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JRB House / Reims Architecture

  • Architects: Eduardo Reims, Jorge Reims
  • Location: El Campanario, Querétaro, México
  • Construction: Reims Architecture
  • Structure: IEESA Morelia
  • Interiors: Reims Architecture, Axel Duhart
  • Area: 3200.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Ricardo Janet

© Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet

Upcycling Pavilion / BNKR Arquitectura

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Location: Expo CIHAC, México DF, México
  • Design Team: Esteban Suárez, Emelio Barjau, Sebastián Suárez, Marcell Ibarrola, Christian Morales, Montserrat Escobar, Jorge Alcántara
  • Collaborators: Fermín Espinosa
  • Environmental Advisor: Juan Casillas
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Photography: Sebastián Suárez

© Sebastián Suárez © Sebastián Suárez © Sebastián Suárez © Sebastián Suárez

Call Center Querétaro / Studio Lamela Architects

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Rebuilding of Macson Former Textil / Franconi González Architects

  • Architects: Cristiano Franconi, Rodrigo González, Alessandro Scarnato
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators: Arnau Boix, Caterina Dominioni, Gonzalo Fernández, Mirko Usai
  • Area: 5085.0 sqm
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: Cortesia de La Fotográfica

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Boaçava House / Una Arquitetos

  • Architects: Una Arquitetos
  • Location: sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

New Museum for Realistic Art for Hans Melchers / Hans van Heeswijk Architects

Located in the heart of Gorssel, in the east of the Netherlands, the new Museum for Realistic Art for Hans Melchers by Hans van Heeswijk Architects will be housed in the former town hall of Gorssel. The museum will be a pavilion-like building of two floors with strategic vistas to the park-like environment in which it is located. Besides exhibiting the permanent collection, the building will also house temporary exhibitions. Construction will start in the spring of 2013 and the museum is expected to open in the spring of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Glass House: "Conversations in Context"

The Glass House just concluded their second annual Conversations in Context, which presents visitors with the opportunity to join in a weekly evening tour and intimate conversation with industry leaders, including Robert A.M. Stern, Michael Graves, and more.

Since the 1940s, The Glass House has served as a place of inspiration, education and conversation across creative disciplines. Its 49-acre landscape, 14 architectural structures and world-class art collection continue to draw members of an international creative community to participate in its rich story. Conversations in Context continues Philip Johnson’s legacy of using the Glass House as a place to conduct ongoing seminars with architecture students and present emerging and established architects the opportunity to discuss the current state of the industry.

The video above features Architect, critic, and historian Kenneth Frampton, along with Dean Mark Wigley from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Follow us after the break for a few of our favorite conversations from this year’s series.

Japan National Stadium Competition Entry / Jackson Architecture

Designed by Jackson Architecture, their proposal for the Japan National Stadium is a new stadium in a park, where nature is apparent and can be integrated. Car parking, buses, community and service facilities exist below the park: neighborhood recreation and health areas contribute to the excitement and atmosphere, inhabited every day. The first impression is of a large park, within which a large “ellipsoidal object is placed. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sustainable Market Square Second Prize Winning Proposal / PMG Architects

Courtesy of PMG Architects
Courtesy of PMG Architects

Designed by PMG Architects, their second prize winning proposal for the sustainable market square competition in Casablanca lets itself be admired, but only reveals itself partially and gradually in using a variety of different architectural elements. Beneath the immense arched galleries, as airy as they are luminous, the architects try to grasp the thousands of riches of this place, so many vibrant fragrances and unknown colors, enticing flavors, and colorful spices. From one arc to another, from one vendor to his counterpart, from one ambiance to its contrary. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bukit Panjang Hawker Center International Competition Entry / Materium

The Bukit Panjang Hawker Center proposal by Materium, which was announced as one of the finalists in the international competition, manifests and promotes the food culture of Singapore. Composed of a unique program, the project is a humble social and communal space despite the cosmopolitan nature of the society. Its unassuming nature allows people from all walks of life to enjoy their meal in their most relaxed and comfortable state. Simple, casual and informal: being relaxed allows one to be social. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kiarong House / Moh Hack & Partners

  • Architects: Moh Hack & Partners
  • Location: Kiarong, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Area: 348.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marc Tey

© Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey

Municipal Healthcare Centres San Blas + Usera + Villaverde / Estudio Entresitio

  • Architects: Estudio Entresitio
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: María Hurtado, César Jiménez, José María Hurtado
  • Design Team: Jorge Martínez, Laura Frutos, Vincent Rodriguez, Fabrice Quemeneur, Filipe Minderico, Clara Rodríguez, Marco Plazzogna, Miguel Crespo, Alvar Ruiz
  • Cliente: Ayuntamiento de Madrid
  • Cms Of San Blas: 1989,22 m2
  • Cms Of Villaverde: 1989,22 m2
  • Cms Of Usera: 1452,38 m2
  • Area: 5430.82 m2
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Roland Halbe, Raúl Belinchón, Cortesia de Estudio Entresitio

© Roland Halbe © Raúl Belinchón © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

In Progress: Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Location: 218th Street, New York
  • Architect In Charge: Steven Holl, Chris McVoy
  • Design Team: Marcus Carter, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver
  • Associate In Charge: Olaf Schmidt
  • Area: 4459.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Chris McVoy, Andy Ryan

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Corpo Santo House / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

  • Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
  • Location: Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Design Team: Rui Cerqueira Barros _ arch. - Cesar Barros _ eng. - Joaquim Barros _ eng. - Paulo Duval Sobreira _ arch. - Fernando Barbosa - Eugenio Pinto
  • Construction: JCA Construções
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: José Campos, Courtesy of Rui Cerqueira Barros

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

'On Space Time Foam' Exhibition / Studio Tomas Saraceno

On display until February 3rd at the HangarBicocca in Milan, the ‘On Space Time Foam’ suspended art exhibit by Studio Tomas Saraceno is composed of a transparent surface accessible to visitors, hanging at a height of 20 metres and covering 400 square metres on three layers, for a total of 1,200 square metres. Known for his surprising structures that draw the public into extraordinary spatial and emotional experiences, the large soft and floating film welcomes visitors who will thus find themselves moving mid-air between the floor and the ceiling, earth and sky, and it compels them to lose their spatial coordinates. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gensler to Envision the Office Building of the Future

Courtesy of Gensler
Courtesy of Gensler

Last year, Gensler‘s LA Office researched how they could turn an existing building into more useful and sustainable structures. By highlighting the architectural phrase of ‘hacking the planet’, they even envisioned a plan to hack the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC (and LA’s Union Bank) by adding residences, big box retailers and a rooftop soccer field. As part of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) competition, their vision for the office building of the future focused on how offices could become obsolete unless we turn them into useful spaces that improve the overall urban fabric. More images and architects’ description after the break.

4th International Holcim Forum “Economy of Sustainable Construction”

Experts from all continents will meet in Mumbai at the 4th International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction – April 11-13, 2013. The conference for academics and professionals from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, natural and social sciences will advance concepts on how construction needs to be re-invented and aligned with principles of sustainable development.

The focus of the three-day conference will be on the ongoing economic challenges in many parts of the industrialized world driving a paradigm shift. Governments, companies and individuals are all becoming aware that although sustainable development incurs costs, it also offers considerable economic potential. The Holcim Forum includes workshops and site visits and will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), and chaired by architect Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA, together with co-chair, engineer Battula K. Chakravarthy, IIT Bombay.

Sponsored by Holcim Foundation