethlehem that is transforming the once-abandoned historic industrial core into a dynamic, sustainable and livable mixed-use community. The 200-foot industrial ruins towering above the ArtsQuest Center is part of the country’s largest privately-owned brownfield.

AIA jurors praised the project saying, “The design captures the energy and utilitarian beauty that the best of the industrial revolution once offered. At the same time it demonstrates the power that a truly successful marriage of architecture and program can exert in bringing new purpose and hope to the most abandoned parts of our community.”

Continue reading after the break for more information and images.

Dental Office / Estudio Arquitectura Hago

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Architects: Estudio Arquitectura Hago – Emilio Delgado Martos & Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio
Location: Málaga,
Year of Construction: 2011-2012
Area: 350 sqm
Budget: 350,000 €
Engineering: Estudio Sinergia
Construction Company: Millangar Construcciones Costa del Sol
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

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Architects: Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson – Scott Robinson
Location: 443 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario,
Completion: March 2011
Project Size: 75,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $21,000,00
Collaborators: Design build project with EPOH; associate architects and Ellis Don; construction firm
Client: Sault College Academic Building
Photographs: Shai Gil


RF Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar


Architect: João Tiago Aguiar
Location: Lisboa,
Client: Private
Collaborators: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Sílvia Amaral
Built Area: 210 sqm
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

National Mall Finalists Exhibit Designs


The ten finalists competing in the final phase of the National Mall Design Competition are dreaming big. Proposals to restore the National Mall include flourishing lakeside gardens, contemporary cafés hovering over water, grassy new amphitheaters and underground pavilions exposed at the foot of the Washington Monument. Since the announcement of the finalists, the teams have been refining there proposals behind closed doors.

Now, the Trust for the National Mall has released the highly anticipated proposals to the public. From now until Sunday, at the Smithsonian Castle and the National Museum of American History, you can view each proposal in its entirety. If you don’t live in the D.C. area, no need to worry. Continue after the break to catch a glimpse of each submission and learn how you can help the jury decided who will revamp America’s “front yard”.

Zwei kleine Häuser / Architekturbüro Scheder

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Architects: Architekturbüro Scheder
Location: ,
Structural Engineering: Eva Gottschall, Saalstsdt
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jonathan Scheder


Largest Rooftop Farm Coming to Brooklyn, NY

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BrightFarms CEO, Paul Lightfoot is obsessed with efficiency.  Spending most of his career improving market supply chains he has now turned his attention to the market supply chains of America’s produce.  BrightFarms is an innovative and straight forward program whose goal is to eliminate the wasted energy expended on travel times between the farm and the shelf, to provide more nutritious and safer produce that is grown for the table and not for the endurance of days and weeks of transport, and to create a local market where consumers know their farmers and where the food is coming from and who is responsible for growing it.  Littlefoot describes the blatant problems with the food industry today – efficiently factory farming and preserving produce that moves from one and end of the country to the other and inefficiently providing nutritious and tasty produce.

The challenge is to create a model that ensures quality while keeping costs down and BrightFarms appears to have found a strategy that works: hydroponic rooftop gardening near supermarket distribution centers or local markets.  The newly renamed Federal Plaza #2, soon to be known as Liberty View Industrial Plaza to be developed by Salmar Properties, in Brooklyn, NY is set to be the world’s largest rooftop garden which will reportedly grow “1 million pounds of local produce per year, including tomatoes, lettuces and herbs”.  Find out how it works after the break!

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School / Corgan

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Architects: Corgan Associates
Location: 2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, , USA
Area: 152,000 sqm
Project Years: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Charles Davis Smith, AIA

Courtesy of Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, André Vergueiro

Schools in the Sky / Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, André Vergueiro

The proposal, Schools in the Sky, by Filipe Magalhaes, Ana Luisa Soares, and André Vergueiro… for the ‘Rooftops, Why Not?’ competition asks the question, ‘What if suddenly the education would become the highest, most visible value of a

EYE – New Dutch Film Institute / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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Architects: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Location: Shell Terrain, Amsterdam,
Team: Philip Beckman, Sebastian Brunke, Alejandro C. Carrera, Ruben Van Colenberghe, Burkhard Floors, Gerhard Gölles, Daniela Hensler, Thilo Reich, Hendrik Steinigeweg
Year: 2005 – 2011
Area: 6.300 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Heatherland Pool House / Satellite Architects

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Architects: Satellite Architects
Location: Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme, ,
Contract Value: £600,000
Contract Type: JCT Intermediate w. Contractor Design
Gross Internal Area: 280 sqm
Landscape Architect: Tony Benger Landscapers
Satellite team members: James Harper, Stewart Dodd
Photographs: Courtesy of Satellite Architects


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Music Gymnasium Salzburg Proposal / LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI… was recently awarded the third prize in the open international competition with their proposal for an extension to Music Gymnasium Salzburg. Their design creates a new extension to the school without stealing space or light from the

The Hague Municipal Office / Rudy Uytenhaak

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Architects: Rudy Uytenhaak
Location: The Hague,
Client: The Hague City Council
Area: 32,600 sqm
Contractor: BAM
Completion: April 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Rudy Uytenhaak


Le Corbusier, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille (1952), Phaidon (ed.), Le Corbusier Le Grand, New York 2008; S. 422

“Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory” Symposium

Organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Chair of Architectural Theory, the “Brutalism. Architecture of Everyday Culture, Poetry and Theory” symposium will be taking place in Berlin May 10-11. Their position on this topic is that Brutalism’s critical review of…

Building Rehabilitation In Calcada do Lavra / Jorge Mealha

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Architects: Jorge Mealha
Location: Calçada do Lavra, ,
Project Team: João Sítima (Site Works Leader), Rita Melancia (Project Leader), Teófilo Raposo, Gonçalo Silva, Pedro Hormigo, Ricardo Manaia
Completion: 2011
Photographs: João Morgado