Video: Chapel of Notre du Haut

Special thanks to our readers Danielle Bakkes, Tjeerd Hermsen, Rudi Koster, Viet Le, Wouter Rooijackers and Kor Zijnstra  from the Academy of Architecture Arnhem for sharing their funky video on the Chapel with us.  The short film was compiled after the completed a workshop at the Chapel back in 2007.  What do you think of the video’s mystical spin?

Alma Hotel Residence Winning Proposal / Kouvo & Partanen

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Kouvo & Partanen was recently announced as the winners of design competition for the Alma Hotel Residence in the Observatory and Research Center in the desert of northern Chile. The aim of the competition was to find the best solution on a fixed design fee and construction price for the building that offers the astronomers, engineers, and other staff working at the observatory accommodation, restaurant and office services and recreational spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Linnaeusborg, Centre for Life Sciences / Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau

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Architect: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv
Location: Nijenborg 7, , the Netherlands
Client: Property and Investment Projects, University of Groningen
Contractor: Sternike Partnership (Strukton, Voortman, GTI)
Project Area: 36,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

Courtesy of Krokodil & D-ARCH

“From Suburb to City” International Summer Academy 2012

Between 22 July – 05 August 2012, the architects group Krokodil… (EM2N, pool, Roger Boltshauser, Frank Zierau, Schweingruber Zulauf) and the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zurich (D-ARCH) will jointly run the International Summer Academy 2012 in Zurich with

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Casa dos Cubos / EMBAIXADA arquitectura

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Architect: EMBAIXADA arquitectura
Location: Praceta Alves Redol, 2300 , Portugal
Project Team: Albuquerque Goinhas, Augusto Marcelino, Cristina Mendonça, Luis Baptista, Nuno Griff, Pedro Patrício, Sofia Antunes
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 980,34 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Courtesy of Passive House Bulgaria

Passive House International Design Competition

Passive House Bulgaria recently launched an International Design Competition for a Passive House near Sofia, Bulgaria. The main goal with this competition is to challenge the architectural community to design a schematic design proposal for an affordable, low energy, single-family…

National and University Library NUK II Competition

National and University Library NUK II Competition

Open to citizens of the Republic of Slovenia or other EU member states and/or competitors who have a place of business in either, the competition of a solution for the National and University Library NUK II must reflect the period…

LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord

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Architects: Rosan Bosch & Rune Fjord
Location: , Denmark
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2000 sqm
Photography: Anders Sune Berg

Soul Box restaurant/bar / a01 Architects

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Architect: a01 Architects
Location: , Lithuania
Project year: 2011
Photographs : Courtesy of a01 Architects

The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman Exhibition / Graham Foundation in Chicago

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The Graham Foundation in Chicago, Illinois is hosting an exhibition of the works of architect Stanley Tigerman from January 26, 2012 – May 19, 2012. Tigerman, a Chicago native and principal of Tigerman McCurry, undertook more than 400 projects, resulting in 175 built works. As an active member of the local Chicago architectural community, he was a founding member of The Chicago Seven, director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1985-1993), and co-founded the school ARCHEWORKS with Eva Maddox in 1994 – a progressive socially oriented design. More details after the break.

Wind-dyed House / acaa

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Architects: acaa
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 286.93 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Jilin CBD Master Planning Project / AECOM

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The master planning of the CBD of city is a collaborative project by AECOM, a team formed by architects, urban designers, landscape designers and economists. Its collaboration across different disciplines was highly affirmed by the client and the government officials, which led to the project situated in the historical city in northeastern China. Their design is proposed to be the future CBD area by the government and has high-value natural and historical resources like the Songhua River and the Xiaobai Mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Round Up: Projects from ACXT

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Spain-based have been featured in ArchDaily several times, and even won a Building of the Year Award for their BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center back in 2010. Here’s our selection of five great projects from . Enjoy them all after the break.

BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center
BTEK is an interpretation centre for new technologies, aimed at student visitors. The site’s location, on one of the highest points of the Vizcaya Technology Park and close to the Bilbao airport’s flight path for takeoffs and landings, helps with the aim of making the building a landmark in its landscape (read more…)

VL Office / Vanessa Larrère


Architects: Vanessa Larrére
Location: Liposthey, , France
Client: Groupe Larrère & fils
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 276 sqm
Photographs: Vanessa Larrère

Parisian Theaters by Franck Bohbot

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French photographer Franck Bohbot has shared with us a series of photographs based on the interiors of historical Parisian theaters. Bohbot strived to capture the cultural life of the architecture with the absence of people, paying homage to the empty theater. Naked, the photographs reveal a sense of grandeur and intimacy. Continue after the break for more images.

Marronier Court / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 1508-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, ,
Title of the Project: Tamagawa Takashimaya S・C Marronier Court
Client: Toshin Development. Co., Ltd
Site Area: 2,424.40 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Daici Ano

In Progress: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects

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The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame (LSMSHOF) celebrates two seemly disconnected subjects within one contemporary venue, combining North Louisiana’s profound history with its influential world of sports. Designed by Trahan Architects, in coordination with Method Design and CASE, the new $12.6 million venue will house donated memorabilia that embodies “the contributions of the diverse cultures that have shaped the state and are crucial to understanding the unique traditions and legacy of Louisiana and the Gulf South.” A complex design, generated with the help of BIM technology, reflects the disparate subjects in one fluid structure encased within a locally inspired facade.

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The 243 Building / Hyun and Jeon Architectural Office

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Architect: Hyun and Jeon Architectural Office - Goon-Bo, Hyun, Phil-Gyou, Jeon of Hyun and Jeon Design Partners
Location: 243, Tanbeol-Dong, Gwangjoo, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
Client: Woon-Ok, Jo
Project area: 593 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kim Dong-Kwan