Arlevagen / Helhetshus

© Bert Leandersson

Architects: Helhetshus
Location: Floda, ,
Design Team: Pär Thurfjell, David Josefsson, Joakim Haglund, Joanna Henje, Cecilia Segerstedt
Structural Engineer: Stefan Borg, Ramböll
Project Management: Mats Nyström, Helhetshus
Area: Four models with a span between 127 sqm– 186 sqm
Year: 2009-2011
Photographs: Bert Leandersson

Restoration Of The Palais Des Gouverneurs Museum / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg
Location: Place du Donjon, , France
Client: City of Bastia
Built area: 8,215 sqm (renovation and extension)
Construction cost: 10,457,000 € without VAT (including furnitures)
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Luc Boegly


Luce/Light by Studio-due

Brought to you by Studio-due, Luce/Light explores four contemporary buildings of concrete, iron, water and glass that share a unique and indissoluble relationship with light. The Italian buildings featured are Fabrica by , Il Cubo Nero (The Black Cube) by Silvia Dainese Studio + dns dsn, the Nardini Grappa Distillery Bolle by Massimiliano Fuksas and Memoria e Luce (9/11 Memorial) by Daniel Libeskind.

Directed and Edited: Francesco Mansutti
Photography: Daniele Gobbin
Music: Paolo Agostini
Executive Production: Studio Due
Art Direction: Venice International University
Supervision: Anna Guolo, Giulio Bodon
Production: Regione Veneto – Direzione Beni Culturali

Chalet Beranger / Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

© Vincent Leroux / tempsmachine

Architects: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Location: ,
Designer: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Project Manager: Lluc Giros
Stylism: Valentina Pilia & Emilie Mureau
Floor Surface (sqm): 530 sqm
Building cost VAT excl (installations included): 2 187 000€ (budget of works) – 4 126 € /sqm
Project Date: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Vincent Leroux / tempsmachine

Refurbishment of an old Marketplace / Miquel Mariné Núñez + César Rueda Boné

© José Hevia

Arquitectos: Miquel Mariné Núñez + César Rueda Boné
Location: Plaza del Mercado, Alcaniz, Spain
Collaborators: Eduard González Mataró y Cristina MoretaBurch, arquitectos
Photographs: José Hevia

Menlo School MAC / Kevin Hart Architecture

© Bernard André

Architects: Kevin Hart Architecture
Location: , , USA
Design Team: Kevin Hart, Tim Morshead, Michael McGroarty, Jeff Szeto, Hins Cheung, Tim Cho
Project Year: 2011
Total Area: 55,000 sqm
Photographs: Bernard André

YAP MAXXI 2012 Winner is UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design

Courtesy of MoMA

The program promoting and supporting young architecture organized by Architettura together with MoMA/MoMA PS1 in New York and CONSTRUCTO of Santiago in Chile has announced UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design as winner of the 2012 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in . Following MAXXI’s first successful summer installation named WHATAMI by stARTT, Urban Movement Design now has the opportunity to reinvent the MAXXI piazza with an interactive installation featuring a long and sinuous band of wood and grass that encourages a playful bond between the building and its users. This proposal was selected over four other shortlisted contestants who where chosen by an Italian jury.

Both UNIRE/UNITE by Urban Movement Design and WENDY by HWKN (HollwichKushner) will be inaugurated in the MAXXI piazza and the courtyard at MoMA PSI in June 2012, along with an exhibit showcasing the fifteen design proposals from the finalists.

Continue reading for more information on this years MAXXI winner, UNIRE/UNITE.

Architectural Photographers: Cristobal Palma

Sombras de Color - Eduardo Castillo | ©

Architecture can be experienced in several ways, from writings to a travel, but so far it has been photography the main medium to transmit this experience. At ArchDaily we’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s best photographers (amateur and pros), and in this section we present you more about their work and thoughts.

This time we present you Cristobal Palma (@CPalmaPhoto on Twitter, and Facebook), who has been featured several times at ArchDaily with his work that not includes architecture  but also urban and documentary photography, which appears in media such as The New York Times, Monocle, Wallpaper, among others.

Back to the “experience”, Cristobal has been experimenting with video, exploring an enhanced experience that allows us to see architecture in a different, dynamic way. Take for example our recent feature about the Clifftop House in Maui by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, in which the combination of video + text + drawings offers us another experience.

You can watch more videos by Cristobal Palma here. Full interview:

1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?

I started shooting architecture as a student at the Architectural Association and then I learned a bit more about the profession working as an assistant to Sue Barr. After working for Sue I slowly started to work independently for small practices in London and Santiago and for magazines.

Ingredients of Reality: The Dismantling of New York City / Lan Tuazon at Storefront for Art and Architecture

© Lan Tuazon

The Storefront for Art and Architecture at 97 Kenmare Street in NYC will be exhibiting two new projects from Lan Tuazon, an artist living and working in .  Ingredients of Reality: the Dismantling of New York City will present sculptures, drawings and prints that assess the physical environment and all that it represents in terms of history, law and class structures.  The works on display will include Architectures of Defense and New York City Bar Graph.  The opening reception for this exhibit is will be today, February 28 at 7pm. The exhibit will run through April 7th, 2012.

To read more about Lan Tuazon’s work, follow us after the break.

Hamburg Brooktorkai / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

© Klaus Frahm

Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Location: HafenCity, Hamburg,
Client: Quantum Immobilien AG
Project Year: 2005-2010
Project Area: 16,000 sqm
Status of the project: Built
Photographs: Klaus Frahm

Winners of ‘Alvar Aalto: The Mark of the Hand’, by Harry Charrington and Vezio Nava

A week ago we launched a giveaway for you to win 4 copies of Alvar Aalto: The Mark of the Hand, by Harry Charrington and Vezio Nava. Today, and after more than 300 comments, we have our 4 lucky winners!

- Jin Woo Shin
- Sam Khudairi
- Catherine Stelling
- David Thompson

Thanks everyone for participating, we will take your suggestions and try to publish most of them for our AD Classics section. And if you didn’t win, don’t worry.. .there’s more giveaways to come!

More photos of Wang Shu’s work by Iwan Baan

Zhongshan Road | ©

From Iwan Baan‘s website we are bringing you two more projects by 2012 Pritzker laureate, : The Ceramic House (Coffee House) in the Jinhua Architecture Park, where Ai Wei Wei, working as the curator, brought together 16 architects from around the world to create a pavilion-city along the banks of the river Yiwu; and the Zhongshan Road renovation in Hangzhou.

Some more photographs after the break, and the complete photoset on Iwan’s website.

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The Local Architect / Wang Shu

Ningbo Historic Museum /  © Iwan Baan 

China must be going crazy.

In recent years, the growth of China has been incredible.  We have often likened the massive surge of projects in the country to the explosive levels of architectural experimentation in Dubai. OMA, Hadid, Holl, Foster, Morphosis – strong powerhouses of architecture – all seeking to help China meet the demands of its emerging world power position by springing from the basis of a historically isolated culture and leaping to craft a more globalized image for the country.  Such an image creates the desire for an architecture which can continually out shine itself as it challenges traditional materiality, scale and contextual relationships in China’s modern cities such as Shanghai and Beijing,  Hangzhou and West Kowloon.

Perhaps, that is precisely why many have not heard of Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio. And, perhaps, that is precisely why this Pritzker award carries such weight.

Hungarian Villa / Bauer Polla + Onodi Andras

© Bujnovszky Tamás

Architect: Bauer Polla + Onodi András
Architectural Assistant: Boldis Betti
Project Manager: Csesznok Balázs
Interior Design: Geppetto
Garden Design: Pottyondy Flóra
Structural Engineer: Erdelyi Tamás
Photographs: Bujnovszky Tamás

Niemeyer Center, by Danica Ocvirk Kus

© Danica Ocvirk Kus

Danica Ocvirk Kus shared with us her photographic work for Oscar Niemeyer‘s Niemeyer Center in Aviles, . Known her work across Europe, her talent is very eloquently represented through these images of this highly admired and appreciated institution for the city. A full gallery of images can be viewed after the break.

Malpertuus Veterinary Clinic / architecten de vylder vinck taillieu

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
Location: Heusden,
Client: Dac Malpertuus
Project Year: 2006-2009
Project Area: 400 sqm
Structural Engineering: Arthur De Roover Structureel Ontwerp, Gent
Technical Engineering: IADB, Gent
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Courtesy of Origin Architect

‘Calling of the Sea’ – Exhibition Hall for Yantai Development Zone Blueprint / Origin Architect

‘Calling of the Sea’, the proposal for the exhibition hall for Yantai Development Zone Blueprint by Origin Architect…, will be not only a space to exhibit the blueprint of Yantai City, but also present an attitude itself and the

Laboratory Canfranc / Basilio Tobías

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Basilio Tobías Location: , Spain Collaborators: Daniel Fuertes, Susan Valdivia, Francisco Corbalán, Ateco (structure), JG Ingenieros (installations) Quantity surveyor: Gabriel López Developer: Consorcio para el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc Builder: Sacyr Completion: December 2010 Budget: 2,189,467,33 € Floor area: 2,115.46 sqm Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute