Wissioming2 / Robert M. Gurney Architect

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Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
Location: , USA
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
Completed: November 2011
Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer


U27 Office Building / Park Associati

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The architectural design for the U27 Office building, by Park Associati, is based on an analytical approach to the articulated system of access to the Milanofiori Nord area in Assago, . The pedestrian walkways and roads, climatic factors relating to the context and the goal of properly integrating the building into the overall masterplan are the main elements they focused on. Its position as a link to an area of forest towards the north led to the development of a complex that while being based on a closed courtyard layout, enables a visual permeability to be maintained in terms of the routes that surround the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lar Casa de Magalhaes / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: Ponte de Lima,
Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima – Casa do Povo
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe Russell
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo


School Barvaux-Condroz / LR Architects

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Architects: LR Architects
Location: , Belgium
Client/Client: Administration communale/Local administration
Completion: 2011
Surface: 600 sqm
Photographs: M. van Coile 


NUK II University Library / SANGRAD Architects, AVP Arhitekti, Biro Arhitekti


The volume composition of the NUK II University Library is formed as a group of three volumes set on top of an elevated plateau hovering above the excavations. Designed by , AVP Arhitekti, and Biro Arhitekti, this unity of forms also means a unity of space, function and organization. Within the existing roman structure (which is understood as geometrical and spatial order, urban definition and direction), the archaeological grid becomes the base of the library functional scheme and the excavations are actively transferred to the future architectural assembly. More images and architects’ description after the break.

OMA. Conceptual drawing of the façade of the Very Big Library. 1989 © Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition

On view now until September 9, the ‘Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)’ Exhibition at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) presents materials produced by OMA, in response to an international competition launched by France’s then president, Francois Mitterrand, in…

Centro de Artes do Carnaval / José Neves

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José Neves recenlty won the first prize in the competition for the project of the Centro de Artes do Carnaval in the city of , . The jury noted that the design organizes the spaces for public use in an optimal way, allowing for a visitor’s path which is logical, organized and consequential. The proposal suggests the building as a unifying idea for the site starting from a balance between the contest specifications and the site characteristics, an innovative approach to the Slaughter House building, a relevant interpretation of the existing urban language and the consequent formulation of an architectural language which reinvents the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AIA 2012: Architects of Healing

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After three days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative seminars, exclusive tours, invaluable networking opportunities and an impressive expo, the American Institute of Architects concluded the with a special tribute to the architects responsible for the post- memorials and rebuilding efforts. These “Architects of Healing” tirelessly worked together to transform the darkness of grief brought on by the attacks into the triumph of hope in the wounded areas of Shanksville, Pennsylvania; the Pentagon; and the World Trade Center site. 

The Shed / Hufft Projects

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Architect: Hufft Projects
Location: , USA
Principal in charge: Matthew Hufft
Design Team: Adam Crowley, Dan Brown
Lighting: Lightworks
Consultant: Herman & Associates
Area: 500 sq.ft.
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Mike Sinclair 


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Global Research & Development Center / Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan… recently secured a brief to provide a full range of design services for the delivery of a global headquarter, research and development, hospitality and visitor centrer in China. They will provide masterplanning, architectural and landscape design services for

Making / Thomas Heatherwick

One of the most impressive pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 was the UK Pavilion, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. In this book, we can see not only the impressive pavilion, but also a comprehensive overview covering the studio’s entire history. Over 150 projects are represented, each fully illustrated with images selected from Heatherwick’s personal and studio archives.

More information after the break.

The Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons / Solomon Cordwell Buenz

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Architects: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Location: Chicago, , USA
General Contractor: Pepper Construction
Consultants: Halvorson & Partners, Elara Engineering
Client: Loyola University
Size: 69,000 sf
Completion: 2007
Photographs: Jim Steinkamp of Steinkamp Photography

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Sky Condos / DCPP Arquitectos

Located in a privileged area in the city of Lima with views towards the golf course, DCPP Arquitectos… sought to create an icon for the future in their design for a new luxury housing concept in Latin America. They do

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Ditherington Flax Mill Maltings in Shrewsbury wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support / FCB Studios

An outstanding group of buildings in Shropshire recently won development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the regeneration of a former flax mill and maltings. FCB (Feilden Clegg Bradley) Studios… have been acting as strategic advisors and architects

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COBE Awarded Nykredit’s Architecture Prize 2012

Skandinavia’s largest architecture prize, Nykredit’s Architecture Prize of DKK 500,000, is this year awarded to the architectural practice COBE… based in Copenhagen represented by architect, Dan Stubbergaard. In its choice the jury emphasised the fact that COBE spans the full

Fire Station in Girona / MIZIEN

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Architects: Mizien
Location: Amer, Girona,
Client: GISA, Generalitat de Catalunya (Regional Government)
Project Area: 935 sqm
Budget: 1,875,000 €
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Mizien

Terrace 9 Housing Complex / Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The competition winning proposal for the Terrace 9 Housing Complex in , by Atelier Zündel Cristea aims to restore the human scale and legibility necessary for creating large and enjoyable public spaces, capable of attracting people from beyond the city and the Hauts de Seine region. They do this by taking into account the urban project’s varying relief, both natural and artificial, with the coexistence of road and rail transportation networks and the structures of colossal scale such networks required. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AIA2012: An Optimistic Future

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President Jeff Potter welcomed everyone this morning by restating his promise that the 2012 convention would inspire all who attend. With a consistent theme focusing on the architects commitment to service, President Potter welcomed Shaun Donovan – the 15th Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – as today’s keynote speaker. However, before Secretary Donovan took the stage, the 2012 AIA Vice President and 2013 President-elect Mickey Jacob invited the crowd to come, stay and explore the mile-high city of Denver for the 2013 National Convention.