Comisaría Lugo / Mestura Arquitectes

© Andrés Fraga

Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: , Galicia, Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 5,293.83 sqm
Photographs: Andrés Fraga

W Window House / Alphaville Architects

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Architects: Alphaville Architects
Location: Kyoto,
Project Year:
Photographs: Courtesy of Alphaville Architects

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Courtesy of DawnTown

DawnTown Design Build Competition

DawnTown, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting architecture in Miami, is announcing an open call for portfolios for their Design Build competition. Now in its fifth year, Dawntown seeks the talents of a designer or design team to create a…

Wu Residence / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

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Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office
Location: Anthony Road,
Architect In Charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Design Team: Cai Chun Yan, Jane Wang, Liu Qi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250.0 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

100% Terschelling / Studio Elmo Vermijs

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Architects: Studio Elmo Vermijs
Location: Island Terschelling,
Design: ElmoVermijs and Arievan Ziel
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Gemma van Linden

Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects

Field House / Wendell Burnette Architects © Bill Timmerman

Architect: Wendell Burnette Architects
Location: ,
Project Size: 5,000 square feet
Photography: Bill Timmerman

   

Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten

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Architects: hke architekten
Location: Brühler Str. 69 A-2340 Moedling
Project Coordinator: Albert Huber
Team Staff : Waltraud Derntl, Elke Niedermüller, Ralf Rüssel, Xiaoguang Song, Sören Fleischhauer, Stefan Schweighofer, Michael Hieselmayr, Muaz Esen
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Gerald Zugmann, Courtesy of hke architekten

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part IX

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For today’s AD Round Up we have five great refurbishment projects. The main image belongs to TANK’s La Minoterie, a rehabilitation of an old flour-mill and an industrial building in lofts along the canal of Roubaix. Check out, Loft L designed by adawittfeldarchitektur or Paco De Pombeiro Manor House by Ezzo,a rural hotel located in Felguerias, Portugal. Revisit Church of living by dutch practice Zecc Architecten. Finally, you can’t miss Adaptation of Former Granary designed by medusagroup.

University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus / Cannon Design + CDG Architects

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Architects: Cannon Design, CDG Architects
Location: , United States
Principal in Charge: Michael J. Smith
Project Director: Beth Radovanovich
Lead Designer: Carl Hampson
Project Manager: James Pricco
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Bill Timmerman

Datagrove / Future Cities Lab

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Design:  Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno at Future Cities Lab
Team: Ripon DeLeon (lead), Osma Dossani, Jonathan Izen, assisted by David Spittler

Client: ZERO1, Public Art Program, National Endowment for the Arts
Consultant: Elliot Larson created the Twitter trends [xml link]

Technology: Text to Speech Module by TextSpeak, Arduino Mega and Uno, WiFly Shield by Sparkfun, Verizon Mifi, LCD panels by Sparkfun, LEDS by superbrightleds.com, IR sensors by Sharp
Photography: Peter Prato

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2012: GREENHOUSE TALK interviews leading architects

As we announced earlier, Pritzker Prize Laureate Wang Shu of (China), of RMA architects (India) and Francine Houben of Mecanoo (The Netherlands) participated in GREENHOUSE TALK at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The informal discussion focused on the current reality of design culture in the great countries of Eastern Asia and Europe.

The video begins with an introduction (in Italian) by architect and Senior curator of MAXXI Roma, Pippo Ciorra, which then leads into some fascinating commentary (in English, with Italian subtitles) by the highlighted protagonists.

The GREENHOUSE TALK event was promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, in collaboration with MAXXI and NAi. 

Admissions Center, Brandeis University / Charles Rose Architects

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Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Location: , MA, USA
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 24,000 sq ft
Photographs: John Linden, Peter Vanderwarker

Heathfield Primary School / Holmes Miller

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Architects: Holmes Miller
Location: Ayr, , United Kingdom
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Andrew Lee

Films & Architecture: “Brazil”

This week we propose a classic from the ’80s by Terry Gillian. is a film where he shows his vision of the future generated by societies’ bureaucracy and organisation entities. In many ways, it depicts some, nowadays, facts of rigid urban spaces that do not allow individuality or any kind of freedom.

What do you think about architecture representing or being the result of social organisations? Let us know your ideas about this subject, as always, we’re waiting for your comments and suggestions.

1966-1976 Museum in Anren / Atelier FCJZ

© Yang Cao

Architects: Atelier Feichang Jianzhu
Location: , Sichuan,
Architect In Charge: Liu Lubin
Project Team: Wu Xia, Guo Qingmin, Liang Xiaoning, Feng Bo
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 2114.0 sqm
Photographs: Yang Cao

AD App Guide: Morpholio Trace

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more.

Today we introduce you Morpholio Trace, an intuitive  drafting tool that brings one of the most frequent tools from our desk to a mobile touch device: the tracing paper. The app, developed by our friends from The Morpholio Project, lets you draw on top of images (imported from your camera or other sources) as if you were using tracing paper. A collapsible menu provides you basic set of  tools (add more layers, choose from two colours, three widths, save) that enable you to to draft, sketch and review. No fancy fatures, just what you need. Functional minimalism that is not often found in many apps, related to the architectural background of Trace’s creators.

Trace, essential to any design or creative process, allows users to instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates, layering comments or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches that are easy to circulate.  

I tested the app, which is available at the App Store, and it was very intuitive to use. I used it with both my fingers and with a my Pogo Sketch pen, and it was very easy to grab a photo, put a tracing paper on top of it, start sketching on different layers and send it via email.

The app won’t replace the good old tracing paper we have in our boards, but will rather extend its functions and make it more collaborative.

More info from the creators after the break.

Infinity Tower / KPF

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: KPF
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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Travel + Leisure Design Awards 2013

The call for entries was recently announced for the ninth annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards. Honoring the best design in the world across twelve categories completed in the past year, the winners are honored in a feature spread in…