Sevilla University Education / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

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Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Client: Universidad de Sevilla
Presupuesto: 22,000,000 €
Superficie construida: 25,420 sqm
Construction dates:  2007-2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Pedro Pegenaute


Luminous House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Architect: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: Kagawa,
Structural System: Steel frame
Site Area: 484.95 sqm
Building Area: 143.91 sqm
Total Floor Space: 143.91 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek
BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek

AIA Seattle: Tour of Architects

The upcoming Tour of Architects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State sponsored by AIA Seattle will take place from March 17-25. Four separate tours will take place over the two weekends, with architects on site to meet with…

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Takumi Ota Photography

Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 3799-3 Taro-gawa Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture,
Client: Tomio Yano, Town Mayor of Yusuhara
Site area: 14,736.47 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography

ZAP’ADOS / Bang Architectes

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Bang Architectes - Nicolas Gaudard and Nicolas Hugoo
Location: 87 quai de Lucien L’heureux 62100, Calais,
Client: Ville de Calais
Engineer: B&R ingénierie
Floor area: 2,760 sqm
Total cost: 1,5M € H.T.
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Julien Lanoo


AD Round Up: Interiors Part IX

© Jan Bitter

Three years ago we published some great interior projects that you may have missed. So our 9th selection includes the Erika Mann Elementary School in , a really futuristic Control Center in Moscow or this beautiful residence in Singapore designed by Ong & Ong. More? Maybe you’ll like Andre Kikoski’s Second Home Restaurant or this cool Civic Center in France. Enjoy!

Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
Location: 266 Santa Margarita Street, , USA
Completion Date: July 2011
Gross square footage: 2000 sq. ft..
Design Team: Alex Terry , Ivan Terry
Engineers: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
Photographs: Bruce Damonte


Majority rules against Zumthor’s “Glass Underpants” in Isny

© Peter Zumthor

The votes are in and 72 per cent of the citizens in im Allgäu (Bavaria, ) have vetoed Peter Zumthor’s design for the new city gate commonly referred to as the “glass underpants”. As the Swiss architect is famously praised for his context-sensitive and timeless designs, the people of Isny initially felt “lucky” to have Zumthor design for their town. They had high hopes for their very own Steilneset Memorial – the Norwegian city of Vardo’s beloved installation that has brought a surge in tourism – but ultimately were disappointed. Continue reading for more.

Lovelli Residence / Word Of Mouth Architecture

© Moch Sulthonn

Architects: Word Of Mouth Architecture
Location: Seminyak,
Client: Mariella Lovelli
Size: 300 sqm
Project Leader: Valentina Audrito
Design Team: Andrea Pelizza, Fika Herdiani, Komang Gede Dharma Susila, Kadek Antawija, Gede Wirawan
Photographs: Moch Sulthonn

Luftwerk’s Luminous Field lights up Millennium Park

-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk have transformed Millennium Park into an interactive, choreographed light show titled Luminous Field. Colorful geometrical images set to music composed by Owen Clayton Condon of Third Coast Percussion illuminate “Cloud Gate”, commonly known as “The Bean”, and transform its surrounding plaza into a digital canvas. This site-specific video and sound installation is the first of its kind for Cloud Gate. Be sure to take part in this “immersive sculptural experience” before it concludes on February 20th. The spectacle begins each night at 6pm. Continue after the break for more images.

120 Social Housing In Parla / Arquitecnica

© Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming, Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Eduardo Cardero, Isabel Dominguez Segura, Miguel García Jaramago, Nuria Martín Alcaraz, Jose Ramón Morán Espinosa
Constructor: Dragados (Gema Martín Martín )
Client: Ivima
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola


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Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu Lecture

SCI-Arc will be presenting the lectures of Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative… this Friday, February 10th at 1pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. Established in Los Angele in 2004, the firm has been published

La Pallaresa / Iberian Arquitectos (Terradas Arquitectos + Eduardo Souto de Moura)

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Architects: (Terradas Arquitectos + )
Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain
Collaborators: Federico Acetti, Daniel Castro
Total Area: 65,000 sqm
Project Years: 2004-2011
Client: Prosavi
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

National Geographic Headquarters / Weiss/Manfredi

previous project / Diana Center at Barnard College / © Albert Vecerka/Esto

Weiss/Manfredi has just been selected to transform the urban campus of the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. following a competition among top firms such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Diamond Schmitt Architects, and Steven Holl Architects.  The project will establish new connections among the diverse collection of buildings that span more than a century on the Washington D.C. site and create a new expression for National Geographic’s international programs, museum, media, and research activities.

More after the break.

DomoLab / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architect: ENCORE HEUREUX architectes 
Location: Paris,
Design Team: Gabriel Marly, Pauline Lavagned’Ortigue, Jean-Marie Thouvenin, Maurice Manceau, Jean-Paul Straetmans, Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon
Project Leader:Agathe Chiron
Completion: 2011
Works budget: 3,000,000 €
Client: SAINT GOBAIN Recherche
Client assistant: AURIS
Landscape Architect: Florian Delon
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes


Inkiostro Restaurant / Studio Nove & A2C

© Francesco Di Gregorio

Architects: & A2C
Location: Parma, Italy
Project Team: Stefania Tinterri, Ada Volta & Alessandro Codenotti
Builder: Edildomus S.P.A
Project Year: 2011
Constructed Area: 950 sqm
Photographs: Francesco Di Gregorio

Room For Prayer: Mosque and Cultural Center / Studio Ö

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Studio Ö shared with us their first prize design, Room for Prayer, a mosque and cultural center as an extension for the Islamic Center of New England, . The proposed volume is closed to the outside and opens up on the inside. The intricate pattern of concrete facade works with shifting planes, creating shadow effects and an elegant and playful expression. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Homage to Architects / Atelier Seraji

© Stephan Lucas

Architects: Atelier Seraji
Location: Lille, France
Completion: 2006
Consultants: Tech Ingénierie (engineering),  Martin & Guiheneuf (quantity surveyors)
Client: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Nord-Pas-de-
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas